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Love, Peace & Hip-Hop Fundraiser Features Grammy-Winning Group The Lox
Posted on January 26, 2015 at 3:24PM by Renée Williamson
The Love, Peace & Hip-Hop festival's annual fundraiser features Grammy-award winning group, The Lox, this Saturday, January 31, at Music Farm Columbia.  The Lox, or Living off ...
What's Hot This Weekend: January 22-25
Posted on January 21, 2015 at 5:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Whether you're looking for art, history, food, science or family fun, you can find it all this weekend in Columbia, SC. Here's some ideas for things to do through Sunday in The New Southern Hot Spot: ...
Famously Hot Valentine’s Day 2015 in Columbia, SC
Posted on January 21, 2015 at 3:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Before heading out the door, make sure you have these Valentine's Day must-haves. Grab some flowers for your sweetheart at Rosewood Florist or some sweet treats like Hugs & ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Restaurant Week, Craft Beer Week, Norman Rockwell Exhibit January 16 - 18
Posted on January 15, 2015 at 9:00AM by Alli Finkelston
Start loosening your belt loops and warming up your taste buds because Columbia is a foodie paradise this weekend! Restaurant Week, Columbia Craft Beer Week and World Beer Festival all invite ...
What's Hot This Weekend: January 8 - 11
Posted on January 8, 2015 at 2:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Ready, Set, Reservation! Grab your forks and dig in to Restaurant Week Columbia at Blue Marlin, Motor Supply Co. Bistro, The Oak Table or one of the many other ...
What's Hot This Weekend: December 31 - January 4
Posted on December 30, 2014 at 11:15AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Columbia, SC is a flurry of activity this weekend with a variety of glitzy New Year's Eve bashes, sporting events and museum exhibits of all sorts! Keep reading for the complete rundown of all ...
What's Hot This Weekend: December 25 - 28
Posted on December 23, 2014 at 9:03AM by Dayna Cantelmi
This weekend in Columbia, SC, take part in the festive merriment happening all throughout the region, enjoy a range of shows, or discover something new in one of the area's museums! Continue on for ...
Guide to Famously Hot New Year 2015: Deals, Food, Transportation, Parties and Events
Posted on December 16, 2014 at 8:35AM by Alli Finkelston
Discover the New Year on South Carolina's Main Street with the largest free NYE party in the state. Ring in 2015 at the footsteps of the picturesque South Carolina State Capitol from 6:30 p.m. to 1 ...
What's Hot This Weekend: December 18-21
Posted on December 16, 2014 at 8:34AM by Alli Finkelston
This weekend, try one of our famously hot itineraries for a perfect weekend to celebrate the holidays, have non-stop family fun or learn everything you've ever wanted about the history of SC. Scroll ...
6 Famously Hot Holiday Recipes from Columbia, SC Chefs
Posted on December 11, 2014 at 1:29PM by Alli Finkelston
Eat, drink and be merry! From our family to yours, here are a few scrumptious recipes created by some of Columbia, SC's premier restaurants and chefs. Whether you're a host or a ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things To Do December 11-14
Posted on December 10, 2014 at 12:20PM by Alli Finkelston
Attention: Christmas is less than two weeks away! It's officially crunch time for gift shopping, cookie eating and making memories. Let us help you check off your holiday bucket list with these ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do December 4-7
Posted on December 4, 2014 at 8:33AM by Alli Finkelston
Start hanging up your wreaths of holly, blasting festive tunes and stringing your best twinkle lights because the holiday season is officially in full swing. Collect brownie points with Santa at ...
What's Hot This Thanksgiving 2014
Posted on November 21, 2014 at 2:44PM by Alli Finkelston
The yummiest holiday of the year is finally here! Count your blessings over a heaping platter of delicious roasted turkey, creamy mashed taters and all of the fixin's. Once you wake from your food ...
Top Holiday Events in Columbia, SC for 2014
Posted on November 21, 2014 at 1:15PM by Alli Finkelston
The most wonderful time of the year is here! Start hanging your stockings by the chimney with care because Kris Kringle is coming to Columbia, SC. Stock up on candy canes and check out these ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do November 20 - 23
Posted on November 19, 2014 at 4:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Here in Columbia, SC, we love a chance to celebrate. This weekend is bursting with opportunities to cheer on athletes, spread holiday joy and commend local artists. Catch the supportive spirit with ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do November 13-16
Posted on November 12, 2014 at 3:30PM by Alli Finkelston
Get a head start on holiday shopping, cheer on fierce competition and celebrate the 200th anniversary of Norway's Independence -- all in Columbia, SC this weekend. Browse our 5 things to ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do November 6-9
Posted on November 5, 2014 at 4:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Once upon a time in Columbia, SC... This weekend, the capital city is alive with magical events and spectacular shows. Enjoy these 6 fantastical things to do listed below and browse ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do October 30 - November 2
Posted on October 29, 2014 at 4:00PM by Alli Finkelston
 You're the one that I want, Columbia, SC! The capital city has what you're searching for to have a legendary Hallo-weekend. Check out our 7 suggestions of things to do listed below ...

