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Thursday, March 05

Hickory Tavern's Patio Palooza 2015

907 Senate St, Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Grand Opening of Upper Deck! Live Entertainment Drink Specials Free appetizers to first number of guests

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Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Ruptured Silence Opening Reception

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. Otitigbe’s exhibition at 701 CCA opens March 5 with the artist reception, 7-9 pm. Reception admission is free for members, and a $5 donation is suggested for non-members.

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"Connect with Character Book Club Initiative"

Imagine Columbia Leadership Academy, 3810 North Main Street, Columbia, SC 29203

Imagine Columbia Leadership Academy will feature it’s “Connect with Character Book Club Initiative” on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 8:30 am at the school, located at 3810 North Main Street, Columbia, SC 29203. The Connect with Character Book Club is a partnership between community members, Imagine Columbia Leadership Academy and students. Community members will be paired with a student to read a book selected by the student, then the student and the community member will have discussions about the book that they are reading through blogging. Special guests such as Councilman Sam Davis, Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins, Columbia City Police Department, Richland County Sheriff Department, Columbia College Police Department, and many more have verbally committed to volunteer their time for this worthwhile initiative. Imagine Columbia is so pleased and excited that the community has rallied around the school in support of our children in 29203 and surrounding communities. We are expecting around 25 volunteers in support of this initiative for our 3rd graders. Community Leaders will come to the school on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 8:30 am, to meet their student and receive their packet with instructions about the project along with books, etc. We look forward to your support. Thank you in advance. Wilhelmenia Mathias Character Coach Imagine Columbia Leadership Academy 3810 North Main Street Columbia, SC 29203 803-929-1140

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Friday, March 06

Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Saturday, March 07

Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Sumter County Annual Kite Flying Contest and Bike Rodeo

Dillion Park, Sumter SC

The Sumter County Recreation Department, SAFE Kids Sumter County and The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Sumter will host the Annual Kite Flying Contest and Bike Rodeo on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Dillon Park. Registration starts at 9:00am and the contest begins at 10am. This is a great family event with various contests to enter, many prizes to win and refreshments provided. For more information call the Recreation Department at (803) 436-2248.

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Radical Self-Love Life Class

United States

During this empowering presentation, local author and lifestyle coach Jackie Capers-Brown shares six lessons that will radically change the way you love and accept yourself.

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Lexington Communitywide Health Fair

Rosenwald Community Center

Within the Lexington South Carolina community, there is a population of people with limited access to health care resources. The churches of Lexington Presbyterian, Springhill AME, Mt Olive CME, St Paul Missionary Baptist, Mt Horeb and New Bethel AME through their health ministries have recognized the need for health education in the Lexington community particularly for the communities to whom we serve due to our locations in Lexington. With that commonality, the churches have planned for a communitywide health fair where participants from the Lexington community can gain access to services and information for all aspects of health and safety while having fun. The fair is scheduled for March 7, 2015 from 9am to 1pm at the Rosenwald Community Learning Center located at 420 Hendrix Street. The goal of the health fair is to promote the physical, emotional, mental, & spiritual health of the people in Lexington through testing, screening and educational opportunities. Each participant would take with them results of screenings provided as well as information regarding health and safety opportunities and resources within the local area. The activities would include such things as vision, hearing, dental, diabetes, prostate cancer, blood pressure screenings, and a variety of community resources, games and food. We hope to have 200-300 people to attend.

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GC Capital Steppers Host a Day Party (Urban Ballroom & Steppers)

Mynt Lounge & Bistro, 2732 Decker Blvd, Columbia, SC 29223

Join the members of GC Capital Steppers at their 1sr Day Party. Don't miss the opportunity to dance with other out-of-town members of the dance community and DJ Neal from the ATL spinning on the 1's and 2's. Detroit Urban Ballroom, Chicago-style Stepping, Freestyle and Hand Dancing are just a few of the styles that will be displayed. Chicago-style Stepping classes will be held at 10am to 12pm on the same day. Beginners are welcome and no partners required.

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Sunday, March 08

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College. 7300 College St. Irmo, SC, 29063

When a new bride tries to find wives for her six woodsmen brothers-in-law, things go hilariously wrong. Set in 1850s Oregon, this musical, based on the classic 1950s film, will take audiences on an energy-packed, romantic ride into the frontier days of petticoats and suspenders, wood chopping and barn raising. Broadway in its classic form – twirling skirts, high-stepping boots and crowing crowds – will leave you with a smile on your face and a spring in your step. $28.

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Craft & Kvell

Katie & Irwin Kahn JCC, 306 Flora Drive, Columbia SC 29223

JCC: Craft & Kvell Sunday, March 8, 2015 | 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Do you have a pile of photos you want to get into your scrapbook? Have you been pinning things on Pinterest but haven’t had a quiet moment to do any crafting? Is your yarn stash getting a little out of hand? Bring your projects to the JCC for a day of fun crafting with new and old friends at our Craft & Kvell. We’ll provide table space, light refreshments, and a raffle to win a prize pack – you bring your paper, yarn, deco mesh, paints, die cutter – or whatever else you use to create! Please RSVP so we can have enough tables out for everyone! Invite a friend! $3 JCC Members | $5 community Please RSVP to the JCC - Call us at 803.787.2023 Future Dates: Sunday, May 17, 2015 Sunday, August 23, 2015 Sunday, October 18, 2015

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Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College. 7300 College St. Irmo, SC, 29063

When a new bride tries to find wives for her six woodsmen brothers-in-law, things go hilariously wrong. Set in 1850s Oregon, this musical, based on the classic 1950s film, will take audiences on an energy-packed, romantic ride into the frontier days of petticoats and suspenders, wood chopping and barn raising. Broadway in its classic form – twirling skirts, high-stepping boots and crowing crowds – will leave you with a smile on your face and a spring in your step. $28.

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Second Sunday Stroll | Old Shandon

Meet at Richland Library’s Wheatley Branch, 931 Woodrow Street, Columbia, SC 29205

With lots laid out in 1893, Old Shandon is accepted as Columbia’s first planned suburb. Named for Reverend Peter J. Shand, a former rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Shandon was incorporated as its own town in 1904 and annexed in 1913. Discover more about this historic neighborhood during a guided walking tour with Historic Columbia!

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Tuesday, March 10

WomenHeart Support Group

2001 Laurel St, Columbia

WomenHeart Columbia is a local chapter of the women’s support network for heart disease survivors, provided exclusively by Providence Hospital. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, women heart disease survivors come together to meet and offer support to each other, as well as, enjoy educational talks by healthcare professionals. There is no fee to participate in this support group.

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EngenuitySC’s Science Café with Cancer Drug Researcher Dr. Patrick Woster

Delaney's Speakeasy, 711 Saluda Ave., Columbia, S.C. 29205

Dr. Patrick Woster, leading cancer drug researcher and SmartState® Endowed Chair in Medicinal Chemistry at MUSC, will explain his research on cancer treatment drugs that can turn genes in tumor cells “on” and “off,” and his research of new treatments for malaria and other parasitic illnesses at EngenuitySC’s Science Café, Tues., March 10, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Enjoy a free, engaging talk with a cold drink in a laidback environment at Speakeasy lounge in Five Points. #ScienceCafeCAE

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Wednesday, March 11

Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Thursday, March 12

Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Speaking of Your Health: We've Got Your Back

Providence Orthopedic Hospital, 120 Gateway Corporate Blvd. Columbia, SC 29203

Don’t let lower back pain slow you down. Dr. P. Douglas deHoll, a surgeon with Moore Center for Orthopedics, specializes in spine care and joint problems. He will help you understand common conditions, causes of lower back pain and potential treatment options that could ease your pain.

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The Palladium Society’s Renovation Rodeo

This month’s tour is in the Hollywood-Rose Hill Neighborhood

Presented by Modern Exterminating and The Palladium Society, Renovation Rodeos take us on a tour of old homes and buildings in the Columbia area that have been refurbished and renovated while staying true to the roots and history of the site. Hear from homeowners, architects and contractors who took the opportunity to preserve the historic character of the capital city, and enjoy beer, wine and light hors d'oeuvres during the tour.

