First Friday, August 5th

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Babylon Detroit Style Pizza Exhibit by Artist and Designer, Sheila Karpis, 5:00 – 10:00 PM

We are excited to support a local artist, at Sarnia’s First Friday. Making pizza is an art for us and we can appreciate the time, thoughtfulness and creativity that goes into creating art of all kinds. We are Sarnia’s best Detroit Style Pizza located downtown Sarnia at 192 Christina Street North. We offer hand-crafted, chef inspired delicious deep dish Detroit Style Pizza, craft beer and wine. Dine in, take out or delivery. Try our signature Babylon Pepperoni: Our custom Babylon cheese blend, loaded cup and char pepperoni, red sauce, whipped mascarpone & drizzled with hot honey. Every purchase of our

Local Art Print Sale at River Bank & Co., 10-7, 172 Front St. N

Art prints are the perfect way to personalize your space, especially when the images are made by local artists! River Bank & Co. Will be having a print sale Friday, Aug 5, 10-7 pm, and Saturday, Aug 6, 10-5. Prints by the following artists are included in this sale: Brush & Bird Cathy Earle Emily Fortney Olivia Gogas Here On Lake Huron Peach & Clementine Jenny Liz Rome Zimblee Studio image by Cathy Earle

Art and Books from the Attic, Lawrence House Lawn Sale, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Our lawn sale will feature works of art on paper and books from our attic available in return for a free will donation. The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts 127 Christina Street South, across the street from the Sarnia Library 519-337-0507 Website: https://lawrencehouse.ca/ Online Gift Shop: https://shop.lawrencehouse.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LHCASarnia

Seen in Lambton County, Exhibition by Members of the Lawrence House, Opening 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Our members’ show “Seen in Lambton County”, will be in the main gallery. The Lawrence House has many talented and creative members using a variety of mediums, so this show will not disappoint and is a must see. The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts 127 Christina Street South, across the street from the Sarnia Library 519-337-0507 Website: https://lawrencehouse.ca/ Online Gift Shop: https://shop.lawrencehouse.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LHCASarnia

Beautiful Ontario, Photography by Pierre Houle and Jale Fancy at the Lawrence House, Opening with Artists Present, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

In the Turret Room, we are delighted to have Pierre Houle and Jale Fancey’s photography exhibition “Beautiful Ontario: Selected Photographs near and far”. Pierre and Jale have travelled extensively throughout Ontario seeking interesting landscapes and nature to photograph. Both artist’s biography’s and images can be found on the Lawrence House Gift Shop website: https://shop.lawrencehouse.ca/ Do not miss this dynamic duo! The exhibition continues through August 27th The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts 127 Christina Street South, across the street from the Sarnia Library 519-337-0507 Website: https://lawrencehouse.ca/ Online Gift Shop: https://shop.lawrencehouse.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LHCASarnia

Howl: Beat Poets in an Era of Resistance, Open Mic 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Lawrence House

Howl: Beat Poets in an Era of Resistance “None of us understand what we’re doing, but we do beautiful things anyway.” ― Allen Ginsberg The beat generation changed the world in their honest attempt at expressing their lived experiences. For August’s First Friday, August 5 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, please join us in the courtyard of the Lawrence House for a sign-up open mic that celebrates the beat generation and all those who followed afterwards who found inspiration through their art.  You can write something and bring out an original piece and sing, play or speak it, or you

The Celestial Bear: The Six Nations’ Night Sky – Planetarium Show – Sarnia Library Theatre – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Learn about indigenous astronomy in this fascinating show that blends local culture, history and modern-day astronomy that shares the Six Nations’ sky lore and language through traditional indigenous night-sky stories. With narration and visuals by a live presentation and pre-recorded excerpts (in English, Mohawk and Cayuga), learn about the story of the bear and the brothers and how it is retold every year with the rotating patterns in the night sky. See the same stars with a completely different understanding and appreciation! This show was collaboratively-produced by members of the Six Nations, McMaster’s Indigenous Studies Program, and the McCallion Planetarium.

Hope and Healing Canada Project with Tracey-Mae Chambers at the JNAAG 2:00 – 6:00 PM

Friday, August 5th from 2-6PM: Visitors are welcome to visit Tracey-Mae Chambers during installation to view the process and talk to the artist at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery. The #hopeandhealingcanada project, created by Métis artist Tracey-Mae Chambers, consists of a series of site-specific art installations across Canada. Each installation is temporary and meticulously created by Chambers using red yarn that is crochet, knit, and tied. While the yarn symbolically reconnects a fractured society, the red represents blood, passion, anger, courage, and love. This ongoing body of work is used to illustrate connections between Indigenous, Inuit, and Métis

Live Music at NightLife

Friday Open from 5pm to 12pm Music by Brett Zevenbergen 8:00pm to 11:00pm Saturday Open from 12pm to 12am Music by Lisette & Tyler 8:00pm to 11:00pm Sunday Open from 12:00pm to 8:00pm Music by Jeff Black, Nicole Morley & Brian Cox Night Life is at 170 Christina St N, just North of the Imperial Theatre

Fool Fest! at the Refined Fool, Davis Street

The first annual Fool Fest is less than a month away! Friday Aug 5th and all day Saturday August 6th ! This eclectic downtown event will showcase the weird and wonderful side of our great city. Street performers, a talent competition, live music, face painting, outdoor games, a bear wrestling cage*, and so much more. If you have any talents that you think belong in our on-stage, judged talent competition, please reach out to [email protected] Festival takes place on our Davis St Side Yard the weekend of August 5th and 6th and entry is FREE. It’s your chance to let

Guerilla Gardening SeedBomb Making at Thats What She Grows, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

What is guerrilla gardening? The practice is intended to make unused and neglected spaces beautiful, green, and healthy. Join us for a fun filled day of seedbomb making. Beautify Sarnia-Lambton’s neglected spaces with beneficial and local wildflowers that will helps bees and butterflies, without being invasive to our natural wildlife and flora. SeedBomb making class: 1pm -4pm $5 Donation That’s What She Grows 149a Christina Street Regular store hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am-6pm Website: www.thatswhatshegrows.ca

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