8th Annual Blues Bash

This fundraising concert event will benefit AIDS Resource, a local nonprofit and will feature local talent 2CV Jazz Trio, Stacia Abernatha, Sean Farley, David Lynn, Jonah Gregory, plus the Gabe Stillman Band. With special guests Billy Price & Jimmy Britton of the Billy Price Band, and America’s oldest touring blues band, The Nighthawks.

Doors open at 5pm | Concert starts at 6pm

Bullfrog Brewery is back serving a selection of their best brews and cider! Food trucks will also be onsite.

TICKETS: $25 in advance. $35 at the door. $40 for VIP reserved seating.

*Tickets are available online and at Franco’s Lounge and Wall Cool Beans. There is general seating; however, reserved seating is available for VIP Ticket holders!

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FREE Guided Open Studio Tour

Come explore the Pajama Factory complex! Learn more about the rich history of this converted factory and visit with some of our artists and small business owners on a FREE guided walking tour.

Tour groups will meet at 5pm in our Rose Street parking lot on the corner of Park Ave. and Rose St. From there, you will be taken on a 30min walking tour of the complex and will have the remaining time to explore and visit our tenants in their open studios.

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They Might Be Naked: A Burlesque Variety Tribute

A burlesque variety tribute to the eclectic band, They Might Be Giants. Comedy, performance, striptease, and more.

Two shows! Friday August 16th & Saturday August 17th.

Doors open at 7:30pm both nights. Shows begin at 8pm. $20 admission.  Advance Ticket Sales available HERE.

Raffles! Refreshments! Crafts! Comedy! Prizes! Pasties! Join us for a wild, weird, and sexy night celebrating one of the most diversely popular underground bands of the last three decades. Featuring performances by Ann Archy, Caspaira Acula, Corvina Underwood Nottingham Tate, KiTTy HerACane, Mya Prizm, Panty Mime, Tiramisuicide, and Victoria Lovecraft. With special guest performance by Noelle Reign.

Your hosts for the evening will be John FANsburgh and John Yeti.

The show will be supporting the charity, Pasties for Paws. Bring a donation for the Lycoming County SPCA and receive $5 off admission. Only valid on tickets purchased at the door, though all donations will be accepted.

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3rd Annual Octofest… a funky, Fall festival

Octofest, the Pajama Factory’s funky, Fall festival!

Dream it. See it. Do it.

Our 3rd annual, funky Fall festival is a celebration of all the tenants, entrepreneurs, artists, and craftsmen that make the Pajama Factory what it is – from coffeemakers and sewers to tinkerers and woodworkers, painters to pasta makers!  The Pajama Factory is where if you can Dream it, this is the place you can Do it. So, come SEE it!

There will be open artist studios, live music, gallery exhibitions and demos, food trucks… and more! Don’t miss out on the fun.

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10th Annual Holiday Market

Join us as we celebrate 10 years of supporting the “shop local, shop small” movement.

Saturday, December 14th, 2018 from 10am-4pm

We are now accepting applications from local artisans, craftspeople, and small businesses.  2018 was our best year yet, and we are hoping this year will be even better with over 75 local vendors, open studios, live music, food trucks, and more!

  • Vendor spots are $50 each. Pajama Factory Tenants pay $20.
  • 3 different venues to choose from.
  • All vendor spots are approximately 9×10.
  • Electricity and tables are available on a first come, first serve basis for a modest fee.
  • Each vendor will need to submit 3-5 images of their products. Past vendors do not need to resubmit photos.

Deadline to register is September 15th. Vendors will be notified of their acceptance by September 30th. Payment is due upon acceptance and no later than October 15th.

To register and learn more about terms and submission criteria, please visit the link below: 2019 Holiday Market Online Registration Form

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3rd Annual Central PA-ranormal Convention

“In this whole wide wicked world, the only you have to be afraid of… is me.”

~Fiona Goode, American Horror Story: Coven

Join us for the 3rd Annual Central PA-ranormal Convention held from October 18-20th, 2019.

With the theme of “American Horror Story: Coven Masquerade” carrying throughout the entire event, it will surely be a monumental weekend! Meet various paranormal celebrities and horror film actors/actresses, listen to guest speakers, browse vendors, get a chance to participate in a paranormal investigation, and join a LIVE Gallery Reading by Dr. Mary Barrett, Psychic Medium, Author.  This isn’t an event you’ll want to miss!

Bringing Horror and the Paranormal Together for a Special Cause!

Like last year, this event is raising funds for Angelina’s Song, a fund that supports pediatric cancer research and provides grants to Children’s Hospitals for Music Therapy and grant specific wish items that are music related to children battling life threatening illnesses.

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Tickets are ON SALE now and can be purchased at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/17765.

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Authentic Thai (Pop-up) Dinner by Sandy

Sandy Khiencharoen is originally from Bangkok, Thailand and has been hosting  fine dinning parties for the last 10 years from her home in Williamsport, PA, but at the request of many of her guests, she has decided to offer her Authentic Thai Cuisine to the public.

Location: Clearstory, 1307 Park Ave, 2nd floor of Building 6

  • Doors open at 4:45pm
  • Dinner begins promptly at 5pm

$40 per person and includes a complimentary glass of Cap de Rue DO Catalunya Sparkling wine

*20 Seats available, Reservations only, no sales at the door

Get ready to experience some new and insanely delicious Thai cuisine.  You never know, this event could be the start of an exciting, new authentic Thai restaurant.  Call (570) 772-1407 for reservations or visit their Facebook Event.

 

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TEDxWilliamsport

TEDxWilliamsport is slated for Saturday, April 6th in the Pajama Factory Community Room.  Doors will open at 11AM for a Community Meet and Greet with the speakers beginning at 12PM. The event is open to the public. We are pleased to announce the following speakers:

  • Tonya Anderson
  • Regis Bingham
  • Airneezer Page-Bingham
  • Lynaugh Bobst
  • Jeremy Ciliberto
  • Patrick Cummings
  • Rachel Farrow
  • Jay Grandis
  • Joe Hopkins
  • Kacie Hopkins
  • Joanne Landis
  • Julieanne Steinbacher
  • Judith Olinsky

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual gathering in Vancouver, Canada, TEDWomen and TEDGlobal conferences, and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world, then made available, free, on TED.com and other channels.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; and the educational initiative TED-Ed.  Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED, on Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted and on Snapchat at tedtalkshq.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

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Green-o-Ree

Our annual Spring festival where we celebrate all things GREEN will be taking place on Saturday, April 20th, 2019 from 10am-4pm!

Green-o-Ree is where we bring awareness to sustainable initiatives and focus on mindfulness and conservation.  As a repurposed, industrial building, the Pajama Factory itself is a green initiative! We currently house over 100 artists, makers, and entrepreneurs. We believe that community IS sustainability and wanted an event to celebrate just that!  Here’s what we have planned for the day:

Events throughout the Day:

  • 10:00am – Meditation with Nina Riggle (Courtyard*)
  • 10:00am – 12noon – Drawing Session, open to all levels, $5 per person (Studio 9-211)
  • 11:00am – Egg Hunt for the Kids (starts in the Community Room)
  • 12:00pm – Sound Bath Healing with Kaitlynn Tassone of Transformational Tones (Studio 10-218)
  • 12:00pm – Upcycled Art Projects for Kids from Art2Go Cart by Lycoming Arts (Courtyard*)
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Cyanotype Photography Workshop by Factory Works Photo Lab, 2 for $10 or 5 for $20 (Courtyard*)
  • 2:00pm – Repurposed Art Demonstrations, by the Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity & Restore (Community Room)
  • 3:00pm – Sound Bath Healing with Kaitlynn Tassone of Transformational Tones (Studio 10-218)

All day Events (11am-4pm):

  • Open Artist Studios throughout the building
    • If you see an open door, go on through it!
  • Local, eco-friendly vendors, nonprofits, and conservation groups (Community Room and Courtyard*)
    • For a list of local vendors, nonprofits, and conservation groups, please visit HERE.
  • Garden Committee Plant Swap (Greenhouse, Rose Street parking lot)
    • Bring a plant, get a ticket. No plants? 3 tickets/$5. Please label plants with names and requirements. Healthy plants only please.
  • Factory Works Gallery, Melissa Forkner Lesher: Running Tape (Studio 9-210N)
    • The work in this exhibition is made exclusively from recycled and repurposed materials and contains 19miles of upcycled VHS tape.
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February First Friday

Open your Heart to our Open Studios at the Pajama Factory

This February First Friday, visit the Pajama Factory to experience our Community in action. Our tenants are opening their doors and sharing their ideas and passions with the local Williamsport community. Enjoy a special exhibition in the Factory Works Gallery, live music at Way Cool Beans, Artist demonstrations and – MORE!

There is so much to see and do at the Factory, so stop by and join us. We’d love to see you there.

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