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Friday & Saturday Entertainment Mixtape

Let’s all get ready to say “bye” to March and this weather and “haaaay” to April with a long list of things and thangs to do this Friday & Saturslay night to help ring it all in proper. 

Let’s weekend. 

The King & I  Because you know you’re dying to catch up with the King, Anna, Topsy and of course blessed little Eva. But you better hitch up that hoop skirt and hurry if you want those tickets because all of your favorites from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved Broadway smash are packing it all up this Sunday. various pricing and showtimes, The Academy of Music, 240 S Broad Street 

The Importance of Being Earnest So, just what is the importance of being earnest? Better yet, what’s the meaning of this thing called life? You’ll have a better chance of finding out the answers to both of those questions once you get those tickets to see the latest beloved offering from the Walnut Street Theatre. So, Oscar Wilde it up and get yours now because it’s only here until April 30th. Various dates, times and ticket prices, 825 Walnut St. 

XPN Film Fest:Opening Night If you’re looking to have your music world checked as you step into your Friday night, head on over to Prince Theater where DJ Robert Drake, WXPN and World Cafe’s David Dye will be kicking off this year’s XPN Music Film Fest. And to truly make it a very special opening, they’ll be hosting a special screening of 1984’s Stop Making Sense, a riveting film about the who, what, where’s and wtf’s about legendary ’80s rock band, Talking Heads. And of course, you must stay afterwards for the Land of the Lost dance party where Mr. Drake will be a huge part in making sure we burn down this Philly entertainment house tonight and have a fabulous kickoff to this year’s festivities. For much more on this year’s XPN Music Film Fest, go right here, otherwise be there tonight because you don’t want to miss any of it. 8 pm, Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. 

DJ Chris Urban Call Mr. Donell Jones because you know what’s up when it comes to following the fiery grooves of one of Philly’s hottest DJs all weekend long. Saturday, 10 pm, L’Etage, 624 s 6th St. Sunday, 12pm-4pm, Positano Coast, 212 Walnut St. 

DJ Chris Bretz  Although resident weekend Tavern on Camac DJ Jimmy DePre is off gettin’ his San Francisco lyfe, he’s supplied us dancing kweens with the best-of-the-best in Mr. Bretz, so show him some Philly love and may you never ask the DJ anything…he’s got it covered, kids. 10 pm, Friday & Saturday, Tavern on Camac, 243 S Camac St. 

Transsters Foundation International Transgender Day of Visibility Fundraiser  These are the exact words taken from this soon-to-be incredible event’s page, so listen up and for f#$k’s sake, go and show your support. 

“Attention all Transsters and Trallies: Transsters Foundation’s presents our very first and inaugural fundraiser event on the International Transgender Day of Visibility fundraiser. Come join us for our very first and inaugural fundraiser event at Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar on the International Transgender Day of Visibility, Friday, March 31st, 2017 from 9:30PM-1:30AM, as DJ J Clef turns the 2nd floor of Tabu into Club Transsters for a dance party that all Transsters and Trallies are welcome to attend. There is a cover charge of $5 per person and all proceeds collected will go directly to benefit Transsters Foundation as we move forward through the process of becoming a cummunity involved and oriented, legal nonprofit entity, and as we gain our 501(3) c nonprofit organization status.” 930 pm-130 am, Tabu, 200 South 12th St. 

Bardo Pond/Thao  Next week, Philly Mixtape will be putting long lasting Philly live music venue Johnny Brenda‘s in the latest monthly venue spotlight column, but before we get to all of that respect that must be paid, they’ll be supplying us with two hot acts for your Friday and Saturday live entertainment pleasure as well as many more coming up on their official website. Groove on and be sure to show your Philly love to Johnny Brenda’s all spring (and beyond) long.  Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Avenue 

Sing Your Life Karaoke Because your neighbors have had more than enough of you butchering every song in the shower at the top of your lungs, take those, um, skills, and put them to use at any one of these fab locations helmed by Ms. Sara Sherr and her esteemed Sing Your Life Karaoke collection. 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

B.O.B. “Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shootin’ stars
I could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now.”  
You know the words. Now, get ready to scream them at the top of your lungs when the “Nothin on You” and “Airplanes” maestro takes over new Philly hot spot, NOTO, tonight.  And don’t forget about Politik taking over tomorrow night. 930 pm, NOTO Philadelphia, 1209 Vine Street 

