October 2015 Events in Greater Columbia SC


Wine & Waltzes Beach Bash

  • Event Description: An incredible concert by the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra that includes a dinner buffet, your favorite desserts, a silent auction, drinks, and shag dancing.
  • Date: Thursday October 1st, 2015
  • Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 400-3540
  • Name of Location: The River Center at Saluda Shoals Park
  • Address: 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212

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Intermediate Hand Building Pottery

  • Event Description: A 6 week pottery class teaching advanced pottery techniques. Students will have to have completed the Basic Pottery course to enroll. Enroll before October 28th for the upcoming November/December classes.
  • Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 545-3093
  • Name of Location: Columbia Arts Center
  • Address: 1928 Calhoun Street, Columbia SC 29201

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A Fine Affair

  • Event Description: A Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia event kicking off with a golf tournament and holding later activities such as dancing to live music, feasting on delectable recipes from highly esteemed restaurants, and a silent auction.
  • Date: Thursday October 1st, 2015
  • Time: 6:30pm-10:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 400-3540
  • Name of Location: Double Tree Columbia
  • Address: 2100 Bush River Road, Columbia SC 29201

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Singing in the Rain

  • Event Description: A romantic comedy on the early days of sound film and a studios struggles to save the careers of their silent picture star.
  • Dates and Times:
    • Thursday-Saturday October 1st-4th, 2015 at 8pm
    • Sunday October 4th, 2015 at 3pm
  • Phone: (803) 799-2510
  • Name of Location: Town Theatre
  • Address: 1012 Sumter Street Columbia, SC 29201

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USC Choir Concert

  • Event Description: Enjoy a free concert from the students at the USC's School of Music, and listen to them play and sing.
  • Date: Thursday October 1st, 2015
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 777-4421
  • Name of Location: Main Street United Methodist Church
  • Address: 1830 Main Street, Columbia SC 29201

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Katt Williams

Katt Williams

  • Event Description: Katt Williams, stand-up comedian, actor, rapper, voice actor, and singer will be putting on his Consipiracy Theory show.
  • Date: Friday October 2nd, 2015
  • Time: 8pm
  • Phone: (803) 576-9053
  • Name of Location: Colonial Life Arena
  • Address: 801 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201

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Southern Exposure New Music Concert: Apparition with Soprano Tony Arnold and Pianist Jacob Greenburg

  • Event Description: A contemporary music concert with leading soprano Tony Arnold.
  • Date: Friday October 2nd, 2015
  • Time: 7:30pm-9pm
  • Phone: (803) 777-4421
  • Name of Location: USC School of Music Recital Hall
  • Address: Room 206 813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208

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Helicopter Golf Ball Drop

  • Event Description: Over 1,000 golf balls are going to be dropped from a helicopter each with a specific number on them. If you have the lucky number of the ball that is the closest to the hole, then you will win $1,000.
  • Date: Friday October 2nd, 2015
  • Time: 10:30am
  • Phone: (803) 254-0118
  • Name of Location: The Members Club at Woodcreek
  • Address: 301 Club Ridge Road Elgin, SC 29045

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BBQ, Bluegrass & Blue Jeans Benefit for FMH Foundation

  • Event Description: An event with a silent auction, dinner, drinks, and live music with the Twang Bombers featuring Susan Douglass Taylor
  • Date: Friday October 2nd, 2015
  • Time: 6pm-9pm
  • Phone: (803) 254-0118
  • Name of Location: The Farm at Ridgeway
  • Address: 3248 US HWY 21 S 29130

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Carolina Rhea at Harbinson Theatre

  • Event Description: Caroline Rhea, star from Sabrina the Teenage Witch, performs her standup comedy act.
  • Date: Friday October 2nd, 2015
  • Time: 7:30pm-9pm
  • Phone: (803) 407-5011
  • Name of Location: Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
  • Address: 7300 College Street, Irmo, SC 29063

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Hall of Horrors

  • Event Description: One of the top local spots in Columbia to get terrified and spooked and the best part is that all of the proceeds go to local and state charities.
  • Date: Friday October 2nd and every Thursday-Saturday for the month of October, 2015
  • Time:
    • Thursdays: 7pm-10pm
    • Fridays & Saturdays: 8pm-12pm
  • Phone: (803) 814-5858
  • Name of Location: Main Street United Methodist Church
  • Address: 1153 Walter Price Street Cayce, SC 29033

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Swampfest at the Congaree Swamp

Swampfest

  • Event Description: A lot of great BBQ and delicious food with great music featuring bands such as Carlos Santan, Jesse Sumter, and the James Brown Experience.
  • Date: Friday-Saturday October 2nd-3rd, 2015
  • Time: 7pm
  • Phone: (803) 261-5596
  • Name of Location: Harriet Barber House
  • Address: 116 Barberville Loop, Hopkins SC 29061

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Jamil Shriners BBQ Cookoff

  • Event Description: This contest will have the top BBQ chefs from all over contending with one another to be the top BBQ cook.
  • Date: Friday & Saturday October 2nd & 3rd, 2015
  • Time: 10am
  • Phone: (803) 772-9380
  • Name of Location: The Jamil Temple
  • Address: 206 Jamil Road, Columbia SC 29210

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Gaston Collard & Barbeque Festival

  • Event Description: A collards and BBQ festival including a parade, rides, games, antique cars, live entertainment, and a BBQ cook-off.
  • Date: Friday & Saturday October 2nd & 3rd
  • Time:
    • Friday starting at 10am-5pm
    • Saturday at 10am
  • Phone: (803) 796-7725
  • Name of Location: Gaston Civic Center
  • Address: 131 N Carlisle Street, Gaston SC 29053

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Rock Around the Clock in Winnsboro

Rock Around the Clock

  • Event Description: A large festival in Winnsboro including live music, great food, a parade street dance, arts, crafts, childrens' games, and a classic car and truck show.
  • Date: Friday & Saturday October 2nd & 3rd, 2015
  • Time: 12pm
  • Phone: (803) 635-4242
  • Name of Location: Downtown Winnsboro

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Fall Fest

  • Event Description: An arts and crafts show with fun activities and great food.
  • Date: Saturday October 3rd, 2015
  • Time: 9:30am-3pm
  • Phone: (803) 541-7900
  • Name of Location: The Little Red Barn
  • Address: 12080 US Hwy. 278 Barnwell, SC

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Beyond the Gravestone

  • Event Description: A historic tour of the Beech Island Cemetary specifically designed for families with children ages 6-12.
  • Date: Saturday October 3rd, 2015
  • Time: 5pm-6:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 827-1473
  • Name of Location: Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site
  • Address: 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island SC 29842

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Jam Room Festival

  • Event Description: Take a trip down to Main & Hampton Street for some live music.
  • Date: Saturday October 3rd, 2015
  • Time: 12pm-10pm
  • Phone: (803) 787-6908
  • Name of Location: Main & Hampton Streets
  • Address: Columbia SC 29201

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Comedy Night

  • Event Description: A night of comedy with 3-4 comedians and a headliner to end out the show.
  • Date: Saturday October 3rd, 2015
  • Phone: (803) 808-5886
  • Name of Location: Main Street Steak House
  • Address: 131 E Main St, Lexington, SC 29072

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Gator Drift Paddle & Campout

  • Event Description: A 5 mile long trek in a canoe, kayak, and stand up paddle board with a campout once at Burton's Ferry.
  • Date: Saturday October 3rd, 2015
  • Time: 9am
  • Phone: (803) 731-5208
  • Name of Location: LSRA Education Center
  • Address: 12049 Burton's Ferry Highway Allendale, SC 29810

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Congaree Bluegrass Festival

  • Event Description: A festival with live Bluegrass music, food, and drinks.
  • Date: Saturday & Sunday October 3rd & 4th, 2015
    • Saturday: 11am-6:30pm
    • Sunday: 1pm-4pm
  • Phone: (803) 550-9520
  • Name of Location: Historic Columbia Speedway
  • Address: 2001 Charleston Highway, Cayce SC 29033

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Laser Tag 2-Day Event

  • Event Description: Join in on a full-scale game of laser tag. Only $5 per person.
  • Date: Saturday & Sunday October 3rd & 4th, 2015
  • Time: 11am-4pm
  • Phone: (803) 772-1228 ext.2005
  • Name of Location: Seven Oaks Park
  • Address: 200 Leisure Lane, Columbia SC 29210

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Cornelia Freeman Concert Series

  • Event Description: A chamber music series that raises scholarship money.
  • Date: Sunday October 4th, 2015
  • Time: 3pm-4:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 576-5763
  • Name of Location: USC School of Music Recital Hall
  • Address: Room 206 813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208

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Italian Festival

  • Event Description: Take a stroll through the Italian Festival and enjoy live music, authentic Italian food, and immerse yourself in Italian culture.
  • Date: Saturday October 4th, 2015
  • Time: 11am-10pm
  • Phone: (803) 309-2454
  • Name of Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
  • Address: 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia SC 29201

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JerryFest

  • Event Description: A night filled with live music, arts & crafts vendors, kid games, a drum circle, tie dye, and much more.
  • Date: Saturday October 4th, 2015
  • Phone: (803) 748-7373
  • Name of Location: Five Points
  • Address: 2002 Blossom Street, Columbia SC 29205

