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    Activities in the Columbia Area – October 31, 2018 – November 20, 2018

    Sundays –  Sensory Sunday at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  On Sundays one hour before opening, the museum will be open for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sensory processing difference’s to tour the museum and enjoy interactive, hands on activities.  For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/sensory-sunday/?for=04-17-2016.

    Second Sundays – Main Street Civil Rights Walking Tour meeting at the African American History Monument of the State House Grounds.  This tour will take place every Sunday in February.  For more information call (803) 851-5064 or visit http://columbiasc63.com/category/events/.

    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 October 31 –  Gilbert House of Terror at 739 Harley Taylor Road in Gilbert.  Halloween is upon us and it’s time to get your fright on, so come experience the terror of this SCARY local attraction!  For more information call (803) 892-5396 or visit http://www.gilberthouseofterror.com/.

    Through October 31 – Scarecrow’s In The Garden at the Robert Mills Gardens. Come out and see the scarecrows created by individuals and families, and if you wish to create one to place in the garden, contact the Historic Society at the information below prior to the Trunk or Treat on October 26th.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-10/scarecrows-garden-exhibit-opens.

    Through November 3 –  Dark Castle Haunted Attractions at 2076 Highway Church Road in Elgin.  There are three different opportunities to be frightened, so come check this attraction out!  For more information call (803) 309-5586 or visit http://darkcastlesc.com/.

    Through November 3 –  “Silence! The Musical” at the Trustus Theatre. This unauthorized parody of Silence of the Lambs is a hilarious musical that is perfect for the Halloween season!  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/silence-the-musical/.

    Through November 3 –  Deceased Farm at the Clinton Sease Farm.  If you enjoy being scared, be sure to pay this venue a visit . . . if you dare!  For more information call (803) 530-9434 or visit http://www.deceasedfarm.com/.

    Through November 4 –  “Dino Tales” at the Columbia Marionette Theatre.  Bring the kids out for a show they will most certain enjoy filled with fun and educational dinosaur stories!  For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit https://cmtpuppet.org/shows/dino-tales/.

    Through November 9 –  Young Artists Workshop at McMaster College on the USC Campus.  Children ages 5 to 18 will have a chance to learn about the world of art and expand their knowledge base about the various forms of art through hands on activities.  For more information send an email to yaw.usc@gmail.com or visit https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/visual_art_and_design/beyond_the_classroom/young_artists_workshop/index.php.

    Through November 11 –  Corn Maze at Clinton Sease Farm.  This year’s theme is the honey bee, so be sure to check the new maze out!  For more information visit http://www.clintonseasefarm.com/.

    Through November 23 –  Kids Corn Maze at Wingard’s Market.  Bring the little ones out for a small corn maze with the little ones in mind.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/kids-corn-maze/.

    October 31 –  “Lake House” in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Enjoy a fun Halloween party followed by this creepy horror film!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/lake-house-film-premiere/.

    October 31 –  Spooktacular Halloween Carnival at the Dutch Square Mall.  Bring the kids out for safe trick-or-treating, inflatables, carnival games, karaoke, exhibitors, and more!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3271.

    October 31 –  “Halloween” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  For those of you who love a good scare, this is the perfect way for you to spend your Halloween night!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/halloween/.

    October 31 –  A Ghouls Night Out Halloween Party with “Nevermind” and “ at The Senate at the Tin Roof.  The evening will include Nevermind (a Nirvana tribute band), Hey Johnny Park (a Foo Fighters tribute band) and Blink 281 (a Blink 182 tribute band) so don’t miss out on the fun!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/a-ghouls-night-out-the-senate-tickets/8677675?pl=tinroof.

    November 1 –  “Weightless” A Solo Exhibition by Ansley Adams at the Tapp’s Art Center.  As a way to cope with her self-image, the artist used her paintings as a release and found self-acceptance and confidence that she wanted to share with others!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/weightless-a-solo-exhibition-by-ansley-adams/.

    November 1 –  “if.else” at First Thursday in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  This interactive concert will allow others to use electronic instruments to create music while the duo flutists improvises in response to the sound.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/if-else-at-first-thursday/.

    November 1 –  “Devin Dawson” at the Senate at the Tin Roof.  You’ll enjoy a fun evening of country music with this very talented musician!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/devin-dawson-the-senate-tickets/8641185?pl=tinroofAEG.

