Weekend Entertainment Groove

Hey there, first weekend of spring. 

Let’s do it…all. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke   Now, what could be better to celebrate the first official weekend of spring than belting out your favorite tune? Absolutely nothing. So, join Sing Your Life Karaoke goddess Sara Sherr all weekend (and week!) at any one of these fabulous Philly locations listed below and sing your little heart out.  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. Fri/9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St. Saturday/9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave

Noises Off! A critically acclaimed show about a dress rehearsal gone awry, this Broadway darling has strutted into Philly for a fabulous spring run! But since this is the one that everyone will be buzzing about as we hop into April, get those good seats now and find out why The New York Times hails Noises Off as a show that “voyages to the outer limits of hilarity!” Go right here for much more fabulous info now!! Tonight through April 29th/Walnut Street Theatre/825 Walnut St. 

Rain:A Tribute to the Beatles A show that truly needs no explanation as anything and everything from the Fab Four still has the power to draw in audiences from across the globe. However, this year is extra special as the Beatles’ iconic record, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, is celebrating fifty years of captivating our lives. So, to commemorate this truly golden occasion, members of the critically acclaimed stage show have incorporated the entire album in their standout act……and they’re taking it to the beloved Academy of Music stage tonight for a limited engagement! But it’s only here until Sunday and this is one Philly run that you and the whole family don’t want to miss. For much more singing in the Rain, Philly Mixtape caught up with the incredible Steve Landes, who has effortlessly slipped into the role of John Lennon and is spilling all about it all right here. But first…get those tickets and Paul, George, John and Ringo will see you there!! Tonight through Sunday, March 25th/The Academy of Music/240 S. Broad St. 

qFLIX Philadelphia  Since there’s just so many rainbow-kissed cinema goodies in this year’s festival, you might as well go see them all while they’re still owning our lives until this Sunday. Go right here to learn more about this year’s supreme showings. Todrick Hall’s Behind the Curtain, anybody? Yas. Tonight-Sunday 

Demi Lovato/DJ Khaled  The time has come…for you to take your fave Demi grooves out of the shower (“Give Your Heart a Break” 4 lyfe, tho) and front-and-center at Wells Fargo Center, where she’ll no doubt be slaying alongside DJ Khaled tonight. Get those tickets while you can. 7 pm/Wells Fargo Center/3601 S. Broad St.

The Fifth Annual Red & White Ball   Because it’s never too late to get all dolled and gussied up and head to the hottest event of the Philly social season.  Not to mention, over the course of the past four years, this event has raised over 2 million dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Now, that’s something worth getting all dressed up for. Saturday/6 pm/Philadelphia Marriott Downtown/1201 Market St./Get tickets 

NUMiNOUS Spring Art & Fashion Show  Slay the runway. Go right here for more info and you betta werk for your floral printed life. Saturday/8 pm/Philadelphia Brewing Co/2440 Frankford Ave

Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus:Two Boys Kissing With not one, but two performances taking over your Saturday, there’s no reason not to witness another standout performance from these truly talented gentlemen. Oh, wait, the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus will also be joining the guys so there’s one more. Go. Saturday/2 pm/8 pm/Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion/2110 Chestnut St. 

Bronco:An All-Male Singing & Stripping Revue  The title of this event says it all, guys and gals. Giddy on up right here for more (or less..) info and then….get ready. Sunday/730 pm/Franky Bradley’s/1320 Chancellor St. 

What Could Go Wrong? Burlesque Troubleshooting & Craft Brunch  Okay,’re a superstar owning the stage in all of your glory…and just when you think nothing can go wrong..there goes a major wardrobe malfunction and it’s all just hanging  out there for the world to see. So, what the f@ck do you do? Lucky for all of Philly and beyond, Bearlesque champion Turnpyke will be spilling all of the tea this Sunday during brunch on just what to do in such situations and chaos, all while you sip mimosas as far as the tassels can twirl. Sunday/12 pm/Victoria Freehouse/10 S. Front St. 

Drag Your A** To Brunch  If you’re one of the very few City of Brotherly Love-ians who haven’t helped celebrate Philly Drag Mafia diva Brittany Lynn’s 22nd birthday this month, you’ve got one more chance to bow down this weekend, kween! But since she can’t, um, blow out all of those candles on her own at this point (seriously, there’s been 75 celebrations), she’s enlisted the help and talents of Crystal Electra, Joey Martini, Princess Larisa, Connor Michalchuk and DJ Prince Pimb to throw down the most glitter filled Sunday Funday birthday/brunch drag-stravaganza that Philly’s ever experienced. Don’t miss it!!  Sunday/Doors/11 am/Show/12pm/Bourbon & Branch/705 N. 2nd St. 

