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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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5 Ways to Prepare for Britney’s Atlantic City Takeover

Get ready, Atlantic City, because for what’s sure-to-be three spectacular nights…..it’s Britney, bitch.

Yes, that’s right, beginning tonight, July 19th, through this Saturday, July 21st, the legendary Ms. Britney Spears is bringing her Las Vegas owning Piece of Me Vegas spectacle under the spotlights at the Event Center in Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

And while indeed, there are many, many ways to prepare for our beloved Princess of Pop and all that her box office destroying show has to offer (and it’s a whole lot, folks, so grab those last few tickets while you still can), here are 5 sure fire ways to get the entire Jersey Shore and beyond more than ready for all things Brit Brit

Let’s go. 

1.Dance to the fact that “…Baby One More Time” is turning 20 this fall…..     You might want to mark October 23rd down on your calendar because it’s sure to be a national holiday as Ms. Spears legendary debut ditty (that opening keyboard riff, tho…priceless) will be celebrating twenty years of still owning our pom-pom wearin’ lives. While it’s easy to feel old at this coveted news (two decades…seriously??), you should waste no time in squeezing into those Catholic School Gurl digs and practicing that choreo because we need to party ’90s Britney-style, um, one more time and celebrate a track that legitimately changed the face of the pop music landscape forever. Like, seriously. Oh, baby, baby indeed. 

2.Watch this “Toxic” performance on repeat….    While we could spill Godney tea all day and burn our corneas out watching each and every one of her earth shattering live performances, for the sake of our general well beings, let’s just say they’re all legendary….yes, even that one. But if there’s one performance that’s sure to get you all sorts of right prior to her AC takeover, it’s this smokin’ hot take of “Toxic” that will certainly do the trick and will always get us thinking of these seven magical little words…in the zone and up all night. Anyone remember? Of course you do. Now, dance. 

3.Show ‘Glory’ a little love……     Let’s face it, you barely listened to Britney’s ninth studio offering when it was released two years ago, and you most likely haven’t listened to it recently..and no, no that certainly isn’t a question. Although it was well received by critics, Britney’s most recent-and quite excellent-set didn’t fare so well on the charts…and it’s a damn shame. Lead single, “Make Me,” still makes for a credible bedroom banger (despite the video drama), and the oh, so underrated “Slumber Party” and its Tinashe co-starring hot-as-f@#k video simply demand repeat viewings. Then you’ve got the bumpin’ “Clumsy,” then there’s, ah, well, just relive it all below and find your Glory-us moment. But by the way, when is that next album dropping, B?? 

4.Watch these slaying clips from Britney’s Vegas show…..   If there’s one thing that Ms. Britney proved to the world while her Piece of Me show was dominating the Vegas trip (besides, well, everything), it’s that she still knows how to throw down her classic choreography. From “Slave” to “Crazy” to “Oops” to “Me Against the Music,” the yaas-worthy compilation video below shows our Queen B displaying that she still knows how to get it, get it….what. Just watch and you better practice those moves before this weekend, bitch. 

5.Listen to “Work Bitch” every day of your Britney lovin’ life……    Now, you betta werk, bitch, and get those tickets to see Godney own Atlantic City this weekend. 

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Borgata Turns 15…..Let’s Party!

Picture it…..July 2nd, 2003…..11:45 pm…..

Atlantic City’s latest skyline addition, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, opened its glamorous doors to the public……and history was instantly made. 

A bright, bold and beaming structure, the MGM Resorts International owned Jersey Shore hot-spot features 2,002 luxurious rooms and suites (and so, so much more…keep reading), and certainly owns it place as the largest hotel in New Jersey and is currently the top-grossing casino in Atlantic City

However, needless to say, Borgata’s opening came with quite a bit of negative chatter as many in the gaming industry were concerned about the resort’s staying power. This was much due to the fact that the grand opening was right around the same time that the AC we once knew as the place to be began to falter with many, many, many favorite casinos beginning to either shut their doors or be sold off.

But as we’ve all seen, the grand resort has certainly withstood the, um, sands of time and is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. And we just can’t leave out Borgata’s stunning exclusive $400 million non-gaming boutique-lifestyle hotel, The Water Club, which features 800 grand guest rooms and suites that have no doubt added more flair to the name that will always be…..Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

While the fifteenth anniversary celebration is indeed a grand occasion, it’s also a rebirth of sorts thanks to the grand openings of Atlantic City’s latest endeavors–Ocean Resort (formerly Revel) and Hard Rock Cafe Atlantic City (formerly Taj Mahal)–which have both already driven tourism way up this summer. Obviously this is a feat that could only help Borgata as well, especially for those who haven’t been to AC in a while…..now is certainly the time. 

With all that being said, it’s officially time to let loose and party, and naturally, your Borgata journey should always, always kick off with horizons of delicious food and five-star culinary extravaganzas. So, if you’re heading down to celebrate life and everything that comes with it this weekend or the rest of your summer, (really, who isn’t?), you might want to get the party started with acclaimed chef Michael Schulson’s Izakaya sushi restaurant.

Not only does Chef whip up the best Spicy Tuna Cracker you’ve ever had, but their explosive menu will start your experience off in the most delectable way possible. To make you even more hungry, the hailed restaurant is celebrating its tenth anniversary next Friday, August 3rd, and from the looks of it all right here, it’s simply not to be missed. 

But wait there’s more….

How about all of the incredible Italian dishes The Chew’s Michael Symon is serving up at Angeline? Or, how about all of those gigantic filets (seriously, though..) being carefully selected at Bobby Flay Steak and Old Homestead Steak House? Then you’ve also got Wolfgang Puck’s American Grille with its woodsy decor and out-of-this-world menu. You know what, now that all you can think about is food, you might as well go right here and make those reservations right now. 

Of course, no Borgata top-tier dining experience is complete without a follow-up show or concert (and everything on the dessert menu, naturally), and luckily for everyone, they’ve got you covered thanks to their many lively venues, which includes their grand 2,400 seating Event Center. So, where do we begin with all of this top-notch entertainment that’s taking over the stages the rest of the summer? How about with the legendary Cher, who’ll be taking over the Event Center for not one, but two spectacular sold out shows to make your summer celebration that much more yaaaas worthy. 

Oh, and you might want to mark your calendars and get those tickets because Huey Lewis, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Camila Cabello, Yanni, Brit Floyd, Kings of Leon, 3 Doors Down, Jerry Seinfeld and Collective Soul will be stopping by to show the Borgata some entertainment love from now until Labor Day. 

As you might have already guessed, after the show comes the after party, and Borgata certainly has plenty of stylish offerings for the perfect nightcap. If you’re looking to get lost in some of those chill late-night vibes, then Gypsy Lounge and Mixx are waiting just for you. And of course, Borgata and AC’s #1 night club, Premier, will see the likes of Busta Rhymes, Cash Cash, Prostyle, Bazzi, Joe Maz, Crankdat and Showtek this weekend and beyond. Plus you’ve got Borgata Beer Garden, B Bar, better yet, just dance it out right here to experience all of it. 

Now, did someone say….five-star spa treatment, shopping and swimming all day long? Yes. While we could certainly go on and on about all of those fancy and relaxing details, it would truly take up another full article. So, for all of the cucumber eye peel/boutique (Hugo Boss, Misura, it’s all here) and poolside goodness you could ever want  kick up those heels right here to plan a most fabulous Borgata shopping/spa/swimming day right this very second. 

As you can probably gather by now, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa not only has everything you could ever want in a truly fabulous and stunning resort, but that their fifteenth birthday bash is truly a landmark celebration…..and it’s one that’s certainly going to last the rest of the summer and beyond. 

Let’s party! 

Cover photo courtesy of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa