A big week for fun in the Midlands

April 14, 2013 

— There’s no excuse for boredom in the Midlands this week.

Watch as men don high heels to draw attention to the issue of sexual abuse in Walk at Mile in Her Shoes, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

The Midlands Plant and Flower Show and sale is Thursday through Sunday at the State Farmers Market, 3483 Charleston Highway in West Columbia. On Friday, check out the Cultural Council’s Color the Arts juried art show and fund-raiser, 6-9 p.m. at First Citizens Center in the Vista.

Olympia Fest is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, at the corner of Whaley Street and Olympia Avenue. Don’t miss the runners along the path leading to the bottom of the Vulcan Materials quarry in the Crusher Run in the morning.

Bark to the Park, a 1-mile dog walk benefitting Pawmetto Lifeline, is 9:30 a.m. Saturday near the Taylor Street entrance to Finlay Park. Register at www.barktothepark.com or at the event 8 a.m. Saturday.

Also Saturday: Sailfest open house at the Lake Murray Sailing Club in Chapin (803-345-0073, Ext., 2); Party for the Planet Earth Day celebration at Riverbanks Zoo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; “King Lear,” presented at USC’s Drayton Hall (803-777-2551)

INDIE GRITS TODAY

A daily guide to Columbia’s film and arts festival, going on through April 21

This is the second year for Cinemovements, a program that pairs commissioned film with compositions. A quartet directed by Morihiko Nakahara will perform. 8 p.m. Monday at The Hall at Senate’s End, 320 Senate St.; $10 for standing and $20 seated.

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