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Weekly Entertainment Groove

Now that we’re getting a touch deeper and deeper like Madge into December…….

….calm down! 

Stop stressin’ because there’s still lots (and lots!!) to do before the big guy slides down the chimney, like…..

The Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House The rumors are true…..he does exist! But besides that holiday magic….yes, the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House (aka..The Met) has finally opened its grand doors to the public! While indeed we could go on and on about the building’s extravagant construction process and just what a spectacular entertainment beacon it now truly will be for everyone ((click right here for all of the tea on the big D’s), let’s spill about who else is stopping by for the grand opening celebrations. Of course, as you know, John Legend and Bob Dylan stopped by last week, and you’ve also got Jekalyn Karr (tonight!), Weezer (Wednesday), Ween(Thursday), Pentatonix (Sat & Sun)James Bay, Massive Attack, Madea (yes, that Madea), Mariah, the acclaimed cast of Schitt’s Creek(!!!!!), Trevor Noah, Meek Mill and Bill & Hillary Clinton..perhaps you’ve heard of….all of them? But what it really comes down to is…The Met is now open for business in taking all of your hard-earned green for those tickets…and we simply can’t wait for it all. 

The Grinch  Move over, Mariah?? Because it looks like there’s a new(ish) holiday champion this year. Not only is the beloved “tiny-hearted” titular character of Dr. Seuss’ magical holiday story taking, err, earning lots of green at the movie box office ( a little over $200 million ain’t bad), but he’s looking to steal your heart this Philly holiday season! For ten enchanted nights kicking off next Wednesday, December 19th through Dec 29th, the traveling national production of How the Grinch Stole Christmas is taking over the Merriam Theater! So, never mind stressing about what gift to surprise the whole entire family with, because it’s right here…and it’s a guarantee that they’ll love ya forever! But, like the last can of Who Hash, those tickets will fly away quickly, so don’t you be a Grinch in waiting too long to bag them up when you click right here!

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker It’s official, the magnificent curtain at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music has officially risen to the holiday tune of the Pennsylvania Ballet’s always glorious take on The Nutcracker! Which of course means the Philly holiday season is officially in full, festive swing! And now the question is…did you get your tickets to those glorious seats yet? If not, tip-toe to the box office and get them now! And for much more tea on this year’s enchanting production, dance your way right over here. (Tonight through Monday, December 31st) 

A Philly Pops Christmas/Verizon Hall @Kimmel Center Get ready….because the Pops are back! And without a doubt, it’s the one thing you must do this season before any festivities begin as it’s a beloved tradition that just exemplifies the true meaning of the holidays…incredible music and talent! So, waste no time in getting those tickets, plus the Pops are currently joined this season by Hamilton:An American Musical‘s star Mandy Gonzalez, so you already know this year’s Pops-stravaganza is going to be extra merry and bright. Shows are going on right now and run through Sat, Dec 22nd…get those tickets!

Charlotte’s Web/Arden Theatre Company Now, what could be better than an ultra-talented cast of teens taking the stage for a fabulous adaptation of everyone’s favorite children’s book? Maybe if puppies and kittens were doing it, but since we know that can’t happen (maybe?), this is the absolute next greatest thing. So, get those tickets and head on over to The Arden Theatre Company (right in the glory of Old City) to get your holiday season started off in the most spectacular way possible. Plus, wait until you see Ms. Charlotte (the amazing, Anaya Strutz) in all of her Cirque-inspired jaw dropping talent! The show runs through January 27th and tickets are going fast, but don’t panic because you can get them right here, right now! 

Matilda:The Musical/Walnut Street Theatre  It’s official…no one in Philly is going to be able to escape the magic of everyone’s beloved children’s books this holiday season…but then again, why would we want to?! Yes, another one of our faves from bedtime has come to life, only this time on the Walnut Street Theatre stage right in the heart of Philly’s Washington Square area. So, grab the kids (don’t forget about grandma, too!) and grab your tickets to once again revel in all of the magical shenanigans that lil’ Ms. Matilda and her classmates will be up to…and chances are, you’ll absolutely live for every moment of it. Fly away right here for much more info. (Now-Sunday, January 6th)

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 this holiday season, kids) has got your vocal chords covered like a light snow on the ground 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 all holiday season long. Ready, set, sang and be merry! 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   

That Show! A Comedy Cabaret  What happens when you combine standup, sketch comedy, musical numbers and improv, and put all of those elements in one delightfully cray cabaret show? Well, you forget all of your f@#king troubles, of course! This Wednesday night, don’t even think about it and head straight upstairs at Franky Bradley‘s where your lovely and quite hilarious hosts, Christa D’Agger and Nick Reeves, where they’ll no doubt like Gwen be primed and ready to give you an evening of local entertainment you’ll never forget. Sound good? Yes. So, get those tickets right here and then..go.(830 pm

