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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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EdVenture After Dark presents "Street"

Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Take it outside and off the chain as EdVenture After Dark presents STREET - an evening of fringe and urban culture. Enjoy street musicians, live painting, funk-style dancers, skateboarding and fortune telling. Snap a selfie with a living statue or leave your mark on our giant graffiti wall! Live painting will be provided by Jean Bourque, Cedric Umoja and Palmetto Luna Arts’ EL TRESome, a creative challenge and unique art experience. Music provided by Greater Columbia Society of the Preservation of Soul. Proceeds benefit Yes, Every Child, EdVenture’s commitment to providing underserved families with access to the joy of learning at EdVenture. More information is available on EdVenture's website.

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22nd Annual Ghost Tours of Beaufort

October 10 - 11, 17 - 19, 24 - 26 & 30
Visit the spirits of Beaufort with the 22nd Annual Ghost Tours! Ghostly visions and scenes are set to appear throughout the historical district of Beaufort. The spooky moss lined streets of Beaufort hide storytellers spinning haunted tales and visions of days long gone! Carriage tours and walking tours are available, but remember it's always better to travel in large numbers! Make your reservations for these haunting Ghost Tours by calling 843.52.GHOST (843.524.4678). More information is available here!

Great American Whiskey Fair

Thursday, October 16, 2014
a host of distilling luminaries, small producers, bartenders and enthusiasts will descend on the Grand Hall at 701 Whaley St. for an evening of festive appreciation dedicated to America’s native spirit and its culture, from cask to glass. More information here!

USC Fall Literary Festival | Ron Rash

Thursday, October 16, 2014
A novelist, short story writer and poet, Ron Rash is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and New York Times bestselling novel Serena, in addition to four other prizewinning novels: The Cove, One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight. The event is free and open to the public and held at the Hollings Special Collections Library (enter throught the Thomas Cooper Library). For info click here.

Witches’ Night Out | Deceased Farms

Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
This bewitching event is designed just for the ladies, so leave the ghouls and little goblins at home! Featuring devilishly delicious food from The Farmer's Shed, custom brews from Krafty Draft and live entertainment from DJ Ronny Lane. More info here.

King Lear | Finlay Park Amphitheater

Now - October 25, 2014
The South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents the classic tale of King Lear by William Shakespeare, directed by Linda Khoury at Finlay Park in downtown Columbia. More here.

Western Carolina State Fair | Aiken SC

October 16 - 25, 2014
This year's fair is happening October 16-25 2014 and has more new and exciting exhibits, rides and shows. A good old-fashioned fair. Go to the website for information about tickets.

Romeo and Juliet | Columbia Classical Ballet

October 17, 2014, 7:30 pm

Romeo and Juliet brings bravura dancing, epic storytelling and a dramatic score by Sergei Prokofiev to William Shakespeare's most tragic tale of star-crossed lovers. Koger Center for the Arts. Ticket info here.

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27th Annual Children's Day Festival

Sunday, October 19, 2014
The 27th Annual Children's Day Festival is back this year for a day full of music, fun, rides, singing, dancing, creating, playing and everything else a kid could want! These activities are all free and make for a super fun day of being together as a family. There will even be performances by Rick Hubbard, Mark Lippard and Steve Gryb at Tune Town! So come on out and play with the rest of Mt. Pleasant: giant inflatables, carnival rides, facepainting, balloon art and much more await you! More information is available on their website.

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Turn up the volume and experience a bit of Ariana's in this short video!

Ariana's Restaurant BOGO 50% Off

Located conveniently on Sunset Blvd in West Columbia (near the entrance to Riverbanks Botanical Garden), Ariana’s is everything a small neighborhood eatery should be. Warm, engaging Moe loves to chat it up with his customers (if he can make it out of the kitchen) and his staff makes certain every need is met. Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 21 reviewers on TripAdvisor! Ariana’s invites you to use their October Foodie News coupon for Buy One Get One 50% Off. Offer ends October 31st. Clilck here for coupon! Check out Ariana's video by here!

