APRIL - NOVEMBER 2021
Last Fridays occur on the last Friday of every month, April - November 2021, 6-9 PM in historic Hillsborough! Activities will span both the downtown area and Nash Street's West End. We encourage patrons to come out for dinner, catch some entertainment, shop, explore the Art Walk, and safely circulate around the beautiful, Hillsborough community!
Note: Details on this webpage are generally finalized the week before Last Friday. Please check back regularly or follow us on social media to get the most up-to-date event information possible!
*Masks are required indoors and around groups. Please social distance respectively. Please be sure to respect any signage or requests made by businesses to keep yourself and those around you safe. If you feel sick, please stay home. Let's keep Last Fridays going strong!
What to expect in
by the Living Arts Collective
in Hillsborough's River Park
6-7 PM Community Drumming w/ pro Living Arts Collective artists! (Bashir Shakur, Diali Keba Cissokho, Beverly Botsford, Sonya Stewart, Cindy Jones)
7-7:15 PM Juggling Show with Tain Collins!
Peacock feather balancing and scarf juggling for all ages. Get ready to witness and participate in juggling magic with Tain Collins.
7-9pm LIVING ARTS DANCEWAVE!
An inclusive space to move, dance, create art and express yourself within community. The music is woven in a wave format, starting slow, building to a peak and returning to stillness as part of the creative environment. Facilitated by Aubrey and Brü Roze. *Music Weaver/DJ: Stephen Brown-an experienced DJ, Producer, and Percussionist (A.K.A. DJ Ujjayi, or Ujjayi Soundsystem) has been rocking dance floors in major cities for over two decades up and down the west coast and internationally.
The event is FREE, but registration is required prior to participation:
To learn more, visit: www.livingartscollective.com/dancewave
5-6 PM in River Park
Open + Free
Join the Living Arts Collective for this month's Plant Walk, "Indigenous Herb: The Power to Heal with Vickie Jeffries!" Vickie Jeffries (Mihe Heyananhes Yattse) is the Tribal Administrator for the Occaneechi Band of Saponi Nation. Ms. Jeffries has held this position for the past 7 years. Accepting donations for participation, if able, but the walk is open to anyone who would like to join!
Open + Free
Family Painting for Kids!
Join the Living Arts Collective for a Family Painting Workshop, painting on rocks, paper, and leaves, lead by Jahde Justad Art!
6-7:30 PM in River Park
Poetry "Prose" Showcase!
August features an ALL-FEMALE SET!
6:15 - 6:45 - Thomas Stevens Gallery
7:00 - 7:30 - Yonder Southern Bar & Cocktails
7:45 - 8:15 - Margaret Lane Gallery
Eboni Dean - "Just a dope poet who makes you feel what’s hard to see!"
Maestra Emcee - "This emcee aims to be a versatile artist creating life-altering tunes ranging from hip-hop, R&B, soul, jazz and even rock. Her act includes rapping, singing and poetry, but if you let her, you'll get to see a little acting as well. Not only does Maestra use her Theatre Arts-Acting and Psychology degrees from Purdue University to be a performing artist herself, but has served in education as a Theatre Arts teacher for North Carolina Public Schools."
Georgia Nubia - "I am Black Artistry. I am poetry. I am everything I need to be and working to become more."
6 - 8 PM
JP & Leon Band - Bryan Leon Phelps, Jerry Phelps, Alex Constantine, Jody Boyce, Josh Miller.
8 - 11 PM
The Drowning Lovers - lounge noir, folk, and pop
6:30 - 8:30 PM
The Maudlin Brothers. Tim Wells - banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals; Ed Norman - guitar, vocals
5:30 - 8:00 PM
Vintage Blues (outside the museum)
6 - 9 PM
Cindy Ribet - hammered dulcimer and fiddle; Tony Morris - banjo and guitar. Music will accompany a reception for artist, Cynthia Ribet!
6 - 9 PM
Live music accompanying reception for multiple artists! Learn more here.
Open + Free
Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic
Orange County Courthouse Lawn
6 - 9 PM
A Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic, courtesy of Orange County Public Health, will be operating on the courthouse lawn. The clinic is FREE. No ID or insurance required. Open to all members of the community ages 12 and older. Register by calling (919) 913-8088 or by visiting www.myspot.nc.gov.
Click to learn more about the clinic.
Music On West End!
Find live music at Nash Street Tavern!