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West Side Story at Town Theatre @ Town Theatre
Sep 14 – Sep 30 all-day

Town Theatre opens its centennial season with the classic production West Side Story – one of the most powerful love stories of all time. Beautiful melodies like “Tonight,” “Maria” and “Somewhere” are juxtaposed with fierce and fiery dancing in “America” and The Dance at the Gym. Town’s production coincides with the 100th birthday of Jerome Robbins, director/choreographer of the original Broadway production of the show.

Don’t miss the show that was overwhelmingly selected by 46% of our voters to have a place in Town’s 100th season ~ West Side Story.

The show runs Sept. 14-30 with an 8 PM curtains on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 PM curtain on Sundays. The show is directed by David Swicegood, with music direction by Michael Simmons and choreography by Joy Alexander. Costumes will be provided by Lauren Smith with technical and lighting design by Danny Harrington.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 65+/active duty military/ full-time college and $15 for youth 17 and under. Group rates are available for 20 or more.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 803-799-2510. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 12 noon – 5 PM.

West Side Story is sponsored by Clayton Design and Synovus.

15th World Hematology Congress @ Oslo, Norway
Sep 20 – Sep 21 all-day

World Hematology 2018 to be held at Oslo, Norway amid September 20-21, 2018. This International Blood Disorders Conference will unite world-class Hematology specialists, hematologists, hematologist-oncologist, professors and researchers to talk about strategies for Hematology. Hematology Congress welcomes you to attend the 15th World Hematology Congress is intended to give diverse and current training that will keep medicinal experts abreast of the issues influencing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Blood Disorders.

Cathy B. Novinger Ovarian Cancer Butterfly Release @ South Carolina State House
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm


(COLUMBIA SC)….The Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Central SC (OCC) will hold its annual butterfly release September 20 at the SC State House to raise awareness of this deadly disease. This year’s event has been renamed the Cathy B. Novinger Ovarian Cancer Butterfly Release (sponsored by Palmetto Health) to honor the organization’s founder who lost her life to the disease in 2016. September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Participants will release over 500 butterflies in memory or honor of a relative or friend who has been affected by ovarian cancer and other female-related cancers.

Each year more than 20,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and of those more than 14,000 will lose their lives. One in 71 women will develop some form of ovarian cancer in their lifetime.

Ovarian cancer is called “the disease that whispers”, because women may not recognize the symptoms that signal the onset. It is one of the deadliest cancers among women, often detected too late to be cured. If detected early, ovarian cancer has a 95% five-year survival rate. The survival rate drops below 25% for five-year survival for those who are in stage 3 and 5% for those diagnosed in stage 4. Ovarian cancer is never detected through pap smear examinations.

Proceeds from the event help further the organization’s mission of educating women in the Midlands about ovarian cancer. For more information or to purchase a butterfly, visit or call 803-608-5391.


Jubilee 40th Anniversary Gala @ Seibels House
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Historic Columbia and the Jubilee Gala Committee to celebrate 40 years of support for the Jubilee Festival and Mann-Simons Site! The evening will feature Chef Frank Houston’s culinary delights, a specialty cocktail, wine and beer, as well as live music and performances from Mike Stone Entertainment, Roland Haynes and Indigo Soul. The dress for this event is festive, so come ready to celebrate!

A fine Affair – Blackjack & Bubbles @ The Oak
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Ronald McDonald House Charities Columbia, SC invites you to join us for our largest annual fundraiser, A Fine Affair Blackjack & Bubbles! Get ready to Bet It All on LOVE at The Oaks, on September 20, 2018. Guests of this savory celebration will play casino favorites and indulge in delicious delicacies from Columbia’s top restaurants and caterers. Guests are also invited to sip cocktails for a cause as they bid on items in the evening’s silent auction! All of the proceeds from this celebration will benefit our mission of keeping families close when they need it the most.

Mark Rapp Group at Pearlz Upstairz @ Pearlz Upstairz
Sep 20 @ 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Bandleader Mark Rapp will be performing live Jazz music at Pearlz Upstairz on Thursday, Aug. 30. from 9 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. His band consists of  guitarist Amos Hoffman, Dustin Retzlaff on bass and Brendan Bull on drums.

The Red Jacket Classic @ The Members Club at Woodcreek
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

The tournament will provide participants the opportunity to play a friendly round of golf at one of Columbia’s premiere courses, The Members Club at Woodcreek, while enjoying delicious food and beverages throughout the day, an awesome gift package for each player and the chance to win a variety of exciting prizes!

Igniting Innovation Gala @ Southern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The keynote speaker is a businessman investor, international motivational speaker, author, and philanthropist: Christopher Gardner will preside as our keynote speaker. Mr. Gardner’s life story was portrayed by actor Will Smith’s in the movie ”Pursuit of Happyness”. Meeting and hearing Christopher Gardner share his story of overcoming the setback of homelessness to become a lucrative businessman will benefit all who will attend.

Speaker Teresa Myers Ervin, Councilwoman of Florence, SC.

Enjoy an upscale atmosphere in the Grand Ballroom, meet and greet celebrity keynote speaker, Christopher Gardner, live entertainment, and more.

The Future Entrepreneurs Foundation requests your support for the Igniting Innovation Gala. The event is a fundraiser and the proceeds will benefit students in Florence School District One.

Lonestar @ Newberry Opera House
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm
Lonestar @ Newberry Opera House | Newberry | South Carolina | United States

With 9 No. 1 hits, Lonestar has proven to be a favorite for country and pop fans alike. One of those No. 1 hits was “Amazed,” which topped not only the top of the country charts but also hit No 1 on the Billboard Hot 1, becoming the first country song to do so since “Islands in the Stream” in 198. With hits like “I’m Already There” and “Front Porch Looking In” plus hits from their latest album Never Enders, the band is sure to impress.

Glass Half Full Fest @ City Roots Farm
Sep 22 all-day

Join us for the Inagural Glass Half Full Fest at City Roots Farm. It is an all day celebration of craft brews, southern cuisine, as well as eclectic live entertainment featuring National, Regional, and local acts.

High-Entertainment is teaming up with Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands to raise money and awareness for its service.