Activities in the Midlands Area – August 7, 2019 – August 27, 2019

    ACTIVITIES IN THE MIDLANDS AREA

    Wednesday August 7, 2019 through Tuesday August 27, 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 August 13 –  Toucan Tuesday at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.  You’ll enjoy the chance to a buy one get one free admission and the chance to make a donation that will allow you to get saving on special items, so enjoy a fun day out at the Zoo!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    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#.

    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.

    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 10 –  “Motherhood Out Loud” at the Columbia Children’s Theater.  Presented by the Trustus performer, you’ll enjoy a hilarious, yet moving production about motherhood that “celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations”.  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/motherhood-out-loud/.

    Through August 11 –  “Mary Poppins” at Eau Claire High School.  The children have been working hard to put on this production in a format like none you’ve ever seen before!  For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/mary-poppins/.

    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 19 –  Creative Art Classes with Abstract Alexandra at the Tapp’s Art Center.  This talented professional artist will help you find your creativity and learn how therapeutic and fun using acrylics can be as you find your inner artist!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/happy-fun-time-painting-class-every-saturday-2/.

    Through 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 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 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 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 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 7 –  Wine 101 Wednesday with Bertrand at the Brookland Apartments, Apt. 1401.  Bertrand Gilli from Aleph will teach you all about wine tasting as you enjoy the taste testing, cheeses, charcuterie, pickled vegetables, and a fabulous view from the apartment over Columbia.  -For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/8/7/wine-101-wednesday-with-bertrand.

    August 7 –  “Fall of the American Empire” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This Deny Arcand film about a man with a PhD in Philosophy who is forced to be a delivery man to survive and finds himself in the middle of a hold-up while making a delivery that leaves him with either the choice of taking the money bags on the ground, or leaving empty handed leaving empty handed in this story that uses humor to tell how money has changed the values in our society.   For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/the-fall-of-the-american-empire/.

    August 7 – 8 –  “Lester Bibs” at the Comedy House.  Take a break from your work week for a little bit of humor.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    August 7 – 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.

    August 8 –  Japan on Screen: “Your Name” at the Boyd Plaza of the Columbia Museum of Art.  Part of the Japanese film series curated by Dr. Yoshitaka Sakakibara, this film is one of the films in honor of Mimi Kato: Orinary Sagas about two strangers who find themselves linked in a bizarre way, with a cash bar of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/japan-screen-your-name.

    August 8 –  Moonlight Cemetery & Secrets from the Grave Tours at the Elmwood Cemetery.  Begin the evening with a tour during daylight of the various headstones and learning the symbols you’ll find, followed by a tour the cemetery by flashlight learning about the various individuals who were buried in the cemetery in the 19th and 20th centuries.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-08/moonlight-cemetery-secrets-grave-tours.

    August 8 –  “Annabelle” at Hemmingways Music and Pub in Irmo.  You’ll enjoy a fun evening of rock and roll!  For more information call (803) 749-6020 or visit http://www.hemingwaysmusicpub.com/events/.

    August 8 – 9 – Teacher Workshop at the Seibels House.  This Reconstruction themed content and curriculum is aligned with new Social Studies standards and will give teachers a chance to learn different ways to teach and assess a variety of skills in the classroom.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 26 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-08/teacher-workshop.

    August 9  –  Tyke Hikes: Sunny Day at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.   Bring your little ones ages 2 to 5 out for a few hours of fun and education at the zoo!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/education/little-learners#tyke-hikes.

    August 9 –  MDA: Let’s Get Loud at the Icehouse Amphitheater. This Battle of the Bands for MDA with a variety of bands playing and you get the chance to vote for your favorites, with all proceeds benefiting camps for kids with muscular dystrophy.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    August 9 –  Special Olympics of South Carolina: Give to Gain Gala at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  Here is a chance to help support the over 29,000 Special Olympic athletes in South Carolina and to help expand the existing programs with the event including silent and live auctions and live entertainment by the Root Doctors.   For more information call (803) 545-0181 or visit http://so-sc.org/event/givetogaingala/.

