Spring Fever is in the Air at First Thursday on Main in May!

1200 Block

The Whig –  Lenny Boy Brewing Company on Tap! Enjoy beers, sours, and kombucha! https://www.facebook.com/events/1494410410681053/

Persona Pizzeria – Enjoy $5.99 wood fired pizza and $3 beer specials! Open until 10 pm.


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

  • Pelliclaude-  Enjoy contemporary dance vignettes, live music from Supachai, and wonderfully eclectic art and handmade crafts by Maya The Artist, John Gray, Zachary Nation-Miller, Royal African Company Ltd. Co., and January Remington.  6 – 9 pm.

  • 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 – Have a laugh with The Mothers sketch comedy troupe from Trustus Theatre at 6:30 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. enjoy a 15-minute playlet from the Ugly Art series in which each playlet focuses on a monochromatic piece of art that inspires a narrative exploration of art, love, and life. At 7:30 p.m. enjoy an artist talk featuring Indie Grits Labs artists whose works are featured in the exhibition Two Cities: In Process on view in the Community Gallery. Free.

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

Anastasia & Friends Gallery –  Opening reception of solo exhibition, “A Stopped Clock Gives the Right Time Tice a Day,” by Michael Krajewski, and hosted by Billy Guess. 6 – 9 pm.  https://www.facebook.com/events/2142128869351870/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1524689701395823  


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 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) – Sally McFarland art exhibit opening. Meet the artist and see the display from 6 – 9 pm.  Two Ugly Arts performances upstairs directed by Larry Hembree.  Bar open 4 – 9:30 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/369307610221767/


Mast General Store – Enjoy live music featuring Stillhouse. 6 – 7:30 pm.

The Nick – Enjoy First Thursday discounted beer and wine!  Grab a popcorn to go while you’re there!

The Grand –  Enjoy First Thursday specials on their Grand Margarita, Ahi Tuna tacos, and their Grand favorite Caelee’s tacos! $1 off all drinks from 4-7 pm.

Michael’s Café – Enjoy live music and happy hour specials at Michael’s Cafe. They will be featuring their Michael’s Margarita to celebrate Cinco de Mayo a little early! 5 – 9 pm.

The Shoppes on Main – Enjoy complimentary champagne and appetizers while you shop this spring’s hottest items! 5 – 8 pm.


Masala on Main – Restorative yoga from 6 – 7:30 pm in their studio.  Also,  enjoy shopping and wine in their boutique.


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


The City of Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Enjoy the Hispanic Culture through music and painting and more! Featuring artist Felix Maceda Baizabal painting live, and DJ music supplied by Alice Rodriguez. Free Admission.  6 – 8 pm.  https://www.facebook.com/events/296558274212990/

Hotel Trundle (1224 Taylor Street) – Stop by their open house and check out some of their rooms!  Enjoy wine and refreshments!

Tapp’s Arts Center – Gallery – New exhibition, BA AKHU: A new vision featuring the spiritual mindscapes of Baba Seitu Amenwahsu. Opening reception 6 – 9 pm featuring live performances by Spiritual Gumbo African Drumming Group. https://www.facebook.com/events/578554239195187/