Activities in the Midlands Area – September 18, 2019 – October 8, 2019

    ACTIVITIES IN THE MIDLANDS AREA

    Wednesday September 18, 2019 through Tuesday October 8, 2019

     

    Sundays –  Sensory Sunday at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  On Sundays one hour before opening, the museum will be open for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sensory processing difference’s to tour the museum and enjoy interactive, hands on activities.  For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/sensory-sunday/?for=04-17-2016.

    Second Sundays –  Stroll on Arsenal Hill at the Arsenal Hill Park Center on Lincoln Street with the tour beginning at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church on Calhoun Street.  Learn the significance of this neighborhood with its eclectic mix of architecture where the elites use to live during the war and African Americans lived through the 19th and 20th Centuries.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/second-sunday-stroll-arsenal-hill.

    Tuesdays –  Toddler Tuesdays at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.   Bring your toddler for seasonal art activities, music, and our sand tray exploration in the Early Learning Classroom.    For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/calendar/calendar.aspx.

    Tuesdays –  Second Shift Twosdays at the South Carolina State Museum.  The museum has extended hours with special after hours pricing.   For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/second-shift-twosdays/.

    Tuesdays through November 26 –  Sandhills Farmers Market at the Clemson University Sandhill Research and Education Center.  This wonderful market will offer you the opportunity to get fresh produce, freshly baked products, meat, fresh fish, eggs, butter, milk, cheese, honey, plants, and more!  For more information visit https://www.clemson.edu/cafls/research/sandhill/programs/farmers_market.html.

    First & Third Wednesdays –  Kids Cook at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Children 6 – 10 years old will have a unique experience taking participants on an exciting journey of culinary arts partaking in food preparation and meal creation, while learning about nutrition. For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/kids-cook-first-third-wednesdays/?for=04-20-2016.

    Thursdays –  City Roots Farmers Market at the City Roots Farm.  Here’s your chance to search for fresh local produce, fresh eggs, meats, cheese, and more, plus local music and food truck vendors!  For more information call (803) 254-2302 or visit http://www.cityroots.org/.

    First Thursdays –  First Thursdays on Main Street at the 1200-1700 block of Main Street in downtown Columbia.  The event lasts from 6 pm to 10 pm and is a collaboration of a number of vendors in the area.  For more information call (803) 988-1065 or visit http://firstthursdaysonmain.com/.

    Third Thursdays – Vista Nights offered by the Congaree Visit Guild in the Vista area of downtown Columbia.  This event is a collaboration of vendors offering extended hours and events such as wine and beer tastings, art classes, and more.  For more information call (803) 269-5946 or visit http://www.vistacolumbia.com/vistanights.aspx.

    Thursday Nights –  Young Adult Shag Dance at Bill’s Music Stop on Meeting Street.  Come early and learn how to shag and then dance the night away.  For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit http://www.billsmusicshop.com/calendar.html#.

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

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

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

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

    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 September 28 –  Market at Icehouse at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Here is a chance to purchase fresh local produce, purchase items made by local artisans, and more!  For more information call (803) 359-4164 or visit http://www.lexsc.com/307/The-Market-at-Icehouse.

    Saturdays Through December 28 –  Soda City Market on Main Street in downtown Columbia.  Shop for local and regional foods, crafts, hot coffee, cold fresh lemonade, and even cooked food.  For more information visit http://sodacitysc.com/.

    Through September 20 –  Apollo 50: Journey to the Moon at the South Carolina State Museum.  Celebrating 50 years since the first visit to the moon, you’ll learn more about the first Apollo mission, and the progress of those that followed that will include a life sized reproduction of an Apollo capsule.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/changing-exhibits/apollo-50-journey-to-the-moon/.

    Through September 21 –  Tot Trade Fall Sale Event at the Jamil Temple.  If you have items to sell or are in search of affordable items for your little ones, you won’t want to miss this chance to get items at a great bargain!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/381520635807578/?event_time_id=381520645807577.

    Through September 22 –  “Hello Dolly” at the Town Theatre.  One of America’s all-time favorite shows, you’ll want to be sure to see it!  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit https://towntheatre.com/hello-dolly/.

    Through September 22 –  “Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical” at the Columbia Children’s Theatre.  For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/season-at-a-glance/.

    Through September 25 –  Contemplative Photographer – Level 1 at the Columbia Art Center.  In this workshop you’ll learn the see more in your images that will help you take better and more thoughtful photographs.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/September%202019%20Web%20Sheet%201.pdf.

    Through September 28 –  Lexington Farmers Market at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Here is a chance to get locally grown produce and freshly made artisan items.  For more information call (803) 359-4164 or visit https://www.lexsc.com/307/The-Market-at-Icehouse.

    Through September 30 – 100th Anniversary of WWI Exhibit at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.  This exhibit will give you some details of information and items from both sides of the lines from items collected locally, donated, and loaned.  For more information call (803) 737-8095 or visit https://www.experiencecolumbiasc.com/event/100th-anniversary-of-wwi-exhibit/56508/.

    Through October 31 –  Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Take a prehistoric safari and learn about the variety of dinosaurs that use to walk the earth.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/dinosaurs/.

    Through 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 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/.

    September 18 –  Gladys’ Gang Preschool Edition: City Streets at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Children ages 4 and 5 and their adult companion will explore art through play with a focus on the urban cityscape through story time, gallery conversation, and a creative studio project.   For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gladys-gang-preschool-edition-city-streets.

    September 18 –  Plarn Crochet One Day Workshop at the Columbia Art Center.  Learn the art of using plastic bags for crochet as you make a portable sleeping bag for Operation Bedroll that provides sleeping mats for the homeless in the area.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/September%202019%20Web%20Sheet%202.pdf.

    September 18 –  “Moonlight” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a young black man from a rough neighborhood in Miami and his struggle from childhood through adulthood to forge out a life for himself.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/moonlight/.

    September 18 –  Live in the Lobby: Koger Center Jazz – Beyond the Neighborhood: The Music of Fred Rogers featuring Grammy nominated jazz pianist Kevin Bales at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Known as Mister Rogers, you may not have known that he created all of his own songs and at this performance you’ll have a chance to appreciate the songs reinvented for the adult ears to appreciate the wonderful message they gave three generations of children with the show including one fabulous jazz pianist!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=751.

    September 19 –  “Moccasin Creek” & “Lenny Cooper” at the Skyline Club.  You’ll enjoy an evening with these two talented groups that include southern rock and rap country.  For more information visit https://www.skylineclubsc.com/shows.

    September 19 –  “Mighty Kicks” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Here is another chance to enjoy fun in the outdoors as the weather cools down and enjoy some fun entertainment by this band from Orangeburg.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    September 19 –  “Gloria Cheng” Guest Artist Piano Recital at the USC School of Music 206 Recital Hall.  Having won both a Grammy and Emmy Award, you will certainly enjoy this free recital by this extremely talented pianist!  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/calendar/music/index.php#/?i=1.

    September 19 –  “Gulch”, “Hands of God”, “Drain”, “Circle Bank”, and “Fire & Flood” at SODA Live at the Tapp’s Art Center.  If you like hard core heavy metal music, you will want to be sure to check out these bands! For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/gulch-hands-of-god-drain-circle-back-and-fire-flood/.

    September 19 –  “Dwayne Johnson & The Soulfood Jazz Experience” at the Chayz Lounge.   You’ll enjoy an evening of jazz and rhythm & blues by these talented musicians playing songs by Earth, Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, and Michael Jackson just to name a few. For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.chayzlounge.com/shows.

    September 19 – 22 –  Greek Festival at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.  Certainly one of the areas favorite events, you’ll enjoy fantastic food and beverages, live entertainment, vendors, and be sure to tour the exquisite church!  For more information visit http://columbiasgreekfestival.com/.

    September 20 –  Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower 5K Run & Walk at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  In honor of this brave man who gave up his life to save others on 9/11 and to those first responders and military to sacrifice every day for our benefit.  For more information send an email to Columbia@tunnel2towers.org or visit https://t2trunsc.org/.

    September 20 –  Zoofari at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  This event will include wonderful foods and spirits, chances for backstage experiences, dance to live music, and bid on auction items.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/events/zoofari.

    September 20 –  “The Charles Page Trio” at Chayz Lounge.  You’ll enjoy an evening of music created by some of the greats including Earth, Wind, & Fire, George Duke, and Herbie Hancock.  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-soul-jazz-with-the-charles-page-trio-tickets-72408244007.

    September 20 –  Knee-High Naturalists: Ants on the Move at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Children ages 2 to 5 will learn why ants are always on the move, where they are going and why.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    September 20 –  Riverbanks ZOOfari at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Here is a chance to take an evening stroll through the Zoo, enjoy savory foods, cocktails, and bid on one of a kind live and silent auction items.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    September 20 –  Real Men Wear Pink Masquerade Cocktail Party at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Bush River Road.  You’ll enjoy an evening of good food, cocktails, music, dancing, live and silent auctions and more with proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/703308593460481/.

    September 20 –  Art in the Garden: The Final Curtain at Wingard’s Nursery.  This last and final fundraiser for Mission Lexington will include a transformation of the Gardens into a magical paradise with great food, beverages, art, and music by REO Survivor and Chicago Rewired so make your plans now to attend this fun eventFor more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/art-in-the-garden-xiii/.

    September 20 –  Saluda Shoals Jazz Series: “Flat Out Strangers” at Saluda Shoals Park.  Spend your Friday night along the Saluda River enjoying jazz music, with food and beverages available for purchase.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/saluda-shoals-jazz-series-flat-out-strangers.

    September 20 –  “Resurrection: The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band” and opening band “Interstate Exiles” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Take a break after your work week with fun in the outdoors with some great music!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    September 20 –  “Elephante” at The Senate.  Spend an evening enjoying a great techno show!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/elephante.

    September 20 – 22 –  “Kym Whitley” at the Comedy House.  You are sure to enjoy some fun and laughter with this wonderfully talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    September 20 – 22 –  Midlands Plant and Flower Festival at the South Carolina State Farmers Market.  Here is your chance to purchase those fall vegetables and flowers, as well as plants best planted in the fall.  For more information call (803) 766-2083 or visit https://agriculture.sc.gov/divisions/agency-operations/state-farmers-markets/plant-and-flower-festivals/.

    September 20 – 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/.

    September 21 –  Splash Against Trash at a number of locations around Lake Murray.  Come out and be a part of cleaning up this wonderful resource we have at our disposal.  For more information call (803) 758-6034 or visit https://www.palmettopride.org/event/splash-against-trash/,

    September 21 –  Bird Walk on the Timmerman Trail.  Take a walk with Wingard’s Market wildlife specialist, Zach Steinhouser, and learn about the large variety birds that live within the Congaree Creek Preserve, the habitat, migration patterns and get any questions you have answered.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/bird-walk-timmerman-trail/.

    September 21 –  Play on the Plaza on the Boyd Plaza of the Columbia Museum of Art.  This event is for every member of the family to enjoy some time together having fun using their imaginations to create using big blue blocks.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/play-plaza-15.

    September 21 –  Women’s Empowerment of SC Expo at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  This is a day just to empower the women with seminars, vendors, national recording artists, and lots more so come out and treat yourself to a day of fun!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-empowerment-2019-tickets-61435774054?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

    September 21 –  Jubilee Festival of Black History & Culture at the Mann-Simmons Site on Richland Street.  You’ll enjoy live music and entertainment, artist demonstrations, historic storytelling, reenactors, marketplace vendors, a children’s area with fun activities, food vendors and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as tours of the Mann-Simmons Site, Modjeska Monteith Simmons House, and African American Historic Site Bus tours.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 24 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/Jubilee.

