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Weekday Entertainment Groove

Thank u, next, January..

……..because, haaaaaay, February

And away we…..go.

Sing Your Life Karaoke Hey, Philly karaoke kids and kweens…the time has come..for all of us to belt out the hits for our window shattering lives! All you have to do is join the most fabulous Sara Sherr and her Sing Your Life Karaoke collection at at any…or all…..of these phabulous Philly locations listed below…..and then get ready to sing as if your name is Reese Witherspoon..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

Charlotte’s Web/Arden Theatre Company  Sigh……the rumors are true….the Arden’s critically acclaimed production of E.B. White‘s still delightful children’s book will close out its last performances this Sunday, February 3rd. So, if you’re one of the few who hasn’t seen this delightful take, get the whole family and grab those last few remaining tickets right here….right nowPlus, you’ll be able to see what else the Arden has in store for 2019 (Hear about 74 Seconds to Judgement? You should….seriously) and it’s a guarantee that it’s a whole lot of everything and more that you’ll absolutely love. Enjoy the shows! 

Romeo + Juliet/The Wilma Theater Romeo, oh, Romeo…have you checked out the fine actor who’s playing Romeo in Shakespeare’s classic love tragedy tale during its run at the Wilma?? His name is Matteo Scammel and he’s oh, so ridiculously talented and handsome. And, the fine young actress who’s playing Juliet? Her name is Taysha Marie Canales and together, they’re double the reason to grab those tickets and click right here to dive into every this truly one-of-a-kind retelling has to offer. In the name of Claire and Leo, what are you waiting for? Go. (Tonight-February 9th)

Young Dolph/TLA Because it is our absolute right to bounce whenever and wherever we damn well please, and that’s just what the “Major” and “100 Shots” spitster is going to make us do (and then some) when he owns our hump day lives this week. Grab those tickets. (Wednesday/8 pm

Daley & JMSN/The Foundry First, get lost in the bedroom vibe of Mr. Daley’s “Until The Pain Is Gone,” a co-op with Philly’s very own Ms. Jill Scott, and then grab those tickets to see him take over The Foundry alongside JMSN this Thursday and most likely….our souls. It’s like that…live music bliss. (Thursday/8 pm

1st Annual Ms. L’Etage Pageant Join your hostess with the mostest laughs, Ms. Bev (seen her Bird Box number?), as she oh, so judges a crop of fierce Philly drag queens to see who’ll be crowned that L’Etage owning diva. The shade will be real, the competition will be fierce and of course, you betta tip and respect a hard-working kween…especially the gorgeous gals you’ll feast upon this Thursday night.  Go right here for more pageant tea and then..go!  (Thursday/8 pm

Haaaay, Mr. DJs/Gayborhood Picture it, Ms. Perry, it’s this Friday night….do you know where your handsome  DJs are? How about….everywhere. If you’re in the mood to get LIT on the first Friday of the month, DJ Chris Urban has got you covered with those grooves like…..what over at Franky Bradley’s…….and if you sashay just a bit further down the rainbow-bricked road, DJ Brando Calrissian will be workin it like Missy for you upstairs at Tavern on Camac (10 pm)………then for all of the late-night kids out there, DJ KRK will begin serving up month two of his brand spankin’ new Underground adventure over at Voyeur (10 pm, go here!) for your pulsating pleasure. So, who’s ready for all of this sexy beat lovin’ that’s about to be thrust upon Philly this Fri-slay night? Everyone. Now, don’t ever just stand there…let’s all get to it…because we must….and without shade, please. 

Amy Schumer/Tower Theater Yes, that Ms. Amy Schumer is invading the local stages this Friday to make sure we laugh our motha f@#kin asses off….because that’s what she knows how to do best, of course. Get those tickets right here while you can…she’s comin.’ (8 pm

Also to add to your local and legendary entertainment “to do” list this week…..

