Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment

SC State Fair welcomes 19,307 guests on opening day

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina State Fair welcomed 19,307 guests to the fairgrounds Wednesday, Oct. 10 as guests braved scattered rains and cloudy skies in advance of the expected tropical storm. While the opening-day figures fell short of the 31,821 guests last year, it marked the second-highest opening day with rain since the fair…
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Inaugural Palladium Fall Tour Explores Columbia’s Historic Main Street

Two-day behind-the-scenes event, tour and biergarten to benefit Historic Columbia COLUMBIA, S.C., Wednesday, October 8, 2018 – Join Palladium of Historic Columbia for the inaugural Palladium Fall Tour, a two-day behind-the-scenes tour of Main Street. This year’s theme, Stayin’ Alive on Main Street, will kick off with a 1970s-themed party at the historic Arcade Building from 7 – 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov.…
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Ansley Adam’s ‘Weightless’ Opens at Tapp’s Arts Center- November 1, 2018

(Columbia, SC) Tapp's Arts Center is pleased to announce it's next exhibition, Weightless, Works by Ansley Adams will open November 1st at 6pm at 1644 Main Street, Columbia SC, 29201. Featuring paintings on canvas and silk, Adams presents a visual metaphor of female empowerment and transcendence. Adams states: "You’re Fat!” These words were hurled at…
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Columbia Museum of Art November 2018 Calendar

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS Midcentury Masters: Jasper Johns’ Gifts to the CMA On view November 16, 2018 – February 24, 2019 Jasper Johns is one of most influential American artists of the 20th century. He painted symbols like numbers and flags, things that were ordinary. This radical vision led to the art movements known as Minimalism and…
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S.C. State Fair ranked among least expensive fairs in the country

(Oct. 3 -Columbia, SC) - The South Carolina State Fair, which opens next week, has been ranked one of the most affordable state fairs in the country by HomeToGo. The independent vacation rental metasearch engine rated the S.C. State Fair No. 6 nationally in affordability. The rankings were based on a comparison of admission prices,…
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Midlands: Native Plant Studies, Core Basic Botany class added

SCNPS Core Class: Basic Botany (Columbia) 11/10/18 In this introductory botany course develop a foundation of knowledge and a working vocabulary for all other courses in the Certificate of Native Plants. Through classroom lectures and fun hands-on activities explore the basics of plants — their classification, structure, functions, lifecycles, and reproductive strategies. Taught by Dr.…
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2018 Governor’s Awards in the Humanities

South Carolina Humanities is pleased to announce that four outstanding individuals will receive the prestigious 2018 Governor’s Awards in the Humanities. The honorees are Anne Cleveland, Director of the Charleston Library Society; Bobby Donaldson, historian and educator; Sara June Goldstein, literary arts advocate; and Cecil Williams, celebrated South Carolina photographer. This year, the new “Fresh…
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Columbia Art Center’s Worlds of Creativity Series Features Native American Culture

WHAT: The Columbia Art Center’s Worlds of Creativity Series will feature Native American culture at its next cultural arts showcase on Thursday, Oct. 4. Through Native Eyes: Artwork & Identity will feature storytelling, dancing, pottery, basket demonstrations and more. The event will also feature Friendship Dance with Beckee Garris, an artist-in-residence for Native American Students…
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Local author Rachel Haynie will be Remembered at Words & Wine Event

Words and Wine – a Monthly Readers and Writers Event -- will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Jubilee Circle, 2627 Millwood Avenue, Columbia, SC, 29205. Words and Wine is free and open to the public. Local author Rachel Haynie will be remembered in October through her publications,…
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