    September 21 –  Cardio for the Cure at Saxa Gotha Presbyterian Church.  This hi-lo impact beginner class will raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation of Columbia.  For more information call (803) 260-5817 or visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/cardio-for-the-cure-class.

    September 21 –  Art Bloom Masquerade at the Blue Moon Ballroom.  This is a venue for the art world and the art-curious to be immersed in the art world with local art exhibitions and performances and light refreshments provided, so dress up in your “finest dark elegance” for an evening of fun!  in For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/619291348592341/.

    September 21 –  Much More than a Drum Workshop at the Columbia Art Center.  This is workshop #2 in how to use gourds to create instruments including drums, rattles, and shakers.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/September%202019%20Web%20Sheet%202.pdf.

    September 21 –  Harmonizing at Tapp’s in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  You’ll enjoy four hours of socializing and introduction to barber shop harmonizing with quartets from Winston-Salem and Charleston.   For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/harmonizing-at-tapps/.

    September 21 –  “The Saxy Keys Band” at Chayz Lounge.  You’ll enjoy an evening of jazz, soul, and blues by this talented group.  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.chayzlounge.com/shows.

    September 21 –  “Irly Bird” at the Township Auditorium.  Bring the kids out for a fun show by Irly Bird Books with a post-show meet and greet and photo opportunities with the rooster and his friends!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://thetownship.org/events/.

    September 21 –  “Trey Songz & Friends” including artists Jeezy, YK Osiris, DaBaby, and more at the Colonial Life Arena.  Spend an evening enjoying rap music by these talented artists.  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/trey-songz-friends.

    September 21 –  “Jason Aldean & Luke Bryan Tribute” at the Skyline Club.  Enjoy an evening of fun country music by this talented tribute band.  For more information visit https://www.skylineclubsc.com/shows.

    September 22 –  The Lace House Wedding Taste and Toast at The Lace House on Richland Street.  If you are planning a wedding, this is the perfect place to have it!  For more information and to make reservations send an email to lacehouse@scprt.com or visit https://lacehouse.sc.gov/.

    September 22 –  Gallery Tour: Behind the Collection at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In this tour you’ll learn about the story behind the art, the lives that impacted the artists view, the thought that goes in to the purchase of an item for the Museum collection and the care it takes to keep the pieces in great condition to last for thousands of years to come.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-behind-collection-15.

    September 22 –  USC Wind Ensemble Concert: Shadow and Light at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Take a Sunday afternoon break to enjoy this free concert filled with great music by a group of wonderfully talented musicians!  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/calendar/music/index.php#/?i=1.

    September 22 –  Chay Alexander presents The Reggae Jazz Experience at the Boyd Plaza of the Columbia Museum of Art.  Enjoy this free event on your Sunday evening with some great musicians playing jazzy reggae music so bring the family, your chairs, and food and beverages will be on hand for purchase and the Museum will be open to enjoy for free!  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.chayzlounge.com/shows.

    September 22 –  The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra presents “Americana” with the Dick Goodwin Quintet at the Harbison Theater.  Enjoy a Sunday afternoon delight with these talented musicians playing ‘music by American composers and jazz standards from the American songbook’ in a donation only free show.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/lake-murray-symphony-orchestra-presents-americana-dick-goodwin-quintet.

    September 22 -23 –  Auditions for “Dinosaurs Before Dark” at the Columbia Children’s Theatre.  These auditions are for youth in grades 1st through 6th with performance dates of November 8th through the 10th.  For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/season-at-a-glance/.

    September 22 – 25 –  Lamarr Williamson School of Photography at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  This workshop is for photographers looking to enhance their skills.  For more information visit https://ppofsc.com/lamarr/.

    September 23 –  Zoo Homeschool: Disappearing Dinos at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Students ages 5 to 12 will learn about the prehistoric creatures that once roamed the earth and what led to their extinction.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/.

