FRIDAY, AUG. 18
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HISTORIC COLUMBIA WATER BALLOON BATTLE: 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at Robert Mills House and Gardens. The Historic Water Balloon Battle will use water balloons to re-enact historic battles. Sort of. Guests break into teams to learn about military tactics through history and battle on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and Gardens. After the water battle, enjoy drinks and light appetizers. 1616 Blanding St. $15, Historic Columbia members; $20, nonmembers. Ages 21 and older. www.historiccolumbia.org
ECLIPSE WEEKEND COMEDY: BEN KRONBERG LIVE: 7:30-10 p.m. Friday at Tapp’s Arts Center. Comedian Ben Kronberg comes to the capital city as part of the Third Friday Comedy Series. Kronberg is a nationally touring comedian who has been seen on Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, Last Call w/ Carson Daily, Jimmy Kimmel and John Oliver’s Stand Up Special. He will be joined by local comedians John Gibson and Topher Riddle. 1644 Main St. $12. www.tappsartscenter.com
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“SOLAR ECLIPSES: THE DREAD AND THE FASCINATION:” 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Darla Moore School of Business. The public is invited to this lecture with Sarbani Basu, a solar physicist and chair of the Department of Astronomy at Yale University, talking about eclipses. 1014 Greene St. Free. http://www.physics.sc.edu/eclipselecture
Find a complete list of Columbia area total eclipse events at www.totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com