Arts & Entertainment

City of Cayce offering a guided tour of historical Ft. Congaree this Saturday

City of Cayce image. The City of Cayce is offering a Guided Historical Walking Tour of Fort Congaree beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 16, at the 12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Creek.  The 12,000 Year History Park is at 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce.  Tours are 60-to-90 minutes long, focusing on local history. National Park trained volunteers Gary and Sue Kelly lead…

Midlands’ Modern Southern Food Arts is Columbia’s Shrimp and Grits champ again

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Columbia represented in the first Carolina food festival at Carowinds

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The Baked Bear creating artisan ice cream sandwiches in Five Points

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Rodeo is a hit in Blythewood

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Ft. Jackson celebrates 101 years with big party, concert

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Big Fort Jackson concert with Sara Evans, Rodney Atkins is Saturday, and it’s free

From last year’s concert featuring Kellie Pickler. Allen Wallace photo. A free concert featuring Sara Evans and Rodney Atkins is scheduled for Saturday, at Fort Jackson’s Hilton Field. Fort Jackson celebrates its 101st anniversary this year. Gates for the celebration open at 3 p.m. and the venue opens at 4 p.m. The show is free and open to the public. …

Artist Pharrell Williams’s summer camp being held in Columbia

From One Hand to Another image Musician, singer and producer Pharrell Williams established a non-profit organization in 2008 called From One Hand to Another. According to the website, the organization exists to provide educational tools needed for the future success of children. His non-profit holds summer camps across the country for elementary and middle school students to have fun in…

The Aristocrat offering a fresh, Southwest take on bar food

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Rhythm on the River concerts dubbed “special” as spring season ends

Travelin’ Kine from Saturday finale. The shows were held at the Riverwalk Amphitheater at  West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater with the rush of the Congaree River in the background. The last one of the spring was Saturday. The shows are emceed by Marty Hall, of 94.3 The Dude and the next series of concerts will be held in the fall. With…

City of Cayce to give prizes for Thursday Riverwalk Scavenger Hunt

Carved animal sculpture on Cayce Riverwalk. City of Cayce photo. In honor of National Scavenger Hunt Day on Thursday (May 24,) Mayor Elise Partin and the City of Cayce are hosting a Cayce Riverwalk Scavenger Hunt. Residents are invited to find all the carved animal sculptures throughout the Riverwalk between the Blossom Street bridge and the train trestles downriver. This…

Rodeo coming to Blythewood June 1-2

The IPRA Championship Rodeo makes its stop in Blythewood June 1 and 2. It’s the Eighth Annual rodeo in Blythewood and includes eight action-packed events. The rodeo also features National Celebrity Funnyman Matt Merritt who will be on hand both nights to welcome a host of National Champion Cowboys and Cowgirls as well as many other competitors seeking coveted points…

Gibson Road to be closed Saturday for Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation 5K

5K is Saturday. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department will co-host the 12th annual 5K (3.1 mile.) The road race is Saturday in the Gibson Road area. Between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. there will be road closures and delays that should be taken into consideration in planning activities. With the exception…

“Enjoy SC” turns front lawn of South Carolina into a dance floor

Photo by Allen Wallace. The front lawn of South Carolina turned into a dance floor Saturday in the latest installment of “Enjoy SC: An Experience of South Carolina Arts & Culture at the State House.” The City of Columbia is sponsoring the series in collaboration with several community organizations and funded by a Knight Cities Challenge grant. The series of…

Fireflies at Congaree National Park now blinking, get viewing details

Synchronous Fireflies light up the forest. (NPS/Vic McCord) The Synchronous Fireflies at Congaree National Park  became more active Wednesday evening.  It was the first night where large groups of fireflies were seen blinking in unison. This rare phenomenon usually lasts between two to three weeks. However, there are many factors which could cause this period to be shorter or longer….

More info about June 2, Fort Jackson 101st Birthday Celebration concert

The Fort Jackson 101 concert, sponsored by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, taking place at Hilton Field on June 2, features Rodney Atkins and Sara Evans. Evans has had five No. 1 singles, sold millions of records, and won the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalist Award. She has also claimed a Country Music Association trophy for her…

S.C. State Museum premieres Ice Age: No Time For Nuts in 4D, May 26

Ice Age A mammoth new Ice Age branded 4D theatrical Experience, Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4D, will premiere on Saturday, May 26 at the South Carolina State Museum. This eye-popping adventure follows the beloved prehistoric squirrel Scrat on an epic odyssey in time-travel. From the Colosseum of Ancient Rome to the disco dance floor, Scrat survives everything from…

Richland’s Wheatley Library re-opens in Shandon

Old Shandon residents welcome new and improved library

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Next to last Rhythm on the River Spring concert is Saturday

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New hotel planned for Lexington a “game-changer” says mayor

A new 90-to-100-room Marriott Hotel is being planned for Lexington’s Main Street. Town of Lexington’s Events and Media Coordinator Jennifer Dowden confirmed that the hotels is coming, Tuesday morning. “It’s a game-changer,” said Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall. “What it brings and what it does changes Lexington forever, in a positive way.” MacDougall said town leaders have worked diligently to re…

Lexington Wine Walk raises money for beautification

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Portion of street to be closed for Lexington Wine Walk, police encourage sober ride home

Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green has announced that a portion of South Church Street, in Lexington, will be closed during the Lexington Wine Walk event which will be held at the Icehouse Amphitheater on the evening of Saturday. The closure of South Church Street will begin at 5 p.m. and extend from Main Street to Maiden Lane. South Church Street…