Philly Weekly Entertainment Groove

Happy (almost) weekend, everybody! 

Now, get out there and do it all…cause there’s quite a lot of it. Enjoy! 

Sing Your Life Karaoke w/ Sara Sherr Now that fall has officially arrived, there’s no better time to head out to belt out your favorite karaoke groove in which the always colorful Ms. Sherr has everything you need for your song butchering/slaying pleasure all week & weekend long. Ready, set sing…for your yoga pants 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

My Son the Waiter:A Jewish Tragedy Get ready to laugh your ass off, Philly, because comedian Brad Zimmerman is here and serving up non-stop laughs in his critically acclaimed play! The story of “one man’s struggle to fulfill his dream and ‘make it’ as a comedic actor in New York,” this show has it all, that is, if you like to laugh out loud for ninety minutes straight. Really, who doesn’t in these crazy times? So, don’t delay and grab those tickets now! But you better hurry because this show is only here for a few weeks and this is one fab night out you do not want to miss. Meaning….you, so, go and Mr. Zimmerman will see you there! Tonight-Nov 19th/Various dates & showtimes/Penn’s Landing Playhouse/211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

The GLOW If you’re looking for a fun night with the entire family or maybe looking for the perfect place to take a fall date, then prepare your Halloween-ed selves for a lovely stroll through Fairmount Park one of these upcoming nights to experience this one of-a-kind jack o’lantern extravaganza! Complete with top-notch pumpkin carvers, stunning visual art (hey there, Santa’s Christmas Village and Bey and Jay!) and much, much more, it’s an evening full of delightful fright that you’ll never forget anytime soon. But you better hurry up and grab those tickets because time slots are filling quickly, so go right here to grab yours…now. Happy pumpkin spiced trails, Philly!  Various ticket prices and showtimes/5201 Parkside Ave/Fairmount Park 

Philly Fall Concert Guide  What do Katy Perry, St. Vincent, Tegan and Sara, Janet Jackson, Thomas Gold, Michael Bolton, Bruno Mars, Kelela, Imagine Dragons and Zedd all have in common? They’re just some of the many, many ready-to-serve music artists that are coming to take over the Philly stages all fall long. So, if you’re down to spend your hard-earned coin on lots (and lots!) of upcoming concert tickets, waste no time in diving straight into Philly Mixtape’s official Fall Concert Guide and bag ’em all up. 

Wells Fargo Center  Whether Katy Perry tonight or Enrique Iglesias (and Pitbull!) for the start of your weekend tomorrow, the Wells Fargo Center is certainly the perfect place to escape from it all this week. Grab those tickets. 

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, which has been 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!” All meaning….go. Walnut St. Theatre/tonight-October 22nd/various prices and showtimes

Full Front Street If you’re looking for one of the hottest shows in Philly on a Monday night (and every), you must head to Victoria Freehouse where your hostess with the always absolute, um, nothing on, Ms. Honeytree EvilEye, always has her tassels and so much more ready and waiting for you along with a fresh new roster of Philly Burlesque talent every god damn week.  Go right here for more Full Front Street tea on the daily and then…get ready. Every Monday/9 pm/show at 10/Victoria Freehouse/10 S. Front St.

Johnny Showcase  In what will certainly be the most funked up night of the Philly entertainment week, head over to Franky Bradley’s tonight to experience the joyful noises, vibes and bounces that transform when this raging 10 piece soul ensemble gets together to take over the Philly stages…which they often do frequently. With their mix of tricked out grooves with a funky psychedelic twist, Johnny Showcase and his boys are about to give it to you right tonight. So, don’t mother f@#king miss it. Let’s ride. Thursday/9 pm/Franky Bradley’s/1320 Chancellor St. 

DTF:Daryl & Timaree Fun Hour  Philly’s most f#$king hilarious duo–Daryl Charles and Timaree Leigh–are back at Franky Bradley’s to spill about love, sex and everything else in between! And the fact that this month’s round is on Friday the 13th, well, shit’s about to get weird…in the most delightful way possible, of course. Don’t miss it!  Friday/830 pm/Franky Bradley’s/1320 Chancellor St. 

Pennsylvania Ballet:The Sleeping Beauty  Now, what could be better than seeing this classic fairytale being retold by the talents of the incredible Pennsylvania Ballet? Absolutely nothing. Throw in one of Tchaikovsky’s most exquisite scores and you’ve got yourself one truly enchanted night out. Various dates and showtimes through October 22nd/The Academy of Music/1420 Locust St. 

