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Philly Weekly Entertainment Groove

From a double dose of Zedd at the Electric Factory to your final chances to take in the Pennsylvania Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty and Stephen Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum from the debut of the Philadelphia Monster Ball prestented by the one-and-only, DJ Robert Drake, there’s lots to do (and so much more!) as we all dive a little bit further into October.

Let’s do it. 

The GLOW 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

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 play! The story of “one man’s struggle to fulfill his dream and ‘make it’ as a comedic actor in New York,” this show has it all, 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! But you better hurry because this show is only here for a few weeks and this is one fab night out you do not want to miss. Meaning….you, so, go and Mr. Zimmerman will see you there! Tonight-Nov 19th/Various dates & showtimes/Penn’s Landing Playhouse/211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Sing Your Life Karaoke w/ Sara Sherr Now that fall has officially (finally!) arrived, there’s no better time to head out to belt out your favorite karaoke groove in which the always colorful Ms. Sherr has everything you need for your song butchering/slaying pleasure all week & weekend long. Ready, set sing…for your yoga pants life. 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

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum You must not walk, but run to the box office at the Walnut Street Theatre to grab those tickets to take in Stephen Sondheim’s classic Tony Award-winning Best Musical, which has been described as “a nonstop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a bevy of beautiful showgirls. This unforgettable, hysterical musical comedy will have you laughing all the way to the Forum with “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!” All meaning….go. Walnut St. Theatre/tonight-October 22nd/various prices and showtimes

Pennsylvania Ballet:The Sleeping Beauty Now, what could be better than seeing this classic fairytale being retold by the talents of the incredible Pennsylvania Ballet? Absolutely nothing. Throw in one of Tchaikovsky’s most exquisite scores and you’ve got yourself one truly enchanted night out. Various dates and showtimes through October 22nd/The Academy of Music/1420 Locust St.

 

Zedd  Although the Friday show for the double dose of Ariana’s “Break Free” buddy at the Electric Factory is sold out, there still might be one or two tickets left to his Thursday spot, so go here now to bag ’em up while you can. And if you need further convincing, listen to his summer smash, “Get Low” co-starring Liam Payne everyday…for the rest of your life. Thursday/8 pm/Friday/830 pm/Electric Factory/421 N. 7th St.

 Cheat Codes Because you’re still totally obsessed with “No Promises” (you betta werk, Ms. Lovato), there’s no reason not to grab your chance to witness this tantalizing L.A. based electronic trio takeover over the Philly stages this Friday night. Let’s dance..because we must. Friday/10 pm/NOTO/1209 Vine St.

Lisa Loeb Yes, that Lisa Loeb. So, put on your cat-eye glasses, do not call your ex and grab those tickets.  Friday/6 pm/Sellersville Theatre/24 W. Temple Avenue 

Philadelphia Monster Ball  It’s that time of year again, kids! Time for the dead to rise, tricks ‘n treats to be had and seeing if we still have those coveted “Thriller” dance moves down to perfection. However, this Halloween season in Philly will be extra “spooky wooky” this year as DJ Robert Drake along with The Striptease Orchestra are about to unleash the debut of this truly one-of-a-kind monster-stravaganza. Get ready to dress up as ANY monster you want (whether classic or from your crazy ass mind) and prepare yourself for a ghoulish Saturday night filled with lots of great music, freakish fun, monstrous fashion and a costume contest that you know you want to win! So, get crackin’ on it all, but first grab those tickets right here before this event flies into the scary night forever. Saturday/8 pm/The Trocadero/1003 Arch St. 

