Activities in the Columbia Area – February 6, 2019 – February 26, 2019

     

    ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA

    Wednesday February 6, 2019 through Tuesday February 26, 2019

     

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

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

    Tuesdays –  Toddler Tuesdays at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.   Bring your toddler for seasonal art activities, music, and our sand tray exploration in the Early Learning Classroom.    For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/calendar/calendar.aspx.

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

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

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

    First Thursdays –  First Thursdays on Main Street at the 1200-1700 block of Main Street in downtown Columbia.  The event lasts from 6 pm to 10 pm and is a collaboration of a number of vendors in the area.  For more information call (803) 988-1065 or visit http://firstthursdaysonmain.com/.

    Third Thursdays – Vista Nights offered by the Congaree Visit Guild in the Vista area of downtown Columbia.  This event is a collaboration of vendors offering extended hours and events such as wine and beer tastings, art classes, and more.  For more information call (803) 269-5946 or visit http://www.vistacolumbia.com/vistanights.aspx.

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

    Fridays – Bluegrass and Acoustic Open Stage and Jam at Bill’s Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor on Meeting Street.  Come out and participate or sit back and enjoy the music.  For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit http://www.billsmusicshop.com/.

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

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

    Saturdays –  State House Tours at the South Carolina State House on Gervais Street.  Come tour the most beautiful historic building in the area.  For more information call (803) 734-2430 or visit http://www.scstatehouse.gov/visit.php.

    Saturdays –  Classic Country Music Jamboree and Dancing at Bills Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor on Meeting Street.  Come early and learn two step, country dancing, or couples dancing (no partner required) followed by live entertainment.  For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit http://www.billsmusicshop.com/.

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

    2nd Saturdays – February 9 –   Stop-In-Studios at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Held the 2nd Saturday of every month, visit the Museum and stop by the new studio that will allow you to take the inspiration you gain in your tour through the Museum and create your own masterpiece.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/stop-studios-0

    Through February 9 –  “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night” at the Trustus Theatre.  This 2015 Tony Award winning play tells the story of a 15 year old who is a suspect in the killing of his neighbor’s dog and is determined to solve the mystery of the dogs’ death.  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/the-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time/.

    Through February 16 – Beginners Bellydance at the M.A.C. of the Tapp’s Art Center.  If you’ve been intrigued by the art of belly dancing, you’ll want to come try out this beginners class!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/tiny-coven-dance-beginners-workshop/.

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

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

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

    February 6 –  Beginning Cross Stitch at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This class will help those who have wanted to learn the art of cross stitch to know where to begin!  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/art-class-beginning-cross-stitch.

    February 6 –  February Harvest Dinner at City Roots.  You’ll enjoy a fabulous family style 4-course farm to table dinner with seasonal ingredients from local farmers and artisans with a complimentary cocktail and wine pairings!  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit https://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/2/11/february-harvest-dinner.

    February 6 –  Plarn Crochet at the Columbia Art Center.  Learn how to crochet with plarn while making portable sleeping mats for the homeless of our area.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/February%202019%20web%20sheet%201.update.pdf

    February 6 –  “Beasts of the Southern Wild” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  A six year old girl who lives in a bayou community cut off from the world by a levee uses her optimism and imagination to help keep her world in order, until a horrible storm changes her world and she has to find a way to repair her world.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/beasts-of-the-southern-wild/.

    February 6 – 17 –  “The Revolutionists” at The Center for Performance Experiment on the USC Campus.  In this comedy by award winning playwright Lauren Gunderson, a group of courageous women find themselves banding together during the French Revolution to fight for their rights.  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/theatre/productions/center_for_performance_experiment/revolutionists.php.

    February 7 –  World of Creativity: African American Culture at the Columbia Art Center.  Take a few hours on your Thursday evening to immerse yourself in the African American culture through hands on activities, viewing art and sweet grass basket making, and learn some of its history.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3582.

    February 7 –  Data Driven Marketing at the USC Alumni Center Grand Ballroom on Senate Street.  Learn about marketing trends and discuss strategies with a renowned marketing expert and a leader in the advertising industry. For more information visit http://go2.spectrumreach.com/Columbia_DataDrivenMarketing_EvanCarroll.

    February 7 – 16 –  “Thirst for Life” at On Stage Productions.  This is the story of girl who is sent to live with her aunt and cousins in the Louisiana bayou after her father is deployed overseas and her mother dies and she hopes she’s found a place to call home, but there is something eerie in the dark cypress swamp.  For more information call (803) 351-6751 or visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=88235.

