First Friday

Eugene Ballet

The days are short, the nights are long, and the weather is often too lousy to go outside. 

In other words, December is a GREAT month for events in the arts!  Indoor events, we stress. 

Plays, concerts, gallery shows, and ballets about kitchen appliances abound. 

We welcome them all in our First Friday Arts segment, built entirely on listener phone calls. 

Got an event in your town?  Tell the Exchange audience about it by calling 800-838-3760.

intuitive-compass.com

Our monthly hit of contemporary music, Rogue Sounds, steps up a notch for December (yes, we're a day early). 

Because Josh Gross of the Rogue Messenger, our music curator, is also the organizer of a CD of local bands and a party to release it, coming up next week. 

So Josh will treat us to a souped-up collection of songs, just in time for the holidays. 

Gregory Varnum, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40366144

Do we have to put the costumes and candy away already?  Maybe not. 

Halloween is over, but the rest of the Holiday Season looms, with many events geared to holiday crowds. 

Those certainly include arts events, from on-stage singing and dancing to shows in galleries. 

We welcome them all in our First Friday Arts segment, built entirely on listener phone calls. 

Got an event in your town?  Tell the Exchange audience about it by calling 800-838-3760. 

Southern Oregon University

October is here, as you might have guessed from the appearance of pumpkins and halloween decorations. 

And on the first day of the month, we roll out our First Friday Arts segment.  It's a celebration of the arts in all of their forms... music, dance, painting, sculpture, theater... you name it. 

And you make the segment by calling 800-838-3760 with information about arts events coming to your town in October.  There's no guest other than our callers. 

Fc Nikon, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28921957

Wow, that was fast.  Is summer over already? 

Not quite, but it is September already. 

And on the first day of the month, we roll out our First Friday Arts segment. 

It's a celebration of the arts in all of their forms... music, dance, painting, sculpture, theater... you name it. 

And you make the segment by calling 800-838-3760 with information about arts events coming to your town in September.  There's no guest other than our callers. 

Steve Sutfin/Camelot Theatre

Wow, it's August already?  And it's time once again to take stock of arts events coming to the region's stages and galleries in the week ahead. 

The Exchange gets in sync with the many First Friday art walks around the region by offering up our own First Friday Arts Talk. 

Simple recipe: six phone lines, 25 minutes or so, and all the calls we can fit in that time. 

Call 800-838-3760 to take part and talk up an arts event in your town. 

Eugene Ballet

April is here, and now come the warmer days of enjoying evenings outside, outdoor concerts and more. 

Well, we can HOPE, anyway.  Offerings in the arts tend to expand in the warmer months. 

We track the arts scene in our First Friday Arts segment, a free-for-all featuring phone calls from around the region boosting arts events for the coming weeks. 

Cephas, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27124271

The First Friday in February has arrived, and with it, a look ahead to a passel of performances and exhibitions in the arts. 

We call it our First Friday Arts segment, a call-driven segment where YOU are the guest. 

If you have an event on stage or gallery or screen to report, tell the rest of the audience, at 800-838-3760. 

You'll be talking to listeners from Mendocino to Eugene. 

First Friday Arts Marches Forth

Mar 3, 2016
U.S. Army/Public Domain

It is time to do what the date suggests... and March Forth into all the arts our region has to offer.  Or is it March Fourth?  It's both!

The first Friday of any month has become a day to celebrate the arts around our region. 

Several communities hold First Friday art walks, and some hold similar observances on other weekend days. 

The Exchange syncs up with the art world on First Friday, by visiting with listeners about arts events in the coming month. 

The Pipes Are Calling: First Friday Arts

Dec 3, 2015
kevincarr.org

We'll get something of a wake-up call as part of our First Friday Arts Segment for December. 

Multi-instrumentalist Kevin Carr brings the bagpipes and more to the studio to play us into December, a VERY big month for arts events. 

The Exchange syncs up with the art world on First Friday, by visiting with listeners about arts events in the coming month.

Bill Leonhart

Brothers should keep in touch.  Bil and Jay Leonhart do, and they play music together, including a guitar/bass concert this weekend at Belle Fiore Winery near Ashland. 

Bil Leonhart will be featured guest on this month's First Friday. 

Music, theater, dance and more are celebrated on our First Friday Arts segment.  The Exchange syncs up with the art world on First Friday, by visiting with listeners about arts events in the coming month.

edgyinoctober.com

The creator of "Edgy in October" arts events in Southern Oregon joins us to detail the events, the Rimsky-Korsakov Quartet plays a preview, and then there's YOU.

The first Friday of any month has become a day to celebrate the arts around our region. 

Several communities hold First Friday art walks, and some hold similar observances on other weekend days. 

The Exchange syncs up with the art world on First Friday, by visiting with listeners about arts events in the coming month. 

lifeinashlandoregon.blogspot.com

A new play for Ashland Contemporary Theatre, Irish songs from a musical guest, and more... must be First Friday! 

The first Friday of any month has become a day to celebrate the arts around our region. 

Several communities hold First Friday art walks, and some hold similar observances on other weekend days. 

The Exchange syncs up with the art world on First Friday, by visiting with listeners about arts events in the coming month. 

First Friday Arts (On THURSDAY) For July

Jul 3, 2014
Thanks For the Memories Theatre Co.

Ashland gets another community theater group, and Camelot Theatre takes on Les Miserables.

Those are the highlights of this month's First Friday Arts segment. 

And then there's the BIG highlight that needs to be mentioned: since the First Friday this month is the Fourth of July, First Friday moves to the first THURSDAY of the month. 

First Friday In The Arts For June

Jun 6, 2014
Evergreen Sings/Facebook

    

The first Friday of any month has become a day to celebrate the arts around our region. 

Several communities hold First Friday art walks, and some hold similar observances on other weekend days. 

The Exchange syncs up with the art world on First Friday, by visiting with listeners about arts events in the coming month. 

Wikimedia

The dawn of a new month means the approach of another First Friday Arts segment on The Jefferson Exchange. 

Here's the gist: Charlotte Duren and Geoffrey Riley run through a list of arts events submitted to the Community Calendar here at iJPR.org.

Craterian Performances

The first Friday of any month has become a day to celebrate the arts around our region. 

Several communities hold First Friday art walks, and some hold similar observances on other weekend days. 

Jefferson State Choral Coalition/Facebook

There's almost TOO MUCH to see and hear in the arts in the month of December. 

But we'll try to get a good sample.

First Friday In The Arts For November

Nov 1, 2013
wikipedia

It's the first Friday of another month, time for our First Friday Arts Segment…

we run down a list of events in the performing and visual arts and invite you to add to the list, or add details to items you've heard. 

First Friday In The Arts For October

Oct 4, 2013
Camelot Theatre

It's the first Friday of another month, time for our First Friday Arts Segment…

we run down a list of events in the performing and visual arts and invite you to add to the list, or add details to items you've heard.