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The Palmetto Senior Show | SC State Fair Grounds

Thursday, January 19, 2017
This annual event will take place at the Goodman Building on the SC State Fair Grounds. Featuring over 100 vendors showcasing products and services, live music by John Ford Coley and The Time Pirates, Artist and Pastor Dan Gardner's Ministry Through Art, and appearances by Miss South Carolina 2016, Rachel Wyatt, WIS TV's Tim Miller, Clemson Nation Championship Coach Danny Ford and the Palmetto Pride Robot! Food will be available for purchase from vendors, and there will be great giveaways including a grand prize drawing. More information here.


Henry Cho | Lancaster Performing Arts Series

Friday, January 20, 2017
Henry Cho’s TV and film credits include appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show, CBS’s The Late, Late, Show, NBC’s Young Comedians Special, Universal’s “McHale’s Navy”, and he had many guest roles on various network sitcoms. His Comedy Central Special, “What’s That Clickin Noise?” is currently running and he can also be heard on Sirius XM and Blue Collar Radio. Tickets here.

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You Can’t Take It With You | Town Theatre

Friday, January 20 - Sunday, February 5, 2017
Last performed at Town Theatre in 1947, this comedy revolves around the Vanderhofs, a slightly batty New York City family with Grandpa, Daughter Penny, her husband, Paul, and Penny and Paul’s children, Essie, and Alice. When Alice becomes engaged to the boss’ son at the Wall Street firm where she works, a hilarious clash ensues when he brings his uptight parents over to meet the prospective in-laws! Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, January 13 online or by calling 803.799.2510.


Columbia Restaurant Week is here!

Thursday, January 12 - Sunday, January 22, 2017
Great Restaurant Week deals abound at Cellar on Greene, Tombo Grille, Grill Marks, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Rosso Trattoria Italia, Liberty Tap Room and Grill (in the Vista and in Irmo), Gervais & Vine, SakiTumi Sushi Grill and Bar, Solstice Kitchen, Pearlz Oyster Bar, Mr. Friendly’s and Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse! Read more at!

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Out of This World Circus | Colonial Life Arena

Thursday, January 26 - Sunday, January 29, 2017
Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey® presents this interactive, action-packed storyline filled with space-age family fun and technology! Through the lens of a magic telescope capable of discovering the most spectacular circus stars in the galaxy, you'll join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic mission of good versus evil to bring performers back to Earth, traveling to interstellar worlds of sand, water, fire and ice. Ticket information here.


Winter Sidewalk Sale | Devine Street and Five Points

Friday, January 27 - Sunday, January 29, 2017
Time for some GREAT post-holiday shopping! Join the merchants of Devine Street and Five Points for their first BIG sale of the year! Follow your New Year resolutions to save money and shop local by visiting the more than 100 stores who will offer fantastic sales and great promotions. This event is free and open to the public! List of sales here.


Messiah on the Frigidaire | Chapin Theatre Company

January 27 - 29 & February 2 - 5, 2017
Come see the story of the small town of Elroy, SC, as it is thrust into the evangelical spotlight when what seems to be the image of Jesus appears on a refrigerator in a trailer park. The discovery by Lou Ann Hightower, her husband Dwayne, and her best friend Betsy, sets into motion a frenzy of conflict, communion and good old fashioned commerce! Tickets here.

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Ken Lavigne | Aiken Performing Arts Group

Thursday, February 2 - Friday, February 3, 2017
Singer, composer, communicator and consummate entertainer, Ken Lavigne will perform his current touring show "The Road to Carnegie Hall" at the AECOM Theater. Joined on stage by his ensemble (piano, guitar, bass, violin), Ken takes his audience on a riveting and enchanting journey, retelling his personal campaign to sing at the world famous Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops Orchestra. Tickets here.


Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers | Grand Opening!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Mark your calendars! Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers lands in Columbia on February 7, and will be located at 457 Killian Road. Freddy's is famous for its Steakburgers - premium beef patties, pressed to create deliciously crispy edges and always cooked to order! Freddy's menu offerings also include Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers, Fried Pickles, Chili, Frozen Custard treats, Malts, Shakes and much more! Check it out here.


