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Weekend Entertainment Groove

Let’s weekend as if our name is The Weeknd because there’s lots and lots of things to do along the way leading up to, ya know, that game on Sunday. 

Let’s do it and Fly, Eagles, Fly

Sing Your Life Karaoke w/ Sara Sherr While everyone in the city is sooo over this winter already, that shouldn’t stop you from heading out to warm up those vocal chords thanks to the fabulous Ms. Sherr and her extensive collection of Sing Your Life Karaoke grooves, which are bound to take over your song butchering pleasure all weekend long at all of these fabulous Philly locations listed below. Sun, 9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues, 9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs, 10-2 W/N W/N 931 Spring Garden, Fri, 9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St. Saturday, 9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave

Les Miserables You’ve witnessed the long-running Broadway musical in all of its glory and you wish it was you who won the Academy Award instead of Anne Hathaway for the 2012 film version because you belt out ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ so much better than she can. And of course, most importantly…you are Susan Boyle. But now here’s your chance to catch this blockbuster musical while it’s here in Philly…but you better hurry because like the best kind of “Dream,” the critically acclaimed national production is only here for a few more magical moments (until this Sunday, to be exact, and yes, they’re still expecting a packed house during the big game so you won’t feel so alone in missing the live play-by-plays), so grab those tickets…now. Go right here to do it. Tonight-Sunday/The Academy of Music @The Kimmel Center/Various showtimes & ticket prices/240 S. Broad St.

The Humans The critically acclaimed story about a man named Erik Blake whose world–and family–begins to crumble after a weary sleepless night, The Humans have just begun taking over the Walnut Street Theatre for an eight week run that’s guaranteed to be nothing short of spectacular. Hailed by critics as “hilarious and unforgettable,” the show also bagged up twenty (!!) 2016 Best Play Awards, with one including a nice-and-shiny Tony Award. For much more on this incredible play, go right here….and then you know what to do…get those tickets because this is one show you don’t want to miss while it’s here in Philly. Walnut Street Theatre/Tonight-March 4th/Various showtimes &ticket prices/825 Walnut St.

Majid Jordan In what’s shaping up to be a smokin’ hot weekend at The Fillmore (keep on scrollin’), this red-hot Canadian R&B duo responsible for such bedroom bangers as “Gave Your Love Away” and “One I Want” are sure to heat you up in all of the right ways..Tonight/830 pm/The Fillmore/29 E. Allen St. 

Alex Aiono First, watch Mr. Aiono’s sexy clip for his highly underrated banger, “Work the Middle,” then grab your tickets to see him dance it all out over at The Foundry tonight. 730 pm/29 E. Allen St.

Get You a Girl Who Can Do Both  A smart, sexy and sultry show featuring an all-star cast of fierce local Burlesque divas including Mina Minou, Dorian Helena, Icon Ebony Fierce, Veronica Vicious, Scarlett Cerise, Ms. Honeytree EvilEye and DJ Flrt Vonnegut get ready for an informative Friday night featuring stylish lectures on a variety of topics rockin’ our worlds, which will be followed by incredible performances that you won’t forget anytime soon. It’s really that simple…so be smart and go! Tonight/Ruba Club/9 pm/416 Green St. 

The Eric Jaffe Show Amidst the tidal waves of green you’ll see all over the city this weekend, you’ll also be splashed with flecks of purple thanks to the always slaying Mr. Eric Jaffe, who’s returning to Tavern on Camac this weekend with his ukulele and lots and lots of extra-ness fresh for the new year. Also along for the ride will be local Philly talents Keely Siblia, Joe Macky, Sara Flail and Christina Higgins, all of whom will give you a glitter-bombed evening you’ll never forget. And as always, Absolut will be your fabulous sponsor and there’s never any cover, gurl. . Saturday/730 pm/Tavern on Camac/243 S. Camac St. 

Pop Muzik Celebrates Erasure  There’s really not too much to say here since we all know that DJ Robert Drake has been patiently waiting to serve the City of Brotherly Love with some New Wave realness to get us even more jazzercise-d up ahead of Sunday’s big game. As if that were possible…he’s certainly going to try this Saturday night at Club Mousai, kids. 10 pm/1227 Walnut St. 

Walk the Moon  Because you just belted out “Shut Up and Dance” in the shower this morning and because they most likely won’t hit the stage until the game is close to being over. And because WTM lead singer Nicholas Pettricia is like, really, really cute. So, wins all around. Grab those tickets while you can. Sunday/8 pm/The Fillmore/29 E. Allen St. 

