Activities in the Columbia Area – May 1, 2019 – May 21, 2019

    ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA

    Wednesday May 1, 2019 through Tuesday May 21, 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 –  Play on the Plaza at the Boyd Plaza of the Columbia Museum of Art.  Come out and spend some time tapping in to your creative side with free design challenges where you can use already prepared lesson plans or use your own imagination to tap in to your own engineering ingenuity.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/play-plaza-0.

    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 May 5 –  “Bull In A China Shop” at On-Stage Productions.  You will certainly enjoy this hilarious tale of six older ladies who spy on their neighbor across the street and learn that he is a homicide detective and search for a way to get him to visit them.  For more information call (803) 351-6751 or visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=88237.

    Through May 5 –  “Dixie Swim Club” at the Firehouse Theatre in Chapin. You will surely enjoy the fun and laughter in this story of five Southern women who met in college and vowed to spend a weekend every year on the Outer Banks catching up.  For more information call (803) 240-8544 or visit https://www.chapintheatre.org/2019/dixie-swim-club.html#cast.

    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 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/.

    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/.

    May 1 –  “To Auschwitz and Back: The Joe Engel Story” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  In celebration of this Holocaust survivor and Charleston resident you’ll have the chance to hear his story that led him from the despair of the Warsaw ghetto and escape from a Death Train at 17 years of age and all that he overcame to become the successful and treasured citizen he is today.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/to-auschwitz-and-back-the-joe-engel-story/.

    May 2 –  “A Night In China: Beauty of 5,000 Years” at the Columbia Art Center.  Celebrate the Chinese culture with dance, music, and art with the chance to experience some of the cultural arts and crafts.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3663.

    May 2 –  “Sing Me To Heaven” at the United Methodist Church in Chapin.  You’ll enjoy a beautiful concert by the Dutch Fork Choral Society.  For more information call (803) 318-0488 or visit http://dutchforkchoralsociety.com/.

    May 2 –  “The Tams” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  You’ll enjoy a break from work with some entertaining beach music.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://www.icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    May 2 – 5 –  Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic at the Colonial Life Arena.  In this wonderful show you’ll have the chance to see over 50 of your favorite Disney characters and sing 30 of your favorite Disney songs, so bring the entire family for what is sure to be a show you won’t soon forget.   For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/disney-on-ice-celebrates-100-years-of-magic.

    May 3 –  Food Trucks in the Gardens at the Woodrow Wilson Family Home on Hampton Street.  Take your lunch break and enjoy great food in this beautiful setting!   For more information call (803) 252-7742 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-05/food-trucks-gardens.

     

    May 3 –  “Black Stone Cherry” and “Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown” at The Senate.  Spend an evening enjoying some great rock and roll with these talented groups!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/black-stone-cherry-tyler-bryant-and-the-shakedow.

    May 3 –  Live at the Space Hall: Marigold: “Orange Doors / Slush / Canopy Hands / Fuiste” at the Space Hall of the Tapp’s Art Center.  You’ll enjoy an evening of music by these talented groups!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/live-at-space-hall-marigold-orange-doors-slush-canopy-hands-fuiste/.

    May 3 – 4 –  Festival of Gardens starting at Forest Lake Gardens on Trenholm Road.  Here is a chance to see everything from beautifully designed gardens, magnificent trees, sculptures, fountains, vegetable gardens, chickens and ducks, and more!  For more information send an email to cgreen1984@hotmail.com or visit http://www.columbiagreen.org/events/festival2019/index.html.

    May 3 – 5 –  “Capone” at the Comedy House.  You’ll enjoy a show with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    May 3 – 19 –  “Mamma Mia!” at the Town Theatre.  You’ll enjoy this fun story about a bride who wants a traditional wedding with her father walking her down the aisle, but she doesn’t know who he is and her mother isn’t talking. For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit https://towntheatre.com/mammamia/.

    May 3 – 19 –  “The Wizard of Oz” at the Village Square Theatre.  This will be a wonderful show the entire family will enjoy!  For more information call (803) 359-1436 or visit http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com/tickets.html.

    May 4 –  “Get Right Band: & “Dirty Gondolas” at the West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater.  Part of the Rhythm on the River event, you’ll enjoy a relaxing evening outdoors in this beautiful setting!  For more information visit https://www.experiencecolumbiasc.com/event/2019-rhythm-on-the-river-spring-series/58276/.

