Friday, January 29-Sunday, January 31. Columbia Home Building and Remodeling Expo.
This comprehensive and expansive home show brings together homeowners and many of the most knowledgeable and experienced remodeling and building experts. Professionals will be on hand to share their valuable knowledge to bring your ideas to life or inspire you with new ones. See the latest innovations and design trends. Experts will be showcasing everything for the home including, but not limited to the latest in cabinetry and countertops, flooring, sunrooms and additions, basement finishing, waterproofing, smart home automation, energy efficient windows and exterior products. Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Friday | 2-8 pm, Saturday | 10 am-8 pm, and Sunday | 11 am-6 pm. Cost is $4 for adults and children under 18 are free. Visit Home Show Center for more information.
Friday, January 29-Sunday, January 31. Mike Epps!
Mike Epps has generated an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers and within the entertainment industry for being one of the funniest comic actors to emerge on the Hollywood scene of late and he's in Columbia for 3 nights! Visit the Comedy House Theatre for more information.
Saturday, January 30. Magic Show at Cromer's.
Cromer’s will kick off it's 75th Anniversary with a fun-filled day of magic benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities. Cromer’s will open its warehouse, which is rarely open to the public, on Saturday for two magic shows at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Magician John Tudor will dazzle crowds of all ages with unbelievable new tricks and old magic tricks inspired by those James Cromer, the second generation owner of Cromer’s, invented many years ago. Tickets are $5, with free popcorn. For more information contact Katie Alice Walker at 227-0914 or email@example.com.
Saturday, January 30. Auntie Karen Celebrates African American History.
Auntie Karen Celebrates African American History with The Columbia Museum of Art, CSAM (Center for Southern African-American Music) & USC's Art Institute. This event is free however; museum admission applies to tour the museum galleries. The program features local performers specializing in jazz and gospel, poetry and visual arts. “The Shops at Auntie Karen’s Place” feature local vendors throughout the program. Performances begin at 11:00 a.m. Visit the Columbia Museum of Art for more information.
Saturday, January 30 & Sunday, January 31. USC Basketball.
After this last game where the men's team defeated Kentucky by 6 points, who would want to miss a single game? The men take on Georgia at 7 pm on Saturday and the women take on Tennessee at 2 pm on Sunday. Visit Gamecocks Online for more information.
Monday, February 1. Village Idiot Fundraiser.
The staff and owners of The Village Idiot Pizza & Pub are hosting a fundraiser for the American Red Cross 2010 Haiti Relief Effort from 4 pm until closing. 100% of food and drink sales will be donated to the Red Cross, as well as the voluntary $5 donations at the door. They will also be accepting tax deductible cash donations. Not only will the Village Idiot be serving its delicious and famous pizza, but there will be live music featuring members of Columbia’s local favorite band, Shallow Palace, along with other guest musicians. Patrons will receive a raffle ticket for every $5 donation that will enter them to win great prizes, including an iPod. Visit Village Idiot for more information.
Thursday, February 4-Sunday, February 7. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus!.
Through the mystery of magic and the mastery of skill, audiences will be spellbound as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents ZING ZANG ZOOM , a thrill-filled, mind-blowing circus spectacular where family fun is no illusion. Magical Zingmaster Alex and his assistant, Levitytia, lead audience members through an extraordinary world of fantasy that celebrates the uplifting spirit of the circus and also wards off the cynical Mr. Gravity and his team of Heavies who try to bring everyone down. Visit the Colonial Life Arena for additional information and to purchase tickets.
Thursday, February 4. Daddy Daughter Date Night.
Young ladies and their dads or grandfathers can enjoy this special date night together. The evening includes a candlelight dinner followed by lots of dancing, a memory photo and a goody bag. Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. Ages 4-adult. $45 for couples, $20 for individuals. Crooked Creek Park from 6-9 pm.
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