Arts & Entertainment

Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit opening this month at Riverbanks Zoo

Riverbanks Zoo graphic. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden officials are inviting families to take a “Jurassic journey” back in time, when the newest exhibit Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors comes alive. Beginning Memorial Day weekend (May 25), guests visiting the zoo will have the opportunity to experience more than 25 life-size, life-like dinosaurs that will reside along the banks…

South Carolina filmmakers take spotlight at Doko Film Fest in Blythewood

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Cayce’s Soiree on State expands in third year

IMG_6156 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_6157 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_6158 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_6159 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_6160 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_6161 Show Caption Hide Caption Allen Wallace photos. The free party on the street in Cayce just keeps growing. The third annual Soiree on State was the biggest yet, as the city partnered with the…

Kid’s Day brings thousands to Lexington

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Kinetic Derby Day is “amazing” under bright sunny skies in West Columbia

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Rhythm on the River rocks with BC Villanova, Kinetic Derby Day, Soiree on State are Saturday

 BC Villanova Show Caption Hide Caption Marty Hall 94.3 The Dude- 93.1 The Lake Show Caption Hide Caption Britt, Ervin and Crosby opened Show Caption Hide Caption BC Villanova 2 Show Caption Hide Caption BC Villanova at Rhythm on the River There was a special Friday edition of the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber’s Rhythm on the River Spring Concert Series. It…

State Museum to feature new art exhibit inspired by South Carolina’s rivers

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Yarn bombing begins as part of West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day

Yarn 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Yarn 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Yarn 4 Show Caption Hide Caption Yarn 5 Show Caption Hide Caption Yarn 6 Show Caption Hide Caption Yarnbombers Show Caption Hide Caption The Yarnbombers of Columbia have begun their display as a part of West Columbia’s second annual Kinetic Derby Day, on Saturday. Brookland-Cayce High School‘s Clay…

West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day is Saturday – Here are the details

Meeting Street racing. West Columbia will be rocking. The City of West Columbia’s 2nd Annual Kinetic Derby Day, is Saturday. It’s a guaranteed day of family fun, from 11 a.m until 3:30 p.m., on Meeting and State Streets in West Columbia. “Last year’s Kinetic Derby Day gave us a chance to show off the City of West Columbia,”said Mayor Mayor…

Local business participating in national coin hunt, dropping valued coins across Midlands

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West of the River Weekend begins, Friday

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? “The Greater Cayce – West Columbia Chamber of Commerce is excited about the upcoming West of the River Weekend. This weekend is a great opportunity for the Chamber to be a bridge between our municipal partners and promote the entire weekend under one brand,” said Richard Skipper, executive director of the…

Bierkeller at the Riverfront offering beer in park every Tuesday through May

Bierkeller at the Riverfront 2018. Karamie Sullivan photo. Bierkeller Columbia is hosting a few afternoons of fun with a view at Riverfront Park. Every Tuesday through May, the German beer company will be holding Bierkeller at the Riverfront, pouring lagers from 5 to 9 p.m. at the historic riverfront pump house complex, on the banks of Columbia’s three rivers. “Come…

Columbia mansion undergoes restorations after ice storm damage, tours conducted in May

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Peace and love reign at Hippie Fest

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Open Streets joins Soda City to promote sustainability

Open Streets 1 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_5874 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_5877 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_5875 Show Caption Hide Caption Allen Wallace photos. Monday is Earth Day, and Columbia began the celebration early with the third edition of an event designed to promote sustainability, fitness and community. The third annual Open Streets Columbia moved from its previous home…

Artista Vista begins Thursday evening: Columbia’s largest gallery crawl

Artista Vista image from 2018. It’s all for the love of art. Columbia’s largest gallery art crawl begins Thursday evening at 5 p.m. Artista Vista 2019 is a two-day, art-centric event with activities and sights for every member of the family to enjoy. Galleries will be displaying new, unique shows and some will offer complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres with…

Don Merckle and The Blacksmiths headline Rhythm on the River, Saturday at West Columbia Riverwalk

Bring a blanket, chair or take a seat. Enjoy music with friends and family at the Wyman “Mac” Rish Riverwalk and Amphitheater in West Columbia.  Relax and enjoy the view of the Congaree River or take a walk along the beautiful winding trail while listening to the concert. All concerts are free and are great outings for families. The third…

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden nominated for Best Zoo in America

Lemur triplets at Riverbanks Zoo – file photo. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden has been nominated as one of the best zoos in the country. USA Today released a list of 20 nominees, and Columbia’s Riverbanks is 16th on the list (in alphabetical order). According to the USA Today guidelines, a panel of travel experts were asked to nominate their favorite…

Broadway in Columbia announces Wicked is coming to Koger Center

WICKED 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Mariand Torres & Erin Mackey in WICKED. Joan Marcus photo. Show Caption Hide Caption WICKED 2 Wicked Show Caption Hide Caption Erin Makey & Mariand Torres in WICKED. Photos by Joan Marcus. Broadway in Columbia has announced that one of Broadway’s biggest hits will be coming to Columbia’s Koger Center for the Arts as…

West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day to be covered in yarn

Photo from Yarnbombing of Columbia Facebook page. It was announced Monday that West Columbia’s second annual Kinetic Derby Day will include the work of the Yarnbombers of Columbia. The Yarnbombers will begin working at the 100 block of State Street installation Friday, April 26, around noon. The art will be ready by the following day for Kinetic Derby Day. The…

Historic Columbia hosting adult Easter egg hunt at ‘hoppy hour’ event

Seibels House – Historic Columbia photo. Historic Columbia will be holding a special Easter-themed event Friday, but this one isn’t for the kids. “Hoppy Hour History” will be held at the Seibels House & Garden from 5:30 to 7 p.m. According to the organization’s announcement, attendees will get to learn about the prohibition era, and participate in a happy hour-themed…