ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA for 2/8 – 2/28/2017

    In the Columbia area there are many exciting events to attend such as Seussical the Musical, Jr.”, Monster Jam, and the Guitar Gala. There are also events that occur each week every month such as Kids Cook and the City Roots Farmers Market.

    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 February 11 –  “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” at the Columbia Marionette Theater.  Children and their adults alike will enjoy this wonderful tale!  For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit http://cmtpuppet.org/shows/the-wonderful-wizard-of-oz/.

    Through February 12 –  “Seussical the Musical, Jr.” at the Village Square Theater.  All of your favorite Seuss characters will come to life on stage in this amazing and fun production!  For more information call (803) 359-1436 or visit http://villagesquaretheatre.com/.

    Through February 18 –  “Marcus, or the Secret of Sweet” at the Trustus Theatre.  This coming of age story about a 16 year old gay male just days before Hurricane Katrina hits will put you on an emotional roller coaster.  For more information call (803) 254-9732 ext. 1 or visit https://trustus.org/event/marcus-or-the-secret-of-sweet/.

    Through February 19 –  “From Page to Person: An Exploration of the Character” at the Columbia Museum of Art.  See the created sketches and designs of local middle and high school students and take the opportunity to try on one of their period-inspired costumes.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/exhibitions/page-person.

    Through February 19 –  “Cut! Costume and the Cinema” at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll have the chance to see 43 period costumes from 26 different films that cover five centuries.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/exhibitions/cut.

    Through February 27 –  Black Stories at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This series will be free to all who attend in order to bring our together to learn about key chapters in history, honor Black leaders, reflect on current challenges that face all of us, and discover those who inspire us.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/series/black-stories/.

    Through February 28 –  “South Carolina and the Great War” at the South Carolina State Museum.  Learn how World War I impacted South Carolina.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/changing-exhibits/south-carolina-great-war/.

    Through March 4, 2017 –  Sensory Sunday at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  One the first Sunday of each month, children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sensory processing differences will have the opportunity to enjoy the museum in a safe and accepting environment and enjoy interactive, hands on activities.  For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/sensory-sunday/?for=07-03-2016.

    Through March 5 –  Sound and Vision at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This new music documentary, in partnership with DRIP records, you’ll experience screening of both repertory and contemporary music docs, with local bands performing life before each film. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/series/sound-vision/.

    Through March 12 –  “Psychedelic Design: Rock Posters from the Mel Byers Collection (1966-1971) at the Columbia Museum of Art.  See the works of this Columbia native that is vastly different from other rock poster artists of the late 1960’s.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/exhibitions/psychedelic-design.

    Through March 12 –  “Spoken: Making Maps: The Art of James Williams” at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In his works, the artist creates a “map” of his surroundings using graphic representations of his spatial reality.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/exhibitions/spoken-1./

    Through April 8 –  “Holocaust Remembered” at the McKissick Museum.  This exhibition of 24 panels traces the history of World War II and the Nazi’s intended extermination of the Jews with special focus on South Carolinians who played a significant role in liberating the concentration camps and some of the families who immigrated to South Carolina.  For more information call (803) 777-7251 or visit http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum/holocaust-remembered.

    Through May 6 –  “Black Medicine/White Bodies: An Investigation of Yellow Fever Epidemics in Charleston 1854-1871” at the McKissick Museum.  This exhibition focuses on the role of the African American healers of the Lowcountry.  For more information call (803) 777-7251 or visit http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum/black-medicinewhite-bodies-investigation-yellow-fever-epidemics-charleston-1854-1871.

    February 8 – “Rams” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Two brothers from a remote area of Iceland haven’t spoken in 40 years, but come together to save their sheep!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/rams/.

    February 9 –  Happily Ever After at the Kings Grant Club.  Enjoy an evening of entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and open bar with proceeds to benefit the Columbia Children’s Theater.  For more information call (803) 651-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/happily-ever-after/.

    February 9 –  Holiday Creations – Valentine’s Traditions at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  This adult cooking class is the perfect opportunity to learn to cook special treats for those on your Valentine list.  For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://edventure.org/events/holiday-creations-valentines-edition/?for=02-09-2017.

    February 9 – 11 & 14 –  Reginald Ballard at the Comedy House.  Fill your evening with fun and laughter by this great comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit http://comedyhouse.us/bruh-man/.

