Groundhog Day

There is no way that this winter is *ever* going to end as long as this groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don’t see any other way out. He’s got to be stopped. And I have to stop him. –  Phil (Bill Murray), Groundhog Day

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The Whig – Ballast Point Night! Enjoy all taps, bottles, cans, and snacks to match! https://www.facebook.com/events/384574978600708/

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Cantina 76 – Stop by for their First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita

Pelliclaude (Arcade Mall) – Drop by to find handmade goodies, sweet treats, and a good time! Get a free handmade candle or coaster when you spend $10 + // Open 10am – 9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1321954451197348/

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East Bay Deli – Open until 10 pm. Mention First Thursday, and receive 10% off your entire bill. Enjoy a beer on their patio or dive into one of their DELIcious sandwiches!

Land Bank Lofts (1401 Hampton Street) – Stop by their Grand Opening of The Gallery featuring South Carolina artists. Tour three “Large Art” gallery floors and six hallway exhibits featuring original two & three-dimensional art. Enjoy refreshments, music and more from 6 – 8 pm

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Columbia Museum of Art – Join Nepotism and Izms of Art as they premier the new visual to “War Zone (Choppa)” inside the Columbia Museum of Art at 6pm. “War Zone (Choppa)” is lifted from Nepotism’s latest tape, The Free Lunch Program. Nepotism will be joined by The Dubber for a live concert experience

CMA Museum Shop – Stop by the Museum and enjoy free, tasty samples from Zoe’s Kitchen and a trunk show featuring local artist Heart of Sarah and her string art. Enjoy one complimentary glass of wine (photo ID required).

Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Opening reception of Reinvented, a Sustainable Collection; a solo exhibition of works by Flavia Isabel Lovatelli. 6 – 9 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/374463446244545/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1484855202838637

Random Records – Pop-up sidewalk record stand with vintage vinyl for sale!

Drake’s Duck-in: Open until 9:00 pm. Enjoy craft beer on the patio!

Main Street Public House – Live Jazz with the Mark Rapp Group. 7-10 pm.

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Mast General Store – Live music with Pharaohs in Space, a feel-good Southern Rock Trio.  Enjoy their eclectic country rock performance of original and classic songs.  6 -7:30 pm.

The Nickelodeon – Enjoy a Groundhog Day double screening of the Bill Murray/Andie McDowell classic about a newsman who goes to report on Punxsutawney Phil and ends up getting stuck living the same day over and over again! 8 & 10 pm.

Good Life Café – Stop by and enjoy some great First Thursday specials!

Michael’s Café & Catering – Live music with Flat Out Strangers. Enjoy food and drink specials: fig & prosciutto pizza, $2.50 on all domestic bottles, and a special California Jade Tree cocktail (Tito’s Vodka, St. Germaine, orange-cilantro shrub, and a splash of soda water).

Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Stop by The Cellar, the newest art gallery located in their basement. Enjoy an opening of Dark Arts-New Works by Lucas Sams. Meet the artist in person, while enjoying Grapes and Gallery’s fine selection of craft beers and wine. 6 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/206154016521986/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1484868664638727

Tapp’s Arts Center – Join us at February’s First Thursday for ‘Love Letter’, an exhibition centering around radical self care, affirmation, and acknowledgement of the humanity of marginalized groups and individuals most threatened by Trump’s America. Curated by Michaela Pilar Brown and featuring Atlanta-based artist, Sheila Turner and Columbia-based artist, Roni Nicole Henderson, this exhibition presents photography, installation, and participatory art centered around the collective experience of voices from the periphery.

Infinite Room After Party at Tapp’s: Malefica vol. 1 featuring Nermal + Hissy Fit. This show is the first episode in a series of multi-genre, multi-media shows and events as spells with Malefica + Friends. Doors open 8 pm and show begins 8:30 pm. $6. https://www.facebook.com/events/1128117113954328/

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Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera singers. 6 -8:30 pm. Reservations are required. 803-256-7677.

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Main Street United Methodist Church – Enjoy USC’s premier choral ensemble! The USC Concert Choir and USC Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus present a free concert. 7:30 pm.

The Post-Celebration Celebration

You’ve already partied on Main Street because it’s a new year. Now come out for a nice quiet drink and/or dinner with a friend and a little art.

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The Whig – Enjoy a tap takeover from Birdsong Brewing Co.! https://www.facebook.com/events/741211659360966/ 

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Cantina 76 – Stop by for their First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita

The Arcade Mall

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Columbia Museum of Art – Enjoy the S.C. Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble and a Celebration of CMA Executive Director, Karen Brosius. Celebration for Karen Brosius at 6:30 pm, Concert at 7:00 pm, and Galleries open 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

CMA Museum Shop – Stop by the Museum and enjoy free, tasty samples from Zoe’s Kitchen. 6-8 pm.

Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Opening reception of Compart Mentalization, a solo exhibition of works by Jordan Morris. 6 -9 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/197215977410494/

Random Records – Pop-up sidewalk record stand with vintage vinyl for sale!

Drake’s Duck-in: Open until 9:00 pm. Enjoy craft beer on the patio!

Something Special Florist – Open until 8pm. Enjoy store-wide discounts.

Main Street Public House – Live Jazz with the Mark Rapp Group. 7-10 pm.

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Good Life Café – David Rodriguez Music and the The Palmetto Latin 5 will be providing the music starting at 7 pm, and they will have special pricing on Vegan Nachos and canned craft beers. https://www.facebook.com/events/1840668976179518/

Michael’s Café & Catering – Live music from Flat Out Strangers. Michael’s also rings in the New Year with Cola Time, an art exhibition of clocks.

Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Art on display by Allison C Fowler and photography on display by Tony Claremont. Enjoy Happy Hour with $5 off all bottles of wine.

Tapp’s Arts Center –Stop by the opening of BeAsPacificAsPossible::26, an immersive audio/visual installation on display. Custom software polls meteorological and atmospheric data provided in real-time by 26 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) buoys across the Pacific Ocean. This data is sonified using sinusoidal oscillators and transmitted via 17-channel audio throughout a large geodesic dome situated in the center of Tapp’s. https://www.facebook.com/events/1839827756289919/

Infinite Room After Party at Tapp’s: RAVECOP/ Soft Focus/ The Black Stare of Soledad Miranda. Doors open at 8 pm and Show starts at 8:30 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1369813603069908/

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Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera singers. 6 -8:30 pm. Reservations are required. 803-256-7677.

Fahoo Fores Dahoo Dores, Welcome Christmas Come this Way

Trim up the tree with Christmas stuff
Like bingle balls, and whofoo fluff
Trim up the town with goowho gums and bizilbix and wums
Trim every blessed window and trim every blessed door
Hang up whoboohoo bricks
Then run out and get some more!

It’s a Holiday First Thursday in conjunction with the the 50th Annual Governor’s Carolighting! Join us for the tree lighting at the State House, a holiday market in the Arcade Mall and music and ice skating at Boyd Plaza! Get in the spirit!

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50th Annual Governor’s Carolighting – Entertainment leading up to the lighting of the State Christmas tree will include performances from a variety of choirs and musical talent across the state. Beginning at 7:00 pm.

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The Whig – Enjoy all the Stone Brewing beers on tap! https://www.facebook.com/events/636362019872421/

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Uptown – Meet Pete the Cat from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. He will be signing his books as well as sharing favorite snacks with his fans! https://www.facebook.com/events/1121991321182688/  Also enjoy listening to cellos from the Suzuki Strings at USC from 5:15 – 6:15 pm.

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Cantina 76 – Stop by for their First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita

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  • The Power Company Collaborative presents “The Home Project,” an interactive performance installation focusing on the notion of home. Performances are at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.
  • The Mistletoe Market – Enjoy handmade items from various artists and local crafters.

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Nest – Trunk show featuring the all-natural-ingredient body products of PURE. Enjoy free Bourbon Lemonade, Soda Shooters, and a small sampler table.

