May the fourth be with you on this First Friday! Check out our full First Friday schedule of events below:
Pink Slime Gallery
453 E Girard
453 E Girard
Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only
411 E Girard
Vape Product Sale! | 11am-10pm
– Buy 3 bottles of Naked get 4th for $1
– 10% off JUUL and BO
– any 100ml bottle for $30
LOTTERY/GAMES COMING SOON!
312 E Girard Ave
Bhagavad Gita workshop | 6-8 pm
$10 incl veg dinner
Rocky’s Crystals & Minerals
310 E Girard Ave
Fishtown Montessori School
307 E Girard Ave
FIRST Annual Spring First Friday Fundraiser | 6:30- 8:30 pm
Fishtown Montessori School families, friends and neighbors are invited to join us at our very first annual Spring First Friday Art Exhibition! Enjoy appetizers and drinks in wonderful company as we admire pieces created by the talented young artists of Fishtown Montessori. Admission is free of charge! Attendees will have the opportunity make donations towards more learning materials for the students at Fishtown Montessori.
206 E Girard Ave
Photography gallery, print lab, and photo supply shop
951 Frankford Ave
#thisisthebounce 1st Friday May 4th at The Barbary with DJs EMYND & BO BLIZ (Emynd and Bo Bliz), hosted by Chris Vance, photos by Tim Blackwell, resident DJ Gina Hadjiyerou aka Wassup Gina upstairs at Barbarella. Doors open at 10pm. Open bar while supplies last.
Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles
1105 Frankford Ave
Live music and artwork on First Friday at Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles! | 7 – 11pm
Digital set from James Kirkland
Acoustic sets from Michael Metzger – of Starterjacket and Dan Hargesheimer – of Part Filth; former Kill Verona
Featuring Iona Lake with Special guest with their single release “Bird of Prey”
Artwork of Rebecca Todd and visuals by Veronica Stickelman
1110 N Front St
“May the 4th be with you” art show & origami | 7-10:30 pm
Art by Tessa Shackelford of DumbKat Press
Star Wars inspired cocktail and beer, star wars origami lesson
1201 Frankford Ave
Frankford Hall Beer Garden
1210 Frankford Ave
$5 half liter Franziskaner Hefeweizen or $6 glass of Gruner Veltliner (w/ handbill)
Bill Russell Studio
1215 Frankford Ave
Fine Art and Painted Furniture | 5-8 pm
1301 Frankford Ave
$2 Beer. Kitchen open until 1 am, 7 days a week. Happy hour 5-7 pm Monday through Friday.
1333 Frankford Ave
ADHD Driven Lingerie and Sample Sale | 7-10
Art Machine Productions
1345 Frankford Ave
May the 4th be with You
Join us to celebrate the greatest sci fi epic of all time!
From 10am-7pm, artists will be tattooing $100 Star Wars flash designs on a walk in basis.
From 7pm-10pm, we will be showcasing Star Wars themed art, and have free beer, drinks, and snacks for everyone!
Come hang out, eat things, and get sweet high fives from everyone! Dance routines optional, but appreciated.
The Local Lululemon
1424 Frankford Ave
Gallery Showcase: Christie Stidham | 6-8 pm
Come out for Fishtown’s May First Friday at lululemon Local showcasing Christie Stidham for art and of course some light refreshments to start the weekend off right.
Christie started out as an illustrator but has fallen under the spell of sculpture and 3D installation. She is also a United States Conservation Corps member specializing in restoration projects. Her subject matter is a perception of humanity; driven by the vulnerability of the human condition and how that transpires into a need for ideals, connection, escapism, and resolve.
Join us for great art and great people.
1526 Frankford Ave
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Multilingual Scripts in Film Posters
Cast of Characters showcases the beauty and diversity of languages and letterforms with international film posters, as film is a vehicle for sharing multicultural perspectives. This collection of vintage and modern film posters from the 1960s to 2000s features scripts of languages spoken in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and in diaspora communities around the world. The art of filmmaking is shared across the regions represented in Cast of Characters while the cornucopia of letterforms highlight variations in communication.
Cast of Characters invites you to reflect on the written word, not for its literal meaning, but as paintings that spark our curiosity, maybe even try our hand at the curves and lines that feel like drawing in the absence of understanding.
The exhibit will be on view at Bluecadet, 1526 Frankford Avenue, Phildelphia, from May 4–June 29. Please join us for a First Friday opening reception on May 4, from 6–9pm.
Curated by Zoey Reese
1639 N Hancock St, Suite 102
Spring Meditation & Free Community Acupuncture event with Jess Naim
POP UP Florals by Walter & Wilson
20% off any treatment booked during the event
1714 N Mascher
May First Friday @ Colorspace Labs // BUILDING SYMMETRY by Matthew Satullo | 6 – 11 pm
Music – DJ Phonographiq
Projection – VJ Manberry
Drinks – Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, Funky Fresh kombucha, and Faber spirits
City Arts Salon at Sharktown
155 Cecil B Moore Avenue, Studio 3D
“Immersion” the works of Gregory Laut and Susan Shipley | 6-10 pm
Atmosphere Printing Company
1761 Frankford Ave
Phantom Limbs: New Work by Whitney Hubbard & Seth Rodgers
Seth Rodgers – Graphite Illustrations & Virid (Whitney Hubbard) – Macrame (Pop Up Shop)
instagram: atmoprintco / @viridtied / @sethrodgers
1816 Frankford Ave
“Babylon was built on Fire” by Tyler Kline | 6-9 pm
Franklin & Poe
1817 Frankford Ave
Lowercase Pop-Up | 6-9 pm
Lowercase is a Brooklyn-based eyewear company committed to manufacturing the highest quality eyewear right here in the United States
There will be beer!
NKCDC Garden Center
1825 Frankford Ave
PFCU Kensington Derby & Arts Fest Themed Pop-Up Market | 6-9 pm
The weather’s getting warmer, the sunshine is sticking around a bit longer, and derby season is right around the corner. In order to celebrate the coming festival and to give locals a preview of the fun and festivities yet to come, NKCDC is hosting a First Friday derby-themed pop-up market at the NKCDC Garden Center. There will be live music, local vendors, and free crafts! Decorate your bike helmet, sign up as a team or a volunteer for the PFCU Kensington Derby and Arts Fest, and get excited for the impending neighborhood glory!
Live music schedule:
The Art Dept Collective
1638 Berks St
GroupMuse featuring Leonard Ranallo & Kai Hutchinson | 6-9 pm
Circle of Hope Gallery
2007 Frankford Ave
First Friday: Moffett Elementary Arab Arts After School Program | 6-9 pm
Meet the creative artistic team at The Resource Exchange and celebrate the opening of their newest exhibition!
Saturday, May 5th, 4-6pm
This is a FREE event!
Audrey Jakab & Alejandro Berlin work together on each assemblage wall hanging, which are made of a variety of reclaimed, found, and salvaged pieces, many of which are from The Resource Exchange!
Can’t make it to the reception? Their works will be in our reCreate Gallery throughout May!