Category Archives: Monthly Events

Celebrate Spring at First Thursday on Main in April!

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The Whig – Featuring beers from Charlotte’s exploding craft beer scene.  $1 from every pint purchased goes to benefit Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands.  https://www.facebook.com/events/2479419115617011

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

Oak Table – Enjoy a three-course dinner curated by Chef Todd Woods for $35.

Uptown on Main – Open until 8 pm.  Enjoy some tasty samples of South Carolina gourmet foods!

Bourbon – Featuring First Thursday Seasonal Moscow Mules for $5

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

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  • Pelliclaude – Runway and Trunk Show featuring locally handmade fashions by Anton & Maxine, Chi Design Indigo, Tabitha Ott, Dominos Design Co., and music by Believe. Doors open at 6 pm and show begins at 7 pm.   https://www.facebook.com/events/545656392477654/

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

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Richland Library (1431 Assembly St.) – Multimedia exhibition dedicated to sharing the tradition of African American philanthropy.  (Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy)

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Columbia Museum of Art 

  • Museum Shop Happy Hour sale from 6 -8 pm. Everyone will save 30% on all non-clearance items in the shop.

 

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Masters at the Museum! Open to all ages! Enjoy 9 hole putt-putt for kids and adults, a $2 art raffle, live music, food trucks, beer from The Whig, and of course classic Masters moments screened with iconic Masters tea sandwiches! 6 – 9 pm.

 Izms of Art presents Art featuring female artists Tamyia Allen, Bianca Lee, Aixa Reed, and Indigo Love from 6 – 9 pm.

Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Opening reception of Hands On Exhibition. This exhibition will feature their first five hand-casting events, which took place at Anastasia and Friends, and on the plaza of the Columbia Museum of Art. 6 – 9 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/373745283188974/

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!

Something Special Florist & Gifts – Enjoy “Ladies Night Out” with a glass of wine, and check out their new look and new lines of merchandise. Lots of discounts! 6 – 9 pm.

 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) – Featuring art by Lucas Sams and Michael Krajewski. Bar opens at 4 pm. $5 Malbec and Pinot Grigio, and $7 Rosé.  Holy City Washout Wheat is back in stock.  Enjoy $6 off of painting sessions during the month of April. Summer Harvest is the featured painting on First Thursday. Register online at grapesandgallery.com

The City of Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Enjoy the Beat of the Congolese Culture through drums, dancing, and a play set to music.  6 – 8:30 pm

Mast General Store – Liver Puddin’ plays their take on acoustic Americana music. Featuring music from Bill Monroe, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Amos Lee, John Prine, and more. Enjoy good pickin and singing!

The Nick – Nick Mag Release Party from 5:30 to 7 pm.  Enjoy happy hour discounts on wine and beer; free 90s snack bar; DIY sticker station; and trivia games about the films Clueless, Josie and the Pussycats, and 90s pop facts (winner gets a prize!). 

Good Life Cafe – Live music with Mike Tronco & The All-Stars, a tap-takeover with River Rat Brewery, and plenty of your favorite pub food! 4 – 10 pm.

Masala on Main – Join us on First Thursday for “wine down” = 5 minute meditation + a complimentary glass of wine.  Their wine down will be accompanied by an exhibition by local artist, Annalee Plyler.

SugarBelle – Sip and shop with SugarBelle until 10 pm.  Enjoy drinks, snacks, and a special discount!  The first 10 people to visit will also be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift card. 

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

 

 

Tapp’s Arts Center

  • Gallery – Opening reception for Alebrijes and Small Beings. Palmetto Luna’s Laboratorio del Arte residency’s exhibition is here! Featuring works by Yelita Diaz and Laura Lesllo, Alebrijes and Small Beings is an exhibition celebrating the imagination of two Latina artists exploring Surrealistic and Magical Realistic themes in painting and sculpture. Beer & Wine Bar.  6 – 10 pm.
  • Tapp’s Patio – Featuring music from Jelly Roll & the Delicious Dish

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The Gallery at City Hall –  Join WREN (Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network) as they elevate images of female artists in the exhibit titled “Seen and Heard” which features original artworks from new and local artists.

Enjoy Family Fun at First Thursday in March!

