Where To Celebrate First Friday In Philly On January 6

Jump start the weekend with art shows, tango-fueled parties and more...

Every month of the year, Philadelphia celebrates First Friday in a major way — with exhibition openings, late-night happy hours, concerts, dance parties and more.

This Friday, January 6, the city marks the first Friday of 2017 with tons of great events in some of the city’s most-visited neighborhoods. The First Friday fun primarily happens in Old City and along Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, but this week, the celebrations also run along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and even onto Chestnut Street.

Check out our picks for First Friday in Philly, below.

First Friday! Tango at the Barnes Foundation

This Friday night, the Barnes Foundation kicks off night one of a three-part dance series. Revelers can head to the Logan Square museum for tango lessons from the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School and even a tango performance. Also tonight, the museum opens Unbounded Histories, a new site-specific sound installation created by artist Andrea Hornick. At the First Friday event, guests will have the chance to meet Hornick and witness a site-specific performance.

First Friday! Tango at the Barnes Foundation

When:Friday, January 6, 6-9 p.m.
Where:Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:$28 for general admission, $10 for students, free for members

www.barnesfoundation.org

Eva Cortés at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Live music fills the Philadelphia Museum of Art this Friday night (and every Friday night!) for its Art After 5 programming. This week, Eva Cortés takes the stage for an evening of live jazz. In addition to music, guests can enjoy drinks and tapas-style eats from Starr Catering.

Eva Cortés at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

When:Friday, January 6, 5-8:45 p.m.
Where:Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:Included in the price of admission

www.philamuseum.org

Pop-Up Gallery at Elfreth’s Alley Museum

Elfreth's AlleyPhoto by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Elfreth’s Alley celebrates the New Year with a recurring First Friday pop-up gallery event. From 5 to 7 p.m., enjoy free tours of the Elfreth’s Alley museum house and plenty of tidbits about the history of the nation's oldest continuously residential street.

Pop-Up Gallery at Elfreth’s Alley Museum

When:Friday, January 6, 5-7 p.m.
Where:Elfreth's Alley House Museum, 124-126 Elfreth's Alley
Cost:Free

www.elfrethsalley.org

Laura Kicey at Philadelphia Independents

Cat people, take note. Philadelphia Independents, a spot for Philly-themed handmade goods, welcomes artist Laura Kicey for an exhibition of her zodiac-inspired cat prints. The exhibition is open through February 26.

Laura Kicey at Philadelphia Independents

When:Friday, January 6, 6-8 p.m.
Where:Philadelphia Independents, 35 North 3rd Street
Cost:Free admission

www.philadelphiaindependents.com

TribbleTang at Amalgam Comic and Coffeehouse

Amalgam Comic and Coffeehouse presents its first-ever First Friday event this week. The comic shop kicks off the weekend with a local talent showcase featuring local comedian Darryl Charles and Philly-based hip-hop artist Tray Digga. In addition to performance art, drinks will be available for purchase from a donation bar.

TribbleTang at Amalgam Comic and Coffeehouse

When:Friday, January 6, 6-8 p.m.
Where:Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, 2578 Frankford Avenue
Cost:Free

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Philly Film Showcase at the Prince

The Philadelphia Film Society invites First Friday fans to a film showcase that focuses on local filmmakers. Tune into free screenings of works by local filmmakers and attend a post-show reception, too. The screenings take place at Chestnut Street’s Prince Music Theater.

Philly Film Showcase at the Prince

When:Friday, January 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where:Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street
Cost:Free; Donations accepted

www.princetheater.org

Late Night Happy Hour with Photographer Martin Buday at Kensington Quarters

Kensington Quarters FishtownPhoto courtesy Kensington Quarters

Kensington Quarters invites Fishtown dwellers to a happy hour with local photographer Martin Buday. From 9 to 11 p.m., enjoy deals on small plates, drinks and Kensington Quarters’ signature burger.

Late Night Happy Hour with Photographer Martin Buday at Kensington Quarters

When:Friday, January 6, 9-11 p.m.
Where:Kensington Quarters, 1310 Frankford Avenue
Cost:Pay as you go

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Kombucha Cocktails at Inspired Brews Fermentary

Inspired Brews Fermentary — Old's City's resident kombucha brewery — spikes its locally made kombucha this First Friday. Sample some of shop’s kombucha (which is available throughout the city) while learning about the creation process, too.

Kombucha Cocktails at Inspired Brews Fermentary

When:Friday, January 6, 5-9 p.m.
Where:Inspired Brews Fermentary, 263 North 3rd Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.oldcitydistrict.org

New Variations in Basketry at Snyderman-Works Galleries

Snyderman-WorksPhoto by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

Snyderman-Works invites art fans into the Cherry Street gallery to check out New Variations in Basketry, an exhibition made up of baskets by 21 artists who create unforgettable items using a range of materials. The gallery keeps its doors open until 8:30 p.m. to mark First Friday, which coincides with the final few days of the exhibition.

New Variations in Basketry at Snyderman-Works Galleries

When:Friday, January 6, until 8:30 p.m.
Where:Snyderman-Works Galleries, 303 Cherry Street
Cost:Free

www.snyderman-works.com

S e v e n Opening Reception at Stanek Gallery

This Friday night, Old City’s Stanek Gallery opens its first exhibition of 2017 — s e v e n. The exhibition brings seven national and international artists to the gallery to showcase never-before-seen works in Philadelphia.

S e v e n Opening Reception at Stanek Gallery

When:Friday, January 6, 5-9 p.m.
Where:Stanek Gallery, 242 N. 3rd Street
Cost:Free

www.stanekgallery.com

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