Activities in the Midlands Area – August 21. 2019 – September 10, 2019

    ACTIVITIES IN THE MIDLANDS AREA

    Wednesday August 21, 2019 through Tuesday September 10, 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/.

    Tuesdays through November 26 –  Sandhills Farmers Market at the Clemson University Sandhill Research and Education Center.  This wonderful market will offer you the opportunity to get fresh produce, freshly baked products, meat, fresh fish, eggs, butter, milk, cheese, honey, plants, and more!  For more information visit https://www.clemson.edu/cafls/research/sandhill/programs/farmers_market.html.

    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#.

    Thursdays thru January 2, 2020 –  After School Art at the Columbia Art Center.  Sign up for your child ages 5 to 11 for 6 weeks of creative fun where they will learn to draw, work with multiple mediums, and have a great deal of fun testing out their creativity!  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/After%20School%20Art%202019.pdf.

    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/.

    Fridays through August 30 –  Tyke Hikes at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Bring your 2 to 5 year olds out for a stroll through the Botanical Gardens with a different nature topic presented each week.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    First Fridays through May 2020 – Adult Basketball Night at Crooked Creek Park.  If you enjoy basketball, here is a chance to enjoy some end of week fun playing with your friends!  For more information call (803) 345-6181 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/adult-basketball-night-0.

    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/.

    Second Saturdays –  Stop-In Studios at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Here is a chance for the whole family to try out their creativity based on what they see in the Museum!  For more information call (803) 254-5008 or visit https://www.onecolumbiasc.com/categories/kids-families/.

    Saturdays through September 28 –  Market at Icehouse at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Here is a chance to purchase fresh local produce, purchase items made by local artisans, and more!  For more information call (803) 359-4164 or visit http://www.lexsc.com/307/The-Market-at-Icehouse.

    Saturdays Through December 28 –  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 August 21 –  Art Class: Figure Drawing at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This 6 week class meeting every Wednesday for beginners will focus on the basics of drawing and a chance to work with nude models in enhance their drawing.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/art-class-figure-drawing.

    Through August 21 –  Art Class: Figure Drawing at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This 6 week class meeting every Wednesday for beginners will focus on the basics of drawing and a chance to work with nude models in enhance their drawing.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/art-class-figure-drawing.

    Through August 25 –  “Avenue Q” at the Village Square Theatre.  This production, winner of the Tony Award “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, is an adult only puppet musical filled with loads of laughter and is dubbed as a “must see”!  For more information call (803) 359-1436 or visit http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com/.

    Through August 28 –  Creative Channeling with Krajewski at the Columbia Art Center.  If you’ve been searching for your creative self, you will most certainly want to attend this fun and inspiring workshop!  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/August%202019%20Web%20Sheet.pdf.

    Through August 29 –  Fireflies Baseball at Segra Stadium.  You’ll want to be sure to visit at least one of the baseball games in this wonderful Stadium and support one of our local teams!  For more information visit http://www.milb.com/documents/8/2/2/302893822/2019_Columbia_Fireflies_Schedule_White.pdf.

    Through August 30 –  Miracle Baseball League Signup at the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department.  Here is a chance for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities and limitations to enjoy some fun in the outdoors.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/youth.

    Through September 1 –  Latinidad: Latin American Art from the Collection at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll have a chance to see 20 of the most wonderful pieces from the collection created from the 1950’s to 1990’s and spanning the countries of Chile, Cuba, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.   For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/view/latinidad-latin-american-art-collection.

    Through September 2 –  Fly Me To The Moon 4D at the South Carolina State Museum.   Here is a chance to get a first-hand experience of being on an actual Apollo mission!   For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/4-d-theater/.

    Through September 15 – Back to School Educator Appreciation Shopping at Barnes and Nobles on Forest Drive.  K through 12 educators will receive a 25% off discount on many items in the store.  For more information visit https://eventful.com/columbia/events/back-school-educator-appreciation-shopping-weekend-/E0-001-128381490-3.

    Through September 20 –  Apollo 50: Journey to the Moon at the South Carolina State Museum.  Celebrating 50 years since the first visit to the moon, you’ll learn more about the first Apollo mission, and the progress of those that followed that will include a life sized reproduction of an Apollo capsule.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/changing-exhibits/apollo-50-journey-to-the-moon/.

