Activities in the Midlands Area – November 27, 2019 – December 17, 2019

    ACTIVITIES IN THE MIDLANDS AREA

    Wednesday November 27, 2019 through Tuesday December 17, 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 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#.

    Thursdays thru January 2, 2020 –  After School Art at the Columbia Art Center.  Sign up for your child ages 5 to 11 for 6 weeks of creative fun where they will learn to draw, work with multiple mediums, and have a great deal of fun testing out their creativity!  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/After%20School%20Art%202019.pdf.

    Fridays – Bluegrass and Acoustic Open Stage and Jam at Bill’s Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor on Meeting Street.  Come out and participate or sit back and enjoy the music.  For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit http://www.billsmusicshop.com/.

    Fourth Fridays –  Friday Night Laser Lights at the South Carolina State Museum.  Through the months of June, July, and August, the Museum will present a laser light show in the Planetarium with each show providing a variety of music.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/upcoming-events/.

    First Fridays through May 2020 – Adult Basketball Night at Crooked Creek Park.  If you enjoy basketball, here is a chance to enjoy some end of week fun playing with your friends!  For more information call (803) 345-6181 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/adult-basketball-night-0.

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

    Saturdays –  Play on the Plaza at the Boyd Plaza of the Columbia Museum of Art.  Come out and spend some time tapping in to your creative side with free design challenges where you can use already prepared lesson plans or use your own imagination to tap in to your own engineering ingenuity.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/play-plaza-0.

    Saturdays – Nature Discovery Walk at the Congaree National Park.  Join a volunteer naturalist for a fun walk along the boardwalk while learning about the diversity of wildlife and plants in the Park.  For more information call (803) 776-4396 or visit https://www.nps.gov/cong/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=56C296E0-1DD8-B71C-07EB09DD87A17E5F.

    Saturdays –  State House Tours at the South Carolina State House on Gervais Street.  Come tour the most beautiful historic building in the area.  For more information call (803) 734-2430 or visit http://www.scstatehouse.gov/visit.php.

    Saturdays –  Classic Country Music Jamboree and Dancing at Bills Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor on Meeting Street.  Come early and learn two step, country dancing, or couples dancing (no partner required) followed by live entertainment.  For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit http://www.billsmusicshop.com/.

    Second Saturdays –  Stop-In Studios at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Here is a chance for the whole family to try out their creativity based on what they see in the Museum!  For more information call (803) 254-5008 or visit https://www.onecolumbiasc.com/categories/kids-families/.

    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 November 29 –  Dirty Dance Floor: A Solo Show by Andy White at the Tapp’s Art Center.  You will most certainly enjoy the work of this talented metalwork artist who creates animals out of scrap metal. For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/dirt-dance-floor-a-solo-show-by-andy-white/.

    Through December 5 –  State Street Art Crawl on State Street in West Columbia.  This little strip of buildings across from the River are filled with great art, good food, and wonderful shops so stop by and enjoy a walk along State Street.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2591491917570348/.

    Through December 27 –  Thank You! Love, McKissick at the McKissick Museum at USC.  Here is a chance to see some of the newly acquired items that showcase what goes on in the collections department, with new additions of art, silver, quilts, minerals, pottery, political memorability, and items related to the University’s history acquired through gifts, bequests, transfers or purchases.   For more information call (803) 777-7251.

    Through December 31 –   Holiday House Tours at the Robert Mills House and the Hampton-Preston Mansions meeting at the Robert Mills Gift Shop.  You have the chance to tour the Robert Mills House decorated for the holidays as it might have been in 1820 before Christmas trees were popular and the Hampton-Preston Mansion as it might have been in 1860’s, so come out and get in the holiday spirit while learning about historical holiday decorating.   For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-11/holiday-house-tours-begin.

    Through December 31, 2020  –  Free First Thursdays at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Here is a chance to enjoy the Museum for free on the first Thursday of every month.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/visit/about-cma.

    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/.

