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Food and craft vendors, Drexel musicians, take over Second Friday on Lancaster Ave. on Aug. 10

Second Friday on Lancaster Avenue continues its revitalization this week, with a variety of vendors, led by Little Baby's Ice Cream and Jimmies Cupcakes, a Drexel Music Showcase, and your last chance to experience Flying Kite's Transformation 19104 exhibit at its On the Ground headquarters at 4017 Lancaster Ave.

Little Baby's Ice Cream, fresh off its Fishtown storefront launch last week, and Jimmie's, a gourmet cupcake van that will be at Mt. Airy Night Market on Aug. 16, will be set up near the 3800-3900 block of Lancaster Ave. They'll be accompanied by a variety of arts and crafts vendors, selling jewelry, clothes, artwork and a variety of other products. 

The People's Emergency Center's Make Your Mark building at 3861 Lancaster Ave. will host the Drexel Music Showcase, which feature the rap stylings of Quags, IHateYourDad(PA) and other acts. Also, see the work of emerging visual artist Jasmine Roper. She will display works in pencil, acrylic paint, and oil paint. Her most recent show was on display at Wired Beans Café in Germantown.

Up and down Lancaster Ave., from the 3500 block through 4300 block, more than 30 businesses will be participating. Flying Kite will host Chinese musicians from the neighborhood, as well as more puppetry for children. Festvities run from 5-8 p.m., and here's a block-by-block look at some of what's planned:

3500 block
Community Education Center (3500): Garden Party Summer Series open mic, performances, displays, closing reception
Savas Brick Oven Pizza (3505): Outdoor dining
Ed's Buffalo Wings & Pizza (3513): Food & drink specials
Mad Greeks Restaurant (3517): Food & drink specials
Fencing Academy (3519): Demonstrations
Power Yoga Works (3527): Demonstrations
3600 block
LA Vista Hair Salon (3616): Walk-in specials and sidewalk sale
Redcap Games (3617): New game launch
Polish (3624): Student discounts and manicure/pedicure specials
Lemon Grass Thai (3630): Dinner specials
Coco Jazz Salon (3631): Discounts
Powelton Pizza (3635): $1 slices and bass clarinet player
Paratha Roll (3651): Outdoor dining and discounts
3700 block
Fresh Food Truck (area of 3700)
3800 block
Jollie's West (3800): Bar specials with DJ Corey “Baby DST”
Reed's Coffee and Tea House (3802): Open mic and art display
Art on the Avenue (3808): jazz music and art by Emil Baumann
A Part of Me (3834): Sidewalk sale, free refreshments and music by jazz artist Alfie Pollitt
La Pearl Beauty Emporium (3857): Discounts
People's Emergency Center's Make Your Mark Building (3861): Drexel Music Showcase - IHateMyDad(PA), Quags and art by Jasmine Roper.
3900 block
New Angle Lounge (3901): Bar specials
Resellers Central Market (3939): Sidewalk sale
Chic Afrique (3943): Extended hours

4000 block
Corner of 40th and Lancaster (4000/outside): Voter registration tent and a Condom Nation, a national condom giveaway program administered locally by Metropolitan Community Church.
Flying Kite On the Ground (4017): Second Friday HQ with Transformation 19104 art exhibit, new Budd St. photo exhibit celebration and live music
Villa (4034): Sidewalk sale, food drive, and in-store event with Thor Take Over Records
Miss Prissy (4058): Sidwalk sale

4100 block
Vintage Villa Antiques (4167): A sidewalk sale with several vendors also serves as a pre-opening event for Vintage Villa, which will be reopening this summer. The shop also features artist Will Conyers and his original, limited edition framed works.

4200 block
King's Grill: Food specials
Bottom of the Sea (4142): Food specials
4300 block
Wolf Cycle (4311): 10% off all items not already on sale from 5-8 p.m.
Dwight's Southern Bar-B-Que (4345): Food specials

Source: James Wright, People's Emergency Center
Writer: Joe Petrucci
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