Monday, May 10, 2010

The Weekly Round Up

Wondering how you're going to spend this beautiful spring week in Columbia? Well, here are some ideas:

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*Dine with your dog at Solstice tomorrow, Tuesday, May 11th--they only have a few more spots, so hurry! Your dog gets a 3-course meal provided by Pupcakes and you get to eat off of Solstice's amazing menu. Call 461-0236 to make a reservation. Can't make it tomorrow? Make a reservation to dine with your dog at Mr. Friendly's next Wednesday, May 19th.

*Tuesday, May 11th is also Family Night at Edventure--admission is only $1! (Every 2nd Tuesday of the month).

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*Rebecca Howser Interiors, located at 2126 Devine Street, is hosting a local artists sale on Wednesday, May 12th from 4-8 PM. Snacks and spirits will be served and artists include Lauren Maurer, Tiffany Anderson, Beverly Stidham, John Mood, Bill Davis, Roger Hutchison, Alicia Leeke, Shayna Katzman Simoneaux, Blanche Quinn, Amanda Ladymon, Barbie Mathis, Stacy Morgan, Rachel Parker and Keith Tolen. See Facebook invitation here.

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*And, if you don't find that perfect piece to hang above the sofa Wednesday night, then head to the Contemporaries' Artist of the Year Soiree and Auction on Thursday from 7-10 pm. Spruce up your walls - or add to your collection - with affordable artwork from some of South Carolina's most talented emerging artists. Food, entertainment, drinks and over 125 pieces of art up for auction. $30 for general public or FREE for Contemporaries' members. Click here for more info.

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*May15th is the 23rd Annual Carolina Children's Home BBQ Cook-Off. Admission is $10 at Gate 11 of the State Fairgrounds, and all proceeds go to a very worthy cause. Sample up to 50 kinds of BBQ, listen to music and entertain the kiddos.

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*Monday, May 17th the 12th annual Vista Queen Pageant, the most outrageous benefit ever, will be held at Trustus Theatre. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door; cocktail hour is from 6-7 pm, and the pageant begins at 7. Contestants will be judged in talent, evening gowns and a question and answer session. The audience will help the judges decide the winner by purchasing tickets and "voting" for the contestant of their choice. I'm sure this will prove to be quite an entertaining evening, while helping raise funds for the fabulous Trustus Theatre. See the Facebook invitation here.

I will be heading to the beach on Thursday morning, so you'll have to fill me in on the fun!

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