Yaaaaaaas, the cast of one of T.V’s best comedies in decades is just days away from owning our “Ew David” lives with a take over of The Met this Wednesday night, and in the name of Moira Roses‘s incredible wig collection……we just can’t f@#king wait.
Oh, yeah, there’s also lots of other fabulous ways to dive straight into the local and legendary truth that’s about to take a hold of Philly this week (right, Matt Nathanson, The Knocks, Philadelphia Funk Authority and Dillon Francis?), which means it’s time to jump off the plan making diving board right about…..now.
Schitts’s Creek:Up Close & Personal/The Met Two Moira Rose filled evenings from tonight…no further statements. Who’s ready for the hilarious, lovable, legendary, incredibly talented, genius cast of Schitt’s Creek to take over Philly this week? Everyone. Which means the the time is right now to stop acting like a disgruntled pelican and grab those tickets. In the name of one of the best comedies on television, what are you waiting for? Go. (8 pm)
74 Seconds….To Judgement/Arden Theatre Company There’s shows, and then there’s...this show.. a poignant, raw, real story about a jury of 6 who have been in pure deadlock for a week straight as they undoubtably struggle to decide what is ‘justifiable homicide’ in a headline grabbing murder trial. As relevant as it is pure pearl clutching (and big shout out to red-hot Philly playwright Kash Goins for this story as well), it’s a must see for ALL of us in these divided times. It’s taken over The Arden tonight until Sunday, March 10th, and now it’s undoubtedly time to let this gripping show take over your life…right now. Seriously..go see it (and meet one of the show’s leading ladies, Ms. Kala Moses Baxter, right here!) you won’t be disappointed.
Sing Your Life Karaoke Hey, Philly karaoke friends and lovers…the time has come..for all of us to belt out the hits for our window shattering lives! All you have to do is join the most fabulous Sara Sherr and her Sing Your Life Karaoke collection at any…or all…..of these phabulous Philly locations listed below…..and then get ready to sing as if your name is Barbra…it’s not, but try those vocals out anyway….it’s just that simple. Let’s crack some vases. Sun/9-2@Bob & Barbara’s……Tues/9-2@12 Steps Down……Thursday/9-2 @Milkboy Philly South St…Fri/9-1@Southhouse….Saturday/9-145@ Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap
The Knocks/TLA Do you desire to live your best music life, like, right now? First, listen to anything and everything from Ben “B-Roc” Rutner and James “JPatt” Patterson–aka NYC’s The Knocks–including their latest fire, New York Narcotic. Then, get lost in their dreamy clip for “Dreaming” and try not to be smitten with the chilled out vibes you feel inside as you knock on those keys to get those tickets to see this most fine-tuned music pairing bang on the TLA stage this Wednesday night. Enjoy..because you most certainly will when it comes to these groovy guys. (8 pm)
Allison Wonderland/Dillon Francis/Liacouras Center If you’re ready to pump some fists and build some beats (really, who isn’t at all times, right, Mom?), then this groove filled gathering served up by two of dance music‘s most fiery acts is just what you’re glow stick livin’ and lovin’ self will be all sorts of ready for. Hit the floor for those tickets right here and then prepare to bring all of that energy over to the Liacouras Center this Thursday night…you’re gonna need it. (8 pm)