Monday/January 28th

Open Mic Night w/The Godess Isis @The Fire……….Late Night Laughs @Tavern on Camac(8 pm) King Princess @TLA(sold out….8 pm)………Monday Night Raw@St.Lazarus Bar(10 pm)………Honky Tonk Heroes w/DJ Lee@Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm)………Karaoke Takeover@Infusion Lounge…..DJ Javascript @Kung Fu Necktie(10 pm)

Tuesday/January 29th 

The Magic Beans @World Cafe Live(8 pm)…….Bill Guy@Connie’s Ric Rac(7 pm)…….Pride Night Quizzo@Dilworth Park(7 pm)……..Turn Out Tuesdays w/Vinchelle & Iris @Boxers PHL(8 pm)……..Drag Bingo@Southhouse(8 pm)…….Game of Thrones Quizzo @Bainbridge Street Barrel(8 pm)

Wednesday/January 30th

Amen Dunes@Union Transfer(7 pm)………The Lil’ Smokies@The Foundry(7 pm)……..Chris Luquette @Bourbon & Branch(7 pm)……..Dirty Soap Blues Band @Ortlieb’s(12 am)………..Mental Health Day @Johnny Brenda’s Downstairs(8 pm)……Live Band Karaoke@Kung Fu Necktie(7 pm)…….Agitated!10 pm @Franky Bradley’s(8 pm)……..The Everything Show @L’Etage(10 pm)

Thursday/January 31st 

Rainbow Kitten Surprise/Mt. Joy @The Fillmore(8 pm)………Liquid Stranger @Union Transfer(9 pm)…….Young Nudy @Voltage Lounge(8 pm)……..The Kingston Trio @World Cafe Live(8 pm)……Roiger Harvey@Ortlieb’s(7 pm)……….Pine Barons@Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm)…….JP Harris@Kung Fu Necktie(8 pm)…….J.J. Sansaverino@South Jazz Club(9 pm)……

Friday/February 1st 

Poppy @TLA(730 pm)……….ClymaXXX:The Aqua Man Edition @Boxers PHL(10 pm)………Pigs in a Blanket @The Trocadero(7 pm)……..The Official 2019 Philadelphia Car Show Black Tie Tailgate@Pennsylvania Convention Center(tickets here...7 pm)…….Dawes @The Fillmore(8 pm)……..Gender Queery:Trans & Nonbinary Drag Show@Stir Lounge(8 pm)……..

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Weekly Entertainment Groove

There’s literally so much going on local and legendary entertainment wise this week in Philly that we all just need to get to it right….now. 

Go do it all. 

Romeo + Juliet/The Wilma Theater Romeo, oh, Romeo…have you checked out the fine actor who’s playing Romeo in Shakespeare’s classic love tragedy tale during its run at the Wilma?? His name is Matteo Scammel and he’s oh, so ridiculously talented and handsome. And, the fine young actress who’s playing Juliet? Her name is Taysha Marie Canales and together, they’re double the reason to grab those tickets and click right here to dive into every this truly one-of-a-kind retelling has to offer. In the name of Claire and Leo, what are you waiting for? Go. (Tonight-February 9th

Charlotte’s Web/Arden Theatre Company The rumors are true….the Arden’s critically acclaimed production of E.B. White‘s still delightful children’s book has been extended through Sunday, February 3rd! But since we’re (somehow) careening towards the end of January, that date will be here soon, so don’t waste any time in you and the whole family grabbing those tickets! Plus, you’ll be able to see what else the Arden has in store for 2019 (like the just started 74 Seconds to Judgement) and it’s a guarantee that it’s a whole lot of everything and more that you’ll absolutely love. Enjoy the shows! 