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Hampton Street/Boyd Plaza – Enjoy a Merry Block Party full of holiday delights, ice skating, ales, & snacks! Enjoy live music from Mustache BrothersLos PerdidosGreater Columbia Society for the Preservation of Soul, and more! Hampton Street stage from 6 –10 pm – https://www.facebook.com/events/1136177313104488/

Columbia Museum of Art – 25% off all merchandise in the CMA Shop!

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Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Enjoy a Holiday Art Sale featuring over 15 artists! You can find a perfect holiday gift at an affordable price.  This year, they are also hosting Toys for Tots. The donation box will be in their gallery until December 14th. https://www.facebook.com/events/326421324398396/

Random Records – Pop-up sidewalk record stand with vintage vinyl for sale!

Drake’s Duck-in: Open until 9:00 pm. Enjoy craft beer on the patio!

Something Special Florist – Open until 8pm. Enjoy store-wide discounts.

Ally and Eloise Bakeshop – Open until 8pm and featuring selections from the holiday menu!

Main Street Public House – Live Jazz with the Mark Rapp Group. 7-10 pm.

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Mast General Store – Santa Cotton visits from 4:30 to 6 pm! Bring your camera to capture special moments with Santa. Photos are free.  Later, enjoy music from the Post-Timey String Band from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Michael’s Café & Catering – Featuring music with Flat Out Strangers 6- 9 pm! Beers and Hymns in their Hampton Room. Enjoy drink and food specials!

Good Life Cafe – Stop by and enjoy some great First Thursday specials!

Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Enjoy $2, $3, and $4 craft beer specials. $5 off bottles of wine from 4-7 pm. Artwork on display by Allison C Fowler. Photography on display by Tony Claremont. Free koozie with any drink purchase!

Tapp’s Arts Center

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Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera singers. 6 -8:30 pm. Reservations are required. 803-256-7677.

 

Holmes on the Plaza

The November First Thursday will feature music, costumes, movies and of course a few beers!

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The Whig – River Rat Tap Nite & Meatball Social. https://www.facebook.com/events/328976670799884/

Uptown – Stop by for a special Holiday Open House! They’ll have door prizes, product samplings, and special guests!

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Cantina 76 – Stop by for their First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita

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Nest – Enjoy a triple feature with Shanika Pichey of Sebastian Harper, Sharpe Creations on the pottery wheel, and M-Squared Glassblok Lights! Free Bourbon Lemonade, Soda Shooters, and food samples!

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Columbia Museum of Art/Boyd Plaza –

  • Scenario Collective presents The Moon Moths, an 11-piece psychedelic hip-hop group that combines many genres to create a theatrical experience. 6 pm.

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  • Enjoy a community screening of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, featuring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Bring a chair, savor some free popcorn, and grab a spot in front of the museum to view the detective pair as they’ve never been seen before—in front of the CMA! FREE! Upstair galleries open from 5-8 pm and select items at the CMA Shop will be 50% off. https://www.facebook.com/events/1056086717823104/

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  • Stop by the information tent for some special giveaways! First 100 people will receive free t-shirts and koozies from the Main Street District! Matt Kennell, CEO of City Center Partnership will give special remarks on the new look of the Main Street District at 6 pm.

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Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Featuring a solo exhibition by Billy Guess called “Botanical Emotions”. Enjoy live music from The Restoration during the event!

Drake’s Duck-in: Open until 9:00 pm. Enjoy craft beer on the patio!

Urban Loft of Octagon & Imperial Custom Clothiers (1537–B Main St): Open house from 6 – 8 pm with wine tasting by Vino Garage from 6 -7 pm.   Bring your business cards for your chance to win door prizes!

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Something Special Florist – Stop by their Christmas Open House and enjoy storewide discounts, refreshments & door prizes!

Main Street Public House – Live Jazz with the Mark Rapp Group. 7-10 pm.

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Mast General Store – Featuring music with Stillhouse from 6 – 7:30 pm.

The Nick – Member happy hour! Discount on beer and wine for members.

