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PlanAhead | February 2021

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Here’s your list of events going on in Columbia (both in-person and virtually) all month long.

Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in the following events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.

Monday, February 1 – Sunday, February. 7 

Monday, February 1

Arts

CMA Chamber Music on Main | Mon., Feb. 1 | 7-9 p.m. | Virtual | $42 | Enjoy the music of three talented musicians live streamed from the Columbia Museum of Art. 🎹

ForKids

Kids Cooking Class | Mon., Feb. 1 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | The Food Academy | $75 | Instructors will guide your kids in preparing a three-course meal. All materials are included in the registration price. 🍽️

 

Tuesday, February 2

ForKids

Toddler Time | Tues., Feb. 2 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | EdVenture Children’s Museum | $12 | Little learners enjoy a special story time and craft project. 📖

 

Wednesday, February 3

Drink

Starbucks-Lake Murray Ribbon Cutting | Wed., Feb. 3 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1245 Lake Murray Blvd. | Cost of purchase | Be there for the opening day of Midland’s newest Starbucks location.

 

Thursday, February 4

Arts

Free First Thursday at the CMA | Thurs., Feb. 4 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art | Free | Explore the art museum for free. Reservations are recommended. 🖼️

TryThis

Women’s Winter Pinball League | Thurs., Feb. 4 | 7 p.m. | Bang Back Pinball Lounge | Free | All skill levels are welcome to join this eight-week league. Free to join, but you will need coins to operate the machines. 💁‍♀️

Shag Dance Night | Thurs., Feb. 4 | 9-11 p.m. | Bill’s Music Shop | $3 | Take a 30-minute shag lesson at 9 p.m. + then continue to dance the night away. 🕺 

Active

Ladies Night at Bear Arms CrossFit | Thurs., Feb. 4 | 5-8 p.m. | Bear Arms CrossFit | Free | Women can try out a CrossFit class for free. 💪

 

Friday, February 5

Arts

The Imaginative Worlds of M.C. Escher Preview Day | Fri., Feb. 5 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art | Free | Enjoy the newest exhibition at the CMA for free. Capacities are limited, so it is recommended to reserve your spot in advance. 🖼️

Drink

February Wine Tasting | Fri., Feb. 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. | The Blended Bakery | $40 | Tickets include access to a four-course meal and gourmet wine pairings. 🍷

Show

Brandon Mullis live at O’Hara’s | Fri., Feb. 5 | 7-10 p.m. | O’Hara’s Public House | Free | Sing along to your favorite hit songs. 🎸

Brooks Herring | Fri., Feb. 5 | 7-10 p.m. | Angry Fish Brewing Co. | Free | Kick off your weekend with live music. 🎶

WaterCooler

League Open House | Fri., Feb. 5 | 6-8 p.m. | AMF Bowling Co. | Free | Play a free round of bowling + learn about upcoming leagues. 🎳

 

Saturday, February 6

Arts

Art Class: Block-Printed Textiles | Sat., Feb. 6 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art | $70, $56 for members | Learn about printmaking techniques and design your own tea towel. 🎨

WaterCooler

Gamecock Men’s Basketball vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs | Sat., Feb. 6 | 3:30 p.m. | Colonial Life Arena |  $15+ | Watch the Gamecocks take on Mississippi State at home. 🏀

Show

8th Annual AfricStyle Virtual Fashion Show | Sat., Feb. 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | $10+ | Tune in to see the designs of Dazies Treasures and other guest performances. 👗

Willie Walker & Conversation Piece Band Live | Sat., Feb. 6 | 8-10 p.m. | Chayz Lounge | $25 | Dance the night away to your favorite smooth jazz, soul + funk songs. 🎶

Hijacked Rocks Mom’s On Main | Sat., Feb. 6 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | 1734 Main St | Free | Venue is upstairs next to the restaurant. 🎸

Talk

The Segregated Education of Young Men of Color | Sat., Feb. 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Roundtable discussion of the education gap. Registration is required for this Zoom event. ✏️

ForPets

Central Bark West Columbia Grand Opening | Sat., Feb. 6 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Central Bark West Columbia | Free | Tour the facility and introduce your pups to the staff. 🐶

Learn

BOUQUETS: 101 | Sat., Feb. 6 | 1 p.m. | Homewood Suites Columbia SC | $299 | Learn the tried and true techniques of floral arrangements. 💐

 

