The 83rd Annual Carolina Cup Saturday, March 28, 2015 The 83rd Annual Carolina Cup is THE quintessential spring event. The call of the bugle, the wa

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The 83rd Annual Carolina Cup

Saturday, March 28, 2015
The 83rd Annual Carolina Cup is THE quintessential spring event. The call of the bugle, the warm sunshine, the thundering hooves, the brilliant fashion all around you! The Carolina Cup brings people from states away to come watch the horses and jockeys try to take home the prize! Come enjoy the first inklings of spring with beautiful people, beautiful animals, and the thrill of a day at the races. Get your tickets and more information here.

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Cornbread Festival 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 10AM – 7:00PM
Think you know all about cornbread, ya little sweet southerner? Think again, honey chil’. The South Carolina Cornbread Festival is bound to teach you a thing or two about this most delectable breadstuff. Try these on for size: sweet cornbread (try it with cranberries, walnuts, raisins, cheddar, pumpkin, buttermilk, banana, chocolate…), pulled pork cornbread, crackling cornbread, honey cornbread, gluten free cornbread, jalapeno cornbread….(are you sensing a theme?) Live entertainment from The Tams, Theodis Easley, The Coastline Band! 5K Run and Walk, Classic Car Show, cornbread contest and cow milking contest.... plus, bring the kids along for
PETTING ZOO, AMUSEMENT RIDES, PONY RIDES
AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
Visit the festival website here.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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Bella Riley's Spa and Salon | Lexington

Special Offer: Book a 60 Minute Aroma Therapy Massage and Get a 15 Minute Head and Scalp Massage FREE!
Looking for a place where you can experience a little MAGIC? Bella Girls possess the unique abilities to individualize current trends and styles to suit your every need. In one word— fabulous! A highly unique full service salon and spa where client comfort reigns supreme.Services range from massage therapy, facials, waxing, tanning, to hair and more! The entire team specializes in their respective fields with pure talent to ensure complete confidence. Every client that walks through our doors experiences a little MAGIC, regardless if their goal is cosmetic or relaxation! They look forward to building a relationship with you. Call to schedule: 803-808-0420.

Bella Riley's Salon and Spa is located in the heart of Lexington in the historic Old Mill Building. Visit their website here.

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The Odd Couple | Village Square Theatre

Now through March 29, 2015
Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. More information available here.

Greater Lexington Chamber Oyster Roast | Harmon's Tree Farm

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Get your shucking knives and appetites ready for the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center's 2015 Oyster Roast. There will be beer & wine (rain or shine!) provided by Ed's Bartending Service, some special drinks by Copper Horse Distilling, Private Property's mouth-watering jambalaya, Hudson's BBQ, Poultry in Motion's famous wings and oysters galore courtesy of US Foods. Tokyo Joe will be performing all night. More information available here.

USC Symphony Orchestra: A Prodigy Returns

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 7:30pm
Zeyu Victor Li, returns to the Koger stage to play Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor at the March concert. Back by popular demand, the 18-year-old Chinese violin virtuoso has been praised for his technical mastery and exuberance. The Concerto No. 2 is more conventional than the composer's early bold compositions and begins with a melody related to traditional Russian folk music. More information here.

Sweet & Savory Chef’s Competition | EdVenture Children's Museum

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Palmetto Place is pleased to announce that this year’s Sweet & Savory fundraiser will feature local chefs competing for a People’s Choice award for best savory hors d’oeuvres and sweet treat. Help them make a difference in a child’s life. More info here.

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Prevue... | Lower Richland Heritage Corridor Guided Tours

RSVP Now for Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 12pm - 3pm
Prevue is the launch for our new package tours program, featuring Lower Richland Heritage Corridor sites, and in partnership with the Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports and Tourism. Guests will experience an engaging presentation by Jonathan Green, renowned artist and rice crop re-vitalization advocate; view a display of photos, documents and artifacts from the historic sites that will be a part of our tour options, and enjoy a delicious lunch, offering local foods prepared by Executive Chef Herbert Sims of Gadsden, and Chef J. Adams of Hopkins. Staff from the Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports and Tourism will be present to discuss their roles of educating potential visitors of the area’s attributes, and promoting tourism. Also, the Historic Harriet Barber House, built by ex-slaves in the 1880’s, will be open for tours. More information available here.

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Soda City Suds Week: Paint Your Beer with All About Beer Mag | River Rat

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Paint your own beer art while enjoying River Rat beer. Paint All About Beer Magazine's newest cover. River Rat Brewery will have a food truck on site, but feel free to bring your own snacks. Staff from Studio Cellar will be on hand to walk you through the entire process. More information available here.

5th Annual Tartan Day South Highland Games & Celtic Festival | Historic Columbia Speedway

March 26 - 29, 2015
The 5th Annual Tartan Day South event is a four day celebration of Celtic heritage in our area. The festival is an array of unique sports, music, foods, and exhibitions. The event is one of a kind in the midlands. Thousands of patrons attending Tartan Day South events every year since 2011, the growth and reach has been phenomenal in just four short years. More information.

USC E-Waste Recycling Drive | Colonial Life Arena

Friday, March 27, 2015
As part of the national RecycleMania competition, the University of South Carolina is hosting an E-Waste Drive to collect unwanted personal electronics for recycling from university students, faculty and staff and the Columbia community. Anything with a plug and all batteries will be accepted. More information is available here.

Capital City Shag Extravaganza VI | Embassy Suites Hotel

March 27 - 28, 2015
Association DJ’s - Gene Sistare, Ray Scott & Jimmy Munn Sam & Lisa West Exhibitions & Workshops Hall of Fame Exhibition Jeremy Webb & Kayla Henley Exhibition Shag Time 2 Junior Shag Team (Dancing for Dollars) 2 Delicious Buffet Suppers & 1 Buffet Lunch included Sunday, March 29, 2015 Jamil Shrine Center, 206 Jamil Rd., Columbia, SC 12 Noon Complimentary Bloody Marys & Mimosas 1:00 pm Lunch Buffet 2:00 pm Special Entertainment DJ: Jimmy Munn - Shaggin’ til the last person leaves More information is available on their page.

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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Kids | Town Theatre

March 27 - 29, 2015
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka KIDS follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory--or suffer the consequences. More information available here.

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Foodie News | March 2015

Where People Who Love Food Find Food to Love!

In this issue:
* Buy One Get One 50% Off Tombo Grille, Carolina Wings and Rib House and Old Mill BrewPub
* Buy One Get One Free on Thursdays: Rue 77
* Specials at Mediterranean Cafe
* Taste of Lake Murray
* Bunny Breakfast (no bunnies on the menu)
* Sweet and Savory Chefs' Competition
* Celtic Foods at Tartan Day South
* South Carolina Cornbread Festival
Click here and get your taste buds revved!

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31st Annual Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic

March 27 - 29, 2015
Discover the great outdoors at the annual Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic. Bring the whole family and experience the many activities you can enjoy together. Guests include: Captain Wild Bill from the Discovery Channel's hit show, Deadliest Catch, Ron & Amy Shirley from the hit show Lizard Lick Towing, Red Arrow TV with host Kip Campbell, Keith Johnson and his Bass Tub, and more! More information,head to this site!

Stick Fly | Workshop Theatre

March 27 - April 4, 2015
This production of Lydia R. Diamond's Stick Fly addresses the playwright's given subjects of race, gender relations, colorism, family, and wealth, but moreover examines the idea of self. Sometimes someone can be their own enemy. More information here.

American Loves Bacon Festival | Carolina Walk Park

Saturday, March 28, 2015
America Loves Bacon Tour, the world’s 1st Ever Touring Bacon Festival, heads to Columbia, SC for some good ol’ Southern Hospitality. Don’t miss this bacon themed culinary adventure that’s a mix of a porcine infused block party combined with a full-scale fun festival. More information here.

Carolina British Classic Car Show | Historic Columbia Speedway

Saturday, March 28, 2015
This year, Pawmetto Lifeline is partnering with the British Car Club Midlands Centre for their Carolina British Classic car show. The car show will feature beautiful cars, as well as a silent auction. The members of this car club have graciously chosen Pawmetto Lifeline as their charity of choice, and all proceeds from the auction will go directly to Pawmetto Lifeline. We will also have a Pawmetto Lifeline group of volunteers with adoptable pets at the event. More information is available here.

Abraham.in.Motion Pavement | Harbison Theatre

Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 7:30pm
Fresh from a MacArthur Genius Award win, acclaimed choreographer Kyle Abraham and his company, Abraham.In.Motion, present Pavement, an urban-contemporary dance performance which tells the story of two historically black neighborhoods in Pittsburgh and their cultural ebbs and flows. Drawing from the classic hip-hop movie Boyz N the Hood and Abraham’s early years spent in his inner-city hometown, Pavement pays amusing homage to the bold, backwards-jean and faded high top styles of ‘90s hip-hop – while paying deeper tribute to a culture historically battling discrimination. More information available here.

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Showcase on the Runway | Columbia Place

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Showcase on the Runway is a high energy music & fashion showcase. This event has grown to be one of the biggest music and fashion events in Columbia, SC aiming to take over the Southeast. With over 60 participants, our goal for this year is to successfully accommodate and entertain over 700 guests. More information available here.

