ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA August 22 2018 – September 11 2018

    Wednesday August 22, 2018 through Tuesday September 11, 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 – Main Street Civil Rights Walking Tour meeting at the African American History Monument of the State House Grounds.  This tour will take place every Sunday in February.  For more information call (803) 851-5064 or visit http://columbiasc63.com/category/events/.

    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 August 23 –  “Yellow Submarine” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Ok Beatles fans, here is a chance to enjoy this fun film that blends music, film, and art with some of your favorite songs being All You Need Is Love and Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/yellow-submarine-50th-anniversary/.

    Through August 24 –  Purple Martin Boat Tours at Jake’s Landing.  Wingard’s naturalist and Captain Zach will take you on a trip for a once in a lifetime opportunity to see one of the largest Purple Martin roosts in North America on Doolittle Island on Lake Murray.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/event/purple-martin-boat-tour-june-18/.

    Through August 25 –  “Boy About Ten” at the Trustus Theatre.  This production is “a savage farce about what happens to kids when their parents don’t grow up” by South Carolina playwright Jon Tuttle.  For more information call (803) 254=9732 ext. 1 or visit http://trustus.org/event/boy-about-ten/.

    Through November 4 –  “Dino Tales” at the Columbia Marionette Theatre.  Bring the kids out for a show they will most certain enjoy filled with fun and educational dinosaur stories!  For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit https://cmtpuppet.org/shows/dino-tales/.

    August 22 –  Evening for Educators at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Educators will enjoy an evening of art, wine, and hors d’oeuvres while they enjoy recently opened galleries!  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/evening-educators-6.

    August 23 –  Columbia’s Got Talent at the Comedy House.  If you think you have a special talent that could win, sign up, or just come out and see what amazing local talent we have in the area!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    August 23 –  Watercolor Calligraphy with a Brush at the Columbia Art Center.  Attendees will learn how to use a brush to create beautiful “modern calligraphy”.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/August%202018%20Workshops%20p2.pdf.

    August 24 –  Moonlight on the Murray at Saluda Shoals Park.  Give yourself a treat to end your work week by enjoying a relaxing paddle on beautiful Lake Murray as you watch the sun set and the moon rise.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/moonlight-murray.

     

     

    August 24 –  “Hudson Moore” at the Tin Roof.  Enjoy some good Country Music by this rising Nashville star!  For more information call (803) 771-1558 or visit https://www.tinroofcolumbia.com/calendar.

    August 24 –  Historic Water Balloon Battle at the Robert Mills House and Gardens.  What better way to end a hot work week in August than with a fun water balloon battle, as the adults break up into teams and learns military tactics throughout history and participate in their own battle right on the grounds of this beautiful mansion!  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-08/historic-happy-hour-water-balloon-battle.

    August 24 –  “The Darkest Hour” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  This film about Winston Churchill will take you back to his early days as Prime Minister during the World War II so come out and enjoy a free movie to end your week.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    August 25 –  Main Street Latin Festival in downtown Columbia.  What better way to spend your Saturday than enjoying all things Latin American, to include a variety of craft vendors, great food and beverages, fun dancing, and enjoyable music so make your plans to attend! For more information call (803) 939-0360 or visit http://www.mainstreetlatinfestivalsc.com/.

    August 25 –  Taco Crawl in the Vista.  If you like tacos and the spirits that go with them, you won’t want to miss this fun event that will include DJ music and other live entertainment.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/645225385828842/.

    August 25 –  Warli Painting on Pots at the Columbia Art Center.  Learn how to create this India folk art that is symbolic tribal art that tells a story.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/August%202018%20Workshops%20p2.pdf.

    August 25 –  “Dave Chappelles Block Party” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  You are sure to enjoy this 2004 film which is a blend of comedy by this talented comedian and music by artists that were just coming on the scene, in this celebration of hip hop!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/dave-chappelles-block-party/.

    August 25 –  Main Street Latin Festival on Main Street in downtown Columbia.  This fun event will be filled with great Latin music, foods, beverages, and more so be sure to come out and enjoy yourself!  For more information call (803) 939-0360 or visit http://www.mainstreetlatinfestivalsc.com/.

    August 25 –  Taco Crawl in the Vista.  If you like tacos you won’t want to miss the chance to try a variety of tacos at restaurants in the Vista area of Columbia with a variety of music being provided as well as the chance to vote for the best taco and the best margarita!  For more information visit http://barcrawl-usa.com/events/the-taco-crawl-columbnia/.

    August 25 – 26 –  Soda City Comic Con at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  You’ll enjoy a weekend filled with comics, gaming, toys, and artists, so dress up as your favorite comic con character with contests for children and adults alike!  For more information call (803) 361-6318 or visit http://www.sodacitycomiccon.com/.

    August 25 – October 6 –  Therapeutic Painting Classes at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Each class of the series will teach you about color theory, painting techniques, and “special therapeutic exercises to deepen a sense of identify through art” so sign up for a class or plan to attend them all.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/saturday-therapeutic-painting-class-series-3/.

    August 27 –  August Harvest Dinner at the City Roots Farm.  You will enjoy a fabulous 4-course family style farm to table meal prepared by the chef’s from Embers to Ashes with cocktails by Bourbon and wine pairings by Advintage.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit https://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2018/8/27/august-harvest-dinner.

    August 27 –  Jordan Samuels Master Class at the Broadway Bound Musical Theatre Company on Gadsden Street. Middle school and older students (advanced elementary school students can contact the Company for approval)  will have the chance to work with this extremely talented actor who is currently traveling with the North American Tour of Disney’s The Lion King to help them better coordinate singing and dancing with actingFor more information call (803) 457-1126 or visit https://www.broadwayboundmtc.com/.

    August 27 –  August Harvest Dinner at the City Roots Farm.  The Executive Chef from Bourbon and F2T Productions will create a fabulous 4 course farm to table dinner using seasonal ingredients from the Farm, with a welcome cocktail and wine pairings included.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2018/8/27/august-harvest-dinner.

    August 28 –  Research Roundtable at the Seibels House on Richland Street.  Take your lunch break (and your lunch if you wish) and learn about the research initiatives and hear about the recently donation that has allowed Historic Columbia to learn more about the post-bellum capital city!  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 28 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-08/research-roundtable.

    August 29 – September 2 –  “Tyler Craig” at the Comedy House.  You will not want to miss seeing this extremely talented comedian! For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    August 30 –  “Darby Wilcox and The Peep Show” Album Release at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Be one of the first to hear the new “11:11” recording live from beginning to end, with opening acts being The Restoration and King Vulture.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/darby-wilcox-the-peep-show-album-release/.

    August 30 –  “High Fantasy” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is an entertaining story about four friends who go on a camping trip in an isolated portion of South Africa’s Northern Cape, when one morning they wake up and find they have swapped bodies.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/high-fantasy/.

    August 30 –  “We Could Have Danced All Night” at The Hall on Senate Street.  Created by Columbia’s own Maestra Suzanna Povlovsky and presented by Ensemble Electrica, you’ll experience a blend of art and music that will include local musicians and live composers, so come out for what is sure to be one fun and exciting event while supporting some of our wonderful local talent!  For more information call (585) 831-0015 or visit https://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/we-could-have-danced-all-night/.

    September 1 –  Backyard Saturday at Saluda Shoals Park.  Families will have a chance to use nature play to learn more about the natural environment of the Park with fun activities, interesting biofacts, and more!  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/backyard-saturday-1.

    September 1 –  Monthly Gospel Singing at the Midlands Gospel Singing Center in Gilbert.  You’ll enjoy an evening of wonderful gospel music by His Direction and Melodyaires.  For more information call (803) 719-1289 or visit https://midgsc.com/concerts.

    September 1 – 3 –  Chapin Labor Day Festival & Parade on Beaufort and Clark Streets and Chapin High School in Chapin.  Start your weekend with a visit to the Farmers Market at the high school with food vendors, growers, artisans, and live music, as well as a 5K run/walk, followed by a concert and street party on Sunday featuring Anthony Charles and the Blue Dolphins, and of course the parade on Monday followed by a classic car show.  For more information call (803) 575-8039 or visit http://www.chapinsc.com/269/Chapin-Labor-Day-Festival-Parade.

    September 1 –  “Papadosio” with “Higher Learning” at the Music Farm.  Enjoy an evening of good music at the Farm to start off the new school year!  For more information visit http://musicfarm.com/event/papadosio/.

    September 4 – 25 –  Life Drawing at the Columbia Art Center.  Here is a chance to either gain the basic skills or enhance the skills you have in basic line drawing.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/September%202018%20Workshops%20p%201.pdf.

    September 5 –  Road to the World Cup: USA National Team, Women’s Basketball at the Colonial Life Arena.  Here is a chance to cheer on our National Women’s Basketball Team led by our own USC Women’s Basketball Head Coach, Dawn Staley, with this fun intrasquad exhibition contest, as they get ready to head to the World Cup, so come out and root the on.  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/usa-basketball.

     

    September 5 – 9 –  “Misery is Optional: Recollections of Recovery” at the Trustus Theatre.  This production by Dewey Scott-Wiley and Christine Hellman is based on interviews with people who “found freedom from addiction” and gives insight into this disease that impacts 23 million Americans.  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit http://trustus.org/event/misery-is-optional/.

    September 6 –  Eddie Russel Bourbon Dinner at City Roots.  Enjoy an evening of good food and drink with the master distiller of Wild Turkey Distillery who will have a fabulous 4-course meal for you while you enjoy tasting Wild Turkey and some of his reserved bourbons and ryes. For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit https://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/.

    September 6 –  Storytime in the Garden in the gazebo of the Hampton-Preston Mansion’s Henry Michael Powell Memorial Children’s Garden.  Here is a chance for children to enjoy storytime in a fun outdoor setting, followed by old historic games.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-09/storytime-gardens.

    September 6 –  “The Fantastic Shakers” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Enjoy an evening out with free entertainment, with food and beverages available as well as activities for the kids.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    September 6 –  “Lil Debbie Performing Live” in the Fountain Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Come out and enjoy an evening of rap music by this former model and fashion designer.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/lil-debbie-performing-live/.