Sunday, February 7

Arts

Perception Is Deception: Escher’s Paradox | Sun., Feb. 7 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Take a deeper look into Escher’s art + see how he displays different worlds within our own. Event will take place on Facebook Live. 🖼️

An Art Affair- by Sunday Morning | Sun., Feb. 7 | 6:30 p.m. | Tapp’s Outpost, 713 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC | Free | Enjoy an exhibition focused on love, connection + human condition. 💗

WaterCooler

Superbowl Sunday | Sun., Feb. 7 | 6 p.m. | Main Course | Free | Watch the game on over 30 TVs while enjoying food, drink specials, and a halftime raffle. 🏈

The Big Game | Sun., Feb. 7 | 6 p.m. | The Grand | Free | Cheer on your favorite team + take part in a huge halftime raffle. 🏆

Super Bowl LV | Sun., Feb. 7 | 6:30 p.m. | Second Wave Coffee and More | Free | Enjoy the game outside by the fire roasting s’mores. 🔥

Super Bowl Watch Party | Sun., Feb. 7 | 6:30-11 p.m. | Tin Roof Columbia | Free | The Super Bowl will be streaming live at Tin Roof. 📺

Show

Marcus Gullen – Sunday Brunch | Sun., Feb. 7 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Free | Join Marcus for a special Sunday brunch performance. 🎵

TryThis

Super Ball Tournament | Sun., Feb. 7 | 4 p.m. | Transmission Arcade, 1712 Main St | $5 | No sign-up needed to win a prize in this tournament. 🥇

 

Monday, February 8  – Sunday, February 14 

Monday, February 8

TryThis

Open Mic Comedy hosted by Topher Riddle | Mon., Feb. 8 | 7-10 p.m. | New Brookland Tavern | Free | Take the stage with or sit back and enjoy in the audience with happy hour specials. 🎤

Health

Yoga Nidra | Mon., Feb. 8 | 2 p.m. | Fit Columbia, 2121 College St, Columbia, SC | $15 | Relieve stress by entering the state of consciousness right before sleep. 😴

Learn

Using Storytelling To Bring Literacy Alive | Mon., Feb. 8 | 6-8 p.m. | Early Education Career Institute | $15+ | Learn the difference between storytelling and reading. 📖

FeaturedEvent

Valentine’s Week Special | Mon., Feb. 8 – Sun., Feb. 14 | 11 a.m.-11 p.m. | The Grand on Main | $35 | Need dinner plans for Valentine’s week? Check out the delish prix-fixe menu at The Grand on Main. 

 

Tuesday, February 9

Active

Mindful Art + Meditation Workshop | Tues., Feb. 9 | 7:30 p.m. | The Well Collective | $30 | Don’t forget your yoga mat for this night of mindfulness through movement. 🧘‍♀️

Talk

Spring Into Health: Documenting UofSC’s COVID-19 Response | Tues., Feb. 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Register to learn about the university’s response to COVID-19 and how they are documenting it to share with future generations. 📒

Lexington Chamber Business Over Breakfast | Tues., Feb. 9 | 7:30-8:30 a.m. | Virtual | Radius Church, 300 W. Main St., Lexington, SC | $10 | Learn more about the Lower Saluda Greenway. Registration is required as space is limited. 🌳

Leadership Resiliency During A Crisis | Tues., Feb. 9 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn how effective business leaders are overcoming the impacts of COVID-19. Register to receive the meeting link. 🦠

ForKids

Virtual Storytime Crafty Jammies Night – Pete the Cat | Tues., Feb. 9 | 7-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Pete the Cat will make an appearance to read a bedtime story + lead a craft project. Registration is required. 📚

 

Wednesday, February 10

Talk

3 Simple and Powerful Ways to Supercharge Your Solo Business | Wed., Feb. 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Register for Sandra Smith’s masterclass + learn how to be a successful entrepreneur. 💡 

Show

USC Dance Company Spring Concert | Wed., Feb. 10-Sat., Feb. 13 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Drayton Hall | $15+ | Experience an exciting night of dance featuring three new contemporary pieces. 👯‍♀️

 

Thursday, February 11

Drink

The Contemporaries present Wine, Cheese, and Reflections of the CMA Collection | Thurs., Feb. 11 | 7-8 p.m. | Virtual | $75 | Register by Feb. 3 to attend this virtual wine and cheese tasting event. 🍷

