Thursday, May 21, 2015 - Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Rooftop Rhythms | Rooftop at Richland Mall
TONIGHT! May 21, 2015 from 6-9pm
Featuring music by The Business! This popular event is the City of Forest Acres' way of giving back to the community and providing a safe and fun experience for all. Join them and enjoy music, entertainment, great food by local Forest Acres restaurants and much more! Free kids' entertainment includes: face painting with Sarah Dippity, 60' inflatable obstacle course, balloon art with Joey Young. Food and drink by Tombo Grille, Village Idiot, Moe's and more. Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled night. More info here.
EdVenture After Dark Presents Vibes | EdVenture Children’s Museum
TONIGHT! Thursday, May 21, 2015 6:30pm-8:30pm
With original sounds and classic covers, local singers and songwriters will have you moving to the beat as EdVenture After Dark presents Vibes. This soulful singer-songwriter showcase on the Congaree Terrace at EdVenture is not to be missed. Featuring Brent Lundy and George Fetner! More info here.
Memorial Day in Lower Richland
Monday, May 25, 2015
The annual event begins with a Memorial Day Commemoration at the St. John Resurrection Memorial Garden (also known as the Government Cemetery) on Ault Road. The solemn ceremony will begin at 12:00 Noon, with the SC Combat Veterans Group & Lower Richland Veterans Formation performing a special tribute. Following at 1:00 p.m., there will be a procession to the historic Harriet Barber House, 116 Barberville Loop – off Lower Richland Boulevard, where the Heritage Celebration continues with a family-oriented day of fun. More here.
Pick up your copy of the Summer 2015 issue of Discover Columbia!
Available at all
* Publix grocery stores
* Food Lion grocery stores
70 restaurants including:
* Little Pigs Barbecue in Northeast
* Hudson's BBQ in Lexington
* Casa Linda in Harbison
And sidewalk boxes on Main St downtown, in the Vista and in front of the post office on Assembly St. or stop by our office at 1523 Sunset Blvd. in West Columbia!
Motherhood Out Loud | Saluda Shoals Park
Thursday, May 21 - Saturday, May 23, 2015
Motherhood Out Loud is a collection of short theatrical works by award-winning American Playwrights, television writers and novelists. From the wonder of giving birth to the bittersweet challenges of role reversal and caring for an aging parent, it is all shared with tremendous candor, heart and humor. Get your tickets here or call the box office at 803. 213.2025. Click here for more info.
Tapp's Presents: Third Thursday Comedy Show Featuring Jarrod Harris | Tapp’s Art Center
Thursday, May 21, 2015 9pm-11pm
Jarrod Harris is an oddly comfortable mix of trailer –park filth, comic angst and hipster irony. While his style may fit into several categories along the comedy spectrum, his clever writing only fits into one.Click here for advance ticket purchase & more info here.
USC Dance Conservatory: Alice in Wonderland | Drayton Hall Theatre
Friday, May 22 at 6pm & Saturday, May 23 at 2pm
The timeless story of a little girl who goes on the fantastical adventure of a lifetime! Purchase tickets at the USC Dance Studios between 3:30pm - 7:30pm, Mon-Fri or call 803.777.5636. Get more info here.
Rachel Rizzuti: Light Up The Night | On Stage Productions
Friday, May 22 & Saturday, May 23, 2015 7pm
The evening will be excitingly eclectic, filled with musical theatre, classic love songs, pop/folk and inspirational music. Light Up the Night! More info here + tickets.
Iris Festival | Sumter
Friday, May 22 - Sunday, May 24, 2015
Sumter's Iris Festival is South Carolina's oldest continuous festival and is consistently ranked among the top festivals in the Southeast. The 3-day festival includes concerts, an arts and crafts show, a flower show, a quilt show, car shows, and a number of contests and children's activities. More info here.
Acting Classes for Children & Adults Taught by Javon Johnson| SC Film Institute
Saturday, May 23, 2015 12pm-4pm (kids) & 4pm-8pm (adults)
The classes will be taught by Javon Johnson who is a professional actor, director, screenwriter, and playwright who is dedicated to sharing his expertise with aspiring and established artists. More info here.
Jailbreak 5K | Lexington
Saturday, May 23, 2015 8am-noon
Over the past seven years, over 3,100 participants of all ages and fitness levels have gathered in Lexington to enjoy a morning of fun and friendly competition. In the process, over $60,000 has been raised to support law enforcement efforts in Lexington County. More info here.
Marv's on the Main Stage: Ladies and Gentlemen, The Trustus Songbook | Trustus Theatre
Saturday, May 23, 2015 8pm
The Marv's on Main series will give you a sneak peek and listen at what their new bar, The Cabaret at Marv's, will be like. The Trustus Songbook will bring you a collection of some of your favorite Trustus performers as they sing you some of their favorite songs. More info here.
SAGL Playoff Semifinals | Carolina CrossFit
Saturday, May 23, 2015, doors open at 12pm
It is a win or go home in the Southern Amateur Grid League. Four teams compete on the Grid for the opportunity to make it to the Championship! Some of the top athletes compete and leave it all on the GRID! Check out what the excitement is all about. More info here.
Willstock | Jake’s Beer Garden
Saturday, May 23, 2015 3pm
Columbia’s musician, Will Salley was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Complex (LBC) with neurological involvement of motor-neuron function in 2013. So, here we are in 2015 and Willstock will be happening at Jake’s Beer Garden on Devine as they are working with Columbia’s finest musicians and some of Salley’s closest friends to put together a night of good drinks, great food, and amazing music. The musical lineup will include Elliott & The Untouchables, Joe Taylor, Tom Togilo & Friends with Johnny Few, Flat Out Strangers, Ewing & Adell, and for the first time in 15 years, The Agents! More info here.
Palmetto Concert Band | Koger Center for the Arts
Sunday, May 24, 2015 4pm
Enjoy a FREE, melodious concert by the Palmetto Concert Band. A large majority of its members are alumni of the University of South Carolina School of Music, and more than half of its members are public school band directors. More info here.
Lake Murray Triathlon | Dreher Island State Park
Sunday, May 24, 2015 8am
750 meter swim; 6 mile bike; 5K run. Athletes from the Upstate, Midlands & Coastal regions participate in this sprint distance event. More info here.
Dutch Fork Choral Society Spring Concert | Irmo High School Center for the Arts
Tuesday, May 26, 7:30pm
Join the DFCS for a free concert featuring Antonin Dvorka’s mighty Te Deum and Ralph Vaughan Williams 5 Mystical Songs featuring Washington Isaac Holmes, baritone, and Stephanie Ann Beinlich, soprano. More info here.
Music at Sandhill
Free concert is held each Friday evening from 7-9.
Rhythm on the River features Prettier than Matt; opener: The Prairie Willows. More here.
Old Mill Brewpub Located in the Old Mill in Lexington
"Shag & Beach Party"
Every Tuesday 7pm-10pm on their open deck. With your hosts Bob Patterson and Jimmy Davis.
Friday, May 22 - Carolina Southern Acoustic from 8-11pm
Saturday, May 23 - Joey Wells MLP from 8-11pm
Loading Dock Live! | Township Auditorium
Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Josh Roberts and The Hinges & Lucas War Hero. More info here.
Pearlz Upstairz Above Pearlz Restaurant on Gervais St. Very cool, intimate club.
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 for more info.
Run Red Bank 5K, 10K & Kids’ Fun Run at the Lexington Family YMCA
May 30, 2015
Come run, jog, or walk with us in Run Red Bank! The course is welcoming to beginners and pros alike. Families and kids are welcome! Join in and get fit! Proceeds benefit the Y’s Annual Campaign, which lives by its mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities each day by never turning anyone away who cannot afford a YMCA program or Y-service. Cash prizes and more! More info here.
Shrimp Shaggin’ and Suds | 104 Hendrix Street
Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Shrimp, Shaggin’ and Suds, hosted by Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission, is a fundraising event to raise funds for the Meals on Wheels Program in Lexington County. The event, which will bring awareness to senior hunger, provides an opportunity for the Lexington community to come together to address this issue and raise funds that will provide meals to those seniors in need of services to support them in having adequate and proper nutrition. Tickets are $40, and includes Low Country shrimp boil, catered by Diimmler’s, beer, wine, music and dancing – for one fantastic evening. Tickets may be purchased online at www.lcrac.com or by calling (803) 356-5111. Limited tickets will be available the evening of the event.
Carolina's Caribbean Cultural Festival 2015
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - Sunday, June 7, 2015
Come out and celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month over 4 days with 5 fabulous events! The fun kicks off on Thursday with a Carolina Lyme party with free admission, a CCCF cast of DJ's, drink and food specials, followed by Friday's J'ouvert (street party)- Dutty Mas (traditional fete prior to a parade). Saturday the celebrations include a street parade at the Garners Ferry Sports Complex, 8620 Garners Ferry Road, in Hopkins, where the Caribbean culture will be exhibited with live performances, food and entertainment. Saturday night another party with a cast of Caribbean talent that will keep you dancing for hours. Finally, enjoy the all-white breakfast fete on Sunday - a delicious Caribbean breakfast with the sounds of Tassa drums in the background! More info here.
If You're Gonna Act Like a Rockstar, You Need to Ride Like a Rockstar!
This summer, treat yourself and your best buds to a concert experience like no other. First, choose your show at the TWC Arena in Charlotte:
June 6th: Barry Manilow
June 8th: Taylor Swift
June 11th: Kenny Chesney
July 7th: Imagine Dragons
July 18th: Sam Smith
August 29th: Motley Crue
Second, reserve your ride - with Signature Transportation. Signature has been the choice of true-life rock stars, having chauffeured concert performers for Live Nation and AEG Live for over 20 years.. These guys definitely know how to treat you like a rock star... Website here.
Third, call those friends of yours and get them to save the date.
StoryFest 2015 | SC State Museum
Saturday June 6, 2015 9am - 4pm
The South Carolina State Library is proud to announce award-winning authors John Rocco and Bryan Collier will be featured at StoryfestSC 2015—the state’s summer reading kick-off event. This year’s Collaborative Summer Library slogan is Every Hero Has A Story celebrating heroes and community heroes. StoryfestSC exposes families to children’s authors and the art of story and fosters an excitement for reading, especially throughout the summer. Events include presentations and book signing by each author, storytelling for all ages, crafts, face painting and visits from literacy friends Cocky and ETV’s SmartCat. More here.
Lexington County Summer Day Camps!
Monday-Friday, June 8-August 14
Children can go swimming, watch movies, play putt-putt, go bowling, have pizza parties & cookouts, go on exciting field trips and much more! Locations in Batesburg-Leesville, Lexington, Spires (Cayce), and Tri-City (West Columbia). Visit www.lcrac.com for more info.
Paths of Destruction: SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
Through March 6, 2016
“Paths of Destruction: Sherman’s Final Campaign” details Sherman’s last effort to quell the Confederacy in his army’s march through South Carolina, the state that fired the first shots of the Civil War. Following the March to the Sea, Sherman gained permission from Grant to lead his troops through South Carolina beginning in early 1865, with the goal of decimating any and all military related buildings, organizations and personnel in an attempt to break the morale of the Confederates and bring the war to an end as soon as possible. This example of total war, with little differentiation between military and private entities, left a lasting impact on the Carolinas and, officially ending April 26, 1865, was one of the final campaigns of the war. More here.