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Restaurant Week kicks off this weekend, so now's the time to delve into Columbia's culinary scene. Take advantage of the special menus and deals and visit as many establishments as you can! Work off all the incredible eats at the 25th Walk for Life/ Race for LifeDisco Dash 5K & Boogie Youth Run or the Harbison 50K Trail Race for the more serious runners. Spend Saturday morning on Main Street. Find something neat at Soda City Market, then meander over to the South Carolina State House for a free tour of the iconic landmark. Experience the Columbia Museum of Art like you never have before at Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection and "A Spirited Tour and Tasting." Tap into winter with a visit to Main Street Ice and Snowville at EdVenture Children's Museum. Finally, immerse yourself in the symphonic sounds of SC Philharmonic 2015/2016 Masterworks Season: All About the Bass.

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



25th Walk for Life/ Race for Life at Finlay Park 7 - 11 a.m.; $30 - $35
Harbison 50K Trail Race at Harbison State Forest 7:30 a.m.
Disco Dash 5K & Boogie Youth Run at Trenholm Park 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; $35
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
USC Men's Basketball vs. Vanderbilt at Colonial Life Arena 3 p.m.; $14 - $20
SC Philharmonic 2015/2016 Masterworks Season: All About the Bass at Koger Center for the Arts 7:30 p.m.; $23 - $53

"The Kevin Prater Band" at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor 2:30 p.m.; $10
USC Women's Basketball vs. Missouri at Colonial Life Arena 12 p.m.; $4 - $7
Historic Columbia's Second Sunday Roll at Robert Mills House & Gardens 2 p.m.; $4 - $12
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection at Columbia Museum of Art 2 p.m.; Free
"A Spirited Tour and Tasting" at Columbia Museum of Art 6 p.m.; $55 - $64

Restaurant Week Columbia | South Carolina at various restaurants Friday - Sunday various times and prices
Main Street Ice at Boyd Plaza Friday 4 - 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday 1 - 9 p.m.; $5 - $10
Shang at The Comedy House Friday 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Saturday 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m.; $10
Snowville 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.; $12
• Georgia O'Keeffe: Her Carolina Story
• Independent Spirits: Women Artists of South Carolina
• 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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