First Friday Nov. 2: Holiday Open House in York

File photo: Gale Jamieson stands in her new art studio, 38 N. Beaver St., York, with two of her pieces. Jamieson, who lives in Fawn Township, works with textiles, metals, glass and other objects to create her art.

Get a jump on Black Friday crowds during the First Friday Holiday Open House 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in York. There will be live entertainment, specials and discounts at city shops, restaurants and nightlife hotspots. Here’s an event lineup:

Pick up a 2012 Holiday First Friday Passport:
Shoppers can bring the passport to select downtown merchants to collect signatures Friday and during the Dec. 7 First Friday. They can turn in completed passports to participating merchants for the chance to win prizes. For details and to download a passport, visit

Watchmaker’s Daughter, 22 North Beaver St., will feature artwork by Ryan Fryer, wine and cheese and a chance to win a $100 gift certificate.
Marketview Arts, 37 W/ Philadelphia St., will host a public grand opening. Meet the artists in their studios, learn more about the Pennsylvania Arts Experience and participate in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes donated by resident artists.
— Gale Jamieson will open her new studio at 38 N. Beaver St. Read more about it.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 140 N. Beaver St., will host a tasting of their delicious homemade dishes that they prepare, freeze and sell at their annual freezer sale on Nov. 17. Visitors can sample dishes, grab a beverage and hear live music.
Jazz in the City will feature Young Lions, an jazz group that incorporates rock, reggae and hip-hop into their sound. Catch their set 5 to 7 p.m. in The Studio at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St, York. Cover is $3 and free is student ID.
— Sing karaoke at First St. John’s Lutheran Church, 140 W. King St.
— Alice Ziegler performs 5 to 6 p.m. and Sweet Avetas will take the stage 6 to 9 p.m. at Central Market, 34 W. Philadelphia St.

Check out the First Friday flyer for more happenings and discounts.

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