With a number of events, shows, exhibits, sports and shopping going on, you're in for a bustling weekend in the Columbia region! Look below for 5 things to do, but be sure to also check out our calendar of events for even more happenings in "The New Southern Hot Spot!"

festive fun
This weekend in Columbia, SC, you can listen to the melodic tunes of the piano, indulge your passion for fashion, peruse the shops and galleries in the Vista and eat your weight in crab! You won't want to miss out!
Southeastern Piano Festival at USC School of Music Thursday and Saturday 7:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m.; $10 - $40
3rd Annual Columbia Fashion Week at various locations throughout Columbia, SC Thursday - Saturday varying times
SouthEast Crab Feast at Saluda Shoals Park Saturday 4 - 7 p.m.; $20

showstoppers
Whether you're in the mood for a foreign language film, something the whole family can watch or singing and dancing zombies, there's an on-screen or on-stage production for just about everyone this weekend!
P.O.V. Film Series Screens "Black Orpheus" at Tapp's Art Center Thursday 7 p.m.; $5
Belle at Nickelodeon Theatre Thursday 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; $8
The Rover at Nickelodeon Theatre Friday - Sunday varying times; $8
Summer Movie Series at Riverfront Park Friday 7 p.m., Free admission
"Evil Dead: The Musical" at Trustus Theatre Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $11 - $27
"The Commedia Snow White" at Columbia Children's Theatre Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $5 - $10

exciting exhibits
Columbia, SC is full of fun exhibits this weekend! From dinosaurs and butterflies to art and history, we've got it all!
Dinosaurs: A Bite out of Time at South Carolina State Museum Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; $5 - $7
Blooming Butterflies at EdVenture Children's Museum Thursday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sunday 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.; $11.50
Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice at EdVenture Children's Museum Thursday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sunday 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.; $11.50
Bo Bartlett and Herb Parker Exhibitions at 701 Center for Contemporary Art Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; $5 suggested donation
Cola: Inked at Tapp's Art Center Thursday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Free admission
The American Revolutionary War in South Carolina at South Carolina State Museum Thursday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; $5 -$7
Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed at Columbia Museum of Art Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $12
Cheer for the Home Team! Animal Mascots in the Collection at Columbia Museum of Art Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $12
Daryl Trivieri's Fantastic Animals: Selections from the Vogel Collection at Columbia Museum of Art Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $12

summer sports
Between going out to see one of our local sports teams in action and getting fitness tips from Olympic athletes, the Columbia region has plenty of options for those looking to stay active this weekend!
Columbia Blowfish Baseball vs. Forest City Owls at Capital City Stadium Thursday 7:05 p.m.; $5 - $6
Columbia Blowfish Baseball vs. High Point - Thomasville HiToms at Capital City Stadium Saturday 7:05 p.m.; $5 - $6
SC United Bantams vs. Southern West Virginia King's Warriors at River Bluff Stadium Sunday 6 p.m.; $5 - $20
Sorinex Summer Strong at Plex Indoor Sports & Ice - Irmo Friday 12 - 7 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $20+

shop local
Meander through the markets this weekend for fresh produce and unique goods while enjoying the beautiful summer weather!
Soda City Market at 1500 Block of Main Street Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Free admission
Town of Lexington's Farmers Market at Lexington Square Park Saturday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Free admission
Vista Marketplace at Whaley Farmer's and Craft Market at 701 Whaley Street Saurday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Free admission

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 reservations.columbiacvb.com.