The Whig –Stone Brewing Takeover. 4 – 11:50 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/464215720757542/
Bourbon – Featuring $5 Seasonal Moscow Mules!
Cantina 76 – Stop by for their First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita.
- Pelliclaude – Mini Market 2.0 – Meet and shop with local artists behind unique work and finely handmade gifts. 5:30 – 9 pm.
- Blue Sky Gallery – Stop by the gallery and visit with Blue Sky! See his most recent masterpieces.
Columbia Museum of Art – Get a sneak peek into phase two of their three-phase renovation project. Enter through the new Main Street entrance and check out the soon-to-be-ready art studios and CMA Shop. Drop in to the studios to make your own bamboo book or mini Pollock painting. Bruges Chocolaterie brings their delicious hand-painted chocolates. At 6 pm, explore some cornerstones of the CMA collection with a brief tour. Enjoy a laugh with The Mothers sketch comedy troupe from Trustus Theatre at 6:30 pm. Free. Tour and galleries free with membership or admission. 5 – 8 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/411533946044423/
Anastasia & Friends – Dre Lopez Presents: CARA CARA. Featuring over 10 artists and soundtrack provided by Preach Jacobs. 6 – 9 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/445528335977330/
Random Records – Pop-up sidewalk record stand with vintage vinyl for sale.
Sunday & Co. – Celebrate their one year anniversary with hors d’ oeuvres, fine wine, and lots of goodies! 5 – 10 pm.
Drake’s Duck-in – Open until 9 pm. Enjoy craft beer and wine on the patio!
Something Special Florist & Gifts – Stop by for their Christmas Open House. They are introducing the fall & winter line of LuLu-B, this year’s Marks Roberts Fairies, and a new stock of December diamonds – Mermen & Fairy. Enjoy store-wide discounts!
Renaissance Foundation – Bethel AME Church (1528 Sumter Street) – Open house at the Historic Bethel Sanctuary. Take a tour of the sanctuary prior to its restoration.
The Jeffcoat Firm (Near the corner of Main and Taylor) Stop by their tent and enter a drawing for a Yeti Tundra Haul Cooler and a gift certificate to Cola’s!
Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Featuring art works by Salvatore Rizzo. Enjoy $5 wine specials 4 – 9 pm.
Hotel Trundle – (1224 Taylor) – Featuring live jazz music with the Mark Rapp Group. Enjoy Happy Hour specials on local craft beer and wine.
Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Vision of Vietnam – Enjoy traditional dancing, fashion show, a traditional New Years Tree, and food. Learn how to make a lantern and take a photo in the dragon display photo booth. As always this event is free and family friendly. 6 – 8 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/261772094481552/
Mast General Store – Mast is having a Howl-O-Ween party. Bring your furry canine companion and have fun! Enjoy a spooky photo booth, bobbing for dog toys, a doggie costume contest, and the chance to win four door prizes. (Drawings for door prizes at 6, 6:30, 7, and 7:30 pm). Enter the Doggie costume contest – (Categories: cutest, scariest, and most creative). Winner will be announced at 7 pm! https://www.facebook.com/events/694839520887089/
The Nick – Drop by the Nickelodeon for hand-selected wine and local craft beer. First Thursday discounts apply from 5 – 8 pm.
The Grand – Enjoy a special First Thursday Sangria!
Michael’s Café – Live music!
The Venue on Main – Top Golf Suite – Live music!
Good Life Café – Featuring band and artist Driveway Jones & Jeff Cartwright. Enjoy First Thursday specials – $4 draft beer, building your own pizza, and cauliflower wings with teriyaki, spicy orange, BBQ, or buffalo sauce! 6 -10 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1957801734327702/permalink/1957801750994367/
The Shoppes on Main – USC’s First Lady Patricia Moore – Pastides will be signing her book from 5 – 7 pm. And learn more about Historic Columbia’s Fall Palladium Tour on Main Street! https://www.historiccolumbia.org/FallTour
Lula Drake – Enjoy live gypsy swing music with Les Flat Out Strangers and special guests, the Palmetto Swing Dance Association. 6:30 – 9:30 pm.
Tapp’s Arts Center – Check out the opening of “Weightless” – a solo exhibition by Ansley Adams. Featuring paintings on canvas and silk, Adams presents a visual metaphor of female empowerment and transcendence. 6 – 9 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/173388936875686/