Fun in the sun, new festivals, live music and more are all in store for this weekend. Read on for our roundup below, then peruse our calendar of events for all that's happening in Columbia, SC!
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Bask in the sunshine and enjoy the wide array of activities going on this weekend. "Art, drink, and be happy" as you listen to live music, go on a scavenger hunt, go on gallery tours and more at Arts & Draughts. Or, you can spend your Friday night with a blast from the past at the I Love the 90's Tour. Saturday starts bright and early with the Governor's Cup Road Race. Afterward, catch your breath at Soda City Market. Keep things relaxed and end the day with some tunes and scenery at Rhythm on the River. Indulge in a couple guilty pleasures Sunday afternoon as you either sip on samples at the Drink Pink Rosé Festival or get your fill of cheesy goodness at The Columbia Mac Off. The SC Poultry Festival is back this weekend with its annual parade, cooking contest, car show, fireworks and more.
FRIDAY, MAY 13:
Relay for Life - Lexington at Lexington High School 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Arts & Draughts at Columbia Museum of Art 7 - 11 p.m.; $9
Columbia Baroque Concert Across the Water with Columbia Baroque: "The Danube" at USC School of Music 7:30 p.m.; $15 - $20
I Love the 90's Tour at Colonial Life Arena 8 p.m.; $55 - $102
SATURDAY, MAY 14:
Governor's Cup Road Race at South Carolina State House 7 a.m.; $5 - $80
Soda City Market at City Center/ Main Street 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Free admission
South Carolina State House Tours at South Carolina State House 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Free admission
"Aladdin" at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5
Rhythm on the River at Wyman M. "Mac" Rish Riverwalk Park & Amphitheater 6 - 9 p.m.; Free admission
The Palmetto Opera Presents "Great Voices from Broadway to Opera" at USC Darla Moore School of Business 7 p.m.; $55
SUNDAY, MAY 15:
Drink Pink Rosé Festival at City Roots 12 - 4 p.m.; $48.47
The Columbia Mac Off at Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens 12 - 5 p.m.; $10
Jewish Unity Day featuring "The Maccabeats" at 2509 Decker Boulevard 12:30 - 3 p.m.; $10 - $50
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection at Columbia Museum of Art 2 p.m.; Free admission
Pack the Porch Wine Series at Enoree River Winery 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.; Free admission
WWE Live at Colonial Life Arena 7 p.m.; $18 - $103
SC Poultry Festival at 101 Main Street, Batesburg-Leesville Friday 5 - 11:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.; Free admission
"The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" at Village Square Theatre Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $13 - $19
Workshop Theatre Presents "Around the World in Eighty Days" at 701 Whaley Street Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $10 - $20
Pirates of Penzance Jr. at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $7
Blooming Butterflies at EdVenture Children's Museum Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $10.50 - $11.50
Route to (Re)settlement at Mann-Simons Site Friday - Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.
"The Addams Family - A New Musical" at Town Theatre Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $15 - $25
Historic Columbia Historic House Museum Tours at Historic Columbia Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.; $4 - $28
REMIX: Themes and Variations in African American Art 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
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
• Art: A Collection of Collections
• Julius Caesar: Roman Military, Might and Machines
• Time and Place: The Artwork of James Fowler Cooper
McKissick Museum has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Free admission
• Richard Burnside: Who is King?
• On Air in South Carolina: Preserving Radio and Television History at the SCBA Archives
• Heard at Every Turn: Traditional Music in South Carolina