Dinner & Movie | Hemi Food Truck Court TONIGHT! Thursday June 23, 2016 7:30PM-11PM FREE MOVIE! Enjoy a fun-filled Family Night Out at HEMI Food Tru

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Dinner & Movie | Hemi Food Truck Court

TONIGHT! Thursday June 23, 2016 7:30PM-11PM

FREE MOVIE! Enjoy a fun-filled Family Night Out at HEMI Food Truck Court at 728 Meeting Street in West Columbia! Last Thursday was the first week and they had a great turn-out... everybody had a blast! This week they're at it again. Bring your favorite folding chair or a blanket to sit on - you can even bring your four legged furry friend (as long as you clean up any messes they make) and chill out with great food from local food trucks and an awesome movie! Click here to see what movie their fans have chosen for tonight!


The Curious Savage | Harbison Theatre

Now - June 26, 2016
This high comedy, presented by Chapin Theatre Company, tells the story of Mrs. Savage who is left ten million dollars by her late-husband. After failing to receive any riches, her greedy, grown-up stepchildren commit her to a sanatorium in an attempt to "bring her to her senses." There she befriends various social misfits and realizes that they need her help. She decides to live happily as one of them for the rest of her life, until the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain... Find out what happens next at the show! Tickets Here..

Olympic Day 2016

Olympic Day | Rock Hill, SC

Saturday June 25, 2016
Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism is offering a FREE Olympic Day at the Novant Health BMX Supercross Track. Rock Hill’s event is just one of over 1,800 Olympic Day events planned throughout the US to promote and celebrate Olympic values and sports participation. It offers youth and adults the opportunity to receive a free USA BMX 1 day license (for new participants) and to use the pump track and race on the BMX track during the event without the usual membership fee. Call 803-326-2441 or see their website for details.

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Thursday June 23, 2016 - Wednesday June 29, 2016


Taste the World with International Beers | Grapes and Gallery

Tonight! Thursday June 23, 2016
Sure, American made craft beers are awesome, but have you tasted ones from around the world? South Carolina Girls Pint Out will do a mini tour that takes you from France, Belgium, Germany, and back across the pond to Canada. Led by the Beer Fairy, Ashley Bower, you won't even need a passport for this trip of knowledge to learn about the intricacies of beer brewed elsewhere. Class admission is $12 and will include a flight of 5 beer samples. Get Your Tickets Here.


Little Fishmaid | Columbia Children's Theatre

Thursday June 23, 2016 - Sunday June 26, 2016
In this spoof on a famous tale, Arielle goes on a journey above the waves to study humans and become an anthropologist. Pretending she has a human boyfriend, Rick Prince, to get around babysitter Bastiano, she visits the local Sea-VS Nurse Practitioner Nusula to get her legs. Catering especially to kids aged 8 to 88, Little Fishmaid features everything from puppetry to live guitar to scuba-diving birds.

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Hammond School Summer Programs

Next Week June 27th - July 1st
Need to keep your young ones busy next week for a day? Take them to one of Hammond School's delightful day camps! Choose from exciting themes like Little Hawks Sports Camp, Fairies & Friends, Golf Camp, Unlimited Hands-on Science Nature Camp, Mini Mouse & Friends Dance Camp and many more! It's a summer full of fun and happiness at Hammond! Visit the Hammond School Summer Program YouTube page for details!


Movies in the Park: The Martian | Lexington Town Square

Friday June 24, 2016
The fourth movie in the Movies in the Park Series will be held this Friday at the Lexington Town Square. Sponsored by the Town of Lexington and the LCRAC, this event is for adults ages 21 and over only! Showing The Martian (PG-13). Food and beverages will be available from Leaning Tower Pizza (LaBrasca's). Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on.


Tomorrowquest Theatre June-Stravaganza | Art Bar

Friday June 24, 2016
Looking to chuckle? Tomorrowquest Theater can help. It is an sketch, stand-up and improv comedy group that meets at 8 PM at the Art Bar on the last Friday of every month. Watch at your own risk!

2015 Midlands Baby, Kids & Family Expo | Jamil Shrine Temple

Saturday June 25, 2016
The Midlands Baby, Kids & Family Expo returns for a third year! This FREE expo focuses on safety, health & wellness, pregnancy, special needs, education, child care, and other important family-related topics. Free activities include bounce houses, face painting, stage shows, character meet & greets and so much more!

Summer Movies Series | Finlay Park: 930 Laurel St.

Friday June 24, 2016
The City of Columbia’s FREE Summer Movies Series will have pre-show activities beginning at 7:30 PM & a movie beginning at sunset EVERY Friday through July 29th! So round up the kids, grab a blanket or some lawn chairs and enjoy the flicks! This week's movie: Paddington | After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in the Peruvian rainforest, a young bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.

