Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment

Soda City Story Slam: Retooled Hits the Midlands

[caption id="attachment_9689" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Storyteller Nancy Marine participating in a previous story slam. Photo credit: Mister Christer Photography.[/caption] Lovers of a good tale convene at the CMA on Thursday, June 15 Columbia, S.C. – Back by popular demand, the second annual Soda City Story Slam will be held at the Columbia Museum of Art on…
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Spirit Communications Park to Host First Bridal Show

Columbia’s newest wedding venue to welcome brides-to-be for a preview event COLUMBIA, S.C. — Spirit Communications Park is hosting its first Bridal Show on Friday, June 16 from 6-9 p.m. Engagement season is in full swing and all brides-to-be are invited out to visit with vendors and wedding experts to help begin planning their special…
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Mayor Benjamin to Host Annual Father’s Day Cookout

Celebrate Father’s Day with Mayor Steve Benjamin at the second annual Father’s Day Cookout on Sunday, June 18from 3-7 p.m. at Pinehurst Park, 2300 Pinehurst Road. The event will feature a grilling competition, a family 3-on-3 basketball tournament and skills challenge, a chess/checkers tournament, inflatables, games and more! The Father’s Day Cookout is free and…
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Splish, Splash and Soak in a Family-Friendly Flick

The Stars will Shine when Twilight in the Garden Kicks Off this June [Columbia, SC] – Enjoy a cool retreat for catching a family-friendly flick when the big screen returns to Riverbanks Botanical Garden on select Friday evenings this summer. Twilight in the Garden will take place on June 9, July 14 and August 11.…
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Columbia Museum of Art to Participate in Blue Star Museums

[caption id="attachment_9558" align="aligncenter" width="812"] Air Force Technical Sergeant (now Master Sergeant) John Roys (at right) reenlists in the CMACollection galleries on November 21, 2016.[/caption] Free admission offered to military personnel and their families this summer Columbia, S.C. – The Columbia Museum of Art announces participation in the Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration among the…
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“A Green Book Tour of Historic Bethel” — A South Carolina Gem

Columbia, SC - On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12:00 pm, the Renaissance Foundation will recognize National Preservation Month and will host an open house at the Historic Bethel sanctuary located at 1528 Sumter Street. Recently, the historic sanctuary was noted in the newly released and highly praised Green Book of South Carolina: A Travel…
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Columbia’s Free Summer Concert Series Returns June 3

Ruben Studdard, Dante Lewis and S.O.S. Band to Perform The City of Columbia’s live outdoor concert series will return June 3 to Finlay Park with a variety of local and national recording artists, the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department announced. The free Summer Concert Series will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on the…
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Five After Five: June Concert Details

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 17, 2017) – The Five Points Association welcomes the community to the third concert of this season’s Five After Five, a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points, at the fountain.  Throughout the 19thseason of this free event, patrons can expect to enjoy five evenings of great…
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City’s Summer Movies Series at Finlay Park Kicks Off June 2

The City of Columbia’s Summer Movies Series will kick off on Friday, June 2 at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. Movies will be shown on Friday nights from June 2 through July 28. The following movies are free and open to the public: June 2: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” June 9: “Moana” June…
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