    November 1 – 4 –  “Bruh Man” at the Comedy House.  Take a break from the stress of live and enjoy some fun and laughter with this talented comedian!   For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    November 2 –  Rocky Horror Picture Show Festival at the Historic Columbia Speedway.  Spend an evening of great fun with food and beverage vendors, music, a costume contest, and a chance to watch this fun movie in an outdoor setting.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/319030682164249/.

    November 2 –  “Cody Jink” at the Township Auditorium.  This country artist will amaze you with his incredible baritone vocals!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    November 2 –  “Cannible Corpse” at The Senate at the Tin Roof.  For the serious metal heads, this is one concert you won’t want to miss!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/cannibal-corpse-the-senate-tickets/8542395?pl=tinroofAEG.

    November 2 –  Fundable at 701 Whaley Street.  Celebrate a fun evening that will help create independence and offer support for those with disabilities while you enjoy scrumptious heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, a silent auction, live music, and extra special guest and extremely talented artist Gaelynn Lea who was born with osteogenesis imperfecta!  For more information call (803) 779-5121 or visit https://www.able-sc.org/fundable/.

    November 2 – 3 –Palladium Fall Tour / 70s Kickoff Party at The Arcade on Main.  Start the weekend with the Kickoff Party, followed by tours on Saturday that will allow you to experience some of Columbia’s lofts and buildings with food and spirits along the way.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 and visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/70sKickoffParty.

    November 2 – 4 –  “The Hate U Give” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Struggling to balance between the poor and mostly black neighborhood she lives in and the predominantly white prep school she attends, Starr’s world is shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her best friend at the hands of a police officer.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-hate-u-give/.

    November 2 – 4 –  Vintage Market Days at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  If you enjoy antiques of all sorts, you won’t want to miss this incredible chance to find that one of a kind item you’ve been looking for!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1633533416773458/1770415056418626/?notif_t=admin_plan_mall_activity&notif_id=1539234016803637.

    November 2 – 18 –  “The Buddy Holly Story” at the Town Theatre.  You’ll spend an evening taking a walk down memory lane with the songs of this historic icon as you enjoy the story presented by our amazingly talented actors and actresses!  For more information call (803) 799-6463 or visit http://towntheatre.com/buddy_holly/.

    November 3 –  5K Turkey Trot/Walk at Saluda Shoals Park.  This run/walk will benefit Hemophilia of South Carolina that will include a costume parade.  For more information visit https://www.firstgiving.com/event/87718/The-2018-5K-Turkey-Trot-Run—Walk-for-Bleeding-Disorders.

    November 3 –  Nature Discovery Walk at the Congaree National Park.  Take a walk along the boardwalk and learn more about the plants and animals that live in this incredible park!  For more information call (803) 776-4396 or visit https://www.nps.gov/cong/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=56C296E0-1DD8-B71C-07EB09DD87A17E5F.

    November 3 –  Gospel Singing at the Midlands Gospel Singing Center in Gilbert. You’ll enjoy an evening of great music by Safe Haven and The Glorymen.  For more information call (803) 719-1289 or visit https://midgsc.com/concerts.

    November 3 –  Walk in the Woods at Sesquicentennial State Park.  Enjoy a walk through this beautiful State Park to learn about the delicate ecosystem that exists here.  For more information call (803) 788-2706 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003110.

    November 3 –  Festival for the Arts at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Artists and merchants from the Midlands will be showcase their products with some performing live on stage including theater and dance, with activities for the kids to include magicians and face painters!   For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    November 3 –  Children’s Pottery Workshop at the Columbia Art Center.  With groups divided up by age, children will have a 3 hour workshop that will introduce them to the fun of working with clay and making pottery.  For more information call (803) 545-3092 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/November%202018%20Workshops.pdf.

    November 3 –  Chili Cook-Off in Five Points.  Spend a day in Five Points with good music, craft beer, a variety of chili to taste, kid’s activities, and for those who don’t like chili, a food truck rodeo so don’t miss a fall day of fun!  For more information call (803) 748-7373 or visit http://www.fivepointscolumbia.com/events/Chili-Cook-Off.

    November 3 –  Korean Festival at 1412 Richland Street.  This will be a day filled with Korean culture to include music, dancing, food, exhibits, children’s games, and just plain fun with proceeds to benefit a variety of local nonprofit organizations so bring the family out for a great cultural experience!  For more information visit https://koreanfestival.co/.

