Arts and Draughts Returns
Everyone’s favorite downtown event, Arts and Draughts, is back at the Columbia Museum of Art this Friday at 7 p.m. As usual, there will be music, art tours, food, games and everyone you know. This time around, the featured brewery is Goose Island so there will be tastings of 312 Urban Pale Ale as well 312 Urban Wheat Ale and Honker’s Ale on tap. But most excitingly, the guaranteed-to-please Goose Island vintage beers Matilda, Sofie and The Illinois will also be on tap. Tickets are $5 for CMA members and $8 for non-members, or you can join/renew your membership that night and get in for free.
Have a Margarita
Monday is Cinco De Mayo, so you can expect margarita and Dos Equis specials at every bar and longer-than-usual waits at Mexican restaurants. But if you’re looking for something a little different this year, check out Jake’s in Five Points, which will be hosting a Cinco De Mayo celebration that is also a fundraiser for the Columbia US Bartender’s Guild chapter and Pawmetto Lifeline. Some of Columbia’s best bartenders will be on hand to participate in a Margarita-Off. They’ll be shaking up their best margaritas for you to taste. There will also be margarita specials at the bar and a gourmet taco bar for $5. And since its part of Jake’s Yappy Hour, dogs are welcome too. Admission is a $5 donation that goes to Pawmetto Lifeline and to help pay the USBG dues for the best of the margarita shake-off participants. The event runs from 5 to 9 p.m.
Girls Pint Out Meets
Finally, a little heads up about the Girls Pint Out meeting next Wednesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. Lady beer lovers will meet at the Budweiser distribution center and learn about how beer gets from brewery to bar. There will also be a craft beer tasting, door prizes, and a blind taste test.
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage is offering 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
Columbia’s Largest Sidewalk Sale
Shop local this tax free weekend! Devine Street and Five Points are teaming up for a massive sidewalk sale featuring great in-store specials from all your favorite retailers and a Saturday art stroll. Read more hereand here!
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
New Downtown Dessert and Coffee Bar!
Tony’s Italian Eatery has teamed up with Southern Charm Sweets to bring you the highest quality dessert selection in the downtown area. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2. Find us on Facebook!
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
Tax-Free Weekend at Best Mattress
With big savings from July 31st-August 2nd, you can afford handcrafted quality. Free bed frame and pillows on any Full, Queen, or King set $599 and above! Click for locations and hours.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18:
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Real Estate Spotlight
Concord Park From the $150’s. Off 12th St. Extension. 803.419.2227. mungo.com
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WATERFORD APARTMENTS 1 & 2 BR’s available with many amenities. Prime location, and plenty of space. Live large at Waterford Apartments. Bring in our ad in Free Times for $50 off your application fee. 1340 Longcreek Dr., Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
ST. ANDREWS COMMONS APARTMENTS 1 & 2 BR’s available with many amenities. Close to everywhere YOU WANT TO BE! 1200 St. Andrews Rd., Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
GABLE HILL APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR’s available with many amenities. Surround yourself with Southern comforts at Gable Hill Apartments! Bring in our ad in Free Times for $50 off your application fee. 310 Ross Rd, Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
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