Groove of the Weekend/CeCe Peniston/”Searchin'”

When it comes to all of those Easter egg hunts that are about to be all up in our backyards this weekend….just keep on searchin’ and let no little kid claim that crown in finding that last one

And of course, you’ll snatch that unjust victory by letting this delightfully New Jack Swing‘ed up groove provided by CeCe Peniston guide the way into helping you find….it all. 

Now, Cabbage Patch it out into a fabulous holiday weekend right about…now 



Holiday Weekend Entertainment Mixtape

Don’t ever just stand there, let’s hop to it. 

Strike a local and legendary entertainment pose this holiday weekend…there’s really nothin’ to it. 


The Importance of Being Earnest Because a showing of this beloved Oscar Wilde play this upcoming holiday weekend is always a good idea, especially for those who’re looking to get down with a not-so-wild one as all of that family time will simply be enough. But of course this show will be every bit as entertaining, so get those tickets now because it’s only here until April 30th. Various dates, times and ticket prices, 825 Walnut St.

Jerry’s Girls Keep those Philly theater vibes going and grab those tickets for a magical evening jam-packed with the music of Jerry Herman and some of Broadway’s best musicals, including Hello Dolly!, Mame, Mack and Mabel, Dear World and La Cage Aux Folles. What it all comes down to is….Robin Williams in The Birdcage for life. Enough said. April 4th-July 2nd, Walnut Street Theatre, Independence Studio on 3, various showtimes and ticket prices 825 Walnut St.

Hedwig & The Angry Inch  While Hedwig and every other dazzling element contained in this critically acclaimed rock musical won’t be strutting its stuff onto the Forrest Theatre stage until Tuesday (April 18th-23rd, to be exact), you better get those tickets….because you’ve been gifted a special code by the kind folks at The Kimmel Center—HWFGNA329–that’ll help you save a sexy twenty percent off! Although select performances do apply, don’t miss a chance to chantay, um, straight to this beloved musical before it struts out of town next Sunday. Seriously..don’t. April 18-April 23rd, Forrest Theatre, various showtimes and pricing, 1114 Walnut St. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke Now that spring has (finally!!) sprung, there’s no better time to let those vocal chords bloom by singing a little song provided by Ms. Sara Sherr and her always in season Sing Your Life Karaoke collection at any one 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, 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

Sweat for a Cause:Sensual Spring Edition  Since you’re about to consume your body weight in Peeps and Cadbury Creme everything this weekend, get to burnin’ those calories off early by stretchin’ it out at another fabulous event brought to you by Hot Yoga Philly! For this special round, (and all donations and all levels are very welcome), proceeds will support Chenoa Manor Animal Sanctuary, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that houses 200 animals, including those freed from factory farms and animals used in lab experiments. For much, much more on this wonderful organization and to find out how you (yes, you) can continue to make a difference, check this out and the wonderful instructors at Hot Yoga Philly will see you tonight! 730 pm-9pm, 1520 Sansom St. 

The Fillmore Whether it’s The Decemberists tonight or Flux Pavillion (co-starring Philly’s own DJ Javascript!!) tomorrow night at The Fillmore or Sondre Lerche tonight or The Minka Carnival tomorrow night at The Foundry, the address of 29 East Allen St. (check those showtimes, kids) has got you covered for when that one family member asks you why you’re still single. Who cares? Let’s get our live music life…da f#$k on. 

DTF:Daryl & Timaree Fun Hour  Since grandma is about to ponder those questions at the holiday dinner table this weekend, you might as well have them asked and answered for you just to prepare. So, tonight join real life sex educator, Dr. Timaree Leigh and real life comedian, Darryl Charles, along with special guest panelists, Carolyn Busa and Quinton J. Alexander as they serve out the greatest sex ed/comedy/game show of your life and talk about love, sex and more sex! Yas. And then afterwards…we dance and hopefully have more sex. Tonight, 830pm-1130pm, Franky Bradley’s 1320 Chancellor St. 

Celtic Woman  Because no one’s holiday weekend should be complete without the dazzling dose of pure entertainment truth that always lies in any of the many, many performances served up by this incredible Ireland diva owned ensemble. Get those tickets. And you might as well as get them for out-of-this-world Pink Floyd tribute band, Britt Floyd, for Saturday night while you’re at it because…life. Friday & SaturdayVarious showtimes, The Academy of Music, 1420 Locust St. 

