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February 3, 2012

Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do February 3 – 9, 2012

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Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do February 3 – 9, 2012

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February 3 – 9, 2012

Romeo & Juliet: Columbia City Ballet: Koger Center for the Arts

Friday February 3, 2012 & Saturday February 4, 2012

The world’s most famous lovers will take the stage when Columbia City Ballet presents the timeless love story of Romeo & Juliet. Based on William Shakespeare’s 400-year-old play, Columbia City Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet uses composer Sergei Prokofiev’s genius to tell the tale of two young lovers caught in the middle of their feuding families. This modern classic intertwines dramatic sword fights with exquisite love duets and comic interludes to create a production that captures the passion and beauty of Shakespeare’s masterpiece. The Columbia City Ballet, under the direction of William Starrett, dance to what many believe is the greatest ballet score ever written.

Pan-African film festival

REEL Black Pix: Global Afrikan Film Series

February 3-5, 2012

HeTePu Productions provides year round arts & cultural education programming in Columbia and surrounding areas of the state; however, the main vehicle by which they do arts outreach programming is their REEL Black Pix: Global Afrikan Film Series, a Pan-African film festival held in honor of Black History Month on the first weekend of February in Columbia, South Carolina. This film & arts festival offers a view of African and African Descendant people from throughout the Diaspora, including Africans in such places as Brazil; Mali; Cuba; France & Ecuador, to name a few of the countries represented in films/videos that screen at REEL Black Pix (RBP). RBP is a true cultural experience attempting to show the full spectrum of Black Life, not just focusing on pop-culture in America, but these films show the diverse beauty & passion of black life from across the globe. Visit the REEL Black Pix website for more information and various venues for the event.

Keith Sweat, Mixed Music Tour: Colonial Life Arena

Friday February 3, 2012

Don’t miss Keith Sweat headlining the Mixed Music Tour with opening acts Ledisi, Mint Condition, and Johnny Gill! Sweat has been making music since 1975, first with the band “Jamilah,” then going solo in the early 1980’s. Throughout his career as a singer, songwriter, and producer, Sweat has influenced American music from rhythm and blues, urban hip-hop, to other fusion genres. Most popular for his 80’s and 90’s hits like “I Want Her” (87), “I’ll Give All My Love to You” (90), and “Keep It Comin’” (91), this performance promises a great night of blues-y, yearning hip-hop at its best. Visit the Colonial Life box office for information.

Arts & Draughts: Columbia Museum of Art

Friday, February 3, 2012

Arts & Draughts is not just another boring museum meet-and-greet. It’s an interactive party at the Columbia Museum of Art highlighting some of the best and brightest aspects of Columbia. Enjoy a unique perspective tour led by The Free Time’s new Food & Drink editor; create a do-it-yourself valentine or anti-valentine; partake in a beer tasting provided by The Whig; listen to Andy Friedman, Those Lavendar Whales, The Get Wets; enjoy fare from Bone-In: Artisan Barbecue on Wheels and Earth Fare; and see new installations by local artists! Visit the Arts & Draughts webpage for info!

EdVenture’s FIT Together—Kick Boxing!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

EdVenture’s new yearlong exercise program offers fitness and nutrition education for the entire family! FIT Together includes a one hour fitness and nutrition class on the first Saturday morning of each month. Certified YMCA instructors will be teaching Tai Chi, Kickboxing and Pilates, certified ballroom instructors will be leading classes in all the disciplines of ballroom dancing and certified instructors of clogging, hip-hop and square dancing will be busting a move! Included in each class will be healthy eating tips, recipes and snacks by Earth Fare. Free with paid admission! Free for members! Space is limited to 50! Please email Ash Harris, Museum Experiences Manager, at aharris@edventure.org to reserve your spot! Details at EdVenture’s website.

Palmetto Health Heart Hospital: Second World Record Zumbathon

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Doors open at 8:30 AM, Final session ends at 11:30 AM
After successfully breaking the world record in 2011, Palmetto Health Heart Hospital will attempt to break the world record a second time for the most people doing Zumba®. The event will be held, in celebration of Heart Month, and in partnership with the University of South Carolina, 8:30–11:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Carolina Coliseum, corner of Blossom and Assembly Streets. The event is free. The only requirement will be that participants sign an event waiver and wear a red shirt -one of their own or buy a T-shirt for $10. T-shirts will be available in advance. As a proud supporter of the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands, donations of physical activity items are appreciated. In 2011, Palmetto Health Heart Hospital successfully broke the world record with 1,135 people doing Zumba®. This year they plan on breaking the current record of 2,012 people. The goal is to get 2,100 people to simultaneously participate in Zumba® for 30 minutes.
See event poster for more info.

