Activities in the Midlands Area – June 26, 2019-July 16, 2019

    ACTIVITIES IN THE MIDLANDS AREA

    Wednesday June 26, 2019 through Tuesday July 16, 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 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/.

    Through June 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/.

    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 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 27 –  “Abbey Elmore Band: Fleetwood Mac & More” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Spend your Thursday evening enjoying good music and unwinding from your work day.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    June 27 –  Cooking with Gabrielle Watson at City Roots.  You’ll enjoy 2 complimentary glasses of wine or beer, and a fabulously cooked dinner as your learn how this amazing chef creates what you will eat using fresh local items and take a recipe card and cooking instructions home with you!  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=901b2804&fbclid=IwAR1RoIlNvsrfig4_F4HxWt4I62WkhOBgPgb0y1HhcXm0n4MFnzSiA79jLZo.

    June 28 –  “Yesterday” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is a rock-and-roll comedy about Jack, who remembers the Beatles, and finds “the long winding road” to the love of his life.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/yesterday/.

    June 28 –  “Aquaman” at Maxcy Gregg Park Pool.  Here is a chance for teens 13 to 17 years old to enjoy a free dive-in movie where they can swim, socialize, and enjoy a fun movie!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3765.

    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 –  “Collateral Damage” at the Harbison Theatre.  Performed by Showtime Productions, this is the story of the death of a beloved councilman and the shattered family upon his loss, followed three years later by the youngest daughters return for her wedding and the events that follow will have you on the edge of your seat.  For more information call (864) 326-5690 or visit https://www.showtimeproductionsgvl.com/.

    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/.

    July 29 –  4th of July Boat Parade and Fireworks at Bomb Island on Lake Murray.  Join the parade of boats and see if you can decorate yours well enough to win a prize of up to $400!  For more information visit https://www.lakemurraycountry.com/events/2019/2019-4th-of-july-boat-parade-on-lake-murray.

    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 –  “Do the Right Thing” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  The setting is a Brooklyn neighborhood where photos of local Italians are posted at a the local pizzeria when the local blacks insist a black persons photo be included and the ultimate violence that proceeds  For more information call (803) 254-2384 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/do-the-right-thing-2/.

    June 30 –  Carolina Celebration of Liberty at the First Baptist Church of Columbia.  Come out and enjoy this wonderful patriotic event especially if you’ve never seen it before with parades, indoor fireworks, special guests, music, and so much more to celebrate our freedom!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/32nd-carolina-celebration-of-liberty-730-pm-tickets-62211161258.

    June 30 –  Gospel Explosion at the Garners Ferry Sports Complex in Hopkins.  Bring the family out for some great music, fun kid’s activities, and food truck vendors.  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gospel-explosion-at-garners-ferry-sports-complex-tickets-62924638287/amp.

    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.

    July 2 –  “Ed Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (How I Felt When I Saw That Girl)” at the Nickelodeon  Theatre.  This is the story of a girl whose family wants to get her married, a writer who is smitten with her, and her own secret which leads her to decide the importance of the acceptance of her family in her decision.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/ek-ladki-ko-dekha-toh-aisa-laga-how-i-felt-when-i-saw-that-girl/.

    July 3 –  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 3 –  Star Spangled Symphonic Salute at Saluda Shoals Park.  Join the Lake Murray Symphony as they help you celebrate your patriotic holiday with some wonderful music so bring a blanket or some chairs and enjoy a fun evening under the stars with food and beverages available for purchase!  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/star-spangled-symphonic-salute-0.

    July 3 –  “Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace, Music . . . and Love” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is a film that takes you back to a period of time that identifies a generation in ways that might amaze you as well as shock you.  For more information call (803) 254-8235 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/woodstock-3-days-of-peace-and-music/.

    July 3 –  “Parmalee” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  You’ll enjoy an evening of wonderful country music by this Carolina band who produced the chart topping song, Carolina so don’t miss the chance to see them live!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    July 4 –  Peach Festival in downtown Gilbert.  One of the areas favorite festivals, you’ll enjoy a variety of peach treats, including ice cream, live entertainment, carnival rides, vendors, and more with a closing of the event being a fun fireworks display in celebration of this special holiday!  For more information visit http://www.lexingtoncountypeachfestival.com/.

    July 5 –  Hike with a Ranger at Sesquicentennial State Park.  Here is a chance to take a hike through the Park guided by a Ranger with the hike being 2 miles as you learn more about the Park and its trails.  For more information call (803) 788-2706 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004249.