    February 9 – 12 –  “Annie Jr.” at the On Stage Performance Center in West Columbia.  For more information call (803) 351-6751 or visit http://www.onstagesc.com/Shows.html.

    February 10 –  “Some Kind of Hate: A Night of Supernatural Happenings” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  A bullied teenager sent to a reform school who accidentally summons the spirit of a girl who was also bullied and takes revenge on his tormenters.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/some-kind-of-hate/.

    February 10 – 11 – Monster Jam at the Colonial Life Arena.  You’ll see amazing trucks and their drivers, such as the Carolina Crusher, the War Wizard, the Stinger, the Fullboar, and the Master of Disaster in this fun and crazy event!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/monster-jam.php?eventid=99&showtimeid=149.

    columbia-boat-showFebruary 10 – 12 –  Columbia Boat Show at the South Carolina Fairgrounds.  If you are in the market for a new boat for pleasure, fresh or salt water fishing, or even skiing, you’ll want to check out this event!  For more information visit http://www.columbiaboatshow.com/.

    February 10 – 19 –  “SOME GIRL(S)” at Workshop Theater.  Often when a young man is engaged and about to get married . . . he gets nervous  . . . and starts calling old girlfriends in search of the perfect girl . . . that he has already broken up with!  For more information call (803) 799-4876 or visit http://www.workshoptheatre.com/shows.html#season.

    February 11 –  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.

    February 11 –  Smoke and Beer Festival at City Roots.  You’ll find tastings from eight different local restaurants, as well as craft beer from South Carolina and Georgia all while enjoying live entertainment by Ashes of Old Ways and Tom Hall and the Plow Boys.  For more information call (803) 254-2302 or visit http://www.cityroots.org/events-calendar/2017/2/11/smoke-and-beer-festival.

    February 11 –  Palladium Society Annual Chili Cook-off  at the Music Farm.  Here is your chance for all you can eat great chili and all you can drink cold beer and wine while enjoy live entertainment!  For more information call (803) 252-7742 ext. 15 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/chili.

    February 11 –  Family Fun in the Garden: Fairy and Gnome Tea Party at the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens.  Kids ages 3 to 10 will enjoy a tea party in the woods, with crafts, games, and a story!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit http://www.riverbanks.org/education/family-programs.shtml.

    February 11 –  Guitar Gala at Michael’s Café and Catering.  Enjoy an elegant evening of dining while being serenaded by some of the best classical, jazz, and Latin American guitarists in the State, in addition to the chance to bid on silent auction items.  For more information call (803) 726-2233 or visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2712424.

    February 11 –  Valentine’s Cinema: “An Affair to Remember”  at the Harbison Theatre in Irmo.  Start your evening with a dessert and champagne reception in the lobby and then sit down with your loved one to enjoy Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in this classic film. For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit http://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/valentines-cinema-affair-remember.

    February 11 –  “Lil Uzi Vert” at the Township Auditorium.  This upcoming hip artist will take you on a futuristic rap journey!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    February 12 –  “Steve Wannamaker” at the Comedy House.  Ok folks, here is your chance to support one of our own entertainers and comedian from North, South Carolina and he is guaranteed to make you laugh!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit http://comedyhouse.us/steve-wannamaker/.

    February 12 –  African American Heritage Sites Tour at the Robert Mills Carriage House.  Take a bus tour around the city to see some of the significant sites around the city, to homes, businesses, cemeteries, and other sites important to the African American community.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/african-american-heritage-sites-tour.

    February 12 –  “Katt Williams” at the Colonial Life Arena.  Back with more rap to fill your evening!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/katt-williams.php?eventid=103&showtimeid=155.

    February 13 –  Harvest Dinner at City Roots Farm.  Enjoy a harvest feast with a four-course farm to table dinner with a welcome cocktail and wine parings.  For more information call (803) 254-2302 or visit http://www.cityroots.org/events-calendar/2017/2/6/february-harvest-dinner.

    February 14 –  Lunch and Learn- Neither Citizen nor Slave: Free Black Columbians Before the Civil War at the Mann Simmons Site.  Learn about the lives of free peoples of color living and working in Columbia before the Civil War in this Black History Month program.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/lunch-learn-honoring-black-history-month.

    February 14 –  “Shakespeare in Love” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  When a young Shakespeare is out of ideas and out of cash meets his ideal woman, he is inspired to create one of his most famous masterpieces.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/shakespeare-in-love/.