Garden Workshop: Diseases | Earlewood Park Community Center

Saturday June 25, 2016
The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Series of FREE Gardening Workshops beginning this Saturday at the Earlewood Park Community Center (located at 1113 Parkside Dr.) from 10 - 11 AM. This week's will focus on how to prepare your garden to limit diseases and how to treat them once they show up.

Introduction to the Cedar Creek Canoe Trail | Congaree National Park

Saturday June 25, 2016 & Saturday July 3, 2016
Learn about Congaree National park while enjoying a 30 - 45 minute ranger led Canoe Trip on the Cedar Creek Canoe Trail. All participants must be at least 6 years of age or older and must be able to swim. This program is first come first served. No reservations required.

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SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum Celebrating 120 Years

Friday June 24 - Saturday June 25, 2016

Established June 24,1896! The museum’s history has spanned three centuries, five locations and generations of dedicated employees and this month marks the institution’s 120th anniversary. On June 24, Curator of Education Joe Long will speak about the museum’s history as part of its Lunch and Learn series. In his lecture, Spanning Three Centuries: Confederate Relic Room Reminiscences, he will take a look at colorful and illustrative incidents from the Relic Room’s own history, from the “founding mothers”, through the institution’s important local role on the homefront during World War One – up through the final Confederate reunions and into the modern era. Glimpses behind the scenes and across the decades will re-introduce you to a very old museum which not only preserves history, but has a fascinating history of its own. The lecture begins at noon and is free to attend. You are invited to bring your lunch to enjoy while listening.

FREE ADMISSION! On Saturday June 25, the museum is celebrating by offering free admission to all visitors and free museum tours throughout the day (times TBA onsite). In addition, living historians, representing the Civil War through modern day, will be on hand to interact with guests and showcase their military history collections. We hope that you join us in celebrating 120 years of the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum!

Children's Chance Lake Murray Poker Run

Friday June 24, 2016 - Saturday June 25, 2016
This event will begin on Friday with a pre-run raft up. This is always a great time meet new people, catch up with friends, and checkout the hardware that has come to Lake Murray. Afterwards there will be Registration at Timberlake Country Club, followed by the Captains Meeting and dinner & cash bar. The Run will start on Saturday at 10 AM.

The Lake Murray Poker Run has quickly become a favorite to many. It's a down to earth group and draws some of the heaviest hardware in the country. If you're coming for the first time, prepare for a good time. For so many that are returning, welcome back!


NEW RIDE - Frankie's Fun Park

A revolving, exhilarating new attraction has found itself at Frankie's Fun Park - the Drop Zone. (Insert thrilling music) The ride attendant fastens your harness and then a minute later you are headed for the clouds, as you elevate to the top of the central tower. Offering beautiful views of the whole park, Drop Zone at Frankie’s is not your typical Drop Zone ride where you are sent to the top to well...drop. Rather, this $5 ride spins you around, while moving up and down.

Once you have traveled 65 feet up in the air, it feels as though the anticipation of the first drop might just seal your fate, but the ride is not over yet - experience scenic views of all areas of the park as you revolve around the central tower. Lots of screams, lots of fun! Visit Frankie's Fun Park online here.

Columbia QuadSquad Roller Derby | 129 Oak Drive, Lexington, SC

Saturday June 25, 2016
This Saturday the Columbia QuadSquad will be hosting a day of derby not one, but TWO action packed events. Starting with a Triple Header in the morning at 11 AM and finishing with a Double Header in the evening that starts at 5:30 PM. There will also be an after party at Flying Saucer.
Tickets cost $20 for an All-Day Pass, $15 for the Triple Header & $10 for the Double Header. More Info Here

Olar Historical Society Classic Car Show | 14778 Low Country Highway

Saturday June 25, 2016
Olar SC Historical Society proudly presents its 1st Annual Classic Car Show this Saturday from 10 AM - 2 PM in Olar, SC (Bamberg County) at the Crossing of Hwy 321 & Hwy 64. There will be Drawings, Family Fun, Food, Music and Prizes for Everyone Contact Pastor Billy Poovey at 912-663-6129 or billypoovey@islc.net for more details.


World Famous Little Pigs Barbecue | Fourth of July Weekend

It's just not a true 4th of July without Red, White and Barbecue! Everybody's favorite, Little Pigs Barbecue, will be open the ENTIRE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND... including open on Sunday July 3rd from 11Am until 5:00Pm and Monday July 4th at 9AM (for take out) and at 11AM for the buffet. They plan on closing at 7PM on the 4th or when they sell out. We're bettin' it'll be a sell-out, so get there EARLY. If you plan on getting 5 lbs or more of that delicious, smoky, fabulous Q for your event, then you can call ahead to order: 803-788-8238.



