February First Friday

Brrr…it’s cold out there! What better way to warm up your bones and your souls than with February First Friday?

Here’s a round up of all the awesome things happening:

The Art Dept
1638 E Berks

“Re:mark” collaborative works by Janette Chien and Wayne Kleppe
Opening reception Friday, February 5th 6-9pm

Food and Drinks generously provided by the Kensington Community Food Co-op

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Xhale Lounge
453 E Girard

Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only.

NicNacs4Peanuts
312 E Girard

Vintage & antique sidewalk sale until 9:00pm

Indie Photo
206 E Girard

Photography gallery, print lab, and photo supply shop

Johnny Brenda’s
1201 Frankford Ave

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

Frankford Hall Beer Garden
1210 Frankford Ave

Enjoy a beer and delicious food in an open-air German style beer garden.

Front Street Cafe
1253 N Front St

Front Street Cafe is excited to be showcasing the Artwork of local Fishtown artist Kimberlee Traub on Feb 5th on the second floor of the Cafe. Her work is exciting, brilliant and powerful and we are honored to be working with her.

~ Please join me in aThe show reflects back on the art Kimberlee has created in Philadelphia for the past decade. Art on view will include pieces recently shown at various PEX events. Many of the drawings have been inspired by the local Burning Man community. Merchandise such as candles and jewelry featuring her work will be for sale opening night.

See more of her work here:

Recent projects on view here and on Instagram:

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Fishtown Tavern
1301 Frankford Ave

ALWAYS $2 BEER. Kitchen open until 1 PM, 7 days a week. HAPPY HOUR 5-7PM, Monday-Friday.

Bottle Bar East
1308 Frankford Ave

New Belgium Tasting and Taps | 6-8 pm Free Tasting, also Fathead Beers on tap | 7 pm Jazz | 10 pm DJ12654464_954569281246979_9033371790490923552_n

Kensington Quarters
1310 Frankford

For their first First Friday, they will be featuring paintings and sketches from Laura Fabens-Lassen. They’ll also be offering a first friday after party from 9pm-11pm featuring $5 plates and drink specials in their second floor space. Laura’s work will displayed throughout that space.
Here is a link to Laura’s work:
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LMNL Gallery
1526 Frankford

“Minor Anniversary” by NDA opening from 6-9pm.

NDA has only been in Philadelphia for a year, but he’s made his presence felt. Thanks to a series of hand-painted wheatpastes and ad disruptions, NDA has staked his claim as one of the most noteworthy street artists in the city. This month, he’s even included in the @StreetsDept-curated exhibition #StreetsDeptTurns5 at Paradigm Gallery + Studio.

On February 5th at LMNL Gallery, NDA reflects on his year in Philadelphia with Minor Anniversary, NDA’s diary of the friendly faces, characters, and environments he has come across this past year. NDA’s keen eye captures the city and its people in a way that even lifetime Philadephians will appreciate.

Whether he’s drawing, painting, or sculpting, the best way to describe NDA’s practice is collage. His focus in Minor Anniversary is on portraiture, but his portraits rely as much on the texture and landscape of the city as the people in it. Whether he is using brick patterns on top of a silhouette or replacing half of someone’s face with a street sign, NDA has developed ways to capture people by depicting their surroundings. The final element is humor. NDA injects lighthearted gags throughout his work that keep you guessing. When you think he’s come up with a new body of deeply contemplative work, his next painting has the same style, plus a silly face drawn right on top of it.

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Philadelphia Sculpture Gym
1834 Frankford

PSG Gallery presents… process: METAL IV | A Group Exhibition | Opening Reception 6-9 pm
This February, the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym Gallery is pleased to announce our fourth installment of our process: METAL exhibition! Metalworking is one of the core focuses of the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, and this exhibition will showcase metal sculpture in all of its forms. Five artists were selected for their unique approaches to sculpting with metal and will present a variety of fabrication techniques within their works.
Phillip Scarpone
Bryan Brown
Erica Ehrenbard
Michael Benevenia
Alma Selimovic
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Blend
1860 Frankford

Accessories, Apparel, houseware and art!

Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen
2370 E Norris

Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby First Friday Mixer | 6-8 pm