Get your tickets for You Can’t Take It With You at the Town Theatre
Favorite restaurants offer incredible deals during Restaurant Week!
Everyone's invited to the Palmetto Senior Show with special guests John Ford Coley and The Time Pirates!
Laugh your head off with Henry Cho next week!
Read our interview with John Ford Coley!
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.
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 ColumbiaFoodieNews.com!
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.
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.
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 FunAfterFifty.com.
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.
Rosso Trattoria Italia
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
Monday, January 23, 2017 - Whatever Band
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - Billy Sloan
Gervais & Vine Located in the Vista.
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 Hugerstreet.com!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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