By Trinessa Dubas
Are you sitting at home complaining that you are bored.com? Keep telling yourself that you don’t have the funds that it would take to get out and enjoy this thriving little city. Well first I’d like to suggest that you stop talking to yourself and then get up off your (bleep) and explore this wonderful and ever growing mecca for food, entertainment and great fun! Whether your pockets are flat or swollen, there is something in every nook or cranny in Columbia.
Ladies and gentlemen, I lean more on the flat side. How am I everywhere in Columbia at the right times and around some of the most electric folks? It is because your girl here has a budget that includes having a life!
Here are a few of my ideas about how to have a fantastic couple of days out of your week around your own little city:
This week there seem to be a lot of options for Thursday May 15th. I for one will be at the Jasper #17 Release Party Benefit for Aaron and Jessica happening at the Whig 1200 Main St. This event is free. The menu is budget-friendly and delicious. PBR (our go to beer on the low) is $3. Join me I’ll get ya first beer.
Kicking off at the Colonial Life Arena is the 15th annual Black Expo. This year the theme is Mind, Body and Soul. It will feature over 200 vendors, as well as, local and national entertainment. Tickets for the event are $12 or $10 with a donation of four non-perishable food items. It is a three day event,. Pick a day and have fun! May 15th-17th . Colonialifearena.com for more info.
Also that night just down a couple blocks or so. Edventure after dark “Chemistry of Cocktails” is happening. This I may drop into. It is an adults-only event and they’re giving lessons on the science of transforming your average bar drink and making it spectacular. Tickets are $25 and proceeds will benefit Edventure’s Yes Every Child Fund. www.edventure.org
Saturday May 17th join Klean Kut Entertainment for a spring time wine down after the Black Expo. The Event is free and being held at Julep’s Bistro. 120 Sparkleberry Crossing Dr Suite 4 in northeast Columbia. Bring a lawn chair there will be a live music outdoor concert. Food and drink specials and wine tasting. This sounds like the beginning of a great spring/summer series.
This weekend some of the best theatre shows in Columbia will still be running and for most of them there is still time to purchase tickets. Young Frankenstein(workshop), House of Blue Leaves (Trustus), Shrek the Musical( Town). Pricing for tickets stay around $20-$25 (student and military discounts available).
So, get off of whatever you’re sitting on. These are just a few of the things happening this week in Columbia that I know you could have a great time experiencing and go home without feeling that you’ve spent too much.
Even if you have a Broke in Columbia budget, you can still get out and live!
Honey, I’ll see ya.