Arts & Entertainment

West Columbia’s Brookland, a first-class development, ready for first residents

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Midlands stay-at-home mom competing on ABC’s Jeopardy Thursday night

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Columbia’s Town Theatre bringing Beauty and the Beast to the stage

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Columbia presents free screening of Jumanji at Finlay Park

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Local artist, “The Chicken Man” thankful for his Columbia fans

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Topgolf Swing Suite coming soon to Columbia’s Main Street

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West Columbia “murder and mystery” walking tour scheduled for July 27

J.R. Fennell addressing West Columbia City Council There’s a lot of history on the streets of West Columbia. And there will be a State Street Historic Tour conducted by J.R. Fennell, director of the Lexington County Museum. The tour is scheduled for 8 p.m. July 27. beginning at the Amphitheater on the West Columbia Riverwalk. The walking will include State…

Riverbanks Zoo’s lion cubs planned to debut in outside exhibit this week

Photos provided by Riverbanks Zoo. Riverbanks Zoo announced Tuesday afternoon that the three-month-old lion cubs, born April 10, will soon be available for the public to see. The three cubs are now large enough to explore their outdoor habitat. The cubs now weigh a little more than 30 pounds each, and took their first steps outside Monday morning under the…

Summer Jam concert Friday to benefit programs for veterans with PTSD

Military supporters and all Midlands residents who enjoy live music are encouraged to attend the Big Red Barn Retreat’s Summer Jam, this Friday evening at DOKO Meadows Park in Blythewood. The benefit will be raising money for the Big Red Barn retreat, which provides free therapeutic services to veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other combat-related stresses. Veterans…

Exhibit shows off artistic talents of Columbia Police Department employees

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Brookland Beach Bash at West Columbia Riverwalk is Saturday

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60th Annual Peach Festival draws thousands to Gilbert

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USC student Davia Bunch crowned Miss South Carolina, Saturday night

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9-year-old’s National Anthem rained out twice, invited to sing on radio instead

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Berkley Bryant crowned Miss Teen South Carolina Friday night

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Riverbanks Zoo draws 1.4 million annually, “Top 5” zoo in the country, says Stringfellow

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Freddy’s Steakburgers in Irmo planning to open next month

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“The American Way” Lake Murray Dam Bike Run is Saturday to aid PTSD cure

The American Infidels Veterans Motorcycle Club will host a fundraiser Saturday to help Range 2.14 build a facility in the Midlands for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The event will take place from noon until 11 p.m. and will include multiple raffle prizes, free food catered by Belly’s Southern Pride BBQ, and country music provided by Jesse Moore. “We’re…

Dr. Rudy Mancke talks snakes, and other summer creatures of nature

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Secrets of Columbia’s Elmwood Cemetery revealed with night time tours

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Fundraiser held Thursday for Friends of Sesquicentennial State Park to revamp park’s spillway

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Free party, with the movie Super 8, Friday night at Icehouse Amphitheater to thank Meals on Wheels

It’s Father’s Day weekend, and Friday you can take dad (or anyone else) to see a movie, grab some popcorn, pick up some great comics, enjoy a live DJ, compete in an 80s trivia contest and support a great cause. Best of all, every bit of it is free. Lexington’s Icehouse Amphitheater is the place to be for the Star*Struck pop culture…