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First Friday June

June 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

First Friday State College


event-logo-musicThis month First Friday coincides with the first day of Happy Valley Music Fest! Get your ticket now to see Spider Kelley, SIRSY, Velveeta and the Spin Doctors on the Garner Stages on Friday night.  Twelve more bands will be playing on Saturday.  Visit www.HappyValleyMusicFest.com for details.

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Pop Up Event with The Branch and the Vine

Calder ways own Pop-up Event inside and in front of The Branch and The Vine, Avant Garden, and Funky Trunk from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Featuring vendors from The Original Pop-up Ave such as Contempo Jewelry, Homegrown Flavor Company, and Still not a Hippie, as well as some brand new vendors of their own.


Wine at Harper’s

Harper’s will be having some tasty wine samples!


Coffee Tasting at Saint’s Cafe

Saint’s Cafe is having a cold brew coffee, iced tea and iced chai tea tasting from 5 – 7 p.m.


Gallery Opening at Webster’s

WebstersWebster’s will be having the Gallery Opening of Corrine Webster for First Friday!





Teacup Succulent Workshop at the Makery

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Join us for a super-fun First Friday Teacup Succulent Workshop at The Makery from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.! Enjoy elegant adult refreshments while learning the basics of succulent planting, with a variety of teacups or small cups and succulents to choose from, as well as tips you will need to help your succulent thrive. The Makery will also be having an open studio from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Stop by!


Mid Century Memories Panel Discussion

Schlow LogoAs part of their 60th Anniversary celebration, the Schlow library will host a panel discussion from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Downsbrough Community Room. Katie O’Toole, president of the Centre County Historical Society, moderates a panel of longtime State College residents, including Lee Stout, Galen Dreibelbis, Timmy Weinstein Shanahan, and Linda Chambers Domin. The panel will discuss life in State College when Schlow Memorial Library opened in 1957.


Denise Kaminsky

Local author Denise Kaminsky will be at Old State Clothing!



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Serhii Karpenko Art Exhibit

14_bThe Expect More Store presents the work of local artist Serhii Karpenko during First Friday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m! Stop by to view his original bas-relief wood carvings and enjoy cheeses, wine, and beer. http://artinwood.info/




A Letter Edged in Black 6: We’re Finally On Our Own Art Exhibit

Woskob GalleryThe Woskob Family Gallery is featuring the artist, Pete Schulte, in his ongoing series, A Letter Edged in Black.





Otherworldly Landscapes Exhibit

Using only recycled materials in her artwork, local artist Jami Joelle Nielsen debuts her science-fiction themed collage art series “Otherworldly Landscapes” at Schlow Library’s Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery. On display for the month of June, the opening reception will be held coinciding with First Fridays on June 2nd, from 4:30-5:30 in Schlow Library’s Gallery and Community Room B. Art exhibit is available for viewing only during the days/hours that Schlow Library is open. A portion of art sales will be donated to Schlow Library. Family friendly and inclusive event.


Stratified Exhibit

The Art Alliance Gallery will host their opening reception of the exhibit, Stratified, from 7:00 – 9:00.  Seven contemporary artists explore the ways in which layering and pentimenti processes can be used to create complex, beautiful things. Ranging in media, style, and concept, these works use painterly techniques, printmaking, collage, found and collected objects, and photo-transfer to depict depth born from the process of repeated application.


Olga Katova Exhibit

The Douglas Albert Gallery will be featuring “vibrant, bucolic landscape acrylic pieces on canvas by Russian-born Toronto-based artist Olga Katova”.


Helen Maser

Helen Maser’s artwork will be on display in the lobby of the State Theatre. She will also host a small reception from 5 – 7 p.m.


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Lowjack Lite

Lowjack Lite - WoskobEnjoy refreshments and live music by local band, Lowjack Lite at the Woskob Family Gallery from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Afterwards stay for the Penn State Theatre performance of Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine starting at 7:30 p.m. tickets are $25 for the performance.




Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine

Penn State Theatre presents Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine at the Penn State Downtown Theatre Centre starting at 7:30 p.m. In this play by the Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, an Upper West Side dinner party invitation brings an unlikely assortment of people together, spawning an explosive debate on Americans and race.  Tickets are $25.



Troubadork will be playing live music outside Old State Clothing!


Danny Brumbaugh

Danny Brumbaugh will be playing music under the State Theatre marquee from 4 – 6 p.m.


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Happy Hour at The Branch and the Vine

$4.00 Glasses of Wine!


Discount Posters at Uncle Eli’s

Get any poster for 15% off from 5 p.m. – close!


BOGO offer at McLanahan’s

Buy one, get one free for all cafe items at McLanahan’s Downtown Market on Allen St.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Giveaway at Jersey Mike’s

Jersey Mike’s will be giving away 4.5 oz decadent chocolate chip cookies with the purchase of any sub if you mention First Friday!



June 2, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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100 E. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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