February is Full of Fun & Art at First Thursday on Main!

1200 Block

The Whig – Enjoy a Dogfish Head takeover – featuring classic and specialty kegs.  $1 from every drink purchased goes to help put on the 2018 Suds Week running from March 17 – 24th all over Columbia.  https://goo.gl/5R6gpn

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.


Bourbon – Featuring First Thursday Tiki Cocktail Special for $6

1300 Block

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

Arcade Mall

  • Pelliclaude – Check out their NEW collection of gifts for Valentine’s Day, sip a complimentary mimosa, and say hi to Pelly, their furry friend!

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

1400 Block

Richland Library (1431 Assembly St.) – Meet their new Resident Artist, illustrator and graphic designer, Maria Fabrizio.  With a passion for process, Maria creates works that are accessible, emotional, thoughtful, and neutral.  7 – 8:30 pm.

East Bay Deli – Buy one sandwich and two fountain drinks, get a second sandwich FREE (Equal or lesser value. Discount not to exceed $8.99. Not valid with any other offer or discount.)  Must mention 1st Thursday.

1500 Block

Columbia Museum of Art – Enjoy a gallery tour of Renée Cox: Soul Culture.   FUSE Artist Alliance LLC gives a dance performance in the lobby at 6 pm. Have a laugh with an improv show from The Mothers, a sketch comedy troupe from Trustus Theatre at 6:30 pm. Get a sneak peek at 7 pm of the newest exhibition, Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham and join them for the opening lecture with CMA curator, Will South at 7:30 pm. Cash bar.  https://goo.gl/8RDLHi  Museum Shop – Featuring a trunk show with local artist Londres Noir from 6 – 8 pm.  Also enjoy 15% off all jewelry purchases for Valentine’s Day. Complimentary gift wrap for all Valentine’s gifts.


Sunday & Co. –  Featuring a trunk show with local artist, Kristin Blythe and of course exquisite hors d’oeuvres and wine!

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

Anastasia & Friends Gallery – Enjoy the opening reception of Life in Making, The Art of Kris Lars. https://goo.gl/vYXKGD

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.

1600 Block

Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – The Jamie Blackburn exhibit will be opening in The Cellar at Grapes.  Enjoy $4 Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio from 4 -7 pm.  Ugly Arts performance at 8:30 pm with Larry Hembree.

Mast General Store – Featuring Mario McClean, a local singer/songwriter and Sean Thomson, a local picker who plays with multiple bands around town.  6 – 7:30 pm.

Michael’s Café & Catering – Participate in the 1600 Block Scavenger Hunt! Beginning at 4pm, pick up a scavenger hunt list from Michael’s Café & Catering. You and your friends may choose at least 6 items located throughout the 1600 block that must be posted on social media (Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook) by at least one group member. You have until 8pm to complete the list and turn it in at The Grand Taproom, where they will announce the winner of the GRAND prize! Groups who participated will receive awesome drink specials, just for playing! https://goo.gl/roYoSf

The Grand – Opening of the Valentine’s Day Bowl! Bowl your way to a free Valentine’s Day dinner!  From Feb. 1st – 12th,  bowl a total of three games with your partner.  They will combine your best score with your partner, to make a total of two games.  Highest total will be announced the night of Feb. 13th.  The winning couple will receive a Valentine’s Day dinner at The Grand!

Sugarbelle – Open until 9 pm. Check out their specials and receive 15% off your purchase!

Lula Drake – Live music with the Flat Out Strangers beginning at 6:30 pm.

The City of Columbia Arts Center (1227 Taylor Street) – The opening of the World of Creativity series with African American Celebration. Enjoy an evening of art and music with art by Keith Tolen and Thomas Washington; Sweet grass basket presentation by Mary Graham Grant; Music by The Dubber; and drummers located on Taylor Street.

Tapp’s Arts CenterSeen and Heard Exhibit – Opening Night, featuring photography and portraiture by a diverse group of women, gender minorities, and girls from across the Midlands region.  The opening reception will include light refreshments, beginning at 5:30 pm., with an artist panel discussion at 6:30 pm.  (6 – 10 pm). http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/seen-and-heard-exhibit-opening-night/.  Also, enjoy a sneak peek of The Space Hall darkroom and photo studio – coming in March.