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Your Guide to All Things Green: St. Pat's in Five Points
Posted on February 10, 2017 at 12:25PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Blarney! On March 18th, Columbia, SC will become a sea of green for the 35th Annual St. Pat's in Five Points celebration. And you're in luck, because we have everything you need to know ...
Top 10 Tips for Total Solar Eclipse Weekend in Columbia, SC
Posted on January 31, 2017 at 11:56AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Be in the know and travel on the path to totality in the "Total Eclipse Capital of the East Coast," Columbia, SC. The entire region is hosting eclipse-related events throughout the long weekend ...
What's Hot This February
Posted on January 24, 2017 at 11:51AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Short on days, but long on fun, February is jam-packed. Keep reading for our roundup of things to do below, then take a look at our calendar of events for all that's happening ...
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 ...

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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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»

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»

Baker & Baker presents Main Street Souvenirs with Scott Kirby

February 24, 2017
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Doors 6:30 PM | Performance 7:00 PM
The music of the American heartland comes alive in this multimedia stage performance. Scott Kirby explores the narrative of small-town American life through images and the music of Scott Joplin, ...More»

Black History Month

February 9-28, 2017
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Throughout the month of February Children will learn about the many achievements of notable African-American artists, scientists and authors through activities and stories. Activities include: ...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»

Black Stories Series: The Fits

February 27, 2017
Location: Nickelodeon Theatre
Times: Starting: 6:30 PM
Black Stories captures moments that serve as milestones for an entire movement and explores them from a local and global perspective. Thanks to a generous partnership with SC Humanities, ...More»

Broadway in Columbia Presents "Annie"

February 28, 2017
Location: Koger Center for the Arts
The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE will be a brand ...More»

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

through 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»

Family Fun Night at EdVenture

February 24, 2017
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Little Gym of Columbia, the experiential learning and child physical development center, will sponsor a Family Fun Night at EdVenture where attendees can purchase admission for $1. During ...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»

Holocaust survivor speaks at UofSC President’s Leadership Dialogue

February 27, 2017
Location: Koger Center for the Arts
Times: From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Eva Schloss, a Holocaust survivor and the stepsister of Anne Frank, will share her childhood and wartime experiences. Since 1985, Schloss has devoted herself to Holocaust education and global ...More»

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

February 26, 2017
Location: Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
Times: Starting: 3:30 PM
Theirs is the musical voice of a nation. For 50 years, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has upheld and shared the musical traditions of South Africa. Their rich sonic balance set the landscape for Paul ...More»

Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge

February 23, 2017
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: Doors open: 6:00 PM | Show: 7:00 PM
Check out Luke Bryan with supporting act Brett Eldredge in Columbia, SC!       More»

Mardi Gras Columbia Parade & Music Festival

February 25, 2017
Location: City Roots Urban Sustainable Farm and Event Venue
Times: From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Come one, come all and celebrate Mardi Gras Columbia 2017 with the Krewe de Columbi-Ya-Ya! The infamous parade rolls at 11 AM, ending back at City Roots for the festival at noon! Everyone is ...More»

Opera at USC Presents "Later the Same Evening"

February 24-26, 2017
Location: Drayton Hall
Times: Friday & Saturday: 7:30 P.M.; Sunday: 3:00 P.M.
"Later the Same Evening" imagines the lives of the people in five Edward Hopper paintings on one evening in New York. Composer John Musto and librettist Mark Campbell turn the paintings ...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»

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»

Take Heart and Smile Month

February 4-25, 2017
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
February is “Take Heart and Smile” month at EdVenture! Good nutrition, exercise and oral health care are all important in raising a healthy child. EdVenture will feature activities ...More»

USC Theatre Presents "Mr. Burns"

February 17-25, 2017
Location: Longstreet Theatre
Times: Wednesday - Saturday: 8:00 PM only plus 3:00 PM on the last Saturday | Sunday: 3:00 PM only
As we enter the world of Anne Washburn’s ingenious dark comedy, a group of survivors of a near-future global apocalypse has gathered around a campfire to piece together an episode of the ...More»

Winter Jam

February 24, 2017
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
Winter Jam 2017 is set to showcase 10 of Christian music’s best and brightest artists: multi GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Crowder; Top 40 hit-maker and GRAMMY®-nominee Britt ...More»
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