Arts & Entertainment

Lake City’s ArtFields soliciting submissions from Columbia area artists

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The Side Deck gaming cafe opens its doors in Lexington

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Chapin celebrates its 39th annual Labor Day Parade and festival

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USC’s “Doctor Tailgate” says for some, it’s not about the game

It's gametime!

Memorial tailgate lot, off Shop Road. Photo provided by Paige Iapalucci. Many University of South Carolina football fans view gamedays as an all-day event. Students and families wake up early, get their lawn chairs, pack up enough food to feed a small army, grab some recreational beverages, and head to the parking lots around Williams Brice Stadium for tailgating. But…

Carowinds announces plans for new coaster, part of largest investment in amusement park’s history

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USC wedding planning course provides free wedding for one lucky couple

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The Honor Project’s WildMayhem Golf Tournament to support two local charities

Two Midlands charities are each about to receive a monetary gift to help better their organizations. The Honor Project, founded in 2015, was created for the purpose of making grants to charities, in order to improve communities and empower citizens. Their fourth annual WildMayhem Golf Tournament is taking place September 6, and is one of the largest yearly fundraisers the…

Thousands come out to celebrate 14th annual Latin Festival (translated in Spanish)

Spanish translation by Cooper Richardson.

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Actor Mike Colter in town for Soda City Comic Con

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State Museum displaying saber-tooth cat skull, meteorite, other fossils at 30th anniversary exhibit

Saber-tooth cat skull. Photos provided. In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the State Museum will be opening a new exhibit Saturday. There will be artifacts and fossils showcased at the exhibit that the museum has acquired over the past 30 years. Some exhibit items that have been displayed every year, like the saber-tooth cat skull, will be showcased. Others will…

Cayce’s Heritage Day of Unity scheduled for Oct. 13

Cayce Museum photo. The City of Cayce and the Cayce Historical Museum will hold the Congaree Heritage Day of Unity from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Oct. 13, at the Cayce Historical Museum. The Heritage Day of Unity is a free family-friendly event to showcase Native America culture through dance, music, authentic craft demonstrations and storytelling. Skills including flint-knapping…

Happy hour and water balloon battles: Historic Columbia holding annual event Friday

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Nearly 18 months of renovations revealed Friday night at Columbia Museum of Art

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Road closure listings and full event guide for Beyonce and Jay Z concert

Beyonce and Jay Z’s arrival to Columbia is impacting the city days before their On The Road II concert takes place next Wednesday at Williams-Brice Stadium. Beginning Thursday, there will be full road closure from Bluff Road, to Key Road. The stages for the concert tour are known for their intricacy and extensive set up time. Even two days after…

Young Artists Festival showcasing talent of children and teens

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Celebration of farmers and food at ninth annual Tasty Tomato Festival

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LEGO artists from across country displaying pieces at Columbia Convention Center

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State museum inviting artists to submit work for 30th anniversary exhibit, cash prizes awarded

The South Carolina State Museum is now accepting entries from artists for its 30th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition, opening November 3. Artists’ work will have the chance to be selected for the exhibit and win cash prizes up to $1,500. The juried exhibition is open to residents of South Carolina who are 18 years old and older. Individual artists must…

Behind-scenes tour of Hennessy’s building, new restaurant tenant expected to open late fall

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S.C. State Fair concerts include Trace Adkins, Tokyo Joe/Rocketman, Temptations, Four Tops

The South Carolina State Fair has scheduled eight musical acts for the Pepsi Grandstand series during this year’s fair Oct. 10-21. This year’s lineup includes six paid shows and two free shows: Oct. 10 – Tokyo Joe/Rocketman-Elton John Tribute Oct. 11 – Scotty McCreery Oct. 12 – Bret Michaels Oct. 14 – La Poderosa Banda San Juan Oct. 15 –…

Cayce’s Steel Hands Brewing looking for art to display

Steel Hands Calling all Cayce Area Artists. Steel Hands Brewing in Cayce announced last week that it is hosting an Artist Competition. Your work could be permanently displayed at the Brewery. The brewery is also giving away prizes. Click for link to register to submit art If you are interested in submitting art visit the Steel Hands Brewing website. You…