If you’re planning on attending First Thursday on Main bring some canned goods for our Harvest Hope Food Drive! Several of our Main Street District businesses will have a container for easy drop-offs. Thank you for your support!
The Whig – Stop by The Whig and get warm before, during, or after FTOM with a tap takeover by Elysian Brewing. Enjoy a spectacular tap lineup and food specials! Please consider bringing a canned food donation for FTOM’s Harvest Hope Food drive!
Bourbon – Featuring $5 Seasonal Moscow Mules!
Cantina 76 – Stop by for their First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita. Please consider bringing a canned food donation for FTOM’s Harvest Hope Food drive!
- Blue Sky Gallery – Stop by the gallery and visit with Blue Sky! See his most recent masterpieces.
- Pelliclaude – You’ll receive 20% off any purchase in the store in exchange for a canned food donation for FTOM’s Harvest Hope Food drive. Bring your yoga mat for a Free class with aromatherapy courtesy of Sol Ascentials, and indulge in a little Retail Therapy by Shopping Local in the boutique. Featuring artists in the main hall of the Arcade.
Miss Cocky Boutique – Sip and Shop Secret Sales! Also bring a non-perishable food item for FTOM’s Harvest Hope Food Drive, and enjoy 20% off one regular priced item.
Columbia Museum of Art – Enjoy an evening filled with art! Take a love-themed Focal Points tour at 6 pm, have a laugh with improv from The Mothers of Trustus Theatre at 6:30 pm, take a guided gallery tour of Midcentury Masters: Jasper Johns’ Gifts to the CMA and Jackson Pollock: Mural at 7 pm, and create your own Valentine based on pieces from the CMA collection. Free admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/228554894740703/
- Museum Shop – Enjoy wine in exchange for a canned food donation (minimum 2 cans) for FTOM’s Harvest Hope Food drive.
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse – Enjoy one complimentary glass of wine in exchange for a canned food donation for FTOM’s Harvest Hope Food drive.
Anastasia & Friends – Enjoy the newest exhibition, The Nature of Water. The show will feature a variety of large and small paintings – all with water elements. 6 – 9 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/219461338962067/
Random Records – Pop-up sidewalk record stand with vintage vinyl for sale!
Browtopia – Celebrate Browtopia’s Grand Opening! 5 – 8 pm. Open house will include a preview of services, giveaways, and art show featuring TMIX Studios. Pop in for a snack and sip, enjoy live music, and self-care shopping. Book an appointment and tour the studio!
Drake’s Duck-in – Open until 9 pm. Enjoy craft beer and wine on the patio!
Main Street Public House – Enjoy complimentary non-alcoholic beverages in exchange for a canned food donation for FTOM’s Harvest Hope Food drive. Also featuring $5 Main Street mules (vodka, ginger beer, lime, mint) for all donors and live music by keyboardist and lounge act Ed “Porkchop” Meyers.
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, Lorraine Reimer, $5 beer and wine specials, and live music with David Reimer. 4 – 9 pm. Free admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/408299963265635/
Hotel Trundle – (1224 Taylor) – Enjoy Happy Hour specials on local craft beer and wine, and live jazz music with the Mark Rapp Group. Please consider bringing a canned food donation for FTOM’s Harvest Hope Food drive!
Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Explore rich traditions of African American art. Create your own poetry on pottery with Ebony Ramm and Paul Moore. Enjoy a sweet grass basket presentation and display by Mary Graham-Grant, paintings by Dominique Hodges, and African American music by Preach Jacobs. 6 – 8 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/330413210899409/
Mast General Store – Enjoy live music with Sean Thomson – guitar, bass, and banjo. Sean Thomson combines old style ragtime guitar with more modern influences. 6 – 7:30 pm. Please consider bringing a canned food donation for FTOM’s Harvest Hope Food drive!
The Nick – Drop by the Nickelodeon for hand-selected wine and local craft beer. First Thursday discounts apply from 5 – 8 pm.
1626 on Main – Featuring a Rock And Roll Piano Show! Please consider bringing a canned food donation for FTOM’s Harvest Hope Food drive! 8 – 11 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/2113207728954342/?event_time_id=2113207735621008
The Shoppes on Main – Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and champagne while you shop! Open until 8:30 pm.
Good Life Café – Build your own pizza and enjoy a blend of live funk, R&B, Rock N’ Roll, and Blues with The Sean Bing Group. 7 – 10 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1313174948824895/permalink/1313174952158228/
Lula Drake – Featuring live gypsy swing music with Les Flat Out Strangers.
Hendrix – Stop by Hendrix for their official Grand Opening! Enjoy live music, champagne, and Hors D’ Oeuvres! Ribbon cutting at 4:30. Live music by Mel Washington from 5-7pm.
Tapp’s Arts Center – Headliner announcement for World Famous Hip-Hop Family Day! Who could it be? 5:30 – 7:30 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/299172450784755/ Please consider bringing a canned food donation for FTOM’s Harvest Hope Food drive!
Tapp’s is thrilled to announce two special exhibitions:
Demtrius 6ixx Similien’s exhibition, The Beautiful Lie, opens during First Thursday on Main. Presenting video works and paintings, the artists employ pop culture imagery to offer alternative social narratives to the audience. 6 – 9 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/535994153571341/
Thomas the Younger’s exhibition, The Crystal Cave is a semi-autobiographical exhibition about his journey as an artist and social activist. Thomas invites the visitor to journey with him down a path to self-awareness and social consciousness through an installation inspired by Mary Stewart’s fantasy novel, The Crystal Cave. 6 – 9 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1996325494005943/
In the SODA Live (aka the Fountain Room) – Enjoy FatRat Da Czar “Exposed’ Album Listening. 8 – 10 pm. In his new album EXPOSED, releasing across all platforms on Valentine’s Day, SC hip-hop legend FatRat Da Czar explores the complex range of emotions in romantic relationships. https://www.facebook.com/events/276873996343059/
The Gallery at City Hall – A selection of participating Columbia Open Studios 2019 artists will be exhibiting at The Gallery. Reception is from 6-8 pm.