Activities in the Columbia Area – April 3, 2019 – April 23, 2019

     

    ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA

    Wednesday April 3, 2019 through Tuesday April 23, 2019

     

    Sundays –  Sensory Sunday at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  On Sundays one hour before opening, the museum will be open for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sensory processing difference’s to tour the museum and enjoy interactive, hands on activities.  For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/sensory-sunday/?for=04-17-2016.

    Second Sundays –  Stroll on Arsenal Hill at the Arsenal Hill Park Center on Lincoln Street with the tour beginning at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church on Calhoun Street.  Learn the significance of this neighborhood with its eclectic mix of architecture where the elites use to live during the war and African Americans lived through the 19th and 20th Centuries.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/second-sunday-stroll-arsenal-hill.

    Tuesdays –  Toddler Tuesdays at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.   Bring your toddler 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.

    Tuesdays –  Second Shift Twosdays at the South Carolina State Museum.  The museum has extended hours with special after hours pricing.   For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/second-shift-twosdays/.

    First & Third Wednesdays –  Kids Cook at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Children 6 – 10 years old will have a unique experience taking participants on an exciting journey of culinary arts partaking in food preparation and meal creation, while learning about nutrition. For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/kids-cook-first-third-wednesdays/?for=04-20-2016.

    Thursdays –  City Roots Farmers Market at the City Roots Farm.  Here’s your chance to search for fresh local produce, fresh eggs, meats, cheese, and more, plus local music and food truck vendors!  For more information call (803) 254-2302 or visit http://www.cityroots.org/.

    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.

    Thursday Nights –  Young Adult Shag Dance at Bill’s Music Stop on Meeting Street.  Come early and learn how to shag and then dance the night away.  For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit http://www.billsmusicshop.com/calendar.html#.

    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/.

    Fourth Fridays –  Friday Night Laser Lights at the South Carolina State Museum.  Through the months of June, July, and August, the Museum will present a laser light show in the Planetarium with each show providing a variety of music.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/upcoming-events/.

    Saturdays – Nature Discovery Walk at the Congaree National Park.  Join a volunteer naturalist for a fun walk along the boardwalk while learning about the diversity of wildlife and plants in the Park.  For more information call (803) 776-4396 or visit https://www.nps.gov/cong/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=56C296E0-1DD8-B71C-07EB09DD87A17E5F.

    Saturdays –  State House Tours at the South Carolina State House on Gervais Street.  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.  Come early and learn two step, country dancing, or couples dancing (no partner required) followed by live entertainment.  For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit http://www.billsmusicshop.com/.

    Saturdays –  Soda City Market on Main Street in downtown Columbia.  Shop for local and regional foods, crafts, hot coffee, cold fresh lemonade, and even cooked food.  For more information visit http://sodacitysc.com/.

    Through April 7 –  “Beautiful, The Carole King Musical” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  This Broadway performance will tell the inspiring story of this extremely talented singer/songwriter with the show including many of her wonderful songs, including “I Feel the Earth Move” and “You’ve Got a Friend”.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=588.

    Through April 20 –  “Hall of Heros” at the South Carolina State Museum.  You’ll experience a hands-on interactive adventure that will allow you to try out your own superpowers while learning the history of America’s obsession with superheroes.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/hall-of-heroes/.

    Through April 27 –  “The Frog Princess” at the Columbia Marionette Theater.  This production based on a Russian fairy tale is filled with music, adventure, suspense, romance, and humor, so bring the kids out for a show that even you will enjoy!  For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit https://cmtpuppet.org/shows/the-frog-princess/.

    Through June 1 –  Painting Class with Abstract Alexandra at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Each Saturday there will be two different classes: a Happy Fun Time class and a Therapeutic Painting Class so enjoy some fun or overcome some struggles with one of these great classes!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/happy-fun-time-painting-class-every-saturday-2/.

    Through August 19 –  Creative Art Classes with Abstract Alexandra at the Tapp’s Art Center.  This talented professional artist will help you find your creativity and learn how therapeutic and fun using acrylics can be as you find your inner artist!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/happy-fun-time-painting-class-every-saturday-2/.

