Activities in the Midlands Area – July 10, 2019 – July 30, 2019

    ACTIVITIES IN THE MIDLANDS AREA

    Wednesday July 10, 2019 through Tuesday July 30, 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/.

    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 July 18 –  Artfields Extended at Stormwater Studios on Pendleton Street.  If you were able to attend Artfields this year, here is a chance to see some of the fabulous work that was displayed created by local artists.  For more information visit www.stormwaterstudios.org.

    Through July 27 –  “Heathers, The Musical” at the Trustus Theatre.  This production based on the film written by Daniel Water, is based on the 1989 film thought of as the greatest teen comedy of all time.   For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/heathers-the-musical/.

    Through July 27 –  “The Antique Blacks – by Dogon Krigga” at the Tapp’s Art Center. These works that took years of “intensive study into the mysteries of Hoodoo Conjure and the traditional religions of the African Diaspora” and the works he created as a result of his research.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/the-antique-blacks-dogon-krigga-opening-reception/.

    Through August 3 –  “Pinocchio” at the Columbia Marionette Theatre.  Bring the kids out for a great puppet show about this wooden puppet who wants to be a real boy and his journey to learning how to become one.  For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit https://cmtpuppet.org/shows/pinocchio/.

    Through August 3 –  Blowfish Baseball at the Blowfish Stadium in Lexington.  Spend an evening enjoying some fun baseball with one of our local teams!  For more information call (803) 254-3474 or visit https://www.goblowfishbaseball.com/sports/bsb/2018-19/schedule.

    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 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 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 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/.

    July 10 –  Wild Wednesdays at Sesquicentennial State Park.  Here is a chance for kids ages 6 to 10 to come out and learn more about the plants and animals that live in the Park with each week focusing on a different topic.  For more information call (803) 788-2706 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003448.

    July 10 –  “Head” at the Nickelodeon Theater.   With the loss of interest in The Monkeys, Jack Nicholson created this production to “kills the Monkeys wholesome image and make an experimental movie about the subconscious mind and the nature of free will”.   For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/head/.

    July 10 – 11 –  Leading Ladies Cabaret at the Comedy House.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    July 10 – 14 –  “Cirque de Soleil: Corteo” at the Colonial Life Arena.  Be prepared to see one of the most amazing shows you’ve ever seen with music, acting, and acrobatics presented in a way that will absolutely mesmerize you!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/cirque-du-soleil-corteo.

    July 11 –  Business Lexpo at River Bluff High School.  Here is a chance to learn about the variety of businesses and restaurants that have established themselves in the area and providing them a chance to showcase their product(s).  For more information call (803) 359-6113 or visit https://www.thebigredbarnretreat.org/summerjam.

    July 11 –  Under the Dome: McKissick Museums Behind the Scenes Tour at the McKissick Museum of USC.  Join the Curator of Collections and learn about the other 98% of collections that aren’t on display.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2289468048038368/.

    July 11 –  Secrets From The Grave Tours & Moonlight Cemetery at the Elmwood Cemetery.   Take a tour through this historical cemetery on one or both of these tours to learn more about the history of symbols on the headstones and/or learn about the prominent families who are buried here from the 19th and 20th Centuries.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-07/moonlight-cemetery-secrets-grave-tours.

    July 11 –  Cooking with Gabrielle Watson at City Roots.  You’ll enjoy 2 complimentary glasses of wine or beer, and a second chance to enjoy one of her fabulously cooked meals while learning  special cooking techniques  and eat the wonderful creations made by this amazing chef made using fresh local items and take home the recipe and cooking instructions to make the meal at home!  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit https://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/7/11/cooking-class-with-chef-gabrielle-watson.

    July 11 –  “Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters” at the Tin Roof.  You’ll enjoy an evening of great country and bluegrass music with these tremendous artists!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/billy-bob-thornton-the-boxmasters.

    July 12 –  Tyke Hikes: The Windy Day at the Riverbanks Zoo.  Children ages 2 to 5 can learn about wind through activities, play, and crafts.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    July 12 –  Family Fun Night at the Boyd Plaza of the Columbia Art Center.  Children will enjoy a show by the Columbia Children’s Theater followed by design challenges, games, and other art activities.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/family-fun-night-0

    July 12 –  “The Grinch” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  What better way to cool off in the dead of summer than watching a fun Christmas movie!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    July 12 –  “Tyler Farr”, “Hannah Dasher”, & “Pat Cooper” at the Tin Roof.  Spend your evening with country music by these awesome artists!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/tyler-farr.

