Activities in the Columbia Area – September 19, 2018 – October 9, 2018

    **Please note that due to Hurricane Florence some activities in the area may be postponed or cancelled. **

     

    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 September 25 –  Life Drawing at the Columbia Art Center.  Here is a chance to either gain the basic skills or enhance the skills you have in basic line drawing.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/September%202018%20Workshops%20p%201.pdf.

    Through September 30 –  “West Side Story” at the Town Theatre.  This classic story has come to town and you will enjoy the great talent of some of our local performers as you sing along with the songs!  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit https://towntheatre.com/west_side_story/.

    Through October 6 –  Therapeutic Painting Classes at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Each class of the series will teach you about color theory, painting techniques, and “special therapeutic exercises to deepen a sense of identity through art” so sign up for a class or plan to attend them all.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/saturday-therapeutic-painting-class-series-3/.

    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/.

    September 8 – 29 –  The Contemplative Photographer at the Columbia Art Center.  In this class you’ll learn how to use all of your senses to create a photo that captures a better representation of the experience.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/September%202018%20Workshops%20p%201.pdf.

    September 14 – 30 –  “West Side Story” at the Town Theatre.  This classic tale is one of the best love stories of all time is filled with song and dance presenting the historical struggles of accepting different cultures and the negative repercussions that can occur as a result.  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit https://towntheatre.com/west_side_story/.

    September 15 – 23 –  “School House Rock” at the Columbia Children’s Theatre.  The kids have been working hard to put on this production so be sure to come out and support all their effort! For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/season-at-a-glance/.

    September 19 –  Plarn Crochet Workshop at the Columbia Art Center.  Learn how to crochet with plarn while making sleeping mats for the homeless of the area.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/September%202018%20Workshops%20p2.pdf.

    September 19 –  “Bruise”, “Boundaries”, “SLEDGE”, “TraumaxQueen” at the Space Hall of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Attendees will enjoy an evening of heavy metal music by this talented group of bands!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/bruise-boundaries-sledge-traumaxqueen-live-at-space-hall/.

    September 19 –  Yoga in the Gallery at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Use artworks as a way to create serenity and focus as your perform gentle yoga and meditation.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/peace-and-quiet-yoga-galleries.

    September 19 –  “Toad The Wet Sprocket” at The Senate at the Tin Roof.  All you fans of this great alternative band won’t want to miss this band that will take you on a walk down memory lane!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit http://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/.

    September 20 –  “Fahrenheit 11/9” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This film created by Michael Moore, tells the story of his prediction that Trump would become president, and his travels across America getting a feel for “the social, economic, and political impact of his victory”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/fahrenheit-11-9/.

    September 20 –  “Fantasy” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Enjoy a break from your work week with music, food, beverages, and fun!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    September 20 –  “Borgore” at The Senate at the Tin Roof.  This Israeli artist is an EDM producer, singer/songwriter, and rapper that will have you dancing the night away!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit http://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/.

    September 20 –  Come Meet Your Army on Fort Jackson starting at Gate 4 on Boyden Arbor Road.  A bus will be waiting to take you on a tour to the 120th Reception Battalion where you’ll see where new recruits check in, and throughout the day see a graduation, participate in a training activity, eat in a dining area, visit the BCT Museum, and more!  For more information visit https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/index.cfm?i=413752&k=0660410E7E55.

    September 20 – 23 –  Cola Comedy Con in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Nothing releases stress quite like laughter so come out and enjoy yourself!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/cola-comedy-con-opening-night-day-1-presented-by-soda-city-stand-up/.

    September 20 – 23 –  Greek Festival at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.  This is one of the areas favorite events with wonderful food, entertainment, vendors, and no visit to this event is complete without enjoying some time seeing the fabulous artwork in the sanctuary.  For more information call (803) 461-0248 or visit http://columbiasgreekfestival.com/.

    September 21 –  Art in the Garden at Wingard’s Nursery.  Enjoy the end of your work week with great music by Chicago Rewired: A Chicago Tribute Band, as well as good food, beverages, and friends in this beautiful setting with proceeds to benefit Mission Lexington!  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/art-in-the-garden/.

