ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA April 4 2018 – April 24 2018

    Wednesday April 4, 2018 through Tuesday April 24, 2018

     

    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 5 –  “Motown the Musical” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Based on the true story of Motown founder Berry Gordy, you’ll learn about his journey from feather weight boxer to the amazing music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross and Michael Jackson, just to name a few, so learn about the creation of Motown through this legendary man.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=506.

    Through April 6 –  Spring Break Art Camp at the Columbia Art Center.  Kids ages 5 to 12 will have the chance to dabble in a variety of mediums to include pottery, drawing, paint, and recycled art.  For more information call (803) 254-5008 or visit http://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/spring-break-art-camp-4/.

    Through April 6 –  Spring Break Camps at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Kids ages 5 to 9 will enjoy a week of adventure as they learn how a variety of animals move and maneuver from one place to another.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/education/day-camps.

    Through April 6 –  Spring Break Camps at the South Carolina State Museum.  Children ages 6 to 11 will enjoy a week of educational fun with each day focusing on a different topic.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/education/spring-break-camps/.

    Through April 6 –  Spring Break Camps at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Children ages 4 to 12 will enjoy a week of fun activities such as time in the cooking lab to favorite fairy tale characters.  For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/programs/camps/.

    Through April 11 –  “Death of Stalin” at the Nickelodeon Theatre.  This humorous satire presents the frantic struggle to see who would be the next head of power when the dictator, Joseph Stalin, drops dead.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/death-of-stalin/.

    Through April 14 –  “Fun Home” at Trustus Theatre.  This musical production was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in drama, telling the story of a women who tells her story after her father dies and the challenges she faced with her parents as she was growing up.  For more information call (803) 254-9732 ext. 1 or visit http://trustus.org/event/fun-home/.

    Through April 28 –  “Jack and the Giant” at the Columbia Marionette Theater.  Meet a giant who is teased by his brothers because he isn’t mean and nasty, but is sweet and caring.  For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit https://cmtpuppet.org/shows/jack-and-the-giants/.

    Through May 6 –  “Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited” at the Richland County Main Library.  This is a multi-media exhibit that is dedicated to African American philanthropy.  For more information call (803) 799-9084 or visit https://tsopcola.org/.

    April 4 –  Carolina Wildlife Center Kids Day at Wingard’s Nursery.  Representatives from Carolina Wildlife Care will be on hand with some of their “ambassador” animals to introduce the kids to what they do to rehabilitate animals and release them back to the wild, with kids also having a chance to plant a flower, paint a garden mural on a fence, take a look inside a firetruck, police car, or ambulance, and enjoy some tasty treats with all proceeds taken being given to Carolina Wildlife Care to help the animals.   For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/kids-day/.

    April 6 –  “Reggie Sullivan Band” at Saluda Shoals Park.  End your week with good jazz music in a beautiful outdoor setting.  For more information call (803) 731-5208 or visit http://www.icrc.net/saluda-shoals-jazz-series-2018-04-06.

    April 6 –  “She Returns From War”, “Faline”, & “Brian Robert” at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Enjoy an evening of great entertainment by these three talented groups!  For more information call (803) 9898-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/infinite-room-presents-she-returns-from-war-faline-brian-robert/.

    April 6 – 7 –  “Avett Brothers” at the Township Auditorium.  This American folk-rock band from North Carolina has been around since 2000 and will mesmerize you with their songs and musical talent.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    April 6 – 8 –  “Gary Owen” at the Comedy House.  Fill your evening with some laughter and fun with this talented comedian.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    April 6 – 11 –  “Loveless” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a couples battles prior to their pending divorce that includes the battle over the custody of their 12 year old son who feels like a burden to them and disappears for two days before his parents discover his absence.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/loveless/.

     

    April 7 –  Taco Festival at the Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce.  If you like tacos, tequila, margaritas, or just love Latin music, come on our for what is guaranteed to be a day like no other in the area!  For more information visit https://www.tasteofyourtown.com/sctacofest?gclid=Cj0KCQjwhoLWBRD9ARIsADIRaxSuXhCLSO_rlxHwe93nu5IGGSBbFQkB8s9srtJFTXFrXt1ny2FGFogaAh_PEALw_wcB.

    April 7 –  It’s All About Herbs: Herbal Festival at the Lexington County Museum.  Come purchase some herbs to plant in your garden, purchase herb related items, participate in a silent auction, buy fresh baked items, and just have a fun day at the Museum!  For more information visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/its-all-about-herbs-7th-annual-herb-festival.