Fort Motte Exhibit | SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Through Saturday, February 25, 2017
Fort Motte, in present Calhoun County, SC, was a Revolutionary War British outpost built in early 1781. American forces lay siege to the fort, and the British garrison surrendered after resisting for seven days. The fort’s capture signaled the beginning of the end of the British occupation of South Carolina during the American Revolution. This exhibit examines the siege of Fort Motte, as well as the excavation of the site and the artifacts uncovered. More here.

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Staying Healthy Over 50

Of course diet and exercise are vital to good health, but If you are over the age of 50, you should consider preventive healthcare as well. An annual physical examination can spot health problems before they become serious. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommendations about preventive services such as screenings, counseling, and medications. Read more at

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SC Agritourism Passport Program

Mercer House Estate Winery | Lexington, SC
Mercer House Estate Winery's "Vine to Wine" tours feature a tour in their electric "Wine Cart", where you will learn about Organic Viticulture and the many qualities, methods and techniques which make Mercer House unique from all other wineries. Schedule a tour today! Don't forget to pick up your passport and stamps while you're there, then collect to win Certified SC items. Learn more here.

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Live Jazz Every Friday, beginning at 8 PM

Pearlz Upstairz Lounge
Located above Pearlz Oyster Bar in the Vista (Open Thurs. - Sat.)
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - Jonathan Lovett & Friends (8 PM - 11 PM)
Friday, January 20, 2017 - Mark Rapp (10 PM - 1 AM)
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - DM Radio

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Monday, January 23, 2017 - Whatever Band
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - Billy Sloan

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - Jim Jackson & Ivan Cartagena
- EVERY WEEKDAY: Get Happy Hour from 4 - 7 PM:
$8 Wine Flights: Three 2 oz. glasses | $5 Margaritas: Bartender's Choice | $2 Domestics and $3 Craft Beers
- EVERY Wednesday: Wine Tastings
5:30 - 7:30 PM: Only $8 for a small cheese plate + 4 wines to try!

Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor
Only 1 minute away from the Gervais Street bridge on W. Columbia's Meeting Street
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - "Our Chance To Dance" Line Dance Night with DJ Helen Walker
Friday, January 20, 2017 - Soda City String Band
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - Bob Strickland & Freestyle
First Thursday of the Month: Shag Dance 6:30-8:30pm. Adults $5, Students $3
Second Thursday of the Month: Line dance lessons 6:30-8:30pm
Third Thursday of the Month: Line Dance 6-8:30pm
Fourth Thursday of the Month: Shag Dance 6:30-8:30pm. Adults $5, Students $3
- EVERY Thursday Night - Young Adult Shag Night - 18 and up, ID Required; dance lesson 9-9:30pm, dance til 11:30pm. $3
- 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.


Southern Comfort Food

Columbia has so many options available to diners for great, regional southern dishes, from the classic and ubiquitous shrimp and grits to more modern, New Southern dishes. Check out our listings for local restaurants that feature delicious southern fare at!

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Westcott Ridge | New homes in Chapin SC!

D.R. Horton is offering homes in Westcott Ridge, an incredible swim and cabana community located just minutes from I-26. These new homes include thoughtful spaces created with the features you want most. From the Mid $200s. More information about Westcott Ridge can be found here.


What's Happening This Week: Thurs. Jan. 19 - Wed. Jan. 25

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tom Dugan Teaches Play Writing for the Individual Performer
During this workshop, master of the single-character play Tom Dugan will share his experiences, insight, and guidance.

South Carolina Agritourism 2017 Conference
The 2017 Agritourism Conference will be held in Clinton, SC. The theme for the day is “Thinking Outside the Crate, Taking Care of the Details.”

Black Medicine/White Bodies: An Investigation of Yellow Fever Epidemics in Charleston 1854-1871
This exhibition focuses on the role of traditional African folk healers in the South Carolina Lowcountry, and will be shown at the McKissick Museum until Saturday, May 6, 2017.

