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Thursday August 25 - Wednesday August 31, 2016

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Tonight! Tequila Tasting and Specialty Margarita Making Class

Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 6:30 PM

SakiTumi Grill and Sushi invites you to join in on a premium tequila tasting AND specialty margarita making class! Tickets are only $25 per person and INCLUDE: Samples of all three Avion Tequilas,iInstructional class on making 4 specialty margaritas and a mini-starter margarita kit, complete with mini bottles of Avion and the tools you'll need to make these delicious drinks at home (WITHOUT using pre-made margarita mix!). Limited seats available: GET THEM HERE.

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Five After Five

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Five After Five is a free, outdoor local concert series hosted at the fountain in Five Points. Enjoy great local music and fun times from 6:30 PM to 10 PM. Five After Five will also feature local food vendors, arts & crafts vendors, local brews, and more entertainment for the kids. Music line up will feature The Restoration with special guests The Mobros. More information here.

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Disaster Relief Community Input Meeting

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The City of Columbia needs your input! The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $19.98 million to help the City and its residents recover from the October 2015 flood. The funds can be used to help resolve unmet needs in the following areas: housing, economic development and infrastructure. The City would like your input on how officials are proposing to use the funds. Meeting will take place at the Drew Wellness Center from 6 PM to 8 PM. More information here.

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Iconic Columbia

Thursday, August 25 through Monday, August 29, 2016

This exhibit, by Artist Noelle Brault, will feature original oil paintings showcasing the Columbia that residents often tend to overlook or take for granted. Opening reception on August 25 from 5 PM to 8 PM at Vista Studios Gallery 80808. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served and all are welcome to come and enjoy some outstanding impressionist works of art featuring South Carolina's own Capital City.

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The Indie Ground: Can I Get Some Love On The Radio?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Euniek Group, in partnership with The City of Columbia, is proud to launch The Indie Ground, a seminar series for independent music artists of all genres to learn the business side of the music industry! Music industry professionals, from label executives, to entertainment attorneys, to stylists will be available to help indie artists learn the ins-and-outs of gaining radio airplay for their music. Seats are free but are limited. Register here.

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Main Street Latin Festival

Friday, August 26 - Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Main Street Latin Festival will showcase the culture and vitality of Columbia’s Latin community. This is done by bringing together diverse groups of people to celebrate and share the Latin culture through its foods, arts, dances and music in a fun, family-oriented environment. Kick-off Party Friday night at Empire Supper Club; Festival on Saturday. Find more information here.

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Drop Zone

Attention thrill seekers! Frankie's Fun Park of Columbia's new 65ft Drop Zone ride is now open! Soar to new heights on this fun-filled attraction and then feel the fear as you drop! More information is available here.

Friday Night Laser Lights

Friday, August 26, 2016

The State Museum will host the third and final Friday Night Laser Lights of the season. Guests will experience dazzling full-color and totally immersive laser shows set to some top artists. Doors open at 6 PM and guests can choose from The Eagles at 7 PM, Jimi Hendrix at 8 PM, Metallica at 9 PM and Pink Floyd: The Wall at 10 PM. Delicious barbeque from City Limits Q food truck will be available for purchase as well as other concessions inside the museum, such as beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages sponsored by K&W Beverage. Limited seating available, guests encouraged to purchase tickets online here.

Back to School Bash

Friday, August 26, 2016

Enjoy free admission at the museum. Wellness organizations will provide information, and Crossfit will lead our guests in a fitness activity. More information here.

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Long's Bar Stool Classic

Friday, August 26, 2016

Do you have what it takes to be a Bar Stool Classic Champion? Ever wanted to putt-putt your way through Five Points bars and restaurants? Here’s your chance! The Babcock Center Foundation along with the Five Points Association will host this putt-putt bar crawl, with all proceeds benefiting the Babcock Center Foundation. After Party with live music, great drinks, and prizes! Ticket information here.

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33rd Annual Summerfest

Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 9 AM - 5 PM

A Juried Craft and Food festival featuring handmade crafts and delicious food, with local non-profit businesses and others on hand to share information. Summerfest features one of the largest regional car shows, sports tournaments in golf and tennis, 5K races and Fun Runs, musical entertainment on three stages, Health Clinic with over 30 separate medical services for all ages and groups, children’s activities and coloring contest, Robotics demonstrations, Zip Line, Monster Water Ball, Country Showdown competition, giant scale model airplane fly-in, 4-H petting zoo, inflatables and a climbing wall. Draws over 45,000 visitors. FREE Admission. For information visit www.yorksummerfest.com.