Michael’s Café & Catering – Featuring music with Flat Out Strangers! Enjoy wine and pizza specials!

Good Life Cafe – Stop by and enjoy some great First Thursday specials!

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Metropolis Salon & Dry Bar (1218 Taylor) – The Power Company Collaborative constructs “The Home Project,” an interactive performance installation focusing on the notion of home. The installation will be presented at Metropolis on Taylor Street from 7-9 p.m. and at other downtown locations on December 1 and January 5. The choreography investigates various points of view and the sights, sounds, tastes, and textures elicited by thoughts of home. Join PoCoCo for First Thursday and share your stories of home!

Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Enjoy a free koozie with any drink purchase, Craft Beer specials $2, $3, & $4 and $5 off bottles of wine from 4-7 pm. Featuring art on display by Allison C Fowler and photography by Tony Claremont.

Tapp’s Arts Center

  • Exhibit – Opening reception for Ashley’s Berendzen’s exhibition, Fete Champetre: A Tomboy’s Perception of Nature’s Majesty.  6 pm.

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Gallery at City Hall – Opening reception of Zote Kuhusu Rangi (All About Colour) Art Exhibtion, featuring the wonderful works of Baruti Tucker (Staten Island, NY), John Hairston Jr. (Charlotte, NC), Jahsun (NJ, Charleston, SC) and Tariq Mix (Durham, NC). Also featuring performances from THE Dubber and Saraph Sunman.

Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera singers. 6 -8:30 pm. Reservations are required. 803-256-7677.

Sign up for the Mistletoe Market!

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The December edition of First Thursday on Main is going to be massive. One part of that night will feature the inaugural Mistletoe Market in the Arcade Mall on the 1300 block of Main. Local crafters and artists are invited to apply using this application form.

Space is limited to 30 vendors. Applications will be judged on type and quality of work. Handmade items are given preference for space. The fee to participate is $25, which will be paid upon acceptance into the market.

The deadline to apply is November 15, 2016. Complete the application and email it to Jenna Bridgers at the City Center Partnership – jenna@citycentercolumbia.sc.

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An October Fest

There are only a few changes to the First Thursday activities on account of evacuations and closings. We hope that everyone stuck at home with the kids, those getting out of the way of the storm, and those visiting friends here in the Midlands will join us for a beer and some music. It’s our way of saying welcome!

 

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The Whig – Straight to Ale Tap Takeover from 5 – 11:45 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/578989032304779/

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Uptown – Uptown is celebrating their 8th birthday. Stop by for a piece of birthday cake!

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Cantina 76 – Stop by for their First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita

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Nest – Featuring baby and adult clothing by Owlette. Enjoy free Bourbon Lemonade and Bourbon Soda Shooters, as well as a sampling table of Nest’s delicious foods!

Fancy That Bistro (1212 Hampton Street) – Open until 9 pm!  Enjoy bucket of beer for $10.00, $3.00 wine, and free salsa & chips.

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Walk through a colorful, knitted cityscape on the 1500 block. It’s the Yarnbombing of Columbia!

Columbia Museum of Art –
Admission to the galleries is only $5 all evening. Spark Tour begins at 7 pm.

Museum Shop – 50% off select merchandise! Make a purchase between 5 – 8 pm, and you’ll have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate.

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  • Whigtoberfest supporting Animal Mission of the Midlands. Live performances by The Distributors, The Poor Decisions, and more. Food by The Wurst Wagen & KC Hotdogs. Cash beer and wine bar by The Whig!! Featuring beers by Palmetto Brewing,Catawba, North CarolinaHi-Wire BrewingSugar Creek Brewing and more.
  • The cast of Trustus Theatre’s “The Rocky Horror Show” will be sneaking around the Art Museum at 6:30pm. Perhaps it’ll be time for all of us to do the “The Time Warp” again?

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  • Stop by the information tent for some special giveaways! First 100 people will receive free t-shirts and koozies from the Main Street District! At 6:45, Matt Kennell, CEO of City Center Partnership will give special remarks on the new look of the Main Street District.

