Activities in the Columbia Area – January 9, 2019 – January 29, 2019

     

    ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA

    Wednesday January 9, 2019 through Tuesday January 29, 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/.

    Through January 10, 2019 –  “Mary, Queen of Scots” at the Nickelodeon Theater. This is the story of Mary Stuart, who became the Queen of France at 16 and was widowed at 18, and decided to take her rightful thrown in Scotland, but although she is the rightful heir of the throne in England, but the men under each Queen who dislike that women are running their countries cause bitterness between the two women in this powerful production.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/mary-queen-of-scots/.

    Through January 10 –  “The Favourite” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  The setting is 18th century England who is at war with France, and Queen Anne is frail, when a servant is hired as a helper to the Queen and finds an opportunity to “return to her aristocratic roots”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-favourite/.

    Through January 20 –  “Arsenic and Old Lace” at the Town Theatre.  You are sure to enjoy this dark but hilarious story based on the 1944 film that stared Cary Grant.  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit https://towntheatre.com/arsenic-and-old-lace/.

    Through January 21 –  Holiday ICE at the Columbiana Center.  It’s back and at a new location, so make plans now to enjoy some fun family time in the outdoors ice skating to create memories of this year’s holiday season!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events.

    Through February 3 – 30th Anniversary Exhibit at the South Carolina State Museum.  See some of the Museum’s artifacts and fossils collected over the last 30 years.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/changing-exhibits/30th-anniversary-exhibit/.

    Through February 5 –  Strengthening Practice – Together We Create at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Starting with an opening reception on January 3rd, this even will showcase the work of artists of all skill levels with them having the chance to receive critiques from the Center staff.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/strengthening-practice-together-we-create-opening-reception/.

    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 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/.

    January 9 –  “Burning” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of Jongsu who enjoys a quiet life until he meets two new friends, one who he has a romantic interest but then she brings home a male friend from a trip, and then she disappears.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/burning/.

    January 10 – 20 –  Columbia Restaurant Week at a variety of restaurants around Columbia.  Here is a chance to enjoy some of the foods at local restaurants you’ve been wanting to try at a discounted price!  For more information visit https://restaurantweeksouthcarolina.com/city/columbia/.

    January 11 – “Harlem Globetrotters” at the Colonial Life Arena.  They’re back with their fun and entertaining show, so bring the kids out and enjoy this extremely talented basketball players and performers.  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/harlem-globetrotters-1.

    January 11 –  “On the Basis of Sex” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Based on the true story of Ruth Ginsberg, you learn about the struggles she faced be a successful attorney including her fight for equal rights, her marriage to Marty Ginsberg, and the tax case that could catapult her career. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/on-the-basis-of-sex/.

    January 11 –  “If Beale Street Could Talk” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  The setting is Harlem in early 1970 when a young couple in love when their dreams for the future are derailed by the boyfriend being arrested for a crime he did not commit. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/if-beale-street-could-talk/.

    January 11 – 13 –  “Peter Pan, Jr.” at the Harbison Theater.  Presented by the Irmo Chapin Recreational Commission Children’s Theatre, you won’t want to miss this incredible performance that the children have worked very hard to put on!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/icrc-presents-peter-pan-jr.

    January 11 – 13 –  “Bruce, Bruce” at the Comedy House.  You are guaranteed to enjoy a show filled with laughter with this amazing comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    January 12 –  “Grandma Lee” at the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  For those of you who can appreciate being an older adult, you will most certainly enjoy this show!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/grandma-lee-at-tapps/.

    January 12 –  NY International Children’s Film Festival: Kids Flicks Two at the Nickelodeon Theater.  These inspirational films for children 8 years and older will be thought provoking and help to expand their thinking.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/new-york-international-childrens-film-festival-kids-flicks-two/.

    January 12 –  iPhone Photography at the Columbia Art Center.  Learn about the features of your iPhone camera and learn tips that can help improve the quality of your pictures.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/January%202019%20Workshops%20pg1.pdf.

    January 12 –  Purple Martins: Beyond Bomb Island at Wingard’s Nursery.  Learn how to attract Purple Martins to your yard in this workshop.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/purple-martins-need-you/.

    January 12 –  “Beethoven & Blue Jeans” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Presented by the South Carolina Philharmonic, enjoy an evening of wonderful chamber music by our very talented Philharmonic!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=614.

    January 12 –  New York International Kids Film Festival / Kids Flicks Two at the Nickelodeon Theater.  The festival will include a variety of themes and styles that should appeal to and inspire kids 8 years of age and older.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/new-york-international-childrens-film-festival-kids-flicks-two/.

