SaturdayApril 11
Runaway Runway7:00 - 10:00 p.m.Runaway Runway
The Columbia Design League’s annual Runaway Runway blends design and sustainability into a fun fashion extravaganza. In this competition, designers re-imagine post-consumer trash into ultra-creative wearable outfits. Proceeds provide for the annual educational programming of Columbia Design League. Presenting sponsors: SCE&G and Jaguar Land Rover Columbia. $40 / $25 in advance.

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TuesdayApril 14
About Face Drawing Session: Portrait and Figure DrawingPortrait Drawing- 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Figure Drawing- 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.
About Face Drawing Session: Portrait and Figure Drawing
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.
WednesdayApril 15
Indie Grits Party and Community Gallery Reception6:00 – 11:00 p.m. Indie Grits Party and Community Gallery Reception
Come and celebrate the 2015 Indie Grits opening kick-off party, presented by the Nickelodeon Theatre. The community gallery will feature new artwork from Julie Henson that explores this year’s Indie Grits theme, Future Perfect. This blowout event features GritMan, a live interactive game based on PacMan, drinks from the Whig, refreshments from the Wurst Wagen, Sweet Cream, Island Noodles, and San José, and performances by Helado Negro and Hectorino, among others. The Mini Cine, a miniature theater, will be screening Future Perfect films from the center of Boyd Plaza.

    Cost:

  • Free.
ThursdayApril 16
Days of Wine and Peonies6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Days of Wine and Peonies
Enjoy a delightful evening as you explore the exhibition Charles Courtney Curran Seeking the Ideal followed the art of flower arranging with Columbia's own Cricket Newman. Inspired by the beautiful blooms in the exhibition you will create your own spring time arrangement. Wine and oeuvre d’hors will be served. $60 / $50 for members.
FridayApril 17
CMA Jazz on MainDoors open at 7:00 p.m.
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
CMA Jazz on Main
Enjoy this exciting series of amazing, hot jazz performances, under the artistic direction of internationally renowned band leader Noel Freidline, in the elegant setting of the DuBose-Poston Reception Hall.

Presented by Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina
ThursdayApril 23
The Contemporaries’ Annual Oyster Roast5:30 - 8:30 p.m.The Contemporaries’ Annual Oyster Roast
Kick off spring in the Capital City with The Contemporaries’ 8th Annual Oyster Roast. Enjoy all-you-can-eat oysters, bottomless beverages, networking, and live music with all of your friends. Not a member? No problem! Join the Contemporaries at the event and you’ll receive free admission.
TuesdayApril 28
About Face Drawing Session: Portrait and Figure DrawingPortrait Drawing- 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Figure Drawing- 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.
About Face Drawing Session: Portrait and Figure Drawing
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.
CMA Chamber Music on MainDoors at 6:00 p.m.
Concert at 7:00 p.m.
CMA Chamber Music on Main
Music plus art equals a magical experience with this critically acclaimed chamber concert series featuring world-renowned artistic director Edward Arron and intimately set in the Museum's gorgeous DuBose Poston Reception Hall.

Musicians
Rieko Aizawa, piano
Jesse Mills, violin
Hye-Jin Kim, violin
Ara Gregorian, violin and viola
Max Mandel, viola
Edward Arron, cello

Music
Turina Scène Andalouse for Viola, Piano and String Quartet, Opus 7
Mendelssohn String Quintet in A Major, Opus 18
Arvo Pärt Summa for Violin, Two Violas and Cello (1990)
Chausson Concerto in D Major for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Opus 21