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Peterborough First Friday

Every month, Downtown Peterborough will celebrate First Friday.  This month: First Friday in Downtown Peterborough is on November 1st, from 5PM - 7PM and later.


1). Peterborough Players Comes Downtown to Mariposa Museum —— Join the Peterborough Players at the Mariposa Museum, for a glimpse of the annual auction.  The Players’ auction is always a great party, full of opportunities for attendees to have fun, connect with fellow patrons and actors, and do good for the Players, while having the chance to bid and win some fabulous items. This First Friday will offer a sneak peek at the auction entertainment (performed by Players’ favorites Kraig Swartz, Bridget Beirne, and Pedro Ka'awaloa), and have an introduction of the Players’ upcoming Winter Season by Managing Director Keith Stevens. 


In addition, the Players will offer a few lucky people a chance to win tickets to the show of their choice in the 2019-2020 Winter Season, just for attending! Everyone in the First Friday audience will be automatically entered to win tickets, absolutely free.

Admission is free, doors open at 5:30 pm, and the program will begin at 6:00pm.

2). MacDowell Downtown at Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center —— features Rodrigo Martínez Torres a Mexican composer. He won the Arturo Márquez 2017 composition competition with his "Mambo Urbano", and Caja de Viento call for scores 2017 with "Radio Ruido" -premiered by German accordionist Eva Zöllner. In 2018-2019 he was awarded a grant by the Mexican National Fund for Culture and Arts, with which he wrote his latest piece "Planetas Rojos", for salsa orchestra and chamber orchestra combined.  He's an active member of bands Monstruos del Mañana and Supersilverhaze. He lives in Mexico City, where he composes, produces, arranges, and teaches.

During his time at MacDowell, Rodrigo will write a piece for rock trio (gtr, bss, drums) and orchestra. The aim of the project is to write a piece that's easy to play by any type of musician and without a conductor -a sort of social music experiment.   With that in mind, the audience will have a chance to contribute to an improvised piece in a participatory musical game.
Doors open at 7pm, light refreshments will be served.

3)   FIVE GALLERIES, SEVERAL ART EXHIBITS ----- The Gallery (third floor), Offices at Depot Square,
 “ART ……A Family Affair!" featuring 5 Diverse, Dynamic Family of Artists, who are at various stages of age, life and their talent.  From newly developed to multi faceted to well established with nonstop attitude for creating!  Each family has a story to tell and art is intertwined in the telling.  The youngest member of the artist's group is 12 years old and ages spanning through to “retirement”.  Each family group has multi generations of artists. The genre of art is mixed with photography, watercolor, oil. Each artist views the world around them with such unique perspective!  Influenced by their family history, by the natural world around them and still others by the “chaos” of our life styles.  Come, See and Hear from this group of artists and storytellers. Erin Sweeney’s family, Ella, Winthrop and Kevin, the Laughner family, Linda Claff and David Rheubottom, (husband and wife), James Varnum and his late father Harold, and the Sieswerda family, John and Elias, Father and Son ----- Live Music & Complimentary Refreshments available.
                                
Fry Fine Art, manager and curator, Mindy Taylor invites you to the New Exhibit Opening Night Reception, of 21 VIEWS at First Friday, 5pm to 7pm.  An exhibit inspired by the Monadnock Region, featuring Edith Tuttle and Cathleen Calmer.  Also exhibiting, Carolyn Edwards, Kim Schilling, Phil Bean, Chris Reid and Monique Sakellarios.  Enjoy complimentary refreshments while you take in this wonderful exhibit which runs through January 2020.


Also on view is the DISCOVER NEW ENGLAND show, October 4th through January 2020.   From the picturesque vistas of Mount Washington to the sweeping dunes of Provincetown, artists have painted these peaceful scenes for centuries. In this collection of antique paintings, Morris Hall Pancoast, Alfred Thompson Bricher, Guy Wiggins, and others present their perspective, and with the stroke of a brush were able to Discover New England.


 At the Mariposa Museum, Limited-Run Exhibition: “East Show Time”, Paintings by Lin Chia-Hung showing until November 3rd. The paintings of Lin Chia-Hung, drawing on the tradition of Japanese manga, have won him many awards at international art expositions and his paintings are included in the collection of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.
Manga refers to the distinctively stylized graphic novels and comic books that parallel the Japanese anime film genre. Combining a background as a portrait painter with experience as an animated film editor, Lin's paintings combine surface elements of “cuteness” and “innocence” with deeper undertones of emotional depth and social commentary.

