Your First Friday Lineup December 2nd, 2016

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December 2-3, 2016 Event, Binghamton, NY. 

Holiday Shows and Music Including Italian “Piccola Band Ikona” In Concert, Theater Classic & More Highlight Next First Friday & Holiday First Saturday – DECEMBER 2-3 

‘Tis the Season to enjoy many holiday shows, a theater classic, and music including an Italian ensemble at the Binghamton’s next First Friday/Saturday Art Walk on December 2-3 with 26 venue locations. Venues are located on Artists’ Row and throughout downtown Binghamton as well as on the city’s west side and south side. 

Highlights include: 
Free concert by Piccola Banda Ikona, an internationally-acclaimed, world music group, at the University Downtown Center/UDC (67 Washington St.) as part of Medieval Night on First Friday by BU’s Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies and CEMERS 50th Anniversary. Piccola Banda Ikona performs Medieval music in many languages including Latin, Arabic, Spanish, Persian & Sabir (a lingua franca used by sailors, pirates, fishermen, merchants & ship owners in Mediterranean ports) on traditional instruments, will take the stage after BU faculty and student performances and presentations from 6-7:45 PM. More info, contact: Dana Stewart at BU, 777-2645. 

Among the many holiday shows, open Dec. 2-3: 
Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St.): Annual All Member Holiday Show (thru Dec. 24, 2016), featuring original artwork and artisan crafts by gallery and supporting members. 
Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St.): Holiday Show featuring six artists showcasing Pottery, Photography, Paintings, Cards & Fiber Art by Fern Pritikin Lynn, Greg Chianis, Marie LoParco, David LoParco, Cindy Henry & Laura Monforte. 
The Goldsmith (31 Lewis St.): Holiday Collection of Goldsmith Originals and Lizzy James Trunk Show. 

At the Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): Jan DeAngelo and Company will perform “A Christmas Carol” throughout the mansion by candlelight at 7:30 PM on Dec. 1-4, Dec. 8-11, and Dec. 16-18. Reservations necessary and tours are limited to 26 people each. Tickets: $30 single, $50 for 2; reservations, call (607) 722-4873. 

Holiday music performances will be held at: 
Main Street Baptist Church (117 Main St.): “A Concert of Organ Music for Advent and Christmas” performed on the church’s historic organ by Dr. Joseph Kotylo. There will be two 30-minute concerts on First Friday at 7 and 8 PM. 
Christ Church (10 Henry St.): Choral Evensong by Canterbury Choir, under the direction of William Lawson, on First Friday from 5:30-6:30 PM. From 7-7:45 and 8-8:45 PM, there’s a voice recital featuring students of Mary Lou Muratori’s Voice Studio. 
Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): Jolly Pat Raube, singer/songwriter, will sing holiday tunes from 6-9 PM on First Friday and 1-3 PM on First Saturday. 

Late night music on Friday will be held at Clinton Street Pub (20 Clinton St.) with Sabor Latino playing Latin music from 9 PM-12 AM and an art display of works by students of Emily Jablon. At Lost Dog Café Lounge (222 Water St.) DJ Martin Shamoonpour from 9-12 and Robert Hoover: “Divinely Diverse” – Acrylic on Canvas (thru Dec. 2016) with a meet-the-artist reception from 7-9 PM in LDC Lounge. On Saturday, there will be holiday entertainment, 1-3 PM, TBA. 

Other venues with music on First Friday: 
Imagicka (39 Court St.): John Truth Experience playing music from their newly-released CD, “Barbed Wire.” Open on Saturday with “merry holiday surprises.” 
The Place on Court (73 Court St.): Todd Felton and the Mix at 8 PM. No cover with one drink minimum. December exhibit: “XMAS NO MAS: Holiday Cheers & Smears” – Art by Bob Alan Bricks (a.k.a. BABS) focusing on the theme of the holidays. 

First Friday Art Walk, presented by Gorgeous Washington Street Association/GWSA, is sponsored in part by M&T Bank (2016 lead sponsor), Equinox Broadcasting, and Triple Cities Carousel, with 26 venue locations open December 2, from 6-9 PM, and Saturday, December 3, from 11-5, unless noted otherwise. The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice. 

