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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Halloween Hustle | Saluda Shoals Park
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Dress in your Halloween best for this run held on a fast, fun course that runs through Saluda Shoals Park. The festivities continue after the hustle with a laser light show, DJ, and fun activities. Costumes are encouraged. For info click here.
Growl at the Moon | SC State Museum
Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 7pm - 11pm
South Carolina State Museum’s after hours Halloween party featuring: Lunar observing in the museum’s new observatory, Laser light show set to the music of Pink Floyd in Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, custom beer growler to take home! More info here!
9th Annual Trick or Treat with the Greeks
Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 5pm - 7pm
Each October, the fraternity and sorority community at the University of South Carolina opens the Greek Village to hundreds of children from the university family and Columbia community to provide a safe environment for trick or treating. Chapters put together carnival games such as face painting, cake walks, balloon darts, bounce houses, and more to entertain children. More information here!
Dracula: Ballet with a Bite
Thursday, October 30 - Saturday, November 1, 2014
Blood, Fangs, and Death are just a few of the things you will find in this favorite Halloween cult classic. More information here!
Katydid Combined Driving Championships
Thursday October 30 - Saturday November 2, 2014
Attracting the best drivers in the country, the Katydid CDE is the only show of its kind in South Carolina. Singles, pairs, four-in-hands and tandems are expected to compete for top prizes in each division. In 2014, Katydid will host the first ever North American Intermediate Combined Driving Championships! More info here.
Trunk or Treat | Village at Sandhill
Friday October 31, 2014 6-8pm
Looking for a safe place to let the kids enjoy Halloween? Join us in Town Center Common on Friday, October 31 from 6pm-8pm when Wildhorses Mustang Car Club and Village at Sandhill present "Trunk or Treat"! Plenty of free Halloween candy while supplies last!
City of Columbia’s “Spooktacular Block Party”
Friday, October 31, 2014 | 7pm - 10pm
Bring the family out for the City of Columbia’s “Spooktacular Block Party” for an evening of fun, terror, games and more. The “Spooktacular Block Party” will be held on Taylor Street beside Finlay Park and will feature a costume contest, jugglers, stilt walker, carnival games, food trucks, exhibitors, interactive inflatables, a pumpkin patch and more! More here.
Fall Festival 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014
Join Trenholm Park and Chick-Fil-A for a spooktacular night of games, candy, door prizes and much more! Bring one non-perishable food item to be donated to Harvest Hope Food Bank! More information here.
'Tis the Season | Chapin Theatre Company
October 31 - November 2, November 7 - 9, 2014
Chapin Theatre Company has a new original play debuting this week. Various vignettes feature five households in suburbia that shows residents young and old share highs and lows in life that are funny, sad, poignant and relatable to any family who celebrates the holidays together. The stories, though different in their own way, are tied together through the neighborhood mailman, a kind man with a magical knack for knowing a little bit about everyone without giving away too much about himself. This play is for those who have ever been Black Friday shopping, cooking dinner for the crazy in-laws, ambitious holiday decorators and even teenagers at the kids' table. Seats are just $10 dollars so make sure to get them before they sell out! More information is available here.
Local History Event | Fort Jackson Landowners' Descendants Reunion
Saturday November 1, 2014
Interested in Columbia-area history? This year's Descendants Reunion is a unique, lively Open Space Forum. 25 minute sessions are guided by attendees all morning to share, listen or lead a discussion table. Yes, this is fun! Guests, experts, family genealogists, proud military, veterans and descendants from near and far will participate in sessions about history, their families, local culture. Fascinating photos and documents will be brought by Descendants whose ancestors sold land to Fort Jackson. Do join our happy gathering on November 1st at 9:00am. The Ft. Jackson Landowners' Descendants Reunion will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4440 Ft. Jackson Blvd, Columbia, SC 29209 (803) 787-6559. Lunch will be available for $6 per person.The church's renowned research center will open midday for attendees. Click here to visit the Facebook page.
Southern Living Tailgate Tour 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Join us for Tailgating recipe demonstrations, FREE samples from our Sandwich Smackdown, and a fun photobooth with FREE prints! Ticket info here.
Richland County 2014 Farm Expo
Saturday, November 1, 2014 | 10am - 3pm
The expo will provide both gardening and health tips. New resources will be available for beginner gardeners & for small farmers: farm equipment, irrigation, wildlife, environmental practices, planting/seed germination, high tunnels, forestery/timber cutting, well digging, etc. The event is free to the general public More info here.
Norway Cotton Festival
Saturday, November 1, 2014 | 8am - 8pm
Vendors, Crafter’s, Carnival, Car Show, Games, Parade, Cow Drop Contest, Entertainment. Come Join in the fun. Family oriented. More information here!
Cupcake for the Cure!
Now through October 31st
Cupcake Down South in the Vista is donating $1 for each pink cupcake sold during the month of October to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Get a dozen for your office staff or for your Sunday school class! The best cupcakes in town and you're eating them for such a worthy cause! No guilt! More info.
November 1 - 2, 2014
Both our reptile and exotic animal show series feature animal breeders from around the country, vendors offering top quality reptile pets from around the world, live animal encounters, a great mix of exhibitors and vendors displaying all types of reptile and exotic pet products and merchandise, and hands-on live animal presentations that are educational and fun for the whole family. More information here.
3rd Annual Chili Cookoff to Benefit JDRF
Sunday, November 2, 2014 | 1pm
Expect great musical entertainment from local musicians, tasty Chili, fun children's activities, silent auction items and tons of awesome raffles all in the name of finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. More info.
