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Children’s Day Festival

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Old and new traditions delight at the Annual Town of Mount Pleasant Children’s Day Festival presented by Publix! East Cooper schools will host carnival games centered on the event's theme. Families will enjoy carnival rides, giant inflatable slides, live entertainment, food concessions, face painting and many other activities! Admission and all activities are free. More here.

Kids Corn Maze

Corn Maze :: Wingard's Market

Now - November 3, 2018

Bring the little ones for this amazing Corn Maze, just the right size for younger kids. Make it a new tradition and capture those memories! Pay $5 for each child to explore the maze for as many trips as they want and get a pumpkin at the end.More here.

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Ain't Misbehavin' Musical Revue

Thursday October 11, 2018 3pm & 8pm

One of the great theatre tribute musicals featuring the African American musicians of the 1920’s and 30’s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance. Five performers present an evening of rowdy, raunchy, and humorous songs and dances that encapsulate the various moods of the time and reflect Fats Waller’s view of life as a journey meant for pleasure and play.
Visit the Newberry Opera House website for info and tickets.

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SC State Fair

Today - Sunday October 21, 2018

The State Fair is now open and is welcoming the public to a fabulous show of incredible variety. Come see the farm animals on display, the winning fruits and vegetables, the art show, the midway's rides and of course, Fair Food. Here's a deal: Valid weekdays: Exchange $10.00 cash for a lunch admission ticket at the ticket booth and purchase a fair-tastic lunch from any and all of our vendors between 12 noon and 2 pm. Then get your $10.00 back when you return your admission ticket to the ticket booth by 2 pm. More here. Our picks for entertainment this week: Scotty McCreery (today) and Bret Michaels (Friday). Complete entertainment calendar here.

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Restaurant Week Begins Tonight!

Been thinking about trying Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse? This is the week to go... the full dinner FEAST plus DESSERT for just $26.95 per person! In the mood for fresh gourmet? Check out PEARLZ' offer: 3 courses for $45.95 - Choose one of these entrees: Seared Peking Duck Breast or 12oz. Dry Rubbed NY Strip or Fresh Catch of the Day as well as a starter and a fabulous dessert! Liberty Tap Room in the Vista has a 3 course menu for $30 per person with entrees that include a Bacon Wrapped Filet, Chicken Piccata or Lowcountry Crabcakes and Liberty Tap Room on the Lake is offering its Chicken Fried Steak, Blackened Grouper or Penne Abruzza as the entrees in their $27.50 per person deal that includes an appetizer and dessert! Click here to see complete restaurant list!


Holy Schnitzel! Oktoberfest

Friday October 12 - Sunday October 14, 2018
Two authentic biergartens with extensive German & craft selection, live entertainment from real oompah bands and dancers, homemade, authentic German food, delicious pastries made by the ladies of the church plus Kinderzone,: face painting, balloon artist, playground -- tons of fun for the kids! Held on the grounds of Incarnation Lutheran Church. More here.

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Silence! The Musical

Thursday October 11 - November 3, 2018
Trustus Theatre: When Silence of the Lambs won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1992, the world never knew that it would become the subject of a celebrated musical parody. Now that musical comes to the Capital City in a hilarious production that’s right on time for Halloween! Read more...

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Shaggin' Thursdays at The Woody!

Thursdays in October (11, 18 and 25)

Only 3 nights left! Join the fun at The Woody in the Vista for Shaggin' Thursdays. They rotate some of the best Shag DJ's in the state to play all your favorite Shag tunes every Thursday night thru October. So if you love to Shag or have ever wanted to learn, Thursdays at The Woody is the night for you. More at their Facebook page here.

The Eugenes

Talk with Artists Winton and Rosa Eugene ::: Columbia Museum of Art

Friday October 12, 2018 6:30pm

The Friends of African American Art & Culture (FAAAC) partners with McKissick Museum for an intimate conversation with self-taught African American potters Winton and Rosa Eugene. For thirty years, this husband and wife artistic duo has produced a body of functional wares and sculptural works that speak to Southerners’ shared experiences and seek to address issues that resonate with them. Hear about the couples’ artistic process and how they have sustained a thriving arts-based business. This FAAAC talk complements Place It / Face It : Pottery by Eugene, an exhibition on view at McKissick Museum through December 15. The talk will be held at the CMA. More here.

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The Brewer's Ball

Friday October 12, 2018

Enjoy hand crafted beers from the best local brewers and food samplings from the hottest local restaurants, listen to music, bid on fabulous prizes in live and silent auctions, and mix and mingle with Columbia’s best and brightest - while honoring the 2018 class of CFF Columbia’s Finest. Benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tickets and info here.

Lionel Train Set

Columbia Model Train Show & Sale

Saturday October 13, 2018

Held at the Jamil Temple, this show has 200 vendor tables available, running operating layouts for the public to view, open concession stand, Thomas the train merchandise, scenery, trains of all gauges. More on Eventbrite here.

Newberry Wine Festival

Newberry Harvest Festival

Saturday October 13, 2018
Enoree Vineyards and Winery presents this day-long festival celebrating the wines of 6 local wineries. Cranberry wine slushies, many wines available, food, live music, arts and crafts, more here.

Open Late Tuesdays SC State Museum

Second Shift Twosdays :: SC State Museum

Every Tuesday from 5 – 10 p.m.
General admission is 2 for $10!
The museum is open late every Tuesday! Explore four floors of permanent and changing exhibits, planetarium shows, 4D Theater films, night-sky viewing in the Observatory and more. Click HERE to learn more about this and other October events at the museum.

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Women's Night Out | “Live Beyond Better”

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
The Lexington Medical Center presents Women's Night Out, a yearly awareness and educational event to highlight October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Come hear Ariella Hughes, a two-time breast cancer conqueror, share her personal journey on resiliency and learn how you can bounce back and live beyond better no matter what life sends your way. Held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. More here.


Happy Hour at Quaker Steak & Lube

2154 South Beltline Blvd.
"The Lube" is a motor-themed restaurant that includes everything you need for a great time, like premium eats, unique drinks, and plenty of fun and games! During Happy Hour, get $2 Select Domestic Cans, $3 Tall Domestic Drafts and select specialty drinks, and $4 Tall Craft and Import Draft Beers! Plus, choose from a selection of awesome Bar Bites, like Country Fried Steak Strips, Chicken Taquitos, Bavarian Pretzels and more, for just $4! Stop in for Happy Hour at The Lube, Monday - Friday, from 3-7pm. More here.


Pearlz Upstairz Lounge | 10/11 - Jazz Night, 10/12 - Bois Obscure, 10/13 - Soda City Brass Band
Tombo Grille | 10/15 - Randy Lucas Band, 10/10 - Billy Sloan
929 Kitchen & Bar | 10/13 - DJs
Looking for more live music? Check out our September | October Music Calendar from Discover Columbia Magazine here!