Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do June 8 - 14, 2012

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June 8 - 14, 2012


Military Appreciation Weekend! Columbiana Centre Mall

Thursday June 7, 2012 - Saturday June 9, 2012

Military Appreciation Weekend in the Food Court will be from Noon - 4:00 pm each day Thursday, June 7 - Saturday, June 9. Military with valid ID will enjoy special discounts, light refreshments, giveaways and prizes and everyone will enjoy live entertainment. Military will also learn of the ongoing discounts offered at Columbiana Centre.

Outdoor Family Movie Night: Sesquicentennial State Park & Riverbanks Zoo

Friday June 8, 2012

Come out to Sesquicentennial State Park or Riverbanks Zoo and watch a movie under the stars! Family - friendly movies will be shown outside on the lawn - just bring your lawn chairs! Concessions sold at both parks. No registration required.

Taste of Charlotte: Uptown Charlotte

Friday June 8, 2012 - Sunday June 10, 2012

Take the relaxing 90 minute drive to uptown Charlotte and experience the Taste of Charlotte, a sampling of the Queen City's finest restaurants - everything from Bravo! Italiana Cucina to RiRa The Irish Pub and Restaurant (I've eaten there... it's the bomb!) to Fish Market Bar & Grill to Tony Roma's Ribs Steaks & Seafood.... sample 90 menu items from 30 outstanding restaurants, all in the friendly atmosphere of our neighbor to the north, Charlotte NC. Admission to Taste of Charlotte is free. Guests purchase Festival Coins for their food samples and beverages. Visit this page to buy your Festival Coins online or purchase them with cash at the festival. Enjoy entertainment all weekend as well as kid's activities, a marketplace with boutique-style shopping and Tavern at the Taste, featuring your favorite beer and wines as well as live music!

SAVE $3 PER TICKET! Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Super Heroes! Colonial Life Arena

Friday June 8, 2012 - Sunday June 10, 2012
Calling all super heroes! Super Grover has lost his super-ness! Never fear, the fabulous five Super Heroes are here -- featuring Elmo as Captain Fuzzy! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Zoe and all their furry friends are on a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover. Singing and dancing their way through fun lessons on healthy habits, they discover how exercise, rest, nutritious food and good hygiene can save Super Grover -- and turn your children into Super Heroes, too! You’ll be feeling good when Elmo’s Super Heroes! comes to town! Tickets available at the Lexington Medical Center Box Office inside Colonial Life Arena, 1-855-4-LMC-TIX, online at LMCtix.com and at Columbia Play it Again Sports location. Visit the Colonial Life Arena and enter promotion code ERNIE.... and SAVE $3 PER TICKET!!!!! Discount details: excludes gold circle & sunny seats. Not valid on opening night or previously purchased tickets. Can’t be combined with any other offer.

The 44th Annual Ceramics & Handcrafts Show: Jamil Temple

Friday June 8, 2012 & Saturday June 9, 2012

Come out and experience the world of ceramics, glass and pottery with wholesale and retail sales of finished pieces, molds, bisque, tools & supplies. Demonstrations and free classes! Introducing this year: Handcrafted items from local artists, featuring jewelry, woodworking, hand-painted gourds and glass and more. Charity raffle benefiting Shriners' Children's Hospital. See show flyer for discount on admission.

Save the Date!

Recommended Restaurant: Mint Julep Bistro & Lounge

120 Sparkleberry Crossing: Northeast Columbia

If you have never been to Mint Julep, or it's been a while, come check it out... UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP! Same great location, return to wonderful cuisine with a New American flair - here's what they were featuring last night: Steak Diane with mushrooms, shallots, brandy sauce served with wild rice pilaf and vegetables. They also featured a Ciroc Peach Iced Tea and their brewery of the week is Brooklyn, so come try the Brown Ale, Pennant Ale or Summer Ale for just $2.50! Like them on facebook and they'll let you know about their weekly live music, their great specials... click here!

Pooch Pin Up: Pupcakes Pet Boutique and Bakery

Saturday June 9, 2012

Pupcakes Pet Boutique and Bakery partners with Cathy Farabaugh Photography to host their second of three Pooch Pin Up photo shoots! This event will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 10am-5pm at our store, located at 625 Harden Street, in the heart of downtown Columbia. It will be a day full of festivities for everyone. This event will benefit the Lutheran Hospice Pet Peace of Mind program, which provides in-home pet care assistance to hospice patients who need help to care for their beloved pets. Visit Pupcakes for details and reservation info.

Extravaganza Concert: Koger Center

Sunday June 10, 2012
USC School of Music's Southeastern Piano Festival Extravaganza Concert--featuring Morihiko Nakahara and the SC Philharmonic, Marina Lomazov, Joseph Rackers, Charles Fugo, Phillip Bush, Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition winners, and five Steinway Grand Pianos on stage! Visit the Southeastern Piano Festival website for more.

Summer Camp - A Room of Your Own: Columbia Museum of Art

Monday June 11, 2012 - Friday, June 15, 2012

Explore interior design while touring The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Chair Design and the Museums permanent collection. Young designers will learn about floor plans, furniture placement, fabrics and colors as they create unique accent pieces for their bedroom at home! Ages 8 - 12. Visit the Art Museum website for info.

Your teen will long-remember this fun and exciting class!

Summer Camp - Comics, The Sequential Art: Columbia Museum of Art

Monday June 11, 2012 - Friday June 15, 2012

This challenging and fun class features an in-depth look at the basics of comic book creation. Your focused teen or tween will study specific techniques needed to develop and complete their own storylines and pages! Students will also learn basic concepts of design, perspective and figure drawing, as well as a history of sequential art. Ages 12 - 16. Visit the Art Museum website for info.

You'll love Miyo's, Inakaya, Sato, Hola Mexico, Pancho's, Mezza!

A Culinary Journey Around the World...

Rainbow rolls, moo goo gai pan, carnitas, arroz con pollo, hummus & pita, Camarones Rancheros... from across the Pacific to sunny Mexico to the Mediterranean... it's all good! Check out some of Greater Columbia's finest restaurants in our hugerstreet.com International Restaurant directory!

UniverSoul Circus: Benedict College Football Stadium

Wednesday June 13, 2012 - Sunday June 17, 2012

Their show is a highly interactive combination of circus arts, theater, and music that spans genres including Pop, Classic R&B, Latin, Hip Hop, Jazz and Gospel. It embraces and celebrates the unique and familiar aspects of pop culture globally by bringing them center stage with a cast of international performers. UniverSoul Circus is rated as one of the top three circuses in America.

Outdoor Concerts

Vista Block Party: Tonight Thursday June 7, 2012 5:30pm

Don't miss the final party this Spring at Jillians in the Vista! The series wraps up this Thursday with the Catalinas. 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!
Additional outdoor concerts include:Music at Sandhill begins July 4 with fabulous kick-off featuring Ronnie McDowell & fireworks, and continues til September 21!

Rhythm on the River Through June 16

Summer Concert Series at Finlay Park Through August 18



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