If you're visiting Columbia, SC
this weekend, you have three days packed with big events in music, food, art and more. Here are six things to do this weekend, with a full list of events across the Columbia on our calendar region to boot.
Courtesy of BBKing.com
See a legend
The king of blues, B.B. King, plays his famous "Lucille" Thursday at the Township Auditorium. See the legend after an opening performance from The Mobros. Tickets are $49-$119 and available at ticketmaster.com and at the Township Auditorium's box office.
B.B. King in Concert at Township Auditorium Thursday 8 pm
Found in Translation exhibit at Columbia Museum of Art
The Columbia Museum of Art celebrates 15 years on Columbia, SC's historic Main Street on Thursday! The museum will be offering free admission and tours to the public. You can tour CMA's permanent collection or check out its current exhibit, Found in Translation: The Geometric Abstraction of Steven Naifeh. Free admission.
15th Anniversary Celebration at Columbia Museum of Art Thursday 11 am - 5 pm
Eat some maters
Whether you say tomato or tomahto, you can enjoy fresh, local tomatoes at the Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival on Saturday. Live music, local food and drink vendors, tomato bobbing and a free heirloom tomato tasting are lined up for the festival.Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival at City Roots Urban Sustainable Farm Saturday 4 - 9 pm
Go back to summer camp
Nickelodeon Theatre begins a new film series this weekend with Summer Camp: A Late Night Series. It kicks off with Moonrise Kingdom, the 2012 Wes Anderson film telling the story of two kids who fall in love and run away.
Summer Camp: A Late-Night Film Series at Nickelodeon Theatre Friday 11 pm
Urban Outfitters has opened in Columbia, SC and they're celebrating with a grand opening party. Gift bag giveaways, music by DJs Tanlines and Washed Out, free barbecue and beer... yes please!
Urban Outfitters Grand Opening at Urban Outfitters Saturday 4 - 9 pm
Save some dough
Here's something for local readers: residents of Richland and Lexington counties get admission to one of Historic Columbia Foundation's house museums for $1 on Sunday. Choose from Robert Mills House & Gardens, the Hampton-Preston Mansion or Mann-Simons Site.
Dollar Sunday Admission at Historic House Museums at Robert Mills House & Gardens, Hampton-Preston Mansion or Mann-Simons Site Sunday 1 - 5 pm