Kick off February at First Thursday on Main!

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The Whig –  The Whig is back in the saddle for their monthly First Thursday on Main tap takeovers! Stay tuned for NoDa Brewing Company tap lineup and food specials. Kitchen open until 1 am.

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

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Blue Sky Gallery – Stop by the gallery, enjoy some wine while you visit with Blue Sky!  See his most recent masterpieces including his sketches from his new mural “Rubble Without A Cause “.

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Richland Library – (1431 Assembly) In conjunction with First Thursday on Main, Richland Library introduces a new series that invites local artists into the gallery to create art LIVE every month!  Customers and First Thursday attendees who stop in will be able to enter a drawing each month to win the original piece of art created by the artist!

Holiday Inn Columbia – Downtown (1233 Washington) – Stop by on First Thursday and enjoy light (circa 1950’s themed) hors d’oeuvres, complimentary wine, featured cocktail specials, hotel site tours, and live jazz music by Shannon Pinkney! 5 – 7 pm.

Miss Cocky – Lets Get Cocky with your Brows!  Enjoy a special Brow Bar with personal consultations offered by Capelli Salon from 6 – 8 pm.   Shop their Secret Sale and get in the mood for Valentines Day, with NEW Fabulous dresses, shoes, and accessories!

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Columbia Museum of Art – Get out of the cold and head to the studios to make your own Carnevale-inspired mask, at 6:30 watch the premiere of a documentary about The Move Around Series followed by a panel discussion with the artists and choreographers, and take the Focal Points: Masquerade tour at 7. Plus check out the opening of TRIBE: A Celebration of South Carolina Hip-Hop Culture in the Guignard Gallery. FREE Admission all day!


Browtopia – Join their one-year celebration on Main Street with $12 “Bubbles & Brows” de-puffing eye treatments, champagne eyebrow and skin products for purchase, special guest Seminole Candle Company, as well as Snacks and Sips!  Enter the Bubbles & Brows celebration giveaway!

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 – Celebrate African American art and culture! You can enjoy performances by several artists, a film, display of paintings, sweetgrass baskets, and more!
This event is free to public and family friendly.

Hotel Trundle – Featuring live jazz music from Mark Rapp Group as well as a cash bar of wine and locally brewed beer in our lobby.  Also featuring The Citron Shop and and Sarah Dippity.

Mast General Store –  Featuring music from Gentle Jack, a new band from right here in Columbia, SC.  Front women, Julia Beckham, and her husband Barton, together with bassist Michael Montgomery and drummer CJ Russell bring there own eclectic blend of original music.  Largely influenced by the Grateful Dead and you may hear a few favorites too! 6 – 7:30 pm.

The Nick – Enjoy their Thursday specials – $2 off beer and wine, specially curated and local selections, and $3 off bottled wine!

Main Course – Dueling Pianos is back at 1626 on Main for First Thursday! 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! Featuring artist Greg Cloninger. 8 -11 pm.

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

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The Joint at 1710 Main – It’s a Salsa Competition every Thursday starting February 6th at 8:00 pm for four weeks only!!!   WINNERS will receive a salsa cruise for two to the Bahamas.
SIGN-UP TODAY!!! 563-570-5050

Kick off the New Year at First Thursday on Main in January!

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Columbia Museum of Art – Ring in the New Year with an evening full of art! Take a guided tour of Van Gogh and His Inspirations at 6:00, 6:30, or 7:00, and enjoy some laughs with The Mothers of Trustus Theatre at 6:30. Due to the popularity of Van Gogh and His Inspirations, there may be a wait to enter.  (5 – 8 pm) Free admission all day courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

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Hotel Trundle –  (1224 Taylor Street) Live Jazz with The Mark Rapp Group featuring Joseph Cafaro, Chris Church, Nick Brewer, and Mark Rapp.  They will be swinging and having a great time for January’s First Thursday on Main at Hotel Trundle from 6 -9 pm.
Don’t miss this exciting launch into 2020!

Mark Rapp: flugelhorn
Nick Brewer: keys
Joseph Cafaro: bass
Chris Church: drums

The Nick – Enjoy First Thursday specials!  $2 off beer and wine and $3 off a bottle of wine from 5-8 pm. They have a great selection of local craft beers on draft, as well as a specially curated wine selection.


The Main Course – Dueling Pianos is back at The Main Course for First Thursday in January! 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! Featuring artist Greg Cloninger. 8 – 11 pm.

Lula Drake – Come celebrate the First Thursday On Main in 2020 at Lula Drake Wine Parlour with the Flat Out Strangers! Featuring Katie Hope Gandy, Jerry Sims, Kristen Elaine, Doug Graham, Jim Channell, and George Fulton. If weather permits their usual outside performance, they hope to be joined by their many friends from the Palmetto Swing Dance Association!

Hendrix – Visit the rooftop and enjoy their Stout-abration beer specials, fire pits, mulled wine, and a new year !   📸Simply Lynn Luc

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The Joint – Enjoy Salsa, Latin Jazz, and much more!  Come out and join The Latin Caravan. Drinks, food, salsa dance lessons and live music.