    May 4 –  Pickin’ & Piggin’ at Saluda Shoals Park.  You’ll enjoy midday entertainment and tasty BBQ made by 20 of the best South Carolina cooks.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/pickin-piggin-0.

    May 4 –  “The King of Masks” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Having won more than 25 top honors as film festivals around the world, is a story of “a lonely old magician and a luckless child” that are brought together by “fate and suffering and redeemed by the power of love”. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/the-king-of-masks/.

    May 4 –  Play on the Plaza at the Boyd Plaza of the Columbia Museum of Art.  Come out and spend some time tapping in to your creative side with free design challenges where you can use already prepared lesson plans or use your own imagination to tap in to your own engineering ingenuity.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/play-plaza-0.

    May 4 –  NAMI Walks Mid-Carolina at Finlay Park.  This free family friendly fun event is to help raise awareness of the many thousands of children and adults in the area who suffer from mental illness, and to raise money to help those individuals and their families struggling with mental illness. For more information call (803) 206-2916 or visit https://www.namiwalks.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=810.

    May 4 –  “Shine: An Original Production Featuring Terrance Henderson” at the Harbison Theater.  Columbia Children’s Theater in conjunction with IndigoSOUL, will present this musical about a young boy who sets out on a journey to find his “light” and meets three muses who help him through story, poetry, song and dance in what is sure to be a great show!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/shine-original-production-featuring-terrance-henderson.

    May 4 –  NPC Palmetto Classic Competition at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  If you enjoy body building competitions, this is the show for you!  For more information call (803) 545-0181 or visit https://www.columbiaconventioncenter.com/npc-palmetto-classic-competition.

    May 4 –  Crawfish Festival at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  You’ll enjoy a day filled with tons of terrific Cajun and other foods, live entertainment, arts and craft vendors, carnival rides, and a whole lot of great fun!  For more information call (803) 960-3552 or visit http://rosewoodcrawfishfest.com/.

    May 4 –  Crawdaddy Dash starting at City Roots.  As part of the Crawfish Festival, you can start your day with a fun 5K race which also gives you a free ticket to the Festival.  For more information call (803) 960-3552 or visit http://rosewoodcrawfishfest.com/activities/#dash.

    May 4 –  “Dirty Honey” at The Senate.  This Los Angeles rock band has an invitation to travel with Slash this summer and has had a support slot with Red Sun Rising this spring so you’ll want to check these guys out!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/dirty-honey.

    May 4 –  River Bluff Gator Band Food Truck Festival at River Bluff High School.  You’ll enjoy good food, local artisans and crafters, kid’s activities, and more!  For more information visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/river-bluff-gator-band-food-truck-festival.

    May 4 –  Steak Supper Fundraiser & Monthly Gospel Singing at the Midland Gospel Singing Center in Gilbert.  Spend an evening enjoy a wonderful meal and great music by The Mylon Hayes Family.  For more information call (803) 206-1730 or visit https://www.facebook.com/midgsc/.

    May 4 – 5 –  Make Your Own Fairy Garden at Wingard’s Nursery.  Creature your own miniature garden using small scale plants and accessories.  For more information call (803) 351-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/fairy-garden-may-5/.

    May 4 – August 3 –  “Pinocchio” at the Columbia Marionette Theatre.  Bring the kids out for a great puppet show about this wooden puppet who wants to be a real boy and his journey to learning how to become one.  For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit https://cmtpuppet.org/shows/pinocchio/.

    May 5 –  Spring Open House at the Lexington County Museum.  If you’ve never been to the Museum, here is a chance to tour the facility for free, with demonstrations in blacksmithing, soap making, bread baking, & historical cooking.  For more information call (803) 359-8369 or visit http://lexingtoncountymuseum.org/events/.

    May 5 –  “Ash is Purest White” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  When a woman falls in love with a mobster and in an attempt to save his life when his gang is fighting a rival, is sentenced to five years is prison, and upon her release, goes in search of him “to pick up where they left off”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/ash-is-purest-white/.

    May 5 –  Big Nosh at the Tree of Life Church.  You’ll learn about the Jewish cultural traditions, tour the church, visit with vendors, and enjoy some fabulous foods!  For more information visit http://www.bignosh.org/.

    May 5 –  Freeway Music Spring Showcase at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  The students have been working and practicing all year and here is the chance for them to showcase their talent live just for you so come out and support them!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://www.icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    May 5 –  Pickin’ & Piggin’ in the Park at Saluda Shoals Park.  You’ll enjoy some tasty BBQ and live bluegrass music in this beautiful park!  For more information call (803) 731-5208 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/pickin-piggin-0.

