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First Friday

January 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

First Friday State College



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.

Drum Circle and Art Activity at the Woskob Family Gallery

5:00-7:00 pm

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Stop in and unwind at the Woskob Family Gallery with a drum circle, art activity, and refreshments during First Friday!

Dance Workout Class at The Central PA Dance Workshop

6:00-7:00 pm

Join Central PA Dance Workshop to get a jump on your New Year’s Resolutions with a Dance Workout Class!

A fun, upbeat class filled with cardio, strength, and flexibility training! Meant for all ages and levels of fitness to start their new year off healthy and active!

Part of Downtown State College’s First Friday, the class will be held on Friday, January 3 from 6:00-7:00 at the CPDW Studio on Fraser St.

Class is $15 – $10/students – $8/Current CPDW Students
Please plan to dance in bare feet, socks, or dance shoes

Artist WORKS Opening at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

5:00-8:00 pm

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Come on down to see the ArtistWORKS show! At the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown & Annex. We will have a soft opening Friday, January 3, from 5–8pm and an artist reception, Friday, January 10, from 5–8pm.

We have a great line-up of artists — Joe Beddall, Linda Hale, Robert Placky, Terri Raines, Michele Randall, Lynn Anne Verbeck, Adrienne Waterston, Erin Welsh — so be sure to stop in and see what we are up to, buy some art and chat to the artists.

Artist of the Month and Live Music at Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe

5:00-9:00 pm

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Enjoy Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe‘s Artist of the Month during First Friday. This month they feature Jane Cook and musical guest Hannah Bingman from 5-9 pm!

First Friday at Appalachian Outdoors

5:00-8:00 pm

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First Friday at Appalachian Outdoors is always a blast! Enjoy refreshments and kids activities from KidTech!



January 3
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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