Art, dancing, theater highlight March First Friday

The city of Goshen is full of artists and performers whose talents will be showcased this weekend through the March First Friday theme of Goshen Arts Festival. Whether you prefer visual art, music or theater, there are a variety of options to suit any taste.

The Minor Profits and Grooveside, both local bands, will perform from 6-9 p.m. at the Goshen Theater. Those looking for a more interactive night of music can attend swing dance lessons given by the Goshen College Swing Club from 7-8 p.m. at the Spohn Ballroom at 109 E. Clinton St. Lessons will be followed by a concert and dancing with the Kelly Jay Band from 8-11 p.m.

Wayne Harshberger, a local stone sculptor, will unveil his latest project in front of the Shutterhugs building on 132 S. Main St. at 6:30 p.m.

For the second time this year First Friday activities will spill into Saturday, this time with the spring version of the Goshen Open Studio tour. The tour features the work of local artists and galleries from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday.

New World Arts will launch their new monthly improvisational comedy series “Improv Battle Royale (with cheese),” with a family-friendly performance at 7:00 p.m. and an “Adult Only Limburger” round at 9:00 p.m.

Based on shows such as “Whose Line is it Anyway?” and “Comedy Sportz,” New World’s improv performances will feature local actors competing against each other in a variety of comedic theater games.

Student admission is based on the roll of a dice; you pay the number you roll. Adult admission works similarly, except with an added $4 entrance fee.

All other First Friday events are free of charge. For more information, visit www.gofridays.com.

Written by Ben Noll

Senior Theater and Sociology double-major from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I am currently in my second semester working as Arts page editor for The Record. I enjoy reading, going to the movies, eating, watching Philadelphia and Penn State sports, and thinking about graduation. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, criticisms, or story ideas. All good art, including journalism, is about collaboration!

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