Activities in the Midlands Area June 12, 2019 – July 2, 2019

    ACTIVITIES IN THE MIDLANDS AREA

    Wednesday June 12, 2019 through Tuesday July 2, 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 June 16 –  “The Comedia Pinocchio” at the Columbia Children’s Theatre.  Come out and support the kids in their effort to put on this fun and entertaining show about a puppet who wants to be a real boy.  For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/season-at-a-glance/.

    Through June 23 –  Tour of Homes at a variety of new houses around Columbia.  Over the course of three weekends, you’ll have a chance to view some of the newly built homes in the area, including the newly created gated community, Northwoods Villas, in the Woodcreek Farms Community.  For more information call (803) 256-6238 or visit http://www.biaofcentralsc.com/calendar-and-events1/tour-of-homes.html.

    Through June 25 –  Life Drawing at the Columbia Art Center.  In this 2 hour a week class, you’ll have a chance to establish or enhance your line drawing skills using pencil and charcoal.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/June%202019%20Web%20Sheet%201.pdf.

    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 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/.

    June 12 –  June Jam with “Tyler Rich” & “Tenille Townes” at The Senate.  Take a mid-week break and enjoy some country music with these very talented artists!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/tenille-tyler.

    June 13 –  Secrets from the Graves Tours & Moonlight Cemetery Tour at Elmwood Cemetery.  The first tour is before dark where you’ll have a chance to study symbols on the graves and learn what they mean, followed by a tour of the cemetery where you’ll learn about the lives, burials, cemetery plots, and tombstones of some of the prominent citizens from the area who died in the 19th and 20th centuries.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-06/moonlight-cemetery-secrets-grave-tours.

    June 13 –  Beer Talks at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Here is a chance to enjoy a beer or two and practice your public speaking skills, so bring out your powerpoint or other slide show on a USB drive and you’ll have 5 minutes to talk about anything you like and the best speaker will win a prize.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/beer-talks/.

    June 13 – 16 –  “Frozen, Jr.” at the Hammond School Auditorium.  You are sure to enjoy this wonderful show so come out and support the hard work of the children and adolescent performers who are putting it on!  For more information call (803) 799-6551 or visit https://www.workshoptheatre.com/frozen-jr.html.

    June 13 – 16 –  South Carolina Youth Collective Fellows Program on the USC Campus.  This program is for social justice and civic minded high school students (rising freshman, sophomores, & juniors) with two students from each school being invited to spend 4 days and 3 nights on the campus where they will participate in community building exercises, learn civil rights history through activities & field trips, plan to lead a workshop on race and reconciliation, and learn how to plan and implement a project in their community.   For more information call (803) 777-1881 or visit https://www.sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/diversity_and_inclusion/race_reconciliation/sc_youth_collaborative/index.php.

    June 14 –  Tyke Hikes: Deep in the Swamps at the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden.  Bring your 2 to 5 year olds out for a stroll through the gardens as you learn about swamp life.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    June 14 –  Twilight in the Garden: “Mary Poppins Returns” at the Riverbanks Botanical Garden.  What better way to end your work week than to bring the kids out for some time in Waterfall Junction followed by a fun movie!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    June 14 –  “The Dead Don’t Die” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  In a sleep town, strange things are happening, and the town is soon battling for their survival.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/the-dead-dont-die/.

    June 14 –  “Late Night” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is a comedy about a late night talk host who is losing steam when a female staff writer comes along creating surprising consequences for the on air-talent.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/late-night/,

    June 14 –  2Turnt Indie Artist Showcase: Uniting the Carolinas at The Space Hall of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Come out and enjoy an evening of indie music!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/2turnt-carolina-tour-uniting-the-carolinas/.

    June 14 –  Light Up The Night: “Devious B2B Freaky” & “Dylan Deekay B2B Killtrak” at The Senate.  Come out and dance the night away with these Techno artists!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/light-up-the-night.

    June 14 – 15 –  Wakeboard Weekend With The Pros at Captain’s Choice Marina.  If you’ve wanted to learn how to wakeboard or how to get better, here is your chance, and if you just enjoy watching, the event will end with a wakeboard show on Saturday at 2:00.  For more information call (803) 200-1004 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wakeboard-weekend-with-the-pros-2019-june-14-15-tickets-59953695116.

