While February is so far hitting us with those Titanic like temps and the never ending possibility of another snowstorm, the sun is officially staying out longer which means we’re (almost) gearing up to seeing #thinkspring everywhere. Because, let’s face it, with temperatures this weekend expected to be in the single digits, you sort of have to.
To keep on helping you cure those winter doldrums and to keep your 2016 movin’ and groovin’ along, Philly Mixtape is locked and loaded with a fresh serving of its February events calendar, featuring events that are perfect for you or your significant other this Valentine’s Day weekend and beyond.
Put the Bon Bons down and enjoy!
DJ Chris Urban at L’Etage Keep your girl or guy in check by taking them out onto the dance floor and showing your music love to the grooves provided by one of Philly’s hottest DJs. Every Saturday, 10 P.M., $5
Sing Your Life Karaoke Join Philly’s reigning karaoke queen Sara Sherr as she serves up her selection of songs (with lots of Alanis angst for Valentine’s Day, of course) from her esteemed karaoke collection. You can catch her on any one of these nights tending to all of your karaoke needs. Sun, 9-2, Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues, 9-2, 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs, 9-2, Sarah’s Place, 1216 N. 29th Street Fri, 9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St.
Songbird Philly/Every Tuesday/19 incredible contestants….13 weeks….all new judges panel…and truly only one musical Katniss. Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar, 8 pm, $10
Be Mine: A Valentine’s Day Cabaret/Feb 12th Bring either yourself or your significant other and come enjoy a night of live singing and comedy hosted by Ms. Bev alongside special guests Keely Siblia, Emily Valentine and the one-and-only, Anita Manhattan. And with special $15 champagne bottle specials, your single-on-Valentine’s Day frown will be immediately turned upside down. Pennsylvania 6 Philly, 7 pm, $12 for singles, $20 for couples. Tickets sold at door or right here.
Bruce Springsteen/Tonight Where every screaming female in the tri-state area will be at the start of Valentine’s Day weekend. Wells Fargo Center Get your tickets right right here…hurry!
What Makes Me Pissi/Feb 13th If there’s any Philly drag diva out there that certainly knows how to serve up ALL of the Valentine’s Day truth, it’s certainly Ms. Pissi Myles. Join her and her big box of Bon Bons alongside DJ Chris Urban, NYC’s Ms. Peppermint and Omyra Lynn for a night that you and your soon-to-be-ex will never forget. For more info and tickets, get to werk right here. L’Etage
SisterSpace Heart Dance/Stir Feb 13th Calling all the single or coupled up ladies! Jon DJ Sally Spinner as she serves up the fiercest grooves and creates the good vibes that will coincide with all kinds of lovely drink specials with one hundred percent of the proceeds going to support the nonprofit SisterSpace. More details are available right here. Stir Lounge, 8 pm, &10
iHeart ’80s Party Starring Debbie Gibson/Feb 13th Is there truly a better way to spend Valentine’s Day weekend other than diving back into the glorious music of teen queen Debbie Gibson, the ravishing Jade Starling of Pretty Poison and the funkdafied Rob Bass? Stock up the Aqua Net and get ready to squeeze into those ’80s jeans that you know you still have in your closet and brace yourself for what will absolutely be an evening to remember. Harrah’s Philly Get tickets
DJ Chris Urban at Positano Coast/Feb 14th Just when you thought Mr. Urban was done serving you your Valentine’s day music life, he’s back and dishing out a softer selection of beats while you get served by the items on Positano Coast’s new brunch menu. For more info, take your sweetheart right here.
The Haus of Ham Presents:I Feel Nothing/Feb 14th Join the delightfully raunchy Haus of Ham as they throw all kinds of Cupid shade towards the most commercial holiday ever, Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to bring your picture of that ex to rip up! ICandy, 9pm, No cover
Open Call:Philly’s only All Musical Theater Open Mic Night/Feb 15th Join host Luke Grooms as he also performs at the revamped Cibro, which is locked and loaded with a real piano, fabulous sound system, and of course plenty of room to rock the house. Don’t be shy, so stop by and own your moment. Cibo, 9pm, no cover
Bryan Adams/Feb 15th Now that you’re old enough to know what “Summer of ’69” really meant, go relive your own sun filled memories for what is sure to be one hell of a show. Because don’t forget, everything Mr. Adams will be doing on this coveted night, he’ll be doing it just for you. The Fillmore Philly Get tickets
The Soul Rebels Sound System feat Talib Kwali/Feb 17th There’s really nothing to say except old school hip hop class will certainly be in session during the night of this performance. TLA Philly, Get tickets right here.
EDX/Nora En Pure/Croatia Squad/Antonio Giacci/Feb 21st If the third night in Coda Philly’s one year anniversary weekend party doesn’t warm you right up, there’s no telling what will. For all of Coda’s celebratory music truth, check out their official website right here. Coda Philly, 9 PM $10-$30
VNIX at Kung Fu Necktie/Feb 28th Join Mr. Will Viozzi-aka VNIX–as the extraordinarily talented local singer/songwriter takes his musical influences of Queen and the late, great David Bowie to the stage and leaves you soaring into the night by performing tracks from his red-hot E.P, 500, which you can get down to right here. For more info and tickets on this one-of-a-kind Philly show, spread those local music wings and fly right here.
Listen to Music/All Year Long There’s no denying that these winter months can smack us down when we least expect it, so make sure you always have some music in your ‘buds and ‘phones all winter (and all year) long. Let those beats keep you nice and toasty even when you’re more frigid than Celine singing at the edge of the Titanic. Groove on.