ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA 7/29-8/18

    Wednesday July 29 through Tuesday August 18, 2015

     

    Through July 31 – Prime Time in the Parks to be held at different parks in the Columbia area. This event is for Teens to give them something fun and safe to do during their time out of school. For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs/youth.

    Through August 1 – “Dreamgirls” at the Trustus Theatre. Themed in the turbulent 1960’s, watch these African American singers wildest dreams come true. For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/.

    Through August 21 – “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” at the South Carolina State Museum. Come learn how President Lincoln used the Constitution in making the decisions he did regarding the Civil War. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/.

    Through August 23 – “Finding Freedoms Home: Archaeology at Mitchelville” at the South Carolina State Museum. Come learn about the rich history of the freedman’s town of Mitchelville. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/changing-exhibits/.

    Through August 23 – “Tyrone Jeter: BLACK” exhibit at the 701 CCA on Whaley Street. Come view the artwork of this fabulous local artist. For more information call (803) 319-9949 or visit http://www.701cca.org/.

    Through August 27 – Five after Five Spring Concert Series on Thursdays at the Five Points Fountain. For more information call (803) 748-7373 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/880156158697413/.

    Through August 30 – Exhibition “In and Out of the Wild: Animals in Art” at the Gallery West on State Street. 16 artists will display their art that will help the viewer to better understand their connection with animals. For more information call (803) 207-9265 or visit http://gallerywestcolumbia.com/event/exhibition-in-and-out-of-the-wild-animals-in-art/.

    Through September 5 – “McKissick and You: Collecting What Matters” exhibit at the McKissick Museum. Display includes a variety of items that have been collected to include an early Cocky costume. For more information call (803) 777-2521 or visit http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum/mckissick-and-you-collecting-what-matters.

    Through September 7 – “Bugs! Giant Robotic Creatures” at the South Carolina State Museum. Come see bugs magnified 40 to 120 times bigger than they are and with some of them in robotic form. Exhibit includes a life exhibit as well. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org.

    Through September 10 – Moonlight Cemetery and Secrets from the Grave Tours at the Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens on the 2nd Thursdays of each month. Come learn about one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in the area. For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/moonlight-cemetery-tours.

    Through September 11 – “From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol ‘s Famous Faces” at the Columbia Museum of Art. Come view works from one of Americas greatest 20th Century artists. For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit http://www.columbiamuseum.org/.

    Through September 20 – “The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head” at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. Come enjoy an adventure in the world of Mr. Potato Head. For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/.

    Through September 26 – Soda City Market on Main Street in downtown Columbia. On Saturday mornings, start your day by visiting this wonderful market full of local foods, produce, plants, crafts, and even entertainment. For more information call (803) 250-5801 or visit http://sodacitysc.com/.

    Through October 2 – “Blooming Butterflies” at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. Come learn about the lifecycle of a butterfly and see more than 20 varieties native to the southeast. For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/.

    Through October 31 – “The Breman Town Musicians” at the Columbia Marionette Theatre. Join the exciting musical adventures of Donkey, Cat and Rooster. For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit http://cmtpuppet.org/.

    Hand Building Techniques

     

    Through December 15 – Hand Building Techniques at the Columbia Art Center. Come learn the basics of working with clay. For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit http://columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/hand_building_basics.pdf.

     

     

    Through December 20 – Dollar Sunday at Historical Columbia at the Gift Shop at the Robert Mills House. Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties can tour one of the historic houses (the Robert Mills House, the Hampton-Preston Mansion, or the Simms-Mann House) on the 3rd Sunday of the months for $1. For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/dollar-sunday-admission.

    Through January 3, 2016 – “Military Cartography on the Western Front” at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room. This exhibit includes original maps from WWI. For more information call (803) 737-8095 or visit http://www.crr.sc.gov/exhibits/Pages/upcoming.aspx.

    Through February 7, 2016 – “Carolina Makers” at the South Carolina State Museum. Come see what people in South Carolina are making, such as instruments, furniture, metal, even clothing. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/carolina-makers/.

    Through March 6, 2016 – “Path’s of Destruction: Sherman’s Final Campaign” at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. For more information call (803) 737-8094 or visit http://www.crr.sc.gov/.

    Tuesdays – Toddler Tuesdays at the EdVenture Childrens Museum.   Bring your toddler In for seasonal art activities, music, and our sand tray exploration in the Early Learning Classroom.   For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/calendar/calendar.aspx.

    First Thursdays – First Thursdays on Main Street at the 1200-1700 block of Main Street in downtown Columbia. The event lasts from 6 pm to 10 pm and is a collaboration of a number of vendors in the area. For more information call (803) 988-1065 or visit http://firstthursdaysonmain.com/.

    Third Thursdays – Vista Nights offered by the Congaree Visit Guild in the Vista area of downtown Columbia. This event is a collaboration of vendors offering extended hours and events such as wine and beer tastings, art classes, and more. For more information call (803) 269-5946 or visit http://www.vistacolumbia.com/vistanights.aspx.

    Fridays – Bluegrass and Acoustic Open Stage and Jam at Bill’s Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor on Meeting Street. Come out and participate or sit back and enjoy the music. For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit http://www.billsmusicshop.com/.

    Saturdays – State House Tours. Come tour the most beautiful historic building in the area. For more information call (803) 734-2430 or visit http://www.scstatehouse.gov/visit.php.

    Saturdays – Classic Country Music Jamboree and Dancing at Bills Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor on Meeting Street. Music will be performed by a band. For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit http://www.billsmusicshop.com/.

    July 29-31, August 1-3 –  Lexington County Blowfish Baseball at the Lexington County Baseball Stadium on Ball Park Road. Come out and support out local baseball team. For more information call (803) 254-FISH or visit http://www.goblowfishbaseball.com/.

    July 29 – “James Taylor” at the Colonial Life Arena. Come out and enjoy the music of this this long known and well loved entertainer. For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit http://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/eventpages/545.asp#.VaL0o_lVikp.

    July 30 – The Palladium Society’s Renovation Rodeo in the Arsenal Hill Neighborhood. Come enjoy a tour of this historic neighborhood and learn from a variety of individuals, including homeowners, how these historic buildings were renovated to stay true to their roots and history. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call (803) 252-7742 ext. 115 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/renovation-rodeo-july-2015.

    July 30 – Farm to Gallery Makers Dinner at the South Carolina State Museum. Come enjoy this first of its kind event that will include locally grown produce, live entertainment, hand-made pottery dishes (which you can take home), and tables made just for the event, all in the middle of the “Carolina Makers” exhibit. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/farm-to-gallery/.

    July 30 – August 2 – “Mary Poppins” at the Town Theatre. Come out and see this classic Walt Disney Musical performed live. For more information call (803) 799-4764 or visit http://towntheatre.com/mary-poppins/.

    July 30 – National Night Out at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Event it put on by the Columbia Police Department. For more information call (803) 545-0001.

    July 31 – “The Croods”, part of the Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Riverfront Park. This animated film is set in the historical Pliocene era with fictitious prehistoric creatures. For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/press-releases/071020151007-citys-annual-summer-movies-and-concert-series.

    Testament of Youth

     

     

     

    July 31 – August 6 – “Testament of Youth” at the Nickelodeon Theatre. See how young love is impacted by the devastation of war and difficult times. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/testament-of-youth/.

     

     

     

     

    August 1 – Blythewood DOKO Rodeo at the Blythewood Community Park. Event will include Bull Riding, Barrel Racing as well as music, food, and rides for the kids. For more information visit http://www.blythewoodrodeo.com/.

    August 1 – Naturally You: Hair, Health, Fashion, and Beauty Expo to be held at The Medallion Center on Garners Ferry Road. Event will include seminars, demonstrations, and even a fashion show. For more information call (843) 793-8684 or visit http://eventful.com/columbia/events/naturally-you-expo-/E0-001-083808932-4.

    August 1 – Metal Jewelry 101 at the Columbia Art Center. Come learn the art of making metal jewelry. For more information call (803) 545-3043 or visit http://columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/art_centers_august_workshops.pdf.

    August 1 – A Fine Affair at the Double Tree Columbia on Bush River Road. This event is the kick-off event for the Ronald McDonald House Charities annual golf tournament. Enjoy good food, cocktails, and live entertainment. For more information call (803) 254-0118 or visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-fine-affair-tickets-17260507643.

    August 1 – Back to School Fashion Show at the Columbia Place Mall Center Court. Attendants will have a chance to win an Apple Watch or a Beats headset. For more information call (803) 788-4678 or visit http://columbiaplacemall.com/.

    August 1 – Back to School Haircuts at Remington College Columbia Campus on Bush River Road. Bring your kids out for a free haircut for school. For more information call (803) 214-9062.

    August 1 – Community Back to School Bash at the Crossroad World Outreach Center on Emanuel Church Road. Free school supplies will be handed out and the West Columbia Fire Department will be on hand to provide entertainment. For more information call (803) 917-6334.

    August 1 – “LTD” at Finlay Park. This R&B Funk band is part of the Summer Concert Series, so bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy an evening of entertainment under the stars. For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://coladaily.com/2015/05/24/free-summer-concert-series-set-to-return-to-finlay-park/.

    August 3 – “Capital City Chorale” 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert at the First Baptist Church of Columbia. Come out and see why this fabulous group of entertainers leaves every audience spellbound. For more information call (803) 865-4013 or visit http://capitalcitychorale.net/.

    August 3 – 7 – Insta-Art at the Columbia Museum of Art. Kids ages 8 – 12 can learn how to use their tablet as a blank canvas in this week long workshop. Held from 9:00 am to noon. For more information call (803) 422-4921 or visit http://www.columbiamuseum.org/happenings/insta-art.

    August 3 – 7 – Cartooning Creatures at the Columbia Museum of Art. Kids 8 – 12 can learn how to create their own cartoon creatures in this week long workshop. Held from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For more information call (803) 422-4921 or visit http://www.columbiamuseum.org/happenings/cartooning-creatures-0.

