Things to do in Lexington County.
Wingard’s Market (1403 North Lake Dr.) holds its annual Holiday Soiree event. Wingard’s will have live musical guests, shopping specials and great giveaways all weekend. The Soiree runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and continues Saturday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.). It is free to attend. Visit wingardsmarket.com for more information.
Lexington Medical Center’s Wine on the River
The Lexington Medical Center and the West Columbia Riverwalk on Alexander Road host Wine on the River. Bring your friends for a memorable evening featuring live music, activities, and a unique culinary experience with unlimited food tastings and wine and craft beer pairings. This event is rain or shine and runs from 6 to 10 p.m. All event areas will be tented or covered. Proceeds benefit the Linda’s Love Fund at Lexington Medical Center, “offering patients and their families emotional and psychological support through holistic health programs.” Admission is $100. Visit lexmed.com for more info.
“The Addams Family” (musical)
The Village Square Theatre (105 Caughman Rd.) presents the perfect play for the Halloween season: “The Addams Family.” Join director Debra Leopard and choreographer Christy Shealy Mills as they tell this tale of Wednesday Addams in love: “Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.” Showtime is 7:30 p.m. tonight. Production cointues through Nov. 12, and tickets cost between $18 and $22. Visit villagesquaretheatre.com for more information.
A 70s Soul Birthday Soiree (concert)
Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St. in West Columbia) celebrates a very special occasion: The 70th birthday of owner Chaye Alexander. This night features The Chayz Lounge Allstar Ensemble, a group consisting of Brittany Turnipseed, Beth Inabinett, Brandon Stevens, saxophonist David Glymph, and Rod Foster & Company. Get ready to hear hits and classics from your favorite ‘70s soul bands. Showtime is 6:30 p.m., and admission is $45. Visit chayzlounge.com for more information.
Run Hard Half Marathon/10K and 5K
Feel like putting yourself to the test? Head over to the Lexington County Baseball Stadium (474 Ballpark Rd.) for the Run Hard Half Marathon/10K and 5K. It’s just the right distance for people who want to challenge themselves to go a little farther than a 5K but are not quite ready for the half marathon. The course is fully certified by the USATF. All 10K finishers will receive a medal. This event starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends at noon. Registration costs between $35 and $70. Visit runhardhalf.org for more information.
Colonial Forts Tour
If you’re a history buff, you’ll want to head over to 12,000 Year History Park for the Colonial Forts Tour. Meet at the Cayce Tennis Center (1120 Fort Congaree Tr.), walk to the site of Fort Congaree and hear its stories as well as the struggles of the Deerskin Economy, then take a tour of Fort Granby. The two-mile tour begins at 10 a.m. and runs until noon. It’s is free to attend. Visit cayce12000years.com for more information.
Mike Goodwin (comedy)
Standup comedian Mike Goodwin visits the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (7300 College St. in Irmo) as part of his Big Daddy tour. Goodwin’s clean comedy is perfect for the whole family. Showtime is 7 p.m., and tickets cost between $35 and $50. Visit harbisontheatre.org for more information.
Stone River Fall Vendor Fair
Stone River (121 Alexander Rd. in West Columbia) hosts their Fall Vendor Fair. From noon to 5 p.m., you can enjoy food and cocktails while shopping with local artists and craftsmen. This event is free to attend. Visit stonerivercolumbia.com for more information.
The Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (7300 College Blvd. in Irmo) hosts a Dance Party. But this dance party doesn’t feature today’s pop or R&B hits — this party is led by the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra, and you’ll be hearing selections by composers like Weber, Grieg, Bruch and more. Showtime is 3:30 p.m., and the concert is free to attend. Visit harbisontheatre.org for more information.
Honey Revenge (concert)
The Los Angeles-based pop-rock band Honey Revenge performs at New Brookland Tavern (122 State St. in West Columbia). Pollyanna and Colorblind open the show, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $23 at the door. Visit newbrooklandtavern.com for more information.
Casey Donahew (concert)
Fast-rising independent country artist Casey Donahew plays at the Skyline Club (100 Lee St. in West Columbia). Donahew and his band will play a special stripped down “power acoustic” set starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit facebook.com/skylineclub803 for more information. This event is for ages 18 and up only.
Rhonda Vincent & the Rage (concert)
Veteran bluegrass stars Rhonda Vincent & The Rage perform at the Newberry Opera House (1201 McKibben St.) on Nov. 10. Enjoy an evening of lightning-fast bluegrass picking and Vincent’s powerful voice. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets cost between $60 and $70. Visit newberryoperahouse.com for more information.
The Newberry Players invite you to the Historic Ritz Theater (1511 Main St.) on Nov. 10 for their production of “Bedtime Stories.” It’s Dad’s turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when his memory fails him, a prince with a snoring problem spices up “The Princess and The Pea,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” features a dinosaur, and Rumpelstiltskin helps turn gold into straw. Showtime is 7 p.m., and tickets are $15. Production continues through Nov. 12. Visit newberry-community-players.square.site for more information.
USC Dance Company
The Koger Center for the Arts (1051 Greene St. in Columbia) hosts the USC Dance Company’s Fall Concert on Nov. 10. This performance features a mixed repertory of ballet and contemporary dance, including works from three special guests. Featured on the concert will be Associate Professor Jennifer Deckert’s reconstruction of Michel Fokine’s one-act ballet, “Les Sylphides,” plus original works by guest choreographers Janis Brenner, Christian von Howard and Peter Powlus. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., and tickets cost between $15 and $22. Visit kogercenterforthearts.com for more information.
California Wine Tasting
If you’re a wine lover, you’ll want to head over to Hampton Street Vineyard (1207 Hampton St. in Columbia) for their California Wine Tasting event on Nov. 11. Sip and learn about the wines of California and try 6 different wines with advanced sommelier Jonathan Lopez. Small bites and presented wines are available for purchase. This event runs from 3 to 4 p.m., and tickets are $33. Visit hamptonstreetvineyard.com for more information.
Ole Patchwork Gathering
Patchwork Farm (110 Dairy Ln. in Saluda) hosts another edition of its annual Ole Patchwork Gathering on Nov. 11. This fun event features local artisans, crafts, and items made from scratch, from pottery to art to wooden items to clothing. You can also pick up fresh produce, meats, eggs, and milk and even get a head start on your Christmas shopping. The Ole Patchwork Gathering runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and admission is $5. Visit facebook.com/PatchworkFarmSC for more information.
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