Lexington SC Realtor’s Blog

January 15, 2010

Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things To Do January 15 – 21, 2010

January 15 – January 21, 2010

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Opening Friday, January 15. The Odd Couple. What begins as an “ordinary” Friday night poker game dissolves into an incredibly hilarious saga centered on Oscar Madison and Felix Unger. Oscar barely minds that his wife has divorced him because it allows him to host these Friday night poker games AND he never has to clean his apartment. Felix, a newscaster and fuss-budgety cleaning fanatic, becomes the friend-in-need as he is newly separated from his wife. So, good old Oscar takes in poor old Felix and this mismatched duo become the “odd couple.” Visit Town Theatre for additional information and show times.

Friday, January 15-Sunday, January 17. Dance Competition. The University of South Carolina will host some of the Southeast’s most graceful and talented ballet dancers for the Youth America Grand Prix ballet scholarship competition at Drayton Hall theatre. Tickets are $5 at the door. USC students will be admitted free with a valid student ID. There are dancers in three divisions – pre-competition (ages 9-11), juniors (12-14) and seniors (15-19) who will compete for scholarship prizes. The competition includes both classical and contemporary ballet for both solos and ensembles. Visit USC Department of Theatre and Dance for more information.

Saturday, January 16. 2010 World Beer Festival! This annual event will feature 250+ World class beers, educational seminars from the nation’s leading beer experts, the best in local cuisine as well as local music & entertainment. Afternoon session is from 12 PM-4 PM and the evening session is from 6 PM-10 PM at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Visit All About Beer for more information and to purchase tickets.

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Saturday, January 16. Beethoven & Blue Jeans. The annual Beethoven & Blue Jeans casual concert is back. Guest conductor Erin Freeman, associate conductor of the Richmond Symphony, dons her favorite denim for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2. Also on the program are Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla and Delius’ The Walk to the Paradise Garden. The other new faces on stage will belong to two 2009 Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition prize winners, joining the orchestra to perform Prokofiev’s First Piano Concerto and a movement from his third, as well. Visit the SC Philharmonic for additional information.

Saturday, January 16. Museum Roadshow. Want to know more about your great grandmother’s silver or that chair purchased from an antique store? Curious guests will have their chance at the State Museum during its annual “Museum Road Show” this Saturday. Inspired by PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow,” the program will offer informal (verbal) appraisals of a variety of objects. Museum curators and local experts will be on hand not only to discuss items, but also to provide tips on caring for the objects. Experts Include: Ed Albrittion (books), Dr. Jack Meyer (coins, currency, military weapons and objects conservator), Dr. Rodger E. Stroup (furniture and decorative arts), Steve Ferrell (pottery), Kay Durham (silver, antiques and decorative arts), Maree Dowdey (textiles and dolls), George Read (fine art), Bart Mullin (fine art), Craig & Carol Crawford (conservationists), The Charleston Silver Lady, Dawn Corley (silver and estate jewelry [no watches or coins please]). Visit the SC State Museum for additional information.

Sunday, January 17. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade! Everyone is invited to come enjoy a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.! The parade will run from 3-4 pm on Main Street in downtown Lexington. Please contact Major Koon at 359-6260 with any questions.

Columbia Museum of Art

Sunday, January 17. Art of Music: A Sacred Harp Gathering. Experience the magic of this interactive performance! This Art of Music series event is not a concert, but a convergence: visitors can sing along in the communal shape-note singing tradition. Sacred Harp is a unique American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part hymns and anthems. Robert Kelley, professor of music at Lander University, organizes a group of regional singers, and adjunct curator of music Dr. Peter Hoyt, discusses the historic significance of this idiom at 3:00 p.m. Cost is free courtesy BlueCross BlueShield of SC. Visit the Columbia Museum of Art for more information.

Sunday January 17. Visit the Arboretum. Tucked away in a quiet inner city neighborhood is one of Columbia’s most special places: the University of South Carolina’s Belser Arboretum. It’s located east of Shandon in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood. This seven-acre tract has a long looping trail which makes the whole place accessible. Covered in wooden chips, the path goes uphill and downhill. It crosses a small wooden bridge, as well as a stream with four waterfalls. In the valley, there’s a Zen garden with rock piles suggestive of a miniature Stonehenge. Volunteers have put up dozens and dozens of unobtrusive tags and plaques explaining it all. Unlike city parks, the arboretum is not generally open to the public. But on the third Sunday of every month, it opens its doors to the public for three hours. What a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Visit the Arboretum for additional information.

Tuesday, January 19. Winter Performing Art Series. The Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties and the City of Forest Acres present a free, family friendly, fun winter concert series at Columbia Children’s Theatre. The concert series begins this Tuesday with featured guitarist John English. Performances begin at 7 p.m. and will last about one hour. Performance genres include jazz, classical guitar, opera, saxophone, and piano, as well as surprises from a local magician and storyteller. The Columbia Children’s Theatre is located at the Midtown at Forest acres (The corner of Forest Dr. and Beltline). Visit Smart Arts for additional information.

Thursday, January 21. Shag Night at Jillian’s. The great live music and shagging continues inside Jillian’s this Thursday from 6PM-9PM featuring one of the southeast’s best Beach and variety dance bands for your dancing and entertainment pleasure. This week Band of Oz will be performing. Free admission and special drink prices. For more information visit Shag Jillian’s.

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