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    Activities in the Midlands Area – January 8, 2020 – January 28, 2020

    ACTIVITIES IN THE MIDLANDS AREA

    Wednesday January 8, 2020 through Tuesday January 28, 2020

     

    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/.

    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/.

    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.

    Fridays and Saturdays –  “The Story of Olympia Mill Village Life in the 1920’s” at the Olympia Mill village Museum.  Here is a chance to learn the history of the Olympia Mills creation and the village life that surrounded it.  For more information visit www.olympiagrandymillvillagemuseum.com.

    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/.

    Through January 28 –  Nine Patch Quilting at the Columbia Art Center.  This class that will meet each Tuesday, is a great chance for beginners to learn the art of quilting, where you will learn basic stitches, but students must already have experience with their machines rotary cutting and accurate sewing skills.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Afe03e09e-71a6-4655-8bcf-4dd7e9178f69.

    Through February 8 –  Spring Sports Registration at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin.  It’s time to sign your kids up for the spring sports they enjoy.  For more information call (803) 345-6181 or visit https://www.icrc.net/parks/crooked-creek-park/athletics.

    Through February 11 –  Hand Building Basics at the Columbia Art Center.  This afternoon six week class will give you a chance to try your hand at creating with clay.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaArt/.

    Through February 11 –  Evening Sculpture at the Columbia Art Center.  For those who enjoy creating sculptures, here’s another workshop for you to participate in.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaArt/.

    Through February 17 –  Adventures in Clay at the Columbia Art Center.  Adolescents ages 11 to 17 will enjoy the opportunity to experience creating with clay in this 6 week class.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaArt/.

    Through February 17 –  Introduction to Pottery at the Columbia Art Center.  Here is a chance to try your hand at creating pottery in this 6 week evening class.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaArt/.

    Through March 6 –  A War On Two Fronts at the South Carolina State Library.  This multimedia traveling exhibit presents the injustices faced by the African Americans in World War II.  For more information visit http://theathenaeumpress.com/projects/war-on-two-fronts/.

    Through March 14 –  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/.

    Through December 7 –  Sensory Sunday at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Here is a chance for kids with Autism and other sensory processing differences to have the Museum all to themselves for the first hour the Museum is open with their special needs in mind and fun and interactive activities for them to enjoy.  For more information call (803) 799-3100 or visit https://www.edventure.org/columbia/calendar.

    Through December 15 –  Toddler Take-Over at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Every Monday and Tuesday when school is in session, you can bring your little ones in to enjoy a few hours of educational play.  For more information call (803) 799-3100 or visit https://www.edventure.org/columbia/calendar.

    Through December 31 –  Free First Thursdays at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Spend a Thursday evening relaxing and enjoy a tour of the Museum and enjoy some laughter on the Plaza with the Mother’s of Trustus Theatre.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/free-first-thursday-main-cma-9.

    Through December 31 –  $1 First Sundays at the South Carolina State Museum.  $1 entry to the Museum and an additional $5 for a 4-D movie or a planetarium show gives you the chance to bring the entire family out to enjoy the Museum at an affordable cost.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/first-citizens-first-sunday/.

    January 8 –  Gladys’ Gang Toddler Edition: Opposites Attract at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This program for 2 to 3 year olds will teach them about opposites in life and in the gallery and will allow them to create a work of art using their own idea of opposites.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gladys-gang-toddler-edition-opposites-attract.

    January 9 –  Historic Horseshow Walking Tour starting at the South Caroliniana Library on Sumter Street.  This free tour will give you some insight into historical events that have occurred on the USC campus, including the story of the Great Biscuit Rebellion of 1852 and the 1902 Carolina Clemson Riot.  For more information visit https://sc.edu/calendar/uofsc/index.php#/?i=1.

    January 9 –  Plarn Crocheting at the Columbia Art Center.  You will learn how to use plastic yarn to create portable sleeping mats that will be donated to the homeless, and have the skills to make one of your own!  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Afe03e09e-71a6-4655-8bcf-4dd7e9178f69.

    January 9 –  Behind the Scenes Tour: Columbia Down Under at the Equitable Arcade Building. You’ll have the chance to experience shops, bars, and restaurants that were in existence between 1972 and 1977 and speak with property owners about future plans for this space.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 ext. 15 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2020/2020-01/behind-scenes-tour-columbia-down-under.

