Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment

National Grant Awards Support Remix: Themes and Variations in African-American Art

Columbia, SC – The Columbia Museum of Art (CMA) celebrates three national grant awards for its current exhibition, REMIX: Themes and Variations in African-American Art. Major support from the Henry Luce Foundation in New York, the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation in New Mexico highlight the…
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City of Columbia to Host Kids Day Survivor Challenge May 14

Test your mental and physical strengths at the City of Columbia’s Kids Day Survivor Challenge on Saturday, May 14 at Finlay Park. This free, fun and interactive event will feature a variety of mental and physical challenges for youth and adults, a Kids Korner (ages 5 and under), water games, food vendors, exhibitors, and more!…
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10,000 attend 10th Annual Indie Grits

COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 19, 2016)—Indie Grits, the Southeast’s premier film and culture festival for DIY media-makers hosted by the Nickelodeon Theatre, took place April 14-17, 2016. The four-day festival reports an approximate 28 percent increase in attendance over last year’s five-day festival. In celebration of ten years of Indie Grits all festival events offered free…
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Lourie Center offering African Dance Workshops April 30

The Lourie Center is offering three African Dance Workshops on Saturday April 30. 10 – 11 am Beginning African Dance Class Queen T, Dancer/Performer/Owner of Gye Nyame Ensemble, Columbia, SC 11:30 am– 12:45 pm Intermediate African Dance Class Taught by Oneaka Mack, Dancer/Owner of Oneaka Dance Company, Charlotte, NC 1 -2:15 pm Intermediate African Dance…
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Columbia Poet Laureate Ed Madden puts poems on coffee cups

COLUMBIA SC April 8, 2016 - The City of Columbia Poet Laureate Ed Madden is pleased to announce a new project in conjunction with National Poetry Month. Poems from eight Columbia-based poets about the rivers have been stamped on coffee sleeves to be distributed at area coffee shops, Drip (locations on Main and in Five…
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Columbia Museum of Art hosts Greater Columbia Record Fair Day April 24

Columbia, S.C. - The Columbia Museum of Art hosts the 9th Annual Greater Columbia Record Fair Day on Sunday, April 24, 2016, from noon to 5:00 p.m. The event is the largest local market of the year to find vinyl, from your favorite classics to highly collectible items, by vendors from across the Southeast. In addition…
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Columbia Design League Announces Runaway Runway 2016 Winning Designers

(Columbia, SC) — At the Columbia Design League’s annual Runaway Runway design competition and recycled fashion show, held Saturday, April 2 at the Columbia Museum of Art, 39 entries competed for awards from the judging panel and audience. Designer Kaitlyn Machos captured the award for Runaway Runway 2016’s Top Design — The Bruce Bahr Award…
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Columbia International Festival this weekend at State Fairgrounds

The Columbia International Festival, the largest international event in the Southeast, is pleased to announce the 21st annual event to take place Saturday, April 16 (10am to 7pm) through Sunday, April 17 (Noon to 6pm) at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  The featured country for this year’s festival is the Philippines. The festival provides opportunity…
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The Sensational Epics at the Lourie Center May 13

Get ready to shag, swing, and rock & roll!  The Lourie Center is happy to host the return of the Sensational Epics for a musical performance and Spring Celebration Dance on Friday May 13, from 7 pm to 10:30 pm. Carolina Beach Music Awards Hall Of Fame Inductees, the Sensational Epics formed in 1963 as a…
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Shop the Midlands Spring Plant & Flower Festival April 14-17

COLUMBIA- The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is hosting the annual Midlands Spring Plant & Flower Festival April 14 - 17 at the State Farmers Market, located at 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia, SC. The spring season is in full force in South Carolina and the beautiful weather has everyone excited about being outdoors. At…
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