    February 14 –  Songversation Presents Singer/Songwriter “Michael Miller” at the Skyline Room at the Tapps Art Center.  He’s an oil painter, composter, folk singer, and recording artist and his eclectic taste in music will provide something for everyone who attends!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/songversation-presents-singersongwriter-michael-miller/.

    February 14 –  “If Loving You Is Wrong” at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Enjoy an enchanted evening starting with a romantic talk about the “Cut! Costume and the Cinema” exhibit, followed by a catered chicken cordon blue dinner, wine, and chocolate for dessert!  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/happenings/if-loving-you-wrong.

    February 14 – 15 –  “Riverdance” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Back by popular demand, this tremendous Irish dance group is celebrating their 20th year and will absolute take your breath away! For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=368.

    February 15 –  Guided Walking Tour: Civil War Battle Anniversary meeting at the Cayce Tennis Center in Cayce.  During this two mile hike you’ll hear stories of the Civil War Battle at Congaree Creek to include civilian and soldier accounts of what happened during the Burning of Columbia.  For more information call (803) 765-2200 or send an email to sheila@riveralliance.org.

    February 15 – 18 – USC Dance Company Spring Contemporary Concert at Drayton Hall at the University of South Carolina.  Come out and support these amazing dancers from USC.  For more information call (803) 777-2551 or visit http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/dance/usc-dance-company-spring-concert-drayton-hall-theatre-1.

    February 15 – 19 –  “Doo Doo Brown” at the Comedy House.  This amazing comedian is guaranteed to provide you with an evening of laughter and fun!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit http://comedyhouse.us/doo-doo-brown/.

    February 16 –  Women of Influence Dinner at the Capital City Club.  Bring the women who have influenced your life out for an evening of wonderful food and wine, beautiful music, inspiring speakers, and amazing silent auction items with proceeds to benefit Sistercare.  For more information call (803) 331-9960 or visit http://waybeyondordinary.com/WOI.

    February 17 – 23 –  “The Salesman” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This film, nominated for the 2017 Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film, is the story of a couple whose relationship began to deteriorate during their performance of “The Death of a Salesman”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-salesman/.

    February 17 –  “Abbey Road Live! Beatles Tribute” at the Music Farm.  Take a trip down memory lane as you are serenaded with songs produced by everyone’s favorite historical rock group!  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1413280-abbey-road-live-beatles-columbia/.

    February 18 –  National Engineers Week Open House at the Swearingen Engineering Center of the University of South Carolina at 315 Main Street.  For more information visit http://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/engineering_and_computing/outreach/eweek/.

    February 18 –  Dutch Fork Choral Society Fundraiser at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Chapin.  Enjoy an evening filled with great music, to include Broadway selections, scrumptious desserts, libations, raffles, and lots of fun!  For more information call (803) 318-0488 or visit http://www.dutchforkchoralsociety.com/typesetter/.

    February 18 –  Columbia Blues Festival at the Township Auditorium.  Artists presenting at this delightful event include Bishop Bullwinkle, Sir Charles Jones, Lenny Williams, and more!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/.

    February 19 –  “One Night Stand” at the Township Auditorium.  This event will star Tank, KCI & JoJo, 112, & Calvin Richardson.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/.

    February 19 –  “Sophie and the Rising Sun” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Being presented on The Day of Remembrance, this story centered in 1941 South Carolina, tells about two interracial lovers who get “swept up in the tide of history”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/sophie-and-the-rising-sun/.

    February 19 – 21 – National Engineering Days at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Kids will learn about the field of Engineering with fun STEM activities.  For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://edventure.org/events/national-engineering-days/?for=02-19-2017.

    February 20 –  President’s Day Camp at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  If you have to work, drop your kids off for a day of fun activities.  For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://edventure.org/events/presidents-day-camp/?for=02-20-2017.

    February 21 –  “Deconstruction of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  In this presentation you will learn about the history behind the music of this famous album and the creative process the Beatles used in performing and recording it, all which will leave you amazed.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/deconstructing-the-beatles-sgt-pepper/.

    February 21 –  Lunch & Learn- Absolute Slaves: Race, Law, and Society in Antebellum South Carolina at the Mann Simmons Site.  Learn about the common law definition of race and its relation to social and political thought in antebellum society in this Black History Month presentation.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/lunch-learn-honoring-black-history-month.