    January 9 –  Soda City Showdown Final Round at the Comedy Closet.  Here is your chance to vote for those comedians who are your favorites!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soda-city-showdown-final-round-tickets-87066312685.

    January 9 –  Wild Out Columbia Improv at the Comedy House.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    January 9 – 11 –  Extended Hours for Van Gogh and His Inspirations at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This is the final week for the showing of this tremendous exhibit, so make your plans now to attend before it’s gone.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/extended-hours-van-gogh-and-his-inspirations-3.

    January 9 – 19 –  Columbia Restaurant Week at a variety of locations around Columbia.  Here is the perfect chance to test out those restaurants you’ve been wanting to try!  For more information visit https://restaurantweeksouthcarolina.com/city/columbia/.

    January 9 – February 10 –  Spring Sports Registration at Seven Oaks Park.  It’s time to sign up your kids for the spring sports so make your plans to do that now.  For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit https://www.icrc.net/parks/seven-oaks-park/athletics.

    January 9 – February 13 –  After School Art at the Columbia Art Center.  Your children ages 5 to 11 will enjoy some after school time using their creativity in this 6 week class.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaArt/.

    January 9 – February 13 – Throwing the Mud at the Columbia Art Center.  This workshop for adolescents ages 10 to 14 will give them a chance to work on their pottery throwing skills.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaArt/.

    January 9 – February 13 –  Intermediate Hand Building at the Columbia Art Center.  Take your creativity to the next level in this intermediate class.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaArt/.

    January 10 –  Van Gogh to the Movies: Loving Vincent and Talkback Featuring Steven Naifeh at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll enjoy an “oil painted animation” related to the Van Gogh’s last days, with a talk-back session with the artist, collector, and owner of many of the pieces in this Collection to close out this wonderful exhibit.   For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/van-gogh-movies-loving-vincent-and-talkback-featuring-steven-naifeh.

    January 10 –  Knee High Naturalist: Water Wonders at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  You little ones ages 2 to 5 will enjoy learning about the living creatures that need water and learn how fish breath in the water.   For more information call (803) 799-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    January 10 –  “J White Live!” at Chayz Lounge.  You won’t want to miss the chance to see this amazing saxophonist with his smooth soul jazz sound playing tunes by Bill Withers, Jay-Z, & Grover Washington, Jr., just to name a few!   For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/j-white-live-an-evening-of-jazz-soul-and-sax-tickets-85936750133.

    January 10 –  “Irly Bird Books Literacy & STEM Tour ” at the Township Auditorium.  Bring the kids out for this fun and inspirational as well as educational show!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/?event_id=3574.

    January 10 –  Full Moon Hike at Sesquicentennial State Park.  This event for those 10 years old and older, you’ll enjoy a hike through the Park by moonlight looking and listening for the animals that come out only after dark.  For more information call (803) 788-2706 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004937.

    January 10 –  “Joe Kelley” at the Comedy Closet.  Enjoy an evening of laughter with this fun and entertaining comedian!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joe-kelley-live-tickets-86945421095.

    January 10 – 12 –  “Disney’s Frozen Jr.” at the Harbison Theater.  The ICRC’s Children’s Theatre have been working hard to put on this production for you, so make your plans now to attend!   For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.icrc.net/calendar.

    January 10 – 12 – Columbia Home Building & Remodeling Showcase at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  If you are planning to build a home or make improvements, you’ll want to come out and meet with the vendors on hand to get some pointers and even obtain some assistance if necessary.  For more information visit http://www.homeshowcenter.com/overview/columbia?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1.

    January 10 – 12 –  “Doo Doo Brown” at the Comedy House.  Enjoy a night out enjoying some laughter with this talented comedian.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    January 10 – February 14 –  Beginning Wheel Throwing at the Columbia Art Center.  You’ll enjoy this introductory class to learning how to throw pottery on the wheel and create things to take home with you.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaArt/.

    January 10 – February 28 –  Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  For those in Richland and Lexington Counties, here is a chance to tour the zoo for free!   For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    January 11 –  Forest Wellness Program: Nature Journaling at the Congaree National Park.  For more information send an email to cong_information@nps.gov or visit https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?id=9DE374A1-DA43-111E-1B7C25714F28798C.

    January 11 –  Purple Martin’s: Beyond Bomb Island at Wingard’s Nursery.  Learn about these amazing birds, why they need protection, and how to create your own houses for these incredible birds in your own yard.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/purple-martins-need-you/.

