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Weekday Entertainment Groove

From Estelle to Green Velvet to Herbie Hancock……from Mandolin Orange to 74 Seconds..To Judgement…..to the Chippendales(!!) to the buffet of handsome DJs who’ll no doubt serve us with all kinds of dance floor lovin’ as we set sail into Valentine’s weekend number one….

…..it’s that kind of entertaining week to go with this gorgeous weather we’re all experiencing at this very moment in February time. So, let’s all get out there and do it…all. 

Go. 

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 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

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 to let this gripping show take over our lives..now. Seriously..go see it…you won’t be disappointed. 

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 (last week!!) 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? Go. (Tonight-February 9th)

Estelle/The Foundry  Because we’re still absolutely freaks every day of every week, and because we still try really, really hard to remember drunken karaoke nights slaying Kanye’s part in “American Boy.” Because of course, we will get those tickets to see the sauce-y “Ain’t Yo Bitch” diva all sorts of up-close-and-personal this upcoming Thursday (Feb 7th) evening. We will. So, go right here…now

Green Velvet/NOTO If a few throbs of this overseas DJ legend’s refire of Madonna’s Confessions single, “Sorry,” isn’t enough to get you to go witness him take over NOTO this Thursday, then play it again until it does…because it will. Get those tix…if you’re a big ol’ fan of partyin,’ this is the show for you. (10 pm

Craig Stickland/World Cafe Live If you’re in the mood to simply have a rockin’ good live music time this Friday night, then this red-hot and oh, so handsome crooner is just the guy and certainly the show for you. First, try not jammin’ it out to his hot-to-headphones new single, “Burn it Down,” then get those tickets to witness him justify World Cafe Live this week. Seriously…go…your life lovin’ (and swooning!) soul will be just so happy with your entertainment choice for the evening. Rock on, Mr. Stickland. (8 pm

Herbie Hancock/Xcite Center @Parx Casino  In just 5(!!) ultra-robotic days, the “Rockit” icon himself is going to have all of us throwin’ down our cardboard and get to breakin’ like it’s nobody business when he takes over Parx this Friday night. And if you want to live like you’re still tryin’ to figure out that damn Rubix Cube, don’t waste another break dancin’ in second to think about it and get those tickets now. (8 pm)

Yo, DJs…Give Us Those Tracks…now Whether ridin’ the groove love train with DJ Mike Shaffer @Tabu (8 pm) for a sexy Valentine’s serving of LiP Smackers……rockin’ it out upstairs at Tavern on Camac (10 pm) alongside DJ Chris Urban………or steppin’ down to the Underground @Voyeur to get your tribal freak on with DJ KRK, (10 pm) these handsome local DJ Daddys will get you more than ready to liiiive ya damn lives on the floor……and be good to them, please…because they do it all for you…yes, you….now, dance. (Friday/Gayborhood

Also owning our local and legendary entertainment lives this week…..

Tuesday/February 5th 

Cass McCombs@World Cafe Live(8 pm)………Dean Lewis@The Foundry(8 pm)………Born of Osiris@TLA(7 pm)………Smile Empty Soul@Voltage Lounge(7 pm)………Oginalli@Milkboy Philly(8 pm)……Harry Potter Quizzo@Bainbridge Street Barrel(8 pm)…….Turn Out Tuesdays w/Iris Spectre & Vinchelle @Boxers PHL 

Wednesday/February 6th 

Mandolin Orange @Union Transfer(7 pm)………..El Ten Eleven @The Foundry(8 pm)……….RKCB@Voltage Lounge(8 pm)………..Warhawks@Ortlieb’s(8 pm)……..Hashland@Kung Fu Necktie(9 pm)……..Now That’s All I Call ’90s @Franky Bradley’s(9 pm)…..The Everything Show@L’Etage(10 pm)……

Thursday/February 7th 

Terminally Chill@The Barbary(10 pm)……….RIPE@TLA(8 pm)……..Paula’s Drag Kitchen@L’Etage(8 pm)………Sharon Van Etten@Union Transfer(730 pm)……..As It Is@Voltage Lounge(630 pm)………Keiko Matsui@South Jazz Club(9 pm)………Enter the Haggis@World Cafe Live…..SRSQ@Boot&Saddle(8 pm)

Friday/February 8th 

Drag Wars@Voyeur(830 pm)…….Chippendales:Let’s Misbehave @TLA(9 pm)……..Pokemon:Lets Go Philadelphia @Tabu(8 pm)……….Galactic @The Fillmore(8 pm)………Maceo Plex@Warehouse on Watts(9 pm)…….Elephante@NOTO(11 pm)………Like a Storm@The Foundry(6 pm)………Spafford@Union Transfer(8 pm)……..Cool Company@Kung Fu Necktie(8 pm).

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Cover photo courtesy of Hotel Palomar 

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Weekday Entertainment Groove

Thank u, next, January..

……..because, haaaaaay, February

And away we…..go.

