Friday, November 25
Who says Black Friday is only for stores? Downtown Bowling Green is home to great restaurants, pubs and coffee houses, many of which program live music.
Of course, our downtown stores have an incredible variety of unique merchandise and lots of wonderful holiday bargains.
This year, we're turning up the volume on Black and Blues Friday with the first ever, district-wide Ugly Sweater Contest. Wear your favorite holiday regalia--the uglier the better-to a participating business and you may win prizes, including $50 in Downtown Dollars gift certificates. Visit again soon for updates and remember, ugly is in the eye of the beholder!
Here are some of the fun things you'll find to do in Downtown Bowling Green this Black and Blues Friday:
*art-a-site! Gallery is offering 10% off to customers wearing an ugly holiday sweater. art-site! is located at 116 S. Main Street.
*The Bowling Green Arts Council is hosting the Art Slam 2011 Gallery at 133 E. Wooster Street. The gallery is open from noon to 9pm today and features live acoustic music by Bruce Lilly from 4-7. You can also catch Bruce Lillie & the Booster Rockets from 10pm-1am tonight at Grumpy Dave's.
*Bowling Hats & Apparel 133 S. Main Street. Buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value at 30% off.
*The Clazel is hosting Luke James and the Thieves from 7-9 pm. Find out more about Luke on facebook or his website. www.lukejameslive.com. The Clazel is at 127 N. Main Street.
*Dave's Cosmic Subs, 132 E. Wooster Street. All 8" subs only $5. Enter to win a free T-shirt; hourly drawing to win free food!
*Falkon Nutrition, 140 E. Wooster Street, Suite 3. Find out how Falkon can help with your nutrition needs. Today only, come in for a FREE nutritious shake and FREE herbal energy tea. Open 9-4 today.
*For Keeps is holding its annual Stocking Sale. Pull a coupon from their Christmas Stocking to save 10, 20 or 30% off your purchase. The sale continues throughout the weekend. For Keeps is at 144 S. Main Street.
*The Happy Badger, at 331 N. Main Street: Dine and shop with the lovely & rockin' Laurie Swyers & the Blue Moon Band from 6-8 p.m. Dinner will feature a special Seasonal entree as well as the best hot chocolate and Zingerman's bakery. Saturday afternoon features true blue Delta Blues artist Dooley Wilson from 12:30-2:30 and Sunday they will be playing old Blues records at BG's favorite new spot for Sunday Brunch 12-5pm. Heck, wear that ugly sweater all weekend!"
*Naslada Bistro is holding a customer raffle for a $20 gift certificate. Find Naslada at 182 S. Main Street.
*Qdoba Mexican Grill, 129 S. Main Street, is sampling their delicious Chips, Salsa, and Queso on Friday. Also, purchase any 2 entrees and 2 drinks for only $14.00. This offer is available all weekend long
*Squeakers, 175 N. Main Street. Enjoy free entertainment by the Root Cellar String Band from noon until 2:00 p.m., along with healthy cuisine at BG's vegan cafe and health food store.
The Ugly Sweater Contest
To participate in the contest, all you have to do is wear your favorite ugly holiday sweater into one of the businesses listed above. Each business will award its own first round prize. Then you can be entered into the 2nd round of the contest, for the chance to win $50 in Downtown Dollars gift certificates. The 2nd round winner will be determined by voters on the Downtown Bowling Green facebook page. All photos for voting must be received by 9 a.m. on Saturday November 26. Voting closes at 3 p.m. on Monday, November 28. Like us on facebook to get regular updates on downtown Bowling Green events and information.
On Black Friday, join us in Downtown Bowling Green, the heart and soul of the city, for live entertainment, special food and drink offerings, and great shopping. Black and Blues Friday...It's a rocking start to the holiday season.