The Aunt Mary Pat Live! Holiday Experience/Tabu   You know what they say…ain’t no holiday party like an AMP holiday party because this bitch doesn’t know how to stop…but then again, why would we ever want her to? If you’re looking to revel in some holiday cheers and jeers (because we’re all goin’ through it right now, hon), chug that six-pack of Zima and head over to Tabu this Thursday night where the always ready Aunt Mary Pat DiSabatino will be waiting for you with jinglin’ balls and a red nose on. Of course, lots of other surprises will ensue(like a visit from AMP’s asshole doorter, Kelly, perhaps?), so don’t you be an asshole and get those tickets..now if they’re not already sold out. And, yes, Santa and Aunt Mary Pat are both watchin to make sure you go. (Thursday/7 pm

One More Time:A Tribute to Daft Punk/NOTO  Does this one really need an explanation? Even your Mom has tickets and is ready to “Get Lucky” and tear up the floor to this event all night long. Are you? If not, put your shiny DP helmet on and go right here.  (Thursday/10 pm

LiPSMACKeRS Holiday Edition/Tabu Since we all know what happens on the floor when you take candy cane coated holiday hits by Mariah, Hillary, Britney, Wham! and of course, Ms. Whitney, there’s no reason for you not to go and twirl it out at Tabu this Fri-sleigh night. No further statements…just lots and lots of dancing and prancing while we put in werk for Santa. (Friday/9 pm) 

Midnight Madness:The Rocky Horror Picture Show/Landmark Ritz Movie Theatre You know what they say….’tis the season to do the “Time Warp” again and again. Get those tickets right here while you still can. (Friday/11:59

And also for your 2018 holiday pleasure……

…….the Philly Christmas Village is back with a giant gift….literally. This year, the beloved Philly tradition returns to a newly renovated LOVE Park (and a big ol’, lit up present right in the middle-of-it-all!) for its 11th season to put us all in the mood for the upcoming delightful madness of the holiday season….yes. Today through Monday, December 24th, be on the lookout for all of the usual holiday sights, sounds, creations, treats, and of course, lots of eats! Happy holidaze, Philly! Go right here for much more Philly holiday tea.….and don’t forget about the ice skating in front of City Hall!! and pop up holiday bar, Tinsel! , which is featuring….wait for it….snow globe cocktails this year! Yes. 

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 has also made its grand return! 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 under the local and legendary entertainment tree for your……

Monday/December 10th 

Martha Graham Cracker@L’Etage(7 pm)……….Christmas Cheer w/DJ Robert Drake@Tinsel(5 pm)…..Die Hard:A Very Special Christmas Time Reading@Tattooed Mom(7 pm)……..Tender Beats @Kung Fu Necktie(8 pm)……….Girl Germs @Johnny Brenda’s Downstairs(8 pm)………Alan Scardapane@Bourbon & Branch(8 pm)…….

Tuesday/December 11th 

Dave Matthews Band@Wells Fargo Center(8 pm)………lil skies@The Fillmore(8 pm)………Every Time I Die@Union Transfer(6 pm)…….West Philadelphia Orchestra@Franky Bradley’s(9 pm)………Bad Santa@The Balcony Bar @The Trocadero(8 pm)

Wednesday/December 12th 

In Flames@TLA(8 pm)………..Jon McLaughlin@World Cafe Live(8 pm)………Magglezzz@The Dolphin Tavern(10 pm)……..Justin Faulkner@South Jazz Club(7 pm)………Det Card Sid@Bourbon & Branch(8 pm)………Haha Charade@The Fire(8 pm)

Thursday/December 13th  

Anything But a Holiday Show @L’Etage(8 pm)……..Eve 6 @The Foundry(8 pm)………..Manchester Orchestra @The Fillmore(Wednesday, too!730 pm)…………DeVotchaKa@Underground Arts(9 pm)……….Ryler Walker@Boot & Saddle(830 pm)…….Erin Costelo@Bourbon & Branch(8 pm)……..Midnight North@Milkboy Philly(8 pm)……….Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela@Tattooed Mom(7 pm)…….Drip-Fed@The Fire(8 pm) 

Friday/Dec 14th 

Lots of fabulous dancing @ Woody’s, Tavern on Camac, Tabu, Voyeur and Franky Bradley’s (10 pm,. Gayborhood)…….Ingrid Michaelson @KeswickTheatre(7 pm)……..Phosphorescent @TLA(9 pm)………..Ozuna@Liacouras Center(8 pm)………Devil Drag @Tabu(930 pm)……….The Noid/Trigger 13@The Tusk(7 pm)………RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars Viewing Party @Boxers PHL(730 pm)………Keely Siblia/Gracie and the Not So Beautifuls @The Wilma(8 pm)……..Young Boy Never Broke Again@The Fillmore(8 pm)……….Darlingside@Union Transfer(7 pm)……..BURNS@NOTO(10 pm)………..Chus & Ceballos@Ocean Resort Casino(10 pm)

For much more December shenanigans in-and-around the town, check out uwishunuVisitPhilly, and of course, Philly Mixtape

Cover photo courtesy of that Philly holiday life, though…..

