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This Week’s Fun!

February 5, 2019

The week of love is upon us! This week, we’ve got many Valentine’s Day options for all you romantics out there, but also have a lot of other fun things to do, like poetry contests, Civil Rights History tours, and the Wizard of Oz! Check it all out on This Week’s Fun!

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Shuckin’ on the Shoals Festival

Saturday, February 23

Join the folks at Saluda Shoals for the expanded Shuckin’ on the Shoals Festival! This Saturday event includes a 5K Run, 5K Two-Man Relay, and Family Fun Walks with live music and food trucks, followed by the Shuckin’ on the Shoals Oyster Roast from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Sponsorship opportunities available! Proceeds benefit the Saluda Shoals Foundation. For details, call 803-213-2035, or visit the website.


Indoor Yard Sale | Crooked Creek Park

Saturday, February 23

Clean out your garage, attic, kids rooms, and closets and participate as a vendor, or drop by for some great bargains and treasures. Vendors must set up between 4:00–7:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the sale. On sale day, doors open to vendors at 6:30 a.m. and to buyers at 7:00 a.m. More here.

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WWE Live! Road to Wrestlemania

Saturday, February 23

As things heat up on the “Road to WrestleMania”, see the Superstars of SmackDown Live including “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, The Miz, Charlotte Flair, SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, Jeff Hardy, United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura, Tag Team Champions “The Bar” Cesaro & Sheamus, The New Day, “The Empress of Tomorrow” Asuka, Shelton Benjamin and many more battle it out between the ropes. Card subject to change. Event website.

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Rock of Ages | Koger Center

Sunday Feb. 24, 2019

Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America! ROCK OF AGES captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot at one of the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality.Tickets here.


Mardi Gras at the Woody

Saturday, March 2

8 years of Big Fat Fun at The Woody and we’re gonna celebrate with a Mardi Gras flair! Join us as we celebrate The Woody turning 8 years old with beads, a face painter, a king cake and loads of swag to giveaway! Details here.

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P!NK | Colonial LIfe Arena

Thursday, March 7

P!NK’s Beautiful Trauma World Tour heads to Colonial Life Arena for one night of knock-out music from the international superstar. Since her debut in 2000, P!nk has released 7 albums, sold over 40 million albums, 65 million singles, over 1 million DVDs worldwide and has had 14 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart (4 at #1). Tickets and info here.

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Thursday, February 13 – Wednesday, February 20, 2019


Explore the Heyward Career and Technology Center

Wednesdays Feb. 13 and Feb. 27

Richland One’s CATE (career and technology education) programs offer students real-world job skills and opportunities that lead to high earning potential, state and national industry certifications, college credit, industry internships and the knowledge to start their own businesses while in high school. The community is invited to join Heyward Career and Technology Center as it celebrates February as National CATE Month with a fierce, but delicious, chili cook-off and fun classroom demonstrations. More here.


Swamp Cabbage V-Day Dinner

Thursday, February 14 | 5:30 and 8:00 PM

Share the love with the fun folks at Swamp Cabbage Brewing this Valentine’s Day! Enjoy freshly-brewed beer along with a five-course dinner you both will love! Special menu offerings for vegetarians! Two seatings – 5:30 and 8:00pm. Buy your tickets here.


Macaron Gift Box & Other Valentine’s Day Suggestions!

This Valentine’s Day, come home with something your sweetheart will LOVE. A gift box of French macarons from Crepes & Croissants is extra special! Read about the deal on

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Freedom Now | The Civil Rights Movement in Columbia

Now through March 31, 2019

The South Carolina State Library (1500 Senate Street) has partnered with Columbia SC 63 to host the “Freedom Now” exhibit. It features photos taken during the height of the civil rights movement. Many of the images are undocumented. You are invited to visit the State Library and enjoy the exhibit… and to help identify the people in the photos and the dates they were taken. The exhibition is a significant part of our state’s history and on display until March 29.

Madea’s Farewell Tour | Township Auditorium

Thurs. Feb. 14, Sat. Feb 16 and Sun. Feb. 17

The end of the road is near for Madea as Tyler Perry takes her on the road one last time, ahead of the last Madea movie, to be released in 2019. Don’t miss your chance to see her live! Lineup: Tyler Perry, Tamela Mann, David Mann, Cassi Davis Patton. Tickets here.

My Deceased Valentine

February 14-17

Looking for a unique date idea on Valentine’s Day weekend? Head out to Deceased Farms in Lexington! This attraction is known for its haunted houses during the spooky season, but they’ve opened up shop this week for a one-of-a-kind V-Day experience. Read more here.

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Stupid Cupid at the Woody

Friday, February 15

Whether you love or hate it…Whether you are single or involved…Valentine’s Day is coming and so is…The Woody’s Stupid Cupid Party! A Valentine’s Day celebration for everyone :: Stupid Cupid Party! Come alone, come single, bring your spouse or leave them at home! Everyone must wear Red (those who love it) or Black (those who hate it) or a combo for those who just can’t decide! More info here.

Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest

Calling Young Poets!

Deadline to Enter is March 16th, 2019

This contest encourages students in grades 3 through 12 to write a poem using the theme “imagining what you could do.” Winners will be invited to an awards ceremony at the State Library where they will read their poem and meet guest poet, Juan Felipe Herrera. They will also receive prizes such as signed copies of Herrera’s newest books and Amazon gift cards. Entries are due March 16. See the contest entry form here.


AstroKids Space Party at the SC State Museum

Friday, February 15

The annual AstroKids Space Party is nearly here and it is going to be out of this world! This special night is just for AstroKids Club members. Not an AstroKid? Follow this link to join!

President’s Day Camp at Edventure Children’s Museum

Monday, February 18

Come learn about our nation’s history and past presidents, enjoy arts and crafts, music and much more! One nut-free snack will be provided. Register here.

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Wizard of Oz | Koger Center

Monday Feb. 18, 2019

This production of THE WIZARD OF OZ is a new, refreshed and lavish rendition of the beloved classic 1939 MGM film. Audiences young and old, seeing it for the first time or the fifth, will be dazzled by the brightly colored sets, charmed by its timeless score and enthralled with its breath-taking special effects. It truly is a wonderful show for the whole family. And whether it creates new memories or conjures them up from the past, everyone deserves to experience or relive the wonderful, whimsical and enduring story. Tickets here.


Gypsy Wind Farm

3005 Buckhead Road Blair, SC 29015

The Gypsy Wind Farm’s focus is raising registered Barbados Blackbelly Sheep and Heritage Breed pork, including the curly-haired Mangalitsa. This tender, mild-flavored meat contains less fat than wooled breeds, and- with its beautiful marbling- is considered by many to be the ‘Kobe of Pork’. Gypsy Wind Farm produces lamb, pork, chicken, beef, duck and eggs; all raised naturally on pesticide/herbicide-free pastures. Their property has a picnic area, hiking trails and welcomes field trips! Learn more here.

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See our list of recommended live music at!

Pearlz Upstairz Lounge | 2/14 Jazz Night

929 Kitchen & Bar | 2/16 – Party of Some, hosted by DJs Alejandro Florez and Dick Not Richard

Tombo Grille | 2/18 – Whatever Band

The Senate | 2/14 – Here Come the Mummies, 2/16 – The Lacs

Newberry Opera House | 2/14 – The Malpass Brothers, 2/15 – Delbert McClinton, 2/16 – The Del McCoury Band, 2/17 – Farruquito Flamenco


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