    April 7 –  Downtown Historic Lexington Rally at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    April 7 –  Quick and Easy Basket Workshop at the Columbia Art Center.  Enjoy the fun of making your own basket in this easy hands on workshop.  For more information call (803) 254-5008 or visit http://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/quick-easy-basket-workshop/.

    April 7 –  Climb the Clay 8K Trail Race at Saluda Shoals Park.  Your run will take you through dense forest, along the river, and climbing the mountain of clay at the park, with all skill levels welcome!  For more information call (803) 731-5208 or visit http://www.icrc.net/climb-the-clay-8k-trail-race-2018-04-07-1.

    April 7 –  Newcomers Workshop at Wingard’s Nursery.  If you are new to the area, just purchased a house, want to landscape your yard, come out and meet the experts who will give you an idea of where to start and develop a plan.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/newcomers-workshop/.

    April 7 –  Steak Supper Fundraiser and Monthly Singing at the Midland Gospel Singing Center in Gilbert.  Enjoy a great steak supper that will help support the Center, followed by great gospel music by Believers Quartet and Pine Ridge Boys.  For more information call (803) 719-1289 or visit https://midgsc.com/concerts.

    April 7 –  “Jimmie’s Chicken Shack” at the Music Farm.  Don’t let the name of this band fool you, as they are one very good alternative rock band from Maryland.  For more information visit http://musicfarm.com/event/jimmies-chicken-shack/.

    April 7 – 8 –  Open Studios at a variety of art studios around Richland and Lexington Counties.  If you love art, you won’t want to miss the chance to view a variety of art types and the chance to meet some of those who have created them at this self-guided tour.  For more information call (803) 779-4571 or visit https://www.columbiaopenstudios.org/.

    April 8 –  Pops: “Wizards, Witches, & Fantastic Beasts” at the Harbison Theatre.  Fill your evening with the beautiful sounds from the soundtrack from Harry Potter.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/pops-wizards-witches-and-fantastic-beasts.

    April 10 –  “High School” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Known as one of the greatest documentary films of all time, experience what it was like to be a teenager during the Vietnam War when people feared teenagers attempts at individualism.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/high-school/.

    April 10 –  Songversation: “Khris Coolidge” at the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Starting out his career as a singer/songwriter, he then was led to be a teacher and social worker, then was lead to the visual arts, and in the last year has returned to his original roots stating, “I’d been withholding myself from music for 30 years” “And it was time to put an end to the self-deception.”  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/songversation-presents-singer-songwriter-khris-coolidge/.

    April 11 –  “All Time Low” at the Music Farm.  These guys are really good singing rock/pop music that will have you dancing where you stand.  For more information visit http://musicfarm.com/event/all-time-low/.

    April 12 –  “Men of Distinction” at the Icehouse Amphitheatre.  Enjoy an evening of good music, food, beverages, and fun activities for the kids!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    April 12 –  Walk a Mile in Their Shoes at the South Carolina State House.  Stand up against sexual abuse and violence by supporting this cause that helps to raise awareness of the seriousness of sexual assault and to support the survivors!  For more information call (803) 790-8208 or visit https://www.stsm.org/walkamile.

    April 12 –  Read-In at the South Carolina State Library.  Students come out to show how those who read succeed, so come enjoy the parade of kids with their favorite books!  For more information visit http://readsc.org/read-in.

    April 12 – “Love, Grits, and Hip-Hop” at the Tapp’s Art Center.  This opening to the Indie Grits Festival will include a wide variety of music in three different rooms of the Center. For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/love-grits-hip-hop/.

    April 12 – 15 –  Indie Grits Festival at the Nickelodeon Theatre.  There will be over 80 films, 30 musical acts, an art program, and special events!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://indiegrits.org/.

    April 13 –  Dogs Night Out at the Mast General Store.  Bring your dogs out for a night on the town with vendors available so you can purchase special items just for your dog, such as homemade dog treats, beautiful collars and leashes, and more!  For more information visit http://columbia.leisurefun.net/#null.

    April 13 –  “Tony Lee Group” at Saluda Shoals Park.  Fill you Friday evening with some great jazz music in a beautiful setting with dance lessons available prior to the band starting, and spirits also available.  For more information call (803) 731-5208 or visit http://www.icrc.net/saluda-shoals-jazz-series-2018-04-13.