    November 3 – 4 –  30th Anniversary Weekend at the South Carolina State Museum.  In honor of the Anniversary, there will be free admission all weekend, as well as a fall festival on Saturday that will include hay rides, live music, craft beer, and BBQ on Saturday and Latin cuisine and music as well as costumed interpreters throughout the Museum and more on Sunday.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/30th-anniversary-weekend/.

    November 4 – SC Run for the Fallen 5K at the corner of Huger Street and Hwy. 378.  This is a memorial run that will be incorporated in the Charleston to Columbia 117 Mile Race (November 3 – 4) with each mile honoring a fallen South Carolina military member since September 11, 2001!  For more information visit http://www.scrunforthefallen.org/.

    November 4 –  Waterparks” at The Senate at the Tin Roof.  This young rock band will certainly be a college favorite!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/waterparks-the-senate-tickets/8626505?pl=tinroofAEG.

    November 5 –  Fall Harvest Dinner at City Roots.  You’ll enjoy a family style four-course meal prepared with seasonal ingredients and with a welcome cocktail provided.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2018/11/5/november-harvest-dinner.

    November 5-  “Lauv – Fall 2018 Tour” at The Senate at the Tin Roof.  This incredible singer, songwriter, and record producer is prepared to provide you with an evening filled with his beautiful music.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/lauv-fall-2018-tour-with-the-senate-tickets/8376905?pl=tinroofAEG&edpPlParam=%3Fpl%3DtinroofAEG.

    November 5 – 6 –  Richland County Tax Sale at the Township Auditorium.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    November 6 –  Kids NASCAR Trip at both Crooked Creek Park and Seven Oaks Park.  The kids have the day off and will have a chance to tour the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte in a very hands-on and interactive experience for great STEM learning!  For more information call (803) 345-6181 for Crooked Creek Park and (803) 772-3336 for Seven Oaks Park.

    November 8 –  SC Works Midlands Career Fair at the Dutch Square Mall.  If you or someone you know is looking for a job, this will be a great event to check out!  For more information visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/sc-works-midlands-career-fair.

    November 8 –  Columbia’s Got Talent at the Comedy House.  If you think you have what it takes to win, come on out and show the crowd what you can do!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    November 8 –  Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin.  The community is welcome but please bring a dessert or fruit to share.  For more information call (803) 345-6181 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/senior-thanksgiving-luncheon.

    November 8 –  “Soul Rebels with Tonya Boyd Cannon” at the Harbison Theater.  Enjoy some New Orleans music and culture with these talented artists and musicians!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/soul-rebels-tonya-boyd-cannon.

    November 8 –  “Rodney Carrington” at the Township Auditorium.  You’ll enjoy a great show filled with good songs and great humor!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    November 8 – 9 –  USC Dance Company Fall Concert at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Be sure to come out and support the efforts of the talented dancers of the USC Dance Company!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=634.

    November 9 –  Hops & Harvest Craft Beer Festival at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Enjoy an evening filled not only with great beer, but good music, food, and even wine as well!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hops-and-harvest-craft-beer-festival-tickets-50133554812.

    November 9 –  “Suspiria” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  A ballet student arrives at a prestigious ballet studio only to find it plagued by gruesome and supernatural happenings with students dying of horrific circumstances. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/suspiria-1977/.

    November 9 –  “Parmalee” with “Josh Mirenda” at the Vista After Five Finale!  Spend the last of the Vista After Five concerts with these great country musicians!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/240609166638967/.

    November 9 – 11 –  Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic Art & Craft Show at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  For more information call (336) 282-5550.

    November 9 – 11 –  “Cocoa Brown” at the Comedy House.  You’ll enjoy a fun show by this talented actress and comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    November 9 – 17 –  “Platonov” at the Longstreet Theatre.  This first of Anton Chekov’s plays tells the story of this disillusioned and cynical school teacher who finds himself irresistible to the opposite sex that leads him in a downward spiral fueled by lust and alcohol.  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/theatre/productions/main_stage/platonov.php.

    November 9 – 18 –  “M*A*S*H” at the Village Square Theatre.  You will most certainly enjoy an evening of great laughter, joy, drama, and of course love, as what a show with Hawkeye would be without it!  For more information call (803) 359-1436 or visit http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com/season.html.

