April 1, 2014

Go Columbia: Go big in April with all these events

How big is 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.

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


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

Have an addition? Send details to calendars@thestate.com


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