Downtown Weekend: First Friday Art Step, Saturday Growing Green Festival, First Sunday Jazz Jam

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First Friday Art Step

Be in Downtown Friday for ArtStep – a bigger version of Frist Friday with more art, music and something fun for every age. Movies with Madden's will show Despicable Me in Sale Park starting at 7pm. The movie is FREE and Madden's Street Cuisine will be onsite to cure the munchies. This month's movie is sponsored by the TAMU Center for Teaching Excellence. Check out the ArtStep link on the Downtown Bryan event calendar for a list of participating merchants and music locations.

First Friday Art Step

Be in Downtown Friday for ArtStep – a bigger version of Frist Friday with more art, music and something fun for every age. Movies with Madden’s will show Despicable Me in Sale Park starting at 7pm. The movie is FREE and Madden’s Street Cuisine will be onsite to cure the munchies. This month’s movie is sponsored by the TAMU Center for Teaching Excellence. Check out the ArtStep link on the Downtown Bryan event calendar for a list of participating merchants and music locations.

Also this Friday you can help BISD reach their goal of sending every elementary school child home with a book by bringing a new or gently used book to one of the numerous drop locations Downtown. Visit DowntownBryan.com for more details.

Saturday: St. Andrew’s Spring Festival – Growing Hope for the Community 

St. Andrew’s is partnering with Keep Brazos Beautiful to offer a green-themed festival Saturday 11am to 3pm in the parking lot of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 217 W. 26th St. in Downtown Bryan.

Activities will include free, eco-friendly activities and games for kids and:

  • Brazos Valley Farmer’s Market and an arts and crafts fair offering local, home-grown produce and handmade products for sale 
  • “Insects In Society” booth from Texas A&M University’s Department of Entomology
  • A booth staffed with Brazos County Master Gardeners answering questions about gardening
  • Booths offering information about other local community outreach organizations 
  • Giveaways of environmentally friendly items as quantities last

Madden’s Street Cuisine, Chef Tai Mobile Gourmet and Cake Junkie food trucks will set up in the church parking lot to sell gourmet food to the public.

St. Andrew’s will provide free snacks to children under the age of 12. Supplies are limited, so come early.

Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win gardening equipment and tools and other eco-friendly items, which will all be on display during the festival.

Visit St. Andrew’s website www.standrewsbcs.org for more information.

First Sunday Jaz Jam

Now in its thirrd year, the Greg Tivis “Nawlin’s” Jazz Jam Session at Downtown Uncorked continues to attract musicians and jazz fans from all over the Brazos Valley. Every First Sunday of the month folks stream through the doors of Downtown Uncorked for a taste of America’s musical heritage, New Orleans style. The Greg Tivis Dixieland Band kicks it off at 6pm with some foot-stompin’ early 20th century Mardi Gras tunes, followed by an evening of jazz musicians and vocalists “sitting in” and struttin’ their best stuff. It all happens from 6pm to 9pm, every First Sunday at Downtown Uncorked, 206 W 26th. Arrive early for a good seat.