Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do May 4 - 10, 2012


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May 4 - 10, 2012


The Edisto Memorial Gardens features 82 beds of gorgeous roses!

South Carolina Festival of Roses: Edisto Memorial Gardens

Thursday May 3, 2012 - Sunday May 6, 2012

The Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Orangeburg host the 41st Annual Orangeburg Festival of Roses. This annual event celebrates the blooming of their gorgeous roses (82 beds of roses!) and an opportunity to enjoy the natural setting of the Edisto Memorial Gardens along the banks of the Edisto River, the longest black water river in the world. Riverside Drive is the site for the arts & crafts (hand crafted items and specialty items) show and sale, non-profit food vendors, and three stages with entertainment. The Kid’s Area will feature inflatables as well as food vendors catering to the child in all of us. Activities begin on Thursday evening with Showcase Orangeburg and continue through Sunday afternoon! Well worth the 40 mile drive! Visit the South Carolina Festival of Roses website for info.

Arts and Draughts: Columbia Museum of Art

Friday May 4, 2012

Just what is an "art party"? Think of D.I.Y art projects, interactive art, scavenger hunts, a unique perspective tour through The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design, musical performances by Royal Tinfoil and the Mo Bros all enjoyed with some excellent brewskies from The Whig. The Columbia Museum of Art is the venue! Don't miss it.... absolutely the bomb. More at the museum website.

Grease: Town Theatre

Opens Friday May 4, 2012

Grease will be rockin' at Town Theatre! Never before seen on our stage, you must take a trip to a simpler time of poodle skirts, drive-ins and T-birds. "Bad boy" Danny and "the girl next door" Sandy fall in love all over again to the tunes of your favorite songs: "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightning" and "We Go Together" as well as additional songs from the hit movie: "Grease is the Word," "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and "You're the One That I Want." Details and ticket info at Town Theatre's website.

Tickets on Sale Now! In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play: Trustus Theatre

Opens Friday May 4, 2012

A comedy about marriage, intimacy, and electricity, destined to be the talk of Columbia in May! The title alone ought to do that! Set in the 1880s at the dawn of the age of electricity in a seemingly perfect, well-to-do Victorian home, proper gentleman and scientist Dr. Givings has innocently invented an extraordinary new device for treating “hysteria” in women (and occasionally men): the vibrator. Visit Trustus Theatre for details.

School House Rock Live! Midlands Technical College Harbison

Friday, May 4, 2012 - Sunday, May 6, 2012

Join the cast of ICRC’s Children’s Theatre as they present School House Rock Live! Jr. at Midlands Technical College (Harbison Campus) Theatre. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Crooked Creek Park front desk (345-6181), or purchased before each performance at the theatre.
Adult Tickets: $6; Child Tickets: $4; 3 & Under: Free. Visit the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission facebook page for more info.

Kentucky Derby Party: Mint Julep Bistro & Lounge

Saturday May 5, 2012
Ladies - put on your big hats and Gents - don your bow ties (even with your polo shirts!) and show up for Greater Columbia's best blowout Derby party ever! Doors open at 4pm and Pre-Race Party starts at 5pm. Drink specials all afternoon/evening with Bourbon & Wine tasting at 6. "They're Off!" at 6:26pm! Watch the Derby live and enjoy food specials, drink poured through a horse-head shaped ice luge and live music til closing! Best Hat contest for the ladies and Best Dressed Gent contest... Come out to Mint Julep right off Clemson Road in Northeast Columbia, just a block off I-20. 803-419-7200.

EdStravaganza: For Adults! EdVenture Children's Museum

Saturday May 5, 2012

There's still a kid in every one of us, and here's your chance to be one even if you don't look the part anymore. Adults celebrate the power of play as they engage in creative activities, music, and special performances throughout the evening. Have fun at tinkering stations and engage in light painting, plastic fusing, martini mixing and designing individual art tiles that will become part of a huge mosaic created that night! Live entertainment will be provided by Alternacirque, South Carolina’s premiere alternative circus art company. A tribal bellydancer, fire juggler, hoop spinner, stilt walker and aerialist will bring an atmosphere of magic and mystique to the night with mesmerizing body moves, tricks and spins combined with mind-numbing speed. Music by Cravin’ Melon, cocktails, hors d' oeuvres, and a silent auction will be held throughout the museum. Tickets are $75 per person - and worth every penny of it! - and can be purchased by phone at 803-400-1162 or online. The museum’s largest fundraiser and one of Columbia’s premier charity events with all proceeds benefitting EdVenture’s educational outreach programs. Visit EdVenture for more.

