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Weekday Entertainment Mixtape

When it comes to this week in Philly entertainment….just do everything on this list. It’s that simple. Now, get to it. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke What’s your favorite karaoke song? Chances are the fabulous Sara Sherr has them all in her always in season Sing Your Life Karaoke collection, which will be serving your vocal chords all weekend long at any one of these fabulous Philly locations listed below. 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

Jerry’s Girls Grab those tickets for a magical evening jam-packed with the music of Jerry Herman and some of Broadway’s best musicals, including Hello Dolly!, Mame, Mack and Mabel, Dear World and La Cage Aux Folles. What it all comes down to is….all of these shows for life. Enough said. Now-July 2nd, Walnut Street Theatre, Independence Studio on 3, various showtimes and ticket prices 825 Walnut St.

Dirty Dancing:The Musical Whether you still live for the soundtrack, you’re a certified master of the infamous “Lift,” belt out all of the words to the dearly departed Patrick Swayze’s “She’s Like the Wind” in the shower or because nobody puts Baby or you in the corner, for that matter, the classic movie, “Dirty Dancing,” certainly has something for everybody. Even more so this year more than ever as the beloved film is celebrating thirty years of giving us the time of our lives. So to celebrate the national tour of the critically acclaimed musical version of the film is taking over Philly for a special weeklong engagement at the Merriam Theater….meaning grab those tickets for what’s sure to be a truly spectacular Swayze-stravaganza. Really, it’s Dirty Dancing we’re talking about here…how could it not be?  Kimmel Center, Merriam Theater, 300 S. Broad Street, May 16th-May 21st, various prices and showtimes 

Saturday Night Fever:The Musical Pretty much the same thing can be said for Saturday Night Fever, the smash musical based off of the John Travota disco game changer, which will coincide with the fortieth (!!!) anniversary of the classically funkdafied ’70s dance flick. Of course, in order to truly prepare for this bedazzled spectacle, play, like, every Bee-Gee’s record ever as you grab those tickets right here, right now. Walnut Street Theatre, MainStage, May 16 – July 16th, $20 – $95, 810 Walnut Street 

Meat Puppets Because you still rock your trademark MP t-shirt (you know the one) and you still belt out “Backwater” at every karaoke night. So, get those tickets and live it up like it’s 1994 all over again. Because you must, of course.  Tonight, 730 pm, Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. 

The Hype! Presents:Take On Me:An ’80s Tribute Show So, what happens when close to a dozen of Philly’s brightest and best singers get together and put on an Aqua Net worthy ’80s tribute show? You’re about to find out as Keely Siblia, Emily Mineo, Bone, BoyWonder and many, many more are about to take you on a Rubix Cube-d journey of our Debbie Gibson dreams. Let’s break dance it out at The Tusk tomorrow night. Tonight, No cover, The Tusk, 8 pm, 430 South St. 

So Far Gone:Drake Night Although you know you’re more than woke for Dreezy night at The Fillmore this week, but secretly you’re more than ready to let it all go to “Too Good” with RiRi because it’s just that underrated groove. Don’t argue the truth and just let it go and then..dance. Wednesday, 9pm, The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E Allen St.

The #Weirdzos Talent Show Join Travis Tea, Turnpyke, and Paul Severe along with your host, the Amazing Brettzo as they get together and judge (and that you will be) Philly’s most weirdest and hottest new talent ranging from, well, who the f#$k knows, you just have to head to Tabu this hump day evening to see all of the weirdness go down. And there’s also an Open Call Pre-Show hosted by Ms Mae Rose, so get your weird ass over there, gurl. Wednesday, 9 pm, Tabu, 200 South 12th St. 

The xx If there’s one music act out there whose glorious vibes will help calm anyone down in these wtf times, it’s certainly English Breakfast Tea sipping trio, The xx, who’ll be bringing all sort if it at The Mann Center this Wednesday night while blowing us away with live servings of the tracks from their shining new album, I See You. Get those tickets.  Wednesday, 630 pm, The Mann Center for Performing Arts, West Fairmount Park, 5201 Parkside Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131

An Evening of Leonard Cohen Because we’re all still feeling the loss of beloved “Hallelujah” scribe, Leonard Cohen, head over to The Gershman Y on Thursday night for what’s sure to be an incredible evening paying tribute to the late music great. The night will get started with a Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival screening of the film Ladies and Gentlemen…Mr. Leonard Cohen, which will be followed with a fabulous reception and lots and lots of tea spilling about the essence of everything Mr. Cohen had to offer. Which of course is life within its damn self, so don’t miss out and head over to the event’s official Facebook page, right here, right now to grab those tickets.  Thursday, 7 pm, $45, The Gershman, 401 S Broad St. 

La Maison Rose Presents:KONG:The Beauties that Killed the Beast Burlesque, Beats, Beauties and Beasts…oh, yaaaas.  So, get to Franky Bradley’s this Thursday night and let your insatiable hostess, La Maison Rose, as well as Renée Rebelle, Lil’ Steph, Lelu Lenore and many more lead the way as we’ll get to see what happens when all of this comes to larger than jungle life in the coveted spotlights of the second story stage. Thursday, 9 pm, Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St. 

Also on deck this week…….Wavves @The Foundry (tonight, 1000 Frankford, 8 pm)…..Chord Overstreet (!!) @ Milkboy Philly (tonight, 7 pm, 1000 Chestnut Street)……Chris Cotton @The Barbary (Wednesday, 8 pm, 951 Frankford Avenue)…...Non @World Cafe Live (Wednesday, 7 pm, 3025 Walnut St.)……Perfume Genius @Underground Arts (Thursday,  830 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)…..Pegboard Nerds @The Foundry (Thursday, 9 pm, 1000 Frankford Avenue) 

Cover photo courtesy of Visit Philly  

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