March First Friday will be full of fun!

Monday, February 20, 2017

About First Friday:


Join us the First Friday of every month: November through May, 6-9 pm!

Kick off the month with an evening full of activities at the Imperial Centre for Arts and Sciences. Admission is free with lots of activities for the whole family. Enjoy live music in the art galleries, food trucks, show off your talent during No Shame Open Mic in the theater, activities in the Children’s Museum, planetarium shows and MORE!

March 3rd from 6-9 PM


  • FREE admission to the Children’s Museum and Planetarium
  • Local Vendors
  • Local food truck; Six Smokin’ Bones from 6-9 PM
  • Smash Waffles
  • Register for Tackle the Tar

Children’s Museum:

  • New exhibit: Backyard Adventures
  • Sciencetellers @ 7 PM
  • NC Dept of Forestry
  • Kid’s activities
  • Planetarium show at 7 pm & Lasershow at 8 pm in the Cummins Planetarium
  • Braswell Memorial Pop-Up Library
  • Activities led by Nash Community College
  • Wisdom Tooth Program
  • Puppet Shows at 6:15 and 6:45 PM (Junior Guild)

Art Center:

  • Program with Durham Jazz Renaissance Foundation: Drum Circle
  • Photo Booth (Whoville)
  • Exhibits open to the public
  • Dreamweaver gallery talk at 7 PM & 8 PM
  • New merchandise in the Gallery Shop
  • Gallery Sketching
  • Live Chalk Drawing by Terrance Moore
  • NRMS Elementary Art Exhibition

Main Lobby:

  • Local vendors
  • Live entertainment by Kenya Safari Acrobats at 6:30 PM and 7:45 PM.
  • Lotus Blossom painting demonstration
  • Art Ed information booth
  • Interactive art activity


  • Seussical the Musical- Purchase Tickets
  • No Shame open mic at 7 pm (Blackbox Theatre- Free)

Featuring in Future Months


  • USA Dance Demonstrations
  • Litter Art Exhibition


  • Live Music with Durham Jazz Renaissance Foundation
  • Playwell Teknologies
  • Outdoor Movie in the Courtyard- Zootopia
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