School isn't back in session just yet! Make the most of these remaining summer days by enjoying the activities and events we have lined up this weekend. Check out our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for everything that's happening in Columbia, SC.
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From festivals and film to shopping and art, delve into the diversity of Columbia's offerings this weekend!
Grab the popcorn and get your fill of entertainment. The Nickelodeon Theatre is screening I Drink Your Blood and The Royal Shakespeare Company Presents: Hamlet. For a live show, watch either The Harmony of Giving Tour or Jay Pharoah take the stage, get swept up in the movement of the Columbia Dance and Improvisational Festival or root for the Lexington County Blowfish as they face the Gastonia Grizzlies.
Finally, don't miss your last chance to see the Daufuskie Memories exhibit at Columbia Museum of Art on Sunday! Or take in the amazing plastic models at the International Plastic Modelers Convention, showcasing intricate and outstanding plastic models of aircraft, ships, cars and more.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6:
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
Summertime Saturdays at EdVenture Children's Museum 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $11.50
Cheers to 13 Years at Flying Saucer 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.
The Harmony of Giving Tour at Music Farm Columbia 5 - 10 p.m.; $18
Lexington Blowfish vs. Gastonia Grizzlies at Lexington County Blowfish 7 p.m.; $6 - $9
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7:
The Royal Shakespeare Company Presents: Hamlet at Nickelodeon Theatre 1:30 p.m.; $18
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection at Columbia Museum of Art 2 p.m.; Free admission
Tour and Tasting: Lowcountry Style at Columbia Museum of Art 6 p.m.; $32 - $40
International Plastic Modelers Convention at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Friday & Saturday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; $10 for individuals and $15 for families
Summer Sidewalk Sale at Devine Street and Five Points Friday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Free admission
Columbia Dance and Improvisational Festival at Columbia College Friday - Sunday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; $60 - $120
Jay Pharoah at The Comedy House Friday 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Saturday 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m.; $20
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
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
Columbia Museum of Art has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $12
• Spoken: Portraits in Black
• Big & Bold: Selections from the Collection
• Daufuskie Memories
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 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $6.95 - $8.95
• RACE: Are We So Different?
• Art: A Collection of Collections
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
• A Compass to Guide: South Carolina Cabinetmakers Today
• Richard Burnside: Who is King?
• On Air in South Carolina: Preserving Radio and Television History at the SCBA Archives