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse – Purchase a $50 gift card and receive an additional $10. Purchase a $100 gift card and receive an additional $25!

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Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Opening reception of Document (s), a solo exhibition of photographs by Sean Rayford and the release of his book Inundated. https://www.facebook.com/events/652192994962155/

Drake’s Duck-in: Open until 7:30 pm. They have teamed up with @weirdbeerguysc and will be selling craft beer on the patio.  Stop by and enjoy a cold one and some delicious chicken!

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Main Street Public House – First Thursday 1/2 off select bottles of wine, and $1 off glasses of First Thursday house wine all night. Palmetto Conservation Foundation will be featuring the Palmetto Trail Pale Ale and will be giving away visors to those who purchase a pint.

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Mast General Store – Enjoy bluegrass with River Baby Bathwater Revival from 6 -7:30 pm.

The Nick – Member happy hour! Discount on beer and wine for members.

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Michael’s Café & Catering – State of Main Street Address (5:30pm) – To call attention to Columbia’s position as the first American city named for the explorer credited with discovering America, John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources, Historic Columbia, will lead off a State of Main Street Columbia address.  This event also launches a small show of local art and photography depicting some of the city’s notable preservation successes. Following Sherrer’s concise account of significant restoration and preservation projects that conserve Columbia’s architectural uniqueness, other speakers will add brief comments. Confirmed to speak are: Matt Kennell, Director, City Center Partnership; Amy Moore, City of Columbia Planning and Preservation department; and Dr. Lydia Brandt, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of South Carolina, School of Visual Art and Design. Mayor Steve Benjamin also has been invited to wrap up the State of Main Street Columbia address with commentary regarding preservation as part of his vision for the city. Following the State of Main Street address, Sherrer will sign copies of “Remembering Columbia.”

Following the State of Main Street, enjoy musical performance by Prairie Willows and First Thursday beer and food specials.

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Good Life Cafe – Good Life welcomes back the Palmetto Latin 5 Jazz Band from 7 – 10pm to satisfy your HOT HOT HOT salsa desires.  They are also excited to announce that Olivia Thompson will be their featured artist for October.  Olivia has a passion for a healthy conscious lifestyle and also art.  She likes unconventional styles including collages, crafts, and paint-anythings that convey a positive concept.  Lastly, they welcome the fall flavors by offering Noda Pumpkin pints for $4.00.

Grapes & Gallery – Featuring art by Allison C Fowler and photography by Tony Claremont. Happy Hour 4-7 pm with $5 off all bottles of wine and $4 craft beer specials. Painting session starts at 6 pm. Register for painting online at grapesandgallery.com.

Tapp’s Arts Center

  • Exhibit – Jasper project presents Marked By The Water. Opening from 6 -10 pm.
  • After Party –Infinite Room After Party presents Carnaval , Release the Dog, and Pretty Static from 8:30 – 11 pm.

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Gallery at City Hall – Opening reception of Zote Kuhusu Rangi (All About Colour) Art Exhibtion, featuring the wonderful works of Baruti Tucker (Staten Island, NY), John Hairston Jr. (Charlotte, NC), Jahsun (NJ, Charleston, SC) and Tariq Mix (Durham, NC). Also featuring performances from THE Dubber and Saraph Sunman.

Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera singers. 6 -8:30 pm. Reservations are required. 803-256-7677. Stop by for a taste of fall with their special pumpkin cheesecake!

The Jazzy Sweater Edition

The football comes on a little later, so come on out and enjoy the jazz on Hampton Street, the art galleries, the bands on the 1600 block, the figurative show at Tapp’s and all the restaurant deals (and then maybe watch some football).

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– Foothills Tap Night beginning at 5pm. $1 from each drink sold goes to benefit The Jasper Project https://www.facebook.com/events/477687009093628

Uptown – Open until 8 pm. Check out their new fall collection!

