Arts & Entertainment

Primal Gourmet open for business in West Columbia

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Local artist painting storm drains as part of “Drains Aren’t Dumps” campaign

In-progress storm drain painting at Richland Library Cooper. Photo provided. Richland County Stormwater Management is partnering with Columbia Water, One Columbia, and one local artist on a special project. There will soon be public art at storm drains across Richland County. The project is part of the “Drains Aren’t Dumps” storm drain marketing campaign that kicked off Friday. The campaign…

Fit Columbia uses aerial yoga to aid in fight against domestic violence

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Tomatoes still tasty at new venue for annual festival

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Harbison Theatre unveils 2019-2020 performance schedule

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Murders and Mysteries Walking Tour explores West Columbia history

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Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra performs July 4th show at Saluda Shoals Park

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Columbia rivers are the epicenter of eco-tourism on July 4th

Palmetto Outdoor photo. The Fourth of July weekend is a boon for eco-tourism, locally. “It’s our busiest day of the year,” said Michael Mayo, owner of Palmetto Outdoors. “The volume will be tremendous.” Much of the Palmetto Outdoors activity takes place at the West Columbia Riverwalk. The river tubing and kayaking provider, said Mayo, is a great example of the…

Black Rooster to open in 2-to-3 weeks, now hiring staff

Opening day is getting closer. Black Rooster is a restaurant at the northeast corner of the Brookland development in West Columbia. It will be opening in two-to-three weeks. Chef and Bourbon restaurant-owner Kristian Niemi first announced, in 2018, his plan to open a rooftop restaurant and bar in the Brookland development. He said the new venture would overlook the Congaree…

Record-setting crowd turns out for Parker and Haley at Hewitt Foundation 5K

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Springdale’s Summerfest and Golf Cart Parade draws nice crowd

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Kellan Fenegan, of Lexington, crowned the new Miss South Carolina Teen

Kellan Fenegan – Miss South Carolina Teen Scholarship Organization photo. Kellan Fenegan of Lexington was crowned the new Miss South Carolina Teen, Friday night at the Township Auditorium in Columbia. Fenegan is the Miss Columbia and a River Bluff High School student. With the crown. Miss S.C Teen will receive a $10,000 savings bond, and she will represent South Carolina…

Complete list of July 4th fireworks shows around the Midlands

File photo. It’s almost time for the Fourth of July festivities to begin. There are multiple organizations putting on colorful fireworks shows for guests to sit back and enjoy. Shows range from Saturday through Thursday: Saturday, June 29 Lake Murray Fireworks Celebration -Begins at approximately 9:15 p.m. -The gates at Dreher Island State Park close at 8 p.m. if that’s…

Carowinds to offer free admission for military

Photo from Carowinds website. The Carolinas’ shared theme park, Carowinds, is about to offer a special deal for members of the military. According to Director of Communications Lisa Stryker, Carowinds will soon allow free admission for active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps with valid military I.D. The free admission…

Ariana Grande scheduled to perform in Columbia as part of extended tour

Get ready for a “dangerous woman” in Columbia. Ariana Grande, the young multi-platinum pop star, will be coming to the Colonial Life Arena in December. She announced her additional Sweetener World Tour locations via Twitter last week. Grande’s tour supports her fourth and fifth albums, Sweetener and Thank U, Next. The tour began in March and with the extension included,…

Summer laser light series to begin at SC State Museum this month

SCSM Planetarium full dome show. Photo provided. If you enjoy music, bright colors, and cocktails, the South Carolina State Museum may be the place for you this summer. Representatives from the State Museum announced the return of their popular Friday Night Laser Lights summer series. The newly-expanded summer tradition will now include live music, specialty cocktails, and themed-nights. Friday Night…

Riverbanks Zoo unveils new farmyard attraction

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month continues with cornhole tournament

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Local restaurants, caterers compete for title of Columbia’s Best Shrimp and Grits

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The Springdale Summerfest and Golf Cart Parade is June 29

Springdale is offering an opportunity to get outside this summer. Planning is in full swing for the Springdale Summerfest and Golf Cart Parade, according to Mayor Michael Bishop. It is scheduled for June 29, and includes food, entertainment and activities. It’s in the centrally located Springdale Park Registration for the Golf Cart Parade is now open and Bishop reminds those…