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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…..it 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…….

Monday/10/23 

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.)

Tuesday/10/24  

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.) 

Wednesday/10/25

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)

Thursday/10/26 

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.)

Friday/10/27 

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.) 

Sunday/10/29 

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 

 

 

 

 

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20 Halloween Events Worth Your Philly Trick-or-Treat Entertainment Pleasure

Since Philly takes Halloween very seriously, hop on those broomsticks right now and take a ride like Mr. Ginuwine’s “Pony” through Philly Mixtape’s updated Halloween weekend events calendar, which is all sorts of ready for your apple bobbin’ entertainment pleasure all witchy weekend long. 

Ready, set, what’s your favorite scary movie? Kazaam, you know, the one where Shaq plays a genie. Go. 

And of course, please click on the links (times may also change) to plan out your Halloween/Uber life…and be safe, kids! 

Sing Your Life Karaoke/All Over Philly Because you know you’re dying to get out there and butcher “Thriller” in the best way that only you know how, join Sing Your Life Karaoke queen Sara Sherr all over Philly during Halloween week, including where you can find her at some new gigs listed below that are more than ready for your trick-or-treat pleasure all candy apple lovin’ season long. 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. 

Terror Behind the Walls/Eastern State Penitentiary/Now-through Nov 5th. Because you’re finally recovered from last year’s hellish roaming, step back into the scurry shit because the Eastern State Pen is back at it again, bitch. 

Scream Turns Twenty/Netflix Perhaps the scariest thing on this list is the fact that Wes Craven mid ’90s horror masterpiece Scream is just a touch away from its twentieth fucking birthday. First, pass the Botox (right Ms. Cox in Scream 2 and 3?), and then watch….because it’s a god damn classic. 

The B-52’s Halloween Scream/The Fillmore/Sunday If only legendary Philly DJ Robert Drake was opening for the iconic B-52s would this event be the perfect addition to your already action-packed Halloween weekend. Oh, wait, he is, so “Roam” right over here and get those tickets, because on this night, we’re all in the deadbeat club.

Not Your Basic Brunch:Party of the Dead/Pennsylvania 6/Sunday Calling Ms. Houston, Ms. Winehouse, Mr. Bowie, Prince and Iggy Azalea’s music career (what, too soon?), you’re all invited to Pennsylvania 6 Philly this Sunday for a big ol’ Party of the Dead, which will be all wrapped up in that not so elusive “Not Your Basic”Brunch style and flavor. 

Of course, also along for the ride will be boatloads of bubbles and all the Spin City DJz you can’t possibly handle throwing it the fuck down on the main floors. And for this oh, so spooky, wooky round of NYBB, the 3rd floor at Penn 6 will be transformed into the afterlife lounge, which will be complete with all sorts of deep house ditties and a buffet of chilled out vibes where you can rest those tootsies before shimmying back onto the dead dance floor. Get ready, kids, because Penn 6 is about to be all done up into your worst/best nightmare complete with…everything, so call your friends, tell them to get their friends and we can all be freaky friends together this Sunday. Don’t forget to dress up all dead and stuff to win some fab prizes and then come through, yo! 

Jock o Lantern Night/The Bike Stop/Sunday That title pretty much this fuzzy, f@#kable event all sorts of up. Bears, cubs and ghouls….oh, yas, queen. 

Lita Ford/SundaySellersville Theatre Because who wouldn’t want to be kissed oh, so deadly by the legendary Ms. Lita Ford on Halloween? No, no…that wasn’t a question. 

Fright Night!/Bourbon & Branch/Oct 31st Leaving those front porch lights off this year? Then avoid it all and head to B&B where the smooth local sounds of The Billy Brown Band, RFA and Backroom Dreamers will be waiting for you…unlike those kids. 

Halloween/Monday Trick or treat, bitch! Now, beware of candy with razor blades in it and get to work on filling those local and legendary entertainment pillow cases all the way up. 

 

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Halloween Groove of the Day/Michael Jackson/”Thriller”

Produced by the legendary Quincy Jones and rightfully served up by the dearly departed Michael Jackson, “Thriller” was released as the seventh and final single from MJ’s career defining album of the same name. While it was released in the winter of 1983, the spooky pop tune has gone on to become the anthem for Halloween parties across the globe as well as the theme for all those Party City commercials that we can’t seem to escape from every year around this time. 

Featuring synths and a bassline that’s to die for, the monster single also features a zombie load of sound effects including creaking doors, wind, howling dogs, and one scary voice-over provided by actor Vincent Price that’s just absolutely….priceless. But as we all know, it’s the video for “Thriller” that truly put the song on the map, which was adapted by American Werewolf In London director John Landis and turned into a into a fourteen minute long music video spectacle that just took over MTV and all of our MJ music hearts. 

Although the video garnered some criticism for its occult themes and violent imagery, it really didn’t matter because “Thriller” was and always will be the absolute biggest slice of Halloween music truth. And how can we ever forget the video’s most iconic scene in which Jackson and his undead group of zombie dancers take on what is probably the most iconic dance routine in music history?

It’s simple…we can’t.  

Happy Halloween!