    February 7 – 17 –  “Waiting for Godot”  at the Center for Performance Experiment on the USC Campus.  You’ll meet two vagabonds in this hilarious, but moving performance. For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/theatre/productions/center_for_performance_experiment/godot.php.

    February 7 – March 1 –  “The Crystal Cave” works by Thomas the Younger at the Tapp’s Art Center.  This is a semi-autobiographical exhibit about this artists journey to learning his craft, as well as his activism, and how his life’s journey became the crystal cave used by Merlin in the book by Mary Stewart, with an opening reception on the evening of the 7th.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/the-crystal-cave-works-by-thomas-the-younger/.

    February 7 – March 1 –  “The Beautiful Lie – An Installation by 6ixx and Sunday Morning” at the Tapp’s Art Center.  This collaborative works by these two artists is intended to create a discussion about socially accepted norms and truths.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/the-beautiful-lie-an-installation-by-6ixx-and-sunday-morning/.

    February 8 –  The Mothers Lovey Dovey Sketch Show in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Come out and enjoy a fun show that will certainly fill you with laughter!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/the-mothers-lovey-dovey-sketch-show-at-tapps/.

    February 8  Knee High Naturalist: Tremendous Tortoises at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Take your 2 to 5 year old to the Zoo and give them a chance to see firsthand the wonderful Galapagos Tortoises!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    February 8 –  Parents Night Out at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Drop your children ages 4 to 12 off for an evening of art and fun that will include a pizza dinner while you enjoy some quality time with your special someone!  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/parents-night-out.

    February 8 –  FreedomFest presents Girls Night Out: Paint & Sip in the Fountain Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  This opportunity is for mature women only and will give you a chance to do an abstract of a handsome male model!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/freedomfest-presents-girls-night-out-paint-sip/.

    February 8 –  “Cold War” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  In the ruins of post-war Poland, a couple fall in love and dream of escaping to the West, but when they get their chance, their decision changes their lives forever.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/cold-war/.

    February 8 –  “James Taylor and his All-Star Band” with Special Guest “Bonnie Raitt” at the Colonial Life Arena.  Two of America’s all-time favorite musical artists will most assuredly provide you with one tremendous show! For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/james-taylor-and-his-all-star-band.

    February 8 –  The Future Leaders of Hip Hop Black History Musical Festival at the Township Auditorium.  Included at this event will be Tokyo Jetz, Lil Baby, Young Nudy, and more! For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    February 8 – 9 –  “Eddie Griffin” at the Comedy House.  Enjoy an evening filled with laughter with his exceptional comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    February 8 – 10 –  Orchids on the Riverbanks Festival at the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens.  The South Carolina Orchid Society and the Ikebana International Chapter 182 have joined with the Zoo’s Botanical Gardens to present a beautiful orchid show with experts on site to provide you with advice on growing your own.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    February 8 – 10 –  Columbia Boat Show at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  If you are in the market for a boat or anything that goes along with boating, you’ll want to be sure to pay a visit to this show!  For more information visit https://www.columbiaboatshow.com/.

    February 8 – 17 –  “Heather’s The Musical” at On Stage Productions.  This story is about a smart, beautiful misfit who works her way to being a part of the most powerful high school clique until she falls in love with the very handsome new boy, which has her kicked out of the clique.  For more information call (803) 351-6751 or visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=89817.

    February 9 –  Murders and Mysteries Walking Tour of Downtown Lexington meeting at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Here is a chance to learn some of the history of Lexington and some of the history including murders, crimes, and trials that occurred on Main Street in the 19th and early 20th Centuries.  For more information call (803) 359-8369 or visit http://lexingtoncountymuseum.org/events/.

    February 9 –  “Akeelah and the Bee” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of an 11 year old girl who, against the objections of her mother, enters a number of spelling bees and unites a community who help her on her way to a chance to be in the National Spelling Bee.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/akeelah-and-the-bee/.

    February 9 –  Cupid’s Chase at Maxcy Gregg Park off of Blossom Street.  This event to benefit those with disabilities will offer the opportunity for anyone willing to walk, run, or roll to enter!  For more information call (803) 750-8998 or visit https://www.comop.org/cupidschase/.