    November 27 –  “The Nutcracker” at the Township Auditorium.  Presented by Anne Brodie’s Carolina Ballet, you’ll enjoy a wonderful holiday performance just in time to start getting in to the holiday spirit!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://thetownship.org/events/.

    November 27 –  “The Band: The Last Waltz” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This annual presentation features performance by The Band, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Neil Young, and more in this production noted as one of the best concert films ever created!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/the-last-waltz-2/.

    November 27 – December 31 –  Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals Park.  The lights are back so make your plans now to enjoy a ride through the Park and be sure to stop and enjoy the other activities, including a winter wonderland tube slide, take a train ride through the lights, take a walk through the wetlands and see a laser light show, make a craft, visit Santa’s Gift Shop, and enjoy roasting marshmallows over a fire!  (Santa will be on site Dec. 13 – 23 only.)  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/holiday-lights-river-115.

    November 28 –  Body Shape Athletics Annual Turkey Trot at their location on Sunset Boulevard in Lexington.  This event will include a 2.5 mile race, a 5 mile race, and a family fun run, with partial proceeds to benefit Lighthouse for Life and the wonderful work that they do.  For more information call (803) 669-0110 or visit https://www.lighthouseforlife.org/events.

    November 28 –  Friends and Family Thanksgiving Dinner at Karen’s Kitchen & Mobile Catering on Broad River Road.  This event is offered in support of those in need, from low income to veterans, and could also benefit from the support of those who can offer their monetary assistance, as last year they served over 450 individuals.  For more information call (803) 381-5676 or visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/annual-thanksgiving-family-and-friends-dinner.

    November 29 –  Santa’s Holiday Village at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  For more information visit https://www.edventure.org/columbia/calendar.

    November 29 –  Music of Chet Baker by the Jon Thornton Quartet at 1626 on Main.  You enjoy some of the great music created by this legendary jazz trumpeter and singer.   For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/402345200457241/.

    November 29 –  “Patrick Davis and His Midnight Choir” at The Senate.  This Toys for Tots show will also include The Blue Dogs, Lauren Jenkins, and more!   For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/patrick-davis-his-midnight-choir.

    November 29 –  “Sheldon Ferguson Collective Live” at Chayz Lounge.  You are sure to enjoy an evening of awesome music by this Grammy nominated, platinum selling artist!   For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.chayzlounge.com/shows.

    November 29 – December 1 –  “Bo ‘last name’ Dacious at the Comedy House.  Spend a little time on your holiday weekend to enjoy some fun and laughter with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    November 30 –  Play on the Plaza on the Boyd Plaza of the Columbia Museum of Art.  Bring the kids out for a fun time on the Plaza where they can use their creativity with the big blue blocks.   For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/play-plaza-25.

    November 30 –  Van Gogh and His Inspirations at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Learn about how this amazing artist became the artist we know today.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-van-gogh-and-his-inspirations-7.

    November 30 –  “Scared of the Revolution” at The Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of Umar Bin Hassan, a member of the Last Poets, who overcame his personal life struggles, including abuse and addiction, and works to become the “father and grandfather that he wasn’t fortunate enough to have”. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/scared-of-revolution/.

    November 30 –  “Josh Brannon Band” at the Skyline Club.  You are sure to enjoy an evening of country music by this talented artist!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/600811500725864/.

    November 30 –  “Laytonya Smalls” at Chayz Lounge.  You’ll enjoy a wonderful who that will include tunes by Tina Turner, Etta James & Natalie Cole.  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.chayzlounge.com/shows.

    November 30 – December 1 –  Jamil Craft Show at the Jamil Shrine Temple.  This fun craft show will include over 100 vendors with everything from baked goods, leather crafts, wood carvings, and so much more canteen food and holiday music provided by The Scarred Worship Band.  For more information visit http://www.jamilshriners.com/.

