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The lowdown on entertainment available at the July First Friday

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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 [email protected]. 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.




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