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My Fair Lady | Town Theatre

Through Sunday, September 25, 2016

Meet Henry Higgins, a brilliant, crotchety, middle-aged bachelor who is England’s leading phoneticist. Higgins, on his endless quest for new dialects of London’s speech, encounters Eliza Doolittle, a cockney gutter sparrow who makes her living selling violets. Eliza comes to Higgins in order to transform herself into a “lidy.” And thus the duel begins. This classic story is being brought back to the Town stage on its ten year anniversary of last being presented. It’s no wonder that everyone – not just Henry – falls in love with My Fair Lady! For more information and tickets, visit

Win a Pair of Tickets!

Gardener Guides would like to congratulate Top 10 reader, Ariel L., who won a pair of tickets last week to My Fair Lady. We have ONE MORE PAIR TO GIVE AWAY!! Send an email to with the subject line "Town Theatre Tix"! We'll notify the winner on Friday morning, Sept 23rd. Good luck.

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CD Release Party | Bill's Music Shop

Friday, September 23, 2016

Come to Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor's legendary Friday night Bluegrass & Acoustic Open Stage & Jam and help Willie Wells & the Blue Ridge Mountain Grass celebrate the release of their new CD! Pick up your copy of "Gravel in my Shoe", and hear the band perform live! There will be cake, too! Bring the whole family for a great time! Find more information here.

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Antinori Wine Dinner | Rosso Trattoria

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Rosso Trattoria and Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits will host a 5-course Wine Dinner featuring the Antinori Portfolio! With special guest speaker Erik Saccomani, whose career in the restaurant industry brought him from Spain to New York City, from Miami to Aspen through many exciting meals and bottles of wine. In 2014 Erik joined the Marchesi Antinori family through St. Michelle wine estates and he holds the position of State Manager for the United States South East region. Dinner begins at 6:30pm, reservations required. More information available here.

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New Specials | Liberty Tap Room

Liberty Tap Room in the Vista has new Daily Specials! Come in for great prices each day: Monday is Moo & Mule, featuring their classic Certified Angus Beef burger, fries and Mules; Two for Tuesday has prime rib and half-price select wine; celebrate Hump Day with extended Happy Hour food and deals on local brews, then it's Pizza and Pint Night on Thursday. Don't forget their ongoing Happy Hour from Monday-Friday, with discounted appetizer and drink specials, and weekday lunch specials! Additional information is available here.

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Five After Five | Five Points

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Five After Five is a free, pet and family-friendly outdoor local concert series hosted at the fountain in Five Points. Enjoy great local music and fun times, food vendors, arts & crafts vendors, local brews, and more. Also a part of this year's series is a Wine Walk, featuring complimentary wine, fantastic sales and tasty treats in your favorite stores. See Stop Light Observations w/ special guests Glass Mansions perform live, and sample foods from Casey's Big Dawg BBQ, Poultry in Motion, plus cold treats from Brain Freeze Italian Ice. Visit the kids area with bubbles, sidewalk chalk, face painting, and more! More here.

Euphoria Festival | Greenville

Thursday, September 22 - Sunday, September 25, 2016

This highly anticipated four-day fundraising event includes exclusive tasting events, intimate musical experiences, food truck rodeos, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, as well as multi-course dinners and live music concerts. Dedicated to excellence, euphoria features domestic and international wines, award winning chefs, master sommeliers and renowned singer/songwriters. The festival shines a spotlight on Greenville’s thriving Culinary and Arts Communities while benefiting local nonprofits. Proceeds from the event fund the nonprofit Local Boys Do Good, who in turn distribute direct grants to charitable organizations that focus on providing sustenance to those in need, educating, or supporting children. Learn more about this and other Food Lover events here.

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Grand Opening | Pleasant Springs Community

Friday, September 23, 2016

Searching for your new home? Pleasant Springs is move in ready! Come out to the Grand Opening celebration, where there will be lots of food, live music, fun for the family, a bounce house, lots of vendors and prizes at each tent, and a chance to win a 55" flat screen TV! This will be an evening of fun from 4-7pm. McGuinn Homes is the premier builder of new homes and homes for sale in Columbia. Customize your new home in one of our many new home communities or let us build Your Home, Your Way on your lot! More information available here.


ZooFari | Riverbanks

Friday, September 23, 2016

Explore the zoo and support wildlife conservation at this annual event! Enjoy live entertainment, get a behind-the-scenes view of the sea lion exhibit, and bid on unusual silent and live auction items. Taste Pacific Northwest cuisine and cocktails such as burritos, crab cake sliders, collard green spring rolls, empanadas, fried oysters, beignets, smoked chicken pizza, deviled eggs, chocolate mousse and much more! Proceeds support ongoing conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. More information available at their website.