    September 21 –  Sunset on the Shoals at Saluda Shoals Park.  End your week with a relaxing paddle on the Saluda River as you learn some about the history of the area, followed by wine tasting on the River Overlook.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/sunset-shoals-0.

    September 21 –  “The Reggie Sullivan Quartet” at the Harbison Theatre.  Enjoy an evening filled with the soulful sounds of this talented group!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/reggie-sullivan-quartet.

    September 21 –  “Old ‘97’s” with “The High Divers” at the Senate at the Tin Roof.  Enjoy an evening of alternative country with both of these talented bands.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit http://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/.

    September 21 –  ZOOfari at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  You’ll enjoy an evening filled with tasty foods and spirits, live entertainment, dancing, and of course a chance to enjoy the zoo at night when many of the nocturnal animals are out and about.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/events/zoofari.

    September 21 – 22 –  “Trinidad James” in the Fountain Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  You’ll enjoy an evening of music by this talented rapper from Atlanta!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/trinidad-james-performing-live/.

    September 21 – 23 –  Midlands Fall Plant and Flower Festival at the State Farmers Market.  Here is a chance to get some of those fall flowers and plants you’ve been wanting or to add others during this perfect time to plant!  For more information call (803) 737-4664 or visit https://agriculture.sc.gov/divisions/agency-operations/state-farmers-markets/plant-and-flower-festivals/.

    September 21 – October 7 –  “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Village Square Theatre.  This favorite story about the mean green monster plant will be one production you will not want to miss and you and the children are certain to enjoy!  For more information call (803) 359-1436 or visit http://villagesquaretheatre.com/tickets.html.

    September 21 – 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.

    September 22 –  Noises of the Night at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Children ages 5 and up and their parents or guardians will have a chance to spend the night in the Zoo and experience the various sounds made by the resident animals with dinner, a snack, and breakfast included.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/education/family-programs.

    September 22 –  14-Mile Creek Trail Bird Walk meeting at the Exxon Station at the  corner of Old Cherokee Road and North Lake Drive.  Walk along this estuary of the Saluda River enjoying this perfect habitat to view a variety of birds and other wildlife.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/14-mile-creek-trail-bird-walk/.

    September 22 –  Fairy House and Cottage Workshop at the Columbia Art Center.  Build your own fairy house out of clay as you touch on your own creativity!  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/September%202018%20Workshops%20p2.pdf.

    September 22 –  Art Walk of Lexington at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Start your holiday shopping with local vendors, crafters and artisans!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    September 22 –  “Jump Little Children” Album Release Party with guest “Michael Flynn” at The Senate at the Tin Roof.  This is an event that you will certainly want to participate in to hear some of the new tunes this talented band has put together.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit http://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/.

    September 22 –  Jubilee Festival of Black History & Culture at the Mann-Simmons Site on Richland Street.  You enjoy a day filled with fun including live entertainment, vendors, tours, food, and more.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/Jubilee.

    September 22 –  Walk to End Hydrocephalus at the Villages of Sandhills.  This event is to raise money for research, education, advocacy, and community support networks.  For more information visit http://support.hydroassoc.org/site/TR?fr_id=1321&pg=entry.

    September 22 –  MDA Muscle Walk at Irmo Community Park in Irmo.  The horrible disease of muscular dystrophy takes away the freedom of “walking, hugging, playing, and even breathing” with proceeds to help research find a cure and support local families in dealing with this horrible disease!  For more information call (803) 799-7435 or visit http://www2.mda.org/site/TR?fr_id=24481&pg=entry.

    September 22 –  Lake Murray Dam Run ending at Saluda Shoals East Parking lot, with buses transporting runners from the parking lot behind Aldi’s on St. Andrews Road.  Runners will be transported to the opposite side of the dam to race across the dam to the end at the east end of Saluda Shoals Park.  For more information visit http://www.standrews-columbiarotary.org/DamRun.cfm.

    September 22 –  Teal Day 5K at 2801 Devine Street.  This race is to create Ovarian Cancer Awareness, so sign up today.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/263183650897568/.

    September 22 –  Read-a-Palooza at St. Andrews Park.  This wonderful event just for the kids will include a book swap, food and fun, with kids having the chance to dress as their favorite superhero to attend!  For more information visit http://www.cricketcurls.com/read-a-palooza-.html.

