ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA August 9 2017 – August 29 2017

    Wednesday August 9, 2017 through Tuesday August 29, 2016

     

    *** The Solar Eclipse is coming and what an exciting event it will be, but we want to highly encourage you to research the solar glasses you purchase to make sure you don’t damage your eyes.  There has been new information that unfortunately indicates that glasses are being printed as meeting safety requirements, but that aren’t actually safe.  You can visit https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters for more information on those Companies that do sell the safe Eclipse Glasses.  You only get one pair of eyes, so don’t risk damaging them just for this once in a lifetime event!

     

    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.  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 10 –  “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  The sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth” “stipulates that the world is on the cusp of an energy revolution.”  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/an-inconvenient-sequel-truth-to-power/.

    Through August 11 –  Outdoor Adventure Camp at the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department.  Kids ages 13 to 16 will learn about adventurous outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, challenge courses, and more.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    Through August 11 –  Summer Camps through the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department.  A variety of camps is being offered to kids from ages 6 through 16, to include sports camps to adventure camps.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/summer_camp_2017.pdf.

    Through August 11 –  Summer Camps at the South Carolina State Museum.  There are a variety of camps for kids ages 6 through 11.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/summercamps/.

    Through August 12 –  “Black Super Hero Magic Mama” at the Trustus Theater.  Winner of the 2016 Playwrights Festival, this story of a single mother who lost her 14 year old son to a white police officer has chosen to live in her own mind as a super hero crime fighter in one of her sons created comic books. For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit http://trustus.org/event/playwrights-festival/.

    Through August 16 –  “Detroit” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This movie tells the story of rioting and civil unrest that took place in Detroit back in 1967.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/detroit/.

    Through August 18 –  Day Camps at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  There are a variety of camps for kids ages 3 through 13 with a variety of topics to choose from.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit http://www.riverbanks.org/education/day-camps.shtml.

    Through August 18 –  Summer Camp at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  These camps are for ages 4 through 12 and will focus on topics that may include cooking, space exploration, and even robots.  For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/programs/camps/summer-camp-2017/.

    Through August 25 –  Purple Martin Tours of Bomb Island meeting at Jakes Landing on Lake Murray.  If you’ve never had the chance to be on one of these tours, you certainly need to take the opportunity with this resident wildlife specialist!  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/guided-purple-martin-tours-of-bomb-island-all-summer-long.

    Through August 26 –  “Xanthus Smith and Civil War Maritime Art” at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.  This amazing artists has earned a national reputation as one of the foremost military painters of the 19th Century with a focus on life in battle and at camp during the Civil War in South Carolina.  For more information call (803) 737-8095 or visit https://crr.sc.gov/exhibits?i=95.

    Through August 27 –  “Light Beings” at the Columbia Museum of Art.  The artist, Sana Arjumand, is a contemporary artist who presents to you a mystical and spiritual display of works through the use of birds to depict a metaphorical symbol of energy beings.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/exhibitions/light-beings.

    Through August 27 – “Retooled” at the Columbia Museum of Arts.  Local individuals are taking their tools and seeing what they can create with them.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/exhibitions/retooled.

    Second Thursdays through August –  Elmwood Cemetery Tours at Elmwood Cemetery.  These tours will teach you about the meaning of the etchings on the grave markers, as well as discuss the prominent South Carolinians who are buried here.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/moonlight-cemetery-tours.

    Through August 31 –  “Ron Rash Archive Exhibit: More than a Southern Author” at the Columbia Museum of Art.  For more information call (803) 545-0000 or visit http://www.columbiacvb.com/events/.

    Through September 2 –  “Little Red Riding Hood” at the Columbia Marionette Theater.  Enjoy great fun and laughter with this puppetry production.  For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit https://cmtpuppet.org/shows/little-red-riding-hood/.

    Through September 4 –  “Savage Ancient Seas” at the South Carolina State Museum.  Go back to 80 million years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth and learn about those prehistoric animals that lived in the seas.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/ancientseas/.

    Through September 17 –  “That 70’s Show: Cool Art from the Collection” at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This show “draws on the amusing nostalgia for the “decade that time forgot.” For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/exhibitions/70s-show.

