March PlanAhead: Your Columbia events calendar

All month long

  • Ask Me About Art | Sat., March 5-Sat., March 26 | 1-2 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art | The event is free with museum admission.
  • Tacos, Tequila, + Tunes Music Bingo | Every Tuesday | 7 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free | Win prizes while you enjoy $3 Tacos, $3 Margaritas, $5 Espolon Tequila.
  • Hostile Terrain 94 | Tues., March 1-Thurs., March 21 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | RCPL 1431, Assembly Street Columbia | Free

Tuesday, March 1

Wednesday, March 2

Thursday, March 3

Friday, March 4

  • Mann Tool Annual Woodworking Show and Sale | Fri., March-Sat., March 5 | 9 a.m-4 p.m. | 802 Chris Dr. | Free
  • Daou Vineyard Luncheon | Fri., March 4 | 12 p.m. | Halls Chophouse | $75+ | Limited spots are available. 🍷
  • A Night of Soulful Grooves | Fri. March 4 | 8-10 p.m. | Chayz Lounge | $25 | Doors open at 7 p.m.
  • Music Night | Fri., March 4 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Loveland Coffee | Free 🎶
  • Chase Wright | Fri., March 4 | 8 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free
  • Charlotte Pike | Fri., March 4 | 10 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free 
  • Murder at the Disco | Fri., March 4-Sun., March 6 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Main Course | $25+ | A murder mystery event under the lights of a disco ball. 🕺
  • Spring Fling | Fri., March 4-Sat., March 5 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Wingard’s Market, 1403 N. Lake Dr. | Free | Chocolate Haven tasting on Friday, Gooddaddy’s BBQ tasting on Saturday, + 25% off all plants. 🌻

Saturday, March 5

Sunday, March 6

  • Reverend Horton Heat | Sun., March 6 | 8 p.m. | The Senate | $10+ | Experience a live, transformative experience. 🎸

Monday, March 7

  • Veterans Breakfast | Mon., March 7 | 9 a.m. | American Legion Post 193, 102 Lexington Ave. | Free
  • Harvest Dinner | Mon., March 7 | 6:30 p.m. | City Roots Farm | $85 | Enjoy a family-style, four-course farm to table dinner prepared by local renowned chefs. 👨‍🍳
  • Dinner with the Docs | Mon., March 7 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Miyo’s, 1220 Bower Pkwy. | Free

Tuesday, March 8

Wednesday, March 9

Thursday, March 10

  • Tokyo Joe | Thurs., March 10 | 6 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free 🎶
  • Taylor Swift Night | Thurs., March 10 | 10 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free | A non-stop Taylor Swift Inspired Dance Party for all the Swifties. 🧣

Friday, March 11

Saturday, March 12

  • Shamrock Run | Sat., March 12 | 8:30 a.m. | Strictly Running | $25+ | A St. Patrick’s Day 5k that’ll put you in the holiday spirit. 🍀
  • Soap Making Workshop | Sat., March 12 | 2-7 p.m. | 114 State St. | $200+ 
  • Motown Ballet | Sat., March 12 | 3 p.m. + 7:30 p.m. | Koger Center for the Arts | $25+
  • 11th Annual St. Practice Day | Sat., March 12 | 12 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free | A holiday so nice, you need to do it twice. 🍀
  • Pony Bradshaw, EZ Shakes | Sat., March 12 | 7 p.m. | New Brookland Tavern | $12+ | North Georgia based songwriter Pony Bradshaw tells tales with a mix of country, rock, and blues. 🎶
  • Doggy Day Orientation | Sat., March 12 | 2 p.m. | 127 Humane Ln. | If you are interested in taking a dog out that day, please email ahead of time. 🐕
  • Family Class Fun with “Melvin & Melinda Pig” | Sat., March 12 | 3-4:40 p.m. | Painting with a Twist | $30 | Minimum age of seven is required to paint. 🎨
  • Gamecock Baseball vs Texas | Sat., March 12 | 4 p.m. | Founders Park | $20+ ⚾
  • Ribbit Run | Sat., March 12 | Doko Meadows Park | 7 a.m. | Free | Trophies will be presented to Top Overall Males and Females.
  • Traditional Indian Folk Art Parent-Child Workshop | Sat., March 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1051 Greene Street | Free
  • Clothing + Book Sale | Sat., March 12 | 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | Shandon United Methodist Church | Free | A cash-only sale + all proceeds go to missions.

Sunday, March 13

  • Paint Your Pet Workshop | Sun., March 13 | 2-5 p.m. | Painting with a Twist | $59 | Register and send in your best pic of your pet by the Wednesday prior to class.
  • “Celebrating 60” Community Day | Sun., March 13 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens | Free | Tours, food trucks, family activities + more will be offered at this anniversary celebration. 🎊
  • New Diva Art: “Bubbly” | Sun., March 12 | 7-9 p.m. | Painting with a Twist | $38 🥂
  • Gamecock Baseball vs. Texas | Sun., March 13 | 1:30 p.m. | Founders Park | $15+ ⚾

Monday, March 14

Tuesday, March 15

Wednesday, March 16

Thursday, March 17

  • Drag Bingo | Thurs., March 17 | 7-9 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art | $35 | Patti O’Furniture hosts an evening of laughs, prizes + more. 👑
  • St. Patrick’s Day | Thurs., March 17 | 6 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free 🍀
  • Ed Lemon + The Get Rights | Thurs., March 17 | 5-9 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing Company | Free | Listen to live music during Steel Hands’ 3-day Saint Patrick’s celebration. 🍻
  • Council Awards Banquet | Thurs., March 17 | 6 p.m. | Seawell’s, 1125 Rosewood Dr. | $27 | Attend a dinner that recognizes local Eagle Scouts + volunteers.

Friday, March 18

Saturday, March 19

  • St. Pat’s in Five Points | Sat., March 19 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Five Points | $20 | Celebrate the annual St. Patrick’s Day festival with all-day musical lineups. 🍀
  • St. Patrick’s Day Event | Sat., March 19 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Bang Back Pinball | VIP tickets available. 
  • SC Philharmonic | Sat., March 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Koger Center for the Arts | $16+ 🎹
  • Saint Paddy’s Day Spectacular | Sat., March 19 | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | Henry’s, 2865 Devine St. | Free | Celebrate Henry’s 11th anniversary with live music and good food. 🎂
  • Just Fine Mary J. Blige Tribute | Sat., March 19 | 8-10 p.m. | Main Course | $37.50+
  • Bridge Lessons | Sat., March 19-Sat., April 16 | 2-4 p.m. | 77 Brighton Hill Rd. | $50 plus materials | Move into today’s bidding and play — contact [email protected] for more information.*
  • Lexington Race Against Hunger | Sat., March 19 | 8 a.m. | ​​Lexington High School, 2463 Augusta Hwy. | $25 for 5k, $35 for 10k | Pick up your t-shirt and race packet on March 18.
  • The Giant Leaps | Sat., March 19 | 1-4 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing Company | Free | Listen to live music during Steel Hands’ 3-day Saint Patrick’s celebration. 🍀
  • Prosperity Fire Department 5k/10k | Sat., March 19 |Prosperity Civic Center, 250 School Dr. | $25 for 5k, $30 for 10k | In Memory of Chief Mark Bowers.
  • Limitless Purpose Family Celebration | Sat., March 19 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Leo’s Landing, Saluda Shoals Park | Free
  • Civil Remedy | Sat., March 19 | 5-9 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing Company | Free | Listen to live music during Steel Hands’ 3-day Saint Patrick’s celebration. 🎤
  • Ben Walker, Thousand Dollar Movie, Levvy, Twin Toasters | Sat., March 19 | 7 p.m.-12 a.m. | New Brookland Tavern | $15
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Annual Youth Symposium | Sat., March 19 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Online event | Free | Men + women ages 12-18 are invited to attend the event.
  • The Bograts, Syr | Sat., March 19 | 3 + 6 p.m. | Savage Craft Ale Works | Free | The Bograts are on at 3 p.m., Syr is on at 6 p.m. + special St. Patrick’s Day food.
  • Cayce’s Spring Plant Exchange | Sat., March 19 | 9:30-10 a.m. | 1800 12th Street | Free | Children and friendly pets are welcome to join the fun, rain or shine. 

Sunday, March 20

  • Brian Ashely Jones | Sun., March 20 | 5 p.m. | Savage Craft Ale Works | Free
  • Kharma | Sun., March 20 | 6-10:30 p.m. | New Brookland Tavern | $12 🎶
  • Pop-Up Surprise + Brunch | Sun., March 20 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | NoMa Warehouse, 2222 Sumter St. | Free

Monday, March 21

  • The Art of Being: Woman | Mon., March 21-Tues., March 22 | 9 a.m. | Richland County Public Library | Free | A collection of meaningful works by 18 local artists and poets. 🖼️
  • Support Parent Training | Mon, March 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Online event | Presented by Family Connection South Carolina.

Tuesday, March 22

Wednesday, March 23

  • The Lion King | Tues., March 23-Sun., April 3 | Times vary | Koger Center for the Arts | $28+ | This event will likely sell out, so grab your tickets soon. 🦁
  • Food Truck Wednesday | Wed., March 23 | 4-8 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing | Enjoy craft beer + a local food truck eats all evening.
  • Member Mixer: Wine Flight Night | Wed., March 23 | 5-8 p.m. | femme x COLUMBIA | $10 | All are invited to enjoy a selection of wines for tasting. 🍷

Thursday, March 24

  • Koe Wetzel | Thurs., March 24 | 7:30 p.m. | Township Auditorium | $50+
  • Tropic Thunder Trivia Night | Thurs., March 24 | 7 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free | Answer quiz questions on the characters, storylines + plots. 🎥
  • The Beasely Brothers | Thurs., March 24 | 10 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free
  • “This Is Our Youth” by Kenneth Lonergan | Thurs., March 24-Sun., March 27 | 8-10 p.m. | 1400 Wheat St. | $10 | Presented by the UofSC Department of Theatre and Dance. 👯‍♀️
  • Gamecock Baseball vs Vanderbilt | Thurs., March 24 | 8 p.m. | Founders Park | $20+ ⚾
  • Wine for Water | Thurs., March 24 | 6-8:30 pm | The Hall at Senate’s End | A special fundraising event that will feature a silent auction and a premiere wine pull. 🍷
  • Songwriters in the Round | Thurs., March 24 | Doors open at 7:30 p.m. | NoMa Warehouse, 2222 Sumter St. | $20 | Featuring Camm Wess, Blake Weinbach + Shelby Rave.

Friday, March 25

  • Midlands Spring Native Plant Sale | Fri., March 25-Sat., March 26 | 3 p.m.-6 p.m. on Fri. 9-4 p.m. on Sat. Robert Mills House and Gardens | Free | Get native plants growing in the Midlands. 🌱
  • Parker Quartet | Fri., March 25 | 7:30 p.m. | School of Music Recital Hall | $15 | Can’t make it to the live recital? Stream it. 🎻
  • Joe Bonamassa | Fri., March 25 | 8 p.m. | Township Auditorium | $69+
  • Gamecock Baseball vs Vanderbilt | Fri., March 25 | 7 p.m. | Founders Park | $20+ ⚾
  • Spring Cleaning Closet Sale | Fri., March 25-Sat., March 26 | 5-8 p.m. + 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | femme x COLUMBIA | Donate your old clothing + shop for new, gently-loved pieces.

Saturday, March 26

  • Model Train Shows | Sat., March 26 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Jamil Shrine Temple, 206 Jamil Rd. | Free 🚂
  • Gamecock Baseball vs Vanderbilt | Sat., March 26 | 2 p.m. | Founders Park | $20+ ⚾
  • Run for the Cure | Sat., March 26 | 8 a.m. race begins | Forest Acres Garden Center | $25 | There will be a Block Party in the parking lot of Trenholm Plaza with music, games + fun.
  • Herb Festival | Sat., March 26 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Lexington County Museum | Free | Over 100 types of herbs + plants available for purchase. 🌱
  • Flash and Snacks | Sat., Mar. 26 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Integrity Ink SC, 514 C Gervais St. | Free | All of the artists will be doing custom flash pieces all day. 
  • 52nd Annual Cottontail Festival | Sat., March 26 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | 1320 Clemson Rd | Free
  • CoLaughs | Sat., March 26 | Doors open at 7:30 p.m. | NoMa Warehouse, 2222 Sumter St. | $10.50 | Come out and have a laugh with four great comedians.

Sunday, March 27

Monday, March 28

  • Tasting Notes | Mon., March 28 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | South Carolina State Museum | $125 | A wine and food celebration presented by the SC Philharmonic. 🍷
  • Graduate Student and Faculty Seminar | Mon., March 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Gambrell Hall | Free

Tuesday, March 29

Wednesday, March 30

Thursday, March 31