    September 22 – 23 –  “Welcome to Earth” in the Space Hall of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Here is a chance to enjoy some music by our own great local talent!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/space-hall-presents-welcome-to-earth/.

    September 23 –  “Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra: Tales of Vienna”  at the Harbison Theatre.  Spend your Sunday afternoon enjoy wonderful chamber music composed by a variety of composers.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/upcoming-shows.

    September 23 –  “Matt Kearney” with “Atlas Genius” at The Senate at the Tin Roof.  End your weekend with these two fun and talented groups!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit http://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/.

    September 23 –  Moonlight on the Murray at Saluda Shoals Park.  Take the last of your weekend to enjoy a relaxing evening watching the sunset on the Lake while watching the moon rise in the sky.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/moonlight-murray.

    September 23 –  “Thunder Road” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a Texas police officer struggling to raise his daughter.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/thunder-road/.

    September 25 –  About Face Drawing at the 701 Gallery on Whaley Street.  There are two sessions which focus on portrait drawing and figure drawing, so if you enjoy drawing, come gain the support and advice of other local artists.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/about-face-drawing-sessions-119.

    September 25 –  Nature of Fall with Rudy Mancke  in front of the McKissick Museum on the Horseshoe at the University of South Carolina.  Spend your lunchtime hearing a talk by the areas favorite naturalist while he speaks about the natural world and the changes that come with the fall season.  For more information call (803) 254-5008 or visit https://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/nature-of-fall-with-rudy-mancke-2/.

    September 26 –  “Brandi Carlile at the Township Auditorium.  You won’t want to miss this amazing artist and the touching songs she’s created!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    September 26 –  “The Rape of Recy Taylor” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a 24 year old black mother gang-raped by 6 white boys in 1944 Alabama who bravely attempted to obtain justice by identifying the rapists!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-rape-of-recy-taylor/.

    September 27 –  Punch & Judy: McKissick Museum Gala beginning at the McKissick Museum where you’ll enjoy two fabulous art exhibitions, followed by dinner, drinks, music, and a silent auction at the President’s House. For more information call (803) 254-5008 or visit https://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/nature-of-fall-with-rudy-mancke-2/.

    September 27 –  Enduring Spirit Awards at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This event honors outstanding achievements of African American women in our community.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/support/become-member/affiliates/friends-african-american-art-culture/enduring-spirit-awards#.

    September 27 – October 7 –  “Hairspray: The Musical” at the On Stage Productions in Lexington.  This is one of America’s favorite musicals, so don’t miss the chance to see it live and performed by talented locals!  For more information call (803) 351-6751 or visit http://www.onstagesc.com/Shows.html.

    September 28 –  “Trey Lewis” at the Senate at the Tin Roof.  Spend your evening enjoying some good country music with this talented musician!  For more information call (803) 771-1558 or visit https://www.tinroofcolumbia.com/calendar.

    September 28 – 29 –  Okra Strut at 7507 Eastview Drive in Irmo.  Spend your weekend enjoying amusement rides, great food, activities, arts and crafts and live entertainment by bands such The Weight Band with opening act Rob Crosby from South Carolina as well as the Root Doctors and Black Water Rhythm and Blues.  For more information call (803) 781-7050 or visit https://okrastrut.com/visit-irmo-south-carolina/.

    September 28 – October 7 –  “Things My Mother Told Me” at the American Legion Post 193 in Chapin.  A couple are moving in together in a new town and their parents arrive to help them get settled, and things get extremely hilarious, so don’t miss the chance to enjoy a chance to tickle your funny bone!  For more information call (803) 240-8544 or visit http://chapintheatre.org/2018/home.html.

    September 28 – 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/.

    September 29 –  Palmetto Peanut Boil at the 2900 Block of Devine Street.  Come out and enjoy a large variety of the State’s favorite snacks, with live entertainment and other foods and beverages available with kids entertainment available as well.  For more information visit https://www.palmettopeanutboil.com/.