    Through October –  Blooming Butterflies at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Children and their parents will learn about the different phases a butterfly goes through before becoming a butterfly, and will have the chance to see some of the butterflies’ first hand!  For more information call (803) 799-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/exhibits/seasonal/.

    August 9 –  “Aquarius” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  The last resident of the building refuses to sell her apartment to a construction company that plans to replace it.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/aquarius/.

    August 10 –  Storytime in the Garden at the Hampton-Preston Mansion.  Kids and their parents will enjoy stories and songs in the gazebo in the Mansions Children’s Garden followed by learning and playing historic games.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/storytime-in-the-gardens-2.

    August 10 –  Moonlight Cemetery and Secrets from the Grave Tours at the Elmwood Cemetery.  Come out and learn the history of the markings on the gravestones in the first tour and the history of some of the Columbia locals that have been buried in the cemetery over the last 160 years in the later. For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/moonlight-cemetery-tours?date=04/13/2017.

    August 11 –  Twilight in the Garden: “A Bug’s Life” at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Bring the whole family out for fun evening at the zoo starting with fun in the Splash Zone until dark, then lay out a blanket on the grass for this fun and entertaining movie!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit http://www.riverbanks.org/events/twilight-in-the-garden.shtml.

    August 11 -13 –  Forrest Wood Cup at Dreher Island State Park on Lake Murray. Weigh-ins will be at the Colonial Life Arena with a free concerts each day and a convention all three days at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center with games, seminars by fishing professionals, activities for the kids and adults, and over 100 vendors with outdoor supplies.  For more information call (803) 545-0034 or visit https://www.flwfishing.com/tournaments/2017-08-11-forrest-wood-cup.

    August 12 –  Butcher Paper Dinner at City Roots.  Enjoy an evening of great food, good company, and lots of fun!  For more information call (803) 254-2302 or visit http://www.cityroots.org/events-calendar/2017/8/12/butcher-paper-dinner-series.

    August 12 –  “James Gregory” at the Harbison Theatre.  Known as the “funniest man in America” this clean humored amazing comedian will have you laughing from the time he begins until after you walk out the door.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/james-gregory-funniest-man-america.

    August 12 –  SCE&G Solar Science Saturday at the South Carolina State Museum.  Spend a day at the museum in honor of the coming Solar Eclipse learning about the eclipse, experiencing a hovercraft, having an angular momentum experience, learning how telescopes work with Galileo scopes and more! For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/eclipse/solar-science-saturdays/.

    August 12 –  South Carolina Fatherhood and Male Achievement Conference at the Richland School District 2 Innovation Center.  With over 40% of children in South Carolina being raised without fathers, this conference is for men and boys both t o empower them to be better men and fathers.  For more information call (860) 997-6802 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-sc-fatherhood-and-male-achievement-conference-tickets-32852162703.

    August 12 –  Summer Concert Series: “S.O.S. Band” at Finlay Park.  This is the last concert of the summer, so come out and enjoy this variety band and enjoy one last night of live entertainment under the stars!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/2547.

    August 12 –  Summer Drive-In Movie Series : “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” at the Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce.  This will surely be a fun and exciting event with a fantastic movie in the great outdoors!  For more information call (803) 354-5720 or visit http://www.columbiacvb.com/includes/calendar-of-events/Summer-Drive-In-Series-Rogue-One—A-Star-Wars-Story/51911/.

    August 15 –  Farm to Table Cooking Class with Kristian Niemi at City Roots.  If you want to learn to cook like a chef, here is a chance to learn from an amazing one!  For more information call (803) 254-2302 or visit http://www.cityroots.org/events-calendar/2017/8/15/harvest-dinner-cooking-class-with-kristian-niemi.

    August 15 –  OUT Here Series: “The Watermelon Woman” at the Nickelodeon Theatre.  This is a film about a young Black woman making a video of a about her search for a young Black actress who made films in the 1930s who was known as Watermelon Woman.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/20th-anniversary-the-watermelon-woman/.

    August 15 –  “Tony Hinchcliffe” with “Jeremiah Watkins” & “John Gibson” at the Music Farm.  If you haven’t seen this great comedian, you don’t want to miss this show!  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1488396-tony-hinchcliffe-columbia/.

    August 16 –  “Culture” Featuring “Kenyatta Hill” – 40th Anniversary of “Two Sevens Clash” Album at the Music Farm.  This will be a fun evening that will take you to the islands with their energetic reggae. For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1527170-culture-kenyatta-hill-40th-columbia/.

