Tag Archives: July

Holiday Week

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The Whig – River Rat Takeover! Enjoy a cold River Rat Brewery pint before, during, or after the festivities! 5 pm – 1 am. http://www.facebook.com/events/2014132288612473/


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 – Check out their Gambler’s Sale! 25% off selected merchandise through July 8th!

Bourbon – Featuring $5 Seasonal Moscow Mules!

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

Pelliclaude (Arcade Mall) –Enjoy cold drinks and hot crafts to start the Summer off with a bang!


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

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Richland Library (1431 Assembly St.) – Enjoy the exhibition Constructed, featuring the work of artists whose public art has been incorporated into the different branch locations. Kirkland Smith will be in the gallery from 6-8pm with the everyday disposable assemblage materials she uses in her artwork. Visitors are invited to create an assemblage to take home. All materials provided.


Boyd Plaza – Live rock featuring the 121 Band!

Columbia Museum of Art – Enjoy ‘70s trivia! Test your knowledge of trivia about the era in five rounds: music, film, history, art, and literature. Main Street prizes will be awarded for top score, best outfit, and best team name. $12 per team (limit 6 people). Includes admission to the galleries. Cash bar. (7 – 8 pm).

CMA Museum Shop – Enjoy Christmas in July! All holiday merchandise is buy one, get one free. Galleries are open and free with membership or admission. Open until 8 pm.


Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Saint Anastasia: One Night Only in Columbia! Saint Anastasia is a densely stitched and hand beaded triptych depicting the beloved Anastasia Chernoff as a venerated Russian icon. Anastasia posed for the work more than a year ago. She suggested the phrases used in the side panels. Anastasia knew that the completed artwork would be headed to Birmingham, England’s Festival of Quilts in August 2017. http://www.facebook.com/events/116598125609025/

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


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


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Mast General Store – Enjoy Brightly, Davis, Fowler Project, a local group of musicians formed out of open mic jams from the music stage at Foxfield Bar & Grill on Rosewood. This group jams a mix of Blues, Americana and Roots-based music featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin, keyboard, and sax.

Good Life Café – Join artist Dan Newbanks for his first solo exhibition! Featuring Dan’s best work in fine art photography over the years. Enjoy First Thursday dinner and drink specials! http://www.facebook.com/events/137359650148972/


Michael’s Café & Catering – Delicious First Thursday specials – Salmon Salad with Pico de Gallo, and Sangria! Enjoy art by multiple local artists, and live music with Flat Out Strangers.

Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – The Cellar at Grapes presents Dreams and Omens Opening, a series of oil painting by Chango Harry. Bar opens at 4 pm. Last call at 9 pm. $5 off bottles of wine from 4 – 7 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1957319031154495/

Tapp’s Arts Center – Enjoy opening reception of Smaller Beckons, a group exhibition of works under 35 square inches. 6 – 10 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/700937846765173/

Infinite Room – Boy harsher & Baggageklaims Cd Release show with Alarm Drum. 8 pm – Midnight. https://www.facebook.com/events/912399102235649/

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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

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

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.