    June 15 –  For the Love of Art and Books Fair at the Bluemoon Ballroom.  Come out and meet local artists, crafters, and writers at this one of a kind event!  For more information call (803) 908-3948 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/869083246790607/.

    June 15 –  Daddy and Me 5K at Springdale Town Municipal Court.  Proceeds from this event will benefit the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition that focuses on engaging fathers to provide positive support to their kids.  For more information visit https://www.serveandconnect.net/daddy-me-5k/.

    June 15 –  Inflatables Workshop with Jimmy Kuehnle at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In this workshop you’ll have a chance to work with the artist to create your own inflatable inspired work of art inspired by those in the Wow Pop Bliss exhibit.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/inflatables-workshop-jimmy-kuehnle.

    June 15 –  Unpacking Themes with Artist Mimi Kato at the Columbia Museum of Art.  The featured artist will talk about her solo exhibit, Mimi Kato: Ordinary Sagas with the 11:00 am tour being in her native Japanese language.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/unpacking-themes-artist-mimi-kato.

    June 15 –  Birding Walk at Riverfront Park North on River Drive.  Grab your binoculars and a field guide if you have one and come out to learn about the variety of birds that lives in our area during the summertime.   For more information call (803) 5454-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    June 15 –  Live Scream Columbia Premier in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  You’ll enjoy a film about a video game streamer who plays a haunted game and faces deadly consequences.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/livescream-columbia-premiere/.

    June 15 –  Live Professional Boxing: Set It Off at the Jamil Shrine Arena.  Here’s for the boxing fans out there with boxers including Cole Yarborough, Jaylon Pridgeon, and Davey Vega.  For more information visit http://www.jamilshriners.com/.

    June 15 –  Juneteenth Freedom Festival at Earlwood Park.  Enjoy an afternoon filled with live music, dancers, food, kids activities and a variety of vendors so come out and enjoy the fun!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-juneteenth-freedom-festival-tickets-59938777497?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing.

     

    June 15 –  Cayce Serves Tennis Tournament at the Cayce Tennis & Fitness Center.  This event offered by the Cayce Public Safety Foundation is offered to help support the Cayce Police, Fire, and Animal Services Departments.  For more information call (803) 796-9020 or visit https://caycesc.gov/festivals.php.

     

    June 15 –  Shrimp and Grits Festival at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Bush River Road.  You’ll enjoy endless samplings of shrimp and grits by participating restaurants, live music by Under the Sun and door prizes.  For more information visit https://columbiashrimpandgrits.com/activities/columbias-shrimp-grits-fest/.

     

    June 15 –  Tree Frog Cabin Kid’s Activity at Wingard’s Nursery.  Children will have a chance to create a “cabin” out of PVC pipe that can be placed in the yard and provide a place for tree frogs to hide.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/tree-frog-cabin-kids-activity/.

    June 15 –  A Tribute to Sourwood Honey at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  This tribute to one of the greatest local bands the area has ever seen, come out and enjoy some good ole southern rock created by this former band.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    June 15 –  Father’s Day Cookout at Hyatt Park.  Put on by Mayor Steve Benjamin, this day is for fathers to bring out their children for a day filled with fun and engaging activities, and of course, good food.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events.

    June 15 –  Art Lettering at the Columbia Art Center.  Using simple tools, you’ll learn how to make a design with your initials gaining the skills to create unique signs and images.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/June%202019%20Web%20Sheet%202.pdf.

    June 15 –  Covering Dining Room Chairs at the Columbia Art Center.  This workshop will teach you how to bring new life to those old dining room chairs.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/June%202019%20Web%20Sheet%202.pdf.

    June 15 –  Soda City Soulfest at the Township Auditorium.  Spend an evening enjoying the sounds of Soul with artists to include Betty Wright & Clarence Carter just to name a fewFor more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    June 15 – 16 –  Fairfield County Ag and Art Tour at a variety of locations around Fairfield County.  You’ll have a chance to visit the Crazy Chic Heritage Farm, Doty Farm, The Pearl at Monticello, and The Alpaca Experience at Hanna Hands Farm just to name a few with some having specialty activities and artisans on site.  For more information send an email to agandarttour@gmail.com or visit https://agandarttour.com/richland/.