    August 17 –  “Lil Yachty” – Teenage Tour at the Music Farm.  This talented 19 year old tells of the live of today’s teenagers through rap, pop, and then his own creative sound.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1483091-lil-yachty-teenage-tour-columbia/.

    August 17 –  “Syzygy: The Solar Eclipse Plays” at the Tapps Art Center.  This event will include a series of six 10 minute plays written by South Carolina playwrights in honor of the Total Eclipse.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/syzygy-the-solar-eclipse-plays/.

    August 17 –  World’s Best Champagnes Dinner at Ruth Chris Steak House.  Here is a chance to taste a variety of champagnes and learn how it pairs with a variety of foods.  For more information call (803) 212-6666.

    August 18 –  Wet Sandal Walk at Riverfront Park north off Rivers Drive.  Take a walk along the river, talking about the Canal and it’s important ecological benefit.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    August 18 –  “Ben Kronberg Live” at the Tapps Art Center.  Enjoy an evening of laughter and fun with this well-known comedian.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/ben-kronberg-live/.

    August 18 –  Riot by RoZay Fashion Show at the Harbison Theatre.  Displaying fashions from the up and coming designer RoZay and performances, this will be a fun show to see.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/riot-rozay-fashion-show.

    August 18 –  Historic Water Balloon Battle at the Robert Mills House.  This event will allow participants to cool off while learning about military tactics through history and using what’s learned during the battle, all followed by refreshments and light snacks.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/happy-hour-at-robert-mills-water-balloon-battle.

    August 18 –  “Solar Eclipses: the Dread and the Fascination” at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business.  Dr. Sarbani Basu from Yale University’s Department of Astrology will be presenting information on the known history of solar eclipses and what has been learned about them.  For more information call (803) 777-8105 or visit http://www.physics.sc.edu/eclipselecture.

    August 18 –  Art in the Dark Family Friendly Celebration / Brave Blythewood at Doko Meadows Park in Blythewood.  This family friendly event will include music, food trucks, bounce houses and more!  For more information call (803) 754-0501 or visit https://www.experiencecolumbiasc.com/event/art-in-the-dark/52214/.

    August 18 – 20 –  “The Million Dollar Quartet” at the Town Theatre.  Back for an encore, this Tony Award winning musical about Johnny Cash, Jerry Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Pressley in their only performance together. For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit http://towntheatre.com/million-dollar-quartet/.

    August 18 – 21 –  Total Eclipse Weekend at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  This is the website or location to go to learn about the Eclipse, the viewing path, and the more than 120 eclipse festivals and events.   For more information call (803) 545-0002 or visit http://totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com/about/.

    August 18 – 21 –  Solar Eclipse Totality Party at the South Carolina State Museum.  This weekend long celebration will include eclipse activities, exhibits, and shows all leading up to the once in a lifetime viewing opportunity of a total solar eclipse.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/eclipse/.

    August 18 – 21 –  The Grape Eclipse” at the Mercer House Winery in Lexington.  This will be a weekend filled with wine related activities at the Vineyard, such as a hike through he vineyard with your dog.  For more information call (803) 957-7102 or visit http://totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com/event/the-grape-eclipse-18-21aug2017/.

    August 19 –  Total Eclipse Party at the Red Schoolhouse at Riverfront Park south on Laurel Street.  Enjoy a day out with a chance to learn about the history of the riverfront, plans for connecting existing greenways, and use sidewalk chalk to welcome the upcoming Eclipse visitors.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    August 19 –  “Southern Lights” Laser Light Art Installation on the Congaree River.  This laser art event will begin on this day and be shown for three hours every night over the Congaree River between the Gervais Street bridge and the Blossom Street bridge for an entire decade.  For more information visit http://www.free-times.com/news/local-and-state-news/laser-art-installation-to-light-up-section-of-congaree-river/article_dd0d4d60-5ae2-11e7-a25b-3381cbd5cf9e.html.

    August 19 –  Star Wars Musiclipse Rehearsal at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Since the Philharmonics performance on the 20th is sold out, they are opening up the rehearsal to the public.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=414.

