The latest First Friday event, a monthly cultural walkabout that's become a mainstay of the arts and culture scene in downtown Sarnia, is once again just on the horizon.
Coming Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, First Friday has a cornucopia of things to do and see, say organizers.
Events and attractions include:
At Ups N' Downs (226 Front St. N.): Art Hratchen, Bill Eldridge and Jeff Getty performing.
At Limbo Lunch Lounge and Martini House (196 Christina St. N.): Braun Halo, a three piece acoustic band featuring Brian Hall and Friends.
At Stardust Book Lounge (190 Christina St. N.): A live performance by Nic Swales, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (there will be food).
At the Story (179 Christina St. N.): Showings of the documentary film "Shop 'Til You Drop: The Crisis of Consumerism" (including interactive ironic installation). 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
At the Imperial Theatre: "Tis the Season," a display of original miniatures for giving or keeping (each $45 including tax–cash and carry). From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
At Trinity Lounge (146 Christina St. N.): S.A.R.C.A.S.M. (Sarnia Artist Run Collective of Art Science and Music) presents Darryn Doull Untitled (A Baker's Dozen) & Open Studio. Come check out the Sarcasm space and find out what's coming up next. Don't miss your second chance to experience Doull's installation.
At Cheeky Monkey (130 Christina St. N.): Singer-songwriter Dave Russell feels most at home in the warm embrace of an acoustic guitar with a song in his heart. Accomplished, multi-faced artist Jessie Rabbitt presents a varied selection of her smaller pieces, perfect for holiday gift-giving. Meet and greet on Thursday, Dec. 2–1:30 to 4 p.m.
At Lawrence House Centre for the Arts (127 Christina St. S.): Sarnia Artist's Workshop Holiday Show & Sale. Unique, original gifts available from our local artists. Musical guest Jerry Prouty. Canned donations for the Salvation Army appreciated. Please bring an unwrapped gift for children to be donated to the toy drive St. Clair Children's Services.
At Artopia (136 Christina St. N.): Paintings by Peg Kivi (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Playing lute; Evan Plommer.
At Susan Keristjansson Gallery (186 1/2 Christina St. N.): First annual holiday show and sale. Featuring original art work from local and international artists. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Sale runs to Jan. 23, 2011).
At the Urban Nature Centre (184 Christina St. N.): Nature's Gift Shop, natural gift ideas for the holiday, including gift baskets, birdhouses, cards, local artwork and more.
At Blackwater Coffee and Tea Co. (170 Christina St. N.): Experience the upbeat charm of Sarnia's own Kesenia Parent, live 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
At Gallery Lambton Main Gallery (160 Christina St. N.): Winter Artwalk @ Gallery Lambton. Come check out what's going on at your gallery this weekend! Children's activities include painting, card making, and screen printing. We will keep the fun going all weekend, so come on by Friday evening and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for ArtWalk activities and Family Drop-in on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
At Gallery Lambton Sadie Knowles Gallery: Up Close and Personal IV: Gallery Talk/Q&A with curator Lisa Daniels. Offering a "tip of the iceberg" look at the depth and breadth of Gallery Lambton's permanent collection. From works by members of the Group of Seven and their contemporaries to Painters 11 as well as local and regional artists.