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What's Hot This Weekend: Blues, Berries & BBQ, Fashion Week, Soda City Family Jam June 24 - 26
Posted on June 23, 2016 at 6:22AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From baseball and barbecue to fashion and freedom, there's no shortage of summer fun this weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then peruse our calendar of events for even more ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Shrimp & Grits Festival, The Glo Run, Summer Concert Series June 17 - 19
Posted on June 17, 2016 at 5:54AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Festivals, plays, and sporting events are all in store this weekend. Find out more in our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for all that's going on in Columbia, ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Slide the City, Harvest Week, DriftJam, Twilight in the Garden June 10 - 12
Posted on June 10, 2016 at 6:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The long summer days are here to stay, so fill them up with some of the fun activities and events we have going on this weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: Fireflies Baseball, Rhythm on the River, Summer Movie Series June 3 – 5
Posted on June 2, 2016 at 11:53AM by Dayna Cantelmi
It may only be June, but the summer schedule is heating up with outdoor events, festivals, baseball and more. Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for ...
What's Hot This Memorial Day Weekend: Commemoration & Heritage Celebration, Big & Bold May 27 - 30
Posted on May 26, 2016 at 11:08AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The unofficial start of summer kicks off this weekend with plenty to see and do! Keep reading for our roundup below, then look through our calendar of events for everything else that's ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Dinner on Main, Xtreme Air 5K, SC Brewers Festival May 20 - 22
Posted on May 17, 2016 at 1:41PM by Dayna Cantelmi
From festivals and farms to sports and shows, this weekend offers a little bit of everything! Continue on for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything else ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Arts & Draughts, Drink Pink Rose Festival, Governor's Cup May 13 - 15
Posted on May 11, 2016 at 1:13PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Fun in the sun, new festivals, live music and more are all in store for this weekend. Read on for our roundup below, then peruse our calendar of events for all that's happening in ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Rosewood Crawfish Festival, Famously Hot Scavenger Hunt May 6 - 8
Posted on May 5, 2016 at 1:50PM by Dayna Cantelmi
With the return of a signature festival, a brand new event and more, this weekend is another one for the books! Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of ...
National Travel and Tourism Week is Famously Hot
Posted on April 29, 2016 at 7:43AM by Dayna Cantelmi
National Travel and Tourism Week, the national event championing the importance of the travel and tourism industry, is back for its 32nd year May 1 - 7, 2016. Columbia welcomes 14.5 million ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Cinco de Mayo, Fireflies, Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival April 29 - May 1
Posted on April 28, 2016 at 12:01PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Enjoy the weekend with a number of spring events, festivals and happenings taking place all over town! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Artista Vista, Rhythm on the River, Columbia Record Fair April 22 - 24
Posted on April 21, 2016 at 11:26AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The only thing more beautiful than Columbia's #famouslyhot spring weather is its robust arts scene. Enjoy both this weekend with a number of events happening throughout the area. Keep reading for ...
What's Hot this Weekend: Indie Grits, Fireflies Opening Weekend, The Big Nosh April 15 - 17
Posted on April 14, 2016 at 1:43PM by Dayna Cantelmi
We're in for a #famouslyhot weekend packed with all kinds of fun spring activities! Continue reading for our roundup below, then take a look through our calendar of events for even more ...
Waterfall Junction: A Whimsical Addition to Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Posted on April 7, 2016 at 12:31PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Waterfall Junction, the 3-acre interactive children's garden created as part of the Destination Riverbanks expansion, is now open to the public at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden.   The ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Hip-Hop Family Day, Alton Brown Live, River Rocks April 8 - 10
Posted on April 6, 2016 at 12:06PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Delve into the many events, shows and cultural experiences going on this weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything that's happening ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Columbia Open Studios, Runaway Runway, Freeway Music Festival April 1 - 3
Posted on April 1, 2016 at 6:28AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From festivals and concerts to plays and exhibits, we're in for a jam-packed weekend of exciting events! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for ...

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Art: A Collection of Collections

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Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Did you know that the SC State Museum houses a collection of nearly 4000 works of art and hand-made objects related to our state, dating back to 1590? ART: A Collection of Collections is a new ...More»

Big & Bold: Selections from the Collection

through October 23, 2016
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Sunday: 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.; Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.; Saturday: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Big & Bold features several well-known artists, including Chuck Close, Jim Dine, Philip Guston, Vik Muniz, Lorna Simpson, Sandy Skoglund, and Andy Warhol. With a wide variety of contemporary ...More»

Carolina Celebration of Liberty

June 26, 2016
Location: First Baptist Church
Times: Starting: 4:00 PM & 7:30 PM
The Carolina Celebration of Liberty is a flag waving celebration of our freedom and those who have sacrificed to preserve and protect it. With a cast of 400, thousands of flags, and indoor ...More»

Chapin Theatre Company presents "The Curious Savage"

June 17-26, 2016
Location: Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
Times: Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays: 8:00 PM; Sundays: 3:00 PM
Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of her grown-up stepchildren’s efforts to get their hands on it. Knowing that the ...More»

Corey Holcomb

June 24-26, 2016
Location: The Comedy House
Times: Friday: 8:00 PM & 10:30 PM; Saturday: 6:30 PM, 9:00 PM, 11:30 PM; Sunday: 7:00 PM
Corey Holcomb is an American stand-up comedian, radio host, and actor. Corey is seen on Black Jesus and Nick Cannon's Wild n Out, HBO and BET.   More»

Doo Doo Brown

June 29, 2016-July 3, 2016
Location: The Comedy House
Times: Wednesday: 8:00 PM; Thursday: 8:00 PM; Friday: 8:00 PM & 10:30 PM; Saturday: 6:30 PM, 9:00 PM; 11:30 PM; Sunday: 7:00 PM
The Undisputed King of Underground Comedy. Doo Doo was one of P Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy in 2007 and on BET Comic View.     More»

Fireflies vs. Augusta

June 23-26, 2016
Location: Spirit Communications Park

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection

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Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Starting: 2:00 PM
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This family-friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo from the ...More»

Heard at Every Turn: Traditional Music in South Carolina

through July 16, 2016
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Heard at Every Turn: Traditional Music in South Carolina looks at the many cultural groups that brought music traditions with them to South Carolina, how these traditions evolved since their ...More»

Historic Columbia Historic House Museum Tours

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Location: Historic Columbia
Times: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM; Sunday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Our historic house museum tours offer a peek into the past! Tour the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion, or Woodrow Wilson Family Home to learn more about Columbia's history. For a more ...More»

On Air in South Carolina: Preserving Radio and Television History at the SCBA Archives

through August 27, 2016
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Including photographs, letters, video, and audio recordings, On Air in South Carolina introduces the history of radio and television broadcasting in South Carolina, while also showcasing the ...More»

Richard Burnside: Who is King?

through August 6, 2016
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Richard Burnside: Who is King? is the first museum retrospective of Richard Burnside’s artwork, presenting its full scope from his earliest works in the 1980s to his most recent work. The ...More»

Richland Music Festival

June 26, 2016
Location: Harbison State Forest
Times: From: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The Richland Music Festival is a presentation of gospel music that celebrates the onset of summer and community through music. Hosted by radio personality Jamal Bates (WFMV 95.3), attendees will ...More»

Route to (Re)settlement

through July 30, 2016
Location: Mann-Simons Site
Times: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Historic Columbia, Palmetto Curatorial Exchange, and Connelly & Light present Route to (re)settlement, the first installment of an exhibition series examining the stories of African American ...More»

Summer Concert Series

through August 13, 2016
Location: Finlay Park
Times: From: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Celebrate the summer with live music at Finlay Park during the City’s free Summer Concert Series beginning Saturday, June 4. This year’s lineup will feature a variety of local ...More»

Time and Place: The Artwork of James Fowler Cooper

through July 1, 2016
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Monday & Wednesday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Opening Sept. 19, this exhibit tells the story of the Lowcountry through the eyes of South Carolina self-taught printmaker James Fowler Cooper. The exhibition is included with museum membership or ...More»

Workshop Theatre presents "Hairspray Jr."

June 23-26, 2016
Location: Heathwood Hall Episcopal School
Times: Thursday: 7:00 PM; Friday: 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM; Saturday: 10:30 AM, 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM; Sunday: 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
It's 1962 and spunky, plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has one big dream -- to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When she finally gets her shot, she's transformed from social ...More»