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Menopause the Musical: The Survivor Tour

  • Event Description: A music parody with music stemming from the 60's, 70's and 80's.
  • Date: Saturday October 4th, 2015
  • Time: 3pm-5pm
  • Phone: (803) 745-3000
  • Name of Location: The Township Auditorium
  • Address: 1703 Taylor Street Columbia, SC 29201

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Soggy Doggy Day

  • Event Description: A day to bring your dog to the park to socialize and interact with other dogs while they cool off with the Saluda Splash.
  • Date: Saturday October 4th, 2015
  • Time: 10am-2pm
  • Phone: (803) 731-5208
  • Name of Location: Saluda Shoals Park
  • Address: 5605 Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29212

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Graduate Vocal Ensemble Recital

  • Event Description: An ensemble of graduate choral conducting majors, directed by Larry Wyatt, will be having a recital.
  • Date: Tuesday October 6th, 2015
  • Time: 6pm-7:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 777-5369
  • Name of Location: Johnson Performance Hall, Darla Moore School of Business
  • Address: 1014 Greene St, Columbia, SC 29208

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Apple Harvest Health Fair

  • Event Description: An informational event for seniors on how to live a healthy lifestyle though activities and health care options.
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Phone: (803) 772-3336
  • Name of Location: Seven Oaks Park
  • Address: 200 Leisure Lane Columbia, SC 29210

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Introduction to Pottery

  • Event Description: A 6-week class that will teach students the essentials to making quality pottery. Enroll before October 28th for the upcoming November/December classes.
  • Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 545-3093
  • Name of Location: Columbia Art Center
  • Address: 1928 Calhoun Street, Columbia SC 29201

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Hand Building Basics

  • Event Description: A 6-week class that will teach students the basics of creating pottery while learning the essential tools and techniques. Enroll before October 28th for the upcoming November/December classes.
  • Time: 2pm-4pm
  • Phone: (803) 545-3093
  • Name of Location: Columbia Art Center
  • Address: 1928 Calhoun Street, Columbia SC 29201

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Throwing for the Young at Heart

  • Event Description: A 6-week class that will teach students the basics of creating pottery while learning the essential tools and techniques. Sign up before October 28th for the next class batch.
  • Date: Tuesdays in November/December, 2015
  • Time: 4pm-5:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 545-3093
  • Name of Location: Columbia Art Center
  • Address: 1928 Calhoun Street, Columbia SC 29201

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After School Art

  • Event Description: Students of this class will learn how to work with multiple mediums, basic drawing skills, shading, perspective, color theory, and more. Register before October 28th for the next November/December class batch.
  • Time: 4pm-5:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 545-3093
  • Name of Location: Columbia Art Center
  • Address: 1928 Calhoun Street Columbia, SC 29201

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Beginning Throwing

  • Event Description: A 6-week class that will teach students basic pottery terms, preparing clay, techniques, and glazing. Register before October 28th for the next November/December class batch.
  • Time:
    • Tuesdays: 6pm-8pm
    • Fridays: 2pm-4pm
  • Phone: (803) 545-3093
  • Name of Location: Columbia Art Center
  • Address: 1928 Calhoun Street Columbia, SC 29201

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Home School Art

  • Event Description: A 6-week class that will teach students color, shape, space, drawing skills, different media, and more. Register before October 28th for the next November/December class batch.
  • Time: 9am-10am
  • Phone: (803) 545-3093
  • Name of Location: Columbia Art Center
  • Address: 1928 Calhoun Street Columbia, SC 29201

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Hats Off! A Night of Caps and Night Caps Benefiting SC Oncology Cares

Hats Off! A Night of Caps and Night Caps Benefiting SC Oncology Cares

  • Event Description: A benefit to help support those that are fighting breast cancer and honor the life of Penny Gantt, this event will include food, drinks, a silent auction, and more.
  • Date: Tuesday October 6th, 2015
  • Time: 6pm-8pm
  • Phone: (803) 782-9665
  • Name of Location: Tombo Grille
  • Address: 4517 Forest Drive Columbia, SC 29206

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TecHealth Geocache Hunt

  • Event Description: There will be six secret geocaches hidden around places related to the Arnold School of Public Health.
  • Date: Wednesday October 7th-11th, 2015
  • Phone: (803) 777-3471
  • Name of Location: Arnold School of Public Health at USC
  • Address: 921 Assembly Street Columbia, SC 29208

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Nothing But Net Basketball Charity Event

