The Chinatown North Arts Crawl, This Friday, December 14, Tours The Emerging Arts Community

Philadelphia's Chinatown is a rising artistic hotbed. Take a tour of it this Friday evening with the Chinatown North Arts Crawl Tour. (Photo courtesy Asian Arts Initiative)

If Friday night bar crawls leave you feeling sluggish on Saturdays, this weekend might be time to try an arts crawl instead.

On December 14, 6-9 p.m., the Chinatown North Arts Crawl takes you on a tour of the latest neighborhood to break full-force into the local arts scene.

With so many spaces on the menu, it’s made for arts appetites of all shapes and sizes.

Start at the Asian Arts Initiative with a double-feature opening of the exhibitions Shut Your Trap!! and Visual Arts Network/National Performance Network 2012 Annual Meeting Exhibition.

Pop over to First Friday hangout Vox Populi, featuring five shows jam-packed with everything from robots to outer space. Celebrate the annual art auction at collaborative studio Space 1026, with all bids starting at $5.

Take time to unwind at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, quench your thirst with drink specials at Trestle Inn, and dig in for the evening with a final stop at performance space Underground Arts.

With no cover charge, it’s one crawl that will leaves you minus the morning regret.

Chinatown North Arts Crawl
When: Friday, December 14, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Start at Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street
Cost: Free
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