Tag Archives: First Thursday

The Start of a Very Musical Month

This First Thursday features the WXRY Music Crawl, which includes 30 acts spread out across two crawl-able blocks of Main Street.  WXRY Music Crawl is brought to you through a partnership between The Whig, Main Street Public House, Tapp’s Arts Center, City Center Partnership, First Thursday on Main, One Columbia, WXRY 99.3, and the City of Columbia. Be sure to join us at the stage on Hampton Street at 6pm for a special proclamation by Mayor Steve Benjamin!

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The Whig – Tap takeover feature Sierra Nevada https://www.facebook.com/events/127011721185736

Persona Pizzeria – Enjoy $5.99 wood fired pizza and $3 beer specials!

Uptown on Main – Open until 8 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

Capitol Places – Pick up a free Koozie, water and snacks!

Pelliclaude (Arcade Mall) – Enjoy a sip of French lemonade, and check out their new handmade clothing – fresh from the runway. Or just say hi to Pelly!

Blue Sky Gallery (Arcade Mall) – Check out artist, Blue Sky’s new renovated gallery space!

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WXRY Stage (Main & Hampton) – https://www.facebook.com/events/1839408706319443

  • Mayor Steve Benjamin (6 pm)
  • Debbie and the Skanks (6:15 – 7 pm)
  • Stop Light Observations (7:15 – 8:15 pm)
  • The Unlikely Candidates (8:30 – 9:30 pm)

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 Columbia Museum of Art – Celebrate contemporary Pakistani artist Sana Arjumand and her exhibition, Light Beings. Arjumand gives a brief talk and tour of her work. Enjoy light snacks and music from the region, beautify your hands with henna designs from a local mehndi artist, and watch demonstrations from a master of Arabic calligraphy. Free. 6 – 8 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/289062144874193

CMA Museum Shop – Featuring #ThrowbackThursday where you’ll have a last chance to purchase some classic CMA merchandise before they renovate their shop. All CMA-specific items will be 40% off this evening only.

Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Enjoy the opening reception of Dark Places, a solo exhibition of work by Rob Gadient. https://www.facebook.com/events/642580139271838

Random Records

  • Pop-up sidewalk record stand with vintage vinyl for sale!
  • Tom Hall and the Plowboys (6 – 8 pm)
  • Los Perdidos (8 – 10 pm)

Drake’s Duck-in:

  • Open until 9:00 pm. Enjoy craft beer and wine on the patio!
  • Will Pittman (6:30 -7:30 pm)
  • Brent Lundy (7:30 – 9 pm)

Main Street Public House

  • Mark Rapp Group (6 – 9 pm)
  • H.D. (9 – 9:45 pm)
  • The Hindenburgs (9:45 – 10:30 pm)
  • Grand Republic (10:45 – 11:45 pm)
  • Tigerdog (12 – 1 am)

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Mast General Store – Performance by Rev. Marv Ward (6 – 8 pm)

Good Life Café – Performance by The Palmetto Latin 5 (6- 9 pm)

Michael’s Café & Catering – Enjoy their June exhibition, “Thanks, Satch!”, a multi-artist show featuring paintings of zoo animals in a tribute to departing Riverbanks Zoo director. (Image by artist, Dawn Faber).

  • Flat Out Strangers (6 – 9 pm)
  • Stop by courtyard (behind Michael’s) and enjoy some refreshments!

Mad Monkey – Performance by Freeway Music Students (6 – 9 pm)

Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – The Cellar at Grapes Presents: Life in the Dark Open, an exhibition of work by Trina Jester. The Grapes and Gallery bar will feature a special of all Sierra Nevada products for $2. https://www.facebook.com/events/510301622426958

  • T.A.T. (Shives, Taylor, Allen, Turner – 7:30 – 8:15 pm)
  • Jackson Spells (8:30- 9:30 pm)

Tapp’s Arts Center

  • Courtyard – Stillhouse (6 – 9 pm)
  • Infinite Room
    • fk mt. (9 – 9:45 pm)
    • Youth Model (10 10:45 pm)
    • Pray For Triangle Zero (11 – 12 am)

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Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera singers. 6 -8:30 pm. Reservations are required. 803-256-7677.