    August 4 – “Leah Saurez and Friends” at the Township Auditorium. This event is part of the Summer Sets Jazz Series. For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/.

    August 5 – “Spanky Brown” at the Comedy House Theatre. Enjoy a night of laughter from this great comedian. For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit http://comedyhouse.us/spanky-brown/.

    August 5 – 6 – “Mike Goodwin” at the Comedy House. This Camden native has gotten rave reviews for his clean act and his famously known bowtie. He is guaranteed to send you home filled with joy and laughter. For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit http://comedyhouse.us/mike-goodwin/.

    August 6 – Roller Derby Rock Show at the Music Farm. Three rock bands and two roller derby teams will come together to raise funds for Pawmetto Lifeline and work toward ending the over population of animals in the area. For more information call (301) 466-5542 or visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/904271.

    August 6 – “J Bliss” at the Comedy House. Learn to laugh at every day event and family life from this great comedian! For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit http://comedyhouse.us/j-bliss/.

    August 6 – 27 – Screen Printing 101 at the Columbia Museum of Art. Learn the basics of screen printing in this 4 week series of workshops. Students will create their own design to test out using this process. For more information call (803) 422-4921 or visit http://www.columbiamuseum.org/happenings/screenprinting-101.

    August 7 – Brew at the Zoo at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Come out and sample a variety of brews, enjoy good food, live entertainment, and of course, visit with the animals. For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/events/brew-at-the-zoo.shtml.

    August 7 – “Switchblade Sisters” at the Nickelodeon Theatre. See how a gang of girls shows up every gang in town. For more information call (803) 254-8434 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/switchblade-sisters/.

    August 7 – 9 – Summer Side-Walk Sale on Devine Street in Five Points. Come enjoy the largest sidewalk sale in the area for this tax-free weekend event. For more information call (803) 608-6161 or visit https://www.facebook.com//1605733729715536/.

    August 7 – 9 – “John Witherspoon” at the Comedy House. John has been in numerous movies and will keep you in stitches! For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit http://comedyhouse.us/john-witherspoon/.

    August 8 – Back to School Bash at Finlay Park. Event will include school supplies for elementary, middle, and high school kids, health screenings, fitness challenges, entertainment, refreshments, and more. For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://twitter.com/CityofColumbia.

    August 8 – Money Matters at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. Bring the family in for this brief, informative series on handling financial matters, with children learning to think careful about money and parents will learn ways to discuss financial matters with their family. For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/calendar/calendar.aspx.

    August 8 – Baker and Bakers Series “Music for a Duchess” at the Columbia Museum of Art. Come enjoy an afternoon of Baroque music while seeing the newly done painting of Louise De Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth done by Dutch artist Jan de Baen. For more information call (803) 422-4921 or visit http://www.columbiamuseum.org/happenings/baker-and-baker-presents-music-duchess.

    August 8 – “James Gregory” at the Town Theatre. Come see the “funniest man in America” live in action. For more information call (803) 799-4764 or visit http://towntheatre.com/special-events/.

    August 9 – Passport to Art: Back to School at the Columbia Museum of Art. Bring the family to this drop in work shop on the art of relief print making and using inks, rollers and foam blocks create a masterpiece to take home. For more information call (803) 422-4921 or visit http://www.columbiamuseum.org/happenings/passport-art-back-school.

    August 12 – July 16, 2016 – 12-Cent Kids Day at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. For the Museums 12th Anniversary, kids get into the Museum for 12-cents on the 12th day of every month. In addition, if a membership is purchased on that day and get 12 Chick-fil-A Kids Meals for free. For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/calendar/calendar.aspx.

    Shaun Jones

     

    August 12 – 16 – “Shaun Jones” at the Comedy House. Guaranteed to make you laugh until it hurts. For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit http://comedyhouse.us/shaun-jones/.

     

     

     

    August 14 – Arts and Draughts at the Columbia Museum of Art. Come enjoy dinner at one of the food trucks and come in for a Scavenger Hunt, a DIY project, and much more. For more information call (803) 422-4921 or visit http://www.columbiamuseum.org/arts-draughts-aug-2015.

    August 14 – 22 – “Big City” at the Trustus Theatre. Through this modern tale, learn about relationships and communication in the 21st Century, the winner of the Trustus Playwrights’ Festival.

    August 15 – Back to School Vendor Expo at the Columbia Place Mall. Event will include more than 20 vendors and will include raffles, door prizes, face painting, and more. For more information call (803) 216-5524 or visit http://columbiaplacemall.com/events.

    August 15 – “Midnight Star” at Finlay Park. This is the last of the Summer Concert Series, so bring you blanket or a chair and enjoy one last evening in this beautiful park. For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://coladaily.com/2015/05/24/free-summer-concert-series-set-to-return-to-finlay-park/.

    August 17 – “I Am Big Bird” at the Nickelodeon Theatre. Learn about the man behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. For more information call (803) 254-254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/i-am-big-bird/.

     

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