    Through September 28 –  Lexington Farmers Market at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Here is a chance to get locally grown produce and freshly made artisan items.  For more information call (803) 359-4164 or visit https://www.lexsc.com/307/The-Market-at-Icehouse.

    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/.

    Through October 31 –  Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Take a prehistoric safari and learn about the variety of dinosaurs that use to walk the earth.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/dinosaurs/.

    Through November 9 –  “Robin Hood” at the Columbia Marionette Theatre.  Bring the kids out for a trip to Sherwood Forest in this great puppet show about the amazing Robbin Hood!  For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit https://cmtpuppet.org/shows/robin-hood/.

    Through December 27 –  Thank You! Love, McKissick at the McKissick Museum at USC.  Here is a chance to see some of the newly acquired items that showcase what goes on in the collections department, with new additions of art, silver, quilts, minerals, pottery, political memorability, and items related to the University’s history acquired through gifts, bequests, transfers or purchases.   For more information call (803) 777-7251.

    Through March 14, 2020 –  Reflections of the River at the South Carolina State Museum.  Through a variety of art you’ll learn about the rivers of the State and the impact they’ve had on South Carolina culture, industry, and landscape.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/changing-exhibits/reflections-on-the-river/.

    August 21 –  Blended Blues Dance Night in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Spend your mid-week happy hour blending blues and fusion dance for a fun way to shake off the workday stress.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/blended-blues-monthly-dance-night/.

    August 21 –  “Daddy’s Beemer”, “Whitehall”, and “Late Night TV” at the Space Hall of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Spend an evening enjoying fun music by these three talented groups from Charleston.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/daddys-beemer-whitehall-late-night-tv-at-the-space-hall/.

    August 21 –  Gladys’ Gang: Preschool Edition: Strike a Pose at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This program created specifically for 4 and 5 year olds and their adult companion will explore art through play including story time, gallery conversations, and a creative studio project.   For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gladys-gang-preschool-edition-strike-pose.

    August 21 –  Best of Columbia: Pirates of the Congaree at the South Carolina State Museum.  Presented by the Free Times, this Best of Columbia event will include fabulous food by the Spotted Salamander and dancing to live music by 76 and Sunny as well as the beat of DJ Kevin Snow.  For more information visit https://tickets.free-times.com/e/2019-best-of-columbia.

    August 21 –  Wine 101 with Craig Mole with Robert Robertson of Brittany Imports at Brookland Apartments, apartment 1401.  Take a mid-week break to sample and compare wonderful Chardonnays and Cabernets, local cheeses, charcuterie, and pickled vegetables while savoring the beautiful Columbia skyline.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit https://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/8/21/wine-101-wcraig-mole-with-rob-robertson-of-brittany-imports.

    August 21 –  “The Hip Abduction” at The Senate.  Enjoy an evening of great music by this amazing band with their blend of Reggae and Indie music.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/the-hip-abduction.

    August 21 –  “Common” at the Township Auditorium.  You’ll enjoy an evening of music by this talented rapper.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://thetownship.org/events/.

    August 22 –  “Timmy Tim” at the Comedy House.  Enjoy some fun and laughter with this talented Spartanburg native.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    August 22 –  Senior Matinee Movie: “On the Basis of Sex” at Seven Oaks Park.  Here is a chance for those over 50 to enjoy a chance to get out of the house and enjoy For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/senior-matinee-movie-basis-sex.

    August 22 –  Cooking Class with Chef Gabrielle Watson at City Roots Farm.  You are sure to enjoy an evening of fun and education with this amazing chef where you will learn how to create a fabulous salad, the art of her delicious beet and blue cheese ravioli with poppy seed brown butter, and berry banana pudding ice box cake, as well as 2 glasses of Advintage wines or 2 beers, and of course enjoying this scrumptious meal, with the cost including the recipes for you try at home yourself!  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit https://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/8/22/cooking-class-with-chef-gabrielle-watson.

    August 22 –  “Colt Ford” at The Senate.  You won’t want to miss this concert by this talented country artist!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/colt-ford.

    August 22 – 25 – Freedom Festival International in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  This event will include live screenings, social networking events, workshops and live entertainment, with question and answer panel discussions with industry professionals, workshops to include fight/stunt choreography, writing, anime, and more!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/freedom-festival-international/.

