Tag Archives: June

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/

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 – 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.


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 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!

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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.


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/

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