Many art galleries in and around Philadelphia stay open later on the first Friday of the month. Here are some exhibits and activities happening tonight and throughout the month.
The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, Thursday through May 1, will feature many arts events, including a Gallery Night, 5-9 p.m. April 15, with more than 50 galleries participating. Find out more at pifa.org.
A Seed on Diamond Gallery. 124 W. Diamond St., 267-973-5242. "La Caja de la Memoria Viva (The Box of Living Memory)," multimedia exhibit by Brooklyn-based Puerto Rican artist Adrian "Viajero" Roman. Through April 9. Closing-day event, "Post Cards of our Barrios."
Arthur Ross Gallery. 220 S. 34th St., 215-898-2083. "Post-Mao Dreaming: Contemporary Chinese Art." Through Sunday. Lauren Greenfield's "Girl Culture," April 9-July 31. Artist talk, 5-7 p.m. April 15.
Artists' House Gallery. 57 N. 2nd St., 215-923-8440. "Celebration of Music," various artists. Exhibit is a tribute to the gallery's 20th anniversary and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society's 25th anniversary, in collaboration with PIFA. Reception, 5-8:30 tonight, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Lecture with art historian Daniel Miller, 2 p.m. April 10. Wind trio featuring Curtis Institute students, 2 p.m. April 17.
AxD Gallery. 265 S. 10th St., 215-627-6250. Douglas Witmer, "Fruitville/The School Papers." Through tomorrow.
Chestnut Hill Gallery. 8117 Germantown Ave., 215-248-2549. Alfred Ortega, "Ring the Midnight Bell at Noon." Through April 9.
LGTripp Gallery. 47-49 N. 2nd St., 215-923-3110. Jon Manteau, "To a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail." Through May 14. Reception, 6-8:30 tonight and May 6.
Locks Gallery. 600 Washington Square South, 215-629-1000. "The Insolent Eye: Jarry in Art," an immersive exhibition in homage to French author Alfred Jarry. "Standing on the Edge: 20th Century Sculpture," various artists. Through May 13. Reception, 5:30-7:30 tonight.
Manayunk Roxborough Art Center. 419 Green Lane, 215-482-3363. "Natural Studies," various artists. Through April. Reception, noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
Pentimenti Gallery. 145 N. 2nd St., 215-625-9990. Kevin Finklea, "Things we said that were important but now forgotten." Michelle Forsyth, "After." Through April 9.
Philadelphia Art Alliance. 251 S. 18th St., 215-545-4302. "J'entends les trains depuis toujours/I keep hearing the trains forever," video exhibit by Tania Mouraud, in conjunction with
PIFA, April 8-May 11. Live performance, 7 p.m. April 8.
Print Center. 1614 Latimer St., 215-735-6090. "Sweet Meat," Jesse Burke & Nils Ericson. "Party Pictures," William Earle Williams.
Rodger LaPelle Galleries. 122 N. 3rd St., 215-592-0232. "No Fooling," group show. Through April. Reception, 6-10 tonight.
St. Asaph Gallery. 27 Conshohocken State Road, Bala Cynwyd, 610-664-0966. Jim Bloom, "Above the Waist," mixed-media paintings and drawings. Through April 10.
Sande Webster Gallery. 2006 Walnut St., 215-636-9003. R.L. Washington paintings, "Cross Currents." Phil Stein dimensional photographic collages, "Streets 11," April 8-30. Reception, 6-8 p.m. April 8.
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, 215-482-7300. "The Natural History of My Backyard: Mixed Media Works on Paper," MF Cardamone. Through May 8.
Temple Gallery. Tyler School of Art, 12th and Norris streets, 215-777-9144. "Tyler School of Art MFA 2011 Thesis Exhibitions," rotating artists. Through May 21. Receptions, 6-8 p.m. every Friday.
3rd Street Gallery. 58 N. 2nd St., 215-625-0993. Carol Albrecht oil paintings, "Near and Far." Sally Walker collages, "Spaces." Through May 1. Receptions, 5-9 tonight and 2-4 p.m. Sunday.
University of the Arts. 320 S. Broad St., 215-717-6000. Leo & Diane Dillon, through May 20, Richard C. Von Hess Illustration Gallery, 333 S. Broad St.
Villanova University Art Gallery. 800 Lancaster Ave., St. Mary's Hall, Villanova, 610-519-4612. Carol Barth, "Visions From the Source."
Vox Populi. 319 N. 11th St., 215-238-1253. "Kick in the Eye," group exhibit of mixed media curated by Andrew Suggs. Through May 1. Reception, 6-11 tonight. Gallery talk with Suggs, 6 p.m. April 15.
Submit First Friday listings to Laurie Conrad by email (email@example.com) or mail (400 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19130). The April deadline is March 25.