    August 23 –  “Luce” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a boy adopted from a war torn country and becomes an all-star athlete and a talented debater whose integrity is called into question when a teacher discovers something in his locker that could challenge his integrity . . . or is he being stereotyped by her?  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/luce/.

    August 23 –  Arts & Draughts at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Spend an evening enjoying draught provided by Whig, live music, D.I.Y. art projects, scavenger hunts, tours of the Museum, with food trucks and other beverage vendors on site.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/arts-draughts-0.

    August 23 –  “Super Soul Brother” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a duo of criminals who have a doctor create a serum that will supposedly give people superhuman strength, but when they fool naïve Steve into getting the injection and talking him into pulling off a jewel heist, he learns the serum will only kill him and hides the jewels as he runs from the criminals in search of an antidote.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/super-soul-brother/.

    August 23 –  Tyke Hikes: Are You an Ant? at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Little ones 2 to 5 and their adult companions will enjoy a story and take a stroll through the Botanical Gardens and learn about the fascinating world of ants!  For more information call (803) 799-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    August 23 –  Family Fun Event: Mermaid and Pirate Party at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  This end of the summer party at the Waterfall Junction will begin with play at the Junction, followed by mermaid and pirate games, as well as do crafts, look for buried treasure, and more!  For more information call (803) 799-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    August 23 –  “Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  You are sure to enjoy this amazing concert presented by these talented musicians!  For more information call (803) 251-2222 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=728.

    August 23 – 25 –  “Damon Williams” at the Comedy House.  Enjoy an evening of laughter with this talented comedians!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/.

    August 23 – 25 –  Columbia Home Building Expo at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  For more information call (803) 545-0181 or visit https://www.columbiaconventioncenter.com/columbia-home-building-expo.

    August 23 – 31 –  “Montgomery” at the Trustus Theatre.  This production, the winner of the 2018 Trustus Playwright Festival, is about two 14 year olds who hate country artist Rick Montgomery and decide that their local concert will be his last and the nightmare they face as a result.  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/montgomery/.

    August 24 –  “The Pickin’ Pearls” at the Haynes Auditorium in Leesville.  Come out for a fun evening of good ‘ole Bluegrass music!  For more information visit http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.

    August 24 –  Strides for Autism Walk at the Irmo Community Park.  Come out and help with this fundraiser event in support of those with Autism and to help educate the public about this ever growing problem.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/587721635091047/.

    August 24 –  Play on the Plaza on the Boyd Plaza of the Columbia Museum of Art.  Bring the entire family out for fun and creative play on the Plaza!  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/play-plaza-12.

    August 24 –  Main Street Latin Festival on Main Street in downtown Columbia.  Spend a day enjoying all things Latin, including food, music, dancing, and lots of great fun!   For more information visit http://www.mainstreetlatinfestivalsc.com/.

    August 24 –  Build the Walk Memorial: VFW Post 8738 Bike Show Fundraiser at the VFW Post 8738.  Come out and support this wonderful cause.  For more information visit https://vfw8738.org/di/vfw/v2/default.asp.

    August 24 –  Lexington County Sheriffs Foundation Jailbreak Escape Urban Challenge Run at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office.  This is a 3.1 mile obstacle challenges with Cross-Fit style exercises to challenge anyone who chooses to participate.   For more information call (803) 785-8230 or visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/lexington-county-sheriff-s-foundation-jailbreak-escape-urban-challenge-run.

    August 24 –  Indoor Yard Sale at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin.  Here is a chance to get rid of some of those items you’ve been meaning to get rid of or just come out and see what special items you can find for yourself!  For more information call (803) 345-6181 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/indoor-yard-sale-5.

    August 24 –  Taco Crawl in the Vista.  Here is a chance to enjoy some of the best tacos in the Vista, with chips for 4 free tacos, with specials on margaritas, tequila, and beer, photo ops, and DJ’s offering your chances to work off what you eat and drink!   For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-taco-crawl-columbia-sc-tickets-54600663053?fbclid=IwAR3c0KH2Uuo0tscTa8Ia8Rwn79Uz01aWhOw4Tn77HldXFUzgkkOAJY3jPFM.

    August 24 –  Wine on the River at the West Columbia Riverwalk.  This event hosted by the Lexington Medical Centers Foundation’s Women of Hope will include wine, craft beer, and cuisine tastings from area restaurants but get your tickets soon as they always sell out!  For more information call (803) 791-2540 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2418584731698807/.

