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April 14, 2011

Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do April 15 – 21, 2011

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Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do April 15 – 21, 2011

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April 15 – 21, 2011


State farmers market

Midlands Plant and Flower Festival: SC State Farmers Market

Now through April 17, 2011
Have you been looking for a reason to go see the new State Farmers Market? This weekend is their popular Plant and Flower Festival – a great time to stock up on garden needs and check out the all-new facilities! Information.

Disney on ice

Disney on Ice – Let’s Celebrate!: Colonial Life Arena

Now through April 17, 2011
It’s one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends! Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe. Come join the party when this spectacular ice show visits Columbia at Colonial Life Arena on April 14-17! Tickets are on sale now and available for $13 – $37!
Complete information.

Ballet gala

Indie Grits Film Festival: Nickelodeon Theatre

Now – Sunday, April 17, 2011
The fifth annual Indie Grits Film Festival, a juried film competition, will take place at several venues in downtown Columbia. In celebration of the fifth anniversary of Indie Grits, the festival will feature several new exciting events, including famed filmmaker Helen Hill’s final work, “The Florestine Dresses.” Hill, a native of Columbia, was making this film when she was killed in her home in New Orleans in 2006. Hill’s husband, Paul Gailiunas, has been working to finish the film for several years, and the film will debut at Indie Grits. In addition to a slate of experimental, feature-length, short and feature-length films, this year’s Indie Grits will also feature food and craft events.
Find details here.


Family Fun Night – North Springs Park

Friday April 15, 2011 North Springs Park at 1320 Clemson Road. Carnival games, entertainment, Glow-in-the-Dark Archery, magic show, silent auction, prizes. $5 admission for each parent: children free. $3 admission for individuals. All proceeds go to the American Heart Association. Concessions will be sold. Sponsored by Chick-fil-a. More information.


2011 Wine Tasting: Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Friday, April 15, 2011 Delight in one of the nation’s most beautiful and inspiring gardens while enjoying fine wines, savory light bites by local restaurants and caterers, talk with wine experts and vintners. Live jazz by Jamie Beresford and the Bourbon Street Bump. Sponsored by Sam’s Fine Wine and Carolina First.
7pm – 9pm.


Grit & Glamour: Rock & Roll in Focus: Columbia Museum of Art

Saturday April 16, 2011
Join the Museum for the most talked about event of the year – the 2011 Grit & Glamour gala celebrating the history of rock & roll. Indulge your senses with out-of-this-world entertainment and décor, scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and libations, fabulous dance music by The Swingin’ Richards and live performances. Proceeds assist the Museum’s mission to inspire, educate and enrich lives through art. Mark your calendar and get ready… to party like a rock star!
For more information, call Meagan Warren at 803.343.2210.


42nd Annual Cottontail Festival and Egg Hunt: Sesquicentennial State Park

Saturday, April 16, 2011
Fun for all ages! Carnival games, entertainment, live bunnies and tons of prizes! Hunt for the Golden Egg! Egg hunts begin at 1:00 pm. Concessions will be sold. 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Admission: $2/adults; 15 and under, FREE. Event by the Richland County Recreation Commission. (803) 754-6720 ext. 237.
More info.


PETS Inc’s 3rd Annual Easter B’egg Festival: PETS Adoption Center

Saturday April 16, 2011
Easter Parade with Your Pets in Their Easter Dress! Easter B’egg Toss with prizes valued From $10 to $500! Hot Dog Buckets of Fun! A chance for your dog to bob for cut weiners!
Free Professional Dog Training Sessions for Adults and Children! Professional Photos of the Easter Bunny with Families and the Pets! For more information call PETS Inc., The Carolinas Humane Society at 803-739-9333!
More info here.


Lake Murray Dinner Cruise: Spirit of Lake Murray

Sunday, April 17, 2011
Board the boat at 5:30pm and enjoy a glass of wine or a beer before leaving dock. The sun will be setting over gorgeous Lake Murray, and at 6pm the cruise begins. A gourmet dinner will be served, catered by Alodia’s Cucina Italiana, Irmo’s favorite Italian restaurant. The menu features Bowtie Gratinata with Chicken, Pork Tenderloin, Sicilian Chopped Salad, Summer Veggies and Garlic Bread. A leisurely 2 1/2 hour cruise.
Details here.

One eared cow

Wine Tasting: One Eared Cow Glass

Thursday April 21, 2011
Wine tastes better when it’s drunk from a beautiful wine glass! Nowhere in Columbia can one find as elegant and unique glassware as One Eared Cow Glass on Huger Street. The studio and gallery is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and invites you to stop by between 5pm-9pm and sample some great wines and admire the new wine glass designs and bottle stoppers, all created in the One Eared Cow Glass studio on site.


Earth Day Oyster Roast: Keep the Midlands Beautiful

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Keep the Midlands Beautiful is holding a fundraiser on the day before Earth Day at The Loose Cockaboose 936 S. Stadium Road, Columbia. For a suggested donation of $20 in advance or $25 at the door, attendees receive a 1-year membership, a reusable shopping bag, 1 drink ticket and free oysters.


