Friday, September 04, 2009

First Friday, the off the beaten path edition

It's Friday, and that means two things: It's the last day to enter our Knoxville Twestival giveaway (go here and enter) AND it's September First Friday!

You First Friday veterans are probably well familiar with the venues around Market Square, Gay Street and the Old City. I'd like to encourage y'all to take a look at the other side of First Friday tonight.

If you head out N. Central Ave., you'll find some First Friday gems, not the least of which is Magpies and its free samples. Every First Friday goer needs a good base for all that free booze you'll be drinking, and cupcakes are as good a base as any, if you ask me.

Head farther up N. Central until you get to the Happy Holler 'hood (you know, where Toots, Time Warp and Veg-O-Rama are). You'll find our very own B showing some of her artwork at Relix, a furniture and art thrift store located next to Veg-O-Rama. B has been hard at work adding to her collection for tonight's show, so you don't want to miss it. Plus, Relix is a very cool space. I hear there may be a fashion show going on there as well.

Where is the Metrognome? by Beth Meadows
acrylic and varnish on particle board

Take a trip over to Mechanicsville when you're done and visit 501 Arthur -- sandwich shop by day, art studio by night. If you haven't seen 501 Arthur, you're in for a treat. It's got some beautiful architectural features and some funky lighting. 501 Arthur also does a nice dinner on Friday nights through 9 p.m. if those cupcakes aren't enough for you.

Now go forth and First Friday!


Discordia said...

Someone just lied to my friend and told her the city is no longer allowing free wine to be given out as part of First Friday.

That's a lie...right? Please don't make me cry.

The Modern Gal said...

Hmm, don't know. I've always wondered how it was kosher under the alcohol laws though, so it's feasible. Guess will find out tonight?

The Modern Gal said...

That should be WE will find out tonight.

Discordia said...

Yes we will. I may end up at the hookah bar a lot earlier if not.

max said...

And don't forget 8 Shooters Studio on Central on the other side of Veg-O-Rama and check out Erin Anzalone's (sq?) photos from the Galapagos. I just had a sneak peak and it looks like a great exhibit.

Wax S. said...

What's the verdict on the wine?