Lana Del Rey   Because a little “Summertime Sadness” in the dead of winter is always a good idea. And although we tried really, really hard to get the “Young and Beautiful” songstress to move her show away from Sunday’s NFC Championship game (read this) unfortunately it can’t be done. Only in Philly. Sunday/8 pm/Wells Fargo Center/3601 South Broad St. 

Also for your dancin’ and prancin’ pleasure this weekend……..

DJ Jimmy DePre @Tavern on Camac (Friday & Saturday, 9 pm, 243 S. Camac St.)…….. Haus:UV@Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar (Friday, 10 pm, 200 South 12th St.)………..Felix Da Housecat @Coda(Friday, 11pm, 1712 Walnut St.)…..Cosmic Gate @Rumor (Friday, 11 pm, 1500 Sansom St.)………Boombox Cartel @NOTO(Friday, 10 pm, 1209 Vine St.)……..Cash Cash @Hilton Penn’s Landing (Saturday, 8 pm, 201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.)…..Chachi@NOTO(Saturday, 11 pm, 1209 Vine St.) 

Also on the local and legendary entertainment decks for your Friday……

Rufus Wainwright @Kimmel Center(3 pm, 700 S. Broad St.)…………..Say Anything/Tim Kasher @The Trocadero(730 pm, 1003 Arch St., Saturday, too!)………..Free Throw @Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm, 529 West Girard Ave)……….Tropic of Cancer@Johnny Brenda’s Downstairs(10 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)………Alex Bugnon @South(9 pm, 600 N. Broad St.)…………Air Is Human @Ortliebs(8 pm, 847 N. 3rd St.)……..American Dinosaur@Milkboy Philly(830 pm, 1100 Chestnut St.)……….722 @Boot & Saddle(8 pm, 1131 S. Broad St. )……..Andrew Devlin@Dolphin Tavern(10 pm, 1539 S. Broad St.) 

Saturday…..  

Flobots@Coda(8 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)……..Chase Rice @The Fillmore(8 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)……..BoomBox @Union Transfer(9 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)………Cormega and Viking@Voltage Lounge (9 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)……..U.S. Bombs@Kung Fu Necktie(530 pm, 1248 N. Front St.)…….Tessa Violet and Secret Midnight Press@Boot & Saddle(830 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.)……..Mach 22@Milkboy Philly(8 pm, 1100 Chestnut St.)…….Creem Circus@The Barbary(830 pm, 951 Frankford Ave)…….Sorted@The Dolphin Tavern(10 pm, 1539 S. Broad St.) 

Sunday……. 

E-A-G-L-E-S!  Enough said. 

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Tuesday Entertainment Groove

First up, a little (or a lot) of “Linger” by The Cranberries in tribute to the late Dolores O’Riordan, whom the music world–and beyond–lost yesterday at the gone-too-soon age of 46. 

Then a list of fun events to cheer you up on this pre-snow Tuesday night. Don’t worry, it’s not going to be that bad. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke w/ Sara Sherr While it may be more frozen than Madonna outside, that shouldn’t stop you from heading out to warm up those vocal chords thanks to the fabulous Ms. Sherr and her extensive collection of Sing Your Life Karaoke grooves, which are bound to take over your song butchering pleasure all week long at all of these fabulous Philly locations listed below. Sun, 9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues, 9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs, 10-2 W/N W/N 931 Spring Garden, Fri, 9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St. Saturday, 9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave

Les Miserables You’ve witnessed the long-running Broadway musical in all of its glory and you wish it was you who won the Academy Award instead of Anne Hathaway for the 2012 film version because you belt out ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ so much better than she can. And of course, most importantly…you are Susan Boyle. But now here’s your chance to catch this blockbuster musical while it’s here in Philly…but you better hurry because like the best kind of “Dream,” the critically acclaimed national production is only here for a few more magical moments, so you better grab those tickets…now. Go right here to do it. Tonight-Sunday, January 21st/The Academy of Music @The Kimmel Center/Various showtimes & ticket prices/240 S. Broad St.

Michael Wolff/Fire & Fury  Does this one really need an explanation? Most likely not since you’re already waiting in line at the Free Library to see the much, much, much buzzed about author of that book. 730/Philadelphia Free Library/1901 Vine St. 

West Philadelphia Orchestra Looking to put a true entertainment jolt in your week? Really, who isn’t?), then you must head over to Franky Bradley’s tonight where the WPO will be more than waiting for you with all of that bangin’ brass and then some. 9 pm/1320 Chancellor St.

Equality PA Philly Happy Hour   If you’re in the mood to mingle with the boys and show your love to a wonderful organization (check out Equality Pennsylvania right here), then head over to Tabu tonight for a special happy hour that’s all about the love and of course, being as fabulous as we possibly can. Because, really, there is no other way. Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar/7 pm/200 South 12th St. 

