Thursday February 11, 2016 - Wednesday February 17, 2016 Books & Beyond: Valentine's | Chapin Branch Library Thursday February 11, 2016 Love is in


Thursday February 11, 2016 - Wednesday February 17, 2016

Books & Beyond: Valentine's | Chapin Branch Library

Thursday February 11, 2016
Love is in the air — kids will make special Valentine’s Day cards for friends & family, read stories and more. Books & Beyond is an after school program for grades K– 5 Featuring storytelling, picture books, crafts and other hands-on activities. More Info Here.


Women's Basketball vs. Florida | Colonial Life Arena

Thursday February 11, 2016
Come support your Lady Gamecocks as they go up against the Florida Gators tonight! More Info Here.

An Evening with Graham Nash | Newberry Opera House

Thursday February 11, 2016
This Grammy award winner was not once, but twice inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame –Crosby, Stills, & Nash and The Hollies. Also a two-time Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee, Graham is still writing and just released a new studio album This Path Tonight.
Tickets Available Here.

Valentines Day Wine and Roses

Valentine's Weekend Dining

Our Picks for a Dazzling Weekend Full of Delectable Treats :: the fun begins on Friday and goes til Sunday! Take turns treating each other to one wonderful culinary experience after another, all weekend long! Grab the phone and make a reservations!

Featured restaurants include:

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Liberty Tap Room Vista

Liberty on the Lake

Pearlz Oyster Bar

M Kitchen


Blue Marlin

Gervais and Vine

Mediterranean Cafe

Solstice Kitchen

Old Mill Brewpub

Tombo Grille




Little Pigs BBQ

Crepes and Croissants


Valentines Candy Collage

Exclusive Berries and Treats

It’s Valentine’s Week at Exclusive Berries & Treats on Two Notch Road! They’ll be open from 10am – 6pm everyday (Now – Sunday February 14) and will they ever help you celebrate! Their exclusive Valentine’s packages include hand-dipped chocolate-covered strawberries, pineapples, oreos, pretzels and apples as well as heart-shaped cupcakes, cheesecake bites, rice crispy treats and brownies! They’ll offer floral arrangements, fruit arrangements and wine baskets too! The staff here at Discover Romance recently sampled a selection of hand-made delectable treats… believe us, you and your sweetheart will not be disappointed! Can’t make it to their shop? No problem. Order online and have it delivered by their staff or 256-ToGo! Visit their website here.

Valentine Creation Station | Richland Library Northeast

Friday February 12, 2016
Stop by anytime with children who want to create a special Valentine for someone they love!
More Info Here.

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USC Band Clinic Winds Concerts | Koger Center for the Arts

Friday February 12, 2016

The Symphonic Winds Concert and the USC Wind Ensemble Concert are two musical masterpieces being offered for free this Friday.

Heart ‘n Soul Valentine’s Dance | Lourie Center

Friday February 12, 2016
Concert featuring R & B band Heart ‘n Soul. This event is open to the public for adults of all ages. Bring your friends, put on your dancing shoes and get ready to shag, swing and rock to the classic hits of the 1950s and 60s. Heart ‘n Soul brings their musical talents to the stage and will wow you with their soulful, energizing performance. More Info Here.


Columbia Boat Show 2016 | SC State Fairgrounds

Friday February 12, 2016 - Sunday February 14, 2016
17 boat dealers with every type of boat you can imagine, vendors with accessories, tasty food and lots of people getting ready for fun on the water. More Info Here.


That’s Amore Y’all | SC State Museum

Friday February 12, 2016 6 - 9pm
Kick-off Valentine’s Day weekend with “That’s Amore Y’all” at the State Museum! Enjoy a special planetarium show, Cosmic Love Stories, featuring celestial love stories from Greek Mythology with showtimes at 6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Take tours through the museum galleries and explore notable romantic relationships throughout our state’s history:
* Discover artifacts from great love stories
* Explore South Carolina wedding customs
* Look through the telescope and explore the night sky in the Boeing Observatory (weather permitting)
* A self-guided ROMANce tour of the Julius Caesar blockbuster exhibit and and watch RomCom trailers
* Enjoy sweet treats, savory bites, local craft beer vendor and more!
More Info Here.

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Orchids on the Riverbanks | Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Friday February 12 - Sunday 14, 2016
Riverbanks has once again partnered with the South Carolina Orchid Society and Ikebana International Chapter 182 for the annual show that will feature hundreds of varieties of orchids from around the world as well as a number of Japanese-style flower arrangements.
Gorgeous displays will be showcased in the Magnolia Room of the Botanical Garden’s Visitor’s Center. Guests also will have an opportunity to seek expert orchid-growing tips and take advantage of complimentary programs on planting and flower arranging. In addition, orchid vendors from across the Carolinas will have a diverse assortment of plants available for purchase.

