Activities in the Midlands Area – May 15, 2019 – June 4, 2019

    ACTIVITIES IN THE MIDLANDS AREA

    Wednesday May 15, 2019 through Tuesday June 4, 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/.

    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/.

    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 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 May 16 –  “Tolkien” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Learn about the early years in this incredible author’s life and the relationships that inspired and encouraged him to pursue his work that ultimately led to the Middle-earth novels.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/tolkien/.

    Through May 16 –  “Red Joan” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a retired Joan Stanley enjoying her life when she is arrested by the British Secret Service who accuses her of providing classified information to the Soviets, which leads her during her interrogation to relive the dramatic experiences in her life, which included the devastating experience of World War II “which inspired her to risk everything in pursuit of peace.”  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/red-joan/.

    Through May 19 –  “The Fierce and Fabulous Caberet: Celebrating the Women of Broadway” at the Cottingham Theatre at Columbia College.  Workshop Theatre is presenting this wonderful show filled with many of your favorite Broadway hits sung by women.  For more information call (803) 779-6551 or visit https://www.workshoptheatre.com/home.html.

    Through May 24 –  Registration for Summer Youth Basketball League in Columbia. This is the deadline to sign up for the summer youth league. For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3672.

    Through May 27 –  Fireflies Festival at Congaree National Park.  The fireflies have returned and although the dates of synchronization of the fireflies aren’t certain, it is expected to occur now through the end of the month.  For more information call (803) 776-4396 or visit https://www.nps.gov/cong/fireflies.htm?utm_source=COLAtoday+MASTER&utm_campaign=1b42b5fc13-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_21_07_35_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ad036b3ff1-1b42b5fc13-37245113.

    Through June 1 –  Painting Class with Abstract Alexandra at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Each Saturday there will be two different classes: a Happy Fun Time class and a Therapeutic Painting Class so enjoy some fun or overcome some struggles with one of these great classes!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/happy-fun-time-painting-class-every-saturday-2/.

    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 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/.

    May 3 – 19 –  “Mamma Mia!” at the Town Theatre.  You’ll enjoy this fun story about a bride who wants a traditional wedding with her father walking her down the aisle, but she doesn’t know who he is and her mother isn’t talking. For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit https://towntheatre.com/mammamia/.

    May 3 – 19 –  “The Wizard of Oz” at the Village Square Theatre.  This will be a wonderful show the entire family will enjoy!  For more information call (803) 359-1436 or visit http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com/tickets.html.

    May 4 – 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/.

    May 10 – 19 –  “She Loves Me” at the Cottingham Theater of Columbia College.  This romantic comedy set in the 1930’s, you’ll meet Amalia and Georg who often don’t see eye to eye, but both who respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” that leads them to write love letters to one another although their identity is unbeknownst to each of them and when they learn of their identities, the twists and turns of their relationship begins.  For more information call (803) 799-6551 or visit https://www.workshoptheatre.com/shows.html.

    May 10 – 19 –  “Fierce and Fabulous Cabaret: Celebrating the Women of Broadway” at the Cottingham Theatre of Columbia College.  Presented by the Workshop Theatre, you’ll enjoy a show filled with song and dance by some of the greatest women artists on Broadway!  For more information call (803) 799-6551 or visit https://www.workshoptheatre.com/home.html.

     

    May 14 –  Veterans Harvest Dinner at City Roots.  You’ll enjoy a tremendous meal with drinks to benefit the Veteran Farmers Coalition and the Saratoga WarHorse Foundation.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/3/26/veterans-harvest-dinner.

    May 14 –  Songversation: “Ken Baldwin” at the Tapp’s Art Center.  You’ll enjoy an evening speaking with this talented musician and artist.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/songversation-presents-singer-songwriter-ken-baldwin/.

    May 15 –  “Women at War” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a woman who fights to preserve the Icelandic highlands from an aluminum industry who goes from “petty vandalism to full-fledged sabotage”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/woman-at-war/.

