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What's Hot This Weekend: Arts & Draughts, Black History Parade, Mardis Gras Columbia Feb. 5 - 7
Posted on February 5, 2016 at 7:26AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The winter blues don't exist in Columbia. This weekend is packed with events, festivals, exhibits, shows and more! Continue on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of ...
10 Local Hints for Valentine's Day
Posted on February 4, 2016 at 8:07AM by Guest Blogger
Love is in the air in Columbia, SC as Valentine's Day approaches. Whether looking for the perfect gift or romantic moment, here are some ideas to show some love this holiday.Bruges ...
What's Hot This Weekend: "Aladdin," Dinos: The Big Dig, CMA Chamber Music on Main Jan. 29 - 31
Posted on January 29, 2016 at 9:43AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From clogging and dinosaurs to shopping and State House tours, there's no shortage of things to do this weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar ...
What's Hot This Weekend: World Beer Festival, "Strings and Salsa," "Circus XTREME" Jan. 22 - 24
Posted on January 21, 2016 at 7:29AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Art, theatre, dinosaurs, craft beer - we've got all of this and more this weekend! Read through for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything that's ...
What's Hot This Weekend: "Treasure Island," Restaurant Week, "Freedom Fest 2016" Jan. 15 - 17
Posted on January 14, 2016 at 12:09PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Do a little bit of everything this weekend! Take advantage of the special menus and deals during the final days of Restaurant Week Columbia, peruse the booths at Soda City Market, visit the museums ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Restaurant Week, Walk for Life, CMA Gallery Tour Jan. 8 - 10
Posted on January 8, 2016 at 10:52AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The holidays are now over and the new year means a whole year ahead of new experiences and opportunities. Jump right in and see all that's going on this weekend. Read our roundup below, then check ...
What's Hot This Weekend: "Got Snow Festival," Main Street Ice, WinterFest Jan. 1 - 3
Posted on December 31, 2015 at 8:37AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Kick off the new year in Columbia, SC! From exhibits and ice skating to shopping and concerts, we have everything you need to start 2016 off right. Check out our roundup below, then take a look ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Breakfast with Santa, WinterFest, "The Nutcracker" Dec. 18 - 20
Posted on December 16, 2015 at 1:49PM by Dayna Cantelmi
The weather outside is delightful, so celebrate the holidays in the sun with your loved ones! Continue reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything ...
Slow Down and Enjoy the Scenery in Columbia, SC
Posted on December 15, 2015 at 7:47AM by Guest Blogger
Sweet tea should be sipped slowly and enjoyed, and a visit to Columbia, SC requires you to slow down and visit with purpose. Columbia is a true Southern city that still has a distinct aura of the ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Crafty Feast, Hannukah Party, Santapalooza Dec. 11 - 13
Posted on December 11, 2015 at 7:42AM by Dayna Cantelmi
This weekend is packed with everything from exhibits and plays to concerts and seasonal festivities. Join in on the fun and keep reading for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Carolina Carillon Parade, Tracy Morgan, Snowball Festival Dec. 4 - 6
Posted on December 4, 2015 at 9:32AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Whether working off Thanksgiving dinner at the Warm A Heart Race 10K & 5K, laughing at Tracy Morgan's hilarious standup or getting in the holiday spirit at various events around town, there's a ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Main Street Ice, SC vs. Clemson, Holiday Lights on the River Nov. 27 - 29
Posted on November 24, 2015 at 1:23PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Be thankful for time spent with family and friends this weekend whether it's at the South Carolina vs. Clemson game, one of our world-class museums or supporting local shops for Small Business ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Oyster Festival, Lights Before Christmas, Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Posted on November 19, 2015 at 1:09PM by Dayna Cantelmi
From eating your fill of fresh oysters and brisket to cheering on the Gamecocks and beginning to deck the halls with boughs of holly, there's a wide array of fun events happening this weekend. ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Arts & Draughts, SC Gamecocks Football, Rocking 4 Relief Nov. 13 - 15
Posted on November 13, 2015 at 8:19AM by Dayna Cantelmi
There's a noticeable fall crisp in the air and we have plenty of famously hot events, exhibits and things to do going on this weekend. Read through our roundup below, then refer to ...
2015 Guide to Columbia, SC's Holiday Events: Santa, Holiday Lights, Performances, Parties and More
Posted on November 10, 2015 at 3:49PM by Renée Williamson
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and we've got a must-do list of Christmas and holiday events in Columbia, SC to get you in the yuletide spirit! Whether catching a show, seeing ...
All You Need to Know to Kick Off the New Year in Columbia, SC
Posted on November 10, 2015 at 1:05PM by Dayna Cantelmi
From finding the perfect hotel and picking the right New Year's Eve celebration to spending the rest of the weekend exploring the region's restaurants and attractions, we have everything you need ...