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Delbert McClinton | Sumter Opera House

Friday, October 17, 2014
Delbert McClinton is a Texan singersongwriter who makes adult music for adult rock 'n' rollers. He writes for people who have gone through hardships, love, loss, relationships and can see the beauty in world. His new album Acquired Taste shows just that. This three-time Grammy Award winner is a force in the music industry and puts on a show you won't soon forget. Get your tickets now to see Delbert McClinton at the Sumter Opera House here!

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The Country Showdown Talent Competition State Finals! Village at Sandhills

Saturday, October 18, 2014 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Join the country music stars of the future at the South Carolina State Finals for The 33rd Annual Country Showdown! Country music acts from around the state will compete for a $1000 prize and the opportunity to advance to the regional competition and a chance to compete at the National Final in Nashville for the $100,000 Grand Prize!! More info here.

Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera

October 17, 2014 - January 18, 2015
This landmark exhibition includes 50 photographs that show the careful process Rockwell used to make his art, as well as 16 original paintings and drawings. Selecting props and locations, choosing and directing his models, he carefully orchestrated each element of his design for the camera before beginning to paint. More information here.

Boo at the Zoo

October 17 - 30, 2014
Boo at the Zoo is back at Riverbanks for another great year! Most nights will sell out so get your tickets now and go trick-or-treating, parade around in your costume, roast marshmallows, pal around in Frankenstein's Foam Zone, go on a spooky safari and go to attend a Mummy's Dance Party! There's so much to do at Boo at the Zoo! More information here!

Native American Cherokee River Festival

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Festival for the entire family. Native American Dancers in Regalia History of the Cherokee Trail and Demonstrators Story Telling, Children Activities Craft Vendors, Food Vendors Native American History Showcase Host Drum: Edisto River Singers Head Dancers: Barbara MorningStar Paul and John Wakinyan Special Guest: Chief Silverheels Son of Jay Silverheels. More information here.

Southeast Crab Fall Feast | Saluda Shoals Park

Saturday, October 18, 2014 | 2pm - 5pm
Please join us for the 2014 SouthEast Fall Feast event this fall in Columbia, SC. This event offers the Low Country heritage of outdoor cooking of fresh seafood. This All-You-Can-Eat extravaganza will offer fresh-out-of-the-ocean blue crabs, 20oz bowl of Low Country Boil (shrimp, potatoes, corn & beef sausage), Music and Family Fun Environment. More info.

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Storytelling in the Park | Virginia-Hylton Park

Saturday, October 18, 2014 | 7 - 9pm
A favorite event of Lexington, Storytelling in the Park has been going on for over 25 years! Bring the family to gather around local storytellers as they regale you with spooky stories in the park. As night falls, cuddle close and watch out for the things that go bump in the dark! More information on this wonderful free event is available on Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission's website.

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The Tams | Performing Arts Series

Saturday, October 18, 2014 | 7:30pm
Lancaster SC. To hear it, you might think you just stepped into Motown. To see it, is like an extravaganza of light and energy. The Tams were formed in Atlanta, GA in 1962 and have been singing and dancing their way through their audience's hearts since. The perform hits like "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy," "I've Been Hurt" and "Hey Girl." Don't miss the powerful force of classic R&B from Lancaster's Performing Arts Series. More information and tickets are available here!

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Friends of the Edisto - Rock the Park

Saturday, October 18, 2014 | 10am - 5pm
Friend of the Edisto, aka FRED, is a vital and vibrant nonprofit working solely to save the Edisto River and keep it clean and flowing. Held at Edisto Memorial Gardens, Rock the Park will feature a BBQ buffet lunch, music by the Blue Iguanas and Bryson Jennings, guided nature walks along the beautiful north form of the Edisto River, native amphibian and reptile exhibits, and demonstrations by the Center for Birds of Prey. Local artists, silent auction and bounce house! More info here.

