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August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Relax. Play. Shop. Stay.
Experience the cool vibe of downtown State College during our monthly First Friday events. A casual atmosphere features art, people-watching, mingling with friends, shopping, and dining at the diverse and delectable State College restaurants. First Friday goers will experience after-hours access to galleries and shops, free bites and beverages, live music and entertainment, retail and restaurant specials, and more. And there’s free parking in the Pugh, Fraser and Beaver garages with validations from participating merchants. Visit FirstFridayStateCollege.com for all the details.
Eric Ian Farmer on MLK Plaza Stage
We are excited to announce Eric Ian Farmer will perform at the MLK Plaza off of Fraser Street (if weather does not cooperate, then The Tavern Restaurant Patio) for August First Friday from 5-8!
Woskob Family Gallery
Novice bookmakers of all ages are welcome for this creative workshop at the Woskob Family Gallery! Walk-ins are welcome!
Enjoy the Latin, Funk, and Jazz sounds of ROTEC4 live at Saint’s Cafe from 6-8pm on First Friday!
Kish Bank’s The Expect More Store
Come down and enjoy local artist David Charriere’s original artwork while snacking on some cheese, wine and beer at The Expect More Store, this First Friday from 5:30-7:30pm!
Belly Dancing at Kaarma Indian Cuisine Redefined
Experience Kaarma Indian Cuisine Redefined‘s live Belly Dance performance while enjoying a meal this First Friday from 7:30-9pm!
Book Signing by Nichola Gutgold at Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe
Come join Nichola Gutgold at Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe this upcoming First Friday and help celebrate the publication of Nichola’s latest book and first mystery/thriller, Just Like You. Nichola will be reading from her newest publication as well as signing as copies from 5:30-7pm!
Indigo Dying Party at The Makery
Fold it, clamp it, dye it! We encourage you to come to this open studio space to create your own dyed wall hangings or kitchen towels. Or, up-cycle an old favorite. All materials supplied. Instructions on Shibori dyeing included. These colors are perfect for your Penn State parties.
Opening Reception- Photo Exhibit at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown
“Scooter in the Sticks” is an exhibition of photographs reflecting experiences, discoveries and revelations while riding a Vespa scooter. Those interested in the central Pennsylvania landscape will appreciate the images. And for those who ride, or dream of riding a motorcycle or scooter, the show will add fuel to those fires.
Riding can be more than a recreational activity. For photographer Steve Williams, it has opened a door for greater appreciation of the world around him through a simple, quiet, moving meditation on two wheels.
R.A.M. Squad Performance at the corner of Beaver & Fraser Street
5-8 pm at Appalachian Outdoors
Come and enjoy R.A.M. Squad’s performance at the corner of Beaver & Fraser street this First Friday!
FIRST FRIDAY Advanced Yoga with Live Music!
Join Lila founder, Erica Kaufman, as she plays with divine energy through advanced asanas and LIVE MUSIC featuring guest musician, Rashmit Arora. Hailing from Mumbai, he is a junior majoring in environmental economics. Influenced by the likes of Gregory Alan Isakov and Kings of Convenience, his melodic and lyrical melancholy rings true. This class is suitable for intermediate to advanced practitioners. Previous experience with yoga is highly recommended. $5 music donation appreciated.