Cupid is in Columbia this weekend with a jam-packed schedule of Valentine's Day events. Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything that's going on in Columbia, SC!



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Love is in the air this weekend. Whether you plan to celebrate Valentine's Day with your significant other, your family or close group of friends, there are plenty of events and activities going on for everyone to feel the love. Start things off with a group of friends at That's Amoré Y'all! at the South Carolina State Museum, then grab your sweetie for a date night at Colonial Life Arena to see R. Kelly in concert. Take the kids to Columbia Museum of Art on Saturday for their annual Sweet on CMA event, then find a babysitter on Sunday for Passport to Art: Puppy Love and A Valentine's Tour & Tasting. Is there anything more romantic than gazing at the stars? Join staff from the State Museum outside Hunter-Gatherer for Planets for the People: Sidewalk Astronomy. Saturday night allows you to keep it casual with Valentine's Cinema "Roman Holiday," dance the night away at Elvis & Conway Twitty Valentine's Show or enjoy an evening of music, magic and more at Cupid's Cabaret. Who doesn't love to laugh? Make it out to "He Said, She Said! But What They Meant..." Valentine's Improv Dinner Theatre, catch The Rebirth of Comedy Tour at the convention center or go see Tyler Craig at The Comedy House. Sunday afternoon is all about good times, good friends and good local beer at Sunday Funday - Valentine's Trivia Tour. Once you hop off the Columbia Brew Bus, move the group over to Township Auditorium to see Widespread Panic perform. Get jazzed up for this heartwarming holiday with Jazz on the River or Valentine's Weekend at Le Café Jazz. Finally, it's not too late to get flowers! Stop in the Orchids on the Riverbanks Festival and pick out something unexpected for your Valentine.

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



12-Cent Kids' Day at EdVenture Children's Museum 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 12 cents
That's Amoré Y'all! at South Carolina State Museum 6 - 9 p.m.; $12 - $15
R. Kelly at Colonial Life Arena 8 p.m.; $50 - $115
Tanya Tucker at Newberry Opera House 8 p.m.; $70

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
Make My Day 12k and 5k at Harbison State Forest 9 a.m.; $25 - $30
"The Snow Queen" at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5
Sweet on CMA at Columbia Museum of Art 12 - 3 p.m.; Free admission
USC Men's Basketball vs. Kentucky at Colonial Life Arena 12 p.m.; $14 - $20
Jazz on the River at Stone River 5 - 9 p.m.; $60
Planets for the People: Sidewalk Astronomy at Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Alehouse 6 - 9 p.m.; Free admission
Valentine's Cinema "Roman Holiday" at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College 7 p.m. dessert, 8 p.m. film; $17
Elvis & Conway Twitty Valentine's Show at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor 7 p.m.; $15
Palmetto Concert Band with USC Band Clinic at Koger Center for the Arts 7:30 p.m.; Free admission
Cupid's Cabaret at Empire Supper Club 8 p.m.; $10 - $20
ColorBlind at Art Bar 9:30 p.m.; $5

Passport to Art: Puppy Love at Columbia Museum of Art 12 - 3 p.m.; Free admission
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection at Columbia Museum of Art 2 p.m.; Free admission
Sunday Funday - Valentine's Trivia Tour with Columbia Brew Bus at Liberty Taproom & Grill 2 - 5:30 p.m.; $45
Second Sunday Roll: Bus Tour of Civil War Sites at Robert Mills House & Gardens 4 p.m.; $4 - $12
A Valentine's Tour & Tasting at Columbia Museum of Art 6 p.m.; $55 - $65

Orchids on the Riverbanks Festival at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden Friday 1 - 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $11.50 - $13.95
Valentine's Weekend at Le Café Jazz Friday - Sunday 8 - 10 p.m.; $25 Friday, $65 per person, $125 per couple Saturday and Sunday
Widespread Panic at Township Auditorium Saturday and Sunday 7:30 p.m.; $38 - $43
Columbia Boat Show at South Carolina State Fairgrounds Friday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $8 admission, $2 parking
"He Said, She Said! But What They Meant..." Valentine's Improv Dinner Theatre at The PAC - WOW Performing Arts Center Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $30 per person, $55 per couple
Tyler Craig at The Comedy House Friday 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Saturday 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; $18
"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
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


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