Things to do and see

July 5, 2013 

Friday, July 5

Adventure Carolina’s Saluda River trips and after work kayak trips are the perfect way to cool off after one of those famously hot Columbia days. Saluda River trips are 5:45 p.m. Fridays; after work kayaking at 5:45 p.m. Thursdays. Adventure Carolina is at 1107 State St., Cayce. (803) 796-4505; adventurecarolina.com

Movies in the Park has a different venue, from Finlay Park to Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel St. “The Croods” will be screened at 8:30 tonight. (803) 545-3100

Saturday, July 6

National Treasures: A Retrospective of American Classics series at Nickelodeon Theatre will feature “Chinatown,” featuring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston. The Roman Polanski film will be screened at noon today, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Monday. The Nick is at 1607 Main St. Tickets are $8; the box office is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays. (803) 254-8234; nickelodeon.org

. (803) 933-9886


Most of the holiday festivities are over, so shift gears for an organ recital, 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1529 Assembly St. Janette Fishell, chair of the organ department at Indiana University performs the world premiere of her “Triptych for Organ,” Louis Vierne’s “Symphonie III” and works of Petr Eben, Jehan Alain and Rheinhold Gliere; $10. (803) 779-0036; visitstpeters.org


Start your weekend with the Capital City Beach Party, 3-10 p.m. Saturday at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. If the weather is good, hot air balloons will provide rides from Finlay Park. Also features are games, music, food, waterslides, beach volleyball, ultimate frisbee. Karaoke Idol, 6 p.m.; concert with the O’Kaysions, 8 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m. Free. (803) 545-3100

But wait, there’s more! Fireworks and All That Jazz will be 8-10 p.m. Saturday at the Amphitheatre at Doko Meadows, Blythewood. Concert feature the Blythewood Jazz Orchestra, 8-10 p.m.; fireworks at 10 p.m.; free. Sponsored by the Town of Blythewood.

Sunday, July 7

South Carolinians at the Battle of Gettysburg will be on exhibit at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room, 301 Gervais St., through Jan. 18. First Sunday hours are 1-5 p.m.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays. Learn about the role South Carolinians played in one of the most critical and popular battles of the war. During three days of intense battle, Palmetto State infantry, artillery, and cavalry all participated in major fighting — many of those brave South Carolinians paying the ultimate price and never returning from Pennsylvania soil. Admission is $5; military and seniors, $4, age 12 and younger, $2. (803) 737-8094; crr.sc.gov


Check out $1 Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. General admission is $1 per person. (803) 898-4921; scmuseum.org

Tuesday, July 9

If it’s the second Tuesday of the month, it’s Family Night at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Admission is $1 per person from 5-8 p.m. (803) 779-3111; edventure.org

Thursday, July 11

Lunch and Learn, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). The S.C. Ovarian Cancer Foundation will present “Ovarian Cancer: Know the Facts.” Oncology nurse Julie Dawson and survivor Cherie Nettles will discuss the signs, symptoms and risk factors for ovarian cancer. Free, bring a lunch; dessert and beverage will be provided. (803) 799-1971, ext. 12; thelouriecentersc.com


It’s back after a short break. “Ain’t Misbehavin’” will be staged at 8 p.m. Thursday through July 13, 18-20 and 3 p.m. July 14 at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Toe-tapping performances of Fats Waller tunes, directed by Terrance Henderson. $27; military and seniors, $25; students, $20. The box office is open 1-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. (803) 254-9732; trustus.org

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