    Through September 30 – 100th Anniversary of WWI Exhibit at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.  This exhibit will give you some details of information and items from both sides of the lines from items collected locally, donated, and loaned.  For more information call (803) 737-8095 or visit https://www.experiencecolumbiasc.com/event/100th-anniversary-of-wwi-exhibit/56508/.

    April 3 –  “Two for the Road” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Starring Katherine Hepburn and Albert Finney, learn how this couples marriage of 10 years led to them both having an extra-marital affair and has them reminiscing about the journey that led them there.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/two-for-the-road/.

    April 3 –  “Shame Spiral”, “Castaway”, “Withdraw”, & “Hopestick” in the Space Hall of the Tapp’s Art Center.  If you are in to grunge metal, you are sure to enjoy this show!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/shame-spiral-castaway-withdraw-hopesick/.

    April 3 –  “Two for the Road” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Meet a couple whose 10 year marriage is struggling as they recall memorable moments of their courtship, their wedding, their travels, their vow to never have children and the challenges that led them both to have extra-marital affairs.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/two-for-the-road/.

    April 3 – 24 –  Life Drawing at the Columbia Art Center.  In this 4 week class you’ll learn the basics of line drawing and techniques to help you enhance your work.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/Life%20Drawing%202019.pdf.

    April 4 –  “The World of Musicals” at the Harbison Theatre.  This production will take you on a journey through some of the most wonderful theatrical productions that will go from emotional to upbeat and having you sing along to the songs!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/world-musicals.

    April 4 –  “Daniel Tigers Neighborhood Life: King for a Day” at the Township Auditorium.  As seen on PBS, bring the kids out for a fun new show where Daniel learns what it takes to be king!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    April 4 –  The Drive Golf Tournament & After Party at the Cobblestone Golf Club.  This is a captain’s choice tournament followed by an after party with live music, drinks, & heavy hors d’oeuvres with proceeds to benefit Prisma Health Cancer Centers.  For more information visit https://www.classy.org/event/2019-the-drive-golf-tournament/e218291.

    April 4 –  “The Composer is Dead” by Lemony Snicket at the Harbison Theatre.  The South Carolina Philharmonic has created a performance that will include a narration, where the composer is dead and you will help them find out “whodunit”!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/composer-dead-lemony-snicket.

    April 4 – 7 –  Tartan Day South at several locations around Columbia and Lexington with the main event being held at the Historic Columbia Speedway.  The initial Thursday kick-off party will be at the British Bulldog Pub, followed by a concert by Celtic Commotion at the Icehouse Amphitheater on Friday, a full day of activities and live entertainment at the Speedway on Saturday with campfires, music, and tribal drumming after dark, and Kirkin’ of the Tartans at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater on Sunday.   For more information visit http://tartandaysouth.com/.

    April 4 – 7 –  Columbia Fireflies Season Opener at Segra Park (formerly Spirit Communication Park).  It’s that time of year again so come out and support the Fireflies as they play against the Charleston RiverDogs.  For more information visit https://www.milb.com/columbia/news/columbia-fireflies-release-2019-season-schedule/c-290449952.

    April 4 – 7 –  “Shawty Shawty” at the Comedy House.  Spend some time enjoying a good laugh with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    April 5 –  “Celtic Commotion” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  As part of the Tartan Festival, spend an evening enjoying some great Celtic music!   For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://www.icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    April 5 –  Friday Night Conscious: Ecstatic Dance – A Tapp’s Fundraiser at the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Spend an evening enjoy your own style of dance . . . whatever it may be and whatever style you choose, even if it’s your own with the intent being just to have fun!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/friday-night-conscious-ecstatic-dance-a-tapps-fundraiser/.

    April 5 –  “The Aftermath” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Set in post-war Germany in 1946, a British Colonel has been charged with rebuilding Hamburg, so brings his wife home and moved into a new home that she learned houses the former owners widower and troubled daughter that leads to a vary charged home environment for all.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/the-aftermath/.

    April 5 –  “Gloria Bell” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a divorcee who spends her evenings dancing and finds herself in a new unexpected romance and the challenges she faces as a result in this fun romantic comedy.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/gloria-bell/.

    April 5 –  “Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s” & “Joshua Ray Walker” at The Senate.  You’ll enjoy an evening of good ole’ country music by these talented artists!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/rhett-miller-of-the-old-97-s.