    June 16 –  The Poetry Jam at The Weekend on Two Notch Road.  You are sure to enjoy an evening of great poetry and live music!  For more information call (803) 348-1841 or visit https://www.facebook.com/thepoetryjam803/.

    June 16 –  Gallery Tour: Cornerstones of the Collection at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Take a tour through the galleries and see works as famous as those created by Botticelli, Monet, and Warhol.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-cornerstones-collection-10.

    June 16 –  “Swan Lake” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This original production drawn from Norse and Slavic Mythology by Tchaikovsky was recreated by Rudolph Nureyev’s “Freudian” version for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1984.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/swan-lake-paris-opera-ballet/.

    June 16 –  Mann-Simons Site Women’s History Tour at the Mann-Simmons Site.  You’ll learn the history of this site and the prominent African American family that lived here for 125 years and the strong matriarchs that led the family through the difficult years and the impact they made on their community.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-06/mann-simons-site-womens-history-tour.

    June 16 –  “Frank Iero and The Future Violents” at The Senate.  You’ll enjoy an evening of some good punk rock music!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/frank-iero-and-the-future-violents.

    June 16 – 23 –  Southeastern Piano Festival at a variety of locations on the University of South Carolina Campus.  Here is a chance to see some of the most talented pianists from across the country and beyond!  For more information visit http://sepf.music.sc.edu/.

    June 18 –  Focal Points: Art ‘Stache at the Museum of Art.  Take a tour through the Museum as you see the variety of facial hair through the ages.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/focal-points-art-stache.

    June 18 –  Fish Passage Tour at Riverfront Park North on River Drive.  Learn about the fish that migrate from the North Atlantic Ocean up the Broad River and the passage built to accommodate their migration.  For more information call (803) 5454-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    June 18 –  The Nature of Summer with Rudy Mancke at the McKissick Museum.  Part of the Nature of the Seasons series, you’ll meet on the Horseshow and discuss the coming Summer Solstice and discuss the summer seasons.  For more information call (803) 777-7251 or visit https://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/nature-of-summer-with-rudy-mancke-4/.

    June 19 –  Grand Oyster Roast & Low Country Boil at The Grand on Main.  You won’t want to miss the fabulous food at this first time event!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-grand-oyster-roast-with-steel-hands-brewery-tickets-61933011304?fbclid=IwAR0Gu4oNJxXhrdp0R-U_PbycsPOZA_Hb5HYGrwwlnP_y8w_s1pjtvKj_OoY.

    June 19 –  Gladys’ Gang Preschool Edition: It’s Primary at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This program designed for 4 and 5 year olds will focus on the primary colors of red, yellow, and blue and how they can be used to create other colors.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gladys-gang-preschool-edition-its-primary.

    June 19 –  Wine 101 with Craig Mole – Farrari Carano’s view of Sanoma County at 2126 Trade Street.   At this event you’ll learn the proper way to taste, smell, look at wine with a variety of French wines to sample, as well as cheeses, charcuterie, fresh pickled vegetables, and a wonderful view of the city and river.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/6/5/wine-101-wcraig-mole-ferrari-caranos-view-of-sonoma-county.

    June 19 –  Senior Empowerment Series: What’s On Your Mind at the Busbee Street Community Center.  This workshop will focus on brain health and how you can preserve a healthy brain to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3738.

    June 19 –  “Lauren Alaina” & “Brandon Lay” at the Tin Roof.  You’ll enjoy an evening of wonderful country music!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/brandon-lay-lauren-alaina.

    June 19 – 22 –  Fashion Week at Styled by Nadia on Lady Street.  It’s back and better than ever with models of all ages and fabulous designers, make-up artists, and entertainment for a great 4 days of fun!  For more information visit http://www.columbiafashionweek.com/.

    June 20 –  American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  Come out and support the blood drive in preparation for the major holiday weekend coming up.  For more information call (803) 545-0181 or visit https://www.columbiaconventioncenter.com/american-red-cross-blood-drive-1.

    June 20 –  Renovation Rodeo at Wales Garden.  You’ll have the chance to tour this historic neighborhood and view some of the recent renovations that have taken place with light refreshments being provided by Rosewood Market.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 ext. 15 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-06/renovation-rodeo-wales-garden.

    June 21 –  Arts and Draughts at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Come out and enjoy live music, beer tastings, D.I.Y. art projects, a scavenger hunt, tours, and a variety of food vendors.   For more information call (803) 779-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/arts-draughts-june.

    June 21 –  “Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse” at Earlewood Park.  Bring the kids out for a fun night under the stars with a movie!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/special-events.

    June 21 –  Jazz: A Mid-Summer Night’s Swing at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Enjoy a summer solstice event filled with wine tasting, food truck vendors, swing lessons, and all followed by a fun jazz music concert by the Mark Rapp Group!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=726.

    June 21 – 22 –  Children’s Chance Lake Murray Charity Run at a variety of locations on Lake Murray.  Enjoy a weekend filled with great fun as you help raise money for Children’s Chance that supports kids with pediatric cancer and their families.    For more information call (803) 254-9956 or visit https://www.lakemurraycharityrun.org/?fbclid=IwAR2CfgoncWllAeLvz6Pj-fzCzDkUOCIxGw0wItG_GzlU-oqdh_nrVGjyYA8.

    June 21 – 23 –  Vintage Market Days at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  This vintage and vintage inspired indoor and outdoor event will include original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade items, outdoor furnishings, and more provided by over 100 vendors!  For more information visit http://vintagemarketdays.com/market/columbia-metro/index.php.

    June 21 – 23 –  “Arnez J” at the Comedy House.  You will most certainly enjoy this hilarious comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    June 22 –  Dancing with the Metropolitan Stars at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  Come out and see some of your favorite local celebrities, cheer your favorites on, and see who is able to take home the Mirror Ball Trophy and win a Bahama Cruise!  For more information visit https://www.dancingwiththemetrostars.com/.

    June 22 –  Make Your Own Succulent Garden at Wingard’s Nursery.  Bring a unique container in and you’ll receive help creating a unique and whimsical succulent garden.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/workshops/.

    June 22 –  Pan African Cultural Festival at the Hampton-Preston Mansion.  You’ll enjoy a day filled with all things African including music, food, dramas, and more!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pan-african-cultural-festival-2019-tickets-59563824001?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

    June 22 –  Gallery Tour: Featured Exhibitions at the Columbia Museum of Art.  View “dynamic and playful works of art” by contemporary artists Jimmy Kuehnle and Mimi Kato.  For more information call (803) 779-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-featured-exhibitions-9.

    June 22 –  “Mary Poppins Returns” at Melvin Park in Chapin.  Enjoy a family night out with a fun movie under the stars!  For more information call (803) 345-8113 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/summer-movie-series-mary-poppins-returns.

    June 22 –  Pickleball Tournament at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin.  Come out and either participate or enjoy watching this fun and entertaining competition!  For more information call (803) 345-6181 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/pickleball-tournament-1.

    June 22 –  “The Mighty Kicks” at Finlay Park.  Enjoy an evening under the stars with live entertainment and if you arrive early enough, you can sign up for “Karaoke Idol”.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3704.

    June 22 –  Canal History Tour at Riverfront Park South on Laurel Street.  You’ll learn the history of the Canal and how it has impacted the growth of Columbia over the last 200 years.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    June 22 –  Stamped Copper Jewelry at the Columbia Art Center.  You’ll have a chance to not only learn how to create stamped copper jewelry, but will also get to take home some of your own creations!  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/June%202019%20Web%20Sheet%202.pdf.

    June 22 –  “Despicable Me” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of three orphaned girls who sabotages a man and his minions who plan to steal the moon. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/despicable-me/.

    June 22 –  Midlands Family Expo at the Jamil Shrine Temple.  Bring the kids out for a fun time with bounce houses, stage shows, character meets, massages, a photo booth, arts and crafts, and so much more!  For more information call (843) 936-1510 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/736265030067542/.

