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Thursday October 20 - October 26, 2016

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Ain't Misbehavin | Sumter Little Theatre

October 20-23 & October 27-30, 2016

This musical revue is set in the Golden Age of the Cotton Club in Harlem and during the era of “swing” music. It tells the story of Thomas “Fats” Waller’s career through some of his most popular songs, like “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter,” “Find Out What They Like” and the ever popular “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” Five talented singers will take the stage and lead the audience on a jazzy, sassy ride! Tickets are on sale now. For more information and to reserve seats, see their website.

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ART(uncorked) with Jamie Blackburn | SakiTumi

Thursday, October 20, 2016

ART(uncorked) is a monthly celebration of Columbia’s local art scene. Every third Thursday, SakiTumi hosts a selected local artist to showcase their work for the month. At each opening, there is a wine tasting and light hors d’oeuvres. October and November's Artist is Jamie Blackburn. His artwork can be found in many corporate and private collections locally as well as worldwide. Influenced by abstract masters of the ’40s and ’50s, he applies a variety of unconventional tools and methods. More information available here.

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Ghost Tours | Exchange Club of Beaufort

Begins Friday, October 21, 2016

This is the Exchange Club of Beaufort’s 20th year of retelling haunted stories about the historic town! Proceeds go toward the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) of Beaufort. Ghost tours will be available as either a 45-minute carriage ride or a 60-minute walk through Beaufort’s historic district while costumed storytellers reveal ghost stories passed down for generations. New this year: a stroller and pet friendly walking tour! To make reservations, call (843) 524-4678 or visit website.

David Levering Lewis | Keynote Address

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Pulitzer Prize winning historian, David Levering Lewis will deliver this keynote address commemorating the 70th anniversary of the SNYC Youth Legislature and W.E.B. Du Bois’ speech “Behold the Land”. This historic civil rights meeting in Columbia was attended by W.E.B. Du Bois, Paul Roberson and over 700 young people from around the country. To be held at the Antisdel Chapel at Benedict College. More information here.

Bluegrass, Bidding & BBQ | Robert Mills House & Garden

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Historic Columbia's The Palladium Society will hold the 13th annual Bluegrass, Bidding & BBQ fundraiser presented by Jaguar Land Rover Columbia from 7-10pm. This year's silent auction will feature a variety of items, including destination packages to historic cities across the Southeast, experiential packages to explore local cultural sites, behind-the-scenes tours of Columbia's hot spots, gift cards to restaurants, boutiques, gyms and much more. Also featuring live music by The Mustache Brothers, catering by Yellow Dog Barbecue and open bar with a specialty cocktail prepared by Bourbon. Find ticket information here.


Fall for the Arts | Sumter, SC

October 21-22, October 28-29, 2016

This annual event will feature live music, a drag show and more! Highlights include visual arts by David Sanders and Georgette Sanders, performances by The Rhythm Section Friends Jazz Ensemble, Columbia Baroque and Christopher Berg, as well as the “Ain’t Misbehavin’ musical revue at the Sumter Little Theatre, the Historic District Art Crawl, and The Arts Diva Night. More information available here.

Boo at the Zoo | Riverbanks Zoo

October 21 - 30, 2016

Make plans to join Riverbanks Zoo and Garden for 10 wild nights of family fun! Attractions include Trick-or-Treat Trail, Moonlight Magic with Ray, Marshmallow Roast, Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, Haunted Carousel, Spooky Safari, Spooky Spots & Stripes Railroad, and Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party. Tickets are limited and should be purchased in advance. If tickets remain on any night of the event, they will be sold at the gate. More information available here.

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Halloween at the Park | Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission

Friday, October 21, 2016

Bring your little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treating on an outdoor trick-or-treat trail through Crooked Creek Park! Inside, enjoy carnival games and prizes, a costume contest, SCREAM contest, and 8pm showing of It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Concessions will be available for purchase from the American Legion. More information available here.

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Fall Movies in the Park | Virginia Hylton Park

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Lexington County Recreation & Aging Commission presents this fun and free event. Featured movie: Pooh's Heffalump Movie. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. For more information, click here.

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Midlands Fall Plant and Flower Festival | SC State Farmers Market

Friday, October 21 - Sunday, October 23, 2016

Calling all gardeners! The Midlands Fall Plant and Flower Festival was rescheduled due to Hurricane Matthew. Visit the SC State Farmers Market for this annual festival and shop for fall plants, flowers, yard decor and furniture, canned goods, shrubs, trees, pumpkins, gourds, and mums! Find more information here.

