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June 16, 2011

Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do June 17 – 23, 2011

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Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do June 17 – 23, 2011

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June 17 – 23, 2011

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Smokey Joe’s Cafe: Trustus

June 17, 2011 – July 28, 2011
Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock ‘n’ roll, and now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. In an idealized 50’s setting, the classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blend with hilarious set-pieces and slice-of-life emotions. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE isn’t just great pop music – it’s compelling musical theatre. Shows: Thursdays through Sundays only. (Please Note: there will not be a show on Sunday June 19th, Sunday June 26th or Sunday July 3rd.) Visit
Trustus website.

 

Martin Lawrence Doin’ Time Comedy Tour: Township Auditorium

Friday June 17, 2011
We are all Doin’ Time in life. The question is how are we all doin’ our time? Come take a hilarious and outrageous look at Life through the eyes of brilliant stand-up comedian Martin Lawrence . Martin Lawrence doesn’t hold anything back as he creates memorable characters, improvs, dances and jokes about his time, your time and how everybody’s DOIN’ TIME in life. For tickets and info, visit the
Township Auditorium website.

Despicable Me: Movies in the Park | North Springs Park

Friday, June 17, 2011
Enjoy a free movie on a giant 15X25 movie screen, drinks, popcorn, and Sno Cones! Don’t miss the Chick-fil-a cows and the HUGE bounce house and slide, too! And, register for all kinds of great giveaways to area restaurants and attractions!

Please bring a blanket or chairs for sitting on the grassy area in front of the stage. Please no pets, alcohol or glass containers. Picnics welcome. We will be collecting canned food items and paper products to help care for abused and homeless women and children in the Midlands. Visit Richland County Recreation website for more info. Gate opens at 7:30 pm; movie begins at sunset. Admission: Free
North Springs Park: 1320 Clemson Road

 

An Artist’s Eye: A Journey through Modern and Contemporary Art with Sigmund Abeles: Columbia Museum of Art

Friday June 17, 2011 – Sunday, October 23, 2011

Exhibition guest curator Sigmund Abeles brings a fresh eye and different perspective to the Museum’s collection of modern and contemporary art. His selection of over 80 works is based on his personal taste, preferences and attitudes about contemporary art, which he developed over a 50-year career. More info at the Art Museum’s website.

Ridge Peach Festival: Trenton, SC

Saturday June 18, 2011

A full day of live entertainment, a parade, carnival rides, a huge crafters’ area, and celebration of the beautiful South Carolina peach – yes, it’s the 41st Annual Ridge Peach Festival in charming Trenton, SC! Peach jams, jellies and preserves! It’s just about an hour from Columbia – in Edgefield County. Complete directions and info at the Peach Festival website.

 

Shag & Wag Party

Saturday June 18, 2011

Shag the night away with your furry friend or human friend, if you prefer. Howlmore Animal Sanctuary’s Third Anniversary Party is sure to be a people and pet pleaser with music provided by Walter Caudle from Music and More to Go, cash bar, t-shirts, ice cream, soda and pet treats! For more info, visit the Howlmore website.

Egyptian Windmill Operators

Opening Night: Conundrum Music Hall

Saturday June 18, 2011

Come celebrate the opening of Greater Columbia’s newest music venue: Conundrum is located in West Columbia on Meeting Street (where the Blooming Idiot used to be).

EGYPTIAN WINDMILL OPERATORS
Prepare yourself for an insane evening of improvised avant-weird music featuring an unbelievable lineup assembled by the legendary Col. Bruce Hampton (from the Hampton Grease Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit, and Quark Alliance), with vocalist and Moog synthesizer wizard Dennis Palmer from the Shaking Ray Levis, the astounding guitarist and one of the three “founding fathers of American free improv guitar” Davey Williams, drummer Duane Trucks (who has backed Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi), and bassist Kevin Scott.
Visit the Conundrum Music Hall website for details.

Fathers’ Day: Special Deals on Entertaining Dad (and Yourself!)

Sunday June 19, 2011
Make sure your dad feels the love this Sunday. Take him someplace special, have meaningful conversation, make sure he knows how much you care. And make some special memories for you both! Here are some ideas:
Take your dad to the
State Museum this Sunday when fathers of all ages receive free general admission when accompanied by their child! There’s a new exhibit about the Civil War Dad will want to see! OR take Daddy to EdVenture where he can sit and relax while you rambunctious young’uns spend a day leaving poor Dad alone! Dads get in free on Fathers’ Day! Or if you’re looking for unique gift ideas, check out the WISTV website for printable Father’s Day coupons where you can give Dad breakfast in bed or a car wash or a day of golf!

R.Kelly: Colonial Life Arena

Wednesday June 22, 2011

R. Kelly, the three-time Grammy winning king of R&B, makes music of epic proportions. After 18 years of stardom, the multi-instrumentalist, producer and vocalist continues to forge an artistic path that caters to fantasy and captures the hearts of adoring fans, which is in essence, how an artist sells over 34 million records.The charts are telling of the Chicago native’s storied success – six #1 albums, 11 #1 singles, and 12 consecutive platinum albums. His ability to compose classics and deliver electrifying live performances defines everything that is essential R. Kelly. It’s why he is the recipient of multiple Billboard, BMI and American Music Awards. Colonial Life Arena website for ticket info.