Nothing But Net Basketball | Charity Event

  • Event Description: To help raise money to fight breast cancer, this challenge will feature a mascot competition, a free throw shooting contest, and a celebration of breast cancer survivors.
  • Date: Thursday October 8th, 2015
  • Time: 6pm
  • Name of Location: Keenan High School Gymnasium
  • Address: 361 Pisgah Church Road, Columbia SC 29203

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Jazz Faculty Recital

  • Event Description: Faculty of the USC School of Music will be performing a free jazz concert.
  • Date: Thursday October 8th, 2015
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 576-5763
  • Name of Location: School of Music Recital Hall
  • Address: Room 206 813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208

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8th Annual Wine Tasting

  • Event Description: A wine tasting with incredible food and entertainment with a mission to build a scholarship for local youth.
  • Date: Thursday October 8th, 2015
  • Time: 5:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 226-1521
  • Name of Location: Aiken Historical Museum
  • Address: 433 Newberry Street SW in Aiken, SC

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Oconee County Day Trip

  • Event Description: A Day trip to Oconee County from Aiken. Make sure to register before October 5th.
  • Date: Thursday October 8th, 2015
  • Phone: Tandra Cooks at (803) 663-6142
  • Name of Location: Aiken County Government Center or the Courtney Senior Center in Wagener
  • Address:
    • County Gov: 1930 University Pkwy, Aiken, SC 29801
    • Courney Center: 49 Roy St, Wagener, SC 29164

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Scott Price Faculty Recital: Sensory Friendly Concert

  • Event Description: A sensory-friendly concert.
  • Date: Friday October 9th, 2015
  • Time: 7:30pm-9pm
  • Phone: (803) 777-1870
  • Name of Location: USC School of Music Recital Hall
  • Address: Room 206 813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208

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Thoroughbred Senior Games - Track and Field

  • Event Description:Seniors compete in a track and field competition with an awards banquet and Bobby's BBQ.
  • Date: Friday October 9th, 2015
  • Time: 6am - 5pm
  • Phone: (803) 663-6142
  • Name of Location: South Aiken High School
  • Address: 232 E. Pine Log Road Aiken, SC 29803

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Evita

  • Event Description: A musical masterpiece on the accounts of the First Lady.
  • Date: Friday October 9th, 2015
  • Time: 7:30PM
  • Phone: (803) 648-1438
  • Name of Location: The Aiken Community Playhouse Argentina
  • Address: 124 Newberry Street NW, Aiken, SC 29801

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SC Philharmonic: Northern Lights

SC Philharmonic: Northern Lights

  • Event Description: Two famous Scandinavian composers bring their own flair to the table in this symphony including Brahms Overture.
  • Date: Friday October 9th, 2015
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts
  • Address: 1051 Greene Street, Columbia SC 29202

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Oktoberfest Columbia

  • Event Description: Enjoy the warming environment that Oktoberfest has to offer with beers from all over the world.
  • Date: Friday-Sunday October 9th-11th, 2015
  • Time: 11am-10pm
  • Phone: (803) 256-2381
  • Name of Location: Incarnation Lutheran Church
  • Address: 3005 Devine Street, Columbia 29205

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Thoroughbred Senior Games - Bowling, Basketball and Foul Shooting

  • Event Description: Seniors compete in a Bowling, Basketball and Foul Shooting competition with an awards banquet and Bobby's BBQ.
  • Date: Saturday October 10th, 2015
  • Time: 6am - 5pm
  • Phone: (803) 663-6142
  • Name of Location: South Aiken High School
  • Address: 232 E. Pine Log Road Aiken, SC 29803

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2015 Mayor's Walk Against Domestic Violence

  • Event Description: A free walk to raise awareness of Domestic Violence and to support those that have suffered from it.
  • Date: Saturday October 10th, 2015
  • Time: 9am-11:30am
  • Phone: (803) 545-3020
  • Name of Location: Finlay Park
  • Address: 930 Laurel Street Columbia, SC

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Silver Bluff Audubon Fall Trail Ride

  • Event Description: Come ride on an 8-mile loop. Lunch will be provided at 12pm, and guests are welcome to ride afterwards.
  • Date: Saturday October 10th, 2015
  • Time: 9am-5pm
  • Phone: (803) 471-0291
  • Name of Location: Silver Bluff Audubon Center
  • Address: 4542 Silver Bluff Road, Jackson, SC 29831

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Atomic City Festival

  • Event Description: A festival with live music and fireworks afterwards.
  • Date: Saturday, October 10th, 2015
  • Time: 10am-9pm
  • Phone: (803) 652-2019
  • Name of Location: New Ellenton City Hall
  • Address: 200 Main Street N New Ellenton, SC 29809

