Your guide to this First Friday’s most browsable galleries and must-do events:
Frankford Avenue vintage shop Jinxed opens its doors to art gallery Phantom Hand for its killer new exhibition "REANIMATION." Artists like Carol Paist, Anthony Pedro, and Andrew Johnson-Lally present their ghoulish takes on life and death. Friday, 5/2, 6-10 p.m., Jinxed Philadelphia, 13331 Frankford Avenue.
Rugged-chic distillery and clothing shop Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction launches its collabo with Philly art collective Search and Rescue Squad this Friday. On display will be the Squad's sartorial, decorative, photographic, cinematophraphic, genre-spanning creations and findings. The launch party features Art in the Age and Spodee Wine cocktails and Narragansett Beer. Friday, 5/2, 6-8 p.m., Art in the Age, 16 North 3rd Street.
It's the digital age and here's the art to prove it. Art collective little berlin turns the focus on visualizing the normally unseen but overpowering currents of digital media. It's an eye-opening look at technology and how it affects relationships, information collection, and communication. Live performances from DJ Nole, DJ Lovehandle, Alexander Trust, and JAJA. Friday, 5/2, 6 - 11:30 p.m., little berlin gallery, 2430 Coral Street.
Wexler Gallery presents the latest exhibition from furniture maker Vivian Beer: "Streamlining Desire." Beer's industrial designs heavily play with the cultural implications of different kinds of metal, with her new Streamliner collection focusing on steel. Also on display are pieces from Beer's "Anchored Candy" collection. Friday, 5/2, 5-8 p.m., Wexler Gallery, 201 North 3rd Street.
Part art show, part bike shop, part open-house, Tune Up & Talent is a hydra of First Friday to-dos. Bring your bike for a checkup, then check out the art sponsored by green architecture firm Postgreen. All this inside the makeshift gallery of two new Postgreen homes, designed by Jefta van Bellen of OrangeConcept. Take in the art, take home a bike, maybe take home a home. Friday, 5/2, 5-8 p.m., 2032-2034 Frankford Avenue.
Head to New Boon(e) for SEMICOLON, a publication release and small-works exhibition. SEMICOLON is the large-scale publication for Tyler School of Art MFA 2014 candidates and Art History grad students. Mingle, pick up a copy of the mag, or check out the small work exhibition on display featuring pieces from Tyler students in a variety of media. Friday, 5/2, 6-10 p.m., New Boon(e), 253 North 3rd Street.
The First Lady of Liberty teams up with First Friday for a summer of first-of-the-month screenings at the Betsy Ross House. Through October, the Betsy Ross House presents outdoor screenings of classic/camp horror films, all BYOB. This week's screening is notorious D-movie Plan 9 from Outer Space. Friday, 5/2, dusk., $5, Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street.