    July 5 –  Murders and Mysteries Tour at the Riverwalk Amphitheater in West Columbia.  Here is a chance to learn more about some of the dark events that have occurred in West Columbia’s history.  For more information visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/murders-and-mysteries-tour-at-the-riverwalk-amphitheater.

    July 5 –  “CrownBEAT” at Riverbluff High School.  You’ll enjoy six of the best drum corp ensembles across the country, so come out and enjoy what is sure to be a great show!  For more information visit https://get.crowntickets.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=553.

    July 5 –  “The Antique Blacks – by Dogon Krigga” Opening Reception at the Tapp’s Art Center. Join the artists who spent 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.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/the-antique-blacks-dogon-krigga-opening-reception/.

    July 5 –  “Bring It! Live: The Dance Battle Tour”  at the Township Auditorium.  The amazing Dianne Williams and her troupe of Dancing Dolls will fill your interactive show with fun and excitement and even competition battles!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    July 5 –  “Bumblebee” at Earlewood Park.  Bring your chairs or a blanket, the entire family including pets on a leash, and enjoy an evening with a fun free movie in the Park!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3720.

    July 5 – 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/.

    July 6 –  Science on Tap at Hunter Gatherer Brewery and Ale House.  Here is a chance to meet with Museum of SC Astronomers and members of the Midlands Astronomy Club for a formal presentation on telescopes and observatories and an informal talk with experts as well as a chance to view the moon through a telescope if weather permits.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/science-on-tap-at-the-hunter-gatherer-brewery-and-ale-house-2/.

    July 6 –  Play on the Plaza: Red, White & Blue at the Boyd Plaza downtown. Come out with the kids, your friends, or even the entire family and see what you can create with the giant blue blocks available using your own imagination or your engineering talents, and on this special weekend first responder demo vehicles will be on hand for children to check out, as well as rocket kits for the kids to create their own rocket out of soda bottles that they can test out at home with basic household material.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/play-plaza-red-white-blue.

    July 6 –  Battle of Congaree Creek meeting at the Cayce Tennis Courts.  Here is a chance to learn more about the Battle of Congaree Creek.  For more information call (803) 730-8909 or visit https://www.cityofcayce-sc.gov/client_resources/walkingtours.pdf.

    July 6 –  “Slithers and Giggles: World Snake Day” at Saluda Shoals Park.  Bring your kids up to age 7 out for a fun day of education and fun activities related to the topic.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/backyard-saturdays-slithers-and-giggles-world-snake-day.

    July 6 –  “The Rick Strickland Band” at the Jamil Shrine Center.  Enjoy an evening of great music, a cash bar, concessions and lots of fun!  For more information call (803) 772-9380 or visit http://www.jamilshriners.com/.

    July 6 –  “Pieces of a Dream” at Finlay Park.  Spend a relaxing summers evening enjoying good music under the stars in this beautiful Park!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3705.

    July 7 –  ArtCapella at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This performance by the Capella Pueri Children’s Choir will perform sacred works in Latin from a variety of periods in history. For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/artcapella.

    July 7 –  “Field of Dreams” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of this Kevin Costner film, you will certain want to come out and see it!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/field-of-dreams-30th-anniversary/.

    July 9 –  Acessibility Night: Stellaluna at the South Carolina State Museum.  This is a night just for those with special needs with a chance to meet Stellaluna and hear a reading of the book, enjoy a Planetarium show, view the stars through the microscope, and a 4D Show.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/accessibility-night-stellaluna/.

    July 9 –  Sunset on the Shoals: Paddle and Wine Tasting at Saluda Shoals.  Learn about the history of the Saluda River and enjoy wine tasting following your trip on the River Overlook, taking home a commemorative wine glass following the event.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/sunset-shoals-paddle-and-wine-tasting-0.

    July 9 –  “Meeting Gorbachev” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  In this documentary you’ll meet the man who was able to meet this amazing Russian and the three incredible accomplishments he was able to make in his lifetime.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/meeting-gorbachev/.

    July 9 –  “Stephen Marley” at the Tin Roof.  This eight time Grammy Award winning musician and second son of Bob Marley, you will certainly want to check out this show!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/stephen-marley.

    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 –  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 –  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 Earlwood 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 –  “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.

     

     

     

     

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