Hillarity Festival on the Hill

Saturday, October 18, 2014
The City of Chester (60 miles up US 321) sponsors the Hillarity Festival each year - the festival on the hill in the center of town offers a multi-cultural experience that involves all segments of the community. There is musical entertainment of all varieties, roving entertainers, food and craft vendors and other activities for children and adults. More information is available here.

Poochapalooza | Saluda Shoals Park

Sunday, October 19, 2014 | 2 - 4pm
Poochapalooza 2014 will continue last year’s tradition of a FUN, FAMILY FRIENDLY, DOG THEMED festival. There will be something for everyone. So bring your whole family including your leashed doggy. Dogs are not required. More information is available here.

Columbia Buddy Walk | Sesquicentennial State Park

Sunday, October 19, 2014
This is a day to celebrate the Down syndrome community and to promote acceptance and inclusion. As more people are introduced to and interact with individuals with Down syndrome, barriers fall, prejudices diminish and doors open. The event is FREE and includes bounce houses, food, games, music and lots of fun! We hope to see you there! More information here!

Fall Family Farm Day at Old McCaskill’s Farm

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Come spend an afternoon on a working farm! There will be working saw & grits mills, blacksmith, hay ride, pumpkin patch, games, Ag Simulator, pan for hidden treasures, lamb cook off, food, music & much more! More information here.

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Old Mill Brewpub BOGO 50% Off

Old Mill Brewpub in Lexington is offering a Buy One Get One 50% OFF coupon for all tasty Pub Sandwiches and Pub Entrees. Choose from the “London Calling” Beer Battered Fish and Chips, Blackened Chicken Panini hot off the grill, tender Pub Steak Medallions, or be creative and build your own burger, just the way you like it. The Brewpub Burger with fried egg is FABULOUS! Offer ends October 31st. Coupon available here!

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Chapin Chop House BOGO 50% Off OR FREE Bottle of Wine Coupon

Filling a big void in the Chapin-Lake Murray dining scene, Chapin Chop House has opened (June 2014) to rave reviews. Lunch specials offered from 11:30am – 1:30pm Mon-Fri for $6-$8, including beverage. Dinner menu offers wide selection of steaks, chops, chicken, pasta and seafood. Rated 5 stars on Yelp. Take advantage of Chapin Chop House’s Foodie News offer: Buy One Lunch or Dinner Entree and Get the Second for 50% Off! Also, free bottle of house wines on Wednesday and Thursday (can't use the coupon with the free wine deal) Coupon is available here!

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Midlands Job Fair

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | 9am - 12pm
In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, SC Works joins with the Columbia Mayor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities for their first job fair. Meet a huge selection of employers looking for new, eager employees. Learn about opportunities and accommodations and network with key contacts throughout the Midlands. Employers like BlueCross BlueShield, Time Warner Cable, Verizon Wireless and more will be there! More information is available here.

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Civil War in 3D | SC Confederate Relic Room

Now Open!
See the Civil War jump off the screen with "Civil War in 3D," the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room's newest exhibit. This exhibit features a revolving 3D show of over seventy-five stereographs, almost 30-minutes of bringing each image to life with sound effects, soundtracks, and more! This exhibit features stereoscop viewing--a popular pastime in the 1860s through the 1930s--with modern technology. Come see South Carolina's past in this wonderful new exhibit. More information is available on their website.

USC Symphony Orchestra Concert : Americana

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | 7:30pm
As American as apple pie, Maestro Portnoy and the USC Symphony offer a delightful slice of Americana classics from Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin and Duke Ellington. More information here.

Paul Taylor Dance Company in Concert | Koger Center

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The University of South Carolina dance program will host the internationally-acclaimed Paul Taylor Dance Company for a one-night-only performance, Wednesday, October 22nd at the Koger Center for the Arts. The performance is sponsored by the UofSC College of Arts and Sciences, the UofSC Department of Theatre and Dance and Richland One School District. More information available here.