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

 

Friday 10/20 

Vance Joy@Union Transfer(8 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)…………Ben Folds @The Fillmore(9 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)………..Moon Taxi@TLA(9 pm, 334 South St.)………Marco Benevento@Underground Arts(9 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.)……….Bear Grillz @Disctrict N9ne(830 pm, 460 N. 9th St.)……….The High Divers @Milkboy Philly(830 pm, 1100 Chestnut St.)….Justin Martin@Coda(11 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)

Saturday 10/21 

Misterwives @The Fillmore(7 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)…………Lee Brice@Electric Factory(421 N.7th St., 830 pm)…………Judah &The Lion @TLA(8 pm, 334 South St.)……..JJ Grey/Mofro@Union Transfer(1024 Spring Garden St., 8pm)………Party Favor@District N9ne(9 pm, 460 N.9th St.)…….Manhole@Ortlieb‘s(8 pm, 847 N. 3rd St.) 

Sunday 10/22

Sinful Sundays w/The Godess Isis@Tabu (9 pm, 200 S. 12th St.)………Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac(9 pm, 243 S. Camac St.)…….King Krule @Union Transfer(8 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)……..ZZ Top @Tower Theatre(8 pm, 69th & Ludlow Streets)……Lila Downs @Merriam Theater(7 pm, 250 S. Broad St.)……Lawrence Rothman@Johnny Brenda‘s(9 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)

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Philly Weekly Entertainment Groove

Happy (almost) weekend, everybody! 

Now, get out there and do it all…cause there’s quite a lot of it. Enjoy! 

Sing Your Life Karaoke w/ Sara Sherr Now that fall has officially arrived, there’s no better time to head out to belt out your favorite karaoke groove in which the always colorful Ms. Sherr has everything you need for your song butchering/slaying pleasure all week & weekend long. Ready, set sing…for your yoga pants life. 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

My Son the Waiter:A Jewish Tragedy Get ready to laugh your ass off, Philly, because comedian Brad Zimmerman is here and serving up non-stop laughs in his critically acclaimed play! The story of “one man’s struggle to fulfill his dream and ‘make it’ as a comedic actor in New York,” this show has it all, 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! But you better hurry because this show is only here for a few weeks and this is one fab night out you do not want to miss. Meaning….you, so, go and Mr. Zimmerman will see you there! Tonight-Nov 19th/Various dates & showtimes/Penn’s Landing Playhouse/211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

The GLOW 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 

Philly Fall Concert Guide  What do Katy Perry, St. Vincent, Tegan and Sara, Janet Jackson, Thomas Gold, Michael Bolton, Bruno Mars, Kelela, Imagine Dragons and Zedd all have in common? They’re just some of the many, many ready-to-serve music artists that are coming to take over the Philly stages all fall long. So, if you’re down to spend your hard-earned coin on lots (and lots!) of upcoming concert tickets, waste no time in diving straight into Philly Mixtape’s official Fall Concert Guide and bag ’em all up. 

Wells Fargo Center  Whether Katy Perry tonight or Enrique Iglesias (and Pitbull!) for the start of your weekend tomorrow, the Wells Fargo Center is certainly the perfect place to escape from it all this week. Grab those tickets. 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum You must not walk, but run to the box office at the Walnut Street Theatre to grab those tickets to take in Stephen Sondheim’s classic Tony Award-winning Best Musical, which has been described as “a nonstop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a bevy of beautiful showgirls. This unforgettable, hysterical musical comedy will have you laughing all the way to the Forum with “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!” All meaning….go. Walnut St. Theatre/tonight-October 22nd/various prices and showtimes

Full Front Street If you’re looking for one of the hottest shows in Philly on a Monday night (and every), you must head to Victoria Freehouse where your hostess with the always absolute, um, nothing on, Ms. Honeytree EvilEye, always has her tassels and so much more ready and waiting for you along with a fresh new roster of Philly Burlesque talent every god damn week.  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.

Johnny Showcase  In what will certainly be the most funked up night of the Philly entertainment week, head over to Franky Bradley’s tonight to experience the joyful noises, vibes and bounces that transform when this raging 10 piece soul ensemble gets together to take over the Philly stages…which they often do frequently. With their mix of tricked out grooves with a funky psychedelic twist, Johnny Showcase and his boys are about to give it to you right tonight. So, don’t mother f@#king miss it. Let’s ride. Thursday/9 pm/Franky Bradley’s/1320 Chancellor St. 