    May 16 –  Loading Dock Live: “Soda City Brass Band” at the loading dock of the Township Auditorium.  Spend your Thursday evening unwinding with great music and fun!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/paw-patrol-live-race-to-the-rescue.

    May 16 –  “Steve Earl and the Dukes” with “The Mastersons” at The Senate.  You’ll take a trip down “Copperhead Road” with this amazing artist!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/steve-earle-the-dukes.

    May 16 – 19 –  SHREK-Shop Theatre Workshop at the American Legion Post 193 in Chapin.  Participants will learn improv, auditioning, movement for theatre, vocal, and acting, and learn a song and dance from “Shrek” that they will perform for friends and family on the last day of the workshop.  For more information call (803) 518-8432 or visit https://www.chapintheatre.org/2019/summer.html#may.

    May 17 –  Party for the Planet: Endangered Species Day at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Guests will learn how they can make a difference in preserving a variety of vulnerable species and enjoy fun, educational adventures that will help them learn about wildlife conservation.  For more information call (803) 779=8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    May 17 –  Up From Here at The Space Hall of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Come out and support these great bands that are working their way to the top.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/up-from-here/.

    May 17 –  “The Wicker Man” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  A Sergeant is called to a small Scottish Island to investigate a report of a missing girl and finds a resident with “frivolous sexual displays and strange pagan rituals” that include the temptation of the innkeepers daughter and his search that leads to the missing child.   For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/the-wicker-man/.

    May 17 –  Murder Mystery Honky Tonk Takedown at Seven Oaks Park.  The special needs actors and actresses have been working hard to provide you with a fun and entertaining evening that includes dinner, dessert and a soft drink!  For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/murder-mystery-dinner-honky-tonk-takedown.

    May 17 –  “Sister Hazel” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  You won’t want to miss the chance to see this talented group of musicians!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://www.icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    May 17 –  “America’s AC/DC Thunderstruck” at The Senate.  Enjoy an evening of heavy metal with this talented tribute band.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/america-s-ac-dc-thunderstruck.

    May 17 – 18 –  “Michael Blackson” at the Comedy House.  You won’t be disappointed by this extremely talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    May 17 – June 1 –  “Sweat” at the Trustus Theater.  This is the story of two best friends from Reading, Pennsylvania who grew up together and ended up working together when their friendship is challenged by a combination of “layoffs, lockouts, and picket lines” and will have you considering “how do we face change”.   For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/sweat/.

    May 18 –  Rhythm on the River: “48 Fables” with “Admiral Radio” at the West Columbia Amphitheater.  Enjoy an evening on the River with great entertainment in a beautiful setting.  For more information call (803) 794-6504 or visit https://www.cwcchamber.com/rhythm-on-the-river-concerts.html.

    May 18 –  Black Expo at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  This event will include seminars, workshops, an education fair, a health fair, and kids activities.   For more information call (803) 545-0181 or visit https://www.columbiaconventioncenter.com/2019-black-expo.

    May 18 –  A Book Tasting – A Celebration of Writers and Authors at the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Start your evening by meeting with the authors, followed by readings and performances by the authors themselves as they take their work from “the page to the stage”.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/a-book-tasting-a-celebration-of-writers-and-authors/.

    May 18 –  Nile Miles for Smiles at the Jamil Shrine Center.  This 5K walk or run event is put on by Daughters of the Nile who raise money for Shriners Hospitals for Children, so come out and support a great cause!   For more information call (803) 360-2361 or visit http://www.jamilshriners.com/.

    May 18 –  Jamil Wine Tasting & Dinner at the Jamil Shrine Center.  Hosted by the Keystone Cops Unit, you’ll enjoy a wonderful meal and the chance to sample a variety of wines.  For more information call (803) 315-8672/(803) 206-5614/(803) 873-0775 or visit http://www.jamilshriners.com/.

