The downtown Shalimar’s Studio of Oriental Dance will host an open studio during the First Friday Art Walk Oct. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The studio, 407 Main St. on the second floor, will be host to demonstrations, refreshments and performances: a children's scarf dance at 5:30 p.m.; and the Shalimar Troupe at 6 and 8 p.m.

Throughout the evening, Shalimar (aka Patti Luchetti) will lecture on Middle Eastern music and musicians. For more information, call 975-3317 or visit the Shalimar Dance Studio’s Facebook page.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or