Rust Belt Rising Almanac Book Release

Philadelphia Publisher Explores Urban Renewal With Release of Contemporary Almanac

Philadelphia Publisher, Nic Esposito, Explores Urban Renewal With Release of Contemporary Almanac

Taken from Clair Margheim (Head & The Hand Press) – The Head & The Hand Press will celebrate the renewal and growth occurring in Rust Belt cities with a book release party and a Free Library of Philadelphia discussion panel of the publication, The Rust Belt Rising Almanac. The Almanac is a collection of stories and snapshots about growth, change and loss in America’s Rust Belt cities – from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, and Cleveland to Detroit.

Neighbors, friends and those in the Philadelphia surrounding area are invited to the Frankford Avenue First Friday on June 7 to stop in participating shops, where the almanac will be showcased, for a celebration of literature and renewal, sponsored by New Kensington Community Development Corporation. The night will also include a reading by Almanac contributor Jeffrey Ziga of Little Baby’s Ice Cream atop their parklet, along with an Almanac inspired ice cream flavor. The celebration will continue into the evening with a dance party at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym’s beautifully renovated warehouse workspace.



Walking Fish Theatre
(Philadelphia) B. Someday Productions of Kensington/Fishtown, in partnership with Mariana Bracetti Academy High School will present the culmination of a semester’s work with the students at a Public Performance on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. There will be two performances: 4:00pm and 6:00pm. The performance, entitled “Of Mythic Proportions” was created from the 9th-12th grade student’s personal stories about growing up in Kensington and how violence has become a part of their lives. The students will perform their work at The Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125 for the community and the general public. In addition to the performance, there will be a short discussion raised by the topics in the stories, with a chance for the audience to interact with the performers. Following the workshop will be a reception with refreshments. The cost is free. […]

Skindiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Harlot

GDP Productions and B Someday Productions present Skindiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Harlot (in honor of Valentine’s Day, 2013) In continuing with our now-long-standing tradition of providing burlesque for the thinking man and the drinking man, GDP Productions (in collaboration with B Someday Productions) presents Skindiana Jones and the Raiders of the[…]

A Comedy About Things That Aren’t Funny

suburban motelwalking fishB. Someday Productions’ presents the second show of its 2012-13 season of “Comedies about things that aren’t funny” with CRIMINAL GENIUS by Canadian playwright, George F Walker. CRIMINAL GENIUS is part of the SUBURBAN MOTEL series by Walker, six plays all taking place in the same seedy motel room. Dates for the production run March 6-30, 2013. Ticket prices are $20.00. Walking Fish Theatre is located at 2509 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19125. Tickets can be purchased online at at no extra charge for the purchaser, or at the door.

Members of the Press are invited to the Press Opening on Wednesday, March 13 @ 8:00 pm at Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Avenue.

B. Someday Productions brings the entire cycle of SUBURBAN MOTEL to its theatre home, Walking Fish Theatre, over the course of three seasons. It began in June 2012 with the two plays FEATURING LORETTA and THE END OF CIVILIZATION, both directed by B. Someday Co-Artistic Director, Stan Heleva, and starring Co-Artistic Director, Michelle Pauls. The series continued with PROBLEM CHILD in November 2012.

“Walker has an eye for the ridiculous and an imagination that packs his plays with action,” –New York Times.

“A vital and inventive dramatist with a technique and highly coloured imagination all his own.” –books in Canada

Recent Suburban Motel reviews acclaim the productions:
“Fortunately, and entertainingly, the women persevere in their pursuit of freedom from the men who f**k up their lives.” Mark Cofta, Philadephia City Paper.
“Sean Close…building a solid high strung loser…Gina Martino is fierce…Brian Anthony Wilson and Steven Wright strike an uneasy balance between order and chaos.” Wendy Rosenfield, Philadelphia Inquirer.
“The drama and comedy really zip along.” Bruce Walsh, The Metro.
“Cast members excel!” Christopher Munder, Stage Magazine.

There are four pay-what-you-can Preview Performances for CRIMINAL GENIUS on Wednesday-Saturday, March 6-9 at 8:00pm at Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Avenue, Phila, PA 19125. Opening Night is Wednesday, March 13 @ 8:00pm. Tickets are $20, ticket specials available. Every Wednesday show is Pay-what-you-can. The show schedule is Wednesday through Saturday, all shows at 8:00pm, there is one Sunday matinee on March 24 @ 4:00pm.


December First Friday!





More than just a normal First Friday, December is a chance to do your holiday shopping right here on Frankford Ave and support your friends, neighbors, and our growing local economy!  Bring your friends and take a walk!  You’ll find fun events, awesome art exhibits, new businesses, and great gifts! Please note that events listed in bold will NOT take place on First Friday, December 7th.  Dates are listed in the details below.


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October First Friday!

Come to the parklette unveiling at Little Baby’s!  Celebrate National Pizza Month!  see 70 weapons by 70 artists at Black Vulture! Help end domestic violence at Lutheran Settlement House!  Its an awesome month for First Friday!

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September First Friday!

Part of PJ Spring's work showing at F&N Gallery

Part of PJ Spring’s work showing at F&N Gallery

Its a big month of Frankford Ave!  Weve got a number of new businesses and a few seasonal spots that hevent been around in awhile.  Be sure to say hi at The Garage, check out the grand opening party at Pizza Brain, and peruse the industrial works of Bob and Terry over on Arizona Street!

Details after the jump.