    May 18 –  CatVideoFest at the Nickelodeon Theater.  You’ll enjoy 70 minutes of fun and laughter as you view great cat videos with the intent of raising awareness of cats in need with a portion of the proceeds from the showing going to help Pets Inc.   For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/catvideofest/.

    May 18 –  Dragons and Damsels at Sesquicentennial State Park.  You’ll learn about these amazing insects and other insects in the Park.  For more information call (803) 788-2706 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004775.

    May 18 –  Nature Discovery Walk at the Congaree National Park.  Take a walk along the boardwalk (appx. 2.4 miles) with a volunteer naturalist as you learn about the diversity of plant and animal life in the park.  For more information call (803) 776-4396 or visit https://www.nps.gov/cong/planyourvisit/calendar.htm.

     

    May 18 –  “48 Fables” with “Becca Smith” at the West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater.  Part of the Rhythm on the River event, you’ll enjoy a relaxing evening outdoors in this fabulous setting!  For more information visit https://www.experiencecolumbiasc.com/event/2019-rhythm-on-the-river-spring-series/58276/.

    May 18 –  Forest Acres Festival at A.C. Flora High School.  Bring the whole family out for a day filled with fun, with carnival rides, entertainment, animals, games, fun activities, food, and more!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/ForestAcresFestival/.

    May 18 –  14-Mile Creek Trail Bird Walk at the Exxon Station at Old Cherokee Road and North Lake Drive.  You’ll learn about a variety of bird species, their habitats, migration patterns, and have a chance to view some of the migrating birds in the area.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/14-mile-creek-trail-bird-walk/.

    May 18 –  Water Gardens Workshop at Wingard’s Nursery.  Learn how to create a water garden oasis utilizing an existing water supply you have or learn how to create your own in this fun workshop.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/build-backyard-pond-oasis/.

    May 18 –  Splash and Dash Adventure Race at Saluda Shoals Park.  Teams of 2 or 3 will run 2 miles, bike 4 miles, and paddle 1 mile so put together a team and come out the enjoy the fun!  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/splash-and-dash-adventure-race-0.

    May 18 –  Container Class at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Growing plants in a container can be easier than growing them in the ground, but there are a few things you’ll need to consider and that you’ll learn in this workshop.  For more information call (803) 799-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/education/garden-programs.

    May 18 –  James Brown Historical Tour in Augusta, GA meeting at the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center.  This trip offered for seniors over 50 years of age will include a trip to the Augusta Riverwalk and the Augusta Museum of History among other sites related to James Brown.   For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs/senior/trips.

    May 18 – 19 –  Kensington Tours at Eastover Park on Main Street in Eastover.  You’ll enjoy a tour of this beautiful mansion and the estate grounds.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-05/kensington-tours.

    May 18  – 19 –  “Once On This Island, Jr.” at the Town Theatre.  Participants will learn improve, auditioning, movement for theatre, vocal work and acting from professionals around the midlands and learn a song and dance from Shrek The Musical that will be performed for your friends and family on the last day of the workshop.  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=townt.

    May 18 & 25 –  Nature at the North End at Riverfront Park North on Rivers Avenue.  Take a walk along the Broad River and enjoy the sights and sounds that vary weekly during this time of year along the river and in the woodlands.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    May 19 –  Holistic Arts & Healing Festival at Palms to Palmettos.  This event will expose you to all variety of holistic healing methods to include yoga, massage, acupuncture, energy workers, and will also include dancers, musicians, arts and crafters, food truck vendors, and more!   For more information call (803) 553-7010 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/429938847773865/.

    May 19 –  Metropolitan Bridal Expo at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  If you have a wedding coming up, here is a chance to meet with a variety of experts who can help you create the wedding of your dreams.  For more information call (803) 545-0181 or visit https://www.columbiaconventioncenter.com/metropolitan-bridal-expo.