Hailey Bordeaux Memorial Fishing Tournament
Sunday, November 2, 2014 | 9am - 2pm
A wonderful day of fun with friends and family to celebrate the life and legacy of Hailey Bordeaux. We will spend time fishing on the water and enjoying time outdoors. Contestant check in will begin at 9am to get the best catch! The fun begins at 11am with music, cornhole, games and prizes! More information here!
Babysitter's Night | Solstice Kitchen
Monday November 3, 2014
Halloween is over... all the running with the kiddies in costume is done for another year - whew!! Time to take a breath and enjoy some "couple" time. Solstice Kitchen to the rescue. Bring the kids and we'll entertain them in our special kiddie area (with supervision and eats) while Mom and Dad relax in our beautiful dining room, are served a gourmet dinner and can talk together without "mama, mama" interruptions. Sounds too good to be true. Must have reservations. Call (803) 788-6966 before all their spots fill up.
Varekai: Cirque Du Soleil | Colonial Life Arena
Wednesday November 5 - Sunday November 9, 2014
Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world - a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai. The sky lets go a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures, a young man takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. More information here.
Liberty on the Lake Live music every Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 3pm - 7pm!
River Rat Brewery Located off Shop Rd. Friday, October 31, 2014 opens at 4pm Halloween Rat Cave Party where costumes are encouraged and spooky brewery tours (after 7pm) are hosted. Live music featuring Blackbeard's Truck, food trucks and of course, great River Rat crafted beer!! Saturday, November 1, 2014 Saturday is Game-Day in the South, the Tap Room open at 12 p.m.! We'll have music, food vendors, and plenty of beer being served. They'll be corn hole out on the grass and we'll be waiting on the countdown for the Gamecocks to play at Tennessee at HOME.
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 31st One Man Band | 8pm-11pm
Saturday November 1st Kacie Sky | 8pm-11pm
Halloween Costume Contest Friday October 31st | 9 pm
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
conundrum music hall
Thursday, October 30, 2014 | Meridian ~~~ RM/232 ~~~
Abraxas Saxophone Quartet ~~~ New Music Workshop
Music Farm Columbia
Friday, October 31, 2014: ATLAS ROAD CREW
Women Linking Women
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Women Linking Women is a forum for women in business to get together and share ideas, opportunities, successes and to network! The guest speaker, Lou Kennedy, is the President, CEO and Owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Here you can mingle and meet women like you in this effective and enjoyable evening. Make connections and friends at this great forum! More information is available at Palmetto Center For Women's website!
Wear your hard hat or other construction worker gear and get 50% off!
SakiTumi | Over Construction Party
Thursday November 6, 2014
Imagine owning a business where your entry is blocked from public view because a giant hotel is being built next door. Where the sidewalk is diverted. Where it looks like you may or may not still be in business. Now imagine owning a business in that situation and being good enough that customers still come in, despite all those obstacles.... well, that's what's been going on for Dave Shaw and staff at SakiTumi Grill and Sushi Bar for the past year. They are still there (because their food and drink is phenomenal) and next week they're celebrating with an Over Construction party... come in with any type of construction worker apparel - hard hat, tool belt, measuring tape, etc. - and get your food for 50% off! (dine-in only).
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!
Veterans' Day Celebration
Saturday, November 8, 2014 | 11am
LOWER RICHLAND VETERANS DAY PARADE IT'S COMING SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8th. PARADE begins 11am at Hopkins Middle School, Ceremony begins at 1:00pm, with entertainment (JAZZ BAND) Linton & Louise Smith, Gospel Recording Artist Jarell Smalls, and Special Guest speaker Army Chaplain Ret. Mitchell Tullos. For more info visit www.lowerrichlandveteransdayparade.com or call 803-261-5596. BE THERE!!!
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!
Marina Plays Tchaikovsky | SC Philharmonic
Saturday, November 15, 2014 | 7:30pm
The S.C. Philharmonic welcomes “diva of the piano” Marina Lomazov for Marina Plays Tchaikovsky, sponsored by Dr. Gail M. Morrison, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. A major figure in the Midlands arts scene, Lomazov is a star performer who has sold out concerts and helped world premiere a commissioned work for the S.C. Phil. She returns to the Koger Center stage to open the evening with a classic: Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto. Many know the renowned work by just a few notes of its majestic introduction. Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony completes the evening of bold, classical standards. More information here.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra | Colonial Life Arena
ONE DAY ONLY - 2 SHOWS! Friday November 21, 2014
The Live Debut of The Christmas Attic: Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time ever on their Winter Tour 2014. Don't miss this tour as this album features one of the band's most popular songs, 'Christmas Canon.' Visit Trans-Siberian Orchestra's brand new website at trans-siberian.com for info and click here for tickets!
45th Annual South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival
November 27 - 29, 2014
Dr. Ralph Stanley, Doyle Lawson & Quiksilver, Rhonda Vincent, Gene Watson, The Spinney Brothers and IIIrd Tyme Out, headline this terrific talent lineup! The Palmetto State's oldest, largest and best bluegrass event is back for its 45th year and draws fans from throughout the eastern half of the United States for the wide array of traditional bluegrass talent. This fun event is held in the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and will include areas for jam sessions! More information is available here!
Delivery Person with Pizzazz
Gardener Guides, publisher of Discover Columbia magazine, seeks an individual to make deliveries to established distribution points in the Greater Columbia area and to help establish new distribution points. Must be personable and a good communicator, with valid drivers license, auto insurance and a dependable vehicle, preferably an SUV or mini-van. Great position for retired individual. Work 1-2 days a week. Must be able to handle boxes weighing 30 lbs. Please call Kathy Gardener at 803-798-6960 ext. 13 or Tina Jeffcoat at 803-798-6960 ext. 12 to apply.