More Info Here.


The Marshall Tucker Band

Saturday February 13, 2016

The Marshall Tucker Band is an American Southern rock/country rock band originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina. The band's blend of rock, rhythm and blues, jazz, country, and gospel helped establish the Southern rock genre in the early 1970's. In 1972, they signed with Capricorn Records and started on a musical journey that brought the band hit singles like "Heard It In a Love Song," "Fire On The Mountain," "Can't You See," and "Take The Highway." The Marshall Tucker Band has earned seven gold and three platinum albums. See them this Saturday LIVE at USC Lancaster's Bundy Auditorium for a very special show! More info here.


Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift?

White Rose Artisans Boutique has a lovely collection of sterling silver spoon jewelry, fashioned into watches, bracelets and adjustable rings for the ladies in your life, and a great selection of men's gift ware too! It's such a great little gift cottage chocked full of delightful, whimsical and lovely ideas to make your honey smile! 831 Meeting St. in West Columbia. Visit the Facebook page here.

Men's Basketball vs. Kentucky | Colonial Life Arena

Saturday February 13, 2016
Come see the Men's Gamecock basketball team play this Saturday against the Wildcats. More Info Here.

Great Backyard Bird Count | Carolina Children’s Garden

February 13, 2016
Venture out into the Garden and surrounding forest to help count our feathered year-round residents, winter visitors, and weary travelers, guided by some of our area’s leading bird watchers! Lewis Burke will be the lead birder. Maybe you’ll be able to see a bald eagle or harrier hawk!! See flyer to learn what to bring & how to register.

Family Movie Night | Newberry Opera House

February 13, 2016
The 2nd Family Movie Night this winter will be Frozen Sing-Along! Bring your princes and princesses to sing along with their favorite FROZEN songs. Seats are first come first served- mark your calendars now!
More Info Here.

Richland Library Saturday Events

February 13, 2016
Get Crafty with Cupid: Kids will read some books, sing some songs and make something special for someone special at Richland Library Wheatley
Love is in the Air: Essential Oil Basics for Valentine’s Day: Explore the fragrant world of essential oils at Richland Library Northeast Learn how they are made, uses and applications. Experience dozens of fragrances and take home a sea-salt scrub and an oil blend of your own.

Elvis & Conway Valentine's Show | Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor

February 13, 2016
Bring your sweetheart to Bill's for a great show by Elvis & Conway Twitty! Award-winning impersonator Rick Wade returns to Bills for a fantastic and entertaining show! More details available on their Facbook Event Page.

Valentine's Tour and Tasting | Columbia Museum of Art

Sunday February 14, 2016
Wine, chocolate, and art…. Try a twist on your usual Valentine’s Day date with a night of art and artisanal delicacies at the CMA. Enjoy a thoughtful selection of wine and chocolate pairings presented by Doug Aylard from Vino Garage. Afterwards, enjoy an exclusive after-hours tour of the CMA’s collection. More Info. Here

sc confederate museum paths of destruction

Now at the Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum

Through March 6, 2016
“Paths of Destruction” focuses on the Sherman's March’s impact on the people of South Carolina and its significance in the development of the concept of total war and the ethics involved by examining multiple aspects of the campaign. Artifacts include Union and Confederate weapons and accoutrements, ammunition, POW pieces, uniforms, excavated relics from locations along Sherman’s path, and flags. Highlights of the exhibit are a life-size diorama depicting Columbia in flames, audio segments of first-person accounts during the campaign, and a pre-and-post burned Columbia interactive map. More here.


Sensory-Friendly Piano Concert | School of Music Recital Hall

February 15, 2016
Scott Price and special guest, Sara Ernst present a sensory-friendly music concert environment designed especially for our friends and families with autism and other special needs. Autism-specific coping behaviors are understood and welcomed. More Info Here.

Unplugged Family Fun Night | Lexington Main Library

February 16, 2016
Time to unplug all the devices and have some old-fashioned family fun. There will be a variety of activities, stories, games and crafts. More Info Here.


Cavell Trio Guest Artist Woodwind Recital | School of Music Recital Hall

February 16, 2016
The Cavell Trio, faculty from the University of Alabama School of Music and principals in the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, is comprised of Shelly Myers, oboe; Osiris J. Molina, clarinet; and Jenny Mann, bassoon. Since their inception in 2007 Cavell Trio has been a leader in reed trio performance, bringing an increased awareness of the myriad possibilities of this chamber genre. More Info Here.


