ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA for 4/19 – 5/9/17

    Columbia is a wonderful area filled with many activities for the whole family.

    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 April 22 –  “Animal Farm” at the Drayton Hall Theater.  Based on the classic novel by George Orwell, this tale about the animals of Manor Farm who overthrow their two-legged masters to create a society where “all animals are equal”.  For more information visit http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea/OnStage.

    Through April 23 –  “James and the Giant Peach” at the Columbia Children’s Theater.  This story about a boy who meets new friends in a giant peach, goes on a wonderful adventure filled journey.  For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/season-at-a-glance/.

    Through April 27 –  “The Zookeepers Wife” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This story tells of the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo and how they saved hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.  For more information call (803) 254-3433 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-zookeepers-wife/.

    Through April 30 –  “The Way We Worked” at the Blythewood Historical Society in Blythewood.  This Smithsonian traveling exhibit has come to the area and will showcase how works became a central element in our culture. For more information call (803) 348-6945 or visit https://museumonmainstreet.org/content/way-we-worked.

    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.

    Through May 21 –  “Salvador Dali’s Fantastical Fairy Tales” at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll have the chance to see 36 beautiful prints from the Dali Museum including illustrations of his works from Alice in Wonderland, Doon Quixote, and tales of Hans Christian Andersen.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/exhibitions/salvador-dal%C3%AD%E2%80%99s-fantastical-fairy-tales.

    Through June 11 –  “Enduring Spirit: The Art of Tyrone Jeter” at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This African-American artist from Columbia has debuted his new series of charcoal and pastel drawings.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/exhibitions/enduring-spirit.

    Through August 26 –  “Xanthus Smith and Civil War Maritime Art” at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.  For more information call (803) 737-8095.

    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/.

    April 19 –  Wine for Water at the Hall at Senates End.  Sample foods from local restaurants, taste wines from around the world, and bid on some great silent auction items, all to raise awareness of midlands waterways and raise funds to support local watersheds.  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-for-water-2017-a-toast-to-clean-water-tickets-32301959029.

    April 19 –  “Red Hot Chili Peppers” at the Colonial Life Arena.  Around since the early 1980’s, this popular rock band is sure to put on a great show!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/red-hot-chili-peppers.php?eventid=130.

    April 20 –  “Sol Fusion” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Come out for a night of free entertainment and great fun!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    April 20 –  Community Job Fair at the Lexington Technology Center.  If you have a business or organization, you are welcome to participate in this event, and if you are looking for a job, this is certainly the event for you!  For more information call (803) 821-1000 or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJX–W9HLm1umNdSlfwmWnCdasRChSnBuVOiJNHas1m2gkXA/viewform?c=0&w=1.

    April 20 – 23 –  “The Bald Soprano” at Lab Theater.  This is a funny tale about “disastrous dinner party in which men and women lose the power to communicate.”
    For more information visit http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea/OnStage.

    April 20 – 23 –  Indie Grits Film Festival at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Here’s a chance to see a variety of great documentaries and meet a few of the amazing producers, including three from Columbia.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://www.indiegrits.com/.

    April 21 –  “Terence Young Jazz Experience” at the Harbison Theater.  Enjoy an evening of smooth jazz with this wonderful artist.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit http://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/terence-young-jazz-experience.

    April 21 –  Haynes Bluegrass at the Haynes Auditorium in Batesburg-Leesville.  For more information call (803) 582-8479 or visit http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.

    jerry-seinfeldApril 21 –  “Jerry Seinfeld” at the Township Auditorium.  He’s coming to Columbia so for all of you fans, get your tickets now for a night of fun and laughter!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    April 21 –  “Dark Star Orchestra” at the Music Farm.  Celebrating their 20th year of music, this band provides you with as close to a Grateful Dead experience as you can get.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1387833-dark-star-orchestra-columbia/.

    April 21 –  McDaniels Golf Classic at the Ft. Jackson Golf Club.  Proceeds from this event will go to help provide needed services to cancer patients who need the financial support.  For more information call (803) 434-2823 or visit http://events.palmettohealthfoundation.org/site/Calendar?id=100341&view=Detail#.WOFGbPnyuyI.