    January 11 –  Stop In Studios at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Come by the studio with the entire family to create a work of art, this month a weaving project at the closing of the Van Gogh exhibit.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/stop-studios-11.

    January 11 –  Gallery Tour: Van Gogh and His Inspirations at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This is the last day you can view this exhibit so come out and take one last tour of this one of a kind exhibit.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-van-gogh-and-his-inspirations-13.

    January 11 –  “Alan Jackson” at the Colonial Life Arena.  You will most certainly enjoy a great evening of country music with this historical country icon!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/alan-jackson.

    January 11 –  “Trey Calloway” at the Skyline Club.  You will surely enjoy a fun night out enjoying country music by this talented artist!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/466528737313553/.

    January 11 –  “JaVonne Jones” at Chayz Lounge.  Spend an evening enjoying music presented by this talented violinist that will include music by Patti LaBelle, Stevie Wonder, & the Gap Band.  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-soulful-night-of-music-with-javonne-jones-tickets-67909413885.

    January 11 –  Wicked Podcast Live featuring the “Bustercups” at the Comedy Closet.  You’ll get to enjoy the podcast of this amazing Broadway production, followed by some fun and laughter with these talented musical comedians!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wicked-podcast-live-tickets-86092542111.

    January 11 – 12 –  “Beethoven and Blue Jeans” by the South Carolina Philharmonic at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Come celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with these two evening of Symphonies 5 & 6 with Saturday including a pre-concert lecture by Morihiko.   For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/upcoming.php.

    January 11 – February 29 –  Snowville at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Bring your kids out for some great fun with snowtubing, “sock” ice hockey, snow experiments, and more!  For more information call (803) 799-3100 or visit https://www.edventure.org/columbia/calendar.

    January 11 – April 11 –  “The Little Mermaid” at the Columbia Marionette Theatre.  Your little ones will certainly enjoy this wonderfully modified version of this Hans Christian Anderson tale.  For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit https://cmtpuppet.org/shows/the-little-mermaid/.

    January 12 –  Blended Mamas Monthly Market at CoCreate in Lexington.  Spend that money you got for the holidays at this fun event that includes a variety of local businesses selling jewelry, makeup, skin care products, boutique clothing, home décor, and much more!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-blended-mamas-monthly-market-new-year-new-you-tickets-85699340033?ref=eios&fbclid=IwAR3hTalL1ep4sgtmMi5UaqA47eTBEPIvXXEJtAMMXNFHZBsk-pE2ElBz0-g.

    January 12 –  Ikebana Display and Demonstration at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll have a chance to view some of the local Ikebana chapters works inspired by the Van Gogh exhibit and they’ll be on hand to answer your questions.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/ikebana-display-and-demonstration.

    January 12 –  Gallery Tour: Cornerstones of the Collection at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll get a first-hand look at some of the most wonderful pieces of art in the Museum’s collection.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-cornerstones-collection-20.

    January 13 –  “Zentropa” (Europa) at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of an American of German decent who arrives in post-warm German in the hopes of finding a neutral job, but ends up falling in love with an American that requires him to make some difficult choices.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/zentropa-europa/.

    January 13 –  Stargazing at the Melton Observatory next to the Horseshoe on the USC Campus.  The Observatory is currently open on Monday nights for visitors to take a look through the 16 inch Cassegrain telescope and other smaller telescopes on the Observatory deck, from 8 to 10 pm and it’s free!  For more information visit https://sc.edu/calendar/uofsc/index.php#/?i=1.

    January 13 –  Zoo Homeschool: Found in Nature at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  You children ages 5 to 12 will learn about natural resources we use in our daily lives and how they are managed. For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    January 13 –  Knee High Naturalist: Water Wonderings at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Your little ones ages 2 to 5 will learn about how all living creatures need water and how those that live in the water can breathe.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    January 13 –  Little Learners Homeschool: Water Wonderings at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Your little ones ages 2 to 5 and their adult companion will learn about how all living creatures need water and how those that live in the water can breathe.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    January 13 –  Garden Homeschool: Hydroponics at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Kids ages 7 to 13 years old will learn how plants can be grown without soil with the kids having a chance to create their own miniature hydroponic planter to put lettuce in as they learn about the necessary nutrients for the plants to grow successfully.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    January 13 – February 17 –  Comedy 101 Classes at the Comedy Closet.  If you’ve always thought you’ve got what it takes to be a comedian, or others think you have what it takes, here is your chance to spend 6 weeks with 2 great comedians to help you get your start.  For more information visit https://www.thecomedycloset.com/comedy-101-classes.

