EngenuitySC Presents Science Café: How is Nanotechnology Impacting the Environment?
March 11, 2014 from 6PM - 7:30PM
Join EngenuitySC for a free, informal talk in a casual pub environment by Dr. Jamie Lead, SmartState Endowed Chair in Environmental Nanoscience and Risk at University of South Carolina. Dr. Lead, one of the world’s top nanoscience researchers, focuses on the scientific, technological, health, economic, legal, and societal behaviors and effects of nanoscience. Guests 21 and up are welcome to this free event.
Winter Jam 2014
March 14, 2014 at 7PM
The 2014 Winter Jam Tour Spectacular is scheduled for March 14, 2014 at the Colonial Life Arena. Get your tickets today to Christian Music's largest annual tour. Newsboys, Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North, Newsong and more will perform at this live concert in Columbia, South Carolina. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 803-576-9200 for more information.
St. Pat's in Five Points
March 15, 2014
Experience St. Pat's in Five Points this March 2014! Race in the Get To The Green 10K, 5K or Family Fun 1-Miler, listen to 15 plus bands and DJ's on 5 stages and catch a FREE St. Patrick's Day Parade. Over 30 bars and restaurants will participate in this exciting holiday event. Plus, there is a children's play area available to guests. Mark your calendar today so that you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Five points!
You Can Haz Cheezburger: The Art of Online Cat Videos
March 21, 2014 at 7:30PM
A send-up of internet sensations Grumpy Cat, Maru, Keyboard Cat and others, You Can Haz Cheezburger is a zany mix of online video, live music, theatrical performance and more that honors everyone’s favorite work distraction – the online cat video. Whether battling laser pointers or falling off fences, these cats are imminently watchable and serious fun! $10 tickets and more information are available at www.HarbisonTheatre.org.
Columbia Model Train Show
March 22, 2014 from 9AM - 2PM
90+ tables of trains, parts and accessories will be on site at this Columbia Model Train Show. O,HO,N. HO repairs on site. Enjoy operating trains and a kids play area. COCKY will visit from 11am-12noon. Door prizes every 30 minutes. Cash prizes, $50 at noon and $100 at 1:15PM. Donations $3, Kids 12 and under free! Visit www.palmettotca.org/ for more information.
Soda City Spring Fest
March 22, 2014 from 9AM - 1PM
Scheduled just days after the first day of Spring, the vendors of the Soda City Market will be showcasing their fresh and local spring goods straight from South Carolina farms and businesses. The “Soda City Spring Fest” will be held on the 1400-1500 blocks of Main Street. Along with regular market activity, vendors will be holding spring-themed interactive demonstrations like cooking and “how-to” gardening tips to help prepare market patrons for the spring season. The market will also feature a beer tasting, live music from local artists, and kids activities such as flowerpot decorating and face painting.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus
March 27 - 30, 2014
Behold the living legends! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® brings the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages in an all-new show - - Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS. Experience unimaginable family fun, as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and mysterious creatures of the past: a unicorn, a Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth! Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions! Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS! Call 803-576-9200 for more information.
Aiken's First Baptist Church Kidsignment Sale
March 28 & 29, 2014
Aiken's First Baptist Church Kidsignment Sale is a benefit to the PDO program at the church as well as many people in need throughout the community. The sale offers a large selection of clothing, toys and room décor for infant through teen and even maternity! For more information and to find out how to donate, consign or volunteer visit www.passitonaiken2.com.
30th Annual Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic
March 28 - 30, 2014
Discover the great outdoors at the 30th annual Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic. Bring the whole family to the South Carolina State Fairgrounds to experience hunting, fishing, boating, camping, kayaking...whatever you are interested in, you will find at the Classic! Browse booth after booth stocked with the latest and greatest hunting, fishing and outdoor sports equipment and clothing, unusual foods and unique gifts. You will find over 300 exhibitors in six buildings, plus more outside. Let the kids try catch-and-release fishing in the SCDNR Aquatic Education Fishing Pond and more. Call 803-734-4008 for more information.
