The only thing more beautiful than Columbia's #famouslyhot spring weather is its robust arts scene. Enjoy both this weekend with a number of events happening throughout the area. Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything else that's going on in Columbia, SC!



The New Artistic Hot Spot
Columbia's arts scene is a masterpiece and there is much of it to explore this weekend! Artista Vista, The Vista's annual art crawl, goes on all weekend long with new public art installations and scheduled or self-guided walking tours. Wish a happy birthday to The Bard on Saturday at Happy Birthday, Shakespeare Celebration. Then, check out SC Philharmonic Presents "Sci-Fi in Hi-Fi" or enjoy some live music in the sunshine as Rhythm on the River makes its seasonal return. On Sunday, rifle through crates of vinyls from all genres at the Greater Columbia Record Fair. Then stick around the art museum to peruse REMIX: Themes & Variations in African American Art or for Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA CollectionSoda City Cirque Presents: The 2nd Annual Paper Moon Variety Show is back this weekend, so take the kids for an evening of imagination and circus-style fun. Make time this weekend for a date night! Flavor Flav featuring DJ SizzleAnn Brodie's Carolina Ballet Presents "Poetry of Ballet" and "Kimi Maeda's The Ephemera Trilogy" are all sure to entertain.

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



The Reconstruction Era: History and Public Memory at Columbia Museum of Art 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Free admission
USC Concert Choir Presents "Martyrdom of Polycarp" at First Presbyterian Church 7:30 p.m.; Free admission
Flavor Flav featuring DJ Sizzle at Newberry Opera House 8 p.m.; $35

Heart & Sole Women's Five Miler at Finlay Park 8 a.m.; $25 - $45
Military Appreciation Day at EdVenture Children's Museum 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Free admission
Soda City Market at City Center/ 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
March for Babies at South Carolina State Fairgrounds 9 a.m.
"Aladdin" at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5
Happy Birthday, Shakespeare Celebration at Thomas Cooper Library 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Free admission
SC Philharmonic Presents "Sci-Fi in Hi-Fi" at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College3:30 p.m.; $29
Gator Band Food Truck Rally at River Bluff High School 5:30 p.m.; $5
Rhythm on the River at Riverwalk Park & Amphitheater 6 - 9 p.m.; Free admission
Ann Brodie's Carolina Ballet Presents "Poetry of Ballet" at Township Auditorium 7:30 p.m.; $10.50 - $20.50

Greater Columbia Record Fair at Columbia Museum of Art 12 - 5 p.m.; Free admission
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection at Columbia Museum of Art 2 p.m.; Free admission

Artista Vista at The Vista Friday and Saturday varying times; Free admission
Soda City Cirque Presents: The 2nd Annual Paper Moon Variety Show at Columbia Music Festival Association Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.; $10 - $50
"Kimi Maeda's The Ephemera Trilogy" at Trustus Theatre Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $25
"Seussical" at Columbia Children's Theatre Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $5 - $10
USC School of Theatre and Dance Present "The Tempest" at Drayton Hall Theatre Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.; $12 - $18
USC Lab Theatre Presents "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" at Booker T. Washington High School Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8 p.m.; $5
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
Historic Columbia Historic House Museum Tours at Historic Columbia Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.; $4 - $28
REMIX: Themes & Variations in African American Art at Columbia Museum of Art Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $12
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
• Art: A Collection of Collections
• Julius Caesar: Roman Military, Might and Machines
• Time and Place: The Artwork of James Fowler Cooper
McKissick Museum has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Free admission
• On Air in South Carolina: Preserving Radio and Television History at the SCBA Archives
• Heard at Every Turn: Traditional Music in South Carolina
• Identi-Tee: Beyond the White T-Shirt


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