The Weekend Wink

The Weekend Wink: See and Be Seen! The Top Five Events you want to be at this Weekend


Talented Tenth to host Paint The Town Red – Friday, December 4, 2017 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Richland Library Atrium, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201Talented Tenth, a Columbia-based young professionals organization founded by City of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, will host its second Paint the Town Red event on World AIDS Day, Friday, December 1st from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Richland Library, 1431 Assembly Street. This unique art-infused fundraising reception will honor the Joseph H. Neal Wellness Center for its 20+ years of HIV/AIDS prevention work.

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Shattered Covered Restored – the Stage Play – Saturday, December  2, 2017 from 6 PM – 8:30 PM at Freddie E. Grace Theatre, Columbia, South Carolina 29204. VMJ Media Group is hosting the premiere of “Shattered, Covered, Restored”, an original stage play written and directed by local playwright and author, Vyce Moses-Johnson. Our memorable cast of characters will pull you into the lives of the Caplins as they overcome their struggles with confronting the past, forgiveness, loss, and love in ways that will make you laugh, cry, and relate to each scene. Please purchase tickets at

2nd Annual Making A Difference In You Caregiver Gala – Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 7 PM – 11 PM at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 E Dekalb St, Camden, South Carolina 29020. Caregivers Celebrated in Style. Celebrating support staff that work in the healthcare industry. Hosted by Professional Development and Training Services, LLC. Join us as Caregivers are Honored. With Keynote Speaker Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford.

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Boots & Blazers Winter Soiree – ​Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 8 PM – 1 AM at A & J Catering, 7120 Firelane Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29223. Join us Saturday, December 2nd from 8pm-1am as we bring you another Signature event guaranteed to showcase the city of Columbia’s best dressed adults and fashionistas. Boots and Blazers Winter Soirée all inclusive event allows adults to express themselves through their winter wardrobe with fun and fashion. Click here to purchase tickets.


Poetry/Acoustic Open Mic – Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 4 PM – 9 PM at The Lake House at Lake Carolina, 1090 Ballard Dr, Columbia, South Carolina 29229. Ready for a cozy night by the fire? Come join us for S.A.G.E.’s first ever open mic! No entry fee! Once again, we’re going to be giving people of color a place to showcase their creativity.  Curl up with your custom blended tea or some cocoa from our hot chocolate bar. After the delightful Asiah Mae teaches us how to blend our own herbal teas, we can get cozy by the fire while we listen to the musical stylings of Blue, Girl and the delightful spoken word of Tammaka Staley. Hosted by Kayla St. Cloud. Music, poetry, vegan snacks and a wood burning fire place! We hope you join us bring in December the right way!

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Sharon Sanders

Sharon Sanders is a Digital Engagement Strategist and a Curator of information at The MinorityEye and the President of Clairvoyant, LLC which specializes in strategic communications and multimedia services. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Argosy University and she specializes in “Online Consumer Psychology.” Sharon provides companies with research and insight into the processes underlying consumer behavior in online environments…

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