Things to do in Lexington County.
“History of BBQ” (presentation)
The Lexington County Museum (231 Fox St.) hosts historian and writer Robert F. Moss for a talk on the history of barbecue in South Carolina and Lexington County. This presentation will look at the origins of pit-cooked meats in the New World and trace the development of barbecue in South Carolina from the colonial era till today, with a special focus on Lexington County. This event begins at 6 p.m. and admission is $20. Visit lexingtoncountymuseum.org for more information.
Baby Yaga (concert)
Popular South Carolina indie rock bands stop by West Columbia’s resident pride bar for what looks to be a big show. Baby Yaga, Charlie Boy and Darby Wilcox perform at WE’s on Meeting (734 Meeting St. in West Columbia) starting at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.). Tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 day of show. Find more info at facebook.com/meetatwes.
Tom Papa (comedy)
The Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (7300 College St. in Irmo) hosts hilarious stand-up comedian Tom Papa and his new show “Comedy In All Forms.” Tickets are $40, and showtime is 7:30 p.m. Visit harbisontheatre.org for more information.
Reggie Graves & Jazz Theory (concert)
Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St. in West Columbia) presents Reggie Graves & Jazz Theory as they play “An Evening of Soulful Rhythms.” Expect to hear hits and classics by Incognito, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Kool & The Gang, Norman Brown, Prince, George Benson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Luther Vandross, and more. Showtime is 8 p.m., and tickets are $25. Dressy attire is required. Visit chayzlounge.com for more information.
Willie Wells and Blue Ridge Mountain Grass (concert)
Join Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor (710 Meeting St. in West Columbia) for a performance by Willie Wells and Blue Ridge Mountain Grass. Enjoy an evening of gospel and bluegrass. Showtime is 8 p.m., and admission is a $10 donation. Visit billsmusicshop.com for more information.
Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St. in Cayce) hosts its Jelly Donut Amber release with a special Donut Fest. There will be fresh donuts from 2 to 6 pm, live music, donut-related food specials, games and more. The event begins at noon and is free to attend. Visit facebook.com/steelhandsbrewing for more information.
Jeff Pitts (concert)
Join singer-songwriter Jeff Pitts for a performance at Savage Craft Ale Works (430 Center St. in West Columbia). Pitts will perform a mix of covers and originals starting at 6 p.m. and running until 9 p.m. The show is free to attend. Visit facebook.com/savagecraftaleworks for more information.
Jason Passmore & Carolina Kin Band (concert)
The Skyline Club (100 Lee St. in West Columbia) hosts a concert by Jason Passmore & Carolina Kin Band. Get ready for some kickin’ country and Southern rock. Showtime is 9 p.m., doors open at 6pm and admission is $5. Visit facebook.com/skylineclub803 for more information.
Boy Bands Vs. Girl Groups
Want to spend an evening dancing to the music of great boy bands and girl groups? Head over to New Brookland Tavern (122 State St.) for their Boy Bands Vs. Girl Groups night. Expect to hear hits by the Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, Destiny’s Child, NSYNC and much more, courtesy of DJ Olive Arden. Showtime is 8 p.m., and admission is $8 in advance and $12 at the door. Visit newbrooklandtavern.com for more information.
Meeting Street Artisan Market
Head over to the Interactive Art Park (425 Meeting St. in West Columbia) for the Meeting Street Artisan Market. The market includes vendors selling original art, crafts, foods, and produce. Support local vendors, interact with the unique sculptures throughout the park, and then head to State and Meeting Streets, and Court Avenue to continue shopping and dining. The Market is free to attend and runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit facebook.com/MeetingStreetArtisanMarket for more information.
Book Buzz Club
Join the Gaston Branch Library (214 S. Main St.) for a meeting of their Book Buzz Club. Read a variety of books and enjoy lively discussion in a friendly, casual atmosphere. The Booz Buzz Club runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit lexcolibrary.com for more information.
Come play Music Bingo every Tuesday night at O’Hara’s Public House (131 E. Main St.). Enjoy an evening of music-related clues and compete for prizes including O’Hara’s Gift Cards. Music Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 8:30 p.m. It is free to attend and play. Visit facebook.com/oharasph for more information.
Visit the Irmo Branch Library (6251 St. Andrews Rd.) for a fun evening of mahjong games. Mahjong is a rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards. The program starts with 30 minutes of instruction, followed by an hour of playing. All skill levels are welcome. The games begin at 6 p.m., and this event is free to attend. Visit lexcolibrary.com for more information.
“Quilts of the Dutch Fork” (presentation)
Learn about area quilting traditions during a presentation at the Cayce Historical Museum (1800 12th St.). The program on “Quilts of the Dutch Fork” will be given by Trish Sandor of the Lexington County Museum and “will explore some of the unique designs and traditions shared among the settlers of this region with an emphasis on family quilts in the collection of the Lexington County Museum.” The program starts at 6 p.m. and is free to attend. Find more info at facebook.com/cayce12000years.
Tokyo Joe: Tom Petty Tribute (concert)
Veteran Columbia band Tokyo Joe presents its tribute to Tom Petty at the Newberry Opera House (1201 McKibben St.) on Jan. 20. Expect to hear classics like “Free Fallin’,” “Don’t Do Me Like That,” “Don’t Come Around Here No More” and many more. Showtime is 8 p.m., and tickets are $45. Visit newberryoperahouse.com for more information.
CMA Chamber Music on Main
The Columbia Museum of Art (1515 Main St.) hosts the latest entry in its Chamber Music on Main Jan. 23. Join CMA Artistic Director Andrew Armstrong and Grammy-winning violinist James Ehnes for an evening of works by César Franck, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and Modest Mussorgsky. The galleries open at 6 p.m., and showtime is 7 p.m. Admission is $42, $35 for members and $5 for students. Visit columbiamuseum.org for more information.
“Love in the Time of Fentanyl”
The Nickelodeon Theatre (1607 Main St. in Columbia) screens the new independent film “Love In the Time of Fentanyl” on Jan. 25: “As deaths in Vancouver, Canada reach an all-time high, the Overdose Prevention Society opens its doors — a renegade supervised drug consumption site that employs active and former drug users. Its staff and volunteers do whatever it takes to save lives and give hope to a marginalized community in this intimate documentary that looks beyond the stigma of people who use fentanyl and other drugs.” The evening — hosted by SCETV, Challenges Inc., LRADAC, and WakeUp Carolinas — will feature an hour-long version of the film followed by a panel discussion and onsite Narcan training. The event starts at 6 p.m. and admission is free. Visit nickelodeon.org for more information.
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