Philly Weekly Entertainment Groove

Happy new werk week, everybody!

Who’s counting down until Halloweekend? Everyone. So, let’s do it with lots of things to do all week long. 

My Son the Waiter:A Jewish Tragedy Get ready to laugh your ass off, Philly, because famed comedian Brad Zimmerman is here and serving up non-stop laughs in his critically acclaimed one-man play! The vivacious story of “one man’s struggle to fulfill his dream and ‘make it’ as a comedic actor in New York,” this show has everything you could possibly want, 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! Plus, get to know all of the talents of this fine gentlemen right here as he recently stopped by Philly Mixtape to break all kinds of mugs about, well… all. Tonight-Nov 19th/Various dates & showtimes/Penn’s Landing Playhouse/211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

The GLOW If you haven’t gotten your chance to walk through the lovely, lighted up trails of this truly one-of-a-kind Halloween spectacular, this week is your absolute last chance to do so! So, 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

Sing Your Life Karaoke w/ Sara Sherr Now that fall has officially sort of arrived, there’s no better time to head out to belt out your favorite karaoke groove in which the always colorful Ms. Sherr has all of the music tricks ‘n treats you’ll ever need for your song butchering/slaying pleasure all week & weekend long. 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

Full Front Street Looking for one of the hottest shows in Philly every Monday night? Then you must head to Victoria Freehouse where your hostess with the absolute, um, always nothing on, Ms. Honeytree Evil Eye, always has her tassels and so much more ready and waiting for you, along with a fresh new roster of talent in which this week includes Lilith von Terror, Arwen Evelyn and Little Miss Rollerhoops, all of whom are guaranteed to tickle your new werk week fancy with a serious serving of Philly entertainment. 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.

EduGaytion presents:Addams Family Values With just eight days to go until you can scare of all of the kiddies on Halloween night with your Pennywise costume (really, what else are you going as this year?), the time is now to get into true Hallokween formation. So, tonight join Philly’s very own comedy queen, Ms. Bev, as she takes over Tavern on Camac for another round of her EduGaytion classroom where she’ll be informing the kiddies on just why, oh, why the hit sequel, Addams Family Values is just so damn important in our gay worlds. Isn’t that right, Ms. Cusack’s iconic portrayal of the villanous Debbie? Yaaas. And there’s also going to be trivia and costumes after the movie, so come dressed to win, but most importantly…get edugay-ted, gurl. Tonight/Tavern on Camac/8 pm/243 S. Camac St.

Bruja:An Alternative Hip Hop Dance Party & Drag Show  While it’s absolutely right to get excited about all of those delicious hip hop grooves (go right here, right now for a playlist preview) that are guaranteed to be served out on the second floor of Tabu tomorrow night, we must get even more excited for the tremendous talent that’ll be taking the stage. A list that includes of Icon, Roxy Boom Boom, Asia Monroe, a special appearance by the Black Prancers and many, many more, this is one fabulous night of slay that you don not want to miss, kweens and kings. Meaning you…so, go. Tuesday/9 pm/Tabu/ 200 South 12th St.

Tattooed Momedy  Hey, these are crazy god damn nail-biting times we’re all in right now, but if there’s one thing that we know, it’s that we all deserve the right to laugh our fucking asses off all night long. So, if you’re down with not feeling down about shit and just want to escape into some side splitting shenanigans, your hilarious hosts Michael Kelly and Molly Hanulec along with a tremendous cast of comedians from Philly and across the U.S. (go right here for your fabulous cast list) will be helping you do just that for a splendid comedy showcase you’ll never forget anytime soon. Let’s laugh it up..because we must. Tomorrow/8 pm/Tattooed Mom/530 South St. 

AGITATED!  So, how has 45 pissed you off, um, today? Chances are the always on-point Honeytree EvilEye and Pilar Salt will have it all covered and then some with another fiery round of their hit show at Franky Bradley’s. Let’s face it, it’s a scary fucking world out there (and we’re not talking about Halloween here), and these two lively ladies along with a cast this month that includes Ron Binary, Paul Severe, Francesca Montanile, and your special guest host, Aurora Whorealis, are guaranteed to make this life just a bit more tolerable. Get the point? Good…because they all certainly do, so go here to get your tickets now. Wednesday/9 pm/Franky Bradley’s/1320 Chancellor St. 

NOTO Whether it’s those rhymes that’ll be served up by Travis Scott on Thursday or those beats that’s be tossed out by Gryffin on Friday and Excel on Saturday, NOTO‘s certainly not fucking around this week, kids. Go.  Various Showtimes/1209 Vine St. 

Cedric Gervais “Summertime Sadness” for life. No further statements. Let’s dance. Friday/10 pmCoda/1712 Walnut St. 

