Lexington/Columbia SC Things to do February 15 - 21, 2013 – Exit Real Estate Consultants
February 15 - 21, 2013
Past As Prelude: Columbia Baroque Soloists: USC School of Music Recital Hall
Friday, February 15, 2013
By the eve of the American Revolution, Charleston was the cultural heart of the colonial South. It was the fourth most populace, the wealthiest, and supported more professional musicians than any other city in the English colonies. Making music was an important part of life and a mark of social distinction for the ladies and gentlemen of eighteenth century South Carolina. To assist them in developing their musical talents, the “Music Master” became a familiar and important figure. Our concert follows the lives of two such “Music Masters,” Frederick Grunzweig, who arrived in the colony in the 1740’s from Holland, and James McAlpine, who arrived from Scotland as early as 1712. They were the first teachers of the viola da gamba and recorder in the colony while also teaching harpsichord and singing; the colonial embodiment of the Columbia Baroque Soloists. Our concert includes the most current music on the London stage being imported and sold by colonial merchants. It was performed and enjoyed by both family and professional musicians. Tickets: Advance Sale $13; At-the-Door $15; Students Free with ID. Reserve your tickets here.
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A Picture Perfect Gala: Leaside
Friday, February 15, 2013 | 8 PM-Midnight
Join us for a night unlike any other as we celebrate the promise of bright futures for children who once had little reason to hope. The event’s theme, "Picture Perfect," is intended to raise awareness and financial support for the children who call Epworth home–children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or significant loss. Help Epworth Children’s Home change that by investing in the resources needed to transform their lives so the children can dream big and reach their goals. Dress in Black Tie with “flash and flair” and take a stroll down the red carpet where you are the star of the night. Paparazzi are sure to find you! As a part of the general ticket price, enjoy spirited dancing to the music of Tokyo Joe on an extra large dance floor, heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar for all guests, and your complimentary red carpet photo. Find out more at the Friends of Epworth website!
9th Annual Oyster Roast: The Lake House @ Lake Carolina
Saturday, February 16, 2013 | 4-7 PM
Enjoy live musical entertainment, delicious food and spectacular views during the 9th Annual Oyster Roast. Invite your friends and join us at Lake Carolina on Saturday, February 16, 2013 to feast on fresh local oysters steamed to perfection, finger licking good southern barbeque, and refreshing beverages. Bring a glove and shucking knife to dig into the oyster buckets. Extra knifes and hand towels will be provided by Lake Carolina. If guests would like to drink alcoholic beverages, they must bring these themselves, so pack your cooler or wine bags! Lake Carolina Realtor Lara Turner will be providing a free beer to all who attend! Find out about ticket prices and other details at Lake Carolina's event page!
Planets for the People: Sidewalk Astronomy: SC State Museum
Saturday, February 16, 2013 | 6-10 PM
Explore the evening sky with the South Carolina State Museum and members of the Midlands Astronomy Club! You'll be able to peek through a telescope to observe the moon and the planet Jupiter! FREE and open to the public. This event depends on weather conditions so if it looks rainy or cloudy Saturday afternoon just double check the Museum's Facebook page to make sure the program is still on. Contact Tom Falvey at 803-898-4944 or check out the Museum's event page for more information.
Kung Fu with Former Champion: 5 Points Pub
Monday, February 18, 2013 | 9 PM
Proud to be firmly installed in the new-funk movement, KUNG FU is quickly popularizing their unique sonic contribution, blurring the line between intense electro-fusion, and blistering dance arrangements. Making fusion music "cool" again, the band draws on influences such as early Headhunters and Weather Report, and merges those ideas with a contemporary EDM informed sensibility. Imagine 70's funk-fusion meets a modern dance party! Find out about tickets at the 5 Points Pub website and more about Kung Fu at their website!
Cica Concert: USC School of Music Recital Hall
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 | 7:30 PM
USC's student-led contemporary music organization, Cica, presents a concert of work by USC student composers, John Adams’ "Christian Zeal and Activity," and the world premiere of Charleston native, Ayala Asherov-Kalus' "Cycles of the Moon," accompanied by the artwork of artist, Stephen Chesley. Find out more at USC's event page!
Pre-Antiques Roadshow Artifact Identification Evening: Lancaster, SC
Thursday, February 21, 2013 | 4-7 PM
Join USCL’s Native American Studies Program at the Native American Studies Center located at 119 South Main Street in historic downtown Lancaster, SC. Bring in those arrowheads, axes, pieces of broken Indian pottery, or whatever else you have and the archaeologist will tell you what it is and how old it is! This event is free and open to the public. For questions contact the Native American Studies Center at 803-313-7172 or visit USCL's NAS Program website! Find them on Facebook here!
Meet the Designer: 2012 Runaway Runway : Columbia Museum of Art
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 | 6 PM
Get up close and personal with the 2012 Runaway Runway outfits and learn about the designers concept and construction process. From a gown made of old phone books to a Cyborg Lolita dress made of recycled computer parts, these creations range in theme and materials and are wild eco-friendly fashions that elevate green awareness through good design. Find out about ticket prices at the Columbia Museum of Art event page!
Fundraiser to Aid Wounded Veterans: SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
Thursday, February 21, 2013 | 5:30-7:30 PM
Soldiers returning from combat zones sometimes need additional help to treat their emotional or physical wounds, and that’s where the non-profit organizations Hidden Wounds and the Independence Fund step in to serve these soldiers and their families. This fundraiser is part of an effort to reach more veterans with their specialized services. Highlights of the fundraiser include a beer and wine tasting, light hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction. A viewing of the museum’s newest exhibit, “Conflict Zone: A Groundbreaking Look at War" (a project of the Independence Fund) and the independent film “Soldier Girl” will be available throughout the evening. Find out more at the SC Confederate Relic Room website or call 803-403-8460.