    September 29 –  Music Jam Room Festival at Main and Hamptons Street in downtown Columbia.  What better way to spend a fall Saturday than enjoying a day filled with live entertainment including bands and musicians such as Baroness, Susto, H3RO, Niecy Blues feat. ET Anderson, and more on two different stages with great food, beverages, and fun kids’ activities! For more information call (803) 429-6290 or visit http://jamroommusicfestival.com/.

    September 29 –  Rosewood Arts & Music Festival on Rosewood Drive near Rockaways.  Enjoy a day filled with all thins art related with several stages of live entertainment including music, performances, and poetry, as well as visual art and even hands on activities for the entire family!  For more information visit http://rosewoodfestival.com/.

    September 29 –  Archaeology Society of South Carolina Fall Field Day at the 12,.000 Year History Park on Congaree Creek in Cayce.  You’ll enjoy a day that will take you back in time and teach you how things were done in the past with prehistoric and historic weapons demonstrations, blacksmithing, pottery, storytelling, and excavations, so bring the kids out for what is sure to be not only an educational day, but a fun filled day as well!  For more information visit https://archaeologysc.org/events/fall-field-day/.

    September 29 –  DokoFest at Doko Meadows Park in Blythewood.  This weekend will include a chicken wing cook-off contest as well as a chance to sample what’s been cooked, sweets, boiled peanuts, crafts and other vendors, and live bluegrass and acoustic music so enjoy a beautiful fall day in the outdoors!  For more information send an email to dokofest@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/dokobluegrassfest/photos/pb.1703439923241255.-2207520000.1530800378./2059994330919144/?type=3&theater.

    September 29 –  “Southern Heat” at the Colonial Life Arena.  The line-up will include Kevin Gates, Tenyana Taylor, Lil Baby, and more!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/southern-heat-music-festival-2.

    September 29 –  “Jay Taylor” at the Senate at the Tin Roof.  You’ll enjoy an evening of good country music with this talented musician!  For more information call (803) 771-1558 or visit https://www.tinroofcolumbia.com/calendar.

    September 30 –  The Write Around Series with Ed Madden and Ray McManus at the Columbia Museum of Art.  If you are a writer or want to learn how to write, take the opportunity to come out and create poetry and prose inspired by the art in the museum.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/columbia-museum-art-writer-residence-program-write-around-series-ed-madden-and-ray-mcmanus.

    September 30 –  “Kevin Hart” at the Township Auditorium.  If you love to laugh, then you will not want to miss this show by this incredibly hilarious comedian!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    September 30 –  “School House Rocks Live” at the Harbison Theatre.  Presented by the Columbia Children’s Theatre, this musical, based on the 70’s show, will certainly be a great opportunity for the kids to enjoy a day out while learning life lessons through fun musical tunes!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/school-house-rock-live.

    October 1 –  October Harvest Dinner at City Roots.  Enjoy an evening of fabulous food in this monthly offering of fresh farm to table food!  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/.

    October 1 –  “Breaking Benjamin” at the Township Auditorium.  Spend an evening enjoying some great rock and roll with this awesome band!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    October 1 – 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.

    October 2 –  “Future Thieves” & “Crouse” at the Senate at the Tin Roof.  Spend your evening enjoy music by both of these talented groups! For more information call (803) 771-1558 or visit https://www.tinroofcolumbia.com/calendar.

    October 2 –  “Bisbee ‘17” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This film tells the story of 1,200 minors that were shipped by train to Arizona in 1917 and left to die in the dessert.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/bisbee-17/.

    October 3 –  Wild Out Columbia Improv Show at the Comedy House.  If you believe you have what it takes to be in comedy or just want to see what sort of talent we have in the area, come out and enjoy the show!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    October 3 –  “Blade Runner: The Final Cut” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a 21st century detective portrayed by Harrison Ford as he hunts for a fugitive and his captivation with a mysterious woman.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/blade-runner-the-final-cut/.

    October 4 –  Columbia’s Got Talent at the Comedy House.  If you have a talent you want to share or are just curious about the talent in the area, come out and enjoy the show!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    October 4 –  Through Native Eyes: Artwork and Identify at the Columbia Art Center.  Enjoy an evening of storytelling, pottery and basket demonstrations, participate in a Friendship Dance, enjoying drumming with “Keepers of the World, and more so bring the family out for this fun and entertainment event. For more information call (803) 254-5008 or visit https://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/through-native-eyes-artwork-and-identity/.