    January 12 – 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/.

    January 13 –  Ikebana Flower Arrangement & Display at the South Carolina Museum of Art.  This Japanese art form that blends nature with art, with a tea demonstration as well as Chinese dancing during the day.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/ikebana-flower-arrangement-demonstration-and-display.

    January 13 –  “Kinky Boots” at  the Koger Center for the Arts.  You won’t want to miss this fun and entertaining Broadway performance!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=597.

    January 15 –  Plarn Crochet Workshop at the Columbia Art Center.  This workshop will teach participants how to use plarn and create and create portable sleeping bags for the homeless.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/January%202019%20Workshops%20pg2.pdf.

    January 15 –  “Macbeth” at the Harbison Theater.  This production put on by the National Theatre Live will be shown on the big screen, and you won’t want to miss this incredible performance of Shakespears’ most intense tragedy.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/macbeth.

    January 16 –  Madhubani Painting at the Columbia Art Center.  Here is a chance to learn this amazing Indian art style!  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/January%202019%20Workshops%20pg1.pdf.

    January 16 –  “Inventing Tomorrow” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  In this film you’ll follow six young scientists as they attempt to tackle “come of the most complex environmental issues of today” and introduced to the world through the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/inventing-tomorrow/.

    January 16 –  “Jeff Austin Band” with “Fireside Collection” at The Senate at the Tin Roof.  Spend you’re evening enjoying some foot stomping bluegrass music that will have you wanting to dance where you stand!  For more information visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/jeff-austin-band-the-senate-tickets/9006855?pl=tinroof.

    January 16 – 17 –  CABARET Female Impersonator Show at the Comedy House.  This impersonator show will include Dorae Saunders, an Americas Got Talent finalist.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    January 17 –  Behind the Scenes Tour: Claassen’s Inn at 2003 Green Street.  Learn about the bakery built in 1928 and the evolution of the building since its closure in the 1960’s.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-01/behind-scenes-tour-claussens-inn.

    January 17 –  Palmetto Senior Show at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. This show just for seniors will include vendors that will include vendors with resources for seniors with local celebrities making an appearance, as well as music by “The Tams with 14-K Gold” and “The Time Pirates”.  For more information call (803) 794-8373 or visit http://palmettoseniorshow.com/.

    January 17 – 20 –  Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at a variety of locations of the University of South Carolina Campus.  Take the time to attend one or all of these events or activities to honor this great man who fought for social justice!  For more information visit https://sc.edu/about/signature_events/mlk_celebration/index.php.

    January 18 –  Akira” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a biker gang leader who tries to save his friend from a secret government project battling “anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists, & a powerful military leader” until his friend produces supernatural powers.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/akira/.

    January 18 –  “The Dick Goodwin Big Band” at the Harbison Theatre.  You won’t want to miss the world-class composter, producer, and musician and his talented band.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/dick-goodwin-big-band.

    January 18 – 19 –  “Kier ‘JUNIOR’ Spades” at the Comedy House.  You are sure to enjoy a show filled with fun and laughter with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    January 18  – 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/.

    January 19 –  Pruning Workshop at the Robert Mills House and Gardens.  There is an art to when and how to prune shrubs, so attend this workshop learn the art of pruning!  For more information call (803) 252-7742 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-01/garden-workshop-pruning.

    January 19 –  “Toni Braxton” at the Township Auditorium.  You’ll enjoy an evening of beautiful music by this very talented artist!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    January 19 –  PBR: Professional Bull Riders at the Colonial Life Arena.  You’ll have a chance to see some of the best bull riders in the world, as well as some of the toughest bulls for them to ride.  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/professional-bull-riders.

    January 19 –  “Tosca” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Presented by the Palmetto Opera, you’ll enjoy a great show with this piece written by Giacomo Puccini, featuring Teatro Lirico d’Europa.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=682.

    January 19 –  Red Shoe Run at Hand Middle School.  This is a 5K and a 10K race through the beautiful Shandon neighborhood with proceeds to benefit the Ronald McDonald House and the families they serve.   For more information visit https://www.rmhcofcolumbia.org/RedShoeRun.

    January 19 – 20 –  Winter Stamp and Postcard Show at Spring Valley High School.  This event for stamp and postcard collectors, those interested in beginning a collection, or if you are just curious about what is so intriguing about collecting these items, be sure to stop by and meet with the vendors/collectors.  For more information call (803) 309-2534 or visit https://classic.stamps.org/cps.

