Enjoy Family Fun at First Thursday in March!

1200 Block

The Whig – Enjoy Columbia Craft Tap Takeover! https://goo.gl/pUAqGX 

Persona Pizzeria – Enjoy $5.99 wood fired pizza and $3 beer specials! Open until 10 pm.

Oak Table – Enjoy a three-course dinner curated by Chef Todd Woods for $35.

Bourbon – Featuring First Thursday Seasonal Moscow Mules for $5

1300 Block

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

Arcade Mall

  • Pelliclaude – Meet some of the shop’s artists and explore Columbia’s historic Arcade Building! (5:30 – 9 pm). Enjoy live music beginning at 7 pm. https://goo.gl/bQhvhU

  • Blue Sky Gallery – Stop by the gallery and visit with Blue Sky!  See his most recent masterpieces.

1400 Block

Richland Library (1431 Assembly St.) – Don’t miss this world premiere of an original play by Marvin McAllister, USC professor and playwright. Enjoy a Reading of the Drama of King Shotaway from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. (Auditorium) 

East Bay Deli – Receive a FREE cookie with purchase of any full size sandwich or wrap. (Salads, salad bar, giant spuds, & dogs excluded). 

1500 Block 

Columbia Museum of Art – Enjoy a gallery tour of Renée Cox: Soul Culture and Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham. (6 pm). Have a laugh with a sketch show from The Mothers, a sketch comedy troupe from Trustus Theatre at 6:30 pm. At 7:00 pm enjoy a 15-minute playlet from the Ugly Art series.  Each playlet focuses on a monochromatic piece of art that inspires a narrative exploration of art, love, and life. Plus, enjoy the What She Said Project First Thursday Story Slam at 7:00 pm. Free with membership or admission. https://goo.gl/a97RJQ

 

Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) –  Opening reception of MASK-A-raid, a solo exhibition of works by Keith Tolen. https://goo.gl/nk9vgt

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

  

Drake’s Duck-in – Open until 9 pm. Enjoy craft beer and wine on the patio!

Main Street Public House– Live jazz music with the Mark Rapp and Friends. 6 – 9 pm.

1600 Block

Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Thomas O’Brien is opening downstairs in the Cellar at Grapes. Happy Hour drinks 4 -7 pm. $4 Pinot Grigio & Pinot Noir. $5 off Open Studio ($15 to paint on your own, which includes all canvas & paint supplies). Ugly Arts performance at 8:30 pm. Last call 9:30 pm.

 

Mast General Store – Featuring live music from The Congaree Swampcats. Enjoy traditional fiddle tunes from the Appalachian region.

Masala on Main – Join Masala on Main for a 5-minute relaxation! 6pm, 6:30 and 7pm!  Stick around for a glass of wine in their lounge. Guaranteed peace of mind! https://goo.gl/8piYAt

SugarBelle – Enjoy an evening of amazing Spring arrivals and lots of laughs! You can sip and shop with SugarBelle until 9 pm.  They will be offering all visitors drinks, snacks, and a special discount! The first 10 people to visit SugarBelle will also be entered to win a $50 gift card.

The Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Celebrate the Irish Culture!  Featuring Irish fiddlers, dancers, and images of Ireland!

Tapp’s Arts Center – March is Youth Art Month at Tapp’s! Artwork will be featured from elementary students at Richland County School District 1.

  • After months of preparation The Space Hall of Columbia’s of Tapp’s Arts Center will have its Dark Room and Photography Studio Grand Opening and online portal launch, with tours by the Space Hall staff and the opportunity to sign up for dark room and photo studio time.
  • Old Time Music Jam Drop-in located in the Skyline Room – from 6:30 until…
  • The Watering Hole will be having the grand opening of its new art space/studio/office. Featuring poetry, art, open mic, music, and LOVE!
    This partnership is 5 years in the making. Join the celebration! https://goo.gl/dXbi2e
  • Plus, open studios from at least a dozen other artists!

1600 Block

The Gallery at City Hall – Featuring a selection of participating Columbia Open Studios 2018 artists.  Stop by for their reception from 6 – 8 pm.

 

February is Full of Fun & Art at First Thursday on Main!

1200 Block

The Whig – Enjoy a Dogfish Head takeover – featuring classic and specialty kegs.  $1 from every drink purchased goes to help put on the 2018 Suds Week running from March 17 – 24th all over Columbia.  https://goo.gl/5R6gpn

Persona Pizzeria – Enjoy $5.99 wood fired pizza and $3 beer specials! Open until 10 pm.

