February PlanAhead: Your Columbia events calendar

Happy February, Cola. Whether we’ll see six more weeks of winter or early spring, only time will tell. It’s time to open up those calendars and plan ahead for some events in the Soda City.

Read on for all the top events happening this month in the Soda City.

All month long

  • NoMa Flea | Every Fri. | 6-9 p.m. | NoMa Warehouse | Free | Artisan flea market offers a unique, artisan shopping experience every Friday night. 
  • Music Bingo | Every Tues. | 7-9 p.m. | Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom | Free | Test your music knowledge Tuesday nights with bingo, food, refreshments and great music. 
  • Amos Hoffman | Every Tues. | 7-9:30 p.m. | Lula Drake Wine Parlor | Free | The ideal atmosphere for mingling, relaxing, dating + enjoying wine.
  • The Art of Being: Woman | Fri., Feb. 25-Fri., Apr. 15 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 1431 Assembly St. | Free

Tuesday, Feb. 1

  • Yin Yoga | Tues., Feb. 1 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | Drip Coffee | $25 | BYO yoga mat +  pre-registration is required.
  • Grab 5 Friends/Select Your Painting | Tues., Feb. 1 | 7-9 p.m. | Painting with a twist. 275 Harbison Blvd. | $37 | Do as the event name says and BYOB to this first come, first serve event. 🎨

Wednesday, Feb. 2

Thursday, Feb. 3

Friday, Feb. 4

  • Stop Light Observations | Fri., Feb. 4 | 7 p.m. | The Main Course | $17.50+ | Charleston-native band, Stop Light Observations, is playing live on the Main Stage. 🎤
  • No Limit Tour Reunion | Fri., Feb. 4 | 8-11 p.m. | Colonial Life Arena | $59+ | Gates open at 7 p.m. for the star-studded lineup featuring Master P, Sillk the Shocker, Mia X, + special guest Juvenile.
  • Rickey Cole | Fri., Feb. 4 | 10 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free | 
  • Boozy Bonsai | Fri., Feb. 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. | PlantHouse Cola, 702 Cross Hill Rd. | $38 🪴
  • Music Night | Fri., Feb. 4 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Loveland Coffee | Free | Celebrate the one of 2022 with live music, pizza, coffee and craft beer. 🎸
  • The Final Table | Fri., Feb. 4 | 10 a.m. | McCutchen House, UofSC Horseshoe | Free 
  • Pitchforks of Duke University | Fri., Feb. 4 | 8-9 p.m. | Arts Center of Kershaw County | $10 | The return of the popular all-male a cappella group with a repertoire that includes covers of both old and new pop music. 🎤

Saturday, Feb. 5

Sunday, Feb. 6

Monday, Feb. 7

  • Driving Down Main Fore the Kids | Mon., Feb. 7-Tues., Feb. 8 | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Main Course, 1624 Main St. | $350+ | A virtual golf tournament benefiting United Way’s Midlands Reading Consortium — an initiative helping students read on grade level by the third grade.* 
  • February Harvest Dinner | Mon., Feb. 7 | 6:30 p.m. | City Roots Urban Sustainable Farm and Event Venue | $85 | The chef-crafted menu is created with South Carolina’s most seasonal foods in mind.

Tuesday, Feb. 8

Wednesday, Feb. 9

  • UofSC Dance Spring Concert | Wed., Feb. 9 – Sat., Feb. 12 | 7:30 p.m. | Drayton Hall Theatre | $22 G.A. | Tickets are $15 for students + $20 for university faculty, staff, military and seniors.
  • Art Class: Enameling | Wed., Feb. 9 | 6-9 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art | $70
  • Charcuterie 101 Workshop | Wed., Feb. 9 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Graduate Columbia | $45 | Learn the basics of charcuterie + how to create a showstopping board. 🧀
  • Valentine’s Day Moss Wall | Wed., Feb. 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | PlantHouse Cola, 702 Cross Hill Rd. | $45 🪴| The PlantHouse crew will walk you through how to attach moss to an in-set frame, then choose from an array of accessories to make your moss wall uniquely yours.
  • Spring Training Leadership Conference | Wed., Feb. 9 | 11 a.m. | $40 | Columbia Museum of Art | Opening Day kicks off the 2022 election cycle, bringing together state legislators, women currently holding local public office, and S.C. women considering running for office or working on a campaign in the 2022 election cycle.

Thursday, Feb. 10

  • Tokyo Joe | Thurs., Feb. 10 | 6 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free | 
  • Limbs | Thurs., Feb. 10 | 6 p.m. | New Brookland Tavern | $23+
  • The Rent Party | Thurs., Feb. 10 | 6:30 p.m. | 1208 Washington St. | $65+ | Postponed from the original date, attend this 1920’s themed event that helps the homeless families of Midlands. 🍾
  • Valentine’s Day Duo | Thurs., Feb. 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. | PlantHouse Cola, 702 Cross Hill Rd. | $28 🪴
  • Heyrocco + H.A.R.D. | Thurs., Feb. 10 | 7:30-11 p.m. | BlueTile Skateboards | Originally from Charleston and now based in LA, Heyrocco returns to Columbia with Nashville band H.A.R.D.