Artists for Africa Postcard Art Sale | Greystone Blvd. Embassy Suites

February 17, 2016

This is a unique opportunity to acquire original works of art for very little money while giving back to those in need. 100% of the proceeds will go to Artists for Africa, Inc. (a local non-profit founded by Columbia native/full-time Nairobi, Kenya resident, Cooper Rust, that is dedicated to providing alternative arts education to orphans and vulnerable children in some of Africa’s most desperately deprived slums). More Info Here.

Sweet on CMA | Columbia Museum of Art

February 13, 2016
family fun event. Get creative at art stations, play the valentine bean bag toss, take the “Young at Heart” tour, try the “Two of a Kind” gallery hunt, and make art-inspired valentines. And don’t miss Columbia Marionette Theatre’s performance of Anansi the Spider at noon and 2:00 p.m. More Info. Here

Live Music


Gervais & Vine
Located in the Vista.
Thursday February 11, 2016 Don Russo

Sunday February 14, 2016 Alex Galan
Monday February 15, 2016 Walter Finley
Wednesday February 17, 2016 Kristi Hood
Walter Finley will be playing at G&V EVERY Monday from 6:00-9:00pm.

Old Mill Brewpub Located in the Old Mill in Lexington
Friday February 12, 2016 - Jesse Moore
Saturday February 13, 2016 - 80 Proof Audio

Tombo Grille Located in the heart of Forest Acres.
Monday February 15, 2016. The Blue Iguanas
(Come for the music, a CAB Burger and a Beer for 9 Bucks!) More Info Here.

Pearlz Oyster Bar Upstairz Lounge
Live music Thursday, Friday & Saturdays in the Vista.
Thursday February 11, 2016 - Mark Rapp starts at 9pm
Friday February 12, 2016 - Robert Gardiner starts at 10pm
Saturday February 13, 2016 - Rod Franco starts at 10pm

Wet Willie's
February 14th - Sam McWhite


EQUUS Film Festival | Camden

Friday February 19 - Saturday February 20, 2016

Think Sundance Film Festival – but all about Horses. February 19-20, the EQUUS Film Festival WINNIE Winners Tour in Camden at their vintage “Little Theatre” will screen more than 50 films paying tribute to the beauty and nobility of the horse. Highlights include the best of equine art through film, photography, books, and canvas. Check out free kid-friendly activities and movies and opportunities to meet the artists. Come join us. Purchase tickets online now at or during the Film Festival at the Pop Up Gallery, 1029 Broad Street. For more information follow facebook/EFFCamden or visit our website.

Disney Live

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic

Friday February 19, 2016

Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the comiccal duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite characters captivate you and the audience around you. See Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella's rags into a beautiful ball gown; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy's toy box and much more. Details and tickets here.


Honky Tonk Angels | Town Theatre

February 19 - March 6, 2016
Come experience the story of three women who leave behind their humdrum lives to try to become country music stars. Listen to your favorite crooning toons, "Stand by Your Man," Coal Miner's Daughter," "9 to 5," "Rocky Top" and "Ode to Billy Joe," as you kick back and enjoy the ride - big lights, big dreams, big hair and all! More Info Here.

Jonathan Green Nana

Strong Threads African American Heritage Festival | Hopkins

Saturday February 20, 2016

Come out to this SERCO event in Hopkins and meet celebrated lowcountry artist Jonathan Green, hear live music, storytelling, and dramatic productions including Jennifer Holliday (the original Dreamgirl!) and the ABATSU African Drummers and Dancers. This year's theme: "Teach Peace". More info here.


Shuckin' on the Shoals | Saluda Shoals Park

Sunday February 28, 2016

Hope this Sunday evening in February is open for you, so that you can enjoy this delicious, exciting event. Enjoy delicious oysters and hot chili, chicken bog, beer and wine! Also, there will be a silent auction and raffles. Bid on great auction items including trip destinations like the Bourbon Trail, Kennedy Space Center, Maui, Hawaii, Napa Valley and more! Yeti Cooler and Golf Cart Raffles! Auction goes live February 17, 2016. Be sure you don’t forget your oyster knife and gloves. Click for information.

Leap into Whiskey Dinner | Gervais & Vine

February 29, 2016
Come out and celebrate Leap Year & Fine Whiskey at Gervais and Vine with Guest host, Jacob Benchoff of Southern Wine & Spirits. The Meet & Greet is at 6:30, and Dinner is at 7:00. Reservation only. Grab your spot before it's gone! Call 803-799-8463 for reservations.

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