Jock Hutchinson

John "Jock" Schroder Hutchinson, 79, of Columbia, died Sunday, September 23, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Jane McSwain Rowell

Jane McSwain Rowell, 69, of Columbia, went home to be with the Lord on September 20, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Jane McSwain Rowell

Jane McSwain Rowell, 69, of Columbia, went home to be with the Lord on September 20, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.  

Dr. David Bell

Dr. David A. Bell passed away peacefully on Monday, September 17, 2018. Dr. Bell served as President of Macon State College for 14 years, from 1997 to 2011. Under his tenure, Dr. Bell increased enrollment by 73%, growing from three…

Margaret Earle Gardner

Margaret E. Gardner, 98, of Blythewood, died Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Steve Parrish

Donald “Steve” Grey Parrish, Jr., 59, of Blythewood, died Monday, September 17, 2018. Steve was born in Savannah, Georgia on October 2, 1958. He served in the US Army and was the former owner and operator of BRV. Steve later…

Brandon Lee Riddle

Brandon Lee Riddle, 32, of Cayce, died Monday, September 17, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Dolores Brist Besley

Dolores Besley, 87, of Columbia, died Monday, September 17, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Willa Pye

Willa Pye, 90, of Columbia, died Friday, September 14, 2018. Shives Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, is assisting the family.

Jacqueline Swindler

Jackie Swindler, 60, of Pelion, died Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Mrs. Ann Weaver Paschal

Ann Weaver Paschal, 89, of Columbia, died Sunday, September 9, 2018. The service for Mrs. Paschal will be held 11 o'clock, Wednesday, September 12th, at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road Ext., Columbia. The family will receive…

Betty Jane Strohecker

Betty Jane Strohecker, 93, of Columbia, died Saturday, September 8, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Esther Player McKay

Esther Player McKay, 84, of Elgin, died Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Born on August 27, 1934, in Camden, SC, she was a daughter of the late Clemson and Lucille Sinclair Player. Mrs. McKay loved to read and spend time with…

Alice H. Holland

Alice H. Holland, 99, of Columbia, died Tuesday, September 4, 2018. A funeral service for Mrs. Holland will be held 11 o'clock, Monday, September 10th, at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, 6500 North Trenholm Road, Columbia, with The Rev. Dr. Ellen…

Joseph Roger Petrin

SFC Joseph Roger Petrin, US Army, Retired, 87, died Sunday, September 2, 2018. Born on May 24, 1931 in Nashua, New Hampshire, he was the son of the late Astride Petrain and Odile Rivard Petrain. SFC Petrin was a Korean…

Thomas Roger Cross

Thomas Roger Cross, 86, of Columbia, died Saturday, September 1, 2018. A son of John Francis Cross and Constance Emerance Jankowski, he was born in Toledo, Ohio. Tom graduated from the University of Detroit with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering…

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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 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.

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

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.

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

Vista After Five: 76 & Sunny @ Tin Roof Columbia
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm
Vista After Five: 76 & Sunny @ Tin Roof Columbia | Columbia | South Carolina | United States

Vista After Five w/ 76 & Sunny

Free Outdoor Concert Series at Tin Roof // The Senate

Gates open at 4pm for all events and the headliners hit the stage at 6pm.

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


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 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!

Mark Rapp Group at Pearlz Upstairz @ Pearlz Upstairz
Sep 27 @ 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Bandleader Mark Rapp will be performing live Jazz music at Pearlz Upstairz on Thursday, Aug. 30. from 9 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. His band consists of  guitarist Amos Hoffman, Dustin Retzlaff on bass and Brendan Bull on drums.

Rhythm on the River: Going Commando @ West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bring a blanket, chair or take a seat at the amphitheater. 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. Follow us on Facebook for up-to-date information:

The Irmo Okra Strut @ Irmo Community Park
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Irmo Okra Strut @ Irmo Community Park | Irmo | South Carolina | United States

Okra Strut Festival is a two day event featuring a Friday evening street dance with a live band, a Saturday morning parade (the largest in the entire state of South Carolina!), plus arts and crafts, rides and amusements, live bands and entertainment on Saturday as well as lots of festival food. Money raised by the festival is put back into the community through charitable contributions to local civic and school organizations, for scholarships and improvements of public areas. 2018 is the Okra Strut Festival’s 45th year. With Lake Murray near by, Irmo has some of the most beautiful camp grounds, so spend the week, enjoy your stay and end your summer the right way.

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