Summer is unofficially here (The first day is June 20th). The weather is mostly great, and there are so many things to do tonight. Maybe even too many things going on here in Philly. Check out this list of many of the great events going on, organized by neighborhood. Enjoy, and maybe I'll see you out:)
Old City5:30 – 8 pm at The Center for Art in Wood: Ed Rendell book signing. 141 N. Third Street, Philadelphia.
The Clay Studio: http://www.theclaystudio.org/see/exhibitions/
137-139 North Second Street · Philadelphia PA 19106
5 – 9 pm at 3rd Street Gallery: Opening reception for a solo exhibition by InLiquid member Keith Sharp. Through July 1. 58 N. Second Street, Philadelphia.
5 – 8 pm at 110 Church Gallery: Reception for Josette Urso: Here and Then, an alumni solo exhibition. Through July 26. 110 Church Street, Philadelphia.
6 pm at AIGA Philadelphia SPACE: Opening of Message & Medium: the interplay of type and art, featuring work by InLiquid member E. Sherman Hayman. Through June 30. 72 N. Second Street, Philadelphia.
5 – 9 pm at Arch Enemy/Gallery ML: First Friday Preview featuring Joe Billera and world renowned body painter Wolf Reicherter. Through June 29. 111 Arch Street, Philadelphia.
5 – 8:30 pm at Artists’ House Gallery: New Faces Exhibition. Through June 24. 57 N. Second Street, Philadelphia.
5 – 9 pm at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery: Artist reception for an exhibition of works by InLiquid member Marilyn MacGregor. Through June 16. 301 N. Third Street, Philadelphia.
6 – 8:30 pm at Bridgette Mayer Gallery: Opening reception for Allen Bentley: The Water Series. Through June 30. 709 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.
5 – 8 pm at Dalet Art Gallery: Reception for Primitive-Level Signals. Through June 23. 141 N. Second Street, Philadelphia.
LGTripp Gallery: 6 – 8:30 pm Reception for Documents: Abstraction, Landscape, Culture, featuring work by Seonglan Kim Boyce, Anthony Vega, and Paul Fabozzi. Through June 4. 47 N. Second Street, Philadelphia.
Fjord: 6 – 10 pm Opening reception for Spectator Sport. 2419 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia.
Highwire Gallery: 5 – 9 pm Opening reception for Portraits: Narrative, Intimate, and Anonymous. Through June 29. 2040 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia.
Smak Parlour 5-8 pm, 219 Market St Philadelphia, PA 19106
Locks Gallery: 5:30-7:30pm Ellen Harvey: Arcade/Arcadia and Jun Kaneko Reception, 600 Washington Square South, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Historic St. George's UMC Philaberry Arts Fest, 5-9:30pm, 235 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Art Museum/FairmountPhiladelphia Museum of Art 5pm-8:45pm, Free after admission
Art after Five: An Evening of Dance with Brenda Dixon Gottschild, Joan Myers Brown, and Philadanco
Friday Night at the Barnes: Music, lectures, films and more in the Light Court from 7-9 p.m. Free with admission.
Art and Wine: A journey exploring two art masters and the wine that could have inspired their masterpieces, Friday, June 1 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $40; Members $30.
Fairmount Restaurant Week
Downtown/RittenhouseValanni Gay Beer Week 1229 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA. $4ciders tonight
Rittenhouse Fine Arts Fair: 11am-7pm http://www.rittenhousesquareart.com/
Opening Tap Party for Philly Beer Week: 7-10:30 PM, Independence Visitor Center, tickets $40 www.phillybeerweek.org/opening_tap.cfm
The Pennsylvania Ballet comes upon the closing of their 2011-2012 season with the premiere of their grand finale performance, Jerome Robbins’ N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz at the Merriam Theater, May 31-June 3
Asian Arts Initiative, 6 pm “Exit Saigon, Enter Little Saigon” Closing Reception, 1219 Vine Street, 2nd Floor East, Philadelphia, PA 19107 http://www.asianartsinitiative.org/programs/gallery.php
Aoki Boutique, 7-10pm Royalty Fridays, a Fashion/Artist/Creative Minds networking event cupcakes&champagne 115 S. 22nd St. http://www.aokiboutique.com/ http://instagr.am/p/LO02x3QOH4/
Marginal Utility: Opening reception: 6:00pm – 11:00pm, Marginal Utility is pleased to present Illuminated Structures, an exhibition of new work by the Philadelphia based artist SCOTT KIP. 319 N. 11th Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
6 – 9 pm at The Ethical Society of Philadelphia: Execute Art Not People. Includes a panel discussion with the Director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Jane Golden, Director of InLiqiud Art and Design Rachel Zimmerman, and Concrete Steel and Paint directors Tony Heriza and Cindy Burstein, moderated by Hugh Taft-Morales, leader of the Ethical Society of Philadelphia, on investing in restorative justice, arts and education over prohibitive prison programs. 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Art Alliance: The 72nd Annual Wetherill Ball. 251 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia.
