The Whig – Founders Brewing at the Whig! Enjoy everything from their super crushable Solid Gold Lager to some heavy hitters, and plenty in between. https://www.facebook.com/events/907919142665316/
Bourbon – Featuring $5 Seasonal Moscow Mules!
Cantina 76 – Stop by for their First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita.
- Pelliclaude – Warm up under the Arcade Building’s historic skylights! Enjoy Blue Note Poetry / Open Mic, along with local art vendors, and performances by Alp Horn Trio and Carolina Woods & Winds. The boutique will be open late, with a fresh collection of handmade & vintage treasures, plus hors d’oeuvres. https://www.facebook.com/events/256769381679858/
- Blue Sky Gallery – Stop by the gallery and visit with Blue Sky! See his most recent masterpieces. They make great holiday gifts!
- Historic Columbia – Stop by Historic Columbia’s table and pick up information on fun Holiday events and tours happening in December!
Miss Cocky – Select an ornament off of Miss Cocky’s “Sale Tree” and reveal your sale item. Browtopia will be conducting a tutorial on how to protect your brows from the cold and is offering holiday party brow designs. Sip, shop, and have fun!
Columbia Museum of Art – Check out the new CMA with free admission! All new spaces are open, plus enjoy a talk on Jackson Pollock from Curator Catherine Walworth, live jazz with The Mark Rapp Group, and a Sip and Scribble with the Friends of African American Art & Culture. Cash Bar courtesy of The Whig. 5 – 8 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/635895213491824/
Anastasia & Friends – Join Anastasia & Friends Gallery for their 3rd annual holiday sale! Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Purchase a beautiful piece of art at an affordable price. Featuring nearly 20 artists!
Sunday & Co. – Stop by Sunday & Co. and check out their enormous “closing” sale! Everything in the store is up to 75% off. This First Thursday night will be the last hurrah for Sunday & Co. Enjoy a drink and some food. Maybe, you’ll find a gift or two! 6-10 pm.
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 – Check out the new arrivals of Lu Lu-B and enjoy a 25% discount. Also, enjoy 25% off all Christmas items!
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.
Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Featuring artist, Kristin McGivern and musician with David Dorche’at. $5 wine and beer specials.
Hotel Trundle – (1224 Taylor) – Enjoy Happy Hour specials on local craft beer and wine.
Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Featuring Holidays Around the World. Take a quick tour of some of the holidays around the world with the Columbia Art Center. Spin the draidel, paint Diwali cups, listen to Kenyan Christmas Folk stories, taste traditional Christmas cookies from the Czech Republic, and much more fun! https://www.facebook.com/events/215561935867128/
Mast General Store – Stop by Mast and visit with Santa from 5 – 7:30 pm. Also enjoy live music with David Reimer (6 – 6:45 pm) and Corey Reagin (6:50 – 7:30 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 – Enjoy The Rock And Roll Piano Show, a mobile, high-energy, singalong show, with lots of audience interaction – Featuring Greg Cloninger. 8 – 11 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/2134788799912847/
The Venue on Main – Top Golf Suite – Live music!
Good Life Cafe – Enjoy live music from The Blue Iguanas and Kombucha tasting with Dalai Sofia from Charleston + Cauliflower Bites, custom pizza, & $4 drafts!
The Shoppes on Main – Featuring a trunk show with Andrew Jamison Leather Bowties. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and hot apple cider.
Lula Drake – Featuring live gypsy swing music with Les Flat Out Strangers, special guests, the Palmetto Swing Dance Association. https://www.facebook.com/events/378822572658222/
Tapp’s Arts Center – Enjoy the second month of Ansley Adams’ exhibition “Weightless.”
Around 6:30, if.else at First Thursday invites you to create sounds with simple electronic instruments, your voices, and your phones while flutists Philip Snyder and Jenny Davis improvise in response to the sounds of the room. Starting at 7:30, Tapp’s is honored to host the Weightless Exhibition Panel Discussion moderated by Meeghan Kane, Editor of the nonprofit southern feminist magazine, Unsweetened, with insights and anecdotes from Naida Rutherford, founder of The Styled By Naida Foundation, and the Artist, Ansley Adams. Following the discussion, take a trip downstairs and enjoy the sounds of MIDIMarc’s Prolific Playlist, at The Soda Live. https://www.facebook.com/events/2169514853322755/
Tapp’s Courtyard – See you at Tapp’s! Come laugh at the comics out in the cold for First Thursday in the courtyard! See some of Columbia’s newest faces in comedy! Beginning at 6 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/381399772604415/