    November 30 – December 2 –  Southern US Hemp Growers Conference & Expo at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  Here is a chance to learn about the versatility of the hemp plant, for farmers, processors, manufacturers, medical professionals, policy makers, wholesalers, retailers, and other professionals.  For more information visit https://www.columbiaconventioncenter.com/southern-us-hemp-growers-conference-expo.

    November 30, December 7, & December 14 – 21 –  “Rudolph’s Winter Revue” at the Columbia Marionette Theatre.  Kids and their adults companions alike will enjoy this new holiday production that will include holiday music and a variety of puppetry styles!  For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit https://cmtpuppet.org/shows/rudolphs-winter-revue/.

    December 1 –  Country Christmas at the South Carolina State Farmers Market.  Enjoy a trip to the Farmer’s Market to find your holiday tree while enjoying holiday music, and the kids enjoy a chance to make a holiday craft and visit with Santa and everyone can enjoy treats from several food truck vendors.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2475681682687753/.

    December 1 –  Gallery Tour: Cornerstones of the Collection at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll have a chance to see key works on display in the Museum with gems created by Botticelli, Warhol, & Monet.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-cornerstones-collection-18.

    December 1 –  Van Gogh to the Movies: Vincent van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll enjoy a documentary that tells the story of Van Gogh’s life through his brother, Theo’s, letter collection and the 200 paintings he inherited after his brother’s death on display in Amsterdam.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/van-gogh-movies-vincent-van-gogh-new-way-seeing.

    December 2 –  An Evening with the Curator at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll be able to join chief curator, Will South, for an after-hours tour of Van Gogh and His Inspirations and gain valuable insight into the way the Curator designs the exhibit.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/evening-curator-2.

    December 2 –  Zoo Homeschool: Conservation Superheroes at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Your children ages 5 to 12 will learn about the wonderful people who have worked tirelessly to develop programs to conserve our wild natural environments and the critters that call these habitats home.  For more information call (803) 799-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    December 2 –  Little Learners Homeschool: Wildlife in Winter at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Your little ones ages 2 to 5 and their adult companions will learn how winter impacts the animals we see in warmer weather.  For more information call (803) 799-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    December 2 –  Knee High Naturalists: Wildlife in Winter at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Your little ones ages 2 to 5 will learn how winter impacts the animals we see in warmer weather.  For more information call (803) 799-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    December 2 –  Garden Homeschool: Plant Needs at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Your children ages 7 to 13 will learn tricky ways to make plants grow wherever we want them to, how to make plant people, and learn how to force bulbs to bloom out of season.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    December 2 –  Sustainable Holiday Celebration and Market at 701 Whaley Street.  This event highlights the local artisans and crafters with live entertainment, delicious food prepared by local chefs, and a wine bar, so make your plans now to attend.  For more information visit https://sustainablemidlands.org/holidaymarket/.

    December 2 –  USC Saxophone Quartets Fall Concert at the Darla Moore School of Business in the Johnson Performance Hall.  If you love the saxophone, here is an opportunity to enjoy the amazing sound of this instrument for free as presented by these talented performers!  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/calendar/music/index.php#/?i=2.

    December 2 –  Pacific Northwest Wine Dinner at City Roots.  You’ll enjoy a four-course farm to table dinner featuring seasonal ingredients from local farmers and artisans, with a complimentary cocktail and wine pairings.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/12/2/pacific-north-west-wine-december-dinner.

    December 3 –  Art Break: Unsolved Mystery: Exploring the Classical Physics of Van Gogh’s Art at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll join Columbia College Assistance Professor of Mathematics, Dr. Tyler Brown, who explores Van Gogh’s mark making-systems included in Starry Night that model fluid dynamics.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/art-break-unsolved-mystery-exploring-classical-physics-van-goghs-art.

    December 3 –  “Ariana Grande” at the Colonial Life Arena.  Here is a chance to see this incredible artist in person, so make your plans now to see her!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/ariana-grande.

