Since then the first Friday of every month has made Old City the destination for art lovers, performance afficionados, scenesters, and anyone happy to be walking around in a vibrant urban setting. From 5 to 9 galleries are open, often with new exhibitions, groups like Headlong Dance Theater try out new work, the Arden Theater often has performances (with free beer!) in its lobby.and there's music in the streets.
This First Friday will be extra special because of the FringeArts Festival happening at the same time with perfromances in Old City venues like The Painted Bride and Grasso's Magic Theater. Some of the galleries featuring art openings this evening are Vivant Art Collection, Muse Gallery, and The Clay Studio, but the joy of First Friday is ambling around and discovering what's there.
First Friday has expanded into other neighborhoods but the greatest concentration of galleries is still in good old Old City. To keep up with special First Friday events look here.