    August 24 –  Sewing Basics at the Columbia Art Center.  If you want to learn some sewing basics are in the midst of a project and need some assistance, bring your machine and all necessary supplies, and obtain advice from an expert sewer.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/August%202019%20Web%20Sheet.pdf.

    August 24 –  “Loose Ends featuring Jane Eugene” at Finlay Park.  This is the last concert in the summer concert series, some be sure to come out and enjoy a fun and entertaining concert by these wonderful artists!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events.

    August 24 –  “The Pickin’ Pearls” at the Haynes Auditorium in Leesville.  Spend an evening enjoying some fun bluegrass music!  For more information send an email to haynesbluegrass@gmail.com or visit http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.

    August 24 –  “A Boy Named Charlie Brown” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the 50th anniversary of this first ever peanuts film about the beloved Charlie Brown who decides to enter a spelling bee although discouraged by Lucy that he will only make a fool of himself, and is helped by his best friend, Linus, and his own beloved dog, Snoopy, that leads him to the national spelling bee in New York City.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/a-boy-named-charlie-brown/.

    August 24 –  Freeway Music Festival on the indoor and outdoor stages at The Senate and the Tin Roof.  Welcome back students who, with many locals, will spend an entire day enjoying music on multiple stages in the beautiful downtown Vista!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/freeway-music-festival.

    August 24 –  “The Art of the Big Band” at the Harbison Theater.  Presented by the S.C. Jazz Masterworks, you will spend an evening of Big Band music by this talented group of musicians!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/sc-jazz-masterworks-ensemble-presents-art-big-band.

    August 24 –  Summer Groove Fest at the Township Auditorium.  This event will include the incredibly talented Jeffrey Osborne, The Manhattans, Midnight Star & The S.O.S. Band.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://thetownship.org/events/.

    August 25 –  Gallery Tour: Carolina in the Collection at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Take a tour through the Museum and learn about pieces created by local South Carolinians as well as pieces in the collection that once adorned local homes.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-carolina-collection-11.

    August 25 –  Columbia City of Women – Story Share at the Robert Mills House and Gardens.  This event will allow for “10 project participants the opportunity to perform their stories in a brave, public space” with seating being on a first come first serve basis.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-08/columbia-city-women-story-share.

    August 25 –  “Get A Grip: An Aerosmith Tribute” at the Tin Roof.  Comprised of Columbia musicians, be sure to come out and support them and the great music they’ll award you!  For more information call (803) 771-1558 or visit https://www.tinroofcolumbia.com/calendar/get-a-grip-(1).

    August 26 –  Columbia City of Women – #She Did Day at Gervais and Main Street.  In commemoration of National Women’s Equality Day and the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote (which didn’t include women of color), and the Rollins Sisters of Columbia who fought for suffrage for women of color 50 years earlier so come out and celebrate the accomplishments that have been made in the last 150 years for Women!  For more information call (803) 252-7742 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-08/columbia-city-women-shedidday.

    August 26 –  Whiskey, Wood, Wheat Maker’s Mark Happy Hour at the Black Rooster.  Come to this new restaurants rooftop bar and enjoy Maker’s Mark tastings as well as food samplings while learning about the art of creating whiskey, and take home your own complimentary Maker’s Mark glass.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/8/26/women-in-whiskey-harvest-dinner.

    August 26 –  Maker’s Mark Harvest Dinner at 701 Whaley Market Building.  You’ll enjoy a family style four-course meal featuring seasonal ingredients from local farmers and artisans, with a welcoming cocktail by Marker Mark and wine pairings by Advintage.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit https://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/8/26/women-in-whiskey-harvest-dinner.

    August 27 –  When the Beat Drops” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This film will introduce you to the new dance crave, bucking, in this production in collaboration with South Carolina Black Pride.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/when-the-beat-drops/.

    August 27 –  Soda City Rockstar Connect Networking Event at the World of Beer.  This free event is a mix and mingle for those wanting to make new connections or connect with old ones, with finger foods provided for those who come early.  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-soda-city-rockstar-connect-networking-event-august-near-columbia-tickets-66609842833.

    August 28 –  Wine 101 Wednesday on the River with Judah Cannon at Brookland Apartments (apt. 1401).  At this event you’ll learn about wines from the Pacific Northwest while enjoying wine samples, charcuterie, pickled vegetables, and local cheese while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the river and the city skyline.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/8/28/wine-101-wednesday-on-the-river-w-judah-cannon.

