Thursday March 6 - Wednesday March 12, 2014
Sweet & Savory Food Competition
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Fun way to support Palmetto Place Children's Shelter! Local chefs compete for a People’s Choice award for best savory hors d’oeuvres and sweet treat. Palmetto Place is pleased to announce that this year’s Sweet & Savory fundraiser will be held at EdVenture Children’s Museum. More info here!
First Thursday on Main
Thursday, March 6, 2014
This collaborative event has turned Main Street around! For the March edition of First Thursday, art is the center of attention. Frame of Mind showcases See It My Way, Wine Down on Main spearheads Paint Your Bum Off, Tapp's Art Center focuses on the kids with a Youth Art Month and many many more local shops will be hosting their own events with open doors. More information and tickets available here!
Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story
Opens Friday, March 7, 2014!
The First Lady of Country Music had a tumultuous personal history and rocky relationships with all 5 of the men she stood by, including George Jones. Her moving story makes for an incredible night of musical theatre as you learn about her friendship with Burt Reynolds, her relationships with her five partners and her strong-willed mother, as well as her tragic addiction to prescription drugs and her infamous kidnapping incident. Despite all of that Tammy always loved the stage. More information is available on The Town Theatre's website!
South Carolina High School League State Basketball Championships
March 7 - 8, 2014
Come out and support South Carolina High Schools at the State Finals this week at the Colonial Life Arena! AAAA Girls and Boys finals starts Friday. A-AAA starts on Saturday! Information and tickets is available here!
Aiken/Augusta Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Friday March 7 - Sunday March 9, 2014
Come and enjoy a the wonders of the Earth! Club members showcase their favorite specimens and new materials discovered during the year at Club digs throughout the South. Members also demonstrate many aspects of the lapidary arts including: lost wax casting; gem cutting; gold panning; geode cracking, silver chain making; stone carving, wire wrapping cabochons; slabbing and cabbing; gem tree crafting; micromounted minerals; and jewelry and beadwork assembly, among other hobbies. Held at the Julian Smith Casino at 2200 Broad St in Augusta, GA. Information here!
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. | Village Square Theatre
March 7 - 23, 2014
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Tickets and more information is available on their website.
Masquerade on Main 2014 | In Honor of Purim
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Purim, a Jewish holiday of day of feasting and rejoicing, will be celebrated from NYC to LA! Masquerade on Main will be an event you do NOT want to miss! Come enjoy Main Street's first masquerade party inside the Tapp's Arts Center. Info here!
Soda City Market - Local Art | Crafts | Produce
Saturday, March 8, 2014
You can't get more local than Soda City Market. Bursting with South Carolina food, produce, bread, drinks, sweets, crafts, flowers, soaps and so much more from South Carolina's best vendors, Soda City Market is a weekly hotspot for the best SC has to offer. Check out great crafters: 8 Petals (hand crafted fused jewelry); Artisan Tees (super fun designs); Backcountry Skincare (Goat Milk Soaps, Lotions, Creams, Salts, Sprays); Cannonborough Beverage Co (this week's soda flavors: Peach Verbena, Ginger Beer, Honey Basil, Grapefruit Elderflower); Kyle Smith Pottery; The Lavendar Farm Shop (I bought some of their lavendar spray - spritz on pillows before bedtime: heavenly!); Lime Green (creative ways to repurpose)... the list can be seen in its entirety at the Soda City website here.
Visit any Saturday morning and the 1500 block of Main Street is sure to be packed. FREE ADMISSION More information.
Repticon Columbia Reptile & Exotic Animal Show
March 8 - 9, 2014
Repticon brings its unique blend of vendors, breeders, and educators back to the Jamil Temple in Columbia for its spring event. As the largest and hottest show in the South, the expo brings thousands of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders and small exotic animals to area enthusiasts. More information here!
Dublin's Irish Cabaret
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day the way it’s done in Dublin, with the Traditional Irish Cabaret. A lively evening of song, dance and hilarious comedy. At the heart of it all is Noel V. Ginnity, recognized as Ireland’s greatest comedian and star of one of Dublin’s longest running cabarets. Get tickets and more information here.
Family Night EdVenture
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Join us every second Tuesday of the month from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and receive $1.00 admission. More information is available here!
Spring Trunk Shows Continue at Granger Owings!
