Celebrate Spring at First Thursday on Main in April!

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The Whig – Featuring beers from Charlotte’s exploding craft beer scene.  $1 from every pint purchased goes to benefit Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands.  https://www.facebook.com/events/2479419115617011

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 – Open until 8 pm.  Enjoy some tasty samples of South Carolina gourmet foods!

Bourbon – Featuring First Thursday Seasonal Moscow Mules for $5

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

Arcade Mall

  • Pelliclaude – Runway and Trunk Show featuring locally handmade fashions by Anton & Maxine, Chi Design Indigo, Tabitha Ott, Dominos Design Co., and music by Believe. Doors open at 6 pm and show begins at 7 pm.   https://www.facebook.com/events/545656392477654/

  • 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 St.) – Multimedia exhibition dedicated to sharing the tradition of African American philanthropy.  (Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy)

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Columbia Museum of Art 

  • Museum Shop Happy Hour sale from 6 -8 pm. Everyone will save 30% on all non-clearance items in the shop.


  • Boyd Plaza

Masters at the Museum! Open to all ages! Enjoy 9 hole putt-putt for kids and adults, a $2 art raffle, live music, food trucks, beer from The Whig, and of course classic Masters moments screened with iconic Masters tea sandwiches! 6 – 9 pm.

 Izms of Art presents Art featuring female artists Tamyia Allen, Bianca Lee, Aixa Reed, and Indigo Love from 6 – 9 pm.

Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Opening reception of Hands On Exhibition. This exhibition will feature their first five hand-casting events, which took place at Anastasia and Friends, and on the plaza of the Columbia Museum of Art. 6 – 9 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/373745283188974/

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!

Something Special Florist & Gifts – Enjoy “Ladies Night Out” with a glass of wine, and check out their new look and new lines of merchandise. Lots of discounts! 6 – 9 pm.

 Main Street Public House– Live jazz music with the Mark Rapp and Friends. 6 – 9 pm.

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 music and food provided by a featured restaurant partner.

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Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Featuring art by Lucas Sams and Michael Krajewski. Bar opens at 4 pm. $5 Malbec and Pinot Grigio, and $7 Rosé.  Holy City Washout Wheat is back in stock.  Enjoy $6 off of painting sessions during the month of April. Summer Harvest is the featured painting on First Thursday. Register online at grapesandgallery.com

The City of Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Enjoy the Beat of the Congolese Culture through drums, dancing, and a play set to music.  6 – 8:30 pm

Mast General Store – Liver Puddin’ plays their take on acoustic Americana music. Featuring music from Bill Monroe, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Amos Lee, John Prine, and more. Enjoy good pickin and singing!

The Nick – Nick Mag Release Party from 5:30 to 7 pm.  Enjoy happy hour discounts on wine and beer; free 90s snack bar; DIY sticker station; and trivia games about the films Clueless, Josie and the Pussycats, and 90s pop facts (winner gets a prize!). 

Good Life Cafe – Live music with Mike Tronco & The All-Stars, a tap-takeover with River Rat Brewery, and plenty of your favorite pub food! 4 – 10 pm.

Masala on Main – Join us on First Thursday for “wine down” = 5 minute meditation + a complimentary glass of wine.  Their wine down will be accompanied by an exhibition by local artist, Annalee Plyler.

SugarBelle – Sip and shop with SugarBelle until 10 pm.  Enjoy drinks, snacks, and a special discount!  The first 10 people to visit will also be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift card. 

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



Tapp’s Arts Center

  • Gallery – Opening reception for Alebrijes and Small Beings. Palmetto Luna’s Laboratorio del Arte residency’s exhibition is here! Featuring works by Yelita Diaz and Laura Lesllo, Alebrijes and Small Beings is an exhibition celebrating the imagination of two Latina artists exploring Surrealistic and Magical Realistic themes in painting and sculpture. Beer & Wine Bar.  6 – 10 pm.
  • Tapp’s Patio – Featuring music from Jelly Roll & the Delicious Dish

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The Gallery at City Hall –  Join WREN (Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network) as they elevate images of female artists in the exhibit titled “Seen and Heard” which features original artworks from new and local artists.