Outside the Bubble: First Friday

The first Friday of every month in Philadelphia is typically celebrated with gallery openings, restaurant specials, musical performances and  superb sales. Check out some of the special opportunities this weekend to enoy all that Philadelphia has to offer.


Sirens Boutique, Scarlett Alley, Arcadia Boutique

Enjoy sales and snacks this Friday at some of Philadelphia’s  favorite shops and boutiques. Scarlett Alley, located  on 241 Race Street,  will preview their Saturday trunk show — featuring jewlery by a local artist — from  6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Three Sirens Boutique  (134 North 3rd Street) showcases finery from Cayetano Legacy Jewelry from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For those looking for sales,  Arcadia Boutique (265 S. 20th Street, 819 N. 2nd Street) will take15 percent off their vintage and jewelry collections while also serving up refreshments.


Indy Hall, The Center for Art in Wood, Imperfect Gallery

For baseball fans, Indy Hall’s “Fast for a Catcher” showcases watercolors of key figures — including some Phillies favorites — at its opening reception from 5p.m. to 9 p.m. The Center for Wood and Art (141 N. 3rd Street) charges $20-$25 from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday for attendees to create their own woodwork masterpiece in response to Mark Gardner’s “Call and Response” exhibit, and the Imperfect Gallery in Germantown (5601 Greene Street) holds the opening reception of “Bonnie MacAllister: SPECTACLE,” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday.


Vernon Park

With six months to go until the 330th-year anniversary of the founding of Germantown, Vernon Park (off of Germantown Avenue) offers a slew of activities on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Local food vendors and representatives of historical societies will set up shop in the park, and live performances featuring poetry, music and dance will take place throughout the afternoon.




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