This Saturday marks the sixth Art Bar Agora, a celebration of music and art at one of Columbia’s favorite watering holes. Local artists of all kinds will be set up outside Art Bar selling their wares. There will be food by Joe Turkaly, and music on both the indoor and outdoor stages. And of course, there’s nothing like a good drink or two to get you in the mood for buying some art. Doors are at 5 p.m., and admission is $6. The outdoor artists’ market is all-ages while inside is, of course, 21 and up.
Drinkin’ and Running
The warmer weather means that you’ve likely seen lots of runners on the streets of Columbia lately, taking advantage of the sunshine and cool breezes. You may also be feeling an itch to get out there and run yourself (or maybe it’s just the pollen), but you don’t want your running getting in the way of your drinking. Luckily for you, there are pub runs! Fleet Feet Sports hosts a Pub Run every second, third, fourth and sometimes fifth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The three-mile run starts and ends at the British Bulldog Pub on Bower Parkway. All paces including walkers are welcome, and everyone can enjoy happy hour and pint night specials after the run is over. If you’re over Lexington way on Mondays, you can get your pub run on with Iron Mary’s Crossfit and Old Mill Brewpub. They meet up every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Iron Mary’s, take a three-mile run, and then end it with a beer at the conveniently located Old Mill Brewpub.
Tour de Brew
There was an old Lewis Black joke about Ireland. “Do you like to drink? Well, you should go.” The same applies to Charleston if you’re a craft beer lover. Outlander Travel and the Vino Garage have teamed up to present a Beer Journey to the Holy City, a one-day brew tour leaving from Columbia to visit some of the best Charleston breweries. The tour takes place on Saturday, April 26, departing from the Vino Garage at 8:45 a.m. From there, turistas will do a tour and tasting at Frothy Beard Brewing, Holy City Brewing, Freehouse Brewing and Westbrook Brewing. This is a great mix with a big, well-established brewery (Westbrook), a great, mid-level hangout brewery (Holy City), and two newer breweries just establishing their foothold in the city (Frothy Beard and Freehouse). The $85 admission covers your travel and a flight or pint at each of the breweries you visit. You can make your reservation by calling Andy Simmons at Outlander Travel at 318-3283.
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.
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.
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!
Trustus Theatre Presents Evil Dead, The Musical
This musical version of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films promises to serve up more humor than horror. You can read more and purchase your tickets here.
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.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18:
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Real Estate Spotlight
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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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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.
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