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Smell the Roses in Columbia, SC This Valentine's Day
Posted on January 19, 2017 at 12:27PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Columbia has been struck with Cupid's arrow and we have everything you need to know to plan the perfect Valentine's Day.   Posted by Conquest Brewing Co., Inc. on Friday, ...
What's Hot This January
Posted on December 30, 2016 at 8:59AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Happy New Year! Hit the ground running in 2017 with concerts, exhibits, events and more happening all over town this month. Read on for our roundup of things to do below, then check out ...
All You Need to Know to Kick Off the New Year in Columbia, SC
Posted on December 12, 2016 at 8:59AM 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 area's restaurants and attractions, we have everything you need to ...
What's Hot This December
Posted on November 22, 2016 at 7:03AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Holiday celebrations, special events around town and a number of museum exhibits are all in store for December. Check out our roundup of things to do below, then take a look at ...
What's Hot This Holiday Season: Your Guide to Columbia, SC Festivities
Posted on November 2, 2016 at 9:12AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Get ready to give thanks, gather with family and friends and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is officially upon us and we have everything you need to know about ...
What's Hot This Halloweekend: Tricks, Treats and Terrors
Posted on October 28, 2016 at 6:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Halloween is here, so gather up some ghosts and goblins and get witchy this weekend at a number of events and activities going on around town! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at ...

Columbia, SC Events

Welcome to the Official Columbia Calendar of Events. 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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4th Annual Oyster and Pig Roast

January 28, 2017
Location: City Roots Urban Sustainable Farm and Event Venue
Times: From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
A Columbia favorite, now in its fourth year! Join us for our 4th annual Oyster and Pig Roast at City Roots. A collaborative of Chefs and friends from City Roots and LowCo Barbecue & Catering ...More»

A Compass to Guide: South Carolina Cabinetmakers Today

through July 15, 2017
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
South Carolina has a long history of local cabinetmakers, who worked primarily to supply their surrounding communities with the furniture and implements needed in everyday life. While the ...More»

A Night of Music with Frank McComb

January 28, 2017
Location: Nonnah's
Times: From: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Performing live in downtown Columbia, SC, International Soul/Jazz Recording Artist, Frank McComb. Guest performance by saxophonist David Glymph. While you're at Nonnah's, enjoy their delicious ...More»

App4That: Interactive exhibit on the progression of technology

ongoing
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Wednesday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
App4That explores how smartphone applications have changed the way we live. Travel through time and learn how applications (apps) have changed the way we listen to music, how students learn and ...More»

Art: A Collection of Collections

ongoing
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»

Black Medicine/White Bodies: An Investigation of Yellow Fever Epidemics

through May 6, 2017
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The exhibition entitled Black Medicine/White Bodies: An Investigation of Yellow Fever Epidemics in Charleston 1854-1871 focuses on the role of traditional African folk healers in the South ...More»

Bourbon Oasis

through February 5, 2017
Location: Bourbon
Looking for an island break in the middle of winter? For two weeks, the Cajun creole specialty cocktail bar, Bourbon, will transform itself into a tiki bar-- Bourbon Oasis. Island drinks, pu-pu ...More»

CMA Chamber Music on Main

January 31, 2017
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Happy Hour: 6:00 PM | Concert: 7:00 PM
Chamber Music on Main is a critically acclaimed chamber concert series featuring world-renowned artistic director Edward Arron and intimately set in the museum's gorgeous DuBose-Poston Reception ...More»

Columbia City Ballet Presents "Swan Lake"

January 27-28, 2017
Location: Koger Center for the Arts
Times: Friday: 6:30 PM; Saturday: 7:30 PM
This classic performance is joined by the full SC Philharmonic. “A jewel of the Koger Center stage…magnificent” — The State       More»

Costa Rica Connections: USC Study Abroad International Perspectives on Higher Education

January 27, 2017-May 27, 2017
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Costa Rica Connections was created based on experiences had by faculty and staff from different academic departments, who participated in the USC Study Abroad's IPHE trip to San Jose, Costa Rica in ...More»

DeRAY Davis

January 27-29, 2017
Location: Comedy House
Times: Friday: 8:00 PM & 10:30 PM | Saturday: 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM | Sunday: 7:00 PM
DeRAY Davis in a national touring stand-up comedy act. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, comedian-turned-actor DeRAY Davis can be "scene" and heard in the blockbuster mega ...More»

Distinguished Speaker Series: Consul General of India Nagesh Singh

January 31, 2017
Location: The Palmetto Club
Times: From: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Join us for the first Distinguished Speaker Series of the year! Our guest will be Nagesh Singh, Consul General of India in Atlanta.  Prior to being appointed as Consul General of India in ...More»

Fame and Fashion: The Photography of John Engstead

through February 5, 2017
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Monday: closed | Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Saturday: 10:00 - 5:00 PM
In the spirit of Old Hollywood, the Columbia Museum of Art presents an exhibition featuring the movie star portraiture of photographer John Engstead in all its vintage glitz and glamour. Engstead ...More»

Holocaust Remembered

through April 8, 2017
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Holocaust Remembered recalls the harrowing history of World War II. It follows the history of the Nazis and their collaborators throughout Europe and clarifies the aim of their “Final ...More»

Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons)

January 24, 2017
Location: Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cécile de Volanges before her ...More»

Psychedelic Design: Rock Posters from the Mel Byars Collection

through March 12, 2017
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM; Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
From the collection of esteemed design historian and Columbia native Mel Byars, this exhibition offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the rock poster renaissance of the late 1960s San Francisco ...More»

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Out Of This World

January 26-29, 2017
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: Thursday: 7:00 PM | Friday: 10:30 AM & 7:00 PM | Saturday: 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM | Sunday: 1:30 PM
In Out Of This World, audiences will be riveted by an interactive, action-packed storyline filled with space-age family fun and technology, which deepens their connection to the performers. ...More»

Run with the Saints

January 28, 2017
Location: Saint Joseph Catholic School
Times: Starting: 8:00 AM
Run with the Saints - a 5K race and Fun Run - will use a certified course that winds its way on Devine Street through the beautiful, downtown neighborhood of Shandon. Visit the website to ...More»

Sound & Vision Series: Gimme Shelter

January 28, 2017
Location: Nickelodeon Theatre
Times: Starting: 10:30 PM
Sound & Vision brings together siblings of form through a new music documentary series in partnership with DRIP (records). In addition to screening both repertory and contemporary music docs, ...More»

South Carolina and The Great War

ongoing
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Wednesday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Discover what life was like in the palmetto state on the eve of World War I, learn why America decided to join the war, examine the efforts South Carolina took to build up military forces, ...More»

Spoken: Making Maps: The Art of James Williams

through March 12, 2017
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Monday: closed | Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Saturday: 10:00 - 5:00 PM
Human beings draw maps to document their understanding of what is known. In truth, maps are continuously morphing layouts of geographic landscapes, people, and ideas. In Making Maps: The Art of ...More»

St. Pat's in Five Points Line-Up Announcement Party

January 31, 2017
Location: Delaney's Music Pub and Eatery
Times: Starting: 6:00 PM
Visit local Five Points bar, Delaney's, for the release of the musical line-up for the 35th Annual St. Pat's in Five Points festival! Grab a complimentary Guinness, enjoy some Irish-themed ...More»
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