PlanAhead | March 2021

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Spring is right around the corner, Soda Citizens. 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, March 1 – Sunday, March 7 

Monday, March 1

TryThis

Trivia Night | Mon., Mar. 1 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Craft and Draft Devine | Free | Show off your knowledge + win prizes. 🧠

Talk

The 2021 South Carolina Rural Summit | Mon., Mar. 1-Tues., Mar. 2 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Brought to you by the SC Department of Commerce + SCETV. 💻

ForKids

Kids’ Cooking Class | Mon., Mar. 1 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | The Food Academy | $75 | Let your kids learn the joy of cooking in this instructor led class. 🍽️

Tuesday, March 2

WaterCooler

Gamecock Men’s Basketball vs. University of Arkansas Razorbacks | Tues., Mar. 2 | 6:30 p.m. | Colonial Life Arena | $15+ | Watch the final regular season home game of the year. 🏀

Arts

Paint and Pour | Tues., Mar. 2 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | The Blended Bakery | $40 | Unleash your creative side while enjoying your favorite beverages. 🖌️

Talk

Chamber Issues Forum – An Update on K-12 Public Education and Covid | Tues., Mar. 2 | 8-9 a.m. | Virtual | Free | A time to discuss issues facing the business community. Register to receive the Zoom link. 

Wednesday, March 3

Learn

Hula Dance with Valerie | Wed., Mar. 3 | 6 p.m. | 1125 B Ave., West Columbia | $12 at the door | Learn the basic hula steps and hand movements. 🍍

Arts

66th Annual Juried Student Exhibition | Wed., Mar. 3-Thurs., Mar. 18 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | McMaster Gallery | Free | The annual student exhibition for UofSC’s School of Visual Art and Design. 🖼️

St. Patrick Hat Canvas Painting | Wed., Mar. 3 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Lexington’s Paint & Pour | $35 | Combine beer and painting for a fun evening. ☘️

Show

Marcus Gullen | Wed., Mar. 3 | 6-9 p.m. | Za’s On Devine | Price of purchase | Enjoy live music while you dine on pizza. 🎶

Dish

Los Chicanos at Columbia Craft | Wed., Mar. 3 | 5-9 p.m. | Columbia Craft | Price of purchase | Come out to enjoy the Mexican food truck + stay to play music bingo. 🌮

Cousin’s Maine Lobster Truck | Wed., Mar. 3 | 4-8 p.m. | Zeddie’s Party Shop & Bar, 203 Highway 378 W., Lexington | Price of purchase | Come for the lobster rolls, stay for the karaoke. 🦞

Thursday, March 4

Arts

Free First Thursday at the CMA | Thurs., Mar. 4 | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art | Free | Stroll through the museum’s current exhibits for free. 🖼️

TryThis

Bridgerton Trivia | Thurs., Mar. 4 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | The Grand | Free | Calling all you Lords and Ladies, it’s time to test your knowledge of the new Netflix drama. 📺

Dish

NateDawgz Kitchen at Weco | Thurs., Mar. 4 | 5-8 p.m. | WECO Bottle & Biergarten | Price of purchase | Fried comfort food is on the menu tonight. 🍟

Show

Vilai Harrington duo at Steel Hands | Thurs., Mar. 4 | 5-9 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing | Free | Enjoy your beer with a side of folk music. 🎶

1st Thursday on Main-Live Latin Music | Thurs., Mar. 4 | 8-11 p.m. | The Joint at 1710 Main | Time for food, spirits + live music. 🎵

Mason Horne Live at Tin Roof | Thurs., Mar. 4 | 7 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free | Country music from 18-year-old SC native, Mason Horne. 🤠

Friday, March 5

Arts

Off the Wall and Onto the Stage: Columbia | Fri., Mar. 5-Sat., Mar. 6 | Times vary | Koger Center | $25+ | The Columbia City Ballet brings Low Country art to life. Tickets sold in pairs. 👯‍♀️