    January 20 –  “Dyon Brooks” at the Comedy House.  Enjoy an evening of fun and laughter with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 789-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    January 20 –  “Within Out Gates” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This films is about the racial situation in the early 20th Century and is the oldest film produced by an African American director.   For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/within-our-gates/.

    January 21 –  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park and Community Center.  Hear from keynote speaker Kassy Alia, founder of the non-profit organization Serve and Connect which works to create a partnership between law enforcement and local communities, and then participate in the wreath laying ceremony that follows.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events.

    January 22 –  “Cherub” with “Mosie” at The Senate at the Tin Roof.  This evening will provide you with some fun dance/electronic music!  For more information visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/cherub-the-senate-tickets/8869665?pl=tinroofAEG.

    January 23 –  Crochet Basics Workshop at the Columbia Art Center.  In this two hour workshop you will learn the basic of the art of crochet.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/January%202019%20Workshops%20pg2.pdf.

    January 23 –  “Her” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Set in future Los Angeles, you’ll meet Theodore, a man who makes a living writing touching letters for others, and although torn by a long, broken relationship who, through a new advanced operating system, meets Samantha and develops a deepening friendship that blossoms into love. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/her/.

    January 23 –  “We Shall Overcome” at the Harbison Theatre.  This musical performance that will include spoken words is in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/we-shall-overcome.

    January 24 –  “Morgan Wallen” at The Senate at the Tin Roof.  Enjoy an evening filled with good ‘ole country music with this talented artist!  For more information visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/morgan-wallen-the-senate-tickets/8804345?pl=tinroofAEG.

    January 25 –  “Kane Brown: Live Forever Tour” at the Colonial Life Arena.  Enjoy an evening of great country music with this incredible artist!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/kane-brown.

    January 25 –  “Villa*Nova” at The Senate of the Tin Roof.  One of Columbia’s favorite bands is back to give you an evening of great music, so don’t miss the show!  For more information visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/villanova-the-senate-tickets/9016355?pl=tinroofAEG.

    January 25 – 27 –  “Tony Rock” at the Comedy House.  You will certainly enjoy a great evening of laughter with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    January 25 – February 3 –  “Jake’s Women” at the Cottingham Theatre of Columbia College.  This production written by Neil Simon and performed by the Workshop Theatre tells the story of writer with a struggling marriage, its negative impact on his writing and his attempts to resolve the problem.  For more information visit https://workshoptheatre.com/home.html.

    January 26 –  Big Beautiful Diva’s: Dangerous Curves at the Tapp’s Art Center.  This fashion show will help to inspire and empower the young and old plus sized women to follow their dreams!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/big-beautiful-divas-presents-dangerous-curves-back-by-popular-demand/.

    January 26 –  Total Denial presents A Constant Old Vibration at the Fountain Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  One of the area’s best loved acoustic groups is prepared to give you an evening of great music!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/total-denial-presents-a-constant-old-vibration/.

    January 26 –  Annual Oyster & Pig Throwdown at City Roots.  You’ll enjoy your fill of freshly cooked BBQ, roasted oysters, mac n ’cheese, blue cheese coleslaw, collards, baked beans, and cornbread with live music, a fire, and a cash bar available!  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/https/wwwgiftrockercom/secure/order/h37bd91aa.

    January 26 –  “Buena Vista Social Club” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Taking you from the streets of Havana to Carnegie Hall, you’ll be introduced to some of Cuba’s early most talented musicians!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/buena-vista-social-club/.

    January 26 –  LifeChance Gala at the Koger Center for the Arts.  The –Columbia Classical Ballet presents an International Ballet of Stars to provide you with a wonderful evening of ballet!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=625.

    January 27 –  Lexington Chili Cook-Off at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Come enjoy the taste of some great chili and music by Freeway Music School students, with proceeds to benefit local charities.  For more information visit http://www.icehouseamphitheater.com/.

    January 27 –  The Great American Race at Sesquicentennial State Park.  This two person team event for individuals 4 years old to 84 years old who will walk, jog, or run 1.5 miles and tackle 8 mental or physical challenge stations with a recreational level as well as a competitive level being offered so make you plans now to participate and join in the fun with proceeds going to the pediatric cancer foundation!  For more information visit https://www.greatamazingrace.com/columbia.html.

    January 29 –  “Drugs$” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This documentary will present the “mystery” of skyrocketing costs of medicines, and the impact of to those trying to stay alive.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/drug/

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