Bon Jovi No explanation needed except watch this riveting 1989 VMAs performance of “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “Wanted Dead or Alive” and then get those tickets to see the New Jersey lovin’ rockers own a piece of Wells Fargo Center tonight. Tonight, 730 pm, Wells Fargo Center 

Harry Romero After you get down with Mr. Romero’s throbbing new take on Bell Biv Devoe’s ’90s classic, “Poison,” there should be no reason why you can’t dance it over to Coda to see him slay it all with those trademark beats tonight. Tonight, 11 pm, Coda, 1712 Walnut St. 

Stevie Visions  If you’re looking to explore the ‘7 Wonders’ of Ms. Stevie Nicks’ music world as you twirl it out into the weekend, don’t stand back and head to Skinner Studio tonight for a fierce and fabulous Drag, Burlesque and Cabaret event that will honor everyone’s favorite long-lasting “Dreams” diva, all while making waves in raising funds for Philly’s Planned Parenthood organization. Also mixed in with all of that heavenly music and love taking front-and-center of our Mizz Nicks universes tonight, you’ll also get to witness about-to-be stunning performances by Jess Conda, Christina Gesualdi, Pilar Salt , Robin Graves, Tiel, Pizza Wolf and Ms. Lily Rollerhoops. Of course, we must show our Philly love to your host of the evening, Mr. Paul Harlan, whom all of Philly and the tri-state area knows as the one-and-only, Paul Severe. So, grab those chiffon & lace shawls and be there for an evening of local and legendary entertainment truth that’s not to be missed. Play and Players Theater inside Skinner Studios, 7pm, 1714 Delancey Street 

All of the April Local Drag Tea w/ Ms. Brittany Lynn  Philly Drag Mafia countess Ms. Brittany Lynn is back and taking her tea tipping throne to the next level of werk with all kinds of April local drag shenanigans and slays. And in case you’re still wondering, kween, she still doesn’t think your floral themed events for spring are groundbreaking what so ever. Spill it right here. 

Mighty #fools w/DJ Royale & Francisco Collazo  What it all comes down to is….just shut up and dance, fool. And when it comes to the weekend dance floor ignition that’s about be started by these two tremendous local spinning talents, that certainly shouldn’t be a problem. Even for Mr. damn T himself. Saturday, Kung Fu Necktie, 10 pm, 1250 N. Front St. 

Kehlani  Because rainy weekends are the best weekends to make some babies, before you lock the bedroom door, head over to Union Transfer tomorrow night where the sultry sounds and stylish sass of Ms. Kehlani will be ready and waiting for you. 7 pm, Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. 

Youngr First, spill with this red-hot London based multi talented singer/songwriter when he broke mugs with Philly Mixtape this week. Then get down to his latest breathless tune, “Out of My System” as you grab those tix for his residency at Coda tomorrow night. Saturday, 8pm, Coda, 1712 Walnut St. 

Pretenders Because we’ll always stand by Chrissy Hyde and drive down to Atlantic City just to see here any god damn day of the week. Haven Nightclub, 9pm, 1 Castle Blvd, Atlantic City,08401 

2017 Philly Spring Concert Season  JoJo, Betty Who, Dave Matthews Band, Trey Songz, Big Sean, PJ Harvey, U2 and Mumford & Sons. In case you’re wondering if any of those fabulous acts listed above are coming to Philly this spring…that answer would be all of them, So, save those coins, get those tickets and let’s have the best Philly spring concert season, like, ever. Check it all out right here

For much, much more Philly goings on this Friday and Saturday, serve it over to uwishunu.com and have a safe and happy weekend, kids! 

  • Cover photo courtesy of Sunny Miller Photography 

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Groove of the Day/Bon Jovi/”Wanted Dead or Alive”

In just a few hours, legendary New Jersey raised Bon Jovi is all set to bring their long-lasting rock prowess front-and-center at the Wells Fargo Center for a stop on their This House Is Not for Sale Tour for a show that’s more than guaranteed to make all of our Aqua Net and ripped jeans fantasies come to life. 