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6th Annual Touch A Truck

  • Event Description: A day for children to learn about heavy machinery from the people who opperate them including ambulances, 18-wheelers, and construction equipment.
  • Date: Saturday October 10th, 2015
  • Time: 10am-1pm
  • Phone: (803) 259-3266
  • Name of Location: Fuller Park
  • Address: 9987 Dunbarton Boulevard, Barnwell SC

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How to Make a Scarecrow

  • Event Description: A one day workshop where families can come and learn how to make a scarecrow. Guests can bring their own materials to add that extra touch to their work.
  • Date: Saturday, October 10th, 2015
  • Time: 10:30am-2pm
  • Phone: (803) 259-3266
  • Name of Location: Columbia Art Center
  • Address: 1928 Calhoun Street, Columbia SC 29201

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Barkaritaville 2015

  • Event Description: A fundraiser for the PCA Albrecht center for Animal Welfare with great food, drinks, live music, and a walk .
  • Date: Saturday October 10th, 2015
  • Time: 6pm-10pm
  • Phone: (803) 648-6863
  • Name of Location: SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare
  • Address: 199 Willow Run Road Aiken, SC 29801

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Emily Hearn @ Cafe Strudel

  • Event Description: Emily Hearn will be performing some of her popular songs such as Not Walkin' Away, Volcano, and Paper Heart.
  • Date: Saturday, October 10th, 2015
  • Time: 7pm
  • Phone: (803) 794-6634
  • Name of Location: Cafe Strudel
  • Address: 300 State Street, West Columbia SC 29169

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Reimagined: USC Symphonic Winds Concert

  • Event Description: A winds concert directed by Cormac Cannon on pieces by Mathew Browne, Debussy, Gordon Jacob, Saint Saes, and more.
  • Date: Sunday October 11th, 2015
  • Time: 4pm-5:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 777-1870
  • Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts
  • Address: Room 206 1051 Greene St, Columbia, SC 29201

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Great party to support the local athletes (FCA).

  • Event Description: Come in to the Travinia Italian Kitchen in Northeast for a party that you won't forget. The world famous Back 9 Band will be live playing your favorite hits while Chef Trey Simpson will be serving your favorite Travinia dishes.
  • Date: Sunday October 11th, 2015
  • Time: 5pm
  • Phone:
    • David Wichmann: (803) 419-9313
    • Roger Tandon: (803) 521-6191
  • Name of Location: Italian Kitchen Northeast
  • Address: 101 Sparkleberry Crossing, Road Columbia SC 29229

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Rock Hill Rocks Open

7th Annual Rock Hill Rocks Open

  • Event Description: A women's tennis tournament with $25,000 up for grabs.
  • Date: Sunday October 11th, 2015
  • Phone: (803) 326-3842
  • Name of Location: Rock Hill Tennis Center
  • Address: 897 Maplewood Lane, Rock Hill SC 29730

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Music Inspired By Art: Opus Two Concert

  • Event Description: A piano-violin duet performance of works by Meira Warshauer.
  • Date: Sunday October 11th, 2015
  • Time: 3pm-4:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 777-4280
  • Name of Location: USC School of Music Recital Hall
  • Address: 813 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29208

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Thoroughbred Senior Games - Pickleball

  • Event Description:Seniors compete in a Pickleball competition with an awards banquet and Bobby's BBQ.
  • Date: Monday October 12th, 2015
  • Time: 6am-5pm
  • Phone: (803) 663-6142
  • Name of Location: Odell Weeks
  • Address: 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken SC 29803

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Ronald Davis Faculty Tuba Recital

  • Event Description: A tuba concert by the faculty at USC.
  • Date: Tuesday October 13th, 2015
  • Time: 7:30pm-9pm
  • Phone: (803) 576-5763
  • Name of Location: USC School of Music Recital Hall
  • Address: Rm 206 813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208

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Sarah Frisof Guest Artist Flute Recital

  • Event Description: The 2009 Kobe International Flute Competition semi-finalist, 2nd prize winner of the National Flute Assocation' Young Artic Competition in 2008 is performing a flute recital.
  • Date: Wednesday October 14th, 2015
  • Time: 4:30pm-6pm
  • Phone: (803) 576-5763
  • Name of Location: USC School of Music Recital Hall
  • Address: 813 Assembly Street Columbia, SC 29208

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South Carolina State Fair


  • Event Description: Lots of entertainment in the form of games and rides as well as tons of delicious food like candy apples, fried oreos, and elephant ears.
  • Date: Wednesday-Sunday October 14th-25th, 2015
  • Phone: (803) 799-3387
  • Name of Location: South Carolina State Fairgrounds
  • Address: 1200 Rosewood Dr, Columbia, SC 29201

