SATURDAY, AUG. 19
>>> ECLIPSE EVENTS
HISTORIC WALKING TOURS AT THE 12,000-YEAR HISTORY PARK IN CAYCE: 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, starting at Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center. Learn basic facts about the causes of the solar eclipse as well as what to expect and how to prepare for the event. We will also have information on the cultural and natural resources of the park including an American Civil War battle, an 18th century colonial fort and trading post, and Native American sites and artifacts. Free. 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce.
ECLIPSEFEST 2017: 8 p.m. Saturday at Music Farm. A night of tributes to your favorite rock and roll bands. The night starts with Synchronicity, a tribute to The Police. Following that, Hey Johnny Park! will storm the stage and rock hits from The Foo Fighters. To close the night, these two groups will be joined by some Columbia musicians for a performance of Pink Floyd’s groundbreaking album “Dark Side of the Moon.” 1022 Senate St. $10. www.musicfarm.com
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THE FINAL JOURNEY OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBIA: ANOTHER ECLIPSEPLOITATION EVENT: 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday at Tapp’s Arts Center. This carnival features attractions from puppet shows, to belly dancing, to an indie rock immersive celestial concert. This will be loosely generated around the core story of Christopher Columbus, a shipwreck, and the use of an eclipse to scheme advantage. 1644 Main St. Free. www.tappsartscenter.com
TOTAL ECLIPSE PARTY: 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Riverfront Park. Decorate the walkway with sidewalk chalk to welcome Monday’s eclipse visitors. Guests can also take a short park tour with a ranger to learn about the city’s history on the riverfront and plans to connect future greenways. Meet at the Red Schoolhouse at Riverfront Park’s south end, 312 Laurel St. (803) 545-3100
SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017 AT THE STATE MUSEUM: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday at State Museum. While the main event viewing is sold out on Monday, Aug. 21, there are still special exhibits, films and other activities focused on the total solar eclipse. 301 Gervais St. Admission and other details about Saturday and Sunday events: www.scmuseum.org
SOUTHERN LIGHTS: 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday at Coble Plaza. Southern Lights, an art light installation of blue and green lasers by Chris Robinson, is set to preview across the Congaree River between the Blossom and Gervais Street bridges. Robinson will speak, and attendees can take a guided tour to the river’s edge to experience Southern Lights. 211 Gervais St. Free.