April First Friday!

We aren’t fooling, these April First Friday events are no joke! Check out our full First Friday schedule of events below:

Pink Slime Gallery
453 E Girard

Xhale Lounge
453 E Girard

Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only

Vape O2
411 E Girard

Vape Product Sale! | 11am-10pm

– Buy 3 bottles of Naked get 4th for $1
– 10% off JUUL and BO
– any 100ml bottle for $30


Mantra Lounge
312 E Girard Ave

Who am I? | 6-8 pm

This existential question has notoriously baffled and provoked philosophers and introspective minds since time immemorial, yet no answer remains satisfactory. Convinced of our individuality, how can we be placed in a box – how can our identities be placed upon us? In the search for identity, the yoga texts prompt one to take the road less traveled by – to look beyond the mind and body, for a deeper realization of the self.
Come out for our Friday Wisdom Series for a fresh perspective, like-minded souls, and a mouth-watering feast!

Rocky’s Crystals & Minerals
310 E Girard Ave

Large Selection of Crystals, Gemstones, Incense & Candles! FREE Crystal with $20 Purchase! | 6-8 pm

Indie Photo
206 E Girard Ave

Photography gallery, print lab, and photo supply shop

The Barbary
951 Frankford Ave

Johnny Brenda’s
1201 Frankford Ave

Happy Hour from 4-6 pm and half-price raw bar featuring local beer and oysters

Frankford Hall Beer Garden
1210 Frankford Ave

$5 half liter Franziskaner Hefeweizen or $6 glass of Gruner Veltliner (w/ handbill)

Bill Russell Gallery
1215 Frankford Ave

Bill Russell and Mary Galgon
Painted Furniture and Fine Art
6-8 pm


Mary Galgon
Charcoal and Pastel on Paper

Bill Russell
Pair of Painted end Tables
Paint and Lacquer on Wood
16” X 28”X 14” Each

1241 N Front St

First Friday Family Happy Hour ft. Love City Brewing & Slice | 5-7 pm

Finally! A Family Happy Hour where snow won’t be in the forecast! Hopefully. Come out for April’s First Friday as we welcome Love City Brewing and Slice into our space to help us celebrate the coming of Spring. Slice will be providing gluten-free & dairy-free options. With a DJ in house, this community event isn’t one you want to miss.

Purchase your tickets in advance to save money and skip the entry line!
Advance registration ends 48 hours prior to event, on Wednesday, April 4th.

Adults: $9 advance/$12 at the door
Children: regular drop-in rates apply (free)

Adults: $12 advance/$15 at the door
Children: regular drop-in rates apply ($12 first child, $5 each sibling)

Registration here

Liaison Room at Front Street Cafe
1253 N Front St

:: goodie no. 94 ::

Get good with us as we welcome Navbox for his first appearance at goodie. You may know him for his residency at the highly acclaimed venue Flash in DC. We are excited to have finally worked out a date to host him!

– deep electronic sounds by –

Navbox (Flash, DC)

early warm set by goodie residents

Rob Paine + Francisco Collazo


1030pm – 2am

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Fishtown Tavern
1301 Frankford Ave

$2 Beer. Kitchen open until 1 am, 7 days a week. Happy hour 5-7 pm Monday through Friday.

1333 Frankford Ave

Art + Designer Trunk Show | 7-10 pm

Desideria Jewelry | Sam Soifer Art | Witches Way Craft Candles

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Art Machine Productions
1345 Frankford Ave

“Retrograde Motion” work by the artists of Art Machine | 7-10pm
Free food, drinks, and beer

The Local Lululemon
1424 Frankford Ave

Ephemoeroh: Street Art Installations | 6-8 pm

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The Common Room
1509 N Front St

“Stand Against Hate” Exhibition + Silent Auction | 6-9 pm
All proceeds from auction will be donated to ArtWell

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1526 Frankford Ave

While the rise of social media helps students to connect, networking between these students is slim, and communication is often limited to those attending school together. AIGA Jefferson created Unity: A Poster Gala, to empower and encourage young designers to keep doing what they love to do while bridging the communication gap between us.

