February First Friday!

You will LOVE these First Friday events for the month of February! Check out the participating locations below!

Xhale Lounge
453 E Girard

Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only

411 E Girard

Major Vape Shop Sale 11 am – 10 pm
Buy any 2 bottles, get one for $15
Select mods/kits 30% off
Select juice 50% off


Rocky’s Crystals & Minerals
310 E Girard Ave

First Fridays @ Rocky’s Crystals & Minerals
 Large Selection of Crystals, Gemstones, Incense & Candles! FREE Crystal with $20 Purchase!

Indie Photo
206 E Girard Ave

Photography gallery, print lab, and photo supply shop

The Barbary
951 Frankford Ave

#thisisthebounce at The Barbary (aka Barb Ary). Doors open at 10pm. Open bar while supplies last.

The Alchemist Society
1110 N Front St

First Fridays with Powers Irish Whiskey – Uncle Zeke’s Art Show
6 – 11 pm

Statement from artist:
I consider myself a painter, designer and illustrator, but above any label of artistry, I see myself as someone who pays close attention to human emotion. Over the past eight years I have lived in the city of Philadelphia and spent my time riding the buses, walking the streets and eating at local restaurants, observing and tapping into the people working and living around me. Through paint and my brush, I am able to replicate people’s thoughts and emotions into my art. My ability to connect, understand and interpret human emotion into my work separates me from the rest and I thrive on meeting new people and capturing their thought process into my work.

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)

1241 N Front St

Bring your friends AND your little ones out for First Friday! It’s BYOB.

Regular drop-in rates apply for children.
Free for Members!

Liaison Room at Front St Cafe
1253 N Front St

Every 1st Friday join us at the Liaison Room where we’ll be throwing down some of the best house and dance music Philly’s got to offer on The Liaison Room’s custom Funktion-One sound system. This room was specifically designed for maximum sound output with warm lows and equalized high-end output.

Each month we will showcase a different Bangarang Resident(s) and a special guest DJ. We will also feature a different visual artist on display with wares available for purchase. We all love to dress up and wear costumes, and while there is no theme for this event, like there are for others of ours, we highly encourage you to dress up in your funnest, funkiest, fanciest, most fabulous, most you attire, whatever you feel like! Come out and support your local artists while enjoying the low, sweet hum of bass, sipping on a drink and catching up — for old time’s sake!

For our next installment on Friday February 1st, we’ll have musical performances from special guest DJ Michael Nighttime and Bangarang’s own Derrick Nathaniel and Corey B. Our featured artist this month will be The Melted Sunflower(Devon Evie Colosimoie)!

21 +
$7 Cover

Fishtown Tavern
1301 Frankford Ave

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

The Common Room
1509 N Front St

First Friday Exhibit Lineage by Krista Adams
6 – 9 pm

From the artist:
Lineage is a portrait series that blossomed out of an afternoon revisiting blind contour drawing- an exercise where one does not look at the surface on which one is drawing, and does not lift the drawing utensil until complete.

After a several month long creative rut, I found joy in this whimsical process. Drawn to the opportunity to let go creatively, I eagerly drew everything and everyone around me. The exploratory addition of a watercolor layer sparked a fascination with the way in which this captured the spirit of a subject. Repeating this process revealed tendencies in my hand and triggered an additional study— to showcase the similarities and differences that manifested over time, I drew a blind contour self portrait every day for the first week of the new year.

Intimate moments with the people in my life led to a study in repetition, line and color— now compiled as a gallery of portraits.

Haven Wellness Center
1639 N Hancock St

Alyson Victoria Wernly of Meraki Moon Wellness will lead the FIRST of the year’s First Friday on February 1 from 6:30-7:45PM for workshop and a mingling/reiki sessions until 10PM!

Alyson is a Kundalini Reiki Master, Integrative Health Coach and Herbalist and will be offering Meditation, Angel Cards and a Reiki share during her workshop.

Her intuitive and deliberate practice of blending these modalities will allow you to explore your own personal journey with your spiritual being and help you tap into deepening your wellness practice. For all levels!