    June 22 –  Bands 4 Better at O’Hara’s Public House in Lexington.  Enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment, children’s activities, and fun with proceeds to benefit the Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center that supports and assists abused children.  For more information call (803) 358-7200 or visit https://www.dickersoncac.org/event/bands-4-better/.

    June 22, 29, & July 13 –  Art Class: Hand Building Pottery Basics at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In this 3 part workshop attendees will learn how to create works of art from a flat slab of clay and then use color to the fired pieces in a variety of ways.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/art-class-hand-building-pottery-basics.

    June 23 –  Gallery Tour: Carolina in the Collection at the Columbia Museum of Art.  View some of the wonderful works of art created by South Carolina artists and learn about the Charleston Renaissance, Catawba Pottery, and local Columbia artists.  For more information call (803) 799-2910 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-carolina-collection-8.

    June 23 –  “Soy Cuba (I Am Cuba)” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  The plots of this production explore the “seductive, decadent world of Batista’s Cuba” that explores the feelings of the characters and their “desperate situations”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/soy-cuba-i-am-cuba/.

    June 24 –  Jenks Farmer Lecture and Book Signing at the Seibels House.  This local plantsmen will be on hand to talk about his book and sign it for those who purchase a copy.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 25 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-06/jenks-farmer-lecture-book-signing.

    June 24 – 29 –  South Carolina Fire-Rescue Conference at a variety of locations around Columbia.   Included in the conference will be hands-on training activities, a golf tournament, seminars and workshops, a BBQ competition, a Stair Climb fundraiser, a street party,  and even a Fireflies Game fundraiser.   For more information call (803) 454-1801 or visit https://firerescuesc.org/.

    June 25 –  After Work Nature Walks at Riverfront Park North on River Drive.  Enjoy a walk along the River after work as a wonderful way to unwind.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    June 25 –  “McQueen” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the magical story of British designer Alexander McQueen’s “rags to riches” story that was “tragically cut short”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/mcqueen/.

    June 25 – 29 –  Miss South Carolina Pageant at the Township Auditorium.  It’s that time of year again to see who will become the next Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen so be sure to vote for your favorite and enjoy the shows!  For more information call (843) 857-9173 or visit https://www.miss-sc.org/.

    June 26 –  Sketching the Frame: Unconventional Ekphrastic Poetry Writing Workshop at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Meet with Adam Vine and learn about the visual art that helped him create his poetry and then take a tour through the gallery and find a piece that will help you create a poem of your own.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/stretching-frame-unconventional-ekphrastic-poetry-writing-workshop.

    June 26 –  Wine 101 On the River with Haw River Wine Tuscany more with Chianti at 2126 Trade Street.  Learn the art of tasting, smelling, and looking at wine, while enjoying cheese, charcuterie, and fresh picked vegetables, all while enjoying a view of the city skyline and the river.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/6/5/wine-101-on-the-river-whaw-river-wine-tuscany-more-than-chianti.

    June 26 –   “David Lee Murphy” & “Haley & Michaels” at the Tin Roof.  Spend an evening enjoying some wonderful country music!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/haley-michaels.

    June 26 – 30 –  “Doo Doo Brown” at the Comedy House.  Bring a little humor into your life with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    June 28 –  Laser Nights at the South Carolina State Museum.  Relax in the planetarium with a fabulous laser light show with music by Cletus Baltimore with alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages and a local food truck vendor available.   For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/friday-night-laser-lights/.

    June 28 –  Fun Family Night Out at the Columbia Museum of Art’s Boyd Plaza.  Bring the family out for some fun with the Columbia Children’s Theatre presenting “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” with games, design challenges, and arts activities available and Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles on hand for something to eat.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/family-fun-night.

    June 28 –  Tyke Hikes: Planting the Wild Garden at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Bring your 2 to 5 year olds out for a stroll through the Botanical Gardens.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    June 28 –  Sunset on the Shoals: Paddle and Wine Tasting at Saluda Shoals Park.  Enjoy an after work interpretive paddle on the Saluda River as you learn about the history of the area followed by wine tasting on the River Overlook.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/sunset-shoals-paddle-and-wine-tasting.