The Color Run | Finlay Park

Saturday, March 28, 2015
The Color Run was founded in March 2011 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”. We are the original paint race and have created a completely new genre of running events that continues to grow exponentially. More information available here.

One Run Columbia | Earlewood Park

Saturday, March 28, 2015
A 5K and 10K to benefit Ezekiel Ministries and Young Life Columbia. The funds you raise will change the lives of children and youth in the Columbia area that take part in these two amazing programs. More information available here.

Pacers and Polo | Aiken

Saturday, March 28, 2015
There will be an opening ceremony, 6-seven minute chukkers, a 20 minute intermission and an awards ceremony at the end of the match. This match is being put on by the Aiken Polo Club in conjunction with USC Aiken and The Pacer Club. More info.

Carolina Wildlife Center Baby Shower

March 28 - 29, 2015
This baby shower will help the center get ready for the hundreds of wildlife babies that will come through their doors this spring. More information available here.

MORE MUSIC

Kenny Chesney: The Big Revival Tour | Colonial LIfe Arena
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Music Farm Columbia
Friday, March 27, 2015, 9pm | Corey Smith

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Friday, March 27, 2015, noon | Pinna ~~~ Waccamaw ~~~ Walk With Porpoise

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 | The Five

Liberty on the Lake Live music this Saturday afternoon, 4pm - 8pm! SPENCER RUSH

Old Mill Brewpub Located in the Old Mill in Lexington
Every Tuesday Brewpub Trivia with The Lovely Leslie | 7pm - 9pm
Every Wednesday "Team Bingo" | 7pm - 9pm
Every Thursday Red Fraley | 7pm - 10pm
Friday, March 27th Just Another Distraction | 8pm-11pm
Saturday, March 28th Bradley Sanders | 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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Timbuktu: Journey Through West Africa! | EdVenture

Now - May 10
From Here to Timbuktu takes visitors on a journey through West Africa’s spectacular and diverse geographic regions. Along the way children and adults alike are immersed in an adventure of discovery as they learn about the rhythm of West African life. In each geographic region children are introduced to the foodways, customs and culture of the people who call that region home. Travel from the coastal cities, through the treetops of mountain rainforests and make your way to the open-air family compound on the savannah. Finally, trek the last leg of the journey to find Timbuktu, an ancient center of learning. More information here.

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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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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents CIRCUS XTREME - Colonial Life Arena

Thursday April 2, 2015 - Sunday April 5, 2015

It’s time for your family to be amazed by all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America’s favorite live family entertainment experience. Be astonished by UN-XPECTED circus spectacles you’ve never seen before and that can’t be seen anywhere else but at The Greatest Show On Earth®. Get ready for an X-HILARATING adventure with X-TRAORDINARY circus artists and magnificent X-OTIC animals! It’s time to awaken the spirit of Children Of All Ages and stir the imagination of your family! Ringling Bros.® Presents CIRCUS XTREME! It’s time to have XTREME fun with your family! Get your tickets today! Click here.

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US Quidditch World Cup

April 11-12, 2015 in Rock Hill, SC
Brooms Up! The eighth annual US Quidditch World Cup is coming to Rock Hill's Manchester Meadows sports complex this April 11-12, 2015. 80 teams and over 1,600 players from around North America will be competing in a real-life, co-ed, full-contact adaptation of the game of quidditch from the Harry Potter novels. Games will run from dawn to dusk both days on 10 fields simultaneously, with entertainment, bands, food, vendors, costumed fans, and more! Tickets go on sale soon! Become a fan of the event on facebook to learn more and be the first to know when tickets are available. This event is supported and organized by US Quidditch, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the City of Rock Hill Parks Recreation & Tourism, and Visit York County.

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Farm to Table | Saluda Shoals Park

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 6pm - 8pm
Join the ICRC for an open air dining experience that only features locally sourced products! Dinner guests will sit amongst the trees and partake in the flavors from Dupre of Dupre's Catering. Cocktails will start off the evening before moving onto the wonderful celebration of seasonal flavors by the chefs. The seated dinner is part of the Nature's Theater Series and proceeds will benefit the campaign to build Nature's Theater. It's going to be a great time! More information is available here.

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Girls Night Out | EdVenture

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Columbia's premier fashion event is heating up the runway at Girl's Night Out for EdVenture After Dark. Music, lights and models will rock the runway and light up the night at 701 Whaley. Gather your girlfriends and reserve your tickets for this high-energy show presenting the latest fashion and must have accessories from Tibi. Enjoy music from DJ RSN, exclusive shopping at the Tibi pop up boutique, and cocktails and fabulous food from local favorites. Proceeds from Girls Night Out benefit Yes, Every Child, EdVenture’s commitment to providing the joy of learning to underserved families in South Carolina through reduced admission, outreach and educational programming. More information here.

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