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St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Entertainment Groove

Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Philly! Ugh. Here..we…go. 

Pennsylvania Ballet Presents:Giselle/Academy of Music In what will probably be the most stunning local entertainment event of the weekend, join the always enchanting (and very hardworking!) Pennsylvania Ballet as they hop out an incredible serving of elegance and delightful spring like vibes with their latest dazzling production. This is the final weekend of performances, so grab grandma, grandpa, the kids and go see this local dance firestorm now!! (Tonight through this Sunday, March 17th

Gem of the Ocean/Arden Theatre Company Since we’re all about to emerge from our winter cocoons, there’s never been a better time other than right now to go get lost in a powerful stage show…like this one. Famed playwright August Wilson‘s piercing first installment from his American Century Cycle journey sets the tale in 1904 in Pittsburgh’s Hill District where the audience will no doubt get lost in a pearl clutching tale about freedom, justice and redemption. This life rearranging show (it might just make you think about some..stuff, too) is taking over the Arden in Old City from tonight until Sunday, March 31st, so fly away and click for those tickets right here, right now!! 

Meek Mill/The Met  Since you know you’re still living from the Philly rap superstar’s first performance at The Met from last night, you might as well go see him tonight for the double-header. And for those who haven’t grabbed your tickets yet, there’s still might be one left, so check your “Goin’ Bad” live lovin’ self right here for more info, because if there’s anyone out there who can help us all say “thank u, next” to winter in complete live entertainment fashion, it’s certainly Mr. Meek. Let’s party. (Door/630/Show/8 pm

Sing Your Life Karaoke Calling ALL Philly spring fling karaoke kweens, kids, guys and gals…..it’s time for all of us to belt out the hits for our warm weathered lives…because those days are certainly on the way! Who’s ready?? Everyone. So, now all you have to do is join the most fabulous Sara Sherr (and respect, y’all) and her always jam-packed 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 Barbra…it’s not, but try those vocals out anyway….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

The Eric Jaffe Show/Tavern on Camac  If you’re in the mood to take a break from that sea of green that’s already taken over the city (really, who isn’t..already??) and get down with some purple lovin’ and so much more, St. Patty’s strut it over upstairs to TOC tonight where the always yas-licious Mr. Jaffe will be parading out another serving of his monthly variety show! Also along for the local talent ride will be the talented likes of Jakeya, Dan Callahan, Jeremy Adam, Keely Siblia, and the ultimate bald singing local drag legend her damn self, The Goddess Isis. This is one not to be missed, kids…so, don’t! And as always..no cover! Now, slay. (730 pm

Kiss Me, I’m Irish & Gay/U Bar Calling ALL Gayborhood Daddies, boys, bears, guys, jocks, gals, kids, kweens, otters, cubs, well, you get it without listing all of the food groups…..the time has come…for U Bar’s annual St. Patrick’s Day smooch-stravaganza! Tomorrow, grab your Destiny’s Child worthy clique (be nice and off those apps for 5 minutes, y’all) and Uber it on over to U Bar where you’ll be greeted by plenty o’guys and lots of leprechaun worthy shenanigans to get into including drink specials, free t-shirts (while they last…go early!!) and a big ol’ pot of gold and gay beats served up by DJ Bobon! But perhaps the luckiest part of this glittery St. Patricia’s Day event is that 100 percent of your ticket price (which you can snatch those right here) or going in support of qFLIX Philadelphia, which serves out the region’s only LGBTQ film festival, so you know only big creative things are about to arrive when it takes over the city from March 25th-31st!! So, now that you already have that green-n-gay lewk ready to strut down the St. Patti’s weekend runway like it’s your job, grab those tickets and go. (Sunday/2 pm-5 pm

Also on the lucky local and legendary entertainment bar tops for your St. Patrick’s Day weekend…….

