Thursday September 18, 2014 - Wednesday September 24, 2014 Rooftop Rhythms TONIGHT!!! Thursday, September 18, 2014 This FREE music series is back!

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Thursday September 18, 2014 - Wednesday September 24, 2014

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Rooftop Rhythms

TONIGHT!!! Thursday, September 18, 2014
This FREE music series is back! Come out to Richland Mall to dance to live music, eat great food from local restaurants, and shop around at local businesses! This is a family event with free face painting, bouncy house, magician, balloon animals, a photo booth, and, of course, great live music! Bring you lawn chairs or blanket and come have a great night out with friends! More information is available here.

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Thursday: 50¢ Sushi Pieces & $3 Pints Enjoy your sushi "by the piece" for only 50¢ each. Choose from Cali, Philly or Spicy Salmon and wash them down with any one of our 12 import/craft brew pints.

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Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! Town Theatre

OPENS THIS WEEKEND!! September 19 - October 11, 2014
Oklahoma! is the first collaboration between the insanely talented and revered Rodgers and Hammerstein duo. It remains their most innovative as it truly set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre that many still follow today. This beloved tale shows the story of a group of settlers experiencing love, life, and the challenges of the Midwest Territory. Follow the iconic tale peppered with classic tunes like "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "People Will Say We're In Love," and, of course, "Oklahoma!" Tickets and more information is available here.

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Farm to Table Dinner | Saluda Shoals Park

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Join the ICRC for an alfresco dining experience that only features locally sourced products! Dinner guests will sit amongst the trees on the future site of Nature's Theater while they partake in a celebration of seasonal flavors. Cocktails will start off the evening with "Saluda Shoals Trail Mix". Hor d'oeuvres will follow, consisting of a beautiful fruit display, fall roasted root vegetable antipasto and heritage farm fries. The seated dinner will consist of fresh salad and wonderfully prepared pork loin steaks. Dessert is Olivia's peanut butter and jelly pie or fruit and pound cake trifle! It's going to be a great time! More information is available here.


End of Summer Dance

Friday, September 19, 2014 | 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Revisit Your Rock n' Roll Radio Days
The Lourie Center is throwing an End of Summer Dance to give you one last time to put on your strappy dancing shoes before trading them in for some warmer pumps! DJ Rick Wrigley will be spinning some classic tunes and will revisit the radio fun from his days as a DJ with WCOS. This is a great way to bring in the fall with beach music, oldies and classic rock and roll! More information and tickets are available on the Lourie Center's website!

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Oktoberfest | Columbia Museum of Art

Thursday, September 18, 2014 | 5:30 - 8:30pm
The Contemporaries of the Columbia Museum of Art proclaim Oktoberfest! Come and enjoy a fun-filled evening of music, brats and beer. For info click here.

A Fine Affair Colored with Care

Thursday, September 18, 2014 | 6:30 - 10:30pm
Guests can dance the night away to live entertainment, enjoy samplings of dishes from highly esteemed chefs and sip on cocktails as they bid on items in the evening’s silent auction. All proceeds benefit our mission of keeping families with critically ill and injured children together when they need it most. More info here.

Five Guys Named Moe | Workshop Theatre

September 18 - 21, 2014
His woman left him, he's broke, and it's almost five o'clock in the mornin'. But don't be worryin' 'bout our hero, Nomax. Out of Nomax's '30s-style radio pop Five Guys Named Moe. They cajole, wheedle, comfort and jazz him with the whimsical hit songs of Louis Jordan, one of the most beloved songwriting talents of the twentieth century. More information is available here!

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Donate blood this Friday and be entered to win 4 tickets to see Cirque du Soleil in November at Colonial Life Arena!

American Red Cross Blood Drive | Colonial Life Arena

Friday September 19, 2014
Help Save Lives
When: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Colonial Life Arena (801 Lincoln Street) in the American Red Cross Bloodmobile
Win Tickets: All donors will be entered for a chance to win 4 tickets to Cirque du Soleil: Varekai. Winner may select any Saturday or Sunday show to attend. Click here for event information. No appointments necessary. Walk-ins are welcome. Hope to see you there!

