ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA for 7/27 – 8/16/16

    In Columbia, the kids can go from fantasizing at Shrek The Musical to showing their strength at the EdLympics. For the adults, the Tour and Tasting : Lowcountry Style gives you a chance to enjoy some of the best brews in the south while enjoying a tasty lowcountry boil. When the family comes back together from all the fun, Snoopy!!! – The Musical is the perfect way for the entire family to spend the night enjoying their favorite characters live.

    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.

    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.

    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 –  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 July 28 –  “The Innocents” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  In 1945 a Polish doctor was sent to assist the German camp survivors, where he found several pregnant nuns.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-innocents-les-innocentes/.

    Through July 29 –  Summer Movie Series at Riverfront Park.  End your week watching a movie under the stars!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/.

    Through July 30 –  “Green Days American Idiot” at the Trustus Theatre.  Based on Green Day’s Grammy award winning album “American Idiot”, this rendition of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical will be taken where it has never gone before!  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/green-days-american-idiot/.

    Through July 30 – “Peter Pans Space Adventure” at the Columbia Marionette Theater.  Travel with Peter Pan to a galaxy far, far away, visit an alien planet, save the Princess Nebula, and confront the despicable Admiral Claw.  For more information (803) 252-7366 or visit http://cmtpuppet.org/shows/peter-pan-the-space-adventure/.

    Through July 31 –  “Snoopy!!! – The Musical” at the Broadway Bound Vista Theatre on Gadsden Street.  Enjoy this fun and enjoyable theatrical event including all your favorite Peanuts characters, especially Snoopy!  For more information call (803) 457-1126 or visit http://www.broadwayboundmtc.com/snoopy.html.

    Through July 31 –  “The Little Mermaid” at the Town Theatre.  Enter the magical world of Ariel, the mermaid, who wishes for a life outside of the sea.  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit http://towntheatre.com/disneys-the-little-mermaid/.

    Through July –  Prime Time in the Parks at various parks around the City.  This late night event for teens (13 – 17 years old) provides them with fun and engaging activities to do.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/news/061220161828-prime-time-in-the-parks.

    Through August 7 –  “Daufuskie Memories” at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Photographer Jeanna Moutousammy-Ashe captured African American life on this island, which until the early 1980’s was the last South Carolina sea island untouched by the outside world.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/exhibitions/daufuskie-memories.

    Through August 10 –  Tribal Fusion Belly Dancing at Tapp’s Center for the Arts.  Learn about the areas belly dancing community and learn some key movements, learn new choreography, and create your own dances.   For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/tribal-fusion-belly-dancing/.

    Through August 12 –  Twilight in the Gardens at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  End your evening with the Splash Zone, and then curl up on a blanket for a movie in the Gardens Amphitheatre.  For more information call (803) 799-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/events/twilight-in-the-garden.shtml.

    Through August 13 –  Summer Concert Series at Finlay Park.  The June 4th concert will feature “Second Nature” and “Ken Knox & Co.”.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://columbiasc.net/press-releases/052320161415-free-summer-concert-series-returns-to-finlay-park-june-4.

    Through September 30 –  Blooming Butterflies at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Learn about the lifecycle of the butterfly and see a variety of beautiful butterflies in the butterfly house.  For more information call (803) 799-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/exhibits/seasonal/blooming-butterflies/.

    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.

    July 27 –  “The Karate Kid” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the tale of a martial arts master/handyman who teaches a bullied boy karate.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-karate-kid/.

    July 27 – 31 –  “Big Rome” at the Comedy House.  If you enjoy sarcasm and quick wit, you will enjoy this entertaining show.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit http://comedyhouse.us/big-rome/.

    July 29 –  Lake Murray Troop Appreciation Fishing Derby at Johnson Marina in Chapin.  This event is sponsored by local fisherman to honor Wounded Warriors and Active Duty Soldiers for their sacrifice.  For more information call (803) 609-0066 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Lake-Murray-Troop-Appreciation-Fishing-Derby-911070115628732/.

    July 29 –  Pool Party at Martin Luther King Jr. and Pinehurst Parks.  This event is for teens ages 13 to 17.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://www.columbiasc.net/calendar/1995.