Okra Strut | Irmo

Friday, September 23 - Saturday, September 24, 2016

2016 marks the Lexington Medical Center Okra Strut Festival’s 43rd year as one of South Carolina's best regional festivals! They will celebrate in the new Irmo Community Park, with two days of music, fun...and lots of okra! Hosted by the Town of Irmo, the festival boasts attractions such as arts and crafts, rides and amusements, petting zoo, live bands and entertainment, festival foods, a special Friday evening Street Dance, and of course South Carolina’s largest annual parade, the Okra Strut Parade! Learn more about the Okra Strut and other Food Lover events here.

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Home and Garden Show | Aiken

Friday, September 23 - Saturday, September 24, 2016

Brought to you by Aiken Standard, this event aims to be your one-stop shop for everything for your home! Many companies and experts will be on hand to help you build, remodel, landscape and decorate. Whether you’re shopping for windows, doors, flooring, heating and air, decorative hardware, garage doors, siding, mortgages, decks or patios, the latest in home décor, rugs, lighting or furniture, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Everything from dream landscape designs to your dream kitchen and bath begins here - bring your plans to the show as experts will be on hand to answer all your design questions. Featuring DIY exhibitions, as well as displays by Aiken’s local artisans. Proceeds will be donated to Aiken County Habitat For Humanity. More information available here.


Festival | Palmetto Peanut Boil 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

This annual boiled peanut competition and festival is a family-friendly, service oriented, famously hot competition which has produced never before tasted recipes showcasing South Carolina's official and most beloved snack! Featuring great food and live music by Freeway Music, Bossman and the Kozelski Band. Proceeds go to The Animal Mission and Ronald McDonald House. For more information, visit the website.

Museum Day Live! | Aiken

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame & Museum will celebrate Smithsonian Magazine’s 12th Annual Museum Day Live with special children’s activities from 10am-12pm. On this day, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities. Activities will include face painting, Make It & Take It Art, racing silks to try on, racing trophies to hold, thoroughbred racing pictures to color and take home, horse stories read at 10:30am & 11am, a visit from ACE, the USC-Aiken mascot, a mini horse and much more! More information available here.

Robotics Fundamentals Workshop | IT-oLogy

September 24, 2016

IT-oLogy presents this event to introduce students to the exciting world of robotics. This three-hour workshop helps students develop the skills needed to configure and program their robots to perform a variety of tasks. Students will work through scenarios building, programming and troubleshooting robot challenges. The content will prepare them not only for RARC competitions, but for other robotics competitions as well. Ticket information available here.

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Fall Festival Pickin’ Party | SC State Museum

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Celebrate the season with the SC State Museum’s annual bash, to be held both inside and outside of the Museum in downtown Columbia. Experience the abundance of entertainment and refreshments that will be available including live bluegrass music, artist demonstrations, kids activities, craft beer, and a delicious selection of barbecue! Plus, see the Museum’s current art exhibition, ART: A Collection of Collections, and a presentation of “Bed-Turning,” featuring quilts and other textiles from the museum’s collection. Festival activities are included with museum general admission or membership. Visit the SCSM's website for more information.

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19th Annual Civil War Symposium | Historic Columbia

Saturday, September 24, 2016

South Carolina played an important role as the trigger for this four year conflict that would determine the fate of our nation. This symposium is for those who seek to learn and discuss the many aspects of the war and how it impacted SC and the nation. This year’s speakers include Dr. David Goldfield with "The Civil War: America’s Tragedy", John Sherrer of Historic Columbia with "After the Fire: A Capital City Rebuilds", Ron Roth with "Guerrilla Warfare in the Lowcountry: The Beaufort Volunteer Artillery's Civil War", Dr. Jack Meyer with "The Bank of the State of South Carolina", Dr. Ehren Foley of SC Dept. Archives/History with "A Man in Uniform: Performing Manhood in the Reconstruction Era Militia", and Mary G. Hatcher & Jean R. Hutchinson with "Ruin and Rememberance…A Southern Women's Perspective on Grief and Loss". Tours will be available at the newly restored Woodrow Wilson Family Home. Ticket information here.

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Fishers Orchard

Fishers Orchard, a participant in the South Carolina Agritourism Passport Program, has some of the best peaches in the Upstate! But did you know there’s more to Fishers Orchard than peaches? The Fishers Orchard Fall Festival will be held from October 1-31 at their Pick-Your-Own Farm on Fisher Road in Greer. The event celebrates autumn each weekend with a maze, wagon rides, pumpkins, apples and lots more! Don't forget to pick up your passport and stamps to SC Farm Fun while you're there, then collect to win Certified South Carolina items! Learn more about the program here.