    May 19 –  Bowling for Rinos at JC’s Lexington Bowl.  This event is aimed to help preserve the future of these animals while having fun and learning about the threats that face this species.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    May 19 –  “Breaking Away” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  To celebrate National Bike Month, this showing about Dave and his working class friends who enjoy sparring with the local university students and chasing girls, while Dave dreams of becoming a competitive bike racer and his friends attempts to make his dream come true.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/breaking-away/.

    May 19 –  “Kerwin Clairborne” at the Comedy House.  You will certainly enjoy a fun show with this entertaining comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    May 19 –  Drink Pink Rosé Festival at the Robert Mills House & Gardens.  This event dedicated to great wine will also include great food and good music by the Mark Rapp Jazz Band.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/3/26/veterans-harvest-dinner.

    May 19 –  Hampton-Preston Mansion Women’s History Tour at the Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens.  Come out and see the updates that were made to include the mansion, updated last year, into the tours with Richland and Lexington County residents having the chance to tour the mansion and gardens for $1.00.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-05/hampton-preston-mansion-womens-history-tour.

    May 19 –  Zuri Craig Presents “The Truth About Black Men” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  When 32 year old James plans to marry his high school sweetheart, Maya, his best friend decides to throw James a bachelor party that turns ugly bringing out secrets and painful memories that lead James and Maya to decide if they should actually get married. For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=706.

    May 19 –  Bring Back The 80’s Super Showcase at The Senate.  Spend an afternoon enjoying many of your favorite 80’s songs at this free event.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/bring-back-the-80-s-super-showcase.

    May 19 – 21 –  Auditions for the upcoming performance in August at the Columbia Children’s Theatre.  Actors in grades 1 through 12 will have the chance to audition for the chance to spend the summer working to put together a show (that has yet to be determined) that they will then perform for family, friends, and others in August.  For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/season-at-a-glance/.

     

    May 20 –  “Angry Inuk” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Not only is eating seal meat a tradition in the Canadian Arctic, it is the only source of available protein, and selling the seal skins are their primary livelihood, but now the Inuk’s have to battle environmental groups and animal rights activists in order to maintain not only their culture, but their lives!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/angry-inuk/.

    May 21 –  Words and Wine at the Lourie Center.  You’ll enjoy a book signing by James E. McCallister that will also include wine, refreshments, and music by Ken & Igor.  For more information call (803) 262-8646 or visit https://www.columbiaassociation.org/facilities/columbia-art-center/classes-and-workshops/columbia-art-centers-schools-program/.

    May 21 –  The Writers Block Poetry & Play Show at the Tapp’s Art Center.  This is known as game night where you can engage in open mic poetry or participate in playing the new game, Hillman the Game, so come out for a night of fun!  For more information call (803) 588-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/the-writers-block-poetry-play-show/.

    May 21 –  “A Kid Like Jake” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of Jake, a boy who prefers “Disney princesses to toy cars, and skirts to jeans” and his parents’ attempts to honor his gender identify and the questions they are faced with to include “is this a phase he’ll grow out of” or “is Jake truly transgender”?  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/a-kid-like-jake/.

    May 21 & 28 –  Rocky Shoals Spider Lily Happy Hour at Riverfront Park South on Laurel Street.  In this dog and family friendly event you’ll take a walk with a ranger or guest naturalist and learn about these beautiful endangered lilies we are bless to have in Columbia and enjoy brews from the German style biergarten for refreshment and relax in a hammock or Adirondack chair included on site.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    May 22 –  “Jermain Funny Maine Johnson” at the Comedy House.  Take a mid-week break to enjoy some laughter and fun!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    May 22 –  South Carolina Philharmonic “Star Wars” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  You’ll enjoy a wonderful performance by these extremely talented musicians while you savor the exciting music of Star Wars.  For more information call (803) 251-2222 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=689.

    May 22 –  “Hozier: Wasteland Baby Tour” at the Township Auditorium.  You’ll enjoy a show filled with amazing music by this talented singer!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://thetownship.org/events/.

