We've got another weekend packed with famously hot events in Columbia, SC! Mark your calendar for a culinary experience as Columbia closes Restaurant Week, or celebrates beer culture at the World Beer Festival.

Here's what's on tap:

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18



Restaurant Week at Various Columbia, SC Restaurants
Restaurant Week closes this weekend, don't miss your chance to experience Columbia cuisine at a hot price. Read our blog for more information on where to get the best Columbia deals.
Dinner only

"Brighton Beach Memoirs" at the Workshop Theatre
Part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy - a story of his upbringing in Brooklyn, NY as told through the young character, Eugene. $12 - 22. 
8:00 pm 


SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

Nature Discovery at Congaree National Park
Take a hike! A guide will lead you through this old-growth bottomland forest, its giant trees and diverse wildlife. Free.
9:30 am

"Beauty and the Beast" at the Columbia Marionette Theatre
Another alternative to your usual Saturday morning cartoons. Bring the kids to a different performance of the classic Disney tale, Beauty and the Beast. $5.
11:00 am & 3:00 pm


Super Saturday Fun at Main Street Ice
After you stop at Soda City Market, Main Street's weekly farmer's market, make your way to Main Street ice as its celebrates its run in Columbia for its closing weekend. There will be face painting, giveaways from Richland County Public Library, "frost fun" with EdVenture Children's Museum and more. Adults, $10; Children under 12, $8 - skate rental and ice rink admission included.
Event, Noon - 2:00 pm | Ice rink, 11:00 am - 10:00 pm



World Beer Festival at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center 
For its fifth straight year, All About Beer magazine's annual festival returns to Columbia, SC! 150+ beers and breweries from all over fill the Convention Center for a 'hoppin' good time. Read the Convention Center blog for more details. Purchase tickets online - $40, general admission; $85 VIP.
Session 1: Noon - 4:00 pm; Session 2: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

World Beer Festival "After Party" at World of Beer
Just a few steps from the Convention Center is All About Beer magazine's official after party, following the World Beer Festival. Admission is free, 21+ only. 

Eddie's Big Pajama Party at EdVenture Children's Museum
Dressed in your favorite "jammies," join the world's largest child, Eddie, for storytime, crafts, snacks and a scavenger hunt! $5, members; $7, non-members. 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Restaurant Week at Various Columbia, SC Restaurants
Read our blog for more information on where to get the best Columbia deals.
Dinner only

Rocketman: A Tribute to Sir Elton John
at the Koger Center for the Arts
Columbia-based rock quarted, Tokyo Joe, give an Elton John tribute like no other. Replicating the costumes, lighting, choreography and songs, this show will leave every Elton John fan feeling like they attended the real thing. $21-26.
7:30 pm

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20


Dollar Sunday Historic House Museums by the Historic Columbia Foundation
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

Tree Trek at Congaree National Park
A guide leads you on a 1.5 hour walk through the primeval forested floodplain that is South Carolina's only national park - Congaree National Park. Free.
2:00 pm

Restaurant Week at Various Columbia, SC Restaurants
It's the last night to celebrate Columbia cuisine through restaurant week! Read our blog for more information on where to get the best Columbia deals.
Dinner only


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