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October 24, 2014
First Thursdays on Main: November 6th, 2014 on Main Street Columbia SC 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
EXPANDED! From State House to City Hall (1200-1700 blocks of Main Street)
• Bourbon- First Thursdays Bourbon Punch Special
• Oak Table- 2 for 1 appetizer Special
• The Whig- Tapping of the Special Keg featuring Redhook Winterhook
• The Arcade- Open House
• Cantina 76- 2 for 1 Original House Margaritas
• Nest- Book Signing of “Claws” by Archibald Rutledge, Featured Cocktail
• Sheraton- Rooftop Lounge
• Marriott Plaza (Outdoors)- Rocks at Midlands, Pie-Zano’s Main Pizza, Wurst Wagen
• Frame of Mind- Inked, A Graphic Novel Affair part 2 featuring Sanford Greene and Mark Poole
• Wine Down on Main- Creepy Trees by Amy Windland
• Anastasia & Friends- Two (group exhibition) and A Different Reality (book signing reception) by Dr. Fredric Mau
• Something Special Florists- Holiday Open House
• Carolina Hair Studios- Art by Keith Tolen and Tariq Mix, performances by Mario McClean &The Dubber
• Hampton Street Vineyard- First Thursdays Drink Special
• Outdoors- Mo Betta Soul featuring performances by DJ Preach Jacobs and special guests, Crepes and Croissants pairs with Wine Down on Main, KC’s Hotdogs, Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse Outdoor service .
• Tapp’s Art Center- Ephemera by Kimi Maeda
• Mast General- performance by Kelley Douglas
• Paradise Ice- Unveiling of the new cookie sandwich
• Michael’s Café- Live Music outdoors
• Good Life Café- Music by the Flat Out Strangers (inside)
• Cigar Box on Main
• Grapes and Gallery- Red Carpet Art Show featuring Guillermo Navarro & Allison C. Fowler
• One Columbia- Open House
• The Gallery at City Hall- New exhibit featuring collected historical photographs by Russell Maxey
• Villa Tronco- Palmetto Opera Night
The Gallery at City Hall
The Gallery at City Hall will hosting an opening reception of a new exhibit assembled by the Walker Local and Family History Center at Richland Library of collected photographs by Russell Maxey of Columbia’s public art. City Hall is located at 1737 Main Street, on the corner of Main and Laurel Streets.
Tapp’s Art Center
Kimi Maeda, Ephemera, November 6 through November 29.
November 15 and 16, Maeda will perform Bend, a performance and sculptural experience.
As a member of The Post-Timey String Band and the Prairie Willows, Kelley Douglas is no stranger to the Columbia music scene. Conjuring both the spirit of Joplin and Regina Spektor, she writes songs that tug the hearts strings while occasionally allowing them to snap.
The Cigar Box Main Street
The Cigar Box Main Street is the newest edition of the Cigar Box shops. Awesome selection of tobaccos. Comfortable smoking lounge. BYOB! Premium Cigars – Fine Tobaccos – Pipes – Accessories – Smoking Lounge…yes…right here on Columbia’s Main Street!
There’s never a shortage of goodies to enjoy around Main Street’s happiest shop…it’s THE PLACE for iced custards, Italian ices, homemade and organic…quality and taste! Come by on First Thursdays to find out our newest flavors plus our latest cookie/iced custard. As always, we will have the usual local coffee, tea, home made chai & hot chocolates. Come see us for the YUM!
Grapes & Gallery
Red Carpet Art Show
The Red Carpet Art Show featuring paintings by Guillermo Navarro & Allison C. Fowler will be held Thursday, November 6th 5-9PM.
Come out and be dazzled by the talent of these two amazing artists.
One Columbia for Arts and History
Visit the One Columbia office at 1219 Taylor Street to pick up a Cultural Passport and to talk more about what you’re working on, what we’re working on, and how much art and culture there is in our great city.
1441 Main Street
Drip on Main (Outdoors)- Bang the drums on Columbia’s newest public art installation.
South Carolina’s Non-Profit Cinema since 1979, the Nick is a 99 seat theater run by The Columbia Film Society. It is home to three film screenings daily, and special series with extra showtimes. Check them out at http://www.nickelodeon.org/programs/ for the latest programming during this First Thursdays on Main event.
Frame of Mind
FOM Series presents Inked, a Graphic Novel affair, part 2
Frame of Mind is proud to present Inked, a Graphic Novel affair, featuring Sanford Greene and Mark Poole.
We have known for many years that some of the top talent in the graphic novel industry (and yes, that means comic books) resides right here in Columbia SC. So, for the last dual collaboration of Frame of Mind’s Year of Collaboration, we are putting together two incredible talents of the industry. Thousands have experienced their work from The Hulk and Superman all the way to Magic, the gathering. Stop in to experience the magic of Sanford and Mark as we celebrate the art of the graphic novel.
Anastasia & Friends
Two (group exhibition) and A Different Reality (book signing reception) by Dr. Fredric Mau
November’s opening at Anastasia & Friends will be a group exhibition called “Two” combined with a book signing reception for our beloved Dr. Fredric Mau’s latest book, “A Different Reality.” “Two” will feature a combination of painting, sculpture and mixed media created by artists who have never shown at Anastasia & Friends. Each artist will show two selected works. Some of the artists who will be featured in this exhibition are Khris Coolidge, Dylan Fouste, Stephanie Keel, Richard Lund and Dave Robbins. Dr. Fredric Mau will read some excerpts from his fascinating new book, “A Different Kind of Reality” and be on hand to autograph copies of his book.