    May 23 –  North American Comedy Brewery Tour at Conquest Brewing on Stadium Drive.  You’ll enjoy an evening of fun and laughter and a variety of good brews.  For more information call (803) 814-1912 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/314322885919132/.

    May 23 –  “The Root Doctors” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Enjoy a Thursday night enjoying some relaxation and good music!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://www.icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    May 23 –  “The Wailers” at the Senate.  You’ll have a chance to get a feel of the Islands with this talented group from Jamaica.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/the-wailers.

    May 23 – 26 –  Iris Festival at Swan Lake Iris Gardens in Sumter.  In addition to enjoying the beautiful irises, you’ll enjoy live entertainment, arts & crafts, plants & flowers, an antique & classic car show, competitions, kids activities, great food and good fun!  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit https://www.sumtersc.gov/irisfestival.

    May 23 – 26 –  “George Wilborn” at the Comedy House.  Take a break from the stresses of life and enjoy some fun and laughter.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    May 24 –  Members Night Out at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Here is a chance to visit the Zoo after hours when it is a little quieter.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    May 24 –  “Dave Stone” at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Come out and enjoy some fun comedy by this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/dave-stone/.

    May 24 – 25 – Emerging Choreographers Show at the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Hosted by the Columbia based dance company, Yuhas & Dancers and Tapp’s, this event brings a variety of dance artists from the Columbia dance community to expose to the community their talents and offer an opportunity for them to gain experience and exposure so be sure to come out and support these incredible artists! For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/columbias-emerging-choreographers-show-2/.

    May 24 – 26 –  “Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue” at the Colonial Life Arena.  This was the show that was to be presented last September but was cancelled due to Hurricane Florence and what better way to start out the kids upcoming summer break!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/paw-patrol-live-race-to-the-rescue.

    May 25 –  Rhythm on the River: “Prettier Than Matt” with “After September” at the West Columbia Amphitheater.  This is the last concert of the season, so come out for a fun evening of great entertainment on the river!  For more information call (803) 794-6504 or visit https://www.cwcchamber.com/rhythm-on-the-river-concerts.html.

    May 25 –  Beautiful Hydrangeas Workshop at Wingard’s Nursery.  With so many choices to choose from you’ll have a chance to discuss the space you have and what hydrangea is best for that area.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/beautiful-hydrangeas-workshop/.

    May 25 –  Columbia Martial Arts Open at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  Come out and see some of the tremendous local martial arts talent.  For more information visit https://carolinamartialartsopen.com/.

    May 25 –  Mother Daughter Paint & Tea at Seven Oaks Park.  Spend a day with your favorite mother and/or grandmother painting, drinking tea, finger foods, and create fun memories together!  For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/mother-daughter-paint-tea-0.

    May 25 –  “Binact Glow Up” at The Senate.  In this Annual Concert you’ll enjoy music by underground rappers, singers, and DJ’s.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/binact-glow-up.

    May 25 – October 21 –  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/.

    May 26 –  “Chaye Alexander” at the Boyd Plaza.  The founder of Chayz Lounge, you’ll enjoy an evening by this talented producer and former broadcast talent is joined by electric violinist Javonne Jones for an evening of great music, with a cash bar and food available for purchase.  For more information call (803) 779-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/chaye-alexander-presents-live-boyd-plaza.

    May 29 –  Seniors Health Fair at the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center.  This event for those 50 years old and older will allow you to have free health screenings, enjoy an activity zone, exhibitors, and raffles.   For more information call (803) 545-3200 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3673.

    May 29 –  The  First Tee of Columbia Golf Tournament at Cobblestone Park Golf Club in Blythewood.  Proceeds from this event will benefit the First Tee housed at the James E. Clyburn Golf Center.  For more information call (803) 255-8920 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3675.

    May 30 –  “Cody Webb” with “Chasing Vixen” and “Nick Clyburn” at The Senate.  Come out and enjoy a fun show with these talented local artists!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/cody-webb.

