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    Activities in the Midlands Area – October 16, 2019 – November 5, 2019

    ACTIVITIES IN THE MIDLANDS AREA

    Wednesday October 16, 2019 through Tuesday November 5, 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 October 29 –  Ghost Tours at the South Carolina State Museum.  Take an after hours tour of the Museum with a storyteller providing a special haunting twist to this fun event!  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/category/ghost-tour/list/.

    Tuesdays through October 29 –  Tuesday in Oz at the South Carolina State Museum.  In this after hours activity, enjoy a special planetarium show and 4-D experience.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/category/tuesday-in-oz/list/.

    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 October 20 –  South Carolina State Fair at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  It’s back and filled with fun rides, great food, entertaining shows including a circus, animals, vendors, games, and more!  For more information call (803) 799-3387 or visit https://www.scstatefair.org/.

    Through October 20 –  Restaurant Week Columbia at a variety of restaurants around the area.  Eating out has never been more fun than during Restaurant Week so make your plans now to visit your favorite restaurant or one you’ve been wanting to try!  For more information visit www.restaurantweekcolumbia.com.

    Through October 26 –  “Company” at the Trustus Theatre.  This dark comedy that won 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical has a bachelor contemplating being single on his 35th birthday followed by his interactions with his married male friends contemplates maintaining his bachelorhood.    For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/company/.

    Through October 31 –  Gilbert House of Terror at 739 Harley Taylor Road in Gilbert.  This spooky event that’s been around for 19 years is a non-profit event that benefits Palmetto Therapeutic Riding Program, Lexington County Youth Arbitration Program, First Calvary Food Pantry and Gilbert Boy Scout Troop 60 so come enjoy a scary good time! For more information call (803) 892-5396 or visit http://www.gilberthouseofterror.com/.

    Through October 31 –  Stutman Hollow at 220 Stutman Road in Leesville.  There is a new woodlands haunt in town and it’s just down the road from the Gilbert House of Terror, so make plans to visit them both on the same night for a double dose of fright!  For more information send an email to info@StutmanHollow.com or visit https://www.stutmanhollow.com/.

    Through October 31 –  The Shephards Center Adventures in Learning Fall Session Seniors Activities at Lexington United Methodist Church.  Lifelong learning benefits you intellectually, spiritually, socially and physically, so come out and meet new people and engage in fun and interesting discussions while gaining new interests and skills and learning how to handle the change all while having fun.  For more information visit https://www.sclex.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=963296&module_id=127359.

    Through October 31 –  Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit at the Robert Mills House and Gardens.  The scarecrows are out so be sure to stop by and take a tour of the gardens to enjoy the wonderful creations made by families, businesses, organizations, and even classrooms.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-10/scarecrows-garden-exhibit-opens.

    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 November 2 –  Terror Falls Haunted Farm at 370 Mack Street in Gaston.  This new venue with four creepy haunts is prepared to give you the scare of your life with a general store to purchase a snack and a fire pit to enjoy after your fright!  For more information call (803) 781-2867 or visit https://www.terrorfalls.com/.

    Through November 2 –  Dark Castle Haunted Attractions at 2076 Highway Church Road in Elgin.  This creepy attraction includes a haunted trail, a zombie zone, and an escape room.   For more information call (803) 309-5586 or visit http://darkcastlesc.com/.

    Through November 2 –  Deceased Farm at Clinton Sease Farm at 382 Old Farm Road in Lexington.  One of the longest running haunts in the area, it includes 6 buildings filled with terror, 3 outdoor creepy zones, and 2 acres of haunting corn fields. For more information visit http://www.deceasedfarm.com/.

    Through November 3 –  Museum of Oz at the South Carolina State Museum.  Bring the children out for a trip to Oz with a 4-D experience, Oz themed events, and a magical maze following the Yellow Brick Road.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/museum-of-oz/.

    Through November 6 –  Quilting for the Holidays at the Columbia Art Center.  In this 6 week course you’ll have a chance to create a holiday wall hanging or Christmas Tree skirt, but you’ll need to have your own sewing machine and be confident in your sewing skills and how to use a rotary cutter and a mat.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/October%202019%20Web%20Sheet%201.pdf.

    Through November 9 –  “Robin Hood” at the Columbia Marionette Theatre.  Bring the kids out for a trip to Sherwood Forest in this great puppet show about the amazing Robbin Hood!  For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit https://cmtpuppet.org/shows/robin-hood/.

    Through November 10 –  Clinton Sease Corn Maze at the Clinton Sease Farm.  It’s back so bring the kids out for a fun trip through the maze, enjoy the playground, and even take a hayride!  For more information visit http://www.clintonseasefarm.com/.

    Through November 23 –  Meeting Street Artisan Market on Meeting Street in the Interactive Art Park.  Enjoy a morning out with art and craft vendors, food and product, and a chance to walk through the Park.  For more information visit https://westcolumbiasc.gov/meeting-street-artisan-market/.

    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, 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/.

    October 16 –  Gladys’ Gang Preschool Edition: Winging It at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This program designed specifically with 4 to 5 year olds in mind who, with their adult companions, will focus on the topic of wings from those of animals, to angels and airplanes with the children having the chance to create their own wings.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gladys-gang-preschool-edition-winging-it.

    October 16 –  Getting to Know Van Gogh with Steven Naifeh at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In this evening celebration of the life and works of this incredible artists, Steven Naifeh will discuss “the artist in concert with his predecessors and major influences” followed by a book signing of the book he and his partner, Gregory White Smith, wrote in their biography, “Van Gogh: The Life”.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/getting-know-van-gogh-steven-naifeh.

    October 16 –  “High Life” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  In this film you’ll take a journey with several death row inmates as they are sent on a space mission to extract rotational energy from a black hole, but in the process are also used in unethical experiments by the ships doctor when conflicts begin to brew leading to one sole survivor who tries to maintain his humanity as he moves closer to the black hole.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/high-life/.

    October 17 –  Barktoberfest at Bottles Beverage Superstore on Fort Jackson Boulevard.  You’ll enjoy beer tasting and meet some pets available for adoption with the Pawley’s Front Porch food truck on hand to take care of your appetite with proceeds from the event benefiting PETSinc and they are currently holding a supply drive, so check out the list and drop any items you are willing to purchase off at the Shelter.   For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/bottles-beverage-superstore/barktoberfest/688401875005952/.

    October 17 –  Beer and Brats on Boyd at the Columbia Museum of Art.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/cma-contemporaries-present-beer-and-brats-boyd.

    October 17 –  “Will Hoge” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  In celebration of Oktoberfest, you’ll enjoy with the Museum Contemporaries, life German music, food by the Wurst Wagen, and beer with the chance to also enjoy Van Gogh and His Inspirations.  Come out for an evening of good music by this talented musical artist!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    October 17 –  “Fantasia- The Sketchbook Tour” with Special Guests “Robin Thicke”, “Tank”, and “The Bonfyre” at the Township Auditorium.  You’ll enjoy an evening of wonderful music by these talented musicians!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    October 17 –  “Jon Langston” at The Senate.  One of the areas favorite visiting country artists, you’ll enjoy an evening of great music by this talented singer and songwriter!   For more information call (803) 252-7372 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/jon-langston.

    October 17 – 19 –  “Dracula” at the Saluda Shoals Park Environmental Educational Center Deck.  Put on by the ICRC Children’s Theater, you’ll experience first-hand the creepy story of Count Draculas move to England to find fresh blood and the perfect bride to help you celebrate Halloween!  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/dracula-icrc-childrens-theatre-1.

    October 18 –  “Coppelia” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Come out for a wonderful show presented by the Columbia Classical Ballet.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=829.

    October 18 –  Knee High Naturalist: Harvest Festival at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Harvest time is a time of celebration so bring your little ones ages 2 to 5 out to help celebrate the fall season.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/.

    October 18 –  My Gyms Costume BOO Bas! Halloween Celebration at My Gym in Northeast Columbia.  Kids will have a chance to dress up and have great fun with two times available with the earlier for those 3 years old and younger and those kids through 10 years old with activities, games, dancing, music, adventures, puppets and more!  For more information call (803) 788-1230 or visit https://allevents.in/mobile/amp-event.php?event_id=200018045602134.

    October 18 –  Harlem South: A View Through the Lens at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This multimedia performance of historical fiction of African American life between 1920 and 1930 will include photographs by Richard Samuel Roberts and acclaimed jazz musician Dr. Ron McCurdy in collaboration with Darion McCloud of NiA Company and the USC School of Music”. For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/harlem-south-view-through-lens.

    October 18 –  Trick or Treat Trail at Virginia Hylton Park in Irmo.  Here is a chance to take your children ages K5 to 5th grade out for some fun and safe trick or treating with no scary costumes permitted and should it rain, will be postponed until the 19th.  For more information call (803) 957-7828 or visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/2nd-annual-trick-or-treat-trail-at-virginia-hylton-park.

    October 18 –  So The Story Goes . . . at Virginia Hylton Park in Irmo.  Storytellers will be out to entertain you with spooky stories in the Park so don’t miss the chance to enjoy this once a year event!  For more information call (803) 359-4048 or visit https://www.lcrac.com/Default.aspx?tabid=369228.

    October 18 –  Embracing the M.A.G.I.C.: Manifestation of Our Amazing Gifts, Intellect, & Creativity, an Advancement of American Women’s Conference at Webster University – Columbia Metropolitan Campus.  This half a day event will include break-out sessions and dialogues that will each include have something inspiring and educational to offer today’s Black Professional Women. For more information visit http://www.webster.edu/columbia/magic/.

    October 18 –  Fall Movie Night: “Hocus Pocus” at Melvin Park in Chapin.  Enjoy a family night out enjoying this fun and entertaining holiday movie!  For more information call (803) 345-8113 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/fall-movie-night.

    October 18 –  “Mercy Me: Imagine Nations Tour” at the Colonial Life Arena.  Bands will include Mercy Me, Crowder, & Micah Tyler so come out for a night of inspirational musicFor more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/mercyme.

    October 18 –  “Adairs Run” at the Skyline Club.  You’ll enjoy an evening of good ole’ country music with these talented artists!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/544475036381780/.

    October 18 –  Young Alumni Fall Band Party: “Pat Cooper” at The Senate.  Come out and enjoy an evening with this University of South Carolina alumni artist as headliner for this fun event just prior to USC’s big game against the Florida Gators!  For more information call (803) 252-7372 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/young-alumni-fall-band-party.

    October 18 –  “Tru Gentlemen Live! An Evening with Soulful Rhythms!” at Chayz Lounge.  You’ll enjoy an evening filled with new and old rhythm and blues music by this talented group!  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.chayzlounge.com/shows.

    October 18 – 20 –  “Les Miserables School Edition” at the Columbia Children’s Theatre.  This modified edition of the world’s longest running musical based on Victor Hugo’s novel is certainly one every student should see!  For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit https://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/les-miserables.

    October 18 – 20 –  “Cocoa Brown” at the Comedy House.  Take a break from life to enjoy a little fun and laughter with this talented comedian.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    October 18 – 30 –  Boo at the Zoo at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  One of the area’s favorite Halloween attractions, you’ll enjoy fun displays, trick-or-treating throughout the zoo, marshmallow roasting, a foam zone, a freaky dance party, a haunted carousel, and more!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/events/boo-at-the-zoo.

    October 19 –  Home Movie Day at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This drop in movie event includes films provided by the USC Moving Image Research Collections featuring films of Boy Scout Camps and a parade in the 1920’s and 1930’s with film archivists and librarians on hand in the lobby to help you learn more about preserving your own home movies.   For more information call 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/events/home-movie-day-3/.

    October 19 –  Congaree National Park Bird Walk at the Congaree National Park.  Take a walk with Wingard’s Market wildlife specialist, Zach Steinhauser, as you explore this amazing Park and see birds you may have never seen before, and if you’ve never been to this majestic Park, you are in for a special treat, but don’t forget your binoculars and if the weather is still warm, be sure to bring mosquito repellant.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/congaree-national-park-bird-walk-oct-19/.

    October 19 –  Bring Back the Monarchs at Wingard’s Market.  Learn how you can help conserve this beautiful Endangered Species and enjoy their presence by making modification in your own yard.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/bring-back-the-monarchs/.

    October 19 –  Art Class: Paper Lanterns at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In this workshop those 10 years old and older will be able to create their own paper lantern with the help of Indian folk artist and educator Jugnu Verma.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/art-class-paper-lanterns.

    October 19 –  Focal Point: Brush with Death at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Just in time for the Halloween holiday, what better way than to focus on the morbid and macabre in a tour through the museum focusing on death through art.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/focal-points-brush-death.

    October 19 –  Indian Classical Dance at the Columbia Museum of Art.  The artistic director of Mrudani School of Performing Arts will demonstrate two different styles of Indian classic dance with audience participation encouraged at this free event.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/plaza-rhythms-indian-classical-dance.

    October 19 –  S.C. State House Monument Tour meeting on the north steps of the State House.  Since Columbia’s founding in 1786, the State House grounds have greatly changed, and you’ll have a chance to learn about those changes and the 30 monuments that are a part of the now 22 acre complex.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-10/sc-statehouse-monuments-tour.

    October 19 –  Scout Day – Cemetery Tours at the Robert Mills House and Gardens.  This event only for Girl Scouts of South Carolina troops will take a tour of cemeteries in the downtown area learning about the prominent individuals buried in them with stories of events about the cemeteries and the symbols on some of the gravestones.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 26 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-10/scout-day-cemetery-tours.

    October 19 –  Indoor Yard Sale at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin.  Here is a chance for you to clean out your garage, shed, or attic or just come out and see what types of wonderful bargains you can find!  For more information call (803) 345-6181 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/indoor-yard-sale-6

    October 19 –  Adult Garden Workshop: Herbal Remedies at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens. Prepare for the cold and flu season by learning ways to prevent or alleviate symptoms while making fire cider and syrups that everyone can share.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/.

    October 19 –  Creating a Motanka Doll at the Columbia Art Center.  You will learn how to create this Ukrainian doll using fabric folding and thread reeling with instruction by Yevheniia Bazaliy.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/October%202019%20Web%20Sheet%201.pdf.

    October 19 –  Who Lit the Black Flamed Candle? At the Richland Library in Blythewood.  Kids of all ages including adults will enjoy creating their own Spell Book while enjoying the film, Hocus Pocus! while enjoying popcorn and drinks, so come dressed as your favorite character from the movie for a fun afternoon out!  For more information call (803) 691-8906 or visit https://www.richlandlibrary.com/event/2019-10-19/who-lit-black-flamed-candle.

    October 19 –  Play on the Plaza at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Come by the Museums Boyd Plaza to use your imagination and creativity using the big blue blocks and be sure to visit the Museum’s Stop-In Studios to create a piece of art to take home!  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/play-plaza-18.

    October 19 –  Van Gogh and his Inspirations at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In this gallery tour you’ll learn more about this incredible artist, the artists he admired, and how those artists influenced his own work.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-van-gogh-and-his-inspirations-0.

    October 19 –  “Gwen Yvette” at Chayz Lounge.  Spend an evening with this talented artist as she sings you songs by artists including Chaka Khan, Bonnie Raitt, Tina Turner, and more!  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.chayzlounge.com/shows.

    October 19 –  “Amber DeLaCruz” at the Skyline Club.  Spend an evening enjoying some good country music by this wonderfully talented artist!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/549802218895109/.

    October 19 –  Harlem South: A View Through the Lens at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This multimedia performance of historical fiction of African American life between 1920 and 1930 will include photographs by Richard Samuel Roberts and acclaimed jazz musician Dr. Ron McCurdy in collaboration with Darion McCloud of NiA Company and the USC School of Music”. For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/harlem-south-view-through-lens-0.

    October 19 –  ATS Spectacular Showcase featuring “Devi Mamak” at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Spend an evening enjoying of entertaining belly dancing with this featured performer from Australia! For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/ats-spectacular-showcase-featuring-devi-mamak/.

    October 19 & 26 –  Pumpkin Patch Express at the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Winnsboro.  Take the kids for a ride on the train with a stop for them to pick out their favorite pumpkin!  For more information visit https://public.whistletix.com/SCRM/Listing.

    October 20 –  Columbia Buddy Walk at the Saluda Shoals Park Athletic Complex.  This event is specifically geared toward the acceptance of those with Down syndrome and to raise awareness of this disorder so come out and support this awesome cause!   For more information call (803) 252-0914 or visit https://www.familyconnectionsc.org/buddywalk/.

    October 20 –  Shuck ‘n’ Shag at the Siebel’s House and Gardens.  You’ll enjoy an evening of tasty roasted oysters and others chef prepared foods, an open bar, and lots of fun dancing to music played by the Root Doctors with proceeds to benefit the Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter.  For more information call (803) 786-6819 or visit https://palmettoplace.org/events/shucknshag2019.

    October 20 –  Lake Scare-o-lina at the Jeep Rogers YMCA.  This fun fall festival will including a climbing wall, carnival games, a hayride, a pumpkin patch, a cake-walk, lots of candy, and more so put on a non-scary costume and come out for some good clean fun!  For more information visit http://www.lakecarolina.com/images/events19.pdf.

    October 20 –  Harlem South: A View Through the Lens at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This multimedia performance of historical fiction of African American life between 1920 and 1930 will include photographs by Richard Samuel Roberts and acclaimed jazz musician Dr. Ron McCurdy in collaboration with Darion McCloud of NiA Company and the USC School of Music”. For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/harlem-south-view-through-lens-1.

    October 20 –  Cornerstones of the Collection at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This incredible tour will take you from the ancient to the modern with works from artists including Botticelli, Monet and Warhol.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-cornerstones-collection-16.

    October 21 –  Jazz for Young People at the Koger Center.  The Mark Rapp Group will take the young people on a journey through the history of jazz and the social, economic, and political contexts in which jazz evolved.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=872.

    October 21 –  Zoo Homeschool: Take to the Skies at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Children ages 5 to 12 will explore the adaptations birds have made in order to fly.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/.

    October 21 –  Garden Homeschool: The Dirt on Soil at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Children 7 to 13 will learn what plants obtain from the soil and how trash can be turned into compost to help plants to grow better.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/.

    October 21 –  Little Learners Homeschool: Birds of Prey at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Little ones 2 to 5 years old and their adult companion will learn about hawks, owls, eagles, falcons, and vultures and what makes them so special!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/.

    October 21 –  Knee High Naturalists: Birds of Prey at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Little ones 2 to 5 years old will learn about hawks, owls, eagles, falcons, and vultures and what makes them so special!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/.

    October 21 –  An Evening with the Curator at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll get an inclusive after hours tour of Van Gogh and His Inspirations with Chief Curator, Will South.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/evening-curator.

    October 22 –  United for the Future – A Concert and Conversation with Peter Buffett at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll enjoy a multimedia performance with music, storytelling, and an opportunity to engage in interactive conversation on community solutions with the son of investor, Warren Buffett.   For more information call (803) 733-7312 or visit https://www.uway.org/future?utm_source=COLAtoday+MASTER&utm_campaign=ce80f5e889-10.09.2019+COLA&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ad036b3ff1-ce80f5e889-37245113.

    October 22 –  “The Other Story” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Two rebellious women on the run from their cultural circumstances come together in Jerusalem to “startling consequences”. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/the-other-story/.

    October 22 –  Lexington Police Department Foundation Fall Festival at the Lexington Police Department.  Bring the kids out for some fun games, rides, food, and prizes with proceeds to benefit the Foundation.  For more information visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/lexington-police-department-fall-festival.

    October 22 –  NUT’n But Love for SC Peanuts Dinner at City Roots.  You’ll enjoy a four-course family style dinner featuring seasonal ingredients and a variety of peanuts by local farmers with a complimentary cocktail and wine pairings.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/10/7/october-harvest-dinner.

    October 22 –  LMCF “Women’s Night Out” at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  This yearly awareness and education event highlights National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with speaker Jennifer Hodges, breast cancer survivor, presenting “Beauty Without Boundaries”.  For more information visit http://www.lexmed.com/giving/foundation/.

    October 23 –  Gallery Tour: Van Gogh and His Inspirations at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In this tour you’ll learn about the artists that inspired Van Gogh and how their influence shaped his own signature style.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-van-gogh-and-his-inspirations-15.

    October 23 –  “Koe Wetzel” at The Senate.  Enjoy an evening of good country music by this talented artist!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/koe-wetzel.

    October 23 –  “Alison Krauss” at the Township Auditorium.  You are sure to enjoy an evening of beautiful music by this wonderfully talented musical artist!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    October 24 –  Diwali Kick-Off Party at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Come out and celebrate the Indian festival of lights on the Boyd Plaza with DJ Lalit spinning Bollywood bhangra tunes with a dance tutorial at 6:30 pm, get a henna tattoo, create a traditional rangoli design with colored powder, try your luck at teen patti, and/or paint your own diya, grab a snack from 2Gingers, and visit USC’s Indian Student Organization and learn how to write your name in various Indian languages, and learn the meaning behind the holiday.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/diwali-kick-party.

    October 24 –  “Badflower” at The Senate.  Enjoy an evening of great rock music with this talented group!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/badflower.

    October 25 –  “Cooper Greer” at the Skyline Club.  Spend an evening enjoying country music by this talented country artist!  For more information call (803) 995-5220 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/670345673476142/.

