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First Friday

December 2

First Friday 12/2: SouthSide Itinerary

Have a holly jolly Friday. It’s the best day of the week. We don’t know if there’ll be snow, but enjoy the weekend anyway!

Live Music & Bands:


Heath Hitchcock & Jorge Torres Guitar Duo

Fox Optical & Gallery LLC

7 PM


Billy Bauer Band

Five Maidens Cider Co.

7-9 PM


The WonTon Soups

F&A Grog House

9PM – 12AM


Floor Space, The Simmers, & Food Truck

The Flying V Poutinerie

7-10 PM

Events & Happenings:


First Friday Opening Reception & Gallery Exhibition

Fox Optical & Gallery LLC


Fox Optical & Gallery LLC presents a warm First Friday reception featuring acrylic artist Joseph Canto, and Mary Ann Dunwoodie, a legally blind artist. Classical guitarists Heath Hitchcock and Jorge Torres will perform at 7:00 pm, and there will be light refreshments throughout the evening.


Christmas City Follies XXIII Performance

Touchstone Theatre

8 PM

Tickets: $25 (Adult)  $15 (Seniors & Students)

For 23 years, Touchstone has been ringing in December with this fan-favorite holiday variety show of music, merriment, and seasonal joy (and jingle bells, panda bears, colorful characters, and shopping carts, of course)! Throw on your favorite Christmas sweater and settle in for a heartfelt, homegrown, family-friendly celebration of the winter holidays. Get your tickets early, and meet us under the mistletoe!


Holiday on the SouthSide: Caroling & Tree Lighting

Tranquility Park, 727 E 4th St. Bethlehem

4 PM- Caroling & Tree Lighting
5 PM- Cocoa, Cookies, & Crafts at the SouthSide Bethlehem Public Library
LIGHT up Tranquility Park with us and sing along with Broughal Middle School’s band at our annual tree lighting celebration. ENJOY cocoa, crafts, and cookies at the SouthSide Branch of the Bethlehem Public Library, located at 400 Webster St. from 5-6PM. The library is only open for the event.


The Banana Factory, December First Friday Reception

The Banana Factory 


Gallery Exhibitions:

2022 InVision Juried Exhibition: https://www.bananafactory.org/event/12916/2022-invision-juried-exhibition/

Isla P. Gordon & Ash Kaye Starter Home

Leah Frances Things Were Never Normal

Open House with Maltas Con Leche | Room 340
Live music by Cass Noelle and an open bar in the Crayola Gallery.
Artist Talk with Visiting Glass Artist James Labold | 6 p.m.
Glassblowing demonstration in the ArtsQuest Glass Studio.


Venture X ConneXions- Networking Event

Venture X Bethlehem

5:30-7:30 PM

Network and chat with fellow entrepreneurs and business owners. Celebrate successes or glean collective wisdom in a laid back atmosphere with professionals who have “been there; done that”. Enjoy music, beer & wine! Then feel free to walk down 3rd St for other fun First Friday events.


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