Activities in the Columbia Area – March 20, 2019 – April 9, 2019

     

    ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA

    Wednesday March 20, 2019 through Tuesday April 9, 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 March 20 – Banff Mountain Film Festival at The Senate.  If you’re an adrenaline junkie or often wondered what inspired these athletes, here is a chance to travel around the world and see some in action!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.halfmoonoutfitters.com/bmff_tickets/product.

    Through March 24 –  “The Miracle Worker” at the Village Square Theatre.  Experience the life of the incredible Helen Keller in this extremely touching performance!  For more information call (803) 359-1436 or visit http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com/tickets.html.

    Through April 20 –  “Hall of Heros” at the South Carolina State Museum.  You’ll experience a hands-on interactive adventure that will allow you to try out your own superpowers while learning the history of America’s obsession with superheroes.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/hall-of-heroes/.

    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 June 1 –  Painting Class with Abstract Alexandra at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Each Saturday there will be two different classes: a Happy Fun Time class and a Therapeutic Painting Class so enjoy some fun or overcome some struggles with one of these great classes!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/happy-fun-time-painting-class-every-saturday-2/.

    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/.

    March 20 –  “Jessie McDonald” at the Comedy House.  This talented comedian born with cerebral palsy will amaze you with his humor and his inspiration!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    March 20 –  Plarn Crochet at the Columbia Art Center.  Learn how to crochet plarn and create sleeping mats for the homeless in the area.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/March%202019%20Workshops%20Web%20Sheet.pg2.pdf.

    March 20 –  Blended Blues Monthly Dance in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Spend a midweek break dancing to great tunes!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/blended-blues-monthly-dance-tapps/.

    March 20 –  “The Mark Rapp Group Celebrating Marian McPartland” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Enjoy a tremendous jazz performance by this talented ColaJazz founder and musician!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=695.

    March 21 –  Bluegrass, Bidding, & BBQ at the Robert Mills House & Gardens.  Spend an evening enjoying music by Willie Wells & the Blue Ridge Mountain Grass, barbecue, specialty drinks, and a variety of auction items to benefit educational programs and initiatives at Historic Columbia.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/bbq.

    March 21 –  “Life and Nothing More” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a single Spanish mother who works in a diner and is raising two children on her own in Florida when her 14 year old son has another brush with the law and her fear he’ll be imprisoned like his father.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/life-and-nothing-more/.

    March 21 – 24 –  “John Morgan” at the Comedy House.  Known better at the Raggin’ Cajun, you are sure to enjoy a great show filled with tons of laughter!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    March 22 –  Main Street and Vista Walking Tour starting at the State House for the Main Street tour and the Visitors Center on Gervais for the Vista tour.  You’ll have a chance to learn about the history of each area and how they have grown over time.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-03/main-street-vista-walking-tours.

    March 22 – 23 –  80’s & 90’s Dance Party with “Rubik’s Groove” at The Senate.  Dance the night away with music by this fun and entertaining group!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar.

    March 22 – 24 –  NCAA Men’s Basketball – First and Second Rounds at the Colonial Life Arena.  March Madness is coming to town so come out and support your favorite team!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/2019-ncaa-mens-basketball-firstsecond-rounds.

    March 22 – 24 –  Tip-Off Block Party along the block of The Senate and The Tin Roof.  It’s a block party celebrating March Madness in Columbia, so come out for the fun!  Enjoy a day of outdoor fun with jumbo screens to watch the games, bars, entertainment, and fun!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar.

    March 22 – 24 –  Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  Enjoy a day of outdoor fun with a 5500 fresh water aquarium, a catch and release pond, Nature Nick’s Animal Adventures, exhibitors and vendors, a youth bass fishing championship, and so much more!  For more information call (803) 734-4008 or visit http://www.dnr.sc.gov/psc/index.html.

    March 22 – 31 –  “Other Dessert Cities” at the Cottingham Theatre of Columbia College.  This is a dark comedy about a sister who plans to publish her beloved brother’s memoir and tells her family when visiting for the Christmas holiday, which places her mother in an awkward position as to whether to share the family secret and the risk of it being exposed to the world.  For more information call (803) 799-6551 or visit https://www.workshoptheatre.com/shows.html.

    March 23 –  Commissioners Cup BBQ Cook-Off and Festival at the South Carolina State Farmers Market.  Come out and enjoy sampling some very tasty BBQ with kids activities and antique tractors on site!  For more information call (803) 917-4950 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/south-carolina-state-farmers-market/commissioners-cup-bbq-cook-off-and-festival/487845251726081/.

    March 23 –  Bird Walk at Riverfront Park.  Join wildlife specialist Zach Steinhauser who will point out some of the 125 birds that have been seen along the River, their habitat, migration pattern, and answer your questions, so bring your binoculars and enjoy a wonderful morning walk along the River.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/bird-walk-riverfront-park/.

    March 23 –  Limited Space Vegetable Gardening at Wingard’s Nursery.  If you only have a small space to garden in, here is a chance to learn the best way to utilize your space to create a garden.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/limited-space-vegetable-gardening-10am/.

    March 23 –  Quarry Crusher Run at thee Vulcan Materials Quarry starting on Rosewood Drive.  You can run a challenging 3.7 miles, 7.4 miles or if you’re tough enough, 11 miles through the quarry which is 475 feet below sea level, with proceeds to benefit South Carolina Youth ChalleNGe.  For more information visit https://quarrycrusherrun.com/columbia/.

    March 23 –  “Love & Basketball” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Two kids with the same dream fall in love and 20 years later, as they pursue their dreams, they struggle with an on again, off again relationship. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/love-and-basketball/.

    March 23 –  Family Gardening Workshop: Bulbs in the gardens of the Hampton-Preston Mansion.  Historic Columbia horticulturalists will learn historic gardening techniques and plant several types of summer bulbs followed by a gardening activity at the Robert Mills House and Gardens.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-03/family-gardening-workshop-bulbs.

    March 23 –  Pysanka at the Columbia Art Center.  This Ukranian art uses written wax to create a beautiful piece of art.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/March%202019%20Workshops%20Web%20Sheet.pg2.pdf.

    March 23 –  Qween Session at the Tapp’s Art Center.  You’ll enjoy the chance to see women who love to krump compete against one another.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/qween-session-south-carolina-the-soda-live/.

    March 23 –  The “Great Gatsby” House Party at the Historic Seibels House and Gardens.  In preparation of the upcoming production at the Trustus Theatre, you’ll enjoy a fun evening of live entertainment, dancing, an open bar, tasty morsels, raffles, a silent auction, and of course, the chance to meet Mr. Gatsby.  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/the-great-gatsby-house-party/.

    March 23 –  “Chicago” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Broadway in Columbia is bringing you one classic performance that has won numerous awards so you won’t want to miss the chance to see a great show that will take many down memory lane!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=604.

    March 23 –  Storybook Ball at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Children of all ages will enjoy a day filled with magic and adventure, kings and queens, and fabled creatures with themed entertainment so make your plans now to attend this fun day for the entire family!  For more information call (803) 799-3100 or visit https://www.edventure.org/columbia/calendar.

    March 23 –  Spring Plant and Tree Exchange at the parking lot of the Forest Park Shopping Center in Forest Acres.  Bring some of your spreading and multiplying plants to exchange with those who have plants you’d like to have. For more information http://columbiagardenclub.com/events/plant-exchange.html.

    March 23 –  Commissioners Cup BBQ Cook-Off & Festival at the South Carolina State Farmers Market.  Spend your Sunday enjoying BBQ, food trucks, live music, arts and craft vendors, and a kid’s area, and bring canned food items to help support Harvest Hope Food Bank.  For more information visit https://columbiafoodienews.com/2019/03/01/commissioners-cup-sunday-march-23-2019/.

    March 24 –  “Shoes” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a girl who is the primary breadwinner of her family and who works in a five-and-dime store, puts cardboard in her shoes to keep using them, and who considers the alternative of marrying an unpleasant fellow with dishonorable intentions because there is no other solution in sight.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/shoes/.

    March 25 –  Lexington Women’s Club Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Lexington.  Enjoy a day of fun on the course with proceeds to benefit the Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation.  For more information call (803) 413-8925 or (803) 361-4935 or visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/lexington-woman-s-club-35th-annual-charity-golf-tournament.

