Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Feb. 29

Posted 2/28/24

Things to do in Lexington County.

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Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Feb. 29


Friday — March 1


The String Queens (concert)

The Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (7300 College St. in Irmo) hosts a performance by The String Queens. This orchestral trio is a dynamic group with a wide repertoire spanning from the Baroque era to the Jazz Age to today’s Billboard charts. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., and admission is $40. Visit for more information.


“Final Appearance” (play)

Head over to the Chapin Theatre (830 Columbia Ave.) for the opening night of its new play, “Final Appearance.” Directed by Jerry Crouch, the plot of “Final Performance” centers around a show revival haunted by the ghosts of actors from the original production, who scheme to shut the show down. Production runs through March 10. Visit for more information.


Willie Wells & the Blue Ridge Mountain Grass (concert)

Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor (710 Meeting St. in West Columbia) presents an evening of music from Willie Wells and his band. Come listen to the band play classic bluegrass and gospel tunes from 8 to 9 p.m. Admission is a $10 donation. Visit for more information.


Saturday — March 2


Rent A Chick

Grab the kids and head over to The FARM 1780 (1127 Corley Mill Rd.) for the Rent A Chick event. The FARM 1780’s next round of laying hens will hatch on Feb. 21, which creates we the opportunity for a few families to care for the chicks with The Farm’s second Rent A Chick program. The program includes 1-week-old chicks and all of the supplies needed to care for them for two weeks. Admission is $30, and the event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit for more information.


Spring Soiree

Saluda Shoals Park (5605 Bush River Rd. in Columbia) and the South Carolina Wildlife Foundation present the Spring Soiree fundraising event. Held in celebration of World Wildlife Day, this  fun evening celebrates local wildlife here in South Carolina. Enjoy a delectable spread of food by Scott Hall & Paella South, an open bar by Twist, live music by John Emil, and raffles to win great prizes. Event runs from 6 to 9 p.m., and tickets are $100 apiece. Visit for more information.


The Tre’King Band (concert)

The Tre’ King Band and Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St. in West Columbia) present “The Songs of Soul.” Enjoy an evening of hits and classics by The Staples Singers, Mary J. Blige, Patrice Rushen, Chaka Khan, The Isley Brothers, The Prince, The Gap Band and more. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m., and admission is $30. Dressy attire is required. Visit for more information.


Sunday — March 3


Odd & Strange Holistic Market

Flora & Fauna Marketplace (4773 Sunset Blvd.) hosts the Odd & Strange Holistic Market. The market’s focus is on enriching the mind, body and spirit through holistic healers, intuitive readers, crystals, jewelry, artisans, holistic wellness practitioners, vendors, readers and healers. The market runs from noon to 4 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.


Monday — March 4


Murder on Monday Book Club

The Batesburg-Leesville Branch Library invites you to liven up your workweek with a Murder on Monday Book Club meeting. Read a book of your choice to fit the monthly mystery theme and discuss your choice. This event is free to attend and runs from 6 to 7 p.m. Visit for more information.


Tuesday — March 5


Music Bingo

In the mood to have a little game-night fun while testing your musical knowledge at the same time? Hazelwood Brewing Company (711 E. Main St.) has the event for you. The Music Bingo game night challenges you to fill up your card with musical clues. There are prizes on the line, and this event fills up quickly, so you’ll want to get there early. Music Bingo runs from 7 to 9 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.


Wednesday — March 6


Open Mic Night

Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St. in Cayce) gives you a chance to shine with their Open Mic Night. Bring your own instrument and get your moment in the spotlight. The open mic begins at 6 and runs until 9 p.m. It is free to attend and free to sign up. Visit for more information.


Across the County Line


Craftsmen’s Spring Classic Art and Craft Festival

The SC State Fairgrounds (1200 Rosewood Dr. in Columbia) hosts the Craftsmen’s Spring Classic Art and Craft Festival March 1-3. Discover original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across America. See the creative process in action as many exhibitors demonstrate throughout the weekend. There is something for every style, taste and budget with items from the most traditional to the most contemporary. Admission is $6 for adults and $1 for children. Visit for more information.


Dropkick Murphys (concert)

The raucous Celtic punk act Dropkick Murphys perform at the Township Auditorium (1703 Taylor St. in Columbia) on March 1 as part of their 2024 St. Patrick’s Day tour. Opening sets from Pennywise and The Scratch round out the show. Doors open at 6pm, showtime is 7pm and tickets cost between $49.75 and $59.75. Visit for more information.


Sam Bush (concert)

Mandolin master and newgrass pioneer Sam Bush plays at the Newberry Opera House (1201 McKibben St. in Newberry) on March 2. Bush, a winner of the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, performs starting at 8 p.m. Tickets cost between $45-$55. Visit for more information.


Aiken County Farmer’s Market

Whether you need to pick up some fresh food or you simply like shopping local, the Aiken County Farmer’s Market (115 Williamsburg St.) is the perfect spot. Shop for locally produced fresh produce, baked goods, meat, honey, and dairy products, along with handmade crafts. The market runs from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on March 2, and it’s free to attend. Visit for more information.


First Thursday on Main

The City of Columbia celebrates First Thursday on Main on March 7. The 1300-1600 blocks of Main St. are one giant party, with live music from the funk/soul group S’Way and the Apostrophe with Bones Hamilton, plenty of shopping and food specials up and down Main St. This event runs from 6 until 10 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.


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