It came rushing at us like a freight train and it’s here, 2014. You might think the celebrations are over, but they are just continuing, although perhaps at a slower pace as we settle into the coldest part of winter.

Jan 2First Thursday on Main might be a little chilly but the lights should still be up on the trees for a festive atmosphere.

Jan 4 – Come celebrate the two year anniversary of Sun Spirit Yoga Wellness with free classes all day ranging from all levels of yoga to color therapy and smoothie making.

Jan 5 Annie Leibovitz Pilgrimage Tour & Tasting at the Columbia Museum of Art, 6 p.m., $65 for nonmembers.

Jan 9Columbia Restaurant Week stretches through until the 19th. Make sure to head out and try a few new places that you’ve never gone to!

Jan 11 – Learn about the exquisite side of life with a beer and cheese pairing class with Girls Pint Out at the Flying Saucer, 1-3 p.m., $10-15ish.

Jan  18 – The World Beer Festival will be rocking the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center through two sessions featuring over a hundred different types of beers, $40.

Jan 31 – Learn how to whip up some of your favorite Chinese dishes at a Charleston Cooks! class to celebrate the Chinese New Year! 6:30 p.m., $60.

Know of any upcoming food or drink events in Columbia? Let me know and I’ll get them on the calendar!