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Blythefest | Blythewood's Community Festival

September 19 - 20, 2014
Trinity United Methodist Church has been throwing Blythewood's biggest party for more than 36 years. They want you to join them for another year of fun this September! head up to Blythewood for a free weekend of food, fun, and live entertainment! Partake in BBQ dinners, bake sale desserts, live entertainment and music throughout, arts and crafts vendors, children's activities, a fun run, a book sale and so much more! Party on with Blythefest! More information here.

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Pawley's Island Festival of Music and Art

September 19 - October 12, 2014
Free events abound beginning September 19 -20 in Historic Downtown Georgetown with the Seaside Palette. View over 50 artists painting scenic pictures of our area. The following weekend, September 27 enjoy the 5th Annual Chalk Under the Oaks at the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival in Huntington Beach State Park. Festival headliner, The Manhattan Transfer will be bringing their Grammy Award winning hits for all to enjoy on Friday, Oct. 3. Followed on Saturday by The Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass and their “Brothers on the Battlefield” performance and the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble closes out the weekend performances. The music continues the following week with nightly performances Wednesday, Oct. 8 - Sunday Oct. 12. Tickets and a full festival program can be found on or by contacting Festival offices at 626-8911.

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Historic Vista Sites and BItes Tour

Friday, September 19, 2014
Two Gals and a Fork Food Tours is partnering with Historic Columbia to offer this historic walking and tasting tour in the Vista. Historic Columbia's trained and certified tour guides will share Columbia's rich history while you savor and experience tastings from five of the Vista's famously hot restaurants. More information here.

The Columbia Sertoma Club 8th Annual Tailgate Party

Saturday, September 20, 2014
The purpose of the event is two-fold: To raise dollars for the multiple charities the Sertoma Club supports on an annual basis and to provide a fun environment for people while they watch the mighty Gamecocks play. The Tailgate Party will feature wine, beer and premium liquor, food cooked by four (4) celebrity chefs, local entertainment, multiple contests (cornhole), and of course, the USC/Vandy game on big screen TVs. More information here.

Annual BBQ Sale and Fall Bazaar | Pisgah Lutheran Church

Saturday, September 20, 2014
An Annual Event for Pisgah, this event includes two great things in one day! The Tuesday Samplers hosts the Fall Bazaar, featuring local craftsmen and representatives of popular brands, all selling their wares just in time for the holidays! More information here.

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Canine Splash | The Community Splash Party for Dogs and Their Humans

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bring your pooch pals to enjoy off-leash swimming, splashing and playing in the YMCA’s fully-fenced Splash Pad! Cost: FREE
Time: 11:00-12:15 – Dogs Under 25 lbs
12:30-1:45 – Dogs over 25 lbs
We will have local vendors, give aways, and lots of fun! Details at the YMCA website.

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Save $$ on Tickets! Last Stop Chapin Chapin Theatre Company

NOW - Saturday September 20, 2014
Since he was a small boy, Tripp Corbett has watched with wonder as the trains powered through his small, rural hometown, all the while dreaming about the amazing places to which they might be headed. Encouraged by his Uncle Mike, Tripp learned to use a battered old guitar, coupled with an uncanny ability for songwriting, to vocalize those dreams. Now, within weeks of his high school graduation, Tripp's talents have gained the attention of a major record company. But the promise of travel and a career in music hangs in the balance as Tripp is forced to decide between his dreams and the realities of life, including his love for his girlfriend, the demands of a father who lives by a strict code of personal responsibility, and a web of family secrets that threatens to tear the Corbett family apart.

SAVE $$! Enter the code: t05472 when you order and get your tickets for $14 - that's $4 off adult and $1 off senior rates. Get tickets and more information here!

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SC Pride Festival & Parade | Main Street

Saturday, September 20, 2014
More than 100 vendors! World-class entertainment on our Ketel One Stage, Deborah Cox, Lorrie Morgan, four RuPaul’s DragRacers, She N She, Legacy Mr & Miss SC Pride Review, amazing local talent on our WXRY Stage, Mr & Miss SC Pride, DJ Trevor. There’s so much going on at the 25th Annual SC Pride Festival! More information is available here.

Fall Festival and Pickin’ Party | State Museum

Saturday, September 20, 2014
The South Carolina State Museum is kicking off the fall season with a festive day packed full of barbecue, craft beer, live music and folk art! More information is available here.

Rosewood Arts Festival

Saturday, September 20, 2014
The Rosewood Arts Festival brings together the community for a wonderful day of culture and music at Rockaways. Admission is free! More info here.