Saturday/March 16th 

Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s, X Bar, Tavern on Camac, Voyeur & TABU(Gayborhood, 10 pm)……..DJ Chris Urban @L’Etage(10 pm)……..Yannick Nezet-Seguin@Verizon Hall@Kimmel Center.…..St. Paddy’s Day@Xfinity Live!(2 pm)……..The Hip Abduction@World Cafe Live(10 pm)…….Soul Sonic Spectrum w/DJ Greg Mungan@Johnny Brenda’s(10 pm)……..The Container @Everybody Hits(9 pm)…….Hooked @Dolphin Tavern(10 pm)…..R5 @Union Transfer(8 pm)….The Movielife @The Foundry(830 pm)…..Stella Donnelly @Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm)……Rich People@The Barbary(745 pm)…Party Favor@Premier AC(10 pm)……Sam Feldt@Ocean Resort Casino(10 pm)……..Dada Life@Hard Rock Hotel & Casino AC(10 pm)

Saturday/March 17th 

Showtunes Sunday @ Tavern on Camac(9 pm)…..DJ Chris Urban@Positano Coast(12 pm)………Little Strike@The Trocadero(630 pm)…….March Fun @Plough & The Stars(7 pm)……..Gogol Bordello@Franklin Music Hall(830 pm)…….Colin Lenox&Friends@The Pharmacy(9 pm)…….St. Patty’s Day Brunch@Second Street Irish Society(9 am)…..Kegs & Eggs @Hard Rock Cafe(10 am)…….St. Patrick’s Day Party Vibe @Mirage Lounge(12 pm)……St. Patrick’s Day Block Party @St. Stephen’s Green(10 am)

For many more colorful activities on the dance floor of this thing called life, get all sorts of krunk with Philly Mixtape right here and here.

Cover photo courtesy of Family Education 

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Super Bowl Weekend Entertainment Groove

Are you ready for some……sixty degree temps?  

No, you’re not hallucinating…..well, maybe a little bit because it is February. Although most of us found polar bears digging through our trash all week-long, indeed those above average temps are on the way and things are about to warm up…finally. 

Know what else warm things all the way up? A hearty to do list of things and thangs to do for your Saturday night and Super Bowl Sunday pleasure. 

Happy weekend! And may Mizz Brady and the New England Patriots get smacked down for the championship title for the second year in a row. 

Super Bowl LIII How many Philadelphians are going to be watching the moment our beloved Philadelphia Eagles turned Tom Brady into a little bitch, errr, won their very first Super Bowl Championship last year? Everyone. In case anyone cares, there’s a football game on, 45 Go Daddy commercials on the way, some fabulous movie trailers and a Maroon 5 sized halftime show. Hey, as long as it’s not Justin Timberlake…those halftime performances are a bish, aren’t they. JT? Check your football-ed life right here for more Super Bowl festivities around the town tomorrow. Play sports!! 

G.Love & Special Sauce/The Fillmore   We’re just a few phenomenal Philly hours away from the  City of Brotherly Love‘s very own Mr. G. Love’s takeover of The Fillmore…..and now begs the question…..did you snatch up one or all of those remaining tickets yet?? And who can believe it’s been 25 years already? No one because that dear, sweet local rock music keeps us ALL young and sauced up. Get ’em. (Tonight/8 pm

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

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

Charlotte’s Web/Arden Theatre Company The rumors are true….the Arden’s critically acclaimed production of E.B. White‘s still delightful children’s book is wrapping up its run……tomorrow. So, don’t waste any time in you and the whole family grabbing the rest of those tickets! Plus, you’ll be able to see what else the Arden has in store for 2019 (Hear about 74 Seconds to Judgement? You should), and it’s a guarantee that it’s a whole lot of everything and more that you’ll absolutely love. Enjoy the shows! 

Jagged Edge/112/Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City In the mood to make some babies down at the Jersey Shore this weekend? Then this is absolutely the show for you. Now, get those tickets, lock the bedroom and get bus-ay just like it’s 1995 all over again..yes. 

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)…and he shall see you on the floor like J.Lo. 