Friday, Feb. 11

Saturday, Feb. 12

Sunday, Feb. 13

Monday, Feb. 14 

  • Romantic Valentine Pottery Session | Mon., Feb. 14 | 10 a.m. | State of the Art Gallery | $120 | Take your partner to this one of a kind two hour pottery session for a Valentine’s date. ❤️
  • Succulent & Sangria | Mon., Feb. 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | PlantHouse Cola, 702 Cross Hill Rd. | $38 🪴
  • Cosmic Couples | Mon., Feb. 14 | 6-9 p.m. | femme x COLUMBIA | $100 | Tickets include a menu of small plates curated to the elements, a bottle of bubbles + a personalized reading. 

Tuesday, Feb. 15

Wednesday, Feb. 16 

  • Evening for Educators | Wed., Feb. 16 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art | Free 
  • Postcard Art 2022 | Wed., Feb. 16 | 6 p.m. | Hilton Garden Inn | $30+ | A unique opportunity to acquire original artwork while supporting the non-profit organization, Artists for Africa. 🖼️
  • 2022 Black History Month Lecture | Wed., Feb. 16 | 6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Register by Tues., Feb. 15 for this Zoom-based lecture, “For the Future of Our Race: African Americans and Healthcare in 20th Century South Carolina,” ft. speaker Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch of Arkansas State University-Jonesboro.*

Thursday, Feb. 17

Friday, Feb. 18

  • Ashley McBryde | Fri., Feb. 18 | 7 p.m. | The Senate | $26+ | Show officially starts at 8 p.m. 🎤
  • Succulent & Sangria | Fri., Feb. 18 | 6:30-8 p.m. | PlantHouse Cola, 702 Cross Hill Rd. | $38 🪴

Saturday, Feb. 19

  • UofSC Men’s Basketball vs. LSU | Sat., Feb. 19 | 3:30 p.m. | Colonial Life Arena | $11+ 🏀
  • Heather McMahan | Sat., Feb. 19 | 8 p.m. | Koger Center for the Arts | $32+ | Get your giggles out with Heather McMahan as she stops by Columbia on her Farewell tour. 
  • Jellyfish Terrarium | Sat., Feb. 19 | 6:30-8 p.m. | PlantHouse Cola, 702 Cross Hill Rd. | $38  🪴
  • I Need A Man – Hilarious Interactive Dinner Theatre | Sat., Feb. 19 | 7 p.m. | WOW Performing Art Center, 8907 Two Notch Rd. | $45 | Whether single or married, male or female, this relationship conversation starter is a hilarious + thought-provoking interactive dinner theatre production.

Sunday, Feb. 20

Monday, Feb. 21 

  • WWE Raw | Mon., Feb. 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Colonial Life Arena | $33+ | Witness WWE champions come together for this action-packed event.
  • Kids Jellyfish Terrarium | Mon., Feb. 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | PlantHouse Cola, 702 Cross Hill Rd. | $25

Tuesday, Feb. 22

  • Tipsy Terrarium Tuesday | Tues., Feb. 22 | 6:30-8 p.m. | PlantHouse Cola, 702 Cross Hill Rd. | $22
  • TWOSDAY | Tues., Feb. 22 | 4 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free | Serving $2 tacos + $2 drinks all day. 2️⃣
  • Communal Pen: Found Poetry | Tues., Feb. 22-Sat., Feb. 26 | Times vary | Virtual event | Explore the world of poetry with this limited online event.

Wednesday, Feb. 23

Thursday, Feb. 24

Friday, Feb. 25

  • Winter Jam | Fri., Feb. 25 | 7 p.m. | Colonial Life Arena | $10 donation at door | Christian music’s biggest multi-artist tour sponsored by Compassion International. 🎶
  • “These Shining Lives” | Fri., Feb.25-Sat., Feb. 26 | 8-10 p.m. | Longstreet Theatre | $15+ | Presented by UofSC Department of Theatre and Dance (more dates on their website).
  • Bratwurst, Beethoven & Biergarten | Fri., Feb. 25 | 6:30 p.m. | Palmetto Club | $100+ | Check out this fundraising event presented by the SC Philharmonic. 

Saturday, Feb. 26

  • 12th Annual Mardi Gras Columbia | Sat., Feb. 26 | City Roots Farm | $5 for adults and free for kids 12 and under | Start with the parade through the Rosewood neighborhood, and stay for 12 bands on 3 stages.
  • Phil James | Sat., Feb. 26 | 5:30 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free
  • Bulldog Boogie Bash | Sat., Feb. 26-Sun., Feb. 27 | 6-10:30 p.m. | Glenforest School | Donations accepted | This year’s theme is Mardi Gras and will feature live music, hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and guest prizes.
  • The Gaspumpers | Sat., Feb 26 | 8-10 p.m. | Main Course | $10
  • Black History Parade & Festival | Sat., Feb. 26 | 1-5 p.m. | Parade at corner of Hampton St. + Harden St., Festival at MLK Park | Free | The 17th annual celebration will have live entertainment, education, vendors + kid activities.
  • Shakespeare in the Raw: Two Gentlemen of Verona | Sat., Feb. 26 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 541 Meeting St. | Free

Sunday, Feb. 27

Monday, Feb. 28

  • CATS | Mon., Feb. 28 – Tue., Mar. 1 | Times vary | Koger Center for the Arts | $45+ | Don’t miss your chance to rediscover CATS: The Musical right here in Columbia presented by Broadway In Columbia.