Outdoor Concerts: Multiple Locations

Enjoy an outdoor concert this week at the following: Rooftop Rhythms on Thursday April 21 on the roof at Richland Mall in Forest Acres, featuring The Root Doctors and The Fantastic Shakers; Lefty & The Washouts with The Internet appear in Five Points on April 21 for their Five After Five series; Vista After Five on April 21 with MARK ROBERTS AND THE BREEZE Free Shag Lessons with JoJo in the Groove Shack (Held in the parking lot behind 800 Gervais Street)


Upcoming Events, News and Special Offers!

Assassins: Trustus Theatre

Now – April 16, 2011
Last weekend! Stephen Sondheim (Sweeny Todd, Into the Woods) and John Weidman (Pacific Overtures) bring to America this bold, original, surreal, disturbing, thought-provoking and alarmingly funny evening. ASSASSINS is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. This most American of musicals lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of the American experience. Don’t miss this highly acclaimed and captivating evening of musical theatre. Shows: March 25 – April 16, 2011. Thursdays through Sundays only.
More information.

Robin Hood – A Somewhat True Tale: Columbia Children’s Theatre

Now – Sunday April 17, 2011
Last weekend! He’s brave! He’s strong! He’s philanthropic! His ego could fill a room! Don’t miss the chance to see his huge ego in action as
Columbia Children’s Theatre presents The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood April 8-17. Shows are Fridays at 7:00 PM; Saturdays at 10:30 AM, 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM; and Sundays at 3:00 PM. All performances are held at Columbia Children’s Theatre in Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive in Columbia. CCT’s current season is sponsored by The Little Gym of Columbia & Lexington. This wacky adaptation of the famous legend will have everyone in stitches! More info.

Prime Bites at Half Price! Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is adding a flavorful twist to happy hour with its new “Ruth’s Hour,” offering select half-priced dishes from the delectable Prime Bites bar menu Monday through Thursday evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Served in the bar and lounge, the Prime Bites menu features perfectly portioned starters, signature sandwiches and small plates ideal for sharing or indulging as a lighter entrée, offering the perfect complement to any of Ruth’s Chris’ signature cocktails or selections from their award-winning wine list. Choose from seven half-priced selections ranging from barbecued shrimp at $7 to a New York strip sandwich for only $12! Unbelievable! Go! Info.

Strawberries! Beautiful Plump South Carolina Strawberries!: Clayton Rawl Farms

It just seems so homey and wholesome to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables, doesn’t it? Clayton Rawl Farms in Lexington has fresh strawberries – the ones that not only look good but taste so sweet and delicious too – at their fruit stand at Calks Ferry Road and Hwy. 1 They are also available at their vendor location at the all new State Farmer’s Market. Certified SC Grown. Visit their website.

One Eared Cow Glass

One Eared Cow is a remarkable art glass studio located on Huger Street in the Vista and they are celebrating their 20th anniversary! The studio produces wonderful artistic creations on-site, and visitors may be lucky enough to watch the artisans in action. Upcoming events and specials: glass Easter eggs, garden art and bird feeders for Spring. A wine tasting and introduction of new wine glass designs on April 21. You are also invited to Artista Vista, April 28-30th. More information.

Lake Murray Easter Cruise: Spirit of Lake Murray

Spend your Easter Sunday afternoon aboard the beautiful Spirit of Lake Murray and enjoy a cruise around the lake and a wonderful luncheon. Honey baked ham, carved beef tenderloin, sweet potato casserole, green beans and dessert! Wine and beer available. Two hour cruise. Boarding at 1:30pm. More information.

American Girl Tea Party: Learning Express Toys

Save the date! Wednesday April 27, Thursday April 28 and Saturday April 30, 2011
Learning Express Toy Stores of Irmo and Lexington invite you to an American Girl Tea Party! American Girl has a passion for who girls are today and who they can become tomorrow. Join in the fun!
More information.

Saluda Splash Grand Opening! Saluda Shoals Park

Save the date! Saturday, April 30. Saluda Splash is the perfect destination on hot summer days! It is an interactive zero depth water playground your children are sure to enjoy. Opens April 30, 2011 and closes September 6, 2011. Saluda Splash is located at Saluda Shoals Park off Old Bush River Road in Irmo. Details.

50th Anniversary Gala: Columbia City Ballet

50th Anniversary Gala at the Township Auditorium on May 7, 2011, will feature an evening of dance from past and present stars of the Columbia City Ballet with performance highlights of the greatest moments from the past 50 years of ballets. In addition, Soloist Sarah Lane and Joseph Phillips of the American Ballet Theatre, will be performing the Black Swan piece from the recent Academy-Award winning film in which she danced as Natalie Portman’s body double! The Gala will also feature dancers representing North Carolina Dance Theatre, Louisville Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, and the Chicago Opera Ballet. Make plans now to join us! Details here.

Animal Grossology: South Carolina State Museum

On exhibit now! Through September 5. Explore the disgusting side of science with some of the slimiest, stinkiest and downright yuckiest creatures on earth in this new blockbuster exhibition. Featuring sophisticated animatronics, interactive learning games, and imaginative animated characters adapted from the best-selling Grossology children’s book series by author/science teacher Sylvia Branze. Oozing with disgusting science and interactive learning games, this exhibit is sure to provide a unique perspective on the animal kingdom. More information.

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