All posts by Lorri-Ann Carter

Kick off November at First Thursday on Main!

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The Whig – Featuring Hazelwood Brewing. Doors open at 4 pm and Kitchen runs until 1am.

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Cantina 76 – Featuring live music 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.

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Miss Cocky – Featuring new fall arrivals to take you into the winter!  Enjoy secret sales,  drinks, and light bites to eat!

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Columbia Museum of Art –  Experience an evening filled with art! At 6:00 take a guided tour of Van Gogh and His Inspirations, then meet the artists featured in the Guignard Gallery exhibition En Plein Air: Scenes of South Carolina, which highlights the practice of creating outdoors. Laugh it up with improv from The Mothers of Trustus Theater at 6:30, and enjoy a 7:00 dance performance inspired by pieces in the CMA collection.
Free admission courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Due to this exhibition’s popularity, there may be a wait to enter. Premier Programming Sponsor: First Citizens Bank.


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

Browtopia – Pop in for some organic 🍁Harvest “good-for-you-grooming!” Or do some FAB self-care shopping ! Open until 7 pm.

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

Something Special Florist – Stop by Something Special Florist for their Holiday Open House.  Peruse their new holiday decorations for your house and office. Check out the specials!

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Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) –  Join Columbia Art Center for an inspiration of France. Enjoy delicious crapes by Crapes & Croissant while watching a performance of The Tortoise and the Hare by The Columbia Marionette Theater. Learn about important people in French history and more! 6 – 8 pm

Hotel Trundle – Celebrate the beginning of a new month with the November Edition of First Thursday on Main! Enjoy live music from the Mark Rapp Group, Stardust Fairy Hair by Sarah Dippity, and a cash bar of local beers and wine in the lobby.

Mast General Store –  Enjoy live music with The Runout. 6-7:30pm

The Shoppes on Main – Grab your friends and join The Shoppes on Main for their E Newton Trunk Show! Enjoy champagne, Hors d’ oeuvres, special promotions, and giveaways! You don’t want to miss it! 5:30 – 8 pm

1626 on Main – Enjoy Dueling Pianos! The Rock And Roll Piano Show is a mobile, high-energy, singalong show, with lots of audience interaction. This event is free to the public! 8 -11 pm. Featuring artist Greg Cloninger.

 

Good Life Café –  Enjoy amazing vegan entrees and a cool live DJ!

Revive Wellness Studio – Open house beginning at 6pm.  Featuring hors d’oeuvres and beverages as well as raffles and giveaways!

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

Tapp’s Arts Center – Enjoy two exhibitions, a DJ, beer, wine, and information about Tapp’s new space! 6-9 pm.

The Gallery at City Hall“What is Art?” Exhibition Featuring original works of art by artists Keith Tolen, Jeremy Butler, Ty Davis, Sean Davis and Rodgers Boykin.  In this latest exhibition, these five local artists want to share how they would define art.  6 – 8 pm.

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The Joint –  It’s Salsa Night! Salsa dance lessons begin at 7:30 pm, and the Salsa party will begin at 8:30 pm. Lessons are complimentary, and are offered by a classically trained professional instructor. Music to be provided by the hottest local Latin DJs and guest bands. Food and drink specials available all night!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Oktoberfest at First Thursday on Main!

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

Arcade Mall

Pelliclaude –  Take a bath in audio-visual art. Immersive soundscapes & live music meet kinetic & static visual projects.  Featuring a special performance by the Ritter Jazz Duo. https://www.facebook.com/events/349064066022775/

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

Indah Coffee – The Matt Hallman Band is rockin’ the Main Street at Indah Coffee on First Thursday on Main!

The Jeffcoat Firm(1333 Main) Stop by their table for a chance to win a Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat and a Main Street-themed gift basket!

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Columbia Museum of Art –  Come experience an evening filled with art! Catch a preview of the upcoming performance of Harlem South with the The NiA Company at 6:30, take a Focal Points: Proud Perspectives tour with docent John Tomashek at 7:00, and check out Oktoberfest with The Whig on Boyd Plaza. Free admission all day courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. https://www.facebook.com/events/672969576539497/

Museum Shop – Enjoy 25% off on everything in the shop! They’re making room for new items for Van Gogh & His Inspirations, which opens the next day.