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Friday, March 13

Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Saturday, March 14

Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Sunday, March 15

Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Columbia Kidney Walk

Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater, West Columbia

Join us for the first annual Columbia Kidney Walk. The Kidney Walk is the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 100 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk. One in eight South Carolinians have kidney disease help us fight this growing public health concern!

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Dollar Sunday at Historic Columbia

The Gift Shop at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties are invited to take a guided tour of one of our historic house museums for just $1! Visit the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion or the Mann-Simons Site. General admission prices apply for any house tours after the first. Walk-ins welcome! Tours begin at the top of the hour from 1 pm - 4 pm. Purchase admission and meet for tours at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills.

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Tuesday, March 17

Mended Hearts Support Group

2701 Laurel Street, Classroom 3, Columbia - Providence Health Education Center

Mended Hearts is a national non-profit organization made up of nearly 18,000 individuals in 300 chapters nationwide who share their stories by volunteering their time to visit patients in the hospital. Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, volunteers that are all past heart patients, meet to connect with others in order to answer questions and provide comfort to current heart patients dealing with the same situation. There is no fee to participate in this support group.

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Remington College Columbia Campus holds 3 Lives Blood Drive

607 Bush River Road

Remington College is urging people in the Columbia area to donate blood at its upcoming 3 Lives blood drive, a national effort to recruit minority blood donors and help supply local hospitals with blood. The effort has resulted in more than 12,000 pints of blood collected since the program began – that’s enough blood to save more than 36,000 lives! Why focus on minority blood donors? According to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, African American donors provide blood with unique antigens that are vital for people with sickle cell disease - which affects 70,000 people in the U.S. – as well as patients with other blood disorders. While the focus of 3 Lives is to highlight the need for minority blood donors, everyone is encouraged to give blood at the event; anyone 17 years or older and 110 pounds can donate blood. All the blood collected will go to LOCAL hospitals and medical centers to help people in the community. Please help the cause and join us to donate blood on Tuesday, March 17 from 9 am to 2 pm. Posted by Wellons Communications on behalf of Remington College.

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Wednesday, March 18

Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Thursday, March 19

Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Friday, March 20

KEMOPALOOZA

EdVenture Children's Museum, 211 Gervais St., Columbia

Purpose. Promise. PALOOZA! KEMOPALOOZA will be Friday, March 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. at EdVenture Children's Museum (211 Gervais Street, Columbia). This year’s event will feature tunes by opener Don Russo and headliner The Root Doctors as well as mobile bidding on fantastic silent and live auction items, including concert tickets, signed sports memorabilia, jewelry and spa packages in the silent auction and guitars signed by Jennifer Nettles, Clint Black and Lee Brice in the live auction. Proceeds from the event benefit CAMP KEMO Programs of Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. Tickets are available for purchase for $40 per person or $70 per couple at KEMOPALOOZA.org. Must be 21 or older to attend. Use #KEMOPALOOZA2015 to get connected on social media.

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Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Saturday, March 21

Cricket Curls Adventures Spring-A-Bration

EdVenture Children's Museum

Cricket Curls Adventures's mission is to motivate children through the power of self confidence and worth by enhancing reading literacy and character development that promotes life long readers and positive attitudes towards themselves and others. We are excited to celebrate our first year in print with our first book "Picture Day" along with the release of our second book in the series, "First Sleep Over"! The Cricket Curls Adventures Spring-A-Bration will be filled with fun and laughs as we look back on the past year, share our plans for the future and highlight a few Curly Kids who are doing some big things in our community! Hear from author and illustrator Frances F. Jones as she shares some big news and find out what's next for Cricket Curls. Come and join the fun as we celebrate this wonderfully motivating literary work!

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The MOM Sale- Spring/Summer Consignment Sale

Brookland Baptist Church-Health & Wellness Center

The Multiples of the Midlands Club is hosting its Spring/Summer M.O.M. Sale & you can save BIG! Large selection of children's clothing (preemie-14), maternity wear, toys & books, furniture & equipment, shoes, car seats, strollers, entertainment & SO much more! For this Sale- enjoy shopping for swimwear, outdoor play equipment, Easter & summer holiday apparel. FREE admission! Cash Only Sales!

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Train Show

National Guard Armory 1225 Bluff Rd. Columbia, SC

The Palmetto Chapter of the Train Collectors Association is hosting a train show at the National Guard Armory 1225 Bluff Rd. Columbia, SC on Saturday March 21, 2015 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. This year the focus of the show will be introducing children to the hobby. We have many activities for children as well as trains and accessories for sale. Choo - Chee, a 35 foot ride on train will be running outside in the parking lot. A special kid's corner is located inside of the exhibition hall, children will be able to operate model trains, participate in train races, play with Thomas the Train toys and for the younger ones, a ride on Thomas the Train.. One Lionel train set will be given away free to a lucky child under 12. Other prizes will be given away for free throughout the day. Admission is $4.00 at the door and children under 12 are free with a paying adult.

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FREE Homebuyers Workshop

North Springs Park & Recreational Center-1320 Clemson Road

The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America ("NACA") is a non-profit community advocacy and home ownership organization. NACA's primary goal is to build strong, healthy neighborhoods in urban and rural areas nationwide through affordable home ownership. NACA has made the dream of home ownership a reality for thousands of working people by counseling them honestly and effectively, enabling even those with poor credit to purchase a home or modify their predatory loan with far better terms than those provided even in the prime market. NACA's incredible mortgage program offers no down payment, no closing costs, no perfect credit, no PMI, and at a below market interest rate. NACA is offering a free seminar soon in your area. Please join us at our next event by registering on our website at www.naca.com or by call 888-302-6222.

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Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Historic Windows Restoration Workshop

Debruhl-Marshall House, 1401 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Historic Columbia, Shenandoah Restorations Inc. and the Committee for the Restoration and Beautification of Randolph Cemetery will hold a hands-on window restoration workshop at the Debruhl-Marshall House and Thompson Cottage. The workshop, led by historic preservation professionals Sean Stucker, director of facilities at Historic Columbia, and Todd Selke, vice president of Shenandoah Restoration Inc., will begin with an instructional discussion at the Debruhl-Marshall House to learn about the reasons to restore historic windows and techniques for doing so. Then, participants will move three blocks to Thompson Cottage for refreshments and the hands-on portion of the day, learning how to restore an historic window sash.

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Sunday, March 22

Golf Tournament

The Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center invites you to participate in our 2015 Golf Classic held at the pristine Members Club at Wildewood. Join us as we rally to raise funds to continue our mission of providing recreational, social, educational, and cultural activities at the JCC. Our programs and services celebrate family, foster health and well-being, embrace tradition, create friendships, and expand cultural horizons. Everyone is welcome. Show your support by becoming a sponsor or player! Text MyJCC to 80310 for a chance to win a free 3 month gym and community membership. Sponsorship Opportunities Reception Sponsor - $1,500 Company logo on the tournament banner Reception area signage Registration for four players Hyperlink on website www.jcccolumbia.org Putting Green Sponsor - $1,000 Sign on practice green Registration for two players Hyperlink on website www.jcccolumbia.org Driving Range Sponsor - $500 Sign on the driving range Hyperlink on website www.jcccolumbia.org Hole Sponsor - $250 Sign on tee-box or green All sponsorship contributions are tax deductible. Player entry ($100) includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, range balls, lunch and dinner, player gift, prizes, and unlimited snacks and beverages. Mulligans will be sold at registration: 2 for $10 (limit 2 per person). Prizes and Awards First Place Net Total Second Place Gross Total Closest to the Pin Men & Women Longest Drive Men & Women Tournament Schedule 10:30 am Registration 10:30 am Practice Range Open 11:30 am Lunch 12:30 pm Shotgun Start 5:00 pm Dinner 5:30 pm Awards 6:30 pm Tournament Ends *The tournament is captain’s choice. Amateurs only. The Members Club at Wildewood Immaculate fairways and rolling lush terrain make this course a unique natural beauty. Located at 90 Mallet Hill Road, Columbia, SC 29223 For more information, or to become a sponsor or player, contact Melanie Pace (803) 787-2023 ext. 206 melanier@jcccolumbia.org Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/919987634686791/ Organization: Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center (Kahn JCC) Website: jcccolumbia.org Address: 306 Flora Drive, Columbia, SC 29223 Contact: Melanie Pace, (803) 787-2023 ext. 206, melanier@jcccolumbia.org

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Columbia Baroque Gala

Spring Valley Country Club

This wonderful afternoon celebrating "All Things Green" features Celtic music by harpist Leah Trent, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, cash wine bar, door prizes and other surprises all to raise important funds to further artistic and educational programs which reach several thousand audience members each season through Main Stage Concerts and award-winning educational series of school concerts and Baroque recorder demonstrations done by Columbia Baroque.

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Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Wednesday, March 25

Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Thursday, March 26

J FIT FAIR

Katie & Irwin Kahn JCC. 306 Flora Drive, Columbia SC 29223

J FIT FAIR Thursday, March 26, 2015 8 am - 12 noon Free to all who attend! We will be promoting health & fitness, lifestyle, nutrition, creative crafts, demonstrations, healthy bites, entertainment, and hands-on activities. ATTENTION ALL VENDORS & POTENTIAL SPONSORS: Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to market your business to our diverse members and community by reserving a table now. SPACES ARE LIMITED SO DON’T DELAY! All you need to do is visit our website, jcccolumbia.org, and download a vendor application [10% discount for JCC members]. For more information or to become a sponsor, call or email Debby Mullen. 803 787 2023 ext 202 | debbym@jcccolumbia.org

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Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Sandlapper Singers present: Music that Changed Me

Incarnation Lutheran Church, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

MARCH 26 & 27 “Music That Changed Me” The spring concert will be a potpourri of musical styles that influenced the life and work of our Artistic Director Lillian Quackenbush. Selections will include classical, sacred, musical theater, opera, treble choral, and music for large ensembles. Guest artists will include our Side-By-Side high school choral ensemble Richland Northeast, special soloist friends of the Artistic Director, and a “sing-along” with the audience to complete the concert. Venues: Thursday-Incarnation Lutheran, 3005 Devine St 29205. Friday- St. Andrews Presbyterian,6952 St Andrews Rd 29212

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Friday, March 27

Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Sandlapper Singers present: Music that Changed Me

Incarnation Lutheran Church, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

MARCH 26 & 27 “Music That Changed Me” The spring concert will be a potpourri of musical styles that influenced the life and work of our Artistic Director Lillian Quackenbush. Selections will include classical, sacred, musical theater, opera, treble choral, and music for large ensembles. Guest artists will include our Side-By-Side high school choral ensemble Richland Northeast, special soloist friends of the Artistic Director, and a “sing-along” with the audience to complete the concert. Venues: Thursday-Incarnation Lutheran, 3005 Devine St 29205. Friday- St. Andrews Presbyterian,6952 St Andrews Rd 29212

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Swingin’ at the Big Apple

The Big Apple, 1000 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Historic Columbia and the dance team of Richard Durlach and Breedlove will step back in time at the historic Big Apple to present a night of swing dancing. Join us for dance lessons from our instructors from 7 - 8 pm, then stay for an open dance with the special guests from the Palmetto Swing Dance Association until 11 pm.

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Spring Break Youth Camp

SESSION 1 (CAMP GESHER) 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Ages 3 -14 $45 per day / members $60 per day / community March 27 - April 3 Enjoy a week of Camp Gesher with our Camp Director, Risa and Gesher staff. Daily themes, extensive programming, swimming, sports, crafts, and more! SESSION 2 (DAY AT THE J) 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Ages 3-14 $35 per day / members $50 per day / community April 6 - April 10 Day at the J will run all week! We will have a focus on fun in a safe environment with sports, Gaga, playground, swimming, crafts, an afternoon movie and more! Text MyJCC to 80310 for a chance to win a free 3 month gym and community membership! Sign up by Friday, March 13 to get a 10% discount! Organization: Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center (Kahn JCC) Website: jcccolumbia.org Address: 306 Flora Drive, Columbia, SC 29223 Contact: Melanie Pace, (803) 787-2023 ext. 206, melanier@jcccolumbia.org

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Saturday, March 28

Abraham.In.Motion presents: Pavement

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College. 7300 College St. Irmo, SC, 29063

Fresh from a MacArthur Genius Award win, acclaimed choreographer Kyle Abraham and his company, Abraham.In.Motion, present Pavement, an urban-contemporary dance performance which tells the story of two historically black neighborhoods in Pittsburgh and their cultural ebbs and flows. Drawing from the classic hip-hop movie Boyz N the Hood and Abraham’s early years spent in his inner-city hometown, Pavement pays amusing homage to the bold, backwards-jean and faded high top styles of ‘90s hip-hop – while paying deeper tribute to a culture historically battling discrimination. Post-modern dance lovers will appreciate Abraham’s pedigree, which includes time spent with the legendary Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane company. Don’t miss what The New York Times describes as “lush movement, infectious music and magnetic dancers (the choreographer included).” Contains a brief instance of strong language. $30.

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Easter Eggstravaganza

Fuller Park, 9987 Dunbarton Boulevard, Barnwell, SC

Trinity Motorcycle Social Club (Trinity MSC) is a non-profit organization which strives to support our communities in which we work and live. We have members located in Columbia, Barnwell, Denmark, Columbus, GA and Baltimore, MD. Our club is also a member of the Midlands Bikers Association, In 2014 we held our 9th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza at Fuller Park in Barnwell, SC and we are proud to say that we will be returning to Barnwell again for this year’s event, which is scheduled for March 28, 2015. This is a family oriented event, so everyone is invited to attend. If you have any questions please feel free to call myself, Keisha Williams or Shalanda Priester at the numbers listed. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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3RD Annual Salute to Veterans & Active Military

18929 Main Hwy., Olar, SC 29843

THIS IS BOTH FOR CIVILIANS AND VETERANS TO COME ON MARCH 28, 2015. WE WANT ACTIVE DUTY, RETIRED, DISABLED VETERANS, AND FAMILIES THAT HAVE WOUNDED DISABLED VETERANS OR FAMILIES THAT HAS PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE WITH THE LOSS OF THEIR LOVED ONE. THINK ON THIS PEOPLE, THIS IS NOT JUST TO HONOR VIETNAM VETERANS BUT TO HONOR ALL VETERANS OF THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE ONES TO COME. THIS IS NOT A BIKER EVENT, BUT IT IS BEING HELD BY BIKERS OF BULLDOG CYCLES AND MAD HATTERS RC. SO PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR VETERANS. THANKS IN ADVANCE

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Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Abraham.In.Motion presents: Pavement

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College

Fresh from a MacArthur Genius Award win, acclaimed choreographer Kyle Abraham and his company, Abraham.In.Motion, present Pavement, an urban-contemporary dance performance which tells the story of two historically black neighborhoods in Pittsburgh and their cultural ebbs and flows. Drawing from the classic hip-hop movie Boyz N the Hood and Abraham’s early years spent in his inner-city hometown, Pavement pays amusing homage to the bold, backwards-jean and faded high top styles of ‘90s hip-hop – while paying deeper tribute to a culture historically battling discrimination. Post-modern dance lovers will appreciate Abraham’s pedigree, which includes time spent with the legendary Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane company. Don’t miss what The New York Times describes as “lush movement, infectious music and magnetic dancers (the choreographer included).” Contains a brief instance of strong language. $30. Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College. 7300 College St. Irmo, SC, 29063. Tickets and more info at HarbisonTheatre.org.

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Easter Egg Splosion

711 Longtown Road Columbia, SC

For children ages birth through 5th grade. Bring your own basket. Inflatable rides, carnival games, popcorn and 30,000 candy-filled Easter eggs! drawings for prizes including a Wii U. Must be present to win. Avoid the long line that Saturday by pre-registering online at www.northstarcolumbia.org Rain date is April 4th.