    March 26 –  Acoustic Jam Session at the South Carolina State Museum.  Join members of the South Carolina Bluegrass Association for a fun acoustic jam session!  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/acoustic-jam-session-2/.

    March 26 –  Spring Tree I.D. at Riverfront Park North on Rivers Avenue.  Learn the art of tree identification through buds, blooms, and leaves of trees in the floodplain forest.   For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    March 26 –  Winners of the 2018-2019 Concerto Aria Competition at the Koger Center for the Arts.  The USC Symphony Orchestra will present these extremely talented musicians in a wonderful chamber performance.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=609.

    March 27 –  Art Class: Sock Monkey 101 at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Learn how to make your own unique version of a traditional sock monkey but you must know how to sew a basic straight stitch and be 15 years old or older.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/art-class-sock-monkey-101.

    March 27 –  Wild Out Improv at the Comedy House.  Come out and enjoy this show of up and coming local comedy artists as they battle in teams to see who can win!   For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit http://comedyhouse.us/wild-out-columbia/.

    March 27 –  Caregiver Workshop at the Busby Street Community Center.  Being a caregiver is hard work and can often lead to poor self-care, so come out and enjoy c coffee and donuts, meet with other caregivers, and learn about resources that might be of help to you.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs/senior/events.

    March 27 –  “As I Lay Dying” with “Phineas”, “Currents” & “Frost Koffins” at The Senate.  Come out for an evening of some good loud metal music!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/as-i-lay-dying.

    March 28 –  Columbia’s Got Talent at the Comedy House.  Here is a chance for you to showcase your talent and see if you have what it takes to take home the winning cash prize or just come out and enjoy the show supporting your favorite artist!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit http://comedyhouse.us/columbias-got-talent/.

    March 28 – 31 –  Indie Grits Festival at a variety of locations around Columbia.  You’ll enjoy 4 days of experimental film, art, and music with something for everyone!  For more information call (803) 814-3874 or visit http://indiegrits.org/festival/.

    March 29 –  April Fools House Tours at the Robert Mills House and Gardens.  Tour the house and discover some “inspired visual puns and anachronisms along with weird history from the 19th century”.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 34 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-03/april-fools-house-tours.

    March 29 –  “Peter Rabbit” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Bring the kids out for an evening with a fun movie as we move farther into the Easter holiday season.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://www.icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    March 29 –  Legends of Hip Hop at the Colonial Life Arena.  Spend an evening enjoying some great hip hop with artists to include Juvenile, DJ Quik, and Pastor Troy.  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/legends-of-hip-hop.

    March 29 –  Forks, Knives, & Spoonbills: A Dinner Celebrating Conservation at the Spotted Salamander.  You’ll enjoy a fabulous 6 course meal (with perfect beer pairings) with each named for a threatened bird species and you can learn how to help improve their populations in your own backyard, with proceeds to benefit threatened species in South Carolina.  For more information call (803) 256-0670 or visit https://www.scwf.org/events/2019/1/30/forks-knives-and-spoonbills-a-dinner-celebrating-conservation.

    March 29 –  Caribbean American Gospel Concert at the Gala by JW on Clemson Road.  You’ll enjoy some great rockin’ music with the Thad Coggins Band from North Carolina, dance music with Min. Rudy & Destiny Band, and holy gospel with Jamaican artists, Clavor, and some wonderful Jamaican food with proceeds to benefit the Fight Against Poverty.  For more information call (803) 741-5841 or visit https://revivalministrynow.org/caribbean_american_gospel_concert.

    March 29 – 31 –  Spring Out Music Fest at the Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce.  Spend the weekend enjoying a variety of music starting with rap/hip hop on Friday, pop/rock on Saturday, and country on Sunday.  to For more information visit https://springoutmusicfest.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIv5bVu6-H4QIViMDICh17iwbqEAAYASAAEgIoB_D_BwE.

    March 29 – 31 –  “Michael Colyar” at the Comedy House.  You’ll enjoy a fun evening of laughter with this hilarious comedian.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    March 30 –  Tips & Techniques for Growing Tomatoes at Wingard’s Nursery.  If you’ve struggled with growing tomatoes in the past, here is a chance to find out what you’ve been doing wrong.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/tips-techniques-for-growing-tomatoes-10am/.

