It's another grand slam weekend with all the things to do in Columbia, SC. We're celebrating opening weekend of another South Carolina Gamecock baseball season. And stretching Valentine's Day to the weekend? Knock one out of the park with dates at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, Koger Center for the Arts, Le Cafe Jazz and more.

Here's what else is on deck this weekend:

Friday, February 15


South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Liberty University at Carolina Stadium
Batter up! It's the first home game of another hard-hitting season of Carolina Baseball. Don't miss the season's first pitch. See the full list of home games on our sports blog.
3:00 pm 

Hyde Park on Hudson at Nickelodeon Theatre
Enjoy a Friday night movie with a glass of wine or pint of beer at Nickelodeon Theatre for the opening night of the comedy-drama, Hyde Park on Hudson. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Bill Murray) has an affair with his distant cousin (Laura Linney). The affair's discovered during a royal visit from the King and Queen of England. Run time: 1 hour, 34 minutes.
3:00 pm, 5:30 pm & 8:00 pm

Love on the Wildside at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Roses are pretty and chocolate is sweet, but a date at Riverbanks just can't be beat. A full-course meal, plus exclusive night-time Zoo tour will drive your date wild. $100/couple, call for reservations.
6:30 pm


Valentine's Hands-On Class at Let's Cook Culinary Studio
Learn to cook alongside your sweetie! Tonight's menu: Oysters & Spinach Brie Soup, Pork medallions with fig port wine sauce and chocolate creme d' pot. Call for reservations and availability - $85/couple.
6:30 pm

Columbia Baroque Soloists at the USC School of Music 
Go back in time and experience how making music guided South Carolinians in the 18th century.
7:00 pm

USC Wind Ensemble Concert at the Koger Center for the Arts  
The University of South Carolina's School of Music presents Dzubay, Rogers, Ticheli. Free admission. 
7:30 pm 

USC Dance Company Spring Concert: On the Edge at Drayton Hall Theatre
You'll be on the edge of your seat at this boundary-pushing show, choreographed by Tanya Wideman-Davis and Thaddeous Davis. $12 - 18.
7:30 pm 

Valentine's Weekend at Le Cafe Jazz
Jazz up your weekend with a couple's valentine's day deal at Le Cafe Jazz. Spend the evening eating a delicious meal and listening to smooth jazz. $85/couple.
6:00 pm

Saturday, February 16


4th Annual Half-Moon Outfitters Make my Day 12K at Harbison State Forest
The race runs through three of the forest's major trails - the Firebreak, Stewardship and Midlands Mountain - which gives each runner the chance to experience the beauty of this local outdoor hotspot.
9:00 am 

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Liberty University at Carolina Stadium 
First series of the season. See the full list of home games on our sports blog.
1:30 pm

Oyster Roast at Lake Carolina
Aw, shucks! Roll up your sleeves for an afternoon full of fresh oysters and good ol' southern barbecue! Read our Oyster Roast blog post for more details.
4:00 - 7:00 pm 

Valentine's Weekend at Le Cafe Jazz
Jazz up your weekend with a couple's Valentine's Day deal at Le Cafe Jazz. Spend the evening eating a delicious meal and listening to smooth jazz. $85/couple.
6:00 pm

USC Dance Company Spring Concert: On the Edge at Drayton Hall Theatre
You'll be on the edge of your seat at this boundary-pushing show, choreographed by Tanya Wideman-Davis and Thaddeous Davis. $12 - 18.
7:30 pm

Sunday, February 17

Dollar Sunday admission at Historic House Museums
Residents of Richland and Lexington counties can tour the Hampton-Preston Mansion, Robert Mills House and Gardens or the Mann-Simon site for only a dollar! Non-residents can still tour the homes for general admission, $6.
1:00 - 5:00 pm 

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Liberty University at Carolina Stadium 
First series of the season. See the full list of home games on our sports blog.
1:30 pm


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