Celebrate Spring at First Thursday on Main in April!

1200 Block

The Whig – Featuring Holy City Brewing Tap Takeover! https://www.facebook.com/events/561182194360410/

Bourbon – Featuring $5 Seasonal Moscow Mules!

1300 Block

Cantina 76 – Featuring live music with Jon Rooks from 6-9 pm, and their special 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.
  • Pelliclaude –  Enjoy a preview of their Saturday fashion show, UNCUT ’19 and shop local  art, fashion, and beauty vendors. Mini fashion show at 7:30! https://www.facebook.com/events/1808496719233500/

  • Indah Coffee – Indah on Main Street will be open late and featuring a special “spiked” vanilla latte on draft!

1400 Block

Miss Cocky – Sip and Shop!

Richland Library (1431 Assembly Street) – Meet award-winning illustrator R. Gregory Christie from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  Enjoy an author discussion and book signing during the program.

1500 Block

Columbia Museum of Art – Enjoy Free FTOM at the CMA! Meet and greet with featured artist Sanford Greene on opening night of Shades of Greene: The Art of Sanford Greene from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.,  Improv with The Mothers of Trustus Theatre at 6:30 p.m., and a guided gallery tour of A Life with Art: Gifts from Dwight and Sue Emanuelson and Jackson Pollock: Mural at 7:00 p.m. Free admission all day courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. 

Boyd Plaza –  Check out a great FREE concert at the amazing new Boyd Plaza and help raise funds for Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands. 6 – 9:30 pm.

• Live music by Jordan Igoe, Blocker, and more.
• Beer & wine garden by The Whig -100% of proceeds go directly to STSM
• Test your skills at a pop-up by Transmission Arcade.   https://www.facebook.com/events/788440154889236/

The Jeffcoat Firm – Stop by their tent at the corner of Main and Hampton from 6 – 8 pm.  Pick up some goodies, and those who sign up will be placed in a prize drawing for a chance to win a Yeti Cooler!

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

Browtopia – Join the bowpixie for the “Sip n’ School” and evening of self-care education using ancient wellness tools to ensure happy brows and glowing skin. Check out Seminole Candle’s new spring scents during a pop-up show, and learn why clean candles are so important!

Anastasia & Friends Art Gallery – Opening of solo exhibition by Dave Robbins.
Dave Robbins is a native to the Carolinas and currently resides in Columbia, SC. He paints with acrylics and primarily uses cool and earth tones. He is a landscape designer and horticulturist for the University of South Carolina and strives to show his love of nature in his paintings which can be described as “minimal and slightly abstract”. https://www.facebook.com/events/402916320266348/ .   

Drake’s Duck-in – Open until 9 pm. Enjoy craft beer and wine on the patio!

Main Street Public House – Live music by Ed “Porkchop” Meyers. Featuring all draft beers for just $5 including 18 local / regional beers from breweries like Cottontown Brew Labs, River Rat Brewery, Columbia Craft Brewery, Hunter Gatherer, and many more.

Something Special Florist & Gifts – Check out their new spring & summer inventory including different types of Bee Condos and Butterfly and Lady Bug Habitats. There is a wide selection of brand new items to decorate your house for Easter! Also enjoy 50% off dresses, tops, and pants.

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 artist, Adam Bridges.  Enjoy drink specials from 4-9 pm. Photo: Tony Claremont Photography.


Hotel Trundle – (1224 Taylor) – Enjoy Happy Hour specials on local craft beer and wine, and live jazz music.

Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Explore the rich traditions of Turkish culture! You can experience beautiful Ebru Painting, enchanting Turkish Music, and delicious Turkish food. Also featuring displays of magnificent Turkish crafts such as hand-woven rugs and amazing hand-made copper and silver items. https://www.facebook.com/events/811287669240608/


Mast General Store – Featuring live music with Jellyroll & Delicious Dish. Their influences include Gram Parsons, Townes Van Zandt, The Grateful Dead, and traditional folk music like Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan.

1626 on Main – Featuring The Rock and Roll Piano Show, a mobile, high-energy, sing-along show.  7 – 10 pm.  FREE

Good Life Cafe
–  Experience the life of Good Life Cafe + downtown Columbia! Live music, pancake taco special and 4$ draft beers! https://www.facebook.com/events/319812242011152/

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


1700 Block

The Joint – Enjoy a Meet & Greet with Biscuit Miller and The Mix! Chef Daniela Savone will present a five-course signature tasting starting at 6 pm.  Entertainment begins at 9 pm.

The Gallery at City Hall – While you’re out and about, check out City Hall’s latest exhibition 30 + 30 Photography by the Photographic Society of South Carolina. Reception is at 6:00 p.m. On view this evening through June 2019.