MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND IN COLUMBIA
“CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE” (PG-13): A CIA agent (Dwayne Johnson) lures his former high school buddy (Kevin Hart) into a dangerous mission. Hilarious hijinks ensue.
“FINDING DORY” (PG): Pixar’s sequel to the beloved “Finding Nemo” centers on the forgetful blue tang fish voiced by Ellen Degeneres.
“NOW YOU SEE ME 2” (PG-13): In this sequel, the illusionists known as the Four Horsemen (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Lizzy Caplan, and Dave Franco) return to perform a spectacular stunt in the hopes of clearing their names and exposing the unscrupulous behavior of a tech mogul named Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe).
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FRIDAY, JUNE 17
>>> EMANUEL 9 EVENTS
A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AT THE STATE MUSEUM: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at S.C. State Museum. The museum will offer the public an opportunity to reflect on the lives of the nine people killed in Charleston. Museum guests can write notes about their memories from this day, as well as reflect and share thoughts on recent tragic events. Event is free with general admission. 301 Gervais St. www.scmuseum.org
NINE AT NINE: 8:45 -9:09 p.m. Friday at Hand Middle School. Hand Middle School invites the community to attend its remembrance ceremony to honor the nine Charleston church members killed a year ago. After poetry readings (including poems written by the daughters of the late Sen. Clementa Pinckney) and brief remarks, there will be nine minutes of silence to reflect on the victims. Participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight to illuminate the night sky during the ceremony. 2600 Wheat St.
HISTORIC HAPPY HOUR/VICTORIAN TAILGATING PARTY: 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at the Woodrow Wilson Family Home. Join Historic Columbia for happy hour and try your hand at some 19th century outdoor games. Participants will have a chance to play bocce, croquet, hoop & stick, and graces while sipping on a cold drink. For ages 21 and older. $15 Historic Columbia members, $20 non-members. www.historiccolumbia.org
SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Riverfront Park. Bring the family to the park for a family movie Friday nights through July 29. This week’s show is “Muppets Most Wanted.” Pre-show activities begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by the featured movie at sunset. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. No glass containers and alcoholic beverages allowed. Free; presented by the city of Columbia. 312 Laurel St.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
STOP THE VIOLENCE RALLY: 10 a.m. Saturday at S.C. State House. Community and advocacy groups will join in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in American history to stand up and speak out. Specifically, organizers are calling on state legislators to guarantee universal background checks, institute a statewide assault weapons ban and pass a hate crimes law for South Carolina. South lawn of State House.
PADDLE FOR A CURE: 10 a.m. Saturday, meet at Wateree River Bridge. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is holding its fifth annual event, which raises money for the American Cancer Society. The 7.2-mile scenic paddle heads down the Wateree River. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. $30, includes t-shirt and lunch. Bring your own kayak or canoe; a limited number of kayaks will be available to borrow. Transportation to the Wateree River Trailrace will be provided. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.facebook.com/rcsdpaddleforacure or call Investigator Trish Odom, (803) 576-3093.