What’s going on after the Fourth of July in the Midlands? Here’s a sampling of events during the month:
Through July 26: “Evil Dead: The Musical,” Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. www.trustus.org
Through Aug. 30: Hidden Treasures: Rediscovering McKissick Museum’s Natural History Collection, McKissick Museum, 816 Bull St., (803) 777-7251
Through Aug. 30: “Puss in Boots,” Columbia Marionette Theatre, www.cmtpuppet.org
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Through Sept. 14: Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice, EdVenture, 211 Gervais St., www.edventure.org
Ongoing: Dinosaurs: A Bite out of Time, S.C. State Museum, 301 Gervais St., www.museum.state.sc.us
Through Sept. 14: Animal Instinct, Paintings by Shelley Reed, Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St., columbiamuseum.org
Through Sept. 14: Cheer for the Home Team: Animal Mascots in the Collection, Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St., columbiamuseum.org
Through Sept. 20: Taking Root: The Summer Brothers and the History of Pomaria Nursery, McKissick Museum North Gallery, 816 Bull St., (803) 777-7251
July 3: First Thursday on Main, 7-10 p.m., various Main Street downtown businesses
July 5, 12: Summer Concert Series, Finlay Park, 7-10 p.m.
July 7, 14, 21, 28: Columbia Baroque Summer Institute, USC School of Music, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; advance registration required. www.columbiabaroque.com
July 8: Enguity SC Science Cafe, 6-7:30 p.m. July 8 at SpeakEasy, 711 Saluda Ave.
July 8: Family Night at EdVenture, 211 Gervais St., www.edventure.org
July 9, 16, 23 and 30: Wine Down Wednesdays, Five Points
July 9-13: “The Hallelujah Girls,” Chapin Theatre Co. production at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo; www.chapintheatre.org
July 10: Singer-songwriter Richard Buckner, 8 p.m. July 10 Columbia Museum of Art’s Lorick Auditorium, 1515 Main St.
July 10: Moonlight Cemetery Tour, 7:30 p.m. Elmwood Cemetery, 501 Elmwood Ave. www.historiccolumbia.org
July 11: Kress Anniversary Lecture Series, Noon, at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St.
July 12: Jammin’ in July Music Festival 5-11 p.m., at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, 222 Broad St., Camden
July 12, 19, 26: Free State House tours, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; guided tours every hour beginning at 10:30 a.m.
July 13: Xterra Trail Run, 7 a.m., half marathon and 5K runs, at Harbison State Forest, 5600 Broad River Road, www.xterraplanet.com
July 17: Renovation Rodeo, Vino Wine Garage, www.historiccolumbia.org
July 19: Tasty Tomato Festival, City Roots urban farm, 1005 Airport Blvd. 4-9 p.m. tastytomatofestival.com
July 24: 2014 Football Kickoff with Brett Favre, The Township, 7 p.m., thetownship.org
July 26: Tom Hoskins Memorial Sprint Triathlon, 7 a.m., 1501 Kennerly Road, annual event held to raise awareness about cycling safety, in honor of Hoskins, who died after being hit by a vehicle on a charity ride
July 26: Ultimate Challenge Night Ops Mud Run, 7 p.m., The Leatherneck, 1215 Valley Ridge Road, Gaston, the Mud Run will be site of a night race for the first time, with 20 illuminated obstacles, www.ultimatechallengemudrun.org
July 26: Kickoff of Stanley Donen Festival with screening of “Singing in the Rain” at Hollywood Park in the Rose Hill Hollywood neighborhood. www.nickelodeon.org
July 29: Steely Dan, 8 p.m., The Township, 1703 Taylor St.
July 30: Maxwell, 7:30 p.m., The Township, 1703 Taylor St.