The Lightning Thief:The Percy Jackson Musical/Merriam Theater Yes, that same box office owning Percy Jackson (you know, Poseidon‘s son, no big deal) is coming to Philly beginning tomorrow night to steal all of our Broadway hearts in what the Hollywood Reporter calls a “winning adaptation” of the 2010 film of the same name. There’s more info, ticket prices, showtimes and lots of other Percy goodies right here, so grab everyone and get right down to all of the Lightning business.(Tuesday, January 22nd-Sunday, January 27th

Charlotte’s Web/Arden Theatre Company The rumors are true….the Arden’s critically acclaimed production of E.B. White‘s still delightful children’s book has been extended through Sunday, February 3rd! But since we’re (somehow) careening towards the end of January, that date will be here soon, so don’t waste any time in you and the whole family grabbing those tickets! Plus, you’ll be able to see what else the Arden has in store for 2019 (like the just started 74 Seconds to Judgement) and it’s a guarantee that it’s a whole lot of everything and more that you’ll absolutely love. Enjoy the shows! 

DVLF Presents:Our Night Out Philly/Tradesman’s The time has come….for the first ONO of the year!! This Wednesday night, strut your business casual self on over to Tradesman‘s on Chestnut  to mix, mingle and rub elbows in pure 2019 style! Plus a couple of cocktails, a few new Gayborhood acquaintances and lots of BBQ’ lovin are all kinds of grand ideas in the middle of our werk week. All that’s left to say is…see you there! Oh, and click it all on up right here for much more fabulous info on this long-running monthly networking event…meaning..go. (6 pm

Wu Tang Clan/Franklin Music Hall  Does this one really need an explanation? And two Wu shows (Thursday & Friday!!) means double your “C.R.E.A.M.” pleasure, so get those tickets and of course….Rest in Peace, Mr. ODB…you’ll always have our all of our money and all of our old school rap hearts. (830 pm)

Do Both:Lighting Talks & Burlesque/RUBA Club There’s no doubt that this is the year for those who can man and woman up to do it all, so if you’re also looking for that kind of ambitious entertainment, than look no further than right…here. This Friday night, join your always yas host, Flrt Vonnegut, as he and local Burlesque performers including Kosha Killawat, Queen of Hearts and Honeytree Evil Eye give you an evening full of it all. Featuring a night of informative TEDx style lectures about life and stuff along with a buffet of some of the most stunning Burlesque performances you’ve ever witnessed. These stunning performers will not only be dishing out a night of tremendous entertainment this side of the East Coast, but serving up truth to the fact that women can be fiercely both sexy and competent adults. And you…need to be there. Peep this right here for ticket info and then werk it on over to the Ruba this Friday night…you won’t be sorry. (9 pm

Guys & Dolls/L’Etage  What you’ve read in US Weekly is absolutely true….the G&D fierceness is coming back in 2019! This Thursday night, get your damn selves over to L’Etage where your host, Ms. Emily Valentine, along with your slaying local drag performers VinChelle, A-Dick Shun and Big Red serve out a show that will indeed get you more right than Ms. J as we set sail into the weekend. Now all you have to do is…go. (8 pm

Underground w/DJ KRK/Voyeur Since pretty much the whole entire Gayborhood will be at this Friday night’s Drag Wars 10 (!!) opening slay-off at Voyeur you should stay and sashay your way down those stairs where the always ready DJ KRK will be waiting for you with all of his Underground beats and business. Because when it comes to the launch of his new weekend kickoff bash, the volume on that dear, sweet music is only going to go all the way up all f@#king year long…..and you won’t want to miss any part of it. Oh, and if you dance it on over to his official website and Soundcloud pages, you’re slip-and-slide on the floor with a couple more of this superstar Philly DJ‘s treats and beats. (Every Friday/10 pm

Bell Bov DeVoe/Xcite Center @Parx Casino  While this Friday night’s BBD show has been sold out for quite some time now, there’s no problem in throwing some cardboard down and doin a little break dancin’ like your “Poison” life depends on it…because it most certainly does. And of course, may all of us never trust any guy or gal with a big butt and a smile. (8 pm