    April 5 – 6 –  Monster Jam at the Colonial Life Arena.  They’re back and prepared to give you another great adrenaline filled show!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/monster-jam.

    April 5 – 7 –  “My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale” at the Town Theatre.  Bring your children out for what is sure to be a fun and entertaining show that will teach them the benefit of being honest.  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=4&p=1.

    April 5 – 13 –  “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at the Longstreet Theatre.  Based on the bestselling novel, this multiple Tony Award winning production is the story of a young boy who found his neighbors pitch forked dog and is accused of killing the dog, and who sets out to find out just who was responsible for the dogs death.  For more information visit https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/theatre/productions/main_stage/curiousincident.php.

    April 5 – 26 –  Saluda Shoals Jazz Series at Saluda Shoals Park.  Spend your Friday nights enjoying jazz music in this wonderful park!  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/saluda-shoals-park-jazz-series.

    April 5 – 27 –  F. Scott Fitzgeralds “The Great Gadsby” at the Trustus Theatre.  You’ll take a journey back to the Jazz Age when this classic novel comes to life on the stage in this imaginative re-creation!  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/scott-fitzgeralds-the-great-gatsby/.

    April 6 – Spring Market at Saluda Shoals Park.  You’ll enjoy a chance to shop with local artisans and crafts for some of those one of a kind items you may be looking for!  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/spring-market.

    April 6 –  Chew, Splash Beaver Day at Saluda Shoals Park.  Bring your kids out for a fun time learning about Beavers with several nature activities, cool biofacts, and exploring the park.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/backyard-saturday-chew-splash-build-beaver-day.

    April 6 –  Trout Tournament at Saluda Shoals Park.  This is a family friendly trout tournament for all ages and skill levels!  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/trout-tournament.

    April 6 –  Drawing 102 at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This intermediate class will allow you to experiment with pencil, charcoal, and conte crayon, and teach you proportions, value and textural contrasts.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/art-class-drawing-102.

    April 6 –  Its All About Herbs Festival at the Lexington County Museum.  You’ll enjoy the chance to view mini-herb demonstrations, purchase herb plants, shop with herb inspired vendors and food vendors, participate in a silent auction, and tour the circa 1832 John Fox House on the grounds.  For more information call (803) 359-8369 or visit http://lexingtoncountymuseum.org/events/.

    April 6 –  Newcomers Workshop at Wingard’s Nursery.  If you are new to the area, here is your chance to learn about growing plants in the midlands of South Carolina.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/newcomers-workshop-april-6/.

    April 6 –  “Departure: The Journey Tribute Band” at The Senate.  You’ll enjoy an evening filled with all of your favorite Journey songs as recreated by this talented tribute band.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/departure-the-journey-tribute-band.

    April 6 –  Fire Truck Pull for Curing Kids Cancer at the Soda City Market.  Teams of 10 (or 12 for all female or those under 18) will see who can pull a firetruck 50 feet in the fastest amount of time with each team being asked to a child you know affected by pediatric cancer or one can be assigned to you, so put your team together, dress to support the child you are honoring, and help support this great cause!  For more information visit https://curingkidscancer.org/events/6th-annual-curing-kids-cancer-fire-truck-pull.

    April 6 –  No Radius in the Space Hall of the Tapp’s Art Center.  This will be a full day filled with over 20 visual artists, zinemakers, printmakers, and a vintage clothing store with music and a fully stocked bar available all day!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/no-radius-the-space-hall/.

    April 6 –  Monthly Gospel Singing at the Midland Gospel Singing Center in Gilbert. The Gospel Truth Trio & the High Times Quartet will fill your evening with the wonderful sounds of Gospel music!  For more information call (803) 719-1289 or visit https://midgsc.com/concerts.

    April 6 – 7 –  Columbia International Festival at the State Fairgrounds.  You’ll enjoy a day filled with cultural entertainment, shopping, wonderful food, and a beautiful parade of nations.  For more information visit https://www.cifonline.org/.

    April 6 – 7 –  Columbia Open Studios at a variety of locations around Columbia and Lexington.  You’ll have a chance to see some of the most fabulous works of art by local artists so take the time to visit at least a few studios throughout the weekend.  For more information call (803) 779-4571 or visit https://www.columbiaopenstudios.org/.

