This weekend in Columbia, SC is steeped in historic discoveries and brimming with entertainment and outdoor events. Here are five suggestions of ways to fill your weekend. Search through a full list of weekend events on our calendar.
See pieces of Columbia's history
Historic Columbia Foundation's newest exhibit, From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th Century Columbia, opens Thursday. See what dining, cooking and storage wares were popular in the 19th century, including Landrum-Stork pottery originating from Columbia's Forest Acres area and imported English ceramics. The exhibit is a part of the house tours at Historic Columbia Foundation and will be on display through January 28, 2014. $6 for general admisson adults & $3 for general admission youth.
From Landrum to Leeds at Robert Mills House & Gardens Tuesday 10 am ' 3pm and Sunday 1pm ' 4 pm
Watch an idol
American Idol winner Fantasia sings at the Township tonight. You can also see opening acts Calvin Richardson and Urban Mystic. Tickets are $45-$65 and can be purchased on ticketmaster.com or at the Township Auditorium box office.
Get Your Gear On will give you an adventure on Columbia's three rivers with the Three Rivers Extravaganza. Experience whitewater adventure, wildlife, secluded areas, swimming spots and history while kayaking on the Saluda, Congaree and Broad rivers. All skill levels are welcome. Call 803-799-0999 to reserve your spot on one of this weekend's outings.