Arts + Entertainment

Get ready for November’s First Fridays Downtown

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and the Arts Council of the Valley announce the schedule for First Fridays Downtown this Friday, November 2nd. This celebration of culture and community is held in downtown Harrisonburg from 5-8 pm on the first Friday of the month from April through December.  The schedule of venues and planned events are:

Hardesty-Higgins House Visitors Center | 212 S. Main Street • Open for First Fridays Downtown, the Visitor Center will be offering free travel information, maps, children’s games in the Valley Turnpike Museum, interpretive film in the Civil War Orientation center, restroom access and light refreshments

Larkin Arts Studio | 61 Court Square Area • Opening reception for Gary Freeburg, Photography- An Artist’s Journey to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, 5-7 pm

Cosmic Debris | 16 Newman Avenue

Court Square Music 34 | S. Main Street

Duo: New & Used Clothing | 108 S. Main Street

Yarn Mountain | 25 E. Water Street

Laughing Dog Tee-Shirts & Gifts | 82 S. Main Street

Dancing with Karen | 77 E. Market Street

A Touch of the Earth | 38 E. Market Street

Friendly City Food Co-op | 150 E. Wolfe Street

Glen’s Fair Price Store, Inc. | 227 N. Main Street

Blue Nile | 181 N. Main Street • Upstairs: April Sedeen, Paintings – November In My Soul

Capital Ale House | 41-A Court Square

Downtown Wine and Gourmet | 41-C Court Square • Free Wine Tasting • Scott Jost (Associate Professor of Art at Bridgewater College), Photography- Shenandoah Valley Apples: Where History and Photography Meet

Court Square Theater | 61 Graham Street • Premier screening of the documentary film, An Artist’s Journey to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes at 7:30 pm- theater opens at 7:00 pm for open seating- for details

The Artful Dodger | 47 Court Square
Ragtime Fabrics | 60 W. Water Street

Beyond | 50 W. Water Street

All Things Virginia | 68 W. Water Street • Jeff Bartley, Woodworking

Wine on Water | 70 W. Water Street • Wine Tasting

The Lady Jane | 128 W. Market Street, Suite 101

Ruby Red Shoe Boutique | 128 W. Market Street, Suite 102

Mint Clothing, Accessories, and Gifts | 128 W. Market Street, Suite 103

Dragonflies Toys | 49-E. W. Water Street

Dance & Co. | 115 S. Main Street

OASIS Gallery | 103 S. Main Street • Meet the Artisans- An Aesthetic Experience in BLING, Pattern & Design

Dave’s Taverna | 121 S. Main Street

Shenandoah Bicycle Co. and PULP Smoothie Bar | 135 S. Main Street • Organic Acai Bowls and smoothies

Clementine | 153 S. Main Street • Corrine Diop’s JMU Photography Class will be exhibiting work

You Made It | 163 S. Main Street
Linda S. Hoover, CFP, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. | 165 S. Main Street • Simply Folk, Musicians Becky Glick and Mike Simpson • Judith Espinoza, Holiday Decorations (Decorated Glass Balls)

Ten Thousand Villages | 181 S. Main Street • Dual Nature: A Collaborative Mixed-Media Series by Nicole Martorana & Denise Kanter Allen

The Yellow Button | 192 S. Main Street

Asbury United Methodist Church | 205 S. Main St. • Kathy Pigg, graphic images by Painting and Sculpting Pixels • Go West, 1925 silent film featuring Buster Keaton at 7:00 pm- with Bridgewater College faculty Larry Taylor at the organ and opening remarks by George Wead- admission with donation of non-perishable canned meat, soups, etc. for The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Arts Council of the Valley’s Smith House | 311 S. Main St.
•  Dietrich Maune, Painting

Special Attractions:
* Horse-Drawn Rides with Classic Carriage. Anytime between 5-8 p.m., join Sonny and Cher, two beautiful Belgian Draft
Horses, on a 20-minute tour around downtown Harrisonburg. Rides depart from the Massanutten Regional Library
174 S. Main St., $5 adults / $3 children
* Children’s Activities with Explore More Discover Museum | 150 S. Main Street • Harvest Fest- gourd painting, cookie decorating, autumn crafts and more- from 4-7 pm, FREE
* Spitzer Art Center | 486 West Market Street • Oh Shenandoah- Local artists with a variety of work

The Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) champions diverse artistic expression and promotes the arts as fundamental to a vibrant community. ACV provides memorable arts experiences for individuals in the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County through our visual, literary, and performing arts programs, educational opportunities, and grants.


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