This weekend you can enjoy symphonic sounds or rock n' roll, watch a game of golf or just wear golf attire in Five Points or indulge in burgers and brews or boiled peanuts. Whatever your preference, there's something for everyone! Check out our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for all that's happening in Columbia, SC!
The New Festival Hot Spot
There's much to celebrate throughout Columbia this weekend! Cromer's P-Nuts, "Guaranteed Worst in Town" for 80 years now, is throwing a party with music, treats and more to honor this milestone. The Freeway Music Festival will have you singing and dancing the whole day, with local and national artists performing on three different stages. On Sunday, fill up on delicious food from Tres Bambini Antica Pizzeria Mobile and Pawley's Mobile Eats and cool off with an ice cold brew at the Suds & Grub Beer and Food Truck Festival.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28:
ColorBlind Album Release Party at 701 Whaley Street 7 - 10 p.m.
Argento Chamber Ensemble Concert: Southern Exposure New Music Series at USC School of Music 7:30 p.m.
Friday Bluegrass & Acoustic Open Stage & Jam at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.; $5 donation
7th Annual Bar Stool Classic at Five Points 5:30 - 10 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29:
Soda City Market at Main Street 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Free admission
Cromer's P-Nuts 80th Birthday Celebration at Cromer's P-Nuts 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Freeway Music Festival at Tin Roof & Music Farm 12:30 p.m.; $10 - $12
South Carolina State House Tours at South Carolina State House 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Free admission
Bremen Town Musicians at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5
"Puss in Boots" at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5.75
Randy Riggle Nostalgia Show at Jamil Shrine Center 8 p.m.; $20 - $25
Saturday Classic Country Music Jamboree & Dancing at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor 7 - 10 p.m.; $5 donation
2015 Woodcreek Classic at The Members Club of Woodcreek Friday and Saturday 6:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Free admission
Blooming Butterflies at EdVenture Children's Museum Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $11.75
The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD at EdVenture Children's Museum Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $11.75
From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol's Famous Faces 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
Exhibition "In and Out of the Wild: Animals in Art" 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 - Sunday 12 - 4 p.m.; $4 - $8
Prideful Possession: 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
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
• Threads: The Story in Our Clothes
• Bugs! Giant Robotic Creatures
• Carolina Makers
• The Art and Life of Addie Sims: A Look Into Her World
• Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War