Stuff to do: Winter Break edition

Don’t feel stuck during the holidays; help is on the way!

So you’re stuck in CoMo over Winter Break. It’s cold, you’re miserable and you desperately miss your Keurig.

I know how you feel; I’ll be here too. Luckily, you have nothing to fear, because help is on the way! Help, that is, in the form of me and my bestie Google.

Here are a few cool events to tide us all over.

“Dial ‘S’ for Santa!” performed by Sherlock’s Mystery Dinner Theatre:

Basically, you pay a lump sum (and then gratuity) and it gets you a nice, classy meal along with a night of mystery, intrigue and interactive theatre.

The holiday show requires a reservation and costs $49.95 per person, so it’s definitely costly. However, it’d be an awesome date night for any couple looking to celebrate the season.

Remaining December dates are Dec. 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m.

Decadence: A New Year’s and Grand Re-Opening Celebration at The Blue Note

Yep, you read that right. Get ready to dance your ass off, CoMo.

The Blue Note is getting remodeled and they’re celebrating by having a huge dance party on New Year’s Eve.

The coolest part? The music will span from the 1900s to the 2010s, changing era every hour or two, and footage will be shown on the venue’s huge projector screen to follow the music.

Tickets are $15 a person, but if you want to go to Mojo’s celebration as well, you can get a ticket to both for $20.

Which brings us to…

A New Year's Celebration of Rock, Mojo's & Rose Music Hall. But Mostly Rock. featuring The Hooten Hallers, Smokestack Relics and The Flood Brothers

I’m sure you haven’t forgotten, but Mojo’s will be Rose Music Hall starting Jan. 1.

This party is celebrating the name change, and I’m sure it’s going to be rockin’. (As if they hadn’t implied it hard enough in the event name.)

Both Mojo’s show and The Blue Note’s dance party start at 7 p.m.

There’s a family block party on New Year’s Eve shutting down Ninth Street as well, but with no alcohol and craft tables, if that’s more your speed.

Then there’s always the classics. Want to have fun and make a fool of yourself? Go to Thursday’s karaoke at Eastside Tavern.

It starts every Thursday at 8:30 p.m. and goes on as long as you feel the inspiration. Sing Mariah Carey or “White Christmas.” You got this. I’ll be there to laugh.

Other weekly fun?

Smarty Pants Trivia and Karaoke at The SoCo Club is a chance to have another amazing night of mumbling into microphones, only this time you can shout the answers to your favorite trivia categories beforehand.

Trivia starts at 8 p.m. every Friday night and cover’s free until 9 p.m. It get’s better: you can win $25 or a free pitcher of whatever you want (of … uh, soda, totally).

No matter what you end up doing in Columbia over break, make sure you get a chance to appreciate the beauty around you. Get outside or just open your blinds.

Embrace the amazing community we have here and have a wonderful holiday and phenomenal New Year.

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