Keith Urban: Colonial Life Arena

Thursday June 23, 2011
Critics have called
Keith Urban’s shows “one of the best reasons in the world to attend a live concert.” They’ve said that fans would be “hard-pressed to find a better country – or rock – show anywhere.” Urban’s catalogue of hits; “Better Life,” “Somebody Like You,” “Days Go By,” “You’ll Think Of Me,” “Sweet Thing” and his latest, “Put You In A Song,” combined with an all new production will give his fans a unique concert experience that has earned Urban a reputation as one of music’s best live performers. Colonial Life Arena website.

 

Outdoor Concerts: Multiple Locations

Enjoy an outdoor concert this week at the following: On Friday, June 17, Music at Sandhill features the Square Roots. While the live music gets underway at 7:00p.m. in Town Center Commons, rides, games, and activities for kids of all ages begin at 5:00p.m. The Summer Concert Series continues on Saturday, June 18 at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street in downtown Columbia featuring Black Bottom Biscuits. Concert begins at 8 p.m. Vista After Five on Thursday June 23 with The Entertainers – Free Shag Lessons with JoJo in the Groove Shack (Held in the parking lot behind 800 Gervais Street).

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Additional Events, Upcoming Events, News and Special Offers!

The Princess and the Pea: Columbia Children’s Theatre

Now through July 28, 2011
Join CCT’s vagabond band of actors as they present the Hans Christian Andersen story like you’ve never seen before! Told in the commedia dell’arte style of last season’s wildly popular “Pinocchio,” Columbine, Arlequino, Punchin, Rosetta, and Pantalone are back with physical humor and witty banter that breathe new life and energy into this classic tale. Visit the
CCT website for more info.

Music Saves Lives: Five Points

Wednesday June 29, 2011
The Music Saves Lives Blood Drive will take place aboard two Red Cross bloodmobiles which will be located at the Five Points Fountain on Harden Street. Donors will receive VIP passes to the Vans Warped Tour concert (Charlotte 7/28 or Atlanta 8/1) and a bag with a free t-shirt, snacks and special offers from Five Points’s restaurants and retailers. Come out and help save lives! Drop by anytime between 9:30 and 2:30 or make an appointment by visiting
redcrossblood.org enter sponsor code “mslsc” for a donation time.

Toys and Games Etc: Giant Liquidation Sale!

Did you ever meet a shopkeep who absolutely loved her job, the stuff she sells and made you feel so good about buying from her? That’s Mary Havron, owner of Toys and Games Etc.. Walk in there anyday and she’s likely to be demonstrating toys, showing families how to play a game on Game Night, or chatting away about finding a particular toy. We hate to see you go, Mary. You’re one of a kind! Meet Mary while you can (she hopes to move west soon to spend time with her grandkids) and take advantage of her fantastic sale prices as she liquidates her store. Located on Harbison Blvd. in the shopping center behind Olive Garden. Visit her Facebook page.

Live Latin Music Fridays: Free Salsa Dance Lessons Saturdays | Quisqueya Caribbean Restaurant

Put on your red dress, Mama, cuz we’re goin’ out tonight! Head over to Twelfth St. in West Columbia to Quisqueya for Live Latin music on Fridays, and salsa dance lessons on Saturdays! Located next to Creative Sewing Center, Quisqueya serves excellent food with a big dose of love from proprietor Amalia! Let her feed you some wonderful Dominican food and then spend the evening enjoying her great deals on Margaritas and other adult libations. You’re going to love it! Quisqueya info here.

Giant Garage Sales! Two Saturdays!

June 18, 2011 and June 25, 2011

Are you tired of looking at all that unused stuff piled in the garage or attic? Do you wish you had a clue as to what is inside some of those boxes? Time to find out and cash in! Just $17 get you a single table at the Seven Oaks or Crooked Creek Garage Sales being held on Saturday June 18 at Seven Oaks and June 25 at Crooked Creek. Kids Sale will be held at Crooked Creek on June 25 too. More info at the ICRC website.

Camp Invention is Here!

A WEEKLONG SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN ENTERING GRADES ONE THROUGH SIX

The Camp Invention program instills vital 21st century life skills such as problem-solving and teamwork through hands-on fun! A day at the Camp Invention program is packed with hands-on activities, brainstorming, experimentation, and unbelievable action! Three week-long camps will be held in June at 3 different Columbia-area locations. Visit the Camp Invention website for details.

Summer Camps: The Little Gym

Our Anytime, Summertime Camps offer hours of fun and activity. The specially developed camp curriculum is designed around themes such as “Fantasy Castle” or “Wild West” and combines physical fitness, gymnastics and play with arts and crafts and special events. Camps are for children ages 3-8 years old and are available Monday through Friday for 3 hours each day. Choose the days and weeks that fit your schedule or purchase a 5, 10 or 20 day flex pass and use them for when it works best for you! It’s the perfect break for kids – and parents – during the long summer months. Camps are available to both The Little Gym members and non-members. Two locations: Forest Acres and Lexington. More info at The Little Gym website.

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