Announcing the newest acquisitions on display at the New England Art Exchange in Depot Square; Morris Henry Hobbs.
1892-1967.  Showing a number of original Monadnock paintings by this American artist.  These were completed during his residency  at the McDowell Art Colony in Peterborough N.H. in 1944.  This group of Hobbs 12 watercolors were acquired directly from the artist’s family.  They are best enjoyed in person!!!  Additionally, view Vermont Landscape painting by American artist Aldro T Hibbard.  This painting created circa 1950's is identified as: "Painted at Welles River, N.H. Mt Moosilauke in the distance".  It was originally purchased directly from the artist by the former owner.  And an original oil on canvas landscape painting
by well known Dublin Artist, Albert Quigley.  This could very well be one of Quigley’s best work.

4). Radical Self Care, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at European Esthetics —— Join 3 Incredible Women who are combining their expertise to promote self care, peace and healthy lifestyle!  Join Cassandra, Ruth and Ellen for guided meditation, healthy food options and try the clean facial Bar.  Please reserve a ticket @ no cost to reserve your space, RSVP to firstfridayselfcare.eventbrite.com

First Friday in Downtown Peterborough November 1st,  From 5PM - 7PM and Later …
Here are some of the merchants that invite you to join them:

Ava Marie's Chocolates and Ice Cream, Grove Street, Wonderfully locally, handcrafted chocolates and  delicious ice cream perfect on a Fall day to enjoy on the covered porch!

BodyWorks, Depot Square, Depot Street, A Mind Body Studio offering exceptional instruction, treatment & well being. 
$5 offer for a Vinyasa Flow Yoga class from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.    Take advantage for the first time or return visit you will be healthier for it!

Cultural Cocoon Shop, Main Street,  Featuring Homey Seasonal Offerings.  Meander for a World Shopping Experience, with one-of-a-kind handmade crafts from Asia, Africa and Latin America!   Along with textiles, jewelry, pottery, home decor and so much more……..

Dogs on Depot, Depot Square, Offering 20% of all Halloween costumes and merchandise. Help us clear the store for our holiday merchandise.  Take advantage of the Scrub & Grub Loyalty Program!  After 5 groomings, you get $25 gift card to a choice of Downtown Peterborough Restaurants. What a Deal!  Do not forget to bring your PET!!!! 

European Esthetics, Depot Square, European Esthetics will be presenting Radical Self Care.  Join 3 Incredible Women who are combining their expertise to promote self care, peace and healthy lifestyle!  Join Cassandra, Ruth and Ellen for guided meditation, healthy food options and try the clean facial Bar.  Please reserve a ticket @ no cost to reserve your space, RSVP to firstfridayselfcare.eventbrite.com  A fun thing to do with a friend, your mother or just do it for Yourself…….

Fry Fine Art, Grove Street, Manager and curator, Mindy Taylor invites you to New Exhibit Opening Night
Reception, of 21 VIEWS at First Friday, 5pm to 7pm.  An exhibit inspired by the Monadnock Region, featuring Edith Tuttle and Cathleen Calmer.  Also exhibiting, Carolyn Edwards, Kim Schilling, Phil Bean, Chris Reid and Monique Sakellarios.  Enjoy complimentary refreshments while you take in this wonderful exhibit which runs through January 2020.

Also on view is the DISCOVER NEW ENGLAND show, October 4th through January 2020.   From the picturesque vistas of Mount Washington to the sweeping dunes of Provincetown, artists have painted these peaceful scenes for centuries. In this collection of antique paintings, Morris Hall Pancoast, Alfred Thompson Bricher, Guy Wiggins, and others present their perspective, and with the stroke of a brush were able to Discover New England.
       
Gallery Walk, Offices at Depot Square (3rd Floor, elevator access, next to Hobbs) Open House for Exhibit
ART…..A FAMILY AFFAIR! , featuring 5 Diverse and Dynamic Families of artists from the Monadnock Region —
 Live Music and Complimentary Refreshments
The Sweeney Family, Laughner Family, Sieswerda Family, Varnum Family and The Claff/Rheubottom Family

Granite Block Art and Antiques, Main Street, Featuring Antiques, Contemporary Art Jewelry and much more! Easy to find a gift for yourself or the special someone in your life!

Grove & Main Antiques, Grove Street,  Check out the new shipment from France! And think gift giving…...
Wonder the shop for wonderful unique selection of antiques.  Easy to find something for anyone in your family!  Enjoy Complimentary Refreshments.
                           