An Evening with Danny Kaye | Aiken
Brian Childers brings the music and story of Danny Kaye to the stage in this one man show, “An Evening with Danny Kaye” at The Etherredge Center in Aiken.


Friday, January 20, 2017

Wiesenthal | Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
Step into the office of the world’s most respected Nazi hunter as he recounts the engrossing story of his life’s work. Playwright Tom Dugan stars in this one-man drama, Jan. 20-21.

CMA Jazz on Main
Combine the energy and swing of traditional American jazz with the rich harmonies of gypsy music, and you get Gypsy Jazz. With Andy Page and Matt Williams.

Historic Happy Hour Presidential Trivia
Think you know your presidential trivia? Join Historic Columbia for a happy hour filled with trivia, history, drinks and light appetizers. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.


Friday Night Laser Lights | SC State Museum
Friday Night Laser Lights will return for a brand new winter edition lineup. Enjoy three different shows starting at 7, 8 and 9 pm, all featuring different genres of music.

Lee Brice & Justin Moore | Colonial Life Arena
Lee Brice and Justin Moore, two of country music’s most dynamic performers, will start off 2017 with their co-headlined “American Made” tour in Columbia, SC!

Basketball Night | Seven Oaks Park
This event is only available for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Admission is $5 and concessions will be sold separately.


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Lawn Care Workshop | Wingard's Market
“You can have a beautiful lawn!” Learn how to use Wingard’s simple do-it-yourself four-step lawn care program and be the envy of your neighborhood. Advance registration is required.

Wade Sellers: 25 Artists | 701 Center for Contemporary Art
A Film Project featuring Columbia artists that will run through February 26, 2017.

Columbia 2017 Winter Stamp and Postcard Show
Stamp/postcard show will be held at Spring Valley High School and will feature dealers, exhibits and door prizes. Canteen and refreshments available.

LifeChance International Ballet Gala of the Stars
The Columbia Classical Ballet hosts guests from great ballet companies around the nation and showcases company members in an eclectic and electric night of classical and contemporary dance called LifeChance.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Relay For Life of Blythewood | Kick-off
Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of your American Cancer Society.

Sylvia | Workshop Theatre
Greg brings home to Kate a dog he found bearing the name "Sylvia" on her name tag, and she becomes a valued part of their lives. Eight performances will be held at The Market Place at 701 Whaley.

Wild Kratts LIVE | Koger Center for the Arts
Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, "come to real life" in a classically Wild Kratts story at the Koger Center!


Monday, January 23, 2017

Artful Seniors | Richland Library Main
If you are a senior who loves to create, craft and collaborate, bring your needlework or any current art project you're working on, use our space and tools if you need them, and enjoy some open studio time with friends old and new.

Conversations on South Carolina: The State & the New Nation, 1783-1828
Join USC Professor Emeritus Walter B. Edgar and UNC-Chapel Hill Professor Peter Coclanis as they discuss the role of cotton in the South Carolina economy.

I Have a Problem with That: Wrongful Convictions
Richland Library continues the social justice conversation with a panel of local experts focusing on wrongful convictions. Age Group: Adults ages 13-18.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Les Liaisons Dangereuses | Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
The Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont compete in games of seduction and revenge in this On The Screen version of National Theatre Live's production.

ArtBreak: Gender and Film with USC Professor of Film and Media Studies Mark Cooper
ArtBreak is a program that looks at art through a different lens. Each session features a speaker who gives insight into their worldview by sharing their interpretation of works of art at the CMA.

Blogging Basics Q&A | Richland Library
Panel discussion covering the basics of starting and running a blog with popular Columbia bloggers, Kevin Kyzer (Blog and the Beast), Rachael Hartley (Avocado a Day), and Mary Pat Baldauf (MPBStrong).


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

My SC Education Rally | The Township Auditorium
Join students, parents, teachers and school leaders from across SC to celebrate National School Choice Week 2017! Featuring music, dance teams and more.

Movie Time for Adults | Cayce-West Columbia Branch Library
Bring your friends out for a movie at the library. Featuring new releases and classic favorites. For more information, call 794-6791, ext. 4.

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