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Cantina 76 – Stop by for their First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita

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Marriott – Enjoy a full bar on the patio, featuring refreshing Raspberry Vodka Lemonade and local craft beers.  Watch the Gamecocks play on two big screen TVs! 

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Nest – Trunk show featuring fun jewelry and other products by Chris Marshall of Hippy Do Da Creations! There will also be free Bourbon Lemonade and Bourbon Soda Shooters. 6 – 10 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1745352222393875/ 

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Walk through a colorful, knitted cityscape on the 1500 block. It’s the Yarnbombing of Columbia!

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Museum Shop – Enjoy complimentary wine from 5-8pm

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Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Opening reception of “TopsyTurvy” – a solo exhibition of works by Laura Garner https://www.facebook.com/events/1775300909354737/

Random Records – Pop-up sidewalk record stand with vintage vinyl for sale!

Drake’s Duck-in: Open until 7:30 pm. They have teamed up with @weirdbeerguysc and will be selling craft beer on the patio. Stop by and enjoy a cold one and some delicious chicken!

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– Featuring singer/songwriter Marv Ward from 6-7:30 pm. He started playing at 10 years old and started performing professionally at age 16. Marv has secured his place among bluesmen with his straight-forward no-nonsense blues style.

The Nick – Nick Mag release party. 5-6:30pm This issue of the Nick Mag will cover the fall programming including Daughters, Nick for America, Columbia Jewish Film Festival, and more.

Michael’s Café & Catering – Enjoy live performance of Flat Out Strangers and food and beer specials. Featuring, “Back to Carolina”, a mixed media art show with works created by local artists.

Good Life Cafe – Palmetto Latin Jazz Band performing from 7-10 pm and featuring Alicia Barnes John’s artwork.  Enjoy plenty of libation specials and salsa dancing.

Grapes & Gallery – $5 off bottles of wine and beer specials until 7 pm. Featuring artwork by Allison Fowler and photography by Tony Claremont.

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Tapp’s Arts Center

  • Exhibit – 4th Annual Figure Out exhibition featuring over 50 local and nationally recognized artists. Proceeds from sales go to support Planned Parenthood and the artists. https://www.facebook.com/events/1078648862222715/
  • After Party – Infinite Room presents the First Thursday After Party featuring Nepotism, The And’s and the Harsh Truth. Doors 8:30pm. Show 9pm. All Ages. $6

 

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Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera singers. 6 -8:30 pm. Reservations are required. 803-256-7677

 

Let’s Pokemon Go Enjoy the Arts on Main Street

IMG_6163It’s going to be a hot one, so be sure to have yourself a few drinks. And, bring the Pokemon Go player in your life to take advantage of lures that will be dropped at various locations throughout the evening. 

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PalettoBrewingatWhigThe Whig – Palmetto Brewing Tap Night. 5-11pm https://www.facebook.com/events/153516445052349/

PersonaPersona Pizzeria – $4 craft beer and Italian wine.

Uptown – Open until 8 pm. Shop their sale and see all that is new for Fall!

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Cantina 76 – Stop by for their First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita

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Marriott – 20% off food and drinks at Midlands or Rocks at Midlands. Just mention First Thursday!

Nest – Trunk show featuring the woodworks – including wooden puzzle boxes – of Chuck Augustine. Enjoy bourbon lemonade and bourbon soda shooters.

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Columbia Museum of Art –

  • Exhibition & Film – View the Daufuskie Memories exhibition, and then enjoy a film screening of Conrack at 6:30 pm. Galleries open until 8 pm. $7 or $5 for members.

Museum Shop – Enjoy complimentary wine and 20% off all items.

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Anastasia&FriendsAnastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Opening reception of “Time and a Place” – a solo exhibition of works by Dylan Fouste. https://www.facebook.com/events/1792069644362400/

Random Records – Pop-up sidewalk record stand with vintage vinyl for sale!

Metropolis Salon & Dry Bar – featuring the art of AbstractAlexandra & Jason Freeman. Artist, Abstract Alexandra will be featuring her latest figurative works. While, Jason will be showing his new characters in his graphic take on modern painting. Both artist will be on hand to discuss their work. Metropolis Salon & Dry Bar will also be featuring several in Salon Specials. Book now.

