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PlanAhead | June 2021

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June 2021 Plan Ahead 

Tuesday, June 1 – Sunday, June 6

Tuesday, June 1

Dish 

Los Chicanos @WECO | Tues., June 1 | 5-8 p.m. | WECO Bottle and Biergarten | Price of purchase | Take a bite out of tacos for dinner this Tuesday. 🌮

Show

Live Music with Jon Rooks | Tues., June 1 | 7-9 p.m. | Loveland Coffee | Free | A night of soulful music, specialty coffee drinks, beer + small plates. 

Tipsy Toad Tunesday w/ Marcus Gullen | Tues., June 1 | 8-10 p.m. | Tipsy Toad Tavern | Free | Chapin will be rocking with this all request live performance. 🎺

Arts

Faces are Us Art Exhibit | Tues., June 1 | 1 p.m. | Lexington County Library | Free | View an exhibit by LK Studio. 🖼️

TryThis

Live Trivia at MJ’S Grill | Tues., June 1 | 7-9 p.m. | MJ’s Grill, 5 Lake Carolina Way, Columbia | Free | Test your trivia skills with King Entertainment. 

FeaturedEvent

Author Talk with Chef Jeff Henderson | Tues., June 1 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | How did an imprisoned drug dealer become an award-winning celebrity chef?

Wednesday, June 2

Active

The Big Run 2021 | Wed., June 2 | 6:30 p.m. | Craft and Draft | $10 | Race for a cause and help raise funds for Epworth Children’s Home.👟

Barre: 80s Ladies Night | Wed., June 2 | 6:15 p.m. | Mom+me Strong, 114 N. Church St., Lexington | $10 | Grab your leotards and leg-warmers for this themed workout. 

TryThis

CarraRock’s Return to Art Bar | Wed., June 2 | 9 p.m.-1:45 a.m. | Art Bar | Free | Show off your karaoke skills all night long. 🎤

Summerfest Mini Tour Kickoff Party | Wed., June 2 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Old Chicago | Free | Celebrate the summer with games, prizes, pizza + beer. 

Dish

Four Course Dinner | Wed., June 2 | 7 p.m. | Krafty Draft Brew Pub | $60+ | Tickets include a wine or beer pairing + reservations are required in advance. 🍽️

Los Chicanos at Columbia Craft | Wed., June 2 | 5-9 p.m. | Columbia Craft | Price of purchase | Spend your night savoring good food + good beer. 

Outdoors

Bird Tour with Jay Keck | Wed., June 2 | 8:30-10:30 a.m. | Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve | Free, registration required | Learn more about local wildlife on this bird watching tour. 🐦

Learn

LCAA Power Session: How to Know if it’s Time to Go | Wed., June 2 | 10:30-11 a.m. | Virtual | Free, registration required | Guidance for a change in career to help maintain your path to success.  

Thursday, June 3

Show 

Return of First Thursdays w/ Stagbriar & Dear Blanca | Thurs., June 3 | 6:30-10:30 p.m. | Boyd Plaza | Free | Listen to the tunes of Stagbriar and Dear Blanca on the plaza, food trucks and beverages will be available for purchase. 

701CCA Screening: Meltdown in Dixie | Thurs., June 3 | 7:30 p.m. | 701 Center for Contemporary Art | Free | Check out the award-winning documentary and meet the filmmakers.

Arts

Friends of African American Art & Culture 2021 Annual Meeting | Thurs., June 3 |  5:30-7:30 p.m. | The Columbia Museum of Art | $5 | Celebrate the FAAC’s 10-year anniversary with appetizers, a cash bar + an art tour. 

