First Friday

Held on the first Friday of every month, from 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!

Featuring in May

Tar River Orchestra Swing Band- 6:30-8:30 PM

Booker T Theatre:

Waiting For Godot By Samuel Beckett at 7:30 PM (ticket required)

Children’s Museum:

FREE admission featuring new exhibit, Dinosaur Revolution
Play Well Teknologies
Kid’s activities
Rocky Mount Wildlife Rehabbers
Planetarium Show: Faster than Light & Spring Stargazing 7:00 PM
Laser Show: Lasers of OZ at 8:00 PM
Braswell Memorial Pop-Up Library
Meet naturalist, Tom Stutz
Live painting demonstration with artist BJ Hawley

Art Center:

Free Lemonade & Cookies
Live drawing demonstration with artist Fenia Guilford
Photo Booth
Gallery Sketching
Art Activity
Art Exhibitions open to the public
Gallery Shop open to the public

Don’s Miss: Art Competition with the chance to win a prize

Main Lobby:

Art Activities
Summer Camp and Program Preview
Dance USA info table and demo
Tar River Piecemakers Quilt Guild info table

Restaurant Space:

Rocket Mill Registration & Packet Pick Up.

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