January Second Friday

The holidays are over and the new year is here, but hold off on that resolution because this month there’s still one more excuse to party.  Come down to Kensington on January 9th from 6-9 (unless otherwise) and celebrate SECOND Friday with us!  Here’s a round-up:

Craft Foundry
701 Belgrade St

Sale on select items

The Art Dept
1638 E Berks
The Art Dept and Amber Art & Design present: Food Alchemy

MotherHeart Studio
530 E Girard
Candlelight Yoga with Live Music
must sign up, space is limited. sign up at www.motherheartstudio.com

Xhale Lounge
453 E Girard
Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only.

Keys to the Attic
314 E Girard
15% off 100% natural paint line and Americana candles!

312 E Girard
Vintage goods and antiques.  Sidewalk sale! Open until 9 PM

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.

Fishtown Tavern
1301 Frankford Ave
ALWAYS $2 BEER. Kitchen open until 1 PM, 7 days a week. HAPPY HOUR 5-7PM, Monday-Friday.

Adorn Boutique 
 1314 Frankford
Shop beautiful jewelry, clothing & accessories!

Philly Self Defense
1333 N Front St
Winter Safety Self Defense Part 2
Free training, refreshments and giveaways!

Catch & Release Merchants
1832 Frankford
Quality Goods Created Stateside

PSG Gallery at Philadelphia Sculpture Gym
1834 Frankford
PSG and Gigantic Sequins paired writers & sculptors again, this time for a January 2015 gallery show called IMPOSSIBLE INSTRUCTIONS. For this show, writers wrote a piece (poetry, fiction, non-fiction, hybrid) that served as instructions for the artist to follow. Following these, the artist created a work of sculpture. The show will be up for all of January, and there will be a reading on the opening night of the show. The final pieces will be collected into a very limited edition chapbook.

The opening is Friday, January 9th from 6pm-9pm, with a reading by the writers at 7:30pm.


Philadelphia Argentine Tango School
2030 Frankford Ave
-8 pm – Free Beginner-Level Argentine Tango Class No partner needed!

2031 Frankford
Vintage | Jewels | Mid-Century Modern Furniture+Lighting | Found Objects |

Space 2033
2033 Frankford Ave
Creative space for the healing arts.
Come see us this Fri night and get a mini-massage from Ashley Stafford of Tranquil Therapy – our new bodyworker here at the space. And find out about and register for new classes happening this year. It is also one of the last chances to see the great art show that’s been up here, with paintings and prints by Douglas Alvin Foulke, Jr. DAFJR and Diedra Stone-McGrory.

The Pickled Heron 
2218 Frankford
French Inspired bistro. BYOB

2226 Frankford Ave
Welcome Event
Sergio Delgado – Owner
6pm – 9pm
Come enjoy a drink, great conversation and a complimentary Big Night Out style session with one of our talented artists!

































Little Baby’s Ice Cream
2311 Frankford Ave

City Sprouts                                               
2124 E Dakota
Neighborhood composting and sustainable maternity

2419 Frankford Ave

Autocomplete/Manual Delete

Opening Reception, January 9th, 7-10pm

On view January 9 – February 1


FJORD is pleased to present Autocomplete/Manual Delete, featuring work by Nick Van Zanten, Magali Hebert-Huot & Justin Hoekstra. 

Through processes that make and unmake their materials to leave, after much labor, a result barely different from what they started with, the sculptors and painters Magali Hebert-Huot, Justin Hoekstra, and Nick Van Zanten investigate the misleading simulated reality of post-industrial life.  Nothing is not what it seems, but it is a representation hardly different than the original.  Using OSB and other cheap materials and processes, they direct us to the dirty true nature of our built environment, and how we deal with the rupture between physical appearance and physical reality.

The sculptor Magali Hebert-Huot uses OSB as an ironic architectural material, building columns and plinths while, in the process, subverting the industrial carelessness of its production by sanding and waxing it to a fine finish. Similarly, Hoekstra applies layers of acrylic paint over his canvases before sanding them down to create abstract compositions that transmit the weave of the fabric in concert with the remnants of brushstrokes, dotted with holes. Many of Van Zanten’s current paintings look almost exactly like OSB, but this is achieved only through painstakingly repainting, in oil, the image of the panel over itself.  In their work impoverished materials are, through the investment of great effort, made beautiful while still remaining themselves, where labor is both added and subtracted simultaneously, towards an end that is nearly identical to the beginning.


Atlantis the lost Bar
2442 Frankford
Group show and adult beverages.

Cook and Shaker
2301 E Albert
First Friday Firkin of Flying Fish Brewing Company Exit 16 and artwork by Elevated Linguistics Photography while you enjoy some amazing food.

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