Community Theatre League - 100 W. Third Street, 7:30 p.m.
Musical comedy "Little Shop of Horrors." A R&B-singing, man-eating plant tries to take over the world with the help of a meek and mild floral assistant.
Otto Book Store -107 W. Fourth St. 5 to 8 p.m.
James King, author of "Bill Warrington's Last Chance" will be signing paperbacks of this family saga of a grandfather with Alzheimer's and a 14-year-old granddaughter who try to bring their scattered family together by driving to California.
Peter Herdic House - 407 W. Fourth St. 5 to 9 p.m.
Collage work by international artist Matthew Rose on display in the lounge. Mr. Rose is currently based in Paris, so we'll also be featuring a "Midnight in Paris" menu.
The show will be curated by the Converge Gallery.
Converge Gallery - 140 W. Fourth St. 6 to 10 p.m.
"Sinners & Saints" featuring Mark Kostabi, Rick Prol, Paul Kostabi, Mark May, Roger Shipley, Samuel Stabler, Ted Walke, Jeremiah Johnson, Liz Parrish, Danielle Charette, Misako Oba, Joanne Landis, Tim Allen Miller and Josh Dannin.
Gold Leaf Frame Shop - 201 Basin St. 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Artist Ken Hunter. Original paintings and limited edition prints reflecting the artist's love of nature and wildlife. Light refreshments.
Gustonian Gifts -
Corner of West Fourth and Pine streets. 5 to 9 p.m.
Unique one-of-a-kind handbags by a local artist. Vera Bradley launch with specials and sales.
Eagle Rock Winery - 414 W. Fourth St. 5 to 9 p.m.
Open for wine tasting. Featuring the Pa. Guild of Craftsmen who will have an artist demonstrating one of their skills.
Alabaster Coffee Roaster & Tea Company - 410 Pine St. 7 p.m.
Live music by Michael Sweigard and debuting a new coffee, a Direct Trade El Salvador Malacara 'B' from one of our partner farms.
Bullfrog Brewery - 229 W. Fourth St. 10 p.m.
Bullfrog Brewery will be hosting a Bloomington, Ind., high-energy funk-rock band: The Main Squeeze. The show will be free to the public. It is their debut in our area.
Le Chocolat - 420 Pine St. New hand-blown glass pieces by Bernard Katz and outdoor and nature photography by Brenda Hill.
Pajama Factory - 1307 Park Ave. 7 to 8 p.m.
The Pajama Factory is hosting a reading series celebrating local writers, held in The Community Room (former Site:B). Joanne Landis, April Line, members of the Market Street Writers Collective, and others will read from their original works. Factory artists will open their studios for the evening.
More About the Artists
(EDITOR'S?NOTE: The deadline to send First Friday information to the Sun-Gazette is 10 a.m. the Friday before the week of First Friday.)
Peter Herdic House
Converge Gallery has announced a showing of collage artwork by Matthew Rose at The Peter Herdic House, 407 W. Fourth St.
Matthew Rose is an American collage artist based in Paris, France. His work incorporates imagery from the classic '50s and '60s pop culture era. He creates a new world of imagery utilizing magazine clippings as one element of a new culture. His work has been on display in more than 50 exhibitions in Europe and the United States. In 2009, he began "A Book About Death," which is a postcard-art show featuring contributions from numerous artists all over the world. The show has been traveling internationally and continues to travel and grow.
Community Arts Center
For November's Collegetown Gallery held during the First Friday event, Karen Kaetzel will exhibit her photography show "Reality of the Natural World." Kaetzel's photos feature nature and landscapes with particular lighting and colors. She is a senior at Lycoming College and aspires to open her own studio and work for National Geographic. The Collegetown Gallery is held in the front lobby of the Community Art Center, 220 W. Fourth St., from 6 until 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. The artist's pieces also can be viewed for the remainder of the month on the second floor lobby of the CAC.
Converge Gallery has announced their latest show, "Sinners & Saints," a series of new work by artists Mark Kostabi, Paul Kostabi, Rick Prol, Mark May, Roger Shipley, Samuel Stabler, Ted Walke, Jeremiah Johnson, Liz Parrish, Danielle Charette, Misako Oba, Joanne Landis, Tim Allen Miller and Josh Dannin in what will be their latest exhibition in Williamsport.
"Saints & Sinners" is inspired by the upcoming holiday season. During this time, our inner saints and sinners are exposed. Black Friday is a time to be gluttons or sinners and combat many others who embark on the same shopping day experience. The holidays are time of stress while also a time of great happiness. Christmas, a time to be givers or saints, and give freely the lavish gifts we procured on Black Friday.
The show is a collection of 14 different artists from around the United States and Japan. The show will hang from Nov. 1 to Dec. 22 with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. today.