Activities in the Columbia Area – March 6, 2019 – March 26, 2019

     

    ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA

    Wednesday March 6, 2019 through Tuesday March 26, 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 10 –  “Peter Pan and Wendy – A Musical” at the Columbia’s Children’s Theatre.  Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic book, you are sure to enjoy this fun show put on by the children!  For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/season-at-a-glance/.

    Through March 10 –  “Getting Sara Married” at the American Legion Post 193 in Chapin.  This romantic comedy tells the story of a middle aged single lawyer whose Aunt decides she needs a husband so bops them on the head and drops them off at her nieces’ apartment.  For more information call (803) 240-8544 or visit http://www.chapintheatre.org/2019/getting-sara-married.html#cast.

    Through March 16 –  Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest presented by the South Carolina State Library.  Here is a chance for students in grades 3rd through the 12th to try their hand at writing a poem using the theme “imagining what you could do” with an awards ceremony for the winners and their families who will be notified by email and announced on the website.  For more information visit http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/poetry.

    Through March 17 –  “Newsies” at the Town Theatre.  This performance based on the 1899 Newsboy Strike, this Disney musical is filled with energy filled dancing and singing that will make this a great show to see!  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit https://towntheatre.com/newsies/.

    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 7 –  Worlds of Creativity: How Islam Influences Art at the Columbia Art Center.  Learn about the rich history of art in Islamic societies, with Muslim artists, interactive arts and crafts, painting, and more!  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3599.

    March 7 –  Women2Women National Conversation Tour at the Capital City Club.  Celebrating 100 years of the women’s suffrage movement, this event will include a panel of successful women who will be holding an open panel discussion to help women voice their concerns and be inspired by those who have battled the odds and come out on top with the event including a VIP wine reception following the discussion!   For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women2women-columbia-sc-tickets-54547865133.

    March 7 –  “Katharine & Catherine: Sisters Wee Bit Irish” at the Harbison Theatre.  This is the story of two sisters growing up Irish in the 50’s and 60’s and will include Irish music, dancing, and storytelling.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/katharine-catherine-sisters-wee-bit-irish.

    March 7 –  “Pink: Beautiful Trauma World Tour” at the Colonial Life Arena.  This will certainly be one unforgettable night of music by this fabulous artist!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/pnk.

    March 7 –  “Descendents” at The Senate.  Enjoy an evening of pop music by these talented musicians!  For more information call (803) 252-9352 or visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/descendents-the-senate-tickets/8506115?pl=tinroofAEG.

    March 7 – 8 –  “Stages” at the Lab Theatre.  Written by award winning performer David Lee Nelson, this story comes from his journal writings filled with humor about his time in chemotherapy battling colon cancer and will surely be heartwarming, funny, and inspiring while educating you about the Colon Cancer.  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/theatre/productions/lab_theatre/stages.php.

    March 8 –  “Funny As Ish Comedy Tour” at the Colonial Life Arena.  Mike Epps is coming to town to give you an evening filled with laughter and is bringing along talented guests Sommore, Earthquake, Lavell Crawford and DC Young Fly so you won’t want to miss the chance to see this show! For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/funny-as-ish-comedy-tour.

    March 8 –  “Dryrot, Infant Island, Stress Fractures, and more” in the Space Hall of the Tapp’s Art Center.  This will be an evening filled with punk music, so come out and enjoy!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/dryrot-infant-island-stress-fractures-and-more-the-space-hall/.

    March 8 –  “Traitors, TLTSOL, VCTMS, Agony, & Decent” at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Serious grunge/rock will fill the SODA Live this night!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/traitors-tltsol-vctms-agony-descent-the-soda-live/.

    March 8 –  “Arctic” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a man who survived an Arctic airplane crash and his decision to stay in his make-shift camp or venture out into the unknown in search of help.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/arctic/.

    March 8 – 10 –  Home and Garden Show at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  If you are looking to make some changes to your home or garden in the coming season, come out and meet with some of the vendors, view the Tiny Home Village for the latest trends in housing, attend seminars, enjoy fair-style foods, free admission for those over 55 on Friday and kid’s activities on Saturday and Sunday.  For more information call (803) 256-6238 or visit http://www.biaofcentralsc.com/calendar-and-events1/home-and-garden-show.html.

    March 8 – 10 –  “John Witherspoon” at the Comedy House.  You will certainly enjoy an evening of fun and laughter with this fun and very talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    March 8 – 17 –  “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche” at the Reformation Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.  Back by popular demand, this performance will keep you laughing from beginning to end, and beyond!  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/5-lesbians-eating-a-quiche/.

    March 9 –  Basic Landscape Design Workshop at Wingard’s Market.  Here is a chance to get guidance on creating a landscape design that works for you.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/basic-landscape-design-workshop-2pm/.

