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 April

North Tower Band- 6:30-8:30 PM
Local food truck

Children’s Museum:

Fish the Magish Magic Comedy show at 7 PM
FREE admission featuring new exhibit, Dinosaur Revolution
Puppet Show: “The Little Engine that Could” at 6:15 & 6:45 PM
Kid’s activities
Rocky Mount Wildlife Rehabbers
Planetarium Show: Faster than Light & Spring Stargazing 7:00 PM
Laser Show: Colors of the World at 8:00 PM
Braswell Memorial Pop-Up Library
Meet naturalist, Tom Stutz
Live painting demonstration with artist BJ Hawley

Art Center:

Live Music featuring Valerie Wood
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

Main Lobby:

Art Activities
Program info table
Live painting demonstration with artist Jamil Burton
Dance USA info table and demo
Tar River Piecemakers Quilt Guild info table


The Imperial Centre is excited to announce the expansion of the First Friday series to Booker T Theatre. More information can be found on the Young Professionals’ Facebook page. April 6th come out and enjoy a night full of laughs. The Twin Counties Young Professionals will be hosting a comedy show for all ages. Please RSVP by emailing to save your spot!


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