Top 20 Things to Do in the Columbia SC area, brought to you by the wonderful folks who bring you the Guide to Greater Columbia.....
April 2 - April 8, 2010
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Through Thursday, April 8. "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers". This documentary chronicles the media and political frenzy that Ellsberg unleashed with leaking the Pentagon Papers to the NY Times, and traces the effect of the leak on public perception of both the war and the White House. Visit the Nickelodeon Theatre for show times.
Friday & Saturday, April 2 & 3. Lake Murray Easter Regatta. Spectators may view this annual competition at 212 Shuler Rd near Irmo. Starts at 12:30 on Friday and 9 am on Saturday. Visit Lake Murray Country for more information.
Friday, April 2. USC Women's Tennis vs. Kentucky. Come cheer on the the Gamecocks Women's Tennis Team as they face the Kentucky Wildcats at 2 pm. Visit Gamecocks Online for more information.
Friday, April 2. Open Stage & Jam Session at Bill's! Come to Bill's for some true Bluegrass music sure to get your feet tapping and hands clapping! Open Stage from 7:30-9; Jam Session from 9-midnight. Visit Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor for more information.
Saturday, April 3. Flower & Garden Show. The show will feature free seminars and demonstrations by experts, as well as a Master Gardeners booth. Vendors will offer gardening and outdoor items, crafts, food and face-painting. Railroad Ave, Downtown Batesburg-Leesville. Free. Visit the Batesburg-Leesville Chamber for more information.
Saturday, April 3. International Pillow Fight Day. Want to be a part of the world's largest pillow fight? Bring a soft pillow, a fun attitude and a trash bag. Finlay Park 3pm. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
Saturday, April 3. 'Museums on Us' Free Weekend at EdVenture. Museums on Us is a Bank of America program that offers its card holders free admission to more than 70 museums nationwide including EdVenture. For more information, visit Bank of America.
Saturday, April 3. Spring N2 ART. The Artists Round Table (ART) is hosting a one day event featuring art for sale from local/regional artists, free live music, Tai Chi demonstrations, Carolina Stories videos from ETV and a Youth Art area with local student art and a hands on area for kids. Free. Keenan House - 801 Wildwood Avenue, Columbia. Visit ART for more information.
Tuesday, April 6. Jason Ajemian and the High Life. In partnership with Ross Taylor, the Museum welcomes Jason Ajemian from Chicago for a concert of creative improvised and experimental music based in rock and jazz. Ajemian also vocalizes and uses electronics during performances. Cash bar. $8 / $5 for members and students. Visit the Columbia Museum of Art for more information.
Thursday, April 8. Vista After 5. Dance away the night to the tunes of the Fantastic Shakers. All concerts are free and open to the public. Parking area behind Jillian's - 800 Gervais Street. Visit Vista After 5 for more information.
Through Friday, April 2. The Living Last Supper Drama. The Dramatic presentation is free to the Public and seating is on a first come basis. St. Pauls Lutheran Church is located on the corner of Bull and Blanding Streets. Visit St. Paul's Players for more information.
Through Saturday, April 3. Easter Bunny! Head to the food court at the Dutch Square Mall for your chance to take a picture with the Easter Bunny! Noon to 8pm. Visit Dutch Square Mall for more information.
Saturday, April 3. Eggspress. Have you ever taken a ride on an authentic dining car? How about a train ride with the Easter Bunny? You can do both at the SC Railroad Museum in Winnsboro this Saturday! Visit the SC Railroad Museum for more information.