First Friday kicks off in Manayunk tonight

Starting tonight, Manayunk will begin celebrating First Friday.  Here’s how you can participate.  Owner Molly Cygan-Rossettie’s Little Apple boutique sells vintage and repurposed gifts. Today is Little Apple’s winter preview, showcasing holiday gifts like napkins, mugs, and plenty of funky fall jewelry Cygan-Rossettie says she will accentuate the dark clothing people wear in the winter months. The holiday sale also has discounts on items like cards, candles and ornaments. Little Apple, 4353 Main Street. Mount Airy-based artist Sara Mosely’s hand-crafted beaded jewelry will be featured for this week’s installation. Orbit owner David Decca says Orbit’s weekly art showing speaks to the root of Main Street’s charm as one of the city’s top destinations in the city, with its array of dining, businesses and galleries. Orbit Gallery, 4312 Main Street.

Leaves aren’t the only thing being purged this autumn. Hotbox Yoga offers a $5 community Yoga class from 6 to 7:15 p.m. That’s 75 minutes of stretching, breathing and lots of sweating in a 95-degree room. Hot Box Yoga, 4163 Main Street. The Spiral Bookcase is diversifying from its usual lot of literary programming by featuring the work of Allison R. Mosher, a local illustrator whose work involves birds, butterflies, cute girls and other pretty things from 5 to 9 p.m. Spiral Bookcase, 112 Cotton Street. Diane Vaughn’s newest slate of lush water color meditations will be on display at her Soft Illusions Fine Art Gallery from 7 to 10 p.m. at 4203 Main Street.

What happens when you combine arguably the most groundbreaking bands in the history of modern music –The Beatles – and combine it with the most popular heavy metal band on the planet? Beatallica happens. Their songs spoof Beatles lyrics with Metallica’s trademark vocal delivery-yah, skull crushing guitar licks and dazzling solos. The show starts at 7 p.m. with a $10 cover. Grape Room, 108 Grape Street. 

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