Celebrate the New Year at First Thursday on Main!

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The Whig –  Celebrate the New Year with an excellent night of bar snacks paired with Westbrook Brewery’s finest beers!  https://www.facebook.com/events/295920324337751/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1541187201367491

Bourbon – Featuring $5 Seasonal Moscow Mules!

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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.

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Columbia Museum of Art –  Join the CMA for a fabulous evening filled with art! Enjoy a Focal Points: From Yesteryear to New Year tour with Executive Director Della Watkins at 6:00 p.m., laugh with The Mothers sketch comedy troupe of Trustus Theatre at 6:30 p.m., and take a gallery tour of Midcentury Masters: Jasper Johns’ Gifts to the CMA and Jackson Pollock: Mural at 7:00 p.m. Free admission ALL DAY courtesy of BlueCross BlueSheild of South Carolina. https://www.facebook.com/events/313983269456114/ 

  • Museum Shop – Enjoy Free Wine (with ID). 6 – 8 pm.


Anastasia & Friends –  Opening reception of Marks, a solo exhibition of art by Daniel Richardson.  https://www.facebook.com/events/2148216241896202/

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!

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.

1600 Block

Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) –  Featuring Adriana Vidal’s art show. Enjoy live music with David Dorche’at. $5 beer and wine specials. 4 – 9 pm.


Hotel Trundle – (1224 Taylor) – Enjoy Happy Hour specials on local craft beer and wine, live jazz music with the Mark Rapp Group, and food with special guest chefs brought to you by Jeannie Jackson. 6 – 9 pm.


Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – It’s a Pottery Showcase! Try your hands on a wheel, experiment with hand building, enjoy a display of handmade pottery, or even take a beautiful piece of one-of-a-kind pottery home.  Family friendly! 6 – 8 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!

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

Good Life Café –  Enjoy live music with Bellavida for the first, First Thursday on Main for 2019! Tons of great music + build your own pizza, and buffalo cauliflower bites!

Lula Drake – Featuring live gypsy swing music with Les Flat Out Strangers.

Tapp’s Arts Center – Strengthening Practice: Together, We Create! (Call to Artists and Opening Reception) 6 – 9 pm.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1962493390718354/