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Cantina 76

Cantina 76

1301 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201

5:00 - 9:00 pm

Casual, independently owned Mexican-inspired taqueria & bar with fresh margaritas, imaginative tacos & outdoor patio on Main Street in Columbia, SC.

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Holiday Raffle

Ophidian Tattoo

1332 Main Street Suite 115

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Drop in to Ophidian during First Thursday on Main and throw your name in the raffle for a $100 gift card!

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Sound Bites presents: The Art of Lindsay Radford

Sound Bites Eatery

Sound Bites Eatery

6:00-9:00pm

A collaboration of gourmet fresh eats including something for everyone! We also offer vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and keto friendly options! We love our local community, and it shows in our fresh, locally grown ingredients. This month, Artist Lindsay Radford will be showing her colorful works and will be out meeting and greeting visitors at First Thursday 6-9pm.

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Whig Funeral

Whig Funeral

Boyd Plaza, Columbia Museum of Art

1515 Main Street

6:00 - 9:00pm

In loving memory of a Columbia staple: The Whig. Come out and pay your respects while enjoying music by The Mustache Brothers. Say Brother, DJ Preach Jacobs, and don't forget to grab some grub from The Wurst Wagon! This one will be epic. Join us!

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Free First Thursday at the CMA

Free First Thursday at the CMA

Columbia Museum of Art

1515 Main Street

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Enjoy free admission courtesy of Dominion Energy and extended hours. Take a guided tour of featured exhibitions European Splendors: Highlights from the Kress Collection and The Art of Elizabeth Catlett: From the Collection of Samella Lewis at 6:00 p.m. Be on Boyd Plaza in the evening for live music, food vendors, and The Whig's last beer garden. Plaza events by First Thursday on Main. Last gallery entry at 7:30 p.m.

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FAAAC presents Sip & Scribble

FAAAC presents Sip & Scribble

Columbia Museum of Art

1515 Main Street

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Join the Friends of African American Art & Culture (FAAAC) for their seventh annual Sip & Scribble, an artful and soulful coloring party. Relax with friends, enjoy a free glass of wine, and color pages inspired by the work of a South Carolina artist. Free. Cash bar. No registration required.

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Drake's Duck In Extended Hours and Specials

Drake's Duck In Extended Hours and Specials

Drake's Duck-In

1544 Main Street

6:00-9:00pm

Serving Old School Flavor Since 1907 Extended Hours and limited menu until 9pm on First Thursday, Craft beers and wine out on the street!

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Art LIVE on First Thursday

Art LIVE on First Thursday

Main Street

6:00-9:00

This month, First Thursday on Main is sponsoring local artists to get out on Main Street and create in Plein Air! See if you can find them, then make sure to stop and say hello. This month's featured artist: Jeane Bourque.

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Extended Hours - Music and Craft Beer

Extended Hours - Music and Craft Beer

C Scott & Company

1215 Hampton street

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Stop in each First Thursday to learn about our couture clothing for men, preview local artists, and enjoy a local beer.

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Santa's Coming to Town!

Santa's Coming to Town!

Something Special Florist

1546 C Main Street

6:00 - 9:00 pm

During First Thursday on Main on December 1st, Santa will be at Something Special Florist from 6p-9p. Bring your little ones and let them tell Santa their Christmas wishes! Walk around the shop after to find your perfect Holiday decorations. *Something Special is open late every First Thursday on Main!

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Holiday Mini-Craft and Artists’ Market

The Pastor's Study

1633 Main Street

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Joseph Kendrick, Assistant Director of the CMFA, sees this as a great opportunity for the arts to flourish in 2022. “Hosting this event outside of the ArtSpace is ideal for us as we continue to develop our larger 'incubating' role as supporter of the arts in Columbia. We want to bring culturally enriching projects into the broader public. Because of the intimate space of The Pastor’s Study we can showcase quality craft more quickly; thematically perfect for the recurring First Thursday on Main event."

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Hendrix Rooftop Specials

Hendrix

1649 Main street

4:00-12:00am

HOUSE-MADE COCKTAILS AND INSTAGRAM-WORTHY VIEWS GO HAND IN HAND ATOP HISTORIC 1649 MAIN STREET. BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND SEE THE CITY ANEW. We are going to be running rooftop drink specials every First Thursday: $5 local drafts and $10 specialty cocktails all night long -- Rooftop only!

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Sip and Shop

Shoppes on Main

1604 Main Street

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Stop in The Shoppes on Main for a "Sip and Shop" event during First Thursdays, featuring champagne while you shop with us! We will be open until 8 pm for all First Thursday events.

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