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Weekly Top Ten: What's Happening in the Midlands

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Looking for something to do this weekend? We've got you covered with this week's Top Ten Events in the Midlands!

From hip hop to bluegrass to jazz to soul and comedy to learning to gaming, there's plenty to choose from for almost every interest! What will you choose?

The Grand Opening featuring FatRat Da Czar
Friday, July 11, 2014 – 9 p.m.
Conundrum Music Hall, West Columbia, SC
Admission: $10

Don't miss Columbia's very own hip hop titan performing live in Soda City! The show, which is headlined by FatRat himself, features a lineup of young promising hip hop talent from the Palmetto State, including Charleston native Matt Monday, Baltimore transplant BLVCK and Columbia's own J. Carter.

Summer Movie Series - Rise of the Guardians
Friday, July 11, 2014 – 7 p.m. Activities begin, 8 p.m. Movie begins
Riverfront Park, Columbia, SC
Admission: Free

Enjoy a movie and some fun with the family in the great outdoors! This week's featured movie: Rise of the Guardians.

Learn Freely Fest
Saturday, July 12, 2014 – 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Richland Library, Columbia, SC
Admission: Free

Beat the summer heat with an exciting day of learning for the whole family at Richland Library. Choose from more than a dozen fun and informative sessions on everything from gardening and scrapbooking to genealogy, origami, how to tie a bow tie and more!

Aiken Music Fest + Jeep Invasion
Saturday, July 12, 2014 – 2 p.m. Until
Highfields Event Center, Aiken, SC
Admission: $20 General Admission, $15 Military, Free Ages 10 & Under, $35 Vehicle Entry for Vintage Jeep Show + General Admission.

Don't miss this celebration of country music, bluegrass, blues, and good old rock and roll featuring kids activities, food vendors and a giant sprinkler to cool you off! Plus, bring your Jeep to the Invasion, or enter your vintage Willys in the Kaiser Willys Classic Jeep Show!

Jammin' in July 2014 Music Festival
Saturday, July 12, 2014 – 5-11 p.m.
Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, Camden, SC
Admission: $20 Adult, $18 Sr. & Military, $4 Ages 6-12, Free under six

Enjoy a fabulous family night under the stars at this 18th annual outdoor music festival featuring 10-12 bands and solo acts playing everything from rock and folk to blues and contemporary. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and coolers to this family-friendly event with fun activities for kids. 

Summer Concert Series featuring Terence Young and Soul Centric
Saturday, July 12, 2014 – 7-10 p.m.
Finlay Park, Columbia, SC
Admission: Free

Pack your blanket, lawn chairs and coolers, and head out to Finlay Park to enjoy the smooth sounds of Terence Young and Soul Centric under the stars!

VahallaCon
Saturday, July 12 - Sunday, July 13, 2014
Sheraton Columbia Downtown, Columbia, SC
Admission: $35 Weekend Pass, $25 Saturday Only, $15 Sunday Only, Free for Ages 5 & Under

Created by Columbia's Cosplayers group, ValhallaCon is a Viking/Warrior themed con specializing in comics, video gaming and cosplay!

Midlands Grown Restaurant Week (The Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast)
Saturday, July 12 – Friday, July 18, 2014
Participating Restaurants

A celebration of locally-grown food, Midlands Grown Restaurant Week runs from July 12-18, leading up to the Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival. Thirty local restaurants will offer special restaurant week menus featuring Midlands-Grown Food - meat, dairy, eggs, produce, grains and spirits all produced here in the Midlands and cooked for you by local chefs!

Chapin Theatre presents The Hallelujah Girls
Saturday, July 12 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 13 – 3 p.m.
Harbison Theatre at MTC, Irmo, SC
Admission: $18 Adult, $15 Students, Seniors & Military; $12 Students 12 & Under

Enter the world of the "Spa-dee-dah", an abandoned church turned spa, where a group of close-knit friends gathers every Friday for a cut, curl and manicure, and gossip of the day. Enjoy an evening of side-splitting laughter as the Spa-dee-dah provides a back-drop of craziness!

XTERRA Trail Run Harbison – Half Marathon & 5K
Sunday, July 13, 2014 – 7 a.m.
Harbison State Forest
Registration: $55 Half Marathon; $35 5K

You'll be famously hot on the trail at the annual XTERRA Harbison Half Marathon and 5K at the beautiful Harbison State Forest.

BONUS!

McBee Peach Festival
McLeod Farms, McBee, SC
Saturday, July 12, 2014 – 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: Free

Head on over to Rick Henry's neck of the woods for the McBee Peach Festival at McLeod Farms! The festival features a peach dessert recipe contest, live entertainment, homemade peach ice cream, tours of the packing house, tractor rides, horse-drawn wagon tours of the farm, an inflatable castle and slide and face painting. Plus, the Antique Museum will be open with antique cars, tractors and memorabilia.

See more community events and submit yours HERE: http://events.wistv.com.

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