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EdVenture After Dark

EdVenture After Dark

  • Event Description: A comedy show featuring local comedians Jenn Snyder, Topher Riddle, Joe Coughlin, Andy Rider, and Joey Massaro.
  • Date: Thursday October 15th, 2015
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 779-3100
  • Name of Location: EdVenture
  • Address: 211 Gervais Street Columbia, SC 29201

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Jeffrey Smith Guest Artist Trumpet Recital

  • Event Description: A trumpet recital performed by guest artist Jeffrey Smith.
  • Date: Thursday October 15th, 2015
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 576-5763
  • Name of Location: USC School of Music Recital Hall
  • Address: Rm 206 813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208

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Def Leppard and Foreigner

Def Leppard & Foreigner

  • Event Description: The world famous band Def Leppard is putting on a concert.
  • Date: Friday October 16th, 2015
  • Time: Doors open at: 6pm and Show starts at: 7pm
  • Phone: (803) 576-9200
  • Name of Location: The Colonial Life Arena
  • Address: 801 Lincoln Street, Columbia SC 29208

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2015 Ghost Tours

  • Event Description: Carriage and walking tours through the streets of Historic Beaufort. Reservations are recommended.
  • Date:
      Carriage Tours
    • October 16-17, 23-25, 28-30
    • October 23-25, 29-30
  • Time: Every 20 Minutes starting at 6:30pm for Carriage Tours and 6:50pm for Walking Tours
  • Phone: (843) 524-4678
  • Name of Location: Bay Street in Beaufort
  • Address: 611 Bay Street, Beaufort SC 29902

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Art in the Garden

  • Event Description: This popular event is in its 10th year. Guests will enjoy gourmet food and drinks, bid at the Silent Auction and enjoy the work of local artists… plus, Queen of Hearts (from Nashville) perform for 2 hours. All proceeds go to Lexington Interfaith Community Services
  • Date: Friday October 16th, 2015
  • Time: 6:30pm-10:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 359-9091
  • Name of Location: Wingard's Nursery & Garden Center
  • Address: 1403 North Lake Drive (Hwy. 6), Lexington, SC 29072

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Boo at the Zoo

  • Event Description: Treat yourself to a night out at the zoo with trick-or-treat trails, a costume parade, a marshmallow roast, a spooky safari, and a haunted carousel.
  • Date: Friday October 16th-30th, 2015
  • Time: 6pm-9pm
  • Phone: (803) 779-8717
  • Name of Location: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
  • Address: 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia SC 29210

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Palmetto Health Walk/Run for Life

  • Event Description: Join in on a walk to beat breast cancer.
  • Date: Saturday October 17th, 2015
  • Time: 8:30am
  • Phone: (803) 434-2818
  • Name of Location: Finlay Park
  • Address: 930 Laurel Street Columbia, SC 29201

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USC Wind Ensemble

  • Event Description: Edvard Grieg's Funeral March for Rikard Nordrak, Antonin Dvorak's Serenade in D Minor, Op. 44, and guest conductor Paul DeCingque conducting David Maslanka's A Child's Garden of Dreams.
  • Date: Sunday October 18th, 2015
  • Time: 4pm-5:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 777-4280
  • Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts
  • Address: 1051 Greene St, Columbia, SC 29201

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Bluegrass, Bidding & BBQ

  • Event Description: The Palladium Society's 12th Annual silent auction including a wide range of items, vacation packages, art work, shopping deals, live music, custom drinks, and delicious food at a historical landmark in Columbia.
  • Date: Thursday October 22nd, 2015
  • Time: 7pm-10pm
  • Name of Location: Robert Mills House
  • Address: 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia SC 29201

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Children's Day Festival

Children's Day Festival

  • Event Description: With the theme of Lights, Camera, Action this festival will entertain guests with carnival rides, inflatables, live music, and much more.
  • Date: Sunday October 18th, 2015
  • Time: 12pm-5pm
  • Name of Location: Park West Recreation Complex Mount Pleasant
  • Address: 3301 Salterbeck St #100, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466

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Gervais Street Bridge Dinner

  • Event Description: The first annual fundraiser dinner that will include multiple courses with cocktails, beer, wine, and water with over 1,000 people attending.
  • Date: Sunday October 18th, 2015
  • Time: 4pm-8pm
  • Name of Location: Gervais Street Bridge
  • Address: Gervais Street Bridge, West Columbia, SC 29169

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Best of the Best Wine Dinner at Ruth’s Chris

  • Event Description: To celebrate Ruth's Chris's past 50 years of business they are hosting a fantastic dinner with paired wines.
  • Date: Sunday October 18th, 2015
  • Phone: (803) 212-6666
  • Name of Location: Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Address: 924-A Sentate Street Columbia, SC 29201

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USC Symphony: John Williams!

  • Event Description: A concert based around the works of John Williams in many popular movies like Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and Star Wars.
  • Date: Tuesday October 20th, 2015
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 777-4280
  • Name of Location: The University of South Carolina's School of Music is located adjacent to the Koger Center for the Arts
  • Address: 813 Assembly Street, Columbia SC 29208

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Trio Virado

  • Event Description: A concert with a flute, viola, and guitar player; Amy Porter, Juan-Miguel, Hernandez and Joao Luiz.
  • Date: Thursday October 22nd, 2015
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 641-3305
  • Name of Location: The Etherredge Center
  • Address: 471 University Parkway Aiken, SC 29801

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Spirits of Hallowed Eve Dinner

  • Event Description: A dinner filled with spirits, songs, and stories.
  • Date: Friday October 23rd, 2015
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 279-7560
  • Name of Location: The Living History Park
  • Address: 299 W Spring Grove Ave, North Augusta, SC 29841

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Halloween at the Park

  • Event Description: Bring your kids to the park and enjoy an outdoor trick-or-treat event with carnival games, prizes, costume contests, scream contests, a moonwalk, inflatable playgrounds, concessions, and more!
  • Date: Friday October 23rd, 2015
  • Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 345-6181
  • Name of Location: Crooked Creek Park
  • Address: 1098 Old Lexington Highway Chapin, SC 29036

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Lexington County Chili Cookoff

  • Event Description: Guests are welcome to come sample some of the best chili in South Carolina and listen to some quality Bluegrass music.
  • Date: Saturday October 24th, 2015
  • Time: 11am-5pm
  • Phone: (803) 254-3474
  • Name of Location: Lexington County Baseball Stadium
  • Address: 301 S Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201

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Will O' the Wisp

  • Event Description: For kids ages 2-8, they will get to go on a boardwalk while gathering candy and learning about nocturnal animals. Activities include games, cookie decorating, making smores, and hot cocoa.
  • Date: Saturday October 24th, 2015
  • Time: 6pm-9pm
  • Phone: (803) 731-5208
  • Name of Location: Saluda Shoals Park
  • Address: 5605 Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29212

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Halloween Family Fun Night

  • Event Description: A night full of games and a Halloween film screening, "The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown".
  • Date: Saturday October 24th, 2015
  • Time: 4pm-6pm
  • Phone: (803) 450-4151
  • Name of Location: Barnwell County Family YMCA
  • Address: 660 Joey Zorn Boulevard Barnwell, SC 29812

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All Hallowed Eve Ghost Walk & Illusion Show

  • Event Description: A ghost walk and Illusion show perfect for those that enjoy local legends and tales.
  • Date: Saturday October 24th, 2015
  • Time: 6pm-9pm
  • Phone: (803) 441-8596
  • Name of Location: The Living History Park
  • Address: 299 West Spring Grove Avenue North Augusta, SC

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So the Story Goes

  • Event Description: In partnership with the Lexington County Public Library, Lexington County Recreation & Aging Commision offer a night filled with spooky stories by some of the best storytellers in the Columbia Area.
  • Date: Saturday October 24th, 2015
  • Time: 7pm-9pm
  • Phone: (803) 359-4048
  • Name of Location: Virginia Hylton Park
  • Address: 111 Maiden Lane Lexington, SC 29072

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10th Annual Ray Tanner Home Run

  • Event Description: A run/walk event to help disadvantaged children and their families.
  • Date: Saturday October 24th, 2015
  • Times:
    • 12K: 7:45am
    • 5K: 8:15am
    • Kid Games: 8:15am
    • 1 Mile: 8:20am
    • Kids Fun Run: 9am
  • Name of Location: Carolina Stadium
  • Address: 431 Williams Street, Columbia SC 29201

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Ultimate Challenge Mud Run

  • Event Description: Summon your primal inner-self and take on this Mud Run Challange with you and your friends.
  • Date: Saturday October 24th, 2015
  • Time: 8:30am-7pm
  • Phone: (803) 477-0541
  • Name of Location: The Leatherneck
  • Address: 1215 Valley Ridge Road, Gaston SC 29053

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SC Pride Festival & Parade

  • Event Description: Join in on this festival, parade, and aftermath party and support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community.
  • Date: Saturday October 24th, 2015
  • Phone: (803) 771-7713
  • Name of Location: Lady Street

