The Whig – Founders Brewing at the Whig! Enjoy everything from their super crushable Solid Gold Lager to some heavy hitters, and plenty in between. https://www.facebook.com/events/907919142665316/
Bourbon – Featuring $5 Seasonal Moscow Mules!
Cantina 76 – Stop by for their First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita.
- Pelliclaude – Warm up under the Arcade Building’s historic skylights with Local Art, Handmade Shopping, Music, and Conversation. Performances by the Historic Alphorn trio and Carolina Winds and Woods at 6pm and 7pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/256769381679858/
- Blue Sky Gallery – Stop by the gallery and visit with Blue Sky! See his most recent masterpieces. They make great holiday gifts!
Columbia Museum of Art – Check out the new CMA with free admission! All new spaces are open, plus enjoy a talk on Jackson Pollock from Curator Catherine Walworth, live jazz with The Mark Rapp Group, and a Sip and Scribble with the Friends of African American Art & Culture. 5 – 8 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/635895213491824/
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!
Something Special Florist & Gifts – Check out the new arrivals of Lu Lu-B and enjoy a 25% discount. Also, enjoy 25% off all Christmas items!
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.
Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Featuring artist, Kristin McGivern and musician with David Dorche’at. $5 wine and beer specials.
Hotel Trundle – (1224 Taylor) – Enjoy Happy Hour specials on local craft beer and wine.
Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Featuring Holidays Around the World. Take a quick tour of some of the holidays around the world with the Columbia Art Center. Spin the draidel, paint Diwali cups, listen to Kenyan Christmas Folk stories, taste traditional Christmas cookies from the Czech Republic, and much more fun! https://www.facebook.com/events/215561935867128/
Mast General Store – Stop by Mast and visit with Santa from 5 – 7:30 pm. Also enjoy live music with David Reimer (6 – 6:45 pm) and Corey Reagin (6:50 – 7:30 pm).
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 – Enjoy The Rock And Roll Piano Show, a mobile, high-energy, singalong show, with lots of audience interaction – Featuring Greg Cloninger. 8 – 11 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/2134788799912847/
The Venue on Main – Top Golf Suite – Live music!
Good Life Cafe – Live music!
The Shoppes on Main – Featuring a trunk show with Andrew Jamison Leather Bowties. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and hot apple cider.
Lula Drake – Featuring live gypsy swing music with Les Flat Out Strangers, special guests, the Palmetto Swing Dance Association. https://www.facebook.com/events/378822572658222/
Tapp’s Arts Center – Featuring if.else, flutists Philip Snyder and Jenny Davis. Their performance seeks to create a shared space of discovery by inviting visitors to experiment with simple electronic instruments while the duo improvises in response to the sounds of the room. 6 – 7:30 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/2169514853322755/
Check out “Weightless” – a solo exhibition by Ansley Adams. Featuring paintings on canvas and silk, Adams presents a visual metaphor of female empowerment and transcendence.