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Philly Weekly Entertainment Groove

Let’s face it…..

Without going into all of the truly awful pearl clutching details, 2017 will go down as the worst year on the history of, well, god damn ever. 

While no question these days is accompanied by any piece of the truth, what we can do is speak up (and vote tomorrow, too), but most of all….not be afraid to live in hopes that things that will get better.

And for fuck’s sake, stop judging, blocking, deleting and shade-throwing at everything and everyone…..because it’s not about you…it’s all about all of us and how we’re ALL going to make it through these tough times. 

So, let’s do it…now. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke w/ Sara Sherr In the mood to slay your favorite karaoke grooves all week long? Well, you’re in luck because chances are the always colorful Ms. Sherr has everything you need for your song butchering/slaying pleasure at any one of these fab Philly locations listed below. Get to it. 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

The Phantom of the Opera  An event, make that–a stage spectacle–that truly needs no introduction as everyone and their Broadway music mother is in tune to legendary composer Andrew Lloyd’s Webber’s classic production. But like the Phantom himself, this Award owning show is only here for a short time only, so get those tickets right here, right now while you still can.  Tonight-Nov 12th/The Academy of Music/240 S. Broad St./Various ticket prices and showtimes

Full Front Street  If you’re looking for one of the hottest shows in Philly on a Monday night (and every), you must head to Victoria Freehouse where your hostess with the absolute, um, 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 tonight which includes the Burlesque stylings of Bugalu Boogie and Rebelle Rouge, as well as the singing stylings of Ms. Lizzie Spellman! 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. 

The Breeders  “Cannonball” 4 lyfe.   Sold out/Tonight/Union Transfer/7 pm/1026 Spring Garden St. 

Bebe Rexha   That voice! That style! That sass! Those sounds! Yes, it’s all going to be on display once the insatiable Ms. Rexha takes over the stage at The Troc this Wednesday night. Bag ’em up. Wednesday/8 pm/The Trocadero/1003 Arch St. 

Cloud Nine Looking for the perfect place to let go and escape all of the bullshit this week? Then you must descend to the Ascend Lounge at Tavern on Camac this hump day evening where the always on point DJ Brando Calrissian will be waiting for you along with his beat besties, DJ Vern and DJ Devastator, as well as a bountiful buffet of gummy grooves to help you get lifted up to the dance music heavens. And of course, your favorite Gayborhood bartending legend, Michael Rasmussmen, will be pouring those drinks to give you the proper amount of liquid courage to show off those killer dance moves that you know you can’t wait to display, kween. Let’s party. No cover/Wednesday/9 pm/Tavern on Camac/243 S. Camac St. 

Martha Graham Cracker Philly’s legendary drag performance artist is (finally!!) baaaaaack! No further explanation needed. Well, except to say that you don’t want to fucking miss this show because Ms. Martha’s birthday is also this weekend (Satur-slay, to be exact), so you know it’s going to be one hell of a celebration! Don’t miss it! Thursday/8 pm/L’Etage/624 South 6th St. 

Tegan & Sara All we want to do is get a little “Closer” to the truth in finding out if there are any tickets left to witness all of the sisterly sass that’s guaranteed to take over the Tower Theatre this Friday once this dynamic duo hits the stage. And guess what? There are….so get ’em right here and then let your “Body Work,’ bish.  Friday/9 pm/Tower Theatre/19 South 69th St.

Bob Dylan/Mavis Staples  Two incredible music legends over two nights for the price of one fabulous ticket? Yes, please.  Saturday&Sunday/730 pm/Tower Theatre/19 South 69th St. 

REV RUN   Yes, that legendary Rev Run of iconic Run DMC fame is coming to Philly this weekend. All meaning…listen up because music church will definitely be in session. Grab those tickets. Saturday/10 pm/NOTO/1209 Vine St. 

Tiësto Although you’ll have to do a little bit of traveling for this weekend’s hottest dance party, it’s Tiësto we’re spilling about here so shut the fuck up and get over it while you let those grooves get in. After you snatch those tickets up, of course.   Sunday/8 pm/Sands Bethlehem Entertainment Center/77 Sands Blvd 

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

Monday/11/6

tUnE-yArDs @Boot & Saddle(830 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.)………..Blitzen Trapper @Johnny Brenda‘s(8 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)……….Jack and Jack@TLA(8 pm, 334 South St.)………Astronautilus@Voltage Lounge(8 pm, 421 N.7th St.)………..Laughs on Philly @Ortlieb’s(7 pm, 847 N. 3rd St.)

Tuesday/11/7

serpentwithfeet@The Fillmore(8 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)……………A Perfect Circle @BB & T Pavilion(8 pm, 1 Harbour Blvd.)…………Kodak Black @Electric Factory(8 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)………….Joyce Manor @Union Transfer (8 30 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)………..Nick Mulvey @Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)…………Lo Moon @Boot & Saddle(830 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.).

Wednesday/11/8 

JOHNNYSWIM@Electric Factory(8 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)…………Knuckle Puck@TLA(7 pm, 334 South St.)………….JID@The Foundry(8 pm, 1000 Frankford Ave)……….Mozzy@Coda(830 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)…………..Donald Harrison@Franky Bradley‘s(730 pm, 1320 Chancellor St.)…………Morgan Saint@Ortlieb‘s(830 pm, 747 N. 3rd St.)…..The Unknown Pleasures@The Dolphin Tavern(10 pm, 1539 S. Broad St.)

Thursday/11/9 

RL Grime/Kittens@Electric Factory(8 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)………..The Maine@Union Transfer(7 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)………..Wax Tailor @Underground Arts(9 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.)…………Dessa@World Cafe Live(8 pm, 3025 Walnut St.)………….Orgone@Milkboy Philly(8 pm, 1100 Chestnut St.)……..The Mr. T Experience @Kung Fu Necktie(7 pm, 1248 N. Front St.)…..Cheeky@Bourbon & Branch(8 pm, 705 N. 2nd St.)

Friday/11/10 

The Used @The Fillmore(730 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)………..Snakehips@The Foundry(930 pm, 1000 Frankford Ave)………..A Boogie Wit da Hoodie@Electric Factory(830 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)………….The Strumbellas@Union Transfer(730 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)……….Haley Reinhart@World Cafe Live(8 pm, 3025 Walnut St.)…………..Lee Ranaldo @Johnny Brenda‘s(915 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)………..MAKJ@NOTO(10 pm, 1209 Vine St.)….Ricci and LOSH@Rumor(11pm, 1500 Sansom St.)

Saturday/11/11

The Mountain Goats @Union Transfer(830 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)……..Car Bomb@Electric Factory(8 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)…………The Blow@PhilaMOCA(730 pm, 531 N. 12th St.)…………….No Age@Everybody Hits(9 pm, 521 West Girard Ave)……….Listener@Voltage Lounge(10 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)……….Matt McAndrew@Bourbon & Branch(630 pm, 705 N. 2nd St.)…………Francesca Lombardo@The Barbary(8 pm, 951 Frankford Ave)

Sunday/11/12

Alex Clare@World Cafe Live(730 pm, 3025 Walnut St.)………..Modern English @Johnny Brenda‘s(9 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)……..Showtunes Sundays @Tavern on Camac(9 pm, 243 S. Camac St.)……….Pale Waves@Boot & Saddle(830 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.)………Sinful Sundays w/The Godess Isis@Tabu(10 pm, 200 South 12th St.)……….Joanna Pascale@South(9 pm, 600 N. Broad St.) 

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Philly Weekend Entertainment Groove

Happy first weekend of November, everybody! 

Let’s do it. 

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.

