Friday, July 06, 2012
Downtown Bryan celebrates July’s First Friday
Tonight is First Friday in Downtown Bryan! First Fridays are opportunities to join the community in Downtown and enjoy all that our Downtown businesses have to offer!
During this evening’s First Friday, The Downtown Bryan Association and Madden’s restaurant have teamed up to sponsor the Movies with Madden’s event in Sale Park (Main St. & 29th St.) featuring the movie Thumbelina. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the free movie around 8:30 p.m.
The Downtown Bryan Association will also be selling tickets for a chance to win a hand-made wooden porch swing made entirely out of salvaged wood from the Queen Theatre! The swing is 100% Queen-wood and was hand crafted by local retired fireman and TEEX instructor Andy Ramirez and his brother Bobby Ramierz. Tickets will be on sale until the drawing on August 31st. On Friday, the tickets will be available at the Queen Theatre, where the DBA will also be selling “Save the Queen” t-shirts.
In addition to these featured activities, there are many other things happening in Downtown. Please see the list below for more planned events.
Shopping & Entertainment The Frame Gallery, 216 N. Bryan Ave. Original art by many local artists. Featured exhibit – paintings of downtown architecture. Live jazz, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., w/ R.G. Watkins & Friends (Randy, Trent & Steve), cash wine bar & free art activity. Outside, music by ContraDiction! 822-0496
Sweetie Thompson’s Fine Handcrafted Furniture & Curios, 208 N. Bryan Ave., Downtown's newest business! 485-9819
Discount Floors, 200 N. Bryan Ave., Come visit their new showroom! 779-3270
Square One Studio, 211 W. Wm. J Bryan Pkwy. Stop by and see some new paintings.
Dixie Tire, 301 W Wm J Bryan Pkwy. Hosting Bluebonnet Streetrodders, starting at 6:00 p.m. 775-8473
Corner of Time Antiques & Collectibles Mall, 118 N. Bryan Ave., Antiques & soda fountain. Pottery wheel throwing & wood carving demos, & Brazos Spinners & Weavers! 822-7400
Brazos Glassworks, 202b W. 26th St., Watch lampwork demos by Michael Pence, and ask about workshops. 823-0325
Jim.n.i., Our Favorite Things, 202a W. 26th St., 823-8000
Downtown Uncorked Wine Bar, 206 W. 26th St., 823-4837
Village Café, 210 W. 26th St., Featured artists this month -Aerosol Artistry (Cassie Smith & Cole Tittle). Live music, Tubie & The Touchtones. 703-8514
Arts Council of Brazos Valley's info tent, 212 W. 26th St, Artist will be demonstrating. 696-2787
LaSalle Hotel, 120 S. Main, Live music inside & horse drawn carriage rides outside. 822-2000
EarthArt, 209 S. Main St. Art, jewelry, clothing & handicraft of global community. 779-8208
Revolution Cafe & Bar, 211-b S. Main St., Original art and live music! 823-4044
Visitor's Center, 213B S. Main St. 6-9pm. 822-4920
Gloria Stephan Sale Park, 29th & Main St. Free movie- Movies by Madden's, tonight is “Thumbelina”. And check out the Madden's food truck menu!
Gifts & Gab, 201A S. Main St., 846-1448
Carnegie History Center, 111 S. Main St., “Street Physics” by students of TAMU Cycletron Institute
Brazos Union Masonic Lodge, 107-A S. Main St.
Queen Theatre, 110 S. Main St. Stop by & bask in the neon glow! Ongoing renovation is a project of the Downtown Bryan Association. Tickets available for a chance to win a porch swing made from wood salvaged from the Queen! Drawing will be Aug 31st. 822-4920
The Proudest Monkey, 108 S. Main St, Downtown’s brand new bar!
Southern Grace, Antiques & Almosts, 102 S. Main 822-7770
Voices for Children, 115 N. Main St., Community members are invited to gather at the Voices For Children office for a sewing party to benefit the clothing drive. The party will be held 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Amy Faulkner at 979-822-9700 and learn what you will need to bring in your Skirting the Issue Sewing Toolkit.
Heritage Menswear, 117 N. Main St., 822-6575
String & Horn Shop, 119 N. Main St., 779-8548
Haute Couture Boutique, 212 N. Main St., Miss Me jeans, Miss Me Couture, Corral boots, etc. Band Westbound plays outside. 822-3694
Catalena Hatters, 203 N. Main St., “How Hats are Made” behind the scenes tour. Western art, too! 822-4423
Texas Rose Boutique, 205 N. Main St., Now reopened, with lots of new merchandise! 822-4423
DeBord's by Double J Saddlery, 201 E. 24th St . Lucchese boots, purses, handtooled belts, saddles & tack. 822-4515
St. Vincent de Paul Resale, 300 N. Main St., 823-4369
James' Studio 59, 318 N. Main St., 823-8562
La Joya Resale Shop, 401 N Bryan Ave., 979-436-2877
And of course, wonderful restaurants all over downtown!
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