Category Archives: Monthly Events

Enjoy Music on Main with WXRY 99.3 in June!

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The Whig – June Goes Gose! Enjoy over 10 varieties in varying degrees of sour/salty goodness.  https://www.facebook.com/events/356599734831045/

Persona Pizzeria – Enjoy $5.99 wood fired pizza and $3 beer specials! Open until 10 pm.

Bourbon – Featuring $5 Seasonal Moscow Mules!

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

Arcade Mall

  • Pelliclaude– Enjoy an art showcase, store discounts, and refreshments! A group of local creatives will have their art on display and available for purchase.

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

Richland Library –  PTSD Photography Exhibit – Join Richland Library for this very special photography exhibit, which was a collaborative effort between Jim Dukes, Director of Healing Art, and Wm.Jennings Bryan Dorm VAMC Veterans. Through sharing very personal photos accompanied with their own words, Veterans take us through an emotional and enlightening journey as to the challenges of living with PTSD.  5:30 – 7 pm.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1618087384911089/ 

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Columbia Museum of Art 

  • Gallery – Have a laugh with The Mothers sketch comedy troupe from Trustus Theatre at 6:30 pm. Enjoy an Ecos gallery tour at 6:30 pm. Galleries open until 8:00 pm. At 7:00 pm. enjoy a 15-minute playlet from the Ugly Art series.

  • Boyd Plaza – Check out the Main Stage with WXRY. Free concert by Jenny Besetzt, Patois Counselors, and Pie Face Girls.  Stone Brewing Pop-up beer garden with beers by Stone Brewing, Catawba Brewing, Bold Rock Hard Cider, and more.   Food by: The Wurst Wagen and Scoopy Doo Gelato Shop.  https://www.facebook.com/events/587847844901819/

 

Sunday & Co –  Enjoy live music with The Dubber! 7 – 9 pm.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1804358246292827/

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

Anastasia & Friends Gallery – Opening reception of Seth Gadsden’s New Work.   Seth Gadsden is an artist, and current director of Indie Grits Labs in Columbia, SC. Focusing on public art, documentary filmmaking, and media installations, Seth has exhibited his personal work across the US and has completed murals and outdoor sculptures in places like Mexico, North Dakota, and Boston.  6 -9 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/221418481777278/ 

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

 

Main Street Public House– Live jazz music featuring Mark Rapp (trumpet), Nick Brewer (keyboard), Abiud Flores (bass), and Chris Church (drums).

Renaissance Foundation – Bethel AME Church (1528 Sumter Street) – The Renaissance Foundation is hosting an open house at the Historic Bethel Sanctuary. Take a tour of the sanctuary prior to its restoration, and enjoy music and food provided by a featured restaurant partner.

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Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Enjoy beautiful art by Elizabeth McCaw and Kara Mitton.  This display will be up for the entire month but stop by First Thursday on Main to view and purchase your favorites before they are gone! Live music with David Dorchéat. Bar & Gallery open 4 – 9:30 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/2101475273420903/

  

Mast General Store – Enjoy live music featuring River Baby Bathwater Revival 6 – 7:30 pm.

The Nick – Enjoy First Thursday discounted beer and wine!

Good Life Café – Enjoy live music performances from Sound Supply Co. and Paisley Marie, as well as a tap takeover with River Rat Brewery!  https://www.facebook.com/events/2044944585520522/

 

Lula Drake – Featuring live music with the Flat Out Strangers.

Michael’s Cafe’ & Catering – Enjoy live music! Happy hour from 4 – 7 pm.

The Grand – Enjoy featured specialty drinks from their Head Bartender, like his famous Sangria!

The Shoppes on Main – Sip n’ Shop! (Complimentary champagne while you shop…and there are new items on sale!)

 

The City of Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Enjoy their next installment of the World of Creativity series.  Celebrate India through Bollywood dancing, Indian classical dancing, henna tattoo, face painting, Indian food, jewelry, photo booth, Rangoli, Indian games, and more! Free Admission.  6 – 8 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1807082036265669/

Hotel Trundle (1224 Taylor Street) – Stop by their open house and enjoy live music, rooms open to view, and refreshments!