    March 30 –  “Thank You For Being a Friend” at Soda City Live at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Check out some of these new and upcoming artists!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/thank-you-for-being-friend/.

    March 30 –  Wave Craft Collective: Live from the Underground II at the Space Hall of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Enjoy an evening of dancing to some talented creators of bass filled techno music!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/wavecraft-collective-live-from-the-underground-ii/.

    March 30 –  She Festival at the Tapp’s Art Center.  This event will showcase women in art whether professional, amateur, or emerging artists ages 13 years or older in the visual arts, poetry, dance, singing, and more so make plans to enter even if it’s just a logo for the event Logo Contest or maybe enter the “Who’s Your Hero” contest!   For more information call (803) 816-0496 or visit http://www.shefestival.org/2019-events.html.

    March 30 –  MTC Showoff Competition at the Harbison Theatre.  Members of the MTC family will be performing for the title of MTC Showoff!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/mtc-showoff.

    March 30 –  “Chicago” at the Township Auditorium.  You will most certainly enjoy a journey down memory lane with the great songs from this classic group!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    March 30 –  Sesame Street Live at the Colonial Life Arena.  Bring the kids out to see their favorite characters and to enjoy what is sure to be a fun and entertaining show!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/sesame-street-live-lets-party.

    March 30 –  “Sleeping Beauty” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Presented by the Columbia City Ballet, you are sure to enjoy this beautiful ballet!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://columbiacityballet.com/production/sleeping-beauty/.

    March 30 –  Spring Arts and Crafts Show at Lexington Middle School.  You’ll have a chance to shop with over 80 crafters and vendors and even bid on silent auction items to help the Palmetto Children’s Hospital.  For more information visit https://midlandcrafters.wixsite.com/spring-craft-show.

    March 30 –  Spring Out Afterparty with “Falling Through April” at The Senate.  You’ll enjoy ending your evening with this Charlotte based alternative rock band.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/spring-out-afterparty.

    March 31 –  The Spirit of Lake Murray Turns 10! at the Spirit of Lake Murray in Leesville.  Help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the areas only dinner cruise with a wonderful meals as you enjoy watching the sunset on Lake Murry.  For more information call (803)730-3044 or visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/spirit-of-lake-murray-turns-10.

    March 31 –  Ballet Stars of New York at the Township Auditorium.  The USC Dance Company will be joined with some of the best dancers from New York to provide you an evening of incredible dance!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    March 31 –  Columbia City of Women Launch at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In honor of the remarkable women who have helped enhance the city and to bring together women who want to help empower one another, enjoy an evening of tasty treats made by The Spotted Salamander with a signature cocktail by Bourbon.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-03/columbia-city-women-launch.

    April 1 –  Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) Summit at the Columbia Museum of Art.  With keynote speaker A’ja Wilson, former Lady Gamecock, and a day filled with workshops to help inspire and empower women, and meet other like-minded women.  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wren-summit-2019-the-time-is-now-tickets-53265120409?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR0a32SNemAYFYgr6FYTgZf2Whvw2YTyjTXfw6VSTuYalgIPbzHwfM9aSnM.

    April 1 – August 19 –  Creative Art Classes with Abstract Alexandra at the Tapp’s Art Center.  This talented professional artist will help you find your creativity and learn how therapeutic and fun using acrylics can be as you find your inner artist!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/happy-fun-time-painting-class-every-saturday-2/.

    April 2 –  Behind the Scenes Tour DeBruhl-Marshall House at 1401 Laurel Street.  The home constructed in 1820 and named for the original owner has recently been renovated for an environmentally events venue and here is your chance to learn more about the history and view the fabulous architecture!  For more information call (803) 252-7742 ext. 15 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-04/behind-scenes-tour-debruhl-marshall-house.

    April 2 –  Fish Passage at Riverfront Park North on Rivers Avenue.  Learn about the fish species that travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Broad River, including the American Shad.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    April 2 –  Read In starting at the State Library.  This wonderful event that allows kids to show why kids who read succeed, as well as provides them an opportunity to dress up as their favorite book character.  For more information call (803) 545-4432 or visit https://www.readsc.org/read-in.

