Friday, November 06, 2009

The second-to-last First Friday of the year

It's First Friday for November. Can you believe how fast this year has flown by?

I heard a radio spot the other day advertising First Friday in the District in Bearden, the fancy name given to the business district over there. According to the District's website, many businesses over there will offer special deals between 5 and 8 p.m. There aren't any details, but I'm willing to bet you could find some sales at Swagger, maybe the Runners' Market, clothing boutiques and a few art galleries. One of my favorite gift spots, the Southern Market, which features many handmade goods from local artists, is also a part of the District's association.

If you're not in the mood to brave the downtown crowds, this might be worth checking out. If you do, report back here!

Now on to the downtown First Friday goings on ...

-- Abode is celebrating it's birthday, and I'm hoping there will be cake! Rita's is celebrating its birthday too, and there may not be cake, but there will be $1 small cups of Italian ice and $1 small cones of frozen custard.

-- On the second floor of the Bijou through 7 p.m. will be a reception honoring young artists from local elementary schools, and their work will be on display. Familiarize yourself with these budding artists now, since you'll probably see them back in the FF lineup a few years from now.

-- Showing at the Birdhouse are Jessie Van der Laan & Robmat Butler.

-- Downtown wine + spirits = sale. Need I say more? Get $4 off a bottle of organic chardonnay and 10 percent off regularly price wine and beer.

-- Mast General Store is hosting hubcap artist Sarah Brobst, who turns used hubcaps into art.

Here's a complete listing of participating businesses and galleries. And a map too!

4 comments:

em said...

Heads up! - On my ways to and from home this week, I've seen a pretty sweet squid or Octopus looking installation being built at Gallery 1010. Tentacles galore.

This is not related to First Friday but since MG mentioned sales, here's a heads up that the Runner's Market is having a huge anniversary sale/party on the 14th this month! Both locations! Can't wait!

Wax S. said...

Awesome post. Do this every month.

The Modern Gal said...

Thanks, Wax. I try to, but often forget to until about 5 p.m. on the day of when it occurs to me it's First Friday.

Rick Campbell said...

It is hard to remember about this last Friday. Although my teammate with whom I work over dataroom project remembered it in 2016. Lucky he.