Columbia, SC Events

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"He Said, She Said! But What They Meant..." Valentine's Improv Dinner Theatre

February 12-14, 2016
Location: The PAC - WOW Performing Arts Center
Times: Friday: 7:00 PM; Saturday 1:00 PM & 6:00 PM; Sunday 3:00 PM
This Valentine's Day... do something different! Witness these couples come together for an unforgettable romantic evening of dinner, dancing, and great conversation. However, on the menu is ...More»

12-Cent Kids' Day at EdVenture

through July 12, 2016
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Join the fun! In celebration of EdVenture’s 12th birthday, admission is only 12 cents for kids! That’s right, admission is only 12 cents for kids* on the 12th day of every month from ...More»

2016 Midlands Heart Ball

February 20, 2016
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Starting: 6:30 PM
The Midlands Heart Ball is one of the region's premier black-tie affairs. This event attracts over 300 of the city's largest companies and most recognized corporate, healthcare and social leaders. ...More»

29th Annual Black History Teleconference

February 9-10, 2016
Location: Benedict College
Times: Tuesday: 7:00 PM; Wednesday: 10:00 AM
This two day event, commemorating the national theme, "Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories," will begin with the President's Dinner on Tuesday, February 9th, at the ...More»

9th Annual StrongThreads

February 20, 2016
Location: St. John Holistic Wellness Center
Times: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
SERCO presents the ever popular STRONGTHREADS, an annual African American Heritage Celebration & Festival, especially highlighting the rich history of the Lower Richland Heritage Corridor. ...More»

A Valentine's Tour & Tasting

February 14, 2016
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Starting: 6:00 PM
Wine, chocolate, and art...what could be sweeter. Try a twist on your usual Valentine's Day date with a night of art and artisanal delicacies at the CMA. Enjoy a thoughtful selection of wine and ...More»

African American Collections at South Caroliniana Library

February 16, 2016
Location: South Caroliniana Library
Times: From: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
"African American Collections at Caroliniana: Homegoings, Funeral Homes and Celebrations of Community Life" Join us as curators Nathan Saunders and Mike Berry explore the rich African ...More»


February 9, 2016
Location: Senate's End
Times: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Celebrate World Cancer Day -Mardi Gras-Style at the Alala Gala! The Alala Cancer Society invites you to Celebrate World Cancer Day, Mardi Gras style at the Alala Gala on Tuesday, February 9, ...More»

All-Beethoven Concert with Guest Vadim Gluzman

February 23, 2016
Location: Koger Center for the Arts
Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
Virtuoso violinist Vadim Gluzman’s performances are heard around the world through live broadcasts and award-winning recordings. His exceptional artistry both sustains the great violinistic ...More»

An Afternoon at the Mann-Simons Site

February 21, 2016
Location: Historic Columbia
Times: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join Historic Columbia and the Columbia Archaeology Project at the Mann-Simons Site for a free day at the museum. Visitors and families are invited to explore the site that was home to ...More»