June First Thursday will feature the WXRY Music Crawl!

WXRY Music Crawl is the kickoff event for Make Music Month with 30 acts spread out across two very crawl-able blocks of Main Street on First Thursday in June.  Craft beer will be paired with hotdogs, pizza, and tacos and a ton of free bands. WXRY Music Crawl is brought to you through a partnership between the Whig, Main Street Public House, First Thursday, One Columbia, WXRY 99.3 FM, and City of Columbia.

For more information https://www.facebook.com/events/1839408706319443/

Victory Starts Here for 100 Years

First Thursday on Main Salutes Fort Jackson and their 100th Year Anniversary! The celebration will include special performances by the 282nd Army Rock Band on Boyd Plaza, the 282nd Army Band’s Brass Quintet strolling along Main Street, Fort Jackson historical displays, period costume soldiers, and more!

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The Whig – Tap takeover feature Sugar Creek Brewing Co. https://www.facebook.com/events/443800095962207

Uptown on Main – Military discount all day! Enjoy 20% off most items. Open until 8 pm.

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Cantina 76 – Stop by for their First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita and $2 PBRs (Celebrating Red, White, and Blue!)

Pelliclaude (Arcade Mall) – Enjoy the Mother’s Day Sale, with up to 33% off select pieces! Grab a Mimosa and say hi to Pelly while you shop their collection of local, handmade items.

Blue Sky Gallery (Arcade Mall) – Check out Blue Sky’s newly renovated gallery space! Join Blue Sky and Lynn Sky for an evening of conversation. New works will be shown and a few surprises – presenting a jewel or two from their private collection for sale! 6 – 10 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1653389374969645

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Nest – Featuring Jane Caldwell Higgins with her handcrafted works. Free snacks and Bourbon drinks. 4 -10 pm. The store will be closing its doors permanently May 31, so this will be your last opportunity to experience a Nest First Thursday! https://www.facebook.com/events/443853152618277/

East Bay Deli – Open until 10 pm.  Mention First Thursday and receive 10% off your item.

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  • Mayor Steve Benjamin presents proclamation for Fort Jackson’s 100th Anniversary to Major General John “Pete” Johnson (6 pm)
  • 282nd Army Rock Band (7 pm)
  • Historical Display of Fort Jackson Photos
  • Izms of Art Presents Art on Boyd Plaza featuring artists Sophia Neghesti, Ty Davis and Vaughn Glenn

Main and Hampton – Jam Room Fest Fundraiser (8-10 pm) –https://www.facebook.com/events/1885221895082860/

CMA Museum Shop – Enjoy complimentary wine from 6 – 8 pm.

Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Opening reception of “Between Layers” a solo exhibition by Candace Cotterman Thibeault. 6 – 9pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/664871090363156/

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

Drake’s Duck-in: Open until 9:00 pm. Enjoy craft beer on the patio!

Main Street Public House – Live Jazz with the Mark Rapp Group. 7-10 pm.

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Mast General Store – Performance by The Juniors, featuring original material and their toe-tapping covers. The group is best described as a folk-pop-Americana trio, and their rich harmonies make each concert feel like a living-room jam. 6-7:30 pm

Masala on Main – Enjoy Lululemon + Tiny Devotions Trunk Show and Art Opening featuring Lyssa Harvey’s newest collection.

Good Life Café – Stop by and enjoy some great First Thursday specials!

Michael’s Café & Catering – Stop by and enjoy live music with Flat Out Strangers and Cinco de Mayo themed food and drink specials!

Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Celebrating Fort Jackson’s 100th anniversary with the opening of their newest exhibition American Life, a new series that takes a look at life in the United States through the unique vantage point of photographer Tony Claremont. Upstairs Grapes and Gallery will be having a tasting of Service Brewing Company from Savannah Georgia for $5 or free with a military I.D. https://www.facebook.com/events/461329834199471

Tapp’s Arts Center – Enjoy a special exhibition “Afterburner”, featuring a menagerie of scrap-metal behemoths and small intricate creatures fashioned from jettisoned snippets and forgotten machinery. Formed in the mind of local artist Andy White, this exhibition of fantastic beasts will be open from 6 – 10pm.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1660112114297992/

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Gallery at City Hall – Featuring a special exhibition of the history of Camp Jackson, a major Army base of 2,000 structures where 200,000 soldiers were trained.  Using ten major panels outlining the history of the base and the men who trained there, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is pleased to make this new exhibition available at Columbia City Hall.

Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera singers. 6 -8:30 pm. Reservations are required. 803-256-7677.

I’ve Got the Spring Fever

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The Whig – Featuring Unknown Brewing Tap Takeover. 5 pm – 2am. Enjoy ginger wheat ale or some of the Whig’s favorite flagship beers! https://www.facebook.com/events/588968807966157/

Uptown on Main – Stop by for a FREE sample bag of State Street Caramel Popcorn! (while supplies last). Also, Uptown will donate a portion of their sales for Walk a Mile in Their Shoes. Open until 8 pm.

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

Pelliclaude (Arcade Mall) – Check out their new original candle fragrances, try on a dress made exclusively for the shop (by Anton and Maxine), or just grab a sip and a bite and say hello to Pelly (their furry friend).

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Nest Trunk show featuring photography taken by Valery Smith of Nest. Enjoy some free Bourbon Lemonade, Bourbon Soda Shooters, and non-alcoholic beverages. 6 -10 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/394224170941662/

 

East Bay Deli – Open until 10 pm. Mention First Thursday, and receive 10% off your entire bill. Enjoy a beer on their patio or dive into one of their DELIcious sandwiches!

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Boyd Plaza – Spring Arts Showcase presented by: The Jasper Project. 6 – 10 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/480783825378818/ Featuring:

Columbia Museum of Art – Are you ready? Because things are about to get surreal. The CMA is turning back the melting clock as we celebrate weirdness with a night devoted to Dalí. Join us for neo-surrealist poetry inspired by the works in Salvador Dalí’s Fantastical Fairy Tales, play Exquisite Corpse (surrealists’ game of choice), create your own Dalí-esque art assemblages and poetry, and watch some trippy surrealist cinema. Out-there tunes provided by DJ Paul Grant. Cash bar featuring a signature cocktail. Live performance byPedro Ldv and Winston Warner. $5 for members / $12 non-members
Surreal attire highly encouraged with a prize awarded to the best-dressed guest. https://www.facebook.com/events/136897543500307/

CMA Museum Shop – Featuring local jewelry artist, Karen Dickey’s trunk show. The rest of the shop will be offering a 20% discount for military and their families from 6-8 pm.

 

Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Map Acrobático Opening Reception with Diana Farfán. 6 – 9 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1482117861826825/

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

Drake’s Duck-in: Open until 9:00 pm. Enjoy craft beer on the patio!

Main Street Public House – Live Jazz with the Mark Rapp Group. 7-10 pm.

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

Masala on Main – Enjoy Lululemon + Tiny Devotions Trunk Show and Art Opening featuring Lyssa Harvey’s newest collection.

Good Life Café – Stop by and enjoy some great First Thursday specials!

 

Michael’s Café & Catering – Enjoy a special exhibition of 10 notable Midlands artists, all selected by Midlands Anchor arts contributor, Rachel Haynie. https://www.facebook.com/events/444328142575508/

 

Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – The Cellar at Grapes Presents: Paint on Pointe Opening Reception. Meet Columbia area painter Shelby LeBlanc! Enjoy a cold beverage – the bar will be open. https://www.facebook.com/events/622954081222073/

