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Weekend Entertainment Groove

Happy dog days of summer!

Now, let’s first weekend of August, shall we? 

Yes. So, don’t just stand there….let’s all get to it. 

Cirque Du Soleil Volta  Where do we begin when it comes to this dazzling summer entertainment spectacle? How about with the fact that it’s fun for everyone? Or, that it’s literally under the Big Top??? So, you see, we can go on and on about how this is a must see for your summer pleasure, but it’s better you just go right here to check it all out…and prepare to be amazed. Oh, and we must mention that tickets start as low as $49 and the show’s been extended through the last week of August! Ready? Various dates&showtimes/Greater Philadelphia Expo Center/100 Station Ave/Oaks, PA, 19456

Sing Your Life Karaoke  What better way to glide through summer other than to go sing your little heart out courtesy of the fabulous Ms. Sara Sherr and her always scorching Sing Your Life Karaoke collection, which is serving Philly for the rest of your summer 2018 lives at all of these red-hot locations listed below. Fri/9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St.Sat/9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave Sun/9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues/9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs/9-2 Milkboy South Street/401 South St.

Keith Urban   While the weather outside tonight is looking a tad bit frightful, Nicole Kidman‘s hubby along with special guest Kelsea Ballerini are looking to make it delightful across the river for the start of your weekend. Giddy on up right here for those tix and so much more BB & T shenanigans this summer. Tonight/730 pm/BB & T Pavilion 

FREAQ:A Boys of Summer Adventure   Speedos, tan lines and daddies, oh….yaaaas. And of course, there’ll be boys, boys, all types of boys as far as the werk can see to make the 15th(!!) annual Boys of Summer bash an adventure you’ll never forget. Did we mention this year’s theme will feature lots of kink, fetish and S&M fantasies? So, before these boys put you in a trance (don’t forget about the Gear party at Bike Stop tonight…like you will), go right here for more Boys of Summer info and get ready to let your inhibitions run free as f@#k this weekend. Saturday/10 pm/Voyeur Nightclub 

Yanni  Yes, that Yanni. Need we say more? Absolutely not. Get those tickets. Friday & Saturday/8 pm/Borgata Event Center 

Boy George & Culture Club    First Yanni and now Boy George?? Plus, you’ve also got Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper taking over Boardwalk Hall! Yep, it’s that kind of entertainment weekend down at the Jersey Shore. Shake your “Karma Chameleon” thing right here for access to it all. Saturday/8 pm/Tropicana Showroom/Tropicana Hotel & Casino 

Keyshia Cole/702/Next/Musiq Soulchild/Ginuwine   “Let it Go,” “Steelo,” “Too Close,” “Buddy” and “Pony” are just a few of the classic baby makin’ bangers that’ll be taking over the Mann this Saturday night. Got tickets?  Saturday/8 pm/Mann Center for Performing Arts 

Sex Dwarf 15th Anniversary Party!  As if dealing with the fact that Madonna is going to be 60(!!) this month isn’t enough to blast our headphones, we now have to accept that esteemed Philly DJ Robert Drake’s fantastic Sex Dwarf soirees are celebrating 15 years of owning our music throwback lives. But you know what they say, time flies when you’re feelin’ fabulous on the dance floor, and that’s just how Mr. Drake is going to feel as he’ll no doubt be putting his heart and soul into everything he serves up at Club Mousai this Saturday night. Since this is truly a coveted celebration, head to the event’s official Facebook page to hear from the man himself as he spills about Sex Dwarf’s humble beginnings, what this event has meant to him and what you (yes, you) should expect this weekend. There’s really nothing left to say here except..let’s dance.   Saturday/10 pm/Club Mousai 

2018 Eagles Training Camp  They’re almost baaaack!! Who’s ready? God damn everyone.  Sunday/7 pm/Lincoln Financial Field 

Us the Duo  There still might be one or two tickets left to see this straight up America’s Got Talent owning husband-and-wife act take over the TLA this Sunday, so go right here and get yours now. By the way, do we call them Us the Trio now that they’re is expecting? Either way, we’re ready. Sunday/8 pm/TLA Philly 