The Humans The critically acclaimed story about a man named Erik Blake whose world–and family–begins to crumble after a weary sleepless night, The Humans is taking over the Walnut Street Theatre Winner beginning this evening for an eight week run that’s guaranteed to be nothing short of spectacular. Hailed by critics as “hilarious and unforgettable,” the show also bagged up twenty (!!) 2016 Best Play Awards, with one including a nice-and-shiny Tony Award. For much more on this incredible play, go right here….and then you know what to do…get those tickets because this is one show you don’t want to miss while it’s here in Philly. Walnut Street Theatre/Tonight-March 4th/Various showtimes &ticket prices/825 Walnut St. 

Also live and ready for your Tuesday night pleasure…….

Future Sound @Johnny Brenda’s Downstairs(8 pm, 1201 N. Frankford Ave)…………Dan Kassel @World Cafe Live(8 pm, 3025 Walnut St.)……..The Missed Munsons @Bourbon & Branch(7 pm, 705 N. 2nd St.)…………..The Shining Free Screening @Tattoed Mom(8 pm, 530 South St.)…….Harry Potter Pub Trivia Books 5 & 6 @Sona Pub & Kitchen(830 pm, 4417 Main St.)………Sing Along w/Dr. Dazzle@12 Steps Down(9 pm, 831 Christian St.)

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Monday Entertainment Groove

First, a little “New Rules” by the fabulous Dua Lipa as we all brace ourselves for the new work week ahead, followed by a list of Philly entertainment events for your Monday night that will give you all of the motivation you need for your post-weekend recharge. 

And of course, Go Eagles!

Let’s do it. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke w/ Sara Sherr   While it may be more frozen than Madonna outside, that shouldn’t stop you from heading out to warm up those vocal chords thanks to the fabulous Ms. Sherr and her extensive collection of Sing Your Life Karaoke grooves, which are bound to take over your song butchering pleasure all week long at all of these fabulous Philly collections listed below. Sun, 9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues, 9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs, 10-2 W/N W/N 931 Spring Garden, Fri, 9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St. Saturday, 9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave

Les Miserables You’ve witnessed the long-running Broadway musical in all of its glory and you wish it was you who won the Academy Award instead of Ms. Hathaway for the film version because you belt out ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ just oh, so well….and most importantly, you are Susan Boyle. But now here’s your chance to catch this blockbuster musical while it’s here in Philly…but you better hurry because like the best kind of “Dream,” the critically acclaimed national production is only here for a short while, so you better grab those tickets…now. And you can go right here to do it.   The Academy of Music @The Kimmel Center/Various showtimes & ticket prices/240 S. Broad St. 

Full Front Street Looking for a delicious weekly Philadelphia Burlesque fix? Then you must head to Victoria Freehouse tonight (and every Monday!) and join your always ridiculously talented hostess, Ms. Veronica Vicious along with a fresh roster of tassels twirlin’ talent, with tonight’s show including the lovely likes of Mustang May Hem, Viktor Devonne, Jesha and Mae Rose. Don’t miss it! Every Monday/9 pm/Victoria Freehouse/10 South Front St. 

Pegsicle   While it may be oh, so cold, ice creator Peter Woolsey is back to warm things up at La Peg tonight by bringing you some of the hottest ice sculptures you’ve ever seen. This time he’s bringing a team of local artists along to craft a what’s sure-to-be stunning temporary ice sculpture garden, all of which will make for one shimmering Monday night event you’ll have to see to believe. The Ice Bar @La Peg/5 pm/140 N. Columbus Blvd 

Fetty Wap  Because when you kickstart your week with “Trap Queen” and “679,” it’s an absolute guarantee you’ll make it until Friday..and in life. Grab those tickets. TLA Philly/8 pm/334 South St. 

Neon Dreams If you’re looking for a more laid back way to jump into the week ahead, then the vibes provided by indie pop trio Neon Dreams will certainly have everything you need. First, get lost in their deep banger “Power” below and then go witness them take over Bourbon & Branch tonight. 8pm/705 N. 2nd St. 

Also on the entertainment decks for your Monday……

Artist’s Night Out @Tabu(6 pm-9 pm, 200 South 12th St.)…………The Big Lonesome @Kung Fu Necktie(8 pm, 1248 N. Front St.)……………….Laughs on Philly@Ortlieb’s(7 pm, 847 N. 3rd St.)…………Early Evening Dinner Jazz w/Pete Gaudioso @Time (530pm-830pm, 1315 Sansom St.)…………Movies Mondays @The Trocadero presents 2017’s It(630 pm, 1003 Arch St.)……..Monkey Club Open Mic Comedy Night(8 pm, 2101 E York St.)

Cover photo courtesy of PC Wall Art