Weekend Entertainment Mixtape

By Patrick DeMarco

Less talk of heat stroke means more weekend planning. 

Let’s do it. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke What’s your favorite karaoke song? Chances are the fabulous Sara Sherr has them all on lock in her always scorching 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 our Broadway lives. Enough said. Now-July 2nd, Walnut Street Theatre, Independence Studio on 3, various showtimes and ticket prices 825 Walnut St.

Annie Jr. Get those dancin’ shoes all polished up and get ready to start dreaming about “Tomorrow” because a pint sized Daddy Warbucks, Miss Hannigan, Grace and of course, Ms. Annie and her furry bestie Sandy are all tappin’ their way into your theater hearts all weekend long! This is a three day only event and tickets will sell out quickly (they’re $18 at the door), so go here now to grab as many as you can because this is one little big show you don’t want to miss! Tonight-Sunday, various showtimes, Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock Street, Philadelphia, 19127

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 is an absolutely truly spectacular Swayze-stravaganza and then some. 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:Staying Alive, 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

Brad Paisley Because a hot country swoon for Mr. Paisley on a hot summer, err, spring night is always a good idea. Lasso those tickets up. Tonight, BB & T Pavilion, 8 pm, 1 Harbour Boulevard 

DJ Chris Urban City Tap House University tonight(10 pm, 3925 Walnut St)……..L’Etage tomorrow night (10 pm, 624 South 6th St.)……Positano Coast (12pm, 212 Walnut St.) on Sunday. Get the point? Good. Let’s dance. 

DJ Jimmy DePre Like this one really needs an explanation as you’ve already gotten that Baby Gap tee pressed and ready to shake those titties on Mr. DePre’s Tavern on Camac dance floor all weekend long. Friday & Saturday, Tavern on Camac, 10 pm, 243 South Camac St. 

LiP SMACKERs:DJ Mike Shaffer’s Birthday Edition! Because the ’90s fucking rule and DJ Javascript is about to throw it down with all of the hits. By the way…Ms. “Liyah’s “One in a Million.”…now. Plus it’s Mr. Mike Shaffer’s birthday, so stop by to dance your nuggets off while you help him blow out all those candles. Saturday, 10 pm, Win Win Coffee Bar, 931 Spring Garden St. 

Louie DeVito/Crystal Waters  Yes, that Mr. DeVito and that Ms. Waters are taking over Philly tomorrow night for a bash that’s guaranteed to be filled with 100 percent pure dance music love. Go. Tomorrow, 8 pm, Harrah’s Chester, 777 Harrah’s Blvd. 

Drag Sale Benefit for Attic Youth Center Because what could be better than a fierce and fabulous fundraiser to help the wonderful kids at the equally wonderful Attic Youth Center? Absolutely nothing. So, get those coins ready and sissy that walk over to Tabu on Saturday and get ready to shop until you death drop, kween.  Saturday, 1 pm, Tabu, 200 South 12th. St. 

Sinful Sundays Because it’s called respect and appreciation for the werk, slay, face and attitude provided by The Goddess Isis, Navaya Shay, Omyra Lynn and Satine Harlow–aka the leading ladies of the Gayborhood’s longest running drag show. Now, walk and bow down, bish. Sunday, 10 pm, Tabu, 200 South 12th St. 

Showtunes Sundays  Sister Act is turning 25 next week. Enough said. Every Sunday, 9 pm, Tavern on Camac, 243 South Camac St. 

Also on deck for TGIF……… Jersey Shore Festival @ Aztec Ocean Resort (tonight-Sunday, 901 Boardwalk, Seaside Heights)….The Weeknd @ Boardwalk Hall (8 pm, 2301 Boardwalk)…….Laura Marling @TLA (8 pm, 334 South St.)……Streetlight Manifesto @Electric Factory (830 pm, 421 North 7th St.)…….Christian Scott @ South Jazz (10 pm, 600 North Broad St.)……J.Philip @ Coda (11 pm, 1712 Walnut St.) 

And for Saturday……Sylvan Esso @ Union Transfer (8 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)…….Ty Segall @The Trocadero (8 pm, 1003 Arch Street)……Idina Menzel @Borgata Event Center (8 pm, One Borgata Way)…..Jessy Lanza @Underground Arts (9 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.) 

And for your hangover on Sunday…… Italian Market Festival @Connie’s Ric Rac (12 pm, 1132 South 9th St.)……“Not Your Basic” Brunch:Summer Sendoff @Pennsylvania 6 Philly (2pm-8pm, 114 South 12th St)…..Joan Osborne @Sellersville Theater (730 pm, 24West Temple Ave)…….Chastity Brown @ World Cafe Live (8 pm, 3025 Walnut St.) 

 Category: 15 Philly Events

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