Tapp’s Arts Center

  • Hide/Seek: Local Musician Pairs Electro-Acoustic Music with Projections and Philosophy featuring flutist and electronic musician Philip Snyder, sound engineer Chris Johnson and projection artist Michael Shoppell. 6 – 8 pm. Free. Fountain Room. http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/first-thursday-hideseek/
  • Meet Me at Tapp’s Showcase – Featuring painting, installation, video, sculpture, jewelry and conceptual mixed media. Enjoy corn sticks and soup and meet the studio artists. 6 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1938458933044224/
  • “Today is a good day to GO WILD” will be on display in the corner window at Tapp’s. Be sure to drop by and check it out during First Thursday! The installation, featuring wildlife and wild places I’ve painted over the past few years, will be viewable during April and May. Many of the pieces are available for purchase. https://www.facebook.com/events/1198153436968453/

  • Sneak Preview of LOOK! Forward Photography Exhibit – See the beauty of strength of children and young adults with disabilities or special healthcare needs through the lens of 22 Midlands’ photographers. Hosted by Family Connection of South Carolina. FamilyConnectionSC.org.
  • Watson Village plays the Tapp’s Courtyard for April’s First Thursday https://www.facebook.com/events/1742619666049138/

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DaufusKEYS Gullah Bistro – Open until 8pm. https://www.facebook.com/Daufuskeys/

Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera singers. 6 -8:30 pm. Reservations are required. 803-256-7677.

Groundhog Day

There is no way that this winter is *ever* going to end as long as this groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don’t see any other way out. He’s got to be stopped. And I have to stop him. –  Phil (Bill Murray), Groundhog Day

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The Whig – Ballast Point Night! Enjoy all taps, bottles, cans, and snacks to match! https://www.facebook.com/events/384574978600708/

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

Pelliclaude (Arcade Mall) – Drop by to find handmade goodies, sweet treats, and a good time! Get a free handmade candle or coaster when you spend $10 + // Open 10am – 9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1321954451197348/

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East Bay Deli – Open until 10 pm. Mention First Thursday, and receive 10% off your entire bill. Enjoy a beer on their patio or dive into one of their DELIcious sandwiches!

Land Bank Lofts (1401 Hampton Street) – Stop by their Grand Opening of The Gallery featuring South Carolina artists. Tour three “Large Art” gallery floors and six hallway exhibits featuring original two & three-dimensional art. Enjoy refreshments, music and more from 6 – 8 pm

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Columbia Museum of Art – Join Nepotism and Izms of Art as they premier the new visual to “War Zone (Choppa)” inside the Columbia Museum of Art at 6pm. “War Zone (Choppa)” is lifted from Nepotism’s latest tape, The Free Lunch Program. Nepotism will be joined by The Dubber for a live concert experience

CMA Museum Shop – Stop by the Museum and enjoy free, tasty samples from Zoe’s Kitchen and a trunk show featuring local artist Heart of Sarah and her string art. Enjoy one complimentary glass of wine (photo ID required).

Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Opening reception of Reinvented, a Sustainable Collection; a solo exhibition of works by Flavia Isabel Lovatelli. 6 – 9 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/374463446244545/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1484855202838637

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

Drake’s Duck-in: Open until 9:00 pm. Enjoy craft beer on the patio!

Main Street Public House – Live Jazz with the Mark Rapp Group. 7-10 pm.

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Mast General Store – Live music with Pharaohs in Space, a feel-good Southern Rock Trio.  Enjoy their eclectic country rock performance of original and classic songs.  6 -7:30 pm.

The Nickelodeon – Enjoy a Groundhog Day double screening of the Bill Murray/Andie McDowell classic about a newsman who goes to report on Punxsutawney Phil and ends up getting stuck living the same day over and over again! 8 & 10 pm.

Good Life Café – Stop by and enjoy some great First Thursday specials!

Michael’s Café & Catering – Live music with Flat Out Strangers. Enjoy food and drink specials: fig & prosciutto pizza, $2.50 on all domestic bottles, and a special California Jade Tree cocktail (Tito’s Vodka, St. Germaine, orange-cilantro shrub, and a splash of soda water).

Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Stop by The Cellar, the newest art gallery located in their basement. Enjoy an opening of Dark Arts-New Works by Lucas Sams. Meet the artist in person, while enjoying Grapes and Gallery’s fine selection of craft beers and wine. 6 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/206154016521986/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1484868664638727

Tapp’s Arts Center – Join us at February’s First Thursday for ‘Love Letter’, an exhibition centering around radical self care, affirmation, and acknowledgement of the humanity of marginalized groups and individuals most threatened by Trump’s America. Curated by Michaela Pilar Brown and featuring Atlanta-based artist, Sheila Turner and Columbia-based artist, Roni Nicole Henderson, this exhibition presents photography, installation, and participatory art centered around the collective experience of voices from the periphery.

Infinite Room After Party at Tapp’s: Malefica vol. 1 featuring Nermal + Hissy Fit. This show is the first episode in a series of multi-genre, multi-media shows and events as spells with Malefica + Friends. Doors open 8 pm and show begins 8:30 pm. $6. https://www.facebook.com/events/1128117113954328/

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Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera singers. 6 -8:30 pm. Reservations are required. 803-256-7677.

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Main Street United Methodist Church – Enjoy USC’s premier choral ensemble! The USC Concert Choir and USC Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus present a free concert. 7:30 pm.

The Post-Celebration Celebration

You’ve already partied on Main Street because it’s a new year. Now come out for a nice quiet drink and/or dinner with a friend and a little art.

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The Whig – Enjoy a tap takeover from Birdsong Brewing Co.! https://www.facebook.com/events/741211659360966/ 

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

The Arcade Mall

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Columbia Museum of Art – Enjoy the S.C. Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble and a Celebration of CMA Executive Director, Karen Brosius. Celebration for Karen Brosius at 6:30 pm, Concert at 7:00 pm, and Galleries open 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

CMA Museum Shop – Stop by the Museum and enjoy free, tasty samples from Zoe’s Kitchen. 6-8 pm.

Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Opening reception of Compart Mentalization, a solo exhibition of works by Jordan Morris. 6 -9 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/197215977410494/

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

Drake’s Duck-in: Open until 9:00 pm. Enjoy craft beer on the patio!

Something Special Florist – Open until 8pm. Enjoy store-wide discounts.

Main Street Public House – Live Jazz with the Mark Rapp Group. 7-10 pm.

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Good Life Café – David Rodriguez Music and the The Palmetto Latin 5 will be providing the music starting at 7 pm, and they will have special pricing on Vegan Nachos and canned craft beers. https://www.facebook.com/events/1840668976179518/

Michael’s Café & Catering – Live music from Flat Out Strangers. Michael’s also rings in the New Year with Cola Time, an art exhibition of clocks.

Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Art on display by Allison C Fowler and photography on display by Tony Claremont. Enjoy Happy Hour with $5 off all bottles of wine.

Tapp’s Arts Center –Stop by the opening of BeAsPacificAsPossible::26, an immersive audio/visual installation on display. Custom software polls meteorological and atmospheric data provided in real-time by 26 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) buoys across the Pacific Ocean. This data is sonified using sinusoidal oscillators and transmitted via 17-channel audio throughout a large geodesic dome situated in the center of Tapp’s. https://www.facebook.com/events/1839827756289919/

Infinite Room After Party at Tapp’s: RAVECOP/ Soft Focus/ The Black Stare of Soledad Miranda. Doors open at 8 pm and Show starts at 8:30 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1369813603069908/

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Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera singers. 6 -8:30 pm. Reservations are required. 803-256-7677.

Holmes on the Plaza

The November First Thursday will feature music, costumes, movies and of course a few beers!

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The Whig – River Rat Tap Nite & Meatball Social. https://www.facebook.com/events/328976670799884/

Uptown – Stop by for a special Holiday Open House! They’ll have door prizes, product samplings, and special guests!

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

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Nest – Enjoy a triple feature with Shanika Pichey of Sebastian Harper, Sharpe Creations on the pottery wheel, and M-Squared Glassblok Lights! Free Bourbon Lemonade, Soda Shooters, and food samples!

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Columbia Museum of Art/Boyd Plaza –

  • Scenario Collective presents The Moon Moths, an 11-piece psychedelic hip-hop group that combines many genres to create a theatrical experience. 6 pm.