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

Charlotte’s Web/Arden Theatre Company  Sigh……the rumors are true….the Arden’s critically acclaimed production of E.B. White‘s still delightful children’s book will close out its last performances this Sunday, February 3rd. So, if you’re one of the few who hasn’t seen this delightful take, get the whole family and grab those last few remaining tickets right here….right nowPlus, you’ll be able to see what else the Arden has in store for 2019 (Hear about 74 Seconds to Judgement? You should….seriously) and it’s a guarantee that it’s a whole lot of everything and more that you’ll absolutely love. Enjoy the shows! 

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? Go. (Tonight-February 9th)

Young Dolph/TLA Because it is our absolute right to bounce whenever and wherever we damn well please, and that’s just what the “Major” and “100 Shots” spitster is going to make us do (and then some) when he owns our hump day lives this week. Grab those tickets. (Wednesday/8 pm

Daley & JMSN/The Foundry First, get lost in the bedroom vibe of Mr. Daley’s “Until The Pain Is Gone,” a co-op with Philly’s very own Ms. Jill Scott, and then grab those tickets to see him take over The Foundry alongside JMSN this Thursday and most likely….our souls. It’s like that…live music bliss. (Thursday/8 pm

1st Annual Ms. L’Etage Pageant Join your hostess with the mostest laughs, Ms. Bev (seen her Bird Box number?), as she oh, so judges a crop of fierce Philly drag queens to see who’ll be crowned that L’Etage owning diva. The shade will be real, the competition will be fierce and of course, you betta tip and respect a hard-working kween…especially the gorgeous gals you’ll feast upon this Thursday night.  Go right here for more pageant tea and then..go!  (Thursday/8 pm

Haaaay, Mr. DJs/Gayborhood Picture it, Ms. Perry, it’s this Friday night….do you know where your handsome  DJs are? How about….everywhere. If you’re in the mood to get LIT on the first Friday of the month, DJ Chris Urban has got you covered with those grooves like…..what over at Franky Bradley’s…….and if you sashay just a bit further down the rainbow-bricked road, DJ Brando Calrissian will be workin it like Missy for you upstairs at Tavern on Camac (10 pm)………then for all of the late-night kids out there, DJ KRK will begin serving up month two of his brand spankin’ new Underground adventure over at Voyeur (10 pm, go here!) for your pulsating pleasure. So, who’s ready for all of this sexy beat lovin’ that’s about to be thrust upon Philly this Fri-slay night? Everyone. Now, don’t ever just stand there…let’s all get to it…because we must….and without shade, please. 

Amy Schumer/Tower Theater Yes, that Ms. Amy Schumer is invading the local stages this Friday to make sure we laugh our motha f@#kin asses off….because that’s what she knows how to do best, of course. Get those tickets right here while you can…she’s comin.’ (8 pm

Also to add to your local and legendary entertainment “to do” list this week…..

Monday/January 28th

Open Mic Night w/The Godess Isis @The Fire……….Late Night Laughs @Tavern on Camac(8 pm) King Princess @TLA(sold out….8 pm)………Monday Night Raw@St.Lazarus Bar(10 pm)………Honky Tonk Heroes w/DJ Lee@Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm)………Karaoke Takeover@Infusion Lounge…..DJ Javascript @Kung Fu Necktie(10 pm)

Tuesday/January 29th 

The Magic Beans @World Cafe Live(8 pm)…….Bill Guy@Connie’s Ric Rac(7 pm)…….Pride Night Quizzo@Dilworth Park(7 pm)……..Turn Out Tuesdays w/Vinchelle & Iris @Boxers PHL(8 pm)……..Drag Bingo@Southhouse(8 pm)…….Game of Thrones Quizzo @Bainbridge Street Barrel(8 pm)

Wednesday/January 30th

Amen Dunes@Union Transfer(7 pm)………The Lil’ Smokies@The Foundry(7 pm)……..Chris Luquette @Bourbon & Branch(7 pm)……..Dirty Soap Blues Band @Ortlieb’s(12 am)………..Mental Health Day @Johnny Brenda’s Downstairs(8 pm)……Live Band Karaoke@Kung Fu Necktie(7 pm)…….Agitated!10 pm @Franky Bradley’s(8 pm)……..The Everything Show @L’Etage(10 pm)

Thursday/January 31st 

Rainbow Kitten Surprise/Mt. Joy @The Fillmore(8 pm)………Liquid Stranger @Union Transfer(9 pm)…….Young Nudy @Voltage Lounge(8 pm)……..The Kingston Trio @World Cafe Live(8 pm)……Roiger Harvey@Ortlieb’s(7 pm)……….Pine Barons@Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm)…….JP Harris@Kung Fu Necktie(8 pm)…….J.J. Sansaverino@South Jazz Club(9 pm)……

Friday/February 1st 

Poppy @TLA(730 pm)……….ClymaXXX:The Aqua Man Edition @Boxers PHL(10 pm)………Pigs in a Blanket @The Trocadero(7 pm)……..The Official 2019 Philadelphia Car Show Black Tie Tailgate@Pennsylvania Convention Center(tickets here...7 pm)…….Dawes @The Fillmore(8 pm)……..Gender Queery:Trans & Nonbinary Drag Show@Stir Lounge(8 pm)……..

Cover photo courtesy of Visit Philly 

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