    September 6 –  “Blue Heart” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is a story about those who are fighting to save the largest undammed river in Europe and the catastrophic impact it would have if they fail.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/blue-heart/.

    September 6 –  Wild Mayhem Golf Tournament at the Cobblestone Park Golf Club in Blythewood.  Proceeds for this golf tournament that will include an auction and raffle will benefit Happy Wheels, which offers each child admitted to the MUSC Children’s Hospital a chosen toy/game, and the South Carolina Autism Society to help those diagnosed and their families, especially now with the rising rate of children diagnosed with autism increasing to 1 in 45.  For more information visit http://www.wildmayhem.com/.

    September 6 – 9 –  “Luenell” at the Comedy House.  You will not want to miss this amazingly talented comedian, so plan for a night out filled with fun and laughter!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    September 7 –  Pregame Oktoberfest at City Roots.  Enjoy an evening of brews and fun in celebration of the new football season and the upcoming game between USC and Georgia.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit https://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/.

    September 7 –  Homeschool Friday: South Carolina Sports History at the Robert Mills House Gift Shop.  For those who homeschool their kids, here is a chance to get them out of the house and this event will teach them a little about the history of sports in the State from football to horse racing and it’s impact on the State.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 26 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-09/homeschool-friday-south-carolina-sports-history.

    September 7 –  Paddle and Pint at Saluda Shoals Park.  End your week with a relaxing paddle down the beautiful Saluda River followed by sampling of craft beers on the River Overlook.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/paddle-and-pint.

    September 7 –  “Mike Super” at the Harbison Theatre.  You will be absolutely amazed by the extreme talents of this master illusionist so you won’t want to miss the chance to see this show!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/mike-super.

    September 7 –  “Jon Langston” at the Tin Roof & The Senate in the Vista.  Who doesn’t enjoy an outdoor concert, so come out for what is sure to be an evening of fun!  For more information call (803) 771-1551 or visit https://www.tinroofcolumbia.com/calendar?month=9.

    September 8 –  Increase the Value of Your Home – Plant a Tree Workshop at Wingard’s Nursery.  At this event you’ll learn how to increase shade, help the environment, and enhance curb appeal, with guidance on choosing the right tree for your yard.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/increase-the-value-of-your-home-plant-a-tree/.

    September 8 –  Garden Workshop: Propagating from your Garden at the Siebels House on Richland Street.  Learn the art of propagation from Historic Columbia’s horticulturists.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-09/garden-workshop-propagating-your-garden.

    September 8 –  Sewing Basics at the Columbia Art Center.  This is an informal class for you to obtain assistance with a project you with to start or are already working on, so bring your machine and your project to the class.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/September%202018%20Workshops%20p%201.pdf.

    September 8 –  Martha’s Market at Union United Methodist Church in Irmo.  It’s not too soon to start your Christmas holiday shopping and with over 70 vendors and craftsmen, you are sure to find something!  For more information call (843) 737-1741 or visit https://www.facebook.com/marthasmarketuumcirmo/.

    September 8 – 29 –  The Contemplative Photographer at the Columbia Art Center.  In this class you’ll learn how to use all of your senses to create a photo that captures a better representation of the experience.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/September%202018%20Workshops%20p%201.pdf.

    September 9 –  Main Street Civil Rights Walking Tour meeting at the African American historical monument on the State House grounds.  Take a tour of the area and learn about the impact of Civil Rights on Columbia.  For more information call (803) 531-5065 or visit http://columbiasc63.com/category/events/.

    September 9 –  Second Sunday Stroll: University Hill meeting at The Inn at USC on Pendleton Street.  Take a guided walking tour of the University Hill neighborhood as you learn about its creation and how it has been impacted by the Universities eastward expansion.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-09/second-sunday-stroll-university-hill.

    September 9 –  “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out Live” at the Colonial Life Arena.  This event will include cast members from Wild ‘N Out, with live audience interaction where you get to participate in the most popular game segments and live music by some of today’s most popular hip hop stars.  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/nick-cannon-presents-wild-n-out-live.

    September 10 –  September Harvest Dinner at City Roots.  Come enjoy a 4-course farm to table meal prepared by the executive chef and owner of Bourbon who will provide you with a meal planned for the menu of his new restaurant, Black Rooser, planned for 2019, with the event also including a complimentary cocktail by Bourbon and wine pairings by Advintage.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit https://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2018/9/10/september-harvest-dinner.

    September 11 –  Songversation Presents Singer/Songwriter “Bob Dead” in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Come out and enjoy an evening of music and story with this talented artist.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/songversation-presents-bob-dead/.

    September 11 –  “Bones of Contention” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Learn the story of the Franco regime and the 120,000 victims that are hidden beneath trees lining roadways all across Spain.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/bones-of-contention/.

    September 11 –  Run for Our Troops 5K at the W.M Rish Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater in West Columbia.  This event is a memorial to those who lost their lives on 9/11/01 with proceeds benefiting our local military veterans and first responders coping with physical or emotional injuries as a result of their service to our nation.  For more information call (803) 814-5858 or visit https://www.runforourtroops.com/.

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