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Entertainment Groove

Never mind fighting for that parking space at the mall or trying to figure out just what to get that bratty kid on your list….

….the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House is now open for all of our local and legendary entertainment business! 

Plus, we’ve also got to figure out just how we’re going to do everything else on this week’s list…there’s only way one to find out….guide that sleigh into it all. 

Go. 

The Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House  Yes, the rumors are true…..there’s only twenty-two shopping days left until Christmas! Eeek! But besides that drama….yes, the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House (aka..The Met) is opening its doors tonight, with the one, the only, Mr. Bob Dylan being the one to christen the brand spankin’ new Philly venue. While we could go on and on about the building’s long construction process and just what a spectacular entertainment beacon it now truly will be (go right here for all of the tea on the big D’s), let’s just see who else is stopping by for the grand opening celebrations…John Legend (tomorrow!), Mariah, the acclaimed cast of Schitt’s Creek(!!!!!), Trevor Noah, Meek Mill and Bill & Hillary Clinton..perhaps you’ve heard of them? But what it really comes down to is…The Met is now open for business in taking all of your hard earned green for those tickets…and we simply can’t wait. 

The Grinch  Move over, Mariah?? Yes, it looks like there’s a new(ish) holiday champion this year. Not only is the beloved “tiny-hearted” titular character of Dr. Seuss’ magical holiday story taking, err, earning lots of green at the movie box office, but he’s looking to steal your heart this Philly holiday season! For ten enchanted nights (Dec 19th-Dec 29th) the traveling national production of ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas‘ is taking over the Merriam Theater! So, never mind stressing about what gift to surprise the whole entire family with, because it’s right here…and it’s a guarantee that they’ll love ya forever! But, like the last can of Who Hash, those tickets will fly away quickly, so don’t you be a Grinch in waiting too long to bag them up right here!

Matilda:The Musical/Walnut Street Theatre  It’s official…no one in Philly is going to be able to escape the cherished legacy of Roald Dahl this holiday season…but then again, why would you want to? Yes, another one of the cherished author’s beloved stories has just come to life (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory just ended its two-week run last month), this time on the Walnut Street Theatre stage…all the way through January! So, grab the kids (and grandma, too!) and grab your tickets to once again revel in all of the magical shenanigans that lil’ Ms. Matilda and her classmates will be up to…and chances are, you’ll absolutely live for every moment of it. Fly away right here for much more info. Now-Sunday, January 6th 

Charlotte’s Web Now, what could be better than a talented cast of teens taking the stage for a fabulous adaptation of everyone’s favorite children’s book? Maybe if puppies and kittens were doing it, but since we know that can’t happen (maybe?), this is the absolute next greatest thing. So, get those tickets and head on over to The Arden Theatre Company (right in the glory of Old City) to get your holiday season started off in the most spectacular way possible. Plus, wait until you see Ms. Charlotte (the amazing, Anaya Strutz) in all of her Cirque-inspired action. The show runs through January 27th and tickets are going fast, but don’t panic because you can get them right here, right now! 

A Philly Pops Christmas/Verizon Hall @Kimmel Center Get ready….because the Pops are back! And without a doubt, it’s the one thing you must do this season before any festivities begin as it’s a beloved tradition that just exemplifies the true meaning of the holidays…incredible music! So, waste no time in getting those tickets, plus the Pops will be joined this season by Hamilton:An American Musical‘s star Mandy Gonzalez, so you already know this year’s holiday-stravaganza is going to be extra merry and bright. Shows are going on right now and run through Sat, Dec 22nd…get those tickets! 