    April 6 – 7 – Doll House Magazines in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  The years of the 1980’s to 2000 were iconic for music and fashion with a nostalgia street wear fashion show, live performances, and a cereal bar.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/dollhouse-magazines-back-to-the-fashion/.

    April 7 –  “The Composer Is Dead” at the Harbison Theatre.  In this entertaining show by the South Carolina Philharmonic, you’ll enjoy a blend of narrative and orchestra as you help discover “who killed the composer”.   For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/composer-dead-lemony-snicket.

    April 7 –  Dining on the Dam at the Lake Murray Dam.  Take a walk along the dam while enjoying drinks and Certified South Carolina Grown dishes.  For more information visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/dining-on-the-dam.

    April 7 –  Main Street Dinner in front of the Capital Building on Main Street in Columbia.  You’ll enjoy a Sunday farm to table four-course meal by chef’s from Bourbon with wine pairings and a complimentary cocktail. For more information visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/4/7/main-street-dinner.

    April 8 –  “Chase Huglin”, “Olympia Press”, “Goddest”, & “Tigerlily” at Soda Live at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Come out and support the work of these artists.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/chase-huglin-olympia-press-goddest-and-tigerlily/.

    April 9 –  Songversation: “FatRat Da Czar” at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Spend some time talking with this talented rapper whose songs tell the inner story of the challenges of his life!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/songversation-featuring/.

    April 9 –  Unique and Special Needs Night at the South Carolina State Museum.  Here is a chance for those with special and unique needs to have a chance to enjoy the museum in a sensory friendly environment.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/unique-and-special-needs-night-wild-things/.

    April 9 –  Gullah Tours in Charleston meeting at the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center.  Part of the senior travel tours for those over 50 years of age, join others your age and enjoy a day filled with fun and education.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs/senior/trips.

    April 9 –  Super Mega Live! at The Senate.  Spend an evening with the unusual humor of the internet comedy duo, Ryan Magee & Matt Watson.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/supermega-live!

    April 10 –  “Birds of Passage” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  In this story you’ll meet Rapayet, a member of the Columbian Wayuu indigenous group, who finds himself in the drug trafficking business in 1970 in this story of the “erosion of tradition in the pursuit of material wealth”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/birds-of-passage/.

    April 10 – 13 –  “Doo Doo Brown” at the Comedy House.  Enjoy an evening of laughter with this talented comedian.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    April 11 –  Secrets from the Grave & Moonlight Cemetery at Elmwood Cemetery.  Here is a chance to tour through on of the area’s oldest cemeteries in one of two tours, with the first looking at the symbols on the headstones and learning what they mean and the second discussing the lives of some of the most prominent individuals buried in the cemetery, so bring your flashlight for this tour. For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-04/moonlight-cemetery-secrets-grave-tours.

    April 11 –  “The Embers” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  You’ll enjoy an evening of beach music with this great historical band!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://www.icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    April 11 –  LPHH 2019 Kick Off at the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Help celebrate the 7th year of Love, Peace, & Hip-Hop with sponsors, community partners, & friends as they look over the last 7 years and have fun while looking at the year ahead.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/lphh-2019-kick-off/.

    April 11 –  Hip-Hop Karaoke at The SODA Live at the Tapp’s Art Center.  If you like to sing and rap, here is a chance for you to try out some karaoke to display your abilities or just enjoy having fun, or both!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/438226030262650/.

    April 11 – 14 –  Midlands Plant and Flower Festival at the South Carolina State Farmers Market.  Spring has arrived and now is the time to search for those vegetable and garden plants you’ve been wanting to get in the ground.   For more information visit https://agriculture.sc.gov/divisions/agency-operations/state-farmers-markets/plant-and-flower-festivals/.

    April 12 –  Flashlight Egg Hunt at Saluda Shoals Park.  Kids ages 1 to 8 will have a chance to search for eggs in the dark, so be sure to bring a basket and a flashlight.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/saluda-shoals-flashlight-egg-hunt.

    April 12 –  “Noah Guthrie” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  This South Carolina seen on Americas Got Talent will provide you with an evening of great music!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://www.icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    April 12 –  “Red Not Chili Peppers” with “Hey Johnny Park” at The Senate.  You’ll enjoy an evening of your favorite songs created by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Foo Fighters with these entertaining tribute bands.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/red-not-chili-peppers.