    April 21 –  Dutch Fork Choral Society Concert: “Angelic Voices”  at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Irmo.  Enjoy an evening of beautiful music by the Dutch Fork Choral Society and Crossroads Intermediate School Honor Choirs, with guest soloist Frieda Todd and Lawrence Abernathy.  For more information call (803) 318-0488 or visit http://www.dutchforkchoralsociety.com/typesetter/.

    April 21 –  Nocturnal Neighbors at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  This family event is a chance to spend the night at the zoo and experience those animals that are active after the sun goes down.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit http://www.riverbanks.org/education/overnights.shtml.

    April 21 – May 6 –  “Hand to God” at the Trustus Theatre.  This hilarious play is about a boy who finds an outlet for his anxiety in the Christian Puppet Ministry.  For more information call (803) 254-9732 ext. 1 or visit https://trustus.org/event/hand-to-god/.

    April 22 –  Rhythm on the River: “Dee Dee Brogan” with “Allison Skipper” at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater.  Come out for a fun evening of beautiful Spring weather, great music, and fellowship.  For more information call (803) 794-6504 or visit http://www.cwcchamber.com/cmc-steel-rhythm-on-the-river-concerts.html.

    April 22 –  Early Childhood Institute for Educators at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  This will be a morning of discussions to engage early learning practitioners, policy makers, and anyone involved in early childhood education with break-out sessions included in the program.  For more information call (803) 799-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/early-childhood-institute-for-educators/?for=04-22-2017.

    April 22 –  Earth Day Celebration at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Come celebrate Earth Day and learn simple ways you can be more Green and help take care of our planet through recycling, composting, and more.  For more information call (803) 799-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/earth-day-celebration/?for=04-22-2017.

    April 22 –  “Certified Organic” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  This performance by the South Carolina Philharmonic will perform their grand finale with Columbia native Andy Akiho performing a “striking piece of his own creation” that has been commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra so don’t miss this guaranteed amazing show.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=257.

    April 22 –  “Mother Goose and Bolero: A Tribute to Maurice Ravel” at the Township Auditorium.  This will be a charming and imaginative suite of Maurice Ravel’s fairytale pieces interpreted in classical ballet.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    April 22 –  Walk MS at the Columbia Riverwalk Park.  Proceeds from this event go to help find a way to end this terrible disease.  For more information call (800) 344-4867 or visit http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/NCTWalkEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=28460.

    April 22 –  South Carolina Cornbread Festival at Earlwood Park.  This fun event for the entire family will include live entertainment, a car and bike show, a cornbread eating contest, a cornbread cook-off, and so much more!  For more information visit http://www.sccornbreadfestival.com/.

    April 22 –  “The Ying Yang Twins” at the Music Farm.  This International Platinum Artists will give you an evening of Crunk Music and have you dancing the night away. For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1458895-ying-yang-twins-columbia/.

    April 22 –  Heart and Sole Women’s 5-Miler at Finlay Park.  This event is to raise awareness about heart disease in women.  For more information call (803) 731-2100 or visit http://www.heartandsolerun.com/.

    April 22 –  Gator Band Food Truck Festival at River Bluff High School.  This is your chance to try out the great variety of food truck vendors from Columbia and the surrounding area, and visit with artisans, businesses, and the kids can play in the kid’s zone, with the day ending with a showing of the Disney movie “Moana.”  For more information visit https://www.gatorbandfoodtruckfestival.com/.

    April 22 –  Native American Lifeways at the 12,000 Year History Park in Cayce.  Learn about the lifeways of the Natives who lived in the area during and after the Civil War and the part they played in the economy of the area.  For more information call (803) 765-2200 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/guided-historical-walking-tours-12000-year-history-park-on-congaree-creek-tickets-31617416544.

    April 22 –  Civil War Battle of Congaree Creek at the 12,000 Year History Park in Cayce.  This tour will provide you with soldier and civilian accounts of what happened during the Battle and the Burning of Columbia.  For more information call (803) 765-2200 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/guided-historical-walking-tours-12000-year-history-park-on-congaree-creek-tickets-31617416544.

