If you were in Columbia, SC last weekend -- you know that if you were bored -- it took a conscious effort. Seriously, did you read the run down in The State of the weekend's festivities? Expect no less this weekend!

Here are some of the weekend's highlights taking place April 27-29, 2012:

FRIDAY, APRIL 27

"A Behanding in Spokane" at Trustus Black Box Theatre

Artista Vista in the Congaree Vista

Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour at Colonial Life Arena

Indie Grits Festival at Nickelodeon Theatre (ConvergeSE at IT-oLogy)

Snow White at Village Square Theatre

Sparkleberry Country Fair at Sandhill Research & Education Center


SATURDAY, APRIL 28

"A Behanding in Spokane" at Trustus Black Box Theatre

An Evening with Alison Kraus & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas at the Township Auditorium

Artista Vista in the Congaree Vista

Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour at Colonial Life Arena

Congaree Art Festival at South Carolina State Museum

Crafty Feast at Indie Grits at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

Indie Grits Festival at Nickelodeon Theatre (ConvergeSE at IT-oLogy)

Kid's Day of Lexington at Virginia Hylton Park

Mayor Benjamin's Famously Hot Bike Tour & Councilwoman Gergel's Surprisingly Cool Trike Ride at Seibels House and Garden

Olympia FEST at Olympia & Granby Mills

Rhythm on the River at West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheatre

SC Philharmonic presents Masterworks 7: Ode to Joy at Koger Center for the Arts

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Baseball at Carolina Stadium

Snow White at Village Square Theatre

Sparkleberry Country Fair at Sandhill Research & Education Center

Spring Offroad Festival at Men @ Work Festival Field

Spring on the River with Get Your Gear On

Sweet Potato Festival at Hopkins Adult Activity Center

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design opens at Columbia Museum of Art

The Wizard of Oz at Columbia Marionette Theatre

Quarry Crusher Run at OlympiaFest


SUNDAY, APRIL 29

Historic Marker Unveiling at Sidney Park Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Indie Grits Festival at Nickelodeon Theatre

Our Time, Our Place: The Black South of Richard Samuel Roberts last day at Columbia Museum of Art

Snow White at Village Square Theatre

Spring on the River with Get Your Gear On

For a full list of events, visit columbiacvb.com/calendar. Plan your trip and book a hotel room at columbiacvb.com. Have questions? Drop us a line on Facebook or Twitter. Once you're here, find out what's hot nearby on our mobile site at experiencecolumbia.mobi.