Celebrate Fall at First Thursday on Main in October!

1200 Block

The Whig – Sycamore Brewing Launch Party. 5 pm – Midnight.  https://www.facebook.com/events/300992637346510/

Bourbon – Featuring $5 Seasonal Moscow Mules!

1300 Block

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

Arcade Mall

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

  • Pelliclaude – Stop by and show your love for local art and fine crafts! Artists are displaying their work in the main hall. Pelliclaude is open late, and hors d’oeuvres and a little something to drink are on hand, as usual!

1400 Block

Miss Cocky – Enjoy appetizers, bubbles, cookies from Blue Flour Bakery, and special sales throughout the evening. They’re celebrating USC with a dance party on the street and a special appearance from Cocky!  Stop by Miss Cocky and you’ll have the opportunity to choose a coupon and get a chance to secure one of their special giveaways.  Brooke with Browtopia will be doing Cocky Brow consults.  Open until 10 pm.

1500 Block

Columbia Museum of Art – Want to know more about South Carolina art in the CMA Collection? At 5:00 p.m., enjoy a brief tour of works by Palmetto State artists. At 6:00 p.m., explore some of the themes in Something’s Happening: The Big Art of Katie Pell with a brief tour. Have a laugh with The Mothers sketch comedy troupe from Trustus Theatre at 6:30 p.m. At 7:00 p.m., join us for the What She Said Project Story Slam: Nature vs. Nurturehttps://www.facebook.com/events/1906073056152146/


Anastasia & Friends –  Opening reception of solo exhibition of work by Jeremy Butler. 6-9 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/491796197983937/

Sunday & Co. – Kick off Breast Care Awareness Month and Pink Out with Sunday & Co.  Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and fine wine.  Music by Hobart & Jenny.  10% of evening’s sales donated to Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon/10K/5K. First five purchases of $100 or more will receive a free gift! 5 – 10 pm.

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

The Center for Architecture – Featuring Clemson students’ work on display. Participate in voting for the AIA Columbia Design Awards People’s Choice Award! Stop in, have a glass of wine, and check out this year’s submissions for the Design Awards.


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

Something Special Florist & Gifts – Enjoy 25% off on Lulu-B clothing and 50% off some of their fall, spring, and summer items. Check out some of their new Christmas items that have arrived!

Renaissance Foundation – Bethel AME Church (1528 Sumter Street) – The Renaissance Foundation is hosting an open house at the Historic Bethel Sanctuary. Take a tour of the sanctuary prior to its restoration, and enjoy live jazz music and food provided by Grilled Teriyaki.  The Foundation will be collecting supplies for the victims displaced by the flood in Conway, SC.  You can participate in this effort by dropping off the much needed supplies from noon to 8:00pm.    The number one need is cleaning supplies, (Clorox).  Also, masks, gloves, rubber boots, socks for adults and children, wipes, diapers, towels, and wash cloths are much needed items.   The first tour will begin at 6:00 pm and the second tour at 7:00 pm.

1600 Block


Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Artworks by Adam Drawdy and D Jamal Morgan downstairs.  Meet the artists and learn about their works. Live music upstairs by David Dorche’at from 6 – 8 pm and $5 drink specials all night.

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


Mast General Store – Featuring live music with The Post-Timey String Band. Enjoy an interesting blend of folk, ragtime, and blues. 6 – 7:30 pm.

The Nick –Stop by the Nickelodeon for happy hour from 5 – 8 pm and celebrate their Halloween kick-off, including the first screening in their “Medusa’s Gaze” series. For more information visit www.nickelodeon.org.

The Grand – Enjoy a special First Thursday Sangria! 

The Venue on Main (Behind Michael’s Cafe and Topgolf Swing Suite) – Live music on the back patio with Hadrian’s Wall.

Good Life Café –  Featuring live music with Sound Supply Company and Walter Hemingway. Drink and appetizer specials.  7 – 10 pm.

The Shoppes on Main – Special “themed” refreshments at their NEW location at 1604 Main Street.

Lula Drake – Featuring live music with the Flat Out Strangers.

Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Worlds of Creativity presents Through Native Eyes: artwork and identity.  Enjoy storytelling, pottery, basket demonstrations, drumming group Keepers of the Word, and more.  6 – 8 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/691591167840747/

Tapp’s Arts Center – Luis Jaramillo | Pedro Rodriguez Exhibition. Opening Reception is 6 – 10 pm and Artist Talk at 7 pm.   Tapp’s Arts Center is thrilled to present an exhibition organized by Palmetto Luna featuring new works by Luis Jaramillo and Pedro Rodriguez. This exhibition will be set up as two solo shows in the First Thursday gallery.