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Sunday, March 29

Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Wednesday, April 01

Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Thursday, April 02

Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Friday, April 03

Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Saturday, April 04

Bunny Hop 5K at the Downtown YMCA

1420 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29201

A 5k that starts and ends at the Y through historic Downtown Columbia. Benefits the Y’s Annual Campaign, which lives by its mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities each day by never turning anyone away who cannot afford a YMCA program or Y-service. Cash prizes to the top 3 male and female finishers and age group awards! Packet pickup day before or an hour before race begins. $25 registration includes t-shirt, ages 6 and up. Register and more info at http://www.columbiaymca.org

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Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Sunday, April 05

Easter Sunrise Service at the State House (front steps)

SC State House, 1101 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201

You are invited to the 2015 Resurrection Sunday Sunrise Service at the State House (front steps). April 5: 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM All are welcome to this community celebration of Christ's resurrection! Come and bring someone with you. Seating available on the front steps. For more information, please call (803)765-9711, x203 LOCATION: 1101 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201 INCLEMENT WEATHER LOCATION: Elmwood Ave Church of God, 1427 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201 TO VIEW POSTER: http://www.elmwoodcog.org/#!upcoming-events HOST CHURCH WEBSITE: http://www.elmwoodcog.org/#!

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Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Tuesday, April 07

Providence Cooks!

Providence Orthopedic Hospital, 120 Gateway Corporate Blvd., Columbia - Main Lobby

This award winning cooking class is more than just another demonstration. This is the key to making heart healthy food a flavorful staple in your diet. From tailgating to a multi-course holiday meal, this is by far Providence Hospitals’ most popular community class offering. Join our chefs, registered dietitian, and special guests for the next Providence Cooks! class, offered on the 1st Tuesday of most months of the year. Each class is $20 per person. Pre-registration is required, so please call 803-256-5381 or (toll free) 877-256-5381 to register.

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Wednesday, April 08

Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Thursday, April 09

Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Friday, April 10

Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Saturday, April 11

701 CCA Presents: Columbia Open Studios

April 11-12, 2015 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents the 5th anniversary of Columbia Open Studios, a free, self-led driving tour of artists’ working studios spanning the City of Columbia and Richland and Lexington Counties, showcasing the Midlands’ brilliant visual art community. This weekend-long tour allows the public to meet and interact with the artists in a variety of unique studio environments. Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 12-6 p.m. Preview party at 701 Whaley April 9, 7-9 p.m. Visit www.columbiaopenstudios.org for more information. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/352696508237582/

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Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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TOUCH A TRUCK, presented by the Junior League of Columbia

State Farmers Market, 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia, South Carolina

The 6th annual Touch A Truck event will transform the State Farmers Market into a world of big rigs and heavy machinery for young and old alike to see up close! Kids will have the opportunity to explore exhibits like fire trucks, law enforcement vehicles, bulldozers, agricultural machinery, and antique military vehicles, as well as meet the men and women who build, protect, and serve the Midlands. This community event also features family-friendly entertainment, public safety information, plus healthy eating activities from the Junior League of Columbia's Kids in the Kitchen. Mascots, face painting, and other amusements will round out the fun. Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:00 am to 2:00 pm State Farmers Market 3483 Charleston Highway West Columbia, South Carolina Admission is $6 per person or $20 for a family 4-pack of tickets. Children under 2 are free with a paying adult.

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4th Annual “It’s All About Herbs” Festival at the Lexington County Museum

The Lexington County Museum is located at 231 Fox Street, Lexington, SC

4th Annual “It’s All About Herbs” Festival at the Lexington County Museum Presented by The Herb Bunch of Lexington, SC Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 9am – 4pm The Lexington County Museum is located at 231 Fox Street, Lexington, SC *Free Admission *Plant sale with numerous varieties of herbs and other plants grown especially for our festival *Three limited seating, $5 ticketed educational seminars: 1. Donna ( Bundrick) Griffin, marketing/ PR for Rawl Farms will present a cooking demonstration. 2. Rudy Mancke, a well-known SC naturalist will speak. The topic will be announced at a later date. 3. Barbara Whittaker will provide a grilling pizza with herbs demonstration. *A special event will be our “TEA TIME”, a $15 ticketed, limited seating event featuring teas and delicacies will be presented by our members. *A silent auction fundraiser to support our causes *Food vendors offering special yummy and delicious foods for the whole family * An array of herb related/natural items will be available for sale by local vendors * The Fox House will be open for viewing all day and the museum will provide a free tour at 3 p.m. Proceeds from the festival: Provide a scholarship for a Lexington County student for an education in the field of Horticulture; Help maintain a Colonial Herb Garden on the grounds of the Lexington County Museum; Help provide professional herbalists to educate the Lexington Community on the many uses of herbs for cooking, growing, crafting and medicinal purposes. For ticket pre-purchasing contact: Patricia Gates, 803-530-7530. patricia.gates@oit.edu. Visit us at: www.facebook.com/theherbbunch https://www.facebook.com/events/1443972945836444/?source=1

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2015 Cayce Festival of the Arts

Guignard Brickworks, Knox Abbot Dr., Cayce, SC

The 2015 Cayce Festival of the Arts will be a one-day arts and crafts show held on April 11, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Guignard Brickworks on Knox Abbot Drive in Cayce, S.C. The show will feature artists, crafters and authors/writers from South Carolina and the surrounding states. The event is free to the public and family friendly. It is organized by the Cayce Avenues Neighborhood Association; net proceeds from the event will benefit a local charity of the association's choosing. If you'd like more information about the event, contact us at cayce.avenues.assn@gmail.com. If you're interested in submitting an artist application, please visit the Artist Info page. If you're interested in sponsoring the event, please visit the Sponsor Info page. http://caycefestivalofthearts.blogspot.com/

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At the Movies: Presented by the SC Philharmonic with Musical Director Morihiko Nakahara

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College. 7300 College St. Irmo, SC, 29063.

Did your heart swell the first time you heard the “Moon River” harmonica solo in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Does the Jaws theme still strike a nerve? Bring the whole family and revisit the film scores that gave you goose bumps, tickled your funny bone and created lasting memories in the movie house. $28. Tickets and more info at HarbisonTheatre.org.

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Sunday, April 12

701 CCA Presents: Columbia Open Studios

April 11-12, 2015 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents the 5th anniversary of Columbia Open Studios, a free, self-led driving tour of artists’ working studios spanning the City of Columbia and Richland and Lexington Counties, showcasing the Midlands’ brilliant visual art community. This weekend-long tour allows the public to meet and interact with the artists in a variety of unique studio environments. Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 12-6 p.m. Preview party at 701 Whaley April 9, 7-9 p.m. Visit www.columbiaopenstudios.org for more information. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/352696508237582/

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Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Tuesday, April 14

WomenHeart Support Group

2001 Laurel St, Columbia

WomenHeart Columbia is a local chapter of the women’s support network for heart disease survivors, provided exclusively by Providence Hospital. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, women heart disease survivors come together to meet and offer support to each other, as well as, enjoy educational talks by healthcare professionals. There is no fee to participate in this support group.