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


What So Not/Baauer@Union Transfer(830 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)…………..Yumi Zouma@Johnny Brenda‘s(8 pm, 1201 Frankford Avenue)………Christina Holmes@World Cafe Live(8 pm, 3025 Walnut St.)………Savage Master@Kung Fu Necktie(8 pm, 1248 N. Front St.)…….Laughs on Philly@Ortlieb’s(7 pm, 847 N. 3rd St.)


I Prevail/We Came As Romans@Electric Factory(645 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)…………….Lecrae@TLA(7 pm, 334 South St.)……….Black Kids@Boot & Saddle(830 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.)………Roy Woods@The Barbary(9 pm, 951 Frankford Ave)……….Whethan@The Trocadero(8 pm, 1003 Arch St.)……Lil Tracy@Voltage Lounge(7 pm, 421 N. 7th St.) 


Amine/Towkio @TLA(8 pm, 334 South St.)…………..Parov Stelar@The Trocadero(8 pm, 1003 Arch St.)………….The Spill Canvas @The Foundry(8 pm, 1000 Frankford Ave)………Yowler@Boot & Saddle(830 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.)…………Captain Black Big Band @South(7 pm, 600 N. Broad St.)……..Kacy & Clayton@Bourbon & Branch( 8 pm, 705 N. 2nd St)


Giraffage @Coda (10 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)………….Getter! @Electric Factory(8 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)…………This Is The Kit@Johnny Brenda‘s(9 om, 1201 Frankford Ave)……..The Obsessed @Voltage Lounge(8 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)………..A Valley Son@Bourbon & Branch(7 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)……..Midfield @Kung Fu Necktie Upstairs(8 pm, 1250 N. Front St.)


Death From Above 1979 @Union Transfer (830 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)……………Louis the Child@The Fillmore(8 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)……..Christian McBride @South(10 pm, 600 N. Broad St.)………….The Funky Knuckles @Milkboy Philly(830 pm, 1100 Chestnut St.)………Tektonic @Bourbon & Branch(705 N. 2nd St.)……….Endless Taile@Connie’s Ric Rac(7 pm, 1132 S. 9th St.)………Jason Hunter @The Dolphin Tavern(10 pm, 1539 S. Broad St.)

Saturday 10/28 

Ludovico Einuadi@Kimmel Center(7 pm, 300 S. Broad St.)………….Krewella/Shaun Frank @The Fillmore(9 pm, 29 E Allen St.)………….Boris@Union Transfer(8 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)…………Shpongle@Electric Factory(8 30 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)………..Craig Finn @Milkboy Philly(9 pm, 1100 Chestnut St.)…………Hurry@Everybody Hits(9 pm, 521 W. Girard Ave)………TJ Kong@Underground Arts(9 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.) 


Fall Out Boy/Jaden Smith@Wells Fargo Center(7 pm, 3601 S. Broad St.)………Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac(9 pm, 243 S. Camac St.)……Niall Horan @The Fillmore(8 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)……..Sinful Sundays w/The Godess Isis@Tabu(10 pm, 200 S. 12th St.)……Dru Hill @TLA(8 pm, 334 South St.)……….Julien Baker@Union Transfer(8 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)……..Doyle@The Trocadero(730 pm, 1003 Arch St.) 

Want more things and thangs to do in Philly, like, all of the time? Then follow Philly Mixtape right here and here and be sure to stay tuned for it all as this party has truly only just begun! Thanks for the love! 

Cover photo courtesy of The Glow Philadelphia 






Weekend (& Beyond) Entertainment Mixtape

Let’s burn off that turkey by heading into the first weekend of the (ugh) holiday shopping season and getting lost in any one of these fabulous Philly entertainment events.

Sing Your Life Karaoke/All Over Philly Because you know you’re dying to get out there and belt out your favorite tune prior to ease the stress from all of that holiday shopping, hang out with Sing Your Life Karaoke queen Sara Sherr all gift wrap season long where you can find her at some new gigs listed below that are more than ready for your “He Does Exist” pleasure. 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.

Floor Werq w/DJ Chris Urban/Tonight This extraordinary local DJ is going to be putting so much werq on your floor you’ll think your name is J.Lo. And if that’s not enough local DJ heat for you, catch him at L’Etage during his ultra fiery residency spot every Saturday night. Werq:Tonight, 10pm, Franky Bradleys, 1320 Chancellor St, L’Etage:624 South 6th St. 

