February 22 - 28, 2013
Disney Live: Mickey's Music Festival: Colonial Life Arena
Friday, February 22, 2013 | 4 & 7 PM
Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story in their new touring show Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival. Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more! The irresistible lineup of performers, including Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy; Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie; and Woody, Buzz and Jessie; are among the more than 25 Disney stars featured in this jam session fit for the entire family! You can’t resist dancing, singing, playing your air-guitar and laughing with this band of characters! Come join them at Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival for a lively concert experience guaranteed to deliver enough rockin’ memories to last a lifetime. Find out more and purchase tickets here!
2013 "Legends of " Concert Series featuring Gladys Knight: Koger Center
Friday, February 22, 2013 | 8 PM
The Legends of …Concert Series serves as the signature fundraiser for the Auntie Karen Foundation. Its purpose is to keep the legacy of African American music alive. Each year during Black History Month, the series profiles a jazz, rhythm and blues, gospel, or blues artist who has made a lasting contribution to the history of music. The series places a special emphasis on Jazz Legends. Find out more about the Auntie Karen Foundation at their website! Purchase tickets here!
Southern Exposure New Music Series: USC School of Music Recital Hall
Mark Stewart is most famous for being Paul Simon's lead guitarist since 1998, and he’s also a member of Steve Reich and Musicians and the Bang on a Can All-Stars. Mark's a crazy dude and, among other things, invents his own wild instruments out of PVC pipe, etc. and plays a number of non-Western instruments. Schwimmer and Fathman are his partners in a musical/comedy group called Polygraph Lounge and incredible musicians in their own rights. Among other things, Schwimmer will play a theremin, the odd electronic instrument played on the Beach Boys "Good Vibrations" and many B-movie horror flicks. Arrive early as seats fill. Find out more at USC's event page!
Masquerade on Main: Tapps Arts Center
Friday February 22, 2013 7pm - 1am
PURIM is the Jewish holiday celebrating King and Queens and is celebrated by ALL people and religions all over the world. From New York, to Miami, to LA, to Brazil, others will be celebrating on this weekend ALL OVER THE WORLD!!! Come dress up in Black Tie or cocktail attire and wear the fanciest MASK you can find. This is a party you do not want to miss! DJGldfnger will be playing music all night... entertainment includes live breakdancing, theatrics & Best Mask competition. Inexpensive cash bar. Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door. This event is being put on by YAD, the Young Adult Division of The Jewish Federation in conjunction with Tapp's Arts Center.FACEBOOK Event Site
Palladium Society's 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off: SC State Fairgrounds: Ellison Building
Saturday February 23, 2013 5pm - 8pm
All you can eat and drink, chili, beer and wine! Chili lovers are invited to experience the tastes and smells of some of Columbia's most creative chili recipes during the Palladium Society's 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off. This annual event is hosted by Historic Columbia Foundation's Palladium Society and features more than 20 chili recipes from contestants, judging by local celebrities and chefs, live music by Whiskey Tango Revue and prizes for the winners! An event the whole family will enjoy. Tickets range from $15 - $25, plus children under 12 get in FREE. Get your ticket online today at http://hcfchili2013.eventbrite.com/. All proceeds benefit Historic Columbia Foundation.
Museum Garage Sale: SC State Museum
Saturday February 23, 2013 8am (members) 9am (non-members) - 2pm Black Bag Sale 2:30pm
Props, signs and the kinds of odd items not normally found in a typical weekend yard sale will be offered to the public State Museum presents its periodic “garage sale.” “These sales are both a lot of fun and serve two good purposes,” said State Museum Registrar Michelle Baker, who is organizing the event. “They allow the public to own a little piece of the museum through items that were associated with some of our most popular exhibits, plus they help us clear out space to make room for articles to support future exhibits.” Items that curious buyers will find at this year’s sale include a prop pirate cannon, street banners from past “blockbuster” exhibits, plastic skeletons, a “Chewbacca” mask, hands and suit, plastic Easter eggs, building blocks and various electronics, including a 24-track sound mixing board. Prices will run the gamut from 50 cents to several hundred dollars. Click here for more information.
15th Annual Columbia Antique Toy, Comic, & Collectible Con: Jamil Temple
Saturday, February 23, 2013 | 10 AM-4 PM
This is the 15th year of the Biggest Little Collector's Show in South Carolina. Some of the best in vintage toys and comics will be offered at this show. It will be in the BIG HALL again this year! Great vendors and excellent deals can be found here with over 100 tables of great stuff. Please Check us out. New this year: a raffle for a Captain Kirk Star Trek uniform and a special appearance by professional Wrestling Star Hacksaw Jim Duggan from 10 AM-2:30 PM. Find out more about the event at their website!
Polygraph Lounge: Harbison Theatre
Saturday, February 23, 2013 | 2 PM
Conceived in the musical hotbed of New York City's Lower East Side, Polygraph Lounge is the duo of Rob Schwimmer and Mark Stewart. Over the years they have worked with a who's who list of artists including: Bob Dylan, the Everly Brothers, Paul McCartney, Bobby McFerrin, Bette Midler, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, and Charles Wuorinen. Purchase tickets at Harbison Theatre's event page!
Be Happy! It's Purim! Kids & Family Celebration: Jewish Community Center of Columbia
Sunday, February 24, 2013 | 2-3 PM
Come join friends at the JCC as we learn about and celebrate Purim. We'll watch Shalom Sesame's "Be Happy! It's Purim!" on the big screen, read a book about Purim, make our own Purim Masks and Crowns and enjoy some Purim Snacks. Everyone is encouraged to come in costume! Find out more at the JCC's website!
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