City, Lifestyle

September PlanAhead: Your September Columbia events calendar

September is in full swing – and to help you soak up the last days of summer, we’re rounding up some of the top local events (both virtual and in-person) to help you stay connected. ☀️  

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.

Sept. 7-13

Monday, September 7

Dish

September Harvest Dinner | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | City Roots | $75Hosted by F2T Productions, come ready to feast on a four-course farm-to-table dinner with ingredients from local farmers + artisans. 🥕

Tuesday, September 8

Parents

Moms and Mimosas | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | The Grand | Free | Celebrate the kids heading back to school with $10 mimosa flights + brunch. 🥂

Talk

Reader’s Morning Out | 2-3 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Engage in a virtual book club discussion of Women of Troublesome Creek with Richland Library.

Thursday, September 10

TryThis

femmeSOCIAL Hour | 5-7 p.m. | Hampton Street Vineyard | Free for members, $15 for non-members | Happy hour with first round on HSV + an interactive floral demo by Poppy Co. 💐

TryThis

Virtual Trivia Night: The Graphic Eye | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Test your eyes with this art inspired trivia night hosted by SCSM. Registration through SCSM’s website. 🎨

Dish

Low Country Boil Night on the Farm | 6 p.m & 8:30 p.m. | Farm to Table | $45 |A casual way to have a good night out. Relax with live music, great food + a cash bar.

Talk

Let’s Talk Race | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join Richland Library for the monthly series to discuss topics of race, equality and inclusion. 

Active

Player’s Club Golf Shootout | 7-10 p.m. | Main Course, 1626 Main St. | $25 | Join in on a team or compete individually for 9 hole elimination with prizes.

Learn

Pumpkin Patch Workshop | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | AR Workshop Columbia | $45+ | Get crafty and learn how to make 3 chunky knit pumpkins from yarn. 🎃

Friday, September 11

Show

Saluda Shoals Jazz Series – Tony Lee Group | 7-9:30 p.m. | Saluda Shoals Park | $10 | All ages welcome – head out for a beer or wine while enjoying live jazz on the deck. 🎶

Cause

BBC’s Community Blood Drive | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Colony Apartments, 3545 West Beltline Blvd. | Free | Anyone who donates blood will receive a free COVID-19 antibodies test, a Visa gift card + other goodies. 🩸

ForKids

Virtual Family Fun Night with Columbia’s Children Theatre | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join the Facebook live event to watch the premiere of Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience. 🎭

Saturday, September 12

Film

Drive-in Movie Night – Disney Aladdin (2019) | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | Saluda Shoals Park | $15/vehicle | The movie begins at 8 p.m. – enjoy arts and crafts vendors and food trucks beforehand. 🧞‍♂️

Virtual Film Screening with Q&A | 6:30-9 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Watch “A Voice of Her Own; South Carolina Women and Politics” alongside the State Museum with an expert-led Q&A following. 🎞️

Active

Goat Yoga at Market on Main | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Market on Main | $30 | Participants will receive one mimosa. 🐐

Family

Boeing Observatory Telescope Livestream | 9 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Enjoy the night sky from home with the Boeing Observatory staff through Facebook live. 

Sunday, September 13

Active

Music, Movement, and Meditation | 4:30-6 p.m. | Hampton Preston Mansion | $20 | All levels welcome, gather with Anne Miller & Nicki Anahata for an afternoon of yoga & mindfulness. Bring a mat, towel & water🧘‍♀️

Show

TLC Tribute | 7-9 p.m. | Main Course | $20 | Come out and enjoy good music featuring Taylor Diaz, Shayla Willey + Tisa Lee.

Talk

Credit Restoration and Home Buying Seminar | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join Marsha Carnegie as she shares valuable advice + answers questions on the process of purchasing a home + meeting your financial goals🏠

Show

Drag me to Brunch: A Blast From the Past | 11 a.m. | The Capital Club | $10 | A show and brunch? We’re in. Bodega Kitchen brunch + cocktails.

Sept. 14-20

Monday, September 14

Dish

Mobile Food Monday: Los Chicanos Edition | 5-8 p.m. | Curiosity Coffee Bar | Free | Beer, wine + additional beverages will be available from Curiosity Coffee Bar. 🌮

Tuesday, September 15

Outdoors

Botany Walk on the Historic Horseshoe | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | The Horseshoe | Free | Meet on the steps of the McKissick Museum and join USC Herbarium for a botanical tour. 🌳

Talk

I Won’t Starve: Entrepreneur Development Workshop | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Looking to run your own business? Learn from local entrepreneur Jamar Washinton of J. Haleem Media.

Wednesday, September 16

Drink

Woodinville Whiskey Company SC Launch Tasting and Dinner on the Farm | 6-9 p.m. | City Roots | $60/table | Celebrate the introduction of Woodinville Whiskey Company to South Carolina with a tasting + dinner. 🥃

Community

2020 Women of Influence | 12-1:30 p.m. | Virtual | $15 | 19 groundbreaking women will be named the 2020 Women of Influence. Proceeds will be donated to WREN.

Thursday, September 17

Play

90s Trivia  | 7-10 p.m. | The Grand | Free | Winner receives a gift card to The Grand + best dressed will receive a prize.

Show

Jazz on the River | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | The Front Coffee and Tap | Free | Coffee, drinks + food trucks will be available. 🎺

ForKids

Bilingual Family Storytime | 10:30-11a.m. | Virtual | Free | Join story time in English and Spanish through Richland Library’s Facebook Live.

Friday, September 18

Show

Comedy Zone Night  | 7:30 p.m. | Segra Park  | $20 | Looking for a good laugh? Join Shaun Jones and former UofSC kicker Marty Simposon for an unpredictable night.

Saluda Shoals Jazz Series – Flat Out Strangers | 7-9:30 p.m. | Saluda Shoals Park | $10 | Beer and wine will be available for purchase. 🍻  

Saturday, September 19

Community

42nd Annual Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture | 12-3 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Celebrate Black history and culture by hearing from Columbia activists, musical guests + many more activities. 🎊

Active

Yoga on the Patio | 4 p.m. | 1711 Crestwood Dr.  | $20 | Join femme x COLUMBIA and The Rooted Community for an outdoor yoga event followed by sips and nibbles. 🧘‍♀️

Play

Virtual RPG for teens: Dice Tales | 3-5 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Adventure into a game of dungeons and dragons with “dice tales”. Ages 12-18 welcome; email [email protected] if interested.

Sunday, September 20

Cause

Boss the Toss 2020 | 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing | $30, $40 at the door | Get your corn hole arms ready + join the tournament that benefits Habitat for Humanity.

TryThis

Flow Into Fall | 4:30 p.m. | Hampton Preston Mansion | $35 | Enjoy nature with an afternoon of creating art outdoors, including acrylic pour painting. All materials provided, and BYO mat to sit comfortably. 

Sept. 21-27

Monday, September 21

Active

Player’s Club Golf Dogfight | 5:30 + 7:30 p.m. | Main Course | $25 | Swing in and compete to win prizes.  Email to register. ⛳

Tuesday, September 22

Outdoors

Puppies, Pints and Poses | 6:30 p.m. | Publico | $15 | Bring your pup (or enjoy others’) and join in on yoga at the patio. Ticket includes one beer + all the puppy kisses. 🐶

Learn

Planning for Your Future BINGO | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join Lawyer Lisa and Edward Jones for an evening of interactive BINGO, where you’ll learn about financial and estate planning. Prior registration before Sept. 13 was required.

Wednesday, September 23

Show

Outdoor Fall Concert Series| 2 p.m. | Discovery Village at Sandhill | Free | Bring a chair, kick back and listen to live music. Refreshments + snacks provided. Call 803-369-6483 to reserve your spot. 

Cause

Food Drive & Live Music | 5 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing | Free | Live music for a cause. Donations being accepted on site to support Harvest Hope.

Thursday, September 24

Tour

Behind-the-Scenes Tour femme x COLUMBIA | 6 p.m. | Virtual | $10 members, $20 non-members | Get an insider’s sneak peak at Columbia’s first co-work space + social club designed for and by women. 

Show

Jazz on the River | 6:30 p.m. | The Front Coffee and Tap | Free | Listen to the sounds of smooth jazz on the river while enjoying chilled beer, premium wine + local food trucks. 

ForKids

The Great American Monarch | 3 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join SCDNR in learning about the Monarch butterfly, which is common to coastal SC in the fall. 

Active

Player’s Club Golf Shootout | 7-10 p.m. | Main Course | $25 | Join in on a team or compete individually for 9 hole elimination with prizes. Email to register. ⛳

Friday, September 25

TryThis

Meet and Greet Immersion Artists | 4-7 p.m. | Immersion | $15 | Refreshments and other surprises included. 

Show:

Baker & Baker presents The Best of CMA Jazz | 7 p.m. | Virtual | $15 | Relish in the celebration of five years of jazz with Columbia’s Museum of Art. Live performances revisiting Dave Brubeck, The Beatles + Stevie Wonder. 🎹

Family

Virtual Zoofari | All Day | Virtual | Free | Support Riverbanks Zoo and Garden from your own home. Bid on unique items donated by local entrepreneurs + finish with a livestream auction at 7 p.m.  

Drink

Pour Fest 2020 | 6 p.m. | Main Course | $50 | Raise a glass to the first annual Pour Fest. Taste beers of your choice from the tap wall + relax with live music.

Saturday, September 26

Active

Hero Hustle 5k, Race for Palmetto Place | 9 a.m.- 1p.m. | Timmerman Trail | $30 adults, $10 children | Support Palmetto Place in their first race to benefit programs & housing for homeless teens. Onside music, water stations, awards, snacks + cheerleaders.

Columbia WALK to End Hydrocephalus | 9:30 a.m. | Blaney Elementary School, 1621 Smyrna Rd., Elgin | Free | Walk to end Hydrocephalus with the Hydrocephalus Association. A day of events scheduled until noon with social distancing practices in place. 🏃

Arts

Meet the Artist | 6 p.m. | 701 CCA | Free | Associate Professor of Art at Clemson University, meet Valarie Zimany at her gallery. A featured artist nationally & internationally, come out to take a look at her work. 🎨

WaterCooler

South Carolina vs. Tennessee Watch Party | 4 p.m. | Market on Main | $50 | Can’t be at the game? The perfect tailgating set up with a three course meal, live music + watch the game on the big screen. 

South Carolina vs. Tennessee Watch Party | 4 p.m. | The Twister Spur | Free | Watch the game from a giant projector while enjoying great food, drinks + live music. 

Sunday, September 27

Active

Slow Down Series | 5:30 p.m. | Studio Fire | $55 | Engage in a relaxing yet challenging class with Kaitlyn Vann Bean from KVB Pilates. Ticket includes a foam roller.