Amateur Drag Night  Every fabulous queen has to begin their chantay somewhere, and this fierce competition is just the place to do it. So, this Sunday night, strut to L’Etage and join your esteemed host, Ms, Bev (and a slew of guest judges and performers), while she introduces a fine array of local amatuer drag acts as they compete for a cash prize of $100. And who knows? Maybe laced within these lovely ladies is the Gayborhood’s next drag superstar. There’s always one way to find out…go, kween. Sunday/8 pm/L’Etage 


Honeygasm 3 Year Splooshaversary! Hard to believe, but it’s already been three years since the always slaying Honeytree Evil Eye began serving up this truly one-of-a-kind sploosh-stravaganza upstairs at Franky Bradley‘s, otherwise known as the wildest, wettest (literally) and most sensational Burlesque show this side of the Ben Franklin Bridge. And with guest stars Erica Gabrielle, Sophian Moore and the always sensational, Zsa Zsa St. James, on hand to lend their tassels and talents this Sunday night, you know you’re certainly going to be in for it all. Don’t miss it!  Sunday/7 pm/Franky Bradley’s 

Also on the local and legendary entertainment decks for your……

Friday…..

MATOMA @ Premier AC(11 pm/Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)…………DVBBS@Hq2 Beachclub(11 pm/Ocean Resort Casino)…………Yung Bae @Johnny Brenda’s(915 pm/1201 Frankford Ave)………….JFA/Castlecomer@Kung Fu Necktie(730 pm/1248 N Front St.)…………Dzeko@NOTO(10 pm/1209 Vine St.)…………..J.D Wilkes/Legendary Shackshakers (830 pm/1100 Chestnut St.)……….Cindy Bradley@South Jazz Club(8 pm/600 N. Broad St.)……….Johnny Popcorn@Underground Arts(8 pm/1200 Callowhill St.)……….Stereo League@Boot & Saddle(830 pm/1131 S. Broad St.)

Saturday……

Rise Against @ Festival Pier (7 pm/Columbus Blvd & Spring Garden St,)…………….Beres Hammond @ Electric Factory(9 pm/421 N. 7th St.)…………Dada Life & Chris Lake @Ocean Resort Casino(9 pm/500 Boardwalk)…………..Felix Cartal/Delta Heavy@Moshulu Boat (8 pm/401 S. Columbus Blvd.)…………Erol Alkan@The Dolphin Tavern(9 pm/1539 S. Broad St.)……….The Family Crest @Boot & Saddle(830 pm/1131 S. Broad St.)………..Metal@Underground Arts(8 pm/1200 Callowhill St.)………..Remember Sports@Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm/1201 Frankford Ave)………….DJ Whoo Kid@Haven Nightclub(10 pm)

Sunday…….

Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac (9 pm/243 S. Camac St.)………….Sinful Sundays w/The Godess Isis@Tabu(9 pm/200 South 12th St.)………..Psychostick@Voltage Lounge(6 pm/421 N. 7th St.)…………Stu Larsen@Milkboy Philly(7 pm/1100 Chestnut St.)………..The Martinez Brothers @Hq2 Beachclub@Ocean Resort Casino(9 pm/500 Boardwalk)………Watch the Duck@Everybody Hits(7 pm/529 West Girard Ave)………….Joey DeFrancesco@South Jazz Night Club(9 pm/600 N. Broad St.)…………Cruzko@Kung Fu Necktie(7 pm/1248 N. Front St.)

Since we’re all in this music and entertainment life together, be sure to also check out Uwishunu and Visit Philly to see what other kind of weekend shenaigans you can get into for your official first weekend of August. 

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Weekend Entertainment Groove

Happy second weekend of summer! 

Now, let’s keep those sun-kissed vibes going and get into…all of it. And newly reinvented Atlantic City….we see you and we’re comin.’ 

Let’s do it. 

Aladdin We’re heading into the final performances of this Tony Award winning darling before it flies out of Philly after what’s been a spectacular two-week run, so if you haven’t already, grab those tickets now before, well, you can’t. You should also get to know Aladdin himself, Mr. Clinton Greenspan, as he stopped by Philly Mixtape recently for a fun chat about it all. But seriously, go see this show while you can….your inner Genie will thank u. Tonight through this Sunday, July 1st/Academy of Music/240 S. Broad St. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke  What better way to kick off the start of summer other than to go sing your little heart out courtesy of the fabulous Ms. Sara Sherr and her always scorching Sing Your Life Karaoke collection, which will be serving Philly all summer long at all of these fabulous locations listed below. Fri/9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St.Sat/9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave Sun/9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues/9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs/9-2 Milkboy South Street/401 South St.