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 this holiday season, kids) has got your vocal chords covered like a light snow on the ground 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 all holiday season long. Ready, set, sang and be merry! 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   

SLEIGH/Valanni Social Get ready to sleigh like you have never slayed before, kids, kweens, guys and gurrrls. Yes, Valanni Social’s annual Toys for Tots fundraiser is making its grand return this Thursday night (you betta bring that one unwrapped toy for the kids)and this year, it’s looking to be extra merry and oh, so, gay! Perhaps it’s also lookin’ to add a pinch of delightful cray-ziness, too, as reigning Delco goddess, Aunt Mary Pat, will be your hostess for the evening! All while special guests, Elf-on-a-Shelf(aka..Ms. Bev) and Mr Alexander John, whom will be serving…it all, will be stopping by to add to the fun. So, come one, come all and bring those holiday flavored vibes….it’s really just that simple. Sounds, fabulous, right? Go…and get those tickets right here. (Thursday/9 pm-2 am

Bob & Barbara’s Thursdays Because we must always pay our respects to Philadelphia’s longest running drag show, especially when local goddesses Donna Ria, Sandy Beach and Hennestacia Beach are at the helm this week. And you betta tip a hard-working queen and always show your Brotherly and Sisterly love to your gracious host, Ms. Lisa Lisa. The fun kicks off every Thursday at 9 pm….you know the place. 

Mumford & Sons/Wells Fargo Center You know what they say…it’s not a hoedown unless it’s a Mumford style holiday hoedown, so giddy on up right here for those tickets while you still can. Plus, there’s a guarantee that you’ll really make someone’s day if you give them the Mumford experience as an early Christmas present. (Friday/730 pm

And for your 2018 holiday pleasure……

…….the Philly Christmas Village is back with a giant gift….literally. This year, the beloved Philly tradition returns to a newly renovated LOVE Park (and a big ol’, lit up present right in the middle-of-it-all!) for its 11th season to put us all in the mood for the upcoming delightful madness of the holiday season….yes. Today through Monday, December 24th, be on the lookout for all of the usual holiday sights, sounds, creations, treats, and of course, lots of eats! Happy holidaze, Philly! 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 has also made its grand return! 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 holiday entertainment tree for your….

Monday/December 3rd  

Chanukah@Boathouse Row(6 pm)……..Spotlight Cabaret@The Drake Theatre(7 pm)………Arlie@Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm)…………Plattenbau@Kung Fu Necktie(9 pm)………The Philadelphia Moth Storyslam @World Cafe Live(730 pm)……..Trivia w/Chris Balbi@Boxers PhL 

Tuesday/December 4th    

Cloud Nothings @ Union Transfer(730 pm)……….Dayne Jordan@Bourbon & Branch(8 pm)……..West Philadelphia Orchestra@Franky Bradley’s(9 pm)………Ted Bowne@The Foundry(8 pm)……….Parker Gispert@Boot & Saddle(8 pm)……….Mum’s the Word @Kung Fu Necktie(8 pm)…….Eric Rachmany@The Fillmore……Penn Club Holiday Party@City Tap House Logan Square(630 pm)……….

Wednesday/December 5th 

Donny & Marie Holiday Tour @Sands Bethlehem Entertainment Center(7 pm)………(Sold out!!) Q102 Jingle Ball @Wells Fargo Center(7 pm)……….mewithoutyou@TLA(8 pm)……….Wild Child@Union Transfer(8 pm)…………….Marissa Nadler@Boot & Saddle(730 pm)……..Helena Deland@Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm)………Dentana@The Dolphin Tavern(10 pm)……..

Thursday/December 6th  

QOTA Under the Trees@East Passyunk Avenue(6 pm)……….Johnny Showcase @Franky Bradley’s(9 pm)………Paula’s Drag Kitchen @L’Etage(8 pm)………..Nicky Romero@NOTO(midnight)…………Amber Run@The Foundry(8 pm)…………Rick Springfiekd@Xcite Center@Parx Casino(7 pm)………Blackberry Smoke@The Fillmore(730 pm)……..Polo & Pan @Union Transfer(830 pm)……..Exmag@Milkboy Philly(8 pm)……..Donald Robinson@South Jazz Club(7 pm)…….Siv Disa@Bourbon & Branch(8 pm)……..

Friday/December 7th 

Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s, Tavern on Camac, Tabu and Voyeur(10 pm, Gayborhood)……….RuPauls’s Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular@Boxers PHL(8 pm)…..Jazz at the Library Bar@Rittennhouse Hotel(930 pm)…….Rhythm of the Night @The Dolphin Tavern(10 pm)………Rufus Wainwright@Keswick Theatre(8 pm)……Jewel@Sands Bethlehem Entertainment Center(8 pm)……..Bangarang @Liason Room(10 pm)……..Old 97’s @TLA(9 pm)………..The Ballroom Thieves@Johnny Brenda’s(7 pm)………4B@NOTO(10 pm)………Marah@Underground Arts(9 pm)……….Cave@Kung Fu Necktie(730 pm)

 

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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