November First Friday!

This November we have a lot of excellent First Friday events to be thankful for! Check out our full First Friday schedule below:

Xhale Lounge
453 E Girard

Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only

Mantra Lounge
312 E Girard Ave

Friday: Wisdom Series – A Higher Taste – Global Transformation | 6-8 pm

We all sometimes lament about the suffering going on in the world. The wars, poverty, and despair that exists. What increases our lamentation is the fact that so many of the problems could be solved if certain things about our institutions, culture, and society simply changed. How can we affect this change? We all hear that change starts from the individual, but how can we channel our compassion into actual change? Does this require self-abnegation for the welfare of others? Or can we develop a taste for working together, a solution where everyone wins? Come and discuss these questions and more at Mantra Lounge and enjoy a great vegan meal.

Rocky’s Crystals & Minerals
310 E Girard Ave

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

Indie Photo
206 E Girard Ave

Photography gallery, print lab, and photo supply shop

The Barbary
951 Frankford Ave

#thisisthebounce is back again at The Barbary with DJs Emynd and Bo Bliz, host Chris Vance, photographer Tim Blackwell, and resident DJ XTINA upstairs at Barbarella.

Doors at 10pm. Open bar while supplies last.

Alchemist Society
1100 N Front St

Work by Keven Concept – the exhibit is called “12ON12′.
Sponsored by Powers Irish Whiskey | 6-10 pm

Keven Concept is a designer, DJ, and artist based in No Libs, Philadelphia. The work featured will explore his career in both the graphic design and music industry in an innovative and creative display. T-Shirts featuring his work will be available for purchase. Visit his site for more information.

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)

1241 N Front St

Bring your friends AND your little ones out for First Friday! It’s BYOB.

Regular drop-in rates apply for children.
Free for Members!

Fishtown Tavern
1301 Frankford Ave

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

La Colombe Fishtown
1335 Frankford Ave


The Hope & Fury concert series continues, on Friday, November 2nd from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, with a lively conversation about the upcoming election.

The evening will feature a performance from Philly’s indie, hip-hop & soul band, Hardwork Movement, as well as performances from Stephen Cobb and C. Jae & Armani Lee.

RSVP for free beer from Yards, Troegs, & Owls Brew.
Snacks provided by Honeygrow & Federal Donuts.

Local Fishtown Lululemon
1424 Frankford Ave

Window Installation unveil by Poco Pink
Refreshments and good vibes provided
5:30-8 pm

The Common Room
1509 N Front St

Join PROPERgoods x The Common Room for this special First Friday Harvest Festival!
Learn about the history of Himmeli from PROPERgoods maker Erin Olsovsky & see several large examples of traditional Himmeli on display that she has made specially for this event.

A wide variety of small to large Himmeli, Air Plants, Living Wreaths & special holiday Himmeli will be on display & available for purchase. The Common Room also features fine art & functional wares by over 80 local women & non binary artists from the Philadelphia area.

Join us from 6p – 9p for an evening of Himmeli, art and tasty fall sips.

Jump start your holiday shopping with us!

1526 Frankford Ave

Join us for First Friday this November at Bluecadet!
AIGA Philadelphia presents the Closing Reception of From Contour to Calligraphy, a collection of work by Tehran-born, Philadelphia-based artist and designer, Mehdi Saeedi.

The Pole Studio
1611 Frankford Ave

We will have have pole dance lessons from 8 PM until 11 PM. Guests may walk in or pre-pay via Cash App.
$12 per person per hour
walk in / cash only
Call 6264225667 to list

Colorspace Labs
1724 N Mascher St

WE’RE DONE WITH OUR RENOVATIONS! And just in time for….

The SECOND ANNUAL Indie Arcade, presented by the Philly Game Mechanics collective. Join us this First Friday to explore and celebrate an interactive showcase of the the best and brightest local Animators, Game Designers, and 3D Artists in our City.


Gaming Stations featuring single player & multi player, & virtual reality games
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Come play!

