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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 BBQ & Bluegrass at the State Farmers Market

Nov 15 • 3483 Charleston Highway 29169
All-day event will feature the hottest bluegrass act in the Southeast, North Carolina’s Balsam Range, who recently won the IBMA 2014 Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year awards. Local bluegrass acts include Flatland Express, The Pine Hill Ramblers and more.

2014 Best of Philanthropy Awards

Nov 13 • 701 Whaley St. 29201
Central Carolina Community Foundation and Columbia Metropolitan Magazine recognize recipients of the 2014 Best of Philanthropy Awards. The community is invited to join in the celebration of these individuals, businesses and groups who have made significant contributions to our community.

2014 Corn Maze — Down on the Farm

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

66th Annual Trinity Bazaar

Nov 8 • 1100 Sumter St. 29201
Homemade foods, a children’s carnival, original handmade crafts, seasonal gifts, art, lunch and more. All proceeds benefit five local charities.

All About Seniors Day

Nov 21 • 108 Saluda Pointe Ct
Health and wellness fair for adults aged 50 and up. Visit with vendors from senior agencies around the community and attend free seminars throughout the day. Topics include Senior Safety, Hospice, In-Home Care, Estate Planning, VA Benefits, and more. For more information, call 803-791-9115.

Art Bar Agora VII

Nov 1 - Nov 2, 2014 • 1211 Park St, 29201
Outdoor art market. Indoor stage. Chef Joe Turkaly catering.

Arts and Draughts: Art, Drink and Be Happy

Nov 7 • 1515 Main St., 29201
Enjoy beer tastings from The Whig, musical performances, D.I.Y. art projects, interactive art, scavenger hunts, and unique perspective tours through the CMA collection. Musicians include Can't Kids, Stefanie Santana, The Howling Man and ET Anderson.

Blues, Brews & BBQ

Nov 6 • 1601 Shop Road
Supports food, shelter and program services offered to homeless families in the Midlands. Ticket price includes full BBQ dinner, beer and wine (must be 21 to attend).

Book It! Hiking Series

Nov 19 •
Join Palmetto Conservation Foundation for a hike along the Capital City Passage of the Palmetto Trail, which runs down Main Street. Hike starts at Riverfront Park and ends at Good Life Cafe with a discussion of "Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail."

Caribbean Event

Nov 8 • 1400 Main St. 29201
Caribbean American festival launch with live performances, food, drinks and entertainment.

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.

Children's Chance Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

Nov 14 • 301 Gervais St., 29201
Money raised from this event will help in improving the quality of life for children and families who are dealing with the trauma of pediatric cancer.

Christmas Craft Show and Holiday Bazaar

Nov 8 • 702 N. Lake Drive 29072
More than 50 crafters and vendors. With silent auction to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank.

Cirque du Soleil, Varekai

Nov 5 - Nov 9, 2014 • 801 Lincoln St.
The word Varekai (pronounced ver·ay·’kie) means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies, the universal wanderers. Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, the circus tradition, and to those who quest along the path that leads to Varekai.

Cotton Branch Animal Sanctuary ThanksLiving Party

Nov 16 • 100 Lake Carolina Blvd., 29229
Animal-friendly environment with food, drinks and music. Meet two rescued turkeys who will be served their own feast. This event will benefit Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary, a home for abused and abandoned animals.

Day of the Dead

Nov 1 • Greene Street and Saluda Avenue, 29205
Palmetto Luna Arts’ Day of the Dead celebration will include a mariachi band, Mexican folk dances and cultural activities. The Day of the Dead Altar is a community memorial to celebrate the Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead and to honor those who have departed before us.

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.

EngenuitySC’s Ignite! 2014

Nov 19 • 1125 George Rogers Blvd. 29201
An evening of keynote speakers promoting Columbia's knowledge economy, along with networking, cocktails and light supper, and live voting for the 2014 Ignite! Ideas Contest. The Zone at Williams-Brice Stadium.

Family Fall Festival

Nov 1 • 1020 Atlas Rd., 29209
This is an open and affirming church that welcomes everyone. Bring your family.

Ongoing Events

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