From festivals and Halloween frights to exhibits and on-stage delights, this weekend offers a little bit of everything! Continue reading for our roundup below, then go through our calendar of events to see all that's happening in Columbia, SC.

FREE!! Oct. 3. • Main St. Columbia, SCBlonde Redhead, Hiss Golden Messenger, Cory Branan, Junior Astronomers, The...

Posted by Jam Room Music Festival on Thursday, September 17, 2015

The New Festival Hot Spot
This weekend is full of festivals celebrating barbecue, live music, comic book culture and more! Get your fill of delicious food at the 5th Annual BBQ Cookoff. Rock out to Blonde Redhead at the Columbia Museum of Art. Get crafty and create a costume of your favorite character for Soda City Comic Con!

The New Artistic Hot Spot
Get a dose of Columbia culture this weekend! You can catch Caroline Rhea doing her standup comedy at Harbison Theatre or Katt Williams performing at Colonial Life Arena. You can catch showings of "Marie Antoinette," "Singin' in the Rain," "Menopause the Musical," "The Three Penny Opera," " Puss in Boots" and "Bremen Town Musicians" at various theatres around town. The USC Southern Exposure Music Series on Friday will feature Soprano Tony Arnold and Pianist Jacob Greenbu. Finally, the Columbia Museum of Art and South Carolina State Museum have various exhibits on display such as The Art of Joseph Norman and Julius Caesar: Roman Military, Might and Machines, while Gallery West has Exhibition "Captured: The Photography of Seven."

The BOO Southern Hot Spot
October is here, so get a kick start on the Halloween activities this weekend! Opt for wicked tricks at the Hall of Horrors Haunted Attraction and Terror Falls Haunted Farm or an endearing treat at the Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit at Robert Mills House & Gardens.

Check out our daily guide below. For more things to do around Columbia, SC, visit our calendar of events!

Trick question!

Posted by Soda City Comic Con on Monday, September 14, 2015

Caroline Rhea at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College 7:30 p.m.; $25
Helicopter Ball Drop at The Members Club at Woodcreek 10:30 a.m.; $10 for one golf ball, $50 for six
Katt Williams: Conspiracy Theory at Colonial Life Arena 8 p.m.; $50.50 - $102
USC Southern Exposure New Music Series: Apparition with Soprano Tony Arnold and Pianist Jacob Greenbu at USC School of Music 7:30 p.m.; Free admission
Friday Bluegrass & Acoustic Open Stage & Jam at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.; $5 donation

Soda City Market at Main Street 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Free admission
South Carolina State House Tours at South Carolina State House 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Free admission
Blonde Redhead at Columbia Museum of Art 7 p.m.; $10
Benedict College Tigers Football vs. Kentucky State University at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium 2 p.m.; $15+
"Puss in Boots" at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5.75
"Bremen Town Musicians" at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5.75
Saturday Classic Country Music Jamboree & Dancing at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor 7 - 10 p.m.; $5 donation

"Menopause the Musical" at Township Auditorium 3 p.m.; $45 - $55

Soda City Comic Con at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $10 - $15
Hall of Horrors Haunted Attraction at 1153 Walter Price Street 7:30 p.m.; $10
Terror Falls Haunted Farm at Terror Halls Haunted Farm Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.; $15 cash only
USC School of Theatre and Dance Presents "The Three Penny Opera" at Longstreet Theatre Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $12 - $18
Jamil Shriners 5th Annual BBQ Cookoff at Jamil Shrine Center Friday 6:30 - 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - until; $6 - $12
"Marie Antoinette" at Trustus Theatre Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.; $30
"Singin' in the Rain" at Town Theatre Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $15 - $25
Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit at Robert Mills House & Gardens all day; Free admission
The Art of Joseph Norman at Columbia Museum of Art Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $12
Blooming Butterflies at EdVenture Children's Museum Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $11.75
Exhibition "Captured: The Photography of Seven" at Gallery West Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Free admission
From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th-Century Columbia at Robert Mills House & Gardens Friday - Saturday 12 - 4 p.m.; $4 - $8
Prideful Possessions: A South Carolina Silver Sampler at Robert Mills House & Gardens Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; $4 - $8
Paths of Destruction: Sherman's Final Campaign at South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; $2 - $5
South Carolina State Museum has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $5 - $7
• Julius Caesar: Roman Military, Might and Machines
• Time and Place: The Artwork of James Fowler Cooper
• Threads: The Story in Our Clothes
• Carolina Makers
• The Art and Life of Addie Sims: A Look Into Her World

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