Through this, we also aim to encourage the creation of more AIGA student groups in the greater Philadelphia region, as well as the implementation of student run events through AIGA. More student groups and events, will help continue to inspire students to do things for themselves, while uniting together to share ideas and connect with one another.

HAVEN Wellness
1639 N Hancock St, Suite 102

HAVEN Wellness Center’s First Friday Opening Party & Weekend Events | 6-10 pm

Art by Darnell Lamont
20% off any treatment booked during the opening party

Colorspace Labs
1714 N Mascher

Material Girls
Chloe Howard & Margot Field

🌹🌹🌹 🌹🌹🌹 M A T E R I A L G I R L S 🌹🌹🌹 🌹🌹🌹
🌹🌹 🌹🌹🌹 Chloe Howard & Margot Field 🌹🌹 🌹🌹🌹

This collection of works explores the relationship between imagery and object qualities. Field and Howard use found objects, untraditional surfaces, and a variety of materials and techniques to take societal myths and reconstruct them with a sense of curiosity and playfulness.

Chloe Howard
is a Philadelphia based artist working in painting, drawing, sculpture, and bookmaking. She is interested in the interaction between what is familiar and unfamiliar – this concept is explored through collision of myth and the natural world with science fiction and advancing technology. Her work places a strong emphasis on image, but utilizes a variety of materials and techniques to affect how the viewer interacts with or relates to the object. She’s inspired by comics, video games, getting lost in wikipedia, and her cat.

IG: @chloe_howard_art

Margot Field
is a Philadelphia based artist primarily working on two-dimensional works with sculptural elements. She is interested in using art to play with human perception and ideas of kitsch and domesticity. These works frequently utilize craft materials as well as found objects and imagery. Her aesthetic is influenced by her academic background in biology, her childhood on the internet, as well as a love of fashion-based reality competition shows.


This show will feature a SLIME TABLE

Music for the evening will be provided DJ Etch spinning the deepest of your favorite deep cuts ALL NIGHT.

A variety of beverages will be available all evening thanks to our local beer sponsor, kombucha sponsor Funky Fresh and spirits sponsor Faber.


Colorspace Labs is a creative work studio, print shop, and exhibition space in Kensington, Philadelphia – by independent artists for independent artists!

We are ADA Compliant!
We are Dog & Kid Friendly!

A Steph Irwin event

City Arts Salon at Sharktown
155 Cecil B Moore Avenue, Studio 3D

an irregular rising and falling in number or amount; a variation.

6-10 pm

Join us as we close our current exhibit “Fluctuation” It has been one of our most spectacular shows. We hope that you get a chance to see it.

Enjoy an evening of art, music, food, and stimulating conversation, the City Arts Salon proudly present “fluctuation” featuring the art of Amir Lyles, Keshida Layone, Robb Spath and Kenny White.

Amir Lyles was born and grew up in Harlem, NYC, where he attended arts-focused public schools. A talented illustrator, Lyles is extremely versatile in media and subject matter. Past and present life experience, multi-cultural history and legacy, as well as so-called classical works all influence his style. A returning CAS exhibitor, Lyles has shown in numerous galleries and art events since his first solo show at Diverse Arts Gallery, Austin, TX, in 2009. He has since been commissioned by authors, musicians, and other visual artists, and has private and institutional collectors across the country and around the world. From 2014-2016, Lyles and his family owned and operated S.O.N. A.R.T. Gallery and Gift Shop in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia.

Keshida Layone is a native New Yorker, born and raised on Long Island, where he was nurtured from an early age to find his own path as an artist by a loving tribe of women and a few good men. Layone is self-taught and inspired by all things in nature and space. Painting on old canvas found in junk yards and second hand stores, and on wood surfaces thrown out by construction sites, Layone feels that “every fiber of his emotions is bled onto the canvas, the highs and lows of being a human on Earth.” He has been accepted on the Bridgeman Library Images website, one of the world’s leading specialists in the distribution of fine art, cultural and historical media for reproduction. He has exhibited in group art shows, coffee shops, restaurants, and galleries in New York, North Carolina, and Philadelphia.