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Wednesday, April 15

Indie Grits Film Festival

Nickelodeon Theatre 1607 Main St

Indie Grits Film Festival, the Southeast’s premier film and culture festival in Columbia, S.C. for DIY media-makers, will take place April 15-19, 2015, and for the first time, the festival will have a theme: “Future Perfect.” Additionally, 2015’s Indie Grits will feature visual artists with a connection to the Southeast whose work will enhance Columbia’s public spaces during the festival for a multi-faceted exhibit, thanks to funding by an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The ninth annual Indie Grits, hosted by the Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina’s oldest art-house cinema located on Main Street in South Carolina’s capital city, will feature five full days of the best DIY short, experimental, animated and student film, music, food and outside-the-box artistic performances from South Carolina and the Southeast. Indie Grits has twice been named one of MovieMaker magazine’s Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World. In addition to competition films screening at the Nickelodeon Theatre and Tapp’s throughout the festival, Indie Grits has several special events planned. Indie Grits 2015 schedule of events (stay tuned to IndieGrits.com as events and times are finalized): • Wednesday, April 15 o 6-11 p.m.: Opening Night Party, Boyd Plaza. Free admission for this popular party. Enjoy live music by Charlotte-based Hectorina, curated pop-up cinema in the Mini-Cine (made of a recycled shipping container) and more. • Thursday, April 16 o 6-9 p.m.: Future Perfect: This year’s artists will show their visual artworks installed in venues up and down Main Street. o 8 p.m.: Fork & Spoon Records will celebrate their fifth anniversary with an artist showcase at Music Farm. • Friday, April 17 o 9 p.m.: Back by popular demand, Toby Lou brings his Weekly Revue variety show from New Orleans to Columbia at the Big Apple. o 11 p.m. – 5 a.m.: All-night taco party at The Whig • Saturday, April 18 o A full day of events including Kindie Grits and its animation workshop for children, Hip Hop Family Day, the Spork in Hand Puppet Slam, and the Indie Grits Closing Party. • Sunday, April 19 o Slow Food at Indie Grits brings the best chefs in Columbia together as they each prepare a dish that features local, sustainable ingredients. o Indie Grits will screen the juried film competition winning films in single programs throughout the afternoon at The Nick. Additionally tech enthusiasts will enjoy gaming opportunities at Indie Bits with indie games placed in various venues around Main Street. And Indie Grits attendees will also find tech events at ConvergeSC and POSSCON, as their conferences overlap with Indie Grits in downtown Columbia. “Forty percent of attendees from last year’s Indie Grits lived outside of Columbia, and we want to do more to attract even more out-of-town participants,” said Seth Gadsden, co-director of Indie Grits Film Festival. “Our participant and attendance numbers are growing each year, but folks tell us again and again that they want to be able to attend more Indie Grits events while they’re in town. So a five-day format will concentrate all the events you’ve come to love about Indie Grits, plus some events we’re adding, like our brand-new artist residency program and art exhibitions. We’re hoping a jam-packed festival will mean that more people will bring a critical mass to downtown Columbia during Indie Grits.” For more information on Indie Grits, visit www.indiegrits.com or contact Seth Gadsden, festival co-director at Seth@IndieGrits.com, (803) 254-8324. Follow @IndieGrits on Twitter and Facebook. ###

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Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Thursday, April 16

Indie Grits Film Festival

Nickelodeon Theatre 1607 Main St

Indie Grits Film Festival, the Southeast’s premier film and culture festival in Columbia, S.C. for DIY media-makers, will take place April 15-19, 2015, and for the first time, the festival will have a theme: “Future Perfect.” Additionally, 2015’s Indie Grits will feature visual artists with a connection to the Southeast whose work will enhance Columbia’s public spaces during the festival for a multi-faceted exhibit, thanks to funding by an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The ninth annual Indie Grits, hosted by the Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina’s oldest art-house cinema located on Main Street in South Carolina’s capital city, will feature five full days of the best DIY short, experimental, animated and student film, music, food and outside-the-box artistic performances from South Carolina and the Southeast. Indie Grits has twice been named one of MovieMaker magazine’s Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World. In addition to competition films screening at the Nickelodeon Theatre and Tapp’s throughout the festival, Indie Grits has several special events planned. Indie Grits 2015 schedule of events (stay tuned to IndieGrits.com as events and times are finalized): • Wednesday, April 15 o 6-11 p.m.: Opening Night Party, Boyd Plaza. Free admission for this popular party. Enjoy live music by Charlotte-based Hectorina, curated pop-up cinema in the Mini-Cine (made of a recycled shipping container) and more. • Thursday, April 16 o 6-9 p.m.: Future Perfect: This year’s artists will show their visual artworks installed in venues up and down Main Street. o 8 p.m.: Fork & Spoon Records will celebrate their fifth anniversary with an artist showcase at Music Farm. • Friday, April 17 o 9 p.m.: Back by popular demand, Toby Lou brings his Weekly Revue variety show from New Orleans to Columbia at the Big Apple. o 11 p.m. – 5 a.m.: All-night taco party at The Whig • Saturday, April 18 o A full day of events including Kindie Grits and its animation workshop for children, Hip Hop Family Day, the Spork in Hand Puppet Slam, and the Indie Grits Closing Party. • Sunday, April 19 o Slow Food at Indie Grits brings the best chefs in Columbia together as they each prepare a dish that features local, sustainable ingredients. o Indie Grits will screen the juried film competition winning films in single programs throughout the afternoon at The Nick. Additionally tech enthusiasts will enjoy gaming opportunities at Indie Bits with indie games placed in various venues around Main Street. And Indie Grits attendees will also find tech events at ConvergeSC and POSSCON, as their conferences overlap with Indie Grits in downtown Columbia. “Forty percent of attendees from last year’s Indie Grits lived outside of Columbia, and we want to do more to attract even more out-of-town participants,” said Seth Gadsden, co-director of Indie Grits Film Festival. “Our participant and attendance numbers are growing each year, but folks tell us again and again that they want to be able to attend more Indie Grits events while they’re in town. So a five-day format will concentrate all the events you’ve come to love about Indie Grits, plus some events we’re adding, like our brand-new artist residency program and art exhibitions. We’re hoping a jam-packed festival will mean that more people will bring a critical mass to downtown Columbia during Indie Grits.” For more information on Indie Grits, visit www.indiegrits.com or contact Seth Gadsden, festival co-director at Seth@IndieGrits.com, (803) 254-8324. Follow @IndieGrits on Twitter and Facebook. ###

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Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Friday, April 17

Indie Grits Film Festival

Nickelodeon Theatre 1607 Main St

Indie Grits Film Festival, the Southeast’s premier film and culture festival in Columbia, S.C. for DIY media-makers, will take place April 15-19, 2015, and for the first time, the festival will have a theme: “Future Perfect.” Additionally, 2015’s Indie Grits will feature visual artists with a connection to the Southeast whose work will enhance Columbia’s public spaces during the festival for a multi-faceted exhibit, thanks to funding by an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The ninth annual Indie Grits, hosted by the Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina’s oldest art-house cinema located on Main Street in South Carolina’s capital city, will feature five full days of the best DIY short, experimental, animated and student film, music, food and outside-the-box artistic performances from South Carolina and the Southeast. Indie Grits has twice been named one of MovieMaker magazine’s Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World. In addition to competition films screening at the Nickelodeon Theatre and Tapp’s throughout the festival, Indie Grits has several special events planned. Indie Grits 2015 schedule of events (stay tuned to IndieGrits.com as events and times are finalized): • Wednesday, April 15 o 6-11 p.m.: Opening Night Party, Boyd Plaza. Free admission for this popular party. Enjoy live music by Charlotte-based Hectorina, curated pop-up cinema in the Mini-Cine (made of a recycled shipping container) and more. • Thursday, April 16 o 6-9 p.m.: Future Perfect: This year’s artists will show their visual artworks installed in venues up and down Main Street. o 8 p.m.: Fork & Spoon Records will celebrate their fifth anniversary with an artist showcase at Music Farm. • Friday, April 17 o 9 p.m.: Back by popular demand, Toby Lou brings his Weekly Revue variety show from New Orleans to Columbia at the Big Apple. o 11 p.m. – 5 a.m.: All-night taco party at The Whig • Saturday, April 18 o A full day of events including Kindie Grits and its animation workshop for children, Hip Hop Family Day, the Spork in Hand Puppet Slam, and the Indie Grits Closing Party. • Sunday, April 19 o Slow Food at Indie Grits brings the best chefs in Columbia together as they each prepare a dish that features local, sustainable ingredients. o Indie Grits will screen the juried film competition winning films in single programs throughout the afternoon at The Nick. Additionally tech enthusiasts will enjoy gaming opportunities at Indie Bits with indie games placed in various venues around Main Street. And Indie Grits attendees will also find tech events at ConvergeSC and POSSCON, as their conferences overlap with Indie Grits in downtown Columbia. “Forty percent of attendees from last year’s Indie Grits lived outside of Columbia, and we want to do more to attract even more out-of-town participants,” said Seth Gadsden, co-director of Indie Grits Film Festival. “Our participant and attendance numbers are growing each year, but folks tell us again and again that they want to be able to attend more Indie Grits events while they’re in town. So a five-day format will concentrate all the events you’ve come to love about Indie Grits, plus some events we’re adding, like our brand-new artist residency program and art exhibitions. We’re hoping a jam-packed festival will mean that more people will bring a critical mass to downtown Columbia during Indie Grits.” For more information on Indie Grits, visit www.indiegrits.com or contact Seth Gadsden, festival co-director at Seth@IndieGrits.com, (803) 254-8324. Follow @IndieGrits on Twitter and Facebook. ###

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Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Saturday, April 18

Suffering and Heartbreaks Caused by the American Civil War

United States

A tour will be given of the Rivers Bridge Civil War Battlefield. Dr Debbie Wallsmith will discuss the prisons at Andersonville and Camp Lawton. Mrs. Mike Kirby and Phil Gaines will discuss their family connections to the Battle of Rivers Bridge and what it means to them. These talks will be followed by a reception with light snacks.

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Indie Grits Film Festival

Nickelodeon Theatre 1607 Main St

Indie Grits Film Festival, the Southeast’s premier film and culture festival in Columbia, S.C. for DIY media-makers, will take place April 15-19, 2015, and for the first time, the festival will have a theme: “Future Perfect.” Additionally, 2015’s Indie Grits will feature visual artists with a connection to the Southeast whose work will enhance Columbia’s public spaces during the festival for a multi-faceted exhibit, thanks to funding by an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The ninth annual Indie Grits, hosted by the Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina’s oldest art-house cinema located on Main Street in South Carolina’s capital city, will feature five full days of the best DIY short, experimental, animated and student film, music, food and outside-the-box artistic performances from South Carolina and the Southeast. Indie Grits has twice been named one of MovieMaker magazine’s Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World. In addition to competition films screening at the Nickelodeon Theatre and Tapp’s throughout the festival, Indie Grits has several special events planned. Indie Grits 2015 schedule of events (stay tuned to IndieGrits.com as events and times are finalized): • Wednesday, April 15 o 6-11 p.m.: Opening Night Party, Boyd Plaza. Free admission for this popular party. Enjoy live music by Charlotte-based Hectorina, curated pop-up cinema in the Mini-Cine (made of a recycled shipping container) and more. • Thursday, April 16 o 6-9 p.m.: Future Perfect: This year’s artists will show their visual artworks installed in venues up and down Main Street. o 8 p.m.: Fork & Spoon Records will celebrate their fifth anniversary with an artist showcase at Music Farm. • Friday, April 17 o 9 p.m.: Back by popular demand, Toby Lou brings his Weekly Revue variety show from New Orleans to Columbia at the Big Apple. o 11 p.m. – 5 a.m.: All-night taco party at The Whig • Saturday, April 18 o A full day of events including Kindie Grits and its animation workshop for children, Hip Hop Family Day, the Spork in Hand Puppet Slam, and the Indie Grits Closing Party. • Sunday, April 19 o Slow Food at Indie Grits brings the best chefs in Columbia together as they each prepare a dish that features local, sustainable ingredients. o Indie Grits will screen the juried film competition winning films in single programs throughout the afternoon at The Nick. Additionally tech enthusiasts will enjoy gaming opportunities at Indie Bits with indie games placed in various venues around Main Street. And Indie Grits attendees will also find tech events at ConvergeSC and POSSCON, as their conferences overlap with Indie Grits in downtown Columbia. “Forty percent of attendees from last year’s Indie Grits lived outside of Columbia, and we want to do more to attract even more out-of-town participants,” said Seth Gadsden, co-director of Indie Grits Film Festival. “Our participant and attendance numbers are growing each year, but folks tell us again and again that they want to be able to attend more Indie Grits events while they’re in town. So a five-day format will concentrate all the events you’ve come to love about Indie Grits, plus some events we’re adding, like our brand-new artist residency program and art exhibitions. We’re hoping a jam-packed festival will mean that more people will bring a critical mass to downtown Columbia during Indie Grits.” For more information on Indie Grits, visit www.indiegrits.com or contact Seth Gadsden, festival co-director at Seth@IndieGrits.com, (803) 254-8324. Follow @IndieGrits on Twitter and Facebook. ###

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Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Sunday, April 19

Indie Grits Film Festival

Nickelodeon Theatre 1607 Main St

Indie Grits Film Festival, the Southeast’s premier film and culture festival in Columbia, S.C. for DIY media-makers, will take place April 15-19, 2015, and for the first time, the festival will have a theme: “Future Perfect.” Additionally, 2015’s Indie Grits will feature visual artists with a connection to the Southeast whose work will enhance Columbia’s public spaces during the festival for a multi-faceted exhibit, thanks to funding by an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The ninth annual Indie Grits, hosted by the Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina’s oldest art-house cinema located on Main Street in South Carolina’s capital city, will feature five full days of the best DIY short, experimental, animated and student film, music, food and outside-the-box artistic performances from South Carolina and the Southeast. Indie Grits has twice been named one of MovieMaker magazine’s Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World. In addition to competition films screening at the Nickelodeon Theatre and Tapp’s throughout the festival, Indie Grits has several special events planned. Indie Grits 2015 schedule of events (stay tuned to IndieGrits.com as events and times are finalized): • Wednesday, April 15 o 6-11 p.m.: Opening Night Party, Boyd Plaza. Free admission for this popular party. Enjoy live music by Charlotte-based Hectorina, curated pop-up cinema in the Mini-Cine (made of a recycled shipping container) and more. • Thursday, April 16 o 6-9 p.m.: Future Perfect: This year’s artists will show their visual artworks installed in venues up and down Main Street. o 8 p.m.: Fork & Spoon Records will celebrate their fifth anniversary with an artist showcase at Music Farm. • Friday, April 17 o 9 p.m.: Back by popular demand, Toby Lou brings his Weekly Revue variety show from New Orleans to Columbia at the Big Apple. o 11 p.m. – 5 a.m.: All-night taco party at The Whig • Saturday, April 18 o A full day of events including Kindie Grits and its animation workshop for children, Hip Hop Family Day, the Spork in Hand Puppet Slam, and the Indie Grits Closing Party. • Sunday, April 19 o Slow Food at Indie Grits brings the best chefs in Columbia together as they each prepare a dish that features local, sustainable ingredients. o Indie Grits will screen the juried film competition winning films in single programs throughout the afternoon at The Nick. Additionally tech enthusiasts will enjoy gaming opportunities at Indie Bits with indie games placed in various venues around Main Street. And Indie Grits attendees will also find tech events at ConvergeSC and POSSCON, as their conferences overlap with Indie Grits in downtown Columbia. “Forty percent of attendees from last year’s Indie Grits lived outside of Columbia, and we want to do more to attract even more out-of-town participants,” said Seth Gadsden, co-director of Indie Grits Film Festival. “Our participant and attendance numbers are growing each year, but folks tell us again and again that they want to be able to attend more Indie Grits events while they’re in town. So a five-day format will concentrate all the events you’ve come to love about Indie Grits, plus some events we’re adding, like our brand-new artist residency program and art exhibitions. We’re hoping a jam-packed festival will mean that more people will bring a critical mass to downtown Columbia during Indie Grits.” For more information on Indie Grits, visit www.indiegrits.com or contact Seth Gadsden, festival co-director at Seth@IndieGrits.com, (803) 254-8324. Follow @IndieGrits on Twitter and Facebook. ###

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Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

701 Whaley St

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis Dance that examined contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. Otitigbe chose to adopt Ruptured Silence as the title of his solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, video experimental drawings that are alternative representations of familiar themes and objects. While in residence at 701 CCA, Otitigbe will collaborate with Wideman/ Davis Dance to develop Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs, a new media and dance performance installation that explores the deconstruction of a southern civil rights memento, the confederate flag. Ruptured Silence: Racist Symbols and Signs will be performed March 27 and 28 at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with an open rehearsal on March 19, 1-5pm. During his residency, which ends March 29, Otitigbe will also create a temporary public sculpture, Passing Point, for outside on the Wayne St. side of 701 Whaley. Passing Point, which is inspired by elephant ear woven baskets from the Gullah people, creates a dialogue between mathematics, experimental architecture, and cultural traditions that are underrepresented in much of South Carolina’s public art. The piece, which includes multiple points of entry, allows visitors to insert themselves into a shared experience. Otitigbe will present an artist talk on Passing Point, Sunday, March 15, 3 pm. Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice investigates issues of race, technology, politics, and shared experiences. He creates opportunities for people to reflect and socialize; his projects can be experienced as a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or sculptural intervention. Otitigbe uses his creative practice to construct knowledge constellations that chart his identity and experiences as a Nigerian-American-Artist-Engineer-DJ, to suggest a few. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003). He earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute, Berlin & New York (2012). For further inquiries, contact info@701cca.org or call Sheldon Paschal (803) 319-9949. 701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