DTF:Daryl & Timaree Fun Hour  Philly’s most f#$king hilarious duo–Daryl Charles and Timaree Leigh–are back at Franky Bradley’s to spill about love, sex and everything else in between! And the fact that this month’s round is on Friday the 13th, well, shit’s about to get weird…in the most delightful way possible, of course. Don’t miss it!  Friday/830 pm/Franky Bradley’s/1320 Chancellor St. 

Pennsylvania Ballet:The Sleeping Beauty  Now, what could be better than seeing this classic fairytale being retold by the talents of the incredible Pennsylvania Ballet? Absolutely nothing. Throw in one of Tchaikovsky’s most exquisite scores and you’ve got yourself one truly enchanted night out. Various dates and showtimes through October 22nd/The Academy of Music/1420 Locust St. 

Red Bull Sound Select:3 Days in Philly Three days….one hot venue….boatloads of talent including Girlpool, Andrea Valle, NoName, St. Beauty and many, many more. And of course, unlimited wiiiings courtesy of Red Bull. This is certainly the spot to be all weekend, so don’t miss your chance to soar and witness the joyous grooves that’ll most definitely be taking over the Underground Arts building starting tonight. For much more info on how to get yours, check this out and then get ready to phly, Philly.  Tonight-Saturday/Various showtimes/Underground Arts/1200 Callowhill St. 

DOOM  What happens when the always on point and spooky drag diva Porcelain takes over the upstairs stage at Tabu and rightfully serves up a cast that includes Ann Artist, Iris Spectre, Pretty Girl and DJ Goddess Isis, all while giving us a Friday the 13th costume appreciation fashion show that’s guaranteed to blow your wig off? There’s only one way to find out..prepare yourself proper and go. Friday/Tabu/10 pm/200 S. 12th St. 

Charley B’s presents 4 AM w/Tara Hendricks  If you haven’t experienced the powerful pipes on Philly’s very own powerhouse vocalist, Ms. Tara Hendricks, then it’s time for you to absolutely do it tomorrow night. So, join the lovely chanteuse along with her merry band mates–Sunny Dee (drums), Rick Tate (reeds), Darien Ebo (percussion) and Derrik Baldwin (keyboards)–as they kick off Charley B’s 2017-2018 entertainment season in only a way that they all know how to do…in sleek, sophisticated soul shattering style. Don’t miss it! Friday/7 pm/Charley B’s/6402 Stranton Avenue 

DJ Chris Urban  There’s absolutely no need to press play on 4 Non Blondes because you know what’s up when it comes to showing your dance music respect to one of Philly’s hottest DJs–L’Etage on Saturday (624 S. 6th St., 9 pm-2am,) and Positano Coast (212 Walnut St., 12pm-4pm) on Sunday for your hangover needs and beyond. Let’s dance…because, well, why the fuck not? Go. 

LiPSMACKERs  Although the whirling talents of DJs Mike Shaffer and Javascript are already enough to get us sashaying over to Tabu this weekend, they’ll be spinning out a buffet full of classic ladiez jamz to make it one diva-licious evening you’ll never forget. And guess what? It’s free! So, go and get your god damn groove on, bish. Saturday/9 pm/Tabu/200 S. 12th St. 