Cheers to 50 Years| Thurs., Feb. 11 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | $25 | The SC Bar Foundation celebrates 50 years with a virtual mixology class. 🍸

Dish

February Harvest Dinner | Thurs., Feb. 11 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | City Roots Farm | $85 | Enjoy a family-style, four-course farm to table dinner with wine pairings. 🍽️

Arts

Galentines Party in Immersion | Thurs., Feb. 11 | 6-9 p.m. | Immersion | $15 | Sip on champagne while exploring Columbia’s interactive art space. 🥂

Reopening Reception – Guided Tours | Thurs., Feb. 11 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | University of South Carolina McKissick Museum | Free | Stroll through new exhibits on display. Space is limited, reserve your timed ticket on Facebook. 🖼️

WaterCooler

Gamecock Women’s Basketball vs. Mizzou Tigers | Thurs., Feb. 11 | 7 p.m. | Colonial Life Arena | $10+ | UofSC’s women’s basketball takes on Mizzou at home. 🏀

Network

ReNu Connections – Networking for Women | Thurs., Feb. 11 | 4-6 p.m. | ReNu Physical Therapy and Wellness | Free | Take some time to meet new people and make business connections. 🤝

Talk

Let’s Talk Race | Thurs., Feb. 11 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join the discussion on race, equity and inclusion. Register for more information.

FeaturedEvent

On the Table Insights + Impact | Thurs., Feb. 11 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | For the last three years, thousands of community members have voiced their opinions during On the Table conversations. Tune in to learn how these conversations are transforming our community, one conversation at a time.

 

Friday, February 12

Show

Terence Young | Fri., Feb. 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Chayz Lounge | $25 | An evening of jazz + R&B awaits you. 🎸

Svetlana and the New York Collective: Night at the Movies | Fri., Feb. 12 | 8-10 p.m. | Koger Center for the Arts | $18+ | Listen to music from the chart-topping jazz record, Night at the Movies. VIP tickets are also available which include a dinner at 1801 Grille. 🎶

Untouchable – Main Course | Fri., Feb. 12 | 6-9 p.m. | Main Course | Free | Listen to the sweet sound of  the blues. 🎷

Ryan Trotti: Carolina Western Pub | Fri., Feb. 12 | 7:45-10:30 p.m. | Carolina Western Pub | Free | Enjoy an evening of country music. 🤠

Drink

Valentines Black Tie Wine Tasting | Fri., Feb. 12 – Sun., Feb. 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | The Blended Bakery | $50+ | Enjoy an elegant evening with your loved one dining on a four course meal + wine pairings. Formal attire is required. 🍷

Ladies’ Night | Fri., Feb. 12 | 6-11 p.m. | The Aristocrat | Free | Free glass of bubbly for all the ladies while you enjoy some live music. 🥂

Arts

Morning All Wood Workshops | Fri., Feb. 12 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | AR Workshop Lexington | $30+ | Spend your morning creating some new home decor. 🖼️

Cause

RCSD Valentine Blood Drive | Fri., Feb. 12 | 7 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2500 Decker Blvd. | Free | Register to donate blood and receive a $20 gift card. 💉

 

Saturday, February 13

Learn

Art Class: Watercolor 101 | Sat., Feb. 13 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art | $70, $56 for members | Lean the fundamentals of watercolor painting. 🖌️

Show

The Revue at 1626: Drag Race Edition | Sat., Feb. 13 | 6 p.m. | Main Course | $25 | Ticket price includes one signature cocktail + entry to the drag show. 🍸

Cars and Coffee | Sat., Feb. 13 | 7 a.m. | AMC Theater Harbison | Free | Show off your car or just come as a spectator. Event will also be available on Facebook Live. 🚘

Mardi Gras & Live Music | Sat., Feb. 13 | 12-11 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing | Free | Celebrate in New Orleans style with live music + a mask contest. ⚜️

Stupid Cupid | Sat., Feb. 13 | 6-11 p.m. | The Woody on Main | Free | Wear red if you love Valentine’s Day and black if you hate it. ♥️

Drink

Wine Walk & Chocolate Pairing | Sat., Feb. 13 | 1-4 p.m. | Second Wave Coffee and More | $20 | Enjoy a sampling of six wines and chocolate pairings. 🍷

TryThis

Love Strokes – Sip & Paint Speed Dating | Sat., Feb. 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Blue Moon Ballroom, 554 Meeting St., West Columbia | $35 | Make a love connection + a new art piece at this speed dating/paint and sip event. 💖

You Make My Heart Pop! | Sat., Feb. 13 | 5-7 p.m. | Graduate Columbia | $30+ | Learn a new cookie decorating technique. 🍪

Cause

Lake Murray Polar Plunge | Sat., Feb. 13 | 10:30 a.m. | TopSpin Racquet Club | 50+ | Take a dip to raise money for the special olympics. Plungers will be assigned a time to avoid crowding. 🥶

WaterCooler

Gamecock Men’s Basketball vs. Ole Miss Rebels | Sat., Feb. 13 | 6 p.m. | Colonial Life Arena | $15+ | The Gamecocks take on the Rebels at home. 🏀

 

Sunday, February 14

TheBuy

Sunday Market at The Well Collective | Sun., Feb. 14 | 11-3 p.m. | The Well Collective | Free | Shop small and support local vendors at this outdoor market. 🛍️

Dish

Valentine’s Day Couples Sip & Dip | Sun., Feb. 14 | 5-7 p.m. | The Black Root Collective, 111 Northway Rd. | $75+ | Learn the art of chocolate dipped fruits + take some home to eat later. 🍫

WECO VALENTINE’S with LOS CHICANOS | Sun., Feb. 14 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | WECO Bottle & Biergarten | Price of Purchase | Celebrate Valentine’s Day with tacos and beer. 🌮

FeaturedEvent

Valentine’s Day Dinner | Sun., Feb. 14 | 5:30-11:00 p.m. | $175 for couples, $95 for single | 1626 Main Street | Enjoy smooth mood-setting live music by Mike Stone Entertainment, and a five-course chef-prepared meal to celebrate the one(s) you love.

 

Monday, February 15 – Sunday, February 21

Monday, February 15

TryThis

Open Mic Comedy hosted by Topher Riddle | Mon., Feb. 15 | 7-10 p.m. | New Brookland Tavern | Free | Take the stage with or sit back and enjoy in the audience with happy hour specials. 🎤

ForKids

Kids’ Cooking Class | Mon., Feb. 15 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | The Food Academy, LLC, 

5 Lake Carolina Way Suite 130 | $75 | Your kids will be led in preparing a three course meal. 🍽️

 

Tuesday, February 16

Arts

Virtual Trivia Night | Tues., Feb. 16 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | $5 | Join the Columbia Museum of art on Zoom and test your art smarts. 🖼️

History

Virtual Renovation Rodeo: Elmwood Park | Tues., Feb. 16 | 7-8 p.m. | Virtual | $10, $5 for members | Take a tour of some restored twentieth century homes with Historic Columbia. 🏠

Talk

Telling the Untold Stories: The Civil Rights Documentaries of Journalist Steve Crump | Tues., Feb. 16 | Virtual | Free | Register to hear stories + preview materials from the extraordinary career of journalist and documentary film producer Steve Crump. 🎥

Drink

Guess the Beer Contest | Tues., Feb. 16 | 4-9 p.m. | Krafty Draft Brew Pub | Cost of purchase | Guess the right beers in a blind taste test + win prizes. 🍻

Learn

Virtual Renovation Rodeo: Elmwood Park | Tues., Feb. 16 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Hear from a panel of experts on problem solving in business. Please register in advance 💼

 

Wednesday, February 17

Arts

Wine Down Wednesday DIY Wood Workshop | Wed., Feb. 17 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | AR Workshop Lexington | $30+ | Relax while creating some new artwork for your home. Event is BYOB and requires registration 24 hours in advance. 🎨

Talk

PCI Webinar: Best Children’s Books of 2020 | Wed., Feb. 17 | 2-3 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join the South Carolina State Library as they discuss the best children’s books published in 2020. 📚

Dish

El Guapos Tacos at Columbia Craft | Wed., Feb. 17 | 5-9 p.m. | Columbia Craft | Cost of purchase | Make “Taco Wednesday” a thing with this local food truck. 🌮

Show

Marcus Gullen | Wed., Feb. 17 | 6-9 p.m. | Za’s on Divine | Free | Live music out on the patio. 🎵

Thursday, February 18

Dish

Oyster Roast | Thurs., Feb. 18 | 6-9 p.m. | The Grand | $45 | Tickets include all you can eat oysters, two beers, and live music. 🍺

Health

Spring Into Health: Virtual Yoga | Thurs., Feb. 18 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Center your mind and body with a 30-minute virtual yoga class followed by a Q+A. Register for more information. 🧘