Besides those already listed, other venue locations open First Friday are: 
Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl.): Windsor Whip Works Member Show (thru Jan. 2017) with live music by Lee & Julian Shepherd, 6-8:30 PM. 
Community Options NY Inc. (182-84 State St.): Frank “Frankie Picasso” Feitsma –Unique art using his mouth as he is afflicted with MS. 

Garage Taco Bar (211 Washington St., corner Henry St.): Current exhibit held over: “PHOTOG.S n COLLAGES (by KT n Annie)” - The Works of Katie Kanazawich, photographer, and Andrew Smith. The newly opened downtown eatery features Tex-Mex menu and bar, located in a former garage; website: 

HealthLinkNY (49 Court St.): Jeff Mann: “Recycled Metal Sculptures” – Uniques sculptures out of recycled everyday materials. 
Parlor City Trolley & Tours by PAST from Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): One tour at 6 PM with Carol Hawley from PAST. From 7-9 PM, flag down the driver as the trolley circulates along a designated route; riders can get on/off at any time, free. 
RiverRead Books (5 Court St.): Anni Johnson: “The Hand of Man: Things Left Out” – Watercolor Illustrations on handmade paper and Parlor City Flute Ensemble from 7-9 PM. Open Saturday 10-7. 
Yoga Body Shop (7 Court St., Suite 3, on Riverwalk): “Art Glass by Glenna” – Designs in hot glass, torchwork, kiln-fired, stained glass & mosaic pieces, 6-9 PM. 

Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.): The Shop @ Little Venice, stocked with gift ideas for everyone on your list. Binghamton’s Original Art Gallery: Over 150 signed paintings on display throughout the restaurant. Serving dinner every Friday until 10 PM; open Saturday 11:30 AM-10 PM. 

PAST/Preservation Association of Southern Tier (21 N. Depot St., Suite 21E, corner/Eldredge St.): Dec. 2, 6-9 PM: Exhibit: “Castle on the Hill” – Photos of Binghamton’s National Historic Landmark, NYS Inebriate Asylum (later known as Binghamton State Hospital), vintage documentation, rare interior photos & information on recent discovery of century-old glass plate photo negatives. Salvage showroom open. Saturday, 9-1: Architectural Salvage Sale with many new architectural treasures. 

Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St.): 2016 Home for the Holidays – Rediscover the Holidays at Roberson (Thru Jan. 8, 2017). Open 7 days/week with extended hours; entertainment schedule online: 

Christ Church (10 Henry St.): Inside the Great Hall: Origami Ornaments demonstration by David Rasey. 

The Bundy Museum of History & Art (129 Main St.): Open Art Gallery, 3rd Fl.: “Capturing Raw Light II: New Images from BU Photographers” – Visual explorations of Binghamton area & beyond using both tratitional & alternative techniques (Dec. 2-Jan. 3, 2017). 2nd Fl. Gallery: “Ansco: Eye on Binghamton” – An exhibition in collaboration with Binghamton Photo featuring cameras, film, photographs & promotional materials from Ansco Photographic Co” (Dec. 2-Jan. 3, 2017). 

**ART Mission & Theater (61 Prospect Ave.): Gallery: Members Show. In the Theaters: Binghamton University’s Student Experimental Film Festival at 7 PM; $5 suggested donation. Open Saturday, call for hours. 

The Gallery at 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.): In Lobby & Library: “Variety in Art” – Paintings by Rita Eddy (Rocky Ridge Studio, Montrose, PA): Landscapes and Historic Buildings (Thru Dec. 2016). 

Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): “Story Art” by Andrea Wood of Woodbine Photography: A collection of photographs taken a step further thru digital artistry to tell a story that has yet to be written (Thru Dec. 2016). Saturday Dinner Special: Buy any dinner entrée, mention this ad, and receive free one pack of WITW pesto (Valid 12/3/2016 only). Restaurant Open: Thu. - Sat., 11 AM-9 PM. 

For more information on December 2 First Friday Art Walk and December 3 Holiday First Saturday, contact Jesse Wheeler (Chair of Gorgeous Washington St. Association) at Davidson Fox & Co., LLP, EM:, or visit GWSA’s website at:

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