MONDAY, JUNE 20
>>> AT THE LIBRARY
SHARK TANK: TEEN EDITION: 10 a.m. Monday at Richland Library Main. Calling all teen entrepreneurs! Looking for a way to promote your bright idea? Join Richland County Library for Shark Tank: Teen Edition, where you’ll learn how to develop a business plan and pitch a great idea. For ages 13-18. Free. Register at (803) 929-3470 or stop by the Teen Center at Main. 1431 Assembly St. www.richlandlibrary.com
TUESDAY, JUNE 21
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>>> SPECIAL EVENTS
COLUMBIA FASHION WEEK: Various times and dates, through Saturday, downtown Columbia. This event, in its fifth year, includes local designers’ collections in runway presentations. Among the week’s featured events are the “Beautiful People Party” Tuesday, a fashion education panel Wednesday, runways presentations from kid and student designers and featured designer runways and retailer showcases Friday and Saturday. Ticket prices vary by event; see www.columbiafashionweek.com
MAKE MUSIC COLUMBIA DAY: Various times Tuesday at locations throughout Columbia. Get ready for a free day of music making when local musicians take up their instruments during Make Music Columbia. Performances will be popping up all over town, and it’s part of a global celebration called Make Music Day. Some of the music offerings range from folk-rock singer Danielle Howle to punk rock band Ghetto Blaster to experimental jazz from Michael Crawford. For artist listings and a schedule of performances, visit makemusiccolumbia.org/listings/2016/artists.
JAZZ AT 701 WHALEY: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at The Market. A new jazz series is coming to town, set at The Market adjacent to 701 Whaley, which features ample listening space. The Mike Frost Band will launch the series, with Mike Frost on guitar, Lauren Mecci on vocals and saxophone, Shannon Pinckney on keyboard and John Henry on drums. Beer and wine will be offered for purchase. For those who truly want to listen to the music with friends, old and new, in a welcoming and attentive environment, this is the place. $10, cash only, at the door. 701 Whaley.
WILDLIFE WALK, FISH PASSAGE: 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Riverfront Park. Wildlife Walk at Riverfront Park (north entrance), 4122 River Dr., from 6-7 p.m. Learn about the historic Columbia Canal, the Broad River Diversion Dam and the Fish Passage. Participants will discuss the history, design and ecological importance of the Fish Passage. Meet in Riverfront Park’s parking lot, 4122 River Drive. Details: Parks & Recreation Department, (803) 545-3100.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
“WILD WEDNESDAYS:” 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sesquicentennial State Park. A series of Wednesday morning programs in June will focus on the many plants and animals found at the park. Each week kids will explore a new topic as they uncover the fascinating secrets of birds, insects, mammals and more through hands-on activities. For ages 6-10; dress for the outdoors. Adults must accompany children. $5 per program, advance reservations required at (803) 788-2706 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 9564 Two Notch Road, Northeast Richland.
FRIDAY, JUNE 24
>>> SPECIAL EVENTS
MISS SOUTH CAROLINA AND MISS SOUTH CAROLINA TEEN: 7 p.m. Friday teen finals, 8 p.m. Saturday Miss finals, both at The Township. The annual pageant that features contestants from around the Palmetto State. Tickets start at $32.50 for teen finals, $37.50 for miss finals. 1703 Taylor St. www.miss-sc.org or www.thetownship.org
SODA CITY FAMILY JAM: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Music Farm Columbia. Featured performers at this family event include Montain Express Band, Bossman, Jackaroe, Herbie Jeffcoat Projekt, and Cletus Baltimore. $10. 1022 Senate St. www.musicfarm.com
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
S.C. BODY BUILDING CHAMPIONSHIP: 9 a.m. preliminary judging, 6 p.m. final judging Saturday at Koger Center for the Arts. Several levels of competition, including bodybuilding, figure, fitness, bikini, physique championships. Tickets start at $29 for preliminary events, $44 for finals. 1051 Greene St. www.kogercenterforthearts.com and www.scnpc.com
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
CAROLINA CELEBRATION OF LIBERTY: 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church. A treasured annual event, the Carolina Celebration of Liberty is a flag-waving celebration of our freedom and those who have sacrificed to preserve and protect it. With a cast of 400, thousands of flags, and indoor fireworks, it’s an event the whole family will enjoy. Free, while tickets last. www.fbccola.com
RICHLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL: 1-6 p.m. Sunday at Harbison State Forest. The Richland Music Festival is a presentation of gospel music that celebrates the onset of summer through music. Hosted by radio personality Jamal Bates (WFMV 95.3), attendees will enjoy live music including Sunday Best and Grammy award winner LeAndria Johnson, The Combined Choirs of First Nazareth Baptist Church and more. An arts and crafts market, kid play area and food vendors also are on tap. Free. 5600 Broad River Road. www.richlandmusicfest.org
“THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY:” 2 p.m. Sunday, and again at 6:30 p.m. Monday, at Nickelodeon Theatre. The Nick will host “Six-Gun Summer,” a series of five classic Western films offering a sample of the ‘greatest hits’ of the genre. The series runs through July 25. The first film is “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.” $8 Sunday, $10 Monday. 1607 Main St. www.nickelodeon.org