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FOLKFabulous | USC McKissick Museum

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum will present the 4th annual FOLKFabulous festival in front of the Museum on USC’s historic Horseshoe. It is built around the theme of the yearlong exhibition, A Compass to Guide: South Carolina Cabinet Makers Today, which explores the woodworking traditions that contemporary SC furniture makers draw upon for inspiration. FOLKFabulous brings together the best of South Carolina’s wood-working artisans and musicians for a day of hands-on activities, music, and fun! Featuring The Columbia Woodworkers, Ike Carpenter, Mary May, Michael McDunn, Thomas Williams, and the Palmetto Woodturners. Legendary bluesman Drink Small will be headlining, with other performing artists Freddie Vanderford & Mill Billy Blues, Wilson Banjo Co., the El Shaddai Ambassadors, Grupo Frenesi Digital, Ricky McDuffie & Family, and USC Woodwinds. More information here.

21st Annual Fire Fest | Camden

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Hosted by the Camden Fire Department, Fire Fest kicks off Fire Prevention Week! Bring the family to a fun-filled day with Kershaw County's first responders. Featuring demonstrations, competitions, and loads of fun activities for everyone. Live Side by Side Burn, Explorers Competition, Touch-a-Truck, Car Cruise In, Kids Zone, Vendors, Food, and Fun. Parade begins at 9am on Rutledge Street and goes to City Arena. More information here.

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Take a Trip to Greenville!

Looking to get out of town for the weekend? If you haven't really explored Greenville, put it on your list! In downtown Greenville you will find many retail, dining and entertainment options. Catch a show at the Peace Center, explore trails and gardens at Falls Park, shop at Magnolia Park, visit Bob Jones Museum & Gallery at Heritage Green, The Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of SC, and when you're hungry, dine at one of Greenville's exceptional restaurants. Don't miss Greenville's Oktoberfest from Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2016, a celebration of authentic German food, music, games and, of course, beer! More information on Greenville day and weekend excursions here.


Answering the Call: American Victory Posters from World War I | Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Now Through December 30, 2016

The SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is commemorating the centennial anniversary of World War I with a retrospective exhibit of American war posters. The exhibit revisits the wartime culture of the era through the bold imagery of the public poster. Unlike the omnipotent quality of contemporary advertising, agencies during WWI were limited to the media of newsprint, radio, traveling speakers and public posters. However, much like the reflective nature of modern advertisements, popular images and characters were coupled with inspiring messages to connect with the public sphere. Appropriating the techniques of popular advertisements, posters inspired a sense of national pride and used it to fund the war effort in multiple calls to action.... Click here to learn more.

Grand Opening Celebration | North Main

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Experience your new library! Richland Library will commemorate the completion of the first, system-wide building project at its North Main location (5306 North Main Street). Local residents are invited to partake in the grand opening celebration, which will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. with Richland Library staff and local officials as well as a community block party, complete with food, music and activities. More information here.

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Rhythm on the River Concert Series | West Columbia

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The CMC Rhythm on the River Concert Series is back with music, food and fun! Free concerts on Sundays this fall from 2-5pm at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater. September 25 will feature Donald Merckle and the Blacksmiths with Mississippi Kites, the KC Hot Dogs and The Donut Guy Food Trucks, and beverages by Ed's Bartending Service. Kids will love "Mascot Halftime", where a mystery mascot(s) will be on hand between 2:45-3pm to greet kids of all ages and pose for pictures! For more information on upcoming entertainment, visit the website.


USC Wind Ensemble

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The opening program of the USC Wind Ensemble's season features the world premiere of David Dzubay’s Symphony No. 2: "Through a Glass, Darkly." Dzubay is professor of music and chair of the department of composition at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The work was commissioned by a consortium of ensembles led by Scott Weiss and the USC Wind Ensemble. Also on the program is the premiere of a new work by Samuel Adler and works by Silvestre Revveultas and Paul Hindemith. More information available here.

Playing "Fore" the Pets | Aiken Animal Shelter

Monday, September 26, 2016

Friends of the Aiken Animal Shelter (FOTAS) supports the Aiken County Animal Shelter with abandoned & abused animals. They will hold the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Helicopter Ball Drop at Woodside Plantation Country Club. Join them for this four-person Captain's Choice golf tournament with a chance to win a new car sponsored by Milton Ruben Toyota! You can also win $1,000 in the Ball Drop raffle! Pre-numbered golf balls will be dropped from 300 feet over a designated hole at the Country Club in conjunction with the golf tournament. The corresponding numbered ball that lands first in or closest to the hole wins! For more information and raffle tickets, see website.

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New Homes In Lexington!

D.R. Horton's Estates at Creekside homes are now selling! Located in Lexington, minutes to Lake Murray and inside the Lexington One School District with River Bluff High. Open the door to dramatic ceilings, elegant archways and gorgeous trim detail. Enjoy the features you want most, plus a private backyard. These new floor plan designs feature 3-sides brick exterior with up to 6 bedrooms. They are selling fast! Do not miss this opportunity to own a new home at Estates at Creekside! More information available here.