    December 3 –  “USC Symphony Orchestra presents Mahler & Beethoven” featuring pianist John O’Connor at the Koger Center for the Arts.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=767.

    December 3 – 6 –  Student Choreography Showcase at Drayton Hall.  You’ll enjoy seeing a variety of dance performances choreographed by some of USC’s most talented students!  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/dance/performances/current_season/index.php.

    December 3 – 23 –  Santa Days at the South Carolina State Museum.  Here is a chance for your child to meet with Santa on select days throughout this period and get a photograph, enjoy the Polar Express 4-D experience, and a special a holiday planetarium show.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/santa-days-at-the-state-museum/.

    December 3, 10, & 17 – Second Shift Tasting Tuesday at the South Carolina State Museum.   You’ll enjoy shopping, holiday tasting, holiday shows, and more!  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/category/tasting-tuesdays/list/.

    December 4 –  USC Jazz Strings Ensemble at the USC School of Music 206 Recital Hall.  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/calendar/music/index.php.

    December 4 – 8 –  “Bah Humbug: A Christmas Carol” at the Firehouse Theatre of the American Legion Post 193 in Chapin.  You will most certainly enjoy this new version of everyone favorite Christmas story!  For more information call (803) 240-8544 or visit https://www.chapintheatre.org/2019/season.html#.

    December 5 –  Holidays Around the World at the Columbia Art Center.  This family friendly event will take you on a journey of holiday traditions around the globe and try your hand at spinning a dreidel, getting a henna tattoo, tasting a traditional holiday cookie from another country, and more!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/754560915020204/.

    December 5 –  The Move Around Series at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This event will include dance and movement inspired by art presented by Starlitt Miller and her team of dancers.   For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/move-around-series-0.

    December 5 –  Senior Goodwill Holiday Brunch at Irmo High School.  ICRC and Irmo High School are banding together to put on a holiday brunch for seniors in the community at no chart, but please plan to bring a dessert or some fruit.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/senior-goodwill-holiday-brunch-0.

    December 5 –  Christmas Craft Fair at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  You’ll have the chance to search for a one of a kind item for those on your holiday list as well as fresh produce, all while enjoying music by Prettier Than Matt.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    December 5 –  USC’s Men and Women’s Choral Concert at the Darla Moore School of Business 101 Johnson Performance Hall.  You’ll enjoy a free concert filled with the beautiful voices of these talented singers!  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/calendar/music/index.php#/?i=1.

    December 5 –  “Tracy Lawrence” at the Township Auditorium.  Spend an evening enjoying country music by this talented artist!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://thetownship.org/events/.

    December 5 – 7 –  Christmas in Cayce at a variety of locations in Cayce.  This event will begin with the lighting of the tree on Thursday, followed by caroling on the Riverwalk on Friday and Cayce’s Historical Museums Annual Christmas Traditions celebration.  For more information call (803) 796-9020 or visit https://caycesc.gov/festivals.php.

    December 5 – 8 –  Junior League of Columbia Holiday Market at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  You’ll have a chance to search over 160 vendors for that special someone on your holiday list, as well as for yourself!  For more information visit https://www.jlcolumbia.org/support/holiday-market/.

    December 5 – 8 –  “Bruh-Man (from the 5th floor) at the Comedy House.  Take a break from the holiday stresses to enjoy some laughter.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    December 6 –  State Street Art Crawl on State Street.  Here is a chance to do some holiday shopping supporting local vendors as well as enjoying some of the best restaurants in West Columbia.  For more information http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/state-street-art-crawl.

    December 6 –  Nature Art: Weaving with Nature at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Children ages 2 to 5 will take a walk to explore the forest and using items found on the walk will weave a one of a kind work of art.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    December 6 –  USC Concert Choir Christmas Concert at Shandon Presbyterian Church.  You’ll enjoy canticles and carols to help inspire you for the joyous Christmas season.  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/calendar/music/index.php#/?i=1.