    April 2 – 7 –  “Beautiful, The Carole King Musical” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  This Broadway performance will tell the inspiring story of this extremely talented singer/songwriter with the show including many of her wonderful songs, including “I Feel the Earth Move” and “You’ve Got a Friend”.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=588.

    April 3 –  “Shame Spiral”, “Castaway”, “Withdraw”, & “Hopestick” in the Space Hall of the Tapp’s Art Center.  If you are in to grunge metal, you are sure to enjoy this show!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/shame-spiral-castaway-withdraw-hopesick/.

    April 3 –  “Two for the Road” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Meet a couple whose 10 year marriage is struggling as they recall memorable moments of their courtship, their wedding, their travels, their vow to never have children and the challenges that led them both to have extra-marital affairs.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/two-for-the-road/.

    April 3 – 24 –  Life Drawing at the Columbia Art Center.  In this 4 week class you’ll learn the basics of line drawing and techniques to help you enhance your work.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/Life%20Drawing%202019.pdf.

    April 4 –  “The World of Musicals” at the Harbison Theatre.  This production will take you on a journey through some of the most wonderful theatrical productions that will go from emotional to upbeat and having you sing along to the songs!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/world-musicals.

    April 4 –  “Daniel Tigers Neighborhood Life: King for a Day” at the Township Auditorium.  As seen on PBS, bring the kids out for a fun new show where Daniel learns what it takes to be king!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    April 4 –  The Drive Golf Tournament & After Party at the Cobblestone Golf Club.  This is a captain’s choice tournament followed by an after party with live music, drinks, & heavy hors d’oeuvres with proceeds to benefit Prisma Health Cancer Centers.  For more information visit https://www.classy.org/event/2019-the-drive-golf-tournament/e218291.

    April 4 –  “The Composer is Dead” by Lemony Snicket at the Harbison Theatre.  The South Carolina Philharmonic has created a performance that will include a narration, where the composer is dead and you will help them find out “whodunit”!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/composer-dead-lemony-snicket.

    April 4 – 7 –  Tartan Day South at several locations around Columbia and Lexington with the main event being held at the Historic Columbia Speedway.  The initial Thursday kick-off party will be at the British Bulldog Pub, followed by a concert by Celtic Commotion at the Icehouse Amphitheater on Friday, a full day of activities and live entertainment at the Speedway on Saturday with campfires, music, and tribal drumming after dark, and Kirkin’ of the Tartans at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater on Sunday.   For more information visit http://tartandaysouth.com/.

    April 4 – 7 –  Columbia Fireflies Season Opener at Segra Park (formerly Spirit Communication Park).  It’s that time of year again so come out and support the Fireflies as they play against the Charleston RiverDogs.  For more information visit https://www.milb.com/columbia/news/columbia-fireflies-release-2019-season-schedule/c-290449952.

    April 4 – 7 –  “Shawty Shawty” at the Comedy House.  Spend some time enjoying a good laugh with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    April 5 –  “The Aftermath” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Set in post-war Germany in 1946, a British Colonel has been charged with rebuilding Hamburg, so brings his wife home and moved into a new home that she learned houses the former owners widower and troubled daughter that leads to a vary charged home environment for all.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/the-aftermath/.

    April 5 –  “Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s” & “Joshua Ray Walker” at The Senate.  You’ll enjoy an evening of good ole’ country music by these talented artists!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/rhett-miller-of-the-old-97-s.

    April 5 – 6 –  Monster Jam at the Colonial Life Arena.  They’re back and prepared to give you another great adrenaline filled show!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/monster-jam.

    April 5 – 13 –  “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at the Longstreet Theatre.  Based on the bestselling novel, this multiple Tony Award winning production is the story of a young boy who found his neighbors pitch forked dog and is accused of killing the dog, and who sets out to find out just who was responsible for the dogs death.  For more information visit https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/theatre/productions/main_stage/curiousincident.php.

    April 5 – 27 –  F. Scott Fitzgeralds “The Great Gadsby” at the Trustus Theatre.  You’ll take a journey back to the Jazz Age when this classic novel comes to life on the stage in this imaginative re-creation!  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/scott-fitzgeralds-the-great-gatsby/.

