Hot Dates: Five after Five, Kid's Day and more


Five After Five starts notwith a bang, but with aboogie: The Soul Mitesand Writer’s Block, twogroove-oriented bands.Five After Five runsthrough June 25 at theFive Points Fountain andfeatured performersinclude TreadmillTrackstar, Loch NessJohnny, Passafire, Leslieand Ballyhoo.

INFO: 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Free admission

The lineup for the restof the season:

April 9: Treadmill Trackstarand Remedy

April 16: Twilight Armadaand Tropic of Cancer Band

April 23: Starseed Projectand Mudfish

April 30: Ramona Driveand The Essentials

May 7: Loch Ness Johnnyand Drink Small

May 14: Passafire and TheDaylight Hours

May 21: Leslie withShallow Palace

May 28: Justin Smith &the Folk Hop Band andThe Dirty Lowdown

June 4: Tootie and theJones and Isabelle’s Gift

June 11: Hot LavaMonster and SequoyahPrep School

June 18: Josh Roberts &the Hinges and Dave BrittBand

June 25: Ballyhoo andThe Beat Foundation


Kid’s Day Columbia 2009Celebrate spring at theannual Kid’s DayColumbia, beginning Fridayand continuing Saturday.INFO: 6-9 p.m. Friday and11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdayat Finlay Park, TaylorStreet


Camden Kitchen TourTour some of historicCamden’s finest kitchens.Eight kitchens indowntown area homes willbe featured on the tour,sponsored by the Fine ArtsCouncil of KershawCounty.

Weekend eventsalso include a potteryshow and sale, winetasting and art exhibit.

INFO: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday; tour begins atthe historic Douglas-ReedHouse on the Fine ArtsCenter campus,810 Lyttleton St. $25.(803) 425-7676;

Nature tour with RudyMancke

Take a guided nature touron the Cayce Riverwalkwith naturalist RudyMancke. The hikes arefree, but space is limited.INFO: 10 a.m. tourSaturday for kids and a 1p.m. tour for adults. CallCayce City Hall to registerat (803) 796-9020.