ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA 8/26 – 9/15/2015

    ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA

    Wednesday August 26 through Tuesday September 15, 2015

    Through August 27 –  Five after Five Spring Concert Series on Thursdays at the Five Points Fountain.  The band “Atlas Road Crew” with special guests “Major and the Monbaks” For more information call (803) 748-7373 or visit  http://www.fivepointscolumbia.com/.

    Through August  29 –  Woodcreek Classic at the Members Club of Woodcreek Golf Course in Elgin.  Event will include a pro-am tournament, a longest drive contest, a Shootout and the centerpiece event, a 72 hold tournament for up and coming young pros.  For more information call (803) 699-2411 or visit http://www.swingthought.com/tour/pro-series/woodcreek-classic/.

    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/.

    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 January 22, 2016 –  “Threads: The Story in Out Clothes” at the South Carolina State Museum.  Learn about 200 years of clothing and fashion and what it tells us about the culture of that time.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/changing-exhibits/threads-the-story-in-our-clothes/.

    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/.

    Through 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.

    Tuesdays –  Toddler Tuesdays at the EdVenture Children’s 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/.

    August 27 –  Five Points After Five at the intersection of Harden and Devine Street at the fountain in Five Points.  The band for this week will be the “Atlas Road Crew” with special guests “Major and the Monbacks”.  For more information call (803) 748-7373 or visit http://www.fivepointscolumbia.com/.

    August 28 –  Long’s Barstool Classic beginning at the Fountain in Five Points.  This is a 10 hole putt putt tournament/bar crawl to benefit the Babcock Center Foundation with the winner winning $500.  For more information call (803) 748-7373 or visit http://fivepointscolumbia.com/events/7th-annual-bar-stool-classic.

    August 28 –  COLA Gives Celebrates Black Philanthropy Month at the Brookland Lakeview Empowerment Center.  For more information call (803) 497-3638.

    August 28 –  Argento Chamber Ensemble Concert: Southern Exposure New Music Series at the USC School of Music Recital Hall, Room 206.  For more information call (803) 777-4280 or visit http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/music/.

    The Wrath of Comic Con

    August 28 – October 4 –  “The Wrath of Comic Con”  at the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre in Lexington.  This murder is set at the regions largest sci-fi/fantasy convention. See if you can figure out who the murderer is!  (You can even dress up as your favorite sci-fi/fantasy character for this show!) For more information call (803) 200-2012 or visit http://www.scdinnertheatre.com/lexington.html.

     

    August 29 –  Cromer’s P-Nuts 80th Birthday Celebration at Cromer’s P-Nuts on Huger Street.  Event will include activities for the kids, treats, entertainment, a vintage car show, and much more.  For more information call (803) 779-2290 or visit http://www.columbiacvb.com/listings/Cromer-s-P-Nuts/15433/.

    August 29 –  Freeway Music Festival at the Music Farm & Tin Roof.  Bands will include “Villanova (formerly Weaving the Fate)”, “Danielle Howle”, “The Reggie Sullivan Band”, Prettier than Matt”, and more.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/890279-freeway-music-festival-columbia/.

    August 29 –  Randy Riggle Nostalgia Show at the Jamil Temple.  Come out and enjoy this great comedian and impersonator.  For more information call (803) 772-9380 or visit http://www.jamilshriners.com/.

    August 29 –  Moose Car Show at the Cayce Moose Family Center.  Competition open to a variety of cars from 1920-1980, so come out and vote for the peoples choice award.  For more information call (803) 381-4643 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/930343990366423/.

    August 29 –  “Children’s Film Festival: Seattle” at the Nickelodeon Theatre.  This viewing is the Live Action Program.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/childrens-film-festival-seattle/.

    August 29 – September 29 –  Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest at the Robert Mills House and Gardens.  Create your favorite scarecrow to enter in this contest, with scarecrows being on display at the Robert Mills House for public viewing through the month of October.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/scarecrows-contest.

    August 30 – 31 –  “Merchant of Venice” at the Nickelodeon Theatre.  This is a filmed performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-merchant-of-venice/.

    September 3 – 5 –  Back to the Rack Women’s Consignment Sale at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  There will be lots of new and gently used clothing and accessories at very good prices.  For more information call (803) 545-0001 or visit https://www.facebook.com/backtotheracksc.

    September 4 –  “Slaughter High” at the Nickelodeon Theatre.  For those who like horror, come see this little known slasher film.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/slaughter-high/.

    September 5 –  Lt. Dan’s Band Concert at Hilton Field at Fort Jackson.  This event is open to all DoD employees and their families.  For more information call (803) 751-1105 or visit http://fortjacksonmwr.com/special_events/.

    September 5 –  Old School Funk Party at the Township Auditorium.  Guests will be Cameo, Lakeside, & Brick. For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    September 5 – 7 –  Labor Day Festival & Parade at a variety of locations in Chapin.  The event will include a 5K run/walk, a classic car show, a carnival, live entertainment, and lots of vendors.  For more information call (803) 345-2444 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ChapinLaborDay.

    September 6 –  Food Truck Wars at the Old Columbia Speedway in Cayce.  Event will include over 40 food truck vendors.  For more information visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sc-food-truck-wars-festival-tickets-17459247078.

    September 7 –  JCC Luck of the Draw Labor Day Raffle at the Katie & Irwin Khan Jewish Community Center.  There is a lot of money to be given away at this event.  For more information call (803) 787-2023 ext. 202 or visit http://www.jcccolumbia.org/luck-of-the-draw-labor-day-raffle/.

    September 7 – 16 –  “The Apu Trilogy” at the Nickelodeon Theatre.  This trilogy includes Panther Panchali, Aparajito, and The World of Apu, all about a boy from India and his life journey during a changing period in history.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/.

    September 10 –  “Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience” at the Music Farm.  With 18 years of experience perfecting their performance, you’ll not find another band that comes this close to replicating the Led Zeppelin experience.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/all-shows/.

    September 11 –  Run for Our Troops at the W.M. Rish Riverwalk Park & Amphitheater in West Columbia.  Come out and support our troops who have risked their lives for the benefit of all of us.  For more information call (803) 814-5858 or visit http://www.runforourtroops.com/.

    September 11 – October 4 –  “Singing in the Rain” at the Town Theatre.  Come out and enjoy this romantic comedy set in 1920 Hollywood in the early days of sound film.   For more information call (803) 779-4764 or visit http://towntheatre.com/singin-in-the-rain/.

    Blue Dogs

     

    September 11 –  “Blue Dogs” at the Music Farm.  With over 25 years of playing for may national and international venues, this band from Charleston is a must see.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/all-shows/.

     

     

    September 12 –  Martha’s Market at the Union United Methodist Church Family Ministry Center in Irmo.  There will be over 60 vendors selling jewelry, art, homemade goods, and much much more.  For more information call (803) 781-3013 or visit https://www.facebook.com/marthasmarketuumcirmo?_rdr=p.

    September 14 –  HT Behind the Scenes – Theatre at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College in Irmo.  Learn what it takes to put on a theatrical performance.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit http://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/ht-behind-scenes-theatre

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