I had my first opportunity last week to swing by and check out the goings-on at Craft and Draft, Columbia’s newest craft beer shop, and I was mightily impressed. A lot of care and thought obviously went into the shop, evident in everything from the shop’s stance of only featuring local beers on its 12 taps to its handcrafted, repurposed wood shelves. So it makes sense that Wednesday night’s meeting of Columbia’s Girls Pint Out will be held there from 6 to 8 p.m., since the meeting is all about crafts. Shanika Pichey of local website Gather and Craft will teach attendees a (free!) class on how to make origami bouquets while they enjoy a pint of that good local beer.
New Columbia Brewery Launches
Speaking of good local beer, you might have had the opportunity to try some new good local beer last week at the Tasty Tomato Festival as Columbia’s third brewery, Swamp Cabbage, debuted its amber ESB. If you missed out, the Boyd Brothers (as I will be referring to Swamp Cabbage’s founders from now on) will be rolling out their full launch lineup next week at several different locations. They kick things off with a launch party Tuesday, July 29, at Craft and Draft. Then they follow it up with growler launches at Morganelli’s on Wednesday, July 30; Green’s on Piney Grove on Thursday, July 31; and Total Wine & More on Saturday, Aug. 2. Why nothing on Friday, you ask? That’s because they’ll be pouring their beers at Brew at the Zoo that night. Launch beers will include the aforementioned ESB as well as a chocolate brown ale and a blonde ale. Here’s to more great Columbia beers in the very near future.
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Cupcake now hiring a closing manager. Must be outgoing, customer service focused, able to work evenings and weekends. Apply in person. 1213 Lincoln Street, Columbia SC 29201. freshcupcakes.com
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Local business is searching for new associates who are looking for a fun environment to earn great wages. Great position for college students/recent graduates. Must be well-mannered with excellent customer service skills/work ethic/ability to lift heavy items/must have valid Driver’s License. Call 803-376-4884 or email resume: firstname.lastname@example.org.