October First Friday!

This month is packed with events, including many from First Friday first timers! Be sure to check out all of the October festivities…

At Home Modern
526 E Girard Ave

5-9 pm

normal shop hours:
first Friday, 4 to 8
first Saturday, 11 to 4
by appointment any time!

Xhale Lounge
453 E Girard

Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only.

Vape O2 
411 E Girard Ave

Vape and Play for 30-50% OFF:
12-10 pm

Hello Philly Vapers!
VAPEO2 welcomes you with incredible discounts yet again! This is the last First Friday when we will be able to offer these incredible discounts:

Escape room game- 30% OFF
All Boom Boom Juice – Buy 3 get 30% off!
All Premium juice 20% off
Mods, Tanks, RDA’s – 20-50% off

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

Danger Salon
108 E Girard Ave

Danger Salons pre Halloween party ft. Rogue Republic Co.makeup release
Purchase any eyeshadow, receive $10 off coupon for any salon service
7-10 pm

Garage North
100 E Girard Ave

NKCDC First Friday Happy Hour | 5-7 pm


Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles
1105 Frankford Ave

Taliah Lempert: Bicycle Paintings & Prints and demonstrations in glass making by local artist Eva Shelley
6-9 pm


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

Bill Russell Gallery
1215 Frankford Ave

“New Paintings”  by Bill Russell and Mary Galgon | 5-8 pm


Front St Cafe 2nd Floor Studio
1253 N Front St

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours P.O.S.T  presents Patricia Dusman | 5-8 pm
Complimentary Cheese & Wine
Happy hour | 5-7pm

Patricia Dusman, an award winning artist originally from New York City and now residing in Doylestown, PA, studied printmaking and photography at Bard College. After a successful 20 year career in medical research she returned to pursue art making full time. She is currently focusing her work on encaustic painting and exploring working with wax in mixed media. Encaustic is an ancient method of painting where pigments are added to molten beeswax and damar resin.  Each layer of encaustic paint is then fused with heat using a blow torch or other heated tools. Patricia likes to work intuitively starting with a vague idea of colors, forms and textures derived from nature.  She enjoys working with encaustic media because it allows her to explore colors and textures, excavate back into previous layers and really exploit the versatility of the medium.  The ability to infinitely go back and forth from molten to solid wax is very interesting but challenging at the same time. The translucent luminosity of the wax is also a wonderful property of this media which ignites her imagination.

Patricia has participated in art fairs, group shows and been published in international artist books, publications and exhibition catalogues. She recently curated her first exhibition, On Your Mark, at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill in Truro, MA during the 10th International Encaustic Conference, held annually in Provincetown, MA, and also wrote the accompanying exhibition catalogue.  She was also a presenter at recent International Encaustic Conferences with her talks on safety practices in the encaustic studio. Patricia recently received an award for her painting “Fleeting” at the Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, NJ. Her work can be found in private collections in the US.

Fishtown Tavern
1301 Frankford Ave

ALWAYS $2 BEER. Kitchen open until 1 pm, 7 days a week. HAPPY HOUR 5-7 pm, Monday-Friday

Bottle Bar East
1308 Frankford Ave

Firestone Walker Tasting and Taps | 5 pm – 2 am

Kensington Quarters 2nd Floor
1310 Frankford Ave

“Photography as Social Art” with Julia Blaukopf | 9-11 pm
Late night happy hour: $5 plates, $10 KQ burgers, drink specials $3-$7

Art Machine Productions
1345 Frankford Ave

Art Machine Productions and Tataway
Art, tattoos, snacks, and free beer from 6-9 pm
Tattoo removal and cover up giveaways
Worst tattoo contest, Instagram @amp_tattoo to enter
Laser tattoo removal Saturday 12-8pm at Art Machine by Tataway, Olde City.


Gryphon Cafe
100 W Oxford St

Julia Katz Terry & Aly Giantisco debut their show “Points of Connection”
All art available for purchase
Full menu available

Atonement Lutheran Church
1542 E Montgomery Ave

Atonement Lutheran Church (1542 E. Montgomery, between Frankford and Tulip) is overjoyed to present Art From Home! Members of our congregation have graciously loaned art from their own homes, each with an explanation as to its significance or sentimentality in their life. Refreshments will be served.

The Art Dept.
1638 E Berks St

The Art Dept. and POST 2016 present New Works by Caitlin Beattie
Opening Reception Friday, October 7th, from 6-9pm
Show Runs through October 31st


1860 Frankford Ave

Accessories, apparel, houseware, and art

Circle of Hope Gallery
2007 Frankford Ave

We are hosting a 15 minute preview of a documentary entitled Quest: The Fury and the Sound. There will also be a discussion about violence, and stills from the documentary in the gallery. Jon Olshefski has received a MacArthur Grant for the work.

Here is Circle of Hope’s Event Page.
Here is the website for Quest: The Fury and the Sound and the film’s Facebook event.

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

2036 Frankford Ave

Spinning Class 6 PM—Register studiociclo.com

Fishtown Vapes
2040 Frankford Ave

50% off e-juice and 20% off all hardware

Urban Exchange
2050 Frankford Ave

Grand opening!!

The Pickled Heron
2218 Frankford Ave

French Inspired bistro BYOB

Grace and Glory Yoga
2220 Frankford Ave

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

Metal Incorporated
2132 E Arizona St

Open studio and demonstrations of some metalworking methods
Although the Sculpture Gym sadly closed, there is another metal studio in the neighborhood to be used for projects

Middle Path
2415 Frankford Ave

Massage and Therapeutic Essential Oils

Atlantis the Lost Bar
2442 Frankford Ave

Matthew Kirscht and Sam Heimer present “I Remember Halloween”, a collection of Halloween Illustrations

6-9 pm


Amalgam Comic & Coffeehouse
2578 Frankford Ave


Cook & Shaker
2301 E Albert

Firkin Friday featuring Round Guys Brewing & Photography by B Philly