From clogging and dinosaurs to shopping and State House tours, there's no shortage of things to do this weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of eventsfor everything else that's happening in Columbia, SC.


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Posted by Columbia City Ballet on Tuesday, January 12, 2016


The New Artistic Hot Spot
Tap into some creative energy this weekend and explore the offerings of our arts scene! The Columbia City Ballet will open you up to "A Whole New World" with their performances of "Aladdin." The curtain closes on "Nice Work If You Can Get It" this weekend, so catch a showing before it's gone! This is also opening weekend for Trustus Theatre's newest production, "Appropriate." For some family-friendly fun in the theatre, take the kids to see "The Snow Queen" at Columbia Marionette Theatre. As always, the Columbia Museum of Art has plenty going on this weekend with Free Days at the CMA and CMA Chamber Music on Main on Friday, Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA on Sunday and Art Reimagined and The Art of Joseph Norman on display all weekend long,

Check out our daily guide below. For more things to do around Columbia, SC, visit our calendar of events!



Free Days at the CMA at Columbia Museum of Art 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Free admission
CMA Chamber Music on Main at Columbia Museum of Art 7 p.m.; $5 - $35
USC Southern Exposure New Music Series: Exposed Wiring V with C Street Brass, Percussionist Cameron B at USC School of Music 7:30 p.m.; Free admission

Run with the Saints 5K at Saint Joseph Catholic School 8 a.m.; $30
Capital City Clogging Classic at Jamil Shrine Center 8:30 a.m.; $10
Soda City Market at Main Street 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Free admission
South Carolina State House Tours at South Carolina State House 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Free admission
"The Snow Queen" at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5
Columbia City Ballet Aladdin Tea at Koger Center for the Arts 1:30 p.m.; $25
USC Men's Basketball vs. Alabama at Colonial Life Arena 6 p.m.; $14 - $20

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA at Columbia Museum of Art 2 p.m.; Free admission
Bridal Show at The Ruach 2 - 6 p.m.; $10

Columbia City Ballet Presents "Aladdin" at Koger Center for the Arts Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; $20 - $45
"Appropriate" at Trustus Theatre Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $20 - $30
"Nice Work If You Can Get It" at Town Theatre Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $15 - $25
Dinos: The Big Dig at EdVenture Children's Museum Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $10.50 - $11.50
Paths of Destruction: Sherman's Final Campaign at South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $2 - $5
Columbia Museum of Art has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $5 - $12
• Art Reimagined
• The Art of Joseph Norman
South Carolina State Museum has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $5 - $7
• Julius Caesar: Roman Military, Might and Machines
• Time and Place: The Artwork of James Fowler Cooper
• Threads: The Story in Our Clothes
• Carolina Makers


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