March First Friday

Punxsutawney Phil couldn’t find his shadow so spring is almost upon us! Kickoff the change of season with all these local events for March’s First Friday!!

Xhale Lounge
453 E Girard

Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only

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

Back again! 1st Friday March 1st
#THISISTHEBOUNCE at The Barbary aka Barb Ary
Open bar while supplies last
Doors at 10pm
Bo Bliz
Chris Vance
Tim Blackwell
Cristina Battagliola

The Alchemist Society
1110 N Front St

Join us for March First Friday as we showcase art by South Philly artist Cassie Jones along with cocktails featuring Power’s Irish Whiskey. 7-10 pm

About the artist:
Traversing the world of fulfilling emotional wants and needs, supporting and influencing the people around us, dodging the temptations of city living all while finding time to pay rent; These thoughts and almost nothing else are whats rolling around in the skull cavity of creator Cassie Jones. Selectively choosing items of personal worth Cassie uses methods of blind drawing, spin art, and high color contrast pen, ink, and watercolor to formulate her drawings. In her own words these drawings are an attempt to ‘combine shadow, emotion, and chaos to enlighten others to the process of my brain thoughts’.

Johnny Brenda’s
1201 Frankford Ave 

FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR featuring Love City Brewing w/ DJ Maxx at Johnny Brenda’s Downstairs | 4-8 pm

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!

This month, on Friday March 1st, we’ll have musical performances from special guest DJs coming to us from Baltimore, Luxe’n’Bass, and Bangarang’s own Jackie & Jesse. Our featured artist of the month is A. Tobin.

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.

Maas Building
1325 N Randolph St

Direct Message with Steph Irwin, UV Bee, Anna Mraz and Matt Faust

8 pm – 12 am

Free PBR and Federal Donuts!

The Local Fishtown lululemon
1424 Frankford Ave

Join us for March First Friday with Don Bell, local self-taught street and portrait photographer who focuses on extracting the extraordinary from the ordinary in our daily lives.

When Bell is not shooting, he steps in front of the camera – currently as an Emmy Award winning main Sports Anchor and Sports Director at CBS 3 in Philadelphia. He also co-hosts the Zero Fs Given Podcast on SportsRadio 94 WIP in Philly

South Fellini Shop in Shop. Drinks and Good Vibes Provided. 6 – 8:30 pm

The Common Room
1509 N Front St

Join us this First Friday for the Launch Party of QUEER TAROT: A Zine Deconstructing Gender & Sexuality in the Tarot, written by Brady Waller and illustrated by Lauren Schwind. Refreshments will be available, and readings will be offered by Pink Witch Tarot, a Philadelphia-area tarot reader and intuitive.

From the zine introduction:

“As queers, when we look at a tarot deck, it is likely that we
will struggle to see ourselves in the imagery. The majority of
decks, especially the common Rider Waite Smith and the many
similar ones, only include images of cis, hetero (and white but
that’s another issue for a different zine) people going about
It can be hard to find ourselves in the deck, to see our own
experiences, to embody the personalities and archetypes that
seem to be built for people different than us.
The language in most guidebooks and ‘tarot textbooks’ is also
full of gendered language, assumptions of heterosexuality, and
transphobic connections of the abstract concepts of masculine
and feminine to bodily functions that are not related to gender
This doesn’t have to be the case. If tarot is a reflection of
who we are, and who we are is queer, then tarot can function as
a reflection of our existence. The deck takes on all of the
baggage that we bring to it. It accepts us just as we are: gay,
straight, asexual, cis, trans, gender non-conforming, or any
other identity that we may carry with us.”

The International Bar
1624 N Front St

La Dolce Friday Happy Hour
w/ DJ Lisa Schaffer
3/1/19 – 4p-8p
@ The Internatiional

Haven Wellness Center
1639 N Hancock St

Join us for March’s First Friday Event at Haven Wellness Center!