    October 25 –  Tyke Hikes – It’s Fall at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Kids ages 2 to 5 and their adult companion will see what is growing in the fall garden and what is living there.  For more information call (803) 799-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    October 25 –  Halloween Zumbathon for Meals on Wheels at Seven Oaks Park.  Dress up in your favorite costume and enjoy some fun dancing with some of the best Zumba instructors in the area!  For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/halloween-zumbathon%C2%AE-meals-wheels.

    October 25 –  Halloween at the Park at Crooked Creek Park.  Bring your kids out for a trick-or-treat event on the Park trail and then take them inside for more fun with carnival games, prizes, a costume contest, a SCREAM contest, and more!  For more information call (803) 3345-6181 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/halloween-park-0.

    October 25 –  A Free Times Halloween at 1208 Washington Street.  Put on your favorite Halloween costume and enjoy dueling DJ’s, an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a fun costume contest.  Enjoy dressing up and or more information visit www.free-times.com/halloween.

    October 25 –  Enter the Hellfire Caves with “Solemn Shapes”, “Expugnantis”, & “Devil’s Playground” in the Space Hall of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Just for your Halloween experience the deep, the dark, the creepy from your imagination!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/enter-the-hellfire-caves/.

    October 25 –  Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This producer recorded television 24 hours a day for 30 years has taken her compilation of recordings to create a documentary on how the past has shaped our world today. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://indiegrits.org/recorder-the-marion-stokes-project/.

    October 25 –  “Tre’Sounds Band Live! The Toni Braxton Tribute” at Chayz Lounge.  Having sold out previous show, don’t miss the chance to see this talented jazz group!  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tresounds-band-live-the-toni-braxton-tribute-tickets-74619154901.

    October 25 – Spooky Halloween Bash with “Villanova” and “The Terrance Young Project” at The Senate.  Put on your favorite Halloween attire and enjoy an evening of music with these great group!. For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/spooky-halloween-bash.

    October 25 –  “J. Anthony Brown & Friends & Friends” with Special Guests George Wallace, Kier “Junior” Spates, Sherri Shepherd, & Mahoganie Brown at the Township Auditorium.  You enjoy an evening filled with laughter with these entertaining comedians!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    October 25 – 26 –  “Dracula Ballet with a Bite” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  This long standing production is back again for another great seasonal performance you won’t want to miss!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=763.

    October 25 – 26 –  Nephew Tommy at the Comedy House.  You’ll enjoy an evening of fun and laughter with this entertaining comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    October 25 – 27 –  Encore EXTREME Convention and Competition at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  This weekend will include master classes and dance competitions which will include solos, Mister and Miss, as well as duo, trio, and group competitions.  For more information visit https://www.encoreextreme.com/.

    October 25 – November 3 –  “The Mousetrap” at the Village Square Theatre.  When a group of strangers become stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm with a murderer with two people already murdered when a policeman on skis appears and works to solve the mystery. For more information call (803) 359-1436 or visit http://villagesquaretheatre.com/season.html.

    October 25 – November 9 –  “Much Ado About Nothing” at the Longstreet Theatre.  This Shakespeare comedy is a “battle of the sexes” is filled with “adventure, romance, and unwavering wit” so make your plans now to see this great production!  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/theatre/about/theatre_news/2019/muchado.php.

    October 25 – November 10 –  “Into the Woods” at the Town Theatre.  This fun story pulls in characters from other tales, all who present their wish for a “happily ever after” ending, but learn that sometimes what you wish for can come with disastrous results.  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit https://towntheatre.com/into-the-woods/.

    October 26 –  Nationwide Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Segra Park.  This is a horrible disease that takes away the ones we love even though they are still with us, so be sure to sign up to be a part of this fund raising event to help educate others about this devastating disease and to help raise money to find a cure!  For more information send an email to midora@bellsouth.net or visit https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2019/SC-SouthCarolina?fr_id=12389&pg=entry.

    October 26 –  Richland Library Friends and Foundation Book Sale at the Richland County Library on Lancewood Road.  Here is a chance to get some great books and a wonderful discount so come on our!  For more information call (803) 929-3436 or visit www.richlandlibrary.com.

    October 26 –  Biscuits & Bluegrass at Hunter Gatherer The Hangar.  Attendees will enjoy a Biscuit Bar prepared by the Spotted Salamander, with craft beer and mimosas by Hunter Gatherer Brewery, music by The Black Iron Gathering and The Dirty Don Golas, with raffles, a wine pull, a cornhole tournament with general admission attendees receiving a commemorative beer stein and two drink tokens for craft beer or mimosas, with all proceeds to benefit Senior Resources, so make your plans to attend today.  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biscuits-bluegrass-tickets-60715950041.

    October 26 –  Halloween Costume Contest with “Matt Tucker” at the Skyline Club.  You won’t want to miss this chance to win 1st place which is $1000 prize, and you’ll enjoy some great music in the process!  For more information call (803) 995-5220 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1125870740935885/.

    October 26 –  Korean Festival at the Korean Community Presbyterian Church.  You’ll get a taste of Korea with fun and entertaining dancing, martial arts, fashion, music, and tasty foods!  For more information visit https://koreanfestival.co/.

    October 26 –  Holistic Health Seminar at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  This event will include presentations by doctors, health coaches, nutritionists just to name a few, as well as a variety of vendor booths.  For more information call (803) 545-0181 or visit https://www.columbiaconventioncenter.com/holistic-health-seminar.

    October 26 –  Animal Protection League Benefit Auction at the Fireflies Club Lounge at Segra Park.  Enjoy an evening filled with valet parking, heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and a chance to bid on some wonderful items all to benefit the animals of the Animal Protection League.  For more information call (803) 603-5443 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/animal-protection-league-of-sc-annual-auction-tickets-68076790513.

