March First Friday!

Bring in the Spring with all these amazing First Friday events around the neighborhood!

Xhale Lounge
453 E Girard

Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only

Vape O2
411 E Girard

March Spring Sale 12pm-10pm
Up to 35% e-juice, free swag, free batteries, 10% off starter kits, surprise gift with every purchase!

This is what we got in store for you:

– Spend $50 and get a bottle of juice for $1
– Cherry pie e-juice – 25% OFF
– Frosted Funnelz $15 all day
– Lost Art e-juice $10
– Buy 3 bottles of Boom Boom for $10 each
– Jam Monster 100ml – Buy one get  10% off, buy 3 get 25% off
– Naked Juice – buy 2 get 15% off
– Sweet clouds – 2 for 20% off
– One Hit Wonder 15% Off
– Boom Boom juice – buy 2 get the third for $5
– Buy any device get MXJO battery for free!!

Mantra Lounge
312 E Girard

Soulfeast: Vegan feast, meditation, and discussion for $10 | 6-8pm


306 E Girard Ave

Vintage & antique sidewalk sale until 9 pm

Indie Photo
206 E Girard Ave

Photography gallery, print lab, and photo supply shop

Tartareperia 18.64
1204 N Front St

Delicious Venezuelan food and free beer! | 5-7 pm

Front Street Cafe
1253 N Front St


Our first FOUNDATIONS party on First Friday in February was bumping with 100 dancers vibing in a great new spot!

FOUNDATIONS is based off of DEL’s column in 5 Magazine and will be held every First Friday on the second floor of Philly’s new destination for dancing – Front Street Cafe!

With beautiful wood floors, a generous but intimate dance area, bar, LED lighting, and One Source sound system… you’re in for a proper night of house vibes of the deep, soulful, Afro, & tech variety!

all welcome… all dance
First Friday | March 3, 2017
10:00pm – 2am
@ Front Street Cafe – 1253 N. Front St | Fishtown | Philly | USA

Musical support for March:
DEL (Foundations | Do You Wanna Boogie? | 5 Magazine)
Francisco Collazo (D24k | goodie | Sundae | Mighty | DYWB?)

Event page here!

Black Vulture Gallery
208 E Girard Ave

Head Games
5 W Girard Ave

First Friday with Matt Deifer of | 6-10pm
We will have live bodypainting, music, and refreshments! Join us at our debut First Friday event this year featuring the amazing art of Matt Deifer.

Matt Deifer runs Bodypaint.Me is a group of artists, models, photographers and performers that work together to explore the awesome world of bodypainting. They work out of several studios in Philadelphia, PA and paint live at different events throughout the world.

 The Barbary 
951 Frankford Ave

The Bounce- 

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

Enjoy a beer and delicious food in an open-air German style beer garden

Fishtown Tavern
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

First Friday Art Show | 7pm

1526 Frankford Ave

Cover Girls: An Exhibition of Women Book Cover Designers

In honor of Women’s History month in March, we are celebrating six inspiring women book cover designers with a special exhibition hosted at Bluecadet in Fishtown. Join us for the First Friday opening reception on March 3, 2017. Also, be sure to join us for featured designer Isabel Urbina Peña’s talk on March 23rd at Tyler School of Art.

More info here!

Sulimay’s Urban Salon
1600 Frankford Ave

Love Your Hair!
5 PM- 8PM
$250.00 Raffle Basket and free treatment with any service



Pole Basics
1611 Frankford Ave

Half off classes | 5-7pm

Philly Style Bagels
1451 E Columbia Ave

Usaquen Pop-Up!

Atonement Lutheran Church
1542 E Montgomery Ave

In honor of Women’s History Month, Atonement Lutheran Church will be hosting a free screening of “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”- a documentary about the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace. Doors open at 6pm, film will start at 7pm.  Refreshments will be available.

More info on event page!

1816 Frankford Ave

One evening, one Reading of original Literary Works featuring Fernando Mares | Doors open at 6pm and close for the reading at 7pm

Franklin & Poe
1817 Frankford Ave

Join us at Franklin and Poe Trust Company as we celebrate First Friday with a Chances Are Pop-Up Shop. We’ll be offering our spring line of candles along with some new items!
Enjoy complimentary drinks from QC Malt and music by Jae Sibilia!

Event page here!

The Art Dept
1638 E Berks St

The Art Dept. and Dese’rae L. Stage present: Live Through This
The Portraits and Stories of Suicide Attempt Survivors
Opening Reception Friday, March 3rd, 6-9pm
Additional Discussion Panel to be held Tuesday March, 7th, 6:30-7:30


Yorick and Sons Moto.
1864 Frankford Ave

1860 Frankford Ave

Accessories, apparel, houseware, and art

Circle of Hope Gallery
2007 Frankford Ave

Event page here.

Minnow Lane
2029 Frankford Ave

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

Philadelphia Argentine Tango School
2030 Frankford Ave

7-8PM – FREE beginner- level Argentine Tango Class. No partner needed!
8-9:30PM – Tango Practica for Beginners (a social dance for newer tango dancers) – Cost: $5

Two Percent to Glory
2031 Frankford Ave

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

2036 Frankford Ave

First Friday Community Spin– $5
5:30-6:15 PM

Fishtown Vapes
2040 Frankford Ave

50% off e-juice and 20% off all hardware

Grace and Glory Yoga
2220 Frankford Ave

Class 5:30-6:30pm & shop apparel

Franny Lou’s Porch
2400 Coral St

“Wherever there is life, there is twist and mess.” –Annie Dillard

Twist and Mess: Madison Pfarr at Franny Lou’s Porch:

Come join me at Frannie Lou’s Porch on Friday, March 3rd 6-8pm for some refreshments with good people and great art. In the mean time don’t forget to stop by the shop for a latte and a chance to see yours truly.See more of my work at:

Event page here!