Calendar of EventsColumbia, SC Events

Welcome to the Official Columbia Calendar of Events managed by the Columbia Regional Visitors Center. Events are searchable by date, keyword and category, with ongoing events listed on the lower portion of the page. If you would like your event to be considered for a listing on our calendar, please review our calendar criteria and submit the details of your event.

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"Father and Son: The Legacy of Randy and Lyon Hill"

through February 27, 2015
Location: Gallery West
Times: Wednesday - Saturday, 11am - 7 pm; Sunday 11am - 4 pm
Gallery West, located at 118 State Street in West Columbia is proud to present an extraordinary exhibition presenting the work of two artists, father and son, exhibited together for the first ...More»

2015 Capital City Classic Gymnastics Competition

January 31, 2015-February 1, 2015
Location: Pleasant Hill Middle School
Plan to attend the 2015 Capital City Classic January 31st - February 1st, 2015 The 11th Annual Capital City Classic will be an exciting event,  building on the traditions ...More»

2015 Capital City Clogging Classic

January 31, 2015
Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Get ready for the 2nd year in a row this fun competition takes place in the heart of Columbia at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center! More»

Bugs! Giant Robotic Creatures

through September 6, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Explore some of the world’s most common insects like never before as they are shown 40 to 120 times their size in this NEW blockbuster exhibit! Using animatronics and interactive ...More»

Building a Universe

through March 15, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Monday 10 AM - 5 PM, Tuesday 10 AM - 8 PM, Wednesday - Friday 10 AM - 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM, Sunday 12 PM - 5 PM
Building a Universe features creations by artists whose work deals with space and the universe, either directly or conceptually, according to Chief Curator of Art Paul Matheny. The exhibition ...More»

Carolinas Campaign

through February 27, 2015
Location: Cotton Mill Exchange at the SC State Museum
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; First Sunday 1 - 5 pm
Explore General William T. Sherman's Carolinas Campaign, the battles and destructive path of his Army, and the controversies surrounding the infamous Burning of Columbia. The exhibit will look at ...More»

Columbia Marionette Theatre Presents "Puss in Boots"

ongoing
Location: Columbia Marionette Theatre
Times: Saturdays 11 am & 3 pm
Long before Shrek came along, Charles Perrault penned the original tale of a crafty cat in fancy footwear. CMT's Puss in Boots is a whimsical retelling of this classic fairy tale, complete with a ...More»

Frank Poor: Displaced

through February 22, 2015
Location: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
Times: Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5
For its first exhibition of 2015, 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., will present a solo exhibition by Rhode Island artist Frank Poor. The exhibition’s title, Displaced, ...More»

From Backrooms to Battlefields: The Buying and Selling of the Confederacy

through April 11, 2015
Location: Cotton Mill Exchange at the SC State Museum
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; First Sunday 1 - 5 pm
Based on the discovery of rare Confederate purchasing receipts, this exhibit takes the visitor on a journey from the smoke-filled backroom deals of England, through the thrill and danger of ...More»