    January 14 –  “The Celluloid Closet” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is a story that talks about homosexuality in the film industry over the course of 100 years and its rare acknowledgement and how it began to increase in visibility in this entertaining film.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/the-celluloid-closet/.

    January 14 – December 29 – Accessibility Night at the South Carolina State Museum.  Once a month the Museum is open late for those with special needs and their families to enjoy the Museum with a new theme each month, fun activities, as well as adapted hands on activities and free admission for those with special needs.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/upcoming-events/.

    January 14 – December 29 –  Second Shift Tuesdays at the South Carolina State Museum.  One evening a week, you can come to the Museum after hours with a special admission price of 2 for $10, special programs and exhibits, planetarium and 4-D theater shows, and more!  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/second-shift-twosdays/.

    January 15 –  Gladys’s Gang Preschool Edition – Opposites Attract at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This program geared toward 4 and 5 year olds will teach them about a variety of opposites and have them create their own work of art that identifies opposites.  For more information call (803) 779-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gladys-gang-preschool-edition-opposites-attract.

    January 15 –  Lippan Painting – One Day Workshop at the Columbia Art Center.  You’ll have a chance to learn this cultural art style from India that has gained great interest due to its wonderful patterns.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Afe03e09e-71a6-4655-8bcf-4dd7e9178f69.

    January 15 –  Live in the Lobby: “Dante Lewis” at Koger Center for the Arts.  You’ll enjoy an evening of smooth jazz and R&B by this talented saxophonist who recently released an Anita Baker tribute album.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=753.

    January 15 –  Portraits Past and Present: An Exhibition of Work by Colin Dodd – An Opening Reception at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Come out and meet the artist and view some of his amazing works of art.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=900.

    January 15 –  Carolina Saxophone Quartet and Faculty Alumni Concert at the USC School of Music 206 Recital Hall.  If you are a saxophone fan, you won’t want to miss this entertaining concert!  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/calendar/music/index.php#/?i=1.

    January 15 –  “The Unlikely Candidates” at The Senate.  This indie rock band from TX is prepared to give you an evening of great music!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/the-unlikely-candidates.

    January 16 –  “The Christi Show” at the Comedy House.  You will enjoy a fun and entertaining evening with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    January 16 –  “Hawthorne Heights & Emery” at The Senate.  Spend an evening enjoying some good rock music by this talented band.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/hawthorne-heights-emery.

    January 16 –  5 New Minutes at the Comedy Closet.  You’ll have a chance to enjoy 5 minutes of new material by each presenting comedian.  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5-new-minutes-tickets-86460195773.

    January 16 – 18 –  “We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Hero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884 – 1915” at the Trustus Theatre.  Having partnered with Coker College, this is a stirring production of the first genocide of the 20th century about the Herero Tribes decimation at the hands of German colonizers.  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/we-are-proud-to-present/.

    January 17 –  Nature Art: Art with Water at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Your little ones ages 2 to 5 will enjoy experimenting with color and water by creating their own work of art.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    January 17 –  Friday Night Laser Lights at the South Carolina State Museum.  Spend an evening enjoying great music and a fabulous laser light show in the Museum Planetarium, with live music by Cletus Baltimore, a cash bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, with local food trucks also on hand.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/friday-night-laser-lights/.

    January 17 –  Historic Happy Hour: Speakeasy at the Seibels House.  You’ll have a chance to commemorate Prohibition from exactly 100 years ago to the day with ragtime and jazz music, and learn more about the amendment that was repealed and the arguments for and against it with drinks and light appetizers being included with the admission price.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2020/2020-01/historic-happy-hour-speakeasy-seibels-house.

    January 17 –  Baker and Baker presents “Jazzing Up the Classics with Noel Feldline” at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This trio will bring the Charlotte String Quartet along to create a variety of reinvented symphonic works for an evening of wonderful entertainment.   For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/baker-baker-presents-jazzing-classics-noel-freidline.

    January 17 –  “La Traviata” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  You will surely enjoy a wonderful evening enjoying one of Verdi’s most popular operas!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=866.

    January 17 –  “Reggie Graves & Jazz Theory Live!” at Chayz Lounge.  You’ll enjoy jazz tunes that span the 70’s to the 90’s with music by artists that include Prince; Earth, Wind & Fire; and Marvin Gaye.  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reggie-graves-jazz-theory-live-a-night-of-soulful-rhythms-tickets-86632523209.