Philly Game Mechanics is a charitable organization focused on supporting game development and indie game enthusiasts in Philadelphia, PA. Since 2012, Philly Game Mechanics has been organizing meetings, game jams, and other events with the goal of helping community members turn their practices and passions into something more.

You can find more information, or get involved by visiting

Colorspace Labs is a creative work studio, print shop, and exhibition space in Kensington, Philadelphia – by independent artists for independent artists!

We are ADA Compliant!
We are Dog & Kid Friendly!

Zembo Temple Skate & Design
1842-B N Front St

Come shop, browse, skate, and hang Zembo’s First Friday! Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co will be present!

ArtChick at Church Street Studios
1844 N Front St

David Ohlerking will be showing his latest creations at the ArtChick Photography Studio, 1844 N Front Street for the month of November. Reception will take place on Friday November 2nd, 5-9 pm. Hope to see you soon!!

Loco Pez Fishtown
2401 E Norris St

Friday is Dia de los Muertos and LP is having a party! Come to either Fishtown or U-City to try our traditional DOTD dishes and fun drinks! Even get your sugar skull face paint! You’ve stuffed your face with candy, let’s just keep the party rolling. Friday = DOTD Jello Shot Insanity! You’ll have all weekend to recover so COMMIT!
$5 Sugar Skull Margaritas & $4 Jello Shots | 7-9 pm

Circle of Hope Gallery
2007 Frankford Ave

First Friday: DeArtis Key & Stay Here With Me EP Release

6:00-7:30 Gallery opening for the paintings of DeArtis Key. Check out some of her work on Instagram: @deartiskey!
7:30-9:00 Nathan Landis Funk’s debut singer-songwriter performance with special guests Katie Horner and Ian Ketcham to celebrate the release of his new EP! Expect to hear songs from his new EP, selections from Katie and Ian, and a few tunes from north of the border.

CDs will be available for purchase, and refreshments will be provided!

Event is free but suggested donation $10; proceeds go towards the artists and the venue.

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

Grace & Glory Yoga
2220 Frankford Ave

Feel Good Friday // Slow & Low Flow
6-8 pm

GGY is partnering up with Slow & Low for the November edition of Feel Good Friday, featuring a fun spin on holiday cocktails. Join us on November 2nd, 2018 for a Slow & Low Class, led by Krysta at 6pm. Come to breathe, flow and sweat together! Afterwards, enjoy cocktails curated by our sponsor, Slow & Low!

Slow & Low was inspired by the Original Hochstadter’s Rock and Rye recipe and a few other 19th Century recipes we happened to unearth. The original American Panacea, Rock and Rye has been served “straight up” in saloons and pharmacies since the 1800’s.

TruDiva Designs
2228 Frankford Ave

New fall fashion event! | 6-9 pm

The Monkey Club
2101 E York St

Happy Hour 8-9 pm

Flow State Coffeebar
2413 Frankford Ave

Poems and Stories! | Poetry and short story readings from the FlowState Poetry meetup group. Open mic poets and authors also welcome! | A special coffee mocktail will be featured | 7-9 pm

Middle Path Conscious Convenience
2415 Frankford Ave

Crystals, incense, jewelry, glass art, books, body care, & more

Philadelphia Brewing Company
2440 Frankford Ave

Come join Live Local for First Fridays with Emily Drinker & Torn & Ironic at Philadelphia Brewing Co.!
Music from 7-9 pm & Food right outside our front door!
And of course, Philadelphia Brewing Co. Beers and Commonwealth Ciders on Draft!
Presented by Live Local
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Atlantis The Lost Bar
2442 Frankford Ave

Affordable adult beverages & local brews

Amalgram Comics & Coffeehouse
2578 Frankford Ave

Nerdy by Nature Open Mic Nite | Hosted by Keith From Up Da Block!
Doors @ 8:30pm | $5 Cover | BYOB

Cook and Shaker
2301 E Albert St

First Friday in November is our 5 year anniversary! Firkin by Free Will Brewing and art by Chillpile Woodcraft! | 3:00 pm-2:00 am

The Papermill
2825 Ormes St

Open house and art show | Tour the studios, meet the resident artists, and enjoy light refreshments | 3-7 pm