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Special Event: Children
Camp EdVenture
Summer Camp 2017 June 5-August 18, 2017 (except the week of July 3-7) 9:00am-3:00pm Complimentary early drop-off. Lunch included. Extended day available Discover the 50 plus camps offered, like cooking, gardening, robotics, superheroes, engineering ...
EdVenture Children's Museum
Columbia, SC

Thu 8/17/17 - Fri 8/18/17 at 9am-3pm
Art: Art Show, Ceramics/Pottery
Midlands Clay Arts House Party at Tapp's!
We're setting up a two-month "house party" on display in the windows at Tapp's and you're invited! Starting August 3rd at Columbia's First Thursday celebration our clay arts family will throw open our doors to celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse. Come see al...
Tapp's Arts Center
Columbia, SC

Thu 8/17/17 - Thu 9/28/17 at 6pm-10pm
Art: Art Show
SC.Fellows Part I
In partnership with the South Carolina Arts Commission, 701 Center for Contemporary Art and the McMaster Gallery at the University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design present SC.Fellows Part I, a retrospective exhibition of the S.C. Arts Comm...
University of South Carolina – McMaster Gallery
Columbia, SC

Thu 8/17/17 - Sun 9/17/17 at 9:30am-4pm
Art: Museum, Film
Well Suited: The Costumes of Alonzo V. Wilson for HBO’s Treme
Well Suited: The Costumes of Alonzo V. Wilson for HBO’s Treme showcases nine exquisitely crafted Mardi Gras Indian suits from select characters of this influential series. This spectacular exhibit includes design sketches, film excerpts, video interviews w...
University of South Carolina – McKissick Museum
Columbia, SC

Thu 8/17/17 - Fri 8/18/17 at 8:30am-5pm
Sat 8/19/17 at 11am-3pm
Mon 8/21/17 - Fri 8/25/17 at 8:30am-5pm
Sat 8/26/17 at 11am-3pm
Mon 8/28/17 - Fri 9/1/17 at 8:30am-5pm
Art: Art Show
The Great Barrier: An Installation by Flavia Lovatelli
Opening Reception: August 3- 6pm- 9pm Join us for the opening reception for The Great Barrier. A visual metaphor highlighting the destructive results of man’s waste, consumption, and disregard of nature. Having researched the egregious Great Pacific Garbag...
Tapp's Arts Center
Columbia, SC

Thu 8/17/17 - Sat 8/19/17 at 10am-6pm
Tue 8/22/17 - Sat 8/26/17 at 10am-6pm
Tue 8/29/17 - Fri 9/1/17 at 10am-6pm
Art: Museum
Light Beings
Sana Arjumand is a contemporary visual artist from Pakistan who has extensively shown across the globe and in her home country. Born in Karachi in 1982, she currently works and resides in Islamabad, Pakistan. She received a high Achievers award from Cambri...
Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia, SC

Thu 8/17/17 - Fri 8/18/17 at 11am-5pm
Sat 8/19/17 at 10am-5pm
Sun 8/20/17 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 8/22/17 - Fri 8/25/17 at 11am-5pm
Sat 8/26/17 at 10am-5pm
Art: Museum
ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection
Wrenches, hammers, and lawnmowers take on a life of their own in this exhibition. ReTooled showcases over 40 works by 28 contemporary artists, including photographers Berenice Abbott and Walker Evans, pop art legends Jim Dine and Claes Oldenburg, abstract ...
Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia, SC

Thu 8/17/17 - Fri 8/18/17 at 11am-5pm
Sat 8/19/17 at 10am-5pm
Sun 8/20/17 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 8/22/17 - Fri 8/25/17 at 11am-5pm
Sat 8/26/17 at 10am-5pm
Art: Museum
That '70s Show: Cool Art from the Collection
This exhibition gives us a chance to explore rarely seen works from a decade-sized slice of the CMA’s collection of contemporary art. That '70s Show draws on the amusing nostalgia for the “decade that taste forgot,” while showing a complicated portrait of ...
Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia, SC

Thu 8/17/17 - Fri 8/18/17 at 11am-5pm
Sat 8/19/17 at 10am-5pm
Sun 8/20/17 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 8/22/17 - Fri 8/25/17 at 11am-5pm
Sat 8/26/17 at 10am-5pm
Art: History/Science, Museum
Xanthus Smith and Civil War Maritime Art
The Civil War redefined the nation on multiple levels, including forever changing American art. Instead of the early 19th century scenes of untouched natural beauty, artists began recording the new technologies and realities of warfare. Xanthus Smith wa...
South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum
Columbia, SC

Thu 8/17/17 - Sat 8/19/17 at 10am-5pm
Tue 8/22/17 - Sat 8/26/17 at 10am-5pm
Music: Live Music in Bar/Club, Rap/Hip Hop
Lil Yachty
With hair that looks like red-hot cheese curls and the wild Atlanta ATLien style to match, MC Lil Yachty bounces between the party attitude of Migos and the druggy weirdness of Future with the greatest of ease. Part of this is due to the use of two persona...
Music Farm
Columbia, SC

Thu 8/17/17 at 8pm
Music: Classical
Matthew C. Ganong, pianist
On Thursday, August 17, Pianist Matthew Ganong performs two recitals of Beethoven sonatas at 12 noon and again at 6:00 p.m. at the Anglican Cathedral of the Epiphany, 2512 N. Beltline Blvd. in Columbia.
Anglican Cathedral Church of the Epiphany
Columbia, SC

Thu 8/17/17 at 12pm till 1pm, 6pm till 7pm
Special Event: Farmers' Market
Seeds of Hope Farmer's Market
Mr. and Mrs. Abraham McFadden, family farmers from Clarendon County, will bring their fresh fruits and vegetables to Shandon Presbyterian Church 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays beginning June 22. Be sure to stop by and purchase farm-fresh vegetables and fruits...
Shandon Presbyterian Church
Columbia, SC

Thu 8/17/17 at 11am-1pm
Thu 8/24/17 at 11am-1pm
Thu 8/31/17 at 11am-1pm
Theater: Play
The Jasper Project presents Syzygy: The Solar Eclipse Plays
The Jasper Project presents Syzygy: The Solar Eclipse Plays – premieres of six 10-minute plays written by six SC playwrights to commemorate the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in Columbia, SC. Playwrights include Jon Tuttle, Nicola Waldron, Chad Henderson, Terry ...
Tapp's Arts Center
Columbia, SC

Thu 8/17/17 at 7pm-10pm
Theater: Play
The Jasper Project presents Syzygy: The Solar Eclipse Plays
The Jasper Project presents Syzygy: The Solar Eclipse Plays – premieres of six 10-minute plays written by six SC playwrights to commemorate the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in Columbia, SC. Playwrights include Jon Tuttle, Nicola Waldron, Chad Henderson, Terry ...
Tapp's Arts Center
Columbia, SC

Thu 8/17/17 at 7pm-10pm
Art: Gallery
Tyrone Geter: BLACK!
Tyrone Geter: BLACK! presents recent works by the artist who, after extensive travel, work and study in Africa, made South Carolina his home. Combining masterful draftsmanship with assemblage and installation elements, Geter has consistently produced a bol...
701 Center for Contemporary Art
Columbia, SC

Thu 8/17/17 - Sat 8/19/17 at 11am-5pm
Sun 8/20/17 at 1pm-5pm
Wed 8/23/17 at 11am-8pm
Special Event: Gaming
Chess Tournament at Starbucks in 5 points
All ages, No entry fee. Winner gets Starbucks gift card
Starbucks Coffee
Columbia, SC

Fri 8/18/17 at 4pm-10pm
Talks & Readings: Conference
In Our Community Dementia Speaks
In Our Community...Dementia Speaks is a 3-day education opportunity designed to inform community members about the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. If you are a caregiver or you provide support for someone living with dementia, this ...
Richland County Recreation Commission – Adult Activity Center
Columbia, SC

Fri 8/18/17 at 10:30am-12pm
Music: Jazz, Live Music in Bar/Club, R&B/Soul
Jazz After 5
Come Wine, Dine and Unwind with live jazz at Chayz Lounge. our weekly Jazz After 5 event features live performances by local and notable jazz musicians.
Chayz Lounge at Nonnah’s
Columbia, SC

Fri 8/18/17 at 8pm-11pm
Fri 8/25/17 at 8pm-11pm
Fri 9/1/17 at 8pm-11pm
Fri 9/8/17 at 8pm-11pm
Fri 9/15/17 at 8pm-11pm
Theater: Musical
Million Dollar Quartet LIMITED RETURN ENGAGEMENT
The Tony® Award Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet, brings December 4, 1956 to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations. Four legends, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley gathered a...
Town Theatre
Columbia, SC

Fri 8/18/17 at 8pm-9:30pm
Sat 8/19/17 at 8pm-9:30pm
Sun 8/20/17 at 3pm-4:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Physics & Astronomy Public Lecture: "Solar Eclipses: the Dread and the Fascination"
Dr. Sarbani Basu is a solar physicist and chair of the Department of Astronomy at Yale University (New Haven, CT). She will visit Columbia, SC on the weekend preceding the total solar eclipse of 2017, to give a public lecture on the USC Columbia campus at...
Moore School of Business – Johnson Performance Hall
Columbia, SC

Fri 8/18/17 at 7pm-8:30pm
    

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