    April 13 –  “Love, Peace, & Hip Hop” at the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  This evening will include music by The Sequence, known as the first ladies of hip-hop. For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/love-peace-hip-hop-honors-featuring-the-sequence/.

    April 13 –  Indie Grits Festival: Friday Night Music at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Music will abound with a night filled with music in two rooms of the Center and the Public House on Main.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/indie-grits-festival-friday-night-music/.

    April 13 –  “Yo Gotti, Plies, & Jacquees” at the Township Auditorium.  You’ll enjoy an evening of great music by these talented artists!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    April 13 – 14 & 18 – 21 –  “All Or Nothing At All: An Evening With Columbia Rat Pack” at Workshop Theatre.  Reuniting for the first time in 10 years, Kevin Bush, Terrance Henderson, Jonathan Jackson, & Jason Stokes are set to provide you with an evening of entertainment.  For more information call (803) 799-6551 or visit https://www.workshoptheatre.com/shows.html#season.

    April 13 – 21 –  “Sense and Sensibility” at the Drayton Hall Theatre.  This whimsical modern retelling of Jane Austen’s book tells of the Dashwood sisters whose world falls apart when their father dies taking with him their wealth, social standing, and a chance for marriage. For more information 777-2551 or visit http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/theatre/about/theatre_news/2018/senseandsensibility.php.

    April 14 –  Museum Yard Sale at the South Carolina State Museum.  They’re cleaning out the Museum of things they don’t need and from past exhibits, so be sure to stop by and see what they have!  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/museum-yard-sale/.

    April 14 –  Mixed Media Jewelry at the Columbia Art Center.  Explore the different ways to make jewelry and take home a creation of your own!  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit http://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/mixed-media-jewelry-workshop-3/.

    April 14 –  Quilted Tote Bags at the Columbia Art Center.  Learn how to make your own quilted tote bag in this 4-hour workshop that you can take home with you, but you’ll need to bring your own supplies!  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit http://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/quilted-tote-bag-in-4-hours-workshop/.

    April 14 –  Spring Market at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin.  Crafters, artisans, and business owners from the area will be on hand to purchase one of a kind items such as jewelry, paintings, and home décor.  For more information call (803) 345-6181 or visit http://www.icrc.net/spring-market-2018-04-14.

    April 14 –  Indie Grits Festival: Saturday Night Music at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Here is another night filled with live music, again in two rooms of the Center and the Public House on Main.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/indie-grits-festival-saturday-night-music/.

    April 14 –  “A Cry Nobody Heard” at the Harbison Theatre.  Presented by Showtime Productions of Greenville, a Christian based non-profit theatre company has brought their latest production to Columbia so come see what they can do!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/cry-nobody-heard.

    April 14 –  “LIT AF Tour” at the Colonial Life Arena.  This show hosted by Martin Lawrence, comedian, actor, director and producer, will also feature Adele Givens, Michael Blackson, Rickey Smiley, & Benji Brown so come out and enjoy an evening filled with laughter! For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/martin-lawrence.

    April 14 –  Bark to the Park Walk for the Animals at Finlay Park.  This event in support of Pawmetto Lifeline will benefit the animals rescued and cared for by the facility. For more information visit http://support.pawmettolifeline.org/site/TR?fr_id=1390&pg=entry.

    April 14 –  Soiree On State Festival on State Street in Cayce.  This event will include a variety of musical artists, arts and craft vendors, lots of kids activities, and an afternoon of great fun!  For more information call (803) 796-9020 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/157455684976182/.

    April 14 –  Festival of the Arts at Guinyard Brickworks on Knox Abbott Drive in Cayce.  You’ll have the chance to see some amazing artworks and meet the artists/crafters and meet authors/writers and the chance to view and discuss their works, so don’t miss this enjoyable event!,  For more information send an email to caycefest@gmail.com or visit http://www.caycefestivalofthearts.com/p/about.html.

    April 14 –  River Rocks Music Festival on the Congaree River at Founders Park.  This family friendly event will include of course music, lots of fun kids activities, and a day filled with great food and fun!  For more information visit http://riverrocksfestival.com/.

    April 14 –  Quarry Crusher Run at the Vulcan Materials Quarry.  Choose from a 3.7 miles, 7.4, and approximately 11 miles, so come out for a challenging run!  For more information visit https://quarrycrusherrun.com/columbia/.

