Thursday (April 2)
First Thursdays on Main
On the first Thursday of the month, shops and galleries get together to offer specials and art shows along Main Street.
6-10 p.m. April 2, Main St. www.firstthursdaysonmain.com.
Ringling Bros. Circus
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Present Circus Xtreme. There will be exotic animals and events for the entire family. The shows are at various times from Thursday to Sunday.
7 p.m. April 2, Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St. www.coloniallifearena.com.
FRIDAY (April 3)
From Sumter, King has performed at The J Spot, Tom Joner Family Reunion Cruise, The Punchline, Uptown Comedy, Improve and Comedy Zones across the nation.
3 and 10:30 p.m. April 3, Comedy House, 2768 Decker Blvd. www.comedyhouse.us.
Let’s Move! Easter Egg Hunt
Mayor Steve Benjamin and family along with the City of Columbia will host this free event. There will be “eggs”ercises, face painting, refreshments and more.
1-3 p.m. April 3, Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. (803) 545-3100.
A production that address the subjects of race, gender relations, colorism, family and wealth, as well as the idea of self.
8 p.m. April 3, Workshop Theatre, The Market Space at 701 Whaley St., www.workshoptheatre.com.
Saturday (April 4)
Inflatables for all ages, Easter egg hunt, food for all and more. There will also be a petting zoo and giveaways. Free.
2-6 p.m. April 4, Newhope, 931 Longtown Road, (803) 708-4848.
Bunny Hop 5K
A 5K that runs through downtown Columbia. Proceeds benefit the YMCA’s Annual Campaign and their programs. Cash prizes to top three male and female finishers and age group awards.
8:30 a.m. April 4, YMCA, 1420 Sumter St. www.columbiaymca.org.
The Bounty Slam
16 poets will compete in three rounds of poetry to face off with Ed Mabrey. The winner will get $250.00.
8 p.m. April 4, Conundrum Music Hall, 626 Meeting St. www.conundrum.us.
Sunday (April 5)
The Terence Young Experience
Part of an Easter Sunday performance, Terence Young will perform his jazz hits. Young, one of Columbia’s well-known jazz guitarists is perfect for an audience that likes to have fun and feel good.
7 p.m. April 5, Rue 77, 1301 Assembly St. www.terenceyoung.com
Highlights of the CMA
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American Art in the Columbia Museum of Art collection. The family-friendly tour features pieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo galleries.
2 p.m. April 5, Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. www.columbiamuseum.org.
Monday (April 6)
This is the Palmetto LUNA Arts art show in collaboration with the Spanish and Portuguese Department at the University of South Carolina.
8-11 p.m. April 6, Friday Cottae ArtSpace, 1830 Henderson St. www.fridaycottage.com.
Love’s Labour’s Won
Dedicating themselves to a life of study, this film follows the King and his friends as they make a pact to avoid the company of women for three years.
8-10:45 p.m. April 6, Nickelodeon Theatre, 1607 Main St. www.nickelodeon.org.
Tuesday (April 7)
Finding Freedom’s Home
Archaeology at Mitchelville is a look at the history of the freedman’s home town. The exhibit tells the story of nearby enslaved people who fled their plantations for the Union lines.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 7, State Museum, 301 Gervias St. www.scmuseum.org.
Horses and Courses
The 4th Annual Horses and Courses art walk runs along Aiken’s downtown and is filled with sounds of artist and displays of art, sculptures and jewelry.
5 p.m. April 7, Downtown Aiken.
Wednesday (April 8)
This informative class focuses on comedy in the 18th Century, specifically related to music. In addition to examining the music, there will also be discussions on the literature, fashion and art of the time.
10-11 a.m. April 8, Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. www.columbiamuseum.org.
USC Art Auction
Numerous works of art, including sculpture, prints, photography, paintings and ceramics made by faculty and students will go to the highest bidder. Funds go to the artists and the university’s art scholarship and gallery fund.
6-10 p.m. April 8, McMaster Gallery, www.artsandsciences.sc.edu.