You Can Never Go Down The Drain If you’re looking for a truly side-splitting night out (and a place to cool off) over this weekend look no further than the final few shows of this Mr. Rogers inspired and delightfully entertaining spectacle right here. Fresh off the official Facebook page…..”Mr. Rogers always said: no matter how bad things are, “You can never go down the drain.” Using and abusing iconic songs from the program, Philadelphia’s Bearded Ladies Cabaret puts this idea to the test. In this performance, expect a goldfish funeral, gay romps into the land of make-believe, and some earnest questions about irony. ” Bottom line? Don’t miss it and go right here for those tickets….now. Through this Sunday, July 1st/Wilma Theater/various dates & showtimes/265 S. Broad St. 

Mamma Mia! Since there’s still over three weeks until the gayest movie sequel ever made descends into our worlds (now until July 20th is, like, forever in Cher and Meryl time) why not go see the critically acclaimed national production of the original to help pass the grueling seconds along while it’s in Philly this summer? Yes. Just a word to your bell bottoms…tickets are going quick–because as we all know this show is life within itself–so don’t delay and shimmy on over to them right here and right now. Ready, set, “Fernando.” Tonight-through July 15th/various showtimes/ticket prices/Walnut Street Theater/825 Walnut St.

DJ Jimmy DePre  If you’re looking to channel your inner yaaas dancing kween with those grooves all summer long, look no further than right here. And of course, may you forever respect the DJ. Friday & Saturday/Tavern on Camac/243 South Camac St. 

Chris Stapleton Like you don’t have your tickets already. But for those who may not, grab them right here before you head over to Camden for what’s sure to be the most rockin’ concert of the summer. Tonight/BB & T Pavilion/7 pm/1 Harbour Blvd. 

Jesse McCartney If you’re wondering if this is the former Summerland star and “Beautiful Soul” crooner we’re talking about here…yes..yes it is. Ans rumor has it there may be, like, one ticket left, so check this out and then get ready to swoon for your TRL’d life.  Tonight/TLA/8 pm/334 South St. 

Radio 104.5 Birthday Show w/Imagine Dragons/Judah the Lion  Who’s ready? Get those tickets because this summer rock spectacle is not to be missed. Saturday/BB & T Pavilion/1 pm/1 Harbour Blvd. 

Summer Block Party w/ Jill Scott/Boyz 11 Men/DJ Jazzy Jeff  What’s going to happen when classic fires like “Golden,” “I’ll Make Love to You,” “A Long Walk,” “Motownphilly” and “Summertime” take over the Mann Center stage tomorrow night? Pure bliss. Check this out for yours and get ready to reminisce in the best way possible…through those killer baby makin’ grooves. 

2018 Summer Concert Guide What do Cher, Sam Smith, Jimmy Buffett, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Pitbull, Foo Fighters, Cirque De Soleil and Shania Twain all have on common? They’re well on their way from taking over the Philly music stages this summer, which means you should waste no time in spending your hard-earned coin on it all. So, check this out and have the best summer concert season possible. What could be better than that? Absolutely nothing. 

Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City/Ocean Resort Casino You want might want to start clutching your pearls now as you start to read this because the next statement is actually very true….Atlantic City is returning to form once again and it’s all kicking off right now. With the opening of Ocean Resort Casino (the former Revel) and the Hard Rock Casino (the former Taj Mahal), the buzz is certainly hot, but what’s most important is that people checking out the new casinos are optimistic in saying that it’s all beginning…again. After losing five casinos in five years, these two new hot-spots seem to be just what the doctor ordered for a once booming Atlantic City. Plus, when you’ve got Jamie Foxx, Mark Wahlberg, Carrie Underwood, Pitbull, Tiesto and Diplo stoping by to kick things off, it’s safe to say that things are off to a rockin’ good start. So, if you’re looking to boogie down with the grand opening sounds taking over AC this weekend, check this and this out. Plus, Sam Hunt (sigh) is performing on the beach this Sunday so….yes. 

…….also on the local and legendary sun-kissed entertainment decks for your…..

