Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do January 4 - 10, 2013

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January 4 - 10, 2013


Tonight! First Thursday on Main: Downtown Columbia

Thursday January 3, 2013

First Thursdays on Main is Columbia’s monthly art crawl and streetfest hosted by the Main Street merchants on the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 9 pm. Tonight enjoy an eclectic mix of music, works of art, dance and shopping specials. For info, visit the First Thursdays' website.

Walking in the Past Lane: Richland Library

Tonight! Thursday January 3, 2013

Timothy Hein, artistic director of the Columbia Baroque Soloists will discuss music in colonial-era South Carolina. Come learn about the musical history of our State from this talented musician and scholar. Main Library, Walker Local History Room. For library info, visit the Richland Library website.

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Baker & Baker Presents: Art of Music | fields have ears(9) (Emergence)

Friday January 4, 2013 8pm

Columbia Museum of Art: Enjoy the final weekend of the exhibition Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950 with contemporary experimental music by Los Angeles composer Michael Pisaro and USC music professor Greg Stuart. This special Art of Music concert features over 50 musicians from Columbia in the premier performance of Pisaro's fields have ears (9) (Emergence), composed specifically for this performance. Just as Rothko's work in The Decisive Decade moves slowly from abstract figures toward flickering planes of color, a dense sonic field gradually arises from a disparate collection of sounds in Pisaro's fields have ears (9) (Emergence). $10; $8 for members. Get details at Columbia Museum of Art website

Tour the State House This Saturday

Saturday January 5, 2013 9:30am and then hourly until 3:30pm

Have you taken the guided tour of the State House? Offered the first Saturday of the month, these FREE guided tours will give you an opportunity to see the House of Representative and Senate Chambers, and other parts of this history-filled building and learn about its construction and use. 1100 Gervais St. Downtown

Cha Cha Cha! Learn to Dance: Vista Ballroom

Mondays January 7 - January 28, 2013

Your choice - a Ballroom Sampler is offered at 6pm on Mondays throughout January, or Salsa Basics is offered at 7pm on Mondays throughout January. Both classes are for beginners so no need to be shy! Every good dancer had a first lesson sometime. Dance your way into 2013! Visit the Vista Ballroom website for information.

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Family Fun Day! Columbiana Centre

Tuesday January 8, 2013 11am-12pm

Children 7 and under with parents/guardian will enjoy a puppet show, make and take art project, story time and more! Bring your little ones to the JCPenney Court area at Columbiana Centre mall this Tuesday - FREE! Visit the Columbiana Centre website for info.

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Just a Buck! $1 Admission to EdVenture Children's Museum

Tuesday January 8, 2013 5pm - 8pm

Round up the wee ones and enjoy a night of fun and learning at Columbia's favorite family museum. EdVenture! The second Tuesday of every month, admission is just $1! Visit EdVenture online here.


Science Cafe: Speakeasy in Five Points

Tuesday January 8, 2013

EngenuitySC hosts Science Café on second Tuesdays at Speakeasy cocktail bar, featuring free admission, networking, cash bar, an informal presentation, and the opportunity to discuss the latest knowledge economy topics with SmartState Program™ Endowed Chairs from MUSC, Clemson and USC in a relaxed environment. Dr. Jay Moskowitz, James B. Duke SmartState Endowed Chair for Health Care Quality at University of South Carolina and President and CEO of Health Sciences South Carolina, will discuss improving health care quality for South Carolinians at the HCQ Center and Health Sciences South Carolina, in connection with Mental Wellness Month. Guests 21 and up are welcome. More info here.

Restaurant Week Columbia

Restaurant Week Begins!

Thursday January 10, 2013 - Sunday January 20, 2013

Restaurant Week is an eleven-day celebration of the cuisine scene in South Carolina at hundreds of participating restaurants and will be held January 10th – 20th, 2013. From fine to casual dining, participating restaurants will feature special menus items, promotions and discounts.

Ruth's Chris' Restaurant Week deal:
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse: $35 per person includes your choice of Steakhouse Salad or Louisiana Seafood Gumbo; a choice of 4 entrees (including filet mignon with shrimp!), and Bread Pudding with Whisky Sauce for dessert! OMG! Check it out here.

Mr. Friendly's | Solstice Kitchen | Cellar on Greene Restaurant Week deal:
Mr. Friendly's is offering a 3 course dinner for $30 while their sister establishment, Cellar on Greene, will offer a 3 course meal for $22. Solstice Kitchen is giving diners a fabulous 3-course dinner for $35. All three restaurants are known for their culinary creativity and their chefs are looking forward to showing off to patrons during Restaurant Week!

SakiTumi's Restaurant Week deal:
SakiTumi is offering an extensive 3-course meal for $25 and are allowing diners to choose from either a "sushi" or "grill" meal. The Sushi meal will feature a great sushi appetizer (3 different items) plus choice of one of three of their most popular sushi items, plus your choice of dessert. The Grill meal will include a great sampler appetizer featuring 3 different grill items, plus a choice of one of three of their popular "grill" selections, plus choice of dessert. Diners can save up to $14 per person during Restaurant Week... now that's a deal!

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