ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA

    Wednesday October 7 through Tuesday October 27, 2015

    In Columbia there is always something going on. Stop by the Farmers Market to pick up your weekly produce, learn about the history of the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station or take the kids trick-or-treating at the zoo. Columbia is rich in culture and family so check out the opportunities to enjoy both.

     

    Through October 2 –  “Blooming Butterflies” at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Come learn about

    Through October 10 –  “The Threepenny Opera” at the Longstreet Theatre on the USC campus.  This play, which initially premiered in 1928, took the world by storm and later made a legendary mid-1950’s Broadway run.  For more information call (803) 777-2551 or visit www.artsandsciences.sc.edu/thea.

    Wednesdays through October 23 –  Farmers Market at the Richland Fashion Mall.  Purchase fresh produce, baked goods, meats, arts, and more.  For more information call (803) 782-9475 or visit http://www.forestacres.net/farmers-market.

    Through October 24 –  South Carolina Biennial 2015 Part 1 at the 701 Contemporary Art Gallery on Whaley Street.   This is an exhibition of some of the best contemporary art by South Carolina artists.  For more information call (803) 779-4571 or visit www.701cca.org.

    Through October 31 –  Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit at the Robert Mills House Gardens.  Come out and see the fabulous creations of local residents, families, and groups.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/scarecrows-opening.

    Through October 31 –  “The Breman Town Musicians” at the Columbia Marionette Theatre.  Join the exciting musical adventures of Donkey, Cat and Rooster.  For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit http://cmtpuppet.org/.

    Through November 21 –  “Guantanamo Public Memory Project” at the University of South Carolina McKissick Museum.  Learn about the history of this Naval Base, how it has changed over time and the developed dialogue about its future.  For more information call (803) 777-7251 or visit www.cas.sc.edu/MCKS

    Through December 15 –  Hand Building Techniques at the Columbia Art Center.  Learn hands on the basics of working with clay.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit http://columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/hand_building_basics.pdf.

    Through December 20 –  Dollar Sunday at Historical Columbia at the Gift Shop at the Robert Mills House.  Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties can tour one of the historic houses (the Robert Mills House, the Hampton-Preston Mansion, or the Simms-Mann House) on the 3rd Sunday of the months for $1.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/dollar-sunday-admission.

    Through January 3, 2016 –  “Military Cartography on the Western Front” at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room.  This exhibit includes original maps from WWI.  For more information call (803) 737-8095 or visit http://www.crr.sc.gov/exhibits/Pages/upcoming.aspx.

    Through January 22, 2016 –  “Threads: The Story in Out Clothes” at the South Carolina State Museum.  Learn about 200 years of clothing and fashion and what it tells us about the culture of that time.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/changing-exhibits/threads-the-story-in-our-clothes/.

    Through February 7, 2016 –  “Carolina Makers” at the South Carolina State Museum.  See what people in South Carolina are making, such as instruments, furniture, metal, even clothing.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/carolina-makers/.

    Through March 6, 2016 –  “Path’s of Destruction: Sherman’s Final Campaign” at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.  For more information call (803) 737-8094 or visit http://www.crr.sc.gov/.

    Through July 16, 2016 –  “Heard at Every Turn: Traditional Music in South Carolina” at the McKissick Museum.  Exhibit looks at the many cultural groups that brought music traditions to South Carolina over the years.  For more information call (803) 777-7251 or visit www.artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum.

    Through July 16, 2016 –  12-Cent Kids Day at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  For the Museums 12th Anniversary, kids get into the Museum for 12-cents on the 12th day of every month.  In addition, if a membership is purchased on that day and get 12 Chick-fil-A Kids Meals for free.  For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/calendar/calendar.aspx.

    Second and fourth Tuesdays through January 26, 2016 –  Carolina Makers Music Nights at the S.C. State Museum.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/carolina-makers/.

    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.

    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.

    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/.

    Saturdays –  State House Tours.  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.  Music will be performed by a band.  For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit http://www.billsmusicshop.com/.

    Daily until TBD –  “Julius Caesar: Roman Military, Might and Machines” opening at the S.C. State Museum.  Learn about one of the most technologically significant times in the history of mankind.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/caesar/.

    October 8 –  Spirits Alive at the Elmwood Cemetery.  Bring your flashlight and take a guided walk by moonlight through this old cemetery and learn about the eerie and peculiar stories from the area.  Event includes children’s crafts, snacks, and other Halloween related activities.  For more information call (803) 252- 1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/spirits-alive.

    October 8 –  Third Eye Blind” at the Music Farm.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/venues/music-farm-columbia/upcoming-shows/.

