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First Friday December
December 1, 2017 @ 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.
Join us along with for this special First Friday and celebrate the great taste of the Pennsylvania Tuxedo. Big Spring Spirits and Mount NitaNee Kombucha will be sampling at the event. Kid Tech will be in store for a fun activity for kids and kids at heart! A $10.00 donation gets you a Woolrich Pint Glass, benefits the Centre County Youth Service Bureau.
Don’t miss our annual Holiday Open House! Enjoy 20% off ALL products, tools, and gift sets. Choose a Looks Gift Card Experience from our Tree for yours! Purchase a Gift Card and get a chance to win an ADDITIONAL 10%, 15% OR 20% off your total product purchase!
Support the Local Food Bank. Bring an item(s) from the current NEEDS list (see here) and receive a $10 Looks Gift Certificate (one per person). All Brow Waxes are $10 (an $18 value) and 100% will be donated to the State College Food Bank! Revive Modern Massage will be set up and performing complimentary chair massages on our guests! Complimentary door prizes from the Swag Wagon every 30 minutes. Holiday snacks, refreshments, and cheer!
Old State Clothing Co.
Book Signing by Denise Kaminsky, author of the Nittany Lion Books; Also, Kevin Reilly artist of “Impressions of Happy Valley” will be in the store; light refreshments will be served.
Join us for a Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshop from 6-8 p.m.
The Central Pennsylvania Dance Workshop will be holding a Broadway Dance Workshop from 6:00-7:30 PM at their studio at 101 S. Fraser St. Adults and Children of all ages and skill levels are invited to learn choreography by the legendary Bob Fosse and from Michael Bennett’s ‘A Chorus Line’. Participation in the workshop will be $15/person or $10/Students and $8/current CPDW students. Don’t want to dance but still want to watch? Observers are welcome! Participants asked to wear dance shoes or socks – no street shoes, please!
Jon Vickers Jones will be joining us to read Christmas stories from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Visit the Woskob Family Gallery for two special events First Friday: an art-making workshop, Pretty Ugly Portraits, and a pop-up sale of ceramics by Penn State’s Clay Club.
Throughout the evening, the Penn State Clay Club will have a sale of hand-made pottery made by undergraduate, post-bach, and graduate students studying ceramics.
Inspired by themes from the current exhibition “Homecoming” by Rebecca Morgan, participants in Pretty Ugly Portraits will get the opportunity to think about questions of beauty and identity by creating unique portraits using collage. Share your thoughts on stereotypes, appearance, and identity with the community by adding to our collaborative wall.
The Expect More Store
The Expect More Store presents the work of local artist Lindsey Swigart during First Friday! Stop by to view her original pencil portraits, listen to live music by local musician John White, and enjoy cheeses, wine, and beer from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Art Alliance Gallery
Come see In the Palm of Your Hand II, a small art and maker/craft show.
Betsey Rodgers Allen Gallery at Schlow Library
Scraps and Skeins, Sculptural textiles starts on December 1st and runs until the 29th!
Dancers from PASCP will be performing pieces from the Nutcracker in store windows across the downtown. See the ballerina dolls come to life at Growing Tree Toys, Kitchen Kaboodle, Woodring’s Floral and Appalachian Outdoors from 5-7 p.m.
“Clef Hangers” from Mount Nittany Middle School will be traveling around town spreading the holiday sprint, singing Christmas carols!
Stop by Harper’s for their Abaton Trunk Show. Mark your calendar and come to shop!