South Carolina Cornbread Festival
March 29, 2014
The 2014 South Carolina Cornbread Festival and 5K Run/Walk promises fun for the entire family. The event will take place at the corner of the 2800 Block of Main Street and Newman Street, in North Columbia. Enjoy a 5K Run / Walk, a Cornbread Cook-off, the Little Miss Muffin Pageant, live music and more. The Cornbread Festival will offer the “Corn Muffin Play Land” for kids. “Cocky” will be in attendance along with Benedict's Tiger Mascot and Clemson’s Tiger! Mark your calendars for this family friendly fun-filled day!
Columbia Jewish Film Festival
March 30, 2013 - April 3, 2014
The Columbia Jewish Film Festival offers outstanding world cinema that promotes awareness, appreciation and pride in the diversity of the Jewish experience. Reaching out to the entire greater Columbia area, the Festival's aim is to educate, illuminate and entertain views about the language, history and contemporary issues of the Jewish People and Israel through film. All films will be show at Nickelodeon Theater. Call 803-254-8234 for more information.
SC Philharmonic: Gershwin, Gatsby, and All That Jazz
April 5, 2014
SC Philharmonic presents a jazzy, bluesy, roaring (Twenties) good time on April 5, 2014 at the Koger Center for the Arts. Call 803-251-2222 to purchase your tickets today. Tickets start at $17. Children 17 and under are eligible for free tickets. $5 college rush tickets are available at the door at 6:30PM on concert night (must have valid ID). Call 803-771-7937 for more information.
701 CCA Presents: Columbia Open Studios
April 5, 2014 from 10AM - 6PM
April 6, 2014 from 12PM - 6PM
701 Center for Contemporary Art presents Columbia Open Studios, a free, self-led driving tour of artists’ working studios spanning the City of Columbia and Richland and Lexington Counties, showcasing the Midlands’ talented visual art community. By organizing this weekend-long tour of artists’ studios, the nonprofit 701 CCA hopes to provide easy access for the community to the visual arts; expose the public to the wealth of fine artists in Columbia & Richland & Lexington Counties; create new marketing opportunities for artists; and generate excitement about area artists among seasoned collectors and first-time buyers. Call 803-779-4571 for more information.
Indie Grits Film Festival
April 11 - 20, 2014
Indie Grits was born in 2007, charging blindly and passionately onto the scene, with a do-it-yourself attitude. Propelled by a far-flung artistic vision, festival organizers sought to break down the walls intimidating Southern media makers by creating exhibition opportunities for work often overlooked elsewhere. The spirit of Indie Grits comes from the heart of its host, the Nickelodeon Theatre. The Nick serves as the festival’s anchor in historic downtown Columbia. More than a film festival full of youthful audacity, Indie Grits, now in its eighth year, is a showcase for the very best of the city’s culinary, theatrical, art and music talent. Call 803-254-8324 for more information.
River Rocks at Riverfront Park
April 13, 2014
Enjoy great music, food and drinks at the 2014 River Rocks event. Five great bands playing an eclectic range of music styles for all ages include: Toubab Krewe, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Town Mountain, Black Iron Gathering and The Restoration. Guests can go canoeing, kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding with local outfitters and there will be a SUP race with prizes. Kids 12 and under get in free! Call 803-960-3552 for more information.
Disney On Ice at the Colonial Life Arena
April 17 - 20, 2014
Get ready to rock out with some of the most magical idols of all in a musical showcase that features the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom in Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After! Jam to a Scottish jig as a group of royal contenders from the latest Disney Pixar film, Brave, compete to win the heart of headstrong, sharp-shooting Merida, making her ice debut! Experience a show-stopping performance as Sebastian breaks out of his shell for one night only to make waves with Ariel. A chorus of harmless hooligans from Tangled unleashes musical mayhem when they get a visit from the sassy and spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally Flynn. And, get your feet moving as the Beast and his castle’s enchanted entourage take center stage in a spectacular show for Belle. It will be a rockin’ remix of royalty when Disney On Ice brings this superstar lineup to your hometown! Call 803-576-9200 for more information.