    April 22 –  Augusta Baker’s Dozen: A Celebration of Stories at the Richland County Library.  This storytelling festival is in memory of Augusta Baker who was a teacher, librarian, and storyteller.  For more information call (803) 988-0891.

    April 22 –  Historical Lantern Tour at the 12,000 Year History Park in Cayce.  This lantern tour of the Native American Lifeways will teach you about the life of the Natives who lived in the area and their role in the Carolina colony and later years.  For more information call (803) 765-2000 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/guided-historical-walking-tours-12000-year-history-park-on-congaree-creek-tickets-31617416544.

    April 23 –  Wilson and World War I at the Woodrow Wilson Family Home on Hampton Street.  Take a tour with University of South Carolina’s history professor, Dr. Janet Hudson and World War I author Fritz Hamer and learn about Woodrow Wilson’s leadership of the United States during WWI.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/wilson-and-world-war-1.

    April 24 –  Historic Columbia New Volunteer Training at the Seibels House on Richland Street.  If you’d like to learn more about the history of Columbia and meet new people, come out for an orientation that will introduce you to the historic areas of the city and will offer you a chance to obtain more training once you decide what areas you’d like to work in.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 24 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/new-volunteer-training.

    April 24 –  BIASC Golf Tournament at The Woodlands Golf and Country Club.  The proceeds from this event go to help prevent and support those with brain injuries.  For more information call (803) 788-7771 or visit http://www.cvent.com/events/14th-annual-biasc-golf-tournament/event-summary-e9ce0ec605514a46ad9f13bcd382fa86.aspx.

    April 26 –  “An Evening with David Sedaris” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  This author of New York Times best-selling books When You are Engulfed in Flames and Squirrel Meets Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary will fill your evening with his amazing wit and life stories.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=369.

    April 27 –  Grass Is Dead at the Township Auditorium Loading Dock.  This band pays homage to the music and cultural legacy of The Grateful Dead so come out for great fun at this free concert.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    April 27 –  Sweet and Savory Chef’s Competition at the South Carolina State Museum.  Enjoy sweet treats and savory hors d’oeuvres from some of the most talented chefs in the Midlands, with entertainment by Not Even Brothers, all to benefit Palmetto Children’s Shelter.  For more information call (803) 786-6819 or visit http://palmettoplaceshelter.org/ss2017/.

    disney-on-ice-dare-to-dreamApril 27 – 30 –  “Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream” at the Colonial Life Arena.  This fun event will not only mesmerize the children, but their adults as well!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/disney-on-ice-presents-dare-to-dream.php?eventid=108.

    April 28 –  Jazz Under the Stars at the Alcorn Middle School football stadium.  You’ll enjoy live music from local bands and student performers with food from local restaurants and food truck vendors, so bring something to sit on and come out for a night filled with fun.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1698658427099780/.

    April 28 – 30 –  Sparkleberry Country Fair at the Clemson University Sandhills Research and Educational Center.  There will be lots of barn activities, such as sheep shearing and cow milking, amusement rides, and even plants for sale so be sure to plan for a fun day at this fun and entertaining event.  For more information call (803) 788-2010 or visit http://www.sparkleberrycountryfair.org/.

    April 28 – May 3 –  “The Mother’s Sketch Comedy” at the Trustus Theater.  This troupe is back to provide you with new sketches, new characters, and new laughs!  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/the-mothers-sketch-comedy-show/.

    April 28 – May 7 –  An Evening of Late Night One Act Plays at the On Stage Performance Center on Cherokee Lane in West Columbia.  For more information call (803) 351-6751 or visit http://www.onstagesc.com/Shows.html.

    April 28 – May 7 –  “Sealed for Freshness Added to Season” at the Firehouse Theater in Chapin.  Presented by the Chapin Theater, the story starts out with a Tupperware Party, but when the ladies begin to drink too many martinis, things get interesting!  For more information call (803) 240-8544 or visit http://chapintheatre.org/2017/sealed-for-freshness.html.