    April 13 –  River Rocks Music Festival at Founders Park on the Congaree River.  Enjoy a day in the great outdoors with live music, a variety of food truck vendors, spirits and other beverages, artisans, educational tables, and fun kids activities!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/river-rocks-festival-2019-tickets-54873786974.

    April 13 –  Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Clinton Sease Farm.  Adults (over 21 years of age) will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and alcoholic beverages with photo-ops with the Easter bunny, group games, and of course, an Easter Egg hunt after dark, so bring your basket and a flashlight!  For more information visit http://www.clintonseasefarm.com/.

    April 13 –  Jewish Merchants on Main Street meeting at Michael’s Café & Catering on Main Street.  Learn about the history of the Jewish culture in the area and of the Jewish merchants that shaped the downtown district.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-04/saturday-stroll-jewish-merchants-main-street.

    April 13 – Spring Market at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin.  You’ll enjoy a chance to shop with local artisans and crafts for some of those one of a kind items you may be looking for!  For more information call (803) 345-6181 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/spring-market-0.

    April 13 –  Breakfast with the Bunny at Seven Oaks Park.  Bring your kids out for breakfast with the bunny, fun arts and craft activities, and a chance to get a photo with the bunny!   For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/breakfast-bunny-0.

    April 13 –  Blues and BBQ at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Mac Farmer & Plate Full of Blues will serenade you with some incredible blues music while you enjoy tasting some wonderful BBQ from local restaurants.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://www.icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    April 13 –  “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Who doesn’t love this fun and entertaining movie so be sure to take your kids to see it!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/willy-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory/.

    April 13 –  “Aphra Behn – wonton women of wit!” at the Harbison Theatre.  Presented by Full Circle Productions, you’ll enjoy a show set in 1660 London that tells the challenges of women’s equality through a blend of “dialogue, movement, and music”.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/aphra-behn-%E2%80%93-wanton-woman-wit.

    April 13 –  Headbangers Bash at The Senate.  This EDM show filled with lighting and visuals, will include Duplex, Ozztin, & Most Wanted to create a new experience for the Vista!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/headbangers-bash.

    April 14 –  Hollywood-Rosehill Neighborhood Tour meeting at Hollywood Park on Gregg Street.  Established in 1914 and 1924, you’ll learn about the construction of these historic homes.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-04/second-sunday-stroll-hollywood-rose-hill.

    April 14 –  “Daddazz & Melissa” at the Comedy House.  You are sure to enjoy a show filled with laughter with these talented comedians!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    April 15 – 19 –  Spring Break Camp: Rainforest Adventures at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Children’s ages 5 to 9 will learn about the wonderful rainforests through storytelling, walks through the zoo, animal encounters, and more!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    April 15 – 29 –  Spring Break Camps at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Here is a chance for kids to enjoy a variety of activities throughout the week including cooking, arts activities, and experiments to help make their spring break more fun!  For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit https://www.edventure.org/columbia/programs/camps.

    April 15 – 19 –  Spring Break Camps at the South Carolina State Museum.  With camps for two different ages groups, they each have a chance to enjoy something new and different every day to help make their spring break a memorable one.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/education/spring-break-camps/.

    April 16 –  Toddler/Preschool Egg Hunt at Melvin Park in Chapin.  Bring your little ones out for a fun Easter Egg hunt just for them.  For more information call (803) 345-8113 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/toddlerpreschool-egg-hunt.

    April 16 –  “Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  In a collection of photographs he’s taken during the American 60’s and 70’s, you’ll see spontaneous images he’s collected of everyday people from “the Women’s Movement to post-Golden Age Hollywood”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/garry-winogrand-all-things-are-photographable/.

    April 16 –  “Soja”, “Passafire” & “Iya Terra” at The Senate.  You’ll enjoy a fun evening of reggae that will have you feeling like you are in the Islands.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/soja.

    April 17 –  “Shrek” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  You’ll experience the life of an ogre whose live is invaded by “annoying fairy tale characters” in this fun and entertaining movie both children and adults alike will enjoy.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/shrek/.

    April 17 –  “Moon Taxi” and “Luthi” at The Senate.  You’ll enjoy an evening of indie-alternative rock as well as what has been dubbed “Cumberland Funk” by these two talented groups.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/moon-taxi.

