Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do April 6 - 12, 2012

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April 6 - 12, 2012


Vista Block Party: Alive After Five | A New Concert Series from Jillians

Tonight Thursday April 5, 2012 5:30pm

Come back to Jillians in the Vista each Thursday this Spring for the best in Columbia's outdoor concert scene! The series kicks off this Thursday with one of South Carolina's favorites - the Embers with their fabulous beach music, rhythm and blues and heart and soul! All proceeds from Vista Block Party will be donated to St. Baldrick's, an organization that raises money for Children's Cancer Research. Free admission and free parking! Make this event a Thursday tradition!

Urban Tour: Downtown Columbia

Tonight! Thursday April 5, 2012 5pm - 8pm

Urban Tour is a free event showcasing all that Columbia’s downtown has to offer. The self-guided walking tour includes special offers and giveaways from retailers, live entertainment such as street performers and musicians, and local artists. Businesses along the tour will keep their doors open late for the event. Free shuttle rides are available to assist pedestrians. The event will take place rain or shine with the entertainment adaptable to street performances or inside designated buildings throughout the tour. Visit the Urban Tour facebook page.

Morris Day & The Time: Township Auditorium

Friday, April 6, 2012 7:30pm

Remember them? I loved their sound and I loved their antics in Prince's movie Purple Rain. See 'em live tomorrow night at Township. They will be joined by Midnight Star, Comedian Jay Lamont, and Unisoghn. For Morris Day tickets, click here. And to jog your memory, listen to Jungle Love here.

Easter Weekend Events Across the Midlands

Friday April 6, 2012

Flashlight Egg Hunt- an exciting way to hunt for eggs! Crooked Creek Park in Chapin, sponsored by the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission. $2 per child. 345-6181

Pictures with the Easter Bunny The Easter Bunny is hopping into Columbiana Centre for visits and photos now through Saturday, April 7! Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10am - 8pm Visit the Columbiana Centre website here.

Saturday April 7, 2012

City of Columbia: Let's Move! ‘Egg-venture’ celebration | 2 p.m. to 4 p.m | Drew Park, behind the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center (2101 Walker Solomon Way). Warm-up exercises, instructor led line dances, kid-friendly lessons on creating healthy snacks, an Easter egg hunt, and prizes! Visit the City's website for info.

Ride the Railroad with a Rabbit Drive up to Winnsborro to the SC Railroad Museum and hop aboard a train with the Easter Bunny. More info.

Sunday April 8, 2012

Celebrate at Ruth's Chris Reserve a table at Ruth's Chris for a new way to celebrate Easter. Come in for our Seasonal Classics menu, where you can enjoy a 3-course meal for only $40.95. Celebrate with superb dishes like our sizzling 6-oz. filet, tender and cooked to perfection, topped with juicy jumbo shrimp. Also, for children 12 and under, we have a special menu for $13.95. Make a reservation now for this wonderful holiday. Visit the Ruth's Chris website for more information!

Elegant Easter at Columbo's Make this Easter Day extra special with a bountiful buffet at Columbo's, inside the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. Wonderful salads, an omelet bar, entrees including carved roast beef au jus, carved honey ham, chicken provencal, Atlantic salmon, vegetables and a wide array of desserts... something for everyone! Adults: $34.00; Seniors: $29.00; Children 5-10: $17.00; Under 5: free of charge. See the full menu here.

Vegetable Gardening Successfully: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Saturday April 7, 2012 10am-12pm

This basic workshop will focus on techniques for vegetable gardening that minimize work and maximize yield. The instructor will highlight some of the different varieties available of warm season vegetables as well as problem solving to ensure a healthy harvest. $15 per person. Go to Riverbanks' garden programs' webpage for info.

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Colonial Life Arena

Saturday April 7, 2012

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are coming home to play for the first time in nearly five years. The 2012 arena tour will mark RHCP's first fullscale tour of the U.S. since 2007, when they wrapped their massive Stadium Arcadium jaunt and subsequently went on hiatus and their first with guitarist Josh Klinghoffer as a full fledged member of the band. (He served as a backing musician on the Arcadium tour.) More info at the Colonial Life Arena website.

Family Fun Day: Columbiana Centre

Tuesday April 10, 2012 10:30am-Noon

Join us for Family Fun Day at the Play Area with Music Makers. This event is free for children 7 and under with a parent or guardian. Children will enjoy a make and take art project, story-time, Kindermusic and a Puppet Show. Each family will go home with retailer promotions and coupons! Don't miss this FREE event! Location: JC Penney Court. Visit the Columbiana Centre website for info.

Loading Dock Live! Township Auditorium

Tuesday April 12, 2012 5:30pm

The Township Foundation presents their new Loading Dock Live Series. This event will feature "The Blues Doctor" Drink Small and The Mobros, performing live off the back dock of the building . This is a FREE event featuring live music, fun and food from Columbia's food trucks - 2 Fat 2 Fly, Alfresco Mobilista, and Pawley's Front Porch Truck! Visit the Township website for more info.

Disney on Ice - Toy Story 3: Colonial Life Arena: See Below to Win Free Tickets!

Thursday April 12, 2012 - Sunday April 15, 2012

Have you heard the buzz? The toys are back in town! The blockbuster movie, Toy Story 3, and memorable moments from Toy Story and Toy Story 2 are hitting the ice in this sensational live production. Visit the Colonial Life Arena website for details. And if you would like 3 free tickets for the Thursday, April 12, 2012 show at 7pm, like the Top Ten on facebook and be entered to win.... if you already like us on facebook, click here and be entered too!


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