First Friday Feb. 1: Paint the town

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The theme for the February 2013 First Friday is Paint the Town. Considering that Valentine’s Day is later that month, red might be a good color. But locals can decide what shade they like best. Events, retails specials and entertainment runs 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown York. Here’s an event lineup:

Entertainment and the arts:
Moved to noon Saturday: Don’t miss a special surprise performance on North Beaver Street.
Jazz in the City welcomes Ron Water, Steve Rudolph, Steve Meashey and Jeff Stabley 5 to 7 p.m. in the Studio at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. (Entrance is around the corner on Philadelphia Street.) Admission is $3 or free with student ID.
— Check out artwork from guest Artist Harry Smith of Antiquita Glassworks as well as live music and free refreshments at King’s Courtyard Artist’s Collective, 124 E. King St.
YorkArts, 10 N. Beaver St. will host a Date Night: Pottery event 7 to 9 p.m. Clay and tools are included. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Cost if $30 per couple. Register at 717-848-3200.
Marketview Arts, 37 W. Philadelphia St., will be open for studio tours along with light refreshments. Check out Pennsylvania Arts Experience featured artists Richard Chandler Hoff and Kim Heindel-Toner.
— Take in cigar box guitar tunes of Shane Speal 7 p.m. at Liquid Hero Brewery, 50 E. North St.

Deals, openings and valentines:
— There will be ribbon cuttings at two new businesses: Aura4Her, 272 W. Market St., and Lotus Moon Yoga’s new studio, located at 36 N. Beaver St. Mayor Bracey will help open the spaces at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively.
— Go speed dating at La Casa de Tapas, 251 N. George St. Admission is $10 and includes free tapas and soft drinks. Reserve your spot by calling 717-668-8915.
— Maewyn’s, 110 N. George St., will have a glassware giveaway with Long Trail Brewery 6 to 8 p.m. When Karma was King will perform at 9 p.m.
— Stop by Park Street Pantry, at 24 North Beaver Street, to pick up Seattle Chocolates’ candy heart boxes and truffles. Pick up a truffle sampler pack for $2.
— Wear red to The Watchmaker’s Daughter, 22 N. Beaver St., for a free gift and Kimman’s, 57 N. Beaver St., for 15 percent off your purchase.
Studio 11 West, 11 West Philadelphia St., is offering 10 Minutes in the Studio for $10.

More: Full list of events and specials and the themes for First Fridays in 2013.

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