The lowdown on entertainment available at the July First Friday

Award-winning singer-songwriter Sean Hogan is coming home to visit and play at Ups n’ Downs on the next First Friday. Submitted Photo

Journal Staff

Sarnia’s First Friday cultural walkabout is embracing summer with full line-up of live music, art exhibitions and downtown shopping on Friday, July 5. Many stores and galleries are open till 9 p.m., street and lot parking downtown is free after 6 p.m., and bike racks are conveniently placed throughout the downtown.

JUDITH & NORMAN ALIX ART GALLERY – 147 Lochiel St – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. A scavenger hunt, draw for a prize.

COFFEE CULTURE – 130 Lochiel St. – 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Live music with “Cailey and the Giant.”

ARTOPIA GALLERY & FRAMING – 188 Christina St N – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. New work by Ariel Lyons – Customer appreciation gift certificates available.

PARALLEL JUNCTION – 176 Christina St. N. – Featuring the works of more than 40 artists and artisans.

BAYSIDE MALL, Christina Street entrance – 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Harmony for Youth vendor show with a BBQ, live band, and vendors inside and out.

DOWNTOWN MARKET – 140 Christina St. N. – 6 – 9 p.m. Live music.

CHEEKY MONKEY – 130 Christina St. N – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Jazzed up live music with The BobCatz, and The Easel Has Landed show and sale by Bill Walters.

SILHOUETTES BOUTIQUE – 125 Christina St. N – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Featuring live mannequins in the windows fashion show.

COWBOYS & INDIANS – 121 Christina St. N – Open until 9 p.m. Works by local First Nations artists.

THE LAWRENCE HOUSE CENTRE FOR THE ARTS – 127 Christina St. S – Exhibition Openings 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Hot Stuff/Cool Waters art, by members of the Centre; Mexican Dreams, a special Exhibit by Marlem Ramires Ruiz; and Spoken Word Poetry – Celebrating the Tamaracks Anthology, hosted by James Deal 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

THE COVEWELLNESS – 140 Front St. S. – 5:30 p.m. Karma Barre Class in support of the Sarnia Women’s Interval Home – In the JessicaLynn Fitness Studio. Limited space. Call/text/email to book: 519-330-3060 burnwithjess@gmail.com. Free week of classes with donation.

RIVER BANK & CO. – 172 Front Street N – Prints by Jenny Liz Rome. Original Paintings by Jade Boyd & Angela Kim. All welcome.

ONE TOOTH – 155 Front St N – 6 p.m. – p.m. Artist Sarah VanReenen of Pulse Creek Design. Local handcrafted affordable leather jewelry in array of colors and shapes.

CAFE YOGA: SARNIA REIKI, MEDITATION & YOGA – 150.5 Front St. N. Suite 7 – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. – “RECONNECT” photography exhibit by Robert Walicki. Live music with Katherine Yap; art, music, and drinks.

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, Branch 62 – 286 Front St N. – 8 p.m. to midnight, music and dancing with Blayney and Powell

UPS N’ DOWNS – 226 Front St N – 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. – Live music with Sean Hogan.

HAWG BAR – 117 Christina St. N – 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Live music with Rockridje.

REFINED FOOL BREWING CO. – 137 Davis St. Beats on the Street returns to the parking lot, featuring Five Alarm Funk, and Arnette, DJ Phatfingers, DJ Alpha, Dragonflyz, R&R, DJ Everfresh and The Dwellas. 6 p.m. to midnight. Tickets, $20, in advance at revelree.ca, $25 at the door. Inside, Travis Lea is the featured artist.