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Soda City Comic Con

Saturday, August 27 through Sunday, August 28, 2016

Comic Con will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and will feature a plethora of vendors and artists with pop culture favorites to satisfy the diverse interests of all attendees. From hard to find comics and engaging panels, to famous creators and artists alike, Soda City Comic Con is the place to be! Event will host special guests, have contests and prizes, comics, toys, and more! More information here.

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Brunch & Munch Tour

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Two Gals and a Fork Food Tours is partnering with Historic Columbia to offer walking and tasting tours in the Vista on one Saturday each month. Historic Columbia's trained and certified tour guides will share Columbia's rich history while you savor and experience tastings from five of the Vista's famously hot restaurants. The tour runs approximately 2.5 hours and will leave you stuffed with delicious food and full of fun historical facts! More information here.

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South Carolina Police Family Fun Day 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

SC Police Week Fun Day 2016 is a day planned for South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers, their families and biggest supporters to come together for a day of fun and fellowship! Enjoy games, food trucks, children games, "Touch a Truck", K9 demos and more! Memorial Service for Fallen Officers in 2015 will take place. More information here.

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Summer Celebration of Water

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The City of Columbia, Lexington County and Richland County are proud to jointly host the 7th Annual Summer Celebration of Water! Come have a splashin’ good time at this free family friendly event! See list of activities, Exhibitors, Tour Schedule, and What To Wear during the event here.

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Wine on the River 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Come out to enjoy a taste of Columbia with wine and appetizers provided by some of the Midland's finest eateries along the Riverfront! Support the Lexington Medical Center Foundation's Women of Hope in their efforts to help our local community. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the event. More information here.

Museum Roadshow: Summer Edition

Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 4 PM

Have you ever wondered if those items you found at the local flea market, antique shop, tag sale, or even in your basement and attic were actually worth something? Whether it’s an heirloom, antique or artifact, local experts in a variety of fields will be at The South Carolina State Museum to offer informal verbal appraisals. Visit scmuseum.org to learn more.

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Purchase Certified SC Grown

Food that’s local means food that’s fresher and tastier. Our state grows a wide variety of fruits & veggies from apples to zucchini. So where can you find all of this delicious, locally grown food? Find out and support local farms and farm stands...read more here.

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Little Black Dress Back to School Bash at Liberty!

Saturday August 27th, 2016 | at 9:30pm | Liberty Tap Room & Grill {828 Gervais St.}

Enjoy a live DJ, giveaways and amazing drink specials to celebrate a NEW school year! $3 Bourbon & Vodka specials, $4 Moscow Mules, martini Ice Luge, and more! More info here.

Evening for Educators

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Evening for Educators at the Columbia Museum of Art provides professional development for South Carolina's teachers, school administrators, and curriculum specialists. To kick off the school year, participants from Summer STEAM at the CMA will present STEAM-based lesson plans in addition to select studio lesson plans the CMA has to offer. More information here.

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Answering the Call: American Victory | Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Open Now

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 entitled Answering the Call: American Victory Posters from the First World War. The posters will be displayed alongside a small selection of trench art from the traveling exhibit From Swords to Plowshares: Metal Trench Art from World War I. In addition, artifacts from the museum’s own World War I collection will be on display, including uniforms, helmets, maps, books, and music. The exhibit will be on display through December 30, 2016. Visit www.crr.sc.gov for more information.

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SC Agritourism Passport Program

Denver Downs Farm, a participant in the South Carolina Agritourism Passport Program, is a South Carolina Century Farm owned and operated by the Garrison family of Anderson County since 1869. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Denver Downs was established as a cotton farm, transitioned to a dairy farm, and today is still a working farm devoted to agritourism and entertainment. They offer activities such as a corn maze, pumpkin patch, Harvest of Horror, food tastings, live music, Farm Market and more! 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.

LIVE MUSIC

Rosso Trattoria Italia
Friday August 26, 2016 8pm - Live Jazz every Friday with John Valerio and Ian Bracchitta

Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Series
Free Aiken concert series happening every Monday through August 29th
Monday August 29, 2016 - Aiken Concert Band sponsored by Security Federal (begins 6:30 PM)

Grill Marks
Wednesday Aug. 31, 2016 - Jon Rooks

Liberty on the Lake
Sunday August 28, 2016 - Prettier Than Matt (3 PM - 7 PM)

Liberty Tap Room
Friday August 26, 2016 - Jeff Lucero (9:30 PM - 12:30 AM)
Saturday August 27, 2016 - Craig Veltri (9:30 PM - 12:30 AM)

Pearlz Upstairz Lounge
Located above Pearlz Oyster Bar in the Vista (Open Thurs. - Sat.)
Thursday August 25, 2016 - Mark Rapp (8 PM - 11 PM)
Friday August 26, 2016 - Robert Gardiner (10 PM - 1 AM)
Saturday August 27, 2016 - Black Cat Sunshine (10 PM - 1 AM)

Old Mill Brewpub
Located in the Old Mill in Lexington.
Friday August 26, 2016 - Lafe Figgars
Saturday August 27, 2016 - Jeff Liberty
Sunday August 28, 2016 - Red Fraley (Plays EVERY Sunday night at 6:30pm!)

- EVERY Monday: Family Karaoke
- EVERY Tuesday: Shag & Beach Dancing
- EVERY Wednesday: Team Bingo
- EVERY Thursday: Open Mic Night

Tombo Grille
Saturday August 27, 2016 - Billy Sloan & Waypoint (7 PM - 10 PM)
Monday August 29, 2016 - Pine Top Lightning (7 PM - 10 PM)**

Gervais & Vine Located in the Vista.
Live Music Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning at 7 PM
Monday, August 29, 2016 - TBD
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Kristi Hood with 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 August 26, 2016 - High Lonesome Mountain River Coal Train
Saturday August 27, 2016 - Real Country
First Thursday of the Month: Shag Dance for 18 Years and Under; Shag lesson with Denton Williamson 7-7:30pm, dance 7:30-8:30pm $3
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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Crooked 5K for Meals-on-Wheels

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Come kick-off the Chapin Labor Day Festival with the Crooked 5K for Meals on Wheels at Crooked Creek Park! The course winds through rolling terrain and grassy pathways as it circles the athletic complex. The majority of the course is shaded with several small hills to challenge both runners and walkers. Awards will be presented following the race to the top three overall winners and the top three winners in age and gender categories. Proceeds from the event will help provide meals and vital support to senior citizens. Registration and check-in at 7 AM, race begins 8 AM, rain or shine. Registration fees and more information available here.

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Chapin Labor Day Festival & Parade

Saturday, September 3 - Monday, September 5, 2016

The 37th Annual Labor Day Festival and Parade will feature the Crooked 5K for Meals-on-Wheels, live music, refreshments, parade, Classic Car Show, Children's Carnival, Cupcake Eating Contest, Chapin Public Library Annual Book Sale, Model Train Exhibit, vendors, and more! More information here.

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Aiken's Makin'

Friday, September 9 - Saturday, September 10, 2016

One of the finest arts and crafts events in the Southeast is almost here! The 40th annual Aiken's Makin' Arts and Crafts Show, held in historic downtown Aiken, will feature two days of fine arts, glass works, wood, ceramics, fabric and more! Start on your fall and holiday shopping and find gifts for everyone on your list! In addition, food vendors will once again offer a variety of tastes and treats for you, from sausage dogs to gyros to kettle corn to funnel cakes and fresh-squeezed lemonade. Find more information here.

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Martha’s Market

Friday, September 9 - Saturday, September 10, 2016

Come "Taste and Shop" on Friday from 7-9 PM for early shopping, food tastings and a special prize drawing. Then on Saturday, attend the 5th Annual Martha’s Market shopping event, presented by Union United Methodist Church. Event will feature over 70 vendors and craftsmen on site selling boutique clothing, crafts, jewelry, art, soaps and a variety of homemade goods. Money raised will support church missions, including Epworth Children’s Home and the Snack Pack program, which provides nutritional food for students in Richland County School District 5 who do not have enough to eat through the weekend. Free and open to the public. More information here.

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Check out the Roller Derby Tournament video on YouTube!

2016 International Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Division 1 Playoffs | Convention Center

Friday, September 9 - Sunday, September 11, 2016

Join the excitement! The intensity of this tournament will be palpable... you'll love it! Hosted by our own Columbia Quadsquad September 9-11 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Watch some of the most talented skaters in the world compete for women’s flat track roller derby’s highest honor in the 2016 International WFTDA D1 Playoffs in your own back yard! This is a General Admission event. Children age 13 and older are considered adults, age 9-12 and 55 years or older can receive the discounted price, and admission for age 8 and younger is free for this event. More info at the Columbia Quadsquad website here.

Heroes in Blue

Heroes In Blue’s Inaugural Knight of Honor Gala

Friday, October 7, 2016

During this medieval-themed celebration, law enforcement and citizen heroes from the Midlands will be knighted for their selfless acts of service. One officer will receive the Officer Gregory Alia award in honor of Forest Acres Officer Gregory Alia, who was killed in the line of duty in 2015. One citizen will receive the Citizen Hero award to be presented by special guest, Marcus Lattimore. Featuring food by Rosso Trattoria Italia, beer and wine by Craft and Draft, medieval entertainment, and music by Celtic band, Syr. Dress. Proceeds will support the mission of Heroes In Blue and the Heroes In Blue Compassionate Acts Grant Program. Buy tickets here.

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