Spend a night at the theater
The new play "Collected Stories" opens Thursday at Trustus Theatre, telling the story of a prominent writer whose student becomes a competitor. It's the classic tale of a protégé turned rival (for the old movie fans, think All About Eve). Tickets are $15-$22.
Collected Stories at Trustus Theatre Thursday - Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 3 pm
Enjoy a by paddle on Lake Murray -- it's the last paddle under a full moon this summer! Or try a sunset paddle, get on all three rivers with a guided rivertrip and extravaganza, or try your hand at paddleboarding. Or, if you'd rather get a birds eye view of the river, rather than make a splash, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden opens their new zipline tours -- Zip the Zoo and ZOOm the River -- on Friday. Here's a closer look at the outdoor things to do this weekend:
- Zip the Zoo/ZOOm the River at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, tours begin at 9:30 am and last tour begins at 3:30 pm. Zipline tour not included with general admission.
- Lake Murray Sunset Paddle - Guided Kayak or Canoe Trip with Get Your Get On, Friday - Sunday 7 pm
- Three Rivers Extravaganza - Guided Rivertrip, Friday - Sunday 1 pm
- Stand Up Paddleboard and Kayak Rentals on Lake Murray with Get Your Get On, Friday - Sunday 12 - 5 pm
- Moonlight Paddle with Get Your Gear On, Friday - Sunday 7 pm
Sing along to Grease
Let the inner T-Bird or Pink Lady out while singing along to the famous musical Grease! The Nick ends it National Treasures series with this American favorite featuring Danny, Rizzo, Kenickie, Frenchy and, of course, Sandy. We think it will be a "one of a kind like dip da-dip da-dip doo-wop da doo-bee doo" experience. $8-$10.
National Treasures: Grease (Sing-A-Long) at Nickelodeon Theatre Friday 11 pm; Saturday 3 pm
Delve into civil rights history
Another Civil Rights Sunday brings us a documentary on South Carolina's Lamar High School during desegregation. It's a part of the Columbia, SC 63 project, and you can find more civil rights events in the Columbia region on our calendar of events. Free admission.
Civil Rights Sundays: The Color of Justice at Nickelodeon Theatre Sunday 3 pm
Found in Translation: Dinner and a Movie with Steven Naifeh at Columbia Museum of Art Sunday 5:30 pm
That's not all -- Columbia, SC has plenty of other weekend happenings around the region. Browse the list below or check out our calendar of events.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
Summer Sets Jazz Series at Township Auditorium, 6 -8 pm
Corks & Canvas at Gilligan's Seafood Restaurant, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Vista Dance Party at Vista Ballroom, 7 - 10 pm
Ms. Scotto's Presents Thursday Night Open Mic, 7 pm
Boiled Peanut Day at South Carolina State Farmers Market, 10 am
Battle of Camden Remembrance Day at Historic Camden Revolutionary Site, 10 am - 4:30 pm
Corks & Canvas at Macaroni Grill, Noon - 3 pm
Historic Columbia Foundation's Women of Hampton-Preston Tour at Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens, 1 pm
Le Cafe Jazz at Finlay Park Cafe at Le Cafe Jazz, 8 - 11 pm
Night of Legends at Capital City Club, 5:30 - 9 pm
Pink Tie Charity Auction at Capital City Club, 7 - 11 pm
Stand Up Paddleboard and Kayak Rentals on Lake Murray with Get Your Get On, Friday - Sunday 12 - 5 pm