7th Annual Statewide Ethnic History Parade and Festival: Karamu! Celebrate! Parade and Gospel Soiree

Saturday, February 4, 2012

South Carolina’s Ethnic History Parade and Festival (formerly the Black History Parade and Festival) was so renamed to honor the role of all our state’s ethnic groups. “Karamu,” a Swahili term, is defined as a “celebration or feast.” In the Swahili culture, festivals and feasts are celebrations of significant events in the lives of the people. The celebration of Ethnic History in the United States provides an opportunity to recognize the many significant contributions of those of African descent to America and the global village. Through the Karamu! Celebrate! Parade and Gospel Soiree’, we seek to educate, entertain, and celebrate those achievements. Hence our motto:”Education through Entertainment.” Visit the Ethnic History Parade website.

30th Annual Lize Wessels Ye Olde Pub Night: Columbia Music Festival Association

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Columbia Music Festival Association’s Lize Wessels Ye Olde Pub Night has been an annual tradition since 1982, and regularly brings darts professionals from throughout the country to compete. This special project was specifically designed to foster an understanding for grass-roots support for the arts and to help meet funding needs. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, so plan to enjoy drinks, darts, food, and prizes!

Dixieland Jazz Concert: Carolina Jazz Society

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Special guest pianist John Royen has performed, toured and recorded with many contemporary jazz greats, including: Pete Fountain, The Dukes of Dixieland, The Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble, Duke Heitger’s Steamboat Stompers, and Independence Hall Jazz Band. John has been playing for over twenty years with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and has performed at the Kennedy Center, the U.S. State Department, the National Press Club, the Smithsonian Institution, and the New Orleans Historical Jazz Park. Admission is $10 for adults, free to students 18 and younger. Details on hugerstreet.com calendar.

Capitol Senrior Center
1650 Park Circle

Best Carry Out BBQ for Super Bowl Sunday

Sunday February 5, 2012

Nothing quite matches the aroma of smoked meats, the sparkle of golden brewskis and the excitement of watching big guys knockin’ each other around on the gridiron. So if you’re in charge of feeding the gang this Sunday, go get some barbeque!

Shealy’s: Shealy’s (Batesburg-Leesville) offers 100-mile bbq (ya know – the kind that’s so good, you’d drive 100 miles to eat it) to go. Call ahead for your carry out order. (803) 532-8135. Their carry out window is open 9am – 9pm (closed Sundays and Wednesdays)

Little Pigs: Southern Living Magazine chose it as Best BBQ in South Carolina and your friends are going to be super impressed with this barbeque. Check out Little Pigs’ carryout bulk menu featuring pulled pork, ribs, beef brisket, ribs, chicken, chops and more with all the fixin’s! Little Pigs is on Alpine Road in Northeast Columbia. 803-788-8238

Hudson’s: Hudson’s (two Lexington locations) tailgating packages range from $19.99 to $99.95 and feed anywhere from a few to dozen. Here’s a sample:
The End Zone Replay $59.95
• 3 pounds of BBQ pork • 2 pounds of ribs
• 1/2 pan pork skins • 1 quart of baked beans
• 1 quart of slaw • rolls • 1 gallon of tea
• All paper products
See the whole Hudson’s carryout menu.

Blythewood Smoked BBQ: Blythewood Smoked BBQ is located just a block off I-77 at the Wilson Blvd exit. They offer a wide range of southern style sides to complement their succulent meat. From ribs to brisket to chicken to butts, they’ve got the good stuff that will have your mouth watering for more!

Dance Performance students Daniel Gaymon (left) and Rebecca Wilkins perform a duet in a special work by guest artist Helen Pickett.

The USC Dance Program Presents: Breaking Ground

February 8-11, 2012

The University of South Carolina Dance Program will present Breaking Ground, a concert of premiere contemporary works, February 8-11, 2012 at Drayton Hall Theatre. A centerpiece work of the concert is a premiere work by special guest artist Helen Pickett entitled February 14, 2012. Pickett’s professional career includes twelve years dancing with world-renowned choreographer William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt; since 2005 she has found success creating new works for such companies as Boston Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Dresden Ballet and Vienna State Opera. Additionally, noted professional choreographers Thaddeus Davis and Tanya Wideman-Davishave created new, as-yet-untitled works for the concert. Also scheduled will be a performance of The Rainbow Repertory Etude™ by choreographer Donald McKayle. Visit USC’s Dance Program’s website for more.

Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots”: Township Auditorium

February 9-11, 2012

The story opens very early in the morning at the home of Grandma, Hattie Mae. She’s allowed her daughter, Rose and husband, Frank to move in with her along with their son. The family, who has fallen on hard times, is alarmed by an early morning phone call. It’s the local bank giving the family three days to pay the mortgage or be evicted. Frank, the man of the house, has been out of a job for months and his wife Rose has been supporting the family as a maid for a wealthy real estate giant. Frank finally gets a break when a job is offered as a handyman at the Willis estate. But longtime butler, Floyd, boldly expresses that it won’t be long before wealthy wife, Diane, will scheme to get her married paws into Frank. Back at grandma Hattie’s, things are slowly falling apart as she’s consumed with the thought of losing the house she’s been in for thirty years. On top of that, she’s worried about her grandson Wally whose running the streets at odd hours of the night. Tyler Perry’s, “The Haves and The Have Nots” is told with love, honor, and brutal truth. It will leave you crying, laughing, and wanting a better life for you and for those who may be less fortunate. Visit The Township’s website for more info.


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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Town Theatre!


Based on the popular 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels focuses on two con men residing on the French Riviera. Meet Lawrence – a suave and sophisticated type who makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Then there is Freddy – a small-time crook, who more humbly swindles women by earning their compassion through his fictitious fables about his grandmother’s failing health. Lawrence and Freddy soon discover that their small French town is only big enough for one of them. With neither swindler willing to depart without a fight, they agree to a contest. The first con man to extort $50,000 from Christine Colgate, a young female heiress, wins the right to keep hustling the residents of the Riviera. The loser must leave town. You’ll be laughing out loud at this hilarious romp with an interesting twist at the end!
For tickets or more information, please
visit the Town Theatre website

Valentine Cruises Aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray!
Sunday February 12, 2012 & Tuesday February 14, 2012

What’s more romantic than a hug-up at the rail of a big vessel as it cuts a path through the sparkling waters of beautiful Lake Murray? Celebrate your love with a true treat – a special gourmet lunch or dinner and a wonderful cruise on a crisp February day! For info, visit the Spirit of Lake Murray website.

Sweetheart Dinner at Columbo’s

Friday February 10, Saturday February 11 & Tuesday February 14, 2012

Columbo’s chef has pulled out all the stops to prepare the most elegant and creative cuisine for you and your honey this Valentine’s Day! The Sweetheart Dinner allows couples to choose an appetizer, main course and dessert from an incredible menu that includes Lobster Bisque; Spinach Salad with Cranberries, Blueberries, Walnuts, and Citrus Vinaigrette or Mixed Field Greens with Mandarin Oranges, Candied Pecans, and Raspberry Vinaigrette and rockin’ entrees from Pan Seared Sea Bass with Herb Vin Blanc and Tomato-Thyme Vinaigrette to Tuscan Napoleon of Beef with layers of Spinach and Portabella Mushroom… and more! Check out the full menu at Columbo’s website.

Monster Jam Returns to Colonial Life Arena!

Friday February 10 & Saturday February 11, 2012

All boys love trucks! Here’s the show that harnesses all there is to love about ’em! It features USHRA Monster Trucks including Maximum Destruction driven by Kreg Christensen, Wolverine driven by Alex Blackwell, Bounty Hunter driven by Jim Creten, Scarlet Bandit driven by Dawn Creten, Stone Crusher driven by Morgan Kane, and Rap Attack driven by Dave Rappach! Visit the official Monster Jam website for more info.

Sweetheart Special with the South Carolina Philharmonic: Doubletree by Hilton

Saturday February 11, 2012

Make your Valentine’s Weekend one to always remember with this thoughtful and sweet perfectly planned evening. Enjoy fine dining at Columbo’s with wine pairings, and then off to Love Stories performed by the South Carolina Philharmonic at the Koger Center, followed by dessert and deluxe accommodations at the Doubletree by Hilton. This all-inclusive package is just $299! All inclusive means all taxes, service charges are included. Reservations can be made by calling LaToya at 744-0130.

The concert starts at 7:30pm.



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