    July 29 –  Summer Movie Series: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at Finlay Park. Spend your Friday night relaxing to this adventurous film in the Park.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://www.columbiasc.net/calendar/1978.

    Tango MarathonJuly 29 – 31 –  Columbia Tango Marathon at The Barn in West Columbia.  Come learn about the Argentina Tango and see some of the Southeast’s best dancers.  For more information call (803) 530-2774 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/columbia-tango-marathon-tickets-22612471511?aff=ebapi.

     

    July 29 – 31 –  South Congaree Championship Rodeo at the South Congaree Horse Arena in South Congaree.  See professional cowboys and cowgirls compete in eight exciting contests including bull riding, bronco riding, and barrel racing.  For more information call (919) 963-2599 or visit http://www.southcongareerodeo.com/.

    July 29 – August 4 –  “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Blamed for a major incident at a fashionable launch party, Edina and Patsy are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi and flee to the French Riviera and make a plan to escape and live the high life forever.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/absolutely-fabulous-the-movie/.

    July 29 – August 4 –  “Captain Fantastic” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  See the challenges a father faces when he has to take his 6 children, raised in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world where his parenting skills are challenged.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/captain-fantastic/.

    July 30 –  Lope’s Family Fun Day at Sesquicentennial State Park.  Event will include water slides, bounce houses, live entertainment, food, face painting, and more, with licensed hair stylists and barbers giving free haircuts to all youth.  For more information call (803) 357-5890.

    July 30 –  Garden Workshop: Camelia Care at Historic Columbia on Blanding Street.  Learn how to take care of those beautiful Camelia’s in your yard.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/garden-workshop-camellia-care.

    July 30 –  Guardians of the Night K9 5K at the Village at Sandhills.  Proceeds from this event go to training of police canines.  For more information call (803) 799-4786 or visit http://www.strictlyrunning.com/images/16GOTN.pdf.

    July 30 –  Tom Hoskins Memorial Sprint Triathlon at the Northwest YMCA in Irmo.  Event includes a 350 yard swim, 13 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run out and then back.  There will also be a duathlon that will include a 1 mile run, 13 mile bike, and a 3.1 mile run out and back, as well as a triathlon relay option.  For more information call (803) 407-8007 or visit https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/Irmo/TomHoskinsTri.

    July 30 –  Moon Bounce Mania at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Bring the kids out to enjoy the new bounce houses at EdVenture: the spooky Haunted House bouncer, the Birthday Cake bouncer, the Enchanted Castle bouncer, and more.  For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/moon-bounce-mania/?for=07-30-2016.

    July 30 –  Summer Concert Series: “Pantasia Steel Band” and “Coolie G. & Lion Soul” at Finlay Park.  Enjoy an evening of Caribbean and Reggae music while relaxing under the stars.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events.

    July 30 –  Columbia Quad Squad at the National Guard Armory.  Come out and support our local derby girls in this days double header.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1625831011063124.

    July 30 –  Southern Heat Musical Festival at the Colonial Life Arena.  Performers will be Yo Gotti, T.I., Young Thug, Dreezy, Baby E, Malachiae, and Bankroll Mafia.  For more information call (803) 576-5093 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/southern-heat-music-festival.php?eventid=123&showtimeid=213.

    July 30 – 31 –  Survival Expo at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  Event will include hundreds of booths with survival and preparedness gear with a variety of workshops provided by experts, such as hands on suture training.  For more information call (563) 927-8176 or visit https://www.rkpreppershows.com/event/columbia-south-carolina/.

    July 31 –  National Night Out at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  There will be safety demonstrations, kid friendly activities, free giveaways, and more.  For more information call (803) 545-3500 or visit http://www.columbiasc.net/calendar/2052.

    July 31 – August 7 –  The Royal Shakespeare Company: “Hamlet” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  “Hamlet confronts us with the mirror or our own mortality. “ For more information call (803) 254-3433 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-royal-shakespeare-company-presents-hamlet/.

    August 1 –  “A Compass to Guide: S.C. Cabinetmakers Today” at the McKissick Museum.  Learn about contemporary cabinet makers, their regional differences and similarities, and explore the roots of their respective traditions.  For more information call (803) 777-5486 or visit http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum/compass-guide-south-carolina-cabinetmakers-today.

