After tonight’s First Thursday festivities come to a close—gallery doors are locked, wine bottles are emptied and snack trays have been reduced to clumps of wilted lettuce—don’t immediately sink into a pit of despair. Friday evening in Eagle, another smaller, but equally boozy, First Friday gallery stroll will fire up. Galerie Belle Ame will host a jewelry and gemstone event where visitors can mingle with artists and browse Native American antiques, lampwork and heirloom fine jewelry. Over at the Fusion Gallery, First Fridayers can create small glass projects before popping over to Black Pearl to peek at the Trollbeads Trunk Show.
Once you’ve gotten all worked up looking at jewelry and beads, unwind at the American Acupuncture Center at 128 S. Eagle Road with free acupuncture during the first hour. If needles aren’t your bag, head over to Rachel K’s Bistro for wine and tapas specials, Mai Thai for happy hour from 5-6 p.m. or Seasons Bistro for an extra-long happy hour from 3-6 p.m.