Live Music and Oyster Roast | Chapin Arbor Day Saturday, March 25, 2017 Come out to enjoy steamed oysters and live music on Beaufort Street

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Live Music and Oyster Roast | Chapin Arbor Day

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Come out to enjoy steamed oysters and live music on Beaufort Street! Chapin Arbor Day Inc. is raising funds to rework the landscaping, add a butterfly garden, freshen the pathways and remove the old pump house at the greenspace on Chapin Road. Event will feature oysters and food, cash bars for domestic beer, wine and craft beers, and local musicians. More here.


March Brunch at the Brewery | Swamp Cabbage Brewing Co.

Sunday, March 26, 2017
Hosted by "The Belgian Waffle Truck", this first Brunch at the Brewery of 2017 will feature a spectacular menu of five courses! Menu includes Sweet Chinese Sausage and Sundried Tomato “Torta”, Sundried Tomato and Leek Scrambled Egg, New England Clam Chowder with Belgian Waffle Croutons, Fresh Mushrooms stuffed with a Shrimp and Asiago “Mélange”, Baked Chicken Breast with 5 Herb Chablis Cream Sauce, a special dessert and more. Reserve your spot before Friday, March 24. More here.

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Tasting Notes 2017 | S.C. Philharmonic

Monday, March 27, 2017
Wine & food celebration benefiting the S.C. Philharmonic will feature the Midlands’ favorite restaurants and more than 50 wines for sampling. Bid on wines, art, trips and more in the silent auction, sample cigars from Tinder Box and enjoy live music from the Reggie Sullivan Quartet and Dreher High steel drum ensemble. Southern Valet provides complimentary valet parking, and Checker Yellow Cab will provide complimentary rides home to guests who overindulge. More here.

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Carnival and Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt | Gibson Road Soccer Complex

Friday, March 31, 2017
This event will feature carnival activities like rides, inflatables, games, cotton candy, popcorn and more, along with local restaurants including Buffalo Wild Wings, Private Property, Travinia's, and Uno's selling various items from their menus for $5 or less. Easter Egg Hunts, for ages 0-10, will have over 100,000 plastic candy-filled eggs and even more treats on the fields! Ticket info here.

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USA BMX Carolina Nationals | Rock Hill

Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Novant Health BMX Supercross Track will host 3 days of BMX action with the USA BMX Carolina Nationals. Catch the excitement as local, regional, national and international cyclists compete! On Friday, races begin at 2:30 PM; on Saturday, races begin at noon; and on Sunday, races begin at 8 AM. Gates will open earlier for practice, and concession stands will be open. More here.

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Tartan Day South Celebration | Historic Columbia Speedway

Wednesday, March 29 - Sunday, April 2, 2017
The 7th Annual Tartan Day South is a five day celebration of all things Celtic, featuring unique sports, incredible music, great foods, and interactive as well as interesting exhibitions. Main Event is April 1st at the Historic Columbia Speedway featuring Highland Athletics, Traditional Dance, Celtic Music, Pipe Bands, Herding Dogs, Birds of Prey, Traditional Food, Genealogy, Classic British Car Show, Celtic Clans, Shopping and Kids Rides! More here.

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Harlem Globetrotters | Colonial Life Arena

Friday, March 31, 2017
During their 2017 World Tour, the famed team will feature a star-studded roster that includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Lister and Ace Jackson. The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction! More here.

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Flowertown Festival | Summerville Family YMCA

Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2, 2017
The Flowertown Festival, now in its 45th year, is the Y’s premiere fundraiser, founded in 1972 to support health and wellness programs at the Y. Every spring, thousands of people visit Summerville to take in the flowers, foods and hospitality, activities and rides for children at the Children’s Jubilee/Kids Fest, and attend one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast! More here.


Carolina Cup | Springdale Race Course in Camden

Saturday, April 1, 2017
It’s back! The 83rd Carolina Cup, sponsored by The Mullikin Law Firm, returns to Springdale Race Course in Camden for a day of fabulous horse racing, food, fun and fashion! Camden’s "Rite-of-Spring" tradition is a chance for you to witness exciting steeplechase races while enjoying festivities that include a raffle, bake sale, and pre-race entertainment at the National Steeplechase Museum on Friday, March 31. The Carolina Cup will take place rain or shine. Tickets will be available at the gates on race day for $45 cash. See you at the races! More here.


Columbia International Festival | SC State Fairgrounds

Saturday, April 1 & Sunday, April 2, 2017
The Columbia International Festival showcases the music, culture, food and performing arts of the various cultures, nationalities, races and language groups represented in South Carolina. The event brings all of the area's international communities together to build better community / race relations between various ethnic / cultural / language groups and with the South Carolina community at large. Click for a $2 Off Coupon!

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Festival on the Avenue | Sumter, SC

Thursday, April 6 - Saturday, April 8, 2017
This festival celebrates the South Sumter Community through performances, art displays and events which reflect both traditional African and African-American art forms. Performances include gospel, jazz, reggae, rap music, dance, drum lines as well as storytelling, visual arts, crafts, chalk-art competitions, discussion groups, poetry, food vendors, and other street-side fun! More here.


Midlands Plant & Flower Festival | SC State Farmers Market

Thursday, April 6 - Sunday, April 9, 2017
At the annual Spring Plant and Flower Festival at the State Farmers Market, you can shop from over 85 plant and flower vendors to get your yard ready for spring. You can also find yard decor and specialty foods. Free to the public. More here.