    August 1 – 31 –   Cutz for Kids at Remington College.  Students 17 years old and under qualify for a free back-to-school haircut.  For more information call (803) 214-9062 or visit http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/cuts-for-kids-has-provided-thousands-of-haircuts/.

    August 2 –  Italian Cooking at the Irmo Branch Library.  Learn about the Mediterranean diet, and explore and taste Italian cuisine with Antonella Nardella.   For more information call (803) 798-7880 or visit http://www.lex.lib.sc.us/calendar.asp#/?i=2.

    August 3 – 7 –  “Willy Wonka” at the Harbison Theater.  A chocolate factory owner invites the audience to his world of “total imagination”.  For more information call (803) 240-8544 or visit http://www.chapintheatre.org/2016/willy-wonka.html.

    August 4 –  “Conrack” at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Explore Daufuskie Island through the eyes of the late Pat Conroy through the film adaptation of his book, The Water Is Wide.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/happenings/conrack.

    August 4 –  Artists for Africa Performance Series at the Scottish Rites Center on Garners Ferry Road.  See professional works from some of the most talented individuals in the Midlands area.  For more information call (803) 254-5008 or visit http://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/detail/441981023/5th_Annual_Artists_For_Africa_Performance_Series.

    August 4 –  “Toro Y Moi: Live From Trona” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  See this screened version of this acclaimed musician and his all new live arrangements filmed in the Mohave Dessert beneath geological wonders known as Trona Pinnacles.  For more information call (803) 254-3433 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/toro-y-moi-live-from-trona/.

    August 4 – 14 –  “Shrek: The Musical” at the Columbia Children’s Theater.  Shrek leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/shrek-the-musical/.

    August 5 –  Storytelling and Gallery Talk with Daufuskie Native Sallie Ann Robinson at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Introduced to the world as Ethyl in Pat Conroy’s book, The Water is Wide, she now works to preserve the cultural identify of her native community.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/happenings/artist-salon-storytelling-and-gallery-talk-daufuskie-native-sallie-ann-robinson.

    August 5 –  Brew at the Zoo at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Come out and enjoy this “suds sippin’ safari”.  For more information call (803) 799-8717 or visit http://www.riverbanks.org/events/brew-at-the-zoo.shtml.

    August 5 –  “I Drink Your Blood” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  “A group of hippies wreak havoc on a small town and a young boy decides to get even with deadly results.”  For more information call (803) 254-3433 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/i-drink-your-blood/.

    August 5 – 6 –  Columbia Gun and Knife Show at the Jamil Temple.  You’ll find antique guns, modern guns, knives, and ammo.  For more information call (803) 463-9377 or visit http://www.scaca.net/.

    August 5 – 7 –  “Jay Pharoah” at the Comedy House.  You will surely enjoy an evening of laughter and fun with Jay’s great impersonations!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit http://comedyhouse.us/jay-pharoah/.

    August 5 – 7 –  Columbia Dance and Improvisational Festival at Columbia College.  Enjoy an evening of dance with the Power Company Collaborative.  For more information call (800) 277-1301 or visit http://www.thepowercompanycollaborative.org/#!cdif/c1ctj.

    August 6 –  EdLympics at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Kids can show their strength and athletic abilities through high jumps, long jumps, archery, squirt gun shooting, javelin noodle throws, and more.  For more information call (803) 799-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/edlympics-2016/?for=08-06-2016.

    August 6 –  Hot Summers Night 5K behind Hand Middle School.  Enjoy a run through the Shandon neighborhood when the heat begins to subside, with a kid’s fun run prior to the race.  For more information call (803) 799-4786 or visit http://www.strictlyrunning.com/HSN/index.html.

    August 6 –  The Harmony of Giving at the Music Farm.  Presenting at this event will be One Time Band, Moustache Brothers, The Mark Rapp Quintet, Chris Compton & Ron Rollins, and Danielle Howle Band all to benefit the United Way.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1240725-harmony-giving-tour-columbia/.

