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Thursday April 17 - Wednesday April 23, 2014


Disney on Ice - Rockin' Ever After

April 17 - 20, 2014

Your 2D idols come to life in Disney on Ice's newest event Rockin' Ever After! Rock out with your favorite characters, do an Irish jig with Merida, experience a performance by Ariel's friend Sebastian as he breaks out of his rigid shell, sing with the hooligans who have dreams in Tangled and dance with Beast and Belle as they take center stage. This event is oe not to miss as children and their parents alike revel in the fun of Disney on Ice's Rockin' Ever After! More information on Colonial Life Arena's website.

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Five After Five 2014 Spring Concert Series | Five Points

April 17 - May 22, 2014
It’s FINALLY time – springtime not only brings warm weather to the Midlands, it also means the return of everyone’s outdoor, free concert series – Five After Five! Join us for the season kick-off next Thursday, April 17th at 6:30 for Brave Baby! Don’t forget, the concerts are free and open to all ages. More information here!

Wacky Fun and Games Week | Richland Library

April 17 - 18, 2014
Visit the library for a week of fun, snacks, prizes, and crafts! Thursday, April 17, Down in the dirt with plants and Friday, April 18, Play it Loud with Wii Games. More information is available here!

Galleries and Gardens | Prideful Possessions

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Pack your lunch and join us at the Robert Mills House for a special tour of Prideful Possessions: A South Carolina Silver Sampler. Afterwards, we will enjoy a picnic lunch in the gardens of the Robert Mills House or in the Carriage House at Robert Mills in the event of inclement weather. More info here!

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Walk a Mile gets men involved in the fight against sexual violence. The event also raises awareness about the free, local services STSM provides for survivors of sexual assault and abuse. It is one of several events held throughout April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). More info here.

Indie Grits presents of Montreal

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Join Indie Grits for of Montreal at the Columbia Museum of Art . This is their second year partnering up with the CMA for a big music show, and they could not be more excited about bringing of Montreal back to Columbia for the first time in over 6 years! More information is available here!

Hamlet by Theatre SC

April 18 - 26, 2014
Consumed with grief, Prince Hamlet determines to avenge his father’s apparent murder, with devastating consequences for his family and the kingdom. Emotionally turbulent and intellectual, the tragedy of Hamlet is, one of the greatest dramas ever created. More info here!

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Jellystone Park Easter Weekend!

April 18 - 20
Jellystone Park has an Easter Weekend jam packed with easter scavenger hunts, movies and worship! With a 2 night minimum stay required, you and your family can spend the weekend making crafts like Sandy Candy, Ceramics and other kid's crafts. The weekend will be full of family fun and camping activities like bingo and bonfires and marshmallow roasts! Don't miss this camping adventure with Yogi Bear and Boo Boo! FOR REGISTERED CAMPERS ONLY. More information is available on their website!


Flashlight Egg Hunt | Crooked Creek Park

Friday, April 18, 2014
Bring your flashlight and basket to the annual Flashlight Egg Hunt with more than 3,000 eggs to find. Rain or shine. More info here.

Watoto Earth Day Event

Saturday, April 19, 2014
This FREE event is all about Children, we are asking local families and communities to come together and join us in showing our little ones that we love them and want great futures for them. More information here!

Foxfield Music Festival

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Foxfield music fest 30 bands on three stages. Bands like Rookie of the Year, Versus Angels, Definitely a First, Jonas Sees in Color, and many more. More info here!

NashiCon 2014

April 19 - 20, 2014
Guests, panels, cosplay, artists and more is happening at NashiCon! Those with a love for anime and video games should be sure not to miss this! More information here.

Easter Egg Hunt Festival

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Enjoy this fun-filled Easter holiday with us with face painting, games, activities, and the best Easter Egg Hunt in the area filled with lots of candy and prizes!! This is a family event that you wouldn’t want to miss! Please bring Easter baskets/bags for the egg hunt. More info on their website!

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Wine for Water | An Earth Day Event

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Join Gills Creek Watershed Association, Rocky Branch Watershed Alliance, and Smith Branch Watershed Alliance at Senate's End to celebrate our vision for the streams and rivers that we are working to protect and restore! Enjoy food from local restaurants, wines from around the world, and great deals at the silent auction from local donors. Buy tickets online and get more info at the concert webpage here.

Left Bank Big Band Recital

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
USC’s Left Bank Band will have a number of real surprises for this concert. The music of Horace Silver as arranged by our own Wesley Day will display this promising composition graduate student’s writing skills and the precision of the band’s ensemble playing. More info here!


Gettysburg | South Carolina in the Fight

Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum

July 1-3, 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest battle in American history with approximately 53,000 men killed, wounded, or missing. Combined with the loss of Confederate-held Vicksburg on July 4, 1863, Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War. Gettysburg examines the various roles of the nearly 5,000 men serving in regiments from the Palmetto State that fought at the battle. Of particular note:
* Swords of high-ranking officers
* Numerous rifles carried in the battle
* Artillery projectiles
* Camp items used by Gen. Wade Hampton
* Personal letters
* 21' x 7' reproduction of battle artwork
Please visit the museum's website for details.

