Activities in the Columbia Area – July 11th-July 31st

    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 July 13 – Summer Camp at the Robert Mills Carriage House. Kids 8 to 12 years old will have a chance to go 50 years back in time with interactive activities, and explore some of the historical gardens, grounds, and homes in the area.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 26 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-07/summer-camp.

    Through July 13 –  Kayak Camp starting at Riverfront North on River’s Drive. Kids ages 8 to 11 will have a chance to enjoy learning how to paddle in a kayak on flat water and on the rapid of the Saluda River.  For more information call (803) 312-9275 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    Through July 20 –  Engineering For Kids STEAM Summer Camps at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Here are some great camps for those kids who are interested in engineering with camps for kids from ages 4 to 14.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/events/list/?tribe_paged=2&tribe_event_display=list.

    Through July 26 –  “The Emperors New Clothes” at the Columbia Children’s Theatre.  See a production of the Hans Christiana Anderson story presented in a way you’ve never seen before!  For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/emperor/.

    Through July 28 –  “Memphis” at the Trustus Theatre.  This production that won a Tony Award for Best Musical in 2010 tells the story of a young white DJ who fell in love with rock and roll, and an extremely talented black singer in 1950’s Memphis during the cultural revolution.  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit http://trustus.org/event/memphis/.

    Through July 28 –  Summer Concert Series at Finlay Park.  Fill your summer Saturday nights enjoying music, food, beverages, and fun in this beautiful park in downtown Columbia starting with the band Atlantic Star an R&B band on the 2nd.  For more information visit https://festivalnet.com/11548/Columbia-South-Carolina/Festival-Concerts/Columbia-Summer-Concert-Series.

    Through July 31 –  Wingard’s Photo Contest put on by Wingard’s Market.  Submit your photos for a chance to win one of three prizes!  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/photo-contest/.

    Through August 3 –  Summer Camps at Town Theatre.  If your kids are interested in theatre and performing, these camps cover a variety of topics for kids ages 5 and up.  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit http://towntheatre.com/summer-camp-2018/.

    Through August 4 –  “Beauty and the Beast” at the Columbia Marionette Theatre.  Bring your children to see this show about a vain Prince who learns his lesson when he is turned into a Beast for his selfish behavior and the Beauty who helps to teach him the error of his ways!  For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit https://cmtpuppet.org/shows/beauty-and-the-beast/.

    Through August 6 –  “Everything Is Better In Technicolor” at the Nickelodeon Theatre.  Enjoy a view of some of history’s greatest productions from “musicals to mafia”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/series/everything-is-better-in-technicolor/.

    Through August 10 –  Summer Camps at EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Kids ages 4 to 12 can participate in a variety of activities to keep them busy this summer.  For more information call (803) 799-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/programs/camps/.

    Through August 17 –  Zoo Summer Camps at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Kids ages 3 to 13 can enjoy fun summer camps at the zoo with a variety of camps to choose from.  For more information call (803) 602-0803 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/education/day-camps.

    Through August 24 –  Purple Martin Boat Tours at Jake’s Landing.  Wingard’s naturalist and Captain Zach will take you on a trip for a once in a lifetime opportunity to see one of the largest Purple Martin roosts in North America on Doolittle Island on Lake Murray.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/event/purple-martin-boat-tour-june-18/.

    July 11 –  Business Expo at River Bluff High School in Lexington.  Lexington is one of the fastest growing counties in the State, so meet with some of the vendors showcasing their latest products and services that are easily available to you!   For more information call (803) 359-6113 or visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/chamber-event/2018-business-lexpo.

    July 12 –  Moonlight Cemetery & Secrets From The Grave Tours at Elmwood Cemetery.  Take a tour through 160 years of history with these two events that will simultaneously teach you about some of the symbols on the graves and what they mean followed by a chance to learn about some of the prominent individuals who are buried in the oldest cemetery in Columbia.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-07/moonlight-cemetery-secrets-grave-tours.

