Friday, December 04, 2009

O First Friday, O First Friday

It's that time again, kids. I hear there may be some snow in our future. Wouldn't it be awesome if it snowed in time for today's First Friday events? But just in case there isn't, there's still the annual Christmas Parade that kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Gay Street to get you into the holiday spirit.

I'm so pleased to announce that our very own B will be kicking off her own show, A jaunt through Knoxville, at La Costa tonight. She's showing many small screenprints that would make fabulous Christmas gifts (hint hint). If you stop at the bar while you're there, ask for the 'artist's special.' $2 Negra Modelos and Coronas and $4 glasses of Santa Rita 120 Sav Blanc and Snoqualmie Organic Merlot. If you can't make it to catch B's work today, you're in luck because it will be up all month.

And since you'll be out at La Costa tonight, check out these other fine First Friday offerings while you're out:

-- I'll Have What She's Having! at Lox Salon in the Old City. This is a photography show that's really a party. The artists are savvyKAT and Action Jackson and the music is by DJ Whorse (formerly DJ brothersteve). PBR and possibly spiced cider. Anyone who's ever been to Sassy Ann's knows PBR and dancing to great music is the perfect recipe for warmth.

-- Lonely House by Erin Pischke at the Birdhouse in Fourth and Gill. Erin spent two years living in Guatemala and adopting Guatemalan culture. She's created a video installation based on her time there. I love how she describes the installation ... 'The videos are Martha Rosler-esque in their simplicity, but are bilingual in their silence and cross-cultural in their imagery.'

-- Apophenia and the Great Escape by Karley Sullivan at 121 S. Gay St. Karley recalls her methods of escape while growing up in Knoxville in a series of paintings. There will be music and boxed wine too!

-- The Holiday Extravaganza at the Emporium (Friday and Saturday). Affordable crafts and handmade gifts by local artists are available for purchase. There will also be art, music and dance.

I hope your First Fridaying is merry and bright!


ck said...

In an another Wigshop artistic connection Mrs. Lo will be showing at the Emporium show.

And Organicism Farms let me know that there will be a special holiday Farmer's Market on Saturday with lots of good stuff.

B said...

yay! i'm so excited.

I think Magpies is also having a tasting. Make sure you get there closer to 5 than 7. They usually run out fast.

The Modern Gal said...

Oh shoot, I knew I forgot some things. Yes, kick your night off with free cupcakes and go see Mrs. Lo at the Emporium too!

B said...

There's also the Handmade Trunk Show in between Yee Haw and DT Wine and Spirits on Gay Street. And Morelock Music will be open a couple of doors down. I haven't been in yet. Seems like a good night to do so.

Organized Play said...

And while you're on Gay St, stop by for some locally sourced milk and cookies! We're showing local stencil artist Strong Medicine Stencils at Organized Play which is at Cumberland + Gay.

Anonymous said...

the excitement isn't over... today on sutherland, there is an art show, live music and FREE food at Mighty Mud until 6...even a set up for cheesy holiday portraits (bring your pets!)

---the pol's artsy neighbor