    October 8 – 31 –  Cayce-West Columbia Jaycees Hall of Horrors at the corner of 12 Street and Walter Price in Cayce.  This venue will only be open on Thursday through Saturday nights of each week with Thursday night being “black out” night, meaning there will be no lighting and only a glow stick can be used to walk through the Hall of Horrors.  For more information visit http://www.hallofhorrors.com/#!home/c1bpr.

    October 9 –  Rhythm on the River: “Elliott and the Untouchables” at the West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater.  For more information visit www.rhythmontheriversc.com.

    October 9 –  “Northern Lights” by the South Carolina Philharmonic at the Koger Center for the Arts.  For more information call (803) 771-7937 or visit http://www.scphilharmonic.com/calendar.aspx?event_id=1092.

    Oktoberfest Columbia

     

    October 9 – 11 –  Oktoberfest Columbia at the corner of Devine Street and Sims Avenue.  Event will include German foods, refreshments, music, dancing, and vendors.  For more information visit http://www.oktoberfestcolumbia.com/.

     

    October 9 – 31 –  Gilbert House of Terror at 739 Harley Taylor Road in Gilbert.  This outdoor haunt with 13 terror filled scenes will be available only on Friday and Saturday nights.  For more information call (803) 892-5396 or visit http://www.gilberthouseofterror.com/.

    October 9 – January 10, 2016 –  “Independent Spirits: Women Artists of South Carolina” at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This exhibit includes approximately 30 works created by women from around the State in a variety of art forms.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit www.columbiamuseum.org.

    October 9 – January 10, 2016 –  “Georgia O’Keeffe: Her Carolina Story” at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This exhibit celebrates one of the most important female and art careers of American history and celebrates the 100th anniversary of this woman’s time teaching at Columbia College.  For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit www.columbiamuseum.org.

    October 10 – 11 –  Native American Cherokee Trail River Festival at the Cayce Historical Museum.  Event will include demonstrations of dancing, music, storytelling, children will learn Native American children’s games, craft vendors, cultural food, reenactments, and more.  For more information call (803) 366-1705 or visit http://discoversouthcarolina.com/products/27621.

    October 11 –  “The Magical Music of Harry Potter” at the Harbison Theatre at the Irmo campus of Midlands Technical College.  This musical event is put on by the South Carolina Philharmonic.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit www.harbisontheatre.org.

    October 11 –  “Dick Goodwin and his Big Band” at the Trustus Theatre.  Come enjoy an evening with this jazz legend.  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/show/DickGoodwinandhisBigBand.

    October 11 –  Patter Pets Dog and Pony Show at the Columbia Historic Speedway in Cayce.  There will be games, face painting, a dog pageant, a bake sale, and much more.  For more information call (803) 920-0455 or visit http://www.patterpets.org/.

    October 12 –  “Zedd: True Colors Tour”  at the Township Auditorium.  Come out and hear the fabulous music of these great musicians.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit www.thetownship.org.

    October 14 – 25 –  South Carolina State Fair at the State Fairground.  Come out and enjoy the food, rides, games, live entertainment, horse shows and other agricultural show, and so much more. For more information call (803) 799-3387 or visit www.scstatefair.org.

    October 15 –  “Of Mice and Men” at the Harbison Theater on the Irmo campus of Midlands Technical College.  Watch this event live from Broadway as though you are there, staring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit http://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/mice-and-men.

    October 15 –  “Ewing, Addell, and Company” on the Loading Dock at the Township Auditorium.  Enjoy a fun evening of live entertainment in the fall outdoors.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/.

    October 16 –  “Def Leopard” at the Colonial Life Arena.  Enjoy an evening of rock and roll this 80’s rock band.  For more information call (803) 576-9053 or visit http://www.coloniallifearena.com/.

    October 16 –  “Night of Passion” by the Columbia Classical Ballet at the Koger Center for the Arts.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=60.

    Boo at the ZooOctober 16 – October 30 –  Boo at the Zoo at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Put on your costume and come be a part of this family friendly event where kids can get candy on the Trick-or-Treat trail, have fun in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone or participate in the Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, and much more.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit  http://www.riverbanks.org/events/boo-at-the-zoo.shtml.

     

    October 16 – 31 –  “The Brothers Size” at the Trustus Theatre.  Set in the bayou, the story tells about two brothers, and what it is like to be a brother and be brothered.  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/show/TheBrothersSize.

    October 17 –  Walk for Life/Race for Life at Finlay Park.  Proceeds for this event benefit the Palmetto Health Breast Center patients and families.  For more information call (803) 434-7275 or visit http://events.palmettohealthfoundation.org/site/TR?fr_id=1080&pg=entry.