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Haunted Brew Tours

Now - October 31st, Wednesday - Saturday

Good evening ColaTown, my master wanted me to let you know that we started our Haunted Brewery Tours last night...things just haven't been the same since the October full moon. All kinds of things have come to call our Brewery home. Please do not remain calm for we are just dying to meet you...well for those of us who are not the un-dead....Also please donate when you come for the tour either packaged or canned food deep in your cupboard or any donations to the Harvest Hope Food Bank!
Yours ghastly,

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Ruths' Chris famous sweet potato casserole recipe is here!

Shared Recipes From Foodie News

Shared Recipes: Wouldn't it be awesome to serve Ruth's Chris Steakhouse famous sweet potato casserole at your Thanksgiving Day table next month? Or have one last cookout for your friends and family and feature Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse's recipe for grilled and marinated lamb chops with couscous? Tailgating? Impress everyone with your own creation of Little Pigs' fabulous potato salad! The recipes are all here in the October issue of Foodie News. Click here for recipes.



Liberty on the Lake Live music every Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 3pm - 7pm!

River Rat Brewery Located off Shop Rd. Saturday, October 18, 2014 FOOTBALL! Saturday and it’s time for a beer, tailgating, football and MUSIC! Tap Room open at 12 p.m. and we’ll be pouring pints, growlers and if you need packaging for football tailgate we have that too! More info here!

Old Mill Brewpub Located in the Old Mill in Lexington
1st & 3rd Monday every Month "Family Karaoke" | 7pm-10pm
Every Tuesday "Shag & Beach Party" | 7:30pm-10pm
Every Wednesday "Team Bingo" | 7pm-9pm
Every Thursday Red Fraley | 7pm-10pm
Friday October 17th Jeff Liberty | 8pm-11pm
Saturday October 18th Just Another Distraction | 8pm-11pm

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

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Sunday, October 19, 2014 | Tetherball ~~~ Callosum ~~~ Glowing Screens ~~~ Academia

Music Farm Columbia
Thursday - Sunday: Sister Hazel, Patrick Davis, Keller Williams, Jazz

Columbia Community Concert Band

Friday October 24, 2014 at 7:30pm | Airport High School | 1315 Boston Ave. West Cola
Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz with music by Arlen & Harburg and many more! See details on their Facebook page.

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Irmo Concert Series | Community Park of Irmo

Thursday October 23, 2014 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Next Thursday! FREE ADMISSION. Enjoy the sounds of Going Commando & Friends as you, your friends and family gather at the new Community Park of Irmo for a fun autumn evening. Bring your chairs. Purchase beer and wine at the event. Presented by the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce. 7507 Eastview Drive Irmo, SC 29063

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Rooftop Rhythms: Forest Acres

Thursday October 23, 2014 5:30pm-9pm

The city of Forest Acres invites you to Rooftop Rhythms -- a FREE concert on the roof of Richland Mall featuring longtime Columbia favorites The Sensational Epics. Reconnect with old friends and enjoy a cold beverage and food from local restaurants, plus lots of free kid's entertainment includingthe Richland County Library "Play Freely" bus, Shutterbooth photo booth with fun photo props, Magician John Tudor, SarahDippity facepainting, Joey Young balloon art, and a bouncy house and slide.

For more info: or like our page on Facebook.


BOONANZA at the State Farmers Market

Friday October 24, 2014 5pm-8pm

Celebrate fall and Halloween at BOONANZA at the State Farmers Market in the Certified SC Grown Farmers Sheds.
Bring your little ones in their favorite costume to enjoy bouncy houses, pumpkin painting stations, balloon animals, face painting, games, and more. Enjoy live music from local blue grass band The Blue Iguanas. The Palmetto Puddin’ Train will have a variety of food trucks on site during the event. While at the State Farmers Market, shop for the perfect pumpkin, gourds, and mums. Visit the Market Pavilion to check out Five Rivers Market and shop among their many vendors selling items such as specialty foods, hand crafted items, and seasonal gifts. Dupre at the Market restaurant will stay open late for the event. More info here!


