March 5 - March 8, 2020
Free First Thursday on Main at the CMA
Come enjoy an evening full of art! Catch the premiere of a documentary about The Move Around Series followed by a panel discussion with the artists and choreographers at 6:30. Take a guided tour of  It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection  at 7:00, and then head into the studios to create your own fanzine inspired by works in the show.

Free admission all day courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, for more information visit CMA.
When: Thursday March 5, 2020
Where: Columbia Museum of Art- 1515 Main St
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: FREE
Columbia Art Center's Worlds of Creativity
Join us for the next installment of Worlds of Creativity to take an adventure through Palestine!

When: Thursday March 5, 2020
Where: Columbia Art Center - 1227-C Taylor St
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: FREE
The eighth annual Art Day at the State Museum will feature a variety of programs highlighting our current art exhibition in the Lipscomb Gallery, Reflections on the River.

Activities will include:

Tours of the Reflections on the River exhibition  with Art Curator, Amy Chalmers.

11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Discover how artists “read” paintings by using their detective skills to locate hidden clues in paintings.

Live demonstrations from South Carolina artists throughout the museum
Hands on crafts for the whole family:  origami, paper marbling, and collage!

When: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Where: South Carolina State Museum - 301 Gervais St
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $6.95+
Gallery Tour: It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection
Printmaking is a technique that dates back centuries. In the early days of cinema, the movie poster itself became its own art form, using screen printing to design and mass-produce images that would encapsulate a dramatic film.  It’s Alive!  brings together dozens of these posters from the first decades of cinema with particular attention to horror and film noir. On this guided tour learn more about the poster designs and films themselves, along with a few insights about the collector, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett.

For more information visit:  CMA

When:   Saturday, February 29, 2020
Where:  Columbia Museum of Art , 1515 Main Street
Time:  1:00 PM -Until
Price:  FREE with membership or admission
Catch a sneak peak of 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘮𝘣𝘪𝘢 𝘖𝘱𝘦𝘯 𝘚𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘰𝘴 2020! 𝘊𝘖𝘚, presented by 701 Center for Contemporary Art, is a free, self-guided tour of registered art studios located in the Greater Columbia Area, taking place in early April. This year, visitors will have the opportunity to observe nearly 75 professional artists in their work-spaces and to gain insight into their art-making process, in addition to purchasing artwork directly from the makers themselves.

When: Occurring now- March 30, 2020
Where: The Gallery at City Hall 1737 Main Street
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: FREE
A War on Two Fronts 
"We had served our country, and we weren't going to stand for that nonsense anymore."

A War on Two Fronts is an exhibit that was created by The Athenaeum Press, now touring Columbia, SC. It is about African-Americans fighting for victory at home and abroad. For more information, visit: War on Two Fronts .

When: Occurring now- March 6, 2020
Where: South Carolina State Library- 1500 Senate St
Time: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM (Closed Saturday & Sunday)
Price: FREE
Piece by Piece: Quilts from the Permanent Collection
The diverse and rich quilting traditions of the American South are on display in Piece by Piece, featuring quilts made in the 19th and 20th centuries. This new iteration of the popular exhibit features 16 brand new quilts from McKissick Museum's extensive collection.

When: Occurring now through July 18, 2020  
Where: McKissick Museum - 816 Bull Street
Time: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Price: FREE
The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes offers an interactive experience combining science with history and culture to bring to life the historic underpinnings of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s rich and vibrant stories.

Museum visitors will learn how Sherlock Holmes, a scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some of his era’s most puzzling mysteries. His practices and techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turned-author Conan Doyle, encouraged a change in the way police work was conducted, and remain in practice today.

Guests will be transported into Sherlock Holmes’ London to solve a mystery in a world newly introduced to his groundbreaking methods, and then transported back into present day with a pop culture gallery that shows Sherlock Holmes in all his manifestations from books to movies.

For more information, visit: SC Museum

When: Occurring now- April 7 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where : South Carolina State Museum - 301 Gervais St
Price: $5-$17.95
Notes from the Underground: Poster Design from the Hippie Era
In the summer of 2017, the Columbia Museum of Art acquired over 100 rock posters from the collection of design historian Mel Byars. A selection from this gift is on view.
Each of these ephemeral objects represents an event — a musical show at a venue that encouraged dancing, psychedelic light shows, and hallucinatory drug taking. The designers of these posters created complicated visual experiences with image mashups and vibrating color combinations.

For more information, visit Columbia Museum of Art .

When: Occurring now through April 26, 2020
Where: Columbia Museum of Art
Time: 10 AM to 5 PM
Price: $10 General Admission
Soda City Market
Come by for the season's best produce, meat, dairy, flowers and baked items from farmers, bakers, gardeners and artisans in Columbia, SC!

