The first South First Fridays art event of the fall arrives this week. On Friday, October 7, various venues and galleries along and near South First Street in downtown San Jose host eclectic artistic endeavors. A number of receptions will feature music and performance; with a special appearance by jazz drummer Adam Everett and his quartet at Eulipia Restaurant, courtesy of San Jose Jazz.

New to this edition of South First Fridays are performances by the San Jose Symphonic Choir at South First Billiards and the Mission Chamber Orchestra at WORKS San Jose and Kaleid.

Anno Domini Gallery features its third and final installment of the tattoo-documentation project by the Analog Tattoo Arts Kolectiv. Bloodworks: Bodies provides a look at the work of 53 tattoo artists inking more than 100 back pieces and body suits. A fresh perspective is promised in the use of 360-degree views of the process—an advance on the 2-D “flat” photograph.

Art Glass Center of San Jose showcases Space Palette by Tim Thompson. This unique instrument uses Microsoft’s Kinect and a 3-D camera to allow people to interact with the piece by moving their hands. Various gestures will create shifting musical and visual patterns.

Kaleid Gallery hosts a reception for artists John Renzel and Troy Sims. Renzel’s “Fictitious Portraits” is a series of character studies given slightly wacky overtones. “Rights-Rituals-Regards” by Troy Sims explores big topics such as civil rights, ancestors and perceptions of beauty through mixed media paintings and paper-and-wire sculptures.

As always, the Metro displays work by a local photographer in the lobby. This month, Sonja Caldwell contributes “Pictures From Paris.”

South First Billiards & Lounge, the popular downtown pool hall, displays a plethora of Halloween and Dio de Los Muertos–style images in a show called “Art of the Dead.” The exhibit features the work of John Cloud, Greg Carillo, Steve Suiter, Fernando Perez and Francisco Franco.

WORKS San Jose Gallery offers “Movin’ on Up!,” its annual members’ show. Some 100 artists will participate with pieces in a wide array of styles and mediums.

Art Ark Gallery presents Sonic, a group show about the various ways artists work with sound—either directly or by implication—in their creations.