Oktoberfest Aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Spirit Crew & Raid-My-Pantry are coming together to bring another level of cruising to Lake Murray. The menu for the 24th is handcrafted by Chef Keith Campbell who will be using old country German techniques in preparing the meal.

Upscale German Menu:
Hamburg Shrimp in German Beer Broth
-Main Meal-
Mustard & Beer Brined Sautéed Pork Tenderloin
Old Country Chicken Hasenpfeffer
Homemade Sauerkraut
Butternut Squash Gratin
Sautéed Lemon-Dill Brussel Sprouts
Fresh Pretzel Rolls
Black Forest Black Cherry Chocolate Torte
Plus: German Beer Bar Specials
Make your reservations soon before it fills up!
More info here.


YMCA Columbia's Annual Pumpkin Run 5K

Saturday, October 25, 2014
The YMCA of Columbia’s 9th Annual Pumpkin Run 5K and Kids Fun Run will be held at the NorthWest Family YMCA in Irmo. Proceeds from this race will support the YMCA’s Annual Campaign to ensure a brighter future for the Midlands. The Annual Campaign allows the Y to be open to everyone, regardless of ability to pay, through scholarships and financial assistance. The YMCA of Columbia’s annual Race Series consists of six races at various YMCA branches. The proceeds from each race benefit the YMCA of Columbia’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 service. More information here!

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A Hollywood Affair | 1st Annual Fundraiser for Jillian's Cure | Lexington

Friday, November 7, 2014 | 7pm
Dress like your favorite celebrity to have your moment on the red carpet! Come out to support Jillian's Cure at A Hollywood Affair. Here you can win a date with Arielle Riposta or Tyler Ryan, both are famous names around Columbia. There will be autographed swag from people like Jadeveon Clowney, Tajh Boyd, Leeza Gibbons, Carols Guevara, Lexi Larson and so much more! Prizes for best look-alike celebrity will also be available. The Celebrity Auction is growing daily for an amazing cause so make sure you get your tickets now because space is limited! More information is available here!

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StoryBook Ball | EdVenture

Saturday November 8, 2014 6:30-9pm

EdVenture Children’s Museum invites you to join them for StoryBook Ball! Enter a world of kings and queens, pirates, princesses and fabled creatures as EdVenture transforms into a magical kingdom of storybook dreams. Children and their grown-ups will enjoy this merry evening filled with themed entertainment by magicians, performers and artisans from across the land. Rub the genie’s lamp and travel to exotic lands filled with whimsical crafts, balloon art, face painting, live animals from your favorite fables and fairytales. Dine with Alice and a collection of curious characters at the Mad Hatters Tea Party or prance with your favorite characters at the royal dance party. Take the next coach and don’t be late. $35 per person. Costumes encouraged. Click here to purchase tickets!

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2014 Farmers Markets

South Carolina State Farmers Market
3483 Charleston Highway (US 321)
6am - 9pm Monday - Saturday | Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Sandhill Farmers Market
Clemson Road across from Village at Sandhill
2pm - 7pm (through November 25)

Forest Acres Farmers Market
Under the big tent at Richland Mall
3-7 pm (through October 29)

Northeast Farmers Market
Lake Carolina Town Center
3pm - 7pm (through October 16)

Soda City Market
1400 &1500 Main Street (2 blocks) Downtown Columbia
9am - 1pm
Newberry Farmers Market
Downtown Newberry
9am - 11:30am (through November 1)
Kershaw County Farmers Market
631 DeKalb St. Camden
8am - 12pm

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