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Discover Columbia! What A Great Read! Just a Click Away!

Events calendars, fun things to do, great things to learn, wonderful performances! There is always something new, something hidden, something fabulous, something fun to try... new ways to experience life in our beautiful city! And we love to share this information with you!

Check out the digital issue now... and over the next week, look for the printed issue in Publix and Food Lion grocery stores, sidewalk boxes and restaurants!

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Walk Bike Columbia Plan Unveiling!

Thursday, January 22, 2015
The Central Midlands Council of Governments has partnered with the City to develop a Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and Bike Share Plan, called Walk Bike Columbia, with funding provided in part by the Federal Transit Administration, Palmetto Health, and Abacus Planning. More information available here.

How Does the Earth Speak to Us? | McKissick Museum

Thursday, January 22, 2015
An inter-faith discussion on the relationship between the Earth, our environment, and faith-based practices, based on the themes and objects of Traditions, Change, and Celebration: Native Artists of the Southeast. More information here.

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A Tribute to Sidney Palmer | USC Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, January 22, 2015
The new year begins with an evening devoted to the music of American pianist, conductor and composer Sidney Palmer. The concert features a number of his beloved works, including Petite Concerto Classique for piano and orchestra featuring pianist Charles Fugo and choral work Two Psalms and Alleluia with the Sandlapper Singers. Dr. Fugo has played collaborative recitals at New York City's Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, performed throughout the Southeast and has appeared on statewide programs on South Carolina Educational Radio and Television as both soloist and chamber musician. Neil Casey conducts. More info.

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The Burning of Columbia and Carolinas Campaign Lecture Series Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Friday, January 23, 2015 @12:00
Title: Three Officers in the Carolinas Campaign
Speaker: Joe Long, Curator of Education, SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
This talk will relate the wartime experiences of three very different leaders, with very different experiences during the closing days of the War: a Union prisoner-of-war, a Confederate teenaged reservist and a naval Captain in charge of a detail of midshipmen. More info here.

Father and Son: The Legacy of Randy and Lyon Hill

Now through February 28
Randy Lee Hill (1947-2013) was a South Carolina artist and historian. Born in Greenwood, SC, he attended the Citadel and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of South Carolina. During the 70s, he kept a studio in Columbia on the corner of Richland and Main during which time he painted murals and ran a frame shop and gallery in Five Points. Lyon Forrest Hill (b.1975) lives and works in Columbia, SC. His wife is artist Jenny Mae, with whom he regularly collaborates. Lyon studied painting and printmaking at Savannah College of Art and Design, the University of South Carolina (under some of the same professors as his father), and the University of New Mexico.More information here.

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Columbia Classic Ballet: Life Chance Gala

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Guest dancers from top ballet companies from around the country join the Columbia Classical Ballet for an exciting and eclectic night of classical and contemporary dance that also spotlights a local charity. Visit their website for more info.

Columbia Spells: An Adult Spelling Bee

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Mark your calendar now for a riotous FUNdraiser benefiting Columbia Children's Theatre! Teams of three will go head-to-head-to-head in a competition like none you've ever seen. Audience members will be able to purchase "power ups" and other help to give their favorite team advantages. More information is available on their website.

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Remembering Gen. Sherman's Burning of Lexington Fundraiser

Saturday, January 24, 2015
The Friends of the Lexington County Museum will host its annual fundraiser. 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the Union Army’s visit to Lexington. This gala will allow attendees to commemorate that event and reflect on the changes and damages it caused. A small exhibit featuring artifacts relating to the Civil War will be on display as well. More information here!

Beauties in Business Networking Brunch

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Join us as we network, socialize, collaborate, and brunch with businesswomen from all walks of entrepreneurial world. More information and tickets here.

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Bugs! Giant Robotic Creatures | SC State Museum

January 24, 2015 - September 6, 2015
Explore some of the world’s most common insects like never before as they are shown 40 to 120 times their size in this NEW blockbuster exhibit! Using animatronics and interactive technology,BUGS! enlarges and brings to life the hidden world of insects. Here.

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The Burning of Columbia and Carolinas Campaign Lecture Series Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Sunday, January 25, 2015 @3:00
Title: Camp Asylum and Columbia’s Other Civil War Prisons
Speaker: Dr. Chester. B. DePratter, SC Institute of Archeology and Anthropology
During the Civil War, Columbia was the home to five prisons for captured Union soldiers and sailors. Recent archaeological excavations at Camp Asylum, a prison for Union officers, had resulted in a focus on that camp, but the stories of the other four prisons is just as interesting. This presentation will provide an historical background for all of the Columbia prisons as well as a detailed examination of the archaeological remains and materials found at Camp Asylum on the Bull Street State Hospital property. More info here.

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Sunday, January 25, 2015 | 10am – 5pm
The Lowcountry Oyster Festival is the world’s largest oyster festival and has been named one of the “top 20 events in the southeast” by Southeastern Tourism Society. Highlights include the legendary “Oyster Shucking” and “Oyster Eating” Contests, live music on the main stage, wine, a selection of domestic and imported beers, a Children’s Area and a “Food Court” showcasing a variety of local favorite restaurants to satisfy everyone’s taste. More info.

