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Weekend Entertainment Groove

Before we plop down all of our money tomorrow night on a bet to see how many Grammys Cardi B will snatch from her respective four nominations (all of them?), there’s…..all of this to do…right now. 

So, let’s do it….

…….and happy Philly Theatre Week! Go. 

61st Annual Grammy Awards Cardi B and Kendrick L for…it all. Actually, no further statements because that’s most likely what’s going to happen when music’s biggest night takes over the Staples Center tomorrow night at 8 pm. Oh, and hey Ms. Alicia “A” Keys as your host with performances on the way from Ms. B, Dua Lipa, St. Vincent, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Diana Ross, Travis Scott, Jennifer Lopez, Smokey Robinson, Ne-Yo and Dolly Parton(!!!) We’re, like, so ready. 

Philly Theatre Week What do Bristol Riverside Theatre‘s ‘On Golden Pond,” Bucks County Playhouse‘s ‘Buddy:The Buddy Holly Story,’ Philadelphia Theatre Company‘s “Bridges of Madison County’ and Philly Improv Theatre‘s ‘Thank You, Places’ all have in common? Besides each of them being fabulous shows and incredible local entertainment venues, they’re just a tiny-yet-gigantic part of Philly Theatre Week, which is happening right this very second through next Sunday, Feb 17th! With 81 organizations hosting 100 events and over 315 (!!) performances, this is a can’t miss arts festival for the local arts (support ’em) lover in every single one of us. But perhaps the most splendid part of it all? Tickets for each show and event are all (emphasis on all) specially priced at three very accessible levels of free, $15 or $30! Okay, now we’re all ready. So, to grab as many tickets as you possibly can for this truly spectacular event (plus see the full festival layout!!), check all of this out right here, right now…and then go and get your local theater life on..you’ll certainly be glad you did. 

Romeo + Juliet/The Wilma Theater Romeo, oh, Romeo…have you checked out the fine actor who’s playing Romeo in Shakespeare’s classic love tragedy tale during its run at the Wilma?? His name is Matteo Scammel and he’s oh, so ridiculously talented and handsome. And, the fine young actress who’s playing Juliet? Her name is Taysha Marie Canales and together, they’re double the reason to grab those tickets and click right here to dive into every this truly one-of-a-kind retelling has to offer. In the name of Claire and Leo….what are you waiting for? Today’s the last day of shows! Go. (Tonight-February 9th

74 Seconds….To Judgement/Arden Theatre Company There’s shows, and then there’s...this show.. a poignant, powerful story about a jury of 6 who have been in pure deadlock for a week straight as they undoubtably struggle to decide what is ‘justifiable homicide’ in a headline grabbing murder trial. As relevant as it is pure pearl clutching, it’s a must see for ALL of us in these divided times. It’s taken over The Arden until March 3rd, and now it’s undoubtedly time to let this gripping show take over your life…right now. Seriously..go see it…you won’t be disappointed.

Sing Your Life Karaoke Hey, Philly karaoke kids and kweens…the time has come..for all of us to belt out the hits for our window shattering lives! All you have to do is join the most fabulous Sara Sherr and her Sing Your Life Karaoke collection at at any…or all…..of these phabulous Philly locations listed below…..and then get ready to sing as if your name is Reese Witherspoon..it’s just that simple. Let’s crack some vases. Sun/9-2@Bob & Barbara’s……Tues/9-2@12 Steps Down……Thursday/9-2 @Milkboy Philly South St…Fri/9-1@Southhouse….Saturday/9-145@ Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap

DJ Chris Urban First, spill some tea with this superstar Philly DJ right here, then dance the night away alongside of him at L’Etage tonight(10 pm), and for your hangover pleasure on Sunday at Positano Coast(12 pm). Ready? Because Mr. Urban will be. Now, dance. 

Gin Blossoms/Xcite Center @Parx Casino Because “Hey Jealousy,” “Found Out About You” and “Until I Fall Away” for the rest of our mid ’90s lives. And if you want to relive your Gin Blossoms’ owned New Miserable Experience all over again, grab those tickets to see them take a hold of Parx Casino tonight. Let’s light rock. (7 pm

Amateur Drag Night/L’Etage  Do you have what it takes to be Philly’s next aspiring drag superstar?? Well, you may not, but the lovely queens who’ll be sashaying all over the L’Etage stage this weekend will certainly be werkin’ it for that title and a $100 cash prize! Tomorrow night, Join your host, the hilarious Bev, as she, along with guest judges Zsa Zsa St. James and Emily Valentine, will slay together to judge the ladies on lewks, lip synchs, and of course, who’ll put the most love into our local drag lives! While you may not be the winner of this fierce competition, there’s no reason not to go support and see just what kind of drag shenanigans will be taking place. For more info (and to meet the gals!!), check this out right here and then check ya damn life at L’Etage on Sunday night...and may you always and respect a hard-working queen..and each other. (7 pm

Glitter High, Drag Out/Tattooed Mom  From fabulous drag queens to fabulous drag kings…the time has come to support them all. Tomorrow night, join your esteemed hosts Baked Pizza (aka Leaf Crunington) and Philly drag king Nile Raven as they dish out Tattooed Mom‘s first ever drag king show! And with a handsomely talented cast that includes Buster V. Giner, Lola Strange, Major Curl, Frankie Magnum and Henio Bullfrog, this is one show you will not want to miss for the close of your weekend and start of your werk week……and may you always and respect a hard-working king….and each other. (8 pm

Also for your……

Saturday/February 9th 

Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s, Tavern on Camac, X Bar and Voyeur (Gayborhood, 10 pm)……….John Maus@Union Transfer (730 pm)……..Space Jesus@The Fillmore(8 pm)…………Jimmy Gnecco@Milkboy Philly(730 pm)……..Keiko Matsui@South Jazz Club(9 pm)……..Welles@Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm)………Warbly Jets@Kung Fu Necktie(8 pm)……..DJ Scene@NOTO(10 pm)………Dark Dirty Techno@Ruba Club(11 pm)………DJ Deejay@Silk City Lounge(10 pm)………Galentine’s Brunch @City Tap House Logan Square(11 am-3 pm)…….

Sunday/February 10th 

Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac(9 pm)……..Pink Floyd’s The Wall Live Extravagnaza@The Fillmore(8 pm)………..Rasputina@Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm)……..Spear of Destiny@Kung Fu Necktie(9 pm)……Eyelids@Boot & Saddle(8 pm)……Mega Mongo@The Trocadero(7 pm)…….Rebecca Zimmerman@The Fire(7 pm)

For many more local and legendary entertainment happenings every weekend (and week, too!), put your Philly Mixtape freakum dress on right here and here and let’s hit the town! 

Cover photo courtesy of news.temple.edu 

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