Weekly Top Ten: What's Happening in the Midlands

Weekly Top Ten: What's Happening in the Midlands

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Looking for something to do this weekend? We've got you covered with this week's Top Ten Events in the Midlands. Check out our weekend picks below. Which will you choose?

Southern Guitar Festival and Competition
Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 7, 2015 (See Schedule)
Tapp's Arts Center, Columbia, SC
Tickets: Prices Vary

This three-day festival brings world-caliber guitarists to Columbia and offers concerts, masterclasses, lectures, and an international competition, with divisions for elementary/middle school, high school, and college/professional levels.

Cola Indie Makers Craft Party
Friday, June 5, 2015: 6-8 p.m.
Grapes & Gallery, Columbia, SC
Admission: $2

Etsy's international #CraftParty is coming back to Columbia! Join Cola Indie Makers for a night of crafting and shopping with local Etsy shops at Grapes & Gallery in downtown Columbia, SC. $2 at the door will cover the cost of supplies and entrance to the party (cash only). Your entrance fee will also include 1 ticket to enter the raffle. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each. The theme of this year's event is Paper Crafting. Craft stations will be set up for you to make your own unique cards (including mini folding cards) and envelopes. A few vendors will be on site to give you a chance to check out some local handmade & vintage indie shops from the Columbia area. **Please bring CASH or spare change - for your entrance fee ($2), stamps (50 cents each) and additional raffle tickets ($1 each). Find all the event details on Facebook

Friday, June 5, 2015: 4 p.m. until
River Rat Brewery, Columbia, SC

River Rat Brewery launches its collaboration beer with Holy City Brewing Friday at the Rat Cave. The beer, a dry hopped Wheat IPA, is named BEEP BOP BEEP BEEP BOOP in honor of its brew date, May the 4 (Star Wars Day).

City of Columbia's Summer Movie Series
Friday, June 5, 2015: 7 p.m.
Riverfront Park, Columbia, SC
Admission: FREE

Enjoy face painting, games and more fun followed by SpongeBob: Out of Water under the stars with the family. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. No glass containers and alcoholic beverages allowed.

2015 National Trails Day Celebration
Saturday, June 6, 2015: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Poinsett State Park, Wedgefield, SC

Celebrate National Trails Day 2015 and the Palmetto Trail on Saturday, June 6, with guided hikes, mountain biking, overnight camping and more. Palmetto Conservation Foundation (PCF) and the Glendale Outdoor Leadership School (GOLS) invite outdoor enthusiasts of all ages to participate.

Saturday, June 6, 2015: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC
Admission: FREE

Award-winning authors John Rocco and Bryan Collier will be featured at StoryfestSC 2015 - the state's summer reading kick-off event. This year's Collaborative Summer Library slogan is Every Hero Has A Story celebrating heroes and community heroes. StoryfestSC exposes families to children's authors and the art of story and fosters an excitement for reading, especially throughout the summer. All of South Carolina's public libraries participate in this coordinated summer reading program.

Columbia Mini Maker Faire
Saturday, June 6, 2015: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
EdVenture, Columbia, SC
Admission: Free with Museum Admission

The third annual Columbia Mini Maker Faire is returning to EdVenture! Meet some of our region's most interesting tinkerers, creators and inventors! Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, the Columbia Mini Maker Faire is a localized version of the national Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth. This family-friendly celebration of awesomeness showcases invention, creativity and resourcefulness. It's a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Meet 20 makers! Robots, 3-D Printing, Drones, Rockets and more! Free with museum admission. Free for EdVenture members. 

Saturday Road Trip - Benford and Seminar Tour
Saturday, June 6, 2015: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Departs from Craft & Draft, Columbia, SC
Tickets: $60

Check out Columbia Brew Bus' inaugural Saturday Road Trip tour to Benford Brewing in Lancaster, SC and Seminar Brewing in Florence, SC. This one-of-a-kind tour gives you the chance to visit, taste the beer from, and learn about two of the state's newest and most promising breweries. Tickets include a sampler flight of beer at both facilities, a facility tour at each location by brewery staff, a box lunch, transportation & free snacks and water on the bus during the drive.

CMC Steel Rhythm on the River Concert Series
Saturday, June 6, 2015: 6 - 9 p.m.
West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater, West Columbia, SC
Admission: FREE

Enjoy an evening on the River with the Mississippi Kites and the Mustache Brothers! The Mustache Brothers rely on lively acoustic instrumentation and tight vocal harmonies to deliver their unique blend of bluegrass, classic country and rock and roll. Armed with acoustic guitars, a mandolin, and an upright bass, the Columbia-native Brothers build upon influences such as Tony Rice, Shawn Camp and Ryan Adams for a sound that is both as fresh and exciting as it is classic.

City of Columbia Summer Concert Series
Saturday, June 6, 2015: 8-10 p.m.
Finlay Park, Columbia, SC
Admission: FREE

The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department's free Summer Concert Series kicks off Saturday with Dante Lewis and Kevin Whalum. As always, attendees are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs. No pets allowed. Vendors will be available.

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