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First Friday February 2020 – Music, Art & More

February 7 @ 7:00 am - February 8 @ 7:00 am

First Friday November, southside arts district

Beat your winter blues and join us this First Friday February for an evening of art, music and delicious food! Stop by the BANANA FACTORY for their First Friday Wine’d Down and make an embroidered felt coffee koozie with artist Katrina Heebner, or take in the sounds of folk legends Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van Wyk at 8pm at GODFREY DANIELS. Don’t forget to grab your copy of the FIRST FRIDAY FEBRUARY SCAVENGER HUNT at DOMACI or the BANANA FACTORY for your chance to win $100 Downtown Dollars!

And while on the hunt enjoy our evening specials, live music and art exhibit openings! Happy First Friday and early Valentine’s Day!

First Friday Music Line Up:

5pm-6:30pm – EZ Money – (20 W. 4th St) – Live Music from Pandora’s Shoebox

6pm–8pm – Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub – (4th & New Streets) – Live Music from rock musician Brian Kibler

7:30pm – Wind Creek Bethlehem / Molten Lounge – (77 Wind Creek Boulevard) – 2000 High School Reunion Friday! Party like it’s 2000 with live music and drink specials with DJ Tom Taylor! Continue to celebrate with Lima Bean Riot at 9:45pm!

8pm – Godfrey Daniels – (7 E. 4th St) – Performance from Folk Musician Veteran’s Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van Wyk

9pm – 12am – SouthSide 313 Bar & Grille – (313 E. 3rd St) – Live Music from Jerry Garcia Tribute Band – Keystone

10pm – 1:30am – The Funhouse – (5 E 4th St) – Jordan Ramirez & The TRiBE hits the Funhouse at 10pm


First Friday Art Scene:

Banana Factory – (25 W 3rd Street) –

  • FREE Kid’s Craft: Shadow Puppets Inspired by the art of Kara walker with Teaching Artist Kristin Baxter, from 6pm – 9pm in the Visual Arts Classroom
  • Artist Talk & Gallery Tour with Lori Remmel at 6:30pm in the Banko Gallery
  • Hot Glass Demonstration at 7pm in the Hot Glass Studio
  • FREE Kid Art Scavenger Hunt from 6pm – 8pm in the Visual Arts Classroom. Kids who turn in their completed scavenger hunts to the front desk win a special prize!
  • First Friday Wine’d Down: Embroidered Felt Coffee Koozie w/ Katrina Heebner from 6:30pm-9pm
    • Learn how to make a unique felted coffee koozie for your winter beverages! A voucher for a glass of wine or beer will be provided, along with all the materials needed for your koozie! Must be 21 or older to participate! $40 Non-members / $36 ArtsQuest Members

Creative Sampler:

During our First Friday February we are offering several stations throughout the Banana Factory where guests can observe and explore some of the different classes we offer year-round! Our Teaching Artists will be happy to show you how they work and/or help you make a small project of your own! Beat the winter blah’s this year by trying something new, you won’t want to miss this First Friday!

  • Jewelry Demo with Emily Kit – Jewelry Studio, Studio 353
  • Digital Comics Demo with Keith Garubba, Digital Classroom, 6pm – 7pm
  • Drawing Demo with Katie Hovencamp, Studio 254
  • Linocut Printmaking Demo with Alexandra Snowden, Ceramic’s Classroom

Lori Remmel, HOT GARBAGE, Banko Gallery
Lehigh Valley Art Alliance Spring Exhibition, Crayola Gallery
Will Hübscher, Beautiful Decay, Hallway to the Arts
Rob Tucher, Last Look, Alvin H. Butz Gallery, ArtsQuest Center

Featured Resident Artists: Keith Garubba (Studio 343) & Angie Synder Lande (Studio 218A)

 Fox Optical & Gallery – (28 E. Third Street) – Now through 02/29/20 – “Eye Eye Eye”. Textiles and other pieces by Ted Hallman. A reception for the artist will be held on First Friday from 6-9 pm.

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts – (321 E. 3rd Street) – Join us for our Opening reception for our Alumni & Faculty Exhibit from 6pm – 8pm in the Corpora Gallery, and at 7pm the Music Faculty Recital will take place in the Charter Arts Theatre – FREE EVENT

First Friday Deals:

A-List Salon – (128 W. 4th Street) – Tired of the cold air drying out your hair? Warm it up with a customized treatment at 50% off! 🏼‍♀️🏽‍♀️🏻‍♂️ Also, all take home treatments and liters of Nourishing shampoo and conditioners are 30% off!! Stop by and shop around!️ We Love Your Hair

Bonn Place Brewing – (310-14 Taylor Street) – HAPPY HOUR is from 4:07pm-5:33pm and begins at 3pm for Medical and Educational Professionals, with valid ID.


CBD American Shaman – (9 E 3rd St) – Meet the owners, learn about the benefits of CBD Oil, try free samples & enjoy free drinks at CBD American Shaman


Colony Meadery – (211 E. 3rd St) – $5 drafts from 5-7pm!

Color Me Mine – (25 E. 3rd St) – Enjoy 20% off our Valentine’s Day Pottery!! One day only! And remember – we’re a BYOB! Come to Sip & Paint!


Domaci – (21 E 3rd St) – We’re kicking off our winter Buy More Save More event! Save up to 20% on special order home furnishings such as furniture, lighting and flooring…including vinyl floorcloths! Also, don’t miss out on special clearance dollar deals! Plus, complimentary wine and beer as you shop!


Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub – (4th & New Sts) – Happy HOURS! Join us from 5pm – 7pm for FREE Appetizers at the Bar, $4 Irish Drafts, Music from Brian Kibler, and stay for DJ Chubby from 10pm – 2am.


Roasted – (22 W 4th St) – 7am – 11am Friday – The LA, 2 Eggs any style, Roasted Potatoes with Onions, Toast, Coffee $6.25, The Lehigh, 2 Eggs any style with Soy Sausage or Pork Sausage, Roasted Potatoes, Toast $6.00, Steel Stacks, 2 Eggs any style, 2 Pieces of French Toast, $5.75!


Social Still – (530 E. 3rd St) – 1 complimentary spirit sample and 15% off all bottle sales!


SouthSide 313 Bar & Grille – (313 E 3rd St) – First Friday Happy Hour Drink Specials from 3pm – 6pm, ½ Price Small Plates, $4 Craft Drafts, $3 Domestic Drafts, $4 House Wines, $6 Premium Wines, $6 Feature Cocktails, Live Music from 9pm – 12pm.

Your CBD Store – (14 W 4th St) – Come get educated on the benefits of CBD! Free CBD Samples, Wine and Champagne, with 15% Discount on all products!

ZEST bar+grille – (306 S. New St) – Happy Hour at the bar from 3:30PM – 6PM! $5 beer and wines, $6 featured martini and $7 appetizers!

Special Thanks:

Special thank you to our First Friday sponsors ArtsQuest, The Bethlehem Parking Authority, and Lehigh University.

Don’t forget to park at the brand-new New Street Parking Garage with over 600 open spots, located at 324 S. New Street!


February 7 @ 7:00 am
February 8 @ 7:00 am
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