    August 19 –  “Rick Smiley & Friends” at the Township Auditorium.  You will certainly enjoy this wonderfully funny comedian.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    August 19 –  Jailbreak Escape Urban Challenge Run at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.  This is a 3.1 mile obstacle course with obstacles and cross fit style exercises to challenge participants of all fitness levels all to benefit the Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation.  For more information visit http://www.jailbreaklexington.com/jailbreak-escape.html.

    August 19 –  Galactic Explorations – Summertime Saturdays Series at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Come talk with the astronaut characters and learn what the solar eclipse is all about.  For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/galactic-explorations/?for=08-19-2017.

    August 19 –  Haynes Bluegrass at Haynes Auditorium in Batesburg-Leesville.  Enjoy music by the “Sugarloaf Mountain Boys” and “Made in a Shade” at this fun annual event.  For more information call (803) 582-8479 or visit http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.

    August 19 –  Rehearsal for the Total Eclipse at the 12,000 Year History Park in Cayce.  Learn how a solar eclipse takes place, what to expect during the eclipse and how to prepare.  For more information call (803) 322-5636 or visit http://totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com/event/rehearsal-for-the-total-eclipse/.

    August 19 –  EclipseFest 2017: “Hey, Johnny Park: A Tribute to the Foo Fighters” at the Music Farm.  This will be a great evening of music after a very exciting dayFor more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1466861-eclipsefest-hey-johnny-park-columbia/.

    August 19 – 20 –  Congaree Vista Tour starting at the State House.  You’ll have a chance to hear about this historical area of the capital city and how it has transformed over the years to what it is today.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/total-eclipse-weekend-congaree-vista-tour.

    August 19 – 20 –  Main Street Tour on Main Street starting at the State House.  Learn the history of the main road that runs through downtown Columbia, 150 years’ worth of architecture, walk through the first downtown shopping mall, and more!  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/total-eclipse-weekend-main-st-tour-2.

    August 19 and 20 –  Summer Stamp and Postcard Show at Spring Valley High School.  At this event you’ll have the chance to swap with or purchase from dealers, view exhibits, get your own collection evaluated, or even win a door prize.  For more information call (803) 309-2534 or visit http://www.sefsc.org/columbia-stamp-show.html.

    August 20 –  Geology Walk at Riverfront Park north off Rivers Drive.  Join the park rangers in learning about the geology of the riverfront, as well as the Columbia area and where we sit on the Fall Line, and learn how all of this played out in Columbia being situated where it is today.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    August 20 –  Eclipse Eve: “Seventy Six & Sunny”, “The Reggie Sullivan Band”, & Kelly Cheats” at the Music Farm.  Spend your Sunday evening with these great local bands.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1533849-eclipse-eve-columbia/.

    August 20 –  End of Summer Bash with “Dababy”, “NBA Young Boy”, “Blac Youngsta”, & “Kash Doll” at the Township Auditorium.  You will certainly enjoy a fun evening with these great rappers!  For more information call (803) 276-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    August 20 –  Total Eclipse: A Space Odyssey at the Nickelodeon Theater.  A great way to build the excitement about the coming eclipse will be to see a great movie!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/total-eclipse-a-space-odyssey/.

    August 20 –  Eclipse Eve Drive-In Movie: “Escape from Planet Earth” at the Historic Columbia Speedway.  Spend an evening like you did many years ago where you watch a movie from your car enjoying an evening under the stars.  For more information call (803) 665-7620 or visit http://totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com/event/eclipse-eve-drive-in-movie/.

    August 21 –  Eclipse Fest at the Ice House Amphitheater.  Enjoy a day filled with live entertainment by the Kenny George Band, Josh Roberts & the Hinges and Sweet Sweet.  For more information call (803) 3358-7275 or visit http://www.icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    August 21 –  Eclipse Day at EdVenture at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  This will be a fun day for kids, with the chance to party on the patio with games, music, and the chance to see the eclipse, as well as create a solar system mobile, design an eclipse model, make phases of the moon cookies, view a solar eclipse show, and so much more!  For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/eclipse-day-at-edventure/?for=08-21-2017.

    August 21 –  Soda City Eclipse Viewing Festival at the Historic Columbia Speedway.  Come out for a fun day and great eclipse viewing with live entertainment by the local band “Syr”, food trucks, beverages, water slides, art vendors, and cool shade tents!  For more information call (803) 665-7620 or visit http://totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com/venue/historic-columbia-speedway-2/.