6 – 11:30 pm at PhilaMOCA: Screening of WONDER WOMEN!: THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES. Cost: $7 movie, $10 burlesque, $15 for both. 531 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia.
Vox Populi, 6 – 11 pm: Opening of Painting Bitten by a Man. Through July 1. 319 N. 11th Street, Third Floor, Philadelphia.
Space 1026, 7 – 10 pm: Opening of It’s a Trap! Through June 30. 1026 Arch Street, Philadelphia.
Tonight at 8pm at the Gershman Y (401 South Broad Street) witness the fabulousity of "The Foundation Ball" categories include...Schoolboy Realness, Pretty boy Realness, Executive Realness as well as categories for Vogue Performances. Trophies and Cash Prizes will be awarded. Free Entry
8-10pm: “In TARA’S CROSSING, a play by Emmy nominated writer Jeffrey Solomon, a transgender woman flees Guyana for asylum in the United States, only to end up in a government detention center, where she faces an uphill battle to prove her claims of persecution. The play is one of the first ever to deal with the subject of political asylum for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender refugees, a remedy that has been available in the United States only since 1994 and was inspired by dozens of interviews with sexual minority asylum seekers from around the world conducted in New York, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. Read the event flyer for more information.” Arch St United Methodist Church Main Sanctuary 55 North Broad St, Center City Philadelphia
The Foundation Ball& performance of “Tara’s Crossing” are part of the 11th Annual Trans-Health Conference hosted by the Mazzoni Center.
Northern Libertieshttps://www.facebook.com/NoLibsFirstFriday 5-8pm
Opening event tonight at City Planter 5-8 pm. Meet metals artist John Howell IV plus refreshments & discounts. http://cityplanter.com/garden-news/art-john-howell-iv 215.627.6169 - 814 N 4th St. Philadelphia PA 19123
Spodee+rootbeer at Art Star 623 North 2nd Street http://www.artstarphilly.com/
Sangria at Bloom 1001 N. 2nd Street http://www.bloomfolly.com/
Special guest for our First Friday is beautifully crafted collection by Elaine Lai of Tough Luv Clothing! Dont miss it! June, 1st, 6pm-10pm, EA Effect Boutique, 1050 North Hancock St, suite 58, inside Piazza at Schmidts http://eaeffect.blogspot.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/EA-Effect/160862870637862
Arcadia Boutique 5-8pm, 819 North 2nd Street 15% off store wide and some vino http://www.arcadiaboutique.com/
Once Worn 5-8pm, Drinks plus 25% off all shoes! 910 N 2nd St, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Once-Worn-Consignment/156632917694716
SWAG - “SWAG juice” and the new line from Swedish design house Sagaform. 935 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia PA, 19123 http://www.swagphilly.com/
Gravy Studio & Gallery
False Walls is a series of digital photo-based pigment prints exploring boundaries, edges, and thresholds that hover between awareness and the subliminal. Stripes or bands of color serve as a veil, a cloak, a threshold, the limen. The work becomes a rear-view, of what’s behind, what is barely visible.
First Friday at GRAVY : June 1st: 6:30-10:30pm
Frankford Hall Beer Garden
The Hall is offering a special discount for First Friday Participants: bring your handbill or show this online FF listing when ordering for a $5 half-liter of Franziskaner Hefeweizen or a $6 glass of Gruner Veltliner (white wine)! Be sure to thank them for supporting the local art scene!
Philadelphia Mobile Food Truck Assoc. Pop-Up Event, The Lutheran Settlement House on Frankford Ave, 6-10 p.m. http://www.uwishunu.com/2012/05/the-philadelphia-mobile-food-association-to-host-a-second-food-truck-pop-up-friday-june-1/
Adorn Boutique: Free music, snacks, and ice cold beverages from 6 - 10pm. http://adornbysarahlewis.com/ 1314 Frankford ave. Philadelphia, pa, 19125
Manayunk/East FallsMain Street http://manayunk.com/component/content/article/121 https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Friday-In-Manayunk/240805079302535
7-10pm fundraiser tickets $300 http://www.phillyroundup.org/ Peche at Sherman Mills 3502 Scotts Lane, Proceeds benefit Children’s Crisis Treatment Center http://cctckids.org/
West Philly8 pm at International House: Screening of Le Diable Probablement (The Devil Probably) (1977), directed by Robert Bresson. 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
All graphics courtesy of The Graphics Fairy.