    April 14 –  Curing Kids Cancer Fire Truck Pull at the Columbia Fire Department.  Get your team together so you can work toward raising money for this extremely worthy cause.  For more information call (866) 933-2873 or visit https://curingkidscancer.org/events/2018-fire-truck-pull.

    April 14 – 15 –  Columbia International Festival at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  This will be one extremely enjoyable event with a parade of nations, great cultural foods, arts and crafts from around the world, and a day filled with fun!  For more information call (803) 799-3452 or visit https://www.cifonline.org/.

    April 14 – 22 –  “Miss Nelson Has A Field Day” at the Columbia Children’s Theatre at Richland Fashion Mall.  The children have been practicing for weeks, so come out and support their tremendous efforts to put on a great show for you!  For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/season-at-a-glance/.

    April 15 –  Columbia Food and Wine Festival on Saluda Avenue in Five Points.  You’ll have the chance to taste a variety of chef prepared foods and sample a variety of wines with a large variety of restaurants and pubs to be in attendance, so don’t miss out!  For more information visit https://tickets.free-times.com/e/columbia-food-and-wine-festival.

    April 15 –  “Ballet Stars of New York” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Members of the New York City Ballet will join our own University of South Carolina Dance Company to give you a wonderful evening of dance!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=439.

    April 16 –  “The Eagles” at the Colonial Life Arena.  Come out and see one of the most famous historical iconic bands of all time!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/eagles.

    April 17 –  Meet the Author: “Florence Williams – Nature Fix” at 701 Whaley on Whaley Street.  This Palmetto Conservation Foundation event presents this author who talks of the many benefits of getting outdoors!  For more information call (803) 771-0870 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-author-nature-fix-tickets-41963202067.

    April 18 –  Stamped Copper Earrings at the Columbia Art Center.  Learn how to make your own beautiful stamped copper earrings and take a pair with you that you created!  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit http://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/workshop-stamped-copper-earrings-2/.

    April 18 –  “In the Fade” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of Katja who is searching for the killers of her husband and son in a bomb attack and who risks her own sanity to see that justice is served.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/in-the-fade/.

    April 18 –  “Gramatik” at the Music Farm.  If you like music that’s part band (keyboards with an organ sound and a lead guitar) and part synthesizer with a soulful sound, you’ll enjoy this show! For more information visit http://musicfarm.com/event/gramatik/.

    April 18 –  Wine for Water at The Hall at Senate’s End.  This is a wine tasting and fundraiser event to benefit Gills Creek Watershed Association, Rocky Branch Watershed Alliance, and Smith Branch Watershed Alliance.  For more information call (803) 727-8326 or visit http://www.wineforwater2018.org/.

    April 18 & 25 –  April Showers Bring May Flowers at the Columbia Art Center.  Learn the art of making flowers using ceramics and create your own bouquet!  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit http://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/april-showers-bring-may-flowers/.

     

     

    April 19 –  “Bombshell” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Spend a Thursday night unwinding with great music, food, beverages, and activities to keep the kids entertained!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    April 19 –  South Carolina Carnival: Carnival Showcase at the Tapp’s Art Center.  This Caribbean Cultural Festival will include great food, music, and cultural experiences so don’t miss out on this fun event! For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/5533/.

    April 19 – 20 –  Reconstruction Symposium at Chappelle Auditorium of Allen University on the 19th and the South Carolina State Museum on the 20th.  Learn about the history and significance of the 14th Amendment at this celebration of the 150th anniversary commemoratory event. For more information call (803) 252-7742 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/2018-reconstruction-symposium.

    April 20 –  “Mark Rapp Group” at Saluda Shoals Park.  You’ll enjoy an evening of jazz music, with dance lessons offered prior to the concert, and beer and wine available throughout the evening.  For more information call (803) 731-5208 or visit http://www.icrc.net/saluda-shoals-jazz-series-2018-04-20.

    April 20 –  Soda City Standup: Drop Up Video in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  This event will showcase comedians roasting the best, worse, and weirdest music videos!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/soda-city-stand-up-presents-drop-up-video/.

    April 20 –  “Abbey Road: A Beatles Tribute Band” at the Music Farm.  For all the Beatles fans out there, come sing and dance along with the band!  For more information visit http://musicfarm.com/event/abbey-road-live-performs-abbey-road/.

