Whether you’re looking for events and things to do around the Columbia region, or plan on visiting one of Columbia, SC’s sports bars to watch “The Big Game,” this weekend and week has plenty in store. Find 5 things to do below or browse a complete listing on our calendar of events.


south carolina state house tours
The South Carolina State House is open for tours this Saturday (and every first Saturday of the month, plus weekdays). Learn about the building's history, see where South Carolina laws are made, and take in one of the most unique buildings in the nation. 
South Carolina State House Tours at South Carolina State House Saturday 9:30-4:30 

concerts + shows
Queens of the Stone Age perform Friday night. It's the last couple days to see the documentary "The Punk Singer" at The Nick. Plus, two great musicals. 
Queens of the Stone Age at Township Auditorium Friday 7pm/Show 8pm $36-$46
BIG Something at New Brookland Tavern Friday 11pm $7
The Punk Singer at Nickelodeon Theatre Friday 11:30pm; Saturday 12:50am $10
Broadway in Columbia Presents “Million Dollar Quartet” at Koger Center for the Arts Wednesday 7:30pm $47-$57

See the next Tina Fey or Amy Poehler from The Second City, the Chicago-based sketch comedy group that has produced many of Saturday Night Live's stars. 
The Second City: Happily Ever Laughter at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College Saturday 7:30pm $24 



kid-friendly events
Peanut Butter & Jelly Players present “The Wizard of Oz” at Columbia Children’s Theatre Friday 7:00 pm; Saturday 11:00 am and 3:00 pm; Sunday 3:00 pm $10
Giselle at Koger Center for the Arts Friday 7:30pm $15-$38
$1 Sundays at South Carolina State Museum

the long run
The Long Run 15K and The Not-So-Long Run 5K at Main & Gervais streets Saturday 8:45am $45-$60


For more things to do in Columbia, SC, browse our calendar of events and listings of attractionsoutdoorsrestaurants and more. Book your hotel room and attractions tickets at reservations.columbiacvb.com.