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So the Story Goes... | Lexington County Recreation

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Enjoy local storytellers sharing spooky stories in the park! This family friendly and FREE event has been held annually for over 25 years. It will be held from 7-9pm at Virginia Hylton Park in Lexington. Sponsored by The Lexington County Recreation & Aging Commission, The Lexington County Public Library, and The Town of Lexington. More information is available here.


Answering the Call: American Victory Posters from World War I | Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Now Through December 30, 2016

The SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is commemorating the centennial anniversary of World War I with a retrospective exhibit of American war posters. The exhibit revisits the wartime culture of the era through the bold imagery of the public poster. Unlike the omnipotent quality of contemporary advertising, agencies during WWI were limited to the media of newsprint, radio, traveling speakers and public posters. However, much like the reflective nature of modern advertisements, popular images and characters were coupled with inspiring messages to connect with the public sphere. Appropriating the techniques of popular advertisements, posters inspired a sense of national pride and used it to fund the war effort in multiple calls to action.... Click here to learn more.

Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon | Spirit Communications Park

Saturday, October 22, 2016

One morning. One mission - beating breast cancer in the Midlands! The 26th Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon benefit the Palmetto Health Breast Center. The Walk for Life is a 3.1 mile walk through downtown Columbia, beginning outside and ending inside Spirit Communications Park. The Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K and 10K are faster-paced ways to enjoy all the fun! Visit website for registration information.

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Fall Book Sale | Richland Library Friends

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Friends of Richland County Public Library will be selling used books, DVDs and CDs at its fall book sale. The sale opens to the public on Saturday at 9am at the Richland County Public Library Operations Center, 130 Lancewood Road. A preview sale for Friends members is Friday, October 21. More information available here.

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Dracula: Ballet with a Bite - Uncorked | Columbia City Ballet

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Join an array of arts supporters at the Columbia City Ballet studios on Main Street for this unique opportunity to mingle with the dancers and artistic staff, enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, and view an intimate behind-the-scenes rehearsal from the upcoming, Dracula: Ballet with a Bite, with a lecture by Artistic Director William Starrett. More information available here.


Artisans Fair | White Rose Artisans Boutique

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The White Rose Artisans Boutique will hold their second annual Artisans Boutique from 1-6pm. Featuring 10-12 artisans/artists, with each donating 10 percent of their sales for the day to the Pet Oxygen Project, whose mission is to supply and equip every fire truck in all 46 counties in SC with lifesaving pet oxygen kits. White Rose will also donate 10% of shop sales. More information available here.

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SC Agritourism Passport Program

Willard Farms

Willard Farms, a participant in the South Carolina Agritourism Passport Program, will hold fall events from October 1-31. Featuring a Corn Maze with 5 miles of trail, wagon rides, Pumpkin Patch, Flash Light Nights October 21 and 28 (by reservation only), Costume Contest and Pumpkin Carving Contest October 31. Enjoy the "Best Burgers in SC", and homemade fudge, cookies and ice cream! Don't forget to pick up your passport and stamps to SC Farm Fun while you're there, then collect to win Certified South Carolina items! Learn more about the program here.

Farmers Market Fall Fest | Aiken County

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Celebrate the fall season during this annual festival on Saturday, October 22 and Saturday, October 29 at the Market Pavilion located at 115 Williamsburg Street. October 22 includes special appearance by Rebecca Lang, food writer, cooking instructor, television personality, and Southern Living contributing editor. She will advise the public on how to buy fresh, in season produce, and will present cooking demos and sell her cook book. The Willcox Food Truck will be there, also pumpkin painting, fall goodies, touch-a-tractor display, and demonstrations by the Aiken Master Gardeners. More information available here.

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Summerville | Fun After Fifty

Summerville is a favorite day trip for people interested in history, beautiful gardens, antique-shopping and exceptional dining! While you're there, explore the public sculpture collection, visit the Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site, or do some antique shopping at the many unique shops. Don't forget the Sweet Tea Festival November 10-13, 2016!
For more dining and shopping details, click here.

Pumpkin Patch Train Ride | South Carolina Railroad Museum

Saturday, October 22 and Saturday, October 29, 2016

Visit the Rockton Rion & Western Railroad at the Railroad Museum and take a scenic six mile, one hour round trip to the Pumpkin Patch! Each child will get to select a pumpkin, meet a Friendly Scarecrow, and enjoy many other events. Ride the Open Air Car for the best views of the fall foliage! Tickets available on the website.