    August 6 –  “James Gregory” at the Town Theatre.  If you’ve never seen the funniest man in America, now is your chance . . .  or just come out and see him again!  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit http://towntheatre.com/james-gregory/.

    August 6 –  Monthly Gospel Singing at the Midlands Gospel Singing Center in Gilbert.  Enjoy music by the The Believers Quartet and The Heritage Quartet.  For more information call (803) 719-1289 or visit http://www.midgsc.com/.

    August 7 –  School Days at Spirit Communications Park.  This will be a chance for kids in need to get the supplies they need for school, as well as enjoy fun activities, win prizes,  and even get a haircut.  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/school-days-at-spirit-communications-park-tickets-26067037210?aff=ebapi.

    Texas Roadhouse Bike RunAugust 7 –  Texas Roadhouse Bike Run starting at Texas Roadhouse on Columbiana Drive and ending at Thunder Tower Harley Davidson in Elgin.  If you’ve got a bike, come out and have fun while helping raise money to support homes for our troops in need.  For more information call (803) 466-4877 or visit http://www.hfotusa.org/bikerun.

     

    August 7 –  Tour and Tasting: Lowcountry Style at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Enjoy some of the best brews in the south while enjoying a tasty lowcountry boil by FancyThat! Bistro.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/happenings/tour-and-tasting-lowcountry-style.

    August 10 –  “Marguerite” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  The story of a wealthy woman who sings for her husband and friends, and thinking she can really sing and decides to perform for the public.  For more information call (803) 254-3433 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/marguerite/.

    August 10 –  “Marvin Hunter” at the Comedy House.  Come out for an evening of fun and laughter.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit http://comedyhouse.us/marvin-hunter/.

    August 11 –  Moonlight Cemetery and Secrets from the Grave Tours at the Elmwood Cemetary.  Learn about the history of the cemetery and the story of a variety of symbols on the headstones.  For more information call (803) 251-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/moonlight-cemetery-tours?date=08/11/2016.

    August 11 – 14 –  “Guy Torry” at the Comedy House.  This successful comedic actor is guaranteed to create a must-see show that you won’t soon forget.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit http://comedyhouse.us/guy-torry/.

    August 12 – 14 –  South Carolina Peanut Party at the Pelion Community Center in Pelion.  Event will include a parade, live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, amusements, special exhibits, and of course, lots of boiled peanuts!  For more information call (803) 785-3272 or visit http://www.scpelionpeanutparty.com/.

    August 13 –  Midlands Afterschool Programs Expo at Dutch Square Center.  Learn about a variety of afterschool programs in the area as well as other after school activities.  For more information visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-midlands-afterschool-programs-expo-tickets-25113943481?aff=ebapi.

    August 13 –  Dragon Day at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Kids will meet their favorite dragon characters, read about dragons during story time, create dragon themed craft and science projects and learn about dragons in a variety of different cultures.  For more information call (803) 799-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/dragon-day/?for=08-13-2016.

    August 13 –  811 Run at Memorial Stadium on Holly Street.  Take a run through the Rosewood neighborhood with all proceeds to benefit the South Carolina Firefighters Association.  For more information call (803) 799-4786 or visit http://sc811.com/run/.

    August 13 –  Toy Soldier Show at the South Carolina State Museum.  Find exquisitely details miniature soldiers, or even the little green plastic soldiers of your childhood covering a variety of periods in history for viewing, trading, or sale.   For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/upcoming-events/.

    August 13 –  The Upsqale Affair at the Columbia Museum of Art.  There will be live music and dancing, a dessert bar as well as hors d’oeuvres and drinks, so come dressed to impress.  For more information call (803) 566-1210 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-upsqale-affair-tickets-24814676365?aff=ebapi.

    August 13 –  Summer Concert Series:  “Bo Brice” at Finlay Park.  This will be the last concert of the summer, and we will be fortunate to have this American Idol runner up to close out the season.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://www.columbiasc.net/calendar/1952.

    August 13 – 14 –  Stamp and Postcard Show at Spring Valley High School.  Come out and find that special stamp or postcard you’ve been looking for.  For more information call (803) 466-4783 or visit http://stamps.org/cps.


     

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