    April 29 –  Mini Maker Faire at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  This event for all ages will include those who are Do It Yourselfers willing to share their talents to inspire others “to explore their inner inventor”.  For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/mini-maker-faire/?for=04-29-2017.

    April 29 –  Butcher Paper Dinner Series: Crawfish Boil at City Roots.  You’ll enjoy an afternoon of Louisiana foods and live entertainment as a kick-off to the Crawfish Festival.  For more information call (803) 254-2302 or visit http://www.cityroots.org/events-calendar/2017/4/29/butcher-paper-dinner-series-crawfish-boil.

    April 29 –  Rhythm on the River: “The Nick Clyburn Band” and “Gaslight Street: Roots, Rock & Soul” at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater.  Spend an evening enjoying great entertainment in a beautiful setting along the river, with food by The Coop.  For more information call (803) 794-6504 or visit http://www.cwcchamber.com/cmc-steel-rhythm-on-the-river-concerts.html.

    April 29 –  Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event at the Holiday Inn Express on Garners Ferry Road.  Here is a chance for you to sample products from gluten and allergen free vendors, speak with their sales reps about their products, hear lectures, and see demonstrations from well known gluten free members of the community about gluten and allergy free living. For more information call (704) 804-4090 or visit http://gfafwellnessevent.com/.

    April 29 –  Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival at Hopkins Park in Hopkins.  Come out and enjoy a variety of live musical entertainment, amusement rides, arts and crafts, sweet potatoes treats, such as sweet potato ice cream, and more!   For more information call (803) 776-2778 or visit http://www.lowerrichlandsweetpotatofest.com/.

    April 29 –  Kid’s Day of Lexington at the Virginia Hylton Park.  Kid’s will get to see Ronald McDonald, get a visit from the Columbia Children’s Theater, visit with a number of local mascots, to include Cocky and The Clemson Tiger.  For more information call (803) 356-8554 or visit http://www.lexingtonkidsday.com/.

    April 29 –  Touch a Truck at the South Carolina Farmers Market.  The Market will be filled with big rigs, heavy equipment, antique military equipment, fire trucks, and more plus healthy eating activities, Mascots, face painting and other fun amusements.  For more information visit https://www.jlcolumbia.org/?nd=tat.

    April 29 –  Colonial Fort Congaree at the 12,000 Year History Park in Cayce.  Hear the story of the 1718 to 1722 frontier fort and trading post and the multi-ethnic groups that came together at Congaree Creek and stories about the area and those who lived there.  For more information call (803) 765-2200 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/guided-historical-walking-tours-12000-year-history-park-on-congaree-creek-tickets-31617416544.

    April 29 – June 9 –  “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” at the South Carolina State Museum.  Learn about the Indian American experience and how they have and their contributions to American life and culture.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/changing-exhibits/bollywood/.

    May 2 –  “Beyond Bollywood” Cultural Demonstrations at the South Carolina State Museum.  In celebration of this exhibit, get a henna tattoo, see traditional clothing demonstrations, as well as dance programs.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/.

    May 5 –  Relay for Life of Greater Columbia at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  Come out in support of those with cancer, cancer survivors, and those who have been lost to this horrible disease with entertainment by The Root Doctors.  For more information call (803) 750-1693 or visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17SA?pg=entry&fr_id=83262

    May 5 –  Cinco De Mayo Harvest Dinner at City Roots.  Celebrate this traditional Latin American holiday with a four-course Mexican-American meal created by several amazing chefs.  For more information call (803) 254-2302 or visit http://www.cityroots.org/events-calendar/2017/5/5/cinco-de-mayo-harvest-dinner.

    May 5 –  “Villanova” and “Almost Kings” at the Music Farm.  Enjoy an evening filled with great rock music with these great bands.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1432586-villanova-almost-kings-columbia/.

