Aspen Boutique - 227 S. Elm Street: Kick off Cinco de Mayo weekend at Aspen Boutique. Join us on First Friday and sip sangria while you shop. We have beautiful clothing under $60 and about half of our product is made in the USA. We have handmade accessories from artists based in Greensboro, Charleston, Seattle and Huntersville.
Beerthirty - 505 N. Greene Street: Live Music with Dave Moran and ReCaps Artist Mike Valle (bottle cap mosaics and artwork).
Center City Park - 200 N. Elm Street: Drum roll, please! First Friday Drum Circle is back! We're bringing drum circles each month through November. No drum? No problem, there are loaners you can use. No experience needed, everyone is welcome.
Center for Visual Artists - 200 N. Davie Street: The Center for Visual Artists and Greensboro Bound partner for Unbound: Pop Up Theatre. Actors, artists, poets & writers perform to honor World Press Freedom Day and the necessity of creative expression. The evening will feature poetry, monologues, short dramatic scenes, and performance art.This First Friday event is part of unbound, a curated art show celebrating the intersections between literary and visual arts, on exhibit through May 31st. This is a pre-event for #GreensboroBound19, a literary festival, to take place May 16-19.
Chez Genese - 616 S. Elm Street: Join us for dinner on May 3rd to celebrate First Friday in Downtown Greensboro! We will be taking reservations between 5:30 and 7:30pm. The featured menu is Cassoulet (a savory skillet dish with duck, white beans, and garlic sausage) and a cheese plate for dessert! Ticket are $25/guests can be purchased at the link: https://ticketmetriad.com/events/may-first-friday-dinner
Elsewhere - 606 S. Elm Street: Meet Elsewhere's artists and discover what they've been up to during their residencies. The events will feature new installations, live performances, craft cocktails, and more. The group openings are part of Downtown Greensboro's First Friday. $5 suggested admission.
Firefly Market - Corner of S. Elm Street and MLK Boulevard: We are an open air market that will be setting up during Downtown Greensboro’s First Fridays! You will find over 30 high quality and unique vendors selling handmade arts, crafts & jewelry. As well as vintage, antique, and repurposed items. Beautiful, funky and fun flashes of delight can be found on the corner of South Elm & MLK in downtown Greensboro from 5:00 - 9:00pm on April 5th, May 3rd, June 7th, July 5th, August 2nd, September 6th, October 4th, November 1st, December 6th.
GreenHill - 200 N. Davie Street: Join us for the opening reception of SWEET with live music by The Minor Swing Band from 6:30-7:30 PM. Party like it's 1939 with Triad-based band members Keith Buckner, Jim Carson, Kevin Dollar who perform gypsy jazz influenced by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli across North Carolina. Suggested donation for entry. Sweet treats and cash bar.
Greensboro Children's Museum - 220 N. Church Street: Climb to new heights on our XXL Neptune Climbers, build forts in Imagination Station and more at the Greensboro Children's Museum for just $3 per person from 5p to 8p. This month, Matt's Gelato will be at the Museum selling yummy sweet treats!
Greensboro Downtown Yoga - 219 Summit Avenue: Our First Friday Fundraiser on May 3rd will benefit Konbit Sante: Cap-Haitien Health Partnership! Sidney Callahan will lead this feel-good, all levels yoga class. To get a spot in the class you can donate any amount you choose, and all proceeds will go to Konbit Sante. It is hard to summarize all the amazing work this organization does! Learn more on their website: https://konbitsante.org/mission-values/
Greensboro Project Space - 219 W. Lewis Street: Join us for our opening reception - From the Drying Rack from 6:00 - 8:00PM. A variety of artists will feature their art in this First Friday opening.
International Civil Rights Center & Museum - 134 S. Elm Street: IUR in partnerships with UNCG MSA and Al-Shurah Community Resources. A night of Inspiration with Boona Mohammed. In honor of appeal for the less privileged in Africa. Other Performers - Mentzie Abdul Rahman of A&T University and Manasik Mohamed Idris of UNCG. Featuring: Movie screening, Poetry performance, Short talk/lecture for the youth. Refreshments. Open to the entire community.
Just Be - 352 S. Elm Street: Celebrate First Friday and our 14th birthday! We are featuring pottery artist, Suzanne Rehbock in the store. Also receive 14% off a full priced item of your choice.
Kimbees - 317 Martin Luther King Drive: Open late for First Fridays!!!! Swing by and grab you a sweet treat...Ask how to be a Pop shop with us.
LUXE Fragrance Bar - 219 Southside Square: Join us this First Friday and see what new skincare products we have while sipping a glass of wine!
Meraki Handmade NC - 230 S. Elm Street: Celebrate Downtown Greensboro's May First Friday with us, this Friday, May 3! Awesome live music by Ryan Johnson (beginning at 7:00 P.M.), fantastic locally handmade gifts, and delicious coffee, tea, wine, and NC craft beers... all in one place! We cant wait to see you there!
Mindful Supply - 335 S. Davie Street: We had so much fun last month that we invited Debbie the Artist back! Come out to Mindful Supply from 7-9pm on First Fridays and see what everyone is talking about. You won't regret it.
Polish and Threads - 236 S. Elm Street: This Friday will be First Friday in downtown Greensboro so come out shop a little, have a cocktail or 2 and take a delicious candy 🍏🍎 home with you. @julissascustomcreations will be here at @polishandthreads selling her 🍏🍎flavors she will have are champagne, peach and pineapples.
Preyer Brewing Company - 600 Battleground Avenue: Please join us on Friday, May 3 for the next installment of First Friday Jazz at Preyer Brewing! Please support local business and local jazz musicians in a wonderful space that is open to all, with no cover. Preyer Brewing is known for their great handcrafted beers and also as a favorite venue to enjoy live jazz. On May 3, the lineup is:Wally West, SaxophoneKevin Timmons, PianoPat Lawrence, BassWe hope you'll catch this trio while enjoying Preyer's handcrafted brews.
ReAligned - 115 E. Lewis Street: We'll be open until 9:00PM this First Friday so come see what is new in the shop! Potent Potables will be available.
Triad Stage - 232 S. Elm Street: Join Triad Stage for the Opening Night of Man of La Mancha! Hear the wild winds of fortune. Your destiny calls and adventure awaits. A poet, thrown into prison, fears the Inquisitor, but the inmates demand their own kind of justice. The poet begins to tell a story of a mad Knight determined to achieve his impossible dreams. Join the quest and reach the unreachable star. Performance starts at 8 p.m.