TryThis

Mario Kart at Columbia Craft | Thurs., June 3 | 6-9 p.m. | Columbia Craft | Free | Take your try at a Mario Kart Tournament to win swag + gift cards. 🎮

Stitch + Bitch | Thurs., June 3 | 7-9 p.m. | femme X COLUMBIA | Free, registration required | Bring your current craft project for an evening of drinks + conversation. ✂️

Friday, June 4

Show

The Four Horseman | Fri., June 4 | 8 p.m. | The Senate | $15-100 | Spend your Friday night rocking out with this Metallica cover band. 🤘

ForKids

Summer Reading Fest | Fri., June 4 | 3 p.m. | Icehouse Amphitheater | Free, registration required | Columbia Children’s Theater will perform and kids can enjoy games, story time, and crafts. 📚

Show

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at Trustus Theatre | Fri., June 4- Sun., June 20 | Times vary | Trustus Theater | $30+ | Trustus returns to the Main Stage to share the story of 1 of Billie Holiday’s last performance. 

Slippery When Wet— The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute | Fri., June 4 | 8 p.m. | The Main Course | $15-75 | This internationally renowned tribute band is bringing the rock icon to Cola. 🎸

Girl Interrupted at O’Hara’s | Fri., June 4 | 7-10 p.m. | O’Hara’s Public House | Free | Enjoy a night of live music. 🎵

TryThis

Poetry, Prose, Song and YOU | Fri., June 4 | 7-9 p.m. | Tapp’s Outpost | Free | Show off your skills at this open mic night. 🎤

Saturday, June 5

Show

Drift Jam Floatilla Music Festival | Sat., June 5 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Spence Island, Lake Murray | Free | Spend your Saturday at the world’s largest floating music festival.🚤

Drink

3rd Anniversary Party | Sat., June 5 | 12-11 p.m. | Angry Fish Brewing Company, 106 Fabrister Ln. | Price of purchase | Party like it’s your birthday while celebrating the local brewery’s 3rd anniversary. 🍻

Arts

Dining Event with SC Philharmonic | Sat., June 5  | 5:30-7 p.m. or 7:30-9 p.m. | Segra Park  | $15 plus price of food + drinks | A night of live music and ballpark food favorites. 🎵 

Cause 

Cornhole Tournament | Sat., June 5 | 3-7 p.m. | Icehouse Amphitheater | $100 per team | All proceeds go to Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center.

Show 

The DUOVers | Sat., June 5 | 12-4 p.m. | Hollow Creek Distillery | Free | Stop by for a country rockin’ good time. 

Bullet the Blue Sky- U2 Tribute | Sat., June 5 | 8 p.m. | The Senate | $15-100 |  We’re down to enjoy this tribute band… are U (2)? 🎸

Bluegrass in the Beer Garden | Sat., June 5 | 3-6 p.m. | Hazelwood Brewing | Free | Enjoy original music from Randy Lucas Trio. 🪕

Dark Star Orchestra | Sat., June 5 + Sun., June 6 | 7 p.m. | Columbia Speedway | $50+ | Experience the Grateful Dead live concert experience with this tribute band.  

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Columbia International Festival | Sat., June 5- Sun., June 6 | 10 a.m.– 7 p.m. (Sat.) + 12-7 p.m. (Sun.) | State Fairgrounds | $7 | Immerse yourself in a variety of cultures through food, music, shopping, performing arts + more at SC’s largest international event. 🌍

Lexington County Ag + Art Tour | Sat., June 5- Sun., June 6 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) + 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.) | Multiple Lexington Co. Farms | Free | Take a self-guided tour around local farms and enjoy artists + food trucks along the way. 🌽

Sunday, June 6

Show

Chamber Ensemble at Saluda Shoals | Sun., June 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Saluda Shoals Park | $15 | Listen to the classical sounds while enjoying nature. 

Active 

Let’s Get Metaphysical: Aerobics | Sun., June 6 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Boyd Plaza, 1515 Main St. | $25+ | Includes take-home goodie bags + gallery admission to The Imaginative Worlds of M.C. Escher. 

TryThis

Forge your Own with Angry Giant Forge | Sun., June 6 | 12-6 p.m. | The Random Tap | $45 | Try your hand at blacksmithing + make your own bottle opener, oyster shucker, steak turner or fire poker. ⛏️

Monday, June 7 – Sunday, June 13

Monday, June 7

Dish 

June Harvest Dinner | Mon., June 7 | 6:30 p.m. | City Roots | $85 | A family-style, 4-course farm to table dinner by the chefs of Bourbon, Black Rooster, F2T Productions and Honey River Catering using seasonal ingredients. 🍽️

Monday Night Out | Mon. June 7 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Stone River, 121 Alexander Rd. | $45 | Live + local entertainment, food, and a full bar.

Cause

Driving Down Main: Staying the Course | Mon., June 7 + Tues., June 8 | Tee times vary | Main Course | $350+ per team | Proceeds from the Top Golf Swing Suite tournament will go to United Way of the Midlands.

TryThis

Aura Photo Day | Mon., June 7 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m., appointments are encouraged | The Healing Bar, 501 12th St., West Columbia | $35 | See yourself in a different light + learn about what it all means. 

Tuesday, June 8

Dish

5th Annual Taste on the River | Tues., June 8 | 6-9 p.m. | Stone River | $75 | A night of food  and fun to support the beautification of West Columbia. 🍽️

Naughty Nacho Tuesday Night | Tues., June 8 | 4-5 p.m. | The Aristocrat | Price of purchase | Nachos, shots, margaritas + more for your Tuesday night.  

Show

Tokyo Joe returns to Polliwogs | Tue., June 8 | 7 p.m. | Polliwogs, 10005 Two Notch Rd., Columbia | Free | Enjoy dinner + drinks with a side of rock music. 

Learn

Business Over Breakfast: History of Lake Murray Dam | Tues., June 8 | 7:30-8:30 a.m. | RADIUS Church, 300 W Main St. | Dominion Energy’s Billy Chastain will talk about the history of the Lake Murray Dam.

ForKids

Craft Jammies Virtual Story Time: The Cat in the Hat | Tues., June 8 | 6:30-7 p.m. | Virtual (via Facebook) | Free | Join the South Carolina State Museum for a bedtime story + themed craft. 📚

Wednesday, June 9

Arts

Coffee + Canvas Art | Wed., June 9 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Painting with a Twist | $33+ | A step by step lesson to paint your own “Paradise Isle” scene. 

ForKids

Kids Night featuring story time with the Wayfinding Warrior Princess | Wed., June 9 | 5-7 p.m. | East Bay Deli, 108 Sunset Court, West Columbia | Free | Bring the kids for dinner + magical stories. 

Learn

Behind the Scenes Tour— Gadsden Place | Wed., June 9 | 6-8 p.m. | Gadsden Place, 1209 and 1211 Gadsden Street | $35+ | Join Historic Columbia for a tour of one of Cola’s newest + biggest historic restoration projects. 

Drink

Palmetto Parrot Head Club Happy Hour | Wed., June 9 | 6 p.m. | J’s Corner | Price of purchase | Transport to Margaritaville with food, drinks + music. 

Biz

EiR Meet and Greet: Shennice Cleckly | Wed., June 9 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free, register here | Meet Richland Library’s new Entrepreneur-in-Residence— the CEO of Smart Cookie. 

Thursday, June 10

Learn

Coffee with the City Manager | Thurs., June  10 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | NoMa Warehouse, 2222 Sumter St. | $20+ | Join City of Columbia City Manager Teresa Wilson to talk plans + vitality of business.  

Drink

Pups’n Pints | Thurs., June 10 | 6-9 p.m. | The Main Course | Free | Bring your furry friend + enjoy pints from Hazelwood, the featured brewery of the night. 🐶

TryThis

Star Party- Satellites, constellations and more | Thurs., June 10 | 9-10 p.m. | Saluda Shoals Park | $2 | Explore the night sky with the whole family. 

Show

Babe Club, A La Mids, Rex Darling, and Jody Jackson | Thurs., June 10 | 7-11:30 p.m. | New Brookland Tavern | $8+ | A night of various genres of music. 

The Sole Purpose Band | Thurs., June 10 | 8-11 p.m. | The Main Course | Free | A multi-genre cover band. 

Network

Prime Professional Thursdays | Thurs., June 10 | 6-8 p.m. | Prime 1004, 1004 Gervais St. | Free- $35 | Join the Columbia Urban League Young Professionals for networking, headshots, food + drinks. 

ForKids

Storytime in the Garden | Thurs., June 10 | 2-2:45 p.m. + 3:15-4 p.m. | Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens | Free, register here | Bring the whole family for stories, songs + activities. 📚

Friday, June 11

TryThis

Charcuterie & Trays DIY Workshop | Fri., June 11 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | AR Workshop Lexington | $65+ | Learn the basics of creating the perfect charcuterie board + design your own tray.

Spring Review Fashion Show | Fri., June 11 | 7-9 p.m. | Be You Men’s Fine Apparel | $12 | Profits will support the Be Unique Men’s Empowerment Foundation. 👔

Yoga and Rose on THE FARM | Fri., June 11 | 7-8:30 p.m. | THE FARM 1780 | $25 | Enjoy an evening yoga class + wine. 🧘‍♀️

Dish

Food Truck Friday | Fri., June 11 | 5-8 p.m. | Village Church at Park Street | Price of purchase | Friday night dinner plans delivered by local food trucks + live music. 

Show

Mel Washington w/ Joseph Hunter Duncan, Kat Gandy | Fri., June 11 | 8-11:59 p.m. | New Brookland Tavern | $10

Paige King Johnson | Fri., June 11 | 8-11 p.m. | Market on Main | Free | Spend your night enjoying live country music.  

1 or 2 Sessions Live | Fri., June 11 | 5-9 p.m. | Hampton-Preston Mansion, 1615 Blanding St. | Free | BYO chairs or blankets for a night of live music + local vendors. 

Steel Hands Nashville Nights hosted by Michael Haney | Fri., June 11 | 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing | Free | The songwriters of Music City are headed to Cayce, SC for a free concert every Friday in June.

Saturday, June 12

Outdoors

SC AG+Art Tour | Sat., June 12-Sun., June 13 | Various times | Various locations | Free | A self-guided tour of Richland County farms featuring local artisans at every stop. 🌽

Active

June Outdoor Yoga with Stacey | Sat., June 12 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Seibels House and Garden | $15 | Bring your own mat, water, and bug spray to this outdoor class for all levels. 🧘‍♀️ 

Drink

Wine Tasting and Book Reading | Sat., June 12 | 12-4 p.m. | NoMa Warehouse | $10 | Book Readings by Tasha Hammond. 📕

Dish

Metropolitan 1st Annual Seafood Festival | Sat., June 12 | 1-7 p.m. | Palmetto Grand Lodge,1217 Batchelor St., West Columbia| $10+ | Blue crabs , fried fish, crab legs, oysters, french fries, shrimp, and more. 🦀

Main Street Caribbean Festival | Sat., June 12 | 12-10 p.m. | 1800 Main St. | Free | Transport to a tropical island without leaving Main Street. 🌴

Disney Brunch Trivia | Sat., June 12 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Main Course | Free | If you consider yourself an expert on all things Disney, this one’s for you. 🥞

Show

Concerto for Two Pianos | Sat., June 12 | 6 + 8 p.m. | The Koger Center + Virtual | $15+ | The finale of the Philharmonic Live Series with a live stream at 8 p.m. 🎹

Movie Night at Segra Park: Black Panther | Sat., June 12 | 7:30 p.m. | Segra Park | Free, register here | Celebrate Juneteenth with this free movie screening. 🎬

TryThis

Pinball Tournament | Sat., June 12 | 1-7 p.m. | Granby Grill | $10 | Registration is first come, first serve + prizes will be awarded. 🥇

Sunday, June 13

Show

SOUL7 Live Recording | Sun., June 13 | 6:30-11 p.m. | 701 Whaley | $30+ | A live, themed music show. 🎶

Brandon Mullis at Savage Craft | Sun., June 13 | 5-8 p.m. | Savage Craft Ale Works | Free | Wrap up your weekend with acoustic-style covers and original music. 🎸

James Davis at the Comedy House | Sun., June 13 | 7 p.m. | The Comedy House | $15 | Spend your evening enjoying stand up with this Comedy Central star. 🤣

TheBuy

Antiques & More Galore | Sun., June 13 | 12-5 p.m. | NoMa Warehouse | Free | Explore vintage finds at this event hosted by NoMa Warehouse. 🛍️

Arts

Meet the Author: Craig Melvin | Sun., June 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Virtual | Free (Registration required) | Get to know the Columbia-native TODAY Show anchor and learn about his new book, “Pops: Learning to Be a Son and a Father.” 📖

Monday, June 14 – Sunday, June 20

Monday, June 14

Show

The Concert Truck | Mon. June 14 | 8-9:30p.m. | Boyd Plaza | Free | The Southeastern Piano Festival returns. 🎹

Arts

Author Talk with Cinelle Barnes | Mon., June 14 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Online | Free, register here | Hear from the memoirist, essayist + editor about her experience as a person of color in the South. 

Learn

○  Juneteenth Statewide Homebuyers Event | Mon., June 14 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Christ Central Ministries Columbia, 2401 Main St. | Free, register here | Learning the ins + outs of buying and owning a home. 🏠  

Tuesday, June 15

Dish 

Taco Tuesday with El Guapos Tacos | Tues., June 15 | 5-8 p.m. | Columbia Craft Brewing | Price of purchase | Tacos + craft beer for your Tuesday night dinner plans. 🌮

TryThis

Marvel Trivia | Tues., June 15 | 7-9 p.m. | Main Course | Free | Show off all of your Marvel movie knowledge for the chance to win a prize. 🦸 

Couponing Webinar | Tues., June 15 | 1-2 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. | Online | Free, register here | Learn how to use coupons from The State’s Sunday Newspaper to cut your next grocery bill in half. 💵

Outdoors

Botany Walk on the Historic Horseshoe | Tues., June 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | McKissick Museum | Free | Explore the Horseshoe with staff from UofSC’s Herbarium. 🌿

Network

Combined Small Business Breakout and Northeast Connection | Tues., June 15 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free, register here | Network with other small business owners. 💻

Arts 

Book Signing with Mary Martha Greene | Tues., June 15 | 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Uptown on Main | Free | Meet the self-proclaimed “Cheese Biscuit Queen.” 👑

Wednesday, June 16

Show

The Concert Truck on Boyd Plaza | Wed., June 16 | 1:30 p.m. | Boyd Plaza | Free | Grab your lunch and enjoy this outdoor concert from the Southeastern Piano Festival. 🎹

Cause 

Cheers for a Cause | Wed., June 16 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Capital City Club, 1201 Main St. | $10 | Tickets include 2 drink tickets + light hors d’oeuvres and proceeds go to the SC Kings Foundation. 🥂

Thursday, June 17

Active

Sweating with Sweetwater | Thurs., June 17 | 7-8 p.m. | The Grand | $25 | Ticket includes one hour of yoga and 2 Sweetwater beers. 🧘 

TheBuy 

Loveland Community Market | Thurs., June 17 | 5-8 p.m. | Loveland Coffee | Free | Shop local vendors at this coffee shop market. 🛍️

TryThis

Hunt and Gather: A DIY Event | Thurs., June 17 | 7-9 p.m. | NoMa Warehouse | $20 | Bring a piece that you’d like to refurbish + the necessary materials and a DIY expert will help you with the rest.  

Learn

Candid Conversation with Law Enforcement | Thurs., June 17 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Online, register here | Free | Hear from 3 Midlands law enforcement officials about a wide range of subjects. 👮‍♂️

ForKids

Outdoor Family Storytime | Thurs., June 17 | 9:30-10 a.m. + 10:30-11 a.m. | Richland Library Ballentine, 1200 Duch Fork Rd., Irmo | Free, register here | Enjoy a socially distanced story time that’s fun for all ages. 📚

Friday, June 18

Holiday

The South Carolina Juneteenth Freedom Fest Gala Noir | Fri., June 18 | 6:30 p.m. | Doko Manor, 100 Alvina Hagood Circle, Blythewood | $55 | Live performance by 7Sunday, art from local Black artists, poetry + an award ceremony.

Drink

Hoppy Hour at the Zoo | Fri., June 18 | 6-9 p.m. | Riverbanks Zoo and Garden | $12+ | Enjoy the happiest of hours with the wildest of friends. 🦓 

Show 

Badfish —  A Tribute to Sublime | Fri., June 18 | 7 p.m. | The Senate | $20 | Jam out to songs like “Santeria” + “What I Got.” 🎤   

An Evening of Jazzy Grooves with the Charles Page Trio | Fri., June 18 | 8-10 p.m. | Chayz Lounge | $25 | An evening of jazz + cocktails. 

The Disco Biscuits | Fri., June 18 + Sat., June 19 | 7 p.m. | Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center | $30+ | Music from rock pioneers who specialize in marathon dance parties + live improv journeys. 🎸

Evening Arts: THE Dubber | Fri., June 18 | 7-8 p.m. | Online (Facebook) | Free | Celebrate Black Music Month with the library’s former artist-in-residence. 

Saturday, June 19

Holiday 

5th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival | Sat., June 19 | 1-8:30 p.m. | Dutch Square Mall | Free | The community event will include activities, informational resources, meet and greets, and live performances.

Listen 

Reggaetronic Music Festival | Sat., June 19 | 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Spence Island, Lake Murray | Free, $250 for VIP | Fun, sun, and live music on Lake Murray. 🚤

TryThis

Beat on the Brats | Sat., June 19  | 12-6 p.m. | Granby Grill | Free | Enjoy live music, brats, pretzels + Bierkeller beer on the patio. 🥨 

Summer Sol•Fest 2021 | Sat., June 19 | 7 p.m. | NoMa Warehouse | $15 | Celebrate summer with live music, food trucks, shopping + more. ☀️

Active

Studio Fire Brewery Tour with Savage Craft Ale Works | Sat., June 19 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Savage Craft Ale Works | $15 | Participate in a yoga + high interval intensity class and enjoy a beer.  🧘‍♀️ 

Daddy and Me 5K / Fun Run | Sat., June 19 | 7 a.m. (Race starts at 8 a.m.) | Saluda Shoals Park | $30 | Celebrate dad with this event hosted by the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition. 🏃‍♂️

Show

The Wildflowers | Sat., June 19 | 8 p.m. | The Senate | $15+ | A tribute to Tom Petty + The Heartbreakers. 🎤

Sunday, June 20

Active 

Yoga on Boyd Plaza | Sun., June 20 | 9-10 a.m. | Boyd Plaza | $15 | A Kudzu Yoga instructor will lead a vinyasa session on the plaza. 🧘

Dish

Picnic Pop Up SC | Sun., June 20 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | The Lace House at Arsenal Hill | $80/adult, $25/child | Turn your Sunday brunch into a picnic with live entertainment, games, an ice cream truck + more. 🧺

Father’s Day Dessert + Beer Pairing | Sun., June 20 | 2-4 p.m. | Swamp Cabbage Brewery | $20 | Treat him to desserts from Blue Flour Bakery + craft beers. 🍪

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Sip & Snip | Sun., June 20 | 6:30 p.m. | Krafty Draft Brew Pub | $60, call (803) 567-2812 to purchase | Learn how to create your own flower arrangement while enjoying a drink + appetizer. 🌷 

Outdoors

Arboretum Open House | Sun., June 20 | 1-4 p.m. | W. Gordon Belser Arboretum, 4080 Bloomwood Rd. | Free | Walk the trails and explore SC-native wildlife. 🌿

Show

Will Blackburn of Stop Light Observations | Sun., June 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Main Course | $15-20 | The Charleston-native is returning to SC after performing at festivals like Bonnaroo + Firefly. 🎤

Monday, June 21 – Sunday, June 27

Monday, June 21

Dish 

Tiki June Harvest Dinner | Mon., June 21 | 6:30-9 p.m. | City Roots | $125 | Dine at the farm featuring a 4-course wood fire Tiki inspired meal. 🍽️

TryThis

Trivia Night | Mon., June 21 | 7-9 p.m. | Craft and Draft Irmo | Free | Prizes will be rewarded to the top 3 teams. 🧠

FeaturedEvent

Koger Center presents THE Dubber – Video Release Party | 6-8 p.m. | Koger Center for the Arts | Free | Join singer/songwriter THE Dubber for a free concert + video release party in the Koger Center lobby — ft. Creole cuisine from Fleur de’ Licious. 

Tuesday, June 22

ForKids

NoMa Warehouse Kids’ Summer Art Camp | Tues., June 22 | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | NOMA Warehouse | $75 | The kids summer camp will offer 3 different sessions during the week for different age groups. 🖍️

TryThis

Summer Splash Hits Music Bingo | Tues., June 22 | 7-10 p.m. | The Grand | Free | Test your summer music knowledge + win prizes. 

Wednesday, June 23

Show

Chamber Concerts at Hunter-Gatherer Hangar | Wed., June 23 | 7-8 p.m. | The Curtiss-Wright Hangar | $15 | Pre-set tables + chairs will be available based on reservations. 🎻

Thursday, June 24

Show

Concert in the Gardens | Thurs., June 24 | 7-8 p.m. | Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens | $50 | Bring your own chairs or blanket and watch the SC Philharmonic perform. 🎺

Trampled by Turtles | Thurs., June 24 | 7 p.m. | Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center | $40+ | Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 🎤

Network

Military Career + Resource Fair | Thurs., June 24 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | SC State Fairgrounds | Free | Representatives from all industries will be present and looking to employ SC service members. 

Learn

CULYPSC Qualified Immunity: What About My Constitutional Rights | Thurs., June 24 | 7 p.m. | Online (Facebook) | Free |  Join a panel of professionals to learn more about your rights + the Young Professional Movement.  💻

TryThis

Tequila Sunset Yoga | Thurs., June 24 | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | Stone River | $19 | Enjoy a yoga class + cocktail with a view of the sunset over the Congaree. 🍹

Friday, June 25

Dish

Black Food Truck Friday | Fri., June 25 | 3-9 p.m. | 3601 Broad River Road | Price of purchase | Grab some good food and support Black-owned food truck, dessert + retail vendors. 🥪

Low Country Boil | Fri., June 25 | 6-9 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing | $15 | Enjoy a classic summer meal in the South with live music + cold beer. 🦐

Show

Cracker | Fri., June 25 | 8 p.m. | The Senate | $25 | Doors open at 7 p.m. 🎤

Emo Night | Fri., June 25 | 6-11 p.m. | New Brookland Tavern | $10 | Live music, a pre and post-show DJ + a photobooth. 🎶

Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings Country Tribute | Fri., June 25 | 6 p.m.-12 a.m. | Skyline Club, 100 Lee St., West Columbia | $25-50 | Spend your night enjoying some country classics. 🎸

TryThis

Loveland Game Night | Fri., June 25 | 7-9 p.m. | Loveland Coffee | Free | Enjoy games, beer, coffee + appetizers. 🎲

The Shot with a Chaser— Swamp Cabbage | Fri., June 25 | 4-8 p.m. | Swamp Cabbage Brewing | Free | Get your free COVID-19 vaccine and then enjoy a complimentary beer or non-alcoholic beverage. 💉

Saturday, June 26

Drink

Bubbles and Brunch | Sat., June 26 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | The Dam House | Price of purchase | Food from Fleur de Licious paired with The Dam House drinks. 🥂

Dish 

Columbia’s 6th Shrimp and Grits Fest | Sat., June 26 | 6-9 p.m. | DoubleTree by Hilton, 2100 Bush River Rd. | $30+ | Feast on Columbia’s best samples of shrimp and grits and help decide which wins bragging rights. 🦐

TryThis 

Celebrate the Light | Sat., June 26 | 7-11 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art | $175+ | Break out your best attire and celebrate the light, warmer weather, and returning back to normalcy. 👠

Summer Fest at Columbia’s Live Music Block | Sat., June 26 | 2 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free | Celebrate summer with 2 stages of live music and food + drink specials. ☀️

Active

5K Run/Walk for Alzheimers | Sat., June 26 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Rehoboth Restoration Church, 5801 Koon Rd. | $25 | Lace up your tennis shoes + help support Alzheimer’s Awareness. 👟

Barre and Brew | Sat., June 26 | 10 a.m. | River Rat Brewery | $5 | Participate in a barre class + stay after for a beer or mimosa.

Show

Tedeschi Trucks Fireside Live | Sat., June 26 | 7 p.m. | Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center | $45+ | Live music from Grammy award-winning American blues + blues rock group. 🎶

TheBuy

Rosewood Makers Market | Sat., June 26 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Swamp Cabbage Brewing | Free | Check out the first market that will recur every Saturday. 🛍️

Sunday, June 27

Active 

Studio Fire Brewery Tour with River Rat | Sun., June 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | River Rat Brewery | $15 | Tickets include a 1-hour class + a beer or seltzer. 🍻

Drink

Prosecco on the Patio | Sun., June 27 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Grand | Price of purchase | Bring your furry friend and sip on bubbly drinks on the patio. 🥂

Show

Level 10 Band hosted by Terrance Young | Sun., June 27 | 7 p.m. | Main Course | $20+ | A live music show that’s sure to keep you on your feet. 🎤

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Columbia Clothing + Book Swap | Sun., June 27 | 2 p.m. | 412 Howard St. | Free | Bring your gently loved clothes + books and trade them for new treasures. 👚

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Summer Celebration | Sun., June 27 | 6:30-10 p.m. | 657 Bush River Rd. | Free | Enjoy free fireworks, snow cones, ice cream, and live music at this year’s family- friendly Summer Celebration.

Monday, June 28 – Wednesday, June 30

Monday, June 28

Dish

Mobile Food Monday: Los Chicanos | Mon., June 28 | 5-8 p.m. | Curiosity Coffee Bar | Price of purchase | If you’re looking for a reason not to make dinner tonight, here ya go. 🌮

Tuesday, June 29

Network

Coffee & Kids: Columbia Mom Meet-Up | Tues., June 29 | 9-11 a.m. | The Well Cafe | Free | Bring the kids to participate in a summer-themed craft while you meet other local moms. 

Outdoors

Nature of Summer with Rudy Mancke | Tues., June 29 | 12 p.m. | UofSC McKissick Museum | Free | Learn about seasonal changes that happen during the summer solstice. ☀️

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Name that Song Trivia | Tues., June 29  | 7-9 p.m. | Main Course | Free | Do you think you can guess the song from just a quick snippet? 🎶

Sip & Snip- Krafty Draft | Tues., June 29 | 6:30 p.m. | Krafty Draft Brew Pub | $60 | Create your own flower arrangement while sipping on beverages + enjoying an appetizer. 💐

Wednesday, June 30

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Music Bingo | Wed., June 30 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Columbia Craft | Free | The perfect opportunity to show off how much you know music.  🎵

Uptown Hip-Hop Throwdown: Caribbean Edition | Wed., June 30 | 5-8 p.m. | Curiosity Coffee Bar | Free | Enjoy a night of Caribbean-themed festivities, including live music, vendors + food. 🇯🇲

Cause

Special Charity Yoga with Good Company Yoga | Wed., June 30 | 7-8 p.m. | Krafty Draft Brew Pub | $10-30 | All proceeds will benefit Crime Stoppers of the Midlands. 🧘

Active 

Studio Fire x Studio Cellar Pop-Up | Wed., June 30 | 6-8 p.m. | Studio Cellar | $40 | A 45-minute flow followed by a sip + paint guided art class. 🎨