Red Bull Sound Select:3 Days in Philly Three days….one hot venue….boatloads of talent including Girlpool, Andrea Valle, NoName, St. Beauty and many, many more. And of course, unlimited wiiiings courtesy of Red Bull. This is certainly the spot to be all weekend, so don’t miss your chance to soar and witness the joyous grooves that’ll most definitely be taking over the Underground Arts building starting tonight. For much more info on how to get yours, check this out and then get ready to phly, Philly.  Tonight-Saturday/Various showtimes/Underground Arts/1200 Callowhill St. 

DOOM  What happens when the always on point and spooky drag diva Porcelain takes over the upstairs stage at Tabu and rightfully serves up a cast that includes Ann Artist, Iris Spectre, Pretty Girl and DJ Goddess Isis, all while giving us a Friday the 13th costume appreciation fashion show that’s guaranteed to blow your wig off? There’s only one way to find out..prepare yourself proper and go. Friday/Tabu/10 pm/200 S. 12th St. 

Charley B’s presents 4 AM w/Tara Hendricks  If you haven’t experienced the powerful pipes on Philly’s very own powerhouse vocalist, Ms. Tara Hendricks, then it’s time for you to absolutely do it tomorrow night. So, join the lovely chanteuse along with her merry band mates–Sunny Dee (drums), Rick Tate (reeds), Darien Ebo (percussion) and Derrik Baldwin (keyboards)–as they kick off Charley B’s 2017-2018 entertainment season in only a way that they all know how to do…in sleek, sophisticated soul shattering style. Don’t miss it! Friday/7 pm/Charley B’s/6402 Stranton Avenue 

DJ Chris Urban  There’s absolutely no need to press play on 4 Non Blondes because you know what’s up when it comes to showing your dance music respect to one of Philly’s hottest DJs–L’Etage on Saturday (624 S. 6th St., 9 pm-2am,) and Positano Coast (212 Walnut St., 12pm-4pm) on Sunday for your hangover needs and beyond. Let’s dance…because, well, why the fuck not? Go. 

LiPSMACKERs  Although the whirling talents of DJs Mike Shaffer and Javascript are already enough to get us sashaying over to Tabu this weekend, they’ll be spinning out a buffet full of classic ladiez jamz to make it one diva-licious evening you’ll never forget. And guess what? It’s free! So, go and get your god damn groove on, bish. Saturday/9 pm/Tabu/200 S. 12th St. 


Against Me!@Union Transfer(830 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)…………Madeintoyo@TLA(8 pm, 334 South St.)………….Girlpool@Underground Arts(8 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.)…………LVL Up@Boot & Saddle(8 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.)………..ill.Gates@Coda(10 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)………DJ ESCO@NOTO(10 pm, 1209 Vine St.)………..Deaf Scene@Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)


Adventure Club@The Fillmore(9 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)…………Noname@Underground Arts(8 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.)…………TOKiMONSTA@The Foundry(9 pm, 100 Frankford Ave)…….Quinn XCII@Coda(8 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)…………John Talabot@Dolphin Tavern(9 pm, 1539 S. Broad St.)………..Dannic@NOTO(10 pm, 1209 Vine St.)………Thomas Gold @Coda(11 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)……….The Phonies@The Barbary(8 pm, 951 Frankford Ave)


Cults @Johnny Brenda’s(915 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)…………Ministry@Electric Factory(830 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)………..Blind Pilot@Underground Arts(8 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.)……….Andrew Belle@Milkboy Philly(830 pm, 1100 Chestnut St.)………..Grizfolk@Coda(8 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)………..The Courtneys@Kung Fu Necktie(7 pm, 1248 N. Front St.)…….weaves@Boot&Saddle(830 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.)


Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac(9 pm, 243 S. Camac St.)………….Magic Giant @The Foundry(29 E. Allen St.)………..GoldLink@Coda(7 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)…………..The Stone Foxes@Johnny Brenda‘s(9 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)……….David Choi @Kung Fu Necktie(6 pm, 1248 N. Front St.)……..

Cover photo courtesy of THE GLOW:Philadelphia 

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20 Halloween Events Worth Your Philly Trick-or-Treat Entertainment Pleasure

Since Philly takes Halloween very seriously, hop on those broomsticks right now and take a ride like Mr. Ginuwine’s “Pony” through Philly Mixtape’s updated Halloween weekend events calendar, which is all sorts of ready for your apple bobbin’ entertainment pleasure all witchy weekend long. 

Ready, set, what’s your favorite scary movie? Kazaam, you know, the one where Shaq plays a genie. Go. 