Week of March 10th, 2014
We've sure had a heck of a winter! But cheers - this weekend looks like perfect weather! As Spring arrives, make sure you show up to work, to play, to relax in clothing that befits the colors of the season. This week, come into Granger Owings for Corneliani (a leader in high-end elegant menswear with its suits, jackets, shirts, knitwear and accessories), Donald J. Pliner (shoes, boots and accessories are known for luxurious materials, quality craftsmanship and comfort) and ABS (original fashionable clothes for sophisticated young women) trunk shows! Info here.
Free Seminar: Advanced Fertility
Advanced Fertility is pleased to be achieving high success rates with many couples trying to start a family. This seminar is designed to help those couples understand the process and get their questions answered. Located at 2324 Sunset Blvd. in West Columbia next to Rush's. Here are some of the topics covered in the seminar:
* Information On The Latest Infertility Treatments
* Are You A Good Candidate For Fertility Therapy?
* Advanced Fertility's Success Rates
* How To Take The Next Step
* Infertility Insurance Coverage Information
* Our National IVF Guarantee Refund Programs
* Talk One-On-One In Person With Dr. Whitman-Elia
* Relaxed Informal Presentation With Refreshments
Attend the Seminar and Receive a Free Fertility DVD and Relaxation CD! Consider bringing a friend! We'd love to share this information with others you know that may have a need. Call 939-1515 to reserve your seat for this free seminar. More info at Advanced Fertility's website.
Old Mill Brew Pub Located in the Old Mill in Lexington
Every Thursday Red Fraley | 7pm-10pm
Friday, March 7th | Jesse Moore 8pm-11pm
Saturday, March 8th | After Dawn 8pm-11pm
Pearlz Upstairz Above Pearlz Restaurant on Gervais St. Very cool, intimate club. Friday and Saturday evenings.
Tsubaki. Columbia's Only True Karaoke Bar, next to Inakaya on Oneil Court in NE Columbia. Come make your own music!
[Specials include $10 buckets of domestic beer, daily specials. Private Karaoke Rooms (for you and your pals to belt those tunes out) available! Open Tuesday - Sunday at 6pm! 224 Oneil Court. (803) 736-7474
Liberty on the Lake Live music every Saturday and Sunday, 3pm - 7pm. Come sit lakeside, relax and listen!
Friday, March 7 | Francisco Vidal 10PM
Saturday, March 8 | Seventy Six & Sunny 10PM
The Art Bar
Saturday, March 8 | The Fishing Journal, Medic, Daniel y el Leon, Royson 8:45pm - 1:45am
New Brookland Tavern
Friday March 7 | The Whiskey Gentry & Have Gun. Will Travel.
Saturday March 8 | The Front Bottoms & The SoSoGlos & FKMT
Sunday March 9 | The Lovecrafts & Yaddatu & Matt Autrey Trio
Sushi Classes for Couples or Groups | SakiTumi
SakiTumi has been offering private sushi classes for over 4 years now, and they have been a huge success. You can opt for a class that includes food or for a class that includes food and hot sake or wine. So you get to eat wonderfully fresh sushi as you learn how to do it yourself! An amazing date idea or for a group, a very fun night out! See the pricing schedule and dates and times available on the SakiTumi website here.
Juilliard in Aiken presents Bach's Saint Matthew Passion
Friday, March 14, 2014
The greatest music ever written, telling the greatest story ever told. This powerhouse of music featuring a Grammy-nominated choir and some of the world's most accomplished musicians will culminate together in Juilliard in Aiken's sixth annual Performing Arts Festival and Outreach Program. The Passion will be the final concert of the Festival and will be played Friday, March 14, 2014. The famous Trinity Wall Street Choir, instrumentalists from Juilliard415, soloists from Juilliard's vocal program, and a youth choir including talented young local singers will put on a stellar performance of this new, historically accurate production of the Passion. Tickets and more information are available here!
48th Annual Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show
Friday March 14, 2014 - Sunday March 16, 2014
The show, hosted by the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia, begins with the 2nd Annual Wine Walk on Friday evening! At the Wine Walk, you can sample a large bouquet of wines as you walk from booth to booth between the different buildings of the show! There are over 80 home building, remodeling and gardening/landscaping exhibits for you to view and you can attend seminars and register to win door prizes! More information on the Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show, including the Wine Walk is available on the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia's website.
Aiken Trials | Aiken SC
Saturday March 15, 2014
Begun in 1942 as a way to give young horses in training the enlightening opportunity to experience every aspect of live racing, the Aiken Trials has become a time honored tradition as the first leg of Aiken's Triple Crown events, held annually for three consecutive Saturdays in March. The jockeys are local exercise riders who have an afternoon in the spotlight after paying their dues exercising horses each morning (in all weather) throughout the year. Occasionally a trainer has brought in a licensed jockey to compete; making some exciting competition for the exercise riders!