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Visit the Easter Bunny at Dutch Square Mall

Now - Saturday April 19, 2014 12:00PM - 8:00PM

Grab your Easter bonnet and your Sunday best! The Easter Bunny is hopping into Dutch Square Center Wednesday the 16th thru Saturday the 19th! Bring the family and get your picture with the Easter Bunny from noon til 8 all 4 days. Pictures are only $8. And while you're there, check out everything Dutch Square has to offer. You never know, you just find a brand new Easter bonnet. Click for info!

Easter Bunny Arrives at Columbiana Centre!

Now - April 19, 2014
Hop to it! Your children will love meeting Peter Rabbit himself! Come visit our floppy-eared friend at our NEW Easter Photo Set! Capture a spring memory with your child's photo with the Easter Bunny. Pet Photos! Your furry friend can visit our furry friend, the Easter Bunny, on Monday, April 7th and Monday, April 14th beginning at 6:00 PM. Visit the Columbiana Centre website for details.

Easter Bunny at Village at Sandhill

Now - Saturday April 19, 2014

Village at Sandhill is "Hoppy" to announce the arrival of the Easter Bunny, this Friday April 4! Join him...(her?) at Bunny Village located next to Champs Sports from 10am-8pm, Monday - Saturday and Noon to 6pm on Sundays through April 19! Also join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 19! More info at the Village at Sandhill facebook page.

Easter Brunch at Columbo's | Doubletree by Hilton

Sunday April 20, 2014

After Easter services, treat yourself and your family to Columbo's sumptuous Easter buffet. Served from 11am - 2pm, they'll be serving guests carved prime rib and ham, chilled shrimp, an omelet station, salads, side dishes and a scrumptious dessert display! Reservations are required. Call 803-731-0300. Please click here for more.

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Old Mill Brew Pub Located in the Old Mill in Lexington
Friday April 18th | Jesse Moore 8pm-11pm
Saturday April 19th | Red Fraley Band 8pm-11pm
Shag and Beach Party with your Hosts Bob Patterson & Jimmy Davisstarting every Tuesday, 7pm-9pm on our "Screened Porch" Food and Drink Specials for particpants only!!!!!

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!

Township Auditorium
Thursday, April 17, 2014 | Loading Dock Live

Conundrum Music Hall
Friday, April 18 2014
Paddy Keenan is one of Ireland's leading uilleann pipers, and possibly the best of the best performing today. A fellow musician who played with Keenan in the Bothy Band compared his outstanding skill and talent on the pipes to Jimi Hendrix's legendary ability with a guitar. More info at Conundrum's website.

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Rooftop Rhythms Featuring The Tams: Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy!

Thursday April 24, 2014

Warmer weather means the return of Rooftop Rhythms, hosted by the City of Forest Acres. This popular, free neighborhood event will take place Thursday, April 24, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. As always, this family-friendly evening will live music and fare from local restaurants. Admission is free. Food, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Cash only, please. The Tams concert is from 6pm - 9pm. The rooftop of Richland Mall, at the corner of Beltline Boulevard and Forest Drive (3400 Forest Drive).Families can bring lawn chairs and blankets to settle in and enjoy the tunes. Children will enjoy free balloon art by Joey Young, face painting by Sarah Dippity, a photo booth by ShutterBooth, sidewalk chalk and a bounce house and bouncy slide. Please, no coolers or pets. Visit the Rooftop Rhythms website for more.


TEDx Youth@Columbia, SC

Saturday, April 26, 2014
TEDxYouth@ColumbiaSC is Columbia’s premier by-youth, for-youth conference, which aims to inspire and educate local youth by featuring speakers that bring fresh ideas and perspectives to topics of interest to them. TEDxYouth@ColumbiaSC was started two years ago by Kevin Rabinovich, a 16-year old technology whiz kid who attends A.C. Flora High School. The event will be a showcase of performers, innovation, and topics specifically selected to inspire teens and adults within our community. More information is available here!


Sparkleberry Country Fair

Saturday April 26, 2014
900 Clemson Road, NE Columbia

It’s a good time for the whole family at the Sparkleberry Fair. Come enjoy; parachute jumpers, petting zoos, sheep shearing, local entertainers, master gardeners, model trains, rocket launches, a parade, hot air balloon, military vehicles, antique tractors, classic cars, remote control airplanes, hay rides, amusement rides, pony rides, herding sheep dogs, climbing wall, animal exhibits, saw mill, dog competitions, arts and crafts, flight simulators, farm animals, tractor races, helicopter and much, much more! Admission $5 a car load. See ya there! sparkleberrycountryfair.org.


Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival

Sunday. April 27, 2014
The 27th Annual Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival is on Sunday, April 27th, but the entire week of April 21st will be packed with fun activities. This highly anticipated festival pays tribute to the shrimping and fishing industry of Mount Pleasant, thanking them for the work they do and the money they bring in throughout the year. The festival will include a boat parade, live music, crafts, and more free activities like face painting and kid's activities so come on over to Mount Pleasant to help send off the shrimping and fishing boats this year! More information on the activities available through the week are available on Mount Pleasant's website.


The Big Nosh

Sunday, May 4, 2014
Yiddish for a small bite to eat or a snack, the Big Nosh is all about coming together to eat traditional Jewish food, blow a shofar (a ram's-horn trumpet blown by ancient Hebrews) and dance the hora (a circle dance of Israel). Get a look at the Jewish culture in Columbia and make sure to partake in the delicious food, especially the latkes, knish and chollah bread! The Big Nosh is not an event to miss, and make sure you get there early because the food is sure to go fast! More information is available on the Big Nosh's website!