Final Friday returns with a Dodge City Days twist.
Final Friday is back this month with a Dodge City Days twist.
The tour begins at Eryn’s Downtown Center, Flowers by Irene and
Carnegie Center for the Arts from 5 to 7 p.m.
At the Carnegie, a winner for the Western Heritage Art Competition will be announced.
“It’s just a reception for everyone to come and see all the entries from the contest,” said Final Friday organizer, Laura Tawater. “We’ll have wine, beer and appetizers as well.”
At Eryn’s Downtown Center, the Trail of Fame Museum and Boot Hill Antiques will be open to the public.
“Marisco’s restaurant will be out on the lower level of Eryn’s Downtown Center,” said Tawater. “They’ll be serving menu samples.”
Flowers by Irene will be serving adult cherry limeades and banana splits with an additional giveaway.
Next on the lineup for Final Friday is the Home of Stone and 2nd Avenue Art Guild from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Home of Stone Museum will be hosting a poetry night.
“We need folks who would like to read poetry, whether their own or their favorite poems from famous authors, in our parlor,” said Home of Stone manager Erica Land. “We are dedicating the evening to local authors Heinie Schmidt, Ida Ellen Rath, and Lola Adams Crum.”
At the 2nd Avenue Art Guild, local artist Beth Love will have some of her work on display.
“Beth Love has been a great supporter of the arts at DCCC and has taken art classes for years in painting, metalsmithing/jewelry and ceramics,” said DCCC art professor Jennifer Nolan. “Beth Love's work will remain on display until August 19th.”
Love is known for her work in paintings and jewelry, according to 2nd Avenue Art Guild representative, Jack Stewart. Stewart also added that the 2nd Avenue Art Guild will remain open every day starting Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. for a cold refreshment stop during Dodge City Days.
The next stop for Final Friday takes place at the Depot Theater from 7 to 9 p.m.
"Dodge City Days Turn Into Dodge City Nights Karaoke Kabaret is this Friday as part of the Final Friday celebration,” read a Facebook post on their page. “Music, food, drinks and fun! There will be no admittance fee and we will take $2 off the specialty cocktail with your Dodge City Days lapel pin.”
From 8 to 10 p.m., the Boot Hill Distillery is celebrating their one year anniversary with drink specials and live music.
“This month, enjoy the music of Haven Alexandra on the patio from 8 to 10,” read a post on the Distillery’s Facebook page. “Haven Alexandra is an American singer/songwriter and musician from Oklahoma. Haven got her start performing in singing competitions and music festivals when she was 14 but she found her true passion when she began writing and performing her own songs. Haven’s music is a reflection of her roots in country and folk with a flair for indie rock.”
The Distillery is also holding special Dodge City Days tours throughout the week starting Friday.
The final stop on the Final Friday schedule takes place at Guymon Petro Bar and Grill and Boot Hill Casino.
Though Guymon Petro is still officially in the Final Friday lineup, they have not released any information on what they are doing. On previous Final Friday’s, they hosted live music and served special Final Friday drinks, which is most likely what they will be doing this time according to Tawater.
The Boot Hill Casino is hosting a free concert by Gypsy KS for Final Friday.
“They’ll have live music in their courtyard in between the Conference Center and the casino,” said Tawater. “It’s really fun to go out there when they have it outside. It’s free, but they will have a cash bar.”
Don’t forget that the city encourages safe driving by offering free trolley services on Final Friday. This service will be available from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
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