    May 5 – 6 –  Festival of Gardens starting at the Earlewood Park Recreational Building.  Take a Springtime stroll through the beautiful historical Elmwood neighborhood and visit 10 homes with the most fabulous gardens and visit the Roy Lynch Park Butterfly Garden.  For more information call (803) 254-7595 or visit http://columbiagreen.org/.

    May 5 – 7 –  “Wizard of Oz” at the Harbison Theater.  Presented by the Irmo Chapin Rec Centers Children’s Theater, this will be a fun event for the children.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit http://www.icrc.net/wizard-of-oz-icrc-childrens-theatre-2017-05-05.

    May 5 – 13 –  “The Man Who Came to Dinner” at the Village Square Theater.  This tremendous comedy will have you laughing until you leave.  For more information call (803) 359-1436 or visit http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com/.

    May 5 – 21 –  “Catch Me If You Can the Musical” at the Town Theater.  The story is based on the film of the same name which was based on Abagnale’s 1980 autobiography.  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit http://towntheatre.com/98th/.

    May 6 –  Pickin’ & Piggin’ at Saluda Shoals Park.  This is a BBQ cook-off by some of the best cookers in the area, with live music by the Black Iron Gathering.  For more information call (803) 731-5208 or visit http://www.icrc.net/pickin-piggin-2017-05-06.

    May 6 –  Rhythm on the River: “Prettier Than Matt” and “Sweet Sweet” at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater.  You’ll enjoy an evening of great entertainment and fun, with food truck vendor “Wolfe Pizza” available to feed your hunger.  For more information call (803) 794-6504 or visit http://www.cwcchamber.com/cmc-steel-rhythm-on-the-river-concerts.html.

    May 6 –  Rosewood Crawfish Festival on Rosewood Drive.  There will be four stages of live entertainment, to include music by The Blue Dogs and The Spin Doctors, a 5K, try CrossFit, visit the artists village, and of course the Carnival for the kids.  For more information visit http://rosewoodcrawfishfest.com/.

    May 6 –  4-Legged 4K at 2801 Devine Street.  Pets and their humans will walk or run to raise proceeds for the Homeward Bound Pet Rescue, with their being a post-race pool party and puppy prizes!  For more information call (803) 509-5848 or visit http://4legged4k.com/.

    May 6 –  Natural History Walk at the 12,000 Year History Park in Cayce.  Learn about the floodplain along the Congaree River and how people adapted to and use the natural setting over the years.  For more information call (803) 765-2200 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/guided-historical-walking-tours-12000-year-history-park-on-congaree-creek-tickets-31617416544.

    May 6 –  Monthly Gospel Singing: “Oasis” and “Shine On Trio” at the Midlands Gospel Center in Gilbert.  Enjoy an evening of beautiful Gospel music with these wonderful groups.  For more information call (803) 719-1289 or visit https://www.midgsc.com/.

    May 6 –  We Care Sticky Open Golf Tournament at Timberlake Country Club in Chapin.  Proceeds for this event help the We Care Center, a Community Interfaith Outreach. For more information call (803) 345-3244 or visit http://www.chapinwecare.org/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=70935.

    May 6 – 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/.

    May 6 – 7 –  South Carolina National Guard Air and Ground Expo at McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Eastover.  The event starts with a salute to the fallen, followed by air performances, a combined arms demonstration, and ending with a Welcome Home to South Carolina concert.  For more information call (803) 647-8208 or visit https://www.scguard.com/expo/.

    May 7 –  The Big Nosh Jewish Cultural Festival at the Tree of Life Congregation.  Come out and try out some great homemade Jewish foods, while having a chance to see a mock Jewish wedding, a mock bar mitzvah, and just learning more about the Jewish culture.  For more information call (803) 361-4858 or visit http://www.bignosh.org/.

    May 9 –  “Beyond Bollywood” – Traditional Food and Spices of India at the South Carolina State Museum.  Learn about the cultural significance of Indian spices and food, and see how those spices are used in those dishes in a demonstration.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/.

    May 9 – 10 – Broadway in Columbia: “Dirty Dancing- The Classic Story on Stage” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  This sensational record breaking production is filled with fabulous music, romance, and incredible dancing!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=232.

     

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