THURSDAY (June 11)
After-work kayak trip
Adventure Carolina is offering a guided 3-mile trip down the Congaree River. Meet at 1107 State St., Cayce. $30 per kayak. Adults only.
5:45 p.m. June 11, 1107 State St., Cayce. (803) 796-4505, www.adventurecarolina.com.
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Historic cemetery tours
Grab your flashlight and discover centuries of stories etched in stone on the markers and headstones in Elmwood Cemetery. Secrets from the Grave tours study the symbols on markers and headstones. Moonlight Cemetery Tours cover the lives, burials, cemetery plots and tombstones of families and prominent citizens from Columbia’s 19th and 20th centuries. $12; youth, $6; Historic Columbia members, $8/$4.
Secrets from the Grave tour: 7:30 p.m. June 11; Moonlight Cemetery tours: 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Elmwood Cemetery, 501 Elmwood Ave. (803) 252-1770 ext. 23, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY (June 12)
Movie Night at Sesqui
“Into the Woods” will be screened outdoors beginning at dark. Bring blankets, chairs, insect repellant and a flashlight. Free with park admission, $2, or free for ages 15 and younger. Popcorn, candy and drinks available for purchase; proceeds benefit the Frends of Sesqi.
Dusk June 12, Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. (803) 788-2706, email@example.com.
Andy Warhol lecture
Chief curator Will South will give a lecture, “Why Pop Art Kept Popping: Andy Warhol’s Relentless Relevance,” as part of the exhibit “From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol’s Famous Faces.” The exhibit of 46 portraits includes the faces of Judy Garland, Muhammad Ali, Sigmund Freud, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Albert Einstein, Annie Oakley, Theodore Roosevelt, Giorgio Armani and Superman as well as two self-portraits.
Noon-1 p.m. June 12, Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. (803) 799-2810, www.columbiamuseum.org.
Summer Movie Series
The city of Columbia’s Summer Movie Series will screen “Penguins of Madagascar.” Come early for face-painting, games and more. Blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome. No glass containers or alcoholic beverages.
7 p.m. June 12, Riverfront Park, 712 Laurel St. (803) 545-3100, www.columbiasc.net.
Saturday (June 13)
SpArc Fest Music Festival
Tom Hall and the Plowboys, Papa String, Todd Cecil, Syr, and D.B. Bryant and Pinetop Lightning will perform. Food, adult beverages, vendors, arts and crafts, a greased-pig contest and more. Admission is $10 or free for children 12 and younger. Proceeds benefit The Arc of South Carolina, a nonprofit organization that focuses on persons and families dealing with intellectual and developmental disorders.
Noon-8 p.m. June 13, Magnolia Lodge, 631 Longtown Road, Ridgeway. www.arcsc.org.
Rhythm on the River
The Listen Local artist showcase will feature Pharaohs in Space, Jackaroe, Marv Ward and The Blessed Souls and Tom Coolidge.
6-9 p.m. June 13, Riverwalk Amphitheatre, 121 Alexander Road, West Columbia. www.rhythmontheriversc.com.
Groups of volunteers (led by experts) will survey butterflies in diverse areas of Congaree National Park. Meet at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center; bring sun protection, bug spray, water, snacks and a sack lunch. Binoculars, butterfly field guides and digital cameras are recommended as well, but not required. Data will be reported to the North American Butterfly Association. Free, but space is limited.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 13, Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Road, Hopkins. (803) 776-4396.
Sunday (June 14)
Silver in the Garden
Garden-themed events will offer a unique look into the history, design and use of fine silver, porcelain and china, as well as an opportunity for Dawn Corley, the “Charleston Silver Lady,” to examine pieces brought in by event attendees. $40; museum members, $32; includes refreshments.
2-4 p.m. June 14, State Museum, 301 Gervais St. (803) 898-4921, http://scmuseum.org.
Southeastern Piano Festival Opening
The Southeastern Piano Festival’s opening concert extravaganza features Marina Lomazov, Joseph Rackers, Phillip Bush, Charles Fugo and guests performing on Living Legends Steinway Concert Artist Pianos. Admission is $20, $5 for students.
4-5:30 p.m. June 14, Johnson Performance Hall, Darla Moore School of Business, 1014 Greene St. (803) 777-1983, www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/music.
“Bugs! Giant Robotic Creatures”
Explore some of the world’s most common insects at 40 to 120 times their size. Using animatronics and interactive technology, the exhibit enlarges and brings to life the hidden world of insects. Free with admission to the museum.
Noon-5 p.m. June 14, State Museum, 301 Gervais St. (803) 898-4921, http://scmuseum.org.
Monday (June 15)
“The Night of the Hunter”
The 1955 film starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters continues the Southern Gothic series at the Nickelodeon Theatre. Evening showing, $7; matinee, $3.
7 p.m. June 15 and 3 p.m. June 16, Nickelodeon Theatre, 1607 Main St. (803) 254-3433, http://nickelodeon.org.
The Petersburg Generals of the Eastern Division roll into town to play the Western Division Blowfish. It’s Monday Night Football night at the ballpark, when fans can win prizes for wearing their favorite NFL team gear. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $6-$9.
7:05 p.m. June 15, Lexington County Baseball Stadium, 424 Ballpark Road, Lexington. (803) 254-3474, www.goblowfishbaseball.com.
Tuesday (June 16)
Ladies Day on the Lake
This ladies-only event is designed to instruct women on elements of boat safety, boat handling and trailering. The day of fun, instruction and activities is $35, including lunch. Register with Dave Landis.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 16, Lighthouse Marina, 1925 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin. (803) 315-1628, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paal Nilssen-Love’s Large Unit
Drummer Nilssen-Love’s big band ensemble, consisting of mostly Norwegian musicians manifests itself as an intense powerhouse force on stage, but also veers into more subtle and textural passages. General admission tickets are $15; CCA members, $10 (prices go up $5 at 5 p.m. June 15).
8 p.m. June 16, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, 701 Whaley St. (803) 319-9949, www.701cca.org.
Wednesday (June 17)
Children ages 6 to 10 uncover the secrets of birds, insects, mammals and more through hands-on activities. Meet at the park office, and dress for the outdoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5/participant. Register by June 14.
10 a.m. June 17, Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. (803) 788-2706, email@example.com.
Summer Harvest Week
Explore an eccentric, limited-edition menu of farm-to-fork dishes – including a twist on a ravioli entree and Manchester Farms’ quail appetizer – and handcrafted cocktails all week at Motor Supply Co. Bistro. Prices vary.
5:30-7 p.m. June 16-21, Motor Supply Co., 920 Gervais St. (803) 256-6687, motorsupplycobistro.com.