Robb Spath is a native of Oswego, NY, and has a BFA in Theatre Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He has exhibited his work at the William Way Community Center, as well as multiple times at Off The Wall Gallery at Dirty Frank’s in Philadelphia. His work has also been featured in ARTDICTION, Not Random Art, and most recently in CARPAZINE magazine.

Atmosphere Printing Company
1761 Frankford Ave

A Tender Omen:  Brad Omen and Tenderfoot Atelier Pop Up Art/Shop
Brad Omen – Reliquary Wood Sculptures (First Solo Show) & Tenderfoot Atelier – Handcrafted Ceramic Jewelry, Ornaments, Charms, and Decor (Pop Up Shop)

instagram:  atmoprintco

1816 Frankford Ave

Urban Views: Changing Landscapes | 6-9 pm
Featuring artists Katie Knoeringer, Kate Kern Mundie, Michael Secor, Cathey White

Franklin & Poe
1817 Frankford Ave

Throne Watches and The Factory Workers Pop-Up | 6-9 pm

Throne Watches are a boutique Brooklyn-based company that design and assembles watches in the U.S. Their watches incorporate Swiss movements with a classic design creating timeless pieces.

The Factory Workers are based in Collingswood, NJ. They create bags and aprons in their Collingswood Workshop that out of 100% American-made materials.

Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery and Tonewood Brewery

The Art Dept Collective
1638 Berks St

The Art Dept Turns 5!!! First Friday Jawn | 7pm – 12am

Oy!! Didja hear??? We are turning 5!!!!🎉🎉🎉🎉🎈🎈🎂
We’ll be celebrating by going triple deeep on April’s first friday, April 6th.
Art. Dancing. Birthdays!!
Jam packed night starts with some performative readings by Caren Beilin and Gabriel Ojeda-Sague. Afterwards we’ll move into drinks and dancing until our little footsies give out. Come celebrate spring🌳🍃🌹 and our bday🍾🍾🍰.
#birthday #firstfriday #snowday #spring #firstdayofspring #deep#frankfordave #fishtown #fishtownart

Sale on vintage clothes and items provided by collective member Colored Vintage!

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Yorick And Sons Moto.
1864 Frankford Ave

Come check out our newest build, enter to win a pair of biltwell gloves, and most importantly have a beer or two on us.

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Circle of Hope Gallery
2007 Frankford Ave

April First Friday: Philly Rocks by Sibylle Pfaffenbichler | 6-9 pm

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Minnow Lane
2029 Frankford Ave

All natural, organic children’s clothing, toys and prenatal skincare

Philadelphia Argentine Tango School
2030 Frankford Ave

7-8PM – FREE beginner- level Argentine Tango Class. No partner needed!
8-9:30PM – Tango Practica for Beginners (a social dance for newer tango dancers) – Cost: $5

Two Percent to Glory
2031 Frankford Ave

Vintage Clothing + Home

Space 2033
2033 Frankford Ave

A mixed-use, creative arts & wellness studio | Open for workshops

Fishtown Vapes
2040 Frankford Ave

25% off everything

Grace and Glory Yoga
2220 Frankford Ave

Class 6-7 pm & shop apparel

The Monkey Club
2101 E York St

Happy hour 8-9 pm

Franny Lou’s Porch
2400 Coral St

10am-1pm – Mimosas
11a-12pm – Story time with Christina May
1:30pm – Cupcakes and Candles
4pm-5pm – Sampling some new beverages
5pm-6pm – (store closed to re-open at 6:30)
6:30 – Blessing for the new year
7pm-11pm – After Hour Love: Wine, Cake, Dancing, Open Mic! BYO
Hot playlists by Kyle Andrews
Guests Artists
*we have a stage in side yard…great for an open mic!
*we will have complimentary coffee, but rest of bar will be closed..we all can party

Throughout the Day:
Side Yard Opens!
Bonfire, flowers, chill vibe.

Neighbor Love Notes
Blessings, Thanks, and Ideas!
Come write down notes for us for the new year!

Pictures & Posting
Come take a picture with Momma Good Bones and the Rest of the Tribe!