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Live Jazz Every Friday, beginning at 8 PM
Friday, September 23, 2016 - John Valerio and Ian Bracchitta with vocalist, Maria Valerio

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Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 - Walter Finley

Liberty Tap Room
Friday, September 23, 2016 - TBD
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Chris Sanchez (9:30 PM - 12:30 AM)

Pearlz Upstairz Lounge
Located above Pearlz Oyster Bar in the Vista (Open Thurs. - Sat.)
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Jonathan Lovett Jazz Trio (9 PM - 12 AM)
Friday, September 23, 2016 - Mark Rapp (10 PM - 1 AM)
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - After 10 (10 PM - 1 AM)

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Monday, September 26, 2016 - Kenny George Band

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - Kristi Hood and Richard Maxwell
- EVERY WEEKDAY: Get Happy Hour from 4 - 7 PM:
$8 Wine Flights: Three 2 oz. glasses | $5 Margaritas: Bartender's Choice | $2 Domestics and $3 Craft Beers
- EVERY Wednesday: Wine Tastings
5:30 - 7:30 PM: 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 St.
Friday, September 23, 2016 - Willie Wells & the Blue Ridge Mountain Grass "Gravel in my Shoe" CD Release Party
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Bear and Friends
First Thursday of the Month: Shag Dance for 18 Years and Under; Shag lesson with Denton Williamson 7-7:30pm, dance 7:30-8:30pm $3
Second Thursday of the Month: Line dance lessons 6:30-8:30pm
Fourth Thursday of the Month: Shag dance for all ages 6:30-8:30pm $5 and children under 12 yr $3
- EVERY Thursday Night - Young Adult Shag Night - 18 and up, ID Required; dance lesson 9-9:30pm, dance til 11:30pm. $3
- 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
- EVERY Saturday Night: Dance Lessons (6 - 7 PM) + Band & Open Dance Floor (7 - 10 PM) Only $8/person.


Rock Around the Clock Fest

Friday, September 30 - Saturday, October 1, 2016

Historic Downtown Winnsboro, home of the oldest continuously running clock in the nation, is the site of this annual celebration, now in its 20th year! The festival will kick off Friday, with the Rocking Chair Parade at 7pm and street dance with live music by High Intensity from 8 - 11pm. A shag contest at 9:30pm will award cash prizes for best couple! On Saturday from
10am-3pm there will be live entertainment, vendors, children’s amusements, and a car and truck show from 11am - 3pm with DJ Doug Pauling, trophies, and much more! More information is available here.


UCI BMX Supercross World Cup

Friday, September 30 - Saturday, October 1, 2016

The 2016 World Cup events in Argentina, England, the Netherlands continue with two more events in the USA. After the Summer Olympic Games, BMX cyclists continue the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series at Rock Hill’s Novant Health BMX Supercross Track. Events are open to all Junior and Elite riders and typically feature over 200 pro elite cyclists from over 25 countries! For more information visit website.

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Hilton Head Burgers & Brew Festival

Saturday, October 1, 2016

At this fun-filled festival, local restaurants will be cooking their best slider burgers to compete for your vote! The sliders will be beef, chicken, pork or seafood so there is something for everyone. There will be 20 different brews available in the Beer Garden, and live music on stage featuring Low Country Jam, Näytiv and Thomas Claxton & the Myth. The Kid Zone will have plenty of moon bounces and games for your child’s entertainment, and for all you college football fans, a viewing area with a big screen television will be set up so you can watch your team! Event takes place at Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island. No pets please. Visit website for more information.


1,000 Flood Anniversary Beer Dinner | Old Mill Brewpub

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 7 to 8:30PM

Come spend the evening at the Old Mill Brewpub in Lexington as they remember the flood that forever left its mark on our community and brought us all together even more as a result. They worked with local farmers to make a menu that reflects the Fall in South Carolina. Tickets include five House Made Beers and four courses. Menu and more information here.

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Midlands Plant & Flower Festival

Friday, October 7 - Sunday, October 9, 2016

Calling all gardeners! Visit the South Carolina State Farmers Market for this annual festival and shop for fall plants, flowers, yard decor and furniture, canned goods, shrubs, trees, pumpkins, gourds, and mums! Find more information here.

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Stags’ Leap Winery Dinner | Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Sunday October 16, 2016

Located in the heart of the Stags’ Leap District, the original Stags’ Leap Winery continues a proud wine making heritage in the prestigious appellation that bears its name. Featuring wines made from some of the finest grapes in all of California, guests will leave the experience with a renewed appreciation for premium Napa Valley wines as well as a memorable meal. In addition to premium wines, the specially prepared menu will offer an amazing culinary adventure. Event fills up quickly, so reserve a spot now! More information here.

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