Go Columbia: Go big in April with all these events

Columbia - The StateApril 1, 2014 

  • USC Baseball April home games

    1 Appalachian State 7 p.m.

    11 Florida 7 p.m.

    12 Florida 4 p.m.

    13 Florida 1:30 p.m.

    22 Davidson 7 p.m.

    23 USC Upstate 7 p.m.

    25 Alabama 7 p.m.

    26 Alabama 2 p.m.

    27 Alabama 1 p.m.

How big in April in Columbia? There are dozens of things to do all month long. Don’t be an April Fool. Find something to do this month.

April 1: Historic Columbia’s Early Columbia Lecture Series, weekly on Tuesdays, historiccolumbia.org

April 1: USC Symphony Orchestra, Koger Center, (803) 777-7500

April 5: USC Coach Steve Spurrier’s 10th Annual Ladies Football Clinic, gamecocksonline.com

April 5-6: Columbia International Festival, State Fairgrounds, cifonline.org

April 5-6: Open Studios, driving art tour, columbiaopenstudios.org

April 5: NAMIWalk 5K fundraiser, namiwalks.org

April 5: Bark to the Park fundraiser, Finlay Park, supportprojectpet.com

April 5: S.C. Philharmonic, Masterworks, Koger Center, (803) 777-7500

April 5: Runaway Runway by the Columbia Design League, Township, columbiadesignleague.org/runaway

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April 5: Firetruck Pull to benefit Curing Kids Cancer, Columbia, curingkidscancer.org

April 5: It’s All About Herbs Festival, Lexington County Museum.

April 7: Vista Queen pageant, Trustus Theatre, (803) 254-9732

April 7: Golden Dragon Acrobats, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264

April 10: Greek bake sale, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, stkatherinesphiloptochos.org or call (803) 252-6758

April 10-12: The Master, Augusta National

April 10-13: Midlands Plant and Flower Festival, State Farmers Market, scstatefarmersmarket.com/

April 11-20: Indie Grits Festival, Nickelodeon downtown and other venues, indiegrits.com

April 11: Ballet Stars of New York Gala Performance, Koger Center, (803) 777-7500

April 11: Palmetto Half Marathon, Village at Sandhill, Northeast Richland, palmettohalfmarathon.com

April 11: Amos Lee, Township Auditorium, Columbia, thetownship.org

April 12: Bluegrass on the Lawn, Arts at Shandon, Shandon Presbyterian Church, shandonpres.org

April 12: Ultimate Challenge Mud Run, Gaston, ultimatechallengemudrun.org

April 12: River Rocks music festival, Riverfront Park, riverrocksfestival.com

April 12: Hamilton-Owens Field aircraft display

April 12: USC spring football game, Williams-Brice Stadium

April 12: Spring into Art celebration, Earlewood Park

April 12: The Southern 500, Darlington Speedway

April 16: John Legend, Township Auditorium, Columbia, thetownship.org

April 17-20: Disney on Ice: Rockin’ Ever After, Colonial Life Arena, (855) 4-LMC-TIX

April 17: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes benefitting Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, Columbia, stsm.org

April 19: Indian Cultural Exchange, “Aag Ki Raat,” Koger Center, (803) 777-7500

April 19: Nashi-Con, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, nashicon.com

April 20: Easter, various celebrations around the Midlands

April 24: Sandlapper Singers Present: Portraits of Americans, Shandon Presbyterian Church, sandlappersingers.org

April 24: USC Symphony Orchestra, Koger Center, (803) 777-7500

April 24: Old Crow Medicine Show, Township Auditorium, Columbia, thetownship.org

April 24-26: Artista Vista, Congaree Vista Guild, artistavista.com

April 25-26: Sparkleberry Country Fair, Clemson Sandhill Research and Education Center, Northeast Richland, sparkleberrycountryfair.org

April 25: Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, Newberry Opera House, (803) 276-6264 www.newberryoperahouse.com

April 25: Color The Arts, Cultural Council’s annual springtime fundraiser, colorthearts.info

April 26: Best in Hollywood: James Best, Newberry Opera House, newberryoperahouse.com

April 26: Quarry Crusher Run, Olympia, quarrycrusherrun.com

April 26: Party for the Planet, and annual plant sale, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, riverbanks.org

April 26: Providence Heart & Sole Women’s Five Miler, Columbia, heartandsolerun.com

April 26: March for Babies Walk, marchofdimes.com

April 26: “The Fantasticks,” Harbison Theatre, (803) 407-5011

April 26: Kids Day, Lexington, lexingtonkidsday.com

April 26: Eau Claire Fest, North Main Street, Columbia, (803) 454-0088

April 28-29: “The Addams Family,” Koger Center, www.broadwayincolumbia.com


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