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Where to Go, What to Do

Apr
19
Fri
Vista After Five with The Blue Dogs @ Tin Roof Columbia
Apr 19 @ 5:30 pm

The Congaree Vista Guild is hosting Vista After Five, a free concert series in partnership with Tin Roof and The Senate. Shows will be outdoors at Tin Roof and The Senate at 1022 Senate Street.

Vista After Five is free admission, and a bar will be available for attendees age 21 and up. The party begins at 5:30 p.m. and bands take the stage at 6!

The Great Gatsby @ Trustus Theatre
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Adapted for the stage by Simon Levy
Directed by Chad Henderson
APRIL 5 – 27, 2019

Trustus is going back to the Jazz Age as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel “The Great Gatsby” comes to life on the Main Stage. Nick Carraway, a newcomer to Long Island, moves into a cottage next to the brilliant mansion of self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby. After witnessing many late-night parties at his mysterious neighbor’s house, Nick is finally invited to attend one of these legendary all-night celebrations where decadence is in great supply. When Gatsby begins a passionate pursuit of Daisy Buchanan, Nick is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. Live music from Mark Rapp and Cola Jazz, jazz-age dance, and imaginative theatre collide in this production that will be the talk of the town. We suggest a bottle of bubbly when you attend.

Tokyo Joe at 1626 Main @ 1626 on Main
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

In today’s world of manufactured music, Tokyo Joe stands out from the crowd. Though most of the music is of the rock genre, lead vocalist and founder Greg Bickley credit musicians like Billy Joel and Elton John as early influences. Indeed, that inspiration is evident in Bickley’s sultry vocals each time he picks up the mic. Also the band’s songwriter, guitarist, and pianist, Bickley was voted “Best Male Vocalist,” adding to an ever-growing list of band awards that include “Best Rock/Pop Band”, “Best CD Release” and “Best Band” in Savannah, GA, Columbia, SC, Hilton Head, SC and Beaufort, SC.

This event is free to the public!

Apr
20
Sat
Open Streets Columbia @ Soda City Market
Apr 20 all-day

(BPAC) is excited to host our third Open Streets Columbia on Main Street. This event will extend the Soda City footprint for a celebration of sustainable transportation, physical fitness and wellness, civic pride, and living streets – just in time for Earth Day, too! Join us and see how we transform our city blocks into a car-free space to enjoy family-friendly activity and community.

Stay tuned for updates and check out our website at openstreetscolumbia.com!

Jacoby’s Shield Second Annual Superhero 5K Run/Walk & Family Stroll @ Saluda Shoals Park East
Apr 20 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Calling the Southeast’s mightiest superheroes! Join us on April 20, 2019, for Jacoby’s Shield Second Annual Superhero 5K Run/Walk & Family Stroll. Jacoby’s Shield is a volunteer non-profit healing organization for bereaved parents and siblings. Jacoby’s Shield accomplishes its healing mission through hosting Camp SHIELD family bereavement retreats. Camp SHIELD combines traditional fun camp activities with grief education and emotional support, facilitated by grief professionals and trained volunteers. The money being raised will help fund Camp SHIELD and grief support groups. Camp SHIELD will be held September 20-22, 2019, at Camp Kinard in Batesburg-Leesville, SC.

Open Streets Columbia – Soda City @ Main and Lady Streets
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The City of Columbia Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is excited to host our third Open Streets Columbia on Main Street. This event will extend the Soda City footprint for a celebration of sustainable transportation, physical fitness and wellness, civic pride, and living streets – just in time for Earth Day, too! Join us and see how we transform our city blocks into a car-free space to enjoy family-friendly activity and community.

Peep-A-Palooza @ Irmo Church of God
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am

Come join us for our annual Peep-A-Palooza! This free, family event is one that you don’t want to miss!! There are games and competitions, we are sure you have never seen before! We have Peep Races, Peep Eating, Peep Big Wheel Race, and more!! After all the games, we have our Easter Egg Hunt for everyone, even the adults!!

Easter Egg Hunt – Old Lexington Baptist Church @ Old Lexington Baptist Church
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Easter Egg Hunt - Old Lexington Baptist Church @ Old Lexington Baptist Church

Join us for an Easter celebration! Kids, bring your own basket for our Easter Egg Hunt with prizes and other fun. Lunch and Easter Bunny photos 12-1:00pm

Thomas Chandler – A Panel Discussion @ McKissick Museum
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

McKissick Museum is proud to announce that it will be hosting an exciting event, Thomas Chandler – A Panel Discussion, on Saturday, April 20th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Join us as this panel explores a range of topics including recent archaeological research, clay analysis, and the impact of Chandler on the Edgefield pottery story. This event will be sure to delight pottery and history enthusiasts of all levels. This panel will include scholars and artisans like John A. Burrison, David Stuempfle, Philip Wingard, Robert Hunter and Carl Steen. We’re particularly excited about the presentation of groundbreaking research from Lindsay Bloch, who has been conducting elemental analyses of Edgefield pottery sherds. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees can reserve their free tickets via Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thomas-chandler-a-panel-discussion-tickets-59589360381) or give us a call at 803-777-7251.

Thomas Chandler: A Panel Discussion @ McKissick Museum
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

April 20th – 3:00 to 5:00pm – McKissick Museum – Free & Open to the Public
McKissick Museum hosts a panel of scholars, collectors, and museum professionals for an afternoon of presentations and lively discussion. A range of topics will be explored, including recent archaeological research, clay analysis, and the impact of Chandler on the Edgefield pottery story.