The Whig – River Rat Takeover! Enjoy a cold River Rat Brewery pint before, during, or after the festivities! 5 pm – 1 am. http://www.facebook.com/events/2014132288612473/
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 – Check out their Gambler’s Sale! 25% off selected merchandise through July 8th!
Bourbon – Featuring $5 Seasonal Moscow Mules!
Cantina 76 – Stop by for their First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita
Pelliclaude (Arcade Mall) –Enjoy cold drinks and hot crafts to start the Summer off with a bang!
Blue Sky Gallery (Arcade Mall) – Check out artist, Blue Sky’s new renovated gallery space!
Richland Library (1431 Assembly St.) – Enjoy the exhibition Constructed, featuring the work of artists whose public art has been incorporated into the different branch locations. Kirkland Smith will be in the gallery from 6-8pm with the everyday disposable assemblage materials she uses in her artwork. Visitors are invited to create an assemblage to take home. All materials provided.
Boyd Plaza – Live rock featuring the 121 Band!
Columbia Museum of Art – Enjoy ‘70s trivia! Test your knowledge of trivia about the era in five rounds: music, film, history, art, and literature. Main Street prizes will be awarded for top score, best outfit, and best team name. $12 per team (limit 6 people). Includes admission to the galleries. Cash bar. (7 – 8 pm).
CMA Museum Shop – Enjoy Christmas in July! All holiday merchandise is buy one, get one free. Galleries are open and free with membership or admission. Open until 8 pm.
Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Saint Anastasia: One Night Only in Columbia! Saint Anastasia is a densely stitched and hand beaded triptych depicting the beloved Anastasia Chernoff as a venerated Russian icon. Anastasia posed for the work more than a year ago. She suggested the phrases used in the side panels. Anastasia knew that the completed artwork would be headed to Birmingham, England’s Festival of Quilts in August 2017. http://www.facebook.com/events/116598125609025/
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 Brightly, Davis, Fowler Project, a local group of musicians formed out of open mic jams from the music stage at Foxfield Bar & Grill on Rosewood. This group jams a mix of Blues, Americana and Roots-based music featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin, keyboard, and sax.
Good Life Café – Join artist Dan Newbanks for his first solo exhibition! Featuring Dan’s best work in fine art photography over the years. Enjoy First Thursday dinner and drink specials! http://www.facebook.com/events/137359650148972/
Michael’s Café & Catering – Delicious First Thursday specials – Salmon Salad with Pico de Gallo, and Sangria! Enjoy art by multiple local artists, and live music with Flat Out Strangers.
Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – The Cellar at Grapes presents Dreams and Omens Opening, a series of oil painting by Chango Harry. Bar opens at 4 pm. Last call at 9 pm. $5 off bottles of wine from 4 – 7 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1957319031154495/
Tapp’s Arts Center – Enjoy opening reception of Smaller Beckons, a group exhibition of works under 35 square inches. 6 – 10 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/700937846765173/
Infinite Room – Boy harsher & Baggageklaims Cd Release show with Alarm Drum. 8 pm – Midnight. https://www.facebook.com/events/912399102235649/
Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera singers. 6 -8:30 pm. Reservations are required. 803-256-7677.