    June 28 –  246th Army Band at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Start your holiday week with a free show, great music, and a fireworks display!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    June 28 –  Prime Time Drive-In Movie: “Aquaman” at the Maxcy Gregg Pool.  This event is open to teenagers’ ages 13 to 17 years old and is free.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3765.

    June 28 –  Roast of Mama G: Book and Video Release at the SODA Live at the Tapp’s Art Center.  You’ll enjoy an evening celebrating this talented artist while enjoying a light buffet and a champagne toast.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/mamag/.

    June 28 –  “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a man who has the dream of reclaiming the Victorian home build by his grandfather in San Francisco and his struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the “community he longs for”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/the-last-black-man-in-san-francisco/.

    June 28 – 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/.

    June 29 –  Summer House Music at the Charles W. Johnson Stadium at Benedict College.  This day long event will be filled with live music, food, and dancing so come out and enjoy the fun!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-summer-house-music-at-the-stadium-tickets-55211086847?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete.

    June 29 –  Homeschool Expo at the Jamil Temple.  If you homeschool your child or are considering doing so, you won’t want to miss this Expo!  For more information visit https://reachgroup.org/hers-sale/.

    June 29 –  Indoor Yard Sale at Seven Oaks Park.  Here is a chance to do some spring cleaning and be a vendor, and/or to search for some great bargains on items you want or need!  For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/indoor-yard-sale-3.

    June 29 – Family on Safari: Coastal Close Up at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Bring the family out for an overnight adventure as you learn about the seals and sea lions, ocean life and aquatic habitats, and what you can do to help preserve our ocean life, with a pizza dinner and a marshmallow roast.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    June 29 –  Wet Sandal Walk at Riverfront Park North on River Drive.  Enjoy an afternoon walk along the River learning about the ecological importance of this wonderful habitat.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    June 29 –  Sgraffito Workshop at the Columbia Art Center.  In this workshop you’ll bring two leather hard pieces of pottery you’ve created and learn how to create designs by scratching off layers to create patterns, images, and textures. For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/June%202019%20Web%20Sheet%202.pdf.

    June 29 –  “Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision of Paradise” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This fairytale documentary is about the legendary producer and tells a story of “the” inventor of reggae and dub in a hilarious adventure story.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/lee-scratch-perrys-vision-of-paradise/.

    June 29 –  Lake Murray 4th of July Fireworks Show to be held on Dreher Island and Spence Island on Lake Murray.  Enjoy a day on the Lake with family and friends and end the day with the best fireworks shows in the area!  For more information visit https://www.lakemurraycountry.com/events/2019/lake-murray-4th-of-july-fireworks-show-2019.

    June 29 – 30 –  Richland County Ag and Art Tour at a variety locations around Richland County.  Once again you’ll have a chance to visit some of the most fabulous agriculture facilities and art studios in the County with tours including Carolina Bay Farms, City Roots, Fabel Farms, and Doko Farms to name a few with artistans on site at each location and Lewis and Clark Studios, One Eared Cow Glass, and Stormwater Studios.  For more information send an email to agandarttour@gmail.com or visit https://agandarttour.com/richland/.

    June 30 –  Blessing of the Wheels at the Pilgrimage Lutheran Church.  Drive through the church parking lot between 1 and 3 and get the wheels of anything that moves, be it a walker, stroller, or an ATV, specially blessed for protection.  For more information call (803) 359-9481 or visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/babywearing-dance-party.

    June 30 –  Self-Care Sunday at the Columbia Museum of Arts Boyd Plaza.  Start your day with relaxing mindful movement and yoga, followed by an art tour on The Art of Balance as you take a tour through the Museum exhibits, and then experience Theater of the Oppressed exercises that help motivate, restore dialogue, create space for participants to rehearse taking action!  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/self-care-sunday.

    June 30 –  Columbia R&B Fest at the Colonial Life Arena.  Enjoy an evening filled with great R&B music with artists to include Anthony Hamilton, Tamara Braxton, Jagged Edge, and Silk.  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/columbia-rb-fest.

    July 2 –  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.

     

     

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