Art, Live Music & Tons of Fun in November

1200 Block

The Whig –Stone Brewing Takeover. 4  – 11:50 pm.

Bourbon – Featuring $5 Seasonal Moscow Mules!

1300 Block

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

Arcade Mall

  • Pelliclaude – Mini Market 2.0 – Meet and shop with local artists behind unique work and finely handmade gifts. 5:30 – 9 pm.

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

1400 Block

Miss Cocky – Check out their Sweater Weather Fashion, Gameday Wear, Scarves, and Boots! Enjoy “Secret Sales” and sip bubbles while you shop!  Brooke with Browtopia will be offering tips for sweater weather holistic brow care.  Open until 10 pm.

1500 Block

Columbia Museum of Art – Get a sneak peek into phase two of their three-phase renovation project. Enter through the new Main Street entrance and check out the soon-to-be-ready art studios and CMA Shop. Drop in to the studios to make your own bamboo book or mini Pollock painting. Bruges Chocolaterie brings their delicious hand-painted chocolates. At 6 pm, explore some cornerstones of the CMA collection with a brief tour. Enjoy a laugh with The Mothers sketch comedy troupe from Trustus Theatre at 6:30 pm. Free. Tour and galleries free with membership or admission. 5 – 8 pm. 

Anastasia & Friends –  Dre Lopez Presents: CARA CARA.  Featuring over 10 artists and soundtrack provided by Preach Jacobs. 6 – 9 pm.


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

Sunday & Co. – Celebrate their one year anniversary with hors d’ oeuvres, fine wine, and lots of goodies! 5 – 10 pm. 


Drake’s Duck-in – Open until 9 pm. Enjoy craft beer and wine on the patio!

Something Special Florist & Gifts – Stop by for their Christmas Open House.  They are introducing the fall & winter line of LuLu-B, this year’s Marks Roberts Fairies, and a new stock of December diamonds –  Mermen &  Fairy. Enjoy store-wide discounts!

Renaissance Foundation – Bethel AME Church (1528 Sumter Street) – Open house at the Historic Bethel Sanctuary. Take a tour of the sanctuary prior to its restoration.

The Jeffcoat Firm  (Near the corner of Main and Taylor) Stop by their tent and enter a drawing for a Yeti Tundra Haul Cooler and a gift certificate to Cola’s!

1600 Block

Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Featuring art works by Salvatore Rizzo. Enjoy $5 wine specials 4 – 9 pm.

Hotel Trundle – (1224 Taylor) – Featuring live jazz music with the Mark Rapp Group. Enjoy Happy Hour specials on local craft beer and wine.

Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Vision of Vietnam – Enjoy traditional dancing, fashion show, a traditional New Years Tree, and food. Learn how to make a lantern and take a photo in the dragon display photo booth. As always this event is free and family friendly. 6 – 8 pm.


Mast General Store – Mast is having a Howl-O-Ween party. Bring your furry canine companion and have fun! Enjoy a spooky photo booth, bobbing for dog toys, a doggie costume contest, and the chance to win four door prizes. (Drawings for door prizes at 6, 6:30, 7, and 7:30 pm). Enter the Doggie costume contest –  (Categories: cutest, scariest, and most creative). Winner will be announced at 7 pm!

The Nick – Drop by the Nickelodeon for hand-selected wine and local craft beer. First Thursday discounts apply from 5 – 8 pm.

The Grand – Enjoy a special First Thursday Sangria!

Michael’s Café – Live music!

The Venue on Main – Top Golf Suite – Live music!

Good Life Café –  Featuring band and artist Driveway Jones & Jeff Cartwright. Enjoy First Thursday specials – $4 draft beer, building your own pizza, and cauliflower wings with teriyaki, spicy orange, BBQ, or buffalo sauce!  6 -10 pm

The Shoppes on Main –  USC’s First Lady Patricia Moore – Pastides will be signing her book from 5 – 7 pm.  And learn more about Historic Columbia’s Fall Palladium Tour on Main Street!

 Lula Drake – Enjoy live gypsy swing music with Les Flat Out Strangers and special guests, the Palmetto Swing Dance Association. 6:30 – 9:30 pm.

Tapp’s Arts Center – Check out the opening of “Weightless” – a  solo exhibition by Ansley Adams. Featuring paintings on canvas and silk, Adams presents a visual metaphor of female empowerment and transcendence. 6 – 9 pm.

1700 Block

Gallery at City Hall – The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center Trauma Recovery Program (TRP) in collaboration with the Big Red Barn Retreat is pleased to unveil a new photography display.  The new exhibit gives our Veterans the opportunity to represent their experiences with PTSD, as well as where they are in terms of growth as a result of involvement in treatment. The hope for this display is that those who view these photographs will be moved by their messages and it will allow the audience the ability to see PTSD through a different lens.