The Fun Dolls Present:Candy Shop/L’Etage Who’s ready for a gorgeous gaggle of some of the flyest and oh, so most loveliest dancing dolls you’ve ever hit the Philly floor with? If you answered yaaaas to that question (really, who wouldn’t??) head over L’Etage tonight where the always slaying, Ms, Natalie Flynn, will be serving the city with a fierce crop of dancing divas who are more than ready to make you werk for your Willy Wonka Gobstoppers. Shimmy it up right here for more info, and then you betta…go and may you always support local dance artists…always. (7 pm) 

FEUD:The Drag Show/TABU  If you thought Bette & Joan’s FEUD was catty as f@ck, wait until the claws are sharpened for this one, kids and kweens. Tonight, 4 of Philly’s most slaying queens–Bev, Iris Spectre, Ariel Versace and Miss Troy–will trade places (and maybe faces??) to perform each other’s biggest numbers….and without a doubt there’ll be more shade thrown than the mighty oak can dish out. Of course, it will be an evening full of splendid local drag, big ass wigs and plenty of spilled tea all over the place! And may you always tip a feudin’ queen, bitch. Werk, ladies. (9 pm

Honeygasm/Franky Bradley’s Who’s ready to have that ass squeezed by sexy Cupid….aka Flrt Vonnegut…..just in time for Valentine’s Day? Tomorrow night, sploosh it on over to Franky Bradley’s where your tassels twirlin’ hosts, Honeytree Evil Eye and of course, Mr. Flrt, as they serve up some Burlesque variety lovin’ that you may not be able to handle…and that’s the best part of it all.  And with a cast that includes bellydance babe Challes L’ozile, boylesque babe Bear Trap, and Nerdlesque winner, June Bug, this is a can’t miss for all of the entertainment lovahs out there. Tickets are right here...go. (7 pm

Sarah Brightman/The Met  The Hymn goddess is about to descend upon Philly this Sunday night ….slap on a halo right here and get the rest of those tickets…now. (7 pm

Also spinning on the local and legendary entertainment turntables for your……

Saturday/February 2nd

A Comedy of Tenors @Walnut Street Theatre(through March 3rd)………..Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s, Tavern on Camac, X Bar and Voyeur (Gayborhood, 10 pm)……Bruce Bruce@Punchline Philly(10 pm)……..Philadelphia Auto Show@Convention Center(and Sunday, too)…….Steven Universe Drag Show @The Victoria Freehouse(10 pm)………..Brasstracks@Johnny Brenda’s(7 pm)……..Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle@Keswick Theatre(7 pm)………Cautious Clay @The Foundry(9 pm)……..Steve Gunn@Union Transfer(7 pm)……..3LAU @Hard Rock & Casino Atlantic City (10 pm)…………6 Underground:’90s Alternative Dance Party @Kung Fu Necktie(1030 pm)………Carter Cruise@NOTO(10 pm) 

Super Bowl Sunday/February 3rd    

Showtunes Sundays @Tavern on Camac (9 pm)………. QT Noir Arts Festival @The Rotunda(12 pm)……..’60s Sunshine Pop w/DJ Jay Scwatrz @Johnny Brenda’s(12 noon)…….2019 Chinese New Year Festival@Cottman Avenue & Frankford Avenue(1230 pm)……..Emarosa@Voltage Lounge(6 pm)…….Jai Blizz@Hard Rock Cafe Philly(8 pm)……..

For many, many more super sized shenanigans coming this your way this year and beyond, own the field with Philly Mixtape right here and here

Ridiculously adorable cover photo courtesy of 6abc Philadelphia 

 

 

 

 

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Weekend Entertainment Groove

Happy weekend groovin’! 

Let’s live it up like it’s the last weekend of January, oh, wait, ’tis….go. 

Thweeney Todd/The Flaming Barber of Fleet Street/Franky Bradley’s Just when you thought world ukulele champion and phine Philly entertainer Eric Jaffe couldn’t do it again, he’s about to um, do it again with his oh, so gay and yas-worthy retelling of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical, Sweeney Todd. And with an all-star cast of stand-out local actors and actresses that includes Brittany Marie, Sapphira Cristal and many, many others, there’s no reason why you should miss out on this about to be extraordinarily fabulous show. Another reason you shouldn’t miss out? Tickets for tonight’s show have officially sold out! So, if you want one of those (literally) last few remaining tickets for Sunday…go here right f@#king now....it’s just that serious when it comes to Thweeney Todd. Don’t miss it!  (Saturday:Doors:630pmShow:7 pm Sharp….Sunday:7 pm&10pm)

