Activities in the Midlands Area – October 2, 2019 – October 22, 2019

    ACTIVITIES IN THE MIDLANDS AREA

    Wednesday October 2, 2019 through Tuesday October 22, 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.

    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 5 –  SC Pride Week at a variety of locations around Columbia.  You’ll enjoy talks, films, a parade, street party, concerts, and more!  For more information visit https://scpride.org/prideweek/.

    Through October 6 –  “Oliver” at On-Stage Productions.  This is an award winning production based on the Charles Dickinson novel about a 9 year old orphan boy who falls in with “street-urchin pickpockets” and you won’t want to miss the chance to see it performed by some of our own wonderfully talented actors and actresses.   For more information call (803) 351-6751 or visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=4&p=2.

    Through October 6 –  “She Loves Me” at the Cottingham Theatre of Columbia College.  Presented by the Workshop Theatre performers in this production about two feuding perfume clerks that have no idea they are in love so come out and enjoy this fun and entertaining show.  For more information call (803) 799-6551 or visit https://www.workshoptheatre.com/she-loves-me.html.

    Through October 6 –  “A Nice Family Gathering” at the Firehouse Theatre of the American Legion Post 193 in Chapin.  Performed by the Chapin Theatre, you will not want to miss this great story of a Patriarch who has died and never told his wife of 41 years of marriage that he loves her, so he decides to come back as a ghost for the family Thanksgiving dinner to tell her only to find she has invited a date.  For more information call (803) 240-8544 or visit https://www.chapintheatre.org/2019/season.html.

    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 –  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 –  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 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 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 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 2 –  Gladys’ Gang Toddler Edition: Winging It at the Columbia Museum of Art.  The topic of focus is wings that include those on animals and insects, as well as those on objects such as airplanes, with a chance for the little ones 2 to 3 years old to create wings of their own and use movement and play to explore art!  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gladys-gang-toddler-edition-winging-it.

    October 2 –  Lawncare 101 at Wingard’s Market.  Learn a simple 4 step process to caring for your lawn.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/lawn-care-101-wed/.

    October 2 –  “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Two Elite Manhattan drag queens secure the chance to participate in the National competition in Los Angeles and meet up with a drag novice who was a loser of the competition, but who are charmed enough they decide to take her under their wing and head on a road trip to California.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/to-wong-foo-thanks-for-everything-julie-newmar/.

    October 2 – 6 –  “Doo Doo Brown” at the Comedy House.  Back again to give you another show filled with laughter!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    October 2 – 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.

    October 3 –  Focal Points: Proud Perspectives at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In this tour, Docent John Tomasheck will explore themes of sexuality and gender through art.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/focal-points-proud-perspectives-2.

    October 3 –  Storytime in the Garden at the Hampton-Preston Gardens.  Children will enjoy stories and songs as well as learn some historic children’s games in the beautiful gardens.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-10/storytime-gardens.

    October 3 –  “Brian Justin Crum” at the Harbison Theatre.  As you may have seen on America’s Got Talent, this is one fabulous singer and you won’t want to miss the chance to see him live!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/brian-justin-crum.

    October 3 –  “Big Time Band” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  This group of talented musicians that can play songs from a wide variety of genres will help you unwind after your work day!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    October 3 –  “Perpetual Groove” with “tomatoband” at The Senate.  Spend your evening enjoying some soulful groove sounds by these talented groups.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/perpetual-groove.

    October 3 –  “The Carl Payne Big Band” at Chayz Lounge.  Specializing in music from the big band swing era, you are sure to enjoy an evening of amazing music!  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://carlpaynebigband.eventbrite.com/.

    October 3 – 5 –  Cola Comedy Con at a variety of locations in the area.  Who doesn’t like a good laugh, so here is your chance with over 30 stand-up comedians including headliners Doug Stanhope, Brian Posehn, Dusty Slay, & Carmen Morales.  For more information visit https://www.sodacitystandup.com/cola-comedy-con.

    October 3 – 6 –  “Stories of Dislocation” at The Center for Performance Experience on Devine Street. This play written by Professor Robyn Hunt consists of interviews conducted with immigrants who share their story of migration, loss, and the discoveries of a new country.  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/theatre/productions/center_for_performance_experiment/index.php.

    October 3 – 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/.

    October 3 – 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.

    October 4 –  SJN Blessing of the Animals at St. John Neumann Catholic School.  Bring your pet out for a blessing by the priests of the church.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/785495371864325/.

    October 4 –  “The Get Right Band” at the West Columbia Amphitheater.  Enjoy a fun outdoor concert on the River to end your work week with this talented group.  For more information visit https://www.cwcchamber.com/rhythm-on-the-river-concert.html.

    October 4 –  Homeschool Friday: The State Fair in South Carolina at the Robert Mills Carriage House.  Children will learn about the history of agriculture and state fairs in this 150th year of the South Carolina State Fair.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 26 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-10/homeschool-friday-state-fair-south-carolina.

    October 4 –  Little Learners Homeschool: Birds of Prey at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Your little ones 2 to 5 years old and their adult companion will learn about a variety of Birds of Prey and what makes them special.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    October 4 –  Knee-High Naturalist: Birds of Prey at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Your little ones 2 to 5 years old and their adult companion will learn about a variety of Birds of Prey and what makes them special.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    October 4 –  The Great American Whiskey Fair at 701 Whaley.  With over 100 distilleries and bottlers presenting 500 different whiskeys, bourbons, and ryes, with tastings and the chance to chat up the owners and distillers, and LowCo BBQ will be on hand to keep your stomachs full.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit https://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/10/4/the-great-american-whiskey-fair-2019.

    October 4 –  “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  The townspeople of Bad City in Iran are unaware of a lonesome vampire in their midst.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/a-girl-walks-home-alone-at-night/.

    October 4 –  “Who’s Bad – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience” at The Senate.  Spend an evening enjoying all of your favorite Michael Jackson songs by this talented tribute band.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/who-s-bad-the-ultimate-michael-jackson-experienc.

    October 4 –  “Dejavu Live: A Night of Soulful Grooves” at Chayz Lounge.  You’ll enjoy an evening of classic soul with a twist of jazz with this talented group.  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dejavu-band-live-a-night-of-soulful-grooves-tickets-69381787795.

    October 4 –  “The Truth About Black Men” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  James Monroe is about to marry his high school sweetheart, but when James’s best friend plans a “bachelor party of all bachelor parties” things take a turn for the worse when secrets are revealed, tempers flare, and painful memories resurface leaving James and his bride-to-be to wonder if love is truly enough.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=708.

    October 4 – 5 –  Congaree Swamp Fest at the Historic Harriett Barber House & Grounds in Hopkins and the Congaree National Park.  Friday night will be a BBQ Blues & Soul event at the Harriett Barber House with live music including Glenn Jones and Ann Nesby, with food and drink vendors on site followed by a Family Fun Day on Saturday that will also include live music to include Vive Band and Khryz Henry with free shuttles to the National Park.  For more information call (803) 261-5596 or visit https://www.congareeswampfest.com/.

    October 4 – 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/.

    October 5 –  Holiday Market at the Lexington United Methodist Church.  Come on out and get started early on that holiday shopping list with 35 local artisans, baked goods, and BBQ chicken dinners you can eat there or take home with you. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2388464201407083/.

    October 5 –  Chapin Fall Art Festival at the Chapin Downtown Farmers Market.  You’ll enjoy live music and over 25 vendors providing art, as well as items from farmers and growers.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/505435983522765/.

    October 5 –  South Carolina Famously Hot Pride Festival on Main Street in downtown Columbia.  You’ll enjoy a day filled with entertainment of all sorts including entertainment by Sheena Easton, Deborah Cox, and Jessie Keith Whitley.  For more information visit https://scpride.org/festival/.

    October 5 –  Blessing of the Animals at the Topgolf Swing Suite & the Grand on Main.  Bring your pet out for a blessing by Pastor Patricia Parrish.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/topgolf-swing-suite-the-grand-on-main/blessing-of-the-animals/674986816354300/.

    October 5 –  Oktoberfest at Doko Meadows Park in Blythewood.  Enjoy some fun in the outdoors with fun German music by The Steubenville Tootlers and Asheville Mountain Top Polka Band as well as a biergarten, German food, an Almabtrieb Cow Parade, Cow Patty Bingo, contests and more!  For more information send an email to info@blythewoodchamber.com or visit https://blythewoodoktoberfest.com.

    October 5 –  Rosewood Art & Music Festival centered between Rosewood Drive, South Holly, Burney Street and South Maple.  Spend a free day out enjoying visual art, poetry, live entertainment including JGBCB – the Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band and Chris Compton as well as food and lots of great fun for the entire family!  For more information visit http://rosewoodfestival.com/.

    October 5 –  Witch Please! A Halloween Launch Party at Bone-In BBQ.  You’ll enjoy a Halloween dress rehearsal party filled with holiday decorations, a late night menu and spooky fun!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2349614378407950/.

    October 5 –  Cayce Fall Fest at the Granby Gardens Park.  Spend the day enjoying this dog friendly event in the great outdoors with live entertainment, art and food vendors, games, dancing, hayrides, and more!  For more information call (803) 550-9520 or visit https://caycesc.gov/files/fallfest2019.pdf.

    October 5 –  Canning Tomatoes Workshop at Wingard’s Market.  In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of water bath canning.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/canning-tomatoes-workshop/.

    October 5 –  Backyard Saturdays: Saluda Rudy Raccoon Appreciation Day at Saluda Shoals Park.  Here is a chance for kids through age 7 to enjoy the Park through nature related activities and including exploration focusing on the Raccoons that live in the area. For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/backyard-saturdays-saluda-rudy-raccoon-appreciation-day.

    October 5 –  Paws in the Park at Saluda Shoals Park.  Bring your 4-legged friends for a 1.5 mile hike with a stop at the splash pad for the Soggy Doggy Day event.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/paws-park-0.

    October 5 –  Soggy Doggie Day at Saluda Shoals Park.  Bring your beloved pooch out for some playtime on the splash pad with other water loving friends.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/soggy-doggy-day-0.

    October 5 –  Adult Garden Workshop: Botanical Candles at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Attendees will learn two different ways to use dried flowers to decorate candles and will get to take a candle home with them.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    October 5 –  Art Along the Trail at the Southend of Riverfront Park.  You’ll enjoy a day filled with visual and performing arts with art forms including pottery, wood turning, and painting.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/calendar/3723.

    October 5 –  Gallery Tour: Van Gogh and His Inspirations at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In this tour you’ll learn a little about how Van Gogh became the famous artist he is known for today.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-van-gogh-and-his-inspirations.

    October 5 –  Getting to Know Van Gogh with Will South at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll gain yet more insight into what led this amazing artist to become so well known!  For more information call (803)( 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/getting-know-van-gogh-will-south.

    October 5 –  “Jazz with Noel Freidline” at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Included in this performance is Columbia’s own Pete Neighbour, a highly acclaimed jazz clarinetist. For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/baker-baker-presents-jazz-noel-freidline.

    October 5 –  Play on the Plaza at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Here is another chance to stop by the Plaza to enjoy some family fun using your imagination and creativity!  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/play-plaza-17.

    October 5 –  Science on Tap at the Hunter-Gatherer Brewery and Ale House.  You’ll have a chance to meet with Museum staff and members of the Midlands Astronomy Club where you can learn more about our universe and participate in telescope viewing of the moon if weather permits.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/2019-10/.

    October 5 –  Saturday in Oz at the South Carolina State Museum.  This special Saturday feature will include a viewing of the 4-D show and a chance to meet the Oz characters!  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/2019-10/.

    October 5 –  “Parmalee” at the Skyline Club.  You’ll enjoy an evening of great music with this talented group and food trucks.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/skylineclub803/photos/a.814036732075691/1807945062684848/?type=1&theater.

    October 5 –  “The Sheltons” and “Pine Ridge Boys” at the Midlands Gospel Center in Gilbert.  You’ll enjoy a tasty cube steak supper followed by some wonderful Gospel music!  For more information visit https://midgsc.com/concerts.

    October 5 –  SC Pride’s Aftermath Party at The Senate.  You’ll enjoy music by Phoenix, Kimora Blac, Detox, Roxxxy Andrews, and Mariah Balenciaga so come out and enjoy the party.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/sc-pride-s-aftermath-party.

    October 5 –  “William Green Live” at Chayz Lounge.  Spend an evening enjoying some jazzy soul with this talented musical artist!  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/william-green-live-an-evening-of-jazzy-soul-tickets-72014123181.

    October 5 –  Fur Ball Moonlight Gala at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  You will not want to miss the fun that the Pawmetto Lifeline staff have prepared for you in this, their signature fundraising event!  For more information call (803) 545-0181 or visit https://secure3.convio.net/ppet/site/Ecommerce/1661290448?VIEW_PRODUCT=true&product_id=1821&store_id=1101.

    October 5 – 6 –  Midlands Chili Cook-Off at Seven Oaks Park.  Here is a chance for you to enter your favorite recipe or just come out and enjoy tasting some of the best chili ever with proceeds to benefit the ICRC Youth Athletic Scholarship Fun, the ICRC Meals on Wheels Program, and the S.C. National Guard Foundation!  For more information call (803) 213-1195 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/midlands-chili-cook.

    October 5 – 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/.

    October 5 – 6 –  Midlands Chili Cook-Off at Seven Oaks Park.  You can sign up to participate or just makes plans to attend this fun and tasty event with proceeds to benefit ICRC’s Meals on Wheels, the Youth Athletic Scholarship Fun, and the SC National Guard Foundation!  For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/midlands-chili-cook-0.

    October 6 –  Pets Are a Blessing Fest at the Town Center at Lake Carolina.  In celebration of the blessing of our pets, bring them out for some fun with an annual blessing and remembrance, a visit by Carolina Heat K-9 providing a demonstration, Richland County Sheriff K-9, Dog Eared Korner, Palmetto Lifeline, and Philly Phellows Food Truck.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2382427908683315/.

    October 6 –  Blessing of the Animals at the Northeast United Methodist Church.  Bring your pet out for a blessing and visit the Pumpkin Patch on your visit.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/465341170722898/.

    October 6 –  Sensory Sunday at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Here is a chance for your children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other Sensory Disorders to enjoy an hour of the Museum in a safe and accepting environment with hands-on and interactive activities.   For more information visit https://www.edventure.org/columbia/calendar.

    October 6 –  The Classical Arts of India at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You won’t want to miss this fabulous event presented by the Mrudani School of the Performing Arts which will provide you with a formal performance to include Indian classical dance and Indian classical flute.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/mrudani-school-performing-arts-presents-classical-arts-india.

    October 6 –  Carolina in the Collection at the Columbia Museum of Art.  You’ll have a chance to learn more about the wonderful works in the collection created by those from South Carolina as well as pieces owned by those who resided in the State.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-carolina-collection-13.

    October 6 –  An Intimate Experience with “Terrance Young” at Chayz Lounge.  Your evening will be filled with a little jazz and a little R&B with this very talented musician!  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intimate-encounter-with-terence-young-tickets-67460364767.

    October 6 –  “Styx” at the Township Auditorium.   Here is a chance to take a journey back to the past with this great 70’s band with some great VIP packages available, one that gives you the chance to meet them in person!   For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    October 6 –  “Wrestle Force” at the Skyline Club.  If you enjoy wrestling, you’ll certainly enjoy this event!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/707488633100793/.

    October 8 –  “This Changes Everything” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This documentary tells the story of the entertainment industries worst dilemmas – the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of women with empirical evidence and forces that led to gender discrimination reinforcing disparity in our culture.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/this-changes-everything/.

    October 8 –  Tuesday in Oz at the South Carolina State Museum.  Explore the Museum after hours with a special planetarium show, 4-D theatre show and night sky viewing.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/2019-10/.

    October 8 –  Accessibility Night at the South Carolina State Museum.  This is the time for those with unique and special needs and their family members to come out and enjoy the Museum in a safe environment.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/2019-10/.

    October 9 –  Van Gogh and His Inspirations at the Columbia Museum of Art.  How did this incredible artists become the artist we know him to be through insights from one of the trained Museum docents.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-van-gogh-and-his-inspirations-14.

    October 9 –  Evening for Educators at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Educators from all across the State are invited to the Museum for an evening of art, wine, and nibbles as they enjoy a tour of the new exhibits with a presentation by the Chief Curator on Van Gogh and his place in history before viewing the exhibit on display.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/evening-educators-0.

    October 9 –  “The Chambermaid” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a young chambermaid who works at a luxurious hotel and dreams of a better life for herself.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/the-chambermaid/.

    October 9 –  “Miranda Sings” at the Township Auditorium.  With over 20 million followers on social media and over 2 billion hits on YouTube, you won’t want to miss this talented actor, comedian, vocalist, writer, and producer!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    October 9 – 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/.

    October 10 –  Wine Down Thursday: Carve You Own Succulent Pumpkin at Wingard’s Market.  Spend a relaxing evening enjoying wine while learning how to use a pumpkin to make a beautiful succulent garden.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/wine-down-thursday-make-your-own-succulent-pumpkin-oct-10/.

    October 10 –  Veterans Resource Fair at the Lexington VFW Post.  This event is open to employers and resource providers on a first come first serve basis to participate as a vendor and is free for all attendees. For more information call (803) 299-2911 or visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/vfw-post-8738-veteran-s-resource-fair.

    October 10 –  “Gin Blossoms” at The Senate.  This is a favorite 80’s band that’s visited the area several times and you’ll want to be sure to catch them!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/gin-blossoms.

    October 10 –  Spirits Alive! At Elmwood Cemetery.  You’ll take a spooky moonlight tour of this old cemetery with costumed guides, snacks, and other Halloween activities.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-10/spirits-alive.

    October 10 –  Witch’s Night Out at Deceased Farm.  This event just for “witches” is a fundraiser for Sistercare and will include hors d’oeuvres, beverages including brews from the Krafty Draft Brew Pub, and early and unlimited admission to both haunting attractions so put on your costume and your hat and come out for a fun evening.  For more information visit http://www.deceasedfarm.com/schedule.html.

    October 10 – 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.

    October 11 –  Nature Art: Suncatching Windchimes at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Children ages 2 to 5 will make something that will catch the sun and create music in your garden when the wind blows!  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/.

    October 11 – Overnight in Oz at the South Carolina State Museum.  Here is a chance for the entire family to enjoy an overnight experience in the Museum with Oz related activities including the 4-D experience and planetarium show, take a special Ghost Tour, make and melt a wicked witch, and more with a pizza dinner and a continental breakfast that will include coffee!  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/museum-of-oz/overnight-in-oz/.

    October 11 –  Nature at Night at Sesquicentennial State Park.  Here is a chance to explore the Park after dark and learn how to find the critters that inhabit life at night and the skills they need in order to survive.  For more information call (803) 788-2706 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/sesqui/programs-and-events#jump.

    October 11 –  “Southside Station” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  End your week with some great music with this multitalented group with proceeds to benefit the Jeff Chavis House!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    October 11 –  “Harlem 100 Featuring Mwenso & the Shakes” at the Harbison Theatre.  This production will take you on a journey to Harlem when legendary artists made Harlem the cultural center of the country with portrayal of the dancers and musicians that made the area famous.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/harlem-100-featuring-mwenso-shakes.

    October 11 –  ‘The Brothers of Soul Live in Concert” at Chayz Lounge.   Enjoy a night with the sounds of soul with brothers Brandon & Vince “Keyz” Stevens.  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-brothers-of-soul-live-in-concert-tickets-66833216951.

    October 11 –  “What So Not” at The Senate.  Spend an evening enjoying the great techno sounds by this talented creator!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/what-so-not.

    October 11 –  “Maddie Rean” at the Skyline Club.  You’ll enjoy some great country music with this incredibly talented artist!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/507636686468350/.

    October 11 – 12 –  I AM S.H.E. – Women’s Empowerment Summit at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  If you’ve been struggling with depression, hurt, abuse, and don’t know how to heal, this weekend is for you filled with speakers to inspire and encourage you to help you along the healing process!  For more information visit https://www.kadeshajenkinsministries.com/she-summit-columbia-sc.

    October 11 -13 –  Oktoberfest Columbia at Incarnation Lutheran Church.  Here is another opportunity to enjoy German music by Route 161 & Happy Wanderers, dancing, beer, authentic food including pastries, a kidz zone, so make your plans for a fun family day out! For more information visit http://www.oktoberfestcolumbia.com/.

    October 12 –  Touch-a-Truck at Saluda Shoals Park East.  Bring the whole family out to enjoy trucks, tractors, and large commercial vehicles and the individuals who drive them, with food on hand for purchase.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/touch-truck-0.

    October 12 –  Garden Workshop: Conifers and Broadleaf Evergreens for the Southern Garden at the Robert Mills Carriage House.  You’ll have a chance to tour the gardens of Historic Columbia focusing on the use of conifers and broadleaf evergreens in the landscapes with a propagation session following the tour.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-10/garden-workshop-conifers-broadleaf-evergreens-southern-garden.

    October 12 –  Play on the Plaza at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Bring your children by the Museums Boyd Plaza to allow them to use their imagination and creativity using the big blue blocks and be sure to take them into 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 12 –  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 12 –  Much More Than a Drum Workshop at the Columbia Art Center.  This is the 3rd part in the series of learning other uses for a gourd and other natural materials to create a drum, rattle, or shaker.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/October%202019%20Web%20Sheet%201.pdf.

    October 12 –  Walk for Life & Famously Hot Pink Marathon, 5K, & 10K at Segra Park.  This chosen event by the 1st graders of St. John Neumann School will help provide funding for an additional 3D mammography unit at Prisma Health Breast Center at the Northeast Diagnostics Center, as well as educational materials, breast bears, and post-mastectomy camisoles so come out and support this wonderful event and be sure to wear your pink!  For more information visit http://events.palmettohealthfoundation.org/site/TR?fr_id=1160&pg=entry.

    October 12 –  October Festival for Special Needs & Families at the Village Green of Lake Carolina.  This Pumpkin Festival will include music, food, piñatas, and vendors, with a Special Fun 1 mile Bike Loop for kids 3 to 13 and those with Special Needs, with proceeds to benefit Abundant Life Equipment Lending Library. For more information visit http://www.lakecarolina.com/images/events19.pdf.

    October 12 –  Increase the Value of Your Home – Plant a Tree at Wingard’s Market.  If you’d like to increase the curb appeal of your yard, create more shade, or replace a dead tree, this workshop will help you find the tree perfect for you yard!  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/increase-the-value-of-your-home-plant-a-tree/.

    October 12 –  Newcomer’s Workshop at Wingard’s Market.  If you are new to South Carolina, this workshop will help you know what to plant and how to take care of what is already at your new home.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/newcomers-workshop/.

    October 12 –  Hops and Harvest Craft Beer Festival at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Come check out samples from many of the craft brewers in the Carolinas with live music by Ryan Trotti!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    October 12 –  “Visiones y Musica” by the South Carolina Philharmonic at the Koger Center for the Arts.  In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, you can start the evening with a free lecture by Morihiko’s pre-concert lecture, followed by a wonderful concert that will include stunning Photography of Mexico choreographed by Westwater Arts to Latin American Classics.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=822.

    October 12 –  “Bullet the Blue Sky: The U2 Tribute” at The Senate.  This amazing band will take you on a journey down memory lane, so make plans now to attend.  For more information call (803) 252-7372 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/bullet-the-blue-sky-u2-tribute.

    October 12 –  “Lake House” at the Tapp’s Art Center.  The perfect film for the Halloween season, you won’t want to miss it!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/lake-house-horror-film-showing/.

    October 12 –  Hillman Pajama Jam at the Tapp’s Art Center.  This event for those 25 years old and older will be a night filled with fun games, including spades and Hillman, with 90’s music videos playing in the background and live performances by local artists and contests to be announced, so grab your favorite PJ’s and grab your friends for an unforgettable evening of fun!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/hillman-pajama-jam/.

    October 12 –  “Thomas Fountain” at the Skyline Club.  Come out and enjoy some country music with this talented country artist as he presents music from his freshly cut CD.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/330077147935631/.

    October 12 –  “Dee Lucas Live in Concert” at Chayz Lounge.  You’ll enjoy an evening of great jazz music with this national recording artists and saxophonist and his band.  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.chayzlounge.com/shows.

    October 12 –  “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  In their second year at the Hogwarts Academy, Harry Potter and his friends face new challenges in hopes of uncovering the dark forces that terrorize their school.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/harry-potter-and-the-chamber-of-secrets/.

    October 12 – 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/.

    October 13 –  Columbia City of Women Guided Walking and Bus Tour at the S.C Monument to the Women of the Confederacy at the southern border of the State House grounds.  You’ll learn about the women trailblazers who enhance the field of education, health, economic opportunity, safety and freedom from violence, civic engagement, and arts and culture that have shaped the midlands region on a bus tour of significant places around the city.   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.

    October 13 –  Self-Care Sunday at the Boyd Plaza of the Columbia Museum of Art.  Every half-hour from 10 to 11:30 am you’ll enjoy relaxing mindful movement and yoga and at 1:00 pm, Docent Bauer Westeren will talk about “The Art of Balance, exploring light and dark, chaos and calm, and decadence and austerity in the art work on Boyd Plaza and in public places” with an open air market available after the presentation.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/self-care-sunday-0.

    October 13 –  Behind the Collection at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Learn a little about the history of the art: the materials used, the artists view, what leads to the acquiring of a piece for the Museum, and what it takes to care for the pieces for thousands of years to come. For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-behind-collection-16.

    October 13 –  The Write Around Series: Michele Reese and Curtis Derrick at the Columbia Museum of Art.  These two poets will share their new work that was inspired by art from the Museum.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/write-around-series-michele-reese-and-curtis-derrick.

    October 13 –  Wine & Food Festival at the Lake House at Lake Carolina.  This adult only event will include wine, beer, and other spirits, hors d’oeuvres, and fun entertainment with proceeds to benefit Children’s Charities of the Midlands.  For more information call (803) 736-5253 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2394244037509734/.

    October 13 –  “C.S. Lewis On-Stage: The Most Reluctant Convert” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Award winning actor Max McLean portrays the famous C.S. Lewis presenting his journey from “hard-boiled” atheist to “the most reluctant convert in all of England” in an exceptional and moving performance.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=771.

    October 14 –  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 14 –  Zoo Homeschool: Take to the Skies at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Children ages 5 to 12 will take an adventure exploring how birds have adapted in order to fly.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/.

    October 14 –  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 14 –  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 14 –  Salty: Teen Cooking Class at the Richland Library Northeast.  In this cooking class, teens 13 years old and under will bake cupcakes, ice them, and decorate them in their favorite Halloween designs.  For more information call (803) 736-6575 or visit https://www.richlandlibrary.com/event/2019-10-14/salty-teen-cooking-class.

    October 15 –  Focal Points: Temas en la Coleccion at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In Celebration of Hispanic Awareness Month, this bilingual tour covers the themes in the Museum collection.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/focal-points-temas-en-la-coleccion.

    October 15 –  Candle Maker: Halloween or Fall Soy Candle at Dave and Busters.  Here is a chance to make yourself a soy candle using essential oils and craft items or create one for someone special for the holidays.  For more information visit https://www.yaymaker.com/us/sc/columbia/23544/events/dave-and-busters/october-15/dave-and-busters-10-15-2019-10190093/.

    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 –  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 –  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 –  “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 headling 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 –  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 Columbias 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 –  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 –  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 –  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/.

     

     

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