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.
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: facebook.com/binghamtongarage.
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: roberson.org.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit GWSA’s website at: gorgeouswashington.com.