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A Soulfully Sweet Week in Soda City

By Trinessa Dubas

Are you ready this week Columbia? Want to get out and explore, but have no ideas?  Memorial day coming up and your budget is, well, you know…tight?  Sugar, have no fear. Let me whisper a few budget friendly thoughts into your ear. The atmosphere in Columbia this week will be soulfully sweet and fantastically full of art with several events to ease your mind as you unwind. All while keeping your budget in check!  As I’ve gone about town some pretty good folks that I know have shared with me some of their upcoming performances and reminded me of a few I have yet to see (gasp).

 Wed May 21st plan to socialize and network with some of Columbia’s finest. This week Klean Kut Entertainment is hosting CUFFLINKS AND COCKTAILS at Sakitumi Grill and Sushi Bar. 807 Gervais St. Starting at 6p. Come out, network and get to know your future business associates. Won’t hurt to order a cocktail and mingle. This event is FREE


 Also Wed through Saturday (May 21st-24thof this week you still have time to catch the highly raved about performances from the wonderful casts of Young Frankenstein at Workshop theatre 1136 Bull St and Shrek the Musical at Town Theatre 1012 Sumter St. Both of these shows are highly entertaining and not to be missed. Tickets are $25, so hurry they are going fast!

 On Friday May 23rd let the self-taught sounds of The Dubber soothe your ears as you wind down your week. The Dubber , a great local talent will be performing a little bit of rock, jazz and funk at River Rat Brewery. 1231 Shop rd. The performance starts at 5p. It’s FREE


Keep Rocking Arts and Music Festival is happening this Saturday May 24th at Jakes on Devine, 2112 Devine St. There will be music and live art being created by one of my favorites Cedric Umoja. It’s family friendly and tickets are $10. You can’t beat that!


Finally, take it easy on Sunday May 25th and come out to hear the smooth sounds of Terence Young at Wet Willies on 800 Gervais St. This brother and his band are one of the best in Columbia. Terence is a local artist with national reach. His music is classic rhythm and blues. The show starts at 10p(I know that’s late for some folk) but you have memorial day off, so go out and enjoy. Tickets are $10. Sweet!


 Hell, yeah. This is a great week to be in Columbia!  Grab a friend and enjoy the warm days and cooler nights. I’m not going to let you have a reason to say “Columbia is boring” or “there ain’t nothing to do”. It doesn’t matter the side of town you live on. These are ideas of how to get to know your city and the artists or talents in it . And if you see me out doing what I do, Speak or Wave.

Honey, I’ll see ya!

Trinessa’s Fab Weekend

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.