The weekend leading up to this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day will include classic cars, coffee, art classes and plenty of live music to enjoy.
1. Columbia Cars and Coffee
Vintage car enthusiasts and local motorists will gather for the first Columbia Cars and Coffee of the year this weekend.
The monthly event, which occurs every third Saturday starting at 7 a.m., will take place at the corner of East 7th Street and Woodland Street, commonly known as the “heart of Motor Alley.”
Cars and Coffee has regularly been a popular event, featuring vintage and modern automobiles, as well as a chance for locals to socialize in a comfortable outdoor setting.
Admission is also free to attend.
2. Saturday Art Club at Spring Hill Enrichment Center
It’s a new year, which for many means an opportunity to discover a new hobby, or maybe rekindle one that’s worth rediscovering.
In many cases, it’s reconnecting with your artistic side, and what more fun way to do it than with a group of people over a weekend together?
The Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 5290 Main St., will host the Saturday Morning Art Club from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and is hosted by Chestnut Grove Studios.
The monthly workshop, which typically meets every second Saturday of the month, is $40 to attend and includes supplies and instructions. The Saturday Art Club focuses on a different theme each time. The class will explore different creative practices and mediums, ranging from watercolors to acrylic paints, mixed-media techniques and more.
For more information, visit the Chestnut Grove Studios’ Facebook page or the company’s website at www.ChestnutGroveStudios.com.
3. Battleground South celebrates January birthdays
Celebrating one’s birthday is a special time of year, and Battleground South Cigar Lounge in Columbia is planning an all-day party for those born during the first month of the year this weekend.
Come by the local cigar/cocktail lounge, 1020 S. Garden St., this Saturday starting at 2 p.m., where there will be an opportunity to try several cigar specials, vintage whiskeys and more.
If the weather holds up, also be sure to take a few moments to relax outdoors on Battleground’s newly furbished outdoor patio.
4. Stories & Songs with Jake at Spring Hill Library
Need something to entertain the kids this weekend?
There’s arguably no better place for entertainment, education and fun than checking out what’s happening at your local library.
Spring Hill Public Library, 144 Kedron Parkway, welcomes “Stories and Songs by Jake” this weekend for a family-friendly and fun-filled morning of music, sketch art, puppetry and storytelling by Nashville-based Jacob Johnson.
“His performances aren’t simply shows, but opportunities for kids to feel the freedom to create, learn, and move through spontaneous, child-centric activities,” the event’s description reads.
For more information about other upcoming library events, visit www.SpringHillLibrary.org.
5. Live entertainment
Aaron Lessard will perform as part of Vintage Jazz Night at Vintage Winery, 616, N Main St., starting at 6 p.m. Friday.
The Brian Golden Blues Experiment will perform at Bad Idea Brewing, 307 W. 11th St. in the Columbia Arts Building, starting at 7 p.m. Friday.
Big Daddy Todd will perform at The Boondox, 3543 Highway 431, starting at 8 p.m. Friday.
Cooper Allen will perform at The Mulehouse, 812 S. High St., starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Z-Man will perform at Bad Idea Brewing starting at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The Escape Band will perform at Ember’s Tavern & Grille, 2513 Hospitality Drive, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Scotty Morton will perform at The Boondox starting at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Jay Powell covers events and entertainment for The Daily Herald. Contact him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @JayPowellCDH.