    February 21 –  “ZZ Top” at the Township Auditorium.  You don’t want to miss this opportunity to see the longest running rock band to still have all the original band members!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/.

    February 21 –  USC Symphony Orchestra: Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody at the Koger Center for the Arts.  This concert will present music from Copland to Mozart with guest pianist Joyce Yang.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=248.

    February 22 –  “Boombox” at the Music Farm.  Fill your evening dancing to soulful rock and blues by incredible group.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1400954-boombox-columbia/.

    February 23 –  Magic Power House at the Niceklodeon Theater.  This variety show is filled with original talent including short film, music videos, theater pieces, documentaries, and anything else under 10 minutes with anyone welcome.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/series/magic-hour/.

    luke-bryanFebruary 23 –  “Luke Bryan”  with guest star Brett Eldredge at the Colonial Life Arena.  For those of you who missed seeing Luke in October when Hurricane Matthew led to the cancellation of his outdoor concert, here is your chance to see him!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/luke-bryan.php?eventid=132.

    February 23 –  USC Night: “76 and Sonny” at the Music Farm.  Straight from Columbia, come out and support this tremendous local alternative rock band!  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1428562-usc-night-76-sunny-columbia/.

    February 24 –  Baker and Baker Presents Main Street Souvenirs with Scott Kirby at the South Carolina Museum of Art.  You’ll enjoy a multimedia stage performance about small town American life by this presenter known as the best interpreter of ragtime today.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/happenings/baker-baker-presents-main-street-souvenirs-scott-kirby.

    February 24 –  Winter Jam at the Colonial Life Arena.  It’s back again with artists and band such as Crowder, Britt Nicole, Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, and more!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/winter-jam.php?eventid=109.

    February 24 –  “Oz” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Presented by the Columbia Classical Ballet, this performance will surprise you!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=342.

    February 24 –  “You’re in Good Company: Greg Payne & the Piedmont Boys” at the Music Farm.  This country band originally from Greenville has amazed even those who don’t like country music, so check them out!  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1420928-youre-in-good-company-greg-columbia/.

    February 24 –  Haynes Bluegrass: “Darin & Brooke Aldridge” with opening act “Rabon Creek” at the Haynes Auditorium in Gilbert.  Come out for an evening of fun bluegrass music!  For more information call (803) 582-8479 or visit http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.

    February 24 – March 2 –  “I Am Not Your Negro” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This 2017 film nominated for the Academy Awards Documentary of the Year, is one man’s account of the book that James Baldwin intended to write about the assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. before his own death 1987, but only completed 31 pages. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/i-am-not-your-negro/.

    February 25 –  Lexington’s Race Against Hunger at the Saxa Gotha Presbyterian Church.  Included in this event is a 10K, a 5K and a 1 mile fun run!  For more information visit http://www.lrah.org/.

    February 25 –  “Rocketman – A Tribute to Sir Elton John” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Tokyo Joe Productions will fill you with an enjoyable night of songs by this tremendous artist with proceeds to benefit Children’s Shelters.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=372.

    February 25 – March 5 –  “Miss Nelson is Missing” at the Columbia Children’s Theater.  For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/season-at-a-glance/.

    February 26 –  “Ladysmith Black Bambazo” at the Harbison Theater.  In this performance you’ll enjoy musical traditions of South Africa infusing “movement, song, reverence and celebration to honor the struggle for equality and their hope for a peaceful world.”  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit http://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/ladysmith-black-mambazo.

    February 26 –  Red Carpet Awards Party at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Awards time is approaching so here is your chance to see the contenders!  For more information call 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/events/redcarpet/.

    February 28 –  Lunch & Learn – Modjeska Simkins and the Fight for Educational Equality at the Mann Simmons site.  Learn how this matriarch of human rights worked for equal pay for black teachers and equal rights for black students in this amazing Black History Month presentation.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/lunch-learn-honoring-black-history-month.

    February 28 –  “The Armor of Light” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Rev. Rob Schenck, a pro-life evangelist questions whether being pro-gun is consistent with pro-life and speaks with the mother of a talks with a mother who lost her teenage son to murder.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-armor-of-light/.

    February 28 –  “Annie” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  The world’s best loved musical will provide you with an enjoyable evening you won’t soon forget!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=241.

     

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