Veterans Car and Bike Show

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Join us for a fun day designed for the whole family! Along with many types of cars and motorcycles on display, we will have a silent auction. Please support our Homeless Veterans Program by becoming a sponsor, a participant, a vendor, donating a silent auction item, or attending the event. The entry fee for each car and bike will be $20 and includes one tee shirt. The entrance fee for attendees is $5 per person. Kids 10 & under are FREE. More info here.

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Carolina Aquarium Expo

Saturday, September 20, 2014
The Columbia Marine Aquarium Club "CMAC "is proud to announce the third annual Carolina Aquarium Expo with Marc Levenson. There will be tons of raffles, giveaways, frags for purchase, livestock for purchase, dry goods, topical speakers, workshops, and fellowship with other reefers. More information here.

Animal Enrichment Day | Riverbanks

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Save the date for Riverbanks’ annual Animal Enrichment Day. Watch wildlife in action as our animals sniff, stomp, pounce and play with tempting treats designed to stimulate their minds and bodies and enhance their overall well-being. More information is available here.

Peace Day | South Carolina State House

Sunday, September 21, 2014 | 3 - 5pm
The festival style event will feature music, speakers and activities for all ages, including making pinwheels for peace and peace cranes, face-painting, a “hippie” peace themed photo booth, and posing as a peace sign for a group picture. Local organizations working for peace will be tabling at the event. Free and open to the public. More information on pieces to be played here.

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Saturday September 20, 2014
EdVenture Children's Museum is proud to present Farmville, an annual family-friendly farm festival on Sept. 20, 2014 from 10am-3pm. Through unique hands-on learning experiences, children will see the concept of farm to market to table in action by getting up-close-and-personal with farm animals, farm machinery, fresh produce and local farmers who bring us the food that keeps us healthy. More at Foodie News.

NFL Game Day Menu - Liberty on the Lake

Game Day at Liberty of the Lake

Love the new NFL game day menu from Liberty on the Lake… Beginning TODAY, enjoy every Thursday, Sunday & Monday throughout the season. Check out these – Carolina Lager Chili Dogs, Kansas City Sliders, Who Dat New Orleans Dip, Miami Jamaican Jerk Wings, Green Bay Burgers… the list goes on commemorating each team. Read all about it in this month's Foodie News!

Summerville Trolley Tours

Downtown Summerville – 2nd and 3rd Fridays each month including this Friday!

Ding, ding! Climb aboard and join us for Good Eats on the Sweet Tea Trail, Summerville’s favorite trolley tour! Get a taste of our town on a satisfying tour that includes samples from our most popular restaurants. You’ll be dazzled by tales from nearly 400 years of local history. Stop along the way to be served various delights of the day, right on the trolley. Some tours ... more here.

Now Open: Knead Pizza

Knead Pizza in Lexington uses fresh, locally grown ingredients to make all of their pizzas. Try the Tropical Heat pizza with fresh tomato-basil sauce, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, ham, pineapple, jalapenos, and banana peppers, or enjoy the sweet tastes of South Carolina with the Carolina BBQ pizza ...more on Foodie News here.

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

River Rat Brewery Located off Shop Rd. Saturday, September 20, 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 Vanderbilt. So come hang out, listen to Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats and watch the game with us! More info here!

Old Mill Brewpub Located in the Old Mill in Lexington
Every Monday "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 September 19th | Don Parker 8pm-11pm
Saturday September 20th | Justin Petrey 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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Friday & Saturday, September 19 & 20, 2014 8:30pm | TURKU In Concert for Two Nights!

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Midlands Plant and Flower Festival

Friday, September 26, 2014 - Sunday September 28, 2014
Come shop for fall plants, flowers and yard decor for your yard! There will be tons of fall items there like mums, calendulas, nemesias, pumpkins, yard decor, and so much more! Learn how to brighten up your garden for fall and winter with the Midlands Plant and Flower Festival! Your home will look like the beginning of spring in the middle of fall, so come out and pick up some great items that'll make your neighbors jealous this fall. More information is available on the SC State Farmers Market's website.


Marvel Universe Live! | Colonial Life Arena

September 26 - 28, 2014
The heroes of Marvel are assembling on stage at the Colonial Life Arena! Dastardly villains are threatening the world and only the Avengers and X-Men can save it. Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Wolverine, Captain America and more are taking the stage and forming an unstoppable force with their pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and so much more! It's being hailed as the most technically advanced live show ever and you and your children will love every second of this monumental performance! More information and tickets are available here!

