First Friday

Colorado Public Radio

July can be the hottest month of the year, in several senses of the word. 

Even if the weather does not produce totally scorching days, the arts scene is cooking with numerous events, many of them outdoors. 

Our First Friday Arts segment scans the landscape for events on stages and in galleries throughout the region. 

And it's ALL listener-generated content. 

What we put on the air on First Friday is the phone calls we receive.  Put an event on the table (and on the air) by calling 800-838-3760. 

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June is here, and so is our First Friday Arts segment! 

This may be one of the most momentous arts months of the year, with many outdoor events--like the opening of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Elizabethan Theatre--happening. 

Add to that the summer solstice, and there's just a lot to sing and dance about.  We give an outlet to singers and dancers and other artists, inviting phone calls from around the region to plug arts events, at 800-838-3760. 

This month's list takes us right through the Fourth of July. 

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The days are longer, the weather is (mostly) warmer, and the outdoor concert season is not far away.  About a month away, it seems. 

But there are plenty of arts events to see, hear, and celebrate in May.  And we provide airtime to talk about them in our First Friday Arts segment. 

It's what the Web calls "user-generated content"... we open the phone lines at 800-838-3760 and invite people to call with details on events large and small, on stage or in galleries, in the month of May. 

RV Symphony

Spring is in full swing as we roll out the April edition of our First Friday Arts Segment. 

We offer a series of chats on arts events coming to towns around the region, but it's all audience-driven: the phone calls make the segment. 

Call 800-838-3760 to be one of the participants; tell the audience about an event in the performing or visual arts coming soon. 

Randall Theatre Company

Is it March already?  Oh yeah, February is a very short month.  Which just means we get to celebrate the arts once again in our First Friday Arts Segment, just four weeks after the last time. 

We offer a series of chats on arts events coming to towns around the region, but it's all audience-driven: the phone calls make the segment. 

Call 800-838-3760 to be one of the participants; tell the audience about an event in the performing or visual arts coming soon. 

Crater Drama

Springtime is a long way off, but it's always arts time in the region. 

For a place that can be thinly populated, we pack a lot of arts organizations onto the landscape. 

One of the better-known, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, returns to the stage in February. 

That's just one of many events happening in theatres and galleries.  Our First Friday Arts segment seeks to publicize as many as possible in half an hour.  Listen to the list, or make it longer by calling 800-838-3760.

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First Friday Art Walk is an event in several communities in the region. 

We honor them and jump on the bandwagon with our monthly First Friday Arts segment. 

It's deceptively simple... we open the phone lines at 800-838-3760 and invite people to call with news of arts events going on in the coming weeks.  Nothing but listener content here. 

Grab a seat by the radio and hear about arts offerings for January. 

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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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
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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
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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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