This Week’s Fun! Feb. 1 – Feb. 7, 2023

Who wants boring emails? Not me! So when I send you an email, it’s got good fun stuff in it that will enhance your lifestyle and possibly lead to fame and riches! We’ll email you the entire list on Tuesday morning (weekday and weekend events) and then on Friday morning, you’ll get an email with the weekend events, updated with new stuff! Free. Sign yourself up here.

Farm of the Week: Cotton Hills Farm

Less than 60 miles north of Columbia there lies the quaint town of Chester SC, home to Cotton Hills Farm. The farm has been owned by the same family since the 1880’s and grows grain, strawberries, peaches, watermelon and many veggies. They have their own grist mill and make and sell grits. Their 3 locations are open either seasonally or the Market in downtown Chester is open year-round. More here.

the east bay deli kid’s night schedule for february with balloons

Balloon Night at East Bay Deli

West Columbia – Wednesday, February 8, 5-7pm

Clemson Road – Tuesday, February 14, 5-7pm

Balloons are back at East Bay Deli’s Kids Nights! Kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal AND get to take home a fun balloon creation. Elephant? Tiger? Flower? Crown? Come see the balloon master in action! Join us from 5-7pm on Wednesday, February 8 in Lexington/West Columbia and Tuesday, February 14 at our Clemson Road location in Columbia.

*One free kids meal with purchase of one adult meal. Available for dine in or take out only.

Build On Your Land LLC
The Bluefield – $169,000

Thinking about building a new home and the cost of EVERYTHING has you scared off? Well, check out what Build On Your Land offers. Their new Bluefield is an example of their cost-saving floor plans. 3 LARGE bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 covered porches, huge kitchen island and pantry! They build across the Midlands! Visit their two model homes – one in Columbia on Lake Murray Blvd. and one on East Pine Log Road in Aiken! No appointment needed! More here.

2023 Agritourism Passport

Love animals? Have kiddos who do? Have you enjoyed farm fresh foods? Join the fun in 2023 by visiting participating Agritourism farms!  Have the farmer stamp your passport. Return your stamped passport to the SC Dept. of Agriculture for fun prizes. Pick up your 2023 passport at any of the farms listed here and enjoy a fun day exploring, learning and tasting the wonderful foods and wines that come from South Carolina farms! 


Ask the Gardener Happy Hour

Wednesday Feb 1

Location: Gardeners Outpost, Columbia. From 4pm – 6pm, bring your plants, pictures and questions! Have one-on-one conversations with gardening expert, Randall, about your specific needs! More here.

The Lost City: Between Art and Science

Wednesday Feb 1

Location: McKissick Museum USC, Columbia. Opening reception. Exhibit features different perspectives on and interpretations of the Lost City, a unique hydrothermal vent site located on the Atlantis Massif, an underwater mountain on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Discovered in 2000, the Lost City hosts a vent field of white chimneys up to 60 meters tall and 750-900 meters below sea level. More here.

First Thursday

Thursday Feb 2

Location: Main Street, Columbia. Join the fun as crowds gather and local businesses offer specials, provide live music + the Art Museum is open late and is free! Info here.

More Than Rhythm- A Black Music Series

Friday Feb 3

Location: Columbia Museum of Art. Mahoganëë is a South Carolina Lowcountry soul musician whose unique style, deemed “Funky Organik Soul,” is a blend of Southern soul, funk, jazz, blues, and hip-hop with African and Caribbean influences created by her husband, music producer André Amigér. More here.

Annual Groundhog Ball

Friday Feb 3

Location: The Cotton Press, Little Mountain. An evening of dancing, dinner, and live music as well as the Philanthropy Awards. Supports the charitable endeavors of the Greater Chapin Community Foundation. Tickets here.

Festival of Lights Dance

Friday Feb 3

Location: Alegria Dance Studio, Columbia. Please join us for our Festival of Lights dance as we celebrate the midpoint between the Solstice and the Equinox. This holiday, which is also known as St. Brigid’s Day, Candlemas, Chinese New Year, Imbolc and Groundhog’s Day, is celebrated by many as we come out of hibernation in anticipation of the regeneration of the earth, new beginnings and brighter days. More on Facebook. 

Daddy Daughter Date Night

Friday and Saturday Feb 3-4

Location: Crooked Creek Park, Chapin. Young ladies and their father or grandfathers can enjoy a date night together. The evening includes dinner, dancing, a memory photo, and goody bag. Advanced reservations only. Make them here.

Radium Girls

Friday – Sunday Feb 3-5

Location: Irmo High School for the Performing Arts. Presented by ICRC Children’s Theatre. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court.  As the case goes on, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends. Tickets.

Vintage Market Days

Friday – Sunday Feb 3-5

Location: SC State Fairgrounds, Columbia. An upscale vintage and vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market, featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. Details here.

Bake Sale for a Cause

Saturday Feb 4

Location: DeLucca’s Restaurant, West Columbia. This bake sale will raise money to help the family of Emily Smoak who is a very young mother in need of a heart transplant. More on Facebook.

Drink Small and SC Blues Day

Saturday Feb 4

Location: SC State Museum, Columbia. Celebrating South Carolina Blues music and honoring the 90th birthday of legendary South Carolina musician Drink Small!  See memorabilia and guitars from Mr. Small’s career in a special mini-exhibition, make a craft with the kids, enjoy a screening of a documentary featuring Drink Small and have some cake to mark his 90th birthday. More here.

Peak Drift Launch Day at Bang Back

Saturday Feb 4

Location: Bang Back Pinball Lounge, Columbia. Come try these new brews from the new Peak Drift Brewery – Red IPA, Berry Crumble Sour Ale and Fire Pit Ale on tap. More on Facebook.

Vendor and Craft Fair

Sunday Feb 5

Location: Stone River, West Columbia. Looking for a unique Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day gift? From 11am – 4pm, shop over 40 vendors. More here.

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