Bags, Brews & BBQ | United Way of the Midlands

Sunday, October 23, 2016

This FUN-raiser will be held at River Rat Brewery and will feature a BBQ lunch, cornhole tournament, a raffle and activities for the whole family! Raffle Prizes include a golf outing for 4, dinner for two at Bourbon, gift certificate to Body Mending Massage, car rental from Enterprise, Bowling Party for 10 from AMF Park Lanes and White House Florist gift. More information available here.

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Bridlewood Farms - Great Southern Homes

Enjoy estate living with country charm at Bridlewood Farms in Camden! Just minutes from historic downtown Camden, Bridlewood Farms has huge lots, a tranquil setting and tree-lined streets. Move-in ready homes are available, and all come standard with Green Smart Home energy efficient features that will save you money on your energy bills! For more information visit website.

Gervais Street Bridge Dinner

Sunday, October 23, 2016

During this celebration guests will dine al fresco on the Gervais Street Bridge. The seated, sunset supper for 1,000 people will feature live music and performances, local artists, and a dinner in courses, with cocktails, beer and wine. Additional information available here.

2016 Columbia Buddy Walk | Family Connection of SC

Sunday, October 23, 2016

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and Family Connection of SC is holding its 17th Annual Columbia Buddy Walk at Saluda Shoals Park. Featuring family-friendly fun, entertainment and food. Approximately 80 Special Buddies, along with over 1,500 family members and friends are expected to participate this year, coming together to raise awareness and promote acceptance and inclusion of those with Down syndrome. Registration and donation information available here.

Phantom of the Opera | USC Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The original 1925 silent film, "The Phantom of the Opera," will be presented with live music performed by the USC Chamber Orchestra at the Darla Moore School of Business 101 - Hootie Johnson Performance Hall. Featuring organist Dennis James and Donald Portnoy, conductor. See website for ticket information.


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Live Jazz Every Friday, beginning at 8 PM
Friday, October 21, 2016 - John Valerio and Ian Bracchitta with vocalist, Maria Valerio

Liberty Tap Room
Friday, October 21, 2016 - DJ Goldfinger
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - Jon Rooks

Pearlz Upstairz Lounge
Located above Pearlz Oyster Bar in the Vista (Open Thurs. - Sat.)
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - John Lovett Trio (9 PM - 12 AM)
Friday, October 21, 2016 - Mark Rapp (10 PM - 1 AM)
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - DM Radio (10 PM - 1 AM)

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Monday, October 24, 2016 - Run Away Jug Band

Gervais & Vine Located in the Vista.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - Kristi Hood & Richard Maxwell
- 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 St.
Friday, October 21, 2016 - Open Stage & Bluegrass/Acoustic Jam Session
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - Bob Strickland & Freestyle
First Thursday of the Month: High School Shag Dance for 18 Years and Under; dance 6:30-8:30pm $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 for all ages 6:30-8:30pm $5 and children under 12 yr $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.

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Happy Halloween aboard the Columbia Brew Bus

Friday Oct. 28 at 5:30pm and Sunday Oct. 30 at 2pm

Come in costume to one of Columbia's most fun and unique Halloween celebrations! Tour Conquest, River Rat and Swamp Cabbage Breweries with beer tastings at each and loads of fun aboard the Brew Bus with costume contests, drawings for prizes, trivia games and more. Book here!

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Monsters Bash | The Woody

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Come to The Woody in the Vista for its halloween bash! Enter the Costume Contest to win cash and prizes and enjoy spooky drink specials served all night! For more information see website.

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Fall Farm Fest | Aiken County Farmers Market

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Visitors are encouraged to attend the Annual festival dressed in their Halloween costumes to be eligible for giveaways. Event will feature pumpkin painting, fall goodies, touch-a- tractor display, and demonstrations by the Aiken Master Gardeners. Call (803) 293-2214 or visit website.

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Caffeine & Gasoline | Car and Motorcycle Show

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Featuring classic cars, trucks and bikes, live music by Homegrown: The Band, food from the Jamil Jets shrine unit, corn hole, giveaways, trophies and more! Event will take place at the Cut Rate Soda Fountain on Main Street in Sumter. Proceeds benefit Sumter County Military display. Pre registration is suggested. More information here.

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VoicePlay | Aiken Performing Arts

Thursday, November 3-Friday, November 4, 2016

VoicePlay performs their own incredible brand of entertainment across the country and around the world. As Seen on NBC’s The Sing-Off, VoicePlay is unlike any theatrical experience available today, recreating the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with nothing but the human voice. Great for all ages! Presented by Aiken Performing Arts. More information and tickets available here.

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