James V. Brown
Mentalist Terry G. Smith will return to the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., with a completely new show. Smith presented a locked strongbox to the James V. Brown Library July 5. The box contains his prediction of the headlines of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette for Friday, Aug. 5 and will be opened and read as the grand finale of Smith's First Friday program at the library on that date. Smith has entertained audiences in the area for more than 30 years with his program, "The World of E.S.P.," which combines elements of telepathy, prediction and precognition.
Isaiah Britton will perform at Gustonian Gifts during First Friday events.
He will perform two shows running about 25 minutes each on Aug. 5, starting at 6 and 7 p.m., with the revealing of the strongbox prediction around 7:30 p.m. The strongbox is on display in a locked case at the information desk of the Vintage Wing of the library. If you missed his last performance, be sure not to miss this one. If you enjoyed his show, stop by to see his all new presentation.
Terry G. Smith also will appear at 6 and 7 p.m. at the James V. Brown Library on First Friday in the Rotunda Room, just inside the front vestibule of the West Fourth Street entrance.
For more information, visit www.jvbrown.edu or call the library at 326-0536.
Bloomington Art Gallery
The featured artist at Bloomington Art Gallery, 351 Market St., for First Friday will be Ed Jonasen, a graduate of Mercyhurst College and an art teacher at Stevens Elementary School. The featured winery will be Four Friends Winery and the featured musician will be Kevin Smith. The opening will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.
Milissa Augustine Dance Academy
The Milissa Augustine Dance Academy, 146 W. Fourth St., is set to celebrate Kids First Friday in the heart of downtown Williamsport from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. The event will feature face painting, fall dance class registrations and information, Disney Dance Company 2012 audition information and more.
The annual fall dance registrations include class information and registration for the fall session.
"The fall dance schedule offers a diverse array of dance disciplines for all ages and levels of experience and skill, an abundance of performance opportunities and provides a nurturing and inspiring atmosphere for all to learn and grow," Augustine said.
Highlighting the evening with a dance performance at 7 p.m. on Pine Street, the dancers will display a variety of costumes, music and dance styles.
"The Milissa Augustine Dance Academy continues to be the dance center for everyone while remaining deeply committed and dedicated in the support of the community through the arts," Augustine said.
For further information, call 323-5115 or email millissaau email@example.com.
The featured musician for Gustonian Gifts will be Isaiah Britton. Specializing in on-the-spot improvisational tunes and covers of his many influences, guitarist Isaiah Britton enjoys surprising himself and listeners with the unique direction that each of his performances takes. Though performing solo, Britton can utilize live-looping for a rich, multi-layered guitar experience simulating accompanied renditions. From acoustic tracks approaching background music to in-your-face rock 'n' roll, Britton and his guitar are able to capture any mood and captivate the listener accordingly.
The featured artist will be Paul J. Clacher, who will show pencil and watercolor original portraits of people, pets and landscapes.