Krafty Draft Brew Fest | Krafty Draft Brew Pub, Lexington, SC

Saturday June 25, 2016
First Krafty Draft Brew Fest. Featuring 14 great breweries, live music and food available for purchase. Tickets are $30 in advance and get you a taster glass and open beer sampling. Tickets are required and attendance is limited. Designated drivers will be admitted for free and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Lexington Interfaith Community Services.More Info Here.

Homegrown Festival & Southern Soiree | Aiken

Saturday June 25, 2016
The 1st Annual Homegrown Festival, from 11 AM - 4 PM celebrates everything local by bringing communities together for a full day of music, food & fun. The line up includes live music, food trucks, local breweries, an exciting array of food & beverage vendors, inflatables for the kids, and much more! Tickets are $10 for adults and children 5 & under are FREE.


Blues Berries & BBQ Festival | Harbison State Forest

Saturday June 25, 2016
The River Community Foundation presents the Blues, Berries & BBQ Festival, a local event dedicated to entertaining and enriching the Richland County community. The Festival will happen this Saturday from 1 - 6 PM. It is a family friendly event that spotlights local and national blues artists, great food, handmade arts and crafts, craft demonstrations, activities for children and two contests - Berry Pie Contest and Pie Eating Contest.


Riverdance: 20th Anniversary World Tour | Greenville's PEACE Center

Tuesday June 28, 2016 - Sunday July 3, 2016
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand! Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. Tickets are on sale now for the North American leg of the Tour, which will arrive directly after a sold out run across Europe and Asia!


Tombo Grille
Located in the heart of Forest Acres.
Saturday June 25, 2016 - Whatever Band
Monday June 27, 2016 - Pine Top Lightning

- EVERY Monday: Music, CAB Burger, Fries & a Beer for 9 Bucks!
- EVERY Tuesday: $15 Bottles of Wine + $5 Pizzas
- EVERY Wednesday: Live music with Billy Sloan
- EVERY Thursday: Date night (3-Course Dinner for 2 for $49 + $10 off any full bottle of wine!)

Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor
Only 1 minute away from the Gervais Street bridge on W. Columbia's Meeting St.

Saturday June 25, 2016 - Jerry Cummings Band

- EVERY Thursday Night: Shag Night!
$2 for lessons from 9-9:30 PM & dancing until 11PM.
- EVERY Friday Night: Bluegrass & acoustic open stage and jam!
Doors open at 6:00, Open Stage 7:30 - 8:15, Closing Band 8:15 - 9:00 & Jammin' until midnight
- EVERY Saturday Night: Dance Lessons (6 - 7 PM) + Band & Open Dance Floor (7 - 10 PM)
Only $8/person or $15/couple.

Liberty on the Lake
Friday June 24, 2016 - Miranda Renee
Saturday June 25, 2016 - Nick Clyburn Band

Pearlz Upstairz Lounge
Located above Pearlz Oyster Bar in the Vista (Open Thurs. - Sat.)
Thursday June 23, 2016 - Mark Rapp (9 PM - 12 AM)
Friday June 24, 2016 - Robert Gardiner (10 PM - 1 AM)
Saturday June 25, 2016 - Jay Ware Quartet (10 PM - 1 AM)

Old Mill Brewpub
Located in the Old Mill in Lexington.
Friday June 24, 2016 - Touch of April
Saturday June 25, 2016 - Jeff Liberty
Sunday June 26, 2016 - Red Fraley

- EVERY Monday: Family Karaoke
- EVERY Tuesday: Shag & Beach Dancing
- EVERY Wednesday: Team Bingo
- EVERY Thursday: Open Mic Night

Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Series Free Aiken concert series happening every Monday through August 29th
Monday June 27, 2016 - Garden City Brass of Fort Gordon

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Star Spangled Symphonic Salute | Saluda Shoals Park

Sunday July 3, 2016
Celebrate Independence Day with a patriotic concert featuring the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra. The Symphony will perform a range of music from Broadway songs to patriotic music to sing-a-longs. Bring a picnic blanket or chair. Concession, beer and wine will be available for sale. More Info Here.


Red, White and Blue on the Green | Summerville

Monday July 4th, 2016
Summerville DREAM, in conjunction with the Town of Summerville, will kick off Independence Day celebrations with this FREE annual Summerville tradition in Gahagan Park (515 W. Boundary St).

From 5:30 - 9:30 PM Jerry Blackwell Sports Complex at Gahagan Park will be the center of old-fashioned 4th of July family fun with musical entertainment, games, childrens' activities, jump castles, and the ever popular patriotic newspaper hats. Zero to Never will also be performing.

Contact Summerville DREAM at 843-821-7260 or see the Event Website for more details.

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