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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!

1200 Block

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!

1300 Block

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!

1500 Block

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)

Boyd Plaza

 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)

1600 Block

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)

1700 Block

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

I’ve Got the Spring Fever

1200 Block


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.

1300 Block

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).

1400 Block

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!

1500 Block

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.

1600 Block

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/

1700 Block

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.