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.
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.
- Cover photo courtesy of Sunny Miller Photography