    July 12 – 14 –  “Tony Roberts” at the Comedy House.  Take a break from life and enjoy some fun and laughter with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    July 12 – 28 –  “Matilda” at the Town Theatre.  In this production you’ll meet a little girl who is unloved by her parents and who uses her wit, courage, and cleverness to save not only herself, but the younger children who are tormented by the older children in school.  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit https://towntheatre.com/matilda/.

    July 13 –  Summer Breeze Hair, Fashion Show, & Expo at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  For more information call (803) 545-0181 or visit https://www.columbiaconventioncenter.com/paramount-promotions-presents-summer-breeze-hair-fashion-show.

    July 13 –  Play on the Plaza at the Boyd Plaza of the Columbia Art Center.  Bring the kids or the entire family out and use the giant blue blocks to see what masterpiece you can great in the design challenge or even tap in to your engineering talents.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/play-plaza-8.

    July 13 –  Face Sculpting at the Columbia Art Center.  Learn how to create facial features and expression to the faces you create!  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/face-sculpting-one-day-workshop/.

    July 13 –  “The Little Rascals”  at the Nickelodeon Theater.  You are sure to take a walk down “memory lane” with this wonderful production . . .  or who you children or grandchildren the shows you grew up with.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/the-little-rascals/.

    July 13 –  Tasty Tomato Festival at Earlewood Park.  If you love fresh grown heirloom tomatoes, you won’t want to miss this event that celebrates the wonderful people who provide us with those wonderful treats every summer, with music, contests, good food and beverages and lots of fun! For more information call (803) 407-4302 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/10th-annual-tasty-tomato-festival-tickets-62221239402.

    July 13 –  Reggaetronic Lake Murray Music Festival at Spence Island on Lake Murray.  Enjoy a day on the Lake with wonderful music and great fun with family and friends!  For more information visit https://reggaetronicsc.com/.

    July 13 –  SOFS Show in the Space Hall Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Enjoy a night out with a variety of music, from punk to grunge, to experimental, and beyond.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/sofs-show-1/.

    July 13 –  “Leela James” at the Tin Roof.  You will be astounded by this tremendous artist and her incredible voice and talent!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/leela-james.

    July 13 – 14 –  Auditions for “Oliver” at the On Stage Performance Center in Lexington.  You’ll prepare for the audition with “16-22 bars of music, read cold reading from the script, and dance movement preparation”. For more information call (803) 351-6751 or visit http://www.onstagesc.com/Educate-On-Stage.html.

    July 14 –  Dance Church in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Spend your Sunday morning doing improvisational dance as a way to explore and experience yourself through self expression.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/dance-church-sunday-at-tapps-arts-center-4/.

    July 14 – 17 –  Fam Jam at the First Baptist Church of Lexington.  Here is an opportunity to have some family fun, with the chance to purchase dinner, play games, and register for Game Shows.  For more information call (803) 957-0686 or visit https://www.fblex.org/famjam-2019.

    July 16 –  Toucan Tuesdays at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  You’ll enjoy a buy one get one of equal or lesser value admission free!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    July 17 –  Wine 101 on the River with Haw River Wine at Brookland Apartments on Trade Street.  Put on by f2productions, you’ll have a chance to learn about Italian wines, with tastings, local cheeses, charcuterie, pickled vegetables, and a view of the Columbia skyline and the River.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/7/17/wine-101-on-the-river-whaw-river-wine.

    July 17 –  “The Big T.N.T. Show” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This production is a concert film shot before a life audience and captures artists who went on to become well-known names.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/the-big-t-n-t-show/.

    July 17 – 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.

    July 18 –  Community Slime Making Event at Caughman Harman Funeral Home.  Kids of all ages are welcome to come out and enjoy making slime with all supplies provided, but adults must come with a child.  For more information call (803) 359-6118 or visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/community-slime-making-event-at-caughman-harman.

    July 18 –  Storytime in the Gardens at the Hampton Preston Gardens on Blanding Street.  Children will enjoy stories and songs, as well as learn some historic games in the gardens.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-07/storytime-gardens.

