There's a reason we're The New Artistic Hot Spot! From a recycled fashion show to a rockin' adaptation of a Disney classic to jam sessions in Five Points, art in Columbia, SC goes across the board.

Here's what's hot this weekend, April 5 - 7:

FRIDAY, April 5

Impressionism from Monet to Matisse at Columbia Museum of Art
55 works - from pastels to watercolors - fill the museum with renowned names from Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne and Matisse. $15 adults, $12 military/senior citizens, $5 students.
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Happy Hour History Tours of 5 Points at Five Points
Take a walking tour of Five Points, one of Columbia's most-loved shopping, eating and entertainment districts, to learn about its beginnings and historic points of interest. Tour includes stops for complimentary drinks and appetizers. $25.00 for general public; $20.00 for Historic Columbia Foundation members.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Baker & Baker Art of Music Series: John Tecklenburg Jazz Quartet at Columbia Museum of Art
Jazz music inspired by Impressionism from Monet to Matisse$10.00 general admission; $8 for members

Tartan Day South at Historic Columbia Speedway
Celebrate all things Scottish. Festivities continue through the weekend, but tonight's events include a reunion of the famous "Seven Nations" Celtic band (for one night only). $15.00 Friday admission.
7:00 pm

Opera at USC: The Tender Land at Drayton Hall
A coming-of-age story set in America's heartland during the Depression. Will Laurie Moss choose the safety of rural life or adventure in the great unknown with the boy working on her grandparents' farm? $20.00 general admission; discount tickets available for seniors and USC faculty, staff and students.
7:30 pm

Photo courtesy of Thomas Hammond.

Runaway Runway at Township Auditorium
Talented designers compete against each other with the unique challenge of turning "trash" into haute couture. Presented by Columbia Design League, an affiliate of Columbia Museum of Art. $20.00 general admission; $50.00 VIP.
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm; doors open at 7:00 pm


Tartan Day South at Historic Columbia Speedway
A Celtic marketplace, a display of British cars, traditional food and drink, Celtic dancing, Highland games, bagpipes and, of course, kilts! $10.00 adult admission.
All-day; gates open 9:00 am

South Carolina State House Tours at the South Carolina State House
While open on weekdays, the South Carolina State House is now open on the first Saturday of every month.  Learn about the history and the people who have made the State House and the state what it is today. Tours run on the half hour of each hour, with the first tour at 9:30 a.m. Read our blog about State House tours to get an inside lookFree.
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Impressionism from Monet to Matisse at Columbia Museum of Art
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Carolina Brew and Q Festival at Flying Saucer
50 draft craft beers. Carolina->Midlands Farm Tour at Columbia Region Farms
Tour local farms this weekend at the first ever Midlands Farm Tour. Pack into one car for a road trip to tour 10 modern farms across the Columbia region, from the downtown City Roots and University of South Carolina community gardens to Doko Farm and Crooked Cedar Farm in Blythewood. Read more on Discover South Carolina's Insiders Travel Blog$25.00 per car.
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The SC Philharmonic: The Four Seasons at Harbison Theatre
Vivaldi's Four Seasons meets The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, a tango-infused homage to the original by Astor Piazzolla and Leonid Desyatnikov. $22 general admission.
7:30 pm

SUNDAY, April 7

Impressionism from Monet to Matisse at Columbia Museum of Art
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Midlands Farm Tour at Columbia Region Farms
$30.00 per car.
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$1 Sundays at South Carolina State Museum
Learn about South Carolina's history for just a buck!  From the building's history as a former cotton mill to South Carolinians explorations in science, there's plenty to learn and see. $1 admission every first Sunday of the month.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Jam Room Sunday Sessions at Jake's Bar & Grill
Performances on Jake's back porch  Features Rachel Kate, Ryan Sheffield, Shallow Palace, Baby Baby and The Mazloom Empire. $5 cover.
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Columbia Baroque Soloists Concert "Pleasures" at Columbia College
The Columbia Baroque Soloists final season performances features one the French Baroque period's inspirations, the earthly and eternal pleasures of life. $15 at the door.
7:30 pm

Want to find more things to do in the Columbia region? Browse our calendar of events for a complete list.