    December 6 –  “The Christmas Angel” at the Harbison Theatre.  This wonderful ballet is for those of all ages and even if you don’t enjoy ballet, so bring the whole family out and enjoy this wonderful production!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/christmas-angel-0.

    December 6 –  “Gena Chambers” at Chayz Lounge.  You’ll enjoy an evening of jazz and R&B with this very talented singer!  For more information call (803) 563-8375 OR VISIT https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gena-chambers-presents-an-evening-classic-grooves-tickets-81255357963.

    December 6 – 7 –  South Carolina High School Football Playoffs at Charles Johnson Stadium, Benedict College and Williams Brice Stadium, USC consecutively.  Come out and root your favorite teams on in their fight for State Champion!  For more information visit http://schsl.org/index.php/football-2/.

    December 6 – 8 –  “Frozen, Jr” at the Town Theatre.  Bring the entire family out to enjoy this wonderful Disney production.  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=4&p=1.

    December 6 – 8 –  Snowball Festival in downtown Lexington.  Come help celebrate the beginning of the season in Lexington with the Tree Lighting and Carnival on Lexington Square with s’mores, hot chocolate, face painting, live concert, and a caricature artist, a movie at the Icehouse on Saturday, and the holiday parade on Sunday.  For more information visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/snowball-festival-Tree-Lighting-Movie-Christmas-Parade.

    December 6 – 8 –  “The Nutcracker” by the Columbia Classical Ballet at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Nothing will get your in to the holiday spirit like this ballet can do!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=871.

    December 6 – 14 –  “Frosty the Snowman” at On-Stage Productions.  You won’t want to miss this fun and entertaining classic holiday story!  For more information call (803) 351-6751 or visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=101734&pr=1.

    December 6 – 15 –  “A Christmas Story” at the Village Square Theatre.  Based on the motion picture, you’ll enjoy this 1940’s story of Ralphie who tells everyone he wants a BB gun for Christmas that includes the families exploding furnace, the school bully, the boy’s experiment of a wet tongue on a cold lamppost, and Ralphie’s fathers winning lamp shaped women’s leg in a mesh stocking.  For more information call (803) 359-1436 or visit http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com/.

    December 6 – 21 –  “Miss Bennett, Christmas at Pemberley” at the Trustus Theatre.  This comedy sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set two years after the ending of the novel continues with the story that includes the middle sister, Mary, for this entertaining holiday production.  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/miss-bennet-christmas-at-pemberley/.

    December 7 –  Kimekomi Ornaments – One Day Workshop at the Columbia Art Center.  Here is a chance for you to learn how to make beautiful ornaments using fabric for your own holiday decorations or to share with your family and friends!   For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.onecolumbiasc.com/event/kimekomi-ornaments-one-day-workshop/.

    December 7 –  Art Class – Drawing 101 at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In this basic drawing workshop presented by local artist Mary Hendrix, you’ll have a chance to experience pencil, charcoal, conte crayon, and more.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/art-class-drawing-101.

    December 7 –  Jingle Bell Run at the Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center.  Put on your favorite holiday attire and enjoy a run while supporting the Arthritis Foundation.  For more information call (704) 802-7536 or visit https://events.arthritis.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=868.

    December 7 –  St. Nicholas Festival at the Holy Apostles Orthodox Church.  You’ll enjoy learning the story of the true St. Nicholas, enjoy great food, crafts, fun children’s activities, and amazing choral performances.  For more information visit https://holyapostles.org/festival-brochure.

    December 7 –  Santa’s Market Craft Show & Storytime with Santa at Seven Oaks Park.  Stop by the craft show on your holiday shopping excursion and you are sure to find a one of a kind special item for someone or even everyone on your holiday list and the children can be entertained by stories told by Santa from 10-11:30 & 12-1:30!  For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/santas-market-craft-show-0.

