If you don’t know this by now, you should: the place to be the first Thursday of the month is on Main Street. The events tonight include: FOM Series presents “Martha Epps: A Retrospective”; “Explorations in Memory: Works by Claudia Wilburn” at S&S Art Supply; “Passionate Compassion” at Anastasia & Friends; a showcase by art educators at Tapp’s Art Center; the work of Kristyn Larsen at Wine Down on Main; and Reel2Real Productions’ studio opening at Arcade Mall. For more, visit www.firstthursdaysonmain.com.
“The Motherf**ker With the Hat” opens at Trustus Theatre. The production follows a low-level drug dealer as he tries to navigate life after being paroled. Only his drug-addicted love is spending time with a dude who wears a hat. And every person who wears a hat to Trustus on opening night will be eligible to win eight tickets to Trustus’ main stage show. The theater will be taking pictures and posting to Facebook for “likes.” There are prizes for second and third place, too. The show runs through Feb. 23. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Trustus is at 520 Lady St. $15-$22; www.trustus.org or (803) 254-9732
The Devine Street Sidewalk Sale will be held from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Most of the Devine Street merchants will have reduced items, some as much as 75 percent off. For more, visit www.devinestreetcolumbiasc.com.