    July 12 –  Noise of Freedom & Infinite Room present: “Appalachia Terror Unit, Spice Lo, Lull, Demersus, & Dollar Genital” at the Tapp’s Center for the Arts.  Enjoy an evening of eclectic music by a variety of talented musical artists!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/noise-as-freedom-infinite-room-present-appalachian-terror-unit-spice-lo-lull-dollar-genital/.

    July 12 –  “Dwight Yoakum” at the Township Auditorium.  If you enjoy country music, this is a show you’ll want to see!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    June 13 –  “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” at Finlay Park.  Bring the family out for a fun Friday evening out enjoying some relaxing time together watching a movie under the stars!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3108.

    July 13 –  “MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly & The Manhattans” at the Township Auditorium.  Enjoy an evening of jazz and fun!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    July 13 –  “The Tragic H3RO Show & Sophomore Album Release” at the Infinite Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/the-tragic-h3ro-show-sophomore-album-release-get-it-early/.

    July 13 – 14 –  “Earthquake” at the Comedy House.  When stress is getting you down, nothing cheers you up like a fun night of comedy!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    July 13 – 14 –  Summer Genealogy Workshop at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.  You’ll have the chance to hear Judy G. Russell, JD, known as the legal genealogist, speak with a focus on genealogy and the law.  For more information call (864) 369-2547 or visit http://www.scgen.org/2018-workshop/.

    July 14 –  Big Tree Hike at the Congaree National Park.  This 3 hour hike covering a total of 5 miles, will help you to view some of the Parks largest and most amazing trees!  For more information call (803) 776-4396 or visit https://www.nps.gov/cong/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=811BEE31-1DD8-B71B-0BA4E38604E840A5.

    July 14 –  Nature Discovery Walk at the Congaree National Park.  Enjoy a walk along the boardwalk with a Master Naturalist and learn about some of the wildlife and plants that are native to this beautiful Park!  For more information call (803) 776-4396 or visit https://www.nps.gov/cong/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=56C296E0-1DD8-B71C-07EB09DD87A17E5F.

    July 14 –  Walk In The Woods at Sesquicentennial State Park.  This will be an hour and a half guided walk led by a Park Ranger will teach you about the ecosystem of the Park.  For more information call (803) 788-2706 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003110.

    July 14 –  Guided Historical Walking Tour: First Fort Congaree meeting at the Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center in Cayce.  Take a walk along this beautiful trail while hearing about the 1718 to 1722 frontier fort and trading post.  For more information call (850) 322-5636 or visit https://www.facebook.com/12000YearHistoryPark/.

    July 14 –  Reggaetronic Lake Murray Music Festival on Spence Island.  Spend a day on the lake with some great island music for entertainment to include Passafire, Henry Fong, and Sun Dried Vibes!  For more information visit https://reggaetronicsc.com/.

    July 14 –  “The Greatest Showman” at Melvin Park between Irmo and Little Mountain.  Take the family out for a free night of fun with a movie in this newly established park.  For more information call (803) 345-8113 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/summer-movie-greatest-showman.

    July 14 –  Mixed Media Jewelry at the Columbia Art Center.  In this workshop you’ll learn a variety of techniques to include beading, wire wrapping, and more.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/July%202018%20Workshops.pdf.

    July 14 –  Sewing Basic at the Columbia Art Center.  Bring your sewing machine to this workshop and learn how to do some basic sewing techniques and bring a project you are working on for advice.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/July%202018%20Workshops.pdf.

    July 14 –  “Dazz Band” at Finlay Park.  Enjoy an evening out in this beautiful park with this entertaining R&B band.  For more information call 9803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3127.

    July 15 –  “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”  at the Nickelodeon Theatre.  Here is a chance to see the production that boosted Marilyn Monroe’s move into stardom!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/gentlemen-prefer-blondes/.