SC State Fair’s FRED – (Corner of Hampton & Main) – FRED, the SC State Fair’s roving ticket booth, is returning to First Thursday.  This year’s State Fair promises some Prize Winning Memories as it is their 150th anniversary! FRED will be selling discount tickets and promoting the fun. Stop by and spin the wheel to win a prize! (Corner of Hampton and Main).

Browtopia – Enjoy a creative “cocktail” cultivation for haunted happy brows and ghoulishly glowy skin. This one night only event includes a delightfully decadent chocolate eye “treat”- ment, which is perfect for anti-aging and combating dark circles! This amazing autumn tea-infused cocoa organic eye masque is paired with a complimenting cocktail for every ghoul! $32 includes treatment, cocktail, and “eyebrow divination” card reading.  Due to the nature of the treatment, you must prepay for your experience. There will be no refunds for cancellations. RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!  Space is very limited. 803.931.2769


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! 

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Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) –  Join Columbia Art Center for a jewelry exhibition by Valerie Lamott – Came Out and Played

“The 47 jewelry pieces are each inspired by my experiences at one of South Carolina’s State Parks.”

Valerie Lamott creates handcrafted jewelry for everyday wear using traditional metalsmithing and lapidary techniques. Heavily influenced by her time spent living in Japan and hiking all over the world, Valerie strives to create pieces that incorporate a minimal aesthetic and appreciation for the outdoors. https://www.facebook.com/events/392778598015084/

Hotel Trundle – Enjoy live jazz from Mark Rapp Group, Stardust Fairy Hair by @Sarah Dippity Face Painter, Magician, Birthday Party, Columbia Lexington SC, a jewelry pop up shop with The Citron Shop, and a cash bar of local beers and wine in their lobby. Register on site for their 2019 Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K Walk For Life Team, too!

Grapes & Gallery – Featuring Autumn Lily Leaphart, a young artist based in Columbia. She creates art with connection. Her figurative style is consistent in its attention to detail and finding the soul behind every form. Working in various mediums to express the intimacy of her chosen subject.  6 – 9 pm.  https://www.facebook.com/events/510151806447569/ 

Mast General Store –  Enjoy live music performed by Julia & Barton Beckham and Friends from 6  – 7:30 pm. Their music is inspired by the Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell, and other great musical storytellers and jam bands. They’ll be performing covers and original works. https://www.facebook.com/events/674342473043678/?notif_t=event_description_mention&notif_id=1568662026414562

The Shoppes on Main – Check out their new Fall arrivals and Sip and Shop! 6 – 8 pm

1626 on Main – Enjoy Dueling Pianos! The Rock And Roll Piano Show is a mobile, high-energy, singalong show, with lots of audience interaction. This event is free to the public! 8 -11 pm.

RevIVe Wellness Studio – Enjoy a VIP Beauty Event featuring monthly membership specials, exclusive promotional pricing on treatments and products, giveaways, cocktails & Hors D’ Oeuvres.  Free gift with purchase of any monthly membership.  Bring a friend for additional incentives! https://www.facebook.com/events/601129067378019/  

 

Good Life Café –  Enjoy live music with Niles Lewis Trio and build your own pizza! $4 draft beers.

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

The NickCelebrate the Nickelodeon Theatre‘s 40th Anniversary with a free outdoor screening of ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and free popcorn. See you at the movies…outside!  The screening will be in the parking lot behind Cyberwoven, accessible via the alley off Main Street between 1634 Main (Cyberwoven) and 1626 Main (The Venue on Main).  Be sure to bring your favorite portable chair.   Chairs can be left at the screening site so you can enjoy First Thursday on Main before the film.  7:30 -9:30 pm.

Tapp’s Arts Center – Featuring Dirt Dance Floor – a solo show by Andy White. Tapp’s is thrilled to announce the second installment of magical beasts from the wildly creative Andy White. Dirt Dance Floor, an exhibition of welded animals will open to the public on First Thursday through November 29, 2019.