May First Friday!

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:
Gabrielle Bonghi
Ralph Stollenwerk
Luke Darigan & Jenn Friberg
Neal Santos
Hawk Krall
Alexa Quinn
Tenaya Darlington
Eric Kenney
Ryan Strand Greenberg

Event page here!

Xhale Lounge
453 E Girard

Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only

Vape O2
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!

Mantra Lounge
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

Indie Photo
206 E Girard Ave

Photography gallery, print lab, and photo supply shop

 The Barbary
951 Frankford Ave

The Bounce – First Friday May 5th at The Barbary with DJs Emynd and Bo Bliz, hosted by Chris Vance, photos by Tim Blackwell | Doors open at 10PM | Open bar while supplies last

Head Games
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!

Colorspace Labs
1714 N Mascher St


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!

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.

Karlie Gallery
1311 Frankford Ave

Karlie Gallery opens ‘Eclectic Mix’, the exhibition and sale, on Friday May 5th at 1PM.

1333 Frankford Ave

Toile Cinco de Mayo First Friday | 6-9 pm
Avalonia Jewelry, Mariel Rojo Swimwear, Erica Simmers Crochet
Sale on swimwear and Coverups and Cinco de Mayo themed drinks!

Lululemon Fishtown
1424 Frankford Ave

1431 Frankford Ave


1 free shot of Tequila for every customer that makes a food purchase
The Winocerus (Taco) Harrisa barbecue beef short ribs with cunja, gorgonzola picante & cilantro gremolata

Pole Basics
1611 Frankford Ave

Half off classes | Must register in advance| 5-7 pm

1816 Frankford Ave

“Frequent Exceptions” featuring Christopher T. Wood 

Franklin & Poe
1817 Frankford Ave

We are announcing the launch of Gentry+Rose, Philadelphia made custom denim, at Franklin & Poe! We’ll have drinks, music, and more!

The Art Dept
1638 E Berks St

New Works by Salvatore Dell’Aquila: Vanishing Wholes
Opening Reception Friday, May 5th, 6-9pm

Event page here

1860 Frankford Ave

Accessories, apparel, houseware, and art

Circle of Hope Gallery
2007 Frankford Ave

3rd Annual H.A. Brown Student Art Show | 5-9 pm
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

Space 2033
2033 Frankford Ave

First Friday Open House! May 5th 6:30-9:30pm

New art show with work by:

Ellyn Womelsdorf
Luíza De Ávila Cardenuto

Indian Head Massage
by Walking Medicine Indian Head Massage and Reiki Studio
Reiki & Intuitive Readings by Create Your Life with Victoria
Metaphysical Products by The World Is All Yours
Beltane Intention Setting by Space 2033

Stop by & get a mini session or reading, see the ART, learn about the space and upcoming classes, workshops & events!

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

Liberty Vintage Motorcycles
2122 Sepviva St

First Friday at Liberty Vintage Motorcycle

66 Stitches
Scars Like These
We Are One
Cotton Candy Circus Arts

Event page here

Grace and Glory Yoga
2220 Frankford Ave

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

 Middle Path

2415 Frankford Ave

Massage and Therapeutic Essential Oils

Philadelphia Brewing Company
2440 Frankford Ave

Live Local First Friday @ Philadelphia Brewing Company featuring Cowmuddy
Music from 6-8pm!
Commonwealth Ciders on Draft!
Event page

Atlantis The Lost Bar
2442 Frankford Ave

Affordable adult beverages and local brews

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse
2578 Frankford Ave

TribbleTang: A Night of Art, Music & Geekery |  6 – 8 pm | All-Ages
Nerdy By Nature Open Mic Night |  8:30 – 11:30 pm  | 21+ ONLY | Donation Bar

Cook & Shaker
2301 E Albert St

Firkin Friday featuring Mexican lager by Free Will Brewing and art by Blur Street Art



Other Upcoming Local Events!

Little Berlin
2430 Coral St



J Deblasio
Love as Poison
Plastic Ivy
P Shortt
Z Stoyanova
S Wolfgang

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6th at 6pm
Poems Night 14: May 8th

Curation By:
L. Karstens
L. Leyden
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