Joseph's Coat, Grove Street, Its getting chilly, check out our gorgeous new sweaters from IRELAND
Great transitional clothing from FAT HAT — GIFTS GALORE….Always something new and tons of great finds!

Knitty Gritty Yarn Shop, Depot Square, Drop in for "sip n’ stitch", discover healthy benefits of knitting & crocheting
Beautiful locally made yarn with so many colors, you will have a hard time just choosing one! 
       
Mariposa Museum, Main Street, New Exhibit Limited-Run Exhibition: “East Show Time”, Paintings by Lin Chia-Hung showing until Nov. 3rd. The paintings of Lin Chia-Hung, drawing on the tradition of Japanese manga, have won him many awards at international art expositions and his paintings are included in the collection of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.
Manga refers to the distinctively stylized graphic novels and comic books that parallel the Japanese anime film genre. Combining a background as a portrait painter with experience as an animated film editor, Lin's paintings combine surface elements of “cuteness” and “innocence” with deeper undertones of emotional depth and social commentary.

MacDowell Downtown, Bass Hall, at the Monadnock Center, Grove Street, Features Rodrigo Martínez Torres a Mexican composer. He won the Arturo Márquez 2017 composition competition and in 2018-2019 he was awarded a grant by the Mexican National Fund for Culture and Arts. He's an active member of bands Monstruos del Mañana and Supersilverhaze and lives in Mexico City, where he composes, produces, arranges, and teaches.

During his time at MacDowell, Rodrigo will write a piece for rock trio (gtr, bss, drums) and orchestra. The aim of the project is to write a piece that's easy to play by any type of musician and without a conductor -a sort of social music experiment.   With that in mind, the audience will have a chance to contribute to an improvised piece in a participatory musical game.
Doors open at 7pm, light refreshments will be served.

New England Art Exchange, Depot Square, Owner, Ken Spector is showing off a recent acquisition, Announcing the newest acquisitions on display at the New England Art Exchange in Depot Square; Morris Henry Hobbs.1892-1967. 
Showing 12 original Monadnock paintings that were completed during his residency at the McDowell Art Colony in Peterborough N.H. in 1944.  This group of Hobbs watercolors were acquired directly from the artist’s family.  They are best enjoyed in person!!!
 
Peterborough Art Academy & Supplies, Depot Square, Find all you will need to create you next master piece!
 Art supplies, classes, summer art camps.  Check it out for the Holidays!

Peterborough Players Downtown, 2nd floor, Hosted at Mariposa Museum, Main Street —— Join the Peterborough Players for a glimpse of the annual auction with auction entertainment (performed by Players’ favorites Kraig Swartz, Bridget Beirne, and Pedro Ka'awaloa), & an introduction of the Players’ upcoming Winter Season by Managing Director Keith Stevens. 
In addition, the Players will offer a few lucky people a chance to win tickets to the show of their choice in the 2019-2020 Winter Season, just for attending! Everyone in the First Friday audience will be automatically entered to win tickets, absolutely free. Doors open at the Mariposa Museum at 5:30pm, admission is free. The program runs from 6-7pm.

        Steele's Stationary, Main Street, Gifts, Stationery, Office Supplies, Seasonal Decor and FineCigars. 
Just in, New Fall Items!  Steele's always has what you need and more……

Toadstool Bookshop, Depot Square, Independent book store with tons of awesome books!

Tribal Rugs by Hand, Depot Square, Enjoy exploring the many varieties of World Rugs. Pillows, rugs, runners, so much to choose from and perfect for gift giving!  While supplies last…...

Underneath It All, Depot Square, Come in for a Taste of Wine & Honey!
Check out the new Jeans line, new clothing, new Jewelry & new Gift items! 
Don't forget Sleepwear…..Perfect for early Holiday Shopping.

First Friday Food & Drink In and Around The Square
After visiting the merchants, Enjoy a Bite!

Cooper's Hill Public House, School Street Open from 4pm - 1AM
With Food available until 1am!  Over 180 different Whiskeys, Largest Whiskey Selection in NH!”

Harlow's Pub, Grove Street

Post & Beam Brewing, Grove Street

Thai Cafe, Grove Street

Twelve Pine, School Street, Depot Square

Waterhouse Restaurant and Bar, Depot Square

Ample free parking. For more information check www.shoppeterboroughnh.com.

Want to join the FIRST FRIDAY MERCHANTS?

Please contact Pelagia Vincent, pelagiavincent@earthlink.net.
          

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