May First Friday

Friday, May 3, 2024

All Day

Multiple Locations, Downtown Waterville

At the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, 93 Main St:

5-7pm Spring art activities in the Creative Carts! Make your own spring card for a loved one.

7:30pm Performance- Head Over Heels- A hilarious, exuberant musical about the celebration of love, Head Over Heels follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts.
This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band the Go-Go’s, including the hit songs, “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth,” and “Mad About You.”
For tickets, click here. 

All Day Half off all concessions (except alcohol) at the Maine Film Center.

At Greene Block + Studios, 18 Main St:

4-8pm Don’t Want to Lose It- A meditation and movement workshop
“Don’t Want to Lose It” is a durational moving meditation on (black) hope, resiliency, and grief using the shared choreography of the Electric Slide.

Created and led by interdisciplinary scholar and artist, Bimbola Akinbola with dancers ruby onyinyechi amanze, Jennifer Ligaya, Allie James, Faith Uko ’27, and Tyerra Osborne ’27. The performance is accompanied by a constantly shifting soundscape, created by Elise Hernandez.

Visitors are invited to join the performance for as long as they wish- come for a half hour or all four!

Chase Forum, 150 Main St:

5-7pm Waterville Reproductive Freedom Fair
The fair aims to connect individuals to themes of reproductive justice in the community and in Maine more broadly. Participants will go on an interactive walking tour of reproductive justice-related history and locations around Waterville.

What are First Fridays?

First Fridays celebrate the vibrant creativity in Waterville through a wide array of arts experiences. On the first Friday of every month, visit downtown Waterville to meet artists, see performances, listen to live music, eat delicious food, shop at local businesses, enjoy the arts, and come together as a community.

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