Rioz 20.15 deal

Last Monday for Rioz $20.15 Deal!

The folks at Rioz are ringing in the new year with a celebration price for their fabulous dining extravaganza! Just $20.15! Click here for more info.

January Foodie News

Barbecued Shrimp from Ruth's Chris!

When the occasion calls for a special menu, bring a little bit of Ruth’s Chris to your family table. They are sharing the recipe in this month's issue of Foodie News! Click here.

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Impress your guests when you serve them this Barbecued Shrimp favorite from Ruth's Chris!

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Saturday, January 24, 2015, 9pm | Steve Marquette Quintet

Hemingway's Music Pub Irmo
Saturday, January 24, 2015 | Mike Reid

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

Old Mill Brewpub Located in the Old Mill in Lexington
Every Tuesday "Shag & Beach Party" | 7:30pm-10pm
Every Wednesday "Team Bingo" | 7pm-9pm
Every Thursday Red Fraley | 7pm-10pm
January 23rd Chuck & Brad | 8pm-11pm
January 24th Carter Lybrand | 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


Through The Fire

Thursday January 29, 2015 7pm - 10pm

Join the South Carolina State Museum and South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum at Through the Fire, an evening event to commemorate the 150 anniversary of the Burning of Columbia and the end of the Civil War. The event will feature Civil War-inspired food and drinks with a dramatic reading of accounts from those who witnessed Sherman’s path through the state. Actors will read from diaries, newspapers, military accounts and letters in the museum’s new BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium creating an immersive experience. There will also be a showing of 3D Civil War photographs presented by the Relic Room in the museum’s new Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson, JR 4D Theater. Visit to learn more and to purchase tickets.


Driving Miss Daisy | Town Theatre

January 30 - February 15, 2015
Take a ride down memory lane and get ready to experience the magic that made Driving Miss Daisy a Pulitzer Prize-winning hit and an Academy Award-winning film. It's Atlanta, 1948. When the elderly Miss Daisy has an accident, her son hires Hoke, an African American, to be her chauffeur. At first Miss Daisy will have none of it. On their journey however, the two become friends. Driving Miss Daisy is an iconic tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship that has warmed the hearts of millions. More information available here.


Frost | A Winter Gala to Benefit EdVenture Children's Museum

Saturday, January 31, 2015
EdVenture Children’s Museum presents FROST, a winter gala, on January 31 at 7pm. Please join us for a magical evening of falling snowflakes, chilling cocktails and exquisite cuisine from Scott Hall. Dance to the music of the Dick Goodwin Big Band under the sparkling lights of SCETV studios. Proceeds benefit Yes, Every Child, EdVenture’s commitment to providing accessibility to educational programming for underserved children and families. FROST is presented by Land Rover Columbia. More information and tickets available here.


Devine Street Sidewalk Sale 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015 | 9am - 6pm
Devine Street is having its first blowout sale of the year Saturday, January 31 and will be free and open to the public! Follow your New Year's Resolutions to save money and shop local by stopping by the 50 plus stores that will be open with fantastic sales for one day only! Find treasures in The Crescent Olive, lululemon, Pink Sorbet, Strictly Running and Half Moon Outfitter to name just a few! Have a fun day out on Devine with the whole family! More information and deals available here.

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33rd Annual Lize Wessels Ye Olde Pub Night

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Come out for an experience like no other in Columbia! The 33rd annual Pub Night will be filled with good friends, good beer, and good food...not to mention the most exciting dart tournament you will ever enter!! Call us at (803)771-6303 to reserve your tickets. $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Invite all your friends! More information available on their facebook page.

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Valentine's Cruises

February 13 & 14, 2015
A very limited number of seats are left for the most romantic Valentine's celebration you can imagine. Whether you celebrate on Valentine's Eve or Day, let cupid be your captain as you sail around Lake Murray with your significant other dining on delicious food and sipping lovely wine. Your tickets will include a lovely three course meal of tomato basil soup, a choice between fresh carved pork tenderloin, chicken breasts with mushroom cream sauce or wild rice pilaf and steamed broccoli, and a scrumptious warm cherry cobbler for dessert. More information and tickets are available on their website.

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Our dear city lay in ruins - but think about how Main Street looks today! We're amazing!

Paths of Destruction: Sherman’s Final Campaign | Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum

Now - March 6, 2016

“Paths of Destruction: Sherman’s Final Campaign” will detail Sherman’s last effort to quell the Confederacy in his army’s march through South Carolina, the state that fired the first shots of the Civil War. This example of total war, with little differentiation between military and private entities, left a lasting impact on the Carolinas and, officially ending April 26, 1865, was one of the final campaigns of the war. Artifacts include Union and Confederate weapons and accoutrements, ammunition, POW pieces, uniforms, excavated relics from locations along Sherman’s path, and flags. Highlights of the exhibit are a life-size diorama depicting Columbia after the burning, audio segments of first-person accounts during the campaign, and a pre-and-post burned Columbia interactive map. Visit the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum's website for details.

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