September 18 - September 24, 2009
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Through Sunday, September 20. Columbia Greek Festival. One of the Southeast’s biggest Greek extravaganzas with all you’d expect and more including food, music, giftware, and a sidewalk art show. Call 803-461-0248 or visit Columbia Greek Festival for more information.
Friday, September 18. Jamie Foxx's "Blame it Tour". Jamie Foxx, the triple threat, takes the stage on a 50-city North American Tour. After continuation of a busy movie career and the release of his chart topping CD “Intuition,” Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx returns for an evening of live music at the Colonial Life Arena! Visit the Colonial Life Arena for more information and tickets!
Friday, September 18-Saturday, September 19. Lexington FunFest. A Miss FunFest Pageant, student art show, Kiwanis 5KRun/Fun Walk, Rotary Club golf tournament, bass tournament, a parade and concerts await you at this annual event. Visit Lexington Funfest for more information.
Friday, September 18. Happy Hour History Tour. Join us for a happy hour with a twist. Located just west of the heart of Columbia, the Vista is a thriving area for nightlife and shopping, but how did it grow to be the entertainment district it is today? This tour will focus on the history of the Vista as well as the architecture of its buildings. Learn about the area as we stroll down Gervais St, stopping at a few local watering spots along the way for happy hour specials and conclude the tour with appetizers. Visit Historic Columbia for more information.
Opening Friday, September 18. The King and I. The King and I is a beautiful excursion into the rich splendors of the Far East, complete with romantic music, idiomatic lyrics and exquisite dancing. Visit Town Theatre for more information.
Friday, September 18. Wildmen from Borneo Live! Come out for a rockin' show from Wildmen from Borneo, a band who pumps out the best of 80'S & 90'S party rock! Hemingway's is located at 7467 St. Andrews Road. Call 803-749-6020 for more information.
Saturday, September 19. All Aboard! Hurry! Only two Saturdays left in the South Carolina Railroad Museum's Fall Train Rides program. Located at 110 Industrial Park Rd in Winnsboro SC, just a short drive up I-77. The train ride is a 10 mile round trip on the Museum's railroad lasting about 1 hour. Rides at 10 1, 2:30. Tickets Coach adult $10, children 1-11 $7; First class in dining car with snack $15; Caboose $12. No reservations or advance ticket sales. MC/Visa/Discover. 9:00am – 4:30pm. Visit the SC Railroad Museum for more information.
Saturday, September 19. Gamecocks vs. Florida Atlantic. Just in case you didn't catch that the first home football game is this Saturday...it's this Saturday! 7 pm at Williams-Brice Stadium. Go Gamecocks! Visit Gamecocks Online for more information.
Sunday, September 20. Ross Holmes Band! Jazz at the Village Fall Concert Series continues this Sunday with the Ross Holmes Band. Ross Holmes Band plays a wide variety of danceable music from Big Band, Beach Classics, Standards, Rhythm & Blues to Party Music and a whole lot more in between. Ross and his band offer one of the finest and most versatile repertoires around, and are noted for their ability to entertain groups of all ages. 2-4 pm. Visit the Village at Sandhill for additional information.
Thursday, September 24. Art with a Heart. Wind down your Thursday evening with tremendous artwork as well as dessert and drinks on the rooftop of the Meridian Building (1320 Main Street). The office of Nelson, Mullins, Riley and Scarborough will host this annual benefit art show which features the work of local artists. A portion of all proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia’s cornerstone programs. The Melting Pot will be serving up some scrumptious complimentary desserts on the rooftop throughout the evening with an accompaniment of soothing acoustic music. 5:30-9:30 pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to purchase tickets.