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

Monday/January 21st  

Miss-Cast 8 @Mauckingbird Theatre(7 pm,click here for more info)…….Swing @The Kimmel Center(through February 24th, click here for info and showtimes)…..Open Mic @Punchline Philly(8 pm)…..Tiger Oil @Silk City Bar & Lounge (8 pm)…………The Snakes @Kung Fu Necktie (8 pm)……..Los Acosta Nuevos Exitos @District N9ne(7 pm)……….Karaoke Takeover @Infusion Lounge(9pm)……

Tuesday/January 22nd 

Turn Out Tuesdays@Boxers PHL (730 pm)……Taggart @World Cafe Live:Upstairs(8 pm)……….Camel Bones@The Fire(8 pm)…….Chris Bullock @Bourbon & Branch(8 pm)…….Idle Kyle @Milkboy Philly(730 pm)……….Drag Bingo @Southhouse(8 pm)…..Pat Brennan Quartet@Chris’ Jazz Cafe(7 pm)……

Wednesday/January 23rd 

Still Woozy @Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm)…….Crystal Lake@Voltage Lounge(8 pm)……..Open for Business@The Dolphin Tavern(10 pm)…….So Far Gone:Drake Night@The Fillmore(9 pm)…….The Everything Show @L’Etage(10 pm)……..Wednesday Showtunes@Tavern on Camac(9 pm)…….Heavy Metal Karaoke@Kung Fu Necktie (8 pm

Thursday/January 24th 

No Standing Room:Dancing Zone Only @Warehouse on Watts(10 pm)……….Four Year Strong @The Foundry(7 pm)…….Mick Jenkins@TLA(8 pm)…….Thursday Night Fever:A Disco Party @The Barbary(10 pm)……Kicking Sunrise@Milkboy Philly(8 pm)………WonderLust W/Sean Thomas @Liason Room @Front Street Cafe …….Alex Cameron @Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm)……..Huckleberry Funk @Bourbon & Branch (9 pm)

Friday/January 25th 

Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s, Voyeur, Tabu, X Bar, Tavern on Camac and Franky Bradley’s all weekend long(Gayborhood, 10 pm)……Two Year Anniversary Party @Toasted Walnut(6 pm)…….Philadelphia House & Ballroom Exhibition @Philadelphia Museum of Art(5 pm)………Gryffin @TLA(8 pm)……..KC & The Sunshine Band @Hard Rock Hotel Casino & Spa(8 pm)………Brothers Osborne@The Fillmore(8 pm)………Lotus@Union Transfer(8 pm)……..Dirty South @NOTO(10 pm)……..Liz Longley@World Cafe Live(8 pm)……..Justin Jay @Warehouse on Watts(9 pm)……Polyesno@Kung Fu Necktie(9 pm)……..

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Weekly Entertainment Groove

So, just how are you going to fit everything on this list onto your already packed pre-holiday schedule? 

There’s only one way to find out….do it. 

Enjoy and happy decorating, everyone! 

2018 Philadelphia Holiday Tree Lighting   So, let’s talk about this year, though. Okay, enough about that….let’s talk about how this Wednesday night is the perfect night to leave those troubles behind and come together for this year’s annual tree lighting at City Hall! With tons of food, festivities and fun, grab the dog, cat, and grandma, too, for a dazzling night in Center City that you’ll never forget. You can also expect Mayor Kenney, Philadelphia Flyers’ Gritty, and the diva sounds of Ms. Vivian Green, which are guaranteed to keep you nice and warm all night long. Oh, yeah, there might be one or a million lights wrapping around this year’s grand holiday tree, which you sort of can’t miss. Know what else you sort of can’t miss? This event. Ready, set, glow it on up right here for much more tea on this Wednesday night’s annual festivities…your inner-Grinch will thank you. (5 pm)

The Color Purple/Theatre Horizon While we could easily spill tea all day (we really could) about everything this award owning show has to offer, you just have to revel in it for yourself as its rightfully taken over the Theatre Horizon all the way through Sunday, December 23rd! Plus, when you get those tickets (some dates are already sold out…so you better hurry!!), you’ll get to see what other critically acclaimed productions are headed to the Theatre’s esteemed way, like, well…just breeze it on over right here to get lost in it all Tickets start as low as $45, too!!

Sing Your Life Karaoke  Whether during the hustle-and-bustle of your week or the slay of your weekend, the always lovely Ms. Sara Sherr (treat her right, kids) has got your vocal chords covered like a fifth grade textbook thanks to her always on-point Sing Your Life Karaoke collection. And as always, it’ll be rightfully serving Philly at each of these fabulous locations listed below. Ready, set, sang. Sun/9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, Tues/9-2 12 Steps Down Thurs/9-2/Milkboy South Street Fri/9-1 Southhouse Saturday/9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap

Open Mic Night w/ the Godess Isis/The Fire   It’s the fourth Monday of the month, and you know what that means…yes, you’re rent is almost due. But besides that, Philly Gayborhood drag legend, Ms. Isis, will have it all fired up at The Fire once again to serve you with the most sickening open mic night this side of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Singing starts at 9, sign ups start at 8, the Goddess will be waiting for you at 7:59. You betta…sang, kween. (Tonight/9 pm-2 am

Signal/Vesper Sporting Club Beats, beats and more beats…oh, yaaas. This Thursday night, fist pump it and then some over to Vesper Sporting Club where DJs John Raffaele and Eskuche (go here for a lil’ sneak peak) will be primed and waiting for you in all of their groove glory. There still be might one or two tables left, so get yours while the gettin’ is good. Then, prepare yourself to let it all go and get ready to dance all night. It’s just that simple. (Thursday/9 pm-2 am

The Internet/The Fillmore Because tonight/any night is the perfect night to lock the bedroom door and get lost in all of the chilled out sounds of this laid back quintet.So, now that you’re feeling nice and zen, get those tickets to see them take over The Fillmore this Thursday night because this is one vibe we could all get into right now. (8 pm

2018 Philadelphia Drag Awards Picture it….this Friday night…..Voyeur Nightclub.….every single of your phavorite Philly drag performers will be serving us lewks (and so, so much more) as they complete without shade in this year’s Drag Awards! While we’re ridiculously anticipating which dude or diva will take home top awards including Drag Queen and King of the Year, what we do know is that you’ll be joined by your hosts and very special guests, Iris Spectre, Vinchelle, Eric Jaffe, Aunt Mary Pat, Bev, and many, many more! But wait…after all of the trophies are served out, you betta walk over to Toasted Walnut and/or Boxers PHL as they’ll both be hosting your official Drag Awards afterparties! Yaaas, it’s like that, Mariah. For much more tea about this week’s big award-stravaganza, sashay it on up right here and then get ready clutch those pearls for an evening to remember, gurrrrl! (Friday/9 pm-2 am)

ABBArama/The Dolphin Tavern  Now, what could be better than an ALL ABBA themed dance party (plus so..much…vinyl) for the start of your weekend?? Actually, don’t answer that, just shimmy and squeeze into your favorite ’70s garb (strongly required..because, why not?) and then get ready to shag a rug like the fabulous dancing kings and queens you were born to be. Go right here for more info..and then go.   (Friday/10 pm-2 am)

Foreigner/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City  Because we ALL still want to know just what the hell love is. Luckily for everyone, we’ll get one step closer to the truth when everyone’s favorite ’80s rockers dominate the Jersey Shore this Friday night…and that they most certainly will. Get those tickets..now. (8 pm

And the moment that all of us have been waiting for…….the Christmas Village is back!! This year, the beloved Philly tradition returns to a newly renovated LOVE Park for its 11th season to put us all in the mood for the upcoming delightful madness of the holiday season….yes. Kicking off on Thanksgiving Day (this Thursday, November 22, 2018) through Christmas Eve (Monday, December 24, 2018), be on the lookout for all of the usual holiday sights, sounds, creations, treats, and of course, lots of eats! Happy holidaze, Philly! Let’s get ready to Christmas Village it up all season long. Go right here for much more Philly holiday tea.….and don’t forget about the ice skating in front of City Hall!! 