History

Virtual Game Night – Trivia | Thurs., Feb. 18 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Celebrate Black History Month with the State Museum’s game featuring famous firsts and other contributions of Black Americans to South Carolina history.  Registration is required. 🧠

Civic

Columbia Impact Awards | Thurs., Feb. 18 | 11 a.m. | Virtual | $20+ | Honor the organizations and individuals that make the Columbia region a vibrant place. 🏆

Show

Latin Thursday | Thurs., Feb. 18 | 8-11 p.m. | The Joint on Main | Free | Live Latin music all night long. 💃

TryThis

Music Bingo at LJ’s! | Thurs., Feb. 18 | 7-8 p.m. | LJ’s Par & Grill, 381 Pilgrim Church Rd | Free | Take classic Bingo to another level by incorporating your favorite songs. 🎉

 

Friday, February 19

Show

Natural Desire Band Presents A Night of Soulful Rhythms | Fri., Feb. 19 | 8-10 p.m. | Chayz Lounge | $25 | Enjoy a special blend of soul, funk & reggae. 🎵

Super Nash Bros | Fri., Feb. 19 | 7-10:30 p.m. | Main Course | Free | Jam to your favorite pop/rock hits from the 90s and 2000s. 🎸

Outdoors

Walker & Kayley Live Music! | Fri., Feb. 19 | 6-10 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing | Free | Bring your lawnchair and enjoy some live music in the beigarten. 🍻

 

Saturday, February 20

Dish

8th Annual Pig and Oyster Roast #shuck2020 | Sat., Feb. 20 | 12-4:30 p.m. | F2T Productions | $65+ | Reserve a table and enjoy an evening of good food with your friends. 🐖

TryThis

Stranger Things Brunch Trivia | Sat., Feb. 20 | 11 a.m. | The Grand | Free | Grab your walkie talkies and spend your morning in the upside down. Prizes for first, second, third + best costumes. 

ForKids

Nerf Gun Games | Sat., Feb. 20 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | 851 Wise Ferry Rd., Lexington | Free | Children ages 5-11 are welcome to bring their nerf guns for a day of fun. Text 803-354-0740 to reserve your spot. 🔫

Show

The Jamie Wright Band Presents The Songs of Soul | Sat., Feb. 20 | 8-10 p.m. | Chayz Lounge | $25 | Enjoy an evening of non-stop soul hits. 🎙️

Telescope Livestream – MARS | Sat., Feb. 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join the State Museum’s educators for a look at the sky on Facebook Live. 🔭

 

Sunday, February 21

Dish

2021 Lexington Chili Cookoff | Sun., Feb. 21 | 12-5 p.m. | Icehouse Amphitheater | $10 | Sample chili from the best chefs in the area and vote for a winner. 🥣

Talk

A Candid Conversation with Jane Elliott | Sun., Feb. 21 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Registration is required for this discussion on prejudice and bigotry.

Arts

CDL presents a Virtual Film Screening: The Ice Storm | Sun., Feb. 21 | 2-4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join the Columbia Museum of art for a film screening + discussion. Event will be streamed on Kast🎥

Drink

Art & Makers Mark | Sun., Feb. 21 | 7 p.m. | Whiskey Kitchen, 8105 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC | $50 | Sip on some cocktails or wine while creating a cow themed masterpiece. Tickets include two drinks, painting materials + heavy hors d’oeuvres. 🎨

ForPets

Doggy Adoption Day | Sun., Feb. 21 | 1-4 p.m. | River Rat Brewery | Free | Love on some doggos + you can even take one home for $35. 🐶

TryThis

Classic Cars Cruise In | Sun., Feb. 21 | 1 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing | Free | Check out some muscle cars up close. 🚗

Monday, February 22 – Sunday, February  28

Monday, February 22

Talk

Ask the Expert: How to Network | Mon., Feb. 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn the tips and tricks needed to foster relationships to advance in your career. Register for the Zoom link. 🤝

Learn

Sip & Snip @ Krafty Draft | Mon., Feb. 22 | 6:30-8:30 | Krafty Draft Brew Pub, 269 Charter Oak Rd., Lexington | $60 | Learn the art of floral arrangement while enjoying drinks and snacks. Tickets can be purchased by calling 803-567-2812.

