October First Friday

First Friday is back once again! Check out all of the spooky and sweet happenings in October’s edition below:

Mantra Lounge
312 E Girard Ave

Every Friday at 6pm: Explore the answers to life’s big questions! Bringing the philosophy of yoga into contemporary discourse, all workshops at Mantra Lounge seek to explore the world around us through discussion and reference to classic yoga texts such as Bhagavad-gita. Stimulate your mind, challenge your perceptions, and engage in discussion with a diverse group of people.  Followed, of course, by a delicious vegan meal. All are welcomed.

Fridays @ 6pm, *$10 Fee

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

The Bounce 1st Friday

#thisisthebounce at The Barbary with DJs Emynd and Bo Bliz hosted by Chris Vance and photos by Tim Blackwell.

“The Slam” updatirs featuring: Dance Hall, Roots Reggae & Afrobeat w/ Kenny Meez & Rob Paine
Doors at 10pm. $5 before midnight.

Pull up!

10 pm – 2 am; Open bar while supplies last!

Fishtown Brewpub
1101 Frankford Ave 

“Tricks and Treats” a Halloween themed show by Art Machine Productions
7-10 pm
Happy hour 4-7 pm – 1/2 off drafts/wine/well drinks and $5 food menu

Johnny Brenda’s
1201 Frankford Ave

Happy Hour Smooth Jams with DJ Charlie Hall, spinning 4p-8p

Frankford Hall Beer Garden
1210 Frankford Ave

$5 half liter Franziskaner Hefeweizen or $6 glass of Gruner Veltliner (w/ handbill)

1241 N Front St

WillPower Live Gym is the newest addition to the Fishtown fitness circuit. Great thing about this spot is that they offer FREE CHILDCARE while you attend classes so you can get a stress-free workout! They will be onsite at October’s First Friday Family Happy Hour to answer any questions you may have.

This event is BYOB (beer and wine only). Regular Drop-In Rates apply. Free for members.

Liaison Room at Front St Cafe
1253 N Front St

Coming up this month, on Friday, October 4th, beats will be provided by special guest DJ duo, Mr. Falcon, along with Bangarang’s Jesse Johns, and our featured artist of the month is Illustrations By Kimberlee Traub.

21 +
$7 Cover
11:30 pm – 2:00 am

Fishtown Tavern
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

Join us this October 4th for our First Friday Event:

Sophi Reaptress
Blck Bts by Shannah Warwick
Jesss Hardesty
Tiny Baby Drac

Drinks Provided by Levante Brewing company.

The Local Fishtown lululemon
1424 Frankford Ave

“The Local’s Last Call” is Fishtown Local Lululemon’s last First Friday. Celebrate the 3 amazing years we have been in the Fishtown community, the countless people and businesses we have connected with, and most importantly all the times we have sweat together!

Performing will be singers Suzanne Sheer and Geri Omni, spoken-word artist Sudan Green, and DJ Sylo. Throughout the shop is the work of ten local Philadelphia visual & street artists. Artists include Tyler Siravo, Keith Warren Greiman, Lemon Sparkle Fantasy, Nero One, Inphltrate, Adam Crawford, Ephemeroh, typograff.e, Liz Barrella & Post Script Philly.

The Common Room Philly
1509 N Front St

Art & Whiskey: A Poetry Event
Partnering with Sara Grossman & Cooper Spirits
Cocktails and live reading

The International Bar
1624 N Front St

Soul On Tha Rocks
w/ DJ Blaak tha Ninth Man
spinning that soulful work
Fri Oct 4 ~ 10p-2a

Stateside Vodka Bar
1700 N Hancock St

First Friday Dance Party

No cover
$7 Stateside Vodka Drinks
Late night food
Fun times
9:00 pm – 12:00 am

Colorspace Labs
1714 N Mascher St

Summer is over, Fall is here… And so is FIRST FRIDAY!

Join us this October 4th at Colorspace Labs as we present a selection of photographs from Emma Ressel‘s Trouble in the garden.

DJ***secret special guest TBA!!!*** will be hitting you with the smoothest grooves all night

A variety of beverages will be available all evening thanks to our spirits sponsors! Non-alcohol options will also be available!

