COLUMBIA — Here are some events taking place this week at the South Carolina State Museum.
• Live music from THE Dubber during Second Shift Twosday
Enjoy live music by THE Dubber from 6-8 p.m. during Second Shift Twosday this Tuesday, June 9 inside the Carolina Makers art gallery. THE Dubber is a self- taught singer/songwriter who continues reinventing himself by fusing the styles of a 30-year musical journey. Rock, jazz and funk, flavored with the international sounds of reggae, Middle Eastern music and afro beat, create the complex stew that help him express his blues in an innovative and distinct manner. THE Dubber is a member of The Musicians and Songwriters Guild. On the second Tuesday of the month, different members from the Guild will perform inside the art gallery throughout the duration of Carolina Makers.
The entire museum is open during Second Shift Twosday and general admission is only TWO for $10 starting at 5 p.m. At 7 p.m., check out Laser Beatles: Across the Universe in the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium. This laser show features mind bending laser lights choreographed to popular Beatles songs, including “Yellow Submarine,” “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and “Across the Universe.” Visit scmuseum.org to learn more.
• Silver in the Garden this Saturday and Sunday
Join nationally-recognized silver expert Dawn Corley, the “Charleston Silver Lady,” at Silver in the Garden from 2-4 p.m. this Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14 at the South Carolina State Museum. The program will feature five exquisite tabletops, including garden and floral-themed pieces, from Corley’s extensive collection of silver, porcelain and china. Corley will explore the history of these pieces, how they were produced, and how to identify their origins and value. The program will also feature natural decoration techniques and guests are invited to bring a piece from their own collection for Corley to examine. Garden party bites, nibbles and sweets, along with a variety of beverages including a summer bourbon punch, will be provided to event attendees. Visit scmuseum.org to purchase tickets.
About the South Carolina State Museum
As the state’s largest and most comprehensive museum, the South Carolina State Museum offers a unique, entertaining and educational experience to visitors throughout its 225,000 square foot facility located in the heart of downtown Columbia’s Congaree Vista. The State Museum is housed in one of its greatest artifacts, an 1894 old textile mill full of character and charm. In addition to beautiful meeting spaces throughout the facility, guests can explore outer space in one of the largest planetariums in the Southeast, watch an interactive 4D movie and look through a vintage telescope in a one-of-a-kind observatory. These exciting opportunities are all in addition to the four floors of South Carolina art, cultural history, natural history and science/technology that guests can experience. For more information about the museum, visit scmuseum.org.