July in Philadelphia means special events, Welcome America, concerts, and Phillies games all over town. Fishtown, Kensington and Port Richmond are teeming with fun events as well, so you don’t need to leave the neighborhood to have a good time this First Friday!
Check out the gallery listings after the jump.
*All events run from 6pm to 9pm unless otherwise noted
Black Vulture Gallery
208 E Girard
“Speaking in Tongues” – a group art show curated by Buddy Nestor. Closing Show.
Paintings by over 60 artists from all over the world,
Live music by Samsara and Decap Attack,
Live painting by Cam Rackman and Genevive Zacconi,
and complimentary food and cocktails as usual.
Push Sk8board Gallery
306 E Girard
Ever seen a sk8board lamp?
Eco-friendly crafts – bookbinding and artisan jewelry, organic skincare and more…wine and snacks served.
-Conversations with Enemies
-When I was 12
Phantasmagoria Circus: 10PM-12:30AM
Happy Hour DJs- Barely Regal from 5-10p
1314 frankford ave.
Come check the lovely jewelry and cloths!
The Lola Bean
two percent to glory
Vintage clothes, cheese and wine!
A house salon, all are welcomed.
Philadelphia Argentine Tango School
Free Beginner Class this and every Friday, 8:30-9:30 pm. Stay afterward for dancing & refreshments until midnight.
Leotah’s Place Coffeehouse
2033 E York
Johanna Berrigan of The Catholic Worker Movement’s photos of her work in Haiti, helping establish a health care project: Kay Lasante. to provide health care, health education, and disease prevention services.
Dealers in rare coins, stamps, prints and ephemera: E.G. Marshall & Associates is a whole new store.
A member’s show entitled Work in Progress, including live music
Check out some vintage motor cycles!
Hands That Feed Us: A Peek Inside Our Foodshed
Photographs by Albert Yee
Knowing the people who cultivate the raw ingredients you eat can and will make a difference in your life. Photographing throughout the Philadelphia region, Yee introduces these individuals and their pastoral places of work through his narrative portraits.
Delicious local food donated by Fair Food Farmstand and Flying Monkey Bakery
Elite Training North
John Ratana’s pottery, and Michelle Platt’s mixed works
John Ratana is a self taught potter. His work focuses on function because pottery is made to be used. All pottery should be made with the user in mind. There shouldn’t be ambiguity about how to pick up and hold a piece. It should fit comfortably in your hands. It should feel easy to drink from, eat from, grab things from. Come out and look, touch, and feel.
Michelle Platt is a Philly area based artist. She has a background in photography and studio art from Drexel and is able to teach art, thanks to MassArt. She likes to explore and interpret new information, wit, private jokes, and emotions through her artwork. Her artwork takes many forms including photography, painting, drawing, installations, and most recently, mixed media collage using bold colors and sequins. She will present the series, For the Birds! on July 1st.
Atlantis the lost Bar
Frankford & Hagert
Drink specials and local art!
2080 E Cumberland (about 400 feet west of Frankford)
Hexologists, Hunter Yoder, Patricia Hall, and Jakob Brunner reveal the unusual world of Hexerei in their ‘painted prayers’ also known as Pennsylvania German Hex Signs
afterward open by appointment, Hunter@zaubereigarten.com
The artist David Stanley Aponte‘s studio is open showing his smaller works and woodcuts on the 3rd Floor
Frankford & Lehigh
Drinks specials, great food, and great company!
Off The Beaten Path…
The below galleries are in our neighbors to the north, Port Richmond and Harrowgate.
Osvaldo Romberg Studio
3232 Collins St
New paintings of David Stanley Aponte & Jordan Graw
Curator: Dr. K. Malcolm Richards
An exhibition of two intertwined artistic practices as they continue an ongoing dialogue around painting, American visual culture and representations of the past and recent past, probing the contemporary within the historical and prodding the historical within the contemporary.
with with musical groups: Humanization 4tet (free-jazz from Lisbon Portugal & Dallas Texas featuring Aaron Gonzalez & Stefan Gonzalez)
MFM- Mirage Fading Momentarily (avant-garde experimental based in Philadelphia featuring K. Malcolm Richards, Kevin Holland & Kevin Riley) & performance by David Stanley Aponte & Jordan Graw to Vsevolod Pudovkin’s 1925 film Chess Fever
The below galleries will hold their openings on Saturday April 2nd, because we know you need to come back for more.