    May 6 –  “Blindspotting” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Collins two days from getting off of probation and stays out past his curfew when, on his way home, he witnesses a cop shoot a suspect in the back. . . and can’t decide if he should tell or keep quiet since his “credibility and freedom are at stake”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/blindspotting/.

    May 7 –  Focal Points: From Dynasties to Dictators at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll join Docent Joyce Leet to learn about the history of China’s art.  For more information call (803) 254-5008 or visit https://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/focal-points-from-dynasties-to-dictators/.

    May 7 –  “Mur Murs” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This documentary is about the wonderful murals found in Las Angeles and those who created them as you learn about the community and diversity of the area which includes the account of the protests by the Black Panthers when their co-founder was incarcerated and “the organized, asserted efforts toward revolution”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/mur-murs-mural-murals-with-black-panthers/.

    May 7 –  S.C. Young Filmmakers Screening at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This filmmaking competition is among high school students challenged to tell “a compelling story in two minutes or less” with the top ten being shown at the screening that is free to the public.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/sc-young-filmmakers-screening/.

    May 7 –  May Harvest Dinner at City Roots.  You’ll enjoy a fabulous four course meal created with fresh seasonal ingredients by local farmers and artisans and a complimentary cocktail.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/5/6/may-harvest-dinner.

    May 8 –  “Nordista Freeze / Gardeners / Cry Baby / GASP” at the Space Hall of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Spend an evening enjoying music by these new and upcoming groups!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/nordista-freeze-gardeners-cry-baby-gasp/.

    May 8 –  “Negro Terror” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Hear the story of this band and it’s influential role in the underground music community of Memphis, TN and their music that “celebrates the history, music, and various politics of their beloved hometown”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/negro-terror/.

    May 8 – 9 –  “Ricky Smiley” at the Comedy House.  Take the time to enjoy a show filled with fun entertainment!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    May 9 –  Moonlight Cemetery & Secrets From The Grave Tours at the Elmwood Cemetery.  Each of these tours will take your through the graveyard and teach you something a little different.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-05/moonlight-cemetery-secrets-grave-tours.

    May 9 –  “Tokyo Joe” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Celebrate the end of the week coming with free admission, good music, beverages, and food.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://www.icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    May 9 –  “Ron White” at the Township Auditorium.  Spend your evening filled with laughter by this talented comedian.  For more information call (803) 576-2300 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    May 9 – 11 –  Poultry Festival in downtown Batesburg-Leesville.  There will be a chicken cooking contest, with lots of other fun foods, carnival rides, and lots of other fun activities to enjoy!  For more information visit http://www.scpoultryfestival.com/.

    May 10 –  Fairies and Fireflies at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Children ages 3 to 10 will learn about the magic behind fireflies with games, activities, crafts, and fairy house building.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/education/family-programs.

    May 10 – 11 –  “Big Mo” & “Steve Wannamaker” at the Comedy House.  You’ll enjoy a show with these very talented local comedians!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    May 10 – 12 –  “Mary Poppins, Jr.” at the Harbison Theatre.  Come out and enjoy a fun show put on by the children’s theatre group of the Irmo Chapin Recreational Commission.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/icrc-presents-mary-poppins-jr.

    May 10 – 19 –  “She Loves Me” at the Cottingham Theater of Columbia College.  This romantic comedy set in the 1930’s, you’ll meet Amalia and Georg who often don’t see eye to eye, but both who respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” that leads them to write love letters to one another although their identity is unbeknownst to each of them and when they learn of their identities,  the twists and turns of their relationship begins.  For more information call (803) 799-6551 or visit https://www.workshoptheatre.com/shows.html.

    May 10 – 19 –  “Fierce and Fabulous Caberet: Celebrating the Women of Broadway” at the Cottingham Theatre of Columbia College.  Presented by the Workshop Theatre, you’ll enjoy a show filled with song and dance by some of the greatest women artists on Broadway!  For more information call (803) 799-6551 or visit https://www.workshoptheatre.com/home.html.

     

    May 11 –  Spring In To Sesqui 5K at Sesquicentennial State Park.  This event is for anyone, whether an avid runner or just a dog walker, so come out and enjoy the beautiful park setting!   For more information call (803) 788-2706 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004740.