    December 7 –  Adult Garden Workshops: Holiday Wreaths at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Attendees will learn how to create their own wreath using a variety of evergreen materials, seed pods, and other natural materials.   For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    December 7 –  South Carolinas Largest Christmas Shopping and Ugly Sweater Expo at the Medallion Conference Center on Garners Ferry Road.  This event with over 150 vendors is not only intended to provide holiday shopping and fun, but to also raise awareness of Tetralogy of Fallot Heart Disease and all heart disease, with ugly sweater contests, a twerk fit class, a DJ playing holiday favorites, and a photo booth!  For more information visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/sc-largest-christmas-shopping-ugly-sweater-expo.

    December 7 –  “Nutcracker” by the Lexington Youth Ballet at River Bluff High School.  Come out and support the local youth who’ve worked hard to put on this performance for you!  For more information visit https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/34868.

    December 7 –  “Gloryland” and “The Chordsmen Quartet” at the Midlands Gospel Center.  You’ll enjoy a wonderful evening of inspiring gospel music!  For more information visit https://midgsc.com/concerts.

    December 7 –  “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Bring the children out for a fun evening enjoying one of the season’s favorite holiday shows!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    December 7 –  “Colter Wall” at The Senate.  You will certainly enjoy the amazing talent of this country artist that will have you think you are listening to songs in an old country western so don’t miss the chance to see him!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/colter-wall.

    December 7 –  Rock the Bells All or Nothing Professional Boxing at the Jamil Shrine Arena.  For more information visit https://stokespromotions.com/product/december-7th-rock-the-bells-iii-all-or-nothing/.

    December 7 –  “The Inabinett Project” at Chayz Lounge.  Enjoy an evening filled with jazz that will include works by Natalie Cole, Randy Crawford, & Incognito.  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-inabinett-project-presents-an-evening-of-jazzy-grooves-tickets-81252724085.

    December 7 –  “Disco Godfather” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a retired cop turned DJ whose nephew has a bad experience with “angel dust” and is now out to take care of those selling this horrible drug!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/disco-godfather/.

    December 7 – 8 –  Sights and Sounds of the Nativity at Reformation Lutheran Church.  This self-guided tour will include over 200 Nativity sets, 12 Stations of the Creche, an Angel collection, seasonal music, children’s activities, and refreshments. For more information call (803) 252-1507 or visit https://reformationcae.org/upcoming-events.

    December 7, 14, & 16 –  Historical Food Tour with Two Gals and a Fork Food Tours meeting on West Main Street in Lexington.  Tours on the 7th and the 16th will take you to the Vista and on the 14th to Newberry with each tour having limited tickets, so don’t delay if you are interested.   For more information call (803) 360-0578 or (803) 260-7992 or visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4360410.

    December 7 – 15 –  “Santa Claus: The Musical” at the Columbia Children’s Theater.  In this fun and entertaining production, you’ll learn the challenges that take place when Santa decides to retire!  For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit https://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/santa-claus-the-musical.

    December 7 – 28 –  Carolina Lights at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  There is a new holiday light show in town so make your plans now to check it out!  For more information visit https://www.scstatefair.org/carolina-lights.

    December 8 –  Christmas Open House at the Lexington County Museum.  Take a journey back to the past at this fun historical holiday event that will include a tour through the thirty historical structures on site decorated for the holidays, with light refreshments served that might have been eaten by local residents in the 19th century with singing, a blacksmith on hand, as well as cooking demonstration in a 19th century kitchen.  For more information call (803) 359-8369 or visit http://lexingtoncountymuseum.org/events/.

    December 8 –  USC Concert Choir Christmas Concert at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  You’ll enjoy canticles and carols to help inspire you for the joyous Christmas season.  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/calendar/music/index.php#/?i=1.

    December 9 –  Zoo Homeschool: Conservation Superheroes at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Kids ages 5 to 12 will learn about the amazing people and programs that work tirelessly to conserve special wild places and animal species.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    December 9 –  Little Learners Homeschool: Wildlife in Winter at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Children ages 2 to 5 and their adult companion will learn about what happens to a variety of animals during the colder months of the winter.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    December 9 –  Knee High Naturalists: Wildlife in Winter at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Children ages 2 to 5 will learn about what happens to a variety of animals during the colder months of the winter.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    December 9 –  Garden Homeschool: Plant Needs at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Kids ages 7 to 13 will learn tricks to making plants grow while making plant people and forcing bulbs out of season.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    December 10 –  Accessibility Night – Madeline at the South Carolina State Museum.  This unique and special needs event will include storytime with Madeline as she reads “Madeline’s Christmas”, create LED light holiday cards, a low-key planetarium show, a special 4-D Theater show although be sure to inquire about the special effects that may impact your loved one, and calming spaces in case there is a need for such a space for your loved one.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/accessibility-night-madeline/.

    December 10 –  Harborside Lights and Harborside Lights 5K at Lake Carolina.  You’ll enjoy a day filled with holiday entertainment and fun.   For more information call (803) 736-5253 or visit http://lakecarolina.com/harborsidelights.aspx.

    December 10 – 17 –  “Jingle Bell Jazz” at the Trustus Theatre.  You’ll enjoy an evening filled with holiday jazz music, swing singers, talented musicians, and great holiday fun!  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/jingle-bell-jazz/.

    December 12 –  “Desi Banks” at the Comedy House.  Take a break from your work week to enjoy some laughter with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    December 12 –  “Midnight Traveler” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  In this film about an Afghan director who has a bounty on his head by the Taliban, you’ll see the fear those like him who flee with their families seeking asylum as refugees elsewhere.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/midnight-traveler/.

    December 12 –  “This Christmas” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  You’ll have a chance to meet the Whitfields who haven’t been together for Christmas for many years, the secrets that are revealed and the bonds that are tested, as they learn the true meaning of Christmas.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/this-christmas/.

    December 13 –  Knee High Naturalists: Wildlife in Winter at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Children ages 2 to 5 will learn about what happens to a variety of animals during the colder months of the winter.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    December 13 –  Family on Safari: Holiday Special Edition at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Family members will have a chance to meet animal ambassadors, participate in Lights Before Christmas activities, eat pizza, roast marshmallows, make treats for the farm animals, go behind the scenes, enjoy breakfast with Santa, and enjoy the zoo before leaving on Saturday.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    December 13 –  “Sabin Sharpe” at Skyline Club.  You’ll enjoy an evening of country music by this talented artist!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/785955681852177/.

    December 13 –  “The Brothers of Soul” at Chayz Lounge.  You’ll enjoy an evening of great music that will include songs by Marvin Gaye, Maxwell, & Sam Cooke.  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-brothers-of-soul-live-in-concert-tickets-76822505181

    December 13 –  “The Purple Madness: Prince Experience Band” at The Senate.  Spend an evening enjoying all of your favorite Prince songs!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/the-purple-madness-prince-experience-band.

    December 13 – 14 –  “Two Claras” at the Harbison Theatre.  Columbia City Jazz is going to give you a rendition of The Nutcracker that you’ve never seen before so be sure to check out this great holiday production!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/two-claras-3.

    December 13 – 14 –  “Don DC Curry” at the Comedy House.  You will certainly enjoy an evening of fun and laughter with his hilarious comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    December 14 –  Wreaths Across America at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery.  This event will be a wreath laying in remembrance and honoring all of the fallen heroes in the cemetery.  For more information visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/wreaths-across-america.

    December 14 –  Breakfast with Santa at the Robert Mills Carriage House.  Here is a chance to enjoy breakfast with Santa, as well as make a holiday craft, tour the decorated Hampton-Preston Mansion, and see a Victorian Christmas tree.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-12/breakfast-santa.

    December 14 –  Miracle on State Street at Brookland Cayce High School.  This fun festival will include vendors, games, music, food, fun and of course Santa!  For more information visit https://allevents.in/mobile/amp-event.php?event_id=200018369406424.