    February 9  –  Healing Lens Photography Workshop at the Big Red Barn Retreat Center in Blythewood.  Learn how to see the world differently and even heal through the lens of a camera . . . any camera, with classes being free for military and their family and by donation from all others.  For more information call (704) 840-9008 or visit https://www.thebigredbarnretreat.org/healinglenses.

    February 9 –  Tyke Hikes: Towering Trees at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  This event for 2 to 5 year olds will help them learn a little about the trees that surround us.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    February 9 –  Starting Seeds Indoors at Wingards Nursery.  If you want to learn how to start your garden seedlings in doors to give them a head start, here is the workshop that will help you get started.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/starting-seeds-indoors-workshop/.

    February 9 –  Night at the Museum – Astronomy at the South Carolina State Museum.  This family friendly event will allow you to spend the night in the Museum among the exhibits and have the opportunity to view the night sky, as well as hands on activities, a pizza dinner, a morning 4-D movie experience, a continental breakfast with coffee, and a chance to shop in the Cotton Mill Exchange.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/night-sc-state-museum/.

    February 9 –  Columbia Design League presents Meet the Designer: Bull Street by Bus at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Here is a chance for you to take a tour of the former State Hospital grounds to see what is in store for the future development!  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/columbia-design-league-presents-meet-designer-bullstreet-bus.

    February 9 –   Stop-In-Studios at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Held the 2nd Saturday of every month, visit the Museum and stop by the new studio that will allow you to take the inspiration you gain in your tour through the Museum and create your own masterpiece.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/stop-studios-0.

    February 9 –  Getting the Most from your DSLR Camera at the Columbia Art Center.  Here is a chance to learn more about that DSLR camera you have to help you take better photographs!  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/February%202019%20Workshop%20pg2.pdf.

    February 9 –  “My Best Friends Wedding” at the Harbison Theater.  What better way to spend a few hours than enjoying this fun movie!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/my-best-friends-wedding.

    February 9 –  “Symphonie Fantastique” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  The South Carolina Philharmonic is ready to show you an evening filled with yet another great chamber event!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=615.

    February 9 –  “Lil Duval” at the Township Auditorium.  Bringing some great hip hop music to town that will have you dancing in your seat! For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    February 9 – 24 –  Disney’s “Alladin, Jr.” at the Village Square Theatre.  Based on the animated film, you will most certainly enjoy this show some of our local youth have worked hard to create for you!  For more information call (803) 359-1436 or visit http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com/tickets.html.

    February 10 –  Second Sunday Scroll: African American Historic Sites starting at the Gift Shop at the Robert Mills House.  You’ll explore houses, businesses, and other important African American historic sites on this tour.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-02/second-sunday-roll-african-american-historic-sites.

    February 10 –  Kerwin Claiborn at the Comedy House.  Enjoy some time relaxing and enjoying some comedy before your work week begins.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    February 10 –  Mad Hatter Tea Party at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Bring the kids out in their favorite hats for a fun tea party with games, activities, hot chocolate, and a visit from a special rabbit friend!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    February 10 –  Gallery Tour: Cornerstones of the Collection at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Take a tour through the Museum and see some of the greatest pieces in the museum including Botticelli, Monet, & Worhol, and the first piece ever purchased by the Museum and learn how the newly designed Museum is organized.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-cornerstones-collection-4.

    February 10 – 23 –  2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Here is a chance for you to see the short films that have been nominated for an Oscar this year that include animation, live action, and documentary!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/2019-oscar-nominated-short-films/.

    February 11 –  New Volunteer Orientation at the Seibels House.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out Historic Columbia with tours, gardening, programs, etc. and are willing to donate at least 9 hours a month, you’ll want to attend this event.  For more information call (803) 1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-02/new-volunteer-orientation.

    February 11 & 25 – Print Making Basics at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This 2 part class will teach you a variety of printmaking techniques and how to create designs to print.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/art-class-printmaking-basics.

    February 12 –  Unique and Special Needs Night at the South Carolina State Museum.  This event is just for those with unique and special needs to enjoy the museum in a safe and understanding environment.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/unique-and-special-needs-night-paddington-bear/.

    February 12 –  Songversation: Singer/Songwriter, Jacob Pincos Brings his Awesome Sauce in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  This young man from Spring Valley High School will wow you with his incredible talent and will be one for us all to watch rise to fame so come out and see this talented young man!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/singer-songwriter-jacob-pickos-brings-his-awesome-sauce/.

