Regardless of whether (weather? hah) the groundhog saw its shadow or not, we’ll be out in the neighborhood celebrating First Friday! Check out our full First Friday schedule of events below:
453 E Girard
Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only
411 E Girard
Vape O2 First Friday Sale | 11am-10pm
JUUL 10% OFF, Jam Monster 100ml buy one get one 50%OFF, 30ml Boom Boom juice – $9, Free Swag!
Hello Philly Vapers! Its that time again! Time to stock up on your favorite juice and pick up that new device you know you want 🙂 JUUL and BO devices/pods will be 10%off, Jam Monster and Ice monster buy 1 get 1 50%OFF. All starter kits 10% off, Boom Boom juice $9, naked juice 10% OFF.
312 E Girard Ave
Wicked Thoughts: Escaping the Current of the Mind | 6-8pm
$10 including vegetarian dinner
206 E Girard Ave
Photography gallery, print lab, and photo supply shop
951 Frankford Ave
Doors open at 10pm. Open bar while supplies last.
Frankford Hall Beer Garden
1210 Frankford Ave
$5 half liter Franziskaner Hefeweizen or $6 glass of Gruner Veltliner (w/ handbill)
1241 N Front St
February First Friday Happy Hour | 5-7 pm
Every First Friday, PlayArts is partnering with local breweries and businesses to highlight some of the best that Philly has to offer.
Join us this February as we welcome Fishtown Brewery to the space to serve up some of their favorite beers. Register in advance to reserve your spot and save some cash.
Advance registration closes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28th.
Adults: $9 advance/$12 at the door
Adults: $12 advance/$15 at the door
Children*: Regular drop-in rates apply ($12 first child, $5 each additional sibling)
*Receive $3 off your first child’s play pass when registering in advanced!
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
Come to Bottle Bar East to drink in some brews and some art! New works by Philadelphia artist, Caitlin Peck.
1335 Frankford Ave
Join us this February 2nd for our 5th installment of La Colombe’s First Friday Music Night!
As per usual, the cats meow, DJ Kitten Because I Scratch, will be on the 1s & 2s while you enjoy happy hour from 5pm to 7pm.
Starting at 7pm, we’ll have our featured DJ, Phonographiq, spinning something funky and performer, Tuli, bringing those chill wave vibes.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so get up off that couch and mingle! ♥
The Local Lululemon
1424 Frankford Ave
Glory: by Darnelle Lamont celebrating the self and BHM [black history month] | 6-8pm
1526 Frankford Ave
AIGA Philadelphia presents MECRO: CHROMA
AIGA Philadelphia is proud to present CHROMA, new work by Glossblack artist MECRO. The exhibit will be on display at Fishtown’s Bluecadet gallery January 17 – February 28. Many of his large typographic murals and collaborations can be found around the Fishtown neighborhood as well. This body of work is a quiet contemplation of letters; a study of the way they interact with one another and how we as the viewer interpret them. We interpret meaning from typeface daily, often on a subconscious level. The artist has disregarded the formal rigid guidelines of text, reinventing how we view letters, placing them in an abundant and vibrant world of their own. Join us for a First Friday reception on February 2, 2018!
1601 N Front St
Our Fishtown First Friday craft fair returns on February 2nd (just in time for Valentine’s Day) with…
more vendors (such as Groundswell Greetings, Nutmeg Cake Design, Half and a Third, Aurora Grace Chocolates, Escape Threads, GirlsCanTell, Sea Heart City Press, U-Bee-Well, Printfresh, Thingsbydesign, dilo).
more FREE beer from Saint Benjamin Brewing Company.
The Pole Studio
1611 Frankford Ave
Complimentary Wine and Half Off Classes | 5-9 pm
1761 Frankford AveCONSCRAPULATIONS: THE ARTWORK OF CHELSEA AND KEITH YOSCOKEITH YOSCO /// VISUAL STONES /// MIXED MEDIA
(SHOWING HIS ARTWORK PUBLICLY FOR THE FIRST TIME)CHELSEA YOSCO /// GEOMETRICKS /// MIXED MEDIA
(HAND-MADE JEWELRY AND DECORATED LIGHT BOX POP UP)
1714 N Mascher St
We took a month off, but aren’t you glad to have us back? Join us this coming First Friday (2/8/18) at Colorspace Labs for an illustration show, All Nice, from Carolyn Suzanne & Hot Abby featuring FREE Kombucha Cocktails. Please see below or the event page here for more info.
All Nice from Carolyn Suzanne & Hot Abby
6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Hot Abby is an artist based in the Philadelphia area, originally from Pittsburgh, PA. She works primarily with illustration and photography. Her work aims to materialize the odd and unconscious, a little peek into her personal universe. She strives to illustrate the bizarre via unsettling yet comforting visuals. Through her doom-like fairy tale aesthetic, she aims to wring out the adult in childlike material.
Carolyn Suzanne will soon be completing her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Temple University and believes that her non-traditional entry into the arts imbues her with a unique perspective and invaluable naiveté. As a biologist by education, much of her work revolves around flora and fauna. She also draws inspiration from unique landscapes from her travels and would like to thank her therapist, Shannon.
In her debut show, Carolyn Suzanne explores ideas of love, lust, heartbreak, and uncertainty through vivid images of fantastic creatures and places. The enigma in her work serves to reflect the confusing nature of navigating big questions in life – which themselves may be sometimes seen as tangential to reality. Her works are celebrations of the serendipitous connections we make, recognitions of the complex emotions of love and sexuality, and reminders that life can be fantastic and unexpected. Affixed in the present, everything else is daydreams.
This show will feature illustrations, beverages, and possibly a dance party. You’ve officially got the memo…
Music for the evening will be provided DJ Phonographiq, 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
1638 Berks St
Circle of Hope Gallery
2007 Frankford Ave
First Friday: Vessna Scheff
“Through my art, I reclaim who I am, what I have to say, and how I want to say it. Art, has always been my space of freedom. Art allows me to be as big, loud and powerful as I want to be—to encourage others to live boldly, challenge structures, and create experiences that connect across boundaries.
Freedom in art for me involves learning to recognize disenfranchisement, detaching its weight from my shoulders, to let it be carried by collective struggle. I am inspired by stories of resilience and revolution, in particular by Malcolm X, Assata Shakur and Angela Davis.
The freedom I achieve through creating comes from my passion for natural beauty and the power of people. Using a combination of watercolors on wood, watercolor on Dura-lar, poetry and singing, I orchestrate performances where people may challenge their fears, craft their freedom and nurture their empowerment. The nature of my work is as much about self-care as it is about creation.”