While your thinking about how awesome it is to live here, in Philadelphia USA, the place where our government was designed, you should check out Frankford Avenue’s first Friday! It doesn’t get any more independent than this! Details after the jump!
Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only.
Pass & Stow
206 E Girard
Browse the store-made clothes and accessories
Black Vulture Gallery
208 E Girard
Speaking in Tongues artist group show.
Nic Nacs 4 Peanuts
312 E Girard
Brose antiques and collectables!
Keys to the Attic
314 E Girard
15% off 100% natural paint line and Americana candles!
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band + Ivory Tuskk
Frankford Hall Beer Garden
Enjoy a beer and delicious food in an open-air German style beer garden.
1301 Frankford Ave
ALWAYS $2 BEER. Kitchen open until 1 PM, 7 days a week. HAPPY HOUR 5-7PM, Monday-Friday.
Bottle Bar East
1308 Frankford Ave
A great selection of bottled beer and light fair.
Objects for Home & Store Design.
20th Century by HKFA
An important selection of well curated 20th century finds.
Shop for awesome new summer clothes, handmade jewelry, accessories, and gifts. + Complementary Cheese & Wine!
The Lola Bean
Fabulous Coffee and treats!
Art Machine Productions
1345 E Girard
“Game Jam” a group show featuring work by more than 20 artists. Sponsored by Barcade and Victory Brewing Company. It will run from 7pm-10pm, followed by an after party and beverages at Barcade (1114 Frankford)
Steap and Grind
Premium Loose tea and coffee cafe in the heart of Fishtown! Open until 7pm.
The Art Dept
1638 E Berks
Work by Joe Boruchow. Open from 6-9 pm.
Letterpress: Cleanwash Letterpress, motorcycle design: Urban Cycle Works.
Philadelphia Sculpture Gym
Process Show: Casting
Delicious coffee & pastries.
TWO PERCENT TO GLORY
Vintage | Jewels | Mid-Century Modern Furniture+Lighting | Found Objects | Original Design
Ellyn Womelsdorf: Prints and ink drawings that explore the relationship between imagery and silhouettes and the imagined spaces they live in. http://ellynwomelsdorf.com/
Angie Melchin: My work is an attempt to find cultural and intellectual validation as a woman and as a daughter. Using my own life as the starting point, I expose intimate details of my personal history and upbringing. Distressingly frank and extremely private, my work is an attempt to bring to light what usually sinks below. Etchings, monotypes, drawings. http://www.angiemelchin.com/
Jen Lightfoot: Erotic and grotesque drawings heavily influenced by pinup art, punk rock culture, and horror films, that experiment with challenging the viewers’ sexual attractions, fears, and desires. http://www.jenlightfoot.com/
Umbrelika Studio: Acrylic paintings, surrealistic themed to recreate a vision in my mind into another reality. My goal with every painting is not to make someone look but to have someone feel an emotion and fall into the canvas as if it was a doorway to another world. http://www.umbrelikastudio.com/
Member artists and guests present, “Unfinished Business” an art in process. DIY art making on the side lot. Long live the spirit of Bread and Puppet Theater’s Cheap Art Manifesto!Art is Not Business! Art Is Food! Art Soothes Pain! Art Wakes Up Sleepers! Art Is Cheap! Hurrah!
Browse the prints, antiques, and coins!
A French inspired bistro
Liberty Vintage TV show on Discovery Channel has its debut “PHILLY THROTTLE” July 5th at 10pm.
Gravy Studio (new location at Sharktown building)
155 Cecil B Moore
**“On the Road”Photography by Steve Dyer and Kevin McWilliams**Opening Reception: July 12, 6-10pm.
2146 E Susquehanna
New work by Jeremy Edwin Smith, “Everyone and Everything and Everyplace and Everytime.” Mr. B Natural will be performing soothing jazz sounds.
The Baldwin Design Group
2220-22 E. Susquehanna
Interactive web site launch and open studio, 6-9pm. The Baldwin Design Group specializes in Photography, Lighting, & Sculpture.
Little Baby’s Ice Cream
“CITYWIDE Special” = three (3) mini-scoops of Ice Cream in a Hot Dog bun & a bottle of soda for $5. + The “Make Van Halen Mad with Brown M&M’s” Game = We’re making a flavor called “Plain”. Somewhere in each batch, there is gonna be one (1) Brown M&M. If you get the Brown M&M in your scoop, you get Van Halen-related prizes. This isn’t a joke!
Champions of Empty Rooms presents “FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME” 6 to 9pm. As always, enjoy delicious artisan pizza in the nation’s first pizza museum & restaurant.
And, this month only, try the amazing collaboration with Federal Donuts!
“Garbage World is not a happening – It just happens” The seventh iteration of the Garbage World Performance Series. The series began 2009 in Chicago, and, after a year hiatus, restarted with Garbage World 5 at Aux Performance Space on February 9, 2013. Garbage World 7 features a retrospective installation, a debut of Chicago artist Sofia Moreno’s video CyberNymph, and a two day festival with 17 performances. July 5 7pm through 27 10pm.
“Body Without Organs” -New paintings by Sean Robert FitzGerald & Props by Alex Da Corte.
Atlantis the lost Bar
Frankford & Hagert
Group show and adult beverages.
The Hex Factory
2080 E Cumberland
“Absurdity” is the theme of Rob Stack’s current show at the Hex Factory. MFM PERFORMS @ 2nd opening of Rob Stack’s newest body of work. 2nd Opening!!!! Saturday, July 13!!! 6-10pm!!! The show runs from June 7 – July 31, 2013. Rob Stack//MFM @ The Hex Factory
Saturday, July 13, 2013.
Walking Fish Theatre
Independence day Independent Films at The Fish BBQ. Featuring the following artists: Steven Saylor • Cindy Spitko • Damon Bonetti • Johnnie Hobbs Jr. • Kirk Wendell Brown • Rachel Camp • Kittson O’Neill Lindo Jones • Brian Melton • TJ Kong and The Atomic Bomb • Jason Stewart • Miles Thompson • Kevin Burke • No Good News • Jason Heffner • Tim Sessler • Gato Loco Films • Angelo Leotta • SERRINGE. Movies! Beer! & Food! 6-9pm.
Square Peg Artery & Salvage
$1 Raffle Tickets! Random winners chosen at 8pm. Prizes include a record bowl and large handmade soap, both of their choosing – a $12 value. International autoharp champion and inductee to The Autoharp Hall of Fame, Ivan Stiles, will be performing 6-8pm. Details here.
2557 Amber (@ Frankford)
BIG KARAOKE NIGHT !! Singing and drinking FREE BEER from 6-9 pm. Browse records and make sure to check out the continuing Album Cover Art Show on display.