    September 23 –  Little Learners Homeschool: Digging for Dinos at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Little ones ages 2 to 5 and their adult companion will learn about these creatures that once roamed the earth and meet some of the living animals that have some dinosaur like traits.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/.

    September 23 –  Knee High Naturalists: Digging for Dinos at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Little ones ages 2 to 5 and their adult companion will learn about these creatures that once roamed the earth and meet some of the living animals that have some dinosaur like traits. For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/.

    September 23 –  Garden Homeschool at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Adolescents ages 7 to 13, will learn about the growth, function, and reproduction of plants, create a model of a plant, and learn what happens inside a flower as one is taken apart. For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/.

    September 23 –  Harvest Dinner at City Roots.  You’ll enjoy a fabulous 4-course farm to table dinner prepared by Bourbon’s new Executive Chef, Cherrod Roberts, using seasonal ingredients from local farmers and artisans with a welcome cocktail and wine pairings.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/9/23/september-harvest-dinner.

    September 24 –  Bluegrass Night: Second Shift Tuesday at the South Carolina State Museum.  Bring your own acoustical instrument out and enjoy an evening of relaxation and fun!  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/.

    September 24 –  Loading Dog Live: “Tokyo Joe” at the Township Auditorium Loading Dock.  Take a break after work and unwind with a free outdoor concert!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    September 24 –  Second Shift Tuesday: Bluegrass Night at the South Carolina State Museum.  Bring out your instrument and enjoy jamming with members of the South Carolina Bluegrass and Traditional Music Association and sample craft beers from local breweries, and enjoy South Carolina related trivia.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/bluegrass-night-at-2nd-shift-twosday-3/.

    September 24 – 25 –  Gamecocks Get Hired – Career Fair at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  Tuesday is for STEM Majors and Wednesday for all majors.  For more information visit https://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/career_center/student_services/search_for_jobs/job_fairs_and_events/index.php.

    September 25 –  Wine 101 Wednesday on the River with Rob Robertson at the Brookland Apartments (Apt. 1401).  Here is a chance to compare 4 Chardonnays and 4 Cabernets, learn the difference of each type and what makes each unique, with local cheeses, charcuterie, fresh pickled vegetables, and a wonderful view to create a special evening.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit https://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/9/25/wine-101-wednesday-on-the-river-with-craig-mole.

    September 25 –  Crochet Basics at the Columbia Art Center.  In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of crochet including terms, reading patterns, hook sizes, and types of yarn.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.gov/depts/parks-recreation/September%202019%20Web%20Sheet%202.pdf.

    September 26 –  History Center Annual Lecture of Political History at the Richland Main Library Auditorium.  This lecture will be by Elaine Weiss, journalist and author of The Woman’s Hour, will share about the events that led up to the women’s suffrage victory and the ideas of those on both sides.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-09/history-center-annual-lecture-political-history.

    September 26 –  Senior Matinee Movie: “The Upside” at Seven Oaks Park.  Here is a chance for those 50 years old and older to enjoy a movie for a fun afternoon out.  For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/senior-matinee-movie-upside.

    September 26 –  Cooking Class with Gabrielle Watson at City Roots Farm.  In this workshop you’ll learn some of this amazing chef’s techniques and learn how to create some wonderful dishes to include Herbed Watermelon and Beer Braised Beef Short Rib Sliders with the opportunity to take home the recipes.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit https://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2019/9/26/cooking-class-with-chef-gabrielle-watson.

    September 26 –  Spanish Conversation Happy Hour in the Gallery of the Tapp’s Art Center.  This once a month event will give you a chance to work on your Spanish speaking skills with all levels welcome, but be sure to contact the group leaders you’ll be attending at columbiaspanishconversation@gmail.com.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/spanish-conversation-happy-hour-at-tapps/.

    September 26 –  “Cornflower” at Dance Church in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  This is an all improvised, all vocal and song that will allow you to dance meditatively to the words as a way to help heal your heart and soul and express sadness and/or joy in a way you’ll not get to anywhere else.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/cornflower-at-tapps-w-dance-church/.

