First Friday has something for everyone
With First Friday upon us downtown has several offerings for people looking for something to do.
Paul Bronson and Mike LaBay will be performing an acoustic concert at JustGoods, 201 7th St., at 7 p.m. No admission but freewill donations are accepted.
Then J3 Project, an instrumental group located out of Rockford that plays jazz standards, original music, and interpretations of pop songs, will be performing at The Irish Rose, 519 E. State St., from 9-11 p.m. There is no cover for this show.
The JR Kortman Center for Design, 107 N. Main St., will be showcasing the exhibit, “Secret Scenes: Hidden icons in a different light”, a collection of photography by Hans Rupert. The store will be open until 9 p.m. but the bar will be open late.
Gallery 2213, 321 N. Church St., will have music provided by DJs along with Lisa Grays exhibition entitled, “Flip it and reverse it”. Event will go from 7-10 p.m. and there is no admission fee.
Wired Cafe, 414 E. State St., will have music in the Alley by Paper Airplane, acoustic guitar and vocal duo of Noel & Amy Nickle. Music will go from 6-8 p.m. The kitchen at Wired will be open until 7:30 p.m.
Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St., will have music by New New England, Bloom & Pink Beam. The loft will feature art by Alison Weust using disciplines of print such as serigraphy and etching, and technical pen illustrations on paper. No cover before 9 p.m.
Mary’s Place, 602 N. Madison, will have music by local band, The Sensations, at 9:30 p.m.
317 Studio & Gallery, 317 Market St., will have Open Studio Night where you choose your canvas design and canvas size. Choose from a variety of small canvas sizes. Prices include paint, brushes, step-by-step instructions, and an artist on site to help out if you get stuck. Goes from 5-8 p.m., the last painters will be seated at 6:30 p.m. Prices vary.
Sienna’s Kitchen, 223 E. State St., will have music provided by the Talented Sisters of Emerald Wind, with Emily on the flute, and Mary Kathleen on the harp. Music will go from 6-8 p.m. and there is no admission.