    October 26 –  Family Fun Events: Miss Spider’s Tea Party at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Everyone who attends will learn more about spiders and other bugs, make a spidery cake, create a spider puppet, play games and enjoy a fun tea party!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    October 26 –  Wil O’ the Wisp at Saluda Shoals Park.  Bring the kids out for an evening of fun with train rides, s’mores, face painting, crafts, a mega maze, the Famous Pumpkin Show, animals from Carolina Wildlife Care, games, and candy, so bring the kids out for some safe and amazing fun!  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/will-o%E2%80%99-wisp.

    October 26 –  Play on the Plaza on the Boyd Plaza of the Columbia Museum of Art.  Bring the kids out and enjoy some creative time with them seeing what you can design with the big blue blocks.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/play-plaza-20.

    October 26 –  Gallery Tour: Van Gogh and His Inspirations at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In this tour you’ll learn about the artists that inspired Van Gogh and how their influence shaped his own signature style.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-van-gogh-and-his-inspirations-2.

    October 26 –  “Flatland Express” at the Haynes Bluegrass Center in Leesville.  Enjoy a Saturday evening with some great bluegrass by these talented musicians!  For more information send an email to haynesbluegrass@gmail.com or visit http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.

    October 26 –  “Brittany Turnipseed” at Chayz Lounge.  This champion of the Apollo Amateur Night will serenade you with a show filled with wonderful jazz and soul music!  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brittany-turnipseed-presents-an-evening-of-songs-tickets-73913570479.

    October 26 –  “Reggie Sullivan” at the Harbison Theatre.  This Columbia bassist is prepared to give you a great show you will certainly enjoy!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/reggie-sullivan.

    October 26 –  Jam Room Music Festival on Main Street in Columbia.  Included in this event are Waxahatchee, Ex Hex + John Moreland but there are quite a few more with a variety of food truck and beverage vendors on site.  For more information call (803) 787-6908 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/jam-room-music-festival/jam-room-music-festival-oct-26-2019-free/2341952879231324/.

    October 26 –  “The Yacht Rock Revue” at The Senate.  If you love the music of the late ‘70’s and early ‘80’s, you’ll certainly enjoy this show!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/yacht-rock-revue.

    October 26 –  Fall Nature Walk at Sesquicentennial State Park.  You’ll enjoy a half-mile walk along the Jackson Creek Nature Trail while learning about the myriad of plants and animals that live in the park and learn what is so special about the delicate ecosystem of this unique Park.  For more information call (803) 788-8332 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003262.

    October 27 –  Columbia City of Women Walking Tour at the South Carolina Monument to Women of the Confederacy on the South Carolina State House grounds.  You’ll learn about the significant women of the area who have blazed trails in healthcare, education, economic opportunity, safety and freedom from violence, civic engagement and arts and culture.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-10/columbia-city-women-guided-walking-and-bus-tour-0.

    October 27 – Gallery Tour: Carolina in the Collection at the Columbia Museum of Art.  On this tour you’ll enjoy works by native Carolina artists and works that adorned homes of those living in South Carolina.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-carolina-collection-14.

    October 27 –  Focal Points: In the Cards at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Take a tour with docent and seeker John Tomashek as he guides you on a tour of mysticism in art.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/focal-points-cards.

    October 27 –  “Shoelaces” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This challenging story tells of an aging father who abandoned his special needs son when he was a child, but is now in need of a kidney transplant and his son wants to donate one, but is told by the transplant committee he isn’t capable of making that decision himself.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/shoelaces/.

    October 27 –  “The Keeper” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This true story of a German soldier and prisoner of war who in a period of post-war protest becomes a football goalkeeper and icon in the sport who struggles to with acceptance by for being seen as “the enemy”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/the-keeper/.

    October 27 –  “A Night at the Symphony with Orchestra Noir” at the Harbison Theatre.  This renowned African American orchestra is prepared to show you their amazing talented for what is certain to be an amazing night of chamber music!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/night-symphony-orchestra-noir.

    October 28 –  Zoo Homeschool: Take to the Skies! At Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Kids ages 5 to 12 will take an avian adventure where they’ll explore the adaptations that allow birds to take flight.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    October 29 –  Artbreak: Van Gogh to the Countryside at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Take a walk with USC history profession, Carol Harrison, and learn how 19th century French artists idealized rural society.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/artbreak-van-gogh-countryside.

    October 29 – Focal Points: Please Be Seated at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Learn how seating figures in to the galleries, whether in seated portraits or industrial designed chairs.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/focal-points-please-be-seated.

    October 29 –  Historic Columbia Trunk or Treat at the Robert Mills House and Garden.  Community members and organizations will have their trunks decorated and filled with treats while the kids have the chance to tri-or-treat in a safe and fun environment, with awards and prizes for the best costume and the best decorated trunk!  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 26 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-10/trunk-or-treat.

    October 29 –  “Latter Day Jew” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This documentary is the story of a former gay Mormon who converts to Judaism, has survived cancer, and is a comedian and writer in search of his spiritual path and is preparing for his Bar Mitzvah.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/latter-day-jew/.

    October 29 –  “Hocus Pocus” at the Harbison Theatre.  Just in time for Halloween, come out and enjoy this fun show that will be shown on the Theatre’s big screen!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/hocus-pocus.

    October 29 –  Boyd Plaza Sonatas with the South Carolina Philharmonic on the Boyd Plaza of the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll enjoy a free concert performed by the brass ensemble performing three 45 minute sets with food and spirits available on site.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/boyd-plaza-sonatas-south-carolina-philharmonic-1.

    October 29 –  “Helmet” at The Senate.  If you like heavy metal, you won’t want to miss seeing this band!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/helmet.

    October 29 –  University of South Carolina Symphony presents “Bohemian Rhapsody” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  You’ll enjoy a fun and entertaining performance by the wonderful USC Symphony!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=766.

    October 30 –  “B. Simone” at the Comedy House.  Take a mid-week break to enjoy some fun and laughter with this entertaining comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    October 30 –  “Suspiria” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This 1977 Agento horror classic tells the story of an aspiring dancer who is a Mennonite who finds out the hidden dark and horrifying secrets of the dance company she is involved with. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/suspiria/.

    October 30 –  “The Maine” at The Senate.  You’ll enjoy a mid-week break with this fun and talented pop Rock band!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/the-maine.

    October 31 –  Fun for Kids Halloween at the Skyline Club.  Just for the kids, there will be bounce houses, face painting and free giveaways!  For more information call (803) 995-5220 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/389837618617899/.

    October 31 –  Halloween Hoopla at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Kids will enjoy a fun and entertaining evening of spooky fun!  For more information visit https://edventure.org/columbia/calendar?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjajU0Yu65AIVF6SzCh32hwB3EAAYASAAEgLQVvD_BwE#utm_source=sem&utm_medium=sem&utm_campaign=sem.

    October 31 –  Trick or Treat with Town at the Town Theatre.  Enjoy a viewing of Into the Wood, but wear your favorite costume with bonus points if you dress up like one of the characters, and enjoy a chance to win one of the cash prizes, with beer and wine available for purchase at this showing.  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit http://towntheatre.com/special-events/.

    October 31 –  Spooktacular Halloween Party at the Dutch Square Mall.  Here is a chance for you to take your kids out trick or treating in a safe and fun environment!  For more information visit https://www.carolinapanorama.com/lifestyles/entertainment/city-of-columbia-s-spooktacular-halloween-party/article_b42cf32c-e042-11e9-a865-abf0247054ac.html.

    October 31 –  “The Blair Witch Project” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  In its 20th year of production, here is a chance to see the story of three film students in search of documentary footage of the Blair Witch in this perfect for Halloween production!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/the-blair-witch-project/.

    October 31 –  “Tucker Beathard” at The Senate.  This young upcoming talented country artist will certainly provide you with an evening of great music!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/tucker-beathard.

    November 1 –  Knee-High Naturalists: Sea Turtles at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  You little ones ages 2 to 5 and their adult companion will learn about the life of sea turtles, how old they really are, and their life in the sea and the short time they spend on land.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    November 1 –  Bubble Q at City Roots.  Come out for a barbecue and champagne party with barbecue cooked by several different chefs and paired with over 30 different champagnes from around the world, with champagne tasting and live music.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/11/1/bubble-q.

    November 1 –  2019 Trustus Living Legend at City Art in the Vista.  If you are a Trustus Theatre fan, come on our and honor Trustus co-founder Kay Thigpen.  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/2019-trustus-living-legend/.

    November 1 –  “Hippocampus” at The Senate.  An indie rock band from Minnesota, you’ll sure to enjoy these talented musicians!   For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/hippo-campus.

    November 1 – 2 –  USC Dance Company Fall Concert at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Come out and see what the Dance Company has in store for you that showcases their amazing talent!  For more information visit https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/calendar/dance/index.php?trumbaEmbed=view%253devent%2526eventid%253d364533587#/?i=1.

    November 1 – 3 –  Home and Garden Show at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  If you are looking to make some changes to your home and/or garden this fall, this is the place to go to meet with a variety of vendors and professionals to get advice or obtain their assistance with your project.  For more information visit https://columbiahomeandgardenshow.com/.

    November 1 – 3 –  “Shawty – What My Name Is?” at the Comedy House.  Back again to provide you with more laughter so make your plans now to see him!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    November 1 – 10 –  “The Realistic Joneses” at the Cottingham Theater of Columbia College.  Presented by the Workshop Theatre, you’ll meet two couples, both with the last name of Jones and who have almost identical houses, who find themselves intertwined by fantasy and reality.   For more information call (803) 799-6551 or visit https://www.workshoptheatre.com/realistic-joneses.html.

    November 2 –  Play on the Plaza with Palmetto Luna for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on the Boyd Plaza of the Columbia Museum of Art.  Celebrating this Mexican tradition, there will be live music, traditional Mexican folk dances, arts and crafts, a Skeleton’s Promenade, and other cultural activities, as well as the chance to play and create with the big blue blocks!  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/play-plaza-palmetto-luna-dia-de-los-muertos-day-dead.

    November 2 –  Gallery Tour: Van Gogh and His Inspirations at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In this tour you’ll learn about the artists that inspired Van Gogh and how their influence shaped his own signature style.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-van-gogh-and-his-inspirations-3.

    November 2 –  Focal Points: Calling all Saints at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In honor of All Saints Day you’ll enjoy a tour that focuses on religious figures in the Museum’s collection.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/focal-points-calling-all-saints.

    November 2 –  Bat’s: Nature’s Pest Control at Wingard’s Market.  At this time of years, bats are portrayed as scary creatures, but they really are good for us all as they eliminate many nighttime insects, including mosquitoes, so come learn why they are important, how to attract them, and why their populations are in danger!  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/bats-natures-pest-control-workshop-nov-2/.