    August 21 –  Stargazing at the Melton Memorial Observatory at the University of South Carolina.  Spend the evening of the eclipse viewing the moon and the stars through the 16 inch Cassegrain telescope or other smaller telescopes available.  For more information call (803) 665-7620 or visit http://sc.edu/calendar/uofsc/#/?i=1.

    August 21 –  “Total Eclipse of the Park” STEM Festival and Fireflies Baseball Game at Spirit Communications Park.  At this event you’ll have the chance to enjoy a Fireflies game as well as enjoy the eclipse so come out and support one of the areas minor league baseball teams for the day!  For more information call (803) 726-4487 or visit https://www.milb.com/fireflies/news/total-eclipse-of-the-park-august-21-2017/c-245717032/t-196097278.

    August 21 –  Shadows and Science in the Wilderness Guided Historical Walking Tour at the Congaree National Park.  The guided hikes for the eclipse event are full, but this is always a great place to visit for a hike and to learn more about this amazing old growth bottomlands forest!  For more information call (803) 776-4396 or visit http://totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com/event/shadows-and-science-in-the-wilderness-of-congaree-national-park/.

    August 21 –  Solar Eclipse Low Country Boil and Paella Party at City Roots.  This is a Farm to Table event.  This event will include live entertainment and a cash bar along with the great farm to table foods!  For more information call (803) 301-2328 or visit http://totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com/event/farm-to-table-event-co-august-solar-eclipse-low-country-boil-and-paella-party/.

    August 21 –  Total Eclipse Tailgate at the State Fairgrounds Gate 6.  This is the location to ensure a totally unobstructed view of the eclipse with entertainment and food vendors available.  For more information call (803) 851-4618 or visit http://scstatefair.org/total-eclipse-parking.

    August 21 –  Kayak During the Eclipse on the Congaree River with Carolina Outdoor Adventures.  The trip will begin in Cayce and end in Sandy Run.  For more information call (803) 381-2293.

    August 21 –  Historic Eclipse in the Gardens at the Robert Mills House and Gardens.  Experience this event in historic downtown Columbia in the beautiful gardens where there will be live entertainment, kid’s activities, food and refreshments for purchase, a chance to tour the home, and misting stations to keep you cool.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/historic-eclipse-in-the-gardens.

    August 21 –  Solar Fest West at the West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater.  You’ll enjoy live entertainment at this event location with music by Seventy Six and Sunny” and “Prettier Than Matt” with food trucks, a beer garden, educational stations, games, a cooling station, and even a photo booth.  For more information call (803) 791-1880 or visit http://totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com/event/solar-fest-west/.

    August 21 –  “Demonstration Lunch and Learn” – Summer Eclipse Menu and Viewing at Let’s Cook Culinary Studio.  So spend you day not only enjoying the view of the solar eclipse on the roof, but also learning how to cook some fabulous dishes.  For more information call (803) 348-5874 or visit http://totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com/event/lets-cook-culinary-studio-demonstration-lunch-and-learn/.

    August 21 –  Eclipse Extravaganza at Saluda Shoals Park.  At this location there will be games, activities, exhibits and young scientists will have a chance to participate in hands-on solar activities. For more information call (803) 213-2062 or visit http://totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com/event/eclipse-extravaganza/.

    August 21 –  Total Eclipse Tailgate at Heritage Christian Academy in Lexington.  This location has a big open field and will include fun games and family friendly activities, and snow cones.  For more information call (803) 951-3901 or visit http://totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com/event/total-eclipse-tailgate/.

    August 21 –  “Solar 17” on the Lexington and Irmo park sites of Lake Murray Dam.  Spend your day on the water being sure to take the time to view the solar eclipse, with memorabilia being available at the Lexington Visitors Center.  For more information call (803) 781-5940 or visit https://www.lakemurraycountry.com/things-to-do/events/columbia/solar-17-lake-murray.

    August 21 –  “Solar Eclipse Viewing” at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  This will be a unique place to view the solar eclipse, as you’ll have the chance to see the impact it has on the animals of the park.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit http://totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com/event/visit-riverbanks-zoo-and-garden/.

    August 21 –  Picnic and Solar Eclipse Viewing  at Camp Discovery in Blythewood.  The wide open fields at the Camp will provide prime viewing opportunities, so bring a picnic and the watermelon will be provided by the Camp, and kids will have a chance to make a craft item to commemorate the day, and after viewing a discussion will take place in order to identify what was observed, including the activities of the animals.  For more information call (803) 754-2008 or visit http://blythewoodchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2017-Eclipse-Blythewood-event-brochure-revised-060817.pdf.

    August 21 –  Total Solar Eclipse Program at the Blythewood Library.  This event is for 6 to 12 year olds and will provide an opportunity for them to learn about eclipses, make a creative craft, and watch the event take place.  For more information call (803) 691-9806 or visit http://blythewoodchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2017-Eclipse-Blythewood-event-brochure-revised-060817.pdf.

    August 21 –  Moondoggled! An Eclipse Battle of the Bands at Doko Park in Blythewood.  This will be a fun place to view the eclipse, obtain food from a variety of food truck vendors, and which will also include 5 local bands competing for a $500 prize, all of which have to play their own mix of music that must include a song about the sun or the moon.  For more information visit http://blythewoodchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2017-Eclipse-Blythewood-event-brochure-revised-060817.pdf.

    August 21 –  Viewing the Great American Eclipse at the Lexington County Baseball Stadium.  If you are looking for a great place to view the eclipse, you are free to come to the Stadium.  For more information call (803) 254-3474 or visit http://www.goblowfishbaseball.com/te-collage/.

    August 23 –  CSA Cooking Class with Rachel Hartley at City Roots.  Learn how to cook 4 different eggplant dishes from this registered dietician all while enjoying snacks and wine, tasting of each item made, and then take home the recipe cards and a veggie bag. For more information call (803) 254-2302 or visit http://www.cityroots.org/events-calendar/2017/8/23/csa-cooking-class-with-rachael-hartley.

    August 24 –  “Decades Rewind” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  This entertaining performance will encompass songs from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, with lots of dancing and even theatrics, so don’t miss out on this fun event that will take you back in time.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=413.

    August 24 –  “Moon Taxi” with “Big Something” at the Music Farm.  Take a break from your work week to enjoy an evening of good music and great fun!  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1488264-moon-taxi-columbia/.

    August 24 –  “Montgomery Gentry” with Special Guests “The Grascals” at the Township Auditorium.  Enjoy an evening of good ole country music with this amazing artist.  For more information call (803) 276-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    August 25 –  “Drew Holcombe and the Neighbors” at the Ice House Amphitheater.  See this amazing artist on the Main Stage, or hang out at the Local Stage and see “Prettier than Matt”, “Slim Pickens”, and “The Post-Timey String Band.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://www.icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    August 25 – 31 –  “Good Time” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  When a man’s younger brother lands in jail for a botched bank robbery, the man is desperate to find a way to get his brother out of jail.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/good-time/.

    August 26 –  Children’s Trust Benefit Gala and Silent Auction at the South Carolina State Museum.  This will be a fun evening enjoying live entertainment, great food and refreshments, and a chance to bid on some of the most fabulous auction items all to benefit the Children’s Trust.  For more information call (803) 744-4025 or visit https://scchildren.org/about_us/get_involved/benefit_gala_and_auction/.

    August 27 –  “Antony & Cleopatra” performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company will be shown at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Mark Antony is now in power after Caesar’s assassination but is neglecting his empire because of his love for Cleopatra, leading them both to a tragic end.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/rscs-antony-cleopatra/.

    August 29 –  Grilling Class with Kristian Niemi at City Roots. Learning grilling techniques with a focus on fish and seafood, all while enjoy an appetizer, wine, and a salad with fresh fish, and leave with the recipe cards and grilling instructions.  For more information call (803) 254-2302 or visit http://www.cityroots.org/events-calendar/2017/8/29/grilling-class-with-kristian-niemi.

    August 29 –  Remembering Columbia at the Hampton-Preston Mansion.  Here is your chance to learn about this amazing Mansion and its many uses over 200 years as something other than a family residence and museum. For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/storytime-in-the-gardens-2.

    August 29 –  “Wayne’s World” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Celebrating the 25th anniversary of this classic film, come out and enjoy the show!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/waynes-world-25th-anniversary/.

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