November PlanAhead: Your Columbia events calendar

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Happy November, Columbia. 🍁 With holidays around the corner, we have all the local events to keep you connected.

Monday, Nov. 1

  • TobyMac: The Theater Tour | Mon., Nov. 1 | 6-9 p.m. | Koger Center for the Arts | $25+ 
  • CMA Chamber Music on Main | Mon., Nov. 1 | 6-9 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art | $5+ | Celebrate the return of this well-loved event with an instrumental duo. 🎻
  • Monday Night Out | Mon., Nov. 1 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Stone River, 121 Alexander Rd., West Columbia | $20 | Enjoy music, food + drinks while overlooking the Congaree River. 🍷
  • Pajama Monday | Mon., Nov. 1 | 5-10 p.m. | Kaminsky’s Vista | Free | Wear your comfy clothes + enjoy $5 cake slices every Monday. 🍰
  • Lobster Dogs Food Truck | Mon., Nov. 1 | 5-8 p.m. | Curiosity Coffee Bar | Price of purchase 🦞
  • Hampton Street Vineyard hosts The Amos Trio | Thurs., Nov. 4 | 6-9 p.m. | 1207 Hampton St. | Free | Stop in for a drink, dinner + great jazz as The Amos Trio performs for HSV’s November First Thursday. 🎷

Tuesday, Nov. 2

Wednesday, Nov. 3

  • Paws + Portraits | Wed., Nov. 3 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | NoMa Warehouse | $60 | Take this instructor-led class to paint a portrait of your four-legged friend. 🐾
  • Cheers for a Cause – Transgender Awareness Alliance | Wed., Nov. 3 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Capital City Club | $10 | Each donation will get two complimentary cocktails + light hors d’oeuvres. 🥂
  • Beer Yoga | Wed., Nov. 3 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Krafty Draft | $15 | Pre-registration is required. 🧘‍♀️
  • Executive Hustle: Speed Networking In Lexington | Wed., Nov. 3 | 6-8 p.m. | Lexington Chamber, 311 W. Main St. | $20 | Connect with other professionals + market your company. 

Thursday, Nov. 4

Friday, Nov. 5 

  • Legends of the South | Fri., Nov. 5 | 7 p.m. | Colonial Life Arena | $68.50+ | Enjoy music from rappers Gucci Mane, Rick Ross + more. 🎤
  • Terrance Young | Fri., Nov. 5 | 7:30 p.m. | Harbison Theater at Midlands Technical College | $25 | Rock out with the urban guitarist. 🎸
  • Community Blood Drive | Fri., Nov. 5 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | 14 Carrot Whole Foods, 5300 Sunset Blvd., Lexington | Free | Donors will receive a free t-shirt + coupon. 
  • Bubble Q | Fri., Nov. 5 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | City Roots | $95 | Pig out at F2T’s second annual BBQ + champagne party. 🥂
  • SASS Go Self-Defense Course | Fri., Nov. 5 | 6-8 p.m. | Tribe Yoga & Wellness | $30+ | All levels are welcome at this foundational class.
  • The Lacs – Country Lit 2021 Tour | Fri., Nov. 5 | 8 p.m. | The Senate | $18+ | Hear a blend of music genres from this country rap duo.
  • Fair Foods Pop-up | Fri., Nov. 5 | 3-6:30 p.m. | AT&T Store, 474 Killian Rd. | Price of Purchase | Brain Freeze Fair Foods will be serving classics, like deep fried favorites, lemonade + more. 🍫
  • Battle of the Bands | Fri., Nov. 5 | 5:30 p.m. | Icehouse Amphitheater | $8+ | All proceeds will support the FIsher House of Columbia 
  • 2021 SC Underground Film Festival | Fri., Nov. 5- Sun., Nov. 7 | Times Vary | Nickelodeon Theater | $15+ | Purchase single tickets or 3-day passes to enjoy a lineup of indie films. 🎞
  • Mutt Cutts Tailgate Tour | Fri., Nov. 5 | 3-6 p.m. | The Graduate Columbia | Free 
  • Chapin Theatre Company 10-Minute-ish Play Festival Fundraiser | Fri., Nov. 5 + Sat., Nov. 6 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Firehouse Theater, 102 Lexington Ave., Chapin | $25 | Admission includes eight performances, a free drink + dessert. 
  • Opera At USC: “The Turn of the Screw” | Fri. Nov. 5 + Sat., Nov. 6 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | UofSC Drayton Hall Theater, 1214 College St. | $10+ | This story served as the basis for the Netflix series “The Haunting of Bly Manor.”
  • Read Southall Band | Fri., Nov. 5 | 7 p.m. | The Main Course | $15+
  • West Columbia’s Fall Back Fest | Fri., Nov. 5 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | 100-200 block of Meeting St. | Free | Stroll, sip, shop + dine at Fall Back Fest while enjoying live music and mural art. 🎶

