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Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do February 10 - 16, 2012

Posted by Craig Summerall on February 11, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do February 10 - 16, 2012

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February 10 - 16, 2012


Tonight! WineStyles: Wine Tasting - Wines for Romance

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Nothing quite warms the cockles of the heart like a delectable red wine, right? Looking for something special to kick off this Valentine's Weekend? Head to Wine Styles on Garners Ferry Road (in front of Target) between 5pm and 8pm, and find it! $5 per person, which can be put towards a wine purchase from the evening's samplings. Whether you're starting to learn about wine or have been collecting for years, there is always something new to discover! Wine Styles website. Tasting lineup:* Bortolotti Prosecco* NEW! Decoy Chardonnay* Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon* Artesa Meritage* New! Besitos Moscato

6070 E Garners Ferry Road
Shoppes at Woodhill Shopping Center
Columbia, SC 29209
Phone: (803)695-1120

Monster Jam: Colonial Life Arena

Friday February 10 & Saturday February 11, 2012

All boys love trucks! Here's the show that harnesses all there is to love about 'em! It features USHRA Monster Trucks including Maximum Destruction driven by Kreg Christensen, Wolverine driven by Alex Blackwell, Bounty Hunter driven by Jim Creten, Scarlet Bandit driven by Dawn Creten, Stone Crusher driven by Morgan Kane, and Rap Attack driven by Dave Rappach! Go to Colonial Life Arena's website for ticket info.

The Magical World of Versailles: Columbia Baroque Soloists

Friday February 10, 2012

The Columbia Baroque Soloists present "The Magical World of Versailles." They welcome guest artists Mary Hostetler Hoyt, Baroque violin and Daniel Cole, bass in a program of the brilliant and elegant music of the Court of King Louis XIV of France. Featured composers include Couperin, Marais, Rebel and Telemann. Ensemble members are: Jerry Curry, harpsichord; Jean Hein, Baroque recorders; Timothy Hein, Baroque recorders; Brittnee Siemon, mezzo-soprano and Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba. Concert Hall, Spears Fine Arts Building, Columbia College. Click here for Columbia Baroque ticket information.

Gem of the Ocean: Trustus Theatre

Friday February 10 - March 3, 2012

Set in 1904, August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean" begins on the eve of Aunt Esther's 287th birthday. When Citizen Barlow comes to her Pittsburgh's Hill District home seeking asylum, she sets him off on a spiritual journey to find a city in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Gem of the Ocean is the ninth work in Wilson's ten-play cycle that has recorded the American Black experience and helped to define generations. A beautiful play by one of America’s classic playwrights, Gem of the Ocean will leave you moved and inspired. Visit Trustus Theatre for all the details.

The 49th Annual Boat Show: South Carolina State Fairgrounds

Friday February 10, 2012 - Sunday February 12, 2012.

With 12 area boat dealers & over 40 additional exhibitors, it is a show that you will not want to miss. Hundreds of boats, from a wide variety of manufacturers will pack the State Fairgrounds for this event. Everything from 12 to 30 feet will be ready to board and buy. The Annual Boat Show is the largest and longest running boat show in the midlands. Visit the Boat Show website for more info.

Orchids on the Riverbanks: Riverbanks Botanical Garden

Friday February 10, 2012 & Sunday, February 12, 2012

The vibrant display of blooming orchids features hundreds of varieties and arrangements from around the world. The orchid show features free programs and expert planting tips for the most seasoned of growers to the greenest of thumbs.
Orchid vendors from across the Carolinas will be on hand with live plants for your favorite Valentine. Festival hours are Friday, February 10 from 1pm-5pm and Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12 from 9am-5pm. Admission to Orchids on the Riverbanks is free with paid admission to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. To learn more visit the
Riverbanks' website.

French Performances: Columbia Museum of Art

Friday, February 10, 2012 at 7:00pm and Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 2:00pm

The "théâtre de boulevard" flourished in Parisian commercial theatres from the 1890s through the 1920s and featured light comic fare about contemporary bourgeois society. Plots were intricate but inconsequential, adultery and domestic squabbles, those staples of French farce, were rampant. The Club Théâtre of the Alliance Française of Columbia performs two sketches and a one-act play by two of the best-known boulevard playwrights: Georges Courteline's Le commissaire est bon enfant, about an efficient police commissioner whose patience is tried by a string of petitioners, and Les Boulingrin, a cautionary tale about the perils of sponging off your acquaintances, and Georges Feydeau's Hortense a dit: «Je m'en fous!», an afternoon in the life of a long-suffering dentist whose domestic trials push him over the edge. Better than a snootful of nitrous oxide!
Columbia Musée d'Art
1515 Grande Rue

Click here for lots of ideas on how to create a wonderful and memorable celebration of your love!

Sweetheart Special with the South Carolina Philharmonic: Doubletree by Hilton

Saturday February 11, 2012

Make your Valentine's Weekend one to always remember with this thoughtful and sweet perfectly planned evening. Enjoy fine dining at Columbo's with wine pairings, and then off to Love Stories performed by the South Carolina Philharmonic at the Koger Center, followed by dessert and deluxe accommodations at the Doubletree by Hilton. This all-inclusive package is just $299! All inclusive means all taxes, service charges are included. Reservations can be made by calling LaToya at 744-0130. More information here.

BODY WORLDS Vital & A Movie: South Carolina State Museum

Saturday, February 11, 2012 and Sunday, February 12, 2012

Making its Southeastern premiere at the South Carolina State Museum, BODY WORLDS Vital celebrates the potential of the human body and the body in motion. This blockbuster exhibit is designed to show visitors a contrasting view of the reality between healthy and unhealthy lifestyle choices. Discover the contrast between healthy bodies and those in medical distress. If you haven't had a chance to visit the State Museum for this exhibit (which has broken all museum attendance records - it's that good!), go this weekend and enjoy a movie to accompany BODY WORLDS. On Saturday, view The Incredible Human Machine and on Sunday, view The Incredible Human Body. Both shows are at 1:30. Click here for the BODY WORLDS Vital webpage and all the details.

26th Annual Auction: Round Up in the Valley

Saturday February 11, 2012 at 6pm

The Spring Valley Education Foundation’s 26th Annual Auction to benefit Spring Valley High School will be held. This festive and fun evening will include a wide selection of live and silent auction items, terrific food, and a host of parents, family, faculty, neighbors and other supporters. The Foundation provides free after school tutoring, available to every student; funding for needed equipment and enrichment materials not available through tax dollars and supports unfunded technology and innovative programs. Come out and get some great deals at the auctions and support a very worthwhile cause. Held at The Members Club at Wildewoode. More info here.

Elmo's Valentine's Day Bash: Learning Express Village at Sandhill

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Annual Elmo's Valentine's Day Bash at the Village - join the folks at Learning Express and their furry red friend between noon and 3pm - bring your cameras and take pictures of your child with Elmo. Also enjoy shopping with up to 50% savings on select items. For more info, visit the Learning Express facebook page.

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