For your dancing pleasure this weekend………

Dj Jimmy DePre @Tavern on Camac (Fri&Sat/9 pm/243 S. Camac St.)………DJ Stevie J @NOTO(tonight/10 pm/1209 Vine St.)………….LUZCID@District N9ne(tonight/930 pm/460 N. 9th St.)…………….Elohim@Coda(tonight/8 pm/1712 Walnut St.)…………DJ Mighty Mike Saga@Voltage Lounge(Saturday/9 pm/421 N. 7th St.)………….Nervo@Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino(Saturday/10 pm//1 Brigantine Blvd.)……DJ AMMO@NOTO(Saturday/10 pm/1209 Vine St.)……..DJ Chris Urban @L’Etage (Saturday/9 pm/624 S. 6th St.) and Positano Coast (Sunday/12pm/212 Walnut St.) 

Also on the funkdafied front lines for your Friday……

Philly’s Foxes @ Franky Bradley’s (830 pm/1320 Chancellor St.)……..Don Q/A Boogie Wit da Hoodie@The Fillmore(8 pm, 29 East Allen St.)…………..New Politics@TLA(7 pm, 334 South St.)………….Son Lux@The Foundry (8 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)…………Norma Jean@Voltage Lounge(8 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)……….Gang of Youths@Underground Arts(7 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.)………Penske File@Kung Fu Necktie Upstairs(7 pm, 1250 N. Front St.)………….Hound and Heavy Temple@Ortlieb’s(8 pm, 847 N. 3rd St.)………Mike Casey@Philadelphia Museum of Art(6 pm, 26th St/Ben Franklin Parkway)……….


Dan Auerbach@Union Transfer(830 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)…………Walk Off The Earth@The Fillmore(8 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)………..No Vacation@Everybody Hits(7 pm, 529 West Girard Ave)………….The Strypes@Underground Arts(9 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.)……………Marlon Williams@Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)………..Boogie T@TLA(8 pm, 334 South St.)…………Zuli@Kung Fu Necktie(7 pm, 1248 N. Front St.)……..Vanderlyle@Ortlieb’s(847 N. 3rd St.)……


Solstice:A Queer Sunday Tea @Maison 208(3 pm/208 S. 13th St.)…………..Glen Hansard@Union Transfer(8 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)……..Our Last Night@TLA(630 pm/334 South St.)……..Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac(9 pm, 243 S. Camac St.)……….Nana Grizol@Everybody Hits(830 pm, 529 West Girard Ave)……………Red Sun Rising @The Foundry(730 pm, 1000 Frankford Ave)………..Theo Katzman@Boot & Saddle(830 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.)………..Sinful Sundays w/The Goddess Isis@Tabu(10 pm, 2000 South 12th St.)……..



Tuesday Entertainment Groove

First up, a little (or a lot) of “Linger” by The Cranberries in tribute to the late Dolores O’Riordan, whom the music world–and beyond–lost yesterday at the gone-too-soon age of 46. 

Then a list of fun events to cheer you up on this pre-snow Tuesday night. Don’t worry, it’s not going to be that bad. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke w/ Sara Sherr While it may be more frozen than Madonna outside, that shouldn’t stop you from heading out to warm up those vocal chords thanks to the fabulous Ms. Sherr and her extensive collection of Sing Your Life Karaoke grooves, which are bound to take over your song butchering pleasure all week long at all of these fabulous Philly locations listed below. 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

Les Miserables You’ve witnessed the long-running Broadway musical in all of its glory and you wish it was you who won the Academy Award instead of Anne Hathaway for the 2012 film version because you belt out ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ so much better than she can. And of course, most importantly…you are Susan Boyle. But now here’s your chance to catch this blockbuster musical while it’s here in Philly…but you better hurry because like the best kind of “Dream,” the critically acclaimed national production is only here for a few more magical moments, so you better grab those tickets…now. Go right here to do it. Tonight-Sunday, January 21st/The Academy of Music @The Kimmel Center/Various showtimes & ticket prices/240 S. Broad St.

Michael Wolff/Fire & Fury  Does this one really need an explanation? Most likely not since you’re already waiting in line at the Free Library to see the much, much, much buzzed about author of that book. 730/Philadelphia Free Library/1901 Vine St. 

West Philadelphia Orchestra Looking to put a true entertainment jolt in your week? Really, who isn’t?), then you must head over to Franky Bradley’s tonight where the WPO will be more than waiting for you with all of that bangin’ brass and then some. 9 pm/1320 Chancellor St.

Equality PA Philly Happy Hour   If you’re in the mood to mingle with the boys and show your love to a wonderful organization (check out Equality Pennsylvania right here), then head over to Tabu tonight for a special happy hour that’s all about the love and of course, being as fabulous as we possibly can. Because, really, there is no other way. Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar/7 pm/200 South 12th St. 

