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May 2019

A Book Tasting ~ A Celebration of Writers and Authors

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Skyline Room
$10

A Book Tasting ~ A Celebration of Writers and Authors May 18, 2019 Meet the Authors Reception 6 p.m./Performances 7 p.m. Tapp’s Arts Center ~ 1644 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201 Food for the Mind and Soul Readings and Performances in Tasty Bite-sized Portions Yes! That’s right. It’s A Book Tasting Event for Book Lovers and Others They say a good book is good for the soul. Well, we’re going to feed your mind and soul with great dramatic readings…

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The Writer’s Block Poetry & Play Show

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$7 – $10

SPECIAL EVENT!! In addition to TWBPS, we're hosting another Poetry & Play Party, better known as our game night!! Enjoy some open miic poetry, participate in some prompts and play HILLMAN THE GAME, the first tabletop board game from In All Series-Ness, which is founded by the host of TWBPS, Queen It Shall Be. YOUR SUPPORT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AND THIS EVENT WILL BE FUN TO ATTEND! There will be game tables available for guests to play HILLMAN THE GAME…

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Columbia’s Emerging Choreographers Show

May 24 @ 7:30 pm - May 25 @ 9:30 pm
Skyline Room
$12 – $20

Columbia's Second Annual Emerging Choreographers Show is hosted by the Columbia-based dance company Yuhas & Dancers, in collaboration with Tapp’s Arts Center. Launching in 2018, the show brings together dancers from the diverse and robust pockets of the Columbia Dance Community. The two nights celebrate a shared passion for dance while highlighting unique emerging voices. The split-bill model allows for emerging artist to perform in a low-risk environment, gaining valuable experience and exposure.

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Dave Stone

May 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$10

Dave Stone is coming back to the Soda City for ONE NIGHT ONLY!! Based in Los Angeles by way of Atlanta, Dave Stone made his television debut on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in 2013 and in the same year was selected to the prestigious "New Faces" roster of the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Since then, he has been seen on season 8 of NBC's "Last Comic Standing", Viceland's "Flophouse", and Travel Channel's "Cheat Day Chow…

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June 2019

Meet the next Tapp’s Artist in Residence: JRenee Johson

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FREE

Tapp’s Arts Center is excited to announce the beginning of JRenee Johnson's artist in residence project at Tapp's Arts Center. Join us for the inaugural presentation of her project Beneath the Bottle Trees, on June 6th, 2019 from 6pm to 10pm. This presentation will coincide with the ongoing exhibition, 24 Hours: (heart) Breaking News by the current Artist in Residence, Olga Yukhno. Tapp’s exhibitions are free to visit, and open to the public 10am to 6pm, Tuesday through Saturday.  About…

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Community Hafla!

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Skyline
FREE

Alegría Bellydance is teaming up with Tapps Art Center for our first community hafla (party). We will be coming together at the Skyline room for dance and more dance. Bring your drums, sagats and more and join us for lots of open dance. While this evening is focus on open dancing, we will have a few performance. All styles of belly dance are welcomed! There will be a bar. We are asking for donations for Tapps to help keep it…

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Beer Talks

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Skyline Room
FREE

Practice your public speaking skills and sharpen your mind. But first, a drink! Tapp's invites you to show us your speaking chops! It can be about anything you're interested in. Bring us your powerpoint or other slideshow on a USB drive and you'll have 5 minutes to tell us about anything. What are you into? Dinosaurs? Ancient Pyramids? World of Warcraft? Have a drink or three and tell us all about it - in 5 minutes or less. The more…

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2Turnt Carolina Tour: Uniting The Carolinas

June 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Space Hall

Hosted by LB$2Turnt, The 2Turnt Carolina Tour is headed to Columbia!  JBand$2Turnt is a upcoming indie artist, promoter, and CEO of the movement LB$2Turnt representing the Carolinas. LB$2Turnt is a growing Indie Artist Music Label & movement. LB$2Turnt stands for Loyal Brothers & Sisters 2Turnt together, and was built off love & loyalty. Come join the movement and be apart of the family!

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Livescream Columbia Premiere

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Skyline
$10

Come see one of the best indie horror movies of 2018 and 2019! When a popular video game streamer plays a haunted game, he faces deadly consequences for himself and his fans. A film by Michelle Iannantuono. With opening short Lucky Luke by Rodney Smith. Doors at 7:00. Movies at 7:45. Filmmaker Q&A after the movies. Adults only! Cash bar! $10

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Dance Church Sunday

June 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Skyline
$10 – $20

Dance Church Sunday at Tapp's Arts Center is a monthly Sunday morning improvisational dance experience that allows people to explore and experience themselves through movement. All agendas and judgments are left at the door in a sacred space created in the Skyline Room at Tapp's - a place to have fun, drop all expectations and let the creativity of your soul and body move to the music. You will dance, sweat, laugh and cry. All people are welcome and the…

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