    September 26 –  “Tokyo Joe” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Take a break after work to enjoy some good music by the areas favorite local band.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    September 26 –  “Who’d A Funk It Band” at the Chayz Lounge.  You’ll enjoy an evening of tunes created by historical artists including Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Steve Miller Band.  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whod-a-funk-it-band-live-the-soulful-grooves-experience-tickets-71298213877.

    September 26 –  USC Symphony Orchestra – “Opening Night at the Symphony” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  It’s opening night so come out and enjoy an evening of wonderful chamber music that will include featuring violinist, Elena Urioste.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=765.

    September 26 –  USC Department of Student Life National Hazing Prevention Week at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  This event will provide an opportunity to create awareness of hazing on college campuses and the inappropriateness of this type of initiation activity.  For more information call (803) 545-0181 or visit https://www.columbiaconventioncenter.com/usc-department-student-life-national-hazing-prevention-week.

    September 26 –  2019 Word Explosion at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  Speakers will include Kenneth Copeland, Pastor George Pearsons, Dr. Bill Winston, Happy Caldwell, and Dr. Albert L. Downing.  For more information call (803) 545-0181 or visit https://aldowningministries.org/event/word-explosion/.

    September 26 – 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.

    September 26 – 28, 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.

    September 26 – 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.

    September 27 –  Alcohol Free Rhythm on the River Concert with “Rob Crosby” and “Sourwood Honey” at the West Columbia Riverwalk Park & Amphitheater.  End your work week with a free concert on the River sponsored by DAODAS in celebration of Recovery Month including speakers sharing their stories of recovery from addiction.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/435709130345141/.

    September 27 –  Women and the Right to Vote: A Conversation with Margorie Spruill and Elaine Weiss at the Robert Mills Carriage House.  Come join in the discussion with these two insightful women as they discuss the contemporary relevance of the women’s suffrage movement and women and politics today.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 28 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-09/women-and-right-vote-conversation-marjorie-spruill-and-elaine-weiss.

    September 27 –  Paddle and Pint at Saluda Shoals Park.  Here is a chance to enjoy a wonderfully relaxing paddle on the beautiful Saluda River with the cooler temperatures followed by sampling craft beers on the River Overlook.  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/paddle-pint-paddle-craft-beer-tasting-0.

    September 27 –  Fun Fridays at Crooked Creek Park.  Here is a chance for kids in the 5th through 8th grade to get out and enjoy some fun PE style games.  For more information call (803) 345-6181 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/fun-fridays-5.

    September 27 –  Basketball Night at Seven Oaks Park.  Young adolescents in grades 6 thru 8 can enjoy some fun out with friends playing basketball.  For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/basketball-night-1.

    September 27 –  Southern Exposure New Music Series: Mike Block, cello, and Sandeep Das, tabla at the USC School of Music Recital Hall.  For more information call (803) 777-4280 or visit https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/music/concerts_and_events/southern_exposure/index.php.

    September 27 –  Tyke Hikes: An Ant’s Eye View at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Here is a chance for your little ones 2 to 5 years old and their adult companions to imagine a world from the viewpoint of an ant.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    September 27 –  “Girl Friends” a Stage Play in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  This is the story of four friends from different backgrounds, lifestyles, and cultures who learn to embrace their friendship through hardships, tragedies, struggles, relationships and success and will certainly inspire and uplift you.   For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/girl-friends-a-stage-play/.

    September 27-  Soul Talk & Ear Candy with Kevin1100 and Friends at SODA Live at the Tapp’s Art Center.  In celebration of his birthday, Kevin1100 will provide you with an eclectic hip-hop experience that will include Bennie Sav, Oscar Lee, Stu Simon, & Reign 9000.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/soul-talk-ear-candy-with-kevin1100-friends/.