    July 18 –  Behind the Scenes Tour: McCants at the Townhomes of McCants on Lyle Street.  This former elementary school that closed in 1999 is now an 11 unit townhome development in Earlewood that was completed in 2017.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 ext. 15 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-07/behind-scenes-tour-mccants.

    July 19 –  Tyke Hikes: Are You A Snail? at the Riverbanks Zoo.  Children ages 2 to 5 can learn about wind through activities, play, and crafts.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    July 19 –  Twilight in the Garden featuring “The Little Mermaid” at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Bring the kids out for fun at Waterfall Junction, followed by an enjoyable movie for a night out!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    July 19 –  “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” at Earlewood Park.  Bring the whole family for a fun night out with activities before the movie which begins at sunset.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3721.

    July 19 –  “Ginger Snaps” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of two sisters who find themselves trapped when their obsession with “mayhem, torture and death” becomes real.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/ginger-snaps/.

    July 19 –  “Natural Wonder: A Stevie Wonder Tribute” at The Senate.  Spend an evening enjoying the wonderful songs of this fabulous artist as performed by these talented musicians!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/natural-wonder-a-stevie-wonder-tribute.

    July 19 –  The Big Red Barn Retreat Summer Jam at Doko Meadows Park Amphitheater in Blythewood.  Enjoy a fun outdoor concert with Tommy DeCarlo, lead singer for Boston, and veteran, singer and songwriter Brendan Roberts, with a variety of food vendors and beverages on site, as well as family activities with proceeds to benefit the workshops, programs, and classes the Big Red Barn Retreat provides to our beloved veterans!  For more information call (803) 716-9097 or visit https://www.thebigredbarnretreat.org/summerjam.

    July 19 – 21 –  Banzaicon at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  If you are into video games, this tournament is the event for you!  For more information visit http://banzaicon.com/.

    July 20 –  Mixed Media Jewelry at the Columbia Art Center.  In this workshop you’ll learn a variety of approaches to creating one piece of jewelry including beading, steam punk, wire wrapping, and creating polymer lay accessories.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/July%202019%20Web%20Sheet.pdf.

    July 20 –  Saturday Stroll: Lower Richland meeting at the Robert Mills Carriage House.  In this tour you’ll travel place Wavering Place Plantation, The Barber House, Congaree Baptist Church, and other 18th, 19th, and 20th century historic sites. For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-07/saturday-roll-lower-richland.

    July 20 –  Harbison Heat at the Harbison Theatre.  Start your evening with free live outdoor performances, vendors, and food trucks, and then take it indoors with a concert by The Mobros and Josh Roberts as well as The Hinges for the paid portion of the event.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/harbison-heat.

    July 20 –  “Mitchell Lee” Concert at 1626 Main in Columbia.  This South Carolina native who was on The Voice has come to Columbia and is prepared to give you a great performance some come out and support him!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mitchell-lee-tickets-62925521930.

    July 20 –  Summer Movie Series: “How To Train Your Dragon – The Hidden World” at Melvin Park.  Bring the family for a fun night out under the stars with this fun and entertaining movie!  For more information call (803) 345-8113 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/summer-movie-series-how-train-your-dragon-3.

    July 20 –  Wild Summer’s Night Auction & Wild Game Feast at Seawell’s Catering.  This event to raise funding for the South Carolina Wildlife Federation will include lots of great auction items including art, jewelry, as well as nature and wildlife excursions through both life and silent auctions, prize drawings, games, and a wonderful game feast with an open bar, and more!  For more information call (803) 256-0670 or visit http://www.scwf.org/events/2019/wild-summers-night-auction-wild-game-feast-mbs8g-6p5md.

    July 20 –  “The Four Horsemen – Ultimate Metallica Tribute at The Senate.  Here is a chance to come out and rock and roll with these talented musicians playing your favorite Metallica tunes!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/four-horsemen-ultimate-metallica-tribute.

    July 20 –  Family on Safari: Nature’s Night Owls at the Riverbanks Zoo.  Those ages 5 and up will learn about the creatures that are more adapted to being up at night with hands on activities, up-close encounters, and a behind the scenes tour followed by a pizza dinner and marshmallow roasting but be prepared to stay up all night!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    July 20 – 28 –  The Smithsonian’s Channel: The Day We Walked On The Moon at the South Carolina State Museum.  Here is a chance to see this incredible featured showing about man’s first walk on the moon!  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/space-week/.

