Columbia Children’s Theatre

January 2, 2013

Photography by Michele Affronte-McCausland Founded in 2005, Columbia Children’s Theater is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing professional live theater and thespian opportunities for Midlands youth.  Programming not only enriches the lives of audiences with the wonders and magic of live theater, it also enables children to express themselves in ways that transcend cultural, ethnic, […]

Columbia Gets Crafty!

December 28, 2012

This December, over 100 craft vendors from across the Southeast will make their way to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center for the 6th bi-annual Crafty Feast.  This indie craft fair features artists who focus on experimental, non-traditional, and unique handmade crafts.  If you need to finish the rest of your holiday shopping, the Crafty Feast […]

The Lights Before Christmas

December 12, 2012

On Saturday, November 17, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will open their gates for the 25th “silver” anniversary of Lights Before Christmas.  This can’t-miss event has been a holiday tradition for many families in the Midlands since 1987.  Every year the preparations start a little earlier and the lights shine a little brighter spreading the Christmas […]

Holiday Homes Tour

December 9, 2012

On December 2, 2012, residents of the Shandon and Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhoods will welcome visitors to the annual Homes for the Holidays Tour buy cialis online .  This event, held in some of Columbia’s most historic neighborhoods, will feature several unique homes decorated for the Holidays.

Columbia Classical Ballet

November 21, 2012

Coming Nov. 30 through Dec. 3 is everyone’s holiday dance favorite – The Nutcracker. The ballet originated in Russia in 1892 and became a holiday offering in the U.S. starting in the 1950s. During the past decade, the ballet has spread around the world. The Classical Ballet brings a world of dancers to the production […]

Orchestra’s 2012 – 2013 Season Promises Variety and Excitement

October 30, 2012

The University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra brings back old friends and introduces new ones in what promises to be one of its most dynamic and diverse seasons ever. The season starts with the orchestra and Columbia welcoming home Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim, who grew up in Columbia. Other featured artists are Marina Lomazov, […]

Columbia Museum of Art Collection Emerges From Storage

October 9, 2012

The Columbia Museum of Art showcases Modern & Contemporary Art from the Collection beginning August 2012, featuring over thirty paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures that will remain on view indefinitely.

Bring Your Appetite for 5th Annual Viva La Vista

September 28, 2012

Always a destination for arts, entertainment, and a great meal, Columbia’s Congaree Vista is hosting its fifth annual epicurean event to give the Southeast a taste of its award-winning restaurants. Viva La Vista will provide an open and creative environment for visitors to expand their palates by sampling Southern and international cuisine and beverages.

Where Italian Hospitality Awaits You 5th Annual Italian Festival & Bocce Tournament

September 26, 2012

This fall, Columbians and visitors have the opportunity to attend one of Columbia’s most exciting and entertaining events that has grown in popularity and attendance over the past five years – the annual Italian Festival & Bocce Tournament, hosted by Bella Italia 2808, Columbia’s local chapter of the Order Sons of Italy in America. The […]

Garden Rehabilitation at Hampton-Preston Mansion

June 29, 2012

Photography provided by Historic Columbia Foundation. Mary Cantey Hampton and Caroline Hampton Preston began improving the four-acre grounds around their home (the Hampton-Preston Mansion in Columbia, South Carolina) during late 1830s. The mother-daughter duo transformed the landscape into regionally-acclaimed antebellum gardens that contained a remarkable collection of native varieties and plants from around the world.  In […]