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September 2018

The Writer’s Block Poetry Show

September 18 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm

The Writer's Block Poetry Show (TWBPS) is returning with a new home at Tapp's Arts Center!  TWBPS is a monthly open mic poetry show set to bring all disciplines or poetry and poetry lovers together.  Occasionally, TWBPS will have a feature poet along with a regular lineup of three segments. These segments are  * The Showdown - where poets participate in a friendly competition placing poems on a specific topic head to head.  * The Tryout - where poets perform…

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Bruise, Boundaries, SLEDGE, TraumaxQueen ~ Live at Space Hall

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Space Hall

Bruise from Indiana are touring in support of their debut LP “Grief Ritual” releasing August 31st with the direct support of Boundaries from Connecticut and SLEDGE from Oklahoma. Come out to the Tapp’s Arts Center - Space Hall and get jiggy with it. 3 of your favorite artists returning to the Palmetto State with local support from TraumaxQueen.  BRUISE | Indiana Metallic Hardcore Unbeaten Records “Sands of Time” music video https://youtu.be/kZ56YkMR578 bruisein.bandcamp.com BOUNDARIES | Connecticut Metalcore Unbeaten Records  “Sanctum of…

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Cola Comedy CON Opening Night and Full Tapp’s Line up

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - September 22 @ 9:30 pm
Skyline Room,

KICKOFF SHOW!!!! (FREE/DONATIONS(WE'LL TAKE YOUR MONEY)) This is the first day of the Cola Comedy CON. We have a number of events planned for today. Check out below everything that we have going on. September 20, 2018 Doors open at 6pm Food will be provided by Abacus Gold Standard BBQ - 6:30-7:30  Q&A panel of comedians, bookers and more.  Feel free to ask questions to our panel and learn what it takes to be a stand up comic or what…

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The Bassment ~ Live at Space Hall

September 20 @ 10:00 pm - September 21 @ 1:00 am
The Space Hall
$7 – $8

the description: ✦ You know the drill - come dance well.  ✦ Think Boiler Room / Studio 54  ✦ Dress in *all black* if you can / want to. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * the djs: ✦ Platonic Bae's last hurrah before a 6 month haitus ✦ Bobby Tony's vinyl deep grooves to guide us through the night ✦ and a guest to be determined! * * * *…

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Trinidad James Performing Live

September 21 @ 9:00 pm - September 22 @ 12:00 am
Fountain Room, 1644 Main Street (Tapp's Arts Center)
Columbia, 29201
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Trinidad James Performing Live in The SODA Live (the Fountain Room) September 21 @ 9:00pm  //  Doors @ 8:30pm General Admission (ADV): $23 Beer & Wine Bar Coming up somewhere between Wiz Khalifa's loose flow and hedonistic lyrics and Lil B's free spirit and love of alternative-flavored beats, Atlanta's Trinidad James went from viral to Def Jam signee, and all in his rookie season. Born Nicholas Williams in Trinidad & Tobago but raised in Atlanta, he was a 24-year-old manager…

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Book Signing: Man with Two Shadows by Al Black

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Skyline Room

Man With Two Shadows published by Muddy Ford Press Dedicated to my Father, Chester Earl Black (1923-2017) Writing and Mindfulness in a Time of Loss  Bio: Al Black is northern-born southern poet and writer who hosts poetry, music and workshops throughout central South Carolina. His work can be found in several publications and journals; he is the 2017 Jasper Literary Artist of the Year and is the co-founder of the Poets Respond to Race Initiative. He has been married 46…

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Space Hall Presents: Welcome to Earth

September 22 @ 8:30 pm - September 23 @ 12:00 am
The Space Hall
$7 – $10

Columbia Local Musicians perform in a Live Music event. /// Saturday, Sept 22 /// /// Doors 8:30pm /// /// $7 Advance tickets (link below) / $10 DOOR ///  /// All Ages ///  /// +21 to drink ///  🌎 🌎 We've arrived. Sometimes, you have to scour the entire galaxy to realize what you needed was waiting for you at home all along. This lineup has been curated to feature the best of folks who resound with that special Hometown Sound™.…

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October 2018


Tapp’s Spy Ball 2018 – Celebrating 007 Years of Covert Excellence

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - October 6 @ 12:00 am

Tapp's Arts Center presents Tapp's SPYBALL Friday, October 5 @ 7:00pm - 12:00am Live DJ Laser Tag / Alternate Reality Scavenger Hunt / DIY DDR Martini Bar / Hors D'oeuvres Admission: $40 (or pay $45 and get a year membership to Tapp's) Get your tickets now! https://squ.re/2JvBmSt Tapp's Arts Center has spent the last seven years covertly creating the best arts experiences in Columbia, South Carolina and to celebrate, we are hosting the ultimate espionage party. Featuring a Martini Bar (brought…

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La Tropa presents “The Fabulous and Heartbreaking Story of Donald and America”

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - October 26 @ 8:00 pm
Skyline Room
$7 – $10

La Tropa, the Midlands only Latinx theater company, returns with a scorching satire of greed, bigotry, and immigration politics in the age of Trump. Performed in English and Spanish, "The Fabulous and Heartbreaking Story of Donald and America" hilariously shreds stereotypes and ridicules intolerance. Puppets, actors and video projections bring this original story to the stage of Tapp's Arts Center on: October 24 @ 7:00 pm October 25 @ 7:00 pm October 26 @ 7:00 PM Student Admission: $7 General Admission: $10 The performance will be followed…

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Stage Production of Love Me or Leave Me

October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Skyline Room
$15 – $20

Love Me or Leave Me is a stage production that focuses on the effects of drug addiction, mental abuse, and domestic violence in three couples’ romantic relationships. Each romantic couple’s partner has an addiction problem with either legal or illegal substances that they are hiding from their significant partner. The protagonist in each relationship appears to be the victim. However, unknowingly, they are enabling their partners to continue destructive behavior because they are suffering from a form of addiction/dependency. That…

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