     

    May 11 –  Big Tree Hike at the Congaree National Park.  You’ll take a 3 hour walk through the park with John Cely and see the biggest and most amazing trees found in the Park!  For more information call (803) 776-4396 or visit https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?id=4F91C55E-EA9D-D637-F40E45DC126DA54B.

     

    May 11 –  Nature Discovery Walk at the Congaree National Park.  You’ll enjoy an almost 2.5 mile walk along the boardwalk with a volunteer naturalist and learn the diversity of plants and wildlife in the park.  For more information call (803) 776-4396 or visit https://www.nps.gov/cong/planyourvisit/calendar.htm.

     

    May 11 –  “Radio Cult” with “Blues Deluxe Band” at the West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater.  Part of the Rhythm on the River event, spend your Saturday evening relaxing along the River in this wonderful setting!  For more information visit https://www.experiencecolumbiasc.com/event/2019-rhythm-on-the-river-spring-series/58276/.

    May 11 –  Mamapalooza at Wingard’s Nursery.  Tour the gardens with Mom to select her Mother’s Day gift, or search for that perfect give to give her on Sunday.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/mamapalooza/.

     

    May 11 –  Wine Walk at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  You’ll enjoy great music, a wine glass, enjoy wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-walk-2019-tickets-54852799199.

     

    May 11 –  “Cosmic Charlie – High Energy Grateful Dead Tribute”  at The Senate.  Take a journey down memory lane with many of your favorite Grateful Dead songs by this talented group.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/cosmic-charlie-high-energy-grateful-dead-tribute.

     

    May 12 –  “Heavens Die, Shame Spiral, Purity, Silenus” @ SODA Live at the Tapp’s Art Center.  You’ll enjoy a show filled with heavy grunge music!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/heavens-die-shame-spiral-purity-silenus-the-soda-live/.

     

    May 12 –  “Cardi B & Friends” at the Colonial Life Arena.  You’ll enjoy an evening of rap with this talented rapper and her friends.  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/cardi-b-friends.

    May 13 –  “’63 Boycott with Black Cop” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  See the never before released footage of the 1963 protest against racial segregation by Chicago students as well as present day footage of Chicago students fighting for equal opportunity and see the progressions and regressions of America as you watch the film.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/63-boycott-featuring-black-cop/.

    May 14 –  Veterans Harvest Dinner at City Roots.  You’ll enjoy a tremendous meal with drinks to benefit the Veteran Farmers Coalition and the Saratoga WarHorse Foundation.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/3/26/veterans-harvest-dinner.

    May 14 –  Songversation: “Ken Baldwin” at the Tapp’s Art Center.  You’ll enjoy an evening speaking with this talented musician and artist.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/songversation-presents-singer-songwriter-ken-baldwin/.

    May 15 –  “Women at War” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a woman who fights to preserve the Icelandic highlands from an aluminum industry who goes from “petty vandalism to full-fledged sabotage”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/woman-at-war/.

    May 16 –  “Steve Earl and the Dukes” with “The Mastersons” at The Senate.  You’ll take a trip down “Copperhead Road” with this amazing artist!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/steve-earle-the-dukes.

    May 16 – 19 –  SHREK-Shop Theatre Workshop at the American Legion Post 193 in Chapin.  Participants will learn improv, auditioning, movement for theatre, vocal, and acting, and learn a song and dance from “Shrek” that they will perform for friends and family on the last day of the workshop.  For more information call (803) 518-8432 or visit https://www.chapintheatre.org/2019/summer.html#may.

    May 17 –  Murder Mystery Honky Tonk Takedown at Seven Oaks Park.  The special needs actors and actresses have been working hard to provide you with a fun and entertaining evening that includes dinner, dessert and a soft drink!  For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/murder-mystery-dinner-honky-tonk-takedown.

    May 17 –  “Sister Hazel” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  You won’t want to miss the chance to see this talented group of musicians!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://www.icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    May 17 –  “America’s AC/DC Thunderstruck” at The Senate.  Enjoy an evening of heavy metal with this talented tribute band.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/america-s-ac-dc-thunderstruck.

    May 17 – 18 –  “Michael Blackson” at the Comedy House.  You won’t be disappointed by this extremely talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    May 17 – June 1 –  “Sweat” at the Trustus Theater.  This is the story of two best friends from Reading, Pennsylvania who grew up together and ended up working together when their friendship is challenged by a combination of “layoffs, lockouts, and picket lines” and will have you considering “how do we face change”.   For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/sweat/.