    May 31 –  Paddle and Pint at Saluda Shoals Park.  End your work week with a fun paddle along the Saluda River followed by a chance to sample a variety of beers on the River Overlook.  For more information call (803) 213-2062 or visit https://www.icrc.net/parks/saluda-shoals-park/saluda-shoals-park-programs-and-activities.

    May 31 –  Hamptons on Hampton at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Dress in style with your fabulous white attire and view the work of Jimmy Kuehnle with his giant pink inflatable sculpture as you dance to DJ music, enjoy summer inspired hors d’oeuvres from 1649 Catering, rose, Raspberry Lemonade Witbier and Pilsner from Steel Hands Brewery, as well as a signature cocktail.   For more information call (803) 343-2207 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/hamptons-hampton.

    May 31 –  Wine Walk at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Enjoy a variety of wines with proceeds to benefit the Lexington Beautification Foundation.   For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://www.icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    May 31 –  “Taking Back Cola: An Emo Night” at The Senate.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/taking-back-cola-an-emo-night.

    May 31 –  Behind the Scenes Tour & Taste at the Koger Center for the Arts.  This free event will take you on a backstage tour of the Center while sampling some of the brews of the Columbia Craft Brewery and learning about the production of this locally made beer.  For more information call (803) 251-2222 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=725.

    May 31 – June 1 –  South Carolina Round & Square Dancing State Convention at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  Spend the weekend enjoying workshops, a fashion show, sewing clinics, and of course, lots of dancing!  For more information call (803) 545-0181 or visit https://www.scsquaredance.com/stateconven.html.

    June 1 –  National Trails Day Hike at Sesquicentennial State Park.  Take a 2-mile guided hike along the Sandhills Hiking Trail and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Park.  For more information call (803) 788-2706 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003953.

    June 1 –  Planting for Pollinators at Wingard’s Nursery.  Learn about the plants that fit your landscape environment that will help encourage pollinators to your yard.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/planting-for-pollinators/.

    June 1 –  Backyard Saturday – Pollinator Pallooza; Party for the Pollinators at Saluda Shoals Park.  In addition to enjoying the Park, you’ll enjoy engaging activities, interesting biofacts, and more!  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/backyard-saturday-pollinator-pallooza-party-pollinators.

    June 1 –  Indoor Yard Sale at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin.  If you are in need of getting rid of things, here is a chance to set up a table or just come out and see what others have you might be interested in purchasing!  For more information call (803) 345-6181 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/indoor-yard-sale-2.

    June 1 –  Family Fun Events: Ice Cream Social at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Bring the family out for a fun way to start the summer and learn how to use items from the garden to create great tasting ice cream with games and other activities provided for enjoyment!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    June 1 –  Family on Safari – Camping 101 at the Riverbanks Botanical Gardens.  Here is a chance for the entire family to come out and learn the fun of camping as you learn basic camping skills with 4-person tents and foam mats provided, as well as a pizza dinner, marshmallow roasting and water play in Waterfall Junction.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    June 1 –  “Waging War” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  This production for the entire family will encourage you to have the faith to be brave in the midst of difficulties through faith with a silent auction prior to the show.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit https://www.susannesanders.com/.

    June 1 – 2 –  2-day SOAR Colored Pencil Workshop – Roses & Vase on Drafting Film at the Comfort Suites Lexington Palmetto Room.  If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to create fabulous works of art with colored pencils, here is a chance to learn from an extremely talented artists, Gretchen Evans Parker.  For more information call (541) 600-7776 or visit https://annkullberg.com/products/soar-workshop-gretchen-parker-lexington-sc-june-2019.

    June 3 –  June Harvest Dinner at City Roots.  You’ll enjoy yet another fabulous family style four-course farm to table dinner featuring seasonal ingredients provided by local farmers and artisans that will include a welcome cocktail and wine parings.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit https://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/.

     

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