Antlers and Astronauts - 534 South Elm Street: Shop our new goods for spring! Join us from 6-9pm on Friday, March 2 in Downtown Greensboro. Enjoy light refreshments while you shop and 10% off of your purchase.
Beerthirty – 505 North Greene Street: Live Music with Brittany Davis ReCaps Artist Mike Valle.
Boho Salon - 506-A South Elm Street: Come Hang with us at Boho Salon on First Friday!!!! We will be presenting art by local artist Trina Olson ! Enter for a Chance to win a Free Brow Wax by Beyond Brows and a Relaxing Nourishing Shampoo with a Style all located in Boho Salon! Entry for the giveaway is Free! Local Craft Vendors will be out front along with music and activities out back!
Chakras Spa and Salon – 229 South Elm Street: Chakras Spa and Salon invites you to our monthly gallery crawl event. Featured Art works by Devon Mcknight. Devon hails from North Carolina where she studied Painting at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She traveled to California seeking a new landscape and completed her Masters of Fine Art at San Jose State University. McKnight’s work has been shown throughout the United States and internationally. Her practice comes out of a history of formality, specifically within Painting and a desire to break apart or unmap the structures of our dysfunctional systems: social, artistic, political, educational. McKnight’s open process searches for honest, investigatory, and contradictory thought to help reconsider one’s position, relationships, and humanity. The work exists in various temporary forms, which she shows through traditional painting methods, installation and social contexts. Food and Libations by Table 16 Live Music.
Community Theatre of Greensboro – 520 South Elm Street: Based on the book, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl This student led production follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally charming Grandpa, Joe. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences. Tickets range from $5-9 (+NC Sales Tax and $1 Restoration fee) Tickets available at ctgso.org/tickets or at 336.333.7469 ext 204 Tuesday's-Friday's from 12-4pm
Elsewhere – 606 South Elm Street: Meet the February artists-in-residence and explore what they've been up to in this culminating, group, opening for March First Friday. $1 - $5 admission fee. Featured Artists-in-Residence: Carolyn Clayton | North Adams, MA | goelsewhere.org/carolyn-clayton Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttirs | Amsterdam, The Netherlands | goelsewhere.org/asgerdur-birna-bjornsdottir
GreenHill - 200 North Davie Street: Join us for First Friday with Live Music by Garth Robertson from 6:30-7:30PM. Garth has been on the local music scene full time since 2010. With 20 years of musical experience and a wide variety of material spanning six decades, he achieves his signature sound with a guitar, loop pedal, and foot percussion. Free and open to the public. Cash bar. Donations appreciated.
Greensboro Project Space - 219 West Lewis Street: Storyhound Theatre and UNCG’s Art Truck – Project One Art launched an experiment – to bring together more than three dozen Greensboro artists working in six forms to unmake the body and investigate what it is to be human. Each of these artists, among them poets, filmmakers, theatre-makers, dancers, composers are working INDEPENDENTLY for a little more than three months, creating new work engaging with one of the four HUMORS of the body – phlegm, black bile, yellow bile, and blood, and their connected temperaments – phlegmatic, melancholic, choleric, and sanguine. In the evening of March 2, part of GREENSBORO FIRST FRIDAY, they’ll bring their work TOGETHER, transforming Greensboro Project Space for one night into a living breathing body. Doors open at 5:45-10:30pm.
International Civil Rights Center & Museum – 134 South Elm Street: The video documentary, “SCANDALIZE MY NAME” (1998), is narrated by Morgan Freeman and features Harry Belafonte and Ossie Davis among many others. This compelling 54 minute video focuses on the Political Repression by the U.S. State and the Corporate Entertainment Establishment in the 1950’s directed especially against prominent African-American film and theater actors and musicians. A Discussion will follow the showing led by ICRCM Board Member Richard Koritz whose own family was persecuted during the McCarthy Era. We anticipate the participation of a small ensemble of A&T University Theatre students whose original work will be in tribute to the Great Paul Robeson. Free & Open to the Public. Seating is limited must RSVP at https://scandalizemyname.eventbrite.com/
Just Be – 352 South Elm Street: Just Be will be featuring the work of Stephanie Willis of Stickmouse. She makes hand crafted jewelry made from beads, metal and found objects in nature. Stephanie is a social worker in Greensboro. Her work is edgy, asymmetrical and always visually appealing.
Little Brother Brewing – 348 South Elm Street: Little Brother Brewing will be hosting a fundraiser for Reading Connections, central NC's largest adult and family literacy program, on Friday, March 2 from 4-9pm to bring awareness to the H.O.R.S.E (Helping Our Readers Succeed Everyday) for Change Basketball Tournament. On March 2, Little Brother will be donating $1 of every beer sale between 4-9pm. Please join us in bringing awareness and raising funds for Reading Connections and their H.O.R.S.E. for Change Basketball Tournament. Find us on the web at www.readingconnections.org, on Facebook at Reading Connections, Instagram reading_connections, Twitter @readingconnect.
UNCG Art Truck - 219 West Lewis Street: An experience for the senses...Join the UNCG Art Truck for First Friday as we collaborate with Storyhound Theater's The Body Project taking place at Greensboro Project Space! Join us at the corner of Elm and Lewis Street from 6-9pm! More info here.
Zeto Wine Shop - 335 Battleground Avenue: Theodor Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904. Across the U.S., the day is celebrated as NEA's Read Across America with festivities geared toward children. But why should they have all the fun? Come read your favorite Dr. Seuss book (and sip some wine) at Dr. Seuss Day for adults. There will be some special featured readers and a few surprises. Donations will also be accepted to the Greensboro Public Library Foundation.