Sing Your Life Karaoke w/ Sara Sherr  In the mood to slay your favorite karaoke grooves all weekend long? Well, you’re in luck because chances are the always colorful Ms. Sherr has everything you need for your song butchering/slaying pleasure at any one of these fab Philly locations listed below. Get to it. 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

The Phantom of the Opera   An event, make that–a stage spectacle–that truly needs no introduction as everyone and their Broadway music mother is in tune to legendary composer Andrew Lloyd’s Weber’s classic production. But like the Phantom himself, this beloved show is only here for a short time only, so get those tickets right here, right now while you still can.  Tonight-Nov 12th/The Academy of Music/240 S. Broad St./Various ticket prices and showtimes 

American HamStand:A Drag Cabaret  In what will be the most delightfully cray show of the weekend, join the not-so-elusive Philly entertainment troupe, Haus of Ham(Eric Jaffe, Lili St. Queer and Mister Fahrenheit),as they join creative hooves to bring you a show stuffed with all kinds of kweendom, komedy, drag, gender bending and dear sweet heavenly church music. Plus, their tucks are always just so fucking meaty…so don’t miss it! For tickets and much more on this soon-to-be local spectacle, go right here, right now.…then go. Tonight/9 pm/Painted Bride Art Center/230 Vine St. 

NOTO The tricked out grooves provided by Deorro tonight plus the hard pumping beats served up by Four Color Zack tomorrow night equals one hell of a Philly dance party all weekend long. Go.  NOTO/Friday & Saturday/10 pm/1209 Vine St. 

Sex Dwarf:A New Chapter!! It’s baaaaack. And no, we’re not talking about the 2016 election (one year ago..may we never forget), we’re spilling about much, much more pleasant affairs like the return of Mr. Robert Drake’s Club Mousai helmed Sex Dwarf par-tays! However…there’s just one fabulous hitch…it’s now on Saturday nights for your weekend pleasure! So, come one, come all and get down to the SD get down as Drake will as always be guiding you through all struts of dance music life until it’s time for Daylight Savings to kick in. So, now….all you have to do is…go. Meaning…go. Happy return of Sex Dwarf weekend! Saturday/10 pm/Club Mousai/1227 Walnut St.

Come, Rainbows Do you know what we all need more of in our lives right now? Laughter, bitch! And this Sunday night, Mr. Alejandro Morales is about to serve up loads of laughs and then some with a queer comedy variety show that’s been deemed “the one you’ve wanted this whole damn time.” So, head to Tabu tomorrow night (only an $8 cover, kids!), and join Mr. Morales along with Michael Kelly, Sarah Bell, Al Dooks, Robert O’Neill, Brandon Vincent Jackson and Josh Millhouse for a night of side-splitting action that’ll be guaranteed to get you more than ready for the werk week ahead.  Sunday/7 pm/Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar/200 South 12th St. 

Honeygasm Sunday Have you properly, um, gasm-ed this fall? Chances are..no, well, not in a way that Honeytree Evil Eye and her tremendous cast of some of the phinest Philly Burlesque entertainers are going to give it to you this Sunday during another round of their smash show at Franky Bradley’s. And with a roster this month that includes Iris Spectre, Jaeda, Mr B Easy, Flrt Vonnegut and DJ Lili St. Queer, you know shit’s about to get wet, wild, and oh, so delightfully weird. Don’t miss it!   Sunday/$10/doors at 7/show at 8/Franky Bradley’s Upstairs/1320 Chancellor St. 

Pandora Boxx  What happens when RuPaul’s Drag Race season 2 siren Ms. Boxx takes over the Philly stages? You’re about to fucking find out. Sashay right here and grab those tickets, kween.  Sunday/730 pm/Ruba Club/416 Green St. 

Margaret Cho  Yes, that Margaret Cho is coming to Philly this weekend and is guaranteed to take over The Fillmore in only a way that she knows how to do….by being Margaret fucking Cho. Get those tickets.   Sunday/730 pm/The Fillmore/29 E. Allen St. 

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

Friday/11/3 

Courtney Bartnett/Kurt Vile @Tower Theatre (7 pm, 69th & Ludlow St.)……………Elbow@The Fillmore(8 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)…………Flogging Molly @Electric Factory(8 pