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Sep
14
Fri
West Side Story at Town Theatre @ Town Theatre
Sep 14 – Sep 30 all-day

Town Theatre opens its centennial season with the classic production West Side Story – one of the most powerful love stories of all time. Beautiful melodies like “Tonight,” “Maria” and “Somewhere” are juxtaposed with fierce and fiery dancing in “America” and The Dance at the Gym. Town’s production coincides with the 100th birthday of Jerome Robbins, director/choreographer of the original Broadway production of the show.

Don’t miss the show that was overwhelmingly selected by 46% of our voters to have a place in Town’s 100th season ~ West Side Story.

The show runs Sept. 14-30 with an 8 PM curtains on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 PM curtain on Sundays. The show is directed by David Swicegood, with music direction by Michael Simmons and choreography by Joy Alexander. Costumes will be provided by Lauren Smith with technical and lighting design by Danny Harrington.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 65+/active duty military/ full-time college and $15 for youth 17 and under. Group rates are available for 20 or more.

Tickets can be purchased online at towntheatre.com or by calling the box office at 803-799-2510. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 12 noon – 5 PM.

West Side Story is sponsored by Clayton Design and Synovus.

Sep
21
Fri
Clinton-Sease Farm Corn Maze @ Clinton-Sease Farm
Sep 21 – Nov 11 all-day

Corn Maze & Playground Hours:

Fridays: 6PM – 11PM

Saturdays: 10 AM – 11PM

Sundays: 2PM – 7PM

Bring your own flashlight

Sep
24
Mon
Naranon Meeting @ Angelican Church of the Epiphany
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.

When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We respect your confidence and anonymity as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness is too great to be overcome.

Our program, which is not a religious one but a spiritual way of life, is based on the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon. We’ve found that the working of these steps will bring the solution to practically any problem. We urge you to take this program and its twelve steps seriously. It has been as helpful to us as the Narcotics Anonymous program is to the addict. We only ask for the wisdom and courage to see ourselves as we really are, to do something about ourselves with the help of a Higher Power as we understand this, and for the grace to release our addicts with love and cease trying to change them.

Keep an open mind and attend as many meetings as possible. Feel free to share during the meeting. You may ask questions after the meeting. You’ll soon make friends and will feel very much a part of the group.

With the understanding that addiction is a disease, and the realization that we are powerless over it, as well as over other people’s lives, we are ready to do something useful and constructive with our own. Then, and only then, can we be of any help to others.

Categories: Education
Naranon Meeting @ Anglican Cathedral Church of the Epiphany
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.

When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We respect your confidence and anonymity as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness is too great to be overcome.

Our program, which is not a religious one but a spiritual way of life, is based on the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon. We’ve found that the working of these steps will bring the solution to practically any problem. We urge you to take this program and its twelve steps seriously. It has been as helpful to us as the Narcotics Anonymous program is to the addict. We only ask for the wisdom and courage to see ourselves as we really are, to do something about ourselves with the help of a Higher Power as we understand this, and for the grace to release our addicts with love and cease trying to change them.

Keep an open mind and attend as many meetings as possible. Feel free to share during the meeting. You may ask questions after the meeting. You’ll soon make friends and will feel very much a part of the group.

With the understanding that addiction is a disease, and the realization that we are powerless over it, as well as over other people’s lives, we are ready to do something useful and constructive with our own. Then, and only then, can we be of any help to others.

Sep
25
Tue
Nature of Fall with Rudy Mancke @ McKissick Museum
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm

The beginning of Fall brings cooler temperatures (hopefully), pumpkin flavored everything, and your favorite naturalist-in-residence. Rudy Mancke is back for the third part of his lunchtime lecture series to teach us about the natural world during this transformative season. Join us, Tuesday, September 25th right in front of McKissick Museum on the Historic Horseshoe (weather permitting) from 12pm to 1pm. This program is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring items of interest for Rudy to examine, but please no live animals.

Beginner Ballroom Dance class @ Elite Ballroom Academy
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Group classes. Always beginner level. No experience or partner required. Dance rotates each month so you can learn a wide variety of dances.

Categories: Arts & Entertainment
Sep
26
Wed
Buchheit Lecture: Pete Souza @ W. W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall, Darla Moore School of Business
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm

Award-winning photographer and chief White House photographer for President Obama, Pete Souza, will be this year’s Buchheit lecturer. Souza will showcase his iconic photographs, giving us a behind-the-scenes account of his experience photographing two presidents (Obama and Reagan) and major world events.

Sep
27
Thu
Dylan Critchfield: The Solemn Note @ OTM Gallery
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Solemn Note
Dylan Critchfield

“Beauty is unpredictable. Whether in the geometry of interlocking shapes of light and shadow or the subtle relation of two strange and unknowable colors, beauty is always there if you are open to it.

‘The more delicate the thing is in nature the more one must look for the solemn note. Color in nature is never pretty, it’s beautiful.’ – Charles Hawthorne

The Solemn Note is a collection of intimate, small scale works from the past year and a half dealing with Still Life, Landscape and Interior” – Dylan Critchfield

Thursday, September 27, 5-8 p.m.
3142 Carlisle Street
Columbia, SC 29205
803-719-1713

Half Way to Tartan Day with the Tannahill Weavers @ Historic American Legion
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Robert Burns Society of the Midlands and Tartan Day South celebrate HALF WAY TO TARTAN DAY! Join us for an indoor picnic starting at 6 pm. We will have tribute to the Haggis, Wee Highland Dancing, Pipes and Drumming.

Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers will bring their stirring and mystical sound of the best traditional tunes of the Highlands and Lowlands. Songs of battles, laments of loves and losses that have swept so many away over 50 years of touring.

Reservations recommended, intimate venue and seating is limited. Don’t miss this! Tickets: $20

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW

Punch & Rudy: McKissick Museum’s 2018 Gala @ McKissick Museum
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join McKissick Museum on Thursday, September 27th for a wonderful evening of music, food, and dancing as we celebrate our year of pottery themed exhibitions. Beginning at 6:30 pm at McKissick Museum, guests will be immersed in the craftsmanship of 2 phenomenal exhibitions: “Place It/Face It: Pottery by Eugene” and “Swag & Tassel: The Innovative Stoneware of Thomas Chandler”. At 7:30pm, the evening will continue over to the historic President’s House, complete with a special menu inspired by the southern culinary research of David Shields, music by local favorites Nick Brewer, David Levray and Tony Lee, and a silent auction. Silent auction items include ceramic punch bowls, unique experiences, and artist-decorated masks. This special evening provides McKissick with critical funding for the Rudy Mancke Curator of Natural History Endowment, established in 2016 with the goal of supporting a fulltime Curator of Natural History for the Museum.

Tickets begin at $65 for Members; $75 for Non-Members. Space is limited and tickets will sell quickly. Tickets may be purchased via https://punchandrudy2018.eventbrite.com or by calling 803-777-2876. Don’t miss your chance at a one-of-a-kind evening with the University of South Carolina’s Museum!