Art Reimagined

through March 20, 2016
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Sunday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM; Monday: closed
This exhibition features students from St. Lawrence Place Teens and Prosperity Project's mentoring program. Referencing the work in our featured exhibition, REMIX, the teens worked on ...More»

Black History Month "Stepping Into Wellness" Step Show

February 20, 2016
Location: Township Auditorium
Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
Hosted by Fizz of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood" and Neek and H-Dub from Hot 103.9, judged by NFL and NBA celebrities. Tickets for "Stepping into Wellness" can be purchased at ...More»

Bridal Showcase

February 28, 2016
Location: South Carolina State Fairgrounds
Times: From: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The St. Andrews Woman’s Club Bridal Showcase has provided “wedding bliss” for future brides and grooms, bridal service providers, and community charitable organizations for ...More»

Bruh Man

February 17-21, 2016
Location: The Comedy House
Times: Wednesday & Thursday: 8:00 PM; Friday: 8:00 PM & 10:30 PM; Saturday: 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM; Sunday: 5:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Reginald Ballard is his real name. Best known as “Bruh-man from the fifth flo'” (he would often hold up four fingers when saying this) in the Fox sitcom Martin. Must be 18 years or ...More»

Cabaret Celebrity Impersonator Show

February 24-28, 2016
Location: The Comedy House
Times: Wednesday & Thursday: 8:00 PM; Sunday: 7:00 PM
You will see elaborate costumes, Vegas style showgirls, song and dance from celebrity look a likes! Presented by America's Got Talent semi finalists Dorae Saunders with host Samantha Hunter. Must ...More»

Clint Black

February 28, 2016
Location: Newberry Opera House
Times: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
An acoustic evening with one of country music’s brightest stars. Clint Black has written, recorded and released more than 100 songs. More than 20 million of his albums have been sold ...More»


February 13, 2016
Location: Art Bar
Times: Doors: 8:00 PM; Show: 9:30 PM
Fresh off of the Famously Hot New Years Eve performance for Ms. Lauryn Hill, ColorBlind is ready for their first show of the new year. ColorBlind brings diversity to the S.C. music scene with a ...More»

Columbia Boat Show

February 12-14, 2016
Location: South Carolina State Fairgrounds
Times: Friday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
17 boat dealers with every type of boat you can imagine, vendors with accessories, tasty food and lots of people getting ready for fun on the water. More»

Columbia Children's Theatre Presents “Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In A Play!”

February 19-28, 2016
Location: Columbia Children's Theatre
Times: Friday, 7 pm; Saturday, 10:30 am, 2 pm, 7 pm Sunday, February 21, 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 27, 10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 28, 3
Columbia Children’s Theatre presents, “Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In A Play!” Performances run February 19-28, 2016. Come and celebrate with our favorite characters from ...More»

Columbia Marionette Theatre Presents "The Snow Queen"

through February 27, 2016
Location: Columbia Marionette Theatre
Times: Starting: 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM
The Snow Queen is the story of Kai and Gerda, two best friends on a real adventure! When Kai comes in contact with a magic shard, he is whisked away to the castle of the Snow Queen. It’s up ...More»

Cromer's Magic Show with John Tudor

February 20, 2016
Location: Cromer's P-Nuts
Times: Starting: 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Cromer's is hosting famous magician John Tudor with two showings. Fun for all ages! Tickets available on the website. More»

Cupid's Cabaret

February 13, 2016
Location: Empire Supper Club
Times: Doors: 5:00 PM; Show: 8:00 PM
The Night before Valentine's Give your special someone an experience they will cherish always! EMPIRE Supper Club & Lounge in association with IMAGICKA Productions L.L.C. present an evening ...More»

Deckle Edge Literary Festival

February 19-21, 2016
Location: Richland Library
Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
The inaugural Deckle Edge Literary Festival will be held February 19-21, 2016, in Columbia, South Carolina. The weekend-long festival will feature readings, book signings, panel presentations, ...More»
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