    November 2 –  Breathe Easier with Indoor Plants at Wingard’s Market.  Brighten up your indoor environment with beautiful plants, learn how they are beneficial to indoor air quality, and learn how to properly care for them.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/breathe-easier-with-indoor-plants/.

    November 2 –  Pumpkin Smash at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.  Here is a chance to see some of the animals interact with pumpkins, including mammals, reptiles, birds, and even fish with smashing taking place at various places around the Park.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    November 2 –  Food Truck Jamboree at the Jamile Temple.   Spend a Saturday enjoying tasty food from a variety of food truck vendors, beer, live entertainment, and kids activities.  For more information call (803) 772-0737 or visit http://www.jamilshriners.com/.

    November 2 –  Lexington Munching on Main parking at Private Property Courtyard.  Two Gals and a Fork Food Tours will take you on a tastings tour of 5 local bars and restaurants that will fill you with delicious food and also provide with a history of the downtown Lexington area.  For more information visit http://www.twogalsfoodtours.com/lexington-tours.html.

    November 2 –  Lang Owen Album Release – Birthday Bash at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Celebrate this amazing artists 60th birthday and his newly released CD with the chance to hear him perform it live!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/lang-owen-album-release-birthday-bash/.

    November 2 –  “Beth Inabinett” at Chayz Lounge.  You’ll spend your evening enjoying soul and jazz with this talented performer!  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beth-inabinett-presents-an-evening-of-jazz-soul-smooth-grooves-tickets-75776855615.

    November 2 –  “Of Montreal” at The Senate.  This indie pop rock band from Athens is prepared to show you this unique talent.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/of-montreal.

    November 2 –  “Gospel Truth Trio” and “Harper Brothers” at the Midland Gospel Singing Center in Gilbert.  Spend your evening enjoying beautiful gospel music by these wonderful groups.  For more information call (803) 719-1289 or visit https://midgsc.com/concerts.

    November 2 –  Kids Hiking 101 at Sesquicentennial State Park.  This program for those 7 years and older will help attendees learn how to prepare for a hike, what to bring and “how to leave no trace” in the outdoors followed by a hike through the park.  For more information call (803) 788-2706 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004953.

    November 2 – 3-  Repticon at the Jamile Shrine Temple.  You may or not be in the market for a new pet, but either way, it’s fun to see the various critters for sale and you will surely have a chance to break your fear of snakes, as most of them aren’t harmful, so stop in after your visit to the Food Truck Jamboree.  For more information visit https://repticon.com/south-carolina/columbia/.

    November 3 –  Lexington County Veterans Day Parade in downtown Lexington.  Come out and honor our local National Guard and other military service men and women as well as our veterans!  For more information call (803) 785-1454 or visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/lexington-county-veterans-day-parade.

    November 3 –  Sunday Shorts: Student Film Competition Showcase at the Nickelodeon Theater.  You’ll enjoy films produced by middle, high, and college students based on the theme of Lovingkindness as defined as “loving your neighbor as yourself”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/2018-student-short-film-competition-showcase/.

    November 3 –  Poetry Summit with Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Ashley M. Jones at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll enjoy a series of workshops in which each poet will help to broaden the relationship attendees can have with visual art, followed by readings by each poet and a reception that will include book signings. For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/poetry-summit-nickole-brown-jessica-jacobs-and-ashley-m-jones.

    November 3 –  Poetry Readings by Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Ashley M. Jones on the Boys Plaza of the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll enjoy readings by each of the award winning and national acclaimed poets which will be followed by a reception and book signing. For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/poetry-reading-boyd-plaza-nickole-brown-jessica-jacobs-and-ashley-m-jones.

    November 3 –  Behind the Collection at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll learn the story behind the art, about the lives that shaped the artists view, what led the Museum to acquire it, and what it takes to preserve the works long term. For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-behind-collection-17.

    November 3 –  Palladium Fall Tour – Columbia Modern at a to be determined location in Columbia.  Celebrate the areas mid-modern architecture with a chance to tour several private residents with an after party at the Hunter Gatherer Brewery at the Hangar.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 ext. 12 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-11/palladium-fall-tour-columbia-modern.

    November 3 –  “Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story behind the story of the creation of the film, Fiddler on the Roof.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/fiddler-miracle-of-miracles/.

    November 3 –  “John Crist” at Township Auditorium. When you are looking for some good clean laughter, this Christian Comedian will certainly tickle your funny bone!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    November 4 –  An Evening with the Curator at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll get an exclusive after-hours tour of the Van Gogh and His Inspirations exhibit and gain invaluable insight in to who designed the exhibit. For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/evening-curator-0.

    November 4 –  “Superman: The Movie” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This free showing is for all of your Superman fans out there so make your plans now to attend!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/superman-the-movie-1978/.

    November 5 –  Van Gogh to the Movies: Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This film based on the filmmaker’s dreams consists of eight vignettes with one being a tribute to Van Gogh.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/van-gogh-movies-akira-kurosawas-dreams.

    November 5 –  “The Reports on Sarah and Saleem” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a married Pakistani male and a married Israeli female who are caught in the wrong place and time, and stand to suffer the consequences.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/the-reports-of-sarah-and-saleem/.

    November 5 – December 10 – Art Class: 2D Portfolio Building for Teens at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This once a week class will teach students ages 13 to 18 how to create a 2D portfolio.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/art-class-2d-portfolio-building-teens.

     

     

     

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