Things to do and see, April 19-25

Columbia - The StateApril 19, 2013 

Friday, April 19

Head to Lake City for the first day of ArtFields, a celebration of art and culture – one of the most ambitious in the Southeast – running through Sunday, April 28. More than 400 pieces of two- and three-dimensional art will be exhibited in more than 40 downtown Lake City businesses and other venues. Other events include a lecture by artist Leo Twiggs,, conversations with artists Jonathan Green and Mary Whyte, live painting and art demonstrations and workshops, concerts on the Green downtown and a farmers and artisans market. Check out the one-of-a-kind movie theater designed inside a 40-foot recycled shipping container. This is a multi-faceted juried art exhibition, with finalists vying for more than $100,000 in cash prizes; winners will be announced April 27. For a full schedule and map of activities,



Stage 5 Theatre will present performances of “Bark! The Musical,” at 947 S. Stadium Road tonight through May 5. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $20; students, military and seniors, $15. (803) 834-1775



The Midlands Plant and Flower Show and sale continues through Sunday at the State Farmers Market, 3483 Charleston Highway in West Columbia.

Saturday, April 20

It’s never too early for ice cream as the Cones for a Cure 5K gets under way at 7 a.m. Saturday on Forest Drive. The walk/run starts at Trenholm Road and Country Club Drive, finish is at Forest Lake Place; race is memory of Nicole Gerbode of Sumter, who was diagnosed with AML. Registration is $25 through today; $30 race day; ice cream for all race finishers. A family festival from noon-5 p.m. at Baskin-Robbins, 4711 Forest Drive, will feature games, live music, dog parade and 31-cent scoops of ice cream. Proceeds will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to fund research and patient programs. Information at




The Clinic Classic starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Community Medical Clinic, 110-C. E. DeKalb St., Camden. USATF certified course, awards to top male and female runners and age groups. 5K walk/run, $30; 10K run, $35; register at Packet pickup and late registration, 7:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Community Medical Clinic, a nonprofit organization that provides free medicine and medical care to uninsured residents of Kershaw County. (803) 713-0806;



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



The Columbia SC Doll Club will hold its show and sale 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the National Guard Armory, 1221 Bluff Road. Music, food, dealers and more. $4; age 12 and younger, free. Proceeds will benefit Richland 1’s Parents and Students Succeed (PASS) program to assist homeless students and parents. (803) 438-9578, 7-9 p.m. weekdays.

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Sunday. April 21

Tree of Life Congregation, celebrating 117 years in the Midlands is hosting its annual Jewish Cultural and Food Festival, aka The Big Nosh, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue, 6719 N. Trenholm Road. Family-friendly event celebrates “everything Jewish” and honors the rich cultural diversity of Columbia and the local community. Live entertainment, art, fundraising, education and games. Park in the lot at the Comedy House, 2768 Decker Blvd.; shuttle service from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Proceeds will help with Tree of Life’s mission to meet the needs of the Reform Jewish Community and support local charities. (803) 787-2182;



The S.C. Bach Choir will present its annual concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in Christ Chapel on the campus of the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 4201 N. Main St. J.S. Bach’s Easter cantata, “Christ Lay in Death’s Strong Bonds” and his Ascension oratorio, Praise God in His Dominions” will be featured. The concert is free to the public, but contributions in its support are invited. (803) 791-4306;

Monday. April 22



Tee it up for the Brain Injury Association of S.C. Golf Tournament, 1 p.m. Monday at Timberlake Country Club, 222 Timberlake Drive, Chapin. $80 per player, $320 per team; includes Zaxby’s lunch, dinner, golf and an opportunity to shoot for a $1 million hole-in-one prize (tickets are $10). Proceeds will allow the association to provide support and resources for survivors and family members as well as educate the public about prevention and the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury. (803) 731-9823

Wednesday. April 24

It’s not just a garage sale, it’s the 701 Center for Contemporary Art Great Garage Sale, Wednesday through April 27 at 701 CCA, 701 Whaley St. Wine, Dine & Shop, 6-10 p.m. Wednesday will feature a 6-7 p.m. preview; sales, 7-10 p.m.; silent auction, 7-9 p.m.; live music, food, cash bar and coffee station. The sale continues noon-4 p.m. Thursday and April 26, 8 a.m.-noon April 27. $5 all-you-can-carry bags, 11:45 a.m. April 27. (803) 319-9949; preview of selected items at

Thursday. April 25

Wine for Water, a fundraiser for the Gills Creek Watershed Association will be 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Senate’s End, 316 Senate St. The event will showcase a diverse selection of domestic and imported wines from five major wine regions for tasting and paired with appropriate regional foods. There will be a silent auction for water-related items and select wines. $30; Gills Creek Association members, $25. (803) 727-8326;


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