    August 9 –  “AlumnEYE” at Hemmingways Music and Pub in Irmo.  Spend an evening enjoy a variety of music by this band from Sumter.  For more information call (803) 749-6020 or visit http://www.hemingwaysmusicpub.com/events/.

    August 9 –  Back to School Bash at Meadowlake Park.  Bring the kids out for some fun and to obtain some supplies for school.  For more information visit https://z-m-www.facebook.com/events/2305584413024924/.

    August 9 – 10 –  “Jess Hilarious” at the Comedy House.  You’ll definitely enjoy some fun and laughter with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    August 10 –  Toy Soldier Day at the South Carolina State Museum.  This is the Southeastern Toy Soldier Show and you’ll see all of those little soldiers and G.I. Joes you use to have when you were little with a chance to buy, sell, or trade toy soldiers and other military miniatures.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/upcoming-events/.

    August 10 –  Play on the Plaza at the Boyd Plaza of the Columbia Museum of Art.  This fun Saturday event will be inspired this week by Historic Columbia’s upcoming water balloon battle, so come practice with a water balloon toss, as well as create your own penny boat, build a bridge, or make your own ice cream.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/play-plaza-historic-columbia.

    August 10 –  Lexington Recycling Day at Lexington High School.  Here is a chance to drop off your recyclable items to include electronics, paper, household hazardous waste, Goodwill donations, and donations for veterans, although anything with Freon cannot be accepted at this event.  For more information call (803) 785-3340 or visit https://lex-co.sc.gov/sites/default/files/Documents/August%20Lexington%20Event%20Flyer-rvsd.pdf.

    August 10 –  Collection for Veterans at Lexington High School Technology Center parking lot.  With over 40% of homeless individuals in Lexington being veterans, this event is geared to help veterans of the Central Midlands Transitional Retreat facility, who receive housing, education, training, financial and employment counseling, and you can donate men’s clothing and toiletries to help support the residents in their efforts to become reestablished in society.  For more information visit https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/central-midlands-transitional-retreat.

    August 10 –  Sistahs in Business at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Center.  This event will include over 100 vendors offering products and services, dynamic speakers, a Super Power panel, networking opportunities, giveaways, door prizes, and more!  For more information visit https://www.sistahsinbusinessexpo.com/.

    August 10 –  You Can “Can” Your Own Produce at Wingard’s Market.  Here is a chance for you to learn how to can what you grow.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/you-can-can-your-own-produce/.

    August 10 –  Much More Than a Drum Workshop at the Columbia Art Center.  This is the first in a 3 part workshop that will teach you how to create a drum, shaker, and rattle from gourds and other natural materials.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/August%202019%20Web%20Sheet.pdf.

    August 10 –  Back to School Bash at the Family  Shelter.  Homeless children often struggle to adjust to the school environment, so here is a chance for you to donate items for the kids (a list is included with this link) or for parents with an unstable home setting to obtain supplies for their children.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1235784693239928/.

    August 10 –  Community Cook-Out and Back to School Event at St. Andrews Middle School.  Here is a chance to obtain some school supplies before your kids go back to school.  For more information call (803) 731-8910 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/553924585143343/.

    August 10 –  Summer Movie Series: “Incredibles 2” at Melvin Park.  Bring the kids out for one last fun outdoor movie outing before school begins.  For more information call (803) 345-8113 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/summer-movie-series-incredibles-2.

    August 10 –  Science on Tap at the Hunter Gatherer Brewery and Ale House.  Offered by the South Carolina State Museum, members of the Midlands Astronomy Club, museum astronomers, and local experts will have an informal talk about our universe and you’ll enjoy a viewing of our moon, weather permitting.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/science-on-tap-at-the-hunter-gatherer-brewery-and-ale-house-3/.

    August 10 –  “6iXX”, “PATx”, “Autocorrect”, “E-Turn”, & Lisa Vazquez” at the Space Hall of the Tapp’s Art Center.  These rappers have a message for you so come out and see what they have to say.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/6ixx-%e2%80%a2-patx-%e2%80%a2-autocorrect-%e2%80%a2-e-turn-%e2%80%a2-lisa-vazquez/.

