Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do September 7 - 13, 2012

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September 7 - 13, 2012


FASHION'S NIGHT OUT: Columbiana Centre

Tonight!!! Thursday September 6, 2012

Stuffing gift bags full of makeup brushes, nail polishes, coupons and so much more...all for Fashion's Night Out! Join us for a fun night filled with giveaways, prizes, gift with purchase, food, mocktails and more. You will also enjoy a fashion show with great looks perfect for fall! Retailers will have special sales and promotions in-store too! Don’t miss this FUN, FREE event. Go to Columbiana's facebook page for information.

The Square Roots perform on Friday night... FREE!

Music at Sandhill: Village at Sandhill

Friday September 7, 2012

Enjoy one of the last of the free Summer Concert Series at Village at Sandhill! This Friday, Square Roots (acoustic rock) performs with their unique brand of music that is just plain fun and sounds great! Also, bring the kids for free balloon artwork, rides and games! The fun starts at 6pm and the music begins at 7pm on the SAFE Federal Credit Union Stage! Check the Village at Sandhill website for more information.

CMC Steel Rhythm on the River Fall Concert Series: West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheatre

Friday September 7, 2012

Once again, the amphitheatre will be the site of some great FREE concerts this fall and it all starts this Friday night with featured guest kemp ridley and opening act Prettier than Matt. More info at Rhythm on the River.

Baroque Music & Dance: Recital Hall - USC School of Music

Friday September 7, 2012

The Columbia Baroque Soloists present "Characters of the Dance" featuring Baroque dancers Paige Whitley-Bauguess and Thomas Baird in a delightful program of costumed characters that graced the 18th-century stage featuring elegant music of the French Baroque performed by ensemble members: Jerry Curry, harpsichord; Jean Hein and Timothy Hein, Baroque recorders; Brittnee Siemon, mezzo soprano; Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba and guest artists Mary Hostetler Hoyt and Erika Cutler, Baroque violins. Buford Norman will host "Concert Conversations" with the guest dancers beginning at 7 p.m. with the concert at 7:30 p.m. Visit the Columbia Baroque Soloists website for info and tickets.

Clay Orchids and Bulbs, Formed by Fingers!

36th Annual Aiken's Makin: Downtown Aiken

Friday September 7, 2012 and Saturday September 8, 2012

If you love really good arts and crafts, you need to head an hour west to Aiken for this fabulous show. I have attended quite a few over the years, and this show never disappoints. It's set up on the streets of Downtown Aiken and you'll find craftspeople and artists from all over the South. This year's juried show will feature 175 artists and crafters, including 66 new ones, and 25 food vendors, of which six are new. Visit the Aiken's Makin' website.

8th Annual Jazz Under the Stars: State House North Lawn

Friday September 7 & Saturday September 8, 2012

Bring your blankets, your lawn chairs and a good set of ears for this special night of live jazz performed FREE by Skipp Pearson on Sax, Dionne Preussner on Piano, Danny Boozer on Drums, along with Special Guest Artists! Friday night will feature the Allen University Jazz Band; Saturday night will feature the South Carolina National Guard Band. Come early (6pm) and enjoy a free swingline dance lesson. Music begins at 7pm and goes to 9pm. Visit the Jazz Under the Stars for info on after-parties and more.

The Life & Times of Congressman Robert Smalls: SC State Museum

Now through March 3, 2013

Robert Smalls was born an enslaved person on April 5, 1839, in a small cottage in Beaufort, SC. By the time he died in 1915, Smalls had served five terms in the United States Congress. Visitors to this exhibit will learn about his heroic exploits during the Civil War and be inspired by his legacy of bravery, leadership and public service to all Americans. This Saturday, September 8, 2012,
Michael Boulware Moore, great, great grandson of Robert Smalls, presents an illustrated history of his family and talks about the challenges of living up to a legacy. Robert Smalls reenactor Donald Sweeper will conduct a tour of the exhibit while engaging visitors in a question and answer session. Visitors can then view the Adrena Ifill film “Congressman Robert Smalls: A Patriot’s Journey from Slavery to Capitol Hill.” 1 p.m.

For more info, visit the State Museum website.

Dixieland Jazz: Carolina Jazz Society at Capital Senior Center

Sunday September 9, 2012
Get those toes tappin'! Jazz, ragtime and swing featuring Dick Goodwin, trumpet; Doug Graham, clarinet; Bruce Clark, trombone; Reggie Sullivan, bass; Aletha Jacobs, piano; Jim Hall, drums. From 2:30-5pm this Sunday afternoon at the Capital Senior Center at Maxcy Gregg Park. 1650 Park Circle. Tickets are $10 adults, under 18 free. For information call Farren Smith at 803-432-1594

Raise Your Glass at Science Café with EngenuitySC

Tuesday September 11, 2012

For over four years, Science Cafe has been the only place in South Carolina where for the price of a cup of coffee, a quality craft beer, or a smooth glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest trends in science and technology. Second Tuesdays at Speakeasy cocktail bar in Five Points, 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. Igor Roninson, SmartState Endowed Chair in Translational Cancer Therapeutics at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, will discuss current cancer therapeutics research at USC. @EngenuitySC #ScienceCafeCAE More info at the Science Cafe webpage.

Greek Festival Opens Thursday: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

Thursday September 13, 2012 - Sunday September 16, 2012

Join the fun and savor the delicious Greek treats at the 26th Annual Greek Festival in downtown Columbia. Check out the schedule here.


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