Non-Stop Exotic Cabaret/FOTO Club Get ready, because there’s a new disco-licious Saturday night dance party about to arrive in the city tonight…and superstar Philly DJ Robert Drake is going to make sure we know ALL about it. Tonight, join him and hit the floor as he kicks off a shimmering new way for Philly to own the weekend with his eclectic mix of ’80s dance, disco grooves, new wave, and of course, a hearty serving beat loads of lovely vibes that we could certainly use more of in our life lovin’ lives right now. Now, there’s really nothing left to say but let’s dance, dance, dance like Chic in ’77..Mr. Drake is waiting–and more than ready–for you..yes, you..go. (10 pm-330am) 

The Birth of Twerk:VJ Pumpdabeat History Lesson Vol 1./Tabu   With the fact that you’re most likely already intrigued just by seeing the word “twerk” in the title, there’s really no need to get into a further explanation……but we must because booty poppin’ school is in session beginning right now, kids. Tonight, werk it  on over to Tabu where VJ Pumpdabeat and stroproductionz will be joining forces to serve Philly with the phiercest twerk competition (with a $100 cash prize!) this side of that booty. While we could go on and on here, you just have to witness it all to believe. So, again….tonight….Tabu…lots of twerkin’….be there. (9pm-2am

DJ Chris Urban  Whether at L’Etage tonight (10 pm) or Positano Coast (12-4) tomorrow for your hungover pleasure, Philly‘s hardesrt working beat maestro is no doubt ready to serve it all out all weekend long. But perhaps the best part is that he does it all for you like Ms. Janet. 5,4, 3, 2, 1…dance. 

Charlotte’s Web/Arden Theatre Company The rumors are true….the Arden’s critically acclaimed production of E.B. White‘s still delightful children’s book has been extended through Sunday, February 3rd! But since we’re already at the end of January, that date will be here soon, so don’t waste any time in you and the whole family grabbing those tickets! Plus, you’ll be able to see what else the Arden has in store for 2019 (Hear about 74 Seconds to Judgement? You should) and it’s a guarantee that it’s a whole lot of everything and more that you’ll absolutely love. Enjoy the shows! 

The Lightning Thief:The Percy Jackson Musical/Merriam Theater Yes, that same box office owning Percy Jackson (you know, Poseidon‘s son, no big deal) has officially taken over Philly and stolen all of our Broadway hearts in what the Hollywood Reporter calls a “winning adaptation” of the 2010 film of the same name. There’s more info, ticket prices, showtimes and lots of other Percy goodies right here, so grab everyone and get right down to all of the Lightning business before it flies out-of-town tomorrow! (Tonight-Sunday, January 27th

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

Also spinnin’ around the local and legendary turntables for your…..

Saturday/January 26th 

A Comedy of Tenors @Walnut Street Theatre(through March 3rd)……..Dancing with the Stars Live! @The Met(8 pm)………Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s, Voyeur, Tavern on Camac and X Bar (Gayborhood, 10 pm)……and don’t forget about Long Jawn @Bike Stop(upstairs, 9 pm)……..Lotus @Union Transfer(8 pm)……Mid Winter Metal Meltdown @The Fire(8 pm)………Philadelphia Orchestra 162 Anniversary Concert & Ball wYannick Nézet-Séguin and Dame Helen Mirren(!!!!) @Kimmel Center(get tickets here, 6 pm)……….Lil’ Baby @The Fillmore(8 pm)…..DJ Baby Berlin @The Barbary(8 pm)……LAST Holy Trinity @The Dolphin Tavern(10 pm)……Chantel Jeffries@NOTO(10 pm)……..

Sunday/January 27th 

Miss Gay Philadelphia Pageant 2019 @Voyeur (5pm)……….Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac(9 pm)…..My Gay Agenda Live! @Tattooed Mom(1 pm)………Show Punk Movie Night:Trainspotting@The Century(7 pm)…….Show Us Your Tunes!@TABU(9 pm)……..Radar State@Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm)…….copley woods@The Pharmacy (8 pm)…….. Love? Said the Commander @World Cafe Live(5 pm)

For many more local and legendary entertainment grooves like this all year long and beyond, party up with Philly Mixtape right here and here

Cover photo courtesy of that weekend feeling.