Where To Celebrate First Friday In Philly On August 5

Celebrate the weekend, arts and urban nightlife as another First Friday arrives in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia on Friday, August 5.

The final days for beach and pool time in Philadelphia are soon approaching. Luckily, First Fridays are forever.

This month’s shows are all about movement, dancing and bringing positive change. Take in international sounds at local museums. Look back at some of the darkest times in history as they get transformed into artistic explorations. Explore the city and all its entertainment in one summer night.

Remember, beyond our picks, there’s tons more action on arts corridors in Old City and Fishtown, in particular.

First Friday! Light Up the Night

BarnesFirstFriday-M.Fishcetti-780uwPhoto by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

Heat up your summer nights with Brazilian dancing and music at the Barnes Foundation. Performances by Minas, Dendê Macêdo and Project Capoeira complement a short talk on Nari Ward: Sun Splashed, the museum's special exhibition.

First Friday! Light Up the Night

When:August, Friday 5, 6-9 p.m.
Where:Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:$25; Free for members

www.barnesfoundation.org

Get Out the Vote

In celebration of the DNC’s visit to Philadelphia, AIGA Philadelphia hosted an exhibition of posters designed to encourage voters. The closing reception presents the final chance to view this nonpartisan artistic interpretation of democracy.

Get Out the Vote

When:Friday, August 5, 5-7 p.m.
Where:Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street
Cost:Free

www.paintedbride.org

allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2016

It’s the 21st year of The Center for Art in Wood’s international residency, a two-month long collaborative experience that includes artists in multiple disciplines. The exhibition culminates in a display of work that illustrates the artists’ progress, featuring work created both pre- and post-residency, as well as photographic and video documentation of the artists at work.

allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2016

When:Friday, August 5, 5-8 p.m.
Where:The Center For Art In Wood, 141 North 3rd Street
Cost:Free

www.centerforartinwood.org

Wanderings

Movement is the foundation for pretty much everything, from life to travel to art. InLiquid presents an exhibition of abstract works that seek to find form in the function of movement.

Wanderings

When:Friday, August 5, 4-6 p.m.
Where:Jed Williams Gallery, 615 Bainbridge Street
Cost:Free

www.inliquid.org

Past, Present & Future

The current exhibition at Old City Jewish Art Center is both a stunning commemoration of loss as well as a celebration of the growth that springs from loss. Mary Levin’s Kristallnacht Series recreates synagogues destroyed by the Nazis, while Julie LeFair Miller montages the growing Jewish community in Prague. Also on display is an exhibition of works by local students from grades 7-12 who created pieces in response to classroom lessons on the Holocaust.

Past, Present & Future

When:Friday, August 5, 5-9 p.m
Where:Old City Jewish Art Center, 119 N 3rd St
Cost:Free

Bits and Bites of History: 18th-Century Fashion on Elfreth’s Alley

Elfreth's AlleyPhoto by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Elfreth’s Alley is not only the oldest continuously residential street, it’s also a modern-day bastion for historical information. This First Friday, learn about everyday living in the 18th century, including a breakdown on the hottest period fashions at the very museum that once existed as a workshop for seamstresses.

Bits and Bites of History: 18th-Century Fashion on Elfreth’s Alley

When:Friday, August 5, 5-7 p.m.
Where:126 Elfreth's Alley
Cost:Free

www.oldcitydistrict.org

Jabali Afrika

Every month, Art After 5 brings international music and dance to the Great Stair Hall at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, along with delicious bites to eat from Starr Events. This August features Afro-rock band Jabali Afrika.

Jabali Afrika

When:Friday, August 5, 5-8:45 p.m.
Where:Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:Included in admission

www.philamuseum.org

First Friday Movie Night at the Betsy Ross House

On the first Friday of the month during the summer and early fall, the Betsy Ross House celebrates with an outdoor movie night. Tonight, catch a screening of The Monster that Challenged the World.

First Friday Movie Night at the Betsy Ross House

When:Friday, August 5, 5-9 p.m.
Where:Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street
Cost:$5

www.historicphiladelphia.org

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