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The Whig – Enjoy Columbia Craft Tap Takeover! https://goo.gl/pUAqGX 

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

Oak Table – Enjoy a three-course dinner curated by Chef Todd Woods for $35.

Bourbon – Featuring First Thursday Seasonal Moscow Mules for $5

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

Arcade Mall

 

  • Pelliclaude – Meet some of the shop’s artists and explore Columbia’s historic Arcade Building! (5:30 – 9 pm). Enjoy live music beginning at 7 pm. https://goo.gl/bQhvhU

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

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Richland Library (1431 Assembly St.) – Don’t miss this world premiere of an original play by Marvin McAllister, USC professor and playwright. Enjoy a Reading of the Drama of King Shotaway from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. (Auditorium) 

East Bay Deli – Receive a FREE cookie with purchase of any full size sandwich or wrap. (Salads, salad bar, giant spuds, & dogs excluded). 

Miss Cocky Boutique – Sip and Shop while you view a variety of Artwork to include Gamecock Originals. Meet the Artist, Paula Ayoub while you enjoy Champagne and light refreshments. Browtopia will also be there for all your brow grooming needs! Secret Boutique Sale between 6-9 p.m.

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Columbia Museum of Art – Enjoy a gallery tour of Renée Cox: Soul Culture and Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham. (6 pm). Have a laugh with a sketch show from The Mothers, a sketch comedy troupe from Trustus Theatre at 6:30 pm. At 7:00 pm enjoy a 15-minute playlet from the Ugly Art series.  Each playlet focuses on a monochromatic piece of art that inspires a narrative exploration of art, love, and life. Plus, enjoy the What She Said Project First Thursday Story Slam at 7:00 pm. Free with membership or admission. https://goo.gl/a97RJQ

Boyd Plaza – Izms of Art presents Barefoot Baobab,  a literacy company featuring story telling and music.

 

Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) –  Opening reception of MASK-A-raid, a solo exhibition of works by Keith Tolen. https://goo.gl/nk9vgt

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!

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

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Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Thomas O’Brien is opening downstairs in the Cellar at Grapes. Happy Hour drinks 4 -7 pm. $4 Pinot Grigio & Pinot Noir. $5 off Open Studio ($15 to paint on your own, which includes all canvas & paint supplies). Ugly Arts performance at 8:30 pm. Last call 9:30 pm.

 

Mast General Store – Featuring live music from The Congaree Swampcats. Enjoy traditional fiddle tunes from the Appalachian region.

Masala on Main – Join Masala on Main for a 5-minute relaxation! 6pm, 6:30 and 7pm!  Stick around for a glass of wine in their lounge. Guaranteed peace of mind! https://goo.gl/8piYAt

SugarBelle – Enjoy an evening of amazing Spring arrivals and lots of laughs! You can sip and shop with SugarBelle until 9 pm.  They will be offering all visitors drinks, snacks, and a special discount! The first 10 people to visit SugarBelle will also be entered to win a $50 gift card.

Good Life Cafe – Live music featuring The Post Timey String Band. Enjoy First Thursday specials on bottled and canned beers.

The Columbia Art Center (1227 Taylor Street) – Celebrate the Irish Culture!  Featuring Irish fiddlers, dancers, and images of Ireland!

Tapp’s Arts Center – March is Youth Art Month at Tapp’s! Artwork will be featured from elementary students at Richland County School District 1.

Check out the FairoozanArt  gallery (Studio 6) at Tapp’s Arts Center and check new collection of artworks!

  • After months of preparation The Space Hall of Columbia’s of Tapp’s Arts Center will have its Dark Room and Photography Studio Grand Opening and online portal launch, with tours by the Space Hall staff and the opportunity to sign up for dark room and photo studio time.
  • Old Time Music Jam Drop-in located in the Skyline Room – from 6:30 until…
  • The Watering Hole will be having the grand opening of its new art space/studio/office. Featuring poetry, art, open mic, music, and LOVE!
    This partnership is 5 years in the making. Join the celebration! https://goo.gl/dXbi2e
  • Plus, open studios from at least a dozen other artists!

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The Gallery at City Hall – Featuring a selection of participating Columbia Open Studios 2018 artists.  Stop by for their reception from 6 – 8 pm.