    November 9 – 18 –  “Heck The Dolls With Chardonnay” at the On Stage Performance Center.  Enjoy an evening of laughter as you take a journey with Sue, who lives in a retirement home, as she reminisces about the holidays of her past with her teenage granddaughter who learns that even the stresses of the holidays can create a lot of fun and laughter that you’ll remember forever.  For more information call (803) 351-6751 or visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=88150.

    November 10 –  Alligator and Raccoon Walk at the Congaree National Park.  Learn about these two animals that thrive in the Park.  For more information call (803) 776-4396 or visit https://www.nps.gov/cong/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=8C812762-F55E-D810-661E268085FBB371.

    November 10 –  Big Tree Hike at the Congaree National Park.  If you have never seen some of the tremendous trees in this Park, you are in for an amazing treat!  For more information call (803) 776-4396 or visit https://www.nps.gov/cong/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=811BEE31-1DD8-B71B-0BA4E38604E840A5.

    November 10 –  Paper Lantern Workshop at the Columbia Art Center.  Learn how to make your own paper lantern and then present it in the Solstice Parade in December.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/November%202018%20Workshops.pdf.

    November 10 –  Sgraphitto Workshop at the Columbia Art Center.  Potters will learn this amazing art where paint that is applied to leather hard pots is then scratched off to form a beautiful pattern.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/November%202018%20Workshops%20p%202.pdf.

    November 10 –  Fall Happy Hour at Riverwalk Park.  Spend a Saturday afternoon enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Park while enjoying beer by Bierkeller, games, and food by the Wurst Wagen.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visithttps://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    November 10 –  “Ponyo” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  The Academy Award winning director, Hayao Miyazaki, has created this story based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale The Little Mermaid. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/ponyo/.

    November 10 –  20th Century Classics at the Koger Center for the Arts.  The South Carolina Philharmonic will serenade you with a fantastic evening of chamber music.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=634.

    November 10 –  Southern Heat Music Festival at the Colonial Life Arena.  This rescheduled event due to Hurricane Florence is prepared to make up for the delay and will surely make the wait worth it. For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/southern-heat-music-festival-2.

    November 10 –  Seasonal Garden Tour at the Robert Mills House and Gardens.  Take a stroll through the gardens as you learn about the initial construction of the gardens and how they are currently being transformed into an “American garden representing the planting philosophies of the founding fathers”.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 35 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-11/seasonal-garden-tour.

    November 10 –  Fall Celebration at Wavering Place in Eastover.  Presented by the Congaree Land Trust, you’ll enjoy a day with live entertainment by the Blue Iguanas, fun activities, outdoor recreation, and great food all in a fabulous setting!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-celebration-tickets-48881352441.

    November 10 –  Christmas Craft Show and Holiday Bazaar at Lexington Middle School.  Get to work on your holiday shopping at this event that will showcase many local and regional arts and craft vendors.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/MCACraftShowsLMS.

    November 10 –  World War I Symposium at the South Carolina Department of History and Archives.  Learn a little bit of how this horrific war impacted the State.  For more information call (803) 896-0339 or visit https://scarchivesandhistoryfoundation.org/2018/10/02/world-war-1-symposium-2018/.

    November 11 –  Bubbie’s Food Extravaganza at Beth Shalom Synagogue on North Trenholm Road.  Enjoy a day filled with Jewish foods and baked goods.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 27 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-11/bubbies-food-extravaganza.

    November 11 –  Run For Our Troops at the Riverwalk Amphitheater in West Columbia.  This 5K run/walk memorializes those impacted by 9/11/10 and support military veterans and first responders struggling with physical and emotional injuries.  For more information (803) 814-5858 or visit https://www.runforourtroops.com/.

    November 11 –  Diamond Jubilee Celebration at the SCETV Headquarters.  Celebrate SCETV’s 30th year anniversary with fun activities for the family to include scavenger hunts, raffles, great food, and the chance to see many or your favorite SCETV “celebrities”.  For more information call (803) 737-3200 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/281674975779403/?active_tab=about.

    November 11 –  “Voices of Vietnam” screening at the Richland County Library on Assembly Street.  What better way to honor Veterans Day than with a viewing of this incredible documentary that includes those from the area who served in this War.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/244597299535757/.