    July 16 –  Storytime in the Gardens in the gazebo of the Hampton-Preston Mansion.  This free event is open to children of all ages to enjoy listening to stories and engaging in historical games for an hour of fun in this beautiful location.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-07/storytime-gardens.

    July 16 –  “Written in the Wind” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This melodramatic story staring Rock Hudson and Lauren Bacall is one of the classics of its time.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/written-on-the-wind/.

    July 16 – 20 –  Painting Explorations with Mixed Media at the Columbia Art Center.  Kids ages 5 to 9 will have a chance to learn about the basics of painting.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/summer-camp.

    July 16 – 20 –  Golf Camp at the James E. Clyburn Golf Center on Slighs Avenue.  Children 8 to 16 will have a chance to enhance their skills or learn the basics, depending on their skill level.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/summer-camp.

    July 16 – 20 –  Kayak Camp starting at Riverfront North on River Drive.  Kids ages 12 to 16 will start on flat calm water and move their skills to learning how to manage the rapid of the Saluda River.  For more information call (803) 315-9275 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    July 17 –  The Writer’s Block Poetry Show at the Fountain Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  If you write poetry or just enjoy listening to it, you will surely want to attend this event!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/events/.

    July 18 –  Madhubani Painting Workshop at the Columbia Art Center.  You’ll learn about this art form from India and create your own work of art using the same techniques.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/madhubani-painting-workshop/.

    July 18 –  “Steve Miller Band” and “Peter Frampton” at the Colonial Life Arena.  Take yourself on a journey down memory lane with these two 1970’s bands!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/steve-miller-band-with-peter-frampton.

    July 18 –  “Before We Vanish” at the Nickelodeon Theatre.  This alien invasion movie is filled with love and mystery!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/before-we-vanish/.

    July 19 – 29 –  “Beauty and the Beast” at the Town Theatre.  If you are looking for something enjoyable to do to help beat the heat and provide some great entertainment, this fun and enjoyable production should do just that!  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit http://towntheatre.com/beauty_and_the_beast/.

    July 20 –  Soda City Standup Presents: The Soda City Showdown Championship in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  The time has arrived for comedians from all over the southeast come out to see if they can be identified as the Top Comic!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/soda-city-stand-up-presents-the-soda-city-showdown-championship/.

    July 21 –  Make Your Own Succulent Garden at Wingard’s Nursery.  Learn how to create succulent garden in your own unique container.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/make-your-own-succulent-garden-10-am/.

    July 21 –  Lippan Painting Workshop at the Columbia Art Center.  Learn this beautiful painting form that comes from Kutch, India and create your own piece to take home with you.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/lippan-painting-workshop/.

    July 21 –  Nature Discovery Walk at the Congaree National Park.  Enjoy a walk along the boardwalk with a Master Naturalist and learn about some of the wildlife and plants that are native to the Park, as well as the dynamics of the floodplains here.  For more information call (803) 776-4396 or visit https://www.nps.gov/cong/planyourvisit/calendar.htm.

    July 21 –  Guided Historical Walking Tour: First Fort Congaree meeting at the Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center` in Cayce.  Take a walk along this beautiful trail while hearing about the 1718 to 1722 frontier fort and trading post.  For more information call (850) 322-5636 or visit https://www.facebook.com/12000YearHistoryPark/.

    July 21 –  History Day at the South Carolina State Museum.  Learn how the museum collects artifacts and creates new exhibits, while meeting historians and taking a behind the scenes look at the museum.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/history-day/.

    July 21 –  Wild Summers Night Auction and Wild Game Feast at Seawell’s Catering on Rosewood Drive.  Start the evening with hors d’ oeuvres and reviewing the silent auction items, followed by a tasty wild game feast, the live auction, and prize drawings, all to benefit the National Wildlife Federation.  For more information 256-0670 or visit http://www.scwf.org/events/2018/wild-summers-night-auction-wild-game-feast-mbs8g.