Friday……

Sebastian Maniscalco @Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa(through Sunday/7 pm/One Borgata Way)……..Snarky Puppy @ The Fillmore(8 pm/29 E. Allen St.)…………Yob@Underground Arts(9 pm/1200 Callowhill St.)………..Brodinski @The Dolphin Tavern(9 pm/1539 S. Broad St.)………Pierce Brothers @Boot & Saddle(830 pm/1131 S. Broad St.)………..Rich Medina@Silk City (10 pm/435 Spring Garden St.)………Bbqt@Kung Fu Necktie(730 pm/1248 N. Front St.)…………Nick Colionne@South(8 pm/600 N. Broad St.)…………..Weller@Everybody Hits(529 West Girard Ave)……Johnny Taylor Jr. @Punchline Philly(7 pm/1004 Canal St.)………..Hype@Bourbon & Branch(7 pm/705 N. 2nd St. 

Saturday…… 

DJ Chris Urban@L’Etage(10 pm/624 S. 6th St.)………………Free In/Outdoor ’90s Dance Party @FringeArts(830 pm/140 Christopher Columbus Blvd.)………FAM Fest 2018 @Voltage Lounge (through Sunday/421 N. 7th St.)………..Tony Bennett @Sands Bethlehem Event Center (8 pm/77 Sands Blvd.)…………Good Old War@TLA(730 pm/334 South St.)………Underdog@Kung Fu Necktie(7 pm/1248 N Front St.)……….The Tins@Ortlieb’s(10 pm/847 N. 3rd St.)……….Lovelorn@Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm/1201 Frankford Ave)………..Creem Circus@The Barbary(930 pm/951 Frankford Ave)……….So Far Gone @The Fillmore (9 pm/29 E. Allen St.)……..Mage Hand @Connie’s Ric Rac(9 pm/1132 S. 9th St.)………Shawn Ryan@Franky Bradley’s(10 pm/1320 Chancellor St.)

Sunday…..

DJ Chris Urban @Positano Coast (12pm-4pm/212 Walnut St.)……………..Independence Day Celebration @Musueum of the American Revolution(through Wednesday/101 S. 3rd St.)………….Sinful Sundays w/The Goddess Isis @Tabu(10 pm/200 South 12th St.)……..Showtunes Sundays @Tavern on Camac (9 pm/243 S. Camac St.)…………Blac Rabbit@Milkboy Philly(7 pm/1100 Chestnut St.)………..Tapes & Tubes@Ortlieb’s(7 pm/847 N. 3rd St.)…………PART@The Trocadero(1003 Arch St./4 pm)………..

For much more second weekend of summer shenanigans (plus, lots of fireworks!), you should check this and this out. 

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Weekend Entertainment Groove

Happy first weekend of summer!

Now, let’s make it a good one, shall we? And then do it all….again. Ready, set, SPF. 

Aladdin If you’re curious to witness what all of the high-flying buzz is about (really, how could you not be when it comes to this show??), there’s still some time left to catch the magnificent traveling production of everyone’s favorite Disney fairy tale before it flies out of town…so don’t be a Jafar and grab those tickets now! And of course, Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie and the rest of this truly incredible cast will see you there! But first, jump right here for all of the action and make those three wishes come true. Tonight-July 1st/Academy of Music /check showtimes/$44-$188/240 S. Broad St. 

You Can Never Go Down The Drain If you’re looking for a truly side-splitting night out over the next weeks, look no further than this entertaining spectacle right here. Fresh off the official Facebook page…..”Mr. Rogers always said: no matter how bad things are, “You can never go down the drain.” Using and abusing iconic songs from the program, Philadelphia’s Bearded Ladies Cabaret puts this idea to the test. In this performance, expect a goldfish funeral, gay romps into the land of make-believe, and some earnest questions about irony. ” Bottom line? Don’t miss it and go right here for those tickets….now. Tonight-July 1st/Wilma Theater/various dates & showtimes/265 S. Broad St. 

Mamma Mia! Since there’s still quite some time until the gayest movie sequel ever made descends into our worlds (now until July 20th is, like, forever in Cher and Meryl time) why not go see the critically acclaimed national production of the original to help pass the grueling seconds along while it’s in Philly this summer? Yes. Just a word to your bell bottoms…tickets are going quick–because as we all know this show is life within itself–so don’t delay and shimmy on over to them right here and right now. Ready, set, “Fernando.” Tonight-through July 15th/various showtimes/ticket prices/Walnut Street Theater/825 Walnut St.

