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Fall Events in Columbia, SC: A Guide for 2015

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Fall Events in Columbia, SC: A Guide for 2015

As the holidays draw near, Columbia comes alive with an array of fun and exciting fall events and activities for the entire family. From concerts and theatrical productions to festivals and special events, the months of October and November are filled with so many activities, it can be hard to decide where to go and what to do.

That’s why your friends here at Jim Hudson Hyundai, your hometown Hyundai dealership in Columbia, SC, put together this handy guide to many of the exciting things going on in Columbia and surrounding areas this fall.

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Def Leppard comes to Colonial Life Arena, Oct. 16. Photo credit: DefLeppard.com

Def Leppard in Concert at the Colonial Life Arena, Oct. 16 – Iconic rock band Def Leppard takes the stage for a sonic explosion of the band’s epic hits. With more than 100 million records sold, the group continues to play to sold-out arenas across the country. Joining Def Leppard are Foreigner & Night Ranger.

10th Annual Ray Tanner Foundation Home Run at Carolina Stadium, Oct. 24 – Come out and support disadvantaged children and families by participating in the 12K Run, 5K Run, 1-Mile Youth Run, or Kids Fun Run. “When you get into the game, everybody wins!”

Columbia City Ballet Presents “Dracula: Ballet with a Bite,” Oct. 29-31 at the Koger Center for the Arts – This “must-see” Halloween favorite returns with new choreography, costumes, and music. Columbia’s premier ballet troupe bring Dracula and his Brides of Darkness to life (or death?) with haunting visuals and special graphic effects. Actor Grant Show of FOX’s “Melrose Place” stars in the title role.

First Annual Gervais Street Bridge Dinner, Oct. 18 – A Midlands landmark, the historic and picturesque Gervais Street Bridge serves as the locale for a sophisticated evening of fine dining at sunset. A complete menu of delicious dining choices from restaurants in Cayce, West Columbia, and Columbia will be served, along with beer and wine. Enjoy live entertainment as the sun sets over the Congress River and enjoy a spectacular evening benefitting the Congress Riverkeeper and other worthy organizations. The event is sponsored by Soda City Friends. Inclement weather date is Oct. 25.

Growl at the Moon at The South Carolina State Museum, Oct. 29 – Join us for an intoxicating evening of frightful fun. This after-hours Halloween party features lunar observing at the Boeing Observatory, rock ‘n roll laser light show, live music, food, craft beers, and much more.

Harbison Theatre Presents “Committed” Oct. 23 – The Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College welcomes the winners of NBC’s hit reality TV show “The Sing Off.” Winners of both the NAACP and Dove Awards, this five-man Gospel singing group ranks as one of the top 10 a capella groups in America.

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Team Hope will walk to raise funds for Huntington’s disease research on Oct. 24. Photo credit: hdsa.DonorDrive.com

SC Team Hope Walk for Huntington’s Disease at Irmo Community Park, Oct. 24 – Step up and walk for a cure for Huntington’s Disease. Participants receive a free T-Shirt and will enjoy food and refreshments. Huntington’s disease is degenerative hereditary brain disorder that currently has no cure.

Tricks & Treats at The S.C. State Museum Oct. 31 – The State Museum turns out all its ghostly charm for this fun family Halloween event. Kids will enjoy a Haunted Halloween Party with games and prizes, a scavenger hunt, crafts, and other special activities.

“Repticon” Columbia Reptile & Exotic Animals Show, Nov. 7 -8 at The Jamil Temple – Get up close and personal with reptiles and other exotic animals. The event returns to its original location and features a wide variety of vendors, raffles, prizes, educational exhibits, and more.

The Columbia Stage Society’s Town Theatre Presents “A Christmas Story,” Nov. 6 – 22 – Ralphie longs for an air rifle for Christmas, but his parents aren’t too sure. Join Ralphie on a delightfully funny holiday romp featuring a kid with a big imagination, a cranky Santa, and a strange “award” in the shape of a leg. It’s fun for the entire family.

2nd Annual Columbia Winter JazzFest at The Township Auditorium, Nov. 7 – Get ready for some cool entertainment as the Township Auditorium heats up with a star-studded lineup of outstanding jazz groups. Artists include Down To The Bone, Phil Perry, Maysa, Marion Meadows, Nick Colionne, Brian Simpson and more!

Je’Caryous Johnson’s “Things Your Man Won’t Do” At The Township Auditorium, Nov. 13 – This is a roller-coaster story of love lost and won, dysfunctional relationships, startling secrets, and broken friendships that is engrossing and thought-provoking.

“The Manipulator” and other Illusionists bring their unique brand of magic to the Koger Center November 8 and 9. Photo credit: TheIllusionistsLive.com

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“The Manipulator” and other Illusionists bring their unique brand of magic to the Koger Center November 8 and 9. Photo credit: TheIllusionistsLive.com

Broadway In Columbia Presents “THE ILLUSIONISTS™” At The Koger Center For The Arts, Nov. 8 -9 – Direct from Broadway, this stunning spectacle of outrageous and astonishing illusions will dazzle audiences. This non-stop show features thrilling and death-defying illusions and magic that are both incredible and unbelievable.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox at the Harbison Theatre, Nov. 21 – YouTube sensation and jazz pianist Scott Bradlee mixes 21st Century pop with a vintage style that spans different musical genres and eras. Don’t miss this remarkable evening of unique musical entertainment.

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