PlanAhead | January 2021

Friday, January 1-Sunday, January 3

Friday, January 1 

TryThis

Gene’s Polar Bear Ride | Fri., Jan.1 | 10 a.m. | Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson, 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr. | Free, RSVP here | RSVP is encouraged to receive a custom facemask. 🏍

Dish

New Years Day Brunch and Live Music | Fri., Jan.1 | 10 a.m.-2p.m. | The Woody, 1649 Main St Suite 100 | Cost of purchase | Featuring live music with Brooks Herring. 🍳

Cause

Pack a Book Bag for Alcorn Middle School  Fri., Jan.1 | 9a.m.-4p.m. | Washington Street United Methodist Church | Check out the full list of items needed here. 🎒

FeaturedEvent

Showtime at 1626 | Fri., Jan. 1 | 8-10 p.m. | 1626 Main Street | $10 cover charge | Hosted by Boogie Brown and Mike Stone Entertainment, the audience dictates who they think the best entertainment is.

 

Saturday, January 2

WaterCooler

Gamecocks Men’s Basketball | Sat., Jan. 2 | 1 p.m. | Colonial Life Arena | $12+ | The men’s basketball team will face the Florida A&M Rattlers.

 

Sunday, January 3 

Arts

Virtual Meet the Artist: Sara Schneckloth | Sun., Jan. 3 | 3:30 p.m. | Virtual
| Free | Tune into Facebook Live to meet artist Sara Schneckloth of Guignard Gallery exhibition Island Nations / Lands Divided. 

Cause

Healthcare Worker and Teachers Night | Sun., Jan. 3 | 4-9 p.m. | 700 Gervais St., Ste B2 | The price of purchase | Teachers + healthcare workers will receive 10% off.

Monday, January 4-Sunday, January 10

Monday, January 4 

Play

National Trivia Day | Mon., Jan. 4 | 6:30 p.m. | The Grand | Free | Join in the trivia fun on National Trivia Day.

Biz

So You’re Ready to Launch Your Business | Mon., Jan. 4 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Take the guessing out of the next steps to launch your own business with this lunch and learn. 

 

Tuesday, January 5  

TryThis

Master of Accountancy | Tues., Jan. 5 | 3-4 p.m. | Virtual | Free, register here | Hosted by the Darla Moore School of Business.  

ForKids

Kids Sports Camp | Tues., Jan. 5 | 9a.m-12p.m + 1p.m-4p.m | 1626 Main St. | $25+ per session | A weekday sports camp for kids; call 803.239.7865 to sign up.

 

Wednesday, January 6 

Talk

Virtual Artist Talk: “A World seeing more than, human culture” with Rina Banerjee | Wed., Jan. 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Visions from India artist Rina Banerjee speaks to the specificity of American identity + South Asian culture as it relates to her work. 

Arts

Art Class: Oil Painting | Wed., Jan. 6 | 6-8 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art | $112+ | All skill levels are welcome for this painting class for ages 15+. Limited spacing to allow for social distancing. 🖌️

 

Thursday, January 7  

Talk

The Color of Law: Session Two | Thurs., Jan. 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Explore the concepts discussed in the book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, alongside the City of Columbia. 📚

Listen 

Robert Gardiner Quartet | Thurs., Jan. 7 | 8-10 p.m. | Main Course | Listen to the finest in straight-ahead jazz followed by an old fashioned jazz jam session with guest musicians. 🎷

Arts

Free First Thursday | Thurs., Jan. 7 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art | Free | Enjoy free admission + extended hours to explore the Visions from India: 21st-Century Art from the Pizzuti Collection and Islands Nations and Lands Divided one last time. 🎟️

TryThis

Cuban Night | Thurs., Jan. 7 | 4 p.m. | The Grand | Free | Get ready to feel like you’re in Havana while you snack on Cuban sandwiches, sip on Mojitos and dance. 🍹

 

Friday, January 8

Show

Mark Rapp at the Aristocrat | Fri., Jan. 8 | 8-11 p.m. | The Aristocrat | Free | Get ready for a night of Jazz with new food + cocktail menus. 🎷

