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Go Columbia May Calendar: Crawfish, books and garden tours

Columbia - The StateApril 30, 2014 

May 1: First Thursday on Main, Main Street near Boyd Plaza, firsthursdaysonmain.com

May 1-2: Palmetto Mastersingers, 7:30 p.m. Harbison Theater at Midlands Technical College; harbisontheatre.org

May 1-3: ConvergeSE tech conference, www.convergese.com

May 1-4: Bark! The Musical, Fine Art Center of Kershaw County, (803) 425-7676

May 1, 8, 15 and 22: Five After Five concert series at the fountain in Five Points, www.fivepointscolumbia.com

May 1, 8, 15 and 22: Rhythms and Blooms concert series, 6 p.m. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, www.riverbanks.org

May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30: Happy Hour History Tour series, 5:30 p.m., Publix parking lot, Gervais and Huger streets; historiccolumbia.org

May 2: Arts and Draughts, Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810

May 2: Movie in the Park (“Frozen”) 6 p.m. Gibson Road Soccer Complex, 400 Duffie Drive, Lexington; www.lcrac.com

May 2: 2014 South Carolina Master Gardener Jamboree, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saluda Shoals Park; www.scjamboree.org

May 2-3: Columbia Green Festival of Gardens, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., various locations; www.columbiagreen.org

May 2-24: Shrek: The Musical, Town Theatre, (803) 799-2510

May 3: Pork in the Park, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., downtown Newberry; www.newberryporkinthepark.com

May 3: Rosewood Crawfish Festival, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Rosewood Drive between Woodrow and Holly streets; rosewoodcrawfishfest.com

May 3: Bela Fleck with the SC Philharmonic, 7:30 p.m., Koger Center; (803) 777-7500

May 3: Palmetto Trail-to-Table dinner, 5-9 p.m., Peak to Prosperity Passage, palmettoconservation.org

May 4: One Dollar Sunday, SC State Museum, (803) 898-4921

May 4: Festival Cinco de Mayo, SC State Museum, (803) 898-4921

May 4: Lexington County Museum Open House, 231 Fox St., Lexington, (803) 359-8369

May 4: The Big Nosh, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tree of Life Congregation, 6719 N. Trenholm Road; bignosh.org

May 4: Matthew Smith and Friends, 6:30 p.m. Conundrum Music Hall, 626 Meeting St., (803) 250-1295

May 4: Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra: Concertos & Cupcakes, 3:30 p.m. Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, lmso.org

May 7: South Carolina Arts Gala and Awards Recognition, 6:30 p.m. concert at Southside Baptist Church, 702 Whaley, and gala beginning 7:15 p.m. at 701 Whaley St., www.southcarolinaarts.com

May 6: Midlands Gives Day, www.midlandsgives.org

May 8: Cinderella, Russian National Ballet, Newbery Opera House, (803) 276-6264

May 8: Historic Columbia preservation awards luncheon, noon, 701 Whaley St.; historiccolumbia.org

May 8-10: South Carolina Poultry Festival, Batesburg-Leesville; www.scpoultryfestival.com

May 8-10: Columbia Plant and Flower Sale, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., 7501 Garners Ferry Road

May 9-10: Special Olympics Summer Games, Fort Jackson, www.so-sc.org

May 9-24: Young Frankenstein The Musical, Workshop Theatre; (803) 799-4876

May 9-18: New York Minute: A Musical Revue, Village Square Theatre, (803) 359-1436

May 9-24: The House of Blue Leaves, Trustus Theatre, (803) 254-9732

May 10: Third annual Listen Inc. Music Festival, Leaside, 100 E. Exchange Road, Columbia (803) 414-7808

May 10: Peter Mayer, Anitra Jay, 7 p.m. UU Coffeehouse, 2701 Heyward St., www.uucoffeehouse.org

May 11: All about Love Mother’s Day concert featuring Keith Sweat and Joe, Township, 803-576-2356

May 14-17: 701 CCA Great Garage Sale, 701 Whaley St.; info@701cca.org

May 14: Down Under Columbia tour, (Palladium Society members and their guests only), 7:30 p.m., 1332 Main St. historiccolumbia.org

May 15: Power of the Purse, 5-8 p.m. Stone River, 121 Alexander Road, West Columbia; womeninphilanthropy.com

May 15: Jesus Culture The Still Believe Tour, The Township, (803) 576-2350.

May 15: EdVenture After Dark presents Chemistry of Cocktails, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 211 Gervais St. www.edventure.org

May 15-17: Lexington County Master Gardeners Volunteers tour, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., various locations; lcmgv.org

May 15-17: Arts at Shandon May Chamber Music Festival series, 7:30 p.m., Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St. (803) 790-4423, Ext. 127

May 16: Egyptian Night, SC State Museum, (803) 898-4921

May 16-18: SC Book Festival 2014, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, www.scbookfestival.org

May 16-Sept. 14: Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed, Columbia Museum of Art, (803) 799-2810

May 17-18: SC Book Festival, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, scbookfestival.com

May 17: Forest Acres Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., A.C. Flora High athletic field; www.forestacres.net

May 17: Black Expo, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Colonial Life Arena; blackpagessouth.com

May 18: Columbia Choral Society spring concert, 4 p.m. Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 1312 Blanding St.

May 18: Boil and Stir: Low Country Boil and Bartender Challenge, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., City Roots, cityroots.org

May 22-24: Love, Loss and What I Wore, benefit performance by Trustus Theater, 7:30 p.m., Saluda Shoals Park; saludashoalsfoundation.org

May 24: Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt, UU Coffeehouse, 2701 Heyward St., uucoffeehouse.org

May 24-Aug. 17: The American Revolutionary War in South Carolina, SC State Museum (803) 898-4921

May 30-31: Blackstock Music Festival, Blackstock, blackstockmusicfestival.com

 

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