Check out this month’s a-MAY-zing First Friday events!
Pink Slime Gallery
454 E Girard
Join the QC Malt crew at PINK SLIME Gallery for the release of the new zine, Quaker City Classic Chow: A celebration of the food and the city we love. There’ll be a cheese fountain, plenty of QC Malt, and a chance to win an original painting by Hawk Krall (Hint: post on Instagram with #QCchow). It all goes down from 6-9 pm.
The first 100 zines include a coupon for a free cheesesteak from Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop, so we’ll head down Girard Ave and grab a steak for the afterparty at Garage Fishtown and wash it down with Campari & Shrub specials from 9-11pm.
Featuring Philly’s finest artists:
Luke Darigan & Jenn Friberg
Ryan Strand Greenberg
Event page here!
453 E Girard
Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only
411 E Girard
Spring Cleaning Vape Sale! | 11am- 10pm
20% OFF Devices and E-liquid, 30ml Boom Boom juice-$9, Jam Monster 100ml-$28.
Fishtown Escape Room
411 E Girard
Fishtown Escape Room welcomes you! Location next to the guitar store at Colombia Ave and Girard intersection at Vapeo2.
Use below promo codes to get more than 50% discounts on our amazing escape games:
2 guests – promo code: specialguest2 – $29
4 guests – promo: code specialguest4 – $56
6 guests – promo: code specialguest6 – $82
8 guests – promo: codes pecialguest8 – $115
Visit us here to use the code!
312 E Girard
Special speakers, musical meditation, and vegan dinner all for 10 bucks, every Friday night 6-8pm!
Forkspoon Design Studio
314 E Girard
306 E Girard Ave
Vintage & antique sidewalk sale until 9 pm
206 E Girard Ave
Photography gallery, print lab, and photo supply shop
951 Frankford Ave
5 W Girard Ave
We’re excited to feature local artist Josh Leach at our First Friday in May!
We’ll be doing dope glass specials all night!
1714 N Mascher St
NEW ART GALLERY OPENING IN FISHTOWN!! | 6-10 pm
GRIMGRIMGRIM takes over a fancy print studio for a night of posters, wheatpastes, and one off prints.
~FREE BEER from Evil Genius Beer Company~
~Snax from Quick Stop~
~Tunes from Lushlife & DJ Steve!~
GRIMGRIMGRIM is the work of Jim Anderson, a Philadelphia based screen-printer and graphic designer.
Colorspace Labs is a creative work studio, print shop, and exhibition space in Kensington, Philadelphia – by independent artists for independent artists!
1201 Frankford Ave
Other Upcoming Local Events!
2430 Coral St
Love as Poison
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6th at 6pm
Poems Night 14: May 8th
A. V. Wagner
A note from one of the curators:
Last Call is a collaborative exhibition in multiple senses. In one, it relies on the collaboration between individuals curating together in one space to present a complete experience to the viewer. This is a practice I have relied heavily on throughout my time at Little Berlin and in my independent curatorial practice. I find working with another person or even multiple people on curation to be not only a rewarding and enjoyable experience but one that creates a better exhibition overall as it is being prepared through multiple perspectives. I have worked extensively over the course of the last five years with both Lauren Karstens and Amanda V. Wagner on projects in and outside of Little Berlin. As I prepare to step away, I knew that I wanted to work with these two incredible voices of the Philadelphia art world. What started as a simple conversation between Amanda and I blossomed into what I have now titled “Last Call.”
From the outset, we knew we wanted this exhibition to be different from ones we had created in the past. I knew that we could also draw upon our previous experiences; specifically, exhibitions that include many different artistic mediums whether they be traditional, experimental, or something less defined. With this exhibition, we give even greater focus to the audiences’ experience; beyond simply viewing the work of the amazing artists we are working with you are enveloped and surrounded by the work. In addition, there will be aspects of direct attendee collaboration including the possibility of performance and mark-making.
This exhibition is a ode to the spirit of Little Berlin itself; and considering the organization has just passed the milestone of ten years of existence it has been very much on my mind. This exhibition is undefinable. I have been endlessly inspired by the work the members, past and present, have put into Little Berlin and the shows that they have curated in this space and I hope that I/we present an exhibition fit for LB. I know my co-curators will have additional input on just what is going on in this exhibition and that will be presented in the catalogue.
– Luke Leyden