Dish

Cocktails and Cooking | Fri., Jan. 8 | 6 p.m. | The Grand | $35-60 | Get cooking with Chef Mike Ellis as he leads the group on how to make a lowcountry classic – Shrimp and Grits. 👨‍🍳

 

Saturday, January 9

Show 

Dueling Piano Show | Sat. Jan. 9 | 7 p.m. | The Senate | $10+ | The show is free, $10 is needed to reserve your table. Reservations aren’t required but recommended to ensure you have a seat. 🎹

Andrew Moseley | Sat., Jan. 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free | Kick off 2021 with live music at Tin Roof. 🎸

 TryThis

21st Annual Millrace Massacre and Iceman Championship | Sat. Jan. 9 | 12 p.m. | Saluda River | Free | First race for the day begins at noon and participants must have a plastic boat nine feet or under. 🛶 

Active

Harbison 50K, 25K and Muddy Double | Sat. Jan. 9–Sun., Jan. 10 | 7:30 a.m. | Harbison State Forest | $70+ | Sign up for the 50K on Saturday or the 25K on Sunday, or if you’re feeling extra do both. 🏃

 

Monday, January 11-Sunday, January 17

Tuesday, January 12  

TryThis 

Virtual Trivia Night | Tues., Jan. 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | $4+ | Test your art smarts for general trivia on topics and themes emerging from the CMA collection. Prizes for the top three teams + the most creative team name and more. 🎨

 

Wednesday, January 13 

Arts

Art Class: Oil Painting | Wed. Jan. 13, and 20 | 6-8 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art | $112 | All skill levels are welcome for this painting class for ages 15+. Limited spacing to allow for social distancing. 🖌️

FeaturedEvent

Let’s Talk: Influencer Marketing | Wed., Jan. 13 | Virtual | Dive headfirst into the world of influencer marketing and providing tips, tricks, and insights along the way.  

 

Friday, January 15

Show 

Preach Jacobs at Trustus Theater | Fri., Jan. 15 | 8 p.m. | Trustus Theater | Tix are not on sale until Jan. 5 

1626 Comedy Cave | Fri., Jan. 15 | 8 p.m. | The Main Course | $15 | Laugh the night away with headliner Timmy Tim. His show has been described as “something for all age groups.” 😹

Dinner & Tunes Featuring The Regulars | Fri., Jan. 15 | 7-11 p.m. | Tin Roof Columbia | Free | Enjoy dinner and music from these local artists. 🎸

Arts

Evening Arts: The Ben Rosenblum Jazz Trio | Fri., Jan. 15 | 7-8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join the Richland Library for a Facebook Live event featuring the award-winning jazz musicians. 🎶

Mark Rapp TRIO at the Aristocrat | Fri., Jan. 15 | 8-11 p.m. | The Aristocrat | Free | Check out the new food and cocktail menus while enjoying the sounds of modern jazz. 🎼

 

Saturday, January 16

TryThis 

FAAAC presents An MLK Celebration | Sat., Jan. 16 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art | Free | Celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. as local storytellers share personal experiences and stories. 

Mini Headshots Marathon | Sat., Jan. 16 | 2-5 p.m. | Free | New year, new headshot! Book a 10 min outdoor session with Carters Creative to put your best foot forward in 2021. 📸

Show 

Hide my Woody Drag Brunch | Sat., Jan. 16 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | The Woody | Free | Munch on brunch food + watch these fabulous drag queens do their thing. 💃

An Evening Of Songs with Chantae Cann | Sat., Jan. 16 | 8-10 p.m. | Chayz Lounge | Free | Sip a cocktail + listen to Chantae Cann’s unique blend of jazz and soul music. Dressy or business dress code enforced. 🎙️

Dish 

Country Shrimp Boil – Live Music | Sat., Jan. 16 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Second Wave Coffee and More | $12 | Gather ‘round the campfire for this outdoor dining + live music experience. Tickets are required. 🍤

Arts 

Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings | Sat., Jan. 16 | 6-9 p.m. | Koger Center for the Arts | $15+ | Virtual + In-person | Enjoy the musical stylings of American composers Jessie Montgomery, George Walker + Reena Esmail. Masks are required for the in-person performance. 🎻

 

Sunday, January 17  

TryThis 

80s Night | Sun., Jan. 17 | 2-9 p.m. | Craft Axe Throwing | $20+ | Get groovy with Craft Axe for a night of fun costumes, prizes, and more! To attend the event, just book a lane for the 17th. 🎯

Show 

Live Music Brunch Featuring Kate Vera | Sun., Jan. 17 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Tin Roof Columbia | Free | Brunch on bottomless mimosas + jam with musician Kate Vera. 🎤

Winter String Festival | Sun., Jan. 17 | 7 p.m. | The Main Course | $25+ | Sway to the music of some of the best jazz musicians from the southeast. 🎷

 

Monday, January 18-Sunday, January 24

Monday, January 18  

WaterCooler 

University of South Carolina Gamecocks Women’s Basketball vs. University of Arkansas Razorbacks Womens Basketball | Mon., Jan. 18 | 7 p.m. | Colonial Life Arena |  $10+ | Cheer on the nationally ranked UofSC Womens Basketball Team to another victory. 🏀

ForKids 

Kids’ Cooking Class | Mon., Jan. 18 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | The Food Academy, LLC | $75 | Your kids are preparing dinner tonight! Professional chefs teach participants to cook a 3 course meal. Social distancing is enforced. 🍴

MLK Day Camp | Mon., Jan. 18 | 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. | 528 Columbia Ave, Lexington, SC | Let your kids spend the day in a safe and educational environment on their day off from school. To reserve your spot, call or text (803)359-3632. 

Arts 

Four Decades of Patton Blackwell | Mon., Jan. 18 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | City Art | Free | Come + enjoy Patton Blackwell’s abstract landscape paintings. 🎨

TryThis 

Open Mic | Mon., Jan. 18 | 7 p.m. | The Joint at 1710 Main | Free | Take the stage and show your comedy skills. 😹

 

Tuesday, January 19  

Talk 

Is Your Business Healthy? | Tues., Jan. 19 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn from local experts about meeting business needs. Register to attend this Zoom event, hosted by the Columbia Chamber. 💼

Your Confidence and Your Business | Tues., Jan. 19 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Hear speaker Jen Roberson discuss how to be more confident in business this year. Register to receive the meeting link.  

TryThis 

Tuesday Kickball – Pickup Games | Tues., Jan. 19 | 7-9 p.m. | 815 B Ave, West Columbia, SC | Free | Whether you are a kickball pro or have never played before, you’re invited to join the game. All equipment will be provided. 🏃

Women Owning Woodlands Workshop | Tues., Jan. 19 | 7-8:30 p.m. | $10-$50, register here. | A virtual workshop.

Health 

Zen Stretch with Debbie Gillikin | Tues., Jan. 19 | 2 p.m. | Fit Columbia | Free | Try out the new class being offered at Fit Columbia. 🧘

Outdoors 

Botany Walk on the Historic Horseshoe | Tues., Jan. 19 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | McKissick Museum | Free | Come and learn about the botanicals on campus with the University of South Carolina Herbarium. 🌿

FeaturedEvent

Sip + Paint with Ija Monet | Tues., Jan. 19 | 6-9 p.m. | Main Course, 1626 Main Street | $30 | The Immersion SC artist will be leading the class with paint materials + 2 drinks from the specialty menu included. 

 

Wednesday, January 20 

Arts

Art Class: Oil Painting | Wed., Jan. 20 | 6-8 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art | $112 | All skill levels are welcome for this painting class for ages 15+. Limited spacing to allow for social distancing. 

TryThis

Music Bingo | Wed., Jan. 20 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Columbia Craft Brewing Company | Free | The long awaited return of Music Bingo is here. Plan to sit outdoors, indoor seating is very limited due to social distancing. 🎵

Dish

Hott Mess Food Truck @ WECO | Wed., Jan. 20 | 5-8 p.m. | WECO Bottle & Biergarten | Dig into some comfort food this hump day. 🍔

Show

That’s my Jam | Wed., Jan. 20 | 8-11 p.m. | The Main Course | Free | DJ Boogie Brown will be providing a night of electrifying music. Evening special is 10 wings for $8. 🎧

FeaturedEvent

Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge Recruitment Meeting | Thurs., Jan. 21 – Sat., Jan. 23 | 6 p.m. on Thurs. + Fri., 10 a.m. on Sun. | Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Ln. | Free | Interested in joining the 2021 Trailblaze Challenge to benefit MAW South Carolina? RSVP to the informational meeting to learn more. 

 

Thursday, January 21 

Dish

Bold Rock Dinner | Thurs. Jan. 21 | 6-9 p.m. | The Grand | $50 | Dine on a special four course, gluten-free meal, each course paired with a different cider. 🍎

Arts

Wheel Throwing Classes – Walk-Ins Welcome | Thurs. Jan. 21 | 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. | The Pitter Platter | $25 | Learn how to throw a vase on the pottery wheel + take it home. Classes begin at the top of every hour and last for 1 hour. 

Show

Robert Gardiner Quartet and Jam Session | Thurs. Jan. 21 | 8-10 p.m. | The Main Course | Free | Enjoy an evening of jazz by the Robert Gradiner Quartet and other local musicians. 🎷

 

Friday, January 22

Show

Rian Adkinson | Fri., Jan. 22 | 8 p.m. | 1626 at Main Course | $7 | Doors open at 8 p.m. for this socially-distanced event with special guest local singer and songwriter Kaitlyn Redfern.🎤

Bombshell Debuts at MOMS | Fri., Jan. 22 | 8-11 p.m. | Market on Main | Free | Join Bombshell for an evening of live music and good food. 🎶

Whiskey Mikes | Fri., Jan. 22 | 6-10 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing | Free | Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for an evening of live music around the fire pit. 🎸

Groove Masters Band Presents An Evening of Soul Jazz | Fri., Jan. 22 | 8-10 p.m. | Chayz Lounge | Free | Enjoy the perfect blend of smooth jazz, soul + funk. 🎷

Arts

Baker & Baker presents Duo Cortona | Fri., Jan. 22 | 7-8:30 p.m | Virtual | Free | 

Tune in with CMA + Duo Cortona for a virtual performance, inspired by ancient Greek poet Sappho’s texts and the female experience and features the premiere of Asunder by UofSC’s very own John Fitz Rogers. 

Dish

Fusion’s Thursday Night Live | Fri., Jan. 22 | 5-9 p.m. | Fusion Cocina Latina Restaurant & Bar | Celebrate the grand opening of our newest local Latin restaurant with good food and live music. 🌮

TryThis

Hot Salsa Nights | Fri., Jan. 22 | 8-11 p.m. | Social Bar and Lounge | Free | Bring your dancing shoes + salsa the night away to live Latin music. 💃

 

Saturday, January 23

Drink

Virtual Cocktail Class | Sat., Jan. 23 | 8 p.m. | Virtual | $45 | Learn how to make three cocktails from Columbia’s beloved mixologist, Jake Smith. Email [email protected] to claim your spot! 🍸

3rd Annual Potter Pub Crawl | Sat., Jan. 23 | 4-10 p.m. | Accio, beer! Hop around the Soda City like it’s Hogsmead, don’t let the muggles get you down. ⚡

Show

Kenny George Band | Sat., Jan. 23 | 1-4 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing | Free | Spend your afternoon enjoying the fresh air + grooving to the music. 🎤 

Drive-in Movie Night – Disney Aladdin (2019) | Sat., Jan. 23 | 6-8:15 p.m. | Saluda Shoals Park | $15/car | Drive-in to this movie night for all ages. Food trucks and vendors will be available from 4-6 p.m. 🎥

TryThis 

Schitt$ Creek Brunch Trivia | Sat., Jan. 23 | 11 a.m. | The Grand | Ew, David. Don’t miss this chance to show off your knowledge of all things Rosebud Motel and the Rose Family. 🌹

Jan Street Side Showdown | Sat., Jan. 23 | 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Union County Dragway | $20+ | The fastest cars in the area battle it out for cash prizes and bragging rights. Come just to watch or join the race yourself. 🏎️

Talk

The Color of Law: Session Three | Sat., Jan. 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Explore the concepts discussed in the book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, alongside the City of Columbia. 📚

Health

Inspired Growth: A Sound Experience with Austin Shook | Sat., Jan. 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 554 Meeting St | $30 | Enter a peaceful state of mind as you take this sound journey. Masks will be worn during the class. 👂

ForKids 

Kids Cooking With Heart | Sat., Jan. 23 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Seven Oaks Park | $30 | Kids will learn about healthy cooking + nutrition while preparing a heart healthy meal. The class is open to children ages 8-15. 🍽️

 

Sunday, January 24 

Drink

Sunday Funday | Sun., Jan. 24 | 4-7 p.m. | Tin Roof | Free | Grab a drink from the bar + enjoy some live music. 🍻

TryThis

2021’s First Skee-Ball Tournament | Sun., Jan. 24 | 3:30 p.m. | Transmission Arcade | Free | Show your skee-ball skills for a chance to win prizes. Skee-ball will be free all day to get in some extra practice. 🥇

Learn

Circuit workshop / layering | Sun., Jan. 24 | 1-1:45 p.m. | 6169 St Andrews Rd | $40 | If you’ve mastered the Cricut basic you join this class to learn some new advanced skills. Call 803-708-2000 to register. ✂️

FeaturedEvent

Dinner by Design: Visions from an Indian Kitchen | Sun., Jan. 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Virtual | $100 (21% off on Jan. 14 + Jan. 15) | Columbia Museum of Art and Hotel Trundle come together for a unique cyber cooking class led by Hotel Trundle owner, Rita Patel and her brother, actor, Manish Dayal. Catherine Walworth from CMA will join to discuss the current exhibit: Visions of India

 

Monday, January 25-Sunday, January 31

Monday, January 25

Arts

Amanda Smith: Restless Sleepers | Mon., Jan. 25 | 9-5 p.m. | McMaster Gallery | Free | The artist takes common comfort items and reworks them to symbolise aspects of uncertainty. 🖼️

TryThis

Trivia Night | Mon., Jan. 25 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Diablo’s Southwest Grill of Lexington | Free | Form a team + test your smarts to win gift cards. 🧠

Learn

Chunky Knit Blanket Workshop | Mon., Jan. 25 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | AR Workshop Lexington | $85 | Stay cozy this winter in a blanket made by you. Registration fee includes all necessary materials. 🧶

FeaturedEvent

7th Annual Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report Launch | Mon., Jan. 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | EngenuitySC releases the results of the seventh annual Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report. Join to learn more about how you can continue the work of becoming the Southeast’s top choice community for companies and talented individuals. 

 

Tuesday, January 26  

TryThis 

90s Music Bingo | Tues. Jan. 26 | 7 p.m. | The Grand | Free | I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want it to win 90s music bingo. Prizes to the winners and 90’s costumes are encouraged. 💿

Health

Spring Into Health: Rural Healthcare | Tues., Jan. 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | A UofSC School of Medicine professor discusses efforts to improve healthcare in rural areas of the state. Register to attend. 💉

History

Research Roundtable | Modjeska Monteith Simkins House | Tues., Jan. 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | $5 | Join Historic Columbia for a virtual tour of four rooms in the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House. Zoom link will be sent after registration. 🏠

Arts

Gnome Night! | Tues., Jan. 26 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Lexington’s Paint & Pour | $25+ | Pick from several painting projects + have fun making some new art for your home. 🎨

 

Wednesday, January 27 

WaterCooler 

Gamecocks vs Kentucky | Wed. Jan. 27 | 7 p.m. | Colonial Life Arena | $15-25 | Watch the men’s basketball team take on the Wildcats in the SEC opener. 🏀