First Friday: Downtown Gives Kickoff

Date(s): Friday, November 1, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Phone: 605-338-4009

First Friday is a special day of shopping, art and entertainment the First Friday of every month downtown!  Many stores stay open late until about 8:00pm.  Enjoy a day and evening of culture and activity. Visit a variety of retailers, artist venues and fabulous restaurants, plus music and drinks at all your favorite hot spots!

November's First Friday theme is Downtown Gives!

DTSF and several participating retailers will celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with the Downtown Gives charity program. Downtown Gives is a collaborative effort of Downtown business owners giving back to local charities.

Funds will be raised for The Good Shepherd Center though sales of a coupon book, exclusive to participating downtown businesses. The coupon books will go on sale at participating downtown retailer locations on Friday, November 1 and will remain on sale through the holiday season.

New this year: DTSF will give away a $250 shopping spree! Registration forms are located inside each of the coupon books, and the deadline to register is Monday, December 16th!

Click here to download an order form or contact Brienne Maner at 605-338-4009 ext. 12 to place your order. Click here for a full list of participating businesses.

This year’s beneficiary is The Good Shepherd Center (GSC), which provides daytime shelter and services for people who are homeless, poor or newly arrived in the Sioux Falls community. Funds raised this holiday season will be allotted for the GSC’s children’s area, to provide a wide variety of educational toys, puzzles, movies and activities in addition to providing the children a safe home-like atmosphere.

 

Other Happenings:

Coiffure on Phillips: Buy 1 Mirabella mineral makeup product, and get another at 1/2 price! 300 N Phillips Avenue, Ste. 150

Club David: Soulcrate Music Presents: Halloween Rap Karaoke at Club David in downtown Sioux Falls at 9pm - 18+ - $5. If you would like to perform a song, email rapkaraoke@gmail.com with your song choice and we can discuss options. Limited to 15 performers. 214 W 10th Street

Eastbank Art Gallery: The gallery will display "Faces & Figures: Portraying People" by Cheryl Bohlman Longseth and recent paintings by John Rychtarik in November. Meet the artists at a reception from 5-8 p.m. First Friday, November 1. The event is free and open to the public. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 401 E 8th Street #116

Holsen Hus: Celebrate the store's 11th Anniversary! Stop in Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd for drawings, cookies, and good deals. All sweaters will be 30% off, books/food/calendars will be 10% off and most other items will be 20% off. Open Friday 10 am - 7 pm and Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. 225 S Phillips Avenue

Ipso Gallery at Fresh Produce: Ipso Wonderful Life is a collaboration between sponsor and artist that explores the significance of our most-loved films and with a singular work of art, attempts to extract our connection to fictional worlds. 6-8pm on First Friday, Nov. 1. Refreshments will be served. 400 N Main Avenue, Suite 100

Meso: VINTAGE RETRO SALE. Come DTSF for First Friday and stop into Meso from 4-9pm for this SALE! It will continue through Saturday. Try adding some classic pieces to your current style! 220 S Phillips Avenue

Rehfeld's Art & Framing: Meet renowned South Dakota watercolor artist Jon Crane. Jon will be available for signing from 6-8pm and will display his newest original paintings. The first 50 attendees will also receive a free mini print! 210 S Phillips Avenue

Rug & Relic: Welcome nationally-acclaimed artist Chris Vance for a one-night-only showcase of new work. Chris will be at Rug & Relic on Friday from 6-9pm, along with 100+ of his paintings! 401 E 8th Street, #114

Sioux Falls Design Center: November First Friday will feature Anna from the MoVM who will be helping to instruct a DIY Scarf Design tutorial! ALL materials will be included! Just in time for old man winter and Christmas. 6:30-9pm, FREE. 108 W 11th Street

Sticks and Steel: 20% off the ENTIRE GALLERY (excluding Prairie Dance) from 5pm - 9pm.  It only happens twice a year!  You might be asking, "Does this include Todd Reed?", "Does this include in stock Sticks Furniture?" The answer is yes! Your next question might be "Are we crazy?" The answer is No! You're just that special to us, and we appreciate you! 401 E 8th Street, #118

Vishnu Bunny: The Third Eye Gallery at Vishnu Bunny will be hosting their first solo show in over a year.  They will be featuring Animal themed works created by Em Nguyen.  Enjoy drinks, live music and great converstion.  Bring your singing voice to help wish Em a happy birthday at her show!! Join them from 8pm - 11pm.  202 S Phillips Avenue

Zing: Holiday Open House! Let's get cozy—holiday cheer is already here at Zing. Come check out our whimsically festive decor. Plus, get 20% off all tables, pillows and aprons in the store! Other goodies include free wine samples Friday evening from 4–8pm. 301 S Minnesota Avenue

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