The Whig – Cider Night! Enjoy 10+ different ciders, some on tap, and some in cans, and bottles. Weather permitting, meaning it’s actually chilly, they will also feature their famous, seasonal house-made hot bourbon cider! https://goo.gl/Sj1AHf
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 –Meet Nora Fleming and enjoy food, fun, and free minis! 5-7pm. With the purchase of any Nora Fleming platter or product that accommodates a mini, receive a free Limited Edition purple butterfly mini and a signing by Nora. https://goo.gl/QyfVqd
Bourbon – Featuring $5 Seasonal Moscow Mules!
Cantina 76 – Stop by for their First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita
Pelliclaude –New collections of handmade clothing, jewelry, and ceramics for you to check out! Grab some complimentary French lemonade and hors d’oeuvres, and meet their furry friend, Pelly!
Blue Sky Gallery – Blue Sky is showing works from the 80’s from his private collection. Included in his collection is an oil painting of the USC Horseshoe. Stop by the open house celebration and enjoy wine and conversation with Blue Sky.
Richland Library (1431 Assembly) – BURD BRAINS @ THE GALLERY AT MAIN closing reception at 6:30 pm. This exhibit showcases more than 40 new pieces, in the form of ink and digital drawings, plus several paintings from Valdes’ upcoming children’s book. Copies of his new publication will be for sale and book signing begins at 7 pm. Light refreshments will be served. *exhibition will be on display through October 13th
East Bay Deli – Buy one sandwich, get a sandwich 50% off with purchase of two fountain drinks. (Equal or lesser value discounted; must mention 1st Thursday)
Miss Cocky – Enjoy light refreshments and 20% off all items from 6 pm to close! Waxing the City will be offering brow shape-ups and consultations.
Columbia Museum of Art – Galleries are open at 5 pm. Enjoy a special preview of their newest exhibition, Face Value: Artists’ Portraits by Alphonse van Woerkom. Meet their new executive director, Della Watkins. Have a laugh with The Mothers sketch comedy troupe from Trustus Theatre at 6:30 p.m. Plus, join them for Sip & Scribble with the Friends of African American Art and Culture at CMA.
Boyd Plaza – Enjoy Yacht Rocktoberfest! Escape with the marvelous sounds of DJ Adam Cox. Food by KC Hotdogs & The Wurst Wagen. https://goo.gl/AGvjcv
Museum Shop – Enjoy complimentary wine (with ID) and 20% off everything in the shop from 6-8 pm.
Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Opening reception of Bloodlines, a photography exhibition of works by Brennan Booker, Alyssa Willey, and Kyra Soard. 6- 9 pm. https://goo.gl/HbSygG
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!
Main Street Public House– Live jazz music with the Mark Rapp Group. 6 – 9 pm.
Mast General Store – Enjoy live music with Jellyroll & Delicious Dish, a local band performing original music along with some covers from a variety of sources including the Rolling Stones, Stephen Stills, Gram Parsons, and the Grateful Dead.
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 and enjoy the space between your notes!
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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.
Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Opening for the Alice Rodriquez show. Come meet the artist in person and enjoy beverages from the Grapes and Gallery bar! Twenty percent of proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to several local Puerto Rican entities working on relief efforts. https://goo.gl/sg3T4y
The City of Columbia Arts Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Enjoy a sneak preview of their new space, demonstrations and light snacks.
Tapp’s Arts Center – Opening reception for Wild in Wonderland, new works by Lauren Chapman. 6 – 10 pm. https://goo.gl/rGepeU
Infinite Room – Afterparty: Cyberbae, 6ixx, & D__dn_m_ 9-12 pm. ($6 – beer/wine bar). https://goo.gl/AsoJsA
Main Street United Methodist Church —Concert Choir and University Chorus. 7:30 pm.