    September 27 –  “Elijah Bland presents Songs of Soul” at Chayz Lounge.  This talented singer will serenade you with songs by artists including Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, and Prince.  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://elijahblandinconcert.eventbrite.com/.

    September 27 –  Dancing with the South Carolina Stars at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  Twenty of our local celebrities have been selected to participate in a fun and entertaining dance competition with all proceeds to benefit Special Olympics South Carolina so make your plans now to attend.  For more information call (803) 545-0181 or visit https://allevents.in/mobile/amp-event.php?event_id=200017738427600.

    September 27 – 28 –  Jamil Shriners Annual BBQ Cook-Off at the Jamil Temple.  Friday night will include sampling of anything but pork with live entertainment and Saturday samplings of tasty BBQs with all proceeds to benefit the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children supported by the Jamil Temple Shriners.  For more information call (803) 309-0907 or (803) 772-9380 or visit http://www.jamilshriners.com/.

    September 27 – 28 –  Okra Strut at the Irmo Community Park.  Come out for some great outdoor fun in the cooler weather with great food, great fun and great entertainment to include Terrance Young & the Finesse Band, Slippery When Wet: The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute, & Edwin McCain so make your plans to attend!  For more information send an email to info@okrastrut.com or visit https://okrastrut.com/.

    September 27 – 28 –  “Kier Spates aka JUNIOR” at the Comedy House.  You are sure to enjoy some fun and laugher with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    September 27 – 29 –  “Confessions of a Good Man” at the Harbison Theatre.  This is a live DVD recording that will be presented on the Theatres big screen so you won’t want to miss the chance to see this wonderful production!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/wow-productions-presents-confessions-good-man-live-dvd-recording.

    September 27 – 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.

    September 27 – 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.

    September 27 – 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/.

    September 28 –  Tame the Flame at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  This event will include fire trucks, puppet shows, car seats, and a live burn show in the parking lot.  For more information visit https://www.edventure.org/columbia/calendar.

    September 28 –  Evening of Oz at the South Carolina State Museum.  You’ll have a chance to experience the Yellow Brick Road in this 4D experience and see the characters from Oz as you never have before!  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/calendar/.

    September 28 –  Play on the Plaza at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Bring out the kids for some outdoor fun on the Plaza allowing them to use their creativity!  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/play-plaza-16.

    September 28 –  Focal Points: Bling! at the Columbia Museum of Art.  In this tour you’ll see how the jewels used in artwork tell a story of their own.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/focal-points-bling-0.

    September 28 –  The Artful Designer: Using Art Objects to Develop Design Thinking Skills at the Columbia Museum of Art.  This is a half-day workshop that teaches how art can be used with cross-cultural design projects.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/artful-designer-using-art-objects-develop-design-thinking-skills.

    September 28 –  Teal Day 5K at Chappell, Smith & Arden, PA on Devine Street.  This event is to raise money and awareness of ovarian cancer with proceeds to benefit The Ovarian Coalition of Central South Carolina and women in our community to gain knowledge and resources about Ovarian Cancer.  For more information visit https://www.strictlyrunning.com/gpuilGroupTip.asp.

    September 28 –  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-sat/.

    September 28 –  Scarecrow Drop Off at the Robert Mills Gardens.  Fall has arrived and it’s time to decorate the gardens with your scarecrows so put your creativity to work and bring your creation by for attendees to enjoy!  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-09/scarecrow-drop.

    September 28 –  “Suppress: The Movie Premier” in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  This is the story of a hard-working girl with dreams of becoming a professional poetry author, but her future is sidetracked when she falls in love and sets her dreams aside to the discouragement of her family, moves in with her new love and finds that he isn’t as charming as he led her to believe.   For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/suppress-the-movie-premiere/.

    September 28 –  Polyglot MeetUp in the Gallery of the Tapp’s Art Center.  If you love language, this is the group for you where you can learn from and with other language enthusiasts.  For more information email Courtney Bailey at columbiaspanishconversation@gmail.com or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/polyglot-meetup/.