    April 20 –  “Texture of a Man” at the Township Auditorium.  Presented by Festival of Praise, you’ll enjoy an evening of music and entertainment with Fred Hammond, Donnie, McClurkin, Hezekiah Walker, James Fortune, & Pastor Charles Jenkins! For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    April 20 –  Historic Preservation Conference at the Archives and History Center.  You’ll have a chance to choose from a variety of workshops and speakers throughout the day. For more information call (803) 896-6196 or visit http://shpo.sc.gov/events/Pages/presconf.aspx.

    April 20 –  Palmetto Health Foundation Golf Classic at the Fort Jackson Golf Club.  There will also be a reception at 701 Whaley on the 19th.  For more information call (803) 434-2823 or visit http://events.palmettohealthfoundation.org/site/Calendar?id=100401&view=Detail#.WsBjM4jwayL.

    April 20 – 22 – “Cinderella” at the Township Auditorium.  Presented by the Carolina Ballet, this will be one beautiful performance so don’t miss the chance to see these talented local performers!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    April 20 – 26 –  “Isle of Dogs” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a 12 year old ward to a corrupt Mayor of Magasaki City that has all canine pets sent to a vast garbage dump, and he sets out to find his beloved bodyguard dog, Spots, and ends up with a pack of new mongrel friends.   For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/isle-of-dogs/.

    April 20 – 26 –  “Gemini” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  A heinous crime tests the relationship between an assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss, as the assistant travels across Los Angeles to find out the truth, but has to stay one step ahead of the police.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/gemini/.

    April 21 –  Spring Market at Seven Oaks Park.  Here is another chance to meet local artisans, crafters, and businesses offering one of a kind items for sale.  For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit http://www.icrc.net/spring-market-2018-04-21.

    April 21 –  “King Nothing” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  You’ll enjoy an evening of great heavy metal rock with this Metallica tribute band.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    April 21 –  Masterful Body Hoop Workshop at The M.A.C. of the Tapp’s Art Center.  This intense hoop workshop will be a great workout although it will be low impact.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/masterful-body-hooping-workshop-the-m-a-c/.

    April 21 –  “Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Voted the best family show in Vegas, this is one performance you will not want to miss!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=531.

    April 21 –  “Jeffrey Dunham” at the Colonial Life Arena.  This is one humorous show you won’t want to miss, with this extremely talented ventriloquist with dummies that include Akmed the Terrorist, Walter, Peanut, and more so make plans now to attend!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/jeff-dunham.

    April 21 –  Shine & Show 2018 at CPR Performance Parts in West Columbia.  Presented by the Love Automotive Group, enter your car to see if you can win one of the 50 trophies or just come out and see some of the fantastic classic cars or unique modern cars and see if you can win a door prize! For more information call (803) 957-9737 or visit https://www.oldride.com/events/1913607.html.

    April 21 –  Heart & Sole Womens 5 Miler at Finlay Park.  This all women’s walk/run event is to raise awareness of the seriousness of heart disease in women with everyone to get a rose at the finish line.  For more information call (803) 731-2100 or visit http://www.heartandsolerun.com/.

    April 21 –  Kinetic Derby Day at a variety of locations in West Columbia.  This will be a fun filled day like you’ve never seen before with a kinetic parade, a soapbox derby, art vendors, food trucks, and a whole lot of great fun!  For more information call (803) 791-1880 ext. 623 or visit https://www.kineticderbyday.com/.

    April 21 –  Palmetto Half-Marathon at the Plex Indoor Sports Complex on Two Notch Road.  Included in this event if the half-marathon, a youth half-marathon and a kids fun run!  For more information visit http://palmettohalfmarathon.com/.

    April 22 – 29 –  “Flight” at the Center for Performance Experiment at USC.  Two daring French actresses are preparing to make a history making flight from Paris to Moscow in 1913 to open the eyes of attendees about the long forgotten stories of some of history’s most courageous women.  For more information call (803) 777-0169 or visit http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/theatre/productions/center_for_performance_experiment/flight/index.php.

    April 24 –  “Mahler’s ‘Titan’” by the USC Symphony Orchestra” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  This is the final show of the season, so come out and support the talented musicians of the wonderful orchestra!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=423.

    April 24 –  “My Own Private Idaho” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the haunting tale of best friends Mike and Scott who search for Mike’s mother traveling from Idaho to Italy and changing their relationship forever.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/my-own-private-idaho/.

     

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