Friday, May 17, 2013
Classic cars will be the theme of the June 7 event.
Gentleman, start your engines. The June iteration of First Friday Main Line will center around the finest classic, sports, and antique cars the area has to offer, according to FFML executive director Sherry Tillman. The "CARtastic Car Event" will return to Cricket Avenue and the Cricket lot in downtown Ardmore on June 7 starting at 6 p.m. In addition to the automobiles that will be on display, FFML will, as always, feature live music, food, and craft demos. Next month, music will be provided by The Everyday People Band, as well as duo Jenny Ziller and Chris Ross. A variety of craft artists will be on hand as well, including Elements By Na, Karen Godwin Jewelry, and more. In addition, the following venues will house FFML art: For more …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Watch a movie and dance along: not a bad way to spend a Friday night.
The theme of First Friday Main Line is "Art in Unexpected Places." Suffice it to say, it doesn't get a lot more unexpected than in a parking lot behind a video store. On Friday at 10 p.m., as a capstone of sorts for the May iteration of the monthly festival, Viva Video is hosting a free outdoor screening of Girl Walk//All Day. If you haven't heard of it, no problem says Viva Video owner Miguel Gomez. The independent feature is a simple story of a girl's adventures in a big city, set entirely to an album by popular DJ Girl Talk. "These folks took a full album of this guy and made a movie length music video," Gomez explained. "You'd think it would be boring, but it's not. It's people dancing through the streets of New York for 75 minutes!" …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The annual fundraiser for First Friday Main Line, featuring many Ardmore restaurants, took place Friday, April 5.
It was a busy night at Haverford Estates on Friday, as locals sampled food from 15 area restaurants and 10 chefs competed to be named the winner of Foodapalooza 2013, the annual food fest and fundraiser for First Friday Main Line. In a surprise victory, Chef Mark Gellert of Haverford Estates came out on top for his pecan-encrusted salmon and sweet potatoes. Chef Owen McCaffrey of A La Maison placed second for his seared stripe bass, and Chef Justin Helmer of Gullifty's took third with his short ribs. The busy judges at Foodapalooza—Jamie & Jodi Lokoff of MilkBoy Recording and Coffee, Cheryl Allison of Main Line Media New, Lower Merion Township Commissioner Cheryl Gelber, Haverford Township Commissioner Jeff Heilmann, and Karen Toole-Ebbert…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Tired Hands Brewery, A La Maison, NDulge Cupcake Boutique and Barbacoa are just a few of the local businesses participating in the April 5 event.
Ever wish you could eat a sandwich from Barbacoa, wash it down with a Tired Hands brew, grab some Di Bruno Bros. cheese and have dessert, all in one place? First Friday Main Line's Foodapalooza, to be held April 5, may make all your wildest dreams come true. The annual event, now in year five, is a food-centric fundraiser for First Friday Main Line, Ardmore's monthly art event. Attendees can sample food from local restaurants and watch as they compete in a chef's competition. The participating restaurants include: Tickets are $30 per person, with advance tickets available online for $25. Children under 5 are free. Foodapalooza takes place Friday, April 5 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Haverford Estates, 731 Old Buck Lane in Haverford. View photos…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
This Friday, Ardmore businesses will feature artwork by students at the HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy.
It's a quieter night for Ardmore's First Friday festivities this month, but First Friday's newest venue, Viva Video (16 W Lancaster Ave, Ardmore), will be hosting some tunes. The Bazaraza Bounders will be bringing "ballads, blues, balderdash and ballyhoo back to First Friday," playing at Viva Video from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 1. With an preview on the First Friday website that reads "Thrill to the daring exploits of Alexander Uskeraitis and John Stovicek as they risk life, limb, accordion and guitar to save our planet from autotuned robot overlords!" — it promises to be anything but boring. Artwork created by students at the HMS School for Children With Cerebral Palsy will be showcased at Firinji, Jack McShea's and Past*Present*Future.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Some festive pups went trick-or-treating at First Friday Main Line in Ardmore last week.
Looking for a Halloween costume? Take your lead from these costumed canines, who paraded down Cricket Avenue at First Friday Main Line's Howl-o-Ween event on Friday night. The runway saw everything from firefighters and belly dancers to Billy Ray Cyrus and Evil Kenevil. Coming in first in the "Most Original" category was Clara, dressed as a peacock; Katie, a tiny purple butterfly, won the "Funniest" category. Seamus, with a ghostly entourage, took first in the "Scariest" category, and Sushi, dressed as an elephant along with his Maharani princess, took the overall prize. Take a look at the photo gallery above to see some more creative costumes. Have your own photos from Friday? Upload them in the gallery above by clicking the "Upload …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The doggie costume contest will award prizes for most original, scariest, and funniest costumes.
Do you have a dog with a taste for the spotlight? First Friday Main Line's sixth annual Howl-o-Ween costume contest will give local pups a chance to strut their stuff this Friday as they compete in the categories of most original, scariest, and funniest costumes. The event runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Cricket Avenue in Ardmore and will feature local "celebrity" guest judges who will determine which pooches deserve a prize. All dogs on leashes—who have been socialized and have all their shots—are welcome to enter. According to the First Friday website: Prizes include a fabulous gourmet doggie treats from A La Maison, a great basket from Unleashed Pet Spa, a great basket from Pet Valu, gift certificates from Past*Present*Future, Ego Salon & …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
This Friday night, head to Ardmore for art and live blues music.
Fall got you down? Bounce back with First Friday Main Line's free blues night, this Friday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 10 p.m. in downtown Ardmore. This month's free event features artwork located at venues around town, as well as performances by Carol Moog, The Johnny Never Band, Marshall Fleisher, TB Jones and Alexander Uskuraitis Music. Here's a breakdown of the performers and their schedules, courtesy of the First Friday Main Line website: Carol Moog & Gary Cogdell Harmonica player Carol Moog is known to be a "huge sound in a small package." Garry Cogdell is a phenomenal blues guitarist and vocalist. They'll tear your heart out. Johnny Never Band John R. Dorchester AKA Johnny Never – Guitar and slide, vocals Johnny Never pays homage to Delta …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
This month, the event features a diverse set of musical acts and photos highlighting Main Line people, places and events.
First Friday Main Line returns this week with its annual photography show. "Magic on the Main Line" will be held Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. in downtown Ardmore, and features artwork from a dozen local photographers who have photographed events, people and places on the Main Line. Artwork will be displayed at Unleashed Pet Spa and Boutique, Jack McShea's, Past*Present*Future, Jack Burns Architecture, Firinji, EGO Salon, Armen Chevrolet and A Taste of Olive, according to the First Friday website. Aside from the artwork, attendees can also enjoy a diverse array of musical performances at various venues throughout Ardmore: The event is free. For updates, visit the First Friday website or Facebook page.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
First Friday Main Line's "Shooting Stars" photography exhibit is August 3.
Aspiring photographer? Novice? Professional? You could have the opportunity to show and sell your art in August at First Friday Main Line's Shooting Stars photography event, to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, August 3 in downtown Ardmore. This year the theme is "Magic on the Main Line" and local photogs are invited to submit photos of people, places or events taken somewhere on the Main Line. Approved submissions will be on display at offices, coffee shops or retail stores during the event, and some photos, depending on where they are hung, may remain up for the full month of August, according to the FFML website. The details, from the First Friday Main Line website: Those interested in participating can email info@firstfridaymainline.…