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Things to do in the Columbia Metro June 16th – June 22nd, 2023

Hello Columbia Metro! Welcome to this week’s list of fun things to do in the Columbia SC Metro!

COLUMBIA FASHION WEEK: ALL EVENTS & RUNWAY EXPERIENCE  Starts Saturday at 4pm click link for schedule details.

11th annual grateful dead meet-up at the movies   Thursday, 6pm thru Saturday 3:30pm-6:50pm, 11th annual grateful dead meet-up at the movies 7pm – 10:20 pm | The Grateful Dead return to cinemas worldwide for the 2023 Meet-Up At The Movies. Night one will feature local band Fetner & Company playing Grateful Dead covers starting at 6 pm with the movie starting at 7pm!

Groovin’ in the Garden Free Summer Concert Series  Saturday from 5-9 pm. Take your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a night of good music, entertainment, and fun! Performances by Southern Soul Artist Joston Case, R & B Artist Nicole Marie, ‘Ray’ Tribute to Ray Charles, Sounds of Legacy Band, and “Slick James” Tribute to Rick James. NOMA Community Garden, 2714 River Drive, Columbia, SC

There is a Father’s Day Luncheon  June 16 @ 11:00 am at Earlewood Park Community Center. Admission is Free

City of Columbia 2023 Outdoor Adventure  June 12th – 16th for ages 8-11 years old., 9am – 3pm at Riverfront Park, 4122 River Dr. and 312 Laurel St.

Pottery Explorations is going on now through August 11, 2023, 9am-12pm for ages 10-16 at the Columbia Art Center, 1227 Taylor Street in Columbia

Father and Daughter Soiree  is today from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands, 1107 Williams Street Columbia, SC 29201. Tickets are $10

Chris Connors Father Daughter Dance  is Saturday, 2-5pm at the Epic Event Center, 125 Outlet Pointe Blvd, Suite A (Behind Cracker Barrel) in Columbia

The Fields at Saluda Shoals Park is having a Drive-In Movie Night: Minions The Rise of Gru from 6:30 – 10:30 pm at 6071 St. Andrews Road, Columbia. The movie begins at dark (8:45 p.m.) Food Trucks will have food for purchase beginning at 6:45 pm.

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Friday, June 16th

5th Annual Golf Tournament Teen Challenge Columbia 9:00am-2:00pm, The Spur at Northwoods Golf Club

Friday Night Laser Lights Fri., June 16 from 6 – 10 p.m., South Carolina State Museum

Couples Cooking Mediterranean Friday, 6:30pm-9:00pm, Let’s Cook Culinary Studio

Saturday, June 17th

Daddy and Me 5K and Fun Run 7:30 am, Saluda Shoals Park

JUNETEENTH 10am – 3pm, 311 Lexington Street, West Columbia

Le Diner en Blanc Columbia Date Announcement Party 11:00am-2:00pm, Expansive Rooftop

Juneteenth: A Freedom Celebration 12pm-4pm, 6915 Farrow Rd

Juneteenth Expo – West African & Caribbean Festival 12-8pm, Mimsy’s Kitchen

Tacos N Taps Festival – Charlotte 12-5pm, Ballantyne’s Backyard, Columbia

7th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival 1:30-9:30pm, Segra Park

Swiftie Pawty is 5-7pm, Modern Companion Pet Boutique

CONNECT AFTER DARK 6-11pm, 9875 Windsor Lake Blvd

Dancing with the Palmetto Stars 7pm, Township Auditorium

THE ALL WHITE AFFAIR 7-11pm, The Mansion on Blanding

Paid In Full 80s vs 90s Theme Adult Skate Party June 17 · 9pm – June 18 · 1am, Three Fountains Skating Rink

SoRae’ Arts Foundation Annual Red Gala June 17 · 8:30pm – June 18 · 12:30am, The Landing Event Center

Sunday, June 18th

AMAZING GRACE VBS 3:30-6:30pm, Colony Evangelical Lutheran, Newberry. Click the link for additional dates.

Juneteenth Joy Fest 6pm, Colonial Life Arena, Columbia SC

Monday, June 19th

Juneteenth at the CMA   10 am – 5 pm, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia SC

Free Event: Juneteenth Celebration Hopkins w/ Roy & Revelation / Joshua Rogers / Latrice Pace   1-7pm, Historic Harriet Barber House & Grounds, Blythewood SC

Juneteenth Celebration In Hopkins 2023 Joshua Rogers Roy & Revelation   2 – 7pm, 116 Barberville Loop, Hopkins SC

Free Event: Juneteenth Celebration Hopkins w/ Roy & Revelation / Joshua Rogers / Latrice Pace   2 – 7pm, Columbia SC

Ron Daise presents Gullah Geechee Heritage   3:30 pm, Harbison Theatre

Ahleuchatistas at 711 Saluda Ave   8:30 – 11:30 pm, Columbia SC

Tuesday, June 20th

Coffee Talk   8 – 9:30am, Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center 