    December 14 –  Holiday Parade of Lights on 12th Street and Highway 1 in Cayce/West Columbia.  This exciting holiday event will mesmerize even the oldest of attendees, so bring your chairs and a blanket out to enjoy this wonderful display of floating holiday lights!  For more information call (803) 794-6504 or visit https://www.cwcchamber.com/holiday-parade-of-lights.html.

    December 14 –  Family Fun Events: Winter Celebration at the Farm at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Here is a chance to enjoy some “winter” activities prior to enjoying the Lights Before Christmas, with a snow sensory bin, reindeer ring toss, and snowball toss with children getting to make an ornament to take with them and meet an animal ambassador.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    December 14 –  Candlelight Tours & Carriage Rides at the Robert Mills House and Hampton-Preston Mansion.  Included in this event will candlelight tours of the houses, a carriage ride through the Robert Mills District, children’s activities, live music, and also a holiday market to work on completing your holiday shopping. For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-12/candlelight-tours-carriage-rides.

    December 14 –  “Bucky Covington” at the Skyline Club.  You’ll enjoy an evening of country music by this wonderfully talented artist!  For more information visit https://www.skylineclubsc.com/.

    December 14 –  “Brittney Turnipseed” at Chayz Lounge.  You will enjoy an evening of great jazz music by this talented artist to include music created by Anita Baker, Nancy Wilson, & Etta James.  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brittany-turnipseed-presents-the-songs-of-the-holidays-tickets-81249380083.

    December 14 – 15 –  Columbia Gun & Knife Show at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  Here is the perfect place to find gifts for the men and boys on your holiday list, as well as women and girls who love the outdoors!  For more information visit http://mkshows.com/cgi-bin/show_display.asp?91.

    December 14 – 15 –  “Home for the Holidays” at the Town Theatre.  In this performance you’ll enjoy a holiday event like no other filled with holiday songs that will certainly get you into the holiday spirit!  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit https://towntheatre.com/home-for-the-holidays/.

    December 14 – 15 & 21 – 22 –  “Nutcracker” by the Columbia City Ballet at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Known as the first and most long standing production in the area, you will most certainly enjoy this wonderful holiday program!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=850.

    December 15 –  “Holiday Pops” at the Harbison Theatre.  This annual performance by the South Carolina Philharmonic is one holiday performance you will surely enjoy!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/holiday-pops-0.

    December 15 –  “Rod Foster and Company” at Chayz Lounge.  You’ll enjoy an evening filled with soul to include music created by Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller & Prince.  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-soulful-grooves-with-rod-foster-jon-stot-juru-jones-tickets-79030092133.

    December 15 – 16 –  “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  No holiday is complete unless you have the chance to enjoy the tremendous story of this classic film!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/its-a-wonderful-life-3/.

    December 15 – 24 –  Elgin Lights on Charlie Horse Circle in Elgin.  Not only will you enjoy a wonderful display of lights, you enjoy seeing antique tractors, model trains, and so much more with all proceeds going to Camp Kemo.  For more information visit http://www.elginlights.com/Elgin_Lights_Christmas_Tractors_and_Trains/Welcome.html.

    December 16 –  Zoo Homeschool: Conservation Superheroes at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Kids ages 5 to 12 will learn about the amazing people and programs that work tirelessly to conserve special wild places and animal species.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    December 17 –  Columbia Baroque Performance at the USC School of Music 206 Recital Hall.  This group includes leading Baroque music specialists from both Carolinas with distinguished careers as soloists, teachers, and chamber musicians with the music spanning the period of time from 1600 to 1759.  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/calendar/music/index.php#/?i=1.

    December 17 –  “Longtime Companion” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This film will give you some insight into the first treatments of the AIDS epidemic and its impact on the gay community.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/longtime-companion/.

    December 17 – 18 –  “Christmas Wonderland” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  If nothing else gets you in the holiday spirit, you will certainly be filled by this amazing holiday production!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=799.

     

     

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