Drake’s Duck-in: Open until 7:30 pm. They have teamed up with @weirdbeerguysc and will be selling craft beer on the patio. Stop by and enjoy a cold one and some delicious chicken!

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MastDeanCook2Mast General Store – Enjoy live music with Dean Cook. 6 – 7:30 pm.

The Nick – Member happy hour! Discount on beer and wine for members. And a special screening of Toro Y Moi: Live from Trona. Following his fourth studio album, acclaimed musician Chaz Bundick, a Columbia native otherwise known as Toro Y Moi, brings to the screen a sonic experience featuring all new live arrangements. Filmed in the middle of the Mojave desert, Toro Y Moi: Live from Trona presents an entire concert album, recorded live beneath the geological wonders known as the Trona Pinnacles. Movie starts at 6:30pm and features a talkback following the screening. Purchase tickets in advance here: http://nickelodeon.org/films/toro-y-moi-live-from-trona/

Michael’s Café & Catering – Live music with Emily Wells. Featuring multimedia artist John Miranda. Food specials include fresh mussels, fresh tomato pies, local beer specials, and gourmet cheese board. Beers and Hymns in conference center beginning at 7 pm.

Good Life Cafe – It’s HOT HOT HOT! Not just the weather but First Thursday on Main at Good Life Cafe. Healthy food and libations as well as some real HOT Salsa with David Rodriguez and the Palmetto Latin 5 Jazz Band. Also we will be featuring the photography of Adam Smith and you can view his work here: http://www.adamsmithphotographer.com/

Grapes & Gallery – $5 beer tasting and live music from Tim O’Keefe and Emily Whitecotton. Art on display by Allison C Fowler and photography on display by Tony Claremont. 3 – 9 pm.

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  • Art – Opening reception of A Diligent Dream, a solo exhibition of local Columbia artist, Kris Lars. Beginning at 6 pm. Live performance in the courtyard – MallFighter is Malls & Autofighter, the experimental dance music side-projects of multimedia artists Lucas Sams and O’Neal Peterson. https://www.facebook.com/events/880591635419113/.

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  • After Party – enjoy Infinite Room’s After Party featuring Amigo, King Vulture, and Morgan of the Pines. $6. 8:30 – 11:30 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/261935910854672

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Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera singers. 6 -8:30 pm. Reservations are required. 803-256-7677

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Gallery at City Hall – Reconstructing Home Art Show created by Transitions and volunteers. Open until 8 pm.

Post-Independence Rocking on the Plaza

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The Whig – Elysian Brewing Tap Night. Check out a first round of kegs from Elysian Brewing. https://www.facebook.com/events/1037542579663613/
TheWhigPersona Pizzeria – $5 base pizzas and first topping only 99 cents.

Uptown – Open until 8pm with face painting for the kids and a fun family-friendly Boom Box. Shop the Gambler’s Sale for some great deals!

The Oak Table – $5 select red wines and select white wines. Buy one get one ½ off.

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Cantina 76 – Stop by for the First Thursday 1/2 priced Original House Margaritas!

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Columbia Marriott – 20% off food and drinks at Midlands or Rocks at Midlands. Just mention First Thursday!
NestNest – Trunk show featuring Kayla Sansom of Carolina Soap Works. Free Bourbon Lemonade and Bourbon Soda Shooters!

1500 Block

Columbia Museum of Art – Drop-in Studio: create your own abstract prints with unconventional materials from 6-8pm (FREE). Meet Big & Bold curator, Catherine Walworth at 7pm (Free with admission or membership) Exhibitions:

  • Daufuskie Memories – A series of over 60 photographs taken from 1977-1982, captures African American life on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina. (Free with admission or membership)
  • Big & Bold – Selections from the Collection (free with admission or membership)

Museum Shop – Tag Sale! – Items $10 or less! 5-8pm

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Whats Next Midlands-Main St Seating-2 (1)Random Records – Pop-up sidewalk record stand with vintage vinyl for sale!