    April 6 –  Drawing 102 at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This intermediate class will allow you to experiment with pencil, charcoal, and conte crayon, and teach you proportions, value and textural contrasts.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/art-class-drawing-102.

    April 6 –  Its All About Herbs Festival at the Lexington County Museum.  You’ll enjoy the chance to view mini-herb demonstrations, purchase herb plants, shop with herb inspired vendors and food vendors, participate in a silent auction, and tour the circa 1832 John Fox House on the grounds.  For more information call (803) 359-8369 or visit http://lexingtoncountymuseum.org/events/.

    April 6 –  Newcomers Workshop at Wingard’s Nursery.  If you are new to the area, here is your chance to learn about growing plants in the midlands of South Carolina.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/newcomers-workshop-april-6/.

    April 6 –  “Departure: The Journey Tribute Band” at The Senate.  You’ll enjoy an evening filled with all of your favorite Journey songs as recreated by this talented tribute band.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/departure-the-journey-tribute-band.

    April 6 –  Fire Truck Pull for Curing Kids Cancer at the Soda City Market.  Teams of 10 (or 12 for all female or those under 18) will see who can pull a firetruck 50 feet in the fastest amount of time with each team being asked to a child you know affected by pediatric cancer or one can be assigned to you, so put your team together, dress to support the child you are honoring, and help support this great cause!  For more information visit https://curingkidscancer.org/events/6th-annual-curing-kids-cancer-fire-truck-pull.

    April 6 –  No Radius in the Space Hall of the Tapp’s Art Center.  This will be a full day filled with over 20 visual artists, zinemakers, printmakers, and a vintage clothing store with music and a fully stocked bar available all day!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/no-radius-the-space-hall/.

    April 6 –  Monthly Gospel Singing at the Midland Gospel Singing Center in Gilbert. The Gospel Truth Trio & the High Times Quartet will fill your evening with the wonderful sounds of Gospel music!  For more information call (803) 719-1289 or visit https://midgsc.com/concerts.

    April 6 – 7 –  Columbia International Festival at the State Fairgrounds.  You’ll enjoy a day filled with cultural entertainment, shopping, wonderful food, and a beautiful parade of nations.  For more information visit https://www.cifonline.org/.

    April 6 – 7 –  Columbia Open Studios at a variety of locations around Columbia and Lexington.  You’ll have a chance to see some of the most fabulous works of art by local artists so take the time to visit at least a few studios throughout the weekend.  For more information call (803) 779-4571 or visit https://www.columbiaopenstudios.org/.

    April 6 – 7 – Doll House Magazines in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  The years of the 1980’s to 2000 were iconic for music and fashion with a nostalgia street wear fashion show, live performances, and a cereal bar.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/dollhouse-magazines-back-to-the-fashion/.

    April 7 –  Dining on the Dam at the Lake Murray Dam.  Take a walk along the dam while enjoying drinks and Certified South Carolina Grown dishes.  For more information visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/dining-on-the-dam.

    April 7 –  Main Street Dinner in front of the Capital Building on Main Street in Columbia.  You’ll enjoy a Sunday farm to table four-course meal by chef’s from Bourbon with wine pairings and a complimentary cocktail. For more information visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/4/7/main-street-dinner.

    April 8 –  “Chase Huglin”, “Olympia Press”, “Goddest”, & “Tigerlily” at Soda Live at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Come out and support the work of these artists.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/chase-huglin-olympia-press-goddest-and-tigerlily/.

    April 9 –  Unique and Special Needs Night at the South Carolina State Museum.  Here is a chance for those with special and unique needs to have a chance to enjoy the museum in a sensory friendly environment.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/unique-and-special-needs-night-wild-things/.

    April 9 –  Gullah Tours in Charleston meeting at the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center.  Part of the senior travel tours for those over 50 years of age, join others your age and enjoy a day filled with fun and education.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs/senior/trips.

    April 9 –  Super Mega Live! at The Senate.  Spend an evening with the unusual humor of the internet comedy duo, Ryan Magee & Matt Watson.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/supermega-live!.

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