15 Philly Events Worth Your Entertainment While in May

I know I sound like a broken record, but I know I can speak for everyone when I say…..what the f#$k is up with weather? Seriously, Does anyone remember when the last time the sun was out for more than a two-day stretch? Anyone? That’s because “No” like Ms. Trainor…it just hasn’t happened recently. 

However, much like those lightly soaked runners and spectators experienced during last weekend’s Broad Street Run, Philly certainly lives that #RainorShine life, so no matter what kind of Britney “Stronger” video weather we’re faced with, the show (and life) must go on. Meaning we must (once again) ignore this week’s forecast and continue on with the local and legendary Spring entertainment slay. 

With a fabulous mix of events that includes the launch of The Tea Philly, the third annual South Street Music Festival and all the Monarch Philly truth you can handle, it’s going to be quite a glorious first weekend and beyond in May in Philly.  If that’s not enough Spring heat for you, Franky Bradley’s sizzling local drag troupe, Franky’s Foxes, will be serving up a 6 inch worthy one year  anniversary show tonight that is aiming to pollinate your local drag flower and have its foxy way with you…..and it all starts 

Sing Your Life Karaoke/Everywhere Now that the Spring has finally sprung, it’s all the more reason to bust out in a little tune, 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 Alannah Myles “Black Velvet” 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.

The Tea Philly/Every Monday in May So, got things on your mind like love, sex, life, and like, other stuff? Then download the TuneIn app (go here for more, um, tea on The Tea) and link it up to The Daily Grind Radio to listen to The Tea Philly, a fabulous new Philly podcast show that has one goal and one goal only–to help you get into complete lyfe formation.

Join moderator, director and producer Mansa Jaiye along with his esteemed co-hosts, Miguel Andrare and Brandon Gommer as they gather to discuss all of it while serving up all the truth you’ll want hear while getting through the fabulously frustrating thing we call…life. Plus, they’ll absolutely help you find your true inner diva and having living you that Red Lobster life in no time flat. Ready, set, spill. 

Monarch Philly/All Summer Long The pool–and so much more–are now open for your summer ’16 pleasure, so head to Monarch Philly’s site right now for all of the eat, drink and swim truth your bikini-and-stilletos readied up self can handle. 

Franky’s Foxes One Year Anniversary Show/May 6th Hard to believe, but it’s already been an entire year since Franky Bradley’s served up their one-of-a-kind local drag troupe, who in that oh, so short time (because in today’s cray life it really is) have become a name, a brand, a business, a slay that will forever be Philly’s very own……Franky’s Foxes

So, you can absolutely bet that Lady Poison, Omyra Lynn, Ms. Karma, Zsa Zsa St. James, Iris Spectre, Maria Top Catt, as well as “Momma Fox,” Nicole Fatima and “Daddy Fox,” Dave Morreale are more than ready to serve up a one year show that you (yas, you) will never never forget. It will also be Mr. Daddy’s B’Day celebration, and a few of the fine gentlemen from FB’s red-hot all male dance troupe Bradley’s Bucks may or may not be (they are) stopping by to deliver a special performance, all while the oh, so studly DJ Chris Urban gets you more right than J.Lo in 2005. Enough said. Be there…but first you must check this out. 

The Naked Magic Show/May 6th After you watch the clip posted below for what’s sure to be a manly, magical Philly event, the only thing you’ll be doing is heading straight to The Kimmel Center’s website and searching for those tickets as fast as you can.

Cedric Gervais/May 6th If you want to live that “Summertime Sadness” life before the first day of Memorial Day weekend, then you must head to Coda on Friday night to hang out with frequent Philly DJ Cedric Gervais in all of his electric dance music glory.

Bearlesque Does Divas/May 6th What could be better than seeing your favorite fuzzy bears from Josh Schonewolf’s Burlesque troupe shakin their tails to the likes of tracks by Gaga, Britney and Whitney? Absolutely nothing, so get your ass to Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar on Friday night and get into the furry groove. It’s also their three year anniversary show, so you know it’s really going to be…something

South Street Spring Festival/May 7th 40 bands rockin’ it outside plus 30 restaurants owning your taste buds mixed with 125 shops and boutiques catering to your Spring style needs equals a big ol’ Philly yaaaas to this event. For much more on this gathering that’s quickly become a Philly staple, step it on up go right here. And for much more South Street Festival tea (including what’s up with that Philly Taco Contest?), Philly Mixtape has your complete guide to this year’s par-tay right here. 

Glitter & Garbage/May 7th Okay, kids here’s the story according to this truly one-of-kind Philly event’s Facebook page….Divine (yes, that Divine) and Liza Minelli had a baby. That baby grew up with a taste for Green Chartreuse, Glitter, Punk Rock and Lounge Singers. Somebody gave that baby a cabaret residency at L’etage and that baby’s name is Shannon Turner, who along with the fabulous Kevin Lutz on Keys is more than ready to bring you round three of her sexy cabaret show. Only this time, she’ll have the fabulous Bev and Philly Burlesque beauty Honeytree EvilEye by her glitter slaying side…get ready.

Foreigner/May 7th Because you still want to know what the f#$k love is….and you just might find out when the ’80s rock/dentist offices legends take over the Borgata this weekend. 

Justin Bieber/May 7th & 8th If there’s one concert this year you and your mom absolutely can’t wait for in time for Mother’s Day weekend, it’s Mr. Biebs long-awaited live music comeback. With a production value that’s expected to rocket sky-high, it looks as if the “Sorry,” “What Do You Mean,” and “Love Yourself” um, badass crooner is aiming for the big time with his upcoming Purpose World Tour stop at the Wells Fargo Center that will be taking over Philly all…weekend…long. 

Dj Chris Urban at City Tap House Logan/May 8th Since Mother’s Day is this weekend, why not lose yourself in the grooves provided by one of Philly’s hottest DJs while getting lost in a fabulous brunch, beer and bubbly menu that will have you and Mom living it up to the very fullest. 

Psycho Beach Party starring Bella Cane/May 21st-June 5th Okay, so this gender bending mind fuck of a local drag extravaganza may not be taking our lives for a few more weeks, but tickets will be going faster than a wig snatching on Drag Race, and with a cast that also includes (sometimes) gracious local drag goddess, Ms. Pissi Myles, you need to get your shit together, Carol, and head to the show’s official Facebook page for all the, um, big D’s….now. 

“Not Your Basic” Brunch/Summer Send Off Edition/May 22nd As we’ve seen with the first two rounds of Pennsylvania 6’s red-hot event is that those tables will fill up quickly, so if you want that bubbly brunch kissed werk so hot it’ll melt your Sunday Funday popsicle, get those giant beach balls ready and head right here….right now. 


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