    May 18 –  Dragons and Damsels at Sesquicentennial State Park.  You’ll learn about these amazing insects and other insects in the Park.  For more information call (803) 788-2706 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004775.

    May 18 –  Nature Discovery Walk at the Congaree National Park.  Take a walk along the boardwalk (appx. 2.4 miles) with a volunteer naturalist as you learn about the diversity of plant and animal life in the park.  For more information call (803) 776-4396 or visit https://www.nps.gov/cong/planyourvisit/calendar.htm.

     

    May 18 –  “48 Fables” with “Becca Smith” at the West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater.  Part of the Rhythm on the River event, you’ll enjoy a relaxing evening outdoors in this fabulous setting!  For more information visit https://www.experiencecolumbiasc.com/event/2019-rhythm-on-the-river-spring-series/58276/.

    May 18 –  Forest Acres Festival at A.C. Flora High School.  Bring the whole family out for a day filled with fun, with carnival rides, entertainment, animals, games, fun activities, food, and more!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/ForestAcresFestival/.

    May 18 –  14-Mile Creek Trail Bird Walk at the Exxon Station at Old Cherokee Road and North Lake Drive.  You’ll learn about a variety of bird species, their habitats, migration patterns, and have a chance to view some of the migrating birds in the area.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/14-mile-creek-trail-bird-walk/.

    May 18 –  Water Gardens Workshop at Wingard’s Nursery.  Learn how to create a water garden oasis utilizing an existing water supply you have or learn how to create your own in this fun workshop.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/build-backyard-pond-oasis/.

    May 18 –  Splash and Dash Adventure Race at Saluda Shoals Park.  Teams of 2 or 3 will run 2 miles, bike 4 miles, and paddle 1 mile so put together a team and come out the enjoy the fun!  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/splash-and-dash-adventure-race-0.

    May 18 –  Container Class at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Growing plants in a container can be easier than growing them in the ground, but there are a few things you’ll need to consider and that you’ll learn in this workshop.  For more information call (803) 799-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/education/garden-programs.

    May 18 –  James Brown Historical Tour in Augusta, GA meeting at the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center.  This trip offered for seniors over 50 years of age will include a trip to the Augusta Riverwalk and the Augusta Museum of History among other sites related to James Brown.   For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs/senior/trips.

    May 18 – 19 –  Kensington Tours at Eastover Park on Main Street in Eastover.  You’ll enjoy a tour of this beautiful mansion and the estate grounds.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-05/kensington-tours.

    May 18  – 19 –  “Once On This Island, Jr.” at the Town Theatre.  Participants will learn improve, auditioning, movement for theatre, vocal work and acting from professionals around the midlands and learn a song and dance from Shrek The Musical that will be performed for your friends and family on the last day of the workshop.  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=townt.

    May 19 –  “Kerwin Clairborne” at the Comedy House.  You will certainly enjoy a fun show with this entertaining comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    May 19 –  Drink Pink Rosé Festival at the Robert Mills House & Gardens.  This event dedicated to great wine will also include great food and good music by the Mark Rapp Jazz Band.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/3/26/veterans-harvest-dinner.

    May 19 –  Hampton-Preston Mansion Women’s History Tour at the Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens.  Come out and see the updates that were made to include the mansion, updated last year, into the tours with Richland and Lexington County residents having the chance to tour the mansion and gardens for $1.00.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-05/hampton-preston-mansion-womens-history-tour.

    May 19 –  Zuri Craig Presents “The Truth About Black Men” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  When 32 year old James plans to marry his high school sweetheart, Maya, his best friend decides to throw James a bachelor party that turns ugly bringing out secrets and painful memories that lead James and Maya to decide if they should actually get married. For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=706.

    May 19 –  Bring Back The 80’s Super Showcase at The Senate.  Spend an afternoon enjoying many of your favorite 80’s songs at this free event.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/bring-back-the-80-s-super-showcase.

    May 19 – 21 –  Auditions for the upcoming performance in August at the Columbia Children’s Theatre.  Actors in grades 1 through 12 will have the chance to audition for the chance to spend the summer working to put together a show (that has yet to be determined) that they will then perform for family, friends, and others in August.  For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/season-at-a-glance/.

     

    May 20 –  “Angry Inuk” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Not only is eating seal meat a tradition in the Canadian Arctic, it is the only source of available protein, and selling the seal skins are their primary livelihood, but now the Inuk’s have to battle environmental groups and animal rights activists in order to maintain not only their culture, but their lives!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/angry-inuk/.

     

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