August First Friday!

Check out our brand new First Friday handbill layout floating around the neighborhood! Also, while you’re at it, check out these awesome events, too!

Pink Slime Gallery
454 E Girard

Art show featuring work from @emiliabrintnall@willlaren@heavyslime | 6-9 pm

Xhale Lounge
453 E Girard

Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only

Vape O2
411 E Girard

Vape O2 First Friday Sale| 11 am – 10 pm
20% OFF Starter Kits, 50%OFF selected e-liquid, 30ml Boom Boom juice-$9, 100ml premium juice -$30. Escape room specials all day!

Mantra Lounge
312 E Girard

Wisdom Series: Dealing with Barriers in a Neutral World | 6-8 pm

Many people feel the pace of modern life is extremely quick. Rushing from place to place, it can be hard to take the time to develop lasting connections with anyone. Everywhere we go it seems that people don’t care one way or another for us. We all long to overcome barriers and actually bond with people, but is it possible to be truly connected in such an impersonal world? Come hear what the Bhagavad Gita and the other great yoga texts have to say and enjoy an awesome vegan dinner.

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Indie Photo
206 E Girard Ave

Photography gallery, print lab, and photo supply shop

Head Games
5 W Girard Ave

Join us on August 4 for a night of art and tunes with Abstract_i! | 6-10 pm

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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)

Fishtown Tavern
1301 Frankford Ave

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

Bottle Bar East
1308 Frankford Ave

Oracle at Bottle Bar East | 7-10 pm
21+ | No cover!

Join us at Bottle Bar East for ORACLE, a special First Friday event presented by Deviant Philly, an art / music / destructive / collective operating out of Aramingo warehouse.

Featuring work from:

Steve Mont

David Stanley Aponte- Artist

Alex Morante

The new backyard space is open with full-service bar. Come enjoy the mid-summer breeze and the best beer selection in town!

1333 Frankford Ave

Come Join us For First Friday in August!
++Stop by 7-10 pm ++

Featuring Designer: Cozen NYC
With her new handcrafted bone jewelry + handmade clothing.

Exclusive at Toile:

Artwork for the night by Jeff Haggerty

Illustrations by Caitlin Peck

+ Drinks provided by Club Mate +

DJ & Photos

Swing by early to get first look at the one of a kind pieces – Stay late for the drinks and snacks!!

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Lululemon Fishtown
1424 Frankford Ave

Pop Shop and Gallery Showing with Paratodo| 6-8 pm
Adult Refreshments Provided

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The Common Room
1509 N Front St

New Beginnings | 6-9 pm

10% off if you like us on Facebook!

Pole Basics
1611 Frankford Ave

Half Off Twerk Classes Complimentary glass of wine upon completion | 5-7 pm

Gryphon Cafe
100 W Oxford St

Art Opening featuring Bernadette Calnone-Buote | 6-8 pm
Full menu available

Colorspace Labs
1714 N Mascher St

“Where’ve You Been?” / Sharktown Courtyard Showcase | 6-10 pm

Join us at Colorspace Labs August 4th for a very exciting First Friday blowout featuring Branden Eastwood’s international photography, as well as the Sharktown, Inc. Studio’s many talented artists in the brilliant Sculpture Courtyard.

Music for the evening is provided by our resident art gallery ALL VINYL DJ STeve J & our guest DJ for the Month Dentana.

D’Emilio’s Old World Ice Treats is keeping us cool with some classic Philly water ice. Young American Cider is providing local, gluten-free cider pours all evening. And Funky Fresh is brewing up some kombucha for cocktails made with local craftsmen Faber Vodka. A case of special kombucha with labels made with Branden’s photography will be available at the bar for purchase.

In additon to the gallery space, the Sculpture Courtyard will be open to the public with artists from the Sharktown Studio community vending and showing their art. A bar along with live guitarist will be in the space to set the mood for a relaxed evening of art and culture.

RSVP on our Facebook page!

Featured Sharktown artists include:

Materials Conservation Co.
Architectural Conservation
Toby Canfield
Daniel Clark
Lee Dunsmore
Toby McQueston
Ben Quinn-Kerins
Tony Ranalli
Casey Weisdock

Electric Garden
Vintage Clothing & Music Collective

Forge and Finish
Modern Metal Jewelry

Kenny White

Aimee Petkus
Metal Smith & Jewelry Maker

Instagram @aimeepetkus
Facebook @aimeepetkusjewelry
Twitter @aimeemia

Branden Eastwood is a Philadelphia based documentary photographer and video journalist. He spent 2 years living and working in Indonesia and considers himself a recovering travel junkie. His work focuses on justice and the daily lives of interesting and not so interesting people.



