Posted: Jul 2, 2012 at 11:51 AM [Jul 2, 2012]
The July installment of Adrian First Fridays includes a preview of the upcoming Goodwill Workers on Wheels car show and an outdoor concert by the Dan Kesterke Band.
The band, featuring Adrian High School music teacher and band director Dan Kesterke with Dave Rains, Michael Bustos, Mike Williams and Natasha Ricketts, will play from 7 to 9 p.m. in the city parking lot on South Winter Street, behind the WABJ studios and across from El Chapulin and Amedai Salon and Spa. That lot will also be the site for a preview of an Aug. 4 car show benefiting the Workers on Wheels program of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Michigan.
The Adrian farmers market will set up downtown for the evening.
The title of this month’s event is “A Star-Spangled Friday.” Most Adrian First Fridays activities are free.
In addition to the regular Adrian First Fridays offerings, which include an art walk and open mic night, some venues are planning their own events to coincide with the celebration. These include a Christian music concert benefiting local charities from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Steele Carriage House and a comedy show at 10 p.m. at Mandy’s Uptown Bar and Grill.
Two venues are planning book signings. The Governor Croswell Tea Room will host novelist Jim Kelly (“Lost in Paradise”) and poet Elizabeth Sanchez (“Bestfriends Poetry”), and Lenawee’s Heart and Soul, which offers music and art classes for children, will host children’s author Joseph Pino (“Nigel the Narwhal”).
Everyone attending is invited to participate in the creation of a community one-stroke mural outside Ink Fever, 114 E. Maumee St.
For more information, call 264-4804 or go to facebook.com/adrianfirstfridays.
Participating locations include:
Adrian Public Library: Photography by Don Cellini.
A’lahna Studio Salon: Art by Siena Heights University students; music by The Happy Little Trees from 8 to 10 p.m.
Amedai Salon and Spa: Artwork from the Siena Heights youth art camp.
AMVETS: One-man band Phil Tolliver, 6 p.m.
Bellus Salon and Spa: Chair massages on the sidewalk from 5 to 7 p.m.
Book Abbey: Oil paintings by Dian Rentschler.
Chaloner & Co.: Woodturning by Bob Seeburger.
Copeland Furniture: Art by Brenna Toland and Edgar Frank; open mic night for poetry and acoustic music from 7 to 9 p.m.
Croswell Opera House: Summer salon show in the Lenawee Council for Visual Arts gallery; Broadway-themed open mic from 6 to 9 p.m.
Get Growing: Artwork by Sydney Wlodyka; musician Jeremy Blaska.
Governor Croswell Tea Room: Book signing with novelist Jim Kelly and poet Elizabeth Sanchez from 6 to 8 p.m.
Image Gallery: Photography by Mark Hutchinson; music by The Regular Band.
Ink Fever: One-stroke community mural outdoors.
Jeff Willet’s Powerhouse Gym: Life-sized portraits by Michelle Leman.
Joe Ann Steele Insurance Center: Photography by Connie McComb-Brown; artists from Goodwill Industries of Southeast Michigan; music by The Paniagua Family starting at 6 p.m.
K&M Gift Shoppe: Silver jewelry by Janet Graham.
Lenawee’s Heart and Soul: Children’s author Joseph Pino reading from and signing copies of his book, “Nigel the Narwhal,” plus music by singer/songwriter Paul Davis.
Mandy’s Uptown Bar and Grill: Comedian Dave Jones performing at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10; for information, call 920-9155.
Maple City Floral: Mixed media art by Jana Penrod.
Nova’s Scented Candles and Collectibles: Drawings by Trevor Hissong.
Persnickety: Beaded jewelry by C.J. Bauschka.
ReBicycle Lenawee: Bicycle-related exhibits.
Red Paint Printing: Ceramics by Ben Coffman.
Sauce Italian Grill and Pub: Live music.
Steele Carriage House: Christian music concert organized by Big Daddyz House of Praise from 6 to 10 p.m., with a freewill donation to benefit the Lenawee County Mission and the Catherine Cobb Domestic Violence Shelter.
The Tailor’s Shop: Dimensional needle felting by Ann Chrysler.