And of course, please click on the links (times may also change) to plan out your Halloween/Uber life…and be safe, kids! 

Sing Your Life Karaoke/All Over Philly Because you know you’re dying to get out there and butcher “Thriller” in the best way that only you know how, join Sing Your Life Karaoke queen Sara Sherr all over Philly during Halloween week, including where you can find her at some new gigs listed below that are more than ready for your trick-or-treat pleasure all candy apple lovin’ season long. 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. 

Terror Behind the Walls/Eastern State Penitentiary/Now-through Nov 5th. Because you’re finally recovered from last year’s hellish roaming, step back into the scurry shit because the Eastern State Pen is back at it again, bitch. 

Scream Turns Twenty/Netflix Perhaps the scariest thing on this list is the fact that Wes Craven mid ’90s horror masterpiece Scream is just a touch away from its twentieth fucking birthday. First, pass the Botox (right Ms. Cox in Scream 2 and 3?), and then watch….because it’s a god damn classic. 

The B-52’s Halloween Scream/The Fillmore/Sunday If only legendary Philly DJ Robert Drake was opening for the iconic B-52s would this event be the perfect addition to your already action-packed Halloween weekend. Oh, wait, he is, so “Roam” right over here and get those tickets, because on this night, we’re all in the deadbeat club.

Not Your Basic Brunch:Party of the Dead/Pennsylvania 6/Sunday Calling Ms. Houston, Ms. Winehouse, Mr. Bowie, Prince and Iggy Azalea’s music career (what, too soon?), you’re all invited to Pennsylvania 6 Philly this Sunday for a big ol’ Party of the Dead, which will be all wrapped up in that not so elusive “Not Your Basic”Brunch style and flavor. 

Of course, also along for the ride will be boatloads of bubbles and all the Spin City DJz you can’t possibly handle throwing it the fuck down on the main floors. And for this oh, so spooky, wooky round of NYBB, the 3rd floor at Penn 6 will be transformed into the afterlife lounge, which will be complete with all sorts of deep house ditties and a buffet of chilled out vibes where you can rest those tootsies before shimmying back onto the dead dance floor. Get ready, kids, because Penn 6 is about to be all done up into your worst/best nightmare complete with…everything, so call your friends, tell them to get their friends and we can all be freaky friends together this Sunday. Don’t forget to dress up all dead and stuff to win some fab prizes and then come through, yo! 

Jock o Lantern Night/The Bike Stop/Sunday That title pretty much this fuzzy, f@#kable event all sorts of up. Bears, cubs and ghouls….oh, yas, queen. 

Lita Ford/SundaySellersville Theatre Because who wouldn’t want to be kissed oh, so deadly by the legendary Ms. Lita Ford on Halloween? No, no…that wasn’t a question. 

Fright Night!/Bourbon & Branch/Oct 31st Leaving those front porch lights off this year? Then avoid it all and head to B&B where the smooth local sounds of The Billy Brown Band, RFA and Backroom Dreamers will be waiting for you…unlike those kids. 

Halloween/Monday Trick or treat, bitch! Now, beware of candy with razor blades in it and get to work on filling those local and legendary entertainment pillow cases all the way up. 



20 Philly Events Taking Over Your Weekend & Beyond

Ready….set….here comes the weekend! 

Got plans? You most certainly do now. Check it out. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke/All Over Philly Just when you thought she couldn’t take over anymore of your karaoke lives, Philly’s reigning Sing Your Life Karaoke Queen, the fabulous Ms. Sara Sherr has some new gigs listed below that are prime and ready for your song butchering pleasure all basic bitch season long. 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. Every last Wed of the month, The Trestle Inn, 339 N. 11th St. 9-2

2016 FringeArts Festival/Tonight-Sept 24th With Gunnar Montana’s Wroughtland, a parody mock opera of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Switched and Bastion Carboni’s An Obviously Foggot just a few of the shows and events making waves at this year’s twentieth annual FringeArts Festival, you better hurry up and grab your tickets for all of it, because with just a week left to go, they’ll be flying faster than any one of the amazing aerial artists who are also taking over the festival. Meaning…go. 

All the Drag Tea w/Brittany Lynn What happens when you let Philly Drag Mafia goddess Brittany Lynn click some keys and break some mugs on all of the local drag happenings in Philly? You get all the drag tea, in which she spills, like, all of it and gives you the real on fierce upcoming events including BEV’s Bitchfest, Agitated!, Showgirl and the one-and-only Miss’d America Pageant in Atlantic City. All purse first, of course. 