HOUSEGallery 1816
1816 Frankford Ave

New work from Henry Bermudez

Franklin & Poe – Fishtown
1817 Frankford Ave

Franklin & Poe is turning 3! To celebrate we are hosting the top denim brand 3sixteen and will have food, beer, and a limited t-shirt release!

Wild Heart Tattoo
 2434 E Dauphin St

Come hang out! We will be having small bites, drinks and artwork for sale from both Dan and Ian. Also, T-shirt’s and pins are still available. If you were unable to make our grand opening, this is a perfect time to say hey and see the space. Last time we had a huge turnout and we hope to see everyone again!

7-10 pm

Minnow Lane
2029 Frankford Ave

All natural, organic children’s clothing, toys and prenatal skincare.

Philadelphia Argentine Tango School
2030 Frankford Ave

Fishtown First Friday!

Every month, we open our doors and offer a FREE Beginner Tango Class, as part of Fishtown First Friday. Everyone is welcome and there is no limit to the number of times you can take this free class. Consider staying afterwards for a beginner-focused social dance ($5) with expert assistance available, and light bites, wine and beer.

1st Friday of each month
7-8 pm: FREE Beginner Class – Kristin Balmer & Elly Liz
8-9:30 pm: Beginner Practica ($5) – Kristin Balmer & Elly Liz

All levels welcome and no partner needed!
The perfect way to try out tango!

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

Estilo Dance Studio
2036 Frankford Ave

6:00-9:00pm …FREE Beginner Salsa and Beginner Bachata every half hour. 10% discount on all class packages purchased tonight.
Cheese, crackers & Sangria!

Franny Lou’s Porch
2400 Coral St

Meditation for Evolution (M.E.) First Fridays POC only space

Sliding scale $5-$15, please be sure to bring cash
Come anytime between 6:30pm-7pm to chat and share a pot of tea provided by Franny Lous. The coffee bar will be closing at 6:30pm, however if you would like to order come early!
We will start promptly at 7:15pm at the latest

The Monkey Club
2101 E York St

Happy Hour 8-9 pm

Middle Path Conscious Convenience
2415 Frankford Ave

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

DanceFit Frankford Ave
2423 Frankford Ave

Grand Opening!

Open house party and ribbon cutting with lite bites and drinks on Friday 10/4! Free demo classes Saturday 10/5.

7:00 – 11:00 pm

Philadelphia Brewing Company
2440 Frankford Ave

Live Local First Friday at the Brewery

Join Together with local Philly faves YOU DO YOU at the brewery…upstairs in the Tasting Room or outside in the Beer Garden…weather permitting…live music begins at 7pm and continues till 9pm…free

Atlantis The Lost Bar
2442 Frankford Ave

Affordable adult beverages & local brews

Four Sons Pizzeria
2500 Frankford Ave

Yes, we have another opportunity for all-you-can-eat pizza! This time, we’re raising money for H.A. Brown Elementary school!

We’ll be having a dance party, life-size jenga, music, and more!

Philly Brewing has generously donated beer for the event as well!

Support Philly public education and come out to Four Sons! See you there

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse
2578 Frankford Ave

Nerdy By Nature Open Mic Nite! Hosted by Keith From Up Da Block! Doors @ 8:00pm | $5 Cover | BYOB

Fireball Printing
2644-48 Coral St


An opening for art that makes people… uncomfortable …
6-9 pm

The Head & The Hand
2644-48 Coral St

October First Friday: Philly Tarot Night | 6-9 pm

We’re hosting the creators behind the Philly Tarot Deck, illustrator James Boyle and guidebook author Gina Tomaine, a fun First Friday celebration in October. Come out for our open house, get a look at this beautiful deck and have a reading done!

Kensington Community Food Co-op
2670 Coral St

First Friday @ KCFC with Church Prince-Lynn
5-10 pm

Come to the Coop on 10/4 at 5pm for our spooky October First Friday event

Now welcoming Church Prince-Lynn
a Glenside, PA based artist

Spooky Drinks all night
Halloween candy
live jazz

Cook and Shaker
2301 E Albert St

Firkin First Friday with Conshohocken Brewing and art precisely embellished by Yetha | starts at 8 pm!