The Buzz, presented by Columbia Opportunity Resource, will tell you what's 'famously hot' in Columbia, SC. Here are some highlights for the week of Thursday, July 12 - Tuesday, July 17:
Thursday, July 12
Enjoy dinner and a mystery tonight in Forest Acres. The Murder Mystery Dinner Show "Death by Disco" starts at 7:30 pm at the Fine Arts Center of Forest Acres. Check out Theatre Rowe Productions for more information on this 70's disco mystery! Admission is $29.
Historic Columbia Foundation will tour Elmwood Cemetery and discuss the lives and burials of prominent Columbia citizens. Call ahead and make a reservation, or purchase tickets online.
Friday, July 13
Grab your popcorn and lawn chair and take a trip to the ZOOvies tonight at Riverbanks Zoo! Tonight's showing: Dolphin Tales. Take a walk on the wild side with the animals then enjoy a classic flick under the stars. Get there at 7 p.m. to explore and the movie will start at dusk. Get your ticket for just $5 at the gate, or $3 if you're a member.
South Carolina State Museum's ongoing Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit. The tour will allow you to uncover legendary artifacts such as the ship's debris and learn about what went on aboard the ship.Tickets range from $12-$18.
Saturday, July 14Don't miss out on the opportunity to get some of the season's best produce, meat, dairy and baked goods this morning, all from local producers! The All Local Farmers Market will be held from 8 a.m. - noon at 711 Whaley.
Tonight you can watch as the new Miss South Carolina is crowned at the Township Auditorium. Cheer on the contestants as they compete on the final night. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the pageant begins at 7 p.m. Get your tickets from the Township's Box Office or at Ticketmaster.com.
Tonight, you can listen to rhythmic French jazz at Le Cafe Jazz in Finlay Park. Enjoy classic tunes and explore the tastes of France at the bistro. The show starts at 8 p.m. and reservations are encouraged.
Sunday, July 15
You say tomato, I say tomato! No matter how you say it, if you're a fan of tomatoes then today is your day. From 5-9 p.m. you can enjoy the taste of local, sustainable tomatoes at the 3rd annual Tasty Tomato Festival. It's happening at City Roots Farm. $10 in advance, $15 at the gate.
It's Dollar Sunday at the Historic Columbia Foundation. Residents of Richland and Lexington counties can take a guided house tour for just $1. The Robert-Mills house, the Hampton-Preston Mansion, or the Mann-Simons site - which will you choose?
Monday, July 16
Visit Moneyville at EdVenture Children's Museum today. The whole family will see money and math in a whole new light. Moneyville is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Museum admission is $11.50.
The South Carolina Peach Festival takes place today in downtown Gaffney. Visitors can enjoy the sweet taste of homegrown peaches while enjoying music, games and fun.
Tuesday, July 17
Columbia Museum of Art. The Art of Seating gives visitors the opportunity to see chairs dating back to the 1800's. The Museum is open from 10 a.m. ' 5 p.m. Admission is $10, and $5 for students and military.
Don't miss out on the chance to see the life story of American Musician and producer James Murphy unfold in the movie "Shut up and play the hits." It starts at 8 p.m. at the Nickelodeon. Read all the details.
Contributed by guest blogger Naomi Sargent, Communications and Events Coordinator at Columbia Opportunity Resource. COR is an innovative volunteer-based 501 (c)(3) community development organization focused on engaging and connecting a new generation of Columbians to make our region a better place to live, learn, work and play.
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