Film

Free Times Drive-In: Coming to America | Fri., Mar. 5 | 7-9 p.m. | South Carolina State Fairgrounds | $25/car | Join the Free Times for a classic comedy. 🎬

Show

Tyler Hammond 2 Night special | Fri., Mar. 5-Sat., Mar. 6 | 6 p.m. | Skyline Club | $7 at the door | Get your country on with Tyler Hammond. 🤠

WaterCooler

Univ of South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball vs. Mercer Bears Baseball | Fri., Mar. 5 | 7 p.m. | Founders Park | $12+ | The Gamecocks take on the Bears at home.

Saturday, March 6

Outdoors

The Columbia Ripper | Sat., Mar. 6 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | City-wide | $51/team | Take on this outdoor detective game with a group of friends. The starting location will be revealed day-of. 🔎

Holiday

10th Annual St. Practice Day | Sat., Mar. 6 | 12-11 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free | Start celebrating St. Patrick’s day early with live music. ☘️

Show

An Evening Of Songs with Beverly Crowder | Sat., Mar. 6 | 8-10 p.m. | Chayz Lounge | $25 | Songstress Beverly Crowder delivers some of your favorite R&B tunes. 🎶

Larger Than Life- The Ultimate Boyband Tribute | Sat., Mar. 6 | 8 p.m. | Main Course | $10+ | Throw it back to your favorite 90s boyband hits. 🎤

Wolfman String Band @ O’Haras | Sat., Mar. 6 | 6-11 p.m. | O’Hara’s Public House | Free | An evening of bluegrass fun. 🎸

TryThis

Do-it-yourself Candle Making Class | Sat., Mar. 6 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | The ConverSpace, 136-4 Forum Dr. | $45 | Make two new custom soy candles. 🔥

Jeeps, Java, donuts, and jeep parts on the Roundabout | Sat., Mar. 6 | 8 a.m. | Gr8tops, 404 Two Notch Rd., Lexington | Free | Enjoy coffee and snacks while you check out the cars on display. 🚘

Arts

Art Class: Stained Glass | Sat., Mar. 6 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art | $80+ | Learn the basics of making stained glass creations. 🖼️

Cause

March for Meals 5K Run/Walk & 1-Mile Senior Walk | Sat., Mar. 6 | 9 a.m. | Timmerman Trail | $15+ | Proceeds from this race benefit Meals on Wheels and other senior nutrition programs at Senior Resources. 👟

Talk

Shades of Beauty: Women & Mental Health | Sat., Mar. 6 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free |  Counselors address topics related to women and mental health in celebration of Women’s History Month. Registration required. 💻

Sunday, March 7

Cause

Blood Drive | Sun., Mar. 7 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | VillageChurch at Park Street, 2204 Park St. | Free | All donors will receive a free COVID-19 antibody test. 💉

Food Drive | Sun., Mar. 7 | 2-5 p.m. | Three Fountains Recreation, 2724 Emanuel Church Rd., West Columbia | Bring two non-perishable items to receive $1 off admission. 🥫

Arts

Eye Spy Beauty: An Art Exhibition by CrushRush | Sun., Mar. 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 701 Whaley | Free | Cocktail attire is preferred but not required. 🖼️

Show

Ambrose Jones | Sun., Mar. 7 | 7 p.m. | Comedy House | $10 at the door | Laugh the night away with Ambrose Jones, who is currently on a national comedy tour. 🤣

Monday, March 8 – Sunday, March 14

Monday, March 8

Dish

March Harvest Dinner | Mon., Mar. 8 | 6:30 p.m. | City Roots Farm | $85 | Enjoy a four-course meal featuring seasonal ingredients from local farmers and artisans. 🍽️

Dish

Lobster Dogs at Curiosity Coffee Bar | Mon., Mar. 8 | 5-8 p.m. | Curiosity Coffee Bar | Price of purchase | Enjoy dinner from a South Carolina food truck. 🦞

Tuesday, March 9

ForKids

Virtual Storytime Crafty Jammies Night – Pea Green Crayon | Tues., Mar. 9 | 6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | “Pea Green Crayon” will read a special bedtime story and lead a rainbow paper shamrocks craft. Registration is required. 📚

Talk

Retirement Planning 101 Webinar | Tues., Mar. 9 | 7-8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Start planning for retirement with expert advice. Register for the meeting link. 

