If you go
The Indie Grits Festival
When: Friday-April 21
Where: Films will be screened at Nickelodeon Theatre, 1607 Main St., and Tapp’s Art Center, 1644 Main St. Related events held at various locations.
Tickets: $175 or $200 for a festival pass. Individual screening and event prices vary.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12: OPENING PARTY
The Indie Grits opening party, from 7-10 p.m. Friday, is really a mini street festival. The free party will be held on the 1600 block of Main Street. Say Brother and The Royal Tinfoil will perform. There will also be a DJ, food trucks and beer and wine sales.
At Nickelodeon Theatre, there will be a 6 p.m. V.I.P. screening of “We Cause Scenes,” a feature film about Charlie Todd, the Columbia native who founded Improv Everywhere, a New York-based prank collective. Todd will do a talkback after the film. Admission is limited, with first serve to festival pass holders. Whole Foods Market will provide food. Other screenings: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 3:30 p.m. April 19 and 8 p.m. April 21 at Nickelodeon Theatre.
Other dates to consider
April 20: The Indie Grits Festival closing party. Details will be revealed during the festival.
April 21: Starting at 2 p.m., the winning films will be screened at the Nick in three, two-hour blocks. The festival ends with an encore showing of “We Cause Scenes” at 8 p.m.