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This Week’s Fun!

March 26, 2019
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Monster Jam :: Colonial Life Arena

Friday April 5 & Saturday April 6
Monster Jam® is adrenaline-charged family entertainment featuring some of the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger ®, Max-DTM and many more. Our world-class drivers push these perfectly engineered Monster Jam trucks to their limits in Freestyle, 2-Wheel Skills and Racing competitions that promise to put families on the edge of their seats in this unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable event! Get your tickets here.

Midlands Plant & Flower Festival

Thursday, April 11th – Sunday, April 14th
This four-day festival- hosted by the SC State Farmers Market- celebrates the coming of Spring! Vendors sell plants, flowers, outdoor furniture, and many other products fit for the upcoming nice weather! More information here.

Heart & Sole Women’s Five Miler

Saturday April 20th
Bring your mothers, daughters and girlfriends and take part in South Carolina’s premier women’s-only road race and walk. Established in 2002, the event attracts women of all ages and athletic abilities. From elite female runners to women participating in their first formal walk, the Heart & Sole Five Miler embraces them all. Five mile run, 3- and 5- mile walk.

An event established by women and for women, the Heart & Sole Women’s Five Miler calls attention to the number one killer of women— heart disease. At its health and wellness expo, the Heart & Sole event offers blood pressure checks, health screenings and information on healthy living to help women protect themselves from this deadly disease. More here.

Live Music in Clubs, Restaurants and Theaters

(Major concerts listed elsewhere in this newsletter)
See our list of recommended live music at DiscoverColumbiaMagazine.com!

929 Kitchen & Bar | 3/30 – Party of Some, hosted by DJs Alejandro Florez and Dick Not Richard
Newberry Opera House | 3/28 – Annie Moses Band, 3/29 – Act of Congress, 3/30 – Branson on the Road, 3/31 – Balsam Range
Township Auditorium | 3/30 – Chicago
Pearlz Upstairz Lounge | 3/28 Jazz Night
Koger Center | 3/31 – USC Wind Ensemble

Indie Grits Film Festival

Thursday, March 28th – Sunday, March 31st
Indie Grits is a four day event celebrating the visionary, experimental culture of the southeast with film, art, music, and bits. Enjoy a weekend of films, indie video games, block parties, and more! Purchase tickets here.

Legends of Hip Hop

Friday, March 29th
Don’t miss the chance to see hip hop legends Juvenile, Scarface, Too Short, DJ Quik, 8Ball & MJG, Bun B and Pastor Troy at the Colonial Life Arena! This performance will be one for the ages, so get your tickets now! Follow this link.

Carolina Nationals Brings BMX Action!

Friday, March 29th through Sunday, March 31st
The Rock Hill BMX Supercross Track will host 3 days of BMX action March 29 – 31 with the USA BMX Carolina Nationals. This is Rock Hill’s fifth year hosting this event where local, regional, national and international cyclists will compete with over 1,200 cyclists expected! On Friday, races begin at 2 PM; on Saturday, races begin at noon; and on Sunday, races begin at 8 AM. Gates will open earlier for practice, and concession stands will be open. Races are free to watch; parking is $10 for the day. The Rock Hill BMX Supercross Track is located at 1307 Riverwalk Parkway off of Hwy. 21/Cherry Road. More here.

Peter Rabbit :: Icehouse Amphitheatre

Friday March 29th
Gather up the kiddies for this free 8pm showing of the adorable movie, Peter Rabbit! More here.

Forks, Knives, and Spoonbills: A Dinner Celebrating Conservation

Friday, March 29th
Enjoy an evening at The Spotted Salamander experiencing fantastic cuisine and delicious brews while making a difference for South Carolina wildlife! Each dish is named after threatened species of birds, and Mr. Keck will explain how guests can help increase the population of these precious creatures in their own back yard! More info here.

Sesame Street Live!

Saturday, March 30th
Take your kids to the Colonial Life at the end of March to enjoy an evening with their favorite puppets! Join the fun with an interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous street! Tickets here.

Chicago :: Township Auditorium

Saturday, March 30th
No introduction needed. Unless you were born yesterday, you know who they are… an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. They have recorded 36 albums and sold over 100,000,000 records.Get tickets here.

Swamp Cabbage Brewery Events

March 30th and 31st
Saturday: Oyster knives out! All you can eat oysters for just $20! AND on Sunday: Brunch at the Brewery! An amazing four-course menu plus dessert. Check out both of these here.

Spirit of Lake Murray Sunset Dinner Cruises – $49 & $39!!

Sunday, March 31st and Wednesday, April 3rd
2019 marks 10 years that the Spirit of Lake Murray has been in business, and the occasion will be marked with a special Sunset Dinner Cruise on Sunday, March 31st, with a special discounted price of $49! Just 3 days later is the $39 mid-week Special Dinner Cruise! Don’t miss out on these amazing deals! Tickets here.

Ballet Stars of New York

Sunday March 31st
Columbia’s most star-studded ballet event is back – this time on the stage of Columbia’s historic Township Auditorium! Under the artistic direction of Stacey Calvert, Principal Dancers from the New York City Ballet will perform alongside the talented dancers of the USC Dance Company. A gala after-party will also be hosted as a fundraiser for the dance program (separate ticket required). More here.

929 Kitchen & Bar

929 Gervais St | (803) 764-3825
929 Kitchen & Bar opened in February of 2018 with a bang and has been banging ever since. This super cool, friendly hangout in the Vista pairs trendy and traditional Korean foods with industrial-vibe decor and lots of smiling faces. Not to mention, their food is amazing! Check out their Bulgogi Philly with Truffle Fries (right), Korean Tacos, or Korean Pancake if you want something delicious and unique. More here.

WREN Summit: The Time is Now!

Monday, April 1st
Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) will be hosting their third annual state-wide summit on April 1st, 2019 at the Columbia Museum of Art in downtown Columbia. This year WREN welcomes keynote speaker A’ja Wilson, former Lady Gamecock, current WNBA Las Vegas Aces player, 2018 Rookie of the Year, FIBA World Cup Gold Medalist, founder of the A’ja Wilson Foundation, and equal pay and women’s empowerment advocate. More information here.

Beautiful :: The Carole King Musical

Tuesday April 2nd – Sunday, April 7th
Beautiful, The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story on King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to become one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs! More here.

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