Arts & Entertainment

Rob Shaw Gallery and Framing cuts the ribbon on State Street, West Columbia

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Synchronized fireflies display in full swing at Congaree National Park

Photo obtained from Congaree National Park Facebook page. The Congaree National Park plays host to thousands of fireflies annually between mid-May to mid-June. The “guests” have now arrived and are fully active. Tuesday evening, park visitors were treated to another beautiful evening of synchronous fireflies. They remained active all evening and were still well-synchronized, according to park officials. There are…

Prettier Than Matt plays Rhythm on the River, Saturday – City provides parking options

Prettier Than Matt has a tendency to draw a large crowd. Saturday, Prettier Than Matt will play the last concert of the Rhythm on the River Spring Series. The show is at 6 pm at the West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater. About Prettier Than Matt More than just another acoustic duo, Prettier Than Matt has evolved into both an…

“Cosmically cool” exhibits to debut this summer at State Museum

SCSM photo. South Carolina State Museum representatives announced their new exhibits opening this summer, and they are “out of this world.” Kicking off what the museum dubs its “Cosmically Cool Summer” is the premiere of a new 4D movie. Fly Me to the Moon 4D will include wind gusts, seat vibrations, feet ticklers and more. Guests will be treated to…

South Carolina Carnival to celebrate Caribbean culture in Columbia

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Behind-scenes tour scheduled for 1920s bakery now converted to residential apartments

Claussen’s Inn, located at 2003 Greene St. Karamie Sullivan photo. Historic Columbia will soon be offering another behind-the-scenes tour of the nearly 100-year-old Claussen’s Inn in Five Points. The first tour, which took place in January, allowed guests to view the 1920s-era bakery prior to extensive renovations. Information was provided about the origin of the building, and its evolution throughout…

Enhancements to West Columbia’s River District good for Kinetic Derby Day’s future

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UofSC acquires rare comics collection from single donor worth $2.5 million

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Irmo businesses come together for evening of wine, friendship, music

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Rhythm on the River concert features 48 Fables and Admiral Radio, this Saturday

The Rhythm on the River Spring Concert Series is at 6 p.m. Saturday. The band this week is: 48 Fables and Admiral Radio. It’s at the Wyman “Mac” Rish Riverwalk and Amphitheater in West Columbia. The forecast looks better this week, after the concert was rained out a couple weeks in a row. Rhythm on the River is a chance…

Free circus, other new attractions to be added to SC State Fair for 150th anniversary

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Lexington’s Virginia Hylton Park expanding by 8 acres with new features

Town of Lexington rendering. Representatives of the Town of Lexington announced over the weekend that big changes will soon be coming to Virginia Hylton Park. According to officials, the 6.5 acre park will be heavily renovated and upgraded to include an additional 8.25 acres. “…Providing Lexington with a playful, social, and recreational space for all ages,” the statement read. Renovations…

SC Poultry Festival draws thousands

Batesburg-Leesville’s annual South Carolina Poultry Festival drew thousands of visitors from across the state and beyond, Friday and Saturday. First staged in 1987 and called the ridge Poultry Festival, it drew 20,000 visitors; today that number exceeds 100,000. Citizens in attendance availed themselves of over 30 food vendors, carnival rides, more than 120 arts and crafts booths, and a 110…

Dorn VA Medical Center holds second annual baby shower for veterans

Dave Omura Show Caption Hide Caption Rose and Aldrin Show Caption Hide Caption shower Show Caption Hide Caption Wednesday’s baby shower provided expectant veterans with gifts for their new babies. Chris Timmers photos. Expectant Columbia veterans celebrated their impending motherhood Wednesday at the Poat auditorium on the VA campus. A baby shower was thrown for the ladies, in which car…

Lexington Wine Walk postponed until May 31, due to weather concerns

Due to a forecast for thunderstorms, which are projected to produce heavy lightening, the Lexington Wine Walk is being rescheduled until Friday, May 31. “We are moving it to then. All tickets will be honored for the new date,” said Walker Brewer, Town of Lexington Downtown Venue Promoter. The Wine Walk is being postponed in order to provide a full…

UofSC First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides holds book signing, discusses retirement plans

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Cayce Historical Museum to celebrate George Washington’s visit

The City of Cayce and the Cayce Historical Museum will hold a commemorative event in honor of the 218th anniversary of President George Washington’s visit to the Cayce area during his Southern Tour of States. President George Washington visited the area that would one day be called Cayce on May 22, 1791. The Cayce Historical Museum, at 1800 12th Street,…

Springdale Splash Pad reopening for season with new water features

Splash Pad photo provided. Summer is quickly approaching, and the Town of Springdale is about to offer a fun and easy way for families to cool off. Town officials announced their Splash Pad will be reopening for the season beginning Thursday. Business license and building permit clerk Jacquelyn Adams said they are happy to have it available to residents once…

Internet sensation Mason Ramsey, “the yodeling boy,” to perform in Columbia

Photo from Mason Ramsey Facebook page. It was announced that 11-year-old YouTube sensation, Mason Ramsey, will be performing at The Senate in November. Ramsey, known as “the yodeling boy,” gained fame in 2018 after he was recorded singing and yodeling to Hank Williams Sr.’s song “Lovesick Blues” in a Walmart. The video quickly went viral on YouTube, reaching tens of…

All moms to receive free admission into State Museum for Mother’s Day

Representatives from the South Carolina State Museum announced Monday that all moms will be celebrated this Mother’s Day (Sunday) with free general admission. In addition to the one-day free admission, mothers will also receive 10 percent off in the Cotton Mill Exchange gift shop. The SCSM offers four floors of South Carolina art, cultural history, natural history and science/technology. Guests…

Lexington’s Market at Icehouse to return May 18

Photo from The Market at Icehouse Facebook page. The Town of Lexington announced Monday that The Market at Icehouse will be returning Saturday, May 18. The event, located at the Icehouse Amphitheater, will run every Saturday through September 28 (except July 6) from 9 a.m. to noon. According to officials, the market is primarily intended as a farmer/grower and local…