Weekly Top Ten: What's Happening in the Midlands

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Looking for something to do? Look no longer! We've got you covered with a great variety of offerings in this week's Top Ten Events in the Midlands!

Rooftop Rhythms, featuring The Business
Thursday, September 18, 2014 -- 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Rooftop of Richland Mall, Forest Acres, SC
Admission: FREE

Enjoy a delightful evening with your friends and neighbors while enjoying the sounds of Columbia Community Drum Circle and The Business. Enjoy a beer and dinner from a selection of local restaurants. And for the kids, there's face painting, magic, a bouncy slide, balloon art, sidewalk chalk, and more! Bring your friends, family, lawn chairs and/or blanket and a few bucks for drinks & dinner and enjoy a great night of fun at Rooftop Rhythms!

28th Annual Greek Festival 2014
Thursday, September 18 - Sunday, September 21, 2014
10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Thursday - Saturday; Noon - 8 p.m. Sunday
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Columbia, SC
Admission: FREE

Be Greek for the week at the 28th Annual Greek Festival in downtown Columbia! A Midlands favorite, the Greek Festival offers authentic Greek music, food and drink, cultural activities, and a great time for both young and old!

Oktoberfest with The Contemporaries
Thursday, September 18, 2014 -- 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Boyd Plaza - Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
Tickets: Free for Members; $15 for Non-Members (on-site)

Join the Columbia Museum of Art's Contemporaries for a fun-filled evening of seasonal beers, brats by The Wurst Wagon, music from Kenny George Band and more!

Oklahoma Preview, benefiting Curing Kids Cancer
Thursday, September 18, 2014 -- 7:30 p.m.
Town Theatre, Columbia, SC
Tickets: $15

Attend a special preview of the great American musical "Oklahoma!" at the historic Town Theatre to benefit Palmetto Richland Children's Cancer & Blood Disorders Clinic. Bring your friends for this fun event! If you'd prefer, donate a ticket to a pediatric cancer patient. Help Curing Kids Cancer fund innovative treatments during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

Tunnel To Towers 5K Run & Walk
Friday, September 19, 2014 -- 7 - 10:30 p.m.
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, SC
Registration: Varies ($15-25)

Join Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter and hundreds of first responders and military service members in the second annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk. More than a race, the T2T run/walk is a living memorial to honor the life and legacy of New York City firefighter Stephen Siller and other first responders who risked everything to help others at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2011. Learn more and see photos from last's year's event HERE.

Friday, September 19 - Saturday, September 20, 2014
Trinity United Methodist Church, Blythewood, SC
Admission: FREE

For more than 36 years, Trinity United Methodist Church has sponsored this weekend of family fun for Blythewood and the surrounding communities. From BBQ dinners and bake sale desserts, live entertainment on stage, arts and craft vendors, a silent auction, children's activities, and a family fun run, Blythefest has something for everyone!

St. Andrews Rotary Club's Irmo Dam Run 10K & 6K Walk
Saturday, September 20, 2014 -- 7:30 a.m.
Lexington Side of Lake Murray Dam, Irmo, SC
Registration: $35-40

Enjoy a beautiful, well marked - and fast - 10-K USA Track & Field certified race course, beginning on the Lexington side of the Lake Murray Dam and finishing inside Irmo-Chapin Recreation Commission's Saluda Shoals Park. The race will run across the upper level of the Lake Murray Dam, with a beautiful view of Lake Murray, and finish the last mile inside scenic, tree-lined Saluda Shoals Park. It should provide for a beautiful run and fast times!

Fall Heritage Festival & Pickin' Party
Saturday, September 20, 2014 -- 5 p.m.
SC State Museum, Columbia, SC
Admission: FREE with Museum Admission

Join the State Museum in kicking off the fall season with a festive day packed full of barbecue, craft beer, live music and folk art in its new facility! Enjoy award-winning barbecue from across South Carolina cooked onsite, including mustard-based, tomato-based and vinegar and pepper sauce. In addition to BBQ, the event includes a cornhole tournament, BBQ demonstrations, craft beer from Swamp Cabbage Brewery, a kids tent with crafts and activities, local artists and artisans. What more could you want? Live music from Palmetto State talent including The Bent Strings, Conservation Theory, Dunder Chiefs, Stillhouse & The Real Del Murphy Band!

25th Annual SC Pride Festival
Saturday, September 20, 2014
9a.m. Run for Everyone; Noon Parade; 1-10 p.m. Festival
Main Street, Columbia, SC
Admission: FREE

Celebrating its 25th year, the SC Pride Festival is the largest and longest-running Pride event in South Carolina. Expecting 30,000+ attendees and 100+ vendors, the festival is set to offer world-class entertainment on multiple stages, including Deborah Cox, Lorrie Morgan, DJ Trevor D and many others. The festival also features a morning Run for Everyone, a Noon parade down Main Street and much more. Find all the info you need in the 2014 Pride Guide.

Music Farm Grand Opening, featuring Marc Broussard, Mingo Fishtrap & Andrew Suzuki
Sunday, September 21, 2014 -- 6:30 p.m. Doors Open, 7:30 p.m. Show
Music Farm Columbia, Columbia, SC
Tickets: $16-18

You've been waiting for it for months, so don't miss Music Farm Columbia's Grand Opening on Sunday! The former garage, warehouse and movie set space has been transformed into a music venue that will, in partnership with Tin Roof, offer a walk up beer patio, full service bar, and a capacity of about 1,200. Music Farm is known for it's diversity and quality of shows, so come on out and celebrate the newest addition to Columbia's famously hot music scene and experience it for yourself!


History of Beer Class and Flight
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 -- 7-9 p.m.
Old Mill Brewpub, Lexington, SC
Cost: Flights are $12, and include 5 beers.

Join SC Girls' Pint Out to learn about the history of beer, from the beginning of agriculture to American wild ale, and everything in between, and sample a flight of beers brewed by Old Mill Brewpub and/or other quality breweries. The lesson will be taught by Matt Rodgers, owner of Hopyard Home Brew Supply and brewer at Old Mill Brewpub. Enjoy a flight with other beer-loving ladies, and learn about how we've made it to the local craft beer scene we know and love today.

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