Middle Path
2415 Frankford Ave

Massage and Therapeutic Essential Oils

Philadelphia Brewing Company
2440 Frankford Ave

Live Local First Friday @ Philadelphia Brewing Company featuring Scantron

Music from 6-8pm
Beers from 5-9pm
Event page

Atlantis The Lost Bar
2442 Frankford Ave

Affordable adult beverages and local brews

Rock to the Future
2139 E Cumberland St

Join Rock to the Future for the March 2017 First Friday! Grab your friends and come on over for music, trivia games, complimentary beer, wine, and snacks. $5 suggested donation.

We’ll be bringing in Flip from Provided Media to host our 90’s ROCK game!
-Music Trivia
-Name that Tune
-Finish the Line
All you need is a smart phone to play! We know it’s a 90s party, but your old 90s phone won’t work with the game. No app needed to play!

Win a ticket to the upcoming Music for All Ball 2017 presented by Rock to the Future and other fun prizes.

Also, 90s jam and open mic! And performances from Rock to the Future’s student house band!

6 – 6:30pm – Rock to the Future Student Performance
6:30 – 7:30pm – 90s Rock Game
7:30 – 8:30pm – 90s Open Mic and free jam
8:30 – 10:30pm – 90s Rock Game

This event wil take place at Rock to the Future – 2139 E Cumberland St 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19125. The entrance is on Trenton Ave. You’ll also get to see our awesome Rock tothe Future space and meet our staff and students.

Facebook event page here.

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse
2578 Frankford Ave

Tribbletang! | 6-8 pm



Amalgam After Dark | 8:30-11:30 pm

Cook & Shaker
2301 E Albert St

Firkin Friday featuring milk stout by Duck Rabbit Brewing and art by Sarah Cassano
Begins at 8 PM

Yards Brewing Co. 
901 N Delaware Ave

First Friday at Yards is back and it’s your chance to shine! Jump on stage and sing/play your heart on our Open Mic hosted by Luke Marchie. Art by Caity Carlton and jewelry by Kaitlin Kerr will be available for purchase.
This event is free to attend but Open Mic sign-up is first come, first served.


Other Upcoming Local Events!


Little Berlin
2430 Coral St

Little Berlin is pleased to present “Magali Duzant: A Means To Measure” as our feature exhibition in March 2017. Please join us on Saturday, March 4th, for the opening reception!

Opening reception: Saturday, March 4, 6-9pm
Exhibition: March 4-26, 2017
Gallery Hours: Sundays 1-4 and by appointment.
Little Berlin is located at 2430 Coral Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125

“A Means To Measure” reveals Duzant’s research into how the sky has been observed and described by historical acts of archiving and the creation of a series of tools to measure the blueness, darkness, and cloud cover of the sky alongside the movement of the sun. The show will include durational photographic prints created in the gallery over the course of the installation. Out of this process-based practice, romantic gestures emerge from the data and act as answers to a rapidly changing, digitized world.

The exposures will commence at the March 4th opening reception, and will conclude, together with a workshop and artist presentation, on March 26th.

This exhibition is curated by Rebekah Flake.

Magali Duzant is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. Her work combines the poetics of perception matched with a scientific approach in collecting data to examine the subjectivity of seeing and the role of technology as mediator of lived experience. Her work has been exhibited internationally including at the Queens Museum, Spring Break Art Fair, Fridman Gallery in NY, Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, and the Sydney College of Art amongst others. She was awarded a 2015 Queens Council on The Arts Grant for her public work, Live Streaming Sunset, a 2016 SU-CASA grant from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and has held residencies in Berlin, Italy, Sydney, and New York. She holds an MFA in Photography from Parsons The New School for Design and a BHA in Fine Arts and Visual Culture from Carnegie Mellon University.

Rebekah Flake is an artist and curator based in Philadelphia and a current member of Little Berlin. She received an MFA in 2014 from Tyler School of Art and an MA in 2009 from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse
2578 Frankford Ave

Superhero Selfies, Raffles and Treats!
Thrift Element Apparel Co. is having their very FIRST Pop Up Shop! Come out to celebrate the release of their new Spring/Summer line.
This line sheds light on the “forgotten” women of the Civil Rights Movement and embodies them as the Superheroes that they are! Join us as we honor the Black Woman and her super powers.
Get there before 3pm to enter the raffle for your chance to win a shirt ! Raffles tickets will be available for $1 each.
ALL SHIRTS ARE $25. They will go fast so get there early!

Event page here!

Space 2033
2033 Frankford Ave

Chinese Paper-Cutting Workshop
Sunday March 5th, 2017
$25 (materials included), register here:

The art of Chinese paper-cutting is a traditional part of Chinese culture and one of the beautiful treasures of Chinese art. It dates back to the Northern and Southern Dynasties (420-589). Originally associated with worshipping ancestors and gods, today, paper cut outs are used to pass good fortune and wishes onto others. The patterns are often representations of events associated with festivals, bumper harvest of crops, stories from folk opera and fairy tales, children or animals, and others. In this two-hour workshop, we are going to study basic folding and cutting skills of Chinese paper-cutting, the meaning behind the traditional patterns, and will create contemporary paper-cutting.

About the teacher:
Xin Mancini is an artist from China who graduated from the University of the Arts and teaches at the Chinese Arts Center.
Her work is in the current show at Space 2033 for Jan/Feb and will continue to be on display the night of the workshop. Her paper-cuttings utilize rice paper and watercolor inks from China, cut into simple and traditonal forms and hand-dyed. Her paper-cuttings share stories and suggest a sense of peace and stillness.

Event page here!

1331 Frankford Ave