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Looking for things to do in Columbia SC? FT Happenings helps you find them.

Cultural Season 2014-15

Comprehensive Calendar of the Arts in Columbia

Special Events

2014 Corn Maze — Down on the Farm

Sep 19 - Nov 16, 2014 • 382 Olde Farm Rd., Lexington, SC 29072
Eight-acre corn maze.

Bad Art/Movie Night: Nilbog Edition

Oct 29 • 1431 Assembly St. 29201
Get ready for Halloween by making some scarily bad art. Screening of one of the worst movies ever made, Troll 2. Called “misguided”, “inept” and an “unintentional comedy”, Troll 2 even inspired a documentary: The Best Worst Movie.

Benedict Alumni Banquet with Al Sharpton

Oct 24 • 2100 Bush River Road
With over 40 years of experience as a community leader, politician, minister, advocate and TV personality, the Rev. Al Sharpton is one of America’s most well known civil rights leaders.

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 17 - Oct 30, 2014 • 500 Wildlife Pkwy, 29210
Annual Halloween spooktacular offers moonlight magic, a trick-or-treat trail, a spooky safari, a haunted carousel and more. Plus, candy.

Carolina Renaissance Festival

Oct 4 - Nov 23, 2014 • Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road, 28078
Escape your modern-day cares and stroll about a 22-acre storybook village populated with hundreds of pirates, nobles, merchants, peasants and knights. Eleven stages packed with costumed performers offer a unique mix of continuous music, dance, comedy, and circus entertainments.

Cirque du Horror

Oct 31 • 1211 Park St, 29201
Art Bar's Halloween takes a turn toward the macabre, bringing you the freakiest show on Earth.

City of Columbia’s Spooktacular Block Party

Oct 31 • 930 Laurel St. 29201
An evening of fun, terror, games and more. Held on Taylor Street beside Finlay Park, will feature a costume contest, jugglers, stilt walker, carnival games, food trucks, exhibitors, interactive inflatables, a pumpkin patch and more.

Cola Con Dance Party and Art Show

Oct 30 • 701 Whaley St. 29201
Mo' Betta Soul & Cola-Con present the Cola-Con Dance Party with DJ Pete Rock. It will be on the eve of Halloween so wear your costumes. It'll also be a fundraiser and silent auction for Cola-Con 2015.

Columbia's Got Talent

Sep 23 - Oct 28, 2014 • 2768 Decker Blvd., Columbia, SC 29206
Can you sing, dance, tell jokes? Contestants compete for cash and prize.

Dark Cabaret

Oct 24 - Oct 31, 2014 •
The Dark Cabaret is an evening of bizzare, even ghostly entertainment. Your hosts Christian Thee, Joseph Daniels, and Joey Vazquez share their love of the extraordinary with you and your guests by personally involving you in the proceedings. Shows Oct. 24, Oct. 25, Oct. 31.

Deceased Farm's Madness Murder & Maize

Sep 26 - Nov 1, 2014 • 382 Olde Farm Rd., Lexington, SC 29072
Featuring two complete haunted houses, Deceased Farm is fast becoming one of the Midlands' premiere haunted attractions.

Fall for the Arts

Oct 24 - Oct 26, 2014 • 135 Haynsworth St. 29150
Free arts and music performances, food vendors and more.

Gary Conrad Master Hypnotist

Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2014 • 2768 Decker Blvd., Columbia, SC 29206
Full contact hypnosis show.

Gilbert House of Terror

Oct 17 - Nov 1, 2014 • 739 Harley Taylor Rd.
Gilbert House of Terror is a group of friends/family dedicated to volunteering time and talents to entertain and terrify the thrill seekers among us.

Greenlawn Baptist Spooky Trail

Oct 31 • 6612 Garners Ferry Rd.
Come follow the trail, see the Mad Scientist, Grave Digger and Scarecrow. Be sure to bring your trick or treat bags.

Greenlawn Baptist's Spooky Trail

Oct 31 • 6612 Garners Ferry Rd., 29209
There will be pirates, scarecrows, ghosts, monsters (friendly), fairies, and more. Also a trail for trick or treating, Halloween movies, games and snacks.

Growl at the Moon

Oct 30 • 301 Gervais St, 29214
Calling all werewolves ... beer-loving werewolves, that is. After-hours Halloween party featuring lunar observing, laser light shows, art, live music, food and custom growlers full of craft beer. Light show set to the music of Pink Floyd.

Growl at the Moon

Oct 30 • 301 Gervais St., 29214
State Museum’s after hours Halloween party featuring an evening of lunar observing, laser light shows, art, live music, craft beer, food and custom growlers. Look at the moon from the museum’s new observatory. Laser light show set to the music of Pink Floyd in Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon.

Halloween ComicFest

Oct 25 • 4711 Forest Dr., 29206
Trick or treating from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., costume contest and free comics. Artists Sanford Greene (Dark Horse Presents, Uncanny Avengers, Army of Frogs) and Jeremy Dale (G.I. Joe, Skyward) will also be available for a time.

Ongoing Events

Exhibitions, farmers markets, volunteer opportunities and more.
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