FTOM in November Features the Main Street Jazzfest!

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The Whig –Tap takeover featuring one of Asheville’s best, Hi-Wire Brewing. Beer lineup and food specials TBA soon!

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 – Holiday Open House! Enjoy food samples, special guests, and shopping! Open until 8 pm.

Bourbon – Featuring $5 Seasonal Moscow Mules!

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

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Pelliclaude – Sip a complimentary mimosa, meet their furry friend, Pelly, and discover their new handmade collections of fall candles, art, and jewelry!

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

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Richland Library (1431 Assembly) –  Richland Library’s new Artist in Residence, singer/songwriter Wendell Culbreath, AKA The Dubber, will be delivering a soulful performance with his guitar in their Theater during November’s First Thursday on Main’s festivities.  Second Floor Theater: 6:30 pm.

Miss Cocky – Enjoy their Holiday preview and dance party!   Don’t miss their secret sale and surprise guest!

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Boyd Plaza – In November, FTOM is featuring the Main Street Jazz Fest!  The First Thursday event will feature the music of Mark Rapp, Dick Goodwin, and many other local jazz stars. It will also serve as a remembrance for three of Columbia’s most respected and admired musicians who have recently passed away, Skipp Pearson, Robert Newton, and John Blackwell. Main Stage on Boyd Plaza: Amos Hoffman, guitar; Sam Edwards, bass; Danny Boozer, drums; Robert Gardiner, sax; The Tony Lee Group; Mitch Butler, trombone; and Dick Goodwin, trumpet.

Columbia Museum of Art –  Galleries are open from 5  – 8 pm. Enjoy a 6:00 p.m. gallery tour of Henri Matisse: Jazz & Poetry on Paper. Have a laugh with The Mothers sketch comedy troupe from Trustus Theatre at 6:30 pm. Free with membership or admission.

Museum Shop – Local artist Maya Smith will take commissions for pet portraits just in time for the holidays from 6 – 8 pm. Smith will also have ornaments, prints, and other adorable gifts for any animal lover available for purchase. Plus, join the Alliance Française for their wine tasting event at 6:00 pm. Sponsored by Bank of America.

Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Opening reception of But is It Art, a solo exhibition of works by Matthew Kamer.  https://goo.gl/796oWX

Sunday & Co. –  Enjoy wine tasting & hors d’oeuvres at their Holiday Open House!  Check out their distinctive jewelry from all over the world, accessories, and jeans. Everything is handmade and portions of their profits will go to selected charities.

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

Something Special Florist – Stop by their annual Christmas Open House from 6-9pm. Store wide discounts from 25%-50% off!

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.

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Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – First Thursday means new art! This month Grapes & Gallery will welcome Charlotte area artist, EllaFae Art by Elizabeth Palmisano to Columbia with her exhibition of works from the Sister Series. Enjoy a flash performance by Larry Hembry and company from a segment of Ugly Arts. As always the Grapes and Gallery bar is open and full of tasty beverages! https://goo.gl/5Xg3gm

Masala on Main – Wine Down at Masala on Main!  Can’t seem to leave the office at the office? Wish you had just 5 minutes to switch gears? Join Masala on Main for a 5 minute relaxation! 6pm, 6:30 and 7pm!  You’ll unwind, relax and reset just in time to enjoy all the fun at FTOM!  Stick around for a glass of wine in their lounge!
Guaranteed peace of mind!

Mast General Store – Live music performance by by Jim Mings and Monty Craig.

Good Life Café – Check out their First Thursday specials!

Michael’s Café & Catering – Enjoy live music with Flat Out Strangers and Happy Hour specials from 4 – 7 pm.

The City of Columbia Arts Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Stop by their new gallery, and enjoy demonstrations and light refreshments.

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Gallery at City Hall – A free gallery talk on the current photography exhibition at City Hall Gallery will be given at 6:30 pm, revealing how the works of turn-of-the-last-century ground-breaking photographer Richard Samuel Roberts and mid-century photographer Russell Maxey captured the essence of Columbia on film. For this show, Columbia: Transitions, Russell Jeffcoat has juxtaposed black and white works from his own prolific output with works by Roberts and Maxey. The works by the historic photographers is on loan from the Columbia Museum of Art collection. 

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