Historic. Artistic. Kid-friendly. Adventure. Columbia, SC has a little something for everyone. Stop by the Columbia Museum of Art and get lost in their newest impressionism exhibit, get a 'feel' of the 19th century at the Robert Mills House, go on a Tree Trek through Congaree National Park or have an indoor 'snow day' at EdVenture Children's Museum.

See what else is on our list this weekend:

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25


Patchworks of History: The Quilts of the Historic Columbia Foundation at the Robert Mills House 
On display at the Robert Mills House, the Historic Columbia Foundation presents five handmade brightly-colored and patterned quilts. The quilts date back to the 19th century and feature South Carolina fabrics from the 1820's to the 1880's. $6, adults; $3, children.
10:00 am - 3:00 pm 

Chief Curator, Will South and Edgar Degas' Dancer Adjusting Her Shoe. Gallery tours are offered daily.
Impressionism from Monet to Matisse at the Columbia Museum of Art 
The latest addition to the Museum of Art is a coveted exhibition and breathtaking collection. 55 works - from pastels to watercolors - fill the museum with renowned names from Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne to Matisse. $15 adults, $12 military/senior citizens, $5 students.
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Columbia Home Building and Remodeling Expo at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
From the smallest design detail to a large house addition, find the tips, tricks and information you need to start your home renovation at the Columbia Home Building and Remodeling Expo. Professionals will be on hand to share their valuable knowledge to bring your ideas to life or inspire you with new ones.
2:00 - 8:00 pm



"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

Ken Ludwig's "Fox on the Fairway" at the Town Theatre
A hilarious tribute to English farces in the 1930's & 40's and the story of a man's eternal love affair...with golf. 
8:00 pm
Columbia Alternacirque at First Thursdays on Main
Columbia Alternacirque at Art Bar
Every fourth Friday, Alternacirque, Columbia's alternative circus performance company, performs at the eclectic downtown Art Bar in the Congaree Vista. The two performances are free to attend with no cover charge.
First show at 9:30, second at 10:30 pm

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26

Red Shoe Run at Colonial Life Arena 
Grab your favorite pair of red running shoes and head to Colonial Life Arena for 10K & 5K runs benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Columbia. Race day registration and packet pick-up will be from 6:00 am - 7:00 am at Colonial Life.
7:30 am

Soda City Market on Main Street
Downtown Columbia's weekly local farmer's market. Free.
8:00 am - Noon


Tree Trek Guided Walk 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. 
10:00 am 

Patchworks of History: The Quilts of the Historic Columbia Foundation at the Robert Mills House 
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Impressionism from Monet to Matisse at the Columbia Museum of Art
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Columbia Home Building and Remodeling Expo at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
10:00 am - 8:00 pm  



USC Men's Basketball at Colonial Life Arena
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. the Arkansas Razorbacks! Cheer on the Gamecocks as they take on the Razorbacks in this heated SEC match up.
1:30 pm

Weston Lake Wilderness Hike at Congaree National Park
A guided 4.5 mile hike on Congaree National Park's Weston Lake Loop Trail. Hike leaves from the Harry Hampton Visitor Center. Free.
1:30 pm 

"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

Ken Ludwig's "Fox on the Fairway" at the Town Theatre
A hilarious tribute to English farces in the 1930's & 40's and the story of a man's eternal love affair...with golf.
8:00 pm

LifeChance: International Ballet Gala of the Stars at the Koger Center for the Arts
The Columbia Classical Ballet presents internationally-acclaimed dancers from the Washington Ballet and the Boston Ballet for an night of dance to benefit the free medical clinic of Columbia. Purchase tickets online, $5 - $32.
7:30 pm


SUNDAY, JANUARY 27

Patchworks of History: The Quilts of the Historic Columbia Foundation at the Robert Mills House 
10:00 am - 3:00 pm





Columbia Home Building and Remodeling Expo at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
 
Impressionism from Monet to Matisse at the Columbia Museum of Art 
It's free Sunday at the CMA! Thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, visitors enjoy free admissions to the Columbia Museum of Art! How about checking out that Impressionism from Monet to Matisse exhibit we've been raving about?
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Tree Trek Guided Walk 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  

"The Hallowed Halls" at the Richland County Public Library  
Viewing of "The Hallowed Halls," a documentary about how 3 segregation-era institutions, Booker T. Washington, C.A. Johnson & Lakeview High Schools produced model citizens. Free.
3:00 - 5:00 pm  

"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.

3:00 pm

Ken Ludwig's "Fox on the Fairway" at the Town Theatre
A hilarious tribute to English farces in the 1930's & 40's and the story of a man's eternal love affair...with golf.
3:00 pm

Christopher Berg, Faculty Guitar Recital at the USC School of Music 
Free. 
3:00 pm 

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