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Xanthus Smith and Civil War Maritime Art | SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Now - Aug. 26, 2017
Throughout his military career, Xanthus Russell Smith was continually drawing and painting detailed works, and was later commissioned to paint ships of the fleet. After being relieved from duty, he would exhibit his popular paintings of federal vessels and the South Carolina coast. The museum will exhibit his works until Aug. 26, 2017 in the Cistern Gallery. More here.

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Flashlight Egg Hunt | Melvin Park

Thursday, April 13, 2017
It's time for the Annual Flashlight Egg Hunt! This year there will be more than 8,000 eggs to find! Be sure to bring your flashlight and basket. Designed for ages 3-8, but there will be a special area for kids 2 and under as well. This event will be held rain or shine. Come and see the Bunny! More here.


Sons of Thunder - Dribble at David's | Shandon UMC

Sunday, March 26, 2017
Men of all ages in and around the Shandon church community are invited to gather with other guys for food and Christian fellowship, and a night of March
Madness! Dinner will be “covered-dish” style, so every guy is encouraged to bring and share his tailgating food of choice. Meet from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the home of David Amrol (5019 Furman Avenue, Columbia 29206). More here.

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This Week: Thurs. March 23 - Wed. March 29

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Meet the Winemaker Dinner | Rosso Trattoria
Featuring the Franciscan Winery and a 5-course dinner menu that includes: Bruschetta, Bibb & Pear Salad, CAB Short Rib Agnolotti, Pan-Roasted Venison Chop and Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta!


Friday, March 24, 2017

What's Going On | Harbison Theatre
Marvin Gaye’s insights into life, love, and social justice are given fresh perspectives by Choreographer Vincent E. Thomas. Featuring 9 performers in modern, jazz, and West African dance.

Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic | SC State Fairgrounds
ESPN outdoors host Jimmy Houston, "Americas Favorite Fisherman," will be featured at the 2017 Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia during this 3-day event.

Basketball Night | Seven Oaks Park
From 7-9 p.m. Only available for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Admission is $5. Concessions sold separately.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

3rd Annual Cream of the Crop Beer Festival | City Roots Farm
Featuring a selection of craft breweries found only in the Carolinas! Tickets include your tasting glass, beer guide and all tastings!

Commissioner's Cup BBQ Cook-off & Festival | SC State Farmer's Market
The 6th annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival will feature BBQ samples, shopping crafts and specialty foods, live music, antique tractors, a kid’s area, and more!


Columbia Model Train Show | National Guard Armory
Columbia Model Train Show will have running displays, and trains that are operable by kids of all ages, white elephant tables & free appraisals!

Garden Workshop | Historic Columbia
"Hardy Tropical Plants In Your Garden" hands-on workshop will be held 10 a.m.-noon. Advanced registration is encouraged.


Spring Fling Line Dance Workshop | Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor
All-day Line Dance Workshop is designed for beginner to low intermediate dancers! Instructors are Bill Bragg, Vickie Schermbeck Normile, and Helen Walker.

Backyard Fruit Growing | Wingard's Market
If you’ve ever wanted your own fruit orchard in your own backyard, you will enjoy this workshop!

Climb the Clay 8K Trail Run | Saluda Shoals Park
Saluda Shoals Park will host the 10th annual trail race which features a beautiful view of the scenery along the Saluda River. Register online.

Town Teen Troupe - Into the Woods Jr. | Town Theatre
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of Into the Woods Jr.!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Dogs Rock IV | Wild Wing Cafe - Harbison
Columbia Arts Academy is hosting Dogs Rock IV - a benefit concert for PETSinc! The free, family friendly concert will be from 3 - 6 pm and will include modern and classic rock, plus a silent auction!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Tasting Notes 2017 | S.C. Philharmonic
Celebration benefiting the S.C. Philharmonic will feature the Midlands’ favorite restaurants, 50+ wines for sampling, silent auction, sample cigars and more!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

USC Chamber Orchestra Concert | Johnson Performance Hall
Two guest artists join USC's premier chamber orchestra for this concert: Violinist Bella Hristova and Cellist Ina Esther Joost Ben-Sasson.

"STOMP" | Koger Center for the Arts
STOMP is for audiences of all ages - a show that’s dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Old Salt Union & Jenni Lyn Gardner | Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor
Old Salt Union are front runners in the new generation of string music and Jenni Lyn has been a member of several projects, like bluegrass band Della Mae.

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Main Street Public House
Friday, March 24, 2017 - Boy Named Banjo (8pm)

Casual Pint
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Music (TBD)
Friday, March 24, 2017 - Karaoke Night (9pm)
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - Beermosas (11am - 3pm)
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - Puzzles & Pints (3 - 4:30pm)

Pearlz Upstairz Lounge
Located above Pearlz Oyster Bar in the Vista
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Mark Rapp
Friday, March 24, 2017 - Soda City Brass Band
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - DJ Jade

Tombo Grille
Monday, March 27, 2017 - Pine Top Lightning
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - Billy Sloan (7-10pm)

Gervais & Vine Located in the Vista.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - Jim & Ivan
- EVERY WEEKDAY: Get Happy Hour from 4-7pm:
$8 Wine Flights: Three 2 oz. glasses | $5 Margaritas: Bartender's Choice | $2 Domestics and $3 Craft Beers
- EVERY Wednesday: Wine Tastings
5:30 - 7:30pm: 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 Street
Friday, March 24, 2017 - The Carolina Rebels
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - Spring Fling Line Dance Workshop
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - Old Salt Union & Jenni Lyn Gardner
- 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


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