Network

COR Activate | Tues., Mar. 9 | 7:30-9:30 a.m. | Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Park St. | Free | Meet COR members and learn more about the organization.

Talk

Lexington Chamber Business Over Breakfast | Tues., Mar. 9 | 7:30-8:30 a.m. | Radius Church, 300 W. Main St., Lexington | $10 | Town of Lexington Administrator Britt Poole will discuss “What’s Next For Lexington?” 🏡

Legal Information Session: Employment Law | Tues., Mar. 9 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Attorney Grant Burnette LeFever discusses Employment Law and Employee rights over Zoom. 💼

Wednesday, March 10

Show

FX Vintage Toy Roadshow | Wed., Mar. 10 | 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbia Greystone, 200 Stoneridge Dr. | Free | Declutter your house + make money by selling old toys. 🧸

Network

Columbia NAWIC 113 WIC Week Hard Hat Happy Hour | Wed., Mar. 10 | 6:30 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing | Free | Construction industry networking event. 👷‍♀️

Dish

Hippie Chicks @ WECO | Wed., Mar. 10 | 5-8 p.m. | WECO Bottle & Biergarten | Price of purchase | Visit this food truck for dinner. 🥪

Talk

The Politics of Covid-19 In the EU: Notes from the Front Line | Wed., Mar. 10 | 4-5:15 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Register to learn from a top international journalist about how the European Union is dealing with COVID-19. 🦠

Arts

Natural Order artwork by Tennyson Corley | Wed., Mar. 10 | 12 p.m. | Hallway Community Gallery in 701 Whaley | Free | Columbia native, Tennyson Corley opens her new exhibition named “Natural Order.” 🖼️

Thursday, March 11

Show

Body and Movement Explored | Thurs., Mar. 11-Fri., Mar. 12 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Trustus Theatre | $35 | A selection of works from the Columbia City Ballet never before seen by audiences. 👯

Jazz is ALIVE in Columbia, SC | Thurs., Mar. 11 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | The GRAND | Free | Join guest speaker Mark Rapp to hear about the jazz that surrounds us. 🎷

Outdoors

Jupiter Coyote | Thurs., Mar. 11 | 5:30 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing | Free | Enjoy live music on the Steel Hands lawn. 🎸

Talk

Let’s Talk Race | Thurs., Mar. 11 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Register for a discussion that tackles a variety of topics on race, equity and inclusion. 

Arts

Escher and the Virtual Realm | Thurs., Mar. 11 | 7-8 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art | Free | Learn about the mind bending physics behind illusions. Program will also be available for online viewing. 🖼️

Columbia Classical Ballet presents Oz | Thurs., Mar. 11-Fri., Mar. 12 | Various times | Koger Center | $8+ | One-act classical ballet “Oz” followed by one-act contemporary ballet “Gravity.” 👯‍♀️

FeaturedEvent

Cocktails and Cooking with Head Chef Mike Ellis | Thurs., Mar. 11 | 6-8 p.m. | The Grand | $50 per individual + $90 per couple | Learn how to make The Grand Head Chef’s secret bourbon chicken and rice recipe complete with an opening cocktail by Quinn Sellers.

