Ready, set, and the Oscar goes to….not you…but at least we have all of these weekend plans ahead of us to deal with the pain of losing to Emma Stone.
89th Annual Academy Awards La La Land (and hopefully Hidden Figures for a few??) for like, everything. Really, what’s the point of watching this year? Oh, yeah…the fashion and the speeches and stuff. By the way, we still miss every part of your Fashion Police sass, Ms. Joan Rivers. Sigh.. Sunday, check your local listings
Deborah Cox in The Bodyguard Ms. Cox plus Ms. Houston plus those classic thunders equals you better hurry up and grab those tickets because Ms. Rachel Marron is only here until Sunday. Oh, and read this. (The Academy of Music, various prices and showtimes, 240 South Broad St.)
Iris Spectre If there’s any local entertainer we can already name Queen of the Weekend, it’s Philly’s baddest costume diva, Ms. Iris Spectre. Not only is she about to get, um, topped with the Ms. Fancy Brigade 2017 crown at Boxer’s Philly tonight (8 pm, 1330 Walnut St.) but she’ll also be slinkin and sassin’ along with Philly’s Foxes at Punchline Comedy Club (830 pm, 33 East Laurel St.)this weekend. Which of course, will leave us with the question of what’s fancier-a double dose of Ms. Spectre or this Sunday’s Oscars? There’s only one way to find out..do it all. And for much, much more on Philly’s Foxes peep this and definitely peep this.
And for much, much more local drag tea, check up on this like Beyoncé while showing your love to Philly Mixtape’s resident table tosser, Philly Drag Mafia countess, Ms. Brittany Lynn.
DJ Chris Urban Presents:Floor Werq Also joining Ms. Spectre and the rest of Philly’s Foxes on Sunday will be Philly’s one-and-only DJ Chris Urban, but before we get down to all of that, he’ll be owning your L’Etage lives on Saturday night (10 pm, 624 South 6th St.) and destroying (literally) Franky Bradley‘s (10 pm, 1320 Chancellor St.) second floor with his monthly Floor Werq showing tonight. So, you know what this all means…dance, dance, dance for your lives, kids.
Panic! At the Disco/St.Motel Just what are we going to do with all of this live music truth that’s about to be served up at the Wells Fargo Center tonight? Get those tickets, of course. (7pm, Wells Fargo Center)
Land of the Lost Hosted by DJ Robert Drake Because it’s Friday and we’re all in love with this weather and even more in love with Mr. Drake whenever he takes on his cherished Land of the Lost reigns on WXPN. But the fact that he’s serving out some classic Robert Smith and The Cure grooves on this glorious spring, err, winter evening is a fine truth that Philly may not be ready for. Oh, wait, when it comes to this local DJ legend…we most certainly are so be sure to tune in tonight. (7-11PM ET on WXPN and live worldwide on XPN.org)
Think Spring Philly Concert Calendar While the weather this week has been all sorts of delightfully tank top worthy, let’s face it, March can certainly come and go like a Mean Girls bey-otch. But since we’ve got Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey, Juicy J, Regina Spektor, The-Dream (“Falsetto” for life) and Sting all coming to visit the Philly concert stages over the next few weeks, the time to focus like Ms. Grande on using #thinkspring as much as you possibly can is right…now. Meaning peep this and get those tickets for it all.
Sing Your Life Karaoke While it’s always fabulous to get out there to try to convince your vocal chords that you’re Ariana Grande and Celine Dion at the same time (can you f##king imagine??), just keep in mind that when you’re at one of these fabulous locations listed below this weekend and beyond getting your Sing Your Life Karaoke on, be sure to show your life to Philly groove goddess Sara Sherr as well. Just think of everything her eardrums/soul have had to put up with over the years…you. Enough said. Sun, 9-2, Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues, 9-2, 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs, 9-2 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
Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor If there’s two things we could all use more of in our lives right now, it would be lots of dancing, and of course, lots of laughing. Luckily for all of us, your heart and soul will be doing both once you grab those tickets to see Mr. Simon’s beloved play. Walnut Street Theatre, now-March 5th, $20-$85, various showtimes, 825 Walnut St.
Roger Sanchez While everyone should pay any DJ respect when they visit Philly because they helped you with your iconic dance moves (yeah, that’s it), when it comes to Mr. Roger Sanchez it’s a whole another level of respect as a true decks legend is about to own Rumor and all of our dance music lives tonight….get those tickets and then dance, bitch. (11 pm, Rumor, 1500 Sansom St.)
Hey Daddy With this week’s unfortunate announcement of the rollback of laws that protect transgender youth from pretty much living there lives, it’s time to all come together and show our love. So, tomorrow night you should head over to Front Street Dive as Sinnamon’s Spice Rack and Pup Ruckus join together to bring you a special fundraiser for their very own Damon Stango to get the body affirming surgery that he needs and deserves. While you should absolutely go right here, right now for all of the details, the talent list is undeniable as your host Mistor Fahrenheit along with Lobstar Bisque, Travis Tea, Icon Ebony Fearce, Lili St. Queer and many, many more come together for what will truly be an exquisite one-night-only like Ms. Holliday affair. (9 pm, 10 South Front St.)
“Not Your Basic” Brunch Casino Royale If there’s one Sunday Funday event we should all place our bets on right now, it’s Pennsylvania 6 Philly‘s first 2017 serving of their “Not Your Basic” Brunch soiree. While all of those bubbles and all of those grooves provided by Ernesto Di Siro and his Spin City DJz crew will be a true blast in your glass, Sugar House Casino dealers will be on hand to help you win all sorts of prizes in which all proceeds will go directly to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation and breast cancer research. For much, much more on this wonderful event, check this out, and to grab your spot, go here…hurry.
Philly PR Girl’s February Speaker Series Join Philly PR Girl for their second Speaker Series on Monday in which they’ll get down with the topic of “The Future of Print” and will feature the teachings and readings of Jennifer Logue (Philadelphia Features Editor/National TV Editor/Metro), Michelle Boyles (Executive Managing Editor/Philly Biz/South Jersey Biz) and Eddie Keels (Owner/Publisher/Philly Current Magazine). If there’s anyone out there in this business (and that it is) that truly wants to mingle with the best, this is the event for you…so here’s those tickets…get ’em. (Monday, Feb 27th, 6pm-8pm, 1315 Walnut St.)
Ariana Grande So, just how do we focus and prepare for next week’s Mizz Grande takeover at Wells Fargo Center? We truly can’t when it comes to all of that Dangerous Woman truth, so stay tuned to Philly Mixtape next week on 5 ways how we can get just a touch closer to it, and of course…get those tickets. (March 1st, Wells Fargo Center, 730 pm, $38-$175)
Emerald City Now that the last weekend of February is getting into formation, it’s not just the perfect time to begin your spring cleaning, but it’s also the perfect time to begin to channel your inner Dolores O’Riorden and/or Sinead O’Connor for St. Patty’s Day! Lucky for us, it falls on a Friday this year, and double lucky for us, Madison Kennedy Matthews, Michael Duffy and the rest of the wonderful Valanni crew are about to serve us all with another round of their highly successful Emerald City event. While you’ll have to stay tuned over the next few weeks for all of the Jameson kissed details, now’s the perfect time for everybody to start sending their events over to Philly Mixtape‘s way and let’s all spread a little luck and love together…because we all deserve it. (March 17th, 1229 Spruce St.)
Also tonight…..Big Mouth Lip Sync Tournament @Tabu (9 PM, 200 South 12th St.) judged (and you will) by comedy queen Bev and Agitated’s Pilar Salt…..Japandroids @ Union Transfer (8 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)……No Joy @ Kung Fu Necktie (7pm, 1248 N. Front St.)……..Dorothy @ The Foundry (9 pm, 1000 E. Frankford Avenue)……..Courtney Hartman & Robert Ellis @ Underground Arts (9 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.)…..and on Saturday night don’t miss out on……..Excision/Cookie Monsta @ The Fillmore…..(8pm, 29 E Allen St.)……..Tribal Seeds @ TLA Philly(7 pm, 334 South St.)…….Air Supply at Resorts Atlantic City (8 pm, 1133 Boardwalk @ North Carolina)…..and on Sunday and beyond…...Sinful Sundays w/ The Goddess Isis @ Tabu (Every Sunday, 9pm, 200 South 12th St.)…....Os Mutantes @ The Trocadero (7 pm, 1003 Arch St.0…..Ro James @ The Foundry(8 pm, 1000 E. Frankford Avenue)……..Shades @ Coda (8pm, 1712 Walnut St,)…..and you don’t want to miss out on NYC’s The Knocks @ The Foundry on Saturday, March 4th or on Philly Mixtape next week…stay tuned and own that weekend life, kids!