This week in Columbia, SC is full of tempting cuisine, impressive performances and fascinating historical events. We've listed six things to do in the Columbia region below, but find even more happenings on our calendar of events. 

Cuisine at Motor Supply
Courtesy Motor Supply Company Bistro; Photography by Forrest Clonts Studio

Restaurant Week Columbia
Wake up your taste buds & have a culinary adventure in The New Culinary Hot Spot! Now through January 19th, take part in Restaurant Week Columbia. Over 40 restaurants throughout the Columbia region will be showcasing specially priced three-course menus and other promotions. 

Participating restaurants include Alodia's Cucina Italiana | Blue Marlin | Carolina Ale House-Vista | Carolina Ale House-Harbison | Cellar on Greene | Gervais & Vine Restaurant | Harper's Restaurant | Il Giorgione Pizzeria & Wine Bar | Kiki's Chicken & Waffles | Liberty Tap Room & Grill | Lizard's Thicket - Beltline Blvd. | Lizard's Thicket - Blythewood | Lizard's Thicket - Broad River Rd. | Lizard's Thicket - Elmwood Ave. | Lizard's Thicket - Forest Drive | Lizard's Thicket - Garner's Ferry Rd | Lizard's Thicket - I-20 & Two Notch | Lizard's Thicket - Two Notch Rd | Midlands' | Moe's Grapevine | MoMo's Bistro | Motor Supply Company Bistro | Mr. Friendly's New Southern Café | Oak Table | Pearlz Oyster Bar | Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse | Ristorante Divino | Rosso Trattoria Italia | Rue 77 | Ruth's Chris Steak House | Saluda's Restaurant | Solstice Kitchen & Wine Bar | Tombo Grille | Villa Tronco | Yesterday's Restaurant

To learn more about special menus and pricing for Restaurant Week Columbia, visit South Carolina Restaurant Week's website.


Gourmet dinner on the farm  
Farm To Table Event Co. is hosting their January Harvest Dinner at City Roots, an urban sustainable farm. The event features local chefs Kristian Niemi and Travis Rayle, experts in bringing the freshest ingredients to the table in creative and unique ways. Guests will be greeted with a warm, spiced apple cocktail then be able to enjoy artisanal breads from Crust Bakehouse, smoked Joyce Farms pheasant fricasee with pear onions, parsnips, carrots and parsley over lentils, and wood-roasted provencal leg of lamb with maple-thyme glazed carrots and herb-roasted red potatoes. For dessert, indulge in a dark chocolate and almond cake with spiced pear compote and sage-goat cheese chantilly.    
January Harvest Dinner with Farm to Table Event Co. at City Roots Monday 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm; $60

Live music and theatrical performances  
From the "southern soul" of Tedeschi Trucks Band to the symphonic performances of the South Carolina Philharmonic, this weekend has a lotta live music and art performances to enjoy:
Tedeschi Trucks Band at Township Auditorium Wednesday 7:30 pm; $75, $49.50, $39.50, $29.50   
Warm Sounds for Cold Nights at USC School of Music Monday 7:30 pm; $20; $10 for students
"Crimes of the Heart" at Workshop Theatre Tuesday - Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 3 pm; $20 for adults, $17 for seniors/military, $14 for students, $10 for children
The Wizard of the Oz with the Newberry Ballet Guild at Newberry Opera House Friday 8 pm, Saturday 2 pm & 8 pm; $12.50, $7.50 for students
Trustus Side Door Theatre presents "Love, Loss and What I Wore" Thursday - Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 3 pm  
Leading Ladies Cabaret at Comedy House Wednesday 8 pm; $10 in advance $15 at the door 
Jeff Dunham returns to Columbia 
Ventriloquist and stand-up comedian Jeff Dunham will be performing this weekend at the Colonial Life Arena. His shows are always a crowd pleaser!
A kid-friendly winter 
Whether it's warm or cold outside in the next few days, these winter events are fun for the kids: 
Snowville at EdVenture Children's Museum Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday Noon - 5:00 pm; $11.50 Children & Adults, $10.50 Seniors & Military (with ID)
Main Street Ice @ Boyd Plaza at the Columbia Museum of Art Monday - Thursday 11 am - 9 pm, Friday & Saturday 11 am - 10 pm, Sunday 1 - 9 pm; $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 12 and under


Fascinating historical opportunities  
Delve into Columbia, SC's history with these walking tours and historical exhibits: 
Second Sunday Stroll | Robert Mills District West at Mann-Simons Site with Historic Columbia Sunday 2 pm; Free for HC members, $8 adults, $5 youth
Early Columbia Lecture Series, Part II "The Capital City Rebuilds" at Seibels House and Garden with Historic Columbia Tuesday 6 - 7:30 pm; $50 HC members, $60 non-members, $35 students, $10 single lecture
From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th-Century Columbia at Robert Mills House & Gardens with Historic Columbia Tuesday 10 am - 3 pm & Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm; FREE for HCF members, $6 for non-member adults, $3 for non-member youth
"Defying the Quiet: Photography of the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina" at McKissick Museum Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5 PM, Saturday: 11 am - 3 pm; FREE
Christmas at Kensington Mansion in Eastover, SC Thursday - Saturday 9:30 am, 11 am, 1 pm & 2:30 pm; $7 adults, $6 military, $5 ages 6-12, Free for kids under 6  

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