Bathe in vibrational sound! Come on a transformational journey through the 7 wheels of consciousness clearing out the old and bringing our energy into balance! After an overview of the Chakra System and Sound Healing, we’ll move through the 7 Chakras from root to crown in a guided meditation, learning experientially through sound about these spinning ‘wheels of light’ and their very practical application to our lives. Feel the soundscape of Crystal Singing Bowls, Native Flutes, Gongs, Monochords, and other sound healing instruments re-frequencing each chakra while finding your own unique, dynamic balance.

Please wear comfortable clothing. Bring whatever comforts you will need to meditate lying down- like a pillow, blanket, yoga mat (there will not be any available at the venue).

Pre-registration required for this special event. Space is limited and this event will sell out – don’t wait to register!
$25 or 2 people/$40

Just responding to this event page will not register you – please click this link to register:

Check out more info here:

Presented by Ian & Valarie Haag
Rainbows of Healing

Colorspace Labs
1714 N Mascher St

Start National Women’s Month off right with Colorspace Labs’ First Friday show Perspectives: A Night of Womxn & Womxn-Aligned Artists. Perspectives features a fantastic crew of photographers, illustrators, writers, and activists.

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Our lineup includes:

Rachel Wisniewski (she/her)

Rachel Wisniewski is a documentary photographer based in Philadelphia. Beyond photography, she is passionate about volunteering, traveling, and food.
Insta: @rachelwizphoto

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J. R. Blackwell (she/her)

A photographer, writer, and fine artist, J. R. Blackwell has photographed sword fighters, monsters, rockstars, and aliens in corsets.
Insta: @j_r_blackwell

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Jadzia Axelrod (she/her)

Jadzia Axelrod (also known as Jared Axelrod) is an award-winning author, illustrator, costume designer, podcaster, and LGBTQIA advocate.
Insta: @planetx

Cassi Segulin (she/her)

Cassi Segulin is a portrait and narrative-centric photographer focused on shining a light on underrepresented and marginalized communities.
Insta: @cas_queer_faces

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Charley Liss (they/them)
Insta: @imhavinganidentitycrisis_

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Heather Raquel Phillips (she/her)

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A variety of beverages will be available all evening thanks to our spirits sponsors Powers Whiskey and Faber providing Vodka, Rum, and Gin!
Non-alcohol drink options will also be provided.

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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!

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

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

Join Together in the Peacock Room for our first ever Singers Sircle with Local Talent Jessica Ehinger,Michael McShane,and Jamie Olson….Immerse yourself in song while enjoying locally crafted beverages in front of the fireplace…#jointogether #commonwealthciders #philadelphiabrewingco #livelocal #free #livemusic

Atlantis The Lost Bar
2442 Frankford Ave

Affordable adult beverages & local brews
First Friday with Sounds & Visuals by Tantrum Tonic (Show starts at 10 pm)
5 pm – 2 am

Coral Street Arts House
2578 Frankford Ave

Join us on Friday, March 1st, 5-9pm during First Friday for the exhibition opening of “Ol’ Factory: Memory through the Senses”, a collection of works by artists, curated by the residents of Coral Street Arts House (⠀

Enjoy light refreshments and see it all on display at 2446-68 Coral St. The gallery will be viewable through the month of March by appointment. ⠀
Call or text 267.314.0270 for more information

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse
2578 Frankford Ave

Nerdy By Nature Open Mic for Nerds @ Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse celebrates it’s 2 year anniversary on Friday March 1st with a fun 80’s throwback theme in celebration of retro breakdance movies like Breakin, Beat Street & Breakin 2 : Electric Boogaloo. Come out to perform, watch or BOTH in you coolest 80’s b boy gear. PICK SIDES & Join the Break Dance Battle (Even if you can’t dance). Surprise guest, snacks, 80’s music & more. $5 Cover Charge. 21 & up w/ID. BYOB. Doors open at 8pm. SIGN UP is at 8:30pm. Our stage is open to ANYTHING creative, nerdy & amazing. Stand Up Comedy, Poetry, Music, Cosplay, Storytellers, Rappers, Magicians, Dancers etc. Come out & Let Your Geek Flag Fly. SIGN UP EARLY!!!! Email For more info text NERD to 55469

Cook and Shaker
2301 E Albert St

First Friday with Evil Genius Firkin | Starts at 8 pm | Art by Sophie and the sewing machines