Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Philly! Ugh. Here..we…go.
Pennsylvania Ballet Presents:Giselle/Academy of Music In what will probably be the most stunning local entertainment event of the weekend, join the always enchanting (and very hardworking!) Pennsylvania Ballet as they hop out an incredible serving of elegance and delightful spring like vibes with their latest dazzling production. This is the final weekend of performances, so grab grandma, grandpa, the kids and go see this local dance firestorm now!! (Tonight through this Sunday, March 17th)
Gem of the Ocean/Arden Theatre Company Since we’re all about to emerge from our winter cocoons, there’s never been a better time other than right now to go get lost in a powerful stage show…like this one. Famed playwright August Wilson‘s piercing first installment from his American Century Cycle journey sets the tale in 1904 in Pittsburgh’s Hill District where the audience will no doubt get lost in a pearl clutching tale about freedom, justice and redemption. This life rearranging show (it might just make you think about some..stuff, too) is taking over the Arden in Old City from tonight until Sunday, March 31st, so fly away and click for those tickets right here, right now!!
Meek Mill/The Met Since you know you’re still living from the Philly rap superstar’s first performance at The Met from last night, you might as well go see him tonight for the double-header. And for those who haven’t grabbed your tickets yet, there’s still might be one left, so check your “Goin’ Bad” live lovin’ self right here for more info, because if there’s anyone out there who can help us all say “thank u, next” to winter in complete live entertainment fashion, it’s certainly Mr. Meek. Let’s party. (Door/630/Show/8 pm)
Sing Your Life Karaoke Calling ALL Philly spring fling karaoke kweens, kids, guys and gals…..it’s time for all of us to belt out the hits for our warm weathered lives…because those days are certainly on the way! Who’s ready?? Everyone. So, now all you have to do is join the most fabulous Sara Sherr (and respect, y’all) and her always jam-packed Sing Your Life Karaoke collection at any…or all…..of these phabulous Philly locations listed below…..and then get ready to sing as if your name is Barbra…it’s not, but try those vocals out anyway….it’s just that simple. Let’s crack some vases. Sun/9-2@Bob & Barbara’s……Tues/9-2@12 Steps Down……Thursday/9-2 @Milkboy Philly South St…Fri/9-1@Southhouse….Saturday/9-145@ Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap
The Eric Jaffe Show/Tavern on Camac If you’re in the mood to take a break from that sea of green that’s already taken over the city (really, who isn’t..already??) and get down with some purple lovin’ and so much more, St. Patty’s strut it over upstairs to TOC tonight where the always yas-licious Mr. Jaffe will be parading out another serving of his monthly variety show! Also along for the local talent ride will be the talented likes of Jakeya, Dan Callahan, Jeremy Adam, Keely Siblia, and the ultimate bald singing local drag legend her damn self, The Goddess Isis. This is one not to be missed, kids…so, don’t! And as always..no cover! Now, slay. (730 pm)
Kiss Me, I’m Irish & Gay/U Bar Calling ALL Gayborhood Daddies, boys, bears, guys, jocks, gals, kids, kweens, otters, cubs, well, you get it without listing all of the food groups…..the time has come…for U Bar’s annual St. Patrick’s Day smooch-stravaganza! Tomorrow, grab your Destiny’s Child worthy clique (be nice and off those apps for 5 minutes, y’all) and Uber it on over to U Bar where you’ll be greeted by plenty o’guys and lots of leprechaun worthy shenanigans to get into including drink specials, free t-shirts (while they last…go early!!) and a big ol’ pot of gold and gay beats served up by DJ Bobon! But perhaps the luckiest part of this glittery St. Patricia’s Day event is that 100 percent of your ticket price (which you can snatch those right here) or going in support of qFLIX Philadelphia, which serves out the region’s only LGBTQ film festival, so you know only big creative things are about to arrive when it takes over the city from March 25th-31st!! So, now that you already have that green-n-gay lewk ready to strut down the St. Patti’s weekend runway like it’s your job, grab those tickets and go. (Sunday/2 pm-5 pm)
Also on the lucky local and legendary entertainment bar tops for your St. Patrick’s Day weekend…….
Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s, X Bar, Tavern on Camac, Voyeur & TABU(Gayborhood, 10 pm)……..DJ Chris Urban @L’Etage(10 pm)……..Yannick Nezet-Seguin@Verizon Hall@Kimmel Center.…..St. Paddy’s Day@Xfinity Live!(2 pm)……..The Hip Abduction@World Cafe Live(10 pm)…….Soul Sonic Spectrum w/DJ Greg Mungan@Johnny Brenda’s(10 pm)……..The Container @Everybody Hits(9 pm)…….Hooked @Dolphin Tavern(10 pm)…..R5 @Union Transfer(8 pm)….The Movielife @The Foundry(830 pm)…..Stella Donnelly @Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm)……Rich People@The Barbary(745 pm)…Party Favor@Premier AC(10 pm)……Sam Feldt@Ocean Resort Casino(10 pm)……..Dada Life@Hard Rock Hotel & Casino AC(10 pm)
Showtunes Sunday @ Tavern on Camac(9 pm)…..DJ Chris Urban@Positano Coast(12 pm)………Little Strike@The Trocadero(630 pm)…….March Fun @Plough & The Stars(7 pm)……..Gogol Bordello@Franklin Music Hall(830 pm)…….Colin Lenox&Friends@The Pharmacy(9 pm)…….St. Patty’s Day Brunch@Second Street Irish Society(9 am)…..Kegs & Eggs @Hard Rock Cafe(10 am)…….St. Patrick’s Day Party Vibe @Mirage Lounge(12 pm)……St. Patrick’s Day Block Party @St. Stephen’s Green(10 am)
Cover photo courtesy of Family Education