    November 12 –  Veteran’s Day Parade in downtown Columbia.  Known as one of the best Veteran’s Day Parades in the Nation, you’ll want to take the opportunity to come support this amazing event with this year’s Grand Marshals being former Prisoner of War Veterans.  For more information visit https://www.columbiasc.net/calendar/3292.

    November 13 –  Fall Happy Hour at Riverwalk Park.  Take a break after work and stop by the Park to unwind and enjoy a brew provided by Bierkeller, games, and food by the Wurst Wagen.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visithttps://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    November 13 –  Songversation Has the Man from Copper Mountain, Wade Geddings in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Having lived in Columbia after high school then moving to Colorado to teach snowboarding and learning the art of chainsaw sculpturing, he returned to Columbia with some of his art presented on Riverwalk, and he will tells you a little of his journey while he shares some of his artistic talents through music and song.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/songversation-has-the-man-from-copper-mountain-wade-geddings/.

    November 13 –  “306 Hollywood” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Two siblings take a look at the historical remains of their late grandmothers’ home and take a magical journey in search for the meaning of life in what we leave behind when we die.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/306-hollywood/.

    November 13 –  “Allen Stone” with “Nick Waterhouse” at The Senate at the Tin Roof.  Enjoy a little soul, R&B, blues, and even a bit of jazz between these two talented artists.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/allen-stone-the-senate-tickets/8375085?pl=tinroof&edpPlParam=%3Fpl%3Dtinroof.

    November 14 –  Farm to Trunk at City Roots Farm.  Advintage will be on hand with 20 different wines for you to sample, with appetizers provided, and what better way to get to work on that holiday gift list!  For more information visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/.

    November 14 –  “Blended Blues” in the Skyline Roof of the Tapp’s Art Center.  This event takes blues music and blends it with dance, so come out for a fun evening!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/blended-blues-in-the-skyline-room-2/.

    November 14 –  “Shelter” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  The lives of two individuals from two different worlds intersect on the homeless streets of New York and how the journey to their future requires them to help one another.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/shelter-midlands-area-consortium-for-the-homeless/.

    November 14 – 15 –  “B.T. Kingsley” at the Comedy House.  Take a break from your week to enjoy some laughter to help you destress!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    November 15 –  “Chris Lane” with “Mason Ramsey” and “Gabby Barrett” at The Senate at the Tin Roof .  Spend an evening enjoying some country music with these talented artists!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/chris-lane-the-senate-tickets/8626935?pl=tinroofAEG.

    November 15 –  Vista Lights in the Vista area.  Spend an evening getting into the holiday spirit with holiday music, vendors remaining open and offering special treats, and of course, the Vista Christmas Tree lighting!  For more information call (803) 269-5946 or visit https://www.vistacolumbia.com/special-events/vista-lights.

    November 15 – 18 –  “Eleemosynary” at The Center for Performance Experiment.  This is the story of a grandmother, her estranged daughter, and her granddaughter that she raises, and the reconciliation of the daughter and granddaughter upon the grandmothers’ death in this masterful production.  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/theatre/productions/center_for_performance_experiment/eleemosynary.php.

    November 16 –  Gala for a Greener Midlands at the River Center of Saluda Shoals Park.  Start the evening with hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, followed by a fabulous meal and awards, then a live auction, ending with dancing and fun!  For more information call (803) 733-1139 or visit http://keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org/2018/07/24/gala-for-a-greener-midlands/.

    November 16 –  “Peppa Pig Live!” at the Township Auditorium.  Bring the kids out for a fun filled show with life sized puppets and costumed characters with lots of songs, games, and surprises!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    November 16 – 18 –  “Don ‘DC’ Curry” at the Comedy House.  You will not be disappointed if you take the time to see this incredible talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    November 16 – 18 –  “A Fairytale Christmas Carol, The Musical” at the Irmo High School Center for the Arts.  Be sure to plan to attend what is sure to be a great way to start your holiday season with this fun production!  For more information visit https://www.icrc.net/event/fairy-tale-christmas-carol-0.

    November 16 – 18 –  Festival of Trees at the South Carolina State Museum. Enjoy one of the areas favorite events where you can either bid on the chance to win a decorated tree of your choice or other holiday decoration, or just enjoy the fabulous efforts of others to help raise money for the Palmetto Health Foundation that supports and assists patients of the Children’s Hospital. For more information call (803) 434-6021 or visit https://www.classy.org/campaign/2018-festival-of-trees/c204363.