Sing Your Life Karaoke  What better way to kick off the first weekend of summer other than to go sing your little heart out courtesy of the fabulous Ms. Sara Sherr and her always sun-kissed Sing Your Life Karaoke collection, which will be serving Philly all summer long at all of these fabulous locations listed below. Fri/9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St.Sat/9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave Sun/9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues/9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs/9-2 Milkboy South Street/401 South St.

Miss Amateur Drag Attack Pageant Now that summer has officially arrived, the time has come for you to perfect that walk, gurl. So, tonight head to Tabu for the biggest amateur drag syravaganza this side of SPF as The Cuntessa, Alexianna, and Miss Tabu 2018 herself, The Lady E, will be teaming up to judge an array of fierce queens…for their lip synched lives. Of course, only one queen can snatch the crown…so don’t miss any of it! For more info, sashay it on up right here. Tonight/9 pm/Tabu/200 South 12th St. 

Bang the Drum Philly w/Jihad Muhammed   Looking to dance your f@#king ass off this weekend? Try…all of this.  Tonight/10 pm/Club Mousai/1227 Walnut St. 

Foreigner/Whitesnake “I Want to Know What Love Is” and Tawny Kitaen for life. Get those tickets.  Saturday/BB & T Pavilion/7 pm/1 Harbour Blvd Camden, NJ 

Paramore   Hayley Williams and “Airplanes” for life.  Grab those tickets.  Sunday/530 pm/Festival Pier/Spring Garden St. & Columbus Blvd

John Fogerty/ZZ Top  Yeah, it’s that kind of a concert weekend. Because the ladies go crazy for a sharp dressed man, you should absolutely impress your lady and own those tickets. Sunday/BB & T Pavilion/7 pm/1 Harbour Blvd. 

Also on the local and legendary for your first Friday of summer……..

Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s (202 S 13th St.) all weekend long……..DJ Jimmy DePre @Tavern on Camac (Friday & Saturslay/10 pm/243 S. Camac St.)………Black Caviar @NOTO(10 pm/1209 Vine St.)………….Ray LaMontagne @Festival Pier (730 pm)………..The English Beat @Underground Arts(9 pm/1200 Callowhill St.)……..Ghastly@Coda(11 pm/1712 Walnut St.)………..Eric Nam @TLA(8 pm/334 South St.)……….Yeek@Kung Fu Necktie(8 pm/1248 N. Front St.)……….Steve Cole@South(8 pm/600 N. Broad St.)………….Hit Bargain@The Barbary(830 pm/951 Frankford Ave)……………James Pace Band@The Grape Room(8 pm/105 Grape St.)……….

For your Saturday……

Dr. Dog @ Festival Pier (8 pm/Colymbus Blvd. & Spring Garden St.)…………..Finch @Voltage Lounge (9 pm/421 N. 7th St.)………..Tim Atlas & Gibbz@The Barbary(7 pm/951 Frankford Ave)……….Jeremy Enigk@Union Transfer(830 pm/1024 Spring Garden St.)……….Matt McAndrew@Bourbon & Branch(7 pm/705 N. 2nd St.)…………MINKA@The Foundry(9 pm/1000 Frankford Ave)………….Josiaj Johnson@Milkboy Philly(830 pm/1100 Chestnut St.)……….Holy Trinity@The Dolphin Tavern(9 pm/1539 S. Broad St.)…………DJ Spade@NOTO(10 pm/1209 Vine St.)……..Tia Fuller@South(9 pm/600 N. Broad St.)………

For your Sunday…..

Showtunes Sundays @ Tavern on Camac (9 pm/243 S. Camac St.)………..Sinful Sundays w/ The Godess Isis @Tabu (10 pm/200 South 12th St.)……..White Denim @Johnny Brenda’s (8 pm/1201 Frankford Ave)…………Magic Sword @The Foundry(8 pm/29 E. Allen St.)……………WOLF @Milkboy Philly(7 pm/1100 Chestnut St.)……………Tia Fuller @ South(9 pm/600 N. Broad St.)…………Jody YoBro@Bourbon & Branch(7 pm/705 N. 2nd St.)………..Not Fur Longs@Ortlieb’s(2 pm/847 N. 3rd St.) 

And for much, much more first weekend of summer shenanigans…check this and this out. 

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