While you’ve been waiting patiently since New Year’s for the moment when you can finally belt “Livin’ on a Prayer” at the top of your lungs besides the shower and/or your best friend’s wedding, we must give it up to the Slippery When Wet boys’ biggest anthem–the rocked out wonder ballad, “Wanted Dead or Alive.” 

As much as the chart topping single is a beacon for all things Bon Jovi, what it did for a little/big show called MTV Unplugged is truly unprecedented. After Mr. Jon Bon Jovi and then guitarist Richie Sambora (with whom they no longer spill tea with..you can break mugs all about it in Philly Voice), took “Prayer” and “Wanted” to the 1989 Video Music Awards stage and gave it new life by taking the groupie punch out if it and taking both singles to greater, stripped down levels for a performance that’s still one for the live music record books. 

As any late ’80s/’90s kid knows, it was from that coveted moment we were blessed with a stunning array of MTV Unplugged artists performances including Mariah Carey, Nirvana, Eric Clapton (sigh), Bob Dylan, De La Soul, 10, 000 Maniacs, Hole, Kiss, and seriously many, many, many more. 

And to think, it all truly began right here. So, now that you’re even more hyped up for tonight’s show, calm down because you still have to get through work (and this rain!), so put that lighter or lighters all the way up and get lost in this riveting Bon Jovi performance one more time…as your co-workers will thank you for the song butchering break on “You Give Love a Bad Name.” 

To read more of Bon Jovi’s interview with Philly Voice’s Ed Condran, go here, and to get those tickets to tonight’s show at Wells Fargo Center, rip those jeans out right here. 

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All of the April Local Drag Tea w/Ms. Brittany Lynn

Hey Qweens!

OH MAH GAWD it’s April already! As we experience all four seasons every day of the week now, the Qweens and Kings of the city are gearing up for Pride, the circuit Qweens are cutting carbs, and the other gays have six more months for anything with pumpkin spice, but are patiently waiting. 

As far as drag events go, April is more stuffed than the dresses Alexander John Ortiz photoshops each morning. So take a gander boys and girls, and see all of the April offerings…

*Cover photo courtesy of Sarah Michelle Gellar* 

Saturday, April 1/Philadelphia Dyke March presents Carnival Flea Market The ladies are getting together and selling their wares and PDM merch! Carnival snacks and food, a fortune teller, a kissing booth, clowns, face painters, and more! (Cats, flanels, and tool belts jokes inserted here…) 12pm-4pm, William Way Center, 1315 Spruce Street 

Saturday, April 1/Woods Party  DJ Brando Calrissian spins the night away as Philly welcomes the Woods Campground. Performances by the Miss Woods title holders and faves such as Dusty Relix, Royal, and Maxine Chambers! All the best of the Woods Campground without needing sunscreen on your dirty parts-but expects lots of bears, broads,and booze! 8 pm, Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.

Sunday, April 2/Statements, Stars, and Legends Showcase  Andrea Lamour hosts a night of showgirls with Lisa Lisa (of Bob & Barbara’s fame), “the Senator” Crystal Electra, cat enthusiast Lady Geisha, and one of the best Tina Turner impersonators (and Andrea’s drag mother) that you will see on this coast! And the show is early enough you can still make it home in time for your stories sis… 5 pm, Adreinne Theater 2030 Sansom St 

Monday, April 3rd (and every Monday)/Drags to Riches Leo Gonzalez heads the weekly gameshow that’s a mix of Price is Right and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-hosted by La Tonga! Win some coins and see lots of queens crafting products off the set lol…9 pm, Tabu 200 S. 12th St 

Monday, April 3rd (and every Monday following)/Queens & Quizzo  The ladies that bring you the monthly, sold out drag brunch have now taken over Mondays at Bourbon and Branch! Come and play some quizzo with a $50 weekly prize leading to a $500 grand prize! Performances and hipsters hotties from all over No Libs and guaranteed to chase away the Monday blues-and make life a little more…gay… Bourbonandbranchphilly.com 7 pm, Bourbon & Branch 705 N 2nd St.

Wednesday, April 5/Doll-sters & Tiaras  The gayborhood’s first drag, child star pageant! Featuring Navaya Shay, Zsa Zsa St. James, David Isis Lopez III, Omyra Lynn, Anthony Michael, Porcelain, and Johnny Patches! With pageant categories that include: Diaper Presentation, Childhood Talent, and Nap Time Couture-YOU DO NOT WANNA MISS THIS! Hosted by Philly’s Phavorite Stage Mom The Vaginally Challenged Brittany Lynn of course! The audience will receive ballots to vote! Who will become the gayborhood’s first child star pageant qweeeeeen? $5 cover goes to the Childhood Home for Gifted Youngsters (The contestants-As it always should….) Tabu 200 S. 12th St.

Thursday, April 6/Lisa Lisa’s Miami Party  The girls of Bob & Barbara’s are giving up their coins for a night to send Lisa to Miami and figure out where her accent really comes from-come and play with all the girls and bi-curious audience members! 11 pm, Bob & Barbara’s 1509 South St.

Saturday, April 8th & Sunday, April 9th/Nostalgia Fest Drag Mafia hosts this two day, 80’s and 90’s dream festival! OH MAH GAWD! 80’s and 90’s celebs! Food trucks! Free wine and beer sampling for hours! Comic artists! Wrestling stars! And 150 vendors selling vintage toys, games, and more! WHAT ELSE COULD YOU POSSIBLY WANT? This will be the event of all events! Live the 80’s and 90’s ultimate fantasy with performances by Navaya Shay as Britney Spears, Jeffy Nemeth (Dusty Relix) as Cyndi Lauper, Royal Rehrig as George Michael, Thom Sirkot as Elton John, and The Vaginally Challenged Brittany Lynn as Boy George & Culture Club and other surprise celebrities! Use our Drag Mafia code…….DRAG for $5.00 General Admission……….DRAGVIP for $15.00 VIP Admission. Note: the Discount Code needs to be entered in CAPS to work. And check your Bud Bundy life right here for all of the Nostalgia Fest tea you could ever want! Yassss Qween! 

Saturday, April 8/Pigs in a Blanket Golden Gurlz Live drag star Pissi Myles and Sherrie Pie serve the STUPIDEST show that will make you pee your pants-and it’s all served on a bun! Games and audience participation and possibly a performance here and there so grab a seat early9 pm, no cover. Tabu 200 S. 12th St.

Wednesday, April 12/The Shady Bunch Hosts Aloe Vera and Turnpyke go head to head with their boys and girls-and trust me the girls are much bigger...9 pm, Tabu 200 S. 12th St.

Friday,April 14/Ariel’s Bday Bash The fishy hosts celebrates her birthday and instagram following with her gayest galpals. Come for the show, and stay and watch us all (mostly Ariel’s mom Susan Neel) try and get Chasity to pack her drag at the end of the night after a few cocktails lol 9 pm, Tabu 200 S. 12th St.

Friday, April 14/Pretty Girl/Pi/Sharon Needles Gather round kids and watch two of Philly’s own open for the Drag Race fave in No Libs! Show them how we do ladies! Get those tickets. 1250 N. Front St.

Friday, April 14/Miss Paradise Victoria Cruz  Yours truly joins Miss Paradise 2017 Victoria Cruz and DRAG LEGEND HARMONICA SUNBEAM for Victoria’s weekly drag extravaganza! Wall to wall comedy legends-say whaaaaaat? BRING A DIAPER AND A MOP-you’re gonna need it! Plus I get to DISH with my gay galpal Miss Michael Cook-can’t wait! 10 pm, Paradise, 101 Asbury Ave, Asbury Park, NJ, 07712 

Saturday, April 15/Baked Alaska  From the mouth of the hostess Miss Aurora Whorealis: “Do you need somewhere to spend all your MUNNY from your tax returns? It won’t be on a cover for our show! That means more money for #BBB#Booze #Bitties and #Bluntz! BAKED ALASKA is back on tax day, the best #420 pregame!” Featuring the blazingly talented: AURORA WHOREALIS and LILI ST. QUEER and THEIR EXTRA SPECIAL guest, the Dancing Diva, DALYLA MIZANI! In other words: SMOKE WEED, PAUSE, and REPEAT…9 pm, Tabu 200 S. 12th St.

