Pop Life…Five Things To Do In The Soda City

1  Eclipse-fest at Music Farm on Senate Street in the Vista is tomorrow at 7 PM.  

Celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse two days early at Music Farm with “Hey, Johnny Park,” a tribute to the Foo Fighters, and “Synchronicity,” performing music from all four Police albums!  

Plus our own Sadie Black will be out live with the kids from Jagermeister to get everyone registered for Foo Fighters Tickets!  

A pair will be given away that night.  Ticket links and details Fox1023.com


2  “The Grape Eclipse” 4-Day Weekend at Mercer Winery begins today with the Syzygy Social & Biggy Bonfire and runs into Monday for the eclipse.  

A Gathering of Wine and Shadow Lovers  Food, Jazz, Wine & “The Moon Shadow!”

Mercer House Estate Winery is on Walter Rawl Road in Lexington…Details at Mercerhouseestatewinery.com


3  The Historic Water Balloon Battle is today at Robert Mills House and Gardens on Blanding Street.  

What better use for a historic home…Than a giant water balloon battle?  

Using water balloons, guests will break into teams to learn about military tactics through history and battle on the grounds of the Robert Mills House & Gardens.

After the water battle, relax with drinks and light appetizers on the grounds of the historic site.  

Price: $15 for members and $20 for non-members…Tickets and details at historiccolumbia.org


4  A Space Odyssey at The Nickelodeon Theatre this Sunday the 20th.  

Join The Nick the night before the Eclipse, for a special one-time screening of Stanley Kubrick’s opus, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

This film is an adaptation of a short story by revered science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke.

When Dr. Dave Bowman and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship’s computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.

Tickets and details at Nickelodeon.org


5  A little planning ahead…The annual Big Grab Yard Sale is set for September. 8th and 9th.

It’s one of South Carolina’s largest yard sales.  

This year’s route spans 85 miles – from the intersection of I-20 and US 21 near Columbia to the intersection of I-26 and SC 34 near Newberry.  

For vendor information and a yard sale map, see biggrabyardsale.com.


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