Lexington/Columbia, S.C. Things to do October 28 - November 3, 2011

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October 28 - November 3, 2011

Freak Show: Unbound Dance

TONIGHT - Thursday October 27, 2011

Get your freak on Thursday, October 27 for Unbound Dance’s third annual Carpe Noctem FREAK SHOW. This freaky fundraising event includes performances from UNBOUND Dance, Columbia Alternacirque and Party Time Gurls featuring Carla Cox. DJ Lola will pump rocking music on the dance floor while emcee Alex Smith carries the audience through the FREAK SHOW experience. Be sure to put on your craziest carnival costume for a chance to win the FREAK SHOW Costume Contest. In addition, there will be freaky carnival attractions, light food and cash bar. Carpe Noctem FREAK SHOW will be hosted at 701 Whaley, Columbia, SC 29201. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or online, www.unbounddance.com.

Dracula: Ballet with a Bite: Columbia City Ballet

TONIGHT - Thursday October 27, 2011 - Saturday October 29, 2011

Already known as the coolest dance show yet to play the Koger Center, Columbia City Ballet’s Dracula: Ballet With A Bite returns with new blood for this “must see” Halloween favorite. Watch this frighteningly entertaining video!Count Dracula and his Brides of Darkness are back with new choreography, costumes and palpitating music in this cutting-edge production. Dracula is always a favorite with its haunting visuals, graphic special effects and pulsating rock/jazz musical score composed by the late Thomas E. Semanski. Visit the Columbia City Ballet website for all the gory details!


Tonight - Thursday October 27, 2011 6-9 p.m.

This year's Fall Festival will feature rides, games, a costume contest and fun food. $5 per person; $15 per family. Participants encouraged to bring nonperishable food item or new blanket.

Visit the Town of Lexington's website for details.

Lexington Municipal Complex, 111 Maiden Lane, Lexington

Kick off the little ones' weekend with this family-friendly event!

Halloween at the Park: Crooked Creek Park Chapin

Friday October 28, 2011

Bring your little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treating on our outdoor trick-or-treat trail through Crooked Creek Park from 6:30–7:30 p.m. on the Friday. Inside we will have plenty of carnival games and prizes, a costume contest, a moonwalk, an inflatable slide, concessions, and all the fun you can imagine! This is a great safe and fun event for the whole family. Tickets for carnival games are 25 cents each. Visit the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission website for info!

2011 Balloons, Blues & BBQ: Blythewood

Friday October 28, 2011 & Saturday October 29, 2011

The 2011 Balloons, Blues and BBQ will kick off on Friday, October 28 at 3 p.m. The colorful and brilliantly decorated hot air balloons will light up the sky as darkness falls across the land. If you haven’t witnessed the breathtaking spectacle of a collection of giant balloons, don’t miss this opportunity.On Friday night, come for the “Sampling”. Guests will enjoy a variety of food from the BBQ contestants when they serve “Anything Butt” – meaning anything but BBQ as they prepare for the next day’s Bar-B-Que competition. On Saturday bring your kids in their Halloween Costumes for spooky stories, Trick or Treat, a costume competition (for both kids and adults) Tethered balloon rides that go 25 to 30 feet up in the air will be available Friday and Saturday. With over 8,000 people expected to attend this two day event, Saturday’s festivities begin at sunrise with “The Hare and the Hound” balloon race.The fun continues throughout the day with food, vendors, tethered balloon rides. Visit the Blythewood festival website for details.

Forbidden Dance! Columbia Baroque Soloists

Friday, October 28, 2011 and Sunday October 30, 2011

7 PM, Concert Conversations; 7:30 PM, Concert

First Christian Church on Friday | Reformation Lutheran Church on Sunday

The Chaconne, Folia and Passacaglia were considered the most sensual, passionate and dangerous dances of their time. Join the Columbia Baroque Soloists for a concert showcasing the virtuosity of ensemble members Jerry Curry, Jean Hein, Brittnee Siemon, Timothy Hein, and Gail Ann Schroeder who will lead us on a musical tour of dances from their rustic beginnings through the more stylized and courtly settings of the high Baroque. Featured composers include J. S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Francois Couperin, Henry Purcell, Dietrich Buxtehude, Girolamo Frescobaldi and others. Sample their beautiful music here. Ticket information is available online.

Head to Newberry this weekend for the ultimate cult classic!

Double Feature: Night of the Living Dead and Rocky Horror Picture Show: The Movie

Friday, Saturday and Monday October 28, 29 and 31, 2011

The Newberry Community Players bring you two favorite campy cult classics, back to back!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show includes reinactors and audience participation – do the time warp, again! Goody bags will be sold at the show. Look for more audience interaction than ever, more outrageous dressing-up than ever, a goody bag brimming with surprises, magic moments that are truly magical ...This has got to be the Cult Classic of all time! It’s packed full of terrific numbers from the madness of The Timewarp and Sweet Transvestite, to the ethereal There's a Light and I'm Going Home, by way of the rocky Whatever Happened To Saturday Night?Date: October 28, 29, 31 at 10pm Ticket price: $10 Location: The Ritz Theater (1511 Main St. in downtown Newberry SC) Visit the
Newberry Community Players website for more info.

Halloween Celebration! Belladonna's

Saturday October 29, 2011

Join Belladonna's for their annual Halloween celebration. 10am to 7pm!! They've moved into a new beautiful spacious location on Saint Andrews Road near I-26 (Ashland Park Shopping Center) and welcome you! Come in costume, and receive 20% off your entire purchase. Trick or Treat for the kids, free chair massage, tarot readings, special events, food and beverages served all day long! Visit the Belladonna's website for details.

THE SANDHILL HORROR: Village at Sandhill

Saturday, October 29, 2011 From 3-9 p.m
Come out for a very special event! The Sandhill Horror will feature magic performances by John Tudor, Alternacirque, Columbia Marionette Theater and Gentleman of Distinction dance troupe performing “Thriller.” (803) 351-6070; For details, visit the
Village at Sandhill website. The Village at Sandhill is located at Two Notch and Clemson Roads in northeast Columbia.

Tricks and Treats at the State Museum

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Chills, thrills and frightful fun!
Watch out for ghosts, ghouls and goblins as the museum presents its annual Halloween event for families, “Tricks and Treats at the State Museum!”

Offering safe Halloween fun the last two Saturdays of October, children will enjoy:

• “Peanuts” characters from Carowinds on Saturday, Oct. 22;
• Piggly Wiggly’s Mr. Pig (both weekends!);
• Haunted Halloween Party with “goblin games” and spooky prizes for everyone;
• Haunted gallery scavenger hunt with prizes;
• Balloon art by Nick Propst with his Catalina macaw, Trixie;
• “Creepy” crafts and coloring;
• Face painting ($2);
• Pumpkin painting ($2);

All activities are FREE with Museum admission or Membership unless otherwise noted.
Come in costume for “Tricks and Treats” and receive $1 OFF regular Museum admission. Don’t miss it!
Visit the State Museum website for details.

Beakers & Broomsticks: EdVenture Children's Museum

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Calling all mummies, daddies, and kiddies! Enjoy a harvest of Halloween fun ALL DAY at the 2nd annual Beakers & Broomsticks celebration on Saturday, Oct 29!

It’s Halloween with a science twist. Mad experiments, creepy labs, mysterious slime, Frank N. Bugs, glow graffiti, costume contests and trick or treat stations will be back this year! New Halloween festivities include costume characters, a Halloween portrait station, glowing tonic geyser, magic static wands, festive face painting and the exciting Pumpkin Vomit spooky science demonstration! Using an old fashion guillotine, children will enjoy an inaugural Pumpkin ‘Smushin’ that will send Jack ‘O Lanterns screaming. This Halloween spectacular is open to the public and free with museum admission!

Will O' The Wisp: Saluda Shoals Park

Saturday October 28, 2011

This fun Halloween celebration is for children ages 2–8. Take a hayride to the boardwalk at the Wetland Preserve where Trick-or-treaters will hear animal sounds and see night creatures as they stroll along the boardwalk gathering candy. Nature Interpreters along the way will have nocturnal animal facts to share. Play Halloween games, listen to a storyteller, decorate a cookie, make s’mores, and enjoy some hot cider! Come in costume and bring a flashlight. Visit the park website for all the info.


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