Friday, January 22, 2010

Wile Away the Weekend

Interesting and entertaining things going on in Columbia this weekend...something for everyone:

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Wanna see some art? For FREE? Gallery 80808 has their Winter Exhibition opening, reception from 6-9 PM tonight.

Wanna experience some theater? For only $5? Trustus Theatre is hosting Toast, Columbia and USC's premiere improv troupe Friday night at 11:15 PM, doors open at 10:45. (This follows the evening performance of Rent, which unfortunately for those of you who haven't seen it, is sold out).

Wanna do some yoga? For FREE? This Saturday is Yoga Day USA, and although I couldn't find a local yoga studio participating in this event, at City Yoga your first class is always FREE!

Wanna hear some live music? The White Mule has some great live music Saturday night, New Brookland Tavern has Marry a Thief on Friday and Sequoyah Prep School on Saturday, and the Art Bar is featuring Columbia Alterncirque belly dancers and music on Saturday night.

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Wanna see some roller derby girls knock the crap out of each other? The Columbia QuadSquad New Year's Knock Down starts Saturday at 4:30 PM, with a second match starting at 6:30 PM. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door; kids 10 and under FREE. ($1 from every ticket sold will go to benefit Tamika & Friends who are dedicated to raising awareness about cervical cancer).

Wanna eat chicken & waffles? The Whig is cooking up chicken and waffles this Saturday night in honor of a friend's to the public. Starting around 10ish. Click here to read a previous post about The Whig.

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Wanna be a voyeur and watch some 'found footage'? And finally, to round out your weekend, go see The Found Footage Festival at The Nickelodeon on Sunday night. It is just as it sounds--"a one-of-a-kind event that showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout the country." One showing only at 8:00 PM, hosted and curated by the creators themselves, Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, whose credits include The Onion and Late Show with David Letterman.

How will you be wiling away your weekend?


  1. BLAST! I was planning on seeing Rent literally about to call and get tickets! Man!

  2. Hi!
    The show at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios is up for the next two weeks. So...please stop by and enjoy the art. The reception was literally crammed with people to the point that few could actually see the art on display. Fortunately, the last two days have enjoyed a steady stream of traffic...and all the images are easily in view. If you stop by, please introduce yourself!
    Thanks for blogging about Gallery 80808/Vista Studios....and especially this show.
    Susan Lenz (one of the other artists renting studio space in the facility!)