    July 21 –  Bridal Showcase at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  If you’ll be getting married in the next year or less, you won’t want to miss the chance to meet with a variety of vendors to see what the area has available to offer you and bring your support along as well!  For more information visit https://bridecitybridalshows.com/.

    July 21 –  Dollar Sunday: Robert Mills House at the Robert Mills House in Blanding Street.  Here is a chance for residents of Richland and Lexington Counties to tour this amazing home for only $1.00!  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-07/dollar-sunday-robert-mills-house.

    July 21 –  “Malcolm X” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is a biographical story created by Spike Lee about this famous yet controversial black national leader.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/malcolm-x/.

    July 21 –  Wild Wednesdays at Sesquicentennial State Park.  Here is a chance for kids ages 6 to 10 to come out and learn more about the plants and animals that live in the Park with each week focusing on a different topic.  For more information call (803) 788-2706 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003448.

    July 23 –  Toucan Tuesdays at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  You’ll enjoy a buy one get one of equal or lesser value admission free!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    July 23 –  “The Heiresses (Las Herederas)” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of two women women from very wealthy families who’ve been together for 30 years, but when they become destitute and one of them is imprisoned for fraud, the other is forced to create a new life on her own.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/the-heiresses-las-herederas/.

    July 23 –  Mystery Moon Theatre Live! at the South Carolina State Museum.  Enjoy an evening out with a viewing of the sci-fi film Destination Moon with commentaries from the Trustus Theater’s own improve comedians, “Alien Hat” themed beer, a craft station to create your own constellation lantern, and enjoy a cash bar and snacks.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/mystery-moon-theater-live/.

    July 23 & 30 –  Art Class: Print Making Basics at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This two part class will teach basic printing techniques and how to design images that are ideal for print making.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/art-class-printmaking-basics-0.

    July 24 –  Lunch and Learn: Historic Southern Naturalistsat the McKissick Museum at USC.  In this lunchtime event you’ll learn about the Historic Southern Naturalist project, so bring your lunch and enjoy the event.  For more information call (803) 777-7251 or visit https://columbiametro.com/event/lunch-learn-historic-southern-naturalists/.

    July 24 –  Wine 101 with Craig Mole at Brookland Apartments on Trade Street.   Here is a chance to learn the formal way to taste wine, with wine tasting, local cheeses, charcuterie, fresh pickled vegetables, and a fabulous view of the city skyline and the river.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/7/24/wine-101-wcraig-mole.

    July 24 –  “Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Church” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Here is a chance to see this incredible artist in his largest performance ever at the 1970’s Atlanta Pop Festival.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/jimi-hendrix-experience-electric-church/.

    July 24 – 28 –  “High School Musical, Jr.” at On Stage Productions.  You won’t want to miss this fun production performed by talented young people from the area who have worked hard to put it on just for you!  For more information call (803) 351-6751 or visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=103002.

    July 25 –  Senior Matinee Movie: “Mary Poppins Returns” at Seven Oaks Park.  For those 50 years of age and up, here is a chance to enjoy a movie just for you!  For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/senior-matinee-movie-mary-poppins-returns.

    July 25 –  Cooking Class with Chef Gabrielle Watson at City Roots Farm.  Here is a chance to learn cooking techniques from this talented chef featuring a meal of quail, stuffing, smokey greens, and crepes as well as an appetizer, and two complimentary glasses of wine or beer.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/7/25/cooking-class-with-chef-gabrielle-watson.

    July 25 –  The Cosmic Honky-Tonk Revue Featuring: “Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys”, “Jim Lauderdale”, and “Jason Ringenberg” at The Senate.   Spend your evening enjoying some fun and entertaining roots, classic, alternative country, and rockabilly music performed by these talented artists!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/the-cosmic-honky-tonk-revue-featuring-chuck-mead.

    July 25 – August 4 –  “Shrek: The Musical” at the Harbison Theatre.  Based on the Oscar winning film, you will certainly enjoy this fun fairy tale story as performed by the Chapin Theatre troupe.  For more information call (803) 240-8544 or visit https://www.chapintheatre.org/2019/shrek-the-musical.html#cast.

