Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County Events for the Week of April 21
Thursday — April 21
Too Sylvia (concert)
Veteran Carolina band Too Much Sylvia performs at the Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) as part of the city of Lexington’s Lexington Live free concert series. The band, who have been together for over 30 years, play a mix of classic rock, R&B, beach music and their own originals. Showtime is at 6:30 p.m. and the concert is free. Visit icehouseamphitheatre.com for more information.
Friday — April 22
Head to The FARM (1127 Corley Mill Rd.) for what looks like a delicious farm-to-table dinner. Chef Scott Hall presents a family-style meal served with selected wines to pair with the dishes. The dinner consists of four courses. This event is for ages 21 and up only and runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $97. Visit thefarm1780.com for more information.
Kenny George Band (concert)
Catch the Kenny George Band, a staple of local breweries that brings a modern flare to outlaw country, at Steel Hands Brewing. Showtime is at 6 p.m. and the concert is free. Visit facebook.com/steelhandsbrewing for more information.
Saturday — April 23
2022 West Columbia Spring Fling
The state’s State Farmer’s Market hosts the 2022 West Columbia Spring Fling from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Spring Fling is free and will feature food trucks, art vendors, artisans and more. Visit facebook.com/scfarmermarket for more information.
Kinetic Derby Day
The corner of State and Meeting in West Columbia will be filled with art, soapbox racing and an obstacle course for the third annual day of the Kinetic Derby. The event, which returns for the first time in two years, aims to stimulate creative thinking, competition and family fun as teams come together to build unusual vehicles and art installations. Kinetic Derby Day starts at 1 p.m. and is free. Visit kineticderbyday.com for more information.
“Junie B. Jones The Musical”
Midlands Technical College’s Harbison Theater hosts the Columbia Children’s Theater production of “Junie B. Jones: The Musical” at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Join Junie B. and all your favorites from the popular children’s book, like Lucille, Herb, May, Sheldon, That Grace, Mr. Scary and Gladys Gutzman the Lunch Lady, as Junie B. navigates the complicated world of first grade . Tickets are $15. Visit harbisontheatre.org for more information.
“Purple Haze” (movie)
The Icehouse Amphitheater is screening “Purple Haze: A Conservation Film” tonight. Naturalist Zach Steinhauser launches his long-awaited documentary on one of the many wonders of the Lake Murray and Lexington region, the purple martins. Light appetizers and drinks from Tim Popcorn and Old Mill Brew Pub will be on sale beginning at 7 p.m. The movie starts at 8 p.m. and ends at 9:20 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Visit icehouseamphitheatre.com for more information.
Join the town of Cayce on State Street (between Poplar and Railroad) for Soiree on State, a day of fun for the whole family. There will be entertainers, a free kids area (with rebounding lessons, face painting and a balloon artist), food vendors, a variety of musicians (Sam Edwards, Mitchell Lee, Cash Money Experience and Tokyo Joe) and much more. The evening begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Visit caycesc.gov for more information.
Record Store Day
Scratch N’ Spin (513 12th St. in West Columbia) participates in the Record Store Day national/international promotion with exclusive vinyl releases and a performance by local metal band MNRVA. “This event has helped bring vinyl records back into mainstream pop culture and attracts music lovers, nostalgists and the new, younger generation discovering the distinctive sound that only vinyl can deliver,” the store enthuses in a statement. Press. The boutique opens early at 8 a.m. for the day and will remain open until 7 p.m. The MNRVA plays at 12:45 p.m. The event is free. Find more information at facebook.com/scratchnspinofficial.
If you’re a fan of hits like “Can’t Get Enough” and “Feel Like Making Love,” head to the Savage Craft Ale Works (430 Center St.) for Schoolboy Johnny, a Bad Company tribute band. Showtime is at 7 p.m. and the concert is free. Visit facebook.com/savagecraftaleworks for more information.
Sunday — April 24
Irmo International Festival
Celebrate a rich variety of art, culture, and food at the Irmo International Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Irmo Community Park (7507 Eastview Dr.). There will be performances and entertainment by instrumental and vocal musicians, artists and dancers, and student artwork and poetry will be on display. International vendors, food trucks and stalls, free art activities and games will be available. Visit townofirmosc.com for more information.
Tuesday — April 26
Grand CWC Business Breakfast
The Grand CWC Chamber of Commerce hosts its breakfast from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at the Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School (3300 West Campus Road). Breakfast is an opportunity to network and meet other business leaders from the local community. The House will announce its neighborhood affairs and neighborhood ambassador over breakfast, and there will also be a special announcement from the Cayce and West Columbia police chiefs. This event is free, but registration is required. Visit cwcchamber.com to register.
Thursday — April 28
Under the Sun (concert)
“Armed with a list of fresh songs from today’s favorite dance hits,” Under the Sun arrives at the Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) to play the latest edition of the free Lexington Live series. Showtime is at 6:30 p.m. and the concert is free. Visit icehouseamphitheatre.com for more information.
Across the county line
Saluda Shoals Park Jazz Series
The Saluda Shoals Park Jazz Series (5605 Bush River Rd.) continues with the Mark Rapp Funktet. Rapp, a veteran Columbia trumpeter who mixes jazz, soul, rock and funk with this band. Show time is 7 p.m. on April 22 and admission is $10. Visit icrc.net for more information.
The 2022 Spring Jam at Colonial Life Arena (801 Lincoln St. in Columbia) brings a group of platinum-selling hip-hop artists to town on April 22. The show features hitmakers DaBaby, Kodak Black, Blacc Zacc, Renni Rucci, No Cap, Boosie & Webbie all on one stage in one night. Showtime is at 8 p.m. and tickets cost between $52 and $143. Visit coloniallifearena.com for more information.
SC Philharmonic (concert)
Join the SC Philharmonic at the Koger Center (1051 Greene St. in Columbia) for their Masterworks series season finale concert. The centerpiece of the program is “Scheherazade” by Rimsky-Korsakov and the evening also includes a performance of Arutunian’s “Concerto for Trumpet” and the world premiere of the orchestral arrangement of the composition “Melt” by the professor of the School of Music from the University of South Carolina, David Garner. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost between $22 and $56. Visit kogercenterforthearts.com for more information.
ColaJazz Little Big Band
On April 24, the Little Big Band of ColaJazz, a local nonprofit that drives the genre, returns to the Newberry Opera House (1201 McKibben St.) to celebrate the Latin side of jazz. This medium-sized ensemble has presented a wide variety of large ensemble music, from big band repertoire to classical pieces for small groups. Showtime for ColaJazz: Latin Jazz is at 3 p.m. and tickets are $35 ($17.50 for students). Visit newberryoperahouse.com for more information.
The Columbia Music Festival Association and Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet perform the award-winning ballet “Cinderella” at Township Auditorium (1703 Taylor St. in Columbia) on April 24 at 3 p.m. Ann Brodie choreographed the ballet herself, and it is directed by Mimi Worrell. Tickets cost between $14 and $19. Visit thetownship.org for more information.