    February 12 –  “Supa Modo” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  See how a village helps make a terminally ill 9-year old who creates fantasy to escape the harsh reality of life, and helps make her dream of becoming a superhero come true.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/supa-modo/.

    February 12 –  Unique and Special Needs Night – Paddington Bear at the South Carolina State Museum.  This evening is set aside for school groups and families with unique and special needs loved ones to come out and enjoy the museum in a safe and understanding environment.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/unique-and-special-needs-night-paddington-bear/.

    February 12 – 15 –  USC Dance Company Spring Concert at Drayton Hall.  Enjoy a show filled with a variety of dance forms performed by some of the University’s most incredible dancers!  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/dance/performances/usc_dance_company/index.php.

    February 13 –  Down Under with Columbia Craft Beer Week at the Equitable Arcade Building at 1332 Main Street.  Here is a chance to see Columbia’s Underground that was open during 1972 through 1974 as you enjoy craft beer, wine, food tasting, live music and an art display, with tickets being given away for the World Beer Festival.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 ext. 12 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-02/down-under-columbia-craft-beer-week.

    February 13 –  “Wilmington on Fire” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of how on November 10, 1898 in Wilmington North Carolina “an armed mob of Democrat-backed white supremacists opened fire on African American neighborhoods, slaughtering hundreds and driving thousands out of the city for good” and the research and rare photos found by the director, as well as stories from historians and descendants of the victims.   For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/wilmington-on-fire/.

    February 13 – 17 –  “Tyler Craig”  at the Comedy House. Enjoy an evening of fun and laughter with this talented comedian.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    February 14 –  Amore Under the Stars at the South Carolina State Museum.  Celebrate a romantic evening at the Museum with a beautiful view of the stars, a planetarium experience, a shag demonstration, food and special desserts, a champagne bar, a souvenir champagne flute, specialty cocktails, and a romantic tour through the Museum.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/amore/.

    February 14 –  36 Questions at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Bring your partner our for what is sure to be a fun and entertaining Valentine’s Day evening as you see what exactly you really know about each other!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/36-questions/.

    February 14 –  Bingo Senior Social at the Busby Community Center on Busby Street.  Offered the second Thursday of every month, seniors will have the chance to enjoy fun activities, games, and surprises!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3581.

    February 14 –  “Love Jones” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Spend your Valentine’s Day with this classic romance story!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/love-jones/.

    February 14 – 17 –  “Medea’s Farewell Tour” at the Township Auditorium.  Everyone loves Medea, so don’t miss the chance to enjoy this last live performance filled with humor and fun!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    February 15 –  Pickleball Tournament at Seven Oaks Park.  This adult tournament will include men’s and women’s doubles as well as mixed doubles.  For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/pickleball-tournament-0.

    February 15 –  Remembering the Past, Shaping the Future at the Booker Washington Heights Community Action Center on Grant Street.  This free family event is in celebration of Black History Month and will include dancing, poetry, music, and more!  For more information call (803) 255-8161 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3585.

    February 15 –  AstroKids Space Party at the South Carolina State Museum.  This event for AstroKid members will include a special Planetarium show, Cosmic Collision hover craft fun, rocket launching, astronaut ice cream, night sky observing from the Boeing Observatory (weather permitting) and much more including snacks and refreshments.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/astrokids-space-party/.

    February 15 – 16 –  “Love is Love Cabaret” at Lula Drake.  Trustus Theatre is taking their Valentine’s cabaret to this Wine Parlour so you can enjoy sipping wine while you enjoy a show filled with music with the theme of love and romance so bring that special one out for a evening of fun.  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/love-is-love-is-love/.

    February 16 –  World Beer Festival at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  With over 50 beer vendors, you will most certainly enjoy the chance to discover tasting new and different brews, with several food vendors on hand.  For more information visit https://www.worldbeerfestival.com/columbia/.

    February 16 –  Saturday Stroll: Civil War Sites at the Robert Mills Carriage House.  Learn about the Columbia area in the early stages of the Civil War, about the fire on February 17, 1865 that destroyed 30 percent of the cities structures, and see how many stars are on the State House where cannon balls hit.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-02/saturday-roll-civil-war-sites.

    February 16 –  Creating Rope Bowls at the Columbia Art Center.  Learn how to use a fabric embellished rope bowl but will require attendees to bring a sewing machine, fabric, and size 14 needles.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/February%202019%20Workshop%20pg2.pdf.

