Celebrate the Last Days of Summer at First Thursday in September

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Cantina 76 – Featuring live music and their special First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita.

(Arcade Mall)


Pelliclaude – Alewisproject and Tina Darlene Torres present ARTistik Vibrationz- Suicide Prevention Month. Come check out some vendors, spoken words, visual artists, and live performances at The Arcade Mall.  https://www.facebook.com/events/550304435494257/

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

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Columbia Museum of Art –  Have a laugh with improv group The Mothers of Trustus Theatre at 6:30, explore Black artistry in the CMA collection at 6:30 with Docent Nancy Tolsen, and take a guided tour of featured exhibitions at 7:00. Plus, see screenings of Lower Richland High School student films from the Guignard Gallery exhibition Indie Grits Lower Richland StoryLab: Places of Freedom and pop into the studios to create your own landscape inspired by Mimi Kato: Ordinary Sagas. Free admission all day courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

Freshman Mixer at CMA – Incoming college freshmen — come learn about local art events, community resources, and the perks of becoming a museum member during Free First Thursday on Main at the CMA. Explore current exhibitions with a competitive scavenger hunt for prizes. Enjoy a photobooth; a complimentary mocktail bar; an interactive vignette from CMA affinity groups the Contemporaries, Columbia Design League, and Friends of African American Art & Culture; and art activities from the CMA and USC printmaking club Ink & Paper. Snow cones and food available for purchase.  5 – 8 pm.  https://www.facebook.com/events/399760543993967/

Boyd Plaza – Join Congaree Riverkeeper for a special First Thursday Edition of Save Our Water — brought to you by SweetWater Brewing Company and its BRAND NEW #KickPlastic Pilsner! This summer, Sweetwater is teaming up with Costa Sunglasses to #KickPlastic for GOOD.

All you have to do is:
1. Show up
2. Drink SweetWater Brewing Company (provided by The Whig)
3. Save our rivers!

With every Sweetwater you purchase, you’ll ALSO receive 1 raffle ticket to win an extra special, decked-out Sweetwater kayak! https://www.facebook.com/events/621319121607125/

SC State Fair’s FRED – (Corner of Hampton & Main) – FRED, the SC State Fair’s roving ticket booth, is returning to First Thursday and is bringing a mascot friend with him. This year’s State Fair promises some Prize Winning Memories as it is their 150th anniversary! FRED will be selling discount tickets and promoting the fun. Stop by and spin the wheel to win a prize! (Corner of Hampton and Main).

 

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! 

1600 Block

 

Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Worlds of Creativity presents Sites, Sounds and Smells of Jewish Culture. Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, Krav Mega, food, stories, and more!  https://www.facebook.com/events/415918432357962/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1565292335951405

1626 on Main – Enjoy Dueling Pianos! The Rock And Roll Piano Show is a mobile, high-energy, singalong show, with lots of audience interaction. This event is free to the public! 8 -11 pm.

Good Life Café –  Enjoy live music and amazing food!

Lula Drake – Featuring live gypsy swing music with Les Flat Out Strangers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for First Thursday on Main in August!

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The Whig –  Free House Brewery takeover at The Whig! Featuring SC’s #1 best organic beer! https://www.facebook.com/events/2333708126847134/

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Cantina 76 – Featuring live music and their special First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita.

Arcade Mall

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

1400 Block

Miss Cocky –  Check out their exclusive new Gamecock clothing and enjoy snacks and beverages!

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Columbia Museum of Art – Come experience an evening filled with art! Enjoy an artists’ reception for Indie Grits Labs Lower Richland StoryLab: Places of Freedom at 6:00, take a guided tour of featured exhibitions at 6:00, have a laugh with improv group The Mothers of Trustus Theatre at 6:30, and join Columbia Design League founders Adrienne Montare and Tom Savory at 7:00 for a lecture on inflatable art and architecture. On Boyd Plaza, enjoy a pop-up beer and wine garden from The Whig with live music benefitting the Jam Room Music Festival, and stay for an 8:00 outdoor screening of Miss Hokusai.  https://www.facebook.com/events/474651723364585/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1562605208179745

Museum Shop – Enjoy 20% off of every item in the shop all day! Register to have a chance at winning a $50 gift certificate.  Entries will be taken from 5-8pm. The winner will be notified the next day via email.

 

Browtopia –  Browtopia and Neo Monster Island are presenting a Monster Art Show! So be sure to check it out at Browtopia. 5 – 9 pm.   Also Enjoy a hydrating and soothing serenade
of organic cucumbers and unfiltered nigori sake!  Tired, dry, and puffy eyes will be be revitalized as you relax on monster island with a sake cocktail in hand. $18


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!

1600 Block

Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Enjoy an evening of ballet performances, African dancing, drumming, and more while you learn about Artists for Africa!  https://www.facebook.com/events/386621128873442/

Hotel Trundle – (1224 Taylor Street) – Featuring live jazz music from the Mark Rapp Group as well as a cash bar of wine and locally brewed beer in their lobby. This will be the kick off for their 2019 Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K Registration! Anyone who joins their team during First Thursday will receive a little gift.  Sarah Dippity will also be in our lobby to add a little sparkle and shine to your look with fairy hair! https://bit.ly/2JPKPqf

Mast General Store – Mast is featuring live music with Wombat Junction from 6 – 7:30 pm

 

1626 on Main – Enjoy Dueling Pianos! The Rock And Roll Piano Show is a mobile, high-energy, singalong show, with lots of audience interaction. This event is free to the public! 8 -11 pm.

The Venue on Main – Celebrate National IPA Day with $4 local brewery draft IPA’s and live music with Ryan Trotti. Cool down on the patio with a nice cold beer!  https://www.facebook.com/events/2349837585136949/

Good Life Café –  Enjoy live music and amazing food!


Lula Drake –
Featuring live gypsy swing music with Les Flat Out Strangers.

Hendrix  – Happy Hour specials from 4-6 pm.  Live music with Jeff Lucero beginning at 7 pm.

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The Joint – Natural Desire is back at The Joint at 1710 Main! 8 – 11 pm. Enjoy live entertainment, craft cocktails, and an excellent menu selection.

Villa Tronco – Enjoy live performances from members of the Palmetto Opera.  Featuring Fran Coleman, soprano; Elliott Brown, tenor;  and Sharon Rattray, piano.  Early reservations are recommended.  803-256-7677.  Dinner reservations are for 6 pm and performance begins at 7 pm.

Gallery at City Hall –  If you haven’t checked it out already, you should! Expressions of Creativity is now on view through September. See the latest exhibition at the City Hall Gallery located on 1737 Main Street. Admission is FREE.  Reception with the artists is from 6 – 8 pm.  https://www.facebook.com/firstthursdayonmain/