Join us for First Thursday on Main in March

1200 Block

The Whig – Victory Tap Takeover – Sour Monkey on Tap!

Bourbon – Featuring $5 Seasonal Moscow Mules!

1300 Block

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

Arcade Mall

  • Pelliclaude –  Al Black and The Playlixt are featuring poetry powerhouses Jay Ward and AJ Johnson, along with the ultra-smooth Vasaboo Group for the long awaited return of Blue Note Poetry! Of course the Open Mic will be available to share your testimonies as well, and if not, there is plenty of entertainment for you to sit back and enjoy! 

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

1400 Block

Miss Cocky – Sip and Shop!

1500 Block


Columbia Museum of Art – Boyd Plaza Opening Celebration

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. | Celebration starts at 6:00 p.m.

The extensive renovations of Boyd Plaza are nearly complete! The Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Foundation Inc. is celebrating its gift to Columbia with a party for the city! Join us during First Thursday on Main to see this exciting new space and enjoy music from The Dick Goodwin Big Band and the Greater Columbia Society for the Preservation of Soul, DIY art projects, and free refreshments while supplies last, including treats from Curiosity Coffee Bar and Blue Flour Bakery and beer and wine tastings hosted by The Whig featuring Victory Brewing’s Boyd Plaza Pilsner. Cash bar by the Whig.

Take a Behind the Collection gallery tour at 6:00 p.m., enjoy improv with The Mothers of Trustus Theatre at 6:30 p.m., and join Dr. Nancy Tolson for a Focal Points tour at 7:00 p.m. Create a watercolor-and-collage work inspired by the pieces in the Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards show. Free admission all day courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse –  Enjoy wines by the glass for $4 some complimentary meat samplings

Anastasia & Friends – Visual art exhibitions featuring new work by Flavia Lovatelli, Olga Yukhno, and Susan Lenz.


Browtopia – Check out South Carolina’s only holistic brow bar while you learn about the importance of clean beauty. How you can reduce hormone disrupting chemicals in just three days and common everyday habits that prevent your brows and skin from being “happy” and living their best growth and glow!   Complimentary arch assessments will be available! As well as tips for brow regrowth and renovation!


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!

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 and Gallery – (1113 Taylor Street)- Featuring a spring cleaning sale during March,  starting on First Thursday. They are pulling out some artwork from previous shows, marking down the instructors’ paintings, and featuring live music! Enjoy $5 drink specials.  Open 4-9 pm.

Hotel Trundle (1224 Taylor Street) – Featuring Live Jazz, craft beer and wine available for purchase, and Fairy Hair styled by Sarah Dippity!


Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Join us for another installment of Worlds of Creativity series, as we explore Islamic art.   Enjoy interactive activities, performances, henna station, paintings, refreshments, and more!


Mast General Store – Enjoy Sunshine Delusions, an eclectic Pop duo with Bruce Clark and Leslie C. Gilroy.

The Nick – Drop by the Nick for a discounted drink and celebration of the upcoming Indie Grits Film Festival. Festival t-shirts will be on sale, volunteer opportunities are available, and the full schedule will be ready for festival pass and ticket purchases!

The Grand – Enjoy a special First Thursday Sangria!

1626 on Main – Rock and Roll Piano Show featuring Greg Cloninger and Jonathan Ansley at 1626! This event is free to the public!


Good Life Cafe -Live performance by Driveway Jones. Offering specialty build-your-own hot dogs and cauliflower bites! Local craft beers, fresh cocktails and more!

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

Tapp’s Arts Center – Enjoy the wonderful talents of Richland One School District High School and Middle School students.  Opening reception at 6 pm. Free Admission. Wine & Beer Bar.

  • Music in the Courtyard – The Suzuki Academy of Columbia & USC from 6 – 7 pm and Greg Sword and Friends from 7 – 9 pm.