ART GALLERIES in and around Old City stay open later on the first Friday of the month. Here's a rundown of local exhibits and First Friday arts events:

Artists' House Gallery. 57 N. 2nd St., 215-923-8440. Oil paintings by various artists. Until Sept. 30. Reception 5-8:30 tonight.

Bridgette Mayer Gallery. 709 Walnut St., 215-413-8893. "Glow," paintings by Elyce Abrams; also Matt Levy's "Lament." Until Sept. 29. Reception 6-8:30 tonight.

CEREALART. 149 N. 3rd St., 215-

627-5060. Photoworks by Ira Cohen. Until Oct. 30. Reception 6-9 tonight.

Clay Studio. 139 N. 2nd St., 215-925-3453. "Tableware" by Andy Shaw. "The Bio Home Show" by David S. East. New work by Kristen Kieffer. Until Sept. 30. Reception 5-9 tonight.

F.A.N. Gallery. 221 Arch St., 215-922-5155. Works by Tim Conte. Until Sept 22. Reception 5-9 tonight.

Fleisher Art Memorial. 719 Catharine St., 215- 922-3456. "Challenge #1," works by Roger Matsumoto, Walter Plotnick and Richard Ryan. Until Oct. 6. Reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Gallery Siano. 309 Arch St., 215-629-2940. "Present Tense," new work by David Foss and Michelle Marcusen. Until Sept. 22. Reception 6-8:30 tonight.

Gross McCleaf Gallery. 127 S. 16th St., 215-665-8138. New paintings by Chris Nissen. Until Sept. 28. Reception 5-7 tonight.

Khmer Art Gallery. 319 N. 11th St., 215-922-5600. Local filmmaker Rini Yun Keagy screens her film "Yellow." A percentage of First Friday sales will benefit Kiva, a nonprofit micro-investing organization working to eradicate global poverty.

Locks Gallery. 600 Washington Square South, 215-629-1000. Photo exhibition by Eileen Neff. Until Sept. 29.

Muse Gallery. 60 N. 2nd St., 215-627-5310. "Life in the Black Hole: The Process of Making Art," by Lydia Hamilton Brown. Until Sept. 30. Reception 5-9 tonight.

Newman Galleries. 1625 Walnut St., 215-563-1779. Contemporary American artists. Until Sept. 22.

NEXUS/Foundation for Today's Art. 137 N. 2nd St., 215-629-1103. "Mr. Bunny and Friends," drawings by Elaine M. Erne; "Crowd: Stumbling Through Displaced Intimacy," by Jody Sweitzer. Until Oct. 5. Reception 6-10 p.m. Sept. 13.

Gershman Y Galleries. 401 S. Broad St., 215-446-3001. Sculpture and photographs by Helène Aylon, "My Body, My Self: Under the canopy; On top of the land; Out of the texts." Sept. 16-Nov. 4. Reception Sept. 16, 3-5:30 p.m.

Painted Bride Art Center. 230 Vine St., 215-925-9914. "The Exquisite Corpse," curated by John Freeborn. Until Oct. 13. Reception 5-7 tonight.

Pentimenti Gallery. 145 N. 2nd St., 215-625-9990. Group exhibition, "In Summer, the Song Sings Itself," of paintings, photographs and sculptures. Until Sept. 15. Reception 6-8:30 tonight.

Print Center. 1614 Latimer St., 215-735-6090. "Black Pulse 2000-2007: Doug and Mike Starn." Sept. 14- Nov. 21. Reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 14.

Projects Gallery. 69 N. 2nd St., 267-303-9652. Steve Cope, "Night Watch." Until Sept. 29. Reception 5-8 tonight.

SNYDERMAN-WORKS GALLERIES. 303 Cherry St., 215-238-9576. "Images and Icons" by Daniel Cutrone. Until Sept. 29. Reception 5:30-8:30 tonight.

Third Street Gallery. 58 N. 2nd St., 215-625-0993. "Flower Show," oil paintings by Judith Viner; "Black and White+" photos and enhanced media by Ruth Hampton. Until Sept. 30. Reception 5-9 tonight.

Wood Turning Center. 501 Vine St., 215-923-8000. "allTURNatives: form + spirit 2007." Until Sept. 22.

Submit First Friday listings to Jennifer Barkowitz by e-mail (barkowj@phillynews.com), fax (215-854-5910) or mail (400 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19130). The October deadline is Sept. 25.