    July 22 – 23 –  “The Birds” at the Nickelodeon Theatre.  This 1960’s Alfred Hitchcock film is a story about a romantic rendezvous that ends in a haunting nightmare!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-birds/.

    July 22 – 29 –  “The Little Mermaid Jr.” at the Village Square Theatre.  The children have been working hard to put on this production for you, so come out and support their hard work!  For more information call (803) 359-1436 or visit http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com/.

    July 23 – 27 –  Creative Fun at the Columbia Art Center.  Kids ages 5 to 9 will have a chance to work with mixed media that will include clay and paper. For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/summer-camp.

    July 24 –  “The Gospel According to Andre” at the Nickelodeon Theater. This documentary tells the story of the talented and revered fashion curator, Andre Leon Talley, from his “upbringing in the segregated South to his work on the Paris runways”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-gospel-according-to-andre/.

    July 25 –  Halau Hula ke Alohalani at the Lexington Main Library.  Kids will have a chance to learn about Hawaii culture through puppets, music, and dance, as well as having a chance to hear the native language spoken. For more information call (803) 785-2600 or visit http://www.lex.lib.sc.us/calendar.asp#/?i=1.

    July 26 –  “Tony Bennett” at the Township Auditorium.  This historical music icon will certainly provide you with an evening you won’t soon forget so don’t miss the chance to see him live!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    July 26 – 29 –  “Benji Brown” at the Comedy House.  You are sure to be entertained by this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    July 26 – August 5 –  “The Little Mermaid” at the Harbison Theatre.  Presented by the Chapin Theatre, this fill length version of the classic Disney production that will capture your heart with beautiful love story and music so take the kids out for some fun family time together!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/chapin-theatre-presents-disneys-little-mermaid.

    July 27 –  “Justice League” at Finlay Park.  Bring the family out and enjoy a movie under the stars for this last movie in the park of the season.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events.

    July 28 –  Puppet Playhouse at the Lexington Main Library.  Bring the children out for the fun of learning how puppets can enhance imagination and creativity!  For more information call (803) 785-2630 or visit http://www.lex.lib.sc.us/calendar.asp#/?i=1.

    July 28 –  Women’s Midlands Fair at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  This free event with over 70 vendors is intended for women to come out and have a chance to get pampered and enjoy themselves with chair massages, a photo booth, makeovers, tattoos, and more!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/midlands-womens-fair-tickets-41345650955?aff=efbeventtix.

    July 28 –  Family Astronomy Workshop at the South Carolina State Museum.  Bring the family out for a chance to learn about the night sky, how to navigate it, the basics of telescopes, and more!  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/observatory/family-astronomy-workshops/.

    July 28 –  Madhubani Painting for Kids at the Columbia Art Center.  Children will learn about this art form from India and create a piece on pottery to take home.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/madhubani-painting-for-kids/.

    July 28 –  “20 Feet From Stardom” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Hear the story of some of the greatest voices that were back-up singers to some of the greatest singers of all time, and the “conflicts, sacrifices, and rewards” of their careers.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/20-feet-from-stardom/.

    July 28 –  “Confunkshun” at Finlay Park.  Fill your evening with this last concert of the season, an R&B/Funk band!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events.

    July 28 –  “Vaporror” with “Pluto Castle” and “DJ Siji” at the Fountain Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  The Vaporwave artist is making his debut alongside these electronic artists!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/vaperror-at-infinite-room/.

    July 29 – 30 –  “Thunderball” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This 1960’s classic film set the stage for the many spy thrillers that would follow.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/thunderball/.

    July 30 – August 3 –  Kayak Camp at several different locations around the City.  Teenagers 12 to 16 will be able to learn about the art of kayaking and take a trip down several rivers in the area.  For more information call (803) 315-9275 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    July 30 – August 3 –  Fun with the Masters at the Columbia Art Center.  Kids ages 5 to 9 will learn how to use mixed media to create art that will include clay and paper.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/summer-camp.

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