DJ Chris Urban  While you’re busy searchin’ for all of those damn eggs this weekend and trying to remember where you hid that annoying last one, Mr. Urban has already found the perfects beats and will be serving them up at L’Etage on Saturday night (1o pm, 624 South 6th St.) and Positano Coast (12pm-4pm, 212 Walnut St.) on Sunday. Werque. 

DJ Jimmy DePre  Whether you go on Friday, Saturday or both nights, there’s no need to argue that Mr. DePre will be putting in that work all to make you werk on the rainbow dance floor of life…aka the second floor of Tavern on Camac.  Friday & Saturday, 10 pm, 243 South Camac St. 

Otto Knows  Because Otto Knows, um, knows those grooves that the kids like, and he’s bringing them all and so much more to NOTO Philadelphia tonight. Get ready to dance your fucking ass off, Philly. Tonight, 11pm, 1209 Vine St. 

ICandy 6th Anniversary Party Philly Mixtape has all of the big D’s right here to get you even more hype (as if that were even remotely possible) for ICandy‘s  soon-to-be fabulous 6th anniversary kiki tomorrow night.  And for the love of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Michelle Visage and those classic Seduction grooves, keep the shade in the jungle where it belongs for this one as these fierce queens simply won’t allow it. Saturday, ICandy, 8pm-2am, 254 South 12th St. 

Baked Alaska  It was just announced that the pre-show for this blazing event will be taking place in the alley next to Tabu, so you can imagine how (sort of) ready Lili St. Queer and Aurora Whorealis will be as they get your holiday weekend fit for its lip synched life. All while the dancing diva herself, Dalyla Mizani, stops by and will most likely take over hosting duties if Lili and Aurora get lost trying to find their way back to the second story stage…again. Saturday, 9pm, Tabu, 200 South 12th St. 

Phantom of the Paradise w/DJ Robert Drake   Tomorrow night, you should absolutely head over to World Cafe Live as the one, the only DJ Robert Drake assists the City of Brotherly Love in celebrating famed director Brian De Palma’s 1974 musical-satire-horror-comedy, Phantom of the Paradise. Dress to impress as there will be a touch of glitz, glamour and (maybe a little) gore to go along with those grooves that Mr. Drake will be serving to make this an incredibly nostalgic evening that Philly will never forget anytime soon. Saturday, 8pm-11pm, World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 

Mike’s BBQ @ Pennsport Beer Boutique  Question…what’s better than BBQ & Beer? Before you Wikipedia it up, realize the answer is absolutely nothing, so you should have no problem heading over to Mike’s BBQ tomorrow afternoon as they’ve linked up with Pennsport Beer Boutique to bring you this event that’s kid, pet, stomach and holiday weekend friendly! And if you still have room left after your B&B indulge, D’Emilio’s Old World Ice Treats will be there serving up their masterful selection of small batch sorbetto all day including Key Lime Pie, Shirley TempleHawaiian Paradise…ah, no need to go on since you’re most likely there and already waiting for it all to begin. Saturday, 12pm-8pm, Mike’s BBQ, 242 Wharton St. 

The Eric Jaffe Show  In case you’re wondering where the trail of purple glitter all over Philly ends (and certainly begins) this holiday weekend, it’s at the second story of Tavern on Camac where Mr. Jaffe and that ukulele your just so damn in awe about will be waiting for you. If that’s not enough purple yaaaaaas for you, he’s got Mary Kate McMullen, Shane McKeon, Amanda Spivack by his strumming side for this month’s round, all while Absolut helps you put in that ding werk…bitch. SaturdayNo cover, 730 pm, Tavern on Camac, 243 S. Camac St. 

Showtunes Sundays  Yaaaaaas, holiday weekend showtunes kweens, yaaaaas.  Pass all of the Sister Act…right now.  Sunday, Tavern on Camac, 9pm-2am, 243 South Camac St

Sinful Sundays Because Jesus would’ve have wanted you to close out your holiday weekend by getting all up in the sinful werk provided by The Goddess Isis, Navaya Shay and Ms. Omyra Lynn as they continue to reign in the spotlight of the Philly Gayborhood’s longest running–and without a doubt, (sometimes) most professional––local drag spectacle. Sunday, Tabu, 10 pm, 200 South 12th. St.

For much, much more entertainment tea on this upcoming holiday weekend in Philly including Andrea Gibson @ The Trocadero and Sharon Needles @ Kung Fu Necktie tonight…….E Street Shuffle @ Milkboy Philly and Maggie Koerner @ The Barbary tomorrow night, peep this up and get your local and legendary entertainment party on and stuff.

Have a fabulous holiday weekend, kids!! 

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