    April 17 – 20 –  Kings of Comedy at the Comedy House.  Top South Carolina comedians, Skip-G Lawson, Steve Wannamaker, & Big Mo Dixon are coming out to give you a fun night of comedy!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    April 17 – 20 –  “Wonder of the World” at the Lab Theatre on the USC Campus.   You’ll enjoy a hilarious comedy by the Pulitzer Prizing winning playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire as you take a journey to Niagara Falls with Cass who has abandoned her husband once she learned his dirty little secret, and her hope of finding what she has missed in life only to encounter four odd individuals.   For more information visit https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/theatre/productions/lab_theatre/wonderoftheworld.php.

    April 18 –  Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt at Melvin Park in Chapin.  Bring your children ages 1 through 12 out for a fun Easter egg hunt in the dark, so remember to bring a basket and a flashlight!  For more information call (803) 345-8113 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/flashlight-egg-hunt-0.

    April 18 –  Harvest Dinner at City Roots.  You’ll enjoy a fabulous four-course meal featuring seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, with wine from Italian estate wines of America.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/4/15/april-harvest-dinner.

    April 18 –  “Elle King: Shake The Spirit Tour” with “Barns Courtney” at The Senate.  You’ll spend your evening enjoying a blend of country, soul, rock and blues with these two talented artists.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/elle-king-shake-the-spirit-tour.

    April 18, May 28, & June 8 –  Much More Than A Drum at the Columbia Art Center.  In this 3 day workshop, you’ll learn several different ways you can use a gourd to create an instrument.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/April%202019%20Web%20Sheet.pdf.

    April 19 –  Hoppy Hour History at the Seibels House in Richland Street.  You’ll enjoy a happy hour themed Easter Egg hunt while enjoying the beauty of the spring gardens!  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-04/hoppy-hour-history.

    April 19 –  Vista After Five Finale: “Blue Dogs” and “The Travelin Kine”  in the Vista.  Two of the areas favorite bands will serenade you after work in the last of the Vista After Five series.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/vista-after-five-finale-w-the-blue-dogs.

    April 19 –  “ZOSO: Led Zeppelin Tribute Band” at The Senate.  For all the Zeppelin fans, take a journey down memory lane with this talented group!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/zoso-(tribute-to-led-zeppelin).

    April 20 –  Hippie Fest at the Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce.  This will be a fun day filled with live music, bohemian vendors, vintage hippie car show, DIY tie-dye, kid’s activities, cirque performers, good food, and great fun!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/historic-columbia-speedway/hippie-fest-cayce-sc/2063453470592445/.

    April 20 –  Heart & Sole Women’s 5 Miler at Finlay Park.  The event includes a 5 mile and a 3 mile run and a 5 mile walk followed by live entertainment, a wellness expo and post-event foods.  For more information visit http://heartandsolerun.com/.

    April 20 –  City of Columbia Easter Egg Hunt at the Robert Mills House and Gardens.  You’ll enjoy a fun and enjoyable Easter Egg hunt so bring the whole family out for the fun!  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-04/city-columbia-easter-egg-hunt.

    April 20 –  “Love From The Soul” at the Township Auditorium.  Spend your evening enjoying the talented of artists such as Faith Evans, Musiq Soulchild, & Carl Thomas just to name a few.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    April 20 – 28 –  “The Three Little Pigs” at the Columbia Children’s Theatre.  Bring the kids out for a fun and highly entertaining musical comedy!  For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/season-at-a-glance/.

    April 21 –  Dance Church Sunday at the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  This monthly improvisational dance experience will provide you with a chance to express and explore yourself through movement.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/dance-church-sunday-tapps/.

    April 21 – 28 –  “Aphra Behn: Wanton. Wit. Women.” At the Center for Performance Experiment on the USC Campus.  Set in lawless 1660’s London, you’ll experience the challenges of woman’s equality in a witty and entertaining style.  For more information visit https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/theatre/productions/center_for_performance_experiment/aphrabehn.php.

    April 23 –  “Scheherazade” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Presented by the USC Symphony Orchestra spend an evening enjoy the wonderful voice of the wonderfully talented mezzo-soprano, Rachel Calloway.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=610.

     

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