“My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them”

1200 Block

The Whig – Bell’s On FTOM. Straight from Kalamazoo to you, tapping all the Bell’’s beers they can get their hands on for their monthly tap takeover. https://www.facebook.com/events/1058932647567150/

Uptown on Main – Stop by Uptown and check out the latest spring arrivals!  Enjoy a sampling of their new Savory Snack Cracker Seasoning!  Open until 8 PM.

1300 Block

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

Pelliclaude (Arcade Mall) – Stop by Pelliclaude for sparkling drinks and delicious hors d’oeuvres! Discover modern handmade items. Don’t forget to say hi to Pelly (their furry friend) when you stop by their shop! Open until 9 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1900754093491561/

1400 Block

Nest Featuring local hot-sauce and ceramics makers Diane Gilbert and Benoit St. Jacques of Meet your Cremator! Enjoy a free small sampler table, Bourbon Lemonade, and Bourbon Soda Shooters – make with two seasonal flavors of Cannonborough.

East Bay Deli – Open until 10 pm. Mention First Thursday, and receive 10% off your entire bill. Enjoy a beer on their patio or dive into one of their DELIcious sandwiches!

1500 Block

Columbia Museum of Art – Galleries are open with a tour of the collection at 5:30 pm. Sara Thomas of the Half and Half gives a talk on screen printing and Psychedelic Design: Rock Posters from the Mel Byars Collection, 1966–1971 at 6:00 pm, and The Power Company Collaborative will premiere a new dance titled “My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them” in the loft at 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm. FREE!

CMA Museum Shop –Stop by the Museum for their Clear out the Basement Sale! You can save up to 70% off select items. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine.

Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) –  Please join us March 2nd for a very special show, “Friends for Anastasia”.  We will be celebrating Anastasia’s birthday, which happens to be March 2nd, and we know she loved a good party! Local artists’ works will depict how Anastasia inspired them and all proceeds from sales will be donated to the Anastasia Chernoff Fund, a fund dedicated to creating a public art piece. We look forward to seeing you at this unique event!

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

Drake’s Duck-in: Open until 9:00 pm. Enjoy craft beer on the patio!

Main Street Public House – Live Jazz with the Mark Rapp Group. 7-10 pm.

1600 Block

Mast General Store – Live music with The Dawn Key Shotguns. 6 – 7:30 pm. West Columbia, SC duo, lyric singer-songwriters Brodie Porterfield and Tonya Tyner share a passion for songwriting.

Good Life Café – Stop by and enjoy some great First Thursday specials!

Michael’s Café & Catering – Live music with Flat Out Strangers. Enjoy a new wide selection of craft beer, and craft cocktails with a hint of St. Patrick’s Day flare.

Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Opening of ASYLUM, a new exhibition by Massachusetts area photographer Stephen Byrne. 6 – 9 pm. Enjoy light snacks and adult beverages available at the bar. Live music provided by local singer songwriter Kelley McLachlan Douglas from 7-7:45 and perhaps a few surprises as well! https://www.facebook.com/events/390166041356998/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1487688783473347

1700 Block

Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera singers. 6 -8:30 pm. Reservations are required. 803-256-7677.