Gates open at 10:00 am | Vendors and concessions open at 11:00 am | Tent party starts at 11:00 am | Opening Ceremonies and Carriage | Parade begins at 1:00 pm | Races start at 2:00 pm. Visit the Aiken Trials website for details!
Capital City Music Festival
Saturday, March 15, 2014
The First Annual Capital City Music Festival is bringing sweet Philly sound and funk to the Colonial Life Arena. Showcasing the incredible talents of Bobby Womack, The Whispers, The Manhattans and, the main event, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly! These soulful crooners will have you clapping and singing along as soon as the concert starts and maybe even after it ends! Make sure you grab tickets before they run out! For Tickets and more information head here!
Girls Night Out! | EdVenture
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Girls Night Out is finally here again! Come out to EdVenture's Congaree Terrace for a night of music, fashion and drinks under the stars. Models and high fashion will rock the runway during the 12th Annual Girls Night Out in designs by Yigal Azrouël. So make sure your grab your girlfriends and head over to EdVenture March 20th to enjoy exclusive shopping at Azrouël’s pop up boutique, music from DJ Chris Wenner, cocktails and fabulous food from local favorites. Make sure to leave the boys at home! More ticket and event information available on EdVenture's website.
Smokin' at the Farmer's Market "Commissioner's Cup" BBQ Cookoff & Festival
Friday March 21 & Saturday March 22, 2014
This favorite SC Barbeque Association sanctioned event happens just once a year so get your tastebuds ready for a serious workout! Come out Friday for live music and ATB (anything butt! - no pork) or Saturday where pork butts and ribs are smokin'! Kids' activities on Saturday, specialty food and craft sales, and live music! Visit the State Farmers Market website for more info!
St. Baldrick's at Jillian's in the Vista!
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Conquer Children's Cancer! Columbia's 8th Annual St. Baldrick's Day begins at noon at Jillian's in the Vista! This incredible event raises money for The St. Baldrick's Foundation which is a volunteer-driven charity that funds more in childhood research grants than any organization except the U.S. government! Be BRAVE and SHAVE, volunteer, or donate and be apart of the excitement! Eliminate cancer from our children's future and give them a fighting chance by attending St. Baldrick's. For ten great reasons to be brave & shave and to get more information, head to St. Baldrick's site!
Richland One Hall of Fame Gala | Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Saturday, March 22, 2014
The Richland One Hall of Fame was created to recognize graduates of Richland One schools and other persons throughout the district’s history who have made significant contributions to Richland One, their communities, their professions and society as a whole. Since its inception in 2004, 47 people have been inducted into the hall of fame and, this year, 10 more will be added. The 2013 Richland One Hall of Fame induction class include: Heyward Bannister, Dr. Thaddeus J. Bell, Shirley Anne Glenn Davis, Naomi Hall Dreher, Francenia B. Heizer, Bette Jamison, Dr. Evaretta Sims Rutherford, Dr. Harry B. Rutherford, Catherine B. Davis Thomas, and Archie Preston Williams, Jr. For more information about the Richland One Hall of Fame, go to Richland One's website. For tickets, contact the Office of Communications at 231-7504.
Mount Pleasant's 18th Annual ArtFest!
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
This annual festival is free to all those who attend! Bringing families and cultural enthusiasts together, the 18th Annual ArtFest held at the Mount Pleasant Towne Centre showcases the diverse talent from local and regional artists and local music, dance and visual arts studios. ArtFest is an eclectic mix of live music and dance performances as well as interactive booths that allow children to explore many art forms and spark their creativity. Children can create beaded jewelry, sand art and so many more masterpieces! Along with live performances and interactive booths, the Mount Pleasant Artists Guild also presents a juried art show! Come have a blast at the Mount Pleasant Towne Centre and let your creativity shine! More information is available on the Town of Mount Pleasant's website!
The Eighty-Second Annual Carolina Cup
Order Early and Save $15 Per Ticket!
Saturday, March 29, 2014
The wildly popular Carolina Cup is back for another thrilling day at the races! Nearly 65,000 people across the Southeast congregate in Camden to participate in the time-honored South Carolina traditions of race-meeting and the rites of spring. This afternoon of six steeplechase horse races is where old friends meet up again and new friends are made during the flurry of spring fashions and amazingly elaborate tailgates. Save $15 when you order your tickets by March 15th (tickets are $30 prior to March 15th and $45 after)! Click here for tickets and more information on the Carolina Cup.