Oh, yes, there’s just one more glistening thing we must mention…..and as usual, it’s superb for all of us kids one-to-ninety-two…..the Macy’s Christmas Light Show is also making it’s grand return this week! All you and the phamily have to do is show up at the Grand Court atrium at Macy’s Center City (look for the big ol’ Wannamaker Organ) kicking off at 10 a.m. every two hours until 8 pm through Monday, December 31st! It’s just that easy to get lost in the lights and the magic of the 2018 holiday season. For much more hot and piping Macy’s tea (wait until you see this year’s third floor theme), check your bags right here. 

Also on the local and legendary entertainment decks this week…..

Monday/11/26 

24th Anniversary Party @Fergie’s Pub(7 pm)………..Game Show, Gong Show@Lucky 13 Pub(8pm)…….Gaaaay Trivia w/Chris Balbi@Boxers PHL(8 pm)……….Monday Night Raw @Saint Lazarus Bar(10 pm)………Avi Wisnia@Voltage Lounge(730 pm0)……….Gritty Bake Off!(yes, that Gritty)@The Thirsty Soul(11 pm) 

Tuesday/11/27

Turn Out Tuesdays@Boxers PHL(7 pm)………..Kris Allen@World Cafe Live(8 pm)……..Har Mar Superstar @Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm)…….Wrecks @The Foundry(730 pm)……..West Philadelphia Orchestra@(9 pm)…………Kaonashi@Voltage Lounge(7 pm)………….B. Aquarius@Kung Fu Necktie(7 pm)………..

Wednesday/11/28 

Anime@TLA(8 pm)…………The Paper Kites@Underground Arts(9 pm)………….Oliver Francis@Voltage Lounge(8 pm)…….Draco Rosa@The Foundry(8 pm)………Kulick@Creeps Record Store(9 pm)………A.M. Mills@Kung Fu Necktie(8 pm)…….Garbage Greek@Ortlieb’s(8 pm)……….Shane Dodd@Milkboy Philly(8 pm)

Thursday 11/29 

WHY?@Union Transfer(730 pm)……..Mannheim Steamroller@Sands Bethlehem Event Center(7 pm)………HAERTS@Boot & Saddle(7 pm)…………..K?D@NOTO(10 pm)……..Drug Church@Kung Fu Necktie(9 pm)……….Dana Gould@Helium Comedy Club(8 pm)……..RFA@Underground Arts(7 pm)……..Lao Tizer/Karen Briggs@South Jazz Club(9 pm)…….The Dead Flowers@Underground Arts(9 pm)……..Shizz Lo@Concourse Dance Bar(9 pm)…….

Friday/11/30 

Khruangbin@Union Transfer(8 pm)……………Streetlight Manifesto@Franklin Music Hall(8 pm)……….Michael McDonald@Excite Center @Parx Casino(7 pm)…….Steven Wilson@The Fillmore(8 pm)……..Helio Sequence@Johnny Brenda’s(915 pm)……….LANCO/Travis Denning@TLA(8 pm)……..Grandtheft@NOTO(10 pm)……….Rich Medina@Silk City Diner & Lounge(10 pm)………..Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus@Prince Music Theater(730 pm)………The Last Generation on Film@Kung Fu Necktie(8 pm)……..Bok Nero@Voltage Lounge(10 pm)…….Stargazer Lily @The Grape Room(8 pm)……

Cover photo courtesy of Macy’s and whatever is left of Justin Bieber’s singing career