Thursday/10/12 

Against Me!@Union Transfer(830 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)…………Madeintoyo@TLA(8 pm, 334 South St.)………….Girlpool@Underground Arts(8 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.)…………LVL Up@Boot & Saddle(8 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.)………..ill.Gates@Coda(10 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)………DJ ESCO@NOTO(10 pm, 1209 Vine St.)………..Deaf Scene@Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)

Friday/10/13

Adventure Club@The Fillmore(9 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)…………Noname@Underground Arts(8 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.)…………TOKiMONSTA@The Foundry(9 pm, 100 Frankford Ave)…….Quinn XCII@Coda(8 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)…………John Talabot@Dolphin Tavern(9 pm, 1539 S. Broad St.)………..Dannic@NOTO(10 pm, 1209 Vine St.)………Thomas Gold @Coda(11 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)……….The Phonies@The Barbary(8 pm, 951 Frankford Ave)

Saturday/10/14 

Cults @Johnny Brenda’s(915 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)…………Ministry@Electric Factory(830 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)………..Blind Pilot@Underground Arts(8 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.)……….Andrew Belle@Milkboy Philly(830 pm, 1100 Chestnut St.)………..Grizfolk@Coda(8 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)………..The Courtneys@Kung Fu Necktie(7 pm, 1248 N. Front St.)…….weaves@Boot&Saddle(830 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.)

Sunday/10/15

Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac(9 pm, 243 S. Camac St.)………….Magic Giant @The Foundry(29 E. Allen St.)………..GoldLink@Coda(7 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)…………..The Stone Foxes@Johnny Brenda‘s(9 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)……….David Choi @Kung Fu Necktie(6 pm, 1248 N. Front St.)……..

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Philly Weekend Entertainment Groove

Let’s weekend, shall we? Yaaas.

Sing Your Life Karaoke w/Ms. Sara Sherr Those annoying end-of-summer doldrums you down? Well, get the f#$k over it and head out to belt out your favorite Sing Your Life Karaoke groove at any one of these fabulous locations listed below. Of course, it’s all while you show your love to the always lovely and gracious, Ms. Sara Sherr, whose got you covered like a banana hammock until Labor Day weekend and beyond with all of your song butchering need. Now, sang. 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

Wicked If you’re one of the very few left in Philly and the burbs who hasn’t experienced Wicked at The Academy of Music yet, you better fly to the box office because like summer itself, this award snatching show will be zipping off before you know it. Go right here to spend your green and prepare to get lost in all of those dazzling green-lit Broadway memories that’ll be headed your way when you experience this show. Various dates & showtimes through August 27th/Academy of Music/1420 Locust St.

Dawes/John Mayer As if the swooning powers provided by Mr. Mayer weren’t enough to get our weekend lives in check, folk-ed up L.A. based band Dawes will also be along for the live music ride across the river tonight. Get those tickets and let us pray that the weather holds up…sigh…is it fall yet? Tonight, BB& T Pavilion, 7 pm, 1 Harbour Blvd.

Faith Hill/Tim McGraw   While anyone with tickets to this show has certainly been counting down to witness the concert pairing of everyone’s favorite Grammy owning husband and wife country kissed duo (there’s still some tickets left so get yours here), we just can’t help but to relive that time (over and over again, of course) Ms. Hill was a tad bit upset with Carrie Underwood…classic. Tonight, 730 pm, Wells Fargo Center 

And of course, “This Kiss” for life. 

DJ Jimmy DePre  Although summer may be rapidly coming to an end, the werk provided by Mr. DePre every Friday & Saturday night at everyone’s favorite yaaas kween dancing spot is always in sun-kissed season. Now, dance…bish, dance. Every Friday & Saturday night, 10 pm, Tavern on Camac, 243 S. Camac St. 

DJ Chris Urban   You know how it’s going down like Ms. Blige when it comes to the weekend feast of beats cooked up by one of Philly’s most right DJs…..L’Etage every Saturday (10 pm, 624 S. 6th St.) and Positano Coast every Sunday(12pm-4pm, 212 Walnut St.) Go. 