    January 17 – 18 –  “Mo Alexander Live!” at the Comedy Closet.  Enjoy an evening of laughter with this talented comedian!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-comedy-closet-28077481135.

    January 17 – 19 –  “Guy Torry” at the Comedy House.  Take a break from live and enjoy some fun and laughter with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    January 17 – 26 –  “The Boys in the Band” by Workshop Theatre and presented at Cottingham Theater at Columbia College.  This former Off-Broadway production from 1968 is about a 32 year olds birthday party where after consumption of alcohol and drugs a game of Truth is played, with bitter and unresolved resentments coming to light.  For more information call (803) 779-6551 or visit https://www.workshoptheatre.com/boys-in-the-band.html.

    January 17 – February 2 –  “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” at the Town Theatre.  This production, a spinoff of The Hounds of Baskerville, this production by Ken Ludwig is a witty tale about the male heirs of Baskerville who have been dispatched and “Holmes and Watsons web of clues, disguises, and deceit” to find out who the killer is and that will filled you with humor and intrigue in this fun and entertaining production.  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit https://towntheatre.com/baskerville/.

    January 18 –  The Prohibition Era at the Congaree National Park.  100 years ago the Volstead Act and the 18th Amendment went into effect that was the beginning of the Prohibition Era and here is a chance for you to learn more about this period of time in history with interpretive talks at 10 & 11 am and 2 & 3 pm.  For more information send an email to cong_information@nps.gov or  visit https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?id=9614D643-E527-5A6D-353694CCA025CAE0.

    January 18 –  Battle Star National Dance Competition & Battle of the Dancelines at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  You’ll have a chance to see some of the most incredible dancers from around the State compete for the title of the best dancers and the chance to head to the National Competition.  For more information call (803) 545-0181 or visit https://www.battlestardance.com/home.

    January 18 –  Birdwalk at Archers Lake at the Quail Valley Community near Columbiana Mall.  Presented by Wingard’s Nursery, you’ll join naturalist Zach Steinhouser to view a variety of winter ducks that will be calling the Lake home for the winter season.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/birdwalk-at-archers-lake/.

    January 18 –  Art Class: Candle Making at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll have the chance to learn the art of soy candle making and create two soy candles in tins with all materials provided.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/art-class-candle-making.

    January 18 –  Pruning Crepe Myrtles at Wingards Nursery.  In this workshop you’ll learn the proper way to prune crape myrtles.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/pruning-crape-myrtles/.

    January 18 –  Focal Points: The Art of Play at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In this tour you’ll have the chance to view works that identify the playful side of life.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/focal-points-art-play.

    January 18 –  “David Nail” at the Skyline Club.  Come out for an evening of great country music by this talented artist!  For more information visit https://www.skylineclubsc.com/.

    January 18 –  Beethoven Piano Evening at the USC School of Music 206 Recital Hall.  USC’s School of Music faculty member, Scott Price, will perform piano sonatas Beethoven at this family friendly and sensory sensitive concert with the opportunity to come and go as you wish!  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/calendar/music/index.php#/?i=1.

    January 18 –  “Beethoven” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This film for those of all ages is a fun and entertaining production in this film about a St. Bernard that will have you laughing well after you leave.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/beethoven/.

    January 18 –  LifeChance Gala: An International Ballet of the Stars at the Koger Center.  Presented by the Columbia Classical Ballet, this annual production that includes recruited professional ballet artists from around the world, raises money for a charitable organization each year and this year’s support goes to Camp Cole which includes a 30 acre farm in the Midlands that supports children and adults facing a serious illness and other physical and mental health challenges.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=837.

    January 18 –  “Ranky Tanky” at the Harbison Theatre.  This Charleston based group is prepared to wow you with their songs from the Gullah culture of the Southeastern Sea Islands.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/ranky-tanky.

    January 18 –  “Charles Page & Company” at Chayz Lounge.  Spend your evening filled with smooth jazz and classic soul featuring tunes by artists to include James Brown, George Benson, and The Gap Band.  For more information call 563-8375 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-soul-jazz-with-charles-page-company-tickets-86301777941.

    January 18 – 19 –  Gun and Knife Show at the Jamil Temple.  If you are looking to purchase a new gun or knife or even archery items for your collection, this is your chance, as well as to stock up on other supplies like ammunition.  For more information visit https://10times.com/gun-knife-show-columbia.

    January 18 & 25 –  Busting into Sculpture at the Columbia Art Center.  You’ll learn how to sculpt a lifelike head with step by step guidance from the instructor.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Afe03e09e-71a6-4655-8bcf-4dd7e9178f69.

    January 19 –  Dollar Sunday at the Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens.  Just for residents of Richland and Lexington Counties, you’ll have a chance to tour this amazing place and gain some insight in to the lives of the women who once resided here and about the changes that led the Mansion to be turned in to a women’s college.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2020/2020-01/dollar-sunday-hampton-preston-mansion-gardens.

    January 19 –  MLK Celebration: Music and the Movement at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This all day event honors Black leaders, the power of storytelling, and the central role music plays in Black culture and activism with music, art making, film screenings, gallery tours, food vendors and more.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/mlk-celebration-music-and-movement.

    January 19 –  Gallery Tour: Carolina in the Collection at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In this tour you’ll learn about the South Carolina artists who have works displayed in the Museum and works that have been donated by those who have lived in South Carolina.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-carolina-collection-18.

    January 20 –  Zoolife: Shark Exhibit Design at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  This program for kids K through 4th will view the marine exhibit and go behind the scenes to learn about the life of an aquarist that cares for sharks.   For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    January 20 –  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.  You’ll enjoy hearing a message from keynote speaker, Dr. Bobby Donaldson, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Civil Rights History and Research at USC, followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the historic marker honoring the great late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/calendar.

    January 21 – February 18 –  Art Class:  2D Portfolio Building for Teens at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Teens will learn the art of creating a 2-D art portfolio in this workshop.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/art-class-2d-portfolio-building-teens-0.

    January 22 –  Lawn Care Workshop at Wingard’s Nursery.  Learn how to use Wingard’s 4-step process to create a lawn that will be the envy of your neighbors.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/lawn-care-wednesday/.

    January 22 –  Lunch and Learn: Let Them Speak – A Glimpse Inside “A Women’s Right” at the McKissick Museum.  Guest Curator, Jennifer Gunter, will explain the formation of a museum exhibit including the research, the writing, and community building that go into the creation of a yearlong exhibit at this free event.   For more information call (803) 777-2876 or visit https://sc.edu/calendar/uofsc/index.php#/?i=2.

    January 22 – February 9 –  “Wicked” at Koger Center for the Arts.  One of Americas favorite Broadway performances, you won’t want to miss this, but tickets are selling out quickly, so get yours now!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=772.

    January 23 –  Senior Matinee Movie Series at Seven Oaks Park.  Here is a chance for seniors to get out and enjoy a fun movie.  For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/senior-matinee-movie-series.

    January 23 –  Opening Reception: “A Women’s Right” at the McKissick Museum.  In celebration of the 100th year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, this exhibit explores the lives of women of USC from 1801 to the present which will include women who fought for their rights on the Columbia campus including the right to enroll, to live on campus, participate in sports, and to have control over their bodies and their lives.  For more information call (803) 777-2876 or visit https://sc.edu/calendar/uofsc/index.php#/?i=2.

    January 23 –  The Underwear Comedy Party at the Comedy Closet.  Spend an evening enjoying some laughter presented by comedians in their skivvies and if you show up in your own, you will get in for free.  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/underwear-comedy-party-tickets-86093916221.

    January 23 – 26 –  “Dominique” at the Comedy House.  You will certainly to enjoy some laughter with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    January 24 –  Knee High Naturalists: Animals of the ARC at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.   Your children ages 2 to 5 will learn about the animals in the Aquarium and Reptile Complex learning about the smallest animals in these that thrive in these settings.   For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    January 24 –  Columbia Baroque Performance at the USC School of Music 206 Recital Hall.  You’ll enjoy wonderful music by Baroque specialists from both North and South Carolina that will include voice, recorder, violins, viola da gamba, and harpsicord covering the period of 1600 to 1759.  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/calendar/music/index.php#/?i=1.

    January 24 –  “Akintunde” and “Joey I.L.O.” at the Harbison Theatre.  Enjoy a fun evening of clean comedy by this Dove Award winning comedian!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/akintunde-and-joey-ilo.

    January 24 –  “Cosmic Charlie” at The Senate.  Spend an evening enjoying some of your favorite Grateful Dead tunes by this talented group.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/cosmic-charlie.

