ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA June 27 2018 – July 17 2018

    Wednesday June 27, 2018 through Tuesday July 17, 2018

     

    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 June 28 –  Summer Camps for Kids at City Roots.  These fun half-day camps will introduce kids ages 8 to 12 the art of collecting home grown foods to how to prepare and even preserve them.  For more information call (803) 254-2302 or visit http://www.cityroots.org/summer-camps/.

    Through June 30 –  “Space For Murder or That Time With the Aliens” at Plates and Plots Dinner Theater in Lexington.  Enjoy a fabulous dinner while you try to solve the mystery of Amy Lake’s deceased relative!  For more information call (864) 832-7568 or visit http://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/space-for-murder-or-that-time-with-the-aliens/.

    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 Emporers 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 –  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 June 29 – Summer Camp at the Robert Mills House and Gardens.  Kids 8 to 12 years old will enjoy interactive activities and the house and grounds learning what it was like to live in Columbia 50 years ago.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-06/summer-camp.

    Through June 30 –  Miss South Carolina Pageant 2018 at the Township Auditorium.  Come out and support all of the lovely ladies who will be competing for the title of Miss South Carolina!  For more information call (843) 847-9173 or visit https://www.miss-sc.org/.

    Through July 31 –  Winigard’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 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/.

     

     

    June 27 –  Wild Out Columbia Improv Show at the Comedy House.  Come out and see what some of our local talent can and cannot do!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    June 27 –  “Out Blood Is Wine” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This documentary explores the life of those who live in the “rural Republic of Georgia and the rebirth of 8,000 year old wine making traditions” with wine tasting prior to the show. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/our-blood-is-wine/.

    June 28 –  Renovation Rodeo at a location to be later determined in Shandon.  Take a tour of an older cottage in the Shandon home that has been recently renovated while staying true to the roots and history with light hors d’oeuvres and spirits provided.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-06/renovation-rodeo.

    June 28 –  Columbia’s Got Talent at the Comedy House.  If you think you’ve got what it takes to win the show, be sure to sign up, and for the rest of you, come out and see just what type of talent Columbia actually has!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    June 28 –  “A Tribute to Tom Petty” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Spend an evening enjoying your favorite tunes by Tom Petty featuring Josh Roberts and the Hinges, with Brian Conner, Deborah Adedakun, Ed Lemon, Jr., Danielle Howle, Matt Goudelock, Daniel Mackado, and Nikki Lee Hagenmeyer, so make plans now to come out for this free show.   For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    June 28 –  “Sleep Dealer” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is a Sundance hit that is a “haunting cautionary tale” that depicts how things could be in the future of America.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/sleep-dealer/.

    June 29 –  “Hoodwinked” at Finlay Park.  Spend your Friday night with the kids in the park relaxing and enjoying a movie!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3107.

    June 29 –  “246th Army Band” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Fill your evening with “traditional military selections from the ceremonial band, jazz music by the Palmetto Jazz Orchestra, the sounds of New Orleans and beyond with the Battery Brass Band, and closing out with the rock band Moments Notice” so with something to suit just about everyone, come out for a great evening of free entertainment. For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    June 29 – July 1 –  “Lavelle Crawford” at the Comedy House.  This comedian, actor, writer, and producer best known as Saul Goodman’s bodyguard in Breaking Bad, has come to town to give you an evening of laughter!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    June 29 – 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/.

    June 30 –  Independence Day Boat Parade on Lake Murray.  Revolving around Bomb Island, you can participate or observe a patriotic parade of boats helping to honor and celebrate this special national holiday!  For more information call (803) 781-5940 or visit https://www.experiencecolumbiasc.com/event/4th-of-july-boat-parade-on-lake-murray/54160/.

    June 30 –  Lake Murray 4th of July Fireworks Show at Bomb Island on Lake Murray.  The fireworks will be set off from Dreher Island State Park and Spence Island and has been dubbed “the best fireworks show yet”, with local radio stations playing music that will be in sync with the show, so don’t miss this fantastic fireworks display in honor of Independence Day!  For more information call (803) 781-5940 or visit https://www.lakemurraycountry.com/events/2018/lake-murray-4th-of-july-fireworks-show-2018.

    June 30 –  All Pro Dad, Father, and Kids Experience at the Spurrier Infield Practice Field on Bluff Road.  There will be an opening address by Connor Shaw, followed by kids 5 through 12 and their fathers rotating through 4 interactive stations followed by a raffle and the fun zone reopening, so dad, bring your kids out for some great one on one time with them!  For more information visit https://www.allprodad.com/events/usc-fke/#details.

    June 30 –  “Elliott and the Untouchables” at Finlay Park.  Come out for a relaxing evening of the blues in this beautiful setting under the stars!  For more information visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events.

    June 30 –  Amazing Africa at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  This overnight event will allow families to enjoy the Zoo after dark, as they learn about the animals from Africa, with the cost including admission to the Zoo the day following the event.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/education/family-programs.

    June 30 –  “Dig” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is a documentary about alternative rock in this Sundance award winning production.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/dig/.

    June 30 – July 1 –  “John Tudors Magic Theatre” at the Village Square Theatre.  Bring the kids out for a fun magic show with this amazing magician!  For more information call (803) 359-1436 or visit http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com/.

    July 1 –  “Dazed and Confused” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of one wild night of the last day of school for a group of high school kids in 1976, so dress up in your best 70’s attire and you are guaranteed to enjoy a fun evening that will take you back in time!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/dazed-and-confused/.

    July 3 –  Star Spangled Symphonic Salute at Saluda Shoals Park.  Enjoy a patriotic concert put on by the Lake Murray Symphony with songs from Broadway musicals as well as patriotic songs in honor of the 4th holiday.  For more information call (803) 213-2060 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/star-spangled-symphonic-salute.

    July 4 –  Lexington County Peach Festival in downtown Gilbert.  Celebrating 60 years of fun, you’ll experience a parade, pageants, lots of peach products with a peach dessert contest and even peach tea, a car show, reading of the Declaration of Independence, and of course a fireworks display to top off the evening!  For more information visit http://www.lexingtoncountypeachfestival.com/.

    July 5 –  Rhythm of Kenya at the Columbia Art Center.  Attendees will learn about the various art forms in Columbia that come from Kenya.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3164.

    July 5 –  “Bring It! Live” at the Township Auditorium.  Lifetimes hit series has brought a new show to the stage!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    July 7 –  “Imagine Dragons” at the Colonial Life Arena.  You will enjoy an evening filled with hip hop rock and roll by this great band!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/imagine-dragons.

    July 8 –  Harbison Trail Run at Harbison State Forest.  This event includes a half-marathon and a 5K run so come out and enjoy a challenging but fun run in this beautiful rural area in the middle of the city! For more information call (803) 896-8890 or visit http://www.marathonmajic.com/XterraTrailRunCol-Harbison.html.

    July 8 – 9 –  “The Wizard Of Oz” at the Nickelodeon Theatre.  Bring the kids out to enjoy one of America’s favorite productions of all time!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-wizard-of-oz/.

    July 8 – 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/.

    July 9 –  Civil Rights Walking Tour Kids Edition at the African American Monument on Gervais Street.  Kids will have a chance to learn how Columbia helped to shape the Civil Rights Movement.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/271298510274297/.

    July 9 – 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.

    July 10 –  Songversation: “John Rooks” at the  Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Center for the Arts.  Enjoy an evening of soulful music by this talented musician!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/songversation-presents-singer-songwriter-jon-rooks/.

    July 11 –  Business Lexpo 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 –  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 Yoakam” 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 & Sophmore 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 –  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 –  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 –  “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 –  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.

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