Oak Table – Enjoy a three-course dinner curated by Chef Todd Woods for $35.

 

Bourbon – Featuring First Thursday Tiki Cocktail Special for $6

1300 Block

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

Arcade Mall

  • Pelliclaude – Check out their NEW collection of gifts for Valentine’s Day, sip a complimentary mimosa, and say hi to Pelly, their furry friend!

  • Blue Sky Gallery – Stop by the gallery and visit with Blue Sky!  See his most recent masterpieces.

1400 Block

Richland Library (1431 Assembly St.) – Meet their new Resident Artist, illustrator and graphic designer, Maria Fabrizio.  With a passion for process, Maria creates works that are accessible, emotional, thoughtful, and neutral.  7 – 8:30 pm.

East Bay Deli – Buy one sandwich and two fountain drinks, get a second sandwich FREE (Equal or lesser value. Discount not to exceed $8.99. Not valid with any other offer or discount.)  Must mention 1st Thursday.

1500 Block

Columbia Museum of Art – Enjoy a gallery tour of Renée Cox: Soul Culture.   FUSE Artist Alliance LLC gives a dance performance in the lobby at 6 pm. Have a laugh with an improv show from The Mothers, a sketch comedy troupe from Trustus Theatre at 6:30 pm. Get a sneak peek at 7 pm of the newest exhibition, Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham and join them for the opening lecture with CMA curator, Will South at 7:30 pm. Cash bar.  https://goo.gl/8RDLHi  Museum Shop – Featuring a trunk show with local artist Londres Noir from 6 – 8 pm.  Also enjoy 15% off all jewelry purchases for Valentine’s Day. Complimentary gift wrap for all Valentine’s gifts.

 

Sunday & Co. –  Featuring a trunk show with local artist, Kristin Blythe and of course exquisite hors d’oeuvres and wine!

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

Anastasia & Friends Gallery – Enjoy the opening reception of Life in Making, The Art of Kris Lars. https://goo.gl/vYXKGD

Drake’s Duck-in – Open until 9 pm. Enjoy craft beer and wine on the patio!

Main Street Public House– Live jazz music with the Mark Rapp Group. 6 – 9 pm.

1600 Block

Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – The Jamie Blackburn exhibit will be opening in The Cellar at Grapes.  Enjoy $4 Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio from 4 -7 pm.  Ugly Arts performance at 8:30 pm with Larry Hembree.

Mast General Store – Featuring Mario McClean, a local singer/songwriter and Sean Thomson, a local picker who plays with multiple bands around town.  6 – 7:30 pm.

Michael’s Café & Catering – Participate in the 1600 Block Scavenger Hunt! Beginning at 4pm, pick up a scavenger hunt list from Michael’s Café & Catering. You and your friends may choose at least 6 items located throughout the 1600 block that must be posted on social media (Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook) by at least one group member. You have until 8pm to complete the list and turn it in at The Grand Taproom, where they will announce the winner of the GRAND prize! Groups who participated will receive awesome drink specials, just for playing! https://goo.gl/roYoSf

The Grand – Opening of the Valentine’s Day Bowl! Bowl your way to a free Valentine’s Day dinner!  From Feb. 1st – 12th,  bowl a total of three games with your partner.  They will combine your best score with your partner, to make a total of two games.  Highest total will be announced the night of Feb. 13th.  The winning couple will receive a Valentine’s Day dinner at The Grand!

Sugarbelle – Open until 9 pm. Check out their specials and receive 15% off your purchase!

Lula Drake – Live music with the Flat Out Strangers beginning at 6:30 pm.

The City of Columbia Arts Center (1227 Taylor Street) – The opening of the World of Creativity series with African American Celebration. Enjoy an evening of art and music with art by Keith Tolen and Thomas Washington; Sweet grass basket presentation by Mary Graham Grant; Music by The Dubber; and drummers located on Taylor Street.

Tapp’s Arts CenterSeen and Heard Exhibit – Opening Night, featuring photography and portraiture by a diverse group of women, gender minorities, and girls from across the Midlands region.  The opening reception will include light refreshments, beginning at 5:30 pm., with an artist panel discussion at 6:30 pm.  (6 – 10 pm). http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/seen-and-heard-exhibit-opening-night/.  Also, enjoy a sneak peek of The Space Hall darkroom and photo studio – coming in March.