Thursday, February 18, 2010

And the Weekend Starts Now

My picks of fun events happening in Columbia this weekend...

Thursday, February 18th:
image via here

-Opening of Josh Drews' exhibit at Art + Cayce. Drews is local a printmaker and art teacher, and the exhibit will feature monotypes, a specific type of print. The gallery will be open tonight from 6-8, with Drews answering questions about his art at 7 pm. The exhibit will be up through March 18th. Click here to read Judit Trunkos of the City Paper's review of the exhibit.

-WineStyles California Wine Tasting and Art Show with Karen Peru Campbell; $5, refunded with any purchase from the tasting line-up. This event is from 5-8 pm. (Karen also happens to be the wife of Fulton Campbell, my Hampton Hills Biggest Loser trainer!)

Friday, February 19th:
-Opening of 2 solo shows at Gallery 80808: Laura Spong's "Renovations" and Anna Redwine's "Frauenau." For a PREVIEW of Ms. Spong's art, click here. For a PREVIEW of Ms. Redwine's art click here.

image via here

-The Blue Iguanas Bluegrass Band will perform at Utopia Food & Spirits from 8-11 pm. I have personally never heard the Blue Iguanas, but they will be playing at St. Lawrence Place's Oyster Roast fundraiser in 2 weeks, so I'm anxious to hear them. (Formerly the High Lonesome Bluegrass Band). If you've never been to Utopia, you should check it out--it's a cute little hippie-ish bar and grill off of Rosewood Drive; they have a great music line-up weekly, as well as $.25 wings on Sundays and $1.00 tacos on Mondays.

Saturday, February 20th:
-All-Local Farmer's Market, 8am-12pm, 711 Whaley Street. Click here to see this week's vendors.

image via here

- It's USC Baseball opening weekend! Saturday's game against Duquesne is at 3 PM. (Friday's is at 3 pm and Sunday's is at 1:30 pm). Go Cocks! (I can't help it-I was raised on Gamecock baseball, and adore it to this day).

Sunday, February 21st:

image via here

The South Carolina Contemporary Dance Company will perform The Chemistry of Color at the Columbia Museum of Art at 3 pm. This event is to accompany the major art exhibit on display at the museum until May 9th called The Chemistry of Color: Contemporary African-America Artists. Cost is $10 or $5 for students. Click here to purchase tickets.

What are you up to this weekend?

1 comment: