The winter blues don't exist in Columbia. This weekend is packed with events, festivals, exhibits, shows and more! Continue on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for even more that's happening in Columbia, SC.


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Posted by Columbia Museum of Art on Wednesday, February 3, 2016


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There's a little something for everyone this weekend, so immerse yourself in the wide variety of offerings in Columbia! Listen to live music, go on a scavenger hunt through the galleries and check out the museum's newest exhibit, REMIX: Themes & Variations in African American Art at Arts & Draughts this Friday night. Then pop over to Trustus Theatre for their "Loaded Late Night Sketch Comedy" after that night's production of "Appropriate." Start your Saturday with a burst of energy at the MGC Long Run downtown, then peruse the vendors' offerings at Soda City Market or shop around the Clean Sweep Rummage Roundup at the Fairgrounds. Celebrate Black History Month at the Black History Parade & Gospel Soiree, then tap into the Fat Tuesday spirit for Mardi Gras Columbia at City Roots. The day's not over yet! Catch the magic of the SC Philharmonic at Koger Center for the Arts for All That Jazz. Spend some time together as a family this weekend. The kids will love Monster Jam 2016Repticon Columbia Reptile & Exotic Animal Show and Dinos: The Big Dig. Finally, make time for a date night and go see Special K performing at The Comedy House.

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


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Posted by Colonial Life Arena on Friday, February 5, 2016


REMIX Lecture: Jonell Logan at Columbia Museum of Art 12 p.m.; $12 museum admission
Arts & Draughts at Columbia Museum of Art 7 - 10 p.m.; $5 - $9
"Loaded Late Night Sketch Comedy" at Trustus Theatre 11 p.m.; $10

MGC Long Run at City Center/ Main Street 7:45 a.m.; $15 - $50
Clean Sweep Rummage Roundup at South Carolina State Fairgrounds 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $3 admission, $5 parking
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
"The Snow Queen" at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5
Mardi Gras Columbia at City Roots 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Free admission
Black History Parade & Gospel Soiree at Martin Luther King Jr. Park 12 - 5 p.m.; Free admission
Suzuki Strings at USC and Columbia Baroque Present "A Family Concert of Baroque Dances" at Johnson Performance Hall, USC Darla Moore School of Business Building 2 p.m.; $10 suggested donation
SC Philharmonic 2015/2016 Masterworks Season: All That Jazz at Koger Center for the Arts 7:30 p.m.; $23 - $53

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection at Columbia Museum of Art 2 p.m.; Free admission

Monster Jam 2016 at Colonial Life Arena Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; $13 - $43
Repticon Columbia Reptile & Exotic Animal Show at Jamil Temple Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $5 - $10
Special K at The Comedy House Friday 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Saturday 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; $10
"Appropriate" at Trustus Theatre Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $20 - $30
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
• REMIX: Themes & Variations in African American Art
• 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
• Carolina Makers


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