    January 24 –  “The Jamie Wright Band” at Chayz Lounge.  This tremendous artist and her band are prepared to give you an amazing evening filled with great music to include songs created by Natalie Cole, Anita Baker & Roberta Flack.  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-of-soulful-grooves-with-the-jamie-wright-band-tickets-86300588383.

    January 24 – 25 –  “Joel Byars” at the Comedy Closet.  You will certainly enjoy an evening of laughter with this talented comedian!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-comedy-closet-28077481135.

    January 25 – Museum Road Show at the South Carolina State Museum.  If you’ve obtained an heirloom or antique item, or picked up something you think might be worth more than you paid, bring those items out for a verbal appraisal by specialists in the type of item you have, but be sure to check out the website for items that cannot be appraised and to view pricing for appraisals.  For more information call (803) 898-4952 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/museum-road-show/.

    January 25 –  Lawn Care Workshop at Wingard’s Nursery.  Learn how to use Wingard’s 4-step process to create a lawn that will be the envy of your neighbors.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/lawn-care-workshop-saturday/.

    January 25 –  Plant-Based & Herbal Remedies at Wingard’s Nursery.  In this workshop you’ll learn about these remedies that are often safer and cheaper than synthetic medications.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/plant-based-herbal-remedies/.

    January 25 –  Focal Points: Vissi d’Arte, an Operatic Experience at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll take a musical tour with a Museum docent with less talking and more bel canto!  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/focal-points-vissi-darte-operatic-experience.

    January 25 –  “Brothers of Soul” at Chayz Lounge.  You’ll enjoy an evening of old and new songs by these talented artists with music by Al Green, Sam Cooke, & Maxwell.  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/experience-the-brothers-of-soul-live-tickets-87240022255.

    January 25 & February 1 –  Batik Basics at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This two-part class will teach students the basics of batik art using a small silk square.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/art-class-batik-basics.

    January 26 –  Gallery Tour: Behind the Collection at the Columbia Museum of Art.  On this tour you’ll learn about the reason for the Museum’s collection of certain pieces and the care needed to preserve the pieces for thousands of years to come.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-behind-collection-4.

    January 26 –  Dream Catchers Foundation Annual Masquerade Gala at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  You’ll enjoy a fun evening at this black tie masquerade event that will include dinner, live entertainment, and a silent auction with proceeds to benefit the tremendous work this organization does to encourage youth and help them overcome difficult circumstance to be the best they can be and follow their dreams.  For more information call (803) 545-0181 or visit https://www.dreamcatchersfoundationsc.com/.

    January 27 –  Zoo Homeschool: Found in Nature at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Your children ages 5 to 12 will learn about natural resources in the environment and how we use them in our daily lives and ways we manage their use.   For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    January 27 –  Knee High Naturalist: Water Wonderings at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Your little ones ages 2 to 5 will explore the need for water for humans, as well as other animals and plants.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    January 27 –  Little Learners HomeSchool: Water Wonderings at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Your little ones ages 2 to 5 and their companion adult will explore the need for water for humans, as well as other animals and plants.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    January 27 –  Garden HomeSchool: Hydroponics at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Your adolescents ages 7 to 13 will learn about the art of hydroponics with the opportunity for them to create their own mini-hydroponics container to grow their own lettuce plant in and the importance of the variety of nutrients to help their plant to survive and thrive.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    January 27 –  Stargazing at the Melton Observatory on the USC Campus.  If you’ve never had the chance to enjoy this historic observatory, here is your chance to view the night sky through the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope and other small ones in the observatory, weather permitting.  For more information visit https://sc.edu/calendar/uofsc/index.php#/?i=3.

    January 28 –  75th Commemoration of the Liberation of Auschwitz at the USC Alumni Center.  This event is in remembrance of the six million Jewish victims that lost their lives as a result of the Holocaust and the other millions of victims of Nazism that will include keynote speaker Elisha Wiesel, the only remaining child of Novel Peace Laureate, and Holocaust Survivor, Eli Wiesel.  For more information call (803) 777-2586 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2020/2020-01/75th-commemoration-liberation-auschwitz?utm_source=Historic+Columbia+Newsletter&utm_campaign=692ac7f472-July+Monthly+E-blast_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7f10673d40-692ac7f472-130881853.

    January 28 –  Focal Points: From Dynasties to Dictators at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Ring in the Chinese New Year learning about the rich culture as your tour the Museum learning about Chinese art.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/focal-points-dynasties-dictators-0.

     

     

     

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