    August 10 – 11 –  Soda City Comic-Con at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  It’s back with more fun and games than ever, so put on your favorite outfit or costume and come prepared to have a great time!  For more information call (803) 361-6318 or visit https://www.sodacitycomiccon.com/index.html.

    August 11 –  “Where is the Friend’s House” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Set in an Iranian village, this is the story of a boy who took a classmates notebook by accident and finds himself on an adventure trying to return the notebook to its proper owner teaching a little about the complexity of society in Iran and “the meaning of personal responsibility”.   For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/where-is-the-friends-house/.

    August 12 –  Free Back to School Haircuts at Story’s Barber & Styling on Assembly Street.  Many kids are teased because of their hair, so here is a chance for your child to get a free haircut before their first bid day at school!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/531346760938262/.

    August 13 –  “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  In this film, this acclaimed novelist will take you on an exploration of “race, America, history and the human condition” as presented throughout her literature.   For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/toni-morrison-the-pieces-i-am/.

    August 13 –  Toucan Tuesdays at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  This buy one get one free event is coming to a close after this week so this is your last chance to take advantage of this special offer!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    August 13 –  Accessibility Night: Curious George at the South Carolina State Museum.  This is a special night for those with special needs in mind, with the guest of honor being Curious George who will greet visitors, with a reading of “Curious George’s First Day at School”, a sensory friendly planetarium show, a viewing in the observatory if weather permits, and calming spaces and resource rooms available throughout the event.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/accessibility-night-curious-george/.

    August 13 –  Songversation Presents: “Admiral Radio” in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  You’ll enjoy the sounds of this American folk duo and have the chance to ask them about their art and their journey together.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/songversation-presents-admiral-radio/.

    August 13 –  Paddle & Pint: Paddle & Craft Beer Tasting at Saluda Shoals Park.  Enjoy a stress relief after work with a paddle on the beautiful Saluda River that ends with a chance to sample craft beers on the River Overlook.  For more information call (803) 772 -1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/paddle-pint-paddle-and-craft-beer-tasting.

    August 14 –  Wine 101 with Kevin Webb to Explore Iberia Knocking! at the Brookland Apartments, apartment 1401.  Enjoy the chance to sample a variety of wines as well as learn about the art of wine tasting, if you’re interested, local cheeses, charcuterie, and fresh pickled vegetables, as you enjoy the Columbia skyline.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit https://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/8/14/wine-101-wkevin-webb-to-explore-iberia-knocking.

    August 14 – 18 –  “Shaun Jones” at the Comedy House.  You will most certainly enjoy some fun and laughter with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/.

    August 15 –  Japan on Screen: “Departures” on the Boyd Plaza of the Columbia Museum of Art.  This is a drama about an unemployed cellist who takes a job preparing the dead for funerals in another production in the series curated by Dr. Yoshitaka Sakakibara.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/japan-screen-departures.

    August 15 –  Teacher’s Night Out in the Gardens of the Hampton-Preston Mansion.  Teachers will enjoy refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, and explore the Mansion and Gardens as well as learn about the resources available to you and your students for the coming year that include classrooms in the basement of the Mansion at this free event.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 26 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-08/teachers-night-out.

    August 15 –  Eddie Russell Bourbon Dinner at the 701 Whaley Market Building.  Eddie Russell isn the master distiller of Wild Turkey Distillery at the 701 Whaley Market Building and will provide you an evening with a fabulous four-course meal from Bourbon and f2Productions, as well as tastings of his Wild Turkey and Russell’s Reserve bourbons and ryes.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit https://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/8/15/eddie-russell-bourbon-dinner.

    August 16 –  Historic Happy Hour: Water Balloon Battle at the Robert Mills House and Gardens.  What better way to end your work week than with a fun water balloon battle?  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-08/historic-happy-hour-water-balloon-battle.

    August 16 –  Family Fun Night at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Bring the kids out to enjoy the Pixar film, Up, on the Boyd Plaza and come early to enjoy challenges, games, and art activities.  For more information call (803) 254-5008 or visit https://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/family-fun-night-4/.

    August 16 –  Twilight in the Garden: “The Good Dinosaur” at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  The kids will be able to enjoy Waterfall Junction followed by this fun and entertaining movie!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    August 16 –  “Rocketman: A Tribute to Sir Elton John” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  End the week enjoying music created by the wonderful Elton John!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://www.icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    August 16 – 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/.

    August 17 –  ColaKicks Expo at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  This expo is focused on  sneaker vendors, street clothing vendors, and other upcoming brands.  For more information call (803) 545-0181 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cola-kicks-expo-tickets-64312957788.

    August 17 –  MOM Sale at Brookland Baptist Church Health and Wellness Center.  This is a clothing and equipment sale by MOMS of the Midlands (Multiples of the Midlands) stocked only by the members, so come out and get some of those much needed items for your little ones as well as any maternity items for yourself!  For more information visit http://www.gcamotc.com/sales.htm.

    August 17 –  Kidsafe: Back to School Safety Course at Crooked Creek Park.  In this workshop, kids will learn how to keep themselves safe at school, on the street, in their neighborhood, and on the internet as well as engaging discussions on how to say “no” when peer pressure and difficult choices arise.  For more information call (803) 345-6181 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/kidsafe-back-school-safety-course.

    August 17 –  Adult Garden Workshops: The Eco-friendly Kitchen at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  In this workshop you’ll have the chance to learn tricks to save on waste and expenses in the kitchen and learn how to make beeswax wraps for food to replace plastic wraps and leave with the supplies needed to make your own.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    August 17 –  “Shai, Peace, & Love Band” at Finlay Park.  Enjoy an evening in the Park with enjoyable entertainment by this talented group of musicians!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events.

    August 17 –  “Nevermind: The Ultimate Tribute to Nirvana” at The Senate.  Enjoy some of your favorite songs by Nirvana as performed by this talented group!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.tinroofcolumbia.com/calendar/get-a-grip-(1).

    August 17 & September 7 –  Face Mask Wall Art at the Columbia Art Center.  On the first day you’ll create a face mask you can hang on a wall of your home or office, and the second session will give you the chance to glaze the mask with assistance from the Center staff.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/August%202019%20Web%20Sheet.pdf.

    August 17 – November 9 –  “Robbin 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/.

    August 18 –  Gallery Tour: Cornerstones of the Collection at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In this tour you’ll see some of the most fabulous pieces the museum has on display.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-cornerstones-collection-13.

    August 18 –  Focal Points: Fabulous Femmes at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment securing women the right to vote, this tour highlights its own “pioneering women”. For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/focal-points-fabulous-femmes.

    August 18 –  Woodrow Wilson Family Home Tour at the Woodrow Wilson Mansion.  For those in Richland and Lexington Counties, this is a free tour of the nation’s only post-Civil War Reconstruction period and South Carolinas only remaining presidential site.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-08/dollar-sunday-woodrow-wilson-family-home.

    August 18 –  “Measure for Measure” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this story about a “novice nun” who asks a priest for his help in saving her brother from execution, is given the ultimatum of having sex with the priest in return for his help, or watch her brother die in this production created by Shakespeare in the 1600’s but is so obviously appropriate for the 21st Century.   For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/measure-for-measure-royal-shakespeare-company/.

    August 20 –  Focal Points: Famous Faces at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Take a tour with docent Ann Holtschlag who will point out those famous faces that appear again and again and are at the top of the list of most important faces in the Museum.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/focal-points-famous-faces.

    August 20 –  “The Raconteurs” at the Township Auditorium.  Spend an evening of enjoying the bluesy rock sound of this talented group!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://thetownship.org/events/.

    August 20 & 22 –  Financial Literacy – Taxes in Retirement at the Lexington Main Library.  Take the time to learn about how taxes will impact your retirement income!  For more information call (803) 785-2600 or visit https://lexcolibrary.com/programs-and-events/.

    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 –  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 –  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 –  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 –  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 –  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.

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