    August 29 –  Soldiers Empowerment Group Assisting Military Individuals at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Center.  This is a “free” health screening for veterans and military families.  For more information visit http://www.segamihcfund.org/files/5115/6562/5898/SEGAMI-SC-Health-Fair-EXHIBITORS-flyer-WEB-1.0.pdf.

    August 29 –  2019 – 2020 Season Premier Party at the Koger Center for the Arts.  This is a free event so come out and enjoy mini-performances from resident companies and performers, wine tasting, food truck vendors, backstage tours, and ticket and poster giveaways!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=764.

    August 29 –  Belgium Comic Expo: The Ninth Art – Opening Reception at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Come check out this opening exhibit and reception presenting some of the wonderful comic art from a country that has had a huge impact on visual art in the last century.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=809.

    August 29 –  September 1 –  “’Special K’ Douglas” at the Comedy House.  Give your chance a gift of laughter by taking some time out to see this very talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    August 30 –  Sunset on the Shoals – Paddle and Wine Tasting at Saluda Shoals Park.  End your week with a fun kayak trip down the beautiful Saluda River followed by wine tasting on the River Overlook.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/sunset-shoals-paddle-and-wine-tasting-1.

    August 30 –  Tyke Hikes: In the Forest at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Little ones 2 to 5 years old with their adult companion will have a chance to learn about the forest through story, hands on activities, and a fun walk through the Gardens.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/.

    August 30 –  “Interstate Exiles” – 70’s and 80’s Rock Tribute at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Winde down your week with some fun and relaxation as your enjoy music from some of the best years of rock and roll.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    August 30 –  “Mom’s Basement” at the SODA Live at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Enjoy an evening that will take you back to the 90’s with cover bands and DJ’s playing your favorite tunes and Kiber & Kobb open to purchase your style needs.   For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/moms-basement-presented-by-kiber-kobb/.

    August 30 –  “Alien” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Celebrating 40 years since this movie came out, this film about a space craft taking extraterrestrial ore back to earth when they see mysterious signals from a nearby planet will open your imagination to the likelihood of life on other planets.   For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/alien-1979/.

    August 30 –  “The Cadillac Three” at The Senate.  You’ll spend an evening enjoying country music by these very talented musicians!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/the-cadillac-three.

    August 31 –  Play on the Plaza at the Boyd Plaza of the Columbia Museum of Art.  Bring the whole family out for sun Saturday morning creativity and fun!  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/play-plaza-13.

    August 31 –  Cupcakes & Cocktails Evening Social at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  You won’t want to miss this chance to view over 3000 cupcakes to see who has the best and tastiest with VIPS members getting a catered reception and free cocktails.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/772998056413267/.

    August 31 –  ecoFAB Trash Couture Show at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Here is a chance to see what artists can do to create fashion out of items headed for the landfill in this multidisciplinary show you won’t want to miss!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/ecofab-trash-couture-show/.

    August 31 –  South Carolina Arcadian 2019 at the Harbison Theater.  This is an opportunity for up and coming players to be in the spotlight and showcase their talent.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/south-carolina-arcadian-2019.

    August 31 – September 2 –  Labor Day Festival & Parade in downtown Chapin.  Celebrate your holiday weekend with a 5K walk, run, concerts on Saturday night and Sunday, and a parade on Monday, followed by a classic car show, lots of vendors, the Chapin Library book sale, and and an AMROC Model Train Exhibit at the American Legion Post 193 building.  For more information visit https://www.chapinsc.com/269/Chapin-Labor-Day-Festival-Parade.

    September 1 –  Sensory Sunday at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Here is a chance for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other sensory processing differences to tour the Museum and enjoy hands on activities in a safe and accepting environment.  For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit https://www.edventure.org/columbia/calendar.

    September 1 –  Gallery Tour: Behind the Collection at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Take a Sunday stroll through the Museum and learn about the reason behind the organization of the artworks and how it differs from most art museums.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-behind-collection-14.

    September 2 –  Single Day Camp at the South Carolina State Museum.  Kids will enjoy a day of robotics fun as they learn to create their own LEGO WeDo 2.0 robot buddies with the younger campers creating the popular robot, Dash, and older campers creating his big brother, Cue, to code their own programs.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/education/day-camps/.