The question ‘where’ve you been?’ is constantly running through my head when I’m photographing a stranger. Where’ve you been this morning or years before that led to this moment? How have those places influenced you and your judgement of this moment? I want my photos to answer the question for both the people in them and for myself decades in the future.

Thematically I’m drawn to moments of work and play which feeds into my fascination with how cultures interact with animals and each other. In these images a question lingers about the appropriate level of critique and participation from an outsider such as myself. These relationships of work and play alongside questions of how animals either animate or disarticulate a sense of humanity are fundamental to this exhibit.


Colorspace Labs is a creative work studio, print shop, and exhibition space in Kensington, Philadelphia – by independent artists for independent artists!
Colorspace Labs is ADA compliant as well as kid and dog friendly.

Circle of Hope Gallery
2007 Frankford Ave


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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 | Jewels | Mid-Century Modern Furniture+Lighting | Found Objects

Space 2033
2033 Frankford Ave

Studio for the Creative & Healing Arts
Open House 6-10 pm
New ART SHOW with work by:
Jessica Joy Myers:  Contemporary Stained glass, fresh and modern art pieces. Symbolic and organic abstract designs, influenced by yoga, sound, and nature.
Troy Timpel and Shannon Michael:  Traveling artist duo working together on large wood paintings with repetitive sacred geometry patterns throughout. Maple wood and liquid acrylic ink.
Itzik Lorant:  String art sculpture and luminaries inspired by geometric designs and the shadows they produce.
Come by & get a mini session or reading:  Indian Head Massage with Amoreena @ Walking Medicine, readings by Willow Zef, by donation.  And more!….

Img: Troy Timpel & Shannon Michael, Jessica Joy Myers, Itzik Lorant.

Other upcoming classes & events:
Reiki Level 1: Thurs Aug 3rd-Sep 7th 5:30-9pm
Radiant Lotus Women’s Qigong: Sat Aug 5th 2-4pm
Lammas Ritual Celebration:  Mon Aug 7th 7-9:30pm

2036 Frankford Ave

Bikes and Beers Ride! | 5:45-6:15 pm | $15
Half hour ride followed by featured beer of the month

Fishtown Vapes
2040 Frankford Ave

50% off e-juice and 20% off all hardware

Liberty Vintage Motorcyles
2122 Sepviva St

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Grace and Glory Yoga
2220 Frankford Ave

Class 5:30-6:30pm & shop apparel

Little Baby’s Ice Cream
2311 Frankford Ave

Little Baby’s Ice Cream’s World Headquarters’ 5th Birthday Bash! | 6-8 pm

Little Baby’s Ice Cream will be celebrating 5 years of our first brick and mortar storefront with free sips by Saint Benjamin Brewing and free “Frankford Ave Mini Tacos” – A bite-sized, one-of-a-kind mashup of Little Baby’s Ice Cream and our friends and neighbors, Pizza Brain.

The Monkey Club
2101 York St

Friday Night Black Light Fever featuring Greg Christie
“A pornucopia of artistic psychedelic smut.”

Middle Path
2415 Frankford Ave

Massage and Therapeutic Essential Oils

Philadelphia Brewing Company
2440 Frankford Ave

Live Local | 6-8 pm
Come join The Ardvark Felon for First Friday at Philadelphia Brewing Co.

Sandwiches in the Outdoor Garden by 2Street Sammies
Philadelphia Brewing Co. Beers and Commonwealth Ciders on Draft

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Atlantis The Lost Bar
2442 Frankford Ave

Affordable adult beverages & local brews

F.A.N. Friend and Nemesis
2472 Frankford Ave

FAN Re-Fresh | 5-7pm
Stop by for take away refreshments and receive 10% off cards for your next visit.

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse
2578 Frankford Ave

Nerdy By Nature: Open Mic Night presented by Ruffin Vision Network
Hosted by: Keith From Up Da Block
$5 COVER | BYOB | 21+
Doors open and sign-up starts at 8:30pm

Cook & Shaker
2301 E Albert St

Firkin Friday featuring 2sp 2nd anniversary IPA and art by Kelsey Stewart




Little Berlin
2430 Coral St.

Opening Reception 8.5.17 18:00-21:00hrs.
Closing Reception/Fundraising Party 8.26.17 17:00-22:00hrs. #λόγος