This weekend in Columbia, SC will treat you to music, film, food, history and more. It's the last three days of Indie Grits Film Festival and Columbia Museum of Art's Impressionism from Monet to Matisse -- you don't want to miss either. Stock up on horticultural products and advice this Saturday and Sunday at the Midlands Spring Plant and Flower Festival. Then on Sunday, you can discover Columbia's Civil Rights history with a bus tour from Columbia SC 63 or experience Jewish culture and food at The Big Nosh. Read the highlights, then find more famously hot events this weekend below:

Columbia, SC's Indie Grits Festival celebrates Southern films with "an independent mentality and far-reaching artistic scope." The 10-day festival ends this weekend with screenings of Indie Grits-winning films, Burnt Books with Happiness Bomb playing at Hunter-Gatherer, documentary shorts, and more history, music and film events -- plus a party to close it all out -- that will satisfy all of your Indie Grits cravings. Festival runs through Sunday. Read our Indie Grits: Day-to-Day Guide to get more information on the films, the events, tickets and more. 

We sadly must bid adieu to Impressionism from Monet to Matisse. Enjoy the last weekend of this astounding exhibit featuring 55 works from the renowned names of Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne and Matisse. Get a sneak peek on our Monet to Matisse blog. Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. $15 adults, $12 military/senior citizens, $5 students.

Shop for flowers, plants, yard decor, outdoor furniture and more on Saturday and Sunday at this free, family-friendly event at South Carolina State Farmers Market. The Midlands Spring Plant and Flower Festival also will have Clemson Master Gardeners on hand to answer your gardening questions. Then be sure to browse the other vendors at the Farmers Market and enjoy food from Judy's at the Market. Friday & Saturday 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m; Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free admission

This Sunday, nosh on brisket, corned beef, kugels, latkes and knishes at the Tree of Life Congregation's celebration of Jewish religion, music, food, dance and more. Festival-goers can also participate in demonstrations on how to make Jewish bread, candles and wine, while presentations in the sanctuary give examples of bar mitvahs and Jewish weddings.  11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free admission.

Part of the year-long commemoration marking 50 years since the Civil Rights Movement, Columbia SC 63 will be giving a bus tour of Columbia's Civil Rights sites. Led by historian and USC professor Dr. Bobby Donaldson, the tour features more than 20 locations, including the sites of notable Civil Rights protests, marches and sit-ins, Zion Baptist Church, the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House and Columbia's Waverly Historic District. Sunday 2:00 p.m. Free, but limited seating.

Like we said, that's just a snapshot of a few things going on in Columbia, so here's a look at what else is hot this weekend:

FRIDAY, April 19

Artist Salon Series at Columbia Museum of Art
Bernard Kruseman Aretz: Duality at City Art Gallery
Happy Hour History Tour of 5 Points with Historic Columbia Foundation
Le Cafe Jazz at Finlay Park with Skipp Pearson Jazz Foundation
Palmetto Health Foundation's KEMOPALOOZA at EdVenture Children's Museum
The Parker Quartet Concert at the University of South Carolina School of Music
Civil War in 3D at SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

SATURDAY, April 20

Will Downing & Friends at The Township Auditorium
Planets for the People: Sidewalk Astronomy at Hunter-Gatherer Brewery
72nd and Central, Sun Brother, Double Tongue & Neptosim @ Condundrum Music Hall
Jill Felber, Flute Concert at University of South Carolina School of Music
Party for the Planet at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
South Carolina v. Kentucky baseball game at Carolina Stadium
Olympia Fest and | Quarry Crusher Run at Historic Olympia (Read more on our OlympiaFest blog)
Historic Columbia Foundation's Women of Hampton-Preston Tour
Columbia Marionette Theater Presents "Beauty and the Beast"
Civil War in 3D at South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
SC Philarmonic Presents Masterworks 7 - Bolero and Petrushka at Koger Center for the Arts
Soda City Market on Main Street

SUNDAY, April 21

Dollar Sunday Admission at Historic Columbia Foundation for historic house tours
South Carolina v. Kentucky baseball game at Carolina Stadium
USC Symphony Winds Annual Concert on the Horseshoe  at the University of South Carolina


Chapin Annual Spring Open House at Chapin Chamber House
Clifford at EdVenture Children's Museum
Knuffle Bunny presented by Columbia Children's Theatre
From Backrooms to Battlefields: The Buying and Selling of the Confederacy at SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
Hélène Berr: A Stolen Life at Richland Library
Jazz Appreciation Month in South Carolina at Le Cafe Jazz
Picasso: Master Prints at Columbia Museum of Art
Reconstructing Religion: The Presbyterian Experience (1865-1876) at the Robert Mills House
Secrets of the Maya at South Carolina State Museum
Spring on the River with Get Your Gear On
The Civil War in South Carolina: Family, Work and Sacrifice - Domestic Life During the War at South Carolina State Museum
University of South Carolina Theatre Presents "King Lear" at Longstreet Theatre

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