Sweater Beats/Tonight First, listen to this fiery remix of JoJo’s “When Love Hurts.” Then, get those tickets. 10 pm, The Foundry, 29 East Allen Street 

Gooch and the Motion/Chris Paterno Band/Friday As if the original blues flair of Ryan “Gooch” Nelson wasn’t enough, Mr. Chris Paterno and his merry music misfits will also be along for the ride in which he says, “We’re gonna be dancing off the turkey on Black Friday. Bring those dancing shoes! We are so pumped to be playing this show with our buddies Gooch and the Motion. Can’t wait the see all our friends, family and fans!” He means business, kids, so go. 8:30 pm, World Cafe Live (upstairs), 3025 Walnut Street

An American in Paris/Tonight-Sunday, Nov 27th In the mood to go out, but want to avoid all the craziness? Then take him or her to this show and then prepare to get it on afterwards…because you most certainly will. Various Showtimes, Academy of Music, 1430 Locust Street

The Wizard of Oz/Tonight-Jan 8th If you need an explanation for this one, than you’re certainly not worthy of those Ruby Red glass slippers. Various Showtimes, Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. 

Bret Michaels/Tonight  “Every rose has its thorn..” Ah, you know the fucking words..Mom. 8:30 pm, Electric Factory, 421 North 7th Street

Agitated! Since there’s only two spectacles left of this red-hot Philly show, you must come and let all of your 2016 aggressions out…because we need fresh energy for the New Year (and the next four) ahead. And if there’s one thing we know, it’s that your hosts HoneyTree Evil Eye and Pilar Salt are ready to serve it all sorts of up. Nov 30th, 8 pm, Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St. 

A.$.A.P. Ferg/Saturday Pass the Dutch and those tickets to the left, please. 9 pm, TLA Philly, 334 South St. 

Bev’s Bitchfest 3rd Anniversary Show! The perfect place to be for your A.S.A.P Ferg afterparty will certainly be alongside the padded sides of Ms. Bev as she celebrates three years of being just so f#$king bitchy. So, please, join her alongside special guests, the ready, Maria Top Catt, Ms. Butta Werk her fierce self, Vinchelle and the legendary Miz Cracker, who’s stopping by from NYC to throw all the mighty oak shade Bev’s way. Don’t miss it! 9 pm, Tabu, 200 South 12th St. 

Tits for Tots/Saturday Where else will you be able to find a buffet of Philly’s hottest burlesque stars make you werk for their naughty bits while raising money for a good cause? Absolutely nowhere, so join your hosts Turnpyke and Jezzebelle Von Jane alongside HoneyTree Evil Eye, Tiel, Asha Rabbit, Tootsie Von Cuspid, Aerial Gypsy Burlesque and of course, an appearance by a sexy Mr. and Mrs. Claus, so better there or get all the nastiest flavors from the Life Savers storybook in your stocking this year. 7 pm, L’Etage, 624 South 6th Street

Andra Day/Sunday Just being blunt here…you’re f#$king missing out if you have a moment on Sunday to catch this show. If you’re not convinced, get down to the glorious Barry Harris remix of her life-changing single, “Rise Up,” and then check out this double-header where Philly Mixtape not only got to bask in this red-hot diva’s performance at the Ardmore Music Hall this past spring, but she also stopped by to spill some piping hot music tea, and as you can imagine, it was quite delightful. Get those tickets. 8 pm, Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street

Here’s a few to mark on your calendar for next month….tis the season to put in werk. 

Freeze/Dec 8th Remember that fabulous event last year at Valanni that raised all kinds of booty (you know what I mean..) for Toys for Tots? Of course you do because everyone was there. Well, guess what, it’s back and more frozen than Madonna and fucking Elsa put together, so join your hosts Cyoni Darling, Michael Duffy, Brooklyn Ford, Joey Arzillo, Tommee Boom, Anthony Retro, and like a hundred more as we all come together for a fabulous night full of tundra like fun. 9 pm, Valanni, 1223 Spruce St. 

Of course, there will be lots of booze provided by guest bartenders Tre Rios and John Hersker, lots of beats provided by DJ Carl Michaels, and NYC’s Maddelynn Hatter will be owning your entertainment lives and making you donate those toys like nobody’s god damn business. 

Golden Gurlz Live!/Dec 11th It’s Philly Drag Mafia countess Brittany Lynn as “Dorothy”…..It’s NYC owning diva Pissi Myles as “Blanche”….It’s the delightfully twisted Bella Cane as “Rose” and your favorite Burlesque host Connor Michalchuk as “Ma”…..and it’s the only show this season guaranteed to hang your Christmas stocking in a way you never thought possible.

But tickets are limited and go faster than the shade Dorothy throws at every minute of every hour, so get them…right now. 7 pm, Tabu, 200 South 12th Street 

Listen to Holiday Music/Because why not? It begins.CC

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