Rosewood Crawfish Festival: Rosewood Community

Saturday May 5, 2012

Do you know how to properly eat a crawfish? Watch a video here. Now that you know how to do it, head out Saturday to Rosewood and git ya some. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., lovers of all things Creole and Cajun are invited to celebrate with over 7,000 pounds of fresh Louisiana grown crawfish. (other foods available for the non-crawfish diner) Two stages with live music including the Gin Blossoms, and fun for the whole family, featuring a street vaulting competition and the Community Event Expo area. Visit the Rosewood Crawfish Festival website for details and tix.
*Children 12 and under get in free!

Battle for Columbia: A Living History Event

Sunday May 6, 2012

The Battle for Columbia is an educational living-history event for the entire family. Come and experience a part of our great American history. Go back in time with Union and Confederate soldiers. Feel and see the boom of mighty field artillery, the rattle of musketry, and the thunder of horses hooves. Visit the encampments of both armies. There'll be picnic foods, souvenirs and lots of fun for everyone! Visit the Battle for Columbia website for details.

Oh Baby! (and mommy too!): Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

Sunday, May 6, 2012, 1–5 p.m

Palmetto Health delivers more babies each year than anyone else in the area. Again in May, we'll be delivering a special event for new moms and moms-to-be. Come to our one-stop-shop for everything baby. Sit in on brief educational sessions, talk one-on-one with our health experts and shop with your favorite local vendors. Educational sessions cover a wide range of topics. Don't miss our Haute Mama fashion show, Daddy Olympics and door prizes (must be present to win). Visit the Palmetto Health website for more info.

Through Fiery Trials: SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Now through May 12, 2012

The bibles of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The crucifix carried into battle by General George Pickett of the famous Pickett’s charge. Vestments given to Bishop Patrick Lynch while serving in Europe as the official Confederate diplomat to the Vatican. May 12, 2012 is the last opportunity to see these and other religious artifacts before the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum’s exhibit, Through Fiery Trials: Religion in the Civil War, closes. Get complete info at the Confederate Relic Room's website.

New Edition: Colonial Life Arena

Sunday May 6, 2012

New Edition's American tour will be sure to revitalize all of the great memories their fans have associated with the numerous Billboard-topping love ballads and songs guaranteed to get the crowd moving for a highly anticipated and unforgettable night. Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ricky Bel, Mike Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe and Ralph Tresvant will be capturing hearts once again with all of their most famous songs such as “Candy Girl”, “Can You Stand the Rain” and the chart topping jams that launched their solo careers including “My Prerogative” (Bobby Brown), “My My My” (Johnny Gill), “Sensitivity” (Ralph Tresvant), and “Poison” (Bell, Bivins, DeVoe). Go to Colonial Life Arena's website for info and tickets.

Social Media Monday: Doubletree by Hilton

Monday May 7, 2012
Come out on Mondays and network with us at Social Media Mondays presented by RPF Productions. Join us at the Doubletree by Hilton on Bush River Rd. at Columbo's Bar and Restaurant from 6:00-8:00 pm. Come network, meet your online friends and business associates from Facebook ,Twitter and more - enjoy our drink specials every 1st Monday. There will also be a live taping of the new digital talk show, Columbia Express Yourself!

Music Makers let your kids participate in the fun of making music!

Family Fun Day: Columbiana Centre Mall

Tuesday May 8, 2012 10:30am - Noon

Shopping for a Mother's Day gift this week, and have to bring the wee ones along? Come out to Columbiana on Tuesday, and join us for Family Fun Day in the Play Area with Music Makers. Children 7 and under with a parent or guardian will enjoy KinderMusic, a puppet show, a make and take art project, story time and music and motion. Each family will take home a gift bag full of retailer coupons and offers and will be entered to win a gift card to one of our stores! Don't miss this FREE event.
Columbiana Centre Mall website.


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Craig Summerall
EXIT Real Estate Consultants
5175 Sunset Blvd, Ste 3
Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: 803-665-9516
Email: gini@sc.rr.com


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