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Slow Food at Indie Grits Sustainable Chefs Showcase

711 Whaley, Columbia, SC

The Midlands’ finest eco-conscious chefs will serve small bites featuring sustainably produced ingredients at this popular culinary fiesta, presented by Slow Food Columbia. Guests will enjoy tastings by 17 chefs, a Slow Food community potluck, tunes by the Greater Columbia Society for the Preservation of Soul and a cash bar with craft beers and great wines by The Whig. Entering its fifth year, Slow Food at Indie Grits has been a sold-out smash hit described as “laid-back,” “family-friendly,” and “a can’t miss event for foodies and green enthusiasts.” An official partner event of the Nickelodeon Theater’s 9th Annual Indie Grits Festival. For more information, contact info@slowfoodcolumbia.org. Tickets on sale March 1 at http://www.indiegrits.com. @slowfoodcola @indiegrits. Tickets: $25/$20/$10

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Dollar Sunday at Historic Columbia

The Gift Shop at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties are invited to take a guided tour of one of our historic house museums for just $1! Visit the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion or the Mann-Simons Site. General admission prices apply for any house tours after the first. Walk-ins welcome! Tours begin at the top of the hour from 1 pm - 4 pm. Purchase admission and meet for tours at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills.

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Tuesday, April 21

Mended Hearts Support Group

2701 Laurel Street, Classroom 3, Columbia - Providence Health Education Center

Mended Hearts is a national non-profit organization made up of nearly 18,000 individuals in 300 chapters nationwide who share their stories by volunteering their time to visit patients in the hospital. Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, volunteers that are all past heart patients, meet to connect with others in order to answer questions and provide comfort to current heart patients dealing with the same situation. There is no fee to participate in this support group.

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Thursday, April 23

Wine Women & Shoes

Stone River

What do a Sauvignon Blanc and strappy stiletto have in common? What platform pump pairs perfectly with a Pinot Noir? Find out by joining Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia, SC on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at one of Columbia’s premiere event venues, Stone River, as we partner with Wine Women & Shoes to host the first ever fundraiser that pairs fine wines with fabulous shoes in the Midlands! This smart, sophisticated, one-of-a kind event combines a wine tasting with a highly anticipated marketplace filled with designer shoes, clothing, jewelry and accessories to purchase followed by a glamorous fashion show. Throughout the night guests can bid on several amazing live auction lots or purchase a chance to win thousands of dollars of fine wine, jewelry, shoes, clothing and more! Splurge to be part of our VIP party for early access to the evening’s hottest items, an upgraded swag bag and other exclusive perks made available only to our VIP’s! Don’t forget about our fabulous SHOE GUYS, they are sure to be the hit of the party! Join us as we sip, savor and shop to raise money for critically ill or injured children and their families. Only a limited number of VIP and general admission tickets will be sold. Be sure to buy yours today before this party sells out! For more information or to purchase your tickets visit www.winewomenandshoes.com/columbiasc.

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McDaniels Golf Classic

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., Columbia

Join Palmetto Health Foundation for the 25th McDaniels Golf Classic, benefiting Palmetto Health Cancer Centers! This year’s event will kick-off on Thursday, April 23, 6-9 p.m., with an auction and reception at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The evening will include a seated dinner, open bar and mobile bidding on silent and live auctions items, including great getaways and fantastic dining packages. Auction reservations are available for $175 each. You can also reserve a table for eight with a table sponsorship for $1,500 (limited number available). The golf tournament will follow on Friday, April 24, at Ft. Jackson Golf Club. Golfers will take to both the Old Hickory and Wildcat courses for a day on the links and enjoy a delicious steak dinner at the end of the tournament. You can get involved by donating an auction item, becoming a sponsor, reserving a ticket for the auction or playing in the tournament. See complete details at McDanielsGolfClassic.org.

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Rooftop Rhythms Spring 2015

Richland Mall 3400 Forest Dr

WHAT: Warmer weather means the return of Rooftop Rhythms, hosted by the City of Forest Acres. This popular, free neighborhood event will take place twice this spring, April 23 and May 21 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. As always, this family-friendly evening will feature live music and lots of free children’s entertainment. Forest Acres restaurants will have dishes available for purchase. Stay tuned to Facebook as more restaurants are added. Admission is free. Food, beer, wine (by Liquid Assets) and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Cash only, please. SCHEDULE: Thursday, April 23 6-9 p.m. — The Root Doctors Thursday, May 21 6-9 p.m. – The Business will have the crowd dancing and singing the night away. WHERE: The rooftop of Richland Mall, at the corner of Beltline Boulevard and Forest Drive (3400 Forest Drive). MORE: Families can bring lawn chairs and blankets to settle in and enjoy the tunes. Children will enjoy free balloon art by Joey Young, face painting by SarahDippity, magic by John Tudor, Shutterbooth photo booth with fun photo props and a bounce house and obstacle course. Please, no coolers or pets. Rooftop Rhythms is hosted and funded by the City of Forest Acres. Learn more Rooftop Rhythms at www.facebook.com/RooftopRhythms.

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Saturday, April 25

2015 Walk MS: Columbia

Riverfront Park: 312 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other - a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we've made and to show the power of our connections. When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 18,00 people living with MS in North and South Carolina. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts. Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today at www.walkMS.org or by calling 704-525-2955. Check-in opens at 8am. The walk starts at 9am. Modern Automotive is the title sponsor.

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Fairfield Behavioral Health Services 18th Annual 5K Run/Walk

Fairfield County Magestrite

This is an annual public event that raises awareness about the dangers and negative impact of alcohol abuse and underage drinking that can affect the individual, family, and community. Your participation will encourage community support for substance abuser prevention and recovery, as well as promote healthy lifestyles.

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Sunday, April 26

Kite Festival

Sunday, April 26 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Free Family fun, fabulous prizes, free beverages, and food truck rodeo Text MyJCC to 80310 for a chance to win a free 3 month gym and community membership! Everyone is welcome! First 50 kids get free kites! Free entry with a non-perishable food item donation. Food donations will be given to Harvest Hope & Jewish Family Service. Organization: Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center (Kahn JCC) Website: jcccolumbia.org Address: 306 Flora Drive, Columbia, SC 29223 Contact: Melanie Pace, (803) 787-2023 ext. 206, melanier@jcccolumbia.org

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Saturday, May 02

Festival of Roses Road Race with the Orangeburg YMCA

Orangeburg Fine Arts Center 649 Riverside Drive Orangeburg, SC 29115

5k, 12k, Double Down (17K) and Kids Fun Run at the beautiful Edisto Gardens in Orangeburg. This race has an event for all fitness levels! All proceeds benefit the Y’s Annual Campaign Campaign, which lives by its mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities each day by never turning anyone away who cannot afford a YMCA program or Y-service. For fees, to register and more info visit http://www.orangeburgymca.org

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Relay for Life-Lexington County

River Bluff High School

Relay for Life-Lexington will be held SATURDAY, May 2, 2015 at River Bluff High School. Relay For Life teams are committed to finishing the fight against cancer and raise funds to support the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission. Teams and individuals can sign up for the Relay For Life event by visiting www.RelayForLife.org/lexingtonsc or by calling 1-800-227-2345.

