It will be first Friday this time around as the First Frosty Friday hits downtown Dodge City this week.

The last 2 months for the Final Friday event will be combined into one starting at 4 p.m. at the Dodge City Community College Little Theater with the first DCCC Student Art Show of the season.

"We try to have an art show in the fall and the spring," said DCCC associate professor of art Devlin Goldworm. "We showcase the art that was done from the studio students for the whole semester that features drawing, design, painting, ceramics and metal jewelry."

The art will be on display from 4 to 6 p.m.

"We do specific projects throughout the semester," Goldworm said. "We get to more conceptual as we go on.

"We did an album cover as well as cut paper into a self-portrait with some part of the portrait being of the artist, but not a selfie.

"We didn't want it to be literal. We want more abstract than that."

New to the First Friday schedule will be Dodge City Brewing, 701 3rd Avenue.

The brewery will be having their event from 4 to 6 p.m.

"Dodge City Brewing will have a Donald Duck collection featuring Donald Duck Christmas ornaments among others," said brewing co-owner Larry Cook.

"We will have $4 full-pours of both Uncle Johnny's Cream Ale and Fuggley Brown Otter, plus complimentary breadsticks and dessert pizza."

According to Boot Hill Museum marketing manager Laura Tawater, the Kris Kringle Art Mart will be held at the Carnegie Center for the Arts from 5 to 7 p.m.

It will feature a collection of arts and crafts from various vendors and they will be on sale for First Friday as well as the month of December.

Eryn's Downtown will host several activities along with Flowers by Irene at their new location.

"We have not moved in completely but we are working out of Eryn's," Flowers by Irene owner Lisa Jackson said. "We will be having peppermint tinis with walnut peppermint chocolate bars."

The Eryn's Downtown activities will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

From 6 to 8 p.m., 2nd Ave. Art Guild will be having a holiday blowout as their gallery will be filled with artwork aimed for gift giving.

The Depot Theater will have five to six, local performers singing Broadway hits in the lobby from 7 to 9 p.m. Boot Hill Distillery will have a special Prohibition-era event from 8 to 10 p.m.

"We here at Boot Hill Distillery will also be celebrating Repeal Day a few days early," distillery marketing director Mark Vierthaler said. "Celebrate the end of the so-called 'Noble Experiment' on December 5, 1933, when the liquor was finally able to (legally) flow once again.

"Come dressed in your finest speakeasy clothes and enjoy Prohibition-era cocktails while listening to swinging jazz."

There will not be a cover charge and you must be 21 years old or older to attend.

From 9 to 11 p.m., Guymon Petro Bar and Grill will have the Mike Benish band performing as well as food and drink specials.

Boot Hill Casino and Resort will host entertainment from 9 to 11 p.m.

"The Trolley will be running for First Friday but will start picking up folks around 7 p.m. once people are moving out of the downtown area and would like a ride to their next stop," said Tawater.

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