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  • Enjoy a community screening of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, featuring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Bring a chair, savor some free popcorn, and grab a spot in front of the museum to view the detective pair as they’ve never been seen before—in front of the CMA! FREE! Upstair galleries open from 5-8 pm and select items at the CMA Shop will be 50% off. https://www.facebook.com/events/1056086717823104/

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  • Stop by the information tent for some special giveaways! First 100 people will receive free t-shirts and koozies from the Main Street District! Matt Kennell, CEO of City Center Partnership will give special remarks on the new look of the Main Street District at 6 pm.

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Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Featuring a solo exhibition by Billy Guess called “Botanical Emotions”. Enjoy live music from The Restoration during the event!

Drake’s Duck-in: Open until 9:00 pm. Enjoy craft beer on the patio!

Urban Loft of Octagon & Imperial Custom Clothiers (1537–B Main St): Open house from 6 – 8 pm with wine tasting by Vino Garage from 6 -7 pm.   Bring your business cards for your chance to win door prizes!

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Something Special Florist – Stop by their Christmas Open House and enjoy storewide discounts, refreshments & door prizes!

Main Street Public House – Live Jazz with the Mark Rapp Group. 7-10 pm.

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Mast General Store – Featuring music with Stillhouse from 6 – 7:30 pm.

The Nick – Member happy hour! Discount on beer and wine for members.

Michael’s Café & Catering – Featuring music with Flat Out Strangers! Enjoy wine and pizza specials!

Good Life Cafe – Stop by and enjoy some great First Thursday specials!

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Metropolis Salon & Dry Bar (1218 Taylor) – The Power Company Collaborative constructs “The Home Project,” an interactive performance installation focusing on the notion of home. The installation will be presented at Metropolis on Taylor Street from 7-9 p.m. and at other downtown locations on December 1 and January 5. The choreography investigates various points of view and the sights, sounds, tastes, and textures elicited by thoughts of home. Join PoCoCo for First Thursday and share your stories of home!

Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Enjoy a free koozie with any drink purchase, Craft Beer specials $2, $3, & $4 and $5 off bottles of wine from 4-7 pm. Featuring art on display by Allison C Fowler and photography by Tony Claremont.

Tapp’s Arts Center

  • Exhibit – Opening reception for Ashley’s Berendzen’s exhibition, Fete Champetre: A Tomboy’s Perception of Nature’s Majesty.  6 pm.

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Gallery at City Hall – Opening reception of Zote Kuhusu Rangi (All About Colour) Art Exhibtion, featuring the wonderful works of Baruti Tucker (Staten Island, NY), John Hairston Jr. (Charlotte, NC), Jahsun (NJ, Charleston, SC) and Tariq Mix (Durham, NC). Also featuring performances from THE Dubber and Saraph Sunman.

Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera singers. 6 -8:30 pm. Reservations are required. 803-256-7677.

Post-Independence Rocking on the Plaza

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The Whig – Elysian Brewing Tap Night. Check out a first round of kegs from Elysian Brewing. https://www.facebook.com/events/1037542579663613/
TheWhigPersona Pizzeria – $5 base pizzas and first topping only 99 cents.

Uptown – Open until 8pm with face painting for the kids and a fun family-friendly Boom Box. Shop the Gambler’s Sale for some great deals!

The Oak Table – $5 select red wines and select white wines. Buy one get one ½ off.

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Cantina 76 – Stop by for the First Thursday 1/2 priced Original House Margaritas!

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Columbia Marriott – 20% off food and drinks at Midlands or Rocks at Midlands. Just mention First Thursday!
NestNest – Trunk show featuring Kayla Sansom of Carolina Soap Works. Free Bourbon Lemonade and Bourbon Soda Shooters!

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Columbia Museum of Art – Drop-in Studio: create your own abstract prints with unconventional materials from 6-8pm (FREE). Meet Big & Bold curator, Catherine Walworth at 7pm (Free with admission or membership) Exhibitions:

  • Daufuskie Memories – A series of over 60 photographs taken from 1977-1982, captures African American life on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina. (Free with admission or membership)
  • Big & Bold – Selections from the Collection (free with admission or membership)

Museum Shop – Tag Sale! – Items $10 or less! 5-8pm

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Whats Next Midlands-Main St Seating-2 (1)Random Records – Pop-up sidewalk record stand with vintage vinyl for sale!