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33rd Annual Inman Harvest Day Festival

September 27, 2014
The Inman Harvest Day Festival is an admission-free and family friendly event featuring an array of artists and artisans, two stages of live music and entertainment, delicious festival food, children amusement rides, antique tractors, racecars, and much more! Many of the shops will have sales and we encourage everyone to take a moment and see what each merchant has to offer. The estimated attendance is 15,000 and gets larger every year! Come see what Inman has to offer you! More information is available on their website.

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Sunday Funday Brunch Aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Boarding begins at Noon
Sailing 12:30 - 2:30pm
Autumn is coming and the cooler temps make for excellent sailing on Lake Murray. Enjoy an afternoon relaxing on the lake and partake of a fabulous brunch menu:
* Quiche Casserole loaded with Country Ham & your favorite LOCALLY GROWN veggies
* Pecan Praline Baked French Toast
* White Stone Ground Grits
* Various Fresh Fruits
* Pomegranate Salad w/Maple Vinaigrette and Cinnamon Sugar Croutons
Sounds great, eh? Make your reservations here.


12th Annual Congaree Swampfest

October 3 - 4, 2014
Day 1: The best 20 bucks you'll spend this fall! An amazing line-up of musical talent including Grammy-winner Ann Nesby, Top 4o Favorite Second Nature, Violinist Daniel Davis & Urban Instrumentalist, and local R&B favorite Carlos Santan! Ticket price includes food and entertainment from 7pm on! Darci Strickland and Jeffrey Lampkin host! $20 in advance. $25 day of show. Held on the grounds of the historic Harriett Barber House in Hopkins.
Day 2: A fall family festival with FREE admission 9am - 4pm! Art and pottery exhibits and demo's, ranger and park volunteer guided talks and nature/boardwalk walks and hear great music all day, 11am - 4 pm featuring local songstress Katrina Blanding, FINE THYME STRING BAND, Eternal Voices, Sunday Best Finalists Danetra and Kristen, Tom Coolidge and more!!! Hosted by Janet Parker. Old Mt. Moriah Church yard and Congaree National Park. Go to SERCO website for details and tickets.


Irmo Okra Strut

September 26 - 27, 2014
Irmo Okra Strut is back! This year celebrate okra during this two day festival raises money that goes right back into the community through civic organizations, scholarships and more. Enjoy the Okra Strut parade, street dances, arts and crafts, ride, amusements, a petting zoo and a ton of festival food (a majority of which is okra themed of course). Attendance for this fun festival is clocked at a whopping 55,000 and continues to grow. More information about this festival is available on Irmo Okra Strut's website!


The Legendary Ultimate Challenge MudRun

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Enlist your team now for the Ultimate Challenge MudRun! Often imitated but never duplicated, the Legendary Ultimate Challenge Mudrun makes women of girls and men of boys! It's fun, it's hard, and beating it gives you a sense of accomplishment like no other. Get your two or four person team together to adjust, adapt and overcome the challenge of the mudrun! More information and enlistment is available on their website!

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Supah Pop!

Sunday, October 5, 2014 | 11am - 5pm
Attend Columbia’s Comic & Pop Culture Expo!
Columbia’s premiere Comic, Toy and Media event, Supah Pop! offers attendees a whole day of fun and entertainment. Meet actors from the popular TV Show Walking Dead! The Star Wars 501st Legion is coming. See real Paranormal Investigators and their vehicles the Mystery Machine and Ecto1. Cash prize cosplay contest for those who like to dress up. Comic Book Artists and Writers will be displaying their books. And to top it all off, vendors will have tens of thousands of comic books, toys and tons of other cool merchandise for sale! At the Jamil Temple October 5 from 11 am to 5 pm. Admission only $5, kids 12 and under free. and for more info.

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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.

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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)

Lexington Farmers Market
Lexington Square Park at 205 E. Main St.
9am - 12pm (through Sept. 27)
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
Irmo Farmers Market
1st & 3rd Saturdays only
Carlisle Street in Irmo
9am - 12pm (through September 27)
Ridge Spring Farmers Market
Highway 23/Main Street on Town Square
8-12 (through October 18)

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