The Weekend Wink

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


Love Lies – The Stage Play – April 21 – April 30 located at WOW (Walking On Water) Productions, 5816 Shakespeare Rd, Ste A, Columbia, South Carolina 29223. You only have 4 chances left to see Love Lies – The Stage Play! Do you have your tickets yet?? The next show is Friday at 7:30 and the last show is this Sunday! Don’t miss out… And be sure to join us for the afterparty Sunday at 7pm at Mari’s Restaurant (formerly Reggae Grill). Meet the author/playwright Shaniqka Thomas, get her book My Heart Says This ‘The Invisible Line Between Heartache and Insanity’ and enjoy a meet and greet with the cast and crew!


Justice 360 Advocacy Training – Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 AM – 1 PM at Richland County Public Library, North Main Branch, 5306 North Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29203. The Death Penalty is on the decline & you can help it to meet its demise. Join Justice 360 for an advocacy training on the morning of 4/29/17 with Exec. Director Mandy Medlock and Staff Atty. Lindsey Vann. Click here to register!

3rd Annual South Carolina Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival – Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 12 PM – 6 PM at  South Carolina State Fair, 1200 Rosewood Dr, Columbia, South Carolina 29201. Food Truck Festivals of America heading to South Carolina for its 3rd Annual South Carolina Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival. Featuring some of South Carolina’s most popular food trucks, dishing out fan favorites, and dozens of regional and national craft breweries, FTFA will be bringing the ultimate food truck experience to the South Carolina State Fair. For more info and details, including what trucks are participating and beers available, visit our website at

Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival – Sunday, April 29, 2017 from 11 AM – 6 PM at Hopkins Park, 6940 Lower Richland Blvd., Hopkins, SC 29061. This Festival was designed to bring family, friends and the community together. It started as a small community event, but now has grown over the years to reach out to all the counties and states to enjoy what the Lower Richland Festival has to offer.  Our emcee will be the great Curtis Wilson again this year along with talented performers and musicians to be announced soon.  We look forward to a great time with friends and family so bring your lawn chairs. This is a FREE event. Please visit for more details.


Carolina Stars Open Tryouts – Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 10 AM – 6 PM at Spring Valley High School, 120 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, SC 29229.  Online Registration for the National Tryout will be open until April 29Walk-up registration will be available on the morning of April 30 on a first-come, first-serve basis until capacity is reached. Walk-up participants will be required to complete a registration form and pay a $75 nonrefundable registration fee, cash only. Player check in will take place from 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m and tryouts will be from 12:30p.m. to 6:00p.m.

This will be the second invitational tryout of the Carolina Stars’ inaugural season. The general public and others interested may also watch the tryouts for only $1. If you would like more information about the Carolina Stars, contact Raquel Felder via email at

Greater Columbia Record Fair – Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 2 PM – 5 PM at Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St, Columbia, South Carolina 29201. FREE ADMISSION!!! RECORDS! LIVE MUSIC! BEER! HOTDOGS! FREE ADMISSION!!! Record Vendors from across the East Coast bringing all the best vinyl to Columbia, S.C. From cheap to pricey, new jams to vintage, classic to super rare – the Greater Columbia Record Fair is sure to have your turntable hummin’!

Plus the Columbia Museum of Art gallery admission is only $5! Includes music-themed exhibition tours at 1 and 3pm (plus the regularly scheduled tour at 2)! What-a-bargain!!!

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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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