May First Friday!

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

New works from Los Angeles based artist Noah Harmon ( @relaxadult ) and Philadelphia’s own Ryan Psota ( @lemonsparklefantasy ) | 6-9 pm

Xhale Lounge
453 E Girard

Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only

Vape O2
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!

Mantra Lounge
312 E Girard Ave

Bhagavad Gita workshop | 6-8 pm
$10 incl veg dinner

Rocky’s Crystals & Minerals
310 E Girard Ave

First Fridays @ Rocky’s Crystals & Minerals
6pm-8pm Large Selection of Crystals, Gemstones, Incense & Candles! FREE Crystal with $20 Purchase!

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.

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Indie Photo
206 E Girard Ave

Photography gallery, print lab, and photo supply shop

The Barbary
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.

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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

Alchemist Society
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

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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

$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

Fishtown Tavern
1301 Frankford Ave

$2 Beer. Kitchen open until 1 am, 7 days a week. Happy hour 5-7 pm Monday through Friday.

Toile
1333 Frankford Ave

ADHD Driven Lingerie and Sample Sale  | 7-10

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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.

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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.

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Bluecadet
1526 Frankford Ave

CAST OF CHARACTERS
Multilingual Scripts in Film Posters
6-9 pm

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

HAVEN Wellness
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

Colorspace Labs
1714 N Mascher

May First Friday @ Colorspace Labs // BUILDING SYMMETRY by Matthew Satullo | 6 – 11 pm

mattsatullo.com
IG: @mrviewfinder

Featuring:

Music – DJ Phonographiq
Projection – VJ Manberry
Drinks – Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, Funky Fresh kombucha, and Faber spirits

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City Arts Salon at Sharktown
155 Cecil B Moore Avenue, Studio 3D

“Immersion” the works of Gregory Laut and Susan Shipley | 6-10 pm

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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

HOUSEGallery
1816 Frankford Ave

“Babylon was built on Fire” by Tyler Kline | 6-9 pm

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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:

6:30PM- Rachel Andie & The V Element
7:10PM- Omni MC
7:50PM- Jesse Gimbel

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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

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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 Clothing + Home

Space 2033
2033 Frankford Ave

A mixed-use, creative arts & wellness studio | Open for workshops

Fishtown Vapes
2040 Frankford Ave

25% off everything

Grace and Glory Yoga
2220 Frankford Ave

Class 6-7 pm & shop apparel

The Monkey Club
2101 E York St

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 Friday at Philadelphia Brewing Company featuring Hannah Taylor & The Rekardo Lee Trio

Music from 7-9pm & Food right outside our front door!

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The Brooder Study
2026 E Hagert St

Join us at The Brooder Study for First Friday! Bring a friend, hang out and have a good time!

Artist showing casing work:
Khara Garcia
Rob Peace
Jonathan Hammock
Evan Schukis

Live music and light refreshments!

Atlantis The Lost Bar
2442 Frankford Ave

Affordable adult beverages & local brews

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse
2578 Frankford Ave

Nerdy By Nature Open Mic Night
Doors Open at 8:30pm
$5 Cover
21+ Only
BYOB

Cook & Shaker
2301 E Albert St

Firkin Friday featuring Free Will Brewing and art by Elvis Rosado!

Original 13 Ciderworks
1526 N American St

May the Fourth Be With You! First Friday falls on May 4th this month, and we couldn’t be more excited to have Jessica Gryn in as our artist of the month for May.

She’ll be showing a couple of Star Wars themed pieces, as well as other original works from her portfolio. We’ll have drinks specials, and the artist herself will be here for a few hours as well!

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****OTHER LOCAL EVENTS*****

The Resource Exchange
1701 N 2nd St

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!

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