Philly Weekend Entertainment Groove

By Patrick DeMarco

Let’s get our (hot!!) Philly weekend entertainment party on and stuff, shall we? You know the answer…go.

Sing Your Life Karaoke What’s your favorite karaoke song? Chances are the fabulous Sara Sherr has them all (meaning…all the ones you belt in the shower) in her always sun-kissed Sing Your Life Karaoke collection, which will be serving your vocal chords all week long and beyond 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 this week (and during the weekend, too!) that’s guaranteed to be jam-packed with the still delightful 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…go. Enough said. Now-July 2nd, Walnut Street Theatre, Independence Studio on 3, various showtimes and ticket prices 825 Walnut St.

Motown:The Musical There comes a time in life when we must not run, we must not walk, but instead just straight up….dance. And while we’re all on the dance floor of this crazy little thing called life, we must groove it on over to see an incredible Broadway experience in the City of Brotherly Love…and Motown:The Musical has just what everyone is looking for at this very moment in time. But in case you need a touch further convincing as to why everyone should experience this Tony Award owning show about Motown Records pariah Berry Gordy and all of the incredible music stars that came along on his wild music tale-Diana! Smokey! Michael!–Philly Mixtape has these 5 reasons why right here as to exactly why everyone should grab those tickets to see Motown:The Musical while it’s here until this Sunday, June 11th….which means you have 2 more days to catch it..so, go. The Academy of Music, various ticket prices and showtimes, 240 S. Broad St.

Saturday Night Fever:The Musical Since you know you’ve got that “Staying Alive” strut more than mastered, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t boogie oogie oogie over to the box office at the Walnut Street Theatre and grab those tickets for Saturday Night Fever, the smash musical based off of the John Travota disco game changer, which also coincides 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 Stree

Bryan Adams  Because you still live that “Summer of ’69” life and because you still lose your shit every time “Everything I Do(I Do It For You)” comes on, you’re definitely ready to see a true music legend take over the Mann tonight. And if you’re not, you will be once you snatch those tickets up.  Tonight, 8 pm, Mann Music Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue 

DJ Chris Urban   No need to pull up the pre-nup because you already know the deal….L’Etage tonight (10 pm, 624 S. 6th St.) and Positano Coast (12pm-4 pm, 212 Walnut St.) tomorrow for your Sunday Funday needs. No further statements. 

DJ Jimmy DePre  Just shut the f#$k up and dance, bish, because the beats provided by Mr. DePre are speaking and we all need to pay close attention. Tonight, 10 pm, Tavern on Camac, 243 S. Camac St. 

The Final Show at Blaze’s  Although it’s a somber occasion that after tonight the upstairs lounge at Blaze’s Second Story Loft will be saying “bye,” that’s no reason why you shouldn’t sissy that strut on over to party it up. So, join the one-and-only Ms. Tina Montgomery and the always woke, Ms. Donna Ria, (as well as a complimentary open bar from 7-8!!) as they get ready to close it all out in style in true Philly entertainment formation. Tonight, 7pm, show at 10 pm, Blaze’s Second Story Loft Bar, 2372 Orthodox St. 

Glister   As if you needed anymore clarification of the many, many glittery talents of Mr. Eric Jaffe, tonight he’s about to strike again along with a tremendously talented cast as they serve up their own version (and that it will be kids) of the classic story of the Merchant of Venice. Fresh from the event’s Facebook page (which you check out here for all the info, tickets and future dates)…”Featuring original music by Anna Michael and Travis Braue-Fischbach, GLISTER will transport you to a sexy, glitter-fueled world where the Banker always wins. Join the Banker and his tribe of Sad American Clowns in this rock and roll cabaret performance, but come prepared to tip because these clowns work for cash and an empty hat can stop the show.” Go. Tonight & various dates through June, L’Etage, 624 S. 6th St. 

BB&T Pavilion  From Jack Johnson tonight to The Killers and Foster the People tomorrow night, it’s going to be a hot one (literally..because this heat wave, tho) across the river in Camden this weekend, kids. Grab those tickets.   Various showtimes, BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd. Camden, NJ 

Sinful Sundays  Because it’s called respect for the werk, slay and Philly entertainment truth provided by Ms. Isis, Ms. Omyra and Mizz Navaya Shay once they own the stage of the Gayborhood’s longest running drag show. Now, werque. Sunday, 10 pm, Tabu, 200 South 12th St. 

Showtunes Sundays   No explanation needed as this event is the only reason you’ll be taking a break from binge watching the new season of Orange is the New Black this weekend.  Sunday, 9pm, Tavern on Camac, 243 S. Camac St. 

Also on the decks for your Saturday…..   Rodrigo y Gabriela and Ryan Sheridan @Electric Factory (830 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)…..  Dawes @The Fillmore Philly (8pm, 29 East Allen St.)…….. Girlpool @Union Transfer (830 pm, 1024 N. Spring Garden St)……Tedeschi Trucks Band@Merriam Theater, Kimmel Center (8 pm, 250 S. Broad St.)…… Camp Lo @ Johnny Brenda‘s (10:30 pm, 1201 Frankford Avenue) 

And for your Sunday Funslay…….   Happyness @Black Box, Underground Arts (9 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.)……. Jeremy Enigk and Tomo Nakayama @The Foundry (8 pm, 1000 Frankford Avenue)……. The Steel Wheels @World Cafe Live (8 pm, 3025 Walnut St.)….. Tectonic @TheBarbary (8 pm, 951 Frankford Avenue)….. Jaunt @Bourbon & Branch (7 pm, 705 N. 2nd St.) 

For much, much more Philly entertainment goings on, peep this and be sure to follow Philly Mixtape all god damn summer long….you’ll be glad you did.

Oh, and no pettiness allowed, please. 

I hear and know a f#$k of a lot from behind these words, kids and kweens….and for the love of Eden’s Crush….get over yourself as your shade, resentments and personal vendettas (am I right, Mr. Josh Schonewolf? Sigh…) will get you absolutely nowhere. 

 Category: 15 Philly Events

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