1600 Block

Mast General Store – Music with Slim Pickens from 6-7:30pm

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Michael’s Cafe and Catering – Enjoy a Jazz, Blues and Book exhibition along with live music with Flat Out Strangers.

Grapes & Gallery – $5 (pay at bar) Beer Tasting from 6-8pm Two new beers from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. $5 off all bottles of wine from 4-7pm. Live music from Jackson Well House Band.

TappsTapp’s Arts Center – The Pace of Nature (EXTENDED!) and Infinite First Thursday After Party. Multi-media witchcraft experience with bands. Doors open at 8:30pm and concert begins at 9pm. $6 at the door. https://www.facebook.com/events/1675529676028550/

1700 Block

Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera Singers. Reservations are Required. 803-256-7677

Gallery at City Hall – Reconstructing Home Art Show created by Transitions and volunteers.

The Girls Gonna Rock the Block for June!

1200 Block

TheWhig

The Whig – Boston’s Harpoon Brewery Tap Takeover. Beginning at 5 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/234627703578627/
Persona Pizzeria – $4 craft beers and tap wine.
Uptown – Open until 8pm for Father’s Day shopping!
Uptown & Persona Special – Make a purchase at either location and register to win a Free Pizza and Refills with a Tervis Tumbler compliments of Uptown and Persona.
The Oak Table – $5 select red wines and select white wines. Buy one get one ½ off.

1300 Block

Cantina 76 – Stop by for the First Thursday 1/2 priced Original House Margaritas and Live Entertainment!

1400 Block

Nest

Nest – Trunk show featuring the jewelry and art of Kait Masters, creator of larkspur + laurel! Bourbon Lemonade will be served, as well as some new Bourbon Soda Shooters, featuring Cannonborough Bev. Co’s sodas. All free! https://www.facebook.com/events/952185944896453/

1500 Block

Columbia Museum of Art – Lecture at 6:30 pm with photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ash. Free and open to the public. Due to limited space, pre-registration is required.

Museum Shop – Members Appreciation Day! Members save 20% off of everything in the shop until 8 pm.

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Boyd Plaza

  • Help raise funds for Girls Rock Columbia! Performances by Paisley Marie Suttlemyre (6:30 pm), Can’t Kids (8 pm), and Tomboi (9 pm). Food by The Wurst Wagen. https://www.facebook.com/events/1116143145104284/
  • Featuring the Fringe Dance Collective between stage performances throughout the evening.
  • Izms of Art presents Art on Boyd Plaza with Live Painting and Visual Art by Tariq Mix. http://www.tmixstudios.com
  • City of Columbia, Community Development table with information on homeownership.

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Anastasia & Friends Gallery at Free Times – Opening reception of “Reflections” a photography exhibition by John Hodge, Drew Baron and Brennan Booker. 6 – 9 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/881780921934370/ . Also featuring, Art-o-mat in the gallery space.

Random Records – Pop-up sidewalk record stand with vintage vinyl for sale!

1600 Block

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Mast General Store – Enjoy live music performed by father/son duo, Mike and Matt Fenech. 6-7:30pm

The Nickelodeon – Member happy hour! Discount on beer and wine for members.
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Michael’s Cafe and Catering – Alternative acoustic pop artist, Jon Rooks performing at 6pm.

Grapes & Gallery – $5 beer tasting! Explore 3 very different beers from Anderson Valley Brewing Company. Drop by anytime between 5:30 and 8 pm to sample these beers. (No tickets required in advance, pay at bar. While supplies last.) Enjoy art on display by Allison C Fowler and photographer Tony Claremont. Happy Hour specials include $5 off any bottle of wine from 4 to 7 pm.

Tapp’s Arts Center – Infinite Room First Thursday After Party. Doors open at 9:30 pm and concert starts at 10 pm. Cost for admission is $6 at the door. https://www.facebook.com/events/1621778891478810/

1700 Block

Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera Singers. Reservations are Required. 803-256-7677