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September 24th, 2014
First Thursdays on Main: October 2nd, 2014 on Main Street Columbia SC 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
EXPANDED! From State House past City Hall (1200-1800 blocks of Main Street)
• Bourbon- First Thursdays Bourbon Punch Special
• Oak Table- 2 for 1 appetizer Special
• The Whig- Tapping of the Special Keg
• First Citizens Café- Preview of Pages by Laurie McIntosh
• The Arcade- Open House
• Cantina 76- 2 for 1 Original House Margaritas
• Nest- Book Signing, Featured Cocktail
• Sheraton- Rooftop Lounge
• Marriott Plaza (Outdoors)- Rocks at Midlands
Pie-Zano’s Main Pizza
• Drip on Main (Outdoors)- The Next Door Drummers will be playing on and around the Columbia’s newest public art installation (provided by One Columbia).
• Frame of Mind- Inked, A Graphic Novel affair featuring Sanford Greene and Mark Poole
• Wine Down on Main- Meanderings by Jessica Ream
• Anastasia & Friends- Sense of Self by various artists
• Something Special Florists- Fall Open House with 25% off storewide
• Carolina Hair Studios- Frank Heflin, John Starino and The Girl from Nowhere (Camille Clifton), performance by King Amin
• Hampton Street Vineyard- First Thursdays Drink Special
• Outdoors- Mo Betta Soul featuring performances by DJ Preach Jacobs, The Abbey Elmore Band, and the Secret B-Sides
Palmetto y Luna Arts in Motion, creating a Mayan Pyramid
Sweat –Spin fitness display
Crepes and Croissants pairs with Wine Down on Main
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse Outdoor service .
• Tapp’s Art Center- Meat me at Tapp’s – A Happiness Bomb Art Show Rummage Sale
• Mast General- Performance by Bennett and Coolidge
• Paradise Ice- Unveiling of the new cookie sandwich
• Michael’s Café-
• Good Life Café-
• Cigar Box on Main
• Grapes and Gallery- Preview of the Sacred & Profane exhibit by Matt Mattox
• One Columbia- Open House
• The Gallery at City Hall- Faculty Art Exhibit- Columbia College and Benedict College
• Villa Tronco- Palmetto Opera Night
• Main Street United Methodist Church- USC Choral Concert featuring USC Concert Choir and the University Singers
Main Street United Methodist Church
We will be hosting a USC Choral concert featuring both the USC Concert Choir and the University Singers. The concert will begin @ 7:30 pm and is free to the public. We anticipate 140 performers and 300+ in attendance.
The Gallery at City Hall
The Gallery at City Hall will be open featuring an exhibit of collected works by faculty members from Columbia College and Benedict College including Stephen Nevitt, Gina Moore, Tyrone Geter, Mary Bentz Gilkerson, Mary Carlisle, Wendell Brown, Jacqueline Adams, Brian Rego, Amanda Ladymon and Ute Wachsmann-Linnan. City Hall is located at 1737 Main Street, on the corner of Main and Laurel Streets.
Tapp’s Art Center
Meat Me at Tapp’s
Join us for a Fancy @$$ Happiness Bomb Art Show Rummage Sale. Featuring a Rock’n’Roll BBQ Puppet Dinner Theater presenting George Orwell’s, “Hungry Times at Animal Farms”, perfectly stupidified by Happiness Bomb!
Bennett and Coolidge
Performance by Steve Bennett and Tom Coolidge.
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
First Thursday, October 2nd: Preview of the Sacred & Profane art show. Paint Your Pet in the painting studio. Interested painters should sign up at grapesandgallery.com and email a picture of their pet to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sacred & Profane Art Show: October 10-11th featuring art by Matt Mattox. Grapes & Gallery is proud to host Mattox’s first show in Columbia, SC. The Sacred & Profane show features paintings on custom built wood panels using acrylic, ink, enamel, and epoxy. Also, Mattox is debuting a jewelry line which combines semiprecious stones and cultivated antlers.
Mattox, a Columbia native, has shown his art across the United States, including Los Angeles, CA, West Palm Beach and Sarasota, FL. His work has also been featured on Extreme Makeover Home Edition. He is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
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
The Next Door Drummers will be smacking the propane tanks creating music on the newest piece of public art in the City of Columbia.
