Viz-a-Go-Go, an annual screening of work by students from the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M, is returning to Downtown Bryan for First Friday, May 2. Masters-level students will be showing their animation and live action shorts at the Palace Theater beginning at 8:30pm on Friday. There will be a second showing Saturday at 8:30pm for those unable to attend First Friday. Photographs, sculptures, and interactive design pieces will be displayed in the Amity of Bryan building beginning Thursday evening through Saturday, May 3.
The Movie in Sale Park, sponsored by Allen Honda, will be the new classic Frozen! The Downtown Bryan Association has procured the sing-a-long version of Frozen, so all movie viewers should be prepared to belt out their favorite song right along with the movie! Frozen will start at 8:15pm after dusk and moviegoers are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. As always, food from local downtown merchants is welcome inside Sale Park.
The Brazos Valley Computer Museum will be hosting their Computer Collection Unveil and Sidewalk “Meetup” in the lobby of the Wimberly Building, next to Emily’s JimS, at 110 N. Main Street. Two of the highlights of the old microcomputers from the 1970’s to the 1990’s exhibit will be an original Compaq Portable 1 and a rare Osborne 1. Members of the BV Computer Museum will be bringing their favorite computers to display and will also be on hand to explain and discuss some of their classics.
For art lovers, an ARTHunt will be taking place during First Friday as well. Twelve local artists have donated a piece of art, which will be hidden inside various stores throughout Downtown Bryan. If you find the art, you get to keep it.
Also during First Friday, tickets will be sold to the upcoming Sip and Shop on Saturday, May 17. Tickets are $25 and will include a keepsake glass, shopping bag, and map with the participating merchants. 17 merchants will each sample a red and a white variety of wine from different regions of the world. Only a limited amount of tickets are available, so purchase early before they are sold out.
More information on all of these events can be found at downtownbryan.com.