    July 26 –  Tyke Hikes: Bat Loves the Night at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Children ages 2 to 5 can learn about wind through activities, play, and crafts.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    July 26 –  A Mid-Summer Nights Camp Party at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This is an adult camp party for adults with live music, guided gallery “hikes”, souvenir stations, a sleepaway camp themed Soda City Story Slam, snacks and a cash bar all for those 18 years and older.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/midsummer-nights-camp-party.

    July 26 –  Paddle and Pint: Paddle and Craft Beer Tasting at Saluda Shoals Park.  Enjoy a relaxing paddle on the Saluda to end your week, followed by craft beer tasting on the River Overlook.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/paddle-pint-paddle-craft-beer-tasting.

    July 26 –  Flannel Fest: A Tribute to Grunge at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  This show will include tribute bands for Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, and Pearl Jam, so come out and enjoy the fun!  For more information call (803) 358-7175 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    July 26 –  NXT Wrestling Live at the Township Auditorium.  For those wrestling enthusiasts, you’ll have a chance to see champions Adam Cole, Shayna Baszler, Velveteen Dream, among other great wrestlers!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://thetownship.org/events/.

    July 26 –  Laser Light Show and Apollo 50 Celebration at the South Carolina State Museum.  In addition to a fabulous laser light show, you’ll also have the chance to enjoy a cash bar that will include “Alien Hat” beer by Columbia Craft Brewing and other spirits,  make a constellation lantern, explore the Apollo 50 exhibit, enjoy a Beatles inspired photo booth, enjoy food truck vendors, and several different light shows to choose from.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/friday-night-laser-lights/.

    July 26 –  ”Summer Wars”, “Overgrow”, “Foxglove”, and more at the SODA Live at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Enjoy a fun evening of music with these talented artists!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/summer-wars-overgrow-foxglove-and-more/.

    July 26 –  “Appetite for Destruction: A Tribute to Guns-n-Roses” at The Senate.  Enjoy an evening feeling like you are at an actual GnR concert with these talented musicians!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/appetite-for-destruction-a-tribute-to-guns-n-ro.

    July 26 – 28 –  “Daddazz & Melissa” at the Comedy House.  These social media sensations will most certainly have you laughing until you cry!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    July 27 –  “Field of Dreams” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Celebrating 30 years, you will certainly enjoy this Kevin Costner film about a corn farmer who decides to build a baseball field because he hears a voice that says, “If you build it, they will come.”  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/field-of-dreams-30th-anniversary/.

    July 27 –  Astronomy Day at the South Carolina State Museum.  In celebration of space week, here is a chance for those 13 years old and older to experience a virtual reality exploration through space, look at the sun through a solar scope with the assistance of NASA Solar System Ambassadors, enjoy hands-on fun with the Lowcountry Stargazers, view science demonstrations by the USC Astronomy and Physics Department, enjoy robotics fun and space themed creation stations, and more!  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/astronomy-day-2/.

    July 27 –  Midlands Women’s Fair at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  Grab your favorite women and enjoy a day out with pampering to include chair massages and makeovers, shopping with 80 vendors, a photo booth, air brush tattoos, and so much more!  For more information call (843) 936-1510 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2312558285438620/.

    July 27 –  imPowered Business Summit at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Join motivational speaker Eric Thomas who will empower and motivate you and provide you a platform to network with likeminded individuals.   For more information call (803) 251-2222 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=738.

    July 27 –  “Skyline Follies: An Unusual Bellydance Show” in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Enjoy an evening with spirits while watching the show and transition into “an outright dance party”!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/skyline-follies-an-unusual-bellydance-show/.

    July 27 –  SouthEast Crab Feast at Saluda Shoals Park.  If you like crabs, here is a chance to enjoy eating crabs, fish and chips, music, and lots of family fun.  For more information send an email to southeasterncrabfeast@gmail.com or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southeast-crab-feast-columbia-sc-tickets-58529987769?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

    July 28 – August 4 –  “Peter Pan, Jr.” at the Village Square Theatre.  The children have been working hard all summer to help put this production on, so come out and support their efforts in this fun fairytale story!  For more information call (803) 359-1436 or visit http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com/.

    July 30 –  Toucan Tuesdays at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  You’ll enjoy a buy one get one of equal or lesser value admission free!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

     

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