    October 18 –  Tournament Party and Silent Auction Benefit at the Windermere Club in Blythewood.  There will be a silent auction, hors d’ oeuvres and live entertainment, all to benefit the Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter.  For more information call (803) 786-6819 or visit http://palmettoplaceshelter.org/golf-tournament/.

    October 18 –  South Carolina Philharmonic: The Great American Songbook at the Harbison Theatre on the Irmo campus of Midlands Technical College.  Enjoy an evening of listening to some of Americas most influential songs of the 20 century.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit http://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/great-american-songbook.

    October 19 –  Golf Tournament at the Windermere Club in Blythewood.  Proceeds go to benefit the Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter.  For more information call (803) 786-6819 or visit http://palmettoplaceshelter.org/golf-tournament/.

    October 20 –  “John Williams Extravaganza” by the USC Symphony Orchestra at the Koger Center for the Arts.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=68.

    October 22 –  Festival of Praise at the Township Auditorium.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/.

    October 22 –25-  Palmetto Pride Festival and Parade on Main Street in Columbia.  There will be a pre-party at PT’s 1109 on Assembly Street on Thursday and the official kick-off party on the downtown Marriott’s patio followed by a pre-after party at the Capital Club.  The main event will begin on Saturday with a 5K run/walk at First Citizens Park at the corner of Main Street and Lady Street followed by a parade.  In the afternoon there will be live entertainment, to include the 80’s hit band Expose, and the 2000 hit artist Trina.   The day will end with an Aftermath Party at the Music Farm.  And on Sunday there will be a picnic at the Reformation Lutheran Church.  For more information call (803) 771-7713 or visit http://scpride.org.

    October 22 – 24, 29 – 31 –  The Haunt at Clemson Sandhill at the Sandhill Research and Education Center on Clemson Road across from the Sandhill Shopping Center.  Come out and enjoy this 8 acres maze filled with lots to scare you, or enjoy a moonlight hay ride, or enjoy some concessions and light dancing.  For more information visit http://www.clemson.edu/public/rec/sandhill/special_events/.

    October 23 –  “Committed” at the Harbison Theater on the Irmo campus of Midlands Technical College.  Enjoy this fabulous five man gospel and pop a capella group who were champions on the hit NBC reality show “The Sing Off”.   For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit http://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/committed.

    October 24 –  Team Hope Walk at the Community Park in Irmo.  This event is in support of those with Huntington’s Disease.  For more information call (803) 983-2052 or visit http://hdsa.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=753.

    October 24 –  Archaeology Fall Field Day at the Cayce Riverwalk next the public boat landing on Granby Landing Road in Cayce.  Event will provide you with a look at how individuals who lived in the area many years ago survived with demonstrations by a specialist in primitive skills technology, Catawba pottery making, living history, blacksmithing, and much more.  For more information visit http://www.assc.net/events/fall-field-day.

    October 24 –  Ray Tanner Home Run at the Carolina Stadium.  Event includes a 12K run, a 5K run/walk, and a 1 mile youth and kid fun run all to benefit disadvantaged children in the area.  For more information visit http://www.raytannerhomerun.org/.

    October 24 –  Ultimate Challenge Mud Run at the Leatherneck on Valley Ridge Road in Gaston.  Get your team together to participate in this event or just come out and support your favorite team at this event to support our veterans.  Event will also include a Devil Pup Challenge that includes two separate course for kids 5 – 13 years old.  For more information call (803) 477-0541 or visit http://www.ultimatechallengemudrun.org/.

    October 24 – 25 –  Christmas Bazaar at the Cayce Moose Lodge on Old Dunbar Road in Cayce.  Come out and get your shopping started.  For more information call (803) 317-1016.

    October 25 –  Columbia Buddy Walk at Sesquicentennial State Park.  Event is in honor of children and adults with Down Syndrome and will include a Tailgate Challenge for the best tailgate set up, a buddy walk of fame, a 1.5 mile walk and award for the Special Buddies.  For more information visit http://www.familyconnectionsc.org/columbia-buddy-walk.html.

    October 25 –  Rosewood Arts Festival at Rockaways Athletic Club.  Enjoy a variety of visual and performing arts.  For more information call (803) 765-9851 or visit http://www.rosewoodartsfestival.com/.

    JerryFestOctober 25 –  JerryFest at the Five Points Fountain.  This event is in honor of Jerry Garcia and the 25th anniversary of his last concert in Columbia.  Come out for live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, food, and even entertainment for the kids.  For more information call (803) 748-7373 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/897233597033854/.

     

    October 25 –  “Rob Thomas” at the Township Auditorium.  Enjoy an evening of great music by this fabulous musician, former singer for Matchbox Twenty.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/.

     

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