Arts & Entertainment

Some Lexington streets to be closed Sunday afternoon for Veterans Parade

The Town of Lexington road close some road and institute detours due to the Veterans Parade in downtown Lexington Sunday, afternoon. The road closures and detours will begin at 1 p.m. with the closing of West Butler Street, from Columbia Avenue to North Church Street, along with Haygood Street and part of Meetze Street, to allow those involved in the…

West Columbia’s Fall Back Fest, Friday, introducing new “Art on State” – City issues parking map, too

Alicia Leeke, Art on State Mural Artist. The City of West Columbia is hosting the 2nd Annual Fall Back Fest on the 100 Block of State Street on Friday (Nov. 3)  from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.  with live music from After 10, food and beverages from Pawley’s Front Porch, Café Strudel, State Street Pub, 116 Espresso + Wine Bar,…

Columbia Art Center holds grand opening Saturday

The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department held a grand opening ceremony for the new Columbia Art Center on Saturday morning. The new 5,000-square-foot center, located in the Cannon Garage, includes classroom space, a glaze room, clay room, office space and gallery. The event featured a ribbon cutting followed by an open house that included art demos, tours of…

The City of Columbia’s “Spooktacular Halloween Party” is Oct. 31

Celebrate Halloween at the City of Columbia’s “Spooktacular Halloween Party” on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at Dutch Square Mall. The year’s event will feature escape rooms, a pumpkin patch, games, entertainment, a costume contest, and more! WHAT: “Spooktacular Halloween Party” WHERE: Dutch Square Mall, 421 Bush River Road WHEN: 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31 COST: Free AGES: 6 and up…

State Street merchants welcome Fall Back Fest in West Columbia, on Friday Nov. 3

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Vista’s Wet Willies hosts fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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West Columbia prepares for new Kinetic Derby Day festival, planned for April

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Grammy-award winning producers collaborate with talent in Columbia

By Bri Hamlin Four Midlands’ musicians had the opportunity to record with an A-list producer last Friday. Grammy-Award winning producer David Wyatt was at the locally renowned studio, The Jam Room. Wyatt, his brother Kelly, and their team of powerhouse producers selected local music talent from a submission pool of dozens of entries. The artists included Shelby Raye and MC3…

2017 S.C. State Fair closes, attendance more than 427,000

The 2017 South Carolina State Fair closed the gates on the 148th anniversary fair Sunday night after welcoming 427,466 guests during the 12-day run. “We had a great run,” said State Fair manager, Gary Goodman, who is retiring this year after 33 years in that role. Goodman said this year’s attendance took an early hit because of extremely hot weather the first several…

“Big Bad Moores,” Columbia firefighters winners in 5 Points Association’s Chili Cook-Off

There are many big events each year in Five Points, but if one judges by smell alone. Saturday’s may be the best of all. Mouthwatering aromas filled the air as the Five Points Association hosted the 30th Annual Chili Cook-Off, with dozens of local chefs, both amateur and professional, competing for trophies and bragging rights. A panel of 10 judges took on the…

Boo at the Zoo, EdVenture’s Halloween Hoopla, SC State Museum’s Growl at the Moon and Zombies – Halloween season offers options

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Palmetto Place Putting Par-Tee raises funds for Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter

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West Columbia Beautification Foundation Tribute for Trees event raises more than $25,000

The West Columbia Beautification Foundation raised $25,550 at the Tribute for Trees event held on Sept. 26. “We’re thrilled that this year’s event was even more successful than in years past,” said Foundation Chairwoman Melissa Sprouse Brown said, “The money raised through the Tribute for Trees is important. Without the support of the community, these projects wouldn’t be possible.” The…

Aerial photos over Columbia, preview of Saturday’s Aerofest at Owens field to benefit Camp Kemo

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Country artist Lewis Brice comes back home to play Vista After 5

Lewis Brice grew up in Sumter, thinking of Columbia as the big city. Now with his music career taking off, the man Rolling Stone calls one of the “10 new country artists you need to know” has seen many bigger ones, but doesn’t forget his roots. Brice returned to Columbia Thursday to perform at Vista After 5 on the outdoor stage next…

Palladium Society raises $15,000 for Historic Columbia at Bluegrass, Bidding and BBQ event

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Mid-Carolina Electric’s WIRE golf tournament benefits LMC cancer patients

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Wooden Dead figures of The Walking Dead, enhance Halloween experience

Want to get the whole Halloween experience? Check out The Wooden Dead. The ghoulish figures, mimic the The Walking Dead of the AMC-TV network. Wooden Dead figures of The Walking Dead, enhance Halloween experience You can see a full contingent of Walking Dead characters at 1705 Redbird Lane in West Columbia. And the scary shapes are bathed in eerie lights to…

“Scholarship cookies” a big hit in SC State Fair’s Moore Building

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ZZ Top cancels S.C. State Fair concert

Due to matters beyond the South Carolina State Fair’s control, Rock group ZZ TOP will not perform in the Pepsi Grandstand this year. The band was scheduled to perform Wednesday, but the band’s management informed fair officials Monday that the group was cancelling its current tour. All ZZ Top tickets purchased online will be automatically refunded. However, the tickets can…

Lexington Police Department’s “Adopt-A-Cop” Fall Festival is Tuesday

Lexington Police Department’s “Adopt-A-Cop” Fall Festival on Tuesday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Town of Lexington Municipal Complex at 111 Maiden Lane in Lexington. Police Chief Terrence Green would like to invite the community. The festival continues to grow each year and has been an excellent way for the Lexington Police Department to work with our many…

Final Rhythm on the River concert is 3 p.m., Sunday, featuring Carolina South Acoustic

The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce, in association with the City of West Columbia presents 6th Annual FALL Edition of the CMC Steel Rhythm on the River Concert Series Sunday, October 15th  at 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.  FREE ADMISSION At the Wyman “Mac” Rish Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater in West Columbia. FEATURING: CAROLINA SOUTH ACOUSTIC & FRIENDS Members…

Lexington closing some streets for Beerfest, parking and sober ride home info

Chief Terrence Green would like to notify the Town of Lexington community that a portion of South Church Street will be closed during the Lexington Craft Beerfest 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….

The Cayce Fall Plant Exchange is Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m

The Cayce Fall Plant Exchange is Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. It’s at the Cayce City Hall Complex, 1800 12th Street Extension. Sponsored by the Beautification Board Contact Katinia Taylor at (803) 550-9520 with any questions or visit www.caycesc.gov You Can Bring: Seeds Bulbs Clippings or cuttings Potted house plants Shrubs Trees Any plant that can be repotted Click to…

Catfish sundae creator loves traveling with the fair

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