Weekly Entertainment Groove

Just remember that no matter what happens in anything you do………just keep on breathin’ like Ariana….

…..and go to as many fun Philly events as possible, of course. 

Let’s do it…all. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke   Whether during the hustle-and-bustle of your week or the slay of your weekend, the always lovely, Ms. Sara Sherr (treat her right, kids), has got your vocal chords like a fifth grade textbook thanks to her always on-point Sing Your Life Karaoke collection. And as always, it’ll be rightfully serving Philly at each of these fabulous locations listed below. Ready, set, sang.  Sun/9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues/9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Wed/10-2 W/N W/N Coffee Bar (this week only!!) Thurs/9-2 Milkboy 4th & South Street/401 South St. Fri/9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St. Saturday/9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave

TLA From the life ready vibes no doubt provided by St. Lucia on Wednesday night, to the down-home lovin’ served up by Cadillac Three for your Thursday, from the pulsating presence of Sister Sparrow on Friday, there’s no denying that the TLA has everything you need for your live music pleasure all the way until the weekend. But of course, it all comes down to four words….get those tickets now…and you can go right here to do it! 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory   Oh, how there’s just so many memories here….and lucky for all of Philly, we’ve got two sweet weeks to sort them all out! Yes, that’s right, Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book and of course, cherished movie, have now been certified the City of Brotherly Love’s golden ticket at the Academy of Music! So, stock up on those everlasting Gobstoppers and prepare once more to fly with Mr. Wonka and Charlie Bucket (and Grampa, too!) once again, feel that Oompa Love like it never left, or see if you can finally catch that Golden Goose, don’t delay on this one and unwrap those tickets…now!! And don’t forget when it comes to this spectacular show, it’s all about using your pure imagination…go. Tuesday/Nov 6th-Sunday/Nov 18th 

Matilda It’s official…no one in Philly is going to be able to escape the magic of Roald Dahl this holiday season…but then again, why would you want to? Yes, another one of the cherished author’s stories has just come to life on the Walnut Theater stage…until January! So, grab the kids (and grandma, too!) and grab your tickets to once again revel in all of the magical shenanigans that lil’ Ms. Matilda and her classmates will be up to…and chances are, you’ll absolutely live for every moment of it.  Now-Sunday, January 6th 

Mr. Burns:A Post-Electric Play 

Martha Graham Cracker/L’Etage   Picture it…..tonight…..the always ready and willing, Ms. Martha Graham Cracker, is owning your existence on the L’Etage stage with her ravishing band beside her and continuing to help bring you, um, straight into the weekend. Now, what could be better than that? Absolutely nothing. One more sip of tea… are $20 right here and $30 at the door. Go. Thursday/8 pm 

Tenacious D/The Fillmore Yes, that Tenacious D. Rock out for whatever tickets may be left right here.  Thursday/8 pm 

Let’s Smash:A Gaymer’s Tribute Show/New Tabu Are you just a big ol’ fabulous gay-mer? If you answered “yas, kweeen” to that question, you should sashay down to New Tabu (formerly iCandy) this Friday night for this fiercely fun Ms. Zelda-worthy tribute show! Join your host, the always flawless, Miss Troy, along with a ravishing cast that includes Zsa Zsa St. James, Larry Kojii Ellison, Sakura Allure, Carmelo D’Angelo Little Piece, and Kyle Ayotte, Lorna Doom and Leo Mavari! Get ready as they, well, just grab Princess, Toadie and the rest of your Super Mario clique and head on down to the Gayborhood this Friday to witness it all, kween. Let’s smash it up.   (8 pm)

Backlight Bash/Bike Stop 

Justin Strauss/The Dolphin Tavern 

Seven Lions/The Fillmore  What do hard-hitting beats, deep meaningful flows and pumped up sounds all have in common? They make up everything that red-hot Seven Lions dishes out at any one of his electric live set Yeah, So grab those tickets now to witness what he’s going to do to The Fillmore for the start of your weekend. Friday/9 pm

Daryl & Timaree Fun Hour 

Paint the Dancefloor/Institute of Contemporary Art  

Chris Lake/NOTO First, hit the dance floor to these legendary Lake grooves pulsating below….and then go see them all live when the iconic DJ takes a hold of your club kid soul at NOTO this Friday…and there will most definitely be nothing out of the ordinary about it. Let’s f@#king dance…because we must. Friday/10 pm 

And yes, the rumors are true…we’re just a mere one day away from this year’s grand opening of the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Ice Rink in front of City Hall! So, grab Mariah and the gang, lace up those skates and get ready for a candy cane kissed kickoff celebration complete with ice sculptures, snow, firework effects, fire performances (yes, you’re reading that correctly…go), and of course lots and lots of figure skating! And as always, there will be lots of delish treats (and a touch of hot chocolate) for you and the whole family in the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Cabin for you to enjoy. Now, with all of that being said, head on down to Center City this weekend and get ready for the holiday season by showing everyone your fancy figure eight’s! It all opens to the public this Friday, November 9th at 6:30. Happy holidaze! 


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


Thursday/November 8th    

Shannon & The Clams(sold out/8 pm) …………David Cook @World Cafe LIve(8 pm)……….The Cadillac Three @TLA(8 pm)……….Mor ve Otesi@Franky Bradley’s(7 pm)……….Broncho@Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm)………Alfred Banks @The Barbary (8 pm)………..Kingsnake @The Fire(7 pm)………Acts@Bourbon & Branch (7 pm)…….Chus & Ceballos@NOTO(10 pm)……..Justin Courtney Pierre@The Foundry(730 pm)…….Partner @Milkboy Philly(7 pm)

Friday/November 9th  

Toto @ Tropicana Showroom (9 pm/Brighton/Boardwalk Avenues)……….Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s & Tavern on Camac (10 pm)………………..Breakwater @Warmdaddy’s(730 pm/1400 South Columbus Blvd.)…..10 Year B’day Bash @Fidget(7 pm)………..Ghostland Observatory @Underground Arts(9 pm)………..Fucked Up @First Unitarian Church (8 pm)…..Claude Von Stroke @Ocean Resort Casino(10 pm)…………….The National Reserve @Milkboy Philly(830 pm)……

For much more local and legendary happenings and shenanigans in and around the town, stay tuned to Philly Mixtape.…and you should also check out VisitPhilly, Uwishuknu and Songkick…you won’t be disappointed. 

Cover photo courtesy of Curbed Philly