3rd Street Gallery, 5 – 9 pm: Opening reception for The Light Room‘s annual group show. Through August 28. 58 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia.
110 Church Gallery, 5 – 8 pm: Kate Friedman: Branching. Through September 23. 110 Church Street, Philadelphia.
APS Museum, 6 – 8 pm: Jane E. Boyd, Research Curator for Of Elephants and Roses, offers spotlight tours. 104 S. Fifth Street, Philadelphia.
AxD Gallery, 5 – 8 pm: Opening reception for Attack of CMYK!, featuring printmaking and illustration works by thirteen artists from The Autumn Society. Through September 3rd. 265 South 10th Street, Philadelphia.
Brave New Worlds, 6 – 9 pm: Opening for Drawn to Letters. Through August 31. 45 N. Second Street, Philadelphia.
Chemical Heritage Museum, 5 – 8 pm: Tom Twardowski will lead a lecture on soap-making. 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
The Clay Studio, 5 – 9 pm: Opening reception for Hello / Goodbye and Linda Lopez: Recent Work. Through August 21 and 26, respectively. 137-139 N. Second Street, Philadelphia.
Drink Philly Office & Gallery, 5 – 9 pm: 1 Year Anniversary First Friday. 239 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
F&N Gallery, 6 – 9 pm: Opening reception for Contract & Expand, Mr. Accordion Man. Through August 27. 2009 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia.
9 pm at the Franklin Institute: Free screening of The Mummy (1999), in conjunction with Mummies of the World exhibition. 222 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia.
Gravy Studio, 6:30 – 10 pm: Opening reception for JP Bevins. 2212 Sepviva Street, Philadelphia.
Gross McCleaf Gallery, 5 – 7 pm: Opening reception for Scripted: A Group Exhibiton. Through August 31. 127 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia.
Jolie Laide Gallery, 6 – 8 pm: Opening receptions for Memories Last a Lifetime and Heavy Metal Sunburn. Through August 27. 224 N. Juniper Street, Philadelphia.
The Knapp Gallery: Salvador Di Quinzio & Jim Bloom. Through August 28. 162 N. Third Street, Philadelphia.
LGTripp Gallery, 6 – 8:30 pm: Reception for RSVP 2, featuring work by Madeline Adams, Judy Breslin, Linda Celestian, Linda Hess Conklin, James Erikson, and Justin Froehlich, among others. Through August 20. 47 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia.
Marian Anderson Recreation Center, 7:45 pm: Scribe Video Center’s Street Movies!, presented by PNC Arts Alive. Free and open to the public. 744 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia.
Marginal Utility, 6 – 11 pm: Opening reception for get it while it’s cheap, the summer group show. Through August 27. 319 N. 11th Street, Second Floor, Philadelphia.
Muse Gallery, 5 – 9 pm: Opening reception for Abstracted: Take 5. Through August 28. 52 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia.
PAFA Alumni Sales Gallery, 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Opening reception for Environmental Perspectives: A Landscape Show. Through October 23. 118-128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Art Alliance, 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Opening reception for allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2011. 251 South 18th Street, Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 5:45 – 8:15 pm: Salsa Party. Art After 5 performances are free after Museum admission ($16 adults, $14 seniors, $12 youth and students with ID, free for members and children under 12). 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.
PhilaMOCA: Opening reception for PhilaMythos. Through August 18. 531 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia.
Race Street Pier, 7 – 10 pm: First Friday celebration hosted by The Friends of Race Street Pier. Intersection of Race Street and Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia.
Scribe Video Center, 6 – 9 pm: The first in a two-session workshop, “Recording Audio for HDV Productions, with instructor Jack Mehlbaum. Cost: $65. 4212 Chestnut Street, Third Floor, Philadelphia, PA.
Space 1026, 7 – 10 pm: Opening reception for also, books. Through August 26. 1026 Arch Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia.
Trust Gallery, 5 – 8 pm: Opening reception for Chantal Westby: Light to Faith. Through August 30. 249 Arch Street, Philadelphia.
Vox Populi, 6 – 11 pm: One night event, SOUND/STAGES II, organized by Vox members. Bring a gift, which artist Jessica Gath will wrap and return to you. Emerging video artists and filmmakers, bring your videos to the gallery for First Friday’s Summer Open Video Jam. 319 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia.
The William Way Center, 6 – 7:30 pm: The Secret Cinema teams up with the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania to present their Annual Summer Movie Party. The centerpiece will be a screening of Look in any Window (1961). The film will be introduced by film historian Richard Barrios. 1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia.