First Friday

Date(s): Friday, April 5, 2013

Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Phone: 605-338-4009


A special day of shopping, art and entertainment downtown! The first Friday of every month many stores stay open later until 8:00pm. Enjoy a full 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!


This First Friday is the kick off of Restaurant Week which will continue through April 13th.

Here's your chance to try something new on the menu of downtown restaurants at a value price! Let the participating restaurants know how you like their new items. Each time you purchase the feature you will be entered to win a gift certificate from one of the participating restaurants!

Other Happenings:

Book Shop: A poetry writing event will be held to celebrate National Poetry Month! If you can’t make the First Friday event, you can still participate by sending the Book Shop your poem via email or drop it in the store by April 15th. Poems will be selected to be shared on the blog and on Facebook, poems that are on paper will be displayed in the store. Click here for more info. 223 S Phillips Avenue

Cliff Hangers Gallery: Jess Elofson will be on site with handmade bisque-fired pots of all shapes and sizes, priced anywhere from $20-$200. You will be able to personalize them with handprints, wedding dates, a signature, anything that would make the pot a perfect gift. Buy any piece of pottery by Jess Elofson and be entered to win a beautiful 23" high vase! Also featuring postcard-sized Original Artwork that everyone can afford at only $39! Receive a Gift Certificate for 30% OFF any Custom Frame with every wall art purchase. 126 S Phillips Avenue

Cookie Jar: It's Cookie Decorating Night from 4-7pm!  $15.00/+Tax for 1 dozen cookies to decorate. Pre-Registration Required. 230 S Phillips Avenue

Country Inn & Suites: Stay at the Country Inn and Suites during Restaurant week (April 5-13) and receive a coupon for a $5.00 off a purchase of $20.00 or more at their onsite restaurant and pub, Falls Landing, home of the famous "Falls Philly". 200 E 8th Street

Eastbank Art Gallery: Recent photographs by guest artist Jay Kirschenmann and paintings by featured member Steve Brummond will be on display from April 2-17, 2013. Come view the artwork and meet the artists at the reception on Friday, April 5 from 5-7:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. 401 E 8th Street, Suite 116

Horse & Carriage Rides: Relive years past as you pass down Phillips Avenue in a carriage pulled by two majestic horses. Discover simple romance in the heart of your beautiful city. Rides will load at the Plaza by 12th & Phillips from 6:00 - 8:30. Cost is $5 per rider.  Horse and Carriage rides are provided by Horse 'N Around.

Go Casual!: April's First Friday just happens to be Go Casual's store mascot, Bogie's...BIRTHDAY! In celebration, they will be having a 20% off sale on Friday and Saturday with Cake and Prizes! Plus, bring a bag of dog food or $5 for Bogie's buddies at the SF Area Humane Society to be entered to win a $50 Go Casual gift card! Go Casual will be open late until 7pm on First Friday!

Museum of Visual Materials: Enjoy an art show "Stabilizing . . . on the line between what is and what it seemed" featuring artists Alexandra Hurney, Regina William Brunz, and Sarah Goette from 6-10pm. There will also be live music by Daniel Brunz & More Than Enough.  Wine and snacks will be served.  500 N Main Ave

Optics by Howlin Vision: Reniel from Etnia Barcelona will have the entire collection of frames, including men's, women's and children's, on hand. Etnia is an independent brand of eyewear whose collection focuses on color, design, comfort, value and quality.This event offers an exciting opportunity to view colors and styles beyond their already extensive selection. $50 off Etnia Barcelona frames during the show and for the entire month of April! (cannot be combined with insurance or other discounts). 227 S Phillips Avenue

Plum's Cooking Co.: The store will be open until 8pm with some fun samples and great deals! All SODASTREAM machines are $10 off (let Patti demonstrate it for you!). Taste the delicious DILL DIP that can be used for so much more than just dipping. Or, enjoy the soothing melody of fruits of CHAMOMILE CITRON TEA. Stop by and have a taste! 401 E 8th Street, Suite 107

Rehfeld's Art & Framing: Meet South Dakota oil painters Nancyjane Huehl and Sheila Agee.  Both artists will display their newest pieces and discuss their art from 6-8 pm. 210 S. Phillips Avenue

Rug & Relic: The closing reception for Laura Smith's 30 Day Soiree will take place from 6-9pm. The show, entitled Circadian Print, features selected intaglio and callagraph print works, drawn from a 94 piece monoprint series created by the artist over the summer of 2012. While each work certainly stands on its own, the visual impact of seeing each "day's work" hung alongside its partners, brings new significance to the series as a whole. 401 E 8th Street, Suite 114

Sioux Falls Design Center: PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. The Sioux Falls Design Center hosts PKN where thinkers and innovators present their ideas using 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each. PKN Vol. 5 will feature 5 presenters with a social mixer starting at 6:30, and presentations at 7pm. 108 W 11th Street

Vishnu Bunny Tattoo:  An art show with a challenge to think outside the box is what's happening from 8-11pm on First Friday at Vishnu. Artists will utilize an entire toilet, toilet paper, and toilet brushes as their medium. A plumber (Jeff Ellerbrook of Summit Plumbing), an IT guru (Chuck Shaver of East River Technologies) and a couple of others will lightheartedly judge this event. The fan favorite will be purchased by the shop and installed in the bathroom. Drinks, music by Sadie Soul, and general camaraderie will accompany the evening. 202 S Phillips Avenue

Zandbroz Variety: Marilyn Zimmerman Photograpy Opening from 6-8pm. Some words from Marilyn, "A resident of Sioux Falls since 1979, I am self-taught, and my journey with the lens has been a simple one. I have always been intrigued by the area's architecture, greenways, streets, and vistas. To convey the complexity in the everyday is my 'simple perspective.' I seek to evoke this wonder in those who view my images." 209 S Phillips Avenue

Click here to view First Friday themes for 2013.

Thank you to First Premier Bank/Premier Bankcard for support of all 2013 First Fridays.

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