TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 12:00 PM
Monday Monologues (and Scenes!)
Broadway Bound Musical Theatre Company – Always wanted a starring role? Have an important audition coming up? Now's your chance! It's time to showcase your dramatic talents! Explore new characters. Challenge yourself with new roles. Learn new memorization and audition techniques. Develop your body language and feel at ease on stage. This workshop is also your opportunity to audition for the Broadway Bound Scenes & Monologues Teams, which has earned top honors in regional competitions! This audition-only team will meet weekly from September through May to develop monologues and scene work, learn new techniques, and challenge creativity with improv exercises and theatre games. Throughout the year, the teams prepare for competitions and their own end-of-year showcase. The teams are also an excellent way for members to prepare spring audition pieces for Tri-DAC, the Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, summer programs like the Broadway Theatre Project, colleges, universities and conservatories. Note: “Monday Monologues” participants may choose not to be considered for membership on the teams. Session Schedules & Rates (Registration deadline is July 21.) Ages 10-13: 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. – $35 per session ($30 per session for members of the 2016-2017 Scenes & Monologues Teams) Ages 14-20: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. – $35 per session ($30 per session for members of the 2016-2017 Scenes & Monologues Teams)
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 11:00 AM
2017 Business Lexpo
Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center – Come shop at nearly 100 local businesses and enjoy delicious samples from local restaurants at the 2017 Business Lexpo, hosted by the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center and the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce. Free and open to the public, this trade show is hosted to bring businesses together to connect with one another and the Midlands community. Become A Participating Business As a participating businesses, you will enjoy an hour of exclusive networking with your fellow vendors prior to the doors opening to the public. Each vendor will receive a 6x8 ft. booth with a table and two chairs. Electricity is available at an additional cost. To become a vendor, visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/chamber-event/2017-business-lexpo, complete the vendor application and return it to Sondra Gettys at sondra@lexingtonsc.org.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 12:00 PM
Renee's Home Dedication!
Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity & ReStore – Please join Habitat, Renee, and the Interfaith Builders as we celebrate the completion of her build!
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 6:30 PM
Planning Commission Meeting
Town of Pine Ridge, South Carolina
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM
Mid-Week Masters Dance/Voice/Acting Workshops
Broadway Bound Musical Theatre Company – Working with Broadway Bound Director Dedra Daniels Mount and other members of the Broadway Bound faculty, performers ages 4 to 20 have the chance this summer to take fun-filled “master classes” that combine dance for musical theatre, voice and acting! Classes are open to all levels of experience and ability. No two sessions will be alike, and the sessions will not build upon one another. So you can sign up for any number of sessions and any combination of sessions – it’s up to you!! The “Mid-Week Masters” sessions also serve as COMPANY AUDITIONS for the 2017-2018 Broadway Bound program. (Note: “Mid-Week Masters” participants may choose not to be considered for membership in Broadway Bound.) Session Schedules & Rates (Walk-ins are welcome, but an additional $5 will be charged for participants who register on the day of the session.) Ages 7-11: 10:00 a.m. to Noon – $30 per session ($20 per session for members of the 2016-2017 Broadway Bound company) Ages 4-6: 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – $15 per session ($10 per session for members of the 2016-2017 Broadway Bound company) Ages 12-20: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – $40 per session ($30 per session for members of the 2016-2017 Broadway Bound company)
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM
Pottery Party (adults only!)
Friends of Epworth, Columbia, SC – Epworth is the designated charity for July's Mad Platter's monthly Adult Swim night! This fund raising event is for adults only, no children, as a time to come together to create & have fun with friends (new & old). Mad Platter will give a 20% donation from that night's sales to the Friends of Epworth to support the children at Epworth. Snacks, drinks (even the special grown-up kind!), and door prizes will make this a night to remember! Call a friend, mark your calendars and join us for a night of fun!
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 5:30 PM
WIP and YLS Happy Hour
United Way of the Midlands Young Leaders Society – Join the Young Leaders Society and Women in Philanthropy for a joint happy hour on Wednesday, July 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Publico Kitchen & Tap! We'll mix and mingle with our fellow United Way of the Midlands donors and collect art supplies and snacks for United Way Community Impact Partner Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands. Bring a donation with you or order online here: http://a.co/3aCwOQ3! No registration needed, see you there!
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 - Jul 27 @ 7:30 PM
Watson Village, The Suitcase Junket
New Brookland Tavern – Lineup: Watson Village The Suitcase Junket The Post-Timey String Band Ross Swinson (from Release the Dog) Doors at 7:30 $8 all ages
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 9:00 AM
Charlie Company, 3-60 Infantry Battalion
3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment "RIVER RAIDERS"
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 9:00 AM
Bravo Company, 3-60 Infantry Battalion
3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment "RIVER RAIDERS"
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 12:00 PM
Ribbon Cutting - Take 5 Oil Change
Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
Behind the Scenes Tour | Curtiss-Wright Hangar
Historic Columbia – Historic Columbia’s popular Behind-the-Scenes Tour returns for an exclusive sneak peek inside the renovated circa-1929 The Curtiss-Wright Hangar at the Jim Hamilton – L.B. Owens Airport from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 27. Guests will be the first to tour the renovated and restored hangar and will view the brewing equipment before it officially goes into production when Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Alehouse Brewery opens to the public. The tour will explore the history of the hangar, plans for adaptive reuse as a brew pub and comments from Hunter Gatherer owner Kevin Varner about his brewing process and equipment. Managing the work for the future brewery, Buchanan Construction will be on-site to answer questions relating to the project. Guests will also tour Hangar Lofts Hotel, a nearby adaptive use project of a former hangar. Owner Joab Dick, has transformed this once abandoned hangar into seven uniquely designed lofts. Tickets will be offered to Historic Columbia members at $25/member. If tickets remain after the member pre-sale, they will open to non-members for $30/non-member beginning July 13. These tours are expected to sell-out quickly and advanced ticket sales only. Call (803) 252-7742 x 15 or email to purchase tickets.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
The Women's Balcony
Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center JCC – Israel's #1 Film of the Year! ? An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power. When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be a savior after the accident, but slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and tries to take control. This tests the women’s friendships and creates an almost Lysistrata-type rift between the community’s women and men. A Film by Shlomit Nehama and Emil Ben-Shimon Israel, 2016 Language: Hebrew Genre: Comedy, Drama 96 minutes
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 - Jul 28 @ 8:00 PM
Hometown Getdown
New Brookland Tavern – Mollie and Brandy are heading to Philly, but FIRST we want to party with you! Ronald Saint LaTone will be DJing the best dance hits from the 90's and early 00's, so wear your least-splittable pants and come make us regret we ever met! The event is FREE, but if you feel like mashing us a fin to help us cover moving costs, we won't say no! <3
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 @ 6:00 PM
The Boss Baby Movie Night
Columbia Martial Arts & Fitness – It's another CMA PArent's Night Out! Have a great night out while the kids join us for lots of fun and games plus the "The Boss Baby" movie. In addition to this great movie, there will of course be lots of fun and games plus pizza and popcorn! This event is Friday, July 28 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. It's a win-win - the kids have fun in a safe, positive, environment and you get some great alone time! The cost is just $20 for the first child and $15 for a sibling or friend. Space is limited so get registered today. The night is open for CMA students and friends 5 years old and up. Younger children in our Tiny Dragons program are welcome! You can pre-register at: http://member-site.net/?EV--MgcbP Please note that since space is limited, we cannot give Refunds.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 @ 7:00 PM
Friday Night Laser Lights
South Carolina State Museum – Back by popular demand, enjoy a dazzling display of lasers set to your favorite music in the South Carolina State Museum’s BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium! Experience three different full-dome laser shows in the planetarium per night along with food and beverages available for purchase. Friday Night Laser Lights includes: - Local Food truck will be on-site with delicious food available for purchase. - Cash bar with a selection of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages sponsored by K&W Beverage. - PLUS, get a special set of laser enhancing glasses for only $1 SHOW SCHEDULE PLEASE NOTE: these shows are not recommended for children under the age of 8. Fri., July 28 8 p.m. – The Beatles: Abbey Road 9 p.m. – Aerosmith 10 p.m. – Pink Floyd: The Wall BUY TICKETS - > http://scmuseum.org/events/friday-night-laser-lights/ Limited tickets available. Advance purchase is recommended. ONE SHOW: $10 general public / $8 museum members. TWO SHOWS: $15 general public / $12 museum members.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 @ 8:30 PM
Kid Trails, Those Lavender Whales, Baggage Klaim Live!
New Brookland Tavern – Kid Trails: Kid Trails is the brainchild of South Carolina born musician Patrick Jeffords. Along with drummer Andy Woodward, the duo has spent the last 7 years touring the world as members of renowned musical act Toro Y Moi. Since 2014, they have self released 3 EPs and 2016's "Kid Trails Rising," mostly playing shows in and around California. June 2 sees the release of a cassette tape with Silk, out on the notoriously weird San Francisco label Death Records. https://kidtrails.bandcamp.com Those Lavender Whales: "There’s good kinds of growing,” Aaron Graves sings at the outset of My Bones Are Singing, Those Lavender Whales’ second full-length release. “But there’s also some really bad types of growing.” Ain’t that the truth. In early 2014, doctors found in Graves’s brain an astrocytoma — a rare, cloudy and life-threatening brain tumor, one that would force him into an equally cloudy and life-threatening treatment. It’s hard not to hear the imprint of