Friday, April 21/Porcelain’s DOOM Porcelain is back for her new, monthly show at Tabu! Bringing in the best of the obscure and the darkest talents of Philly, this gal has come back to Philly in a HUGE way-so get to Tabu early for a good seat as this show gets PACKED! NO COVER-the dark arts support this gal and sends her monthly sacrificial coinage… 10 pm, Tabu 200 S. 12th St.

Saturday, April 29/Mr. Philly Drag King 2017 My brother from another mother Rough Rydeher and Jimmy Two Fingas host this year’s Mr. Philly Drag King Competition! This is an amateur competition calling kings from Philly, NJ and Delaware for the 22nd year and is a fundriaser for The Philly Dyke March!

The winner will receive:
-Cash Prize
-Sponsored Gifts, trophies, crown and more.
-Performance on Philly Dyke March Stage
-Seat on the Main Float for Philly Gay Pride in June
-Performance at Festival Pier for Philly Gay Pride
-Performance on Outfest Main Stage
-Seat on Philly Dyke March Board for PDK 2018

May the best man win! William Way LGBT Community Center 1315 Spruce Street; (215) 732-2220

And lastly some events and shout-outs for the Qween’s Choice. They might not have drag queens themselves, but there’s lots of queen’s support:

Sunday, April 9/What We Do Is Secret Carl Michaels and Grotzy Versace play 80’s and 90’s Manchester and American Club Classics to get the queens moving and shaking-there’s gonna be more queens than you can shake a Grace Jones headpiece at-be there! 10 pm, Stir Lounge 1705 Chancellor St.

Saturday, April 22/I’m From Driftwood 4th Annual Spring Brunch  The 2017 Host Committee invites you to celebrate spring by mixing and mingling with your LGBT neighbors at the 4th Annual I’m From Driftwood Spring Brunch. Immerse yourself in great company and live jazz while enjoying a brunch buffet and drinks in the beautiful outdoor courtyard of the John C. Anderson Apartments. Event proceeds support I’m From Driftwood: The LGBT Story Archive. The stories on I’m From Driftwood send a simple yet powerful message to LGBT people everywhere: You Are Not Alone. Tickets and info at www.imfromdriftwood.com/brunch *Limited advance tickets available online while supplies last12:30pm at the Jon C. Anderson Apartments  251 S. 13th St.; (267) 639-6820

Saturday, April 22/Brain Crumbs Premiere Get ready, kweens and kings, Tavern on Camac fave and local film maker Jon Ristaino premieres his second documentary Brain Crumbs at a private screening at 6:30pm at The Penn Cinema Riverfront.  “After a car accident nearly took a young woman’s life, leaving her with a traumatic brain injury. She must relearn every basic function of life. Her dream to become a chef fuels her fight to reclaim her life. Using food and cooking therapy combined with a unique harness system,developed to help her walk, she pushes the boundaries of conventional “therapy.”

With a special appearance by the former Chef of The Tavern (Tavern on Camac’s downstairs restaurant), this 5 year documentary takes a step into the life of a TBI survivor and exposes the challenges and triumphs of life.” It’s a must see-and you gotta support my bestie and one of Philly’s Phavorite bartenders. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW QWEEN! 630 pm, The Penn Cinema Riverfront. 401 S Madison St, Wilmington, Delaware

MAJOR CONDRAGULATIONS to Gabrielle Charles Gibson and Jaden Remy for making his and her-story on “Say Yes to the Dress!”. With appearances by their dearest friends all a tongue-popping (Miss Jose Corrigan I’m talkin’ bout you chawld…) the couple make their tv debut and wake the whole country up-major kudos to the wedding bride and groom! Check out a post from Gabrielle “Cha Chi Divine ” herself right here. 
As someone who has watched Gabrielle grow up from her first days at Bounce Nightclub, it’s an amazing feeling to see her dreams come true-much love to you girl, you deserve the best xoxo

OH MAH GAWD! April has a lot going on-and lot of it is at Tabu…coincidence? Who can say in these crazy time we live in…but if you wanna get your shows and stunts posted, just send me a message Qween! I’m always posting for new events on my fb pages, or write me:thedragmafia@gmail.com

That’s all for now-I’ve been typing for so long my hands look like Omyra Lynn fighting for crab legs at the Ruby Buffet-so come out and support these whores-like they say, “it takes a lot of money to look this cheap…”

Love and lashes y’all,
Brittany Lynn