    September 2 –  Musical Theatre Dance Workshop at On Stage Productions.  This jazz and tap workshop will help those wanting to advance into the world on theatrical dance.  For more information call (803)  351-6751 or visit http://www.onstagesc.com/Workshops.html.

    September 3 –  Fall Teacher Preview at the South Carolina State Museum.  This night is in appreciation of teacher with free admission to learn about the resources the Museum has available that you can use with your students in the coming year.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/teacher-appreciation-night/.

    September 3 –  Focal Points: Hats Off at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Learn about how headwear was used in art throughout the Museum and what it may have meant by the artist.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/focal-points-hats-0.

    September 3 –  “The Wild Pear Tree” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of an aspiring writer who returns home after college with the hope of making enough money to publish his first novel when he finds himself battling memories of his past that have made him who he is.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/the-wild-pear-tree/.

    September 4 –  Gladys’ Gang Toddler Edition: City Streets at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Designed for 2 and 3 year old toddlers (and their adult companion), they’ll have a chance to learn about what makes up a city and have a chance to create their own.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gladys-gang-toddler-edition-city-streets.

    September 4 –  Wine 101 Wednesday on the River with Liz Hale at Brookland Apartments (apt. 1401)Join this Grassroots Wine representative who will introduce you to a variety of natural wines from all over the world as you enjoy tastings, local cheese, charcuterie, and pickled vegetables as you enjoy the beautiful skyline across the River.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/8/21/wine-101-wcraig-mole-with-rob-robertson-of-brittany-imports.

    September 4 –  “Paris is Burning” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This landmark documentary is about fashion rivalry in 1980’s New York City’s Harlem African American and Latin American drag ball queens.   For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/paris-is-burning/.

    September 4 – 25 –  Contemplative Photographer – Level 1 at the Columbia Art Center.  In this workshop you’ll learn the see more in your images that will help you take better and more thoughtful photographs.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/September%202019%20Web%20Sheet%201.pdf.

    September 5 –  Free First Thursdays on Main at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll enjoy an evening filled with art to include an improv performance by the Mothers of Trustus Theatre, exploring Black artistry in the CMA collection, tour featured exhibits in the Museum, catch a preview of the upcoming performance of Harlem South, and more!   For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/free-first-thursday-main-cma-5.

    September 5 –  CMA Freshman Mixer at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Just for college freshman, here is a chance to learn about the Museum, local events, and resources, while also enjoying a scavenger hunt, for prizes, a photobooth, a complimentary mocktail bar, art activities, and meet with local groups all while also enjoying the free First Thursdays on Main.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/cma-freshman-mixer.

    September 5 –  Senior and Caregiver Expo at the Camden City Arena in Camden.  Just for seniors and their caregivers to come and enjoy a day out!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-senior-and-caregiver-expo-952019-kick-off-to-4th-annual-senior-service-day-9122019-tickets-64313720068?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

    September 5 –  Storytime in the Gardens at the Hampton Preston Mansion Gardens.  Children of all ages will enjoy storytime and singing in the beautiful gardens, and the chance to learn historic games.  For more information call (8903) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-09/storytime-gardens.

    September 5 –  “SteelDrivers” at The Senate.  Back again to serenade you with an evening filled with great bluegrass music!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/the-steeldrivers.

    September 5 – 8 –  “JJ Williamson” at the Comedy House.  Spend an evening enjoying some laughter with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    September 6 –  An Evening with Serious Whimsy at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll enjoy a whole lot of fun at this closing event for the Mimi Kato: Ordinary Saga and Wow Pop Bliss: Jimmy Kuehnle’s Inflatable Art exhibits with fun classical contemporary music, a dance bubble, and so much more with food by Fleur de Licious and a cash bar available!  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/evening-serious-whimsy.

    September 6 –  Murders and Mysteries Walk at the Irmo Town Park.  Take a leisurely walk through downtown and learn about the murders and other mysteries that occurred in the Irmo and Dutch Fork areas throughout history.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/888264144869279/.

    September 6 –  Adult Basketball Night at Crooked Creek Park.  If you enjoy basketball, here is a chance to enjoy some free play time with your friends!  For more information call (803) 345-6181 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/adult-basketball-night-0.

    September 6 –  Knee-High Naturalists: Digging for Dino at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Little ones ages 2 to 5 will learn about the history of dinosaurs and meet some of the zoo critters with dinosaur like traits.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/.