Graves’s struggle on My Bones Are Singing. The waves of distorted guitars and creaking strings on the wistful “How to Cook Everything”; the spectral, almost ghostly, background vocals that echo Graves’s assertion that “I can’t do this alone” on “Open Up” — My Bones Are Singing is clearly born from great struggle. And though Graves never references his cancer directly, his songs extend thematically, grappling with frustration with ever-decreasing time, questioning your place in the universe, and the possible nonexistence of spiritual authority in a capricious world. “Oh my god, I don’t know if I can handle this,” Graves sings on “Oh My God,” a fizzy pop song with a dark, fuzz bass-driven undercurrent of shaken faith. “Oh, my God, I don’t know if you exist.” But, remember, too, that there are good types of growing: getting better as a person, recognizing your fragility, putting your trust and your faith in your community, getting through things together as friends and family. If the first half of My Bones Are Singing is marked by creeping doubt, the second half is distinguished by great hope and humility. He begins the "The Owl Called My Name" by banishing an owl — a metaphoric harbinger of ill omen — from sight before declaring his undying love for his friends. On “The Arms Of A Loving Community Around An Undeserving Individual,” Graves is humbled by the support his community gave him in his fight against cancer: “My friends circle ‘round each other when one is in need,” he sings. Throughout the record, in the darkest spots and the brightest moments, though, Graves sticks to the central motif of his oeuvre as Those Lavender Whales, which he started in his college dorm room at the turn of the millennium: striving to be a better person. “I know it really hurts to grow,” Graves concedes on “Open Up,” before offering, “I know you’re taking us through rougher weather.” My Bones Are Singing marks a considerable growth for Those Lavender Whales, too. Recorded with Chaz Bundick (Toro Y Moi) in Berkeley, California, and at Graves’s home in Columbia, South Carolina, My Bones Are Singing is full of bigger sounds and a broader palette that parallels the way this band’s world expanded suddenly in a period of rough weather with huge amounts of uncertainty and love. The personal songwriting, thoughtful arrangements and delightful quirkiness that Graves established on a handful of EPs and 2012’s Tomahawk of Praise remain, but Bundick’s production gives My Bones Are Singing an airiness imbued by stacks of vintage synthesizers and crisp production. Indeed, Those Lavender Whales has grown physically as well, not into simply a fleshed-out band, but a full-fledged family. Jessica Bornick, Graves’s wife, plays drums. Multi-instrumentalists Christopher Gardner and Patrick Wall, two of Graves’s longtime friends, round out the band. https://thoselavenderwhales.bandcamp.com Baggage Klaim: https://baggageklaim.bandcamp.com
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 - Jul 29 @ 9:00 PM
The // Monochromatic // ( Live Music + Photography) //
Tapp's Arts Center – https://squareup.com/store/TappsArtsCenter/item/the-monochromatic-live-music-photography // A Live Music and Gallery of Photographic Arts at Tapp's Art Center // // Friday, July 28th at 9pm, $8 // // All Ages // // Even the most simple elements of this world have billions of balets dancing within them. We intend to prove it. Spend an evening orbiting halfway between the institutions of the sublime BLACK & the abyssal WHITE // //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /////////////T/H/E////////////M/O/N/O/C/H/R/O/M/A/T/I/C//////////////////// //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ////////////////////////////////////////////with////////////////////////////////////////// //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ///////HECTORINA///////// https://hectorina.bandcamp.com/album/hectorina Post Soul from the Queen City is back to possess your pants with dancing. Pieces pulled from Indie, Prog, and Funk collaged into an off-kilter disco ball. For fans of Captain Beefheart starting an Of Montreal cover band ///////E.T. ANDERSON///////// https://etanderson.bandcamp.com/album/et2 A slow mollasses swamp churning up bones of psychedelic and garage ancestors. guitars barely hanging on to their strings, humming along to sickly sweet melodies. For fans of Ariel Pink and Ugly Cassanova /////////SOFT FOCUS//////// https://www.facebook.com/S0FTF0CUS/ a self described "Band in Columbia, South Carolina", expect behemoth riffs resting on a pedestal of layered rhymhic granite mined from Shoegaze and Brittish Garage. It's a heartfelt hellride that bleeds through several layers of expertly crafted guitar tone. /////////////ALEJANDRO DJ SET////// The captain of your latenight flight is taking this baby across international waters. Pulling from 2000's hip hop as casually as deep south american salsa, Alejandro has earned his chops as a hometown her.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 7:30 AM
Tom Hoskins Memorial Sprint Triathlon
Northwest Family YMCA – Join us in honor of Tom Hoskins. Proceeds benefit the YMCA of Columbia’s Annual Campaign! The Annual Campaign provides financial assistance to those in our community who need the Y’s life-changing programs and services. The Y’s community support addresses many issues such as school readiness, chronic diseases and youth feeding programs. Triathlon Distance: Swim – 350 yards Bike – 13 miles Run – 3.1 miles Duathlon Distance: Run – 1 mile Bike – 13 miles Run – 3.1 miles Entry Fees: Through July 10: Triathlon/Duathlon – $55, Relay – $32 each July 11- Race Day :Triathlon/Duathlon – $65, Relay – $35 each **There is also a small sign-up fee collected by RunSignUp. PACKET PICK UP: Early Pick Up: July 28, 5 – 7 p.m. Race Day Pick Up: Starting at 6 a.m. at the NorthWest Family YMCA. Every participant must be registered and every individual must pick up a packet containing a t-shirt and important race information.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 9:00 AM
Friends' Summer Book Sale
Richland Library – Get great deals on used books and support the library. Friends members are invited to shop during the preview sale from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 28. Not a member? Join at the door for as little as $25. Questions? Call 929-3436.