Party like it’s the end of the world in Columbia

December 19, 2012 

So ... if the world doesn’t end, what are you going to do for the rest of the weekend? The rest of the month?

Friday is the end of the world — according to those who believe Dec. 21, the end of the Mayan calendar, signifying doomsday. In honor of the end of the world, the South Carolina State Museum, which is exhibiting the show “Secrets of the Maya,” is hosting an End of the World Party from 6-10 Thursday. The exhibit, which includes more than 100 artifacts of Mayan civilization, which began prospering in Mexico and Central America 5,000 years ago, also shares how the Mayas created their numerical calendar. 301 Gervais St. $25-$35; www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org

•  At 8 p.m. Friday, The Noise, The Sew Wolf Mutiny, The Restoration and Latenights will play an End of the World Party at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $7-$10; www.newbrooklandtavern.com

•  At 10 p.m. Friday, the end will be celebrated with Whigmas, a holiday tradition at The Whig, 1200 Main St.; www.facebook.com/whig.time

•  A few weeks ago, Nickelodeon Theatre launched “And I Feel Fine,” a late-night series of movies. (The title refers to an R.E.M. song about the end of the world.) The series finale is “Shaun of the Dead” at 10 p.m. Friday. 1607 Main St. $10; nickelodeon.org


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