Philly Weekend Entertainment Groove

By Patrick DeMarco

Let’s Weeknd. 

Literally because he’s here tonight…….along with lots of other fun things and thangs to do for your final weekend (sigh…) of summer. 

And..break. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke w/Ms. Sara Sherr Those end of summer blues got you down? Well, get the f#$k over it and head out to belt out your favorite karaoke jam in which the always in season Ms. Sherr has everything you need for your song butchering pleasure. Ready, set sing…for your life. Sun, 9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues, 9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs, 10-2 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

Fringe Arts Festival  What happens when you take 1000 red-hot local performance and entertainment artists, divide them over 180 stunning shows with a complete take over of twenty neighborhoods across Philly? You get this year’s already spectacular 2017 Fringe Arts Festival, which is always on-point in serving up an explosive display of some of the finest talent Philly has to offer, including performers ranging from dance, song, theatre, aerial stunts (hey there, Bradley’s Bucks) and much, much, much more. While we could easily sit and spill about everything this year’s festival has to offer, it’s always best for you to see it all for yourself, but first dive straight into the official festival website to check it all out. Now, get to Fringin’…because we must. 

KINK HAÜS You’ve seen the stunning visuals…you’ve read the reviews (Phindle says it’s “a locomotive evening of entertainment you’ll never forget”), but most of all you’ve heard about all of the kink-alicious werk that Philly’s own entertainment mastermind, Mr. Gunnar Montana, and his fine company of local dancers and performance artists are thrusting forth in one of the hottest shows in this year’s Fringe Arts Festival. But like all fine-n-sexy good things, this acclaimed spectacle won’t be sexin’ you up forever, go grab those tickets right here, right nowMeaning…now…and then get ready. Through Sept 24th, The Latvian Society of Philadelphia, 531 N. 7th St. 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum You must not walk, but run to the box office at the Walnut Street Theatre to grab those tickets to take in Stephen Sondheim’s classic Tony Award-winning Best Musical. Described as “a nonstop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a bevy of beautiful showgirls. This unforgettable, hysterical musical comedy will have you laughing all the way to the Forum with “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!” Go. Walnut St. Theatre, tonight-October 22nd, various prices and showtimes 

The Weeknd/Gucci Mane Because a little Weeknd lovin’ on the last weekend of summer never hurt nobody. Or maybe it did. Either way, grab those tickets.  Tonight, 730 pm, Wells Fargo Center 

Nina Sky Yes, that Nina Sky. Now, move ya body, gurl, and go. NOTO, Tonight, 8 pm, 1209 Vine St. 

DJ Carl Michaels No need to explain this one since most of Philly phlocks to Voyeur every Saturday night to hear what Mr. Michaels has to say…and we all know it’s always quite explosive. Ready, set, dance..bish. Every Saturday, 10 pm, 1221 St. James St. 

DJ Jimmy DePre Whether it’s for your dancing queens needs tonight at Tavern on Camac (10 pm, 243 S. Camac St.) or a fill in spot for Mr. Chris Urban for a lil’ bubbly brunch werk at Positano Coast tomorrow (12pm-4pm, 212 Walnut St.), Mr. DePre has got you covered with those grooves like a White House lie all weekend long. 

Sleeping With Sirens If you’re looking for the most tricked out, rocked out show of the weekend, look no further than Sleeping With Sirens stop at The Foundry at The Fillmore tomorrow night who along with Australia based Chase Atlantic will be giving you the most plugged in time of your Sunday Funday lives. Tomorrow, 7 pm, The Foundry, 29 East Allen St. 

Arts Against Bullying Not only is this an event that everyone should go to, but its got a subject we should all take to heart as bullying seems to be the way of the world these days. Meaning you should head over to The Ibrahim Theater for a Sunday evening of spectacular entertainment including special performances by The Pennsylvania Ballet, Select Arias from Gioachino Rossini’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ performed by esteemed Opera Soprano Debra Lynn Cotterall, as well as a TEDx Style Presentation by acclaimed music mix wizards Chris Klapper & Patrick Gallagher and much, much more. Of course, proceeds this one-night-only event support FSP Against Bullying, ongoing programs and anti-bullying campaigns and individuals–both children and adults–whose lives have been altered by bullying or abuse. The bottom line…if we work together we can stop bullying…together. So, let’s do it. Tomorrow, 2pm, The Ibrahim Theater, 3701 Chestnut St. (tickets) 

Sinful Sundays:The Goddess Isis Birthday Show   The time has come….for ALL of the Gayborhood to stop by Tabu tomorrow night to wish the one, the only, Mizz Isis, a very fucking happy birthday. With her Sinful Sunday besties Navaya Shay and Omyra Lynn on board, along with what’s sure to be lots of other Botox filled surprises on dick, err, deck, this will be one candle-blowing drag-stravaganza that Philly will never forget. But don’t you dare ask a queen her real age….or you shall burn in hell forever. Wait..most of us are already there. See you tomorrow night! Sunday, 10 pm, Tabu, 200 South 12th St. 

Willie Nelson/Eric Church/Sheryl Crow With a country-kissed line up like that one (Lukas Nelson and The Avett Brothers will also be on hand), as well as this glorious weather that’s upon us, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t grab those tickets and get to get ready to giddy up under the Pavilion all Sunday Funday long. 1 pm, BB & T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd. 

Also on the local and legendary entertainment decks for your Saturday night pleasure…….

Wovenhand @Kung Fu Necktie (6 pm, 1248 N. Front St.)…….David Wax Museum @Johnny Brenda’s (9 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)……..Marion Meadows @South (10 pm, 600 N. Broad St.)…….Mo Lowda &the Humble @Bourbon & Branch (8 pm, 705 N. 2nd St.)…….. Awesome Tapes From Africa @Dolphin Tavern (9 pm, 1539 S. Broad St.)……. Tigers +Thieves @The Barbary (7 pm, 951 Frankford Avenue)

And for your Sunday Funday slay…..

Arcade Fire @Wells Fargo Center (730 pm, 3601 S. Broad St.)……. Boyce Avenue @Union Transfer (730 pm, 1024 Spring Garden Street)…..Xiu Xiu @Johnny Brenda’s (7 pm, 1201 N. Frankford Avenue)…….. Less Art @Underground Arts (8 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.)….Frank Catalano @World Cafe Live (8 pm, 3025 Walnut St.)…….Slow Reader @The Pharmacy(7pm, 1300 S. 18th St.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Category: 15 Philly Events

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