First Fridays after 5 in Downtown Lewisburg – November 1


first fridaysHistoric Downtown Lewisburg celebrates First Fridays after Five! The next First Fridays after Five takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, and as always, is free to the public. Everyone is welcome!
Carnegie Hall welcomes you to three receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. of three new exhibits: “The Museum of Natural, Technological & Sociological Wonders” by Steven Hutchins in the Auditorium Gallery; “States of Nature” by Judith Bair in the Old Stone Room; and “Photo Ops” by Richard Pranulis in the Museum Gallery. (105 Church Street, 645-7917)
Plants Etc is pleased to invite all to an art opening with Magnord, a Haitian paper mache artist in Port-au-Prince. See the marvelous paper mache creatures, including frogs, fish and geckos. Share delicious Haitian treats and hear the inspiring story of how Magnord’s work came to be for sale at Plants Etc. Photographs from the Haiti trip will be on display and are available for a donation, which goes directly to the Bwa Nef Community School. Music will be provided by Don Drummer’s steel guitar jazz with Thomas Ball. (102 South Jefferson Street, 645-6910)
Artist Michael Frasca will be at Washington Street Gallery for the opening of his “8th Annual Current Work” show and artist’s reception. Don’t miss what promises to be the premier ceramic show of the season. (123 West Washington Street, 647-4561)
The Irish Pub is happy to announce that world-renowned Celtic musician, Patrick O’Flaherty will play traditional Irish tunes from 5 to 11 p.m. Come listen and whistle along with the songs you know, or just stop by to wet your whistle. (109 East Washington Street, 645-7386)
Cast your ballot this November at Bella the Corner Gourmet! Sample a selection of Chilean wines and cheese pairings, then choose your favorite. Elect next year’s nonprofit beneficiary for Bella Cooks Club. Your vote counts this First Friday! (100 East Washington Street, 520-4921)
In an effort to promote and revive Andrew Lewis Park, Hill & Hollar and the Greenbrier County Parks & Recreation invite you to live music by Matt Evans Marguerite, free hot dogs and hot chocolate and a special BMX Tricks Performance by Andrew D. Garrett at Andrew Lewis Park at 6 p.m. The park is located behind the courthouse, adjacent to 219 and across from the previous Fort Savannah Inn. (667-2914)
Stop by the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center to enjoy the sounds of Strum Sum Band. Members Bob DuCharme, Tom Hefner, Mike Reed and George Piasecki will play an eclectic array of tunes throughout the evening. A representative from the Lewis Theatre will be on hand to answer questions about the Kickstarter campaign to “Help Project the Lewis Theatre into the Future.” (200 W. Washington Street 645-1000)
The Lewis Theatre invites you to a Post-First Friday concert featuring a brand new band called “Lawless Brown.” They will be making their premiere Lewisburg performance at the theatre and are joined by the ever popular Possum Holler Glee Club. As part of the “Help Project the Lewis Theatre into the Future” – a digital upgrade campaign – the theatre asks for a $10 to $30 admission. (224 North Court Street, 645-6919)
First Fridays after 5 takes place all year long in downtown Lewisburg with shops, galleries and restaurants in downtown Lewisburg open until 9 p.m. serving complimentary refreshments and entertainment, sponsored by City National Bank. Downtown Lewisburg, America’s Coolest Small Town, is just 1 mile south of I-64 via exit 169. The town center is located at Washington Street (Rt. 60) and Jefferson Street (Rt. 219). For more information go to or become a fan on FaceBook at or call 304-645-4333.