Get in the swing of spring this weekend and participate in the many exciting happenings going on in Columbia, SC, including the Indie Grits Film Festival, Disney on Ice, breathtaking art exhibits and lively outdoor concerts. Check out five things to do below, but be sure to take a look at our calendar of events for even more offerings in the "The New Southern Hot Spot!"

indie grits
The Indie Grits Film Festival is wrapping up this weekend with some of its most exciting events. Happenings include the of Montreal concert at Columbia Museum of Art on Thursday, Weekly Revue at The Half and Half on Friday and Kindie Grits on Saturday. Don't miss out on the Closing Party Saturday for a night full of music, drinks and fun! Check out our blog posts for an Indie Grits film guide and party and food guide.
Indie Grits Film Festival at Nickelodeon Theatre Thursday - Sunday

Japan and the Jazz Age

japan and the jazz age
It's the final weekend to enjoy the exciting Japan and Jazz Age exhibit at the Columbia Museum of Art. The beautiful exhibit features art, housewares, jewelry and clothing that demonstrate a unique time in Japan's history where it began opening up to the west, prior to World War II. Come see a special part of Japanese history!
Japan and the Jazz Age: Unique Exhibition of Japanese Art Deco at Columbia Museum of Art Thursday - Friday 11am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday Noon - 5 pm $12 admission or less; Always FREE for members

disney on ice
Dive into the world of Disney at the musical extravaganza and ice show of Rockin' Ever After! This weekend is your chance to spend time with Merida, Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle and more as they perform some of your favorite Disney melodies.
Disney On Ice: Rockin' Ever After at Colonial Life Arena Thursday 7pm, Friday 7pm, Saturday 2pm & 6pm, Sunday 2pm $47 Rinkside, $37 VIP, $27, $22, $17

Add some extra beauty to this gorgeous spring weekend by visiting one of the many exquisite exhibits on display throughout the Columbia region.
Galleries & Gardens | Prideful Possessions at Robert Mills House & Gardens Thursday 12 - 1pm Free for HC members | $5 adult | $3 student
Gyotaku: An Artful Tradition at Columbia Museum of Art Thursday - Friday 11am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 - 5pm $12 admission or less; Always free for members
if Art Gallery presents KLAUS HARTMANN & REINER MAHRLEIN: Kaiserslautern Calling at if ART Gallery Friday 11am - 7pm, Saturday 11am - 5pm
KEES SALENTIJN: Paintings at Rosso Trattoria Italia Thursday - Saturday 5:30 - 7:30pm
Third Thursdays in the Vista Thursday 5:30 - 8pm

There's nothing quite like warm weather and good music, so take advantage of both this weekend by attending one or more of Columbia, SC's popular outdoor concert series.
Five After Five 2014 Spring Concert Series at The Five Points Fountain Thursday 6:30 - 10pm Free admission
Loading Dock Live-The Finesse Band at Township Auditorium Thursday 5:30 - 7:30pm Free admission
CMA Jazz on Main: East Meets West: Jazz Under the Influence of the Orient! at Columbia Museum of Art Friday 7:30pm Members: $30; Non-members: $40; Students: $5

For more things to do in Columbia, SC browse our calendar of events and listings of attractionsoutdoor things to do, restaurants and more. Book your hotel room and attractions tickets at