Join us for First Thursday on Main in May

1200 Block

The Whig – Enjoy a Terrapin Takeover from 4 – 11:59 pm.

1300 Block

Cantina 76 – Featuring live music and their special First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita.

The Jeffcoat Firm (1333 Main) – Stop by their table and get a chance to win a gift basket from The Gourmet Shop. 

Arcade Mall

Pelliclaude – Enjoy extended hours. Take a peek at the new Pelliclaude original fashion, new work from Lady Dame Prints, and enjoy an open piano.

Alewisproject presents ARTistik Vibrationz, a fusion of art and music (live painting/live musical performances/spoken word/runway models/vendors) for Mental Health Awareness Month. Free Event.  7:30 – 10 pm.

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

1400 Block

Miss Cocky – Sip, shop, and enjoy special sales!  You’ll find great gifts for graduation and Mother’s Day.  Enjoy samplings of wine and cheese.  Look out for a special guest!


1500 Block

Columbia Museum of Art – Enjoy Free FTOM at the CMA!  Experience an evening filled with art! Enjoy improv with The Mothers of Trustus Theatre at 6:30, a guided gallery tour of A Life with Art: Gifts from Dwight and Sue Emanuelson and Jackson Pollock: Mural at 7:00, and bands and a pop-up beer and wine garden from The Whig on the newly renovated Boyd Plaza. Cash bar. This project is supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund at Central Carolina Community Foundation. Free admission all day courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. 5 – 8 pm. 

  • Museum Shop – The shop is hosting a pop-up shop for Lady Dame Prints by Jessica Dame. She’ll have giclee prints, vinyl stickers, and original pieces for sale. Enjoy free wine with ID from 6 – 8 pm.

The American Institute of Architects Greater Columbia section (AIAGC) –  Stop in, have a free glass of wine, and explore an exhibition of 12 unique design visions for a Cottontown Library Branch in the historic Cottontown neighborhood.  During the spring semester of 2019, over 50 second year undergraduate students in the Clemson University’s School of architecture explored what a new library branch would look like for Cottontown. Visitors will be welcomed to vote on their favorite – the project with the winning design will be awarded a $250 prize at the end of the evening!

Anastasia & Friends – kendallprojects presents: Prologue: Rescue From Without – The Induction Journey of a Deconstructed Hero.  This exhibition marks kendallprojects’ return to Main Street since “thedorothyproject” debuted in May of 2015. Along with 7 new drawings there will be three new multi-media sculptures installed to transform the gallery into an action arena, putting the viewer in a space somewhere between spectator and participants.

Browtopia – Sip and shop organic brow and skincare! Complimentary arch assessments will be available until 8 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!

1600 Block


Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) –  Featuring artist, Roy Hoskins.  4 – 9 pm

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


Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Join Columbia Art Center and East Point Academy while exploring Chinese art and culture. Enjoy a variety of performances. Learn how to make Chinese lanterns, Chinese ink blowing art, calligraphy, paper cutting, and much more. 6 – 8 pm. 

1626 on Main – Enjoy Dueling Pianos, a mobile, high-energy, sing-along show – featuring Greg Cloninger and Jonathan Ansley.  8 – 11 pm.  FREE

Good Life Café – Enjoy live music with The Blue Iguanas, $4 draft beers, and a pasta bar special!


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

Tapp’s Arts Center– Opening reception of 24 Hours: (heart) Breaking News, a solo exhibition featuring new work by Olga Yukhno. 6 – 10 pm.

1700 Block

The Joint at 1710 Main – Live Blues is on tap with Mike Barber Blues Band this Thursday. Show starts at 8:00 pm. The house will be packed, so please come early to get your seat, and of course to try some of Chef Daniela’s dishes!