Imagination Station   9am-12pm, Columbia Art Center – Click for Multiple Dates

Wild Women Class   6-8:30pm, Let’s Cook Culinary Studio/Southeast Chefs LLC

Sip & Plant Workshop: Kokedama   6:30pm-8:00pm, Gardener’s Outpost

2023 Miss SC/Miss SC Teen Preliminary Night    7pm, The Township Auditorium

Columbia Fireflies vs. Fredericksburg Nationals    7:05pm, Segra Park

Breastfeeding Basics (Midlands)   6 – 8pm, Prisma Health Richland Hospital

Wednesday, June 21st

Gladys’ Gang Preschool Edition:   Water Water Everywhere 10:00am-11:00am, Columbia Museum of Art

2023 Miss SC/Miss Teen SC Preliminary Night 2   7pm, The Township Auditorium, Columbia

Life’s a Beach – Summer Wine Tasting   7-8:30pm, Homeland Craft Beer & Wine, Leesville, SC

Columbia Fireflies vs. Fredericksburg Nationals   7:05pm, Segra Park, Columbia

Chamber Crawl: Craft & Draft (Devine St.)   7pm, Craft & Draft, Columbia

Thursday, June 22nd

Mommy and Me Dance Class for Ages 0 – 4   3:30-4:00 pm, Ann Brodies Center for Dance Education, Columbia. Click link for additional dates

2023 Miss SC/Miss Teen SC Preliminary Night 3   7pm, The Township Auditorium – Columbia

Business Networking Happy Hour   5 – 7pm, Black Rooster, Columbia

Columbia Fireflies vs. Fredericksburg Nationals   7:05pm, Segra Park – Columbia

TRIVIA NIGHT with Carolina Abortion Fund   6:30pm-9:30pm, Femme X – Columbia

Recurring Events

Boku Kitchen + Saloon is hosting Titos Tuesday 4-11pm, every Tuesday. Boku will have $5 Tito’s cocktails open to close on top of their awesome happy hour which includes $4 Sake Bombs, $5 appetizers, $6 wine and $7 cocktails from 4-7pm

Boku Kitchen + Saloon is also hosting Whiskey Wednesday  4-11pm, every Wednesday. Boku offers their large selection of whiskey 1/2 off. Any and every whiskey in-house!

SakiTumi Grill & Sushi Bar is hosting Half-Price Select Sushi & Martini Wednesdays 5-10pm,  The sushi rolls and drinks rotate each week so you never get bored with the same selections!

The NoMa Flea  6-9pm – Friday’s

Meeting Street Artisan Market  Saturday’s, 11 am – 3 pm, and the second Thursday of every month, 4-8pm

Live Music & Dancing   7-10pm, Bill’s Music Shop – Saturday’s – click link for calendar
Free Sundays Presented by Richland County | Mann-Simons Site   1-4pm – Sunday’s

Tini Tuesday at the Chophouse   4-10pm, Chophouse of Chapin – Tuesday’s

Nemo/Vino Tuesday Nights   5-9pm, SakiTumi Grill & Sushi Bar – Tuesday’s

Columbia Metro Arts & Crafts

Teen Workshops at the CMA – Columbia Museum of Art – Columbia
Artists and Autocrats – Koger Center for the Arts Gallery – Columbia
Congaree Land Trust En Plein Air Painting w/ Studio Cellar – Wavering Place -Saturday, 8:30am-12:30pm – Columbia
CLT Spring Escape: En Plein Air Painting w/ Studio Cellar – Wavering Place – Saturday, 9:00am-12:30pm – Columbia
Imagination Station – Columbia Art Center, June 20th – 23rd, 9am-12pm

Columbia Metro Live Music

Friday, June 16th

Katera Live! Fridays  7-10pm, Esther’s Soul Food + Kitchen, Columbia
An Evening of Gospel Jazz and Dinner with Terence Young  7-9pm, Brookland Banquet & Conference – Columbia
REGGAE BALL 2023  7pm-11pm, 7201 Two Notch Rd – Columbia
Live in the Lobby Jazz 2023 Season  7:30pm, Jenna McSwain at the Koger Center for the Arts – Columbia
Akiliah Renee Presents The Songs Of Soul  8-10pm, Chayz Lounge – Columbia

Saturday, June 17th

Live Music & Dancing 7-10pm, Bill’s Music Shop – West Columbia
Mika Singh 7pm, Koger Center for the Arts – Columbia
Southeastern Piano Festival Winners Recital 7:30-9:30 pm, USC School of Music – Columbia
Reggaetronic: Lake Murray Music Festival 10:45 am to 7:00 pm, Spence Island, Lake Murray

Sunday, June 18th

Music For Peace : Peace in the Streets 1-6pm, Spires Recreation Center

Monday, June 19th

Open Mic with Sam and Illia 8-11pm, The Venue, Columbia 
For Our Fathers and Other Amazing Humans 8 – 10:30pm, The Venue, Columbia

Tuesday, June 20th

Wednesday, June 21st

Make Music Day 2023  12-8 pm, Koger Center for the Arts – Columbia
DAZR at Jake’s  8-10pm, Jake’s on Devine – Columbia

Thursday, June 22nd

Beth Inabinett Presents An Evening of Soulful Grooves 6pm, Chayz Lounge – Columbia
Modern Shag Night  Bill’s Music Shop, 8:30-11:00 pm – West Columbia
Getting Ready For Baby (Patewood) 6 – 8pm, Patewood Memorial Hospital – Community Room – Greenville SC

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