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Sunday, May 03

The Big Nosh

6719 North Trenholm Road, Columbia SC 29206

The Big Nosh Tree of Life Jewish Cultural Festival Sunday, May 3, 2015 Tree of Life Congregation 6719 North Trenholm Road Columbia, SC 29206 11 am – 3 pm Free Onsite Parking FREE Admission The sixth annual BIG NOSH event will celebrate “everything Jewish”, including food, entertainment, and education. Eat in or take out mouth-watering Jewish foods such as bagels, deli offerings, matzah ball soup (Jewish penicillin), stuffed cabbage, brisket, baked goods, and more. Enjoy local music, make a challah, and participate in a model Passover Seder. Plus, get a look at Israel, celebrate Jewish holidays and life cycle events, and tour the Temple sanctuary with hands-on activities and discussion groups. The BIG NOSH supports Habitat for Humanity, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Cooperative Ministries, the Family Shelter, the Red Cross Blood Drive, and other community programs. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact the Temple Office (803) 787-2182 www.bignosh.org

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Thursday, May 07

701 CCA Artist Reception - Shannon Rae Lindsey, winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014

United States

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., is excited to announce that 701 CCA’s January/February artist in residence is Shannon Rae Lindsey, winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014. In 2014, the center presented the second installation of the 701 CCA Prize presenting finalists Andrew Blanchard of Spartanburg, Shannon Rae Lindsey of Columbia and Karen Ann Myers of Charleston. The 701 CCA Prize 2014 is a competition and exhibition for South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The Prize’s purpose is to identify and recognize young South Carolina artists whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The three finalists’ work was shown in the 701 CCA Prize 2014 exhibition, which opened October 30, 2014, and ran through December 21. The three finalists and winner were selected by an independent jury consisting of Barry Gaither, director and curator of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists in Boston, Mass.; Brad Thomas, director of residencies and exhibitions at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, N.C.; and Hannah Davis, gallery and exhibitions manager at Jones-Carter Gallery in Lake City, S.C. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize, Lindsey receives a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA in the 1200 sq. ft. live/work unit; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; and an ad in a national publication. Her residency will focus on the creation of new works for a solo exhibition that will open May 7 with an artist’s reception, 7-9 p.m. and run through June 21. Lindsey’s residency will also include programs focusing on community outreach and engagement. Lindsey (b. 1985) last year received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes.

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701 CCA Artist Reception - Shannon Rae Lindsey, winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014

United States

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., is excited to announce that 701 CCA’s January/February artist in residence is Shannon Rae Lindsey, winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014. In 2014, the center presented the second installation of the 701 CCA Prize presenting finalists Andrew Blanchard of Spartanburg, Shannon Rae Lindsey of Columbia and Karen Ann Myers of Charleston. The 701 CCA Prize 2014 is a competition and exhibition for South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The Prize’s purpose is to identify and recognize young South Carolina artists whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. The three finalists’ work was shown in the 701 CCA Prize 2014 exhibition, which opened October 30, 2014, and ran through December 21. The three finalists and winner were selected by an independent jury consisting of Barry Gaither, director and curator of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists in Boston, Mass.; Brad Thomas, director of residencies and exhibitions at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, N.C.; and Hannah Davis, gallery and exhibitions manager at Jones-Carter Gallery in Lake City, S.C. As winner of the 701 CCA Prize, Lindsey receives a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA in the 1200 sq. ft. live/work unit; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; and an ad in a national publication. Her residency will focus on the creation of new works for a solo exhibition that will open May 7 with an artist’s reception, 7-9 p.m. and run through June 21. Lindsey’s residency will also include programs focusing on community outreach and engagement. Lindsey (b. 1985) last year received her MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and in 2008 earned a BFA from the University of South Florida. She teaches art as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been included in some 20 exhibitions in Florida and South Carolina. Lindsey is an interdisciplinary artist who explores drawing, painting, sculpture and installation with unconventional materials and processes.

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Tuesday, May 12

WomenHeart Support Group

2001 Laurel St, Columbia

WomenHeart Columbia is a local chapter of the women’s support network for heart disease survivors, provided exclusively by Providence Hospital. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, women heart disease survivors come together to meet and offer support to each other, as well as, enjoy educational talks by healthcare professionals. There is no fee to participate in this support group.

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Friday, May 15

Extend into Summer with Hammond Summer Programs!

Hammond School

Extend into Summer with Hammond Summer Programs on Friday, May 15 from 3 PM - 5 PM at the Edens Football Stadium on Hammond's campus. All families are invited to attend this event free of charge. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Don't forget to bring your swim suit and towel! Children will have an enjoyable afternoon with bounce houses, water slides, balloon animals, cotton candy, and much more!

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Sunday, May 17

Craft & Kvell

Katie & Irwin Kahn JCC, 306 Flora Drive, Columbia SC 29223

JCC: Craft & Kvell Sunday, May 17, 2015 | 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Do you have a pile of photos you want to get into your scrapbook? Have you been pinning things on Pinterest but haven’t had a quiet moment to do any crafting? Is your yarn stash getting a little out of hand? Bring your projects to the JCC for a day of fun crafting with new and old friends at our Craft & Kvell. We’ll provide table space, light refreshments, and a raffle to win a prize pack – you bring your paper, yarn, deco mesh, paints, die cutter – or whatever else you use to create! Please RSVP so we can have enough tables out for everyone! Invite a friend! $3 JCC Members | $5 community Please RSVP to the JCC - Call us at 803.787.2023 Future Dates: Sunday, August 23, 2015 Sunday, October 18, 2015

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Dollar Sunday at Historic Columbia

The Gift Shop at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties are invited to take a guided tour of one of our historic house museums for just $1! Visit the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion or the Mann-Simons Site. General admission prices apply for any house tours after the first. Walk-ins welcome! Tours begin at the top of the hour from 1 pm - 4 pm. Purchase admission and meet for tours at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills.

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Tuesday, May 19

Mended Hearts Support Group

2701 Laurel Street, Classroom 3, Columbia - Providence Health Education Center

Mended Hearts is a national non-profit organization made up of nearly 18,000 individuals in 300 chapters nationwide who share their stories by volunteering their time to visit patients in the hospital. Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, volunteers that are all past heart patients, meet to connect with others in order to answer questions and provide comfort to current heart patients dealing with the same situation. There is no fee to participate in this support group.

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Saturday, May 30

2015 Fight For Air Climb

Capitol Center - 1201 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201

The Fight for Air Climb is a vertical climb that challenges participants to climb up the 25 floors (479 steps) of the Capitol Center in downtown Columbia. It is a professionally timed and ranked event that gives participants the opportunity to compete against the clock and conquer the tallest building in the city. Whether your goal is to win the event, or just make it to the top, we guarantee you’ll walk away with a brand new appreciation for your lungs! Proceed raised will support the American Lung Association in its mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, particularly through local research and advocacy programs. Those that want to join the ALA in its mission and support the Fight for Air Climb, but may not plan to climb stairs, are invited to participate as a Virtual Climber. If you will not be in Columbia on May 30th, or have health conditions which make stair climbing inadvisable, this is another opportunity to be a part of the event. To learn how you can help support or participate the Fight for Air Climb, become a virtual climber, or form a climb team, please contact Melissa Goforth, Area Manager, at 803.779.5864 or via e-mail at MGoforth@LungSC.org . You may also visit the Fight for Air Climb site at www.ClimbColumbia.org

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Run Red Bank 5k, 10k and Kids Fun Run

Lexington Family YMCA 401 YMCA Rd. Lexington, SC 29073

Come run, jog, or walk with us in Run Red Bank! The course is welcoming to beginners and pros alike and is USATF certified. Families and kids are welcome! Proceeds benefit the YMCA’s Annual Campaign, which lives by its mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities each day by never turning anyone away who cannot afford a YMCA program or Y-service. Cash prizes to each of men’s and women’s winners of the 5K and 10K! Start/finish at Lexington YMCA. Register and more info at http://www.columbiaymca.org

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Run Red Bank 5k, 10k and Kids Fun Run

Lexington Family YMCA 401 YMCA Rd. Lexington, SC 29073

Come run, jog, or walk with us in Run Red Bank! The course is welcoming to beginners and pros alike and is USATF certified. Families and kids are welcome! Proceeds benefit the YMCA’s Annual Campaign, which lives by its mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities each day by never turning anyone away who cannot afford a YMCA program or Y-service. Cash prizes to each of men’s and women’s winners of the 5K and 10K! Start/finish at Lexington YMCA. Register and more info at http://www.columbiaymca.org

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