This year’s tax-free holiday will run Fri., Aug. 5-Sun., Aug. 7. Don’t forget, many school essentials are exempt from the state’s 6% sales tax(even when bought online). The Devine district is also hosting its annual Summer Sidewalk Sale, including sales running between 20-75% off.
Whether you’re refreshing your pencil pouches, showing some teacher appreciation, or snagging a few new outfits — that goes for you too, Mom + Dad — we have a round-up of local boutique suggestions in the Devine District.
Just the Thing sells apparel, accessories, and gifts for any occasion. Pro tip: It’s currently offering a 60% off sale and if you tag #IFoundJustTheThing on social media, you can receive up to 10% off.
Your skin is just as important as a new outfit, so pop into Pout!. This local boutique is offering 30-70% off of select cosmetics + skincare products. Cough, cough — this would make a great teacher gift.
First Thursday on Main | Thurs., Aug. 4 | 6-10 p.m. | Main Street District | Free | This event features a mix of local restaurants, events + entertainment open late with complimentary shuttle services.
Free First Thursday at CMA | Thurs., Aug. 4 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. | Free | Admission is free, thanks to Dominion Energy. 🖼️
Brew at the Zoo | Fri., Aug. 5 | 7-9:30 p.m. | Riverbanks Zoo and Garden | $60+ | Sample craft beer, ciders, and local brews while you enjoy live entertainment and animal encounters. 🍻
Nashville Nights | Fri., Aug. 5 | 6 p.m. | Steel Hands Brewing, 2350 Foreman St. | Free | Johnny + Heidi Bulford will be performing on the outdoor stage in the beer garden.
Be on the lookout for the new Soda City Pinball Leaguecoming this fall. Chubby’s Burgers and Brewhouse(420 McNulty St.) will be hosting the league + all skill levels are encouraged to join. Anyone interested in the team can sign up here. ☄️
Mark your calendarsfor the 153rd South Carolina State Fair. From Oct. 12-23, experience the annual tradition of rides, entertainment, competitions, and (most importantly)food. Temporary employment applications are being accepted for the 12-day event, offering opportunities like VIP parking, employee breakfast + free admission passes. 🎡
Construction is currently underway for a new Taco Bell restaurant coming to Lexington. The new location will be welcomed by a number of other fast-food establishments on the 1000 block of South Lake Dr., like Wendy’s + Bojangles. The restaurant is now accepting applications for future employees. (The State)
Curiosity Coffee Bar’s new Nitro Cold Brew cansare now available at Art Bar. The bar offers activities like karaoke, comedy + live performances, so the ready-to-drink cold brew is the perfect pick-me-up to get your night started.
The 16th annual 2022 Black Bass World Fishing Championship will take place Oct. 18-22 on Lake Murray.Bass boat captains can volunteer to drive the anglers of the USA Bass Team to their requested fishing locations on the lake. See more information on how to participate here.
Carolina Ale House (277 Columbiana Dr.) is teaming up with Budweiser for the month of August to raise money for Folds of Honor. The nonprofit organization provides scholarships to family members of fallen or disabled US service members. 🇺🇲
Kiki’s Chicken and Wafflesinvites you to help celebrate its 10 year anniversary. The celebration will be held at Suite Sixty (9221 Two Notch Rd.) on Fri., Aug. 19 with live music by the Finesse Band. Delicious food + a cash bar will be available for attendees. Tickets start at $40. 🧇
Cola Town Bike Collective is extending a wheelie good volunteer opportunity. The local bicycle nonprofit is looking for groups to regularly check on its bike repair stands to make sure they’re in good condition. Check here to see the bike stand locations across the city + more information. 🚲
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The grand opening that lasts all week
The Flying Biscuit Café’s grand opening. | Photo provided by the Five Points Association
In case you missed it — the Flying Biscuit Café(936 Harden St.) hosted its grand opening on Monday and will be offering specials all week to celebrate, all for $5.
🍳 Wed., Aug. 3: Order The High Flyer — two pieces of chicken sausage, two eggs, a breakfast side, a pancake, and a biscuit.
🍳Thurs., Aug. 4: Order the Egg-Stravaganza — one piece of chicken sausage, two strips of bacon, two eggs, a breakfast side, French toast, and a biscuit.
🍳Fri., Aug. 5: Order the Shrimp + Grits Entrée — Blackened shrimp over grits, red peppers, and tomato sauce, garnished with fresh basil. Pro Tip: Blake Weinbach will be
playing live music on Friday evening from 6-8:30 p.m.
The celebrations carry over into next week as the new restaurant hosts two giveaways for the first 100 customers. Visitors will receive a Flying Biscuit T-shirt on Mon., Aug. 8 and a Flying Biscuit Travel Mug on Tues., Aug. 9.
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Editor’s pick: If you work up an appetite while shopping on Devine this weekend, head to Cantina 76 (2901 Devine St.). Enjoy $3 Coronas all day on Friday, half off original house margaritas on Saturday, and $4 mimosas on Sunday.
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