Philadelphia Funk Authority w/ Rachel Kline/World Cafe Live So, there’s this show on Friday night that we all must show our love and support to for a couple of incredible reasons. First, gettin’ down to the vibes that will be indefinitely served up by PFA is always a grand idea for the start of your weekend. Second, you’ll be magnificently introduced to their incredible lead singer, Ms. Rachel Kline. Not only does this red-hot and rising local vocal superstar contain the beauty of Ariana-meets-Camila(so not kidding), but she’s got a voice that is that voice….and it will take over your entire music soul. And while you click on those keys to get those tickets to the show, check out Ms. Kline’s Instagram for a mountain moving clip or five and witness her slay your life. And if you have a string of pearls, it’s best to put them on now because they will be clutched when it comes to everything this talented and gorgeous Philly gal has to offer all of us. Don’t miss any of it!! (8 pm)
Bev Beats:A RuPaul’s Drag Race Party/Toasted Walnut Calling every Philly RPDR phan (ahem, the entire Gayborhood) this Friday night, you betta chantay, sashay and just fucking strut on over to Toasted Walnut where the most fabulous and hilarious Ms. Bev will be spinnin’ out them classic Drag Race performances and jams that you can’t liiiiiive without. On the slay will be death drop worthy sets from Willam, Manilla, Adore and a big ol’ tuck’s worth of others fabulous Ru approved gals! Plus, how many times will we get to witness BEV the DJ? Once in a gay lifetime. (10 pm)
Underground w/DJ KRK/Voyeur Speaking of Philly DJs, if there’s one local beat master out there who knows how to inch us closer to tank top rockin’ status thanks to his certified caliente collection of tribal beats and treats, it’s DJ KRK, who’s no doubt going to make all of us work it like Missy downstairs on the floor at Voyeur this Friday with another fiery round of his monthly Underground slay. It’s a feel good soiree for the dancing daddy, king and queen in all of us that’s not to be missed..so don’t! (Every Friday/10 pm)
Also on the local and legendary entertainment turntables for your……
A Story of Tenors@Walnut Street Theatre(through March 15th)……The Bridges of Madison County@Philadelphia Theatre Company(through March 3rd)……Disturbed@Wells Fargo Center(730 pm)…….Adult Mom @PhilaMOCA(7 pm)………Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind@Balcony Bar @The Trocadero(8 pm)……Monday Night Raw@St. Lazarus Bar(10 pm)…..Tigerbeats:Indie Dance Party@The Barbary (10 pm)
Vince Staples@The Fillmore(8 pm)……Marty Friedman@Voltage Lounge(8 pm)………Superbody@Everybody Hits(9 pm)…..IBA WiB Networking Reception @SPiN(530 pm)……Club United@The Barbary(10 pm)…….Drag Bingo @Southhouse(8 pm)…….Chiddy Bang@The Foundry(8 pm)
The Everything Show Finale @L’Etage(8 pm)………February QOTA@Garage(6 pm)……..SlayHer:Philly’s Only All Metal Drag Show@Tattooed Mom(8 pm)……..The Soul Factory Season 2 @TABU(930 pm)……Switchfoot@The Fillmore(7 pm)……….Julia Holter@Underground Arts(9 pm)……..Jacob Banks@Union Transfer(8 pm)…….Empress Of@Boot & Saddle(7 pm)……Warhawks@Ortlieb‘s(8 pm)
Quinn XCII @The Fillmore(8 pm)……Alan Walker@TLA(10 pm)……..Houndmouth@Union Transfer(730 pm)………Parcels@Boot&Saddle(8 pm)…….Karl Blau@Kung Fu Necktie(8 pm)………Donna Missal@Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm)………Marielle Kraft@World Cafe Live(8 pm)…….Mark Lanky@Ortlieb’s(8 pm)….Mark McDermott@The Locks@Sona(8 pm)…….
Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s, Tavern on Camac, X Bar & Tabu(10 pm, Gayborhood)……..Guys & Dolls@L’Etage(8 pm)…..Death Becomes Her Screening @South Street Cinema(8 pm)……..Matt Nathanson@TLA(8 pm)……….James Blake@The Fillmore(830 pm)……Excision @The Met(8 pm)……..Madeintoyo@The Foundry(8 pm)…….Gang of Four@Underground Arts(9 pm)……..Paul van Dyk@Ocean Resort Casino(10 pm)………Ummet Ozcan@NOTO(10 pm)…..Mad World:New Wave Dance Party@The Barbary(10 pm)
Cover photo courtesy of Variety