    October 4 –  “Finesse” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Take a break from your work week to enjoy live entertainment as well as food, beverages, and kids activities  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    October 4 –  Disney Junior Dance Party at the Township Auditorium.  Bring your kids out for a great time with this incredibly fun show!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    October 4 –  “The Travelin’ Kine” at the Vista After Five at The Tin Roof.  One of the areas favorite country bands, so come check them out if you haven’t seen them before while enjoying a fall evening in the outdoors!  For more information call (803) 771-1558 or visit https://www.tinroofcolumbia.com/calendar.

    October 5 –  “Anthony Orio” at the Senate at the Tin Roof.  This talented bluesy country artist will provide you with an enjoyable evening of great music!  For more information call (803) 771-1558 or visit https://www.tinroofcolumbia.com/calendar.

    October 5 –  Tapp’s Spy Ball at the Tapp’s Art Center.  This exciting event will include live DJ Laser Tag, an Alternative Reality Scavenger Hunt, a DIY DDR Martini Bar, and hors d’oeuvres, so put on your secret agent attire and plans for an evening you won’t forget while supporting this great resource in the Columbia area.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/tapps-spy-ball-2018/.

    October 5 – 6 –  Congaree Swampfest at the Historic Harriett Barber House & Grounds on Barberville Loop on Friday and the Old Mt. Moriah Site on Old Bluff Road on Saturday, both in Hopkins.  This will be a weekend filled with great food, awesome music, and a whole lot of fun!  For more information visit https://www.congareeswampfest.com/.

    October 5 – 6 –  “Arsenio Hall” at the Comedy House.  One of America’s favorite comics has come to Columbia so plan to get your tickets now before they run out!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    October 5 – 13 –  “Shakespear In-Love” at the Drayton Hall Theater.  This production adapted by the Oscar winning film presents a poor struggling writer, Shakespeare, with writers block who meets a beautiful woman who inspires him and they fall in love, but she’s been promised by her father to another, but their love affair creates the setting for the story Shakespeare is writing, Romeo and Juliet.  For more information visit https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/theatre/productions/main_stage/shakespeareinlove.php.

    October 5 – 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/.

    October 6 –  Teen Cooking Class at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Teens will learn the basics of how to create a dish in the kitchen!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/education/garden-programs.

    October 6 –  Soggy Doggy Day at Saluda Shoals Park.  Bring your dogs out for a fun day on the Splash Pad!  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/soggy-doggy-day.

    October 6 –  Create A Rope Bowl at the Columbia Art Center.  Learn how to create a rope bowl overlaid with fabric (you’ll need to bring a sewing machine).  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit h.

    October 6 –  Steak Supper Fundraiser and October Monthly Gospel Singing at the Midlands Gospel Singing Center in Gilbert.  Support this great resource in the area by enjoying a fantastic cube steak dinner followed by awesome Gospel music by Atkins Family and Children of the Promise.   For more information call (803) 719-1289 or visit https://midgsc.com/concerts.

    October 6 –  “Seventy Six and Sunny” at the Senate at the Tin Roof.  Enjoy an evening filled with rock and roll by this very talented band!  For more information call (803) 771-1558 or visit https://www.tinroofcolumbia.com/calendar.

    October 7 –  “Kerwin Clairborne” at the Comedy House.  Come out and filled your evening with some fun and laughter with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    October 7 –  “A Night At The Symphony” at the Harbison Theatre.  This show presented by the River Community Foundation will showcase some of the best musical talent in the African American orchestral community!   For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/river-community-foundation-presents-night-symphony-featuring-orchestra-noir.

    October 7 –  JerryFest in Five Points.  This favorite annual event to honor the memory of the Greatful Dead is filled with good food, great music, artisans, and lots of family fun!  For more information call (803) 748-7373 or visit http://www.fivepointscolumbia.com/events/Jerryfest.

    October 9 –  “Bye, Bye Germany” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Presented at 1946 in Frankfurt, a group of Jewish friends are trying to figure out how to raise the money they need to escape to America and the successful trade they create to do so.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/bye-bye-germany/.

     

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