Keene First Friday Art Hop

Once a month, Keene First Friday Art Hop will turn our Main Street sidewalks and other public spaces into a celebration of art and culture. Enjoy indoor and outdoor cultural offerings and family activities.

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NOVEMBER THEMES: Shift Your Shopping and Sweet Potatoes (Harvest of the Month)

Special Events:


Gilliver and Footings at Terra Nova Cafe: Rare solo original sets of music by Gilliver and Footings, 48 Emerald Street.

Home Body Live at The Hive:  25 Roxbury Street, 8 – 11 pm ($8 cover)

The Wood Brothers: Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street (Tickets start at $38).


Krista Duhaime of Focal Jewelry Designs Pop Up Gallery: Demonstration of the camera disassembly process for her jewelry, Moda Suo Studio, 7 Main Street, Suite #1

Paleozilla Prints at Terra Nova Cafe: Artwork and demonstrations by Paleozilla Prints (Rob Manson), 48 Emerald Street.

Tiahna Lynn and Elizabeth Gallacher: Featured Artists at Prime Roast Coffee Co, 16 Main Street, Open until 9 pm.

Quilt Show Opening Reception: Until 6 pm at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street.


The Big, Bold, Adventurous Life of Lavinia Warren Author Event: Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Emerald Street, 7 – 8 pm.


Social Hour Fridays: Launching at Luca’s Mediterranean CafĂ©!  Luca’s will open an hour early every Friday starting Friday, November 2. From 4 to 5:30 pm, the tapas menu and drink prices will be 20% off the regular menu price. Make Luca’s your gathering spot after work and to unwind after a wonderful week!

First Friday/Shift Your Shopping Tasting Party: Enjoy free samples of locally made and locally grown goodies from locally owned vendors at Monadnock Food Co-op, 34 Cypress Street; Picadilly Farm Sweet Potatoes on sale.

Molly Collins at Terra Nova Cafe: Artistic snacks by resident baker extraordinaire, Molly Collins

Food & Drink: Harvest of the Month Specials (Sweet Potatoes)

21 Bar and Grill, 21 Roxbury Street
Fireworks Restaurant, 22 Main Street
Local Burger, 82 Main Street
Luca’s Mediterranean Cafe, 10 Central Square: Mini Pork Shank Tapas with Apple Cider Glaze and Sweet Potato Puree
Prime Roast Coffee Co, 16 Main Street, Open until 9 pm
Taqueria Odelay, 44 Main Street
Tillie’s Restaurant and Whisky Bar, 9 Court Street

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Peterborough First Friday

Every month, Downtown Peterborough will celebrate First Friday.  Stay tuned for the November 2nd line-up including  open houses, art exhibits, sales, tastings and lots of refreshments.

With all the Thanksgiving Holiday almost upon us, First Friday is thankful for the abundance Culture and Businesses all around us!  Come and experience the colorful art exhibits, colorful celebrations and abundant reasons to visit DownTown Peterborough this month.  Additionally, First Friday is pleased to showcase the new businesses in town (along with those that have been around for some time),  store sales, tastings and lots of refreshments!  Here is a sampling of the happenings, that you will not want to miss……..

HAVE YOU BEEN THERE YET?  NEWLY OPENED,  POST & BEAM BREWING.   View their factory, sample lovely munchies, check out all the incredible wood features and enjoy the outdoor deck with all the colors of Fall!  The new owners, Erica and Jeff are most welcoming and passionate about their new business.  Did you know that you can get a TASTING SIZE GLASS OF ALE?  Perfect if you can not make up your mind and a chance to try several at a time!  Well worth the visit…….

NEW EXHIBIT, at Mariposa Museum, And Still We Rise: Story Quilts Narrating 400 Years of the African American Experience.  View 10 beautifully handcrafted story quilts, created by members of the WOMEN OF COLOR QUILTERS NETWORK, that narrate the history of the African American Experience, capturing the stories of freedom's heroes.  Explore these events through the fiber artistry of women of color, the quilts bear witness to the perspectives that written history has often neglected.  This is a once in a life time exhibit not to be missed!  Ever heard of a DANCING SKELETON?  While you are there, learn how to create one, materials provided complimentary.

ADDITIONAL SPACE FOR MARIPOSA MUSEUM with Art Sale and Wine & Cheese Reception ------ Located upstairs, 30 Main Street, above Cultural Cocoon.  See the new office space and meander through the fine art from the Mariposa's collection and donations from community members that will benefit the Mariposa Educational Programs.  Bid on the beautiful art while enjoying delightful munchies………..

FOUR OPENING ART EXHIBITS ----- Fry Fine Art, manager and curator, Mindy Taylor has two new presentations, local artist Daryl D. Johnson, newest works, (meet the artist at First Friday), The Chi of Clouds and THE MUSE, featuring an amazing collection of an intimate vision of the female form.  Sharon Art Gallery is hosting Monadnock Art and Friends of the Dublin Art Colony, showcasing over 50 of the artists in the 23rd Annual Art Tour.  On display will be two of each artists works. 

Then The Gallery (third floor), Offices at Depot Square, The 6 Perceptions, featuring 6 Diverse and Dynamic female artists who have conquered the world and have brought that experience to their art and living in the Region.  Come, hear their stories…..LIVE MUSIC will be featuring David Duhon, new addition to the Region's music scene.  David is a classically trained cellist who has over the past decade, become a jamming cellist.  You can often catch him playing at the Peterborough Farmer's Market or at Harlow's.  David is seeking to find musical connections with Chamber Music and local singer song writer to accompany. David's music includes Bach, the Dead, Celtic meanderings, Show Tunes…… Music should be fun!!!  Refreshments available.

Last but not least is the long awaited reopening of LAUNCH F18 SPACE, on Grove Street, 2nd floor stairs above Nonies.  The exhibit features paintings and sculpture of Christine and Ed Monttau among others including our much beloved Tim Donavan!  One not to be missed!!!

MacDowell Downtown will Close out its Season at First Friday with composer Byron Asher, who is a multi-instrumentalist, improviser and composer based in New Orleans.  At MacDowell, he will be working on the second part of "Skrontch Music", an interative composition series that explores the intersection of radical politics and early Jazz music of the 1920s and 30s.  Needless to say, there will be lively and fun discussion and music for all to engage…….. Light refreshments provided.  Doors open at 7pm and presentation begins at 7:30pm

Fun Event for a Great Cause ---- Nest Children's Shop will be holding a Delectable Bake Sale from 5pm to 7pm --- ALL proceeds go directly to  End 68 Hours of Hunger!  Enjoy sweet treats and a Big Basket Raffle to help end the epidemic of childhood hunger in our community!

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