 

Tuesday, February 23

Drink

February 2021 After Hours | Tues., Feb. 23 | 5-7 p.m. | Craft And Draft Irmo | Free | Event hosted by the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce. 🍻

TryThis

Bingo Night | Tues., Feb. 23 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Krafty Draft Brew Pub | Free | Prizes will be awarded to winners at the end of the night. 🥇

ForKids

Our Voices Poetry Slam | Tues., Feb. 23 | Virtual | Young poets, aged 12-19, are invited to join the Soda City Youth Slam for the chance to win prizes. Register on Facebook. 🎤

Dish

$3 Taco Tuesday | Tues., Feb. 23 | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Liberty Tap Room | Cost of purchase | Spice up your Tuesday with tacos and margs. 🌮

 

Wednesday, February 24

Show

That’s My Jam with Boogie Brown | Wed., Feb. 24 | 8-10:30 p.m. | Main Course | $5 | Enjoy an evening of live music. Cover charge is paid at the door. 🎶

Uptown Hip-Hop Throwdown: NY Edition | Wed., Feb. 24 | Curiosity Coffee Bar | Free | A little piece of New York in Columbia featuring music, food, and drinks from the Big Apple.🗽

Cause

American Red Cross Blood Mobile | Wed., Feb. 24 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | St. John Neumann Catholic School, 721 Polo Rd., Columbia, SC | Register for a donation appointment and save a life. 💉

FeaturedEvent

Creating and Restoring the UofSC South Caroliniana Library | Wed., Feb. 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The public is invited to join this virtual event with author John M. Bryan, architect Jay White, and University Archivist Elizabeth West celebrating the renovation of the 181-year-old historical building. 

 

Thursday, February 25

History

Behind-the-Scenes Tour – Smoked on Main Street | Thurs., Feb. 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 1643 + 1645 Main St. | $20, $10 for members | Explore two Reconstruction-era buildings soon to be repurposed and reopened for today’s generations. 🏫

Dish

Soul Food Dinner | Thurs., Feb. 25 | 6 p.m. | The Grand | $100 | Enjoy a five-course soul food meal, drinks + live music. 🍗

 

Friday, February 26

Show

Comedy Cave | Fri., Feb. 26 | 8-10 p.m. | Main Course | $25 | Start your weekend laughing. Cover charge is paid at the door. 🤣

If Birds Could Fly | Fri., Feb. 26 | 6-10 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing | Free | Live music at Steel Hands. 🎵

Film

Movies in the Garden: Scream | Fri., Feb. 26 | 5-8:30 p.m. | Hampton-Preston Mansion | $50, $40 for members | Bring your chair and a blanket for a horrifying evening. Tickets sold as a five-person pod. 🎥

 

Saturday, February 27

Community

Wild About Recycling Drop-off Event | Sat., Feb. 27 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Riverbanks Zoo and Garden | Free | Get rid of unwanted clutter at home while helping the environment. Drop off at the zoo’s Greystone entrance. ♻️

Theatre

Before Black Lives Matter | Sat., Feb. 27 | 6 p.m. | Columbia Music Festival Association, 914 Pulaski St. | $30+ | Experience a moving and informative drama appropriate for all ages + races. 🎟️

TheBuy

Indoor Yard Sale | Sat., Feb. 27 | 7-11 a.m. | Crooked Creek Park | Free | Hunt for treasures to bring home with you. If you would like to be a vendor, call (803) 345-6181 to register. 🛍️

ForKids

Kids Night: 2 Projects + Pizza= 3.5 Hours of Fun! | Sat., Feb. 27 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | $45+ | AR Workshop Lexington | Pizza and craft time for kids ages 8-12. 🎨

 

Sunday, February 28

TryThis

Columbia Virtual Game Night | Sun., Feb. 28 | 7-10 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Register to partake in a night of trivia, charades + drawing online. ♟️

Show

Lake Murray Bridal Show | Sun., Feb. 28 | 7-10 p.m. | Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Ln. | $7+ | Kick off your wedding planning in style. 💍

Experience Saxophonist Mike Phillips Live In Concert | Sun., Feb. 28 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Chayz Lounge | $50 | Arrive early to enjoy happy hour specials. 🎷

Health

Sound Immersion to Reset and Recharge | Sun., Feb. 28 | 1-3 p.m. | Palmetto Healing Arts, 1127 B Ave., West Columbia | $40 | Reset and recharge your energy with the sound immersion technique. Type “40” into the Paypal ticket link to purchase. ☯️