First Friday January Round Up

To celebrate our one year anniversary of the launch of First Fridays downtown, we are kicking off 2018 with the same theme we used to launch last year: Fire and Ice Night!

Join us downtown to enjoy the ornate sculpting of 8 different ice sculptures on display throughout downtown, all thanks to local artist Tyson Whistler. A fire show is planned for the Armory, and downtown shops will be open late until 9 p.m. to greet shoppers and offer a warm place inside to gather together!

January 2018

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+ Ice Sculptures on Display

Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Downtown Marietta

What: Eight different ice sculptures will be on display throughout downtown in front of the following locations: National Fenton Glass Society, The Cook's Shop, Twisted Sisters Boutique, Top Drawer Furniture & Design Studio, Baker & Baker Jewelers, Peoples Bank Theatre, Riverside Artists Gallery, and The Galley.

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+ Unplugged: Singer & Songwriter Showcase

Time: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: Over the Moon Pub & Pizza

What: Enjoy fresh, homegrown talent with pizza and beer on the side! After viewing the ice sculptures downtown, head inside Over the Moon to relax and listen to some great music! They'll have $2 slices of pizza and $3 shots of Fireball & Ice 101!

+ A Makerspace Welcome

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: The Epicenter Makerspace, 107 Lancaster Street

What: The Epicenter Makerspace will be opening it's doors for the first Friday ever! Local artist Rebekah Williamson will be demonstrating wood and leather burning and visitors will be able to make their own ice cream through a rather hot process. Come in out of the cold and visit the future home of the Epicenter Makerspace, meet the space, and let them know what type of programs you would like to see! Click here to learn more.

+ Live Music & Hot Coffee

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Jeremiah's Coffee House

What: Stop in and grab your favorite hot drink to keep you warm and catch some tunes by one of Marietta’s hometown favorites: Zayne Parmiter!

+ Fire and Ice Gallery Show

Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Riverside Artists Gallery

What: Gallery members will be showing work based around the "Fire and Ice" theme throughout the night and refreshments will be available. Along with that, the Gallery will play host to Asunta the Fudge Lady as their pop-up artist! Click here to learn more.

+ Out of the Flames: Art Meant to Adorn

Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Twisted Sisters Boutique

What: Hop on over to Twisted Sisters Boutique to watch Tyson Whistler, local artist, carve a beautiful ice sculpture outside of the shop. Inside, they will have Jena Lane Blair's Out of the Flames: Art Meant to Adorn hand made glass jewelry. Hot Chocolate will be distributed inside as well! Click here to learn more.

+ Friday Evening Vendor Show

Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: 220 Front Street

What: Peruse the displays of Color Street, Governor Candles, LipSense, LuLaRoe & Paparazzi all in one convenient location downtown! Click here to learn more.

+ Acoustic Music with Cutler Station and Special Guests

Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Marietta Brewing Company

What: On Marietta’s First Friday of 2018, join Cutler Station with guests John Kunze and Zach Mcglone for awesome acoustic music while enjoying dinner and drinks at the Marietta Brewing Company. Click here to learn more.

+ Undercurrent Listening Party & Ice Sculpture Night

Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Peoples Bank Theatre

What: Stop in and warm up at Peoples Bank Theatre with a preview of Undercurrent Winter Festival artists on the big screen and the big speakers with Hold the Note. You can also enjoy PBT's wintry-themed Undercurrent selfie booth, their selection of wine and beer, and a rockin' ice sculpture out front.  Click here to learn more.

+ Wine Down with Nate Jones

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Marietta Wine Cellars

What: Join Marietta Wine Cellars on January 5th to listen to Nate Jones from Cleveland, OH with his debut at MWC! MWC is so excited to welcome Nate, and are hopeful you can come out to support this talented musician! Entertainment is from 6-9 p.m. and kitchen serving hours are 5:30-8 p.m.. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended but not required.  Click here to learn more.

+ The Brady Young Band

Time: 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Where: The Adelphia Music Hall

What: Doors open at 7:00 PM. Music starts at 9:00 PM. Some seating will be available, but no reservations will be taken — first come first served! Tickets are only available at The Galley bar or at the door the night of the event for only $5.00! Click here to learn more.