Arts & Entertainment

Pop-Up Summer Drive-In Movie Series starts Saturday at Historic Columbia Speedway

What’s Next Midlands’ newest project, a pop-up drive-in movie theater, features a new movie every month between May and August in a festival environment. WHEN: Saturday, May 20. Gates open 7 p.m., movie starts shortly after sundown (8:30-ish.) WHAT: “The Sandlot” will be shown on a 55-foot outdoor movie screen as the first installment of The Summer Drive-In Movie Series, presented by…

Line-up for Columbia’s Free Summer Concert Series, begins 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 following dates: · June 3 (R&B): Ruben Studdard · June 17 (Variety): The Boomers…

Five After Five, 5 Points concert series details

The Five Points Association welcomes the community to the third concert of this season’s Five After Five. It’s a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points, at the fountain. Patrons enjoy great local music, brews, food and fun times  on the first Sunday of the month, through August.  Previous seasons have been held on a…

Yonder Field changes opening from late May to August

Renderings of Yonder Field  Yonder Field has announced that Bowman Bound, the first festival that was slated for May 27 (and Memorial Day weekend) has been cancelled. A majority of the confirmed acts that were scheduled will come for future festivals.  The 2017 season will now be August through October. The 2018 season will commence in April and play through October….

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. This exhibit features 36 works of art on loan from the Southern Maritime Collection in Charleston. Also on display are works from the Columbia Museum of…

Cancer of Many Colors presenting Hope Event on May 18 in Lexington

Cancer of Many Colors is presenting the Hope Event on May 18 (next Thursday.) It’s at Lexington the Radius Conference Center (300 Building), 300 W. Main St., Lexington, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Link to website: Cancer of Many Colors Event Site Supported by Private Property and Lowes Foods. Featuring students from the Lexington Technology Center Culinary Arts program….

More than 70,000 came to S.C. Guard Expo last weekend

1/5Richard Skipper Photos Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5Richard Skipper Photos Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5Richard Skipper Photos Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5Richard Skipper Photos Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Richard Skipper Photos Show Caption Hide Caption Richard Skipper Photos It was the first S.C. National Guard’s Air and Ground Expo since 2009, and the response was large. “We estimated 70,000 for…

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. This exhibit features 36 works of art on loan from the Southern Maritime Collection in Charleston. Also on display are works from the Columbia Museum…

Lexington Wine Walk is May 13, at the Icehouse Amphitheater

Lexington Wine Walk. (Photo Contributed) The 7th Annual Lexington Wine Walk on Main Street is planned for Saturday, May 13. It’s from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at Icehouse Amphitheater, 107 W. Main Street, Lexington. Local musical sensation The Going Commando Band will perform great Classic Rock, Country and Blues hits throughout the night. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at…

USC String Project classes

The USC String Project provides instruction in violin, viola, cello and bass through group classes and orchestras. The nationally recognized program offers beginning classes for children in 3rd through 5th grade as well as beginning classes for adults. Continuing students can receive private lessons and play in String Project orchestras through high school. Teachers are undergraduate and graduate students supervised by USC faculty members. Link to Strings…

Don’t forget, Midlands Gives 24-hour giving to nonprofits, is Tuesday

Click for link to site The fourth annual Midlands Gives effort is a 24-hour giving event presented by the Central Carolina Community Foundation. It begins Tuesday and encourages individuals to donate online to their choice among more than 300 nonprofits in 11 Midlands counties. Midlands Gives is a one day affair, but contributors can start giving early at this website:…

City of Columbia releases Summer Movies Series at Finlay Park schedule

Finlay Park (Photo Permitted) 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: “Star Wars: Rogue One” June 9: “Moana” June 16: “Angry Birds”…

Hunter Hayes, Kellie Pickler playing Ft. Jackson Centennial Celebration Concert

  Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will present a Fort Jackson Centennial Celebration featuring country artists Hunter Hayes and Kellie Pickler, taking place at Hilton Field on June 3. Family and MWR is proud to bring Hunter Hayes to Fort Jackson for the first time and Kellie Pickler for her second time entertaining Soldiers, Family members and civilians at…

Thursday Grass Is Dead, at Township, POSTPONED – New date TBD

Click for link to info. Thursday Grass Is Dead, at Township, POSTPONED – New date To Be Determined The Township Auditorium Foundation will be presenting the Grass Is Dead from  6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday (April 27.) It is a free concert and it will take place in the loading dock area directly behind the Township Auditorium. It’s a night…

Vista Guild hosting Vista After 5, Thursday

The Congaree Vista Guild is hosting “Vista After 5.” It’s a free concert in partnership with Music Farm and Tin Roof. Details are below. “We’ve missed having a live music event in the Vista and look forward to bringing it back so that the community, Vista residents and tourists staying in the neighborhood can come together after work,” said Meredith…