Five After Five starts not with a bang, but with a boogie: The Soul Mites and Writer’s Block, two groove-oriented bands. Five After Five runs through June 25 at the Five Points Fountain and featured performers include Treadmill Trackstar, Loch Ness Johnny, Passafire, Leslie and Ballyhoo.
INFO: 6:30 to 10 p.m.
The lineup for the rest of the season:
April 9: Treadmill Trackstar and Remedy
April 16: Twilight Armada and Tropic of Cancer Band
April 23: Starseed Project and Mudfish
April 30: Ramona Drive and The Essentials
May 7: Loch Ness Johnny and Drink Small
May 14: Passafire and The Daylight Hours
May 21: Leslie with Shallow Palace
May 28: Justin Smith & the Folk Hop Band and The Dirty Lowdown
June 4: Tootie and the Jones and Isabelle’s Gift
June 11: Hot Lava Monster and Sequoyah Prep School
June 18: Josh Roberts & the Hinges and Dave Britt Band
June 25: Ballyhoo and The Beat Foundation
Kid’s Day Columbia 2009 Celebrate spring at the annual Kid’s Day Columbia, beginning Friday and continuing Saturday. INFO: 6-9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at Finlay Park, Taylor Street
Camden Kitchen Tour Tour some of historic Camden’s finest kitchens. Eight kitchens in downtown area homes will be featured on the tour, sponsored by the Fine Arts Council of Kershaw County.
Weekend events also include a pottery show and sale, wine tasting and art exhibit.
INFO: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; tour begins at the historic Douglas-Reed House on the Fine Arts Center campus, 810 Lyttleton St. $25. (803) 425-7676; fineartscenter.org
Nature tour with Rudy Mancke
Take a guided nature tour on the Cayce Riverwalk with naturalist Rudy Mancke. The hikes are free, but space is limited. INFO: 10 a.m. tour Saturday for kids and a 1 p.m. tour for adults. Call Cayce City Hall to register at (803) 796-9020.