When : Recurring weekly on Saturday
Location 1500 Block
Address : 1500 block of Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Time : 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Price : FREE
Play on the Plaza

Come out and play on Boyd Plaza every Saturday with the CMA! Build and create with our big blue blocks, perfect for guests of all ages and abilities. Try a design challenge or use your imagination to tap into your engineering ingenuity. 

When:   Recurring weekly on Saturday
Where:  Columbia Museum of Art , 1515 Main Street
Time:  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price:  FREE
Craftsmen’s Classic Spring Art & Craft Festival

The 37th Annual Craftsmen’s Classic Spring Art & Craft Festival features original designs and work from hundreds of artists and craftspeople from across America. See the creative process in action as many exhibitors demonstrate throughout the weekend. The show offers a wide range of items, from the most traditional to the most contemporary. March 6th through 8th at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds in Columbia. Hours are 10am to 8pm Friday, 10am to 6pm Saturday, and 11am to 5pm Sunday.

When: Friday, March 6, 2020- Sunday March 8, 2020
Where:  SC Fairgrounds - 1200 Rosewood Drive
Time:  10am to 8pm Friday, 10am to 6pm Saturday, and 11am to 5pm Sunday.
Price: $ Adults, $1 Children
 Gallery Tour: Behind the Collection
Get a glimpse into the story behind the art: the science to create the materials, the lives that shaped the artists' views, the thinking that leads a museum to acquire a piece, and the care that's required to keep a work of art in excellent condition for thousands of years. Free with membership or admission. Join today! About Our Collection Most museums organize art by era or location, but the CMA's Collection has been reimagined around common themes like "Masterpieces" and "Art and Identity." This unique arrangement of pieces allows us to compare ancient and contemporary art to see how certain ideas endure throughout human history.

For more information visit, CMA

When: Sunday, March 8, 2020
Where:  Columbia Museum of Art , 1515 Main Street
Time:  1:00 PM
Price:  FREE with membership or admission
Planning Ahead:
Columbia Fireflies Edition
Full 2020 Promotional Schedule  
New Theme Nights and Giveaways Anchor 2020 Promotional Calendar 
 The Fireflies open at Segra Park on Thursday, April 9th at 7:05 p.m. against the Augusta GreenJackets (San Francisco Giants). Opening Night this season is a Budweiser Thirsty Thursday™ featuring half priced draft beer and fountain sodas plus $1 Bud Light at the Budweiser Bow Tie Bar in centerfield. Opening Night festivities also include a magnet schedule giveaway for everyone in attendance and a spectacular post-game firework show. Opening Night is just the first of 21 fireworks shows this season. Post-game fireworks will light up the sky after every Saturday game, the first Friday game of each month, Opening Night, June 11, June 28 and September 3. 
All daily promotions from 2019 will be returning in 2020. Sundays are Sub Station II Splash Sundays where kids can be cooled down by the Fireflies Firetruck in the Sub Station II Splash Zone. On Mondays kids eat free: all kids 12 and under will receive a voucher for a free hot dog and soda. $2 Tuesdays are returning and include $2 hot dogs, popcorn, and fountain soda, plus $2 off Sweetwater draft beer at the Sweetwater Bar. Fans can again bring their dog to the game on with them on Wednesday nights for Trash the Poop Wag-Along Wednesdays. 
In 2020, Thursdays are once again Budweiser Thirsty Thursdays™ with $1 Bud Light all night and half priced fountain drinks and draft beer. New this season, every Thursday night will feature a different entertainment element at the Budweiser Bow Tie Bar which will either consist of music from a local band or themed trivia. The Thursday entertainment schedule is as follows: 
Thursday, April 9th Live Music 
Thursday, April 23rd Star Wars Trivia 
Thursday, May 7th Live Music 
Thursday, May 21st Marvel Movie Trivia 
Thursday, June 4th Disney Trivia 
Thursday, June 11th Live Music 
Thursday, June 25th Harry Potter Trivia 
Thursday, July 16th Live Music 
Thursday, July 30th The Office Trivia 
Thursday, August 13th Live Music 
Thursday, August 20th Stanger Things Trivia 
Thursday, September 3rd Live Music 
Friday games will feature either a post-game firework show or a Fireflies giveaway. There are eight giveaways on the 2020 schedule: 
Opening Weekend, April 9th-12th 2020 Magnet Schedule Giveaway (All fans, while supplies last) 
Friday, April 24th T-Shirt Giveaway pres. by Founders FCU (First 1,250 fans) 
Friday, May 22nd T-Shirt Giveaway (First 1,250 fans) 
Friday, June 26th SpongeBob SquarePants Figurine (First 1,000 fans) 
Friday, July 31st Sugar Skull Bobblehead Giveaway (First 1,000 fans) 
Friday, August 21st Lunch Box Giveaway (First 1,500 fans) 
Thursday, September 3rd Fireflies Grateful Dead T-Shirt (First 1,250 fans) 
Friday, September 4th Everybody Love Everybody T-Shirt (First 1,250 fans) 
Saturdays at Segra Park will feature different theme nights or national entertainment acts. Returning fan favorites include Star Wars Night, Princess Knight, Grateful Dead Night and two appearances by the ZOOperstars!. This season also brings new theme nights to Segra Park, including Nickelodeon Night featuring SpongeBob SquarePants, A Night Under the Big Top featuring the Human Cannon Ball, Wands and Wizards Night and Everybody Love Everybody Night. The full Saturday Schedule is as follows: 
Saturday, April 11th BirdZerk! 
Saturday, April 25th Halfway to Halloween 
Saturday, May 9th Copa da la Diversión 
Saturday, May 23rd Star Wars Night 
Saturday, June 13th Negro League Celebration, featuring Daniel Davis 
Saturday, June 27th Princess Knight 
Saturday, July 4th Independence Day Celebration pres. by Encompass Health & ZOOperstars! 
Saturday, July 18th A Night Under the Big Top featuring The Human Cannon Ball 
Saturday, August 1st Copa da la Diversión featuring ZOOperstars! 
Saturday, August 8th Wands & Wizards Night 
Saturday, August 22nd 50’s Night and Faith & Family Night 
Additions to Promotional Schedule

