Drag Bingo, Fundraiser Event for AIDS Resource

AIDS Resource, Inc., a community-based organization with offices in Williamsport and State College, announces a Drag Bingo Benefit at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Pajama Factory Community Room, 1307 Park Avenue, Williamsport.

Advance tickets by credit card are $20 for 10 games by calling 570-322-8448 followed by option 1, then ext. 10. or you may also email lizfink@aidsresource.com.  Tickets are $22 at the door.  The evening will feature prizes, 50/50 raffle, light snacks, and is BYOB.  Laurel Charleston, a State College based entertainer, will perform for the event.  All proceeds benefit the valuable programs of AIDS Resource.

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Solstice Ceremony, Living In Unity

Living In Unity Solstice Ceremony

The time is NOW!, to proclaim unity as our way of life. Join us, as we celebrate our choice to live in unity at this auspicious time of the winter’s Solstice, through ceremony and dance.

We can choose to consciously release our barriers we still hold in separation of any man, woman or child and we can choose to love, honor and respect all of life. We cannot experience unity until we decide to live it, in our daily lives. This event crosses all barriers of culture, sex and religion. Please extend this invitation far and wide.

We will have an altar prepared for everyone to bring something to add to it, in reverence to you, humanity, your higher self and source. You will take your item home with, energized by our celebration. We will have a ceremony held in a circle where we all participate.The ceremony will be facilitated by Angela Miele. We will break with some time for conversation and refreshments. There will be non-alcoholic drinks available and we ask if you feel inclined to, bring a snack to share. We will have an ecstatic dance led by Anelise Latini. She will lead you into the free flowing movements of your own heart, it is a true expression of your joy and gratitude. This will be followed by a free form dance party. 

$15 tickets, pre-registration recommended

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One Stop Holiday Shop, 4th floor

Ladies!  Mark your calendars for one of the best, pre-holiday shopping events in our area!

Sunday, November 18th, 9 amazing local vendors will gather together on the Fourth Floor of the Pajama Factory, Building 7 for your shopping pleasure (entrance by Trebecca)!  The event will take place between Rikki Feerrar’s (Studio 7-406) and the Arrow and Thread (Studio 7-413) with additional vendors linaing the hallways.

Appetizers, beverages, shopping and girl time provided!  All who attend will have the chance to win door prizes from each vendor!

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7th Annual Blues Bash

Start your New Year’s Eve festivities off right with one of Williamsport’s biggest celebrations in town! This fundraising concert event will benefit WXPI 88.5 Community Radio Station and will feature local talent Stacia Abernatha & Gabe Stillman, plus an Eric Clapton Tribute with Sean Farley and David Lynn. With Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats from State College, and America’s oldest touring blues band, The Nighthawks.
 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30th
Doors open at 5pm. Show begins at 6pm.
 
Bullfrog Brewery is back serving a selection of their best brews and cider! Food trucks will also onsite.
 
TICKETS: $25 in advance. $30 at the door. $40 for VIP reserved seating.
 
*Tickets can be purchased at Franco’s Lounge (570) 327-1840 and Way Cool Beans coffee shop at the Pajama Factory (570) 601-7512, or are available online. There is general seating; however, reserved seating is available for VIP ticket holders!
 
Produced by Enduring Star Productions & Pajama Factory LLC
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Guided Open Studio Tour (FREE)

You’re invited to participate in a guided open studio tour of a curated selection of artists’ spaces at the Pajama Factory!

*Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by emailing: gallery@factoryworks.org*

On Saturday, September 8 from 10 am to 2 pm participants will be guided through the Pajama Factory complex of buildings, wherein the artists will be discussing their work and opportunities for you to become involved. After the tour is over you are welcome to continue to explore the Pajama Factory. Take this opportunity to revisit a space from the tour, explore the buildings’ unique architecture or pop into the Billtown Brainery for their monthly Billtown Bazaar, which runs concurrently with this event until 4 pm. A food truck will be on site for you to grab a snack as well.

This event is FREE and open to the public but space is limited so please reserve your spot by emailing: gallery@factoryworks.org. The tour will start promptly at 10 am from the courtyard directly adjacent to the parking lot at the corner of Rose Street and Park Avenue, so please arrive on time so as to not be left behind!

PARTICIPATING STUDIOS:

  • Factory Works Gallery + Ana Vizcarra Rankin: Studio 9-210
    • Factory Works Gallery, located in Studio 9-210, is a space for emerging and established artists, both locally and regionally, to experiment, materially and conceptually, and for the community to engage with work that challenges notions of what art can and does look like.
    • Ana Vizcarra Rankin is an Uruguayan American artist based in Philadelphia, Vizcarra Rankin has exhibited extensively and received various awards. Vizcarra Rankin holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and a BA in art history from Temple University. Her work resides in international, public, corporate and private collections. She’ll be discussing her current exhibition in the Factory Works Gallery, Flesh Planetarium.
  • Joanne Landis: Studio 10-222 
    • Joanne Landis is a narrative painter who works primarily with oil paint and who’s work features figures, mostly women, that are often meditations on archetypes. She mains a studio at the Pajama Factory where she occasionally offers workshops. She has exhibited extensively and has work included in numerous collections.
  • Factory Works Clay Studio + Carol Cillo: Studio 10-226
    • Factory Works Clay Studio is a place for both beginners and advanced students to explore the clay medium through classes, membership, individual instruction, and workshops. The Clay Studio’s mission is to introduce ceramics to people who are interested in working with clay as an art medium. The clay studio focus is on expanding the membership program and providing an open and friendly, fully equipped space where members can explore and experiment with the many facets of ceramics, while having the opportunity to engage with other people learning clay.
    • Carol Ann Simon Cillo is a fine artist concentrating on ceramics and painting, while pushing traditional methods into ventures with mixed media.  Her works explore contrast and texture, often times exploring ideas through metaphor. She has a B.S. in Art Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and has studied drawing and design at Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Bicycle Recycle: Studio 10-106S
    • Williamsport Bicycle Recycle is an all-volunteer community workshop that is part of the non-profit 501c3 Factory Works. They are located on the ground floor of the Pajama Factory directly adjacent to the parking lot at the corner of Rose Street and Park Avenue.
  • Factory Works Photo Lab: Studio 9-206
    • Factory Works Photo Lab is a community darkroom and photography lab specializing in black and white film photography. They offer workshops, memberships and drop in services as well as personalized instruction in photography, both film and digital. In addition they provide access to the Pajama Factory for area photographers wanting to do photo shoots, to find out more please email them at darkroom@factoryworks.org
  • Todd Rice: Studio 7-243
    • Todd Rice has been creating for over 40 years. He has a deep love for old horror/sci-fi movies, music and abstract expressionism. He creates paintings, sculpture and music in his studio at the Pajama Factory.
  • Chris Hayward: Studio 7-246
    • Chris Hayward of Writers Qi/Divine Qi at the Pajama Factory, is a freelance tech and science writer, specializing in case studies, white papers, articles, and web content. She is also a Reiki Master offering tarot, energy clearing and rune casting services. Both Qi businesses are members of the Williamsport Lycoming Chamber of Commerce. She is available 9am-2pm for drop in clients most weekdays in her studio, where she also holds various workshops, and offers wares from local artists for sale.
  • Rita & Steve Bower: Studio 7-248
    • Rita Bower is a professional artist who uses a variety of art mediums to express herself. She exhibits and sells her art in galleries, exhibitions and in her own studio/gallery at the Pajama Factory which she shares with her husband, Steven. Throughout the course of her career she has taught art, both publicly and privately. Rita has been awarded for her art and also for her teaching: twice receiving the teacher-of-the-year award. She holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Art Education.
    • Steve Bower has been a practicing artist for forty-five years working primarily in water based media. Steve began in 1973 as a full time fine artist maintaining a studio in Wellsboro, PA until 1988. In 1988 he left art as a full time profession to teach in the Southern Tioga School District and at Mansfield University as an adjunct professor specializing in drawing and water based media. Steve retired in 2015 and has since maintained a studio with his wife Rita at the Pajama Factory in Williamsport, PA. During the 45 years Steve has had work exhibited in numerous one man, group, and juried shows. The more notable shows were the American Watercolor Society, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA, and the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society.
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Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE 2018

You are hereby invited to the Annual Transylvanian Convention or the wedding of Betty Munroe and Ralph Hapschatt- our annual performance of the Rocky Horror “Picture” Show Live.

October 25th at 7pm, October 26th and 27th at 7pm and 11pm. Doors open at 6pm.

Tickets are $15 pre-sale at the link below & $20 at the door:

https://www.artful.ly/store/events/16165

Light refreshments, participation packs, and crafts available at the show. Raffle event at each performance. BYOB.

Join us for another year of absolute pleasure.  Participation and costumes are encouraged.  Don’t dream it, be it at the Pajama Factory in Williamsport.

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Soundclash at the Pajama Factory (18+)

Heavyweight Sounds & Obskure Collective Presents: Soundclash at The Pajama Factory

Doors: 1PM / Show: 2PM

Cost: 18+ $10 / 21+ $30 (With Valid ID)

*Admission + Includes Drinks from 1PM – 9PM or if not wanting to drink $10

  • 2:00PM – 2:15PM Letting Go
  • 2:15PM – 2:30PM If Not For Me
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM N.A.K.E.D
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Nate Kobain, Sxum, Big Chooch
  • 4:00 PM – 4:40 PM feverCEZER (Heavyweight Sounds)
  • 4:40 PM – 5:40 PM Forreign (Obskure Collective)
  • 5:40 PM – 6:50 PM DJ Cryptic (Heavyweight Sounds X Obskure Collective)
  • 6:50 PM – 7:50 PM PsyEntz (57omen Records)
  • 7:50 PM – 8:30 PM Contours (Heavyweight Sounds)
  • 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM GVO (Obskure Collective)

RSVP HERE: Heavyweight Sounds & Obskure Collective Presents: Soundclash 18+

Flyer Design By: Throwback Shots

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9th Annual Holiday Market

This holiday tradition is MORE than just a way to get your holiday shopping done – it’s an experience!

  • Saturday, December 8th, 11am-4pm (Open Studios & Vendor Market)

With open artist studios, live music, special art exhibitions and demos, you’ll be able to check everyone off your Christmas list and have a wonderful time doing it.  We’ll have food trucks onsite and this year we have 3 different, large market venues for patrons to shop from – our Community Room, the Billtown Bazaar, and Clearstory will host over 75 local artisans, craftsmen, and small businesses!

Shop local at the Pajama Factory this season and add something truly original to your holidays this year.

Like our Holiday Market Facebook Page or following us on Instagram & Twitter @PJFHolidayMarket to stay up to date all the current happenings!

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Vendor registration is NOW OPEN.

Registration closes on Sept. 30th.  Vendors will be notified of their acceptance by Oct. 15th.  For more information, please visit the link below:

2018 Holiday Market Vendor Application

 

 

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Community Dinner

Join us every Monday at 5pm for a FREE, community dinner which is held in Clearstory venue and catered by Food Guy Catering.

Drop by, connect and share a meal with your neighbors!

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Community Dinner

Join us every Monday at 5pm for a FREE, community dinner which is held in Clearstory venue and catered by Food Guy Catering.

Drop by, connect and share a meal with your neighbors!

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