Friday, March 12

Show

County Wide | Fri., Mar. 12 | 6 p.m. | Skyline Club | $7 at the door | Enjoy an evening of country music. 🤠

Dish

Take Out Date Night – Forks, Knives, & Spoonbills at Spotted Salamander | Fri., Mar. 12 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Virtual | $75 | Pick-up a special dinner + learn about each course through a video recording. 🍽️

Steel Hands Oyster Roast | Fri., Mar. 12 | 5-8 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing | $25 | Tickets include a dozen steamed oysters and two 16oz Beers. 🍻

ForPets

Market on Main Adoption Event | Fri., Mar. 12 | 4:30 p.m. | Market on Main | Free | Kittens and cats looking for a new home. 😺

Outdoors

Frozen II at Icehouse Amphitheater | Fri., Mar. 12 | 6 p.m. | Icehouse Amphitheater | Free | Enjoy a movie fit for the whole family. 🎥

Saturday, March 13

TheBuy

Indoor Yard Sale | Sat., Mar. 13 | 7-11:30 a.m. | Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Ln. | Price of purchase | Participate as a vendor or hunt for some great treasures. 🛍️

Ivy House Flea Market Flip | Sat., Mar. 13 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 10511 Two Notch Rd | Fabulous finds and food venders. 🛒

Show

So I Went Savage | Sat., Mar. 13 | 10 a.m. | Savage Craft Ale Works | $25+ | Live music from four bands. Tickets include a T-Shirt. 🎶

Arts

2021 Cottontown Art Crawl | Sat., Mar. 13 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cottontown – Bellevue Historic District | Free | Browse the work of over 80 local artists on front lawns and porches in Cottontown. 🖼️

Active

Shamrock Run & Leprechaun Youth Fun Run | Sat., Mar. 13 | 8:15 a.m. | Strictly Running | $15+ | Get active with the whole family. There will be a 5k for adults and fun run for the kiddos.  🏃

Community

Town of Lexington 2021 Shamrock Parade | Sat., Mar. 13 | 2 p.m. | Main Street, Lexington | Free | The annual parade will be followed by the Shamrockin’ Concert at the Icehouse Amphitheater. ☘️

Dish

Vegan Brews and BBQ | Sat., Mar. 13 | 5-9 p.m. | Columbia Craft | Price of purchase | Southern Fried Vegan’s first time in Columbia. 🍔

Crawfish Fest | Sat., Mar. 13 | 11:30-3 p.m. | Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company | $12 | Enjoy some crawfish, beer, and live music. 🍺

Talk

Shades of Beauty: Women, Wisdom, & Wealth | Sat., Mar. 13 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn tips on how to manage your finances and your mindset. Registration is required. 💰

FeaturedEvent

PlanAhead
St. Patrick’s Day PourFest | Sat., Mar. 13 | 9 a.m.-2 a.m. | Main Course | Free, $50 VIP tickets | ‘Patty’ like the Irish do with live music, beer and special food features. The VIP experience includes 3 hours of unlimited beer samples, admission to all live music + entry to Immersion, the interactive art space.🍻

So I Went Savage – St. Pat’s Edition | Sat., Mar. 13 | 10 a.m.-10 p.m. | Savage Craft Ale Works | $25-30 |  Enjoy a day full of beer, live music + a selection of whiskey and Irish fare with a twist. Admission ticket includes a custom T-Shirt. Rooftop table reservations available overlooking our biergarten, stage and city views with an easily accessible bar.

Sunday, March 14

Talk

Pathway to Home Ownership | Sun., Mar. 14 | 3 p.m. | JP & Associates REALTORS Magnolia Group, 631-14 Promenade Place | Free | Learn how to successfully navigate the pathway to homeownership. 🏡

Show

Chaye Alexander Presents The Sounds of Sax & Songs Part 2 | Sun., Mar. 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Chayz Lounge | $30 | Singer Brandon Stevens and saxophonist David Glymph provide a smooth, soulful, jazzy time. 🎷

Sunday Funday | Sun., Mar. 14 | 4 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free | Enjoy music from one of Columbia’s DJs. 💿