$30 for participants of workshop. Please register in advance! Bring your own mat, blanket, or anything that provides your highest level of comfort!

Light refreshments will be served.
Alyson will be made available from 7:45-10PM for 30 minute private Reiki Sessions. Please e-mail to book om@alysonvictoria.com

ArtChick at Church Street Studios
1844 N Front St


“HUMAN EXISTENCE” will display short and long sketches of male and female figures, as well as compositions and fantasy drawings.

As a mime, Grigory will perform few of his pieces and use his patented “Magic Book” – This item you will not find anywhere else in the world except this art show.

1st Friday – February 1, 2019
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Private Viewing by Appointment

Minnow Lane
2029 Frankford Ave

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

Philadelphia Argentine Tango School
2030 Frankford Ave

Fishtown First Friday!

Every month, we open our doors and offer a FREE Beginner Tango Class, as part of Fishtown First Friday. Everyone is welcome and there is no limit to the number of times you can take this free class. Consider staying afterwards for a beginner-focused social dance ($5) with expert assistance available, and light bites, wine and beer.

1st Friday of each month
7-8 pm: FREE Beginner Class – Kristin Balmer & Elly Liz
8-9:30 pm: Beginner Practica ($5) – Kristin Balmer & Elly Liz

All levels welcome and no partner needed!
The perfect way to try out tango!

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

The Monkey Club
2101 E York St

Happy Hour 8-9 pm and art by Stephanie Czapla

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 Fridays | Music from 7-9 pm

7-9pm on Friday Feb 1 get your weekend started with fresh pints and great live music. 2Tones Clash plays the hits and deep cuts from from English Beat, The Clash, Madness, The Specials, Bad Manners, and all your favorite Two Tone era ska bands. No cover charge

Atlantis The Lost Bar
2442 Frankford Ave

Affordable adult beverages & local brews
First Friday Art Show and Fiesta at The Lost Bar
5 pm – 2 am

Vibrant Colors and Fractals Galore to be enjoyed with your favorite citywide special for $3 or whatever floats your boat!
Come enjoy one of my favorite little bars and experience my Small Works Art Show and Sale. Featuring some of my paintings and many works under $60. This will truly be a unique type of show displaying mixed media work along with textile and my tradition style of Abstract Natural Fractal Photography. All support will go towards the creation of a new clothing line in collaboration with friends new and old. If you love sweet Philly Dives… This is the spot.

21+ Event, no cover

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse
2578 Frankford Ave

Nerdy By Nature

Doors/Sign-up 8:30pm | Showtime 9pm

$5 COVER | BYOB 21+

Hosted by Lot DaWordgician Stafford, Beth McNulty & KeithFromUpDaBlock

This months Nerdy By Nature is dedicated to our co-host Beth McNulty. As you may know, she has been suffering from some health issues and is no longer working, so we are doing a benefit show in her honor. This Nerdy by Nature is For the Love of Beth! Proceeds from the event will be given to Beth to help with her expenses. She also has a GoFundMe Campaign. If you are unable to attend the benefit show, but still want to donate to her cause, or want to donate to both, please visit her GoFundMePage — https://www.gofundme.com/help-beth-live-with-epilepsy?pc=tw_dn_cpgntopnavlarge_r&rcid=r01-154679847728-d98853cdadb348da

LET YOUR GEEK FLAG FLY. COME IN YOUR MOST AMAZING COSPLAY GEAR. Come out and do something awesome on stage or watch a variety of awesome like-minded folk get down! #delicious Drinks, #Coffee, Pastries and you can pick up your favorite #ComicBook, Merchandise, #game or #GraphicNovel#Marvel#DC#WalkingDead and much much more.

For more info or to register early email ruffinvision@gmail.com and make the subject NERDY BY NATURE please leave your name, stage name and what you would like to do.


Questions? email ruffinvision@gmail.com
If you need more info text NERD to 55469

Cook and Shaker
2301 E Albert St

First Friday with Bells Two Hearted IPA Firkin | Starts at 8 pm | Photos by Kara Kahn