American Idyll:An Original Burlesque Story  Gird your tassels, guys, galz, kings and kweenz, because the always fierce Honeytree Evil Eye and Isa Ardiente are serving up Nudey Tunes: American Idyll, an original dark-and-twisty Philly Burlesque kissed story about the future of making ‘Murica great again and so, so much more. For more spilled tea about this truly one-of-a-kind local entertainment event (plus its killer cast list) peep this. And for tickets..go here, right now because you don’t want to miss this one, kids. Seriously, tho… Tonight, 9 pm, Ruba Club, 416 Green St. 

Drag Me to the Landmark:Queens for the Kitties Edition    If you’re looking to add a little meow, purr and pussy….cat lovin’ into your weekend, then the time has come for you to hiss-y that walk (or take an Uber because the event’s in New Jersey) to join your crazy cat lady hostess for the evening, Ms. Astala Vista, along with Brittany Lynn, Iris Spectre, Maria Top Catt, Cleo Phatra and Ms. Vinchelle for a night of drag-tasctic entertainment and all of the pussy grabbin’ you can muster! Of course, the most purr-fect part of this whole shindig (besides all that talent) is to raise funds for the wonderful New Jersey based Animal Welfare Association(which you can donate to right here if you can’t make it tonight), so get out there and put your paws up for the kitties, kweenz! Tonight, 9 pm, Landmark Americana, 1 Mulica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 

Foxes & Friends  In the mood to get a little Fox-ed up this weekend? Really, who the fox isn’t? Then you must not hesitate to shimmy it on over to Franky Bradley’s and head on upstairs for the brand spankin’ new launch of Foxes & Friends–an early dinner and show experience featuring Philly’s Foxes (go right here to greet all of this fucking talent and grab those tickets) and some truly very special and entertaining guests! Your debut round will not only give you everything the Foxes have to offer, they’ll also be joined by Dottie Riot, Fagl Roq and Onyx Onyx, all while giving you a fabulous night of pure Philly entertainment. So, get over your shit and go. It’s that simple. Tomorrow, 7pm-10 pm, Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.

Das EFX/The Sugarhill Gang/Doug E. Fresh/MICHEL’LE/Big Daddy Kane/Schoolly D  As if that stellar lineup isn’t enough to make you want to snatch those tickets up and get ready to relive those delicious old school Hip Hop and R &B memories, it’s really nice to see the name Michel’le again, isn’t it? When it comes to the classic vibes and sass of her smash, “No More Lies,”….abso..god…damn..lutely. Sunday, 7 pm, Dell Music Center. 33rd/Ridge/Dauphin Streets

Also on the local and legendary entertainment decks for your Friday……..  Soul Clap @Coda (11 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)…….  Dayne Jordan/Lupe Fiasco @The Foundry (830 pm, 1000 Frankford Avenue)…….  Luke Holland @Voltage Lounge (5 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)…… Timeshares @Kung Fu Necktie (7 pm, 1248 N. Front St.)…….   In the Presence of Wolves @Bourbon & Branch (8 pm, 705 N. 2nd St.)………..Saturday……….Hank Williams Jr. @BB&T Pavilion (7 pm, 1 Harbour Boulevard)……..  Nicky Romero @Haven Nightclub (10 pm)…….   Bel Heir @Boot & Saddle (8 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.)……….  RFA @The Barbary ( 7 pm, 951 Frankford Avenue)…….  The Only Way @The Trocadero (6 pm, 1003 Arch St.)……..  Dave P @The Dolphin Tavern (8 pm, 847 N. Third St.)……. Sunday…….   Showtunes Sundays @Tavern on Camac (9 pm, 243 S. Camac St.)……. Sinful Sundays w/The Godess Isis @Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar (9 pm, 200 South 12th. St.)…….   Liberty Music Fest @The Grape Room (all weekend, 105 Grape St.)……..   Santana @Borgata Event Center (8 pm, One Borgata Way)………  Vance Joy/Portugal. The Man @Festival Pier (2 pm, Columbus Blvd & Spring Garden Sts.)………. Cormega @ Silk City (830 pm, 435 Spring Garden St.)……..

 

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