    February 16 –  Guitar Gala at Dupree Catering at 316 Senate Street.  Enjoy an evening of great food, wine tasting, comedy, and a variety of guitar and other music with proceeds to benefit the upcoming local Southern Guitar Festival and Competition.   For more information visit http://southernguitarfest.com/.

    February 16 –  African American Genealogy Workshop at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History at State Park off of Parklane Road.  Here is a chance for African Americans to enjoy a genealogy workshop that focuses on pre and post emancipation resources.  For more information call (803) 896-4339 or visit https://scarchivesandhistoryfoundation.org/2019/01/09/african-american-genealogy-workshop/.

    February 17 –  Day Camp – Creating Conductive Dough at the South Carolina State Museum.  This day camp for kids ages 6 to 12 will include them learning how to create conductive dough and then how to create a circuit and light up LED’s with it.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/education/day-camps/.

    February 17 –  Dollar Sunday: Mann-Simmons Site at the Mann-Simmons Site at 1403 Richland Street.  Spend a dollar a enjoy learning about the history of this historic African American family and the impact they had on Columbia.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-02/dollar-sunday-mann-simons-site.

    February 17 –  Smoke and Beer Festival at City Roots.  One of the areas favorite festivals, you’ll have a chance to sample dishes made by local chef’s that will either include beer as a secret ingredient or use beer as a pairing as they compete for the grand prize, and attendees will also have access to purchase beers from a variety of breweries from the Carolinas and Georgia, as well as food by F2T Productions, and cigars rolled on site!  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit https://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/2/17/45b9x3naasfq7jc13d8mky840mo7jw.

    February 17 –  Black History Month Basketball Tournament at Greenview Park.  Columbia Mayor, Steve Benjamin, Columbia Parks & Recreation, and several public safety agencies have joined together to help build strong and lasting relationships between youth the community so come out and be a part of this chance to make a difference in the lives of local youth!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3588.

    February 17 –  “A French Toast” at the Harbison Theatre.  Presented by the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra, you’ll enjoy a show filled with music created by some of the most famous French composers.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/lake-murray-symphony-orchestra-presents-french-toast.

    February 18 –  Presidents Day Camp at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Children will learn about the history of presidents, the past presidents, enjoy arts and crafts, music and more with a snack provided.  For more information visit https://www.edventure.org/columbia/calendar.

    February 18 –  President’s Day Tours: Woodrow Wilson Family Home at 1705 Hampton Street.  Touring the only presidential site in South Carolina is the perfect way to spend President’s Day!  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-02/presidents-day-tours-woodrow-wilson-family-home.

    February 18 –  “The Wizard of Oz” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Presented by Broadway in Columbia, you’ll enjoy this fun classic story that the entire family will enjoy!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=602.

    February 19 –  Hillman the Game Kickstarter Launch Party at Writers Block at the Tapp’s Art Center.  This table top game is the first created by In All Series-Ness is raising money in order to complete production, so come out for what is sure to be a fun night of game playing with cooks on hand to make food available, House of Harley broadcasting live and Open Mic ready for anyone to take the stage!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/hillman-the-game-kickstarter-launch-party-at-the-writers-block/.

    February 19 –  “We the Animals” at the Nickelodeon Theater. Based on the celebrated novel by Justin Torres, this is a coming of age story in the midst of volatile parental love.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/we-the-animals/.

    February 20 –  Lippan Painting at the Columbia Art Center.  You’ll learn this traditional mural craft used by the people of Kutch India that was used to help bring joy and beauty to their generally harsh lives.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/February%202019%20Workshop%20pg2.pdf.

    February 20 –  “The People Under the Stairs” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the tale of how a young boy breaks into the home of his parents “greedy and uncaring landlord” only to discover they have children locked in the basement and his discovery of their daughter who has been spared. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-people-under-the-stairs/.

    February 20 –  Wild Out Improv at the Comedy House.  If you think you’re a comic, you may want to sign up for this show, or just come out and see some of the areas up and coming comedians!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    February 21 –  Columbia’s Got Talent at the Comedy House.  If you think you’ve got a talent that could win the nights competition give them a call or if just want to enjoy seeing what talent is in the area, come on out and enjoy the show!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    February 21 –  “Nickelus F Live with Mike Millions, Ran Bruce, and Chadd Downing” at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Spend an evening enjoy R&B and rap music and entertainment!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/nickelus-f-live-w-mike-millions-ran-bruce-and-chadd-downing/.