Rodgers & Hammersteins South Pacific/Walnut Street Theatre/Tonight-Oct23rd What could be a better way to keep those sun-kissed vibes afloat all fall other than stepping on the South Pacific with the cast and crew of this beloved musical? Absolutely nothing. Now, get those tickets. 

The Eric Jaffe Show/Tavern on Camac/Tonight Those end-of-summer blues got you all the way down? Well, let Mr. Eric Jaffe and his insatiable ukulele skills along with special guests Jakeya, Julia Young, Leo Gonzalez Ben Deane and Rob Anthony pick you all the way up and help keep those friendly tan lines around just a little bit longer. 

Tigerlily/Premier Nightclub/Tonight Since you’re still in denial that summer is (gasp!) coming to an end, why not head down to AC to, um, revel, in their latest hot spot while soaking up the vibes served up by Ms. Tigerlily. Post-bikini bliss. 

Jocks vs. Nerds Part Deux/Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar/Tonight The sexiest, yet nerdiest (nah, nerds are sexy, too) party to hit the Gayborhood is back. No further explanation needed. Well, except that it’s for all a good cause which makes this event that much more fabulous, bitch. 

Victor Calderone/Coda/Tonight What do Madonna, Britney Spears and Destiny’s Child all have in common? They’ve all been masterfully remixed by the legendary Mr. Calderone, meaning, get ready to dance your f#$king ass off when he takes over Coda tonight. 

Welcome Back Party/Field House/Saturday Philly’s favorite sports bar, Field House, is pulling out all of the stops to welcome you into a most funkdafied fall season with a blowout party filled with lots of food, fun, and loaded with all sorts of music vibes, courtesy of DJ N9NE. Let’s go. 

WXPN Welcomes Book of Love/World Cafe Live!/Saturday As if hard working legendary local DJ Robert Drake at the music helm wasn’t enough new wave heat for you, Philly’s own Book of Love is performing a special concert to coincide with the release of their new album MMXVI – Book of Love, which celebrates thirty years of them all up in this local music business. Meaning, pass the Aqua Net and let’s dance. 

Local Music Love/The Tusk/Saturday Are you a local music lover? Really, who isn’t? Then you must get your Tusk life on and head on over this weekend to see Adam Fried, Keely Sibilia, Super Sonic Octopus, Vessna Scheff and Genevieve Marie Fareira dazzle you with their many, many, many musical talents. 

Jason Aldean/BB&T Pavilion/Saturday Giddy on up and grab those tickets because that insatiable Aldean swoon is headed our way in twenty-four hours…sigh…

The Kidz Bop Kids/Life of the Party/BB&T Pavilion/Sunday Because a little hair o’ the dog along with some Kidz Bop action goes a long way on a Sunday Funday, right? 

“Not Your Basic” Brunch/Pennsylvania 6 Philly/Sunday Although we’re still an excruciating two days away from the jungled up grand return of Penn 6 Philly’s bitchin’ “Not Your Basic” Brunch par-tay, what you can do is fully prepare yourself right here for all of the shenanigans that are about to ensue not just on Sunday, but for all #NYBB season long. Ready? Because you most certainly should be. 

The Funny Gals/Tattoed Mom/Sunday Yas, kween, life is tough sometimes. But when you’ve got fierce and f#$king hilarious local drag divas BEV, Mimi Imfurst, Astala Lavista and Sutton Fearce to bring us cheer and laughter all damn day long, what could go wrong? Everything…which is why you should go to Tattooed Mom this weekend and show these local drag ladies your love. 

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears/Monday night/Sports! 

Industry Night at Positano Coast/Every Monday The bottom line is this…if you’re living that industry life…head over to PC every Monday night and just dance it out like Monday’s your Friday…oh, wait…it is. 

Full Front Street/The Victoria Freehouse/Monday Looking to keep that post-weekend sin going on for just another day or twelve? Then side step it to The Victoria Freehouse and let the insatiable HoneyTree Evil Eye along with very sexy and special guests Sway Bradbury, Grampy Knockers and Tiel do their tassels shakin’ thang just for you…yes, you. 

Bradley’s Bucks ‘Jungle’/Sept 20th So, what happens when you take a fine herd of University of the Arts trained dancing gentlemen who create an incredible artistic jungle and put it right in the middle of this year’s FringeArts festival? You’re about to find out this Tuesday night at Franky Bradley’s. Meaning…be there…and here’s how. 

Listen to Music/Every Damn Day of Your Life No explanation needed. Now, let’s take it back to a littler old school MC Lyte for your weekend. Enjoy!