Learn

Create Financial Stability, Investing in Real Estate | Sun., Mar. 14 | 7-9 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Change your life by becoming a real estate investor. 🔑

Monday, March 15 – Sunday, March 21 

Monday, March 15

Arts

CCAL Annual Juried Show Awards Reception | Mon., Mar. 15 | 6:45-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join this Zoom meeting to view locally made art on display. 🖼️

Dish

Milkshake Monday | Mon., Mar. 15 | 5-10 p.m. | Kaminsky’s Vista | Price of purchase | Start your week of sweet with $6 milkshakes. 🍨

Mobile Food Monday: Gorilla Boost Edition | Mon., Mar. 15 | 5-8 p.m. | Curiosity Coffee Bar | Price of purchase | Start off your week with a vegan, gluten-free + nut free food truck meal. 🥦

TryThis

Trivia Night | Mon., Mar. 15 | 6-9 p.m. | Diablo’s Southwest Grill of Lexington | Free | Show your smarts for a chance to win a $75 gift card. 🌮

Tuesday, March 16

TryThis

Virtual Trivia Night | Tues., Mar. 16 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | $4+ | Join the CMA to test your art smarts. 🖼️

Sip & Snip  | Tues., Mar. 16 | 6:30-8:30 | Republic Biergarten Kitchen | $60 | A fantastic night of flower arranging, beer, wine, and food. Tickets are required in advance and can be purchased by calling 803-638-4800. 💐

Outdoors

Botany Walk on the Historic Horseshoe | Tues., Mar. 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | McKissick Museum | Free | Learn about nature on UofSC’s beautiful campus. 🌳

Show

Blue Note Poetry feat. Sassy the Poet & Lovely Lexy G! | Tues., Mar. 16 | 7:30-10 p.m. | The White Mule | $10 | An evening of blues music + poetry. 🎵

Talk

Combined Small Business Breakout & Northeast Connection | Tues., Mar. 16 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Registration required. 💻

Resilience Over Recovery: Safeguarding Your Business During Economic Turbulence | Tues., Mar. 16 | 10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | A panel discussion to inform business owners on ways to safeguard their business. 💰

WaterCooler

Univ of South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball vs. Davidson College Wildcats Baseball | Tues., Mar. 16 | 7 p.m. | Founders Park | $12+ | See the Gamecocks play ball at home.

Wednesday, March 17

TryThis

St. Patrick’s Day Karaoke | Wed., Mar. 17 | 4-8 p.m. | Zeddie’s Party Shop & Bar, 203 Highway 378 W, Lexington | Free | Food from Hippie Chicks Food Truck will be available for purchase. 🎤

TheBuy

Bottle Engraving | Wed., Mar. 17 | 3-6 p.m. | Bottles Beverage Superstore | Price of purchase | Pick up a bottle of liquor and have it engraved for free. 🍾

Sip

Bottle Engraving Event | Wed., Mar. 17 | 3-6 p.m. | Bottles Beverage Superstore | Buy any Pernod Ricard liquor and receive free engraving. Jameson included for a libation filled St. Patrick’s Day.

Show

That’s my Jam | Wed., Mar. 17 | 8-11 p.m. | Main Course | Free | Electrifying night of live music with host Boogie Brown. 🎵

Thursday, March 18

Show

Synchronicity – The Police Experience | Thurs., Mar. 18 | 8 p.m. | Main Course | $15+ | High energy reproduction of The Police’s greatest hits. 🎸

Carter Lybrand at Steel Hands Brewing | Thurs., Mar. 18 | 5 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing | Free | Country artist from Nashville performs his greatest hits. 🤠

Learn

Shag Dance Night | Thurs., Mar. 18 | 9-11 p.m. | Bill’s Music Shop, 710 Meeting St., West Columbia | $3 at the door | Take a 30-minute shag lesson, then dance the night away. 🕺

ForKids

Bilingual Family Storytime | Thurs., Mar. 18 | 10:30-11 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Enjoy storytime in English and Spanish, live from Richland Library’s Facebook page. 📖

Talk

Energy 101: Keeping the Lights On | Thurs., Mar. 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn how to save money on your electric bill through energy efficiency and weatherization. 💡

Friday, March 19

Theatre

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) | Fri., Mar. 19-Sun., Mar. 28 | Various times | Russell House Patio Stage, 1400 Greene St. | $15+ | An unpredictable comedy referencing all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays. 🎭

Show

CKB @ Market on Main | Fri., Mar. 19 | 7-10 p.m. | Market On Main | Free | Live music with Carolina Kin Band. 🎶

Cause

The Red Cross Blood Drive | Fri., Mar. 19 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | 5300 Sunset Blvd., Lexington | Free | Sign up to donate + receive a t-shirt. 💉

Talk

2021 SpringBoard Virtual Conference | Fri., Mar. 19 | 10 a.m.-3p.m. | Virtual | Free | Conference to help women step forward and seek positions on appointed boards and commissions. 🤝

Evening Arts: (Fake) TED Talks | Fri., Mar. 19 | 7-8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Trustus Theatre’s sketch comedy troupe, is applying their comedic touch to the traditionally academic presentation format. Tune in live from the Richland Library’s Facebook page. 🤣

Saturday, March 20

Watch

Doko Film Fest | Sat., Mar. 20-Sun., Mar. 21 | 1-4:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Tune in to watch 170+ film submissions from around the world + attend master classes. Registration required and donations accepted.🎬

TryThis

Stranger Things Brunch Trivia | Sat., Mar. 20 | 11 a.m. | The Grand | Free | Hang out in the upside down + test your knowledge of the hit Netflix show. 🚲

Show

Bach & Stravinsky | Sat., Mar. 20 | 6 p.m. + 8 p.m. | Koger Center + virtual | $15+ | Two performances of this classical music concert. The 8 p.m. showing is offered in- person and virtually. 🎻

Dueling Pianos Dinner Show | Sat., Mar. 20 | 7 p.m. | The Senate | Free | The show is free, but a $10 deposit will reserve your table

Petey Pablo | Sat., Mar. 20 | 6 p.m. | Skyline Club | $25+ | Dance the night away to the music of Petey Pablo. 🎵

ForKids 

Kick-Off Celebration | Sat., Mar. 20 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Saluda Shoals Park | Free | Family friendly kick-off of Limitless Purpose, an organization working to help all children reach their limitless potential. 

Cause 

Lexington Firefighters Spring Festival | Sat., Mar. 20 | 2-7 p.m. | Icehouse Amphitheater | Free, donations accepted | Join the Lexington Firefighters for an afternoon of music benefiting the Jeff Chavis House. 🎶

Great American Cleanup 2021 KICKOFF | Sat., Mar. 20 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Two Notch Road | Free | All necessary cleanup and safety materials will be provided to clean seven-miles of roadside litter. Pre-register here. 🚮

TheBuy 

2021 Spring Arts & Crafts Market | Sat., Mar. 20-Sun., Mar 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | South Carolina State Farmers Market | Price of purchase | 120 local crafters and vendors. 🛍️

Talk 

Shades of Beauty: The Celebration | Sat., Mar. 20 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Enjoy poetry, guided discussions, journaling, and reflection. Registration is required. 📖

Theatre 

Macroplastics in SC Waters: Connecting the Midlands to the Coast | Sat., Mar. 20 | 2-4 p.m. | Edventure | Free | Documentary screening followed by a panel discussion. 🎥

FeaturedEvent

St. Patty’s Celebration | Sat., Mar. 20 | 12-11 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing | Free Admission | Celebrate St. Patty’s with free live music, Irish food specials and craft beer. St. Patty’s T-shirts can be purchased in the Taproom while supplies last + the first 250 people to purchase a pint will receive a Shamrock logo necklace.

Sunday, March 21

History

Dollar Sunday – The Museum of the Reconstruction Era | Sun., Mar. 21 | 1-4 p.m. | 1705 Hampton St. | $1 at the door | Tour one of Historic Columbia’s house museums for just $1. 🏠

Outdoors

Arboretum Open House | Sun., Mar. 21 | 1-4 p.m. | W. Gordon Belser Arboretum, 4080 Bloomwood Rd. | Free | Flowers are beginning to bloom + are on display. 🌸

Monday, March 22 – Sunday, March 28 

Monday, March 22

Talk

Community Conversations | Mon., Mar. 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | An open conversation about health + wellness. 

Learn

Preview Webinar for Be Well Informed | Mon., Mar. 22 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn about Clemson Extension’s residential well program, Be Well Informed. 💧

Network

Grower + Buyer Mash Up and Chef Showcase | Mon., Mar. 22 | 12-5 p.m. | South Carolina State Farmers Market | Free | A time for producers and buyers to come together + form connections. 🥬

Tuesday, March 23

Dish

Cocktails & Cooking with Chef Mike Ellis | Tues., Mar. 23 | 6-8 p.m. | The Grand | $50+ | Learn how to make The Grand’s secret bourbon chicken and rice recipe. 🍽️

ForKids

Our Voices Poetry Slam | Tues., Mar. 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Young poets, ages 12-19, are welcome to compete for bragging rights and prizes. 🎤

TryThis

Music Bingo Featuring DJ Payne | Tues., Mar. 23 | 7 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free | A night of tacos, tequila + tunes. 🎶

FeaturedEvent

The Future of Public Health in the Midlands | Tues., Mar. 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join a panel of public health professionals as they discuss our emergence from COVID-19 and the steps this region can take to prevent and prepare for future public health crises

Wednesday, March 24

Community

Stop Asian Hate: Perspectives from Columbia, SC | Wed., Mar. 24 | 5:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Tune in to this panel of community members speaking on their local experiences + perspectives on building a more inclusive community.

Dish

Hott Mess Food Truck & Karaoke | Wed., Mar. 24 | 5-8 p.m. | Zeddie’s Party Shop & Bar, 203 Highway 378 W., Lexington | Price of purchase | Enjoy dinner from Hott Mess Food Truck + and stay for karaoke at 6 p.m. 🍔

TryThis

Music Bingo | Wed., Mar. 24 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Columbia Craft | Free | Sing along to your favorite tunes and win prizes. 🥇

Show

Chamber Ensemble at Hunter-Gatherer Hangar | Wed., Mar. 24 | 6 p.m. | Hunter-Gatherer Curtiss-Wright Hangar | $15 | Chairs and picnic tables will be available, no groups larger than eight. 🎻

History

Wednesday Walk – Women’s History Month | Wed., Mar. 24 | South Carolina State House, corner of Gervais and Main | 12-1 p.m. | $10 | Join this guided tour of the State House grounds and Main Street district to learn the role women had in shaping the state. 👩‍💼

Learn

How To Grow Your Business And Network With LinkedIn | Wed., Mar. 24 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Virtual | $10 | Jared Clary, marketing strategist with Splash Omnimedia, teaches you how to grow your business and your network with LinkedIn. 💼

Thursday, March 25

Drink

Mixology Class | Thurs., Mar. 25 | 6-8 p.m. | Main Course | $35 | Learn how to make three drinks with in-house mixologist Quinn Sellers. 🍹

Show

Chamber Ensemble with Historic Columbia | Thurs., Mar. 25 | 6 p.m. | The Gardens at Hampton-Preston | $50+ | Bring your blankets and chairs for an outdoor concert by the South Carolina Philharmonic. Doors open at 5 p.m., music starts at 6p.m. 🎻

TryThis

Friends Themed Trivia | Thurs., Mar. 25 | 7 p.m. | Main Course | Free | Do you know what Chandler Bing does for a living? Show off your Friends knowledge to win a prize. 🧠

Cause

Blood drive @ Thunder Tower | Thurs., Mar. 25 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson, 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr. | Free | Covid antibody test included with every donation. Schedule your appointment in advance. 💉

Friday, March 26

Arts

Columbia City Ballet presents Cinderella | Fri., Mar. 26-Sat., Mar. 27 | Various times | Koger Center | $25+ | A ballet performance fit for the whole family. 👯‍♀️

Show

Radio Source at Market on Main | Fri., Mar. 26 | 7-11 p.m. | Market On Main | Free | Listen to the biggest hits of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. 🎵

The LACS & Demun Jones | Fri., Mar. 26 | 7-11 p.m. | The Senate | $18+ | Enjoy the “The Rise and Shine Tour.” 🎶

Saturday, March 27

Dish

Kegs and Eggs | Sat., Mar. 27 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | The Grand | $75 | A four-course meal prepared before your eyes + served with beer or mimosas.

Show

Columbia R&B Spring Fest | Sat., Mar. 27 | 7-10 p.m. | Colonial Life Arena | $70+ | Featuring Keith Sweat, Brian McKnight, El DeBarge, Dru Hill & Tevin Campbell. 

Pearls and Stones | Sat., Mar. 27 | 7 p.m. | The Senate | $40+ | An evening of grunge music featuring a Pearl Jam Tribute band + a Stone Temple Pilots Tribute band. 🎵

Country Rewind Tour featuring Darryl Worley, Bryan White, & Wade Hayes | Sat., Mar. 27 | 7 p.m. | Skyline Club | $25+ | A night of music with Bryan White, Darryl Worley + Wade Hayes. 🤠

ChaVonne Campbell & Tre’Sounds Live | Sat., Mar. 27 | 8-10 p.m. | Chayz Lounge | $25 | An evening of soulful grooves. 🎶

TheBuy

Spring Fling Market | Sat., Mar. 27 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Kershaw County Farmers Market, 906 Broad St., Camden | Price of purchase | Market featuring locally grown produce + other locally made items. 🛍️

Outdoors

4th Annual Rides on the Market | Sat., Mar. 27-Sun., Mar. 28 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | South Carolina State Farmers Market | Free | All rides are welcome for a chance to win a prize. 🚘

Sunday, March 28

Show

Let’s Get Metaphysical: Aerobics | Sun., Mar. 28 | 11 a.m. | Columbia Museum of Art | $20+ | Drag Queen Ebony Wood leads guests in an aerobics class on Boyd Plaza. 🕺

Monday, March 29 – Wednesday, March 31 

Monday, March 29

TryThis

Tap Room Trivia Mondays | Mon., Mar. 29 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Liberty Tap Room on the Lake | Free | Show your smarts at trivia. 🧠

ForKids

Kids’ Cooking Class | Mon., Mar. 29 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | The Food Academy | $75 | Your kids will learn to cook a three-course meal with all ingredients and materials included. 🍽️

Tuesday, March 30

TryThis

Music Bingo Featuring DJ Payne | Tues., Mar. 30 | 7-9 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free | Play along + guess the tunes. 🎶

Learn

Research Roundtable – Improving Energy Efficiency in Historic (and not so historic) Houses | Tues., Mar. 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | $5 | Learn the simple and cost-effective ways to improve the energy efficiency in your house. Free for Historic Columbia Members. 🏠

Wednesday, March 31

TryThis

Trivia at Hazelwood | Wed., Mar. 31 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Hazelwood Brewing | Free | Show your smarts + win a gift card. 🧠

Open Mic | Wed., Mar. 31 | 7-11 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free | Try out your skills on the Tin Roof stage. 🎤

Show

Marcus Gullen | Wed., Mar. 31 | 6-9 p.m. | Za’s On Devine | Free | Italian food + live music on the patio. 🎵