    February 21 –  “Three Dog Night” at the Township Auditorium.  You will certainly take a walk down memory lane with this iconic group with songs like Joy to the World, Shambala, and Pieces of April.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    February 21 –  USC Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart: Symphony No. 40 at the Koger Center.  You’ll enjoy a wonderful evening of beautiful chamber music with the talented artists of the USC Symphony!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=608.

    February 21 – March 2 –  “The Wolves” at Longstreet Theatre.  This story which was a 2017 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for drama tells a “brutally honest portrait of adolescent life on a high school girls’ soccer team”.  For more information call (803) 777-6350 or visit https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/theatre/productions/main_stage/wolves.php.

    February 22 –  “Fleetwood Mac” at the Colonial Life Arena.  You’ll spend an evening filled with great music by this classic rock band that will certainly take you on a walk down memory lane with songs that will include Go Your Own Way and Gold Dust Woman.  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/fleetwood-mac.

    February 22 –  “The Isley Brothers” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  This will be one great show you won’t want to miss!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=686.

    February 22 – 24 –  “The Vagina Monologues” at the Tapp’s Art Center.  For both women and men alike, come out and enjoy what is a fun yet touching show with proceeds to benefit Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/the-vagina-monologues-2019/.

    February 22 – 24 –  “The Cunning Little Vixen” by Janacek at Drayton Hall.  The USC School of Music has prepared this wonderful Opera that will certainly amaze you!  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/music/ensembles/opera_at_usc/index.php.

    February 22 – 24 –  “Corey Holcomb” at the Comedy House.  Enjoy an evening filled with laughter with this talented comedian!   For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    February 22 – March 2 –  “Cost of Living” at the Trustus Theatre.  Having won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for drama, you’ll not want to miss this powerful show!  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/cost-of-living/.

    February 23 –  Indoor Yard Sale at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin.  Here is a chance for you to clean out the stuff you’ve collected or come out and see what those who have are offering at a bargain price!  For more information call (803) 345-6181 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/indoor-yard-sale-0.

    February 23 –  Superhero Saturday at the South Carolina State Museum.  Put on your favorite superhero costume and come see the new Hall of Hero’s exhibit at the Museum.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/upcoming-events/.

    February 23 –  Adult Garden Workshop: Succulent Containers at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  In this workshop you’ll have a chance to create your own centerpiece using a variety of succulent plants and learning other creative ways to use these plants!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    February 23 –  Dragon Sculpture Workshop at the Columbia Art Center.  Here is a chance for you to tap into your imagination and create from clay the “dragon of your dreams”.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/February%202019%20Workshop%20pg2.pdf.

    February 23 –  Family Astronomy Workshop at the South Carolina State Museum.  Here is a chance to either learn how to use the telescope you have to navigate the night sky or learn how to use one and get expert advice on purchasing one! For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/observatory/family-astronomy-workshops/.

    February 23 –  Shuckin’ on the Shoals Festival at Saluda Shoals Park.  This day long event will include a 5K walk/run, a 5K two man relay, a 1 mile family fun walk, and an evening oyster roast that will include plenty of roasted oysters, live music, food trucks, craft beer, raffles and prize drawings.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/shuckin%E2%80%99-shoals-festival-%E2%80%93-shuckin%E2%80%99-runnin%E2%80%99.

    February 23 –  “Stress Fractures with fk mt., Shin Guard, and Lipids” at the Space Hall of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Spend an evening enjoying grunge music by these talented groups!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/stress-fractures-w-fk-mt-shin-guard-and-lipids-at-space-hall/.

    February 23 –  “Mountain View” at the Haynes Auditorium in Leesville.  Enjoy an evening filled with bluegrass music by these talented musicians, and if you’d like, come early to join in the jam session.  For more information visit http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.

    February 23 –  “Viva Momix” at the Harbison Theatre.  If you’ve never seen them before, you will be in for a treat as this show is filled with incredible physical artistry!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/viva-momix.

    February 23 –  WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania at the Colonial Life Arena.  For the wrestling fans out there, you’ll enjoy a show that will include AJ Styles, The Miz, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Jeff Hardy, Shinsuke Nakamura, and many more!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/wwe-live-wrestlemania.

    February 24 –  “Rock of Ages” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Spend an evening enjoying music from the 80’s in an incredible show in this production by Broadway in Columbia.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=603.

     

     

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