The Fireflies' opening series at home in Segra Park continues through May 16.
In conjunction with the State Street Art Crawl, Art on State takes to the street in West Columbia’s River District for the first time since COVID-19.
Did someone say, “Enjoying crawfish etouffee over rice while Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ play live?” Well, if not, we’re sayin’ it, because the Rosewood Crawfish Festival at the State Fairgrounds has both.
The Richland Library is more than your average local library, and it shows it once again this week with two compelling events.
After a brief restart last fall, the nation’s oldest continuously operating community theater is back in action again.
One happy return as COVID-19 (hopefully) keeps up its slow departure from the front of our minds: album release celebrations.
Part one of the “No Address” documentary series, which will touch on homelessness in another place with each new installment, examines an unanimous Columbia City Council decision in 2013 that criminalized the homeless.
With the warming weather comes a bevvy of opportunities to engage with Columbia’s preeminent orchestra.
Columbia’s Brandy and the Butcher band put out one of last year’s best hard rock releases, and then, well, couldn’t do too much about it due to COVID-19.
The former employees of the Nickelodeon Theatre that comprise the Frame x Frame Film Club continue their efforts to, per their website, “amplify voices that have historically been oppressed and marginalized in the Midlands of South Carolina, and beyond."
Four Columbia acts will see how they measure up to the Man in Black, covering Cash on the occasion of his birthday at Indah Coffee.
With innovative recordings and performances praised for their exuberance, virtuosity and nonchalance, the 20-member Alarm Will Sound orchestra has set the bar for risk-taking approaches to contemporary classical music.
This week, Historic Columbia allows people to watch director Wes Craven’s meta-murder mystery “Scream” in socially distanced pods.
The screenings that Columbia scored as a satellite host for this year’s Sundance Film Festival are done, and now it’s time for the people who helped bring it here to take a deserved bow.
The hunters are being hunted in Agnieszka Holland’s “Spoor,” a mystical whodunnit set in the mist-shrouded forests near the Polish-Czech border.
Mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway and violinist Ari Streisfeld are husband-and-wife team Duo Cortona. The ensemble’s virtual concert, recorded in the Columbia Museum of Art’s collection galleries, is centered on the work of lyric poet Sappho.
The Nickelodeon Theatre shut back down last week after trying 25 percent capacity screenings for less than a month. But the city’s lone arthouse cinema continues with its Virtual Screening Room.
Hankering for a little bar trivia, but not ready to get back out to a bar?
If you’re looking to toast the new year and want to do so outside in the more temperate daytime due to the ongoing pandemic, the Columbia area provides more than a few options.
Columbia artist Roger Reed pushes against tedium in his new show.
The documentary "76 Days" tells the human stories at the heart of the pandemic.
The Luminal Theater, a nomadic cinema organization that splits time between New York and Columbia, made noise last week.
"Elf" screens this week at Segra Park.
The second volume in the compilation series from local podcast crew Comfort Monk illustrates the valuable connections it’s bringing to our music community.
The University of South Carolina’s Sport and Entertainment program has put together Coolaroo at The Senate, an indoor/outdoor concert with seven different acts playing on two stages.
With last week's video featuring folk-pop duo Prettier Than Matt, the socially distanced video performance series “1 or 2” hit 30 episodes.
In a rarity for local groups, the chamber-bluegrass Boomtown Trio meticulously prepared the release of its debut LP, waiting months after recording to make sure every detail was considered and prepared for an April release. Then, 2020 happened.
Jolted by the rise of the far-right National Front and racial slurs from rock royalty like Eric Clapton, British music photographer Red Saunders and like-minded creatives formed Rock Against Racism, the subject of the 2019 documentary "White Riot," in the late-'70s.
"Dear White People" screens on Oct. 24 at the University of South Carolina's Davis Field.
“Visions of India” focuses on 21st-century painting, interactive sculpture, and multimedia works from India and its diaspora.
This year, pretty much all of Columbia’s biggest, most vibrant crowds haven’t been allowed to materialize. The latest is JerryFest, which regularly packs an expansive, enthusiastic audience around the Five Points Fountain as some of the area’s best jam-leaning rock acts pay tribute to legendary Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia.
“When it all fades to black, I’ll be gettin’ back on track / Back to my own head, cleared out, ’til the time comes / Make a whole new mess again,” Angel Olsen sings on the title track of her new album.
For obvious reasons, it would have been a damn shame if COVID-19 had kept Historic Columbia’s Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture from happening in 2020.
Netflix seems to have taken my entire childhood and put it into a series with the new High Score.
Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn concerns a 16-year-old Black teen from Brooklyn killed in a racially motivated attack in an Italian neighborhood.
Lovecraft Country incorporates Black people surviving the Jim Crow South with magic and monsters.
Once upon a time, back before snarky Internet comments and such, there was a wonderful show that made fun of the many, many cheesy, cheap, badly acted and otherwise awful movies.
There’s something wholly peaceful about the music Yo La Tengo creates.
In a different world, the fabulous, existentially grounded Groundhog Day homage that is Palm Springs would be the indie flick blockbuster of the summer.
The Jasper Project continues the virtual editions of its Tiny Gallery series by featuring an artist as well known for his music as his visual art.
The story of Betty Davis is as fascinating as it is sad. Known for being the first wife of Miles Davis, she was responsible for his surge into the fashion of the ‘60s and his going electric.
Things are reopening, and there are some options for seeing music in person, but excellent live-stream options remain.
It’s official: The distance between Dave Chappelle and other comedians is now equivalent to Secretariat running away from his competition.
Atlanta rapper Killer Mike is the man of the moment, from his impassioned speech to his hometown two weeks ago on the cusp of the nationwide protests inspired by the brutal police killing of George Floyd to his rap duo Run the Jewels delivering what could be a zeitgeist-defining album in RTJ4.
A malevolent magic imbues the scarred Icelandic countryside in Björk’s 1986 film debut The Juniper Tree.
The Midlands Astronomy Club regularly hosts meet-ups during normal times for people to socialize and look at the wonders of the cosmos (at least those visible through a telescope with a city’s light as the backdrop).
The organic, near-effortless Americana grace of Jason Isbell is best experienced live, but a new record with a new batch of songs is always worth celebrating.
No film captures the vampire’s unearthly power like W. F. Murnau’s silent Nosferatu.