The Humans The critically acclaimed story about a man named Erik Blake whose world–and family–begins to crumble after a weary sleepless night, The Humans is taking over the Walnut Street Theatre Winner beginning this evening for an eight week run that’s guaranteed to be nothing short of spectacular. Hailed by critics as “hilarious and unforgettable,” the show also bagged up twenty (!!) 2016 Best Play Awards, with one including a nice-and-shiny Tony Award. For much more on this incredible play, go right here….and then you know what to do…get those tickets because this is one show you don’t want to miss while it’s here in Philly. Walnut Street Theatre/Tonight-March 4th/Various showtimes &ticket prices/825 Walnut St. 

Also live and ready for your Tuesday night pleasure…….

Future Sound @Johnny Brenda’s Downstairs(8 pm, 1201 N. Frankford Ave)…………Dan Kassel @World Cafe Live(8 pm, 3025 Walnut St.)……..The Missed Munsons @Bourbon & Branch(7 pm, 705 N. 2nd St.)…………..The Shining Free Screening @Tattoed Mom(8 pm, 530 South St.)…….Harry Potter Pub Trivia Books 5 & 6 @Sona Pub & Kitchen(830 pm, 4417 Main St.)………Sing Along w/Dr. Dazzle@12 Steps Down(9 pm, 831 Christian St.)


Monday Entertainment Groove

First, a little “New Rules” by the fabulous Dua Lipa as we all brace ourselves for the new work week ahead, followed by a list of Philly entertainment events for your Monday night that will give you all of the motivation you need for your post-weekend recharge. 

And of course, Go Eagles!

Let’s do it. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke w/ Sara Sherr   While it may be more frozen than Madonna outside, that shouldn’t stop you from heading out to warm up those vocal chords thanks to the fabulous Ms. Sherr and her extensive collection of Sing Your Life Karaoke grooves, which are bound to take over your song butchering pleasure all week long at all of these fabulous Philly collections listed below. 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

Les Miserables You’ve witnessed the long-running Broadway musical in all of its glory and you wish it was you who won the Academy Award instead of Ms. Hathaway for the film version because you belt out ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ just oh, so well….and most importantly, you are Susan Boyle. But now here’s your chance to catch this blockbuster musical while it’s here in Philly…but you better hurry because like the best kind of “Dream,” the critically acclaimed national production is only here for a short while, so you better grab those tickets…now. And you can go right here to do it.   The Academy of Music @The Kimmel Center/Various showtimes & ticket prices/240 S. Broad St. 

Full Front Street Looking for a delicious weekly Philadelphia Burlesque fix? Then you must head to Victoria Freehouse tonight (and every Monday!) and join your always ridiculously talented hostess, Ms. Veronica Vicious along with a fresh roster of tassels twirlin’ talent, with tonight’s show including the lovely likes of Mustang May Hem, Viktor Devonne, Jesha and Mae Rose. Don’t miss it! Every Monday/9 pm/Victoria Freehouse/10 South Front St. 

Pegsicle   While it may be oh, so cold, ice creator Peter Woolsey is back to warm things up at La Peg tonight by bringing you some of the hottest ice sculptures you’ve ever seen. This time he’s bringing a team of local artists along to craft a what’s sure-to-be stunning temporary ice sculpture garden, all of which will make for one shimmering Monday night event you’ll have to see to believe. The Ice Bar @La Peg/5 pm/140 N. Columbus Blvd 

Fetty Wap  Because when you kickstart your week with “Trap Queen” and “679,” it’s an absolute guarantee you’ll make it until Friday..and in life. Grab those tickets. TLA Philly/8 pm/334 South St. 

Neon Dreams If you’re looking for a more laid back way to jump into the week ahead, then the vibes provided by indie pop trio Neon Dreams will certainly have everything you need. First, get lost in their deep banger “Power” below and then go witness them take over Bourbon & Branch tonight. 8pm/705 N. 2nd St. 

Also on the entertainment decks for your Monday……

Artist’s Night Out @Tabu(6 pm-9 pm, 200 South 12th St.)…………The Big Lonesome @Kung Fu Necktie(8 pm, 1248 N. Front St.)……………….Laughs on Philly@Ortlieb’s(7 pm, 847 N. 3rd St.)…………Early Evening Dinner Jazz w/Pete Gaudioso @Time (530pm-830pm, 1315 Sansom St.)…………Movies Mondays @The Trocadero presents 2017’s It(630 pm, 1003 Arch St.)……..Monkey Club Open Mic Comedy Night(8 pm, 2101 E York St.)

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