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 downtownyorkpa.com/first-fridays.
— 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.