Dr. Fredric Mau is a Columbia therapist with an international reputation. He was recognized by his peers with the HypnoScience award for research advancing the profession at the International Hypnosekongress in Zürich, Switzerland in 2013, and will return to speak there again this month. Mau is a frequent, engaging presenter at professional conferences in the U.S. and abroad. He brings a decade of successful clinical work and his own examples of life-changing conversations with clients to this book. “The book originates with the metaphors I use to help people change the way they experience stress at a core emotional level. Then I added some frank commentary on how they work to help people change. But the book takes on life and color through the examples of change conversations. There really is power in the stories we tell ourselves, and everyone can see it in this book.” -Fredric Mau
Our opening reception will take place on Thursday, November 6th 6pm-9pm. The exhibition will run from November 6th. Anastasia & Friends art gallery is located at 1534 Main Street, in the front of the Free Times’ building, just across the street from the Columbia Museum of Art and is open Monday – Friday, from 9am-5pm. For more information, contact Anastasia Chernoff at 803 665 6902 or
Wine Down on Main
Amy Windland “Creepy Trees”
Wine Down is pleased to present Amy Windland’s “Creepy Trees”
“I was asked at a show recently, “Are you a Tree-Hugger?” The thoughts circled in my mind about what it means to be one. And, at first you think about hippies chaining themselves to trees. Nope, never done that. Then quite literally a person that hugs a tree. Nope, can’t say I have ever embraced a tree. Then I thought to myself, maybe I should. My answer went something like this, “I am enchanted by them. Can you imagine in their time what change and growth happens all around them as they stand still watching us. They are rooted as deep as they are tall. Their branches forever reaching forwards and backwards, like they are trying to grasp something just out of reach. I could lay underneath of one for hours on end and just steady the twists and curves of its armature. As beautiful as they are in their blooming season, they can be equally as creepy in the winter months. Am I a Tree-Hugger, yes, I think I am.”
I spend much of my time in the studio trying new color combinations on my subjects trying to push the boundary of what it means to be a landscape. Early works of mine tended to be very neutral using oil paints, while the more recent pieces are acrylic, vibrant, and without rules of color in nature”- Amy Windland
Crepes and Croissants
We are looking forward to another phenomenal pairing by Main Street/Sumter Street power duo, Crepes and Croissants and Wine Down! Look for the deliciousness in front of Wine Down on Main.
Carolina Hair Studios Gallery
First Thursday’s on Main at CHS Gallery November/December Exhibition Featuring Artists Keith Tolen and Tariq Mix with performances by Mario McClean & THE Dubber.
Something Special Florists and Gifts
On November 6, First Thursday On Main Street is going to be Something Special with our annual Christmas Open House! Starting at 6pm with catering by our friends at Cowboy Brazillian Steakhouse, free wine and refreshments, and SOME OF THE BEST DEALS ON MAIN STREET, Something Special is sure to be one of your favorite stops of the First Thursday festivities!
In addition to our full-service fresh floral delivery and pickup service and our reputation as Columbia’s best Wedding Specialists, we have a great retail shop where you will find:
• A full assortment of the famous Tyler Candle Company candles and accessories
• The highly-sought-after Mark Roberts collection of Fairies, Santas, and Elves
• A fabulous collection of fashion jewelry
• Fashion Handbags, Scarves and other accessories
• The always popular December Diamonds collection of ornaments
• Our quality line of Winward and Melrose ornaments and accessories
• Seasonal Home Decor
• and, of course, ready-to-go Silk Floral Arrangements, or, if your prefer, we can make custom arrangements to suit your needs.
While on Main Street, check out (and support) your local artists at Tapp’s, visit the street vendors and have a blast with the festival atmosphere on First Thursday! Watch for a press release of First Thursday fun at http://firstthursdaysonmain.com/
DON’T FORGET, TWO MONTHS FROM TODAY IS CHRISTMAS EVE! IT’S TIME TO SHOP!
Outdoors (1500 block)
Mo Betta Soul at First Thursdays
Mo Betta Soul and First Thursdays on Main, it goes together like peanut butter and jelly. So, we are putting the two together on a permanent basis.
Preach Jacobs will be DJaying along with some special guests.
Plus Food by:
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse
Crepes and Croissant
November’s signing is for “Claws” by Archibald Rutledge. “A new illustrated edition of an outdoor adventure story by South Carolina’s first poet laureate”–USC Press.
Outdoors (1400 Block)
A portable roll out bar from our bar, Rocks at Midlands, featuring our Signature moonshine cocktails and local craft beers and we also sell pizza by the slice from our new partner Pie-Zano’s Main, a NY Style pizza shop.
The Arcade open house will be in full swing. Several of the artists and businesses will be open and happy to show you what they are all about.
Cantina 76 always joins the First Thursdays on Main fun. Stop in for our FToM Special, 2 for 1 Original House Margaritas.
Stop in Main Street’s newest restaurant and enjoy the First Thursdays Bourbon Punch Special for only $5.
First Thursday Special, 2 for 1 appetizers at the bar
Tapping of the Keg
As usual, we’ll have something special tapped for the night. This month we are bringing out the Redhook Winterhook. You know you love it, so come out and make a toast to Main Street with us.
First Thursdays on Main is Columbia’s monthly art crawl and streetfest hosted by the Main Street merchants on the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 10 pm. This event showcases the revitalized Main Street community and includes our merchants from the Capital to City Hall.
You may contact Mark Plessinger by calling (803)988-1065 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also visit our website for additional info and happenings at http://www.firstthursdaysonmain.com.