Throughout the Month!
Taking gifts for our community activism!
– Feminine Care Products
– Baby Love: diapering, wooden toys, magnet, POC books
– Plants
– Incesnse
– Art Corner supplies: thick art paper, pencils of all kinds, crayons, paints, crafts
– Volunteers to help organize and prep for the year (connect with Blew personally)

Middle Path Conscious Convenience
2415 Frankford Ave

Crystals, incense, jewelry, glass art, books, body care, & more

Philadelphia Brewing Company
2440 Frankford Ave

Live Local First Friday at Philadelphia Brew Co. featuring Sweetbriar Rose & Dirty Soap Blues Band
Music from 7-9 pm & food right outside our front door!

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Atlantis The Lost Bar
2442 Frankford Ave

Affordable adult beverages & local brews

Cook & Shaker
2301 E Albert St

Firkin Friday featuring Vault Brewing and photography by Chris Sanchez

Original 13 Ciderworks
1526 N American St

First Friday with Elissa DeFranceschi (LIZAdenim) | 12-3 pm

First Friday is upon us once again, and we’re excited to welcome Elissa DeFranceschi to Original 13 Ciderworks for the month of April!
Elissa’s specialty is hand painted jackets, and she will be displaying a few of these jackets, along with other visual art, in our pub all month long.
To see more of her work, visit www.lizadenim.com, check out LIZAdenim on Facebook, or @lizadenim on Instagram!

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The Resource Exchange
1701 N 2nd St

Red Beams by Jeffrey C. Dressler | 10am- 6pm
Showing from April 5th to 29th

Dressler is an emerging artist working in the style of Pintura Materica and is known for thick impasto paintings utilizing a variety of mixed media including rope, glass, walnut, and ballast, some of which came from The Resource Exchange.`
The exhibition explores how balanced healing can be brought to the human body through the power of matter and the visible spectrum of light (color). Dressler incorporates ideas of chromotherapy to explore what the active state of a fully integrated human being looks like. The artist writes of his work, “The concentration of my recent body of work is on the communicative energies within the human body—the active state of dynamic healing power that lies within us all on a microcosmic level. These paintings, through the alchemy of matter and chromotherapy, are icons to aid you in such a journey.”

find out more about the artist here: http://www.theresourceexchange.org/create/recreate-artists/jeffreycdressler/


HAVEN Wellness
1639 N Hancock St, Suite 102

Soup Kitchen Cafe
2146 E Susquehanna Ave

Shockwire Chapbook Reading at the Soup Kitchen Cafe | 6:30-8:30 pm

Shockwire is here! Come out to hear stories with the power to spark change. Our new Shockwire Chapbook Series recognizes the need to raise the storytelling stakes in response to intimidation, fear, and inequality. Celebrate this launch with readings from Patrick McNeil, Nadine Al-Barqawi, and MK Punky.

The Soup Kitchen Cafe is located on the corner of Frankford and Susquehanna in Fishtown. Reading begins at 6:30pm.

About our readers…

Nadine Al-Barqawi (she; her; hers)
Is an international spoken word artist. Her writing centers around her homeland of Palestine, her queerness, intersectional feminism, and her relationships with her family and Islam. Her work has reached the eyes of many, gaining recognition from the U.S. Ambassador of Palestine. Ms. Al-Barqawi was named 2017 City Wide Grand Slam Champion where she went on to compete in the finals of the international poetry competition Brave New Voices. She currently attends Temple University where she is the Co-Artistic Director of the poetry organization Babel. She is a college freshman and hopes to one day become an influencer, educator, therapist, and bring light to injustices still being overlooked.

Patrick McNeil
Patrick McNeil is the organizer of Philly’s own Backyard Writers Workshop and founder of the Writers Retreat in Tufo, Italy, which will run Summer 2018 from June 8-17th. He is a writer of fiction, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Philadelphia Stories, Italian America Magazine, ECLECTICA Magazine, APIARY magazine, Word Riot, and more.

MK Punky
A founder of the ‘80s hardcore band The Clitboys, MK PUNKY is the author of many books of poetry, essays, journalism, and fiction, most recently the novel Year 14, winner of the 2016 Barrelhouse Prize. MK serves as Poet Laureate of Vista Street Community Library in Los Angeles.

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Little Berlin
2430 Coral St

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