    November 16 –  Third Army Centennial Gala at The Medallion Center on Garners Ferry Road.  The evening will begin with a cocktails, then a receiving line, followed by dinner and the program, and then dancing and socializing. For more information https://thirdarmygala.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138953427.

    November 16 – 18 –  Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show at the Jamil Temple.  You’ll not only have a chance to enjoy viewing some of the most amazing gems and minerals, but you’ll have the chance to work on making a dent in your holiday list for some of those on your  list.  For more information visit https://www.cgms.rocks/.

    November 16 – 30 –  Holiday House Tours at the Robert Mills House and the Hampton-Preston Mansion.  Take a tour of both of these historical homes that will be decorated in historical holiday fashion and learn how they celebrated the holidays in the 19th and early 20th centuries.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-11/holiday-house-tours-begin.

    November 17 –  Sweet Grass Basket Weaving at the Columbia Art Center.  Here is your chance to learn the art of sweet grass basket making.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/November%202018%20Workshops%20p%202.pdf.

    November 17 –  Fall Happy Hour at Riverwalk Park.  Spend a Saturday afternoon enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Park while enjoying beer by Bierkeller, games, and food by the Wurst Wagen.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visithttps://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    November 17 –  “Toro Y Moi” with “Dizzy Fae” at The Senate at the Tin Roof.  Take a mid-week break to enjoy these two amazing artists!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/chris-lane-the-senate-tickets/8626935?pl=tinroofAEG.

    November 17 –  Girls On The Run 5K at the Historic Columbia Speedway.  Help support the amazing work of the girls and the volunteers of this organization that helps to increase not only the heath of adolescent girls in the area but to also helps build their self-esteem and sense of self-worth.  For more information visit https://www.gotrcolumbia.org/5K-Detail.

    November 17 –  Santa Signing at the Shop of the Robert Mills House.  This free event will give you the chance to bring the kids out to meet with Santa while you work on taking a few gifts off of your holiday list.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-11/santa-signing.

    November 17 –  Carolina Caribbean Cultural Festival at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Enjoy an evening of island music and great fun!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/carolina-caribbean-culture-festival/.

    November 17 – 18 –  Exploring Pots and Molds Workshop at the Columbia Arts Center.  You’ll have a chance to spend the weekend learning a variety of ways to create pots and molds with the talented artist Mark Arnold and enjoy a pot luck lunch while you are there.  For more information send an email to FivePeaksStudio@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/MidlandsClayArts/.

    November 17 – December 30 –  Lights Before Christmas at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  It is that time of year again to plan to bring the family out to enjoy the beautiful holiday lights at the zoo.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/events/lights-before-christmas.

    November 18 –  “Andrei Rublev” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Known as one of Andrei Tarkovsky’s greatest films, you’ll take a journey through art, faith and endurance.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/andrei-rublev/.

    November 18 –  “The South Caroliina Symphony Orchestra presents Potpourri” at the Harbison Theatre.  Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music with a variety of genres and composers.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/lake-murray-symphony-orchestra-presents-potpourri.

    November 18 –  South Carolina Oyster Festival on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and Gardens as well as the Hampton-Preston Mansion.  The event will include lots of live music, arts and crafts, a variety of foods, and of course, oysters by the bucket for sale with fun activities to entertain the kids!  For more information visit http://scoysterfest.com/.

    November 19 –  Sleigh Bell Stroll at Saluda Shoals Park East Entrance.  The lights are up and here is a chance to see them with a walk through the lights before the cars begin to roll through mid-week. For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/sleigh-bell-stroll.

    November 20 –  Sleigh Bell Trot at Saluda Shoals Park East Entrance.  The lights are up and here is a chance to take a run through the Park in your favorite holiday attire to enjoy the lights before the cars begin to roll through on the 21st with awards given after the race. For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/sleigh-bell-trot.

    November 20 –  Fall Happy Hour at Riverwalk Park.  Take a break after work on your way home to relax and unwind with a beer by Bierkeller, games, and food by the Wurst Wagen.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visithttps://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    November 20 – 21 –  “Jersey Boys” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  This Broadway production that tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons will take those of you over 60 on a journey back in time and those of you born after, an education on the 1960’s era.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=586

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