    September 6 –  “Nightrain: The Guns and Roses Tribute” and “Battery: Masters of Metallica” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  You’ll enjoy an evening of some good heavy metal music by these two tribute bands!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=810.

    September 6 –  “Atlas Genius” at The Senate.  Spend an evening enjoying alternative/indie rock by these two talented brothers from Australia.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/atlas-genius.

    September 6 – 22 –  “Hello Dolly” at the Town Theatre.  You are sure to enjoy this fun and entertaining show so make your plans now to attend.  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit https://towntheatre.com/season101/.

    September 7 –  Play on the Plaza with the South Carolina State Fair at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This is the 150th anniversary of the State Fair and the Museum is celebrating by having a giant prize wheel, retro fair games, and get your tickets early at the Ticket Booth, and then enjoy the fun big blue blocks on the Plaza creating your own work of art.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/play-plaza-south-carolina-state-fair.

    September 7 –  The Artful Designer: Using Art Objects to Create Design Making Skills at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This is a half-day workshop that will introduce you to how art can be fused with cross-cultural design standards as part of the South Carolina Design Thinking Standards and participate in hands-on games and activities that can be used with students.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/artful-designer-using-art-objects-develop-design-thinking-skills.

    September 7 –  “Kings Cause” & “Beulahland Quartet” at the Midlands Gospel Center in Gilbert.  What better way than to end your weekend with some good Gospel music!  For more information visit https://midgsc.com/concerts.

    September 7 –  The Great Inflatable Race at Saluda Shoals Park.  You will not want to miss this chance to become a kid again with this absolutely fun event, so recruit your friends and enjoy a day of fun creating memories that you’ll talk about for years to come!  For more information visit https://www.thegreatinflatablerace.com/Columbia.

    September 7 –  Life Without Limits Fall Fashion Show and Cocktail Reception at the Lexington Town Hall.  This fundraiser for the Lexington Municipal Complex will include music by DJ Tim Daly, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a raffle and of course a fabulous fashion show!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/town-of-lexington-town-hall/life-without-limits-fall-fashion-show-and-cocktail-reception/448758625976270/.

    September 7 –  Backyard Saturdays: Kisses from the Sky: Bluebird of Happiness Day at Saluda Shoals Park.  You’ll learn about this beautiful bird and take a walk through the Park looking for those that call the Park their home.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/backyard-saturdays-kisses-sky-national-bluebird-happiness-day.

    September 7 –  Fun Family Events: Dino-Mite Reptiles at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Family members will enjoying learning facts about dinosaurs, digging for fossils, play dinosaur games, and meet some real-life reptiles.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/.

    September 8 –  Gallery Tour: Cornerstones of the Collection at  the Columbia Museum of Art.  Here is a chance to see some of the most wonderful works on art in our Museum to include ancient and modern and will include the first piece ever purchased by the Museum.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-cornerstones-collection-14.

    September 8 –  Battle Star National Dance Competition & Battle of the Dance Lines at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  If you enjoy dance you won’t want to miss the chance to see some of the best amateur dancers you’ve ever seen!  For more information visit https://www.battlestardance.com/home.

    September 8 –  Second Sunday Stroll: University Hill meeting at the Inn at USC.  You’ll have a chance to tour one of the oldest neighborhoods in Columbia established between 1885 and 1950 with a variety of architectural styles and designs.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-09/second-sunday-stroll-university-hill.

    September 8 –  The Supper Table with the Jasper Project at the Harbison Theater.  This is a “multi-disciplinary all-women arts event” honoring “12 historical South Carolina women whose contributions to humanity changed the course of human history.”  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/supper-table-jasper-project.

    September 10 –  Accessibility Night: Taco Dragon at the South Carolina State Museum.  This night is designed for groups and family with those having unique and special needs with similar individuals in a safe and understanding environment with those attending getting to meet Taco the Dragon, with a story about Taco, art time, a sensory friendly planetarium show, a 4D theater show with reduced sound (although they will still have other sensory effects), views from the Planetarium if the weather permits, and calming spaces throughout the Museum for those needing such spaces.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/accessibility-night-taco-dragon/.

    September 10 –  Sunset on the Shoals: Paddle and Wine Tasting at Saluda Shoals Park.  You’ll paddle along the Saluda River as you learn 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-paddle-and-wine-tasting-2.

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