Lexington/Columbia SC Things to do February 8 - 14, 2013
February 8 - 14, 2013
Monster Jam 2013: Colonial Life Arena
Friday, Feb 8-Saturday, Feb 9, 2013
If you're not familiar with the phenomenon that is Monster Jam, here's the skinny: at Monster jam shows, monster trucks face off in both racing and freestyle competitions. Freestyle competition allows each driver 60 or 90 seconds to freestyle drive and bring the fans to their feet in a mechanical ballet of spectacularly high jumps and frenzied maneuvering. Cars, buses, caravans, boats, large trucks, and even airplanes may show up on the track as obstacles for the drivers to tackle. Experience Monster Jam 2013 at the Colonial life Arena. For show times and ticket information, visit the Colonial Life Arena's event page here! To find out more about the 2013 Monster Jam tour, visit the official website here!
SHE Ultimate Girls Weekend: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
February 8-10, 2013
SHE is a party, a culinary experience, a learning opportunity, and a shopping spree all rolled into one. With fashion shows, demonstrations, giveaways, celebrity appearances, and hundreds of vendors and boutiques, SHE Columbia is the ultimate girls’ weekend for the Midlands. SHE highlights six aspects of women’s lives: Style! Crave! Entertain! Create! Live! Care! Find out more about SHE Columbia and the SHE INDULGES Opening Night Party featuring a live concert performance by American Idol star Elise Testone (Feb 8) here!
3rd Annual Mardi Gras Festival & Parade: Rosewood City Roots
February 9, 2012 from 12-10 PM
In 2011, Columbia’s first Mardi Gras krewe, Krewe de Columbi-Ya-Ya, took to the streets of Rosewood on a walking parade full of music and beads. Afterward, the Krewe and friends had a huge Mardi Gras party at City Roots Urban Farm with food, drink and music! Join the tradition this Mardi Gras! Find out about parking and the parade route here!
Go Red For Women: Columbiana Centre | Belk Court
Saturday February 9, 2013 Noon - 4pm
Ladies don't miss this great event just for you! Learn ways to improve your health, enjoy free giveaways, great fashion finds, entertainment, AND more! Find our event on Facebook after you 'like' Columbiana Centre.
Columbia Boat Show 2013: SC State Fairgrounds
February 8-10, 2013
In 1963, a small group of Columbia dealers created a local boat show. The show has grown with the evolution of boating into today's show. Join us to celebrate 50 Years of the Columbia Boat Show! What can you expect to see in 2013? 12 Boat Dealers, 40 Vendors, Food Trucks, Monster Energy Truck, a Kids Play Arena sponsored by Rentzall of Chapin, and lots of people getting ready for fun on the water. Find out about show times, admission, and vendors here!
Recommended Restaurant: Amore Celebration: Columbo's
February 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16, 2013
Imagine you and your valentine, seated in the quiet sophistication of Columbo's Restaurant, making entree selections from a 4-course menu that includes Tuscan Napoleon of Beef, Prosciutto Wrapped Halibut with White Truffle Oil, Veal Picatta & Chicken Marsala! The dinner includes an appetizer, soup or salad, Sweetheart Desserts... and a bottle of wine! The evening is yours to talk over the love you share, the past you've built and the dreams you have for your future... do it in style and with an elegant Amore Celebration at Columbo's. Click here to view full menu and pricing.
Connie James Coming Home with the Sandlapper Singers: Koger Center
Friday, February 8, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Connie James was born and raised in Columbia, SC, attending Columbia High School, and is receiving a performance degree from USC School of Music. For the past two years, Ms. James has been a featured artist in the touring tribute shows: “Sweet Baby James”, a tribute to the Great American songsmith, James Taylor; and “Blue”, The Songs of Joni Mitchell. Ms. James has also landed roles on NBC's “Law & Order," “Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit” and “Homicide: Life on the Street” and her voice can be heard as the announcer for numerous television and radio commercials. Performing with the Sandlapper Singers Orchestra and the Dick Goodwin Quintet, this "Coming Home" performance is something you won't want to miss! Find out more here!
The Troubadour Show: Cafe Chartier
Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 7:30-9:30 PM
Hear the talents of three singer/songwriters from South Carolina performing "Songwriter in the Round"--THE Dubber, Jeff Liberty, and Luckyman Beall!. Each are accomplished musicians lending their virtuosity for a great night of original music. Featuring selected works of art Abstract Alexandra. Emcee for this evening is John M. Starino. Find out about this and other Watershed Theatre/Cafe Chartier events here!
Baker & Baker Foundation presents Opus Two | Porgy and Bess: Columbia Museum of Art
Sunday February 10, 2013 3pm
Opus Two performs works by George Gershwin, one of Americas most popular and iconic composers. In honor of the 75th anniversary of Gershwins death in 1937, violinist William Terwilliger and pianist Andrew Cooperstock perform Jascha Heifetzs arrangements from Gershwins landmark folk opera Porgy and Bess. Through engaging commentary, Terwilliger and Cooperstock explore Gershwins groundbreaking contribution to American music. In addition, SC dancer Barbara Howse-Diemers Porgy and Bess interpretation is featured on film. Find out more here!
USC Symphony Orchestra: An Evening of Rogers & Hammerstein Classics: Koger Center for the Arts
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Music from Carousel, State Fair, The King and I, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, and Oklahoma featuring Tina Milhorn Stallard (soprano), Janet Hopkins (mezzo-soprano), Walter Cuttino, (tenor), Jacob Will (bass-baritone), and chorus. Original Broadway orchestrations of Robert Russell Bennett and Don Walker. Find out about admission here!