Tapp’s Arts Center –  Come back to Tapp’s  to revisit the spiritual mindscapes of Baba Seitu Amenwahsu!”  plus, “African Drumming Group, Spiritual Gumbo, will return for First Thursday on June 7! ”  Reception 6 – 9 pm.

 

 

 

 

Spring Fever is in the Air at First Thursday on Main in May!

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The Whig –  Lenny Boy Brewing Company on Tap! Enjoy beers, sours, and kombucha! https://www.facebook.com/events/1494410410681053/

Persona Pizzeria – Enjoy $5.99 wood fired pizza and $3 beer specials! Open until 10 pm.

 

Bourbon – Featuring $5 Seasonal Moscow Mules!

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

Arcade Mall

  • Pelliclaude-  Enjoy contemporary dance vignettes, live music from Supachai, and wonderfully eclectic art and handmade crafts by Maya The Artist, John Gray, Zachary Nation-Miller, Royal African Company Ltd. Co., and January Remington.  6 – 9 pm.

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

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Columbia Museum of Art – Have a laugh with The Mothers sketch comedy troupe from Trustus Theatre at 6:30 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. enjoy a 15-minute playlet from the Ugly Art series in which each playlet focuses on a monochromatic piece of art that inspires a narrative exploration of art, love, and life. At 7:30 p.m. enjoy an artist talk featuring Indie Grits Labs artists whose works are featured in the exhibition Two Cities: In Process on view in the Community Gallery. Free.

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

Anastasia & Friends Gallery –  Opening reception of solo exhibition, “A Stopped Clock Gives the Right Time Tice a Day,” by Michael Krajewski, and hosted by Billy Guess. 6 – 9 pm.  https://www.facebook.com/events/2142128869351870/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1524689701395823  

 

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

 

Main Street Public House– Live jazz music with the Mark Rapp and Friends. 6 – 9 pm.

Renaissance Foundation – Bethel AME Church (1528 Sumter Street) – The Renaissance Foundation is hosting an open house at the Historic Bethel Sanctuary. Take a tour of the sanctuary prior to its restoration, and enjoy music and food provided by a featured restaurant partner.

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Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Sally McFarland art exhibit opening. Meet the artist and see the display from 6 – 9 pm.  Two Ugly Arts performances upstairs directed by Larry Hembree.  Bar open 4 – 9:30 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/369307610221767/

  

Mast General Store – Enjoy live music featuring Stillhouse. 6 – 7:30 pm.

The Nick – Enjoy First Thursday discounted beer and wine!  Grab a popcorn to go while you’re there!

The Grand –  Enjoy First Thursday specials on their Grand Margarita, Ahi Tuna tacos, and their Grand favorite Caelee’s tacos! $1 off all drinks from 4-7 pm.

Michael’s Café – Enjoy live music and happy hour specials at Michael’s Cafe. They will be featuring their Michael’s Margarita to celebrate Cinco de Mayo a little early! 5 – 9 pm.

The Shoppes on Main – Enjoy complimentary champagne and appetizers while you shop this spring’s hottest items! 5 – 8 pm.

 

Masala on Main – Restorative yoga from 6 – 7:30 pm in their studio.  Also,  enjoy shopping and wine in their boutique.

 

Lula Drake – Featuring live music with the Flat Out Strangers.

 

The City of Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Enjoy the Hispanic Culture through music and painting and more! Featuring artist Felix Maceda Baizabal painting live, and DJ music supplied by Alice Rodriguez. Free Admission.  6 – 8 pm.  https://www.facebook.com/events/296558274212990/

Hotel Trundle (1224 Taylor Street) – Stop by their open house and check out some of their rooms!  Enjoy wine and refreshments!

Tapp’s Arts Center – Gallery – New exhibition, BA AKHU: A new vision featuring the spiritual mindscapes of Baba Seitu Amenwahsu. Opening reception 6 – 9 pm featuring live performances by Spiritual Gumbo African Drumming Group. https://www.facebook.com/events/578554239195187/