First Fridays: May Edition


Cross your fingers for good weather as we bring live, outdoor performances back to First Fridays!
First Fridays in Downtown Bangor is a MUST visit event. This celebration in our historic downtown shopping, dining, arts and commerce district is held on the first Friday of every month and gives visitors a chance to shop, drink, participate in activities, see art, listen to music and eat late into the evening.


9 Central Studios
Home to many open art studios
Location: 9 Central Street
Hours: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

Bangor Arts Exchange Nichol’s Block Gallery
Opening reception for “Recent Paintings” By Jeff Loxterkamp. Light food and beverage
Location: Exchange Street
Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m

Queen City Cinema Club
Pop up gallery with Lawton Mann Art.
Maine based artist, Lawton Mann, is an oil, aerosol, mixed media, and digital painter. Lawton blends genres from surreal to modern pop art, often with absurd humor and social commentary contrasting each other.
Lawton’s use of various techniques, styles, and subject matter converge into a unique experience all its own. His fearless use of colors, experiments in texture, and open compositional forms often give additional weight and emotion to his work.
Location: 128B Main Street
Hours: 4 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Rebecca Krupke Studio
Join Rebecca Krupke in her studio
Location: 9 Central Street, Suite 308
Hours: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Sohn’s Gallery at The Rock and Art Shop
Works by Deborah and Lauren Jellison
Location: 36 Central Street
Hours: Reception at 5, Artists Talk at 5:30, Open until 6


Mexicali Blues
Henna handpaint by Lauren
Hours: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: 1 West Market Square

Nocturnem Draft House
First Friday Jazz with The Bill Barnes Trio
Location: 56 Main Street
Hours: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Penobscot Theatre Company
Becoming Dr. Ruth Preview Performance
Location: 131 Main Street
Hours: 7:00 p.m.

Thomas School of Dance
Multi genre dance performance
Location: Bangor Public Library Pavilion, 145 Harlow Street
Hours: 6:00 p.m.


2 Feet Brewing
Friday night dinner special.
Hours: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: 80 Columbia Street
Benjamin’s Brewer & Benjamin’s Pub 2019
Star Wars Party with Yoda-rita, $2 PBR pints, and $6 margaritas!
Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: 123 Hammond Street
Utopia Bangor
Downtown’s own Mediterranean restaurant will be open and serving up delicious food and drinks
Hours: 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: 123 Hammond Street
Mother’s Day Macaron Deal – All Macs are $2 or $23/dozen
Hours: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: 20 State Street


Maine Jewelry & Art
Spring Cleaning Sale- 10% off the ENTIRE store
Hours: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: 100 Harlow Street
Valentine Footwear
Join us for our First Friday Sip & Shop.
Hosting a Pop-up Shop for BrookeTrout Designs (Locally-made jewelry!).

Hours: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: 115 Main Street