Featured Event

Coors Light Pep Rally at Market on Main | Fri., Nov. 5 | 4-8 p.m. | 1320 Main St. | Free | Enjoy Coors Light specials, chances to win Gamecock raffle prizes (think: autographed merch + game tickets), interactive games, and live music every Friday before UofSC home games. Ⓟ

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Wednesday, Nov. 10

Thursday, Nov. 11

  • Devine Day & Night Out | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Devine Street | Free | Enjoy sales + specials from local businesses all day. 🛍️
  • 43rd Annual Veterans Day Parade | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 11 a.m. | Sumter + Laurel Streets | Free | The grand marshals will be representatives from the SC National Guard. 🇺🇸
  • A Veteran’s Day Tribute | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Koger Center for the Arts | Free | Join the UofSC Wind Ensemble for a special concert to honor those who have served.
  • Time to Give | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 6-11 p.m. | Junction 800, 800 Gervais St. | $55+ | Formerly known as Time for Art, this event celebrates local arts, nonprofits + businesses.
  • Honoring Our Veterans | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Esther’s Soul Food + Kitchen | $5 | Veterans + active military can receive a $5 soul food plate all day long. 
  • Slim Pickens | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 7-10 p.m. | Savage Craft Ale Works | Free 🎶
  • Let’s Talk Race Community Conversation | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Zoom | Free | Richland Library is joining the Columbia Museum of Art for a conversation about its newest exhibition. 
  • Columbia Children’s Theatre Presents: Ragtime | Thurs., Nov. 11- Sat., Nov. 13 | Times vary | Harbison Theatre at Midlands Tech, 7300 College St., Irmo | $8+ 🎟️
  • Free Throw, Dogleg, Bad Luck, and Jail Socks | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 6 p.m. | New Brookland Tavern | $15 
  • The Mexicants | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 9:30 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free | Fiesta all night with a mariachi band. 
  • Wizard Fest | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 8-11 p.m. | Tin Roof | $15+ | Enjoy a Harry Potter-themed party featuring trivia, vendors, a costume contest + more. 🧙
  • Outsmarting Antisemitism at the Anne Frank House | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 7-8 p.m. | Anne Frank House, 1731 College St. | Free | Pro tip — You can also choose to attend the organization’s 4-week course on the same topic. 
  • Dare2Care Charity Event | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 7-10 p.m. | R2i2 Conference Center, 763 Fashion Dr. | $35+ | Ticket proceeds will support families facing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other chronic illnesses. 

Friday, Nov. 12

Saturday, Nov. 13

Sunday, Nov. 14

Monday, Nov. 15

Tuesday, Nov. 16

Wednesday, Nov. 17

  • Gamecocks Women’s Basketball vs. Clemson | Wed., Nov. 17 | 7 p.m. | Colonial Life Arena | $15+ 🏀
  • Anastasia | Wed., Nov. 17 + Thurs., Nov. 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Koger Center for the Arts | $49+ 
  • Highland Cold Mountain Release + Los Chicanos | Wed., Nov. 17 | 4:30 p.m. | WECO Bottle & Biergarten | Price of purchase | Enjoy a lineup of seasonal beers from Highland Brewing. 🍺
  • Food Truck Wednesdays | Wed., Nov. 17 | 4-8 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing | Price of purchase | This week’s food truck will be Karen’s Mobile Kitchen.
  • Farm to Trunk | Wed., Nov. 17 | 6-9 p.m. | City Roots | $55 | Sample + purchase 20 different wines and enjoy live music with appetizers. 🍷
  • Hope for Homes | Wed., Nov. 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Your home | $20-30 | Pre-purchase a luminary kit and place it on your porch to help Homeless No More support the families of Family Shelter and St. Lawrence Place. 🏡

Thursday, Nov. 18

  • Vista Lights | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 5-10 p.m. | The Vista | Free | The annual event is back with live music, food, drinks + more. 🎄
  • Books for Gifts | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Lourie Center SC | $5 | Shop books from 20+ authors, while enjoying holiday music and refreshments. 📚
  • Low Country Boil | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 6-9 p.m. | Icehouse Amphitheater | $15 | Join Leadership Lexington County for food, drinks + music. 
  • Third Thursday Farmers Market | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | THE FARM 1780 | Free | Shop local farmers + artisans and enjoy live music, cocktails + more.
  • Colaroo | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 6 p.m. | The Main Course | $10 | Enjoy a lineup of local artists to benefit Harvest Hope + Pawmetto Lifeline.
  • Brett Young | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 8 p.m. | Township Auditorium | $33+ 
  • Tech N9ne’s Strange New World Tour | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 7:30 p.m. | The Senate | $25+
  • Wag Night | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Market on Main | Free | Bring your furry friend for food, drinks, + a free pup cup. 🐶
  • Friendsgiving | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Good Life Cafe | $60 | Tickets include a cooking demonstration, vegan turkey, all-you-can-eat sides + a dessert. 
  • Paisley & the Birdwalkers, Opus & the Frequencies, North by North (CHI) + Say Femme | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 7 p.m. | New Brookland Tavern | $8
  • Wolfman String Band | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 7 p.m. | Savage Craft Ale Works | Free 
  • Tongues of Fire + Loudness War | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 7-10 p.m. | Curiosity Coffee Bar | $8 | Listen to some post-punk indie music.
  • Movember Stache Bash | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 7 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free | This partnership with the Movember Foundation helps to raise money + bring awareness to men’s health. 
  • Visual Arts Society Gallery Opening | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Arts Center of Kershaw County | Free | Join the Visual Arts Society for the opening reception of its Fall Show.
  • Cookies and Cocoa with Cocky | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Pastides Alumni Center, 900 Senate St. | Free | During Vista Lights, grab a photo with Cocky and stay awhile for a free hot chocolate bar, cookie decorating + more. Ⓟ

Friday, Nov. 19

  • Oyster Roast | Fri., Nov. 19 | 6:30-9 p.m. | River Rat Brewery | $65 | Pro tip — Only 75 spots are available, so get your tickets early. 
  • Gem, Mineral + Jewelry Show | Fri., Nov. 19- Sun., Nov. 21 | Times Vary | Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Rd. | $5+ 💎
  • Santa’s Coming to Studio 221 | Fri., Nov. 19 | 3-6 p.m. | Studio 221, 536 Meeting St., West Columbia | Free | All ages are welcome to have a photo taken with Santa. 🎅
  • South Carolina Country Showdown | Fri., Nov. 19 | 5:30 p.m. | Segra Park | $30+ | This show will be headlined by Corey Smith + will feature performances from other various artists. 
  • ZZ Top | Fri., Nov. 19 | 8 p.m. | Township Auditorium | $37.50+ 🎩
  • RAVESGIVING | Fri., Nov. 19 | 7 p.m. | New Brookland Tavern | $8+
  • Pat Cooper Live – SC vs. Auburn Pre-Party | Fri., Nov. 19 | 9 p.m. | The Senate | $20+
  • Coddle Creek | Fri., Nov. 19 | 7-9 p.m. | Icehouse Amphitheater | Free | Enjoy bluegrass music, food, and drink vendors. 

Featured Event

Coors Light Pep Rally at Market on Main | Fri., Nov. 19 | 4-8 p.m. | 1320 Main St. | Free | Enjoy Coors Light specials, chances to win Gamecock raffle prizes (think: autographed merch + game tickets), interactive games, and live music every Friday before UofSC home games. Ⓟ

Saturday, Nov. 20

Sunday, Nov. 21

  • 24th Annual SC Oyster Festival | Sun., Nov. 21 | 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Robert Mills & Hampton-Preston grounds | $6+ | Order oyster dishes, along with other food + drink vendor options. 🦪
  • One Hit Wonders Student Showcase | Sun., Nov. 21 | 1 p.m. | The Senate | Free | Join Freeway Music Northeast for a student showcase. 
  • 2021 Bubbie’s Jewish Food Festival | Sun., Nov. 21 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Beth Shalom Synagogue, 5827 N. Trenholm Rd. | Price of purchase | Shop Jewish food platters + bakery items. 
  • Melrose Art in the Yard | Sun., Nov. 21 | 12-4 p.m. | Melrose Heights | Free | Explore a variety of art, photography, food, jewelry + more. 🖼️
  • Kids Fall Festival | Sun., Nov. 21 | 12-3 p.m. | femme x COLUMBIA | Free | Join Cola Bounce House for an afternoon of fall fun. 🍁
  • SC Oyster Festival | Sun., Nov. 21 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | 615 Blanding St. | $10 | Enjoy an oyster roast, oyster shooters, fried oysters + oyster gumbo (or if oysters are not your thing, choose from several other food vendors). 🦪Ⓟ

Monday, Nov. 22

  • Sleigh Bell Stroll | Mon., Nov. 22 | 6-8 p.m. | Saluda Shoals Park | $5 | Explore festive light displays on the river. 🎄
  • Beers & Hymns | Mon., Nov. 22 | 7-9 p.m. | The Main Course | Free 🍺

Tuesday, Nov. 23

  • Operation Turkey | Tues., Nov. 23 | 12 p.m. | Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington | Free | Families in need can attend this drive-thru event to pick up a Thanksgiving basket to prepare at home. 🍗
  • Crafternoon with the Blended Mama | Tues., Nov. 23 | 4:30-7:30 p.m. | The Blended Bakery | $5 | Bring your own project to work on and enjoy snacks and wine, which is available for purchase.
  • 101 Years of Brubeck & Parker – Mark Rapp Group | Tues., Nov. 23 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Koger Center for the Arts | $23 
  • Sleigh Bell Trot | Tues., Nov. 23 | 7-9 p.m. | Saluda Shoals Park | $30+ | Go on a nighttime, 4-mile run + enjoy the holiday lights on the river. 🏃‍♂️

Wednesday, Nov. 24

Thursday, Nov. 25

  • Turkey Day 5K Run & Walk | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 8 a.m. | Colonial Life Arena | $30+ | Proceeds will benefit the Boys + Girls Club of the Midlands. 

Friday, Nov. 26

Featured Event

Coors Light Pep Rally at Market on Main | Fri., Nov. 26 | 4-8 p.m. | 1320 Main St. | Free | Enjoy Coors Light specials, chances to win Gamecock raffle prizes (think: autographed merch + game tickets), interactive games, and live music every Friday before UofSC home games. Ⓟ

Saturday, Nov. 27

Sunday, Nov. 28

  • Country Christmas Celebration | Sun., Nov. 28 | 1-5 p.m. | SC State Farmers Market | Free | Shop for local holiday decor + Christmas trees, take photos with Santa, and support local. 🎄
  • Holiday Market | Sun., Nov. 28 | 11 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. | The Well Co. | Free | Shop small businesses for your holiday gift needs. 🎁
  • Car Cruise In + Toy Drive | Sun., Nov. 28 | 12-4 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing | Free | Bring your American classic car + a new, unwrapped toy for the Salvation Army. 🚗
  • Pi’erre Bourne | Sun., Nov. 28 | 7:30 p.m. | The Senate | $26+ 
  • No Name Bluegrass Band | Sun., Nov. 28 | 5-8 p.m. | Savage Craft Ale Works | Free
  • Mario Kart Tournament | Sun., Nov. 28 | 3 p.m. | Transmission Arcade | $5 | Early sign-ups are not required.

Monday, Nov. 29

Tuesday, Nov. 30

  • All Wood Workshop | Mon., Nov. 30 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | AR Workshop Columbia | $35+ | DIY one of your own wood projects in this workshop.