    March 9 –  Girls Block  at Soda City in the morning, and at the Lula Drake Wine Parlor, Hendrix, and the Space Hall of the Tapp’s Art Center.  In honor of Women’s Week, Soda City will include a variety of female vendors and activities for the kids, with the evening including five musical artists at each location providing a wide variety of music.  For more information call (803) 988-0012 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/girls-block-2019-live-at-the-space-hall/.

    March 9 –  Shamrock Parade & Festival in downtown Lexington and the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Enjoy a day of fun with a wonderful parade, amusement rides, entertainment, food and beverages, and a chance to enjoy some family fun! For more information visit https://www.lakemurraycountry.com/events/2019/shamrock-parade–festival.

    March 9 –  Run for Her Life 5K GLOW Run/Walk at The Fields at Saluda Shoals Park.  This walk run will help support the attempts for Lifehouse for Life to open the doors to Karis House, a home that will help victims of domestic minor sex trafficking, so come out and support this tremendous cause!  For more information send an email to 5Krace@lighthouseforlife.org or visit https://runhard.org/pages/race-lighthouse.php.

    March 9 –  Bagels with the Beasts at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens.  This event for families and children ages 3 to 10 will allow the kids to eat with the zoo kids with an assortment of bagels and spreads.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    March 9 –  The Birds and the Bees in Your Backyard at Hyatt Park.  This is a free workshop that will teach you how to use native plants to attract bees, birds, and even butterflies to your yard.  For more information visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3590.

    March 9 –  Art Day at the South Carolina State Museum.  Here is a chance to see behind the scenes art with interactive opportunities available.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/upcoming-events/.

    March 9 –  CMA Gala at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This fund raising event will include live music, characters from the era, good food and beverages, and of course, art!  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/cma-gala-0.

    March 9 –  Itajime Shibori and Indigo at the Columbia Art Center.  This is an 8th century Japanese art form that is a resist dyeing technique and will use non-fermented indigo dye.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/March%202019%20Workshops%20Web%20Sheet.pdf.

    March 9 –  Indoor Yard Sale at Seven Oaks Park.  Here is a chance for you to clean out your closets or your garage or just come out and see what special things you can find to purchase . . . or both! For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/indoor-yard-sale-1.

    March 9 –  “NeedToBreath: Acoustic Live Tour” at the Township Auditorium.  This talented Christian group will give you an inspirational evening of great music!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    March 9 –  Healthy Kids Fun Fair at Spirit Communication Park.  This free event for kids and their families will help them to learn about the benefits of healthy eating, exercise, and living a healthy lifestyle, with entertainment, screenings, mascots, demonstrations, and more!  For more information visit https://www.jlcolumbia.org/community/healthy-kids-fun-fair/.

    March 9 –  Palate Party at Hay Hill Market.  This Friends of Epworth event will include wonderful foods and wine pairings, live music, dancing, and an open bar, with all proceeds to benefit the children at Epworth’s Children’s Home.  For more information visit http://friendsofepworth.org/palateparty/.

    March 9 –  LoCo Craft Beer Jam at City Roots Farm.  You’ll enjoy a day filled with a large variety of beer, food, live music on several stages, and vendors so don’t miss out on this fun event!  For more information visit https://www.lococraftbeerjam.com/.

    March 9 –  “Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute” at The Senate.  You’ll take a historical journey of country music with this great tribute band!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/cash-unchained.

    March 9 & 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 10 –  Second Sunday Stroll: Melrose Heights at 1500 Fairview Drive.  Take a tour through this beautiful neighborhood recently listed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-03/second-sunday-stroll-melrose-heights.

    March 10 –  “Dreamgirls” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story about a trio of girls who are spotted in a talent show and offered the chance to be back-up singers for a famous star but eventually learn the cost of fame when one of them becomes a star.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/dreamgirls/.

    March 10 –  “Weezer” & “Pixies” at the Colonial Life Arena.  You’ll enjoy an evening of rock with these two very talented groups!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/weezer-pixies.

    March 11 –  March Harvest Dinner at City Roots.  You’ll enjoy a fabulous four-course farm to table dinner prepared by Bourbon chefs and F2T Productions chef, with wine pairings by the award winning sommelier, Clint Sloan.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit https://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/3/11/march-harvest-dinner.

    March 12 –  Songversation: “Bentz Kirby & Todd Mathis” at the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Come out and support these amazing and inspiring artists!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/songversation-presents-bentz-kirby-and-todd-mathis-songwriting-collaborators/.

    March 12 –  Unique and Special Needs Night at the South Carolina State Museum.  This special event is just for those struggling with unique and special needs, so come out and enjoy an evening with those needs in mind as you and your family enjoy the Museum and the Observatory!  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/unique-and-special-needs-night-pete-the-cat/.

    March 13 –  “Shoplifters” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Learn about a group of outsiders on the edge of Tokyo who have a penchant for petty theft when their secrets are exposed when a young son is arrested.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/shoplifters/.

    March 13 –  “Elton John Farewell Tour” at the Colonial Life Arena.  This is your last chance to see one of America’s best and most beloved musical artists of all time.  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/elton-john.

    March 13 & 17 –  Leading Ladies Caberet at the Comedy House.  You’ll enjoy a Las Vegas style impersonator show that will include America’s Got Talent finalist Dorea Saunders, as well as Brook Collins & Ebony Goddess.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    March 14 – 15 –  “Race to Be Rich” at the Harbison Theatre.  Presented by Carolina Actors with Special Talents, you are sure to enjoy their journey from Las Vegas to Irmo to see who can find the million dollars, so come out and support these talented actors with special needs in this free family friendly show.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/carolina-actors-special-talents-presents-race-be-rich.

    March 15 –  Rocky Horror Picture Show Festival at the Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce.  You’ll enjoy food, beverages, a costume contest, and live music followed by a viewing of the movie!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/319030682164249/.

    March 15 –  Chase Loveless Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Linrick Golf Course.  Proceeds from this event will support efforts to teach children the love of golf.  For more information visit https://www.icrc.net/event/chase-loveless-memorial-scholarship-golf-tournament.

    March 15 –  “Bound” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  When a girl fresh out of prison meets the love of her life, the girlfriend of a gangster, they make plans for an escape with two million dollars of the mobs money.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/bound/.

    March 15 –  Beatles vs. the Stones – A Musical Showdown featuring “Abbey Road” and “Satisfaction” at The Senate.  Enjoy an evening of great music of songs by two favorite classic rock bands!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/beatles-vs-stones-the-senate-tickets/8914005?pl=tinroof.

    March 15 –  “Off the Wall and Onto the Stage” at the Township Auditorium.  The Columbia City Ballet is dancing the art of Jonathan Green in this new and different performance.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    March 15 –  Winter Jam at the Colonial Life Arena.  Enjoy an evening filled with spiritual and inspirational music by artists including Newsboys United, Newsong, and Danny Gokey just to name a few. For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/winter-jam.

    March 15 – 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.

    March 16 –  Spring Fling Event at Wingard’s Market. You’ll enjoy discounts for your St. Patrick’s Day on plants, the chance to try Guinness Stew, shortbread cookies, and to win prizes!  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/spring-fling-event/.

    March 16 –  JDRF Hope Gala: Denim and Diamonds at Segra Park (formerly Spirit Communications Park).  Spend an evening enjoying cocktails, dinner, a live auction, program, and an after party with entertainment by rising country music star, Shelby Raye with proceeds to help fund research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.    For more information visit https://jdrf-palmetto.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/2019HopeGalaDenimDiamonds/tabid/975581/Default.aspx/.

    March 16 –  “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Here is a chance to see this enchanted movie on the big screen with other Harry Potter fans!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/harry-potter-and-the-sorcerers-stone/.

    March 16 –  “Springtime and Shaw” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Celebrating Women’s History Month, the South Carolina Philharmonic will perform Shaw, Mozart, and Beethoven and the talented violinist Tessa Lark. For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=616.

    March 17 –  Dollar Sunday: Woodrow Wilson Family Home Tour at the Woodrow Wilson Home on Hampton Drive.  Reopened last May after being revamped, you really need to see the amazing things they’ve done, which includes hands on interactive elements and new exhibits.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-03/dollar-sunday-woodrow-wilson-family-home.

    March 17 –  Spring Birding Walk at Riverfront Park North on River Drive.  Bring your binoculars, a bottle of water, a field guide if you have one and enjoy a walk along the river looking for some wonderful neotropical migrating birds.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    March 17 –  Dance Church in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Spend a Sunday morning using improvisational dance to explore and experience self in a sacred space.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/dance-church-at-tapps/.

    March 17 –  “Peter Pan and Wendy: A Musical” at the Harbison Theatre.  This fast paced production of the original is one children of every age will certainly enjoy!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/peter-pan-and-wendy.

    March 19 –  Poetry and Play Party at the Tapp’s Art Center.  You’ll enjoy an evening of poetry, game boards including Hillman The Game, and great food, so come out for a great evening of fun!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/poetry-play-party-by-twbps/.

    March 19 –  “Rafiki” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Two Kenyan girls defy their families to get married, helping each other to pursue their dreams and eventually falling in love which risks their lives.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/rafiki/.

    March 19 –  “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at the Harbison Theatre.  This performance from National Theatre Live in London will be shown on the big screen and will certainly be one you won’t want to miss!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/curious-incident-dog-night-time.

    March 19 – 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.

    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 – 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 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 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.  For more information call (803) 898-

    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 for those you are interested in having. 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/.

     

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