From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th-Century Columbia

ongoing
Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
Times: From: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Drawing from its growing collection of locally made and imported ceramics, Historic Columbia explores the various dining, cooking and storage wares common in 19th-century Columbia, South Carolina. ...More»

FROST

January 31, 2015
Location: SC ETV Studios
Times: 7:00 pm
EdVenture Children’s Museum presents FROST, a winter gala, on January 31 at 7pm. Please join us for a magical evening of falling snowflakes, chilling cocktails and exquisite cuisine from ...More»

Impressions of Chimneyville: Columbia's Civil War Destruction

through March 31, 2015
Location: The Gallery at City Hall
Times: 8:30 am – 5 pm
In February 1865, one-third of South Carolina’s capital city lay in ruin, the product of a series of fires that accompanied its brief occupation by Union soldiers. Some citizens came to ...More»

In the Red and Brown Water

January 29, 2015
Location: Trustus Theatre
Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
In The Red and Brown Water is the first in a trilogy called "The Brother/Sister Plays" and is an unexpected story that charts a young girl's thrust into womanhood. Fast, spirited Oya is ...More»

In the Red and Brown Water

January 30-31, 2015
Location: Trustus Theatre
Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
In The Red and Brown Water is the first in a trilogy called "The Brother/Sister Plays" and is an unexpected story that charts a young girl's thrust into womanhood. Fast, spirited Oya is ...More»

Love, Peace & Hip-Hop Presents The Lox

January 31, 2015
Location: Music Farm Columbia
Times: 9 pm
 Columbia's Hip-Hop Scene Looks to Elevate Its Value in 2015 featuring a performance by multiplatinum and Grammy Award winning hip-hop group, The Lox. The Lox, an acronym for Living off ...More»

Mavis Staples

January 31, 2015
Location: Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
Times: 7:30 pm
A civil rights icon with a voice that made Bob Dylan propose, GRAMMY award-winning R&B singer Mavis Staples has brought joy to fans of her pop and gospel ballads throughout a legendary career ...More»

Off the Wall: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green

January 31, 2015
Location: Koger Center for the Arts
Times: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
World renowned and award-winning artist Jonathan Green is known for his use of vibrant colors in his art depicting the Gullah lifestyle in South Carolina’s Lowcountry coast. These paintings ...More»

Paths of Destruction: Sherman's Final Campaign

through March 6, 2016
Location: South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; First Sunday 1 - 5 pm
"Paths of Destruction: Sherman's Final Campaign" will detail Sherman's last effort to quell the Confederacy in his army's march through South Carolina, the state that fired the first ...More»

Prideful Possessions: A South Carolina Silver Sampler

ongoing
Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10AM – 4PM, Sunday 1PM – 5PM
Showcasing rarely displayed pieces from Historic Columbia's museum collection, this thematically-driven show will investigate makers, sellers and consumers of silver in Columbia and Richland ...More»

Selma

January 9-29, 2015
Location: Nickelodeon Theatre
Times: Varying times
Director: Ava DuVernay Martin Luther King and the civil rights marches of Selma, Alabama, that changed America forever. Based on a true story. "Intelligently written, vividly shot, ...More»

Snowville

through February 22, 2015
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: Tues- Sat 9:00 am- 5:00 pm, Sun 12:00 pm-5:00 pm, Closed Mon
Every day is a SNOW DAY at EdVenture from November 22 through February 22! Strap on some ice skates and pack your mittens for a frosty, fun-filled trip to Snowville. Our most popular seasonal ...More»

South Carolina Unearthed

through February 1, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5
South Carolina Unearthed, the South Carolina State Museum’s new temporary natural history exhibit, showcases a variety of specimens from the museum’s extensive and nationally-known ...More»

The Art and Life of Addie Sims: A Look into Her World

ongoing
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Online access 24/7
The South Carolina State Museum will present a virtual exhibition, The Life and Art of Addie Sims: A Look into Her World, which will showcase the artwork by Addie Sims, a female artist who produced ...More»

The Civil War in South Carolina: The War Enters the State’s Interior: Sherman’s March and the End

through April 1, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm
The fifth installment of the Museum's series of exhibits focusing on the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. More»
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