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
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
Sense of Self
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and this month I’ve teamed up with Al Black, Bonnie Goldberg and other visual and performing artists to bring you a show called, “A Sense of Self.”
“A Sense of Self” is a three-part series that will be a combination of visual works created by female artists who will exhibit art that empowers and exemplifies the strengths and vulnerabilities of women and performance art by poets and singer/songwriters in response to the topic.
This show is in response to Domestic Violence Awareness month, but is not specifically about domestic violence. It’s about women who have experienced tremendous, difficult times in their lives and, rather than becoming victimized by their experience, they have become stronger, wiser and more empowered.
Our opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 2nd, from 6pm to 9pm, as a part of the First Thursday on Main Street art crawl and will feature an exhibition of paintings, sculpture, audio visual and mixed media created by 11 female artists with performance of new, original works by three female poets and three female singer/songwriters.
The second part of the series will take place on Tuesday, October 14th, from 6pm to 8pm, with performance of original works related to the topic by three male poets and three males singer/songwriters.
The closing reception for the series will fall on October 28th, from 6pm to 8pm, and will feature a combination of 6 male and female poets and singer/songwriters who will create new pieces based on their response to the exhibited art being shown.
The visual artists who will create new work for the exhibition are Michaela Pilar Brown, Anastasia Chernoff, Bonnie Goldberg, Molly Harrell, Mana Hewitt, Heidi Darr-Hope, Dawn Hunter, Lee Ann Kornegay, Laurie McIntosh, Virginia Scotchie and Kirkland Smith.
The poets and singer/songwriters who will perform throughout the month are Ron Baxter, Al Black, Debra Daniel, Mason Diction, Pretty Feet (Alexander Madison Hoffman), Hope, Anna Howard, Katera, Susanne Klapper, Ed Madden, Mario McClean, Deb McQueen, Jerlean Noble, John Scollon, Tammaka Staley, Cassie Premo Steele, Tabu, Kendal Turner, Tonya Tyner and Rev. Marv Ward.
Big thanks for the generosity of Maria Kennedy Mungo of Villa Maria’s Kitchen, our beloved #palmettofoodie, for creating the delicious food for our opening reception.
“A Sense of Self” will run from October 2nd through October 31st. Anastasia & Friends art gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm and located at 1534 Main Street in Columbia, in the front of the Free Times’ building, across the street from the Columbia Museum of Art. For more information, contact Anastasia Chernoff at 803 665 6902 or via email at email@example.com.
Wine Down on Main
Meanderings by Jessica Ream
All are invited to the opening of Meanderings. This latest collection of work was created with a spirit of exploration as its foundation and curiosity as its navigator. My travels lead me through repetitive mundanity, to the enigma that is memory and perspective and onward in search of a freedom that only honest questioning can produce.
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 Photography Exhibition Featuring Artist Camille Clifton, John M. Starino and Frank Heflin with performances by King Amin.
Something Special Florists and Gifts
Something Special will be hosting a holiday Open House with a 25% off storewide sale.
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 bringing musical acts:
the Secret B-Sides (Asheville, NC) a funk-soul infused live band celebrating their latest release “Welcome to Soul City”.
Check out their music: http://supersolarrecords.com/album/welcome-to-soul-city
Also performing: Abbey Elmore Band (Spartanburg, SC) led by 14-year-old singer songwriter Abbey Elmore with her latest video “Us Undaunted”.
Palmetto y Luna
Come and help us build the Mayan Pyramid! Learn about Mayan culture and its traditions. Choose a Mayan glyph to represent you -or create your own glyph with Mayan signs!, and color it in whatever combination of colors you want. Then place it on the pyramid to help us build it square by square. Also witness a painter creating a Mayan warrior on site!
Plus Food by:
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse
Crepes and Croissant
Rachel Haynie signing “First You Explore” and Mark-Sibley Jones signing “By the Red Glare,” a fall cocktail, and Wurst Wagen.
Outdoors (1400 Block)
A portable roll out bar from the Marriott 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.
Drip on Main and One Columbia will have the Next Door Drummers playing on the newest public art piece to hit Main Street.
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
First Citizens Cafe
Pages by Laurie McIntosh
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.