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Columbia Buddy Walk

  • Event Description: To promote acceptance, this walk is supporting the Down Syndrome community. There will be bounce houses, food, games, and music.
  • Date: Sunday October 25th, 2015
  • Phone: 1-800-578-8750
  • Name of Location: Sesquicentennial State Park
  • Address: 9564 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223

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Rooftop Rhythms

  • Event Description: Catch some live tunes and jam out with your friends and family at this free music event.
  • Date: Thursday October 29th, 2015
  • Time: 5:30pm-9pm
  • Phone: (803) 782-9475
  • Name of Location: Richland Mall Roof
  • Address: 3400 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29204
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Haunted Halloween History

  • Event Description: Open to the public, friends and family are welcome to come to this event to enjoy a night of learning and fun in celebration of the Halloween season.
  • Date: Thursday & Friday October 29th & 30th, 2015
  • Time: Tours Start at: 7pm & 8pm
  • Phone: (803) 359-8369
  • Name of Location: Lexington County Museum Complex
  • Address: 231 Fox St, Lexington SC 29072
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Growl at the Moon

  • Event Description: A Halloween party featuring a laser light show, live music, hor d'ouerves, craft beer, and custom beer growlers.
  • Date: Thursday October 29th, 2015
  • Time: 7pm-11pm
  • Phone: (803) 898-4978
  • Name of Location: South Carolina State Museum
  • Address: 301 Gervais Street, Columbia SC 29201

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An Evening with Groucho

  • Event Description: A two part comedy act where Frank Ferrant portrays the comedian Groucho Marx.
  • Date: Thursday, October 29th, 2015
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 641-3305
  • Name of Location: The Etherredge Center
  • Address: 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801

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Hook & Cook Festival

  • Event Description: A day filled with activities such as a Halloween costume contest, a fishing tournament, a BBQ cook-off, and much more.
  • Date: Friday, October 30th, 2015
  • Time: 10am-5pm
  • Phone: (803) 471-9778
  • Name of Location: Main Street (behind Jackson Community Center)
  • Address: 106 Main Street, Jackson, SC 29831

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Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee

  • Event Description: A weekend of good music, food, and artists showing off their masterpieces.
  • Date: Friday-Saturday, October 30th-31st, 2015
  • Time:
    • Friday: 6pm-10pm
    • Saturday: 10am-10pm
  • Phone: (803) 665-3676
  • Name of Location: Downtown North Augusta
  • Address: Georgia Avenue North Augusta, SC

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Columbia Baroque Concert

  • Event Description: A music concert with pieces from J.S. Bach, Telemann, and Buxtehude.
  • Date: Friday October 30th, 2015
  • Time: 7pm-9:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 422-4921
  • Name of Location: Spears Center for the Arts at Columbia College
  • Address: 1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC 29203

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Lunch and Learn | The Last Duel Fought in SC

  • Event Description: During the lunch and learn series, Rusty DePass will speak about the last South Carolina duel between Col. Ellerbe Cash and Col. William M. Shannon.
  • Date: Friday October 30th, 2015
  • Time: 12pm
  • Phone: (803) 737-8287
  • Name of Location: SC Confederate Relic Room and Miltary Museum
  • Address: 301 Gervais Street, Columbia SC 29201

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Gore and Folklore: Dueling Storytellers

  • Event Description: An afternoon filled with storytelling of comedic, tragic, frightening tales from the history of South Carolina.
  • Date: Saturday October 31st, 2015
  • Time: 1pm & 3pm
  • Phone: (803) 737-8287
  • Name of Location: SC Confederate Relic Room and Miltary Museum
  • Address: 301 Gervais Street, Columbia SC 29201

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Aiken Fall Steeplechase

  • Event Description: A steeplechase for the benefit of The Hitchcock Woods Foundation.
  • Date: Saturday October 31st, 2015
  • Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 648-9641
  • Name of Location: Aiken Steeplechase Association
  • Address: 538 Two Notch Road, SE Aiken, SC 29803

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EdVenture Halloween Happenings

  • Event Description: A safe Halloween night with a scavenger hunt, a pumpkin smashing, and lots of candy.
  • Date: Saturday October 31st, 2015
  • Time: 4pm-8pm
  • Phone: (803) 400-1152
  • Name of Location: EdVenture
  • Address: 211 Gervais Street Columbia, SC 29201

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Hallopalooza at Wingard's Nursery

  • Event Description: Halloween fun and activities including a train ride, a bean bag toss, biting apples, eating popcorn & hot dogs, and navigating through a corn maze.
  • Date: Saturday October 31st, 2015
  • Time: 11am-1pm
  • Phone: (803) 359-9091
  • Name of Location: Wingard's Nursery
  • Address: 1403 North Lake Drive Lexington, SC 29072

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