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15 Events Worth Your Philly Entertainment While This Week & Beyond

Feeling a bit cray after the loooong, hot holiday weekend?

No need to go all Britney-in-07 just yet, because this week Philly will be hosting a whole lot of fabulous drag queens, get to harmonizing with Bone Thugs, go picnicking with The Roots and be serving up many, many more events that will have you checking your June purses for your local and legendary entertainment lives. 

Also, this week will be your last chance to see the fabulous Bella Cane and the delightfully ratchet Ms. Pissi Myles in a hilarious adaptation of Charles Busch’s Psycho Beach Party, and the fact that it’s already Tuesday means that you should’ve had it all figured out by now, so get your planning on right….now. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke/All Over Philly Now that summer has unofficially arrived, it’s time to belt out some of your favorite warm weathered jamz, so get out there and lend your vocal chords to Philly’s only karaoke queen, the fabulous Ms. Sara Sherr, all week and weekend long as she rightfully owns your song butchering lives with her extensive selection of tracks from her esteemed Sing Your Life Karaoke collection. You can catch her on any one of these nights tending to every single one of your Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff “Summertime” 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.

Monarch Philly/All Summer Long By now, you’ve sampled just about everything Philly’s hottest swim club has to offer, and now Monarch Philly is more than ready to help you get your summer ’16 life in check. Head to their official website right here for all of the sun-kissed truth you can handle. 

HoneyWolf Productions Presents Full Front Street/Every Monday Served up at The Victoria Freehouse and hosted by Philly Burlesque beauty, HoneyTree EvilEye, Philly’s only weekly Burlesque show is all sorts of tasseled up and guaranteed to get you more than ready for the week ahead. 

Sister Act:The Musical/Now through July 17th Because where would be in our lives without this delightful montage from the ’92 original featuring lots of Kathy Najimy and C+C Music Factory’s “Just a Touch of Love?” Absolutely nowhere, so head to the Walnut Street Theatre‘s website right now and get your Dolores Van Cartier life…you know you want to. 

Rupaul’s Battle of the Seasons Extravaganza/Tonight No explanation needed since every kween in the tristate area will be heading to the TLA tonight to witness…all of what’s about to go down. 

Psycho Beach Party starring Bella Cane & Pissi Myles/Tonight through June 5th Wednesday….Thursday….Friday…Saturday….Sunday. Those are the only days you have left to see ridiculously talented local drag diva Pissi Myles slay alongside the equally incredible Bella Cane as they team up to serve you with their side-splitting take on Charles Busch’s camp classic, Psycho Beach Party at Walnut Street Theatre’s Studio 5. However, you (yaaaas, you) better hurry, because those tickets are flying out the door faster than your last Grind’r hookup. 

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony/Crossroads 20th Anniversary Party/June 2nd Bone, Bone, Bone, Bone Bone, Bone, Bone, Bone, Bone.” Enough said. 

Franky’s Foxes/June 3rd Your favorite local drag goddesses-Zsa Zsa St. James, Iris Spectre, Ms. Karma, Omyra Lynn, Maria TopCatt, Ann Artist and Lady Poison–are once again about to chantay out of their foxholes this Friday night at Franky Bradley‘s for an evening of f#$king fierce entertainment, all while DJ Chris Urban gets you more right than J.Lo in 2005. 

Night Flight/June 3rd Guess what, kids? Your favorite gayborhood DJ, Mr. Carl Michaels is turning, um, 21 this weekend and he wants you to join him at Club Moussai along with your hostesses, Satine Harlow and Brittany Lynn, all while he spins out the deepest grooves this side of house music heaven. 

Bearlesque Presents Nickelodeon/June 3rd Get ready, Ms. Grande, because your favorite stripping bears are back at it again, and for this fuzzy, f#$kable go around, the red-hot cast will be slaying numbers as their favorite Nickelodeon characters. So, if you want to know what Ms. Amanda Bynes or Ms. Angelica Pickles have been up to these days, head to Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar this Friday night for all of the “You Can’t Do That on Television” debauchery.

Philly Beer Week BBQ Broads, Beers and Queens/June 4th Join your hostess with the absolute mostest, The Goddess Isis, alongside Pissi Myles, Ariel Versace, Omyra Lynn, Sapphira Cristal and Mary D’Knight at Smokin Betty’s for an evening celebrating some of the fiercest women in the beer industry. Along with a Tower Take Over of diva inspired drafts, proceeds will benefit the William Way Center, plus you’ll get a chance to meet the broads behind the brews and the performing queens…and we all know a little local drag love is always a good idea. 

The Roots Picnic/June 4th With a stand out line up that includes Usher, Future, Kaytranada, Leon Bridges, Willow Smith, DMX and of course, The Roots, why wouldn’t you want to head to Festival Pier this Saturday to get lost in all that sweet music love? Yes, that was a question. Go. 

Honeygasm Sunday/June 5th With a line-up that includes Philly Burlesque superstars Gemini Rose, Margot Starlux, May Day and your curator, the ferocious HoneyTree Evil Eye, Franky Bradley’s is the place to be this Sunday night for a show that is just as much entertaining as it is sticky and oh, so sensual. 

Positano Coast Industry Night/June 6th Since Mondays are like Fridays for pretty much everyone in the Philly service industry, you’ll absolutely want to join DJ Chris Urban as he serves up all the grooves you’ll want to hear (accompanied by some fabulous drink specials) as you let your hair down and be, like a normal person for one fabulous evening you’ll never forget. 

Slay ‘N Play/July How the f#$k did an event for July get on this list? New Emily is so getting fired. #staytunedkids 

Listen to Music/Everyday/ Because, why the fuck wouldn’t you? 

 

 

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Jam of the Day/Fleetwood Mac/”Everywhere”

Before we get lost in the groovy goodness that most certainly still lies within Fleetwood Mac’s ’88 smash hit, “Everywhere,” we must first dive straight into the album it calls home, the group’s blockbuster fourteenth studio set, Tango in the Night

Besides containing a ravishing buffet of Billboard Top 20 singles–“Everywhere,” “Little Lies,” “Seven Wonders,” (hey, Fiona) and “Big Love,” at fifteen million copies sold worldwide, Tango in the Night is Fleetwood Mac’s second best selling record coming behind Rumours, which was released a decade prior and sold, like, nine-hundred million copies.

However, the sales and classic singles are only a very small part of the magic that makes up this set as the standout record would also become the final studio album released by the ‘classic’ line-up of Fleetwood Mac consisting of Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie (who also wrote and slays on “Everywhere”) John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood, before Buckingham’s departure from the band in the summer of 1987.  

In fact, the album was originally intended to be a solo project for Buckingham, but since we all know that Fleetwood Mac works best when they’re all going through it, the legendary musician soon found himself working with his classic rock co-conspiritors once again and the rest became delightful late ’80s music history, especially when it comes to tantalizing tracks like “Everywhere.” 

Pure crystal ball bliss. 

 

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5 Reasons Why You Should Immediately Show Your Local Drag Love to Ms. Pissi Myles

I’m just going to come right out and say it….if you’re not aware of the raw, real comedic presence and gleaming stage werk of local drag entertainer Pissi Myles, you’re truly missing out on…life. 

Since winning the fourth cycle of Philly’s Drag Wars, Myles has not just proven herself to be a true winner, but has gone on to poise herself in a place where’s she’s created not just a name, but a bright, bold brand, all while lighting a match to a local entertainment fire that is just getting started. 

However, the most noble part of Ms. Myles (besides all of it) is that underneath the sharp as f#$k wit and fabulous costumes, is a humble gentlemen named Joe D’Angio, who is enjoying every part of his current roller coaster of a red-hot and rising like-a-drag-souffle-life, all while making sure his personal wig is on straight, even when it all can be a little…much. And our Lord Cher knows that it most certainly can be. 

But that’s just one of the reasons why you should recognize the brand, the name, the square biz of all that Pissi Myles has to offer, and here’s five more that prove the local drag  hypothesis as to why you should be chantay-ing her way….right now. 

1.Because she’s currently owning the Philly stages in Charles Busch’s Psycho Beach Party. In the Helen Hunt-worthy twister that is her schedule of slay, Pissi somehow found the time to like, learn lines and stuff and is currently owning the stage at Walnut Street Theatre’s Studio 5  in a “fun, campy” adaption of Charles Busch’s Psycho Beach Party, (a gender-bendered up retelling of the Hitchock classic) starring alongside the equally fabulous, Bella Cane.

I got the chance to chat with Pissi about the cast (she even let some straight boys in!) and those on-stage nerves that sometimes take over, and the radiant performer was confident with all of it because theatre is actually her first love. 

“Acting is what I went to school for, so I guess I have more of the feeling of home when I’m slipping into this kind of role, and course, I’ve always loved this play! It’s just so fun. Ms. Bella Cane and the rest of the cast have been incredible to work with. This truly feels like a family, which is what makes all those nerves step to the side.” 

Got your tickets? If you go here right now you do. 

2.Because her L’Etage residency, What Makes Me Pissi is simply bringing it all, gurl. In case you’ve been living under a basic rock for the past year, every second Saturday of every month, Ms. Myles takes a hold of the L’Etage stage for What Makes Me Pissi, a raw-like-sushi fresh-faced stage spectacle that has firmly established in being unlike any other drag show that’s gracing Philly spotlights right now.

Besides being all wrapped in that one-of-a-kind Pissi flavor, the local drag goddess has been oh, so consistent in bringing some of the fiercest NYC queens to the Philly stages, building a Jenga like list that has included the legendary Lady Bunny, Peaches Christ, Miz Cracker, Ms. Peppermint, Judy Darling, and recent Rupaul’s Drag Race slayer, Bob the Drag Queen….and that was just one night. 

But of course, we all know that no fabulous queen is fit without a red-hot local DJ to back her padded a$$ up, and in the music case of What Makes Me Pissi, Philly DJ Chris Urban has been her head headphones owning savior through… it all. “Oh…my….God. Chris Urban. I don’t even know what to say, He’s so together, so organized, so professional and has this way of keeping all of his shit together. It makes me a little envious because I don’t know how the fuck he does it. I love him for that.”

And just who is she bringing for another delightfully ratchet round next time? Guess you’ll have to go to L’Etage on Saturday June 11th to find out. #shamelessplug 

3.Because she can school anyone on how to create that brand, honey. Anyone that’s followed the explosive local drag career of Ms. Myles since she won the Philly Drag Wars crown knows that right from that very wig snatching moment,  Pissi has evolved into not just a well-respected local entertainer, but is making big wigged waves as one fierce business bitch.

Whether it’s on the acting stages or residencies in Asbury Park playing Queens Against Humanity at Georgie’s Bar or serving RDR hostess real his past season at Paradise or coming back to Philly to slay it again at Smokin’ Betty’s for the annual Broads, Beers and Queens fundraiser, the name Pissi Myles has quickly become a brand and a fabulous all-up-in-your-face business that is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. 

Oh, yas, how can we forget? Ms. Myles also also owned Drag Con in San Diego a few weeks ago. Enough said. 

4.Because she has no clue how she gets it all done….she just does. “I have no idea,” spilled Myles when I asked her how she keeps track of everything she has going on. “But what I do know is that I’ll have at least that one a day a week where I’m completely off from it all and I can just be Joe and take a step back from it to keep my sanity. And of course, Chipotle always helps.” 

When I broke mugs with Myles about how she pulls it all together on those struggle is f#$king real kind of days (we all have them), she had nothing but gratitude for her creative partner in crime, Mr. David Ayllon (who, by the way, shot this gleaming cover for Next magazine after Bob won the RDR crown a few weeks ago). “I don’t know what I would do without him. Underneath it all, I’m actually a very shy, quiet person, and he knows just how to always keep my spirits up, even on the struggle days. He’s been such an important part of this journey, and  I truly can’t say enough wonderful things about him.” 

5.Because of this Huffington Post article…. If the above reasons aren’t enough to have you bowing down to Ms. Myles (and if they’re not, she knows where you live and is coming for you…btw…is that the doorbell?), maybe this strutting Huffington Post piece will put your wig in place…

A few days after Ms. Bob rightfully snatched the crown, Huffington Post contributor Michael Cook (or “Cookie” as many, many of you out there know him), served up an article called, Top 10 New York City Girls for Drag Race,  in which he spilled on which NYC drag divas he thinks deserve to own a contestant spot on the next merry-go-around of Ms. Ru’s smash series. 

On a chantay ready list that rightfully includes Ms. Myles, as well as her What Makes Me Pissi co-stars Judy Darling, Sutton Lee Seymour, the local drag superstar easily fits right in, and even further tells us that her local drag story just might be starting a brand new chapter….so you better be prepare to get read and be ready. 

Because Pissi Myles certainly is.