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Mast General Store – Music with Slim Pickens from 6-7:30pm

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Michael’s Cafe and Catering – Enjoy a Jazz, Blues and Book exhibition along with live music with Flat Out Strangers.

Grapes & Gallery – $5 (pay at bar) Beer Tasting from 6-8pm Two new beers from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. $5 off all bottles of wine from 4-7pm. Live music from Jackson Well House Band.

TappsTapp’s Arts Center – The Pace of Nature (EXTENDED!) and Infinite First Thursday After Party. Multi-media witchcraft experience with bands. Doors open at 8:30pm and concert begins at 9pm. $6 at the door. https://www.facebook.com/events/1675529676028550/

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Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera Singers. Reservations are Required. 803-256-7677

Gallery at City Hall – Reconstructing Home Art Show created by Transitions and volunteers.

The Girls Gonna Rock the Block for June!

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The Whig – Boston’s Harpoon Brewery Tap Takeover. Beginning at 5 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/234627703578627/
Persona Pizzeria – $4 craft beers and tap wine.
Uptown – Open until 8pm for Father’s Day shopping!
Uptown & Persona Special – Make a purchase at either location and register to win a Free Pizza and Refills with a Tervis Tumbler compliments of Uptown and Persona.
The Oak Table – $5 select red wines and select white wines. Buy one get one ½ off.

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Cantina 76 – Stop by for the First Thursday 1/2 priced Original House Margaritas and Live Entertainment!

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Nest

Nest – Trunk show featuring the jewelry and art of Kait Masters, creator of larkspur + laurel! Bourbon Lemonade will be served, as well as some new Bourbon Soda Shooters, featuring Cannonborough Bev. Co’s sodas. All free! https://www.facebook.com/events/952185944896453/

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Columbia Museum of Art – Lecture at 6:30 pm with photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ash. Free and open to the public. Due to limited space, pre-registration is required.

Museum Shop – Members Appreciation Day! Members save 20% off of everything in the shop until 8 pm.

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Boyd Plaza

  • Help raise funds for Girls Rock Columbia! Performances by Paisley Marie Suttlemyre (6:30 pm), Can’t Kids (8 pm), and Tomboi (9 pm). Food by The Wurst Wagen. https://www.facebook.com/events/1116143145104284/
  • Featuring the Fringe Dance Collective between stage performances throughout the evening.
  • Izms of Art presents Art on Boyd Plaza with Live Painting and Visual Art by Tariq Mix. http://www.tmixstudios.com
  • City of Columbia, Community Development table with information on homeownership.

Anastasia&Friends

Anastasia & Friends Gallery at Free Times – Opening reception of “Reflections” a photography exhibition by John Hodge, Drew Baron and Brennan Booker. 6 – 9 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/881780921934370/ . Also featuring, Art-o-mat in the gallery space.

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

1600 Block

MastGeneralStore

Mast General Store – Enjoy live music performed by father/son duo, Mike and Matt Fenech. 6-7:30pm

The Nickelodeon – Member happy hour! Discount on beer and wine for members.
GoodLifeCafe

JohnRooksatMichaels

Michael’s Cafe and Catering – Alternative acoustic pop artist, Jon Rooks performing at 6pm.

Grapes & Gallery – $5 beer tasting! Explore 3 very different beers from Anderson Valley Brewing Company. Drop by anytime between 5:30 and 8 pm to sample these beers. (No tickets required in advance, pay at bar. While supplies last.) Enjoy art on display by Allison C Fowler and photographer Tony Claremont. Happy Hour specials include $5 off any bottle of wine from 4 to 7 pm.

Tapp’s Arts Center – Infinite Room First Thursday After Party. Doors open at 9:30 pm and concert starts at 10 pm. Cost for admission is $6 at the door. https://www.facebook.com/events/1621778891478810/

1700 Block

Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera Singers. Reservations are Required. 803-256-7677