Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County Events for the Week of Aug. 4

Posted 8/4/22

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Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County Events for the Week of Aug. 4


Thursday — Aug. 4


Bask (concert)

Asheville metal band Bask brings a host of epic riffs and heroic melodies to New Brookland Tavern (122 State St. in West Columbia), with support from Generation of Vipers and local band Bathe. The show costs $15 ($12 advance) and starts at 7 p.m. Find more info at


Friday — Aug. 5


Paddle & Pint

Saluda Shoals Park (5605 Bush River Rd. in Columbia) hosts Paddle & Pint. Paddle the Lower Saluda River surrounded by beautiful scenery and wildlife. After an hour on the water, sample delicious craft beers. Trip is dependent on weather and river levels. Boats and all necessary equipment are provided. Tickets are $47 per person, the event begins at 6 p.m., and it’s for adults 21 and up only. Visit for more information.


“Rock of Ages” (musical)

Join the Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) for a live performance of “Rock Of Ages.” Relive the greatest rock hits of the ’80s with the help of in-show pyrotechnics and a live band. Gates open at 7 p.m., and there will also be food trucks and drinks available. The show begins at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $30. Visit for more information.


Brew at the Zoo

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden (500 Wildlife Parkway) hosts its annual Brew at the Zoo event this week. From domestics to imports to specialty micros, guests can choose their favorite beer and walk through the zoo or stay in the plaza and listen to live music. Concessions will also be available for purchase. No one under 21 will be admitted. Tickets cost between $60 and $100. The event begins at 7 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. Visit for more information.


“Beauty & the Beast” (musical)

The Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (7300 College St. in Irmo) hosts a production of “Beauty & the Beast” by the Chapin Community Theatre. The beloved Disney musical kicks off at 7:30 p.m. tonight, and tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $15 for youth seventeen and under. Performances continue through Aug. 7. Visit for more information.


Opening Reception for Sonya Diimmler

Rob Shaw Gallery & Framing (324 State St. in West Columbia) hosts an opening reception for artist Sonya Diimmler’s new exhibition: “Known for her dramatic use of color, Diimmler paints South Carolina landscapes and abstracts along with her favorite subjects and muses, her bulldog Smedley and her Boston Terrier Mattie.” The reception begins at 6 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.


Sabin Sharpe (concert)

Country singer Sabin Sharpe performs at the Skyline Club (100 Lee St. in West Columbia). Sharpe will perform a mix of covers and originals starting at 9 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. and there is a $5 charge for admission. Visit for more information.


Saturday — Aug. 5


Encanto (movie)

Head over to Melvin Park (370 Eptings Rd. in Chapin) for a screening of the popular Disney film “Encanto.” The film is being shown as part of the family-friendly Chapin Summer Movie Night series. Food trucks will be on site from 7 to 9:30 p.m., and there will also be an inflatable slide. The movie begins at 8:45 p.m. Admission is free. Visit for more information.


29th Annual Lexington Community Fun Day

The Town of Lexington hosts its annual Community Fun Day at 131 Duffie Dr. There will be live music, food, free school supplies (while they last) and a job fair. The event is free to attend and runs from 3 p.m. to 8pm. Visit for more information.



Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St. in Cayce) hosts a luau event. Jupiter Coyote will perform an acoustic set, there will be a Papaya Hefeweizen beer release, a Hawaiian shirt contest (the prize is an inflatable branded Tropical IPA inner tube), games of flamingo toss and pineapple bowling, a special luau grill menu and more. The event is free to attend and begins at noon. Visit for more information.


Adam Hawley (concert)

Guitarist Adam Hawley plays “The Soul Jazz Experience” at Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St. in West Columbia). In addition to playing his own popular material, he’ll be playing songs by Stevie Wonder, Gap Band, Chris Brown, John Legend, and more. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $39. Dressy attire is required. Visit for more information.


The MOM Sale

St. David’s Church (132 St. David’s Church Rd. in West Columbia) and Multiples of the Midlands (The MOM Club) host a fall/winter consignment sale, featuring gently used items for children at greatly reduced prices. Shoppers can expect to find a variety of products at a fraction of the cost they would pay for the same items purchased new. The event runs from 7 a.m. to noon and is free to attend. Visit for more information.


Sunday — Aug. 7


Brett Stafford Smith (concert)

Singer-songwriter Brett Stafford Smith plays at Savage Craft Ale Works (430 Center St. in West Columbia). Smith will perform a mix of covers and originals starting at 5 p.m. The show is free to attend. Visit for more information.



Wednesday — Aug. 10


Hands on History

Bring the kids to the Lexington County Museum (231 Fox St.) for a day of learning and fun as part of the Hands on History summer program. Children will learn about school in the 19th century. The event begins at 10 a.m. and is free to attend, but registration is required. Visit to register.



Across the County Line


First Friday

Head over to downtown Newberry for their First Friday celebration on Aug. 5. Tour historic locations, visit downtown businesses, enjoy live music from The Well Drinkers in front of Community Hall and take part in the Wine Walk. First Friday runs from 4 to 9 p.m. Visit for ticket info.


Corsets & Cravats

It’s a 19 century fashion show at Newberry Opera House (1201 McKibben St.) on Aug. 5. Corsets & Cravats invites you to explore different materials thanks to special “Share What You Wear” presentations from attendees of the annual Corsets & Cravats Conference. The fashion show starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are $10. Visit for more information.


Main Street Food Tour

Columbia Food Tours offers a food tour on Main Street on Aug. 6. It’s a three-hour walking food tour featuring between five and seven restaurants on and around the Main Street area of downtown Columbia. The tour begins at 1:45 p.m., and tickets are $45 per person ($40 for active military members). Visit for more information.


Back 2 School Summer Jam

The Township Auditorium (1703 Taylor St. in Columbia) hosts a Back 2 School Summer Jam featuring That Girl Lay Lay on Aug. 7. There will also be performances by Kylie Marshall, KD Da Kid and ZaZa.  The event is hosted by The Wicker Twinz. Tickets range from $32 to $62, and showtime is 6 p.m. Visit for more information.


First Sunday

The S.C. State Museum (301 Gervais St.) hosts its First Sunday event Aug. 7. For reduced $1 admission, guests can explore four floors of South Carolina art, cultural history, natural history and science and technology, including the Boeing Observatory and the Robert B. Arial Collection of Historical Astronomy. For an additional $5, guests can see a show in the planetarium. The museum opens at noon and tickets are available on site only. Visit for more information.

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