    September 28 –  For Punx Who Dance at Shows in the Space Hall of the Tapp’s Art Center.  This is a new era of DIY punk and you’ll experience just that with Rare Demo, Coma Therapy, Ruth in the Bardo, & Follies.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/for-punx-who-dance-at-shows/.

    September 28 –  “Brothas & Sistas” at the Trustus Theatre.  This is a staged re-reading of Terrance Henderson’s The Black Man . . . Complex which originally premiered in 2014 as he works toward a 2020 reboot.  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/brothas-and-sistas/.

    September 28 –  “Let’s Get Lost” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Creator Bruce Weber travels with jazz vocalist and trumpeter Chet Baker and has put together a life story of this tremendous jazz musician! For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/lets-get-lost/.

    September 28 –  “The Grass Strings” at the Haynes Auditorium in Leesville.  You’ll enjoy an evening filled with great bluegrass music!  For more information visit http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.

    September 28 –  “Frank Foster” with “Kyle Daniel” at The Senate.  You’ll enjoy an evening of country music with these two talented artists!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/frank-foster.

    September 28 –  “Elijah Bland presents Songs of Soul” Part 2 at Chayz Lounge.  This talented singer will once again serenade you with songs by artists including Maxwell, Luther Vandross, and Stevie Wonder.  For more information call (803) 563-8375 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elijah-bland-presents-songs-of-soul-part-2-tickets-68229521335.

    September 29 –  Peace in the Park at the Russell House at USC.  This event is to bring individuals of all faiths together for a fun day of art, crafts, dance, entertainment, nature walks, art contests and even an area for arts and games with the event ending in a huge spiral dance all to bring peace to our community.  For more information visit https://interfaithpartnersofsc.org/events/peace-in-the-park/.

    September 29 –  Cornerstones of the Collection at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Take a tour of the gallery and learn about the key pieces in the collection from historical to modern.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/gallery-tour-cornerstones-collection-15.

    September 29 –  “Manhattan Short” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Here is a chance to see the final 10 films from the Manhattan Short Film Festival with films that came from seven different countries and were selected from 1,250 submissions.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit https://nickelodeon.org/films/manhattan-short-festival/.

    September 29 –  “Blue October” at The Senate.  You are sure to enjoy an evening with this wonderfully talented singer and his thoughtful storytelling songs!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.thesenatecolumbia.com/calendar/blue-october.

    September 29 –  “Carrie Underwood” with guests “Maddie & Tae” and “Runaway Jane” at the Colonial Life Arena.  Here is a chance to see one of America’s best female country artists so make your plans to attend what is sure to be one fantastic show!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/events/detail/carrie-underwood.

    September 29 – 30 –  Auditions for “Frosty the Snowman” at On Stage Productions.  Auditions are for both kids and adults.  For more information call (803) 520-7328 or visit http://www.onstagesc.com/Educate-On-Stage.html.

    September 30 –  Zoo Homeschool: Disappearing Dinos at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Children ages 5 to 12 will explore the prehistoric creatures that once roamed the earth and the environmental changes that led to their extinction.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    October 1 –  Food Truck Rodeo at Epworths Childrens Home.  This family friendly event will include a wide variety of food, music, and games and it is asked that every child at the children’s home be provided with a meal from the food trucks and other donations are also accepted with all proceeds to benefit the children served by this wonderful organization so bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic in the green space, but parking is limited so carpool if at all possible.  For more information visit https://www.epworthchildrenshome.org/news/food-truck-rodeo/.

    October 1 –  Renovation Rodeo in Shandon.  You’ll see a newly refurbished and remodeled Shandon home with light refreshments, beer and wine provided.  For more information call (803) 252-7742 ext. 15 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2019/2019-10/renovation-rodeo-shandon.

    October 1 –  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 1 – 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.

    October 2 –  Gladys’ Gang Toddler Editiion: 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 – 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 – 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 –  “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 – 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 –  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.  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 –  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 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/.

     

     

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