Attention local photographers: We want to see First Thursday from your eyes. Take part in our first photography competition! To enter simply come to First Thursday on August 3 and take photographs. All formats are welcome, but the images must be submitted digitally. The photographer determines the subject matter and focus, but the images must be taken during the event. Send your submissions to email@example.com. Up to 3 submissions per applicant will be accepted. A panel of judges will review all submissions, and the winners will be displayed at the September First Thursday on Main event, with prizes being awarded to first, second, and third place. All skill levels are welcome to apply. See you there!
The Whig – International IPA Day with Founders & Holy City! Enjoy a full tap lineup of 10+ IPA’s and special food menu. https://www.facebook.com/events/1365312266851342/
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.
Uptown on Main – Stop by Uptown and take a look at their Eclipse display! They will have items to help educate your kids and souvenir items for this 100-year event! Open until 8 pm.
Bourbon – Featuring $5 Seasonal Moscow Mules!
Cantina 76 – Stop by for their First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita
Pelliclaude – Handmade. Local. Modern. Art. Clothing. Jewelry. Skincare. Shop local, sip mimosas, and visit the bunny!
Blue Sky Gallery (Arcade Mall) – Check out artist, Blue Sky’s new renovated gallery space!
East Bay Deli – Join us for 1st Thursday for a DELIcious deal! Buy one prepared salad and get a 2nd prepared salad 50% off with the purchase of two fountain drinks. Equal or lesser value. Must mention 1st Thursday to redeem offer. Not valid on salad bar or with any other offer or discount. Featured: Chef Salad
Miss Cocky –Check out their new collections and location! Go Gamecocks! Open late.
Columbia Museum of Art – Panel discussion on “More than a Home: The Art and Craft of Historic Preservation.” What goes into planning and constructing a community? Who does the work? How is the work done? How does historic preservation balance with structural changes in a community? Cash bar. 6 – 8pm.
- Galleries open until 8:00 p.m. (free with membership or admission)
- Museum Shop – A trunk show featuring local jewelry artist, Londres Noir. Free wine with ID. 6 – 8pm.
Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Join us for the opening reception of Art Pop & Alchemy, an art show of works by Caitlin Maloney and Lindsay Radford Wiggins. https://www.facebook.com/events/483752738627306/
Random Records – Pop-up sidewalk record stand with vintage vinyl for sale!
Drake’s Duck-in – Open until 9:00 pm. Enjoy craft beer and wine on the patio!
Mast General Store – Enjoy live music with Stillhouse, an eclectic blending of styles and philosophies that is nothing less than stellar. With five capable vocalists and a myriad of talents, they create intricate harmonies and arrangements that leave their audiences wide-eyed and amazed. 6 – 7:30pm.
Michael’s Café & Catering – Live music with Flat Out Strangers.
Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Art show opening for O’Neal Peterson in the Cellar at Grapes. Happy hour $5 off bottles of wine.
Tapp’s Arts Center – Opening reception of The Great Barrier: An Installation by Flavia Lovatelli, which is a visual metaphor highlighting the destructive results of man’s waste and consumption. The Great Barrier, is a 46-foot-long barrier reef constructed from cups, plastic bags, and other detritus collected during her three-month residency. 6 – 9pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/268244273660555/
Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera singers. 6 -8:30 pm. Reservations are required. 803-256-7677.