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5/3/2019 - Retro Dance Party Postponed - First Friday Night Live Activities Continue

Because of inclement weather the Retro Dance Party scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight (Friday 5/3) at Spilman Plaza will be rescheduled for a future date. All other First Friday activities will continue as planned.

First Friday programming kicks off at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 3 with events including "Art at the Nook" featuring Ortrud Haplti, Shirely Dahlsten and Bill Andrews, with music by the Rare Groove at The Flower Nook (208 E. Iron Ave). Also check out Gallery 708's exhibit entitled "Novitius Pictor," showcasing the work of Pam Harris (301 W. Elm).

At 4:30 p.m., the Visual Voices Gallery presents the "Kansas Figure Drawing Group" artist reception, plus music by Don Wagner, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (901 Beatrice Street).

At 5 p.m., "The Beauty of Pastels," an exhibit by artist Rafael Hernandez, is open at Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat (120 N. Santa Fe Avenue). George Jerkovich's photography exhibit is open at the Salina Country Club (2101 E. Country Club Road). Also at 5 p.m., Kansas Wesleyan hosts the "Student Exhibition and Senior Showcase" (100 E. Claflin Ave).

At 7 p.m. a live sculpting Symposium by artist Corey Haden will take place at the new plaza, just north of Ad Astra Books and Coffee House.

Also at 7 p.m., head down to Chuck's Bar (600 N. Santa Fe Ave.) for their patio kick-off concert featuring the Sunset Sinners. The Radicles will busk outside the Stiefel Theatre (151 S. Santa Fe Ave.) as concert goers arrive for the sold out Beach Boys performance, which starts at 8:00 p.m.

Salina Arts & Humanities, Salina Downtown Incorporated and downtown stakeholders present Friday Night Live---an arts and entertainment series for Salina residents and visitors designed to increase attendance and participation in arts-related events and to strengthen partnerships in the downtown arts district and satellite locations throughout the city.

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about the rest of Friday Night Live and First Friday programming. For more information, call Amanda Morris at Salina Arts & Humanities at (785) 309-5770.

For needed accommodations, please call Amanda Morris at Salina Arts & Humanities at (785) 309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities. For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.

Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966. The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, the #ArtsMatterSalina e-blast and Friday Night Live performance series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.