April 9 th – 12 th             Fireflies 2020 Magnet Schedule Giveaway (All fans, while supplies last)
April 9 th                       Opening Night with Live Music*
April 10 th                     Military Appreciation Night ft. Military Hero Baseball Card Set Giveaway
pres. by All South Federal Credit Union (First 1,000 fans)*
April 11 th                      BirdZerk! *
April 23 rd                     Star Wars Trivia by King Entertainment
April 24 th                    Mason’s Birthday Bash & Fireflies T-shirt Giveaway pres. by Founders FCU
(First 1,500 fans)
April 25 th                     Halfway to Halloween*
May 7 th                        Live Music
May 8 th – 10 th              Copa de la Diversión
May 21 st                       Marvel Movie Trivia by King Entertainment
May 22 nd                      Fireflies T-shirt Giveaway (First 1,250 fans)
May 23 rd                      Star Wars Night*
June 4 th                       Fort Jackson Night & Disney Trivia
June 11 th                     Pride Night & Live Music*
June 12 th                     Capes and Villains Night*
June 13 th – 14 th           Negro League Celebration
June 13 th                     Daniel Davis , contemporary violinist*
June 25 th                     Harry Potter Trivia by King Entertainment
June 26 th                     Nickelodeon Night featuring SpongeBob SquarePants & SpongeBob
SquarePants Giveaway (First 1,000 fans)
June 27 th                     Princess Knight*
June 28 th                     Post-Game Fireworks presented by NewSpring Church
July 4 th                          ZOOperstars! & Independence Day Celebration pres. by Encompass Health*
July 16 th                       Live Music
July 17 th                       First Responders Night*
July 18 th                       A Night Under the Big Top featuring The Human Cannonball *
July 30 th                       The Office Trivia by King Entertainment
July 31 st                       Copa de la Diversión & Chicharrones Sugar Skull Bobblehead Giveaway
(First 1,000 fans)
           August 1 st                    Copa de la Diversión & ZOOperstars!*
           August 2 nd                   Copa de la Diversión
           August 7 th                   Stand Up to Cancer Night*
           August 8 th                   Wands and Wizards Night*
August 13 th                 Live Music
August 20 th                 Stanger Things Trivia by King Entertainment
           August 21 st                  Back to School Night & Fireflies Lunch Box Giveaway (First 1,500 fans)
           August 22 nd                 50’s Night & Faith and Family Night feat. Chris Singleton*
September 1 st              *NEW* Bobbl’ection Giveaway** (First 1,000 fans may choose a
presidential bobblehead to cast their “vote”)
September 3 rd             Grateful Dead Night & T-shirt Giveaway (First 1,250 fans)*
September 4 th             Everybody Love Everybody Night & T-shirt Giveaway (First 1,250 fans)*

Throughout the season the Fireflies will be hosting different nights to highlight and celebrate the diverse communities that make up Columbia and the Midlands. The Fireflies will once again be hosting Copa de la Diversión, Military Appreciation Night presented by AllSouth Federal Credit Union, First Responders Night, Fort Jackson Night, Negro League Celebration and Faith and Family Night. June 11 will mark the first Pride Night held at Segra Park. Everybody Love Everybody Night on the final regular season home game of 2020 will be a culmination of it all, welcoming everyone from all walks of life back to the ballpark to celebrate and enjoy another great season of Fireflies Baseball.
“In 2020, the Fireflies will be celebrating our community each and every night at Segra Park,” said Fireflies team president John Katz, “Segra Park was built by our community, for our community, and we’re looking forward to creating lasting memories with everyone.” 
2020 season ticket memberships are available for purchase now. Plans start as low as $70. Reserve your seats by calling the Fireflies Ticket Office at 803-726-HITS or visiting for more information. Fireflies individual game tickets will go on sale soon.