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Downtown York City will come alive at the end of the week for a celebration of art during the city’s monthly First Friday celebrations.

“Art-Ober” will feature dozens of vendors hawking food, merchandise and countless works of art, while several musical groups will be providing live entertainment throughout the event, which runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5.

Some highlights; 

  • The Appell Center for the Performing Arts will be showing “Brave” for its monthly First Friday Family Film. The free film will start at 7 p.m. in the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St. 
  • The Beaver Street Band will play an “extensive list” of R&B, soul funk and rock hits from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Elks Lodge 213, located at 223 N. George St. The lodge will be serving dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is a $10 cover charge.
  • Throughout the First Friday event, the Smyser-Bair House/Historic York Inn will host the Lit and Art Reading Series, featuring live music by Limestone Connection, literary readings, original artwork, food and tours of the mansion. 
  • Local historian Terrence Downs will lead tours of the Goodridge Freedom from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Downs will be portraying 19th-century railcar manufacturer David Etter Small to explain how Small’s firm created boxcars to transport numerous slaves seeking freedom in the North during the 1850s.
  • OMG Studios will be celebrating its one-year anniversary with art, food and drinks at its location at 57 E. King St. The studio will send one person home with an original work of art by one of the OMG artists.
  • Studio 117, in conjunction with Inclusive Arts Movement York and Wine Guy Artistic E, is hosting an artist contest and wine-tasting event at the gallery at 117 S. Duke Street. Jacob Rivers will be playing music throughout the event.
  • Cherie Anne Designs at 48 W. Philadelphia St., will cut prices by 10 percent on its line of fall tea blends and send new customers home with free tea samples. The gallery will also have live music and beer tasting in its Courtyard Cafe.
  • Michael Arthur and Cindy David will be providing the soundtrack to a night of food at Isaac’s Restaurants’ downtown York City location, 58 W. Market St., where Jardon Orr, one of the company’s “finest sandwich artists,” will be serving up Southwest quesadillas.
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