The weekend is nigh, and if you’re about to send a big ole fat check to Uncle Sam on Tax Day, you’ll be looking for some affordable fun to keep your spirits up. Here’s a big ole fat list of things to do this weekend, and they’re all FREE!
Thursday, April 10
Jasper Salon with Ed Madden / Jasper Studios at The Arcade / 7 pm
Dr. Ed Madden, poet and faculty in the English Department at USC, will speak about his most recent collection of poems, Nest, and read selections from it.
Friday, April 11
2014 James Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture by Dr. Donna M. Christensen / Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center / 9:30 am
Discover new and intriguing information about how health care impacts a variety of demographic groups in the US.
Opening Party of Indy Grits Film Festival / Nickelodeon Back Parking Lot / 6-11 pm
Rachel Kate and Shantih Shantih will provide the music. Your favorite local pub The Whig will provide drinks. It’s a great way to kick off one of the best extended festivals Columbia has to offer. Visit the link for details on the opening party and other events that are part of the festival.
Opera at USC presents An Evening of One Acts / School of Music Recital Hall / 7:30 pm
Sung completely in French, these performances will be sure to excite and delight.
Saturday, April 12
Our Journey Forward / Koger Center / 7:30 pm
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of desegration for the past year, One Columbia offers this opportunity to see where we’ve been and where we’re going as a society.
Indie Grits’ Hip Hop Family Day / 1700 Block Main St. / 11 am – 5 pm
Part of the initial festivities of Indie Grits, this event is a family-friendly way to gather and experience Southeastern Hip Hop culture.
Monday, April 14
USC Wind Ensemble / Koger Center / 7:30 pm
Come listen to some of the most talented musicians at USC showcase their skills.
Elise Blackwell discusses Time’s Arrow / Thomas Cooper Library / 6 pm
The Open Book series at USC continues with faculty member Elise Blackwell discussing her book, Time’s Arrow.
Tuesday, April 15
Dr. Chanita Hughes-Halbert in the Science Café Series / Speakeasy / 8 pm
The good Dr. will present her talk “Improving Health Outcomes in Racial and Ethnic Minorities.”
How many of these fine events will you attend? What did we miss? Sound off in the comments!