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Flip Flops & Soap Boxes: Issue Voting in the United States @ McKissick Museum
Jan 14 – Jun 13 all-day

Most people are familiar with the Democratic and Republican Parties in the United States. However, party affiliation is not the only factor people use to decide how to vote. Many voters choose candidates based on specific issues, like abortion or gun control. Historically, some of the biggest issues for voters have been the economy, the Vietnam War, and busing to integrate schools during the Civil Rights movement. Flip Flops & Soap Boxes explores the variety of ways American voters have communicated their opinions on these and other issues in the past

In Cotton High and Low: The History of a Carolina Cash Crop @ McKissick Museum
Jan 14 – May 4 all-day

Cotton has changed significantly from its humble roots as a plant growing wild in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world to its position today as the primary fiber in textiles. It has influenced the history of agriculture, labor, race, and gender, not only in the US South, but around the world. Explore the material culture of cotton through these lenses, beginning with the natural history of the plant itself and progressing to the social effects of its cultivation in the US South.

Jazz Night at Za’s on Devine @ Za's on Devine
Feb 23 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 12:00 am

Swing over to Za’s on Devine for Jazz Night featuring the Mark Rapp Group Sat., February 23, 9:00 p.m. to midnight. Sip on themed cocktails in Za’s casual, lively atmosphere and enjoy the Mark Rapp Group’s jazz nouveau style. A full bar and dinner menu will be available. The event is open to all ages and free to attend. Learn more at and on social media at @ZasonDevine.

Cost of Living at Trustus Theatre @ Trustus Theatre
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm

By Martyna Majok
Directed by Paul Kaufmann
FEBRUARY 22 – MARCH 2, 2019
*Winner 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama*

One of the most powerful shows of 2018 comes to the Trustus Side Door theatre. Eddie, an unemployed truck driver, reunites with his ex-wife Ani after she suffers a devastating accident. John, a brilliant and witty doctoral student, hires overworked Jess as a caregiver. As their lives intersect, Majok’s play delves into the chasm between abundance and need and explores the space where bodies—with or without disability—meet each other.

February 22 at 8pm
February 23 at 8pm
February 24 at 3pm
February 27 at 8pm
February 28 at 8pm
March 1 at 8pm
March 2 at 2pm and 8pm

Presented in Sponsorship with Able SC.

MOZART AND SALIERI @ Incarnation Lutheran Church
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm

Palmetto Chamber Orchestra presents a program “Mozart and Salieri”- two Classical contemporaries but with two different faiths. A famous dichotomy between two 18 century contemporaries: poor vs. rich, brilliance vs. mediocrity, fame vs. oblivion…. or maybe NOT? Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart vs. Antonio Saileri. Was Salieri such a horrible person and a mediocre and unsuccessful composer or Mozart simply outshined everyone around him? Did Salieri “kill” Mozart out of jealousy or it is a legend that was never proven to be true? Why music of Mozart is played daily and we never hear music by Salieri? A story told through music you do not want to miss.

Naranon Meeting @ Anglican Cathedral Church of the Epiphany
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.

When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We respect your confidence and anonymity as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness is too great to be overcome.

Our program, which is not a religious one but a spiritual way of life, is based on the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon. We’ve found that the working of these steps will bring the solution to practically any problem. We urge you to take this program and its twelve steps seriously. It has been as helpful to us as the Narcotics Anonymous program is to the addict. We only ask for the wisdom and courage to see ourselves as we really are, to do something about ourselves with the help of a Higher Power as we understand this, and for the grace to release our addicts with love and cease trying to change them.

Keep an open mind and attend as many meetings as possible. Feel free to share during the meeting. You may ask questions after the meeting. You’ll soon make friends and will feel very much a part of the group.

With the understanding that addiction is a disease, and the realization that we are powerless over it, as well as over other people’s lives, we are ready to do something useful and constructive with our own. Then, and only then, can we be of any help to others.

Research Roundtable | Modjeska Simkins @ Seibels House
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Modjeska Monteith Simkins: An Advocate for the people

Modjeska Monteith Simkins was born in Columbia, S.C. on December 5, 1899, into a society that legally dispossessed women and people of color of their civil liberties.

Over the course of her 92 years, she displayed a courage and perseverance that many argue was unmatched. Join Katharine Allen, research and archives manager, for a presentation on how Historic Columbia plans to honor her life and legacy. Discussion will focus on how primary sources from the Jim Crow period shed light on the segregated and unequal South that she fought to change.

Participants are welcome to bring their lunch to this program.

Taste on the River 2019 @ Stone River
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Taste on the River 2019 @ Stone River

The best restaurants from Columbia, the Vista, and Vista West are coming together for a fun evening to showcase their cuisine to help beautify West Columbia.
Tour the multiple tasting stations throughout the event and browse our silent auction for thrills and deals.

Film Screening: Cotton Road @ McKissick Museum
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm

February 26th – 7 to 9pm – Free & Open to the Public – 1st Floor Auditorium
Americans Consume nearly 20 billion new item of clothing each year. Yet few of us know how our clothes are made, much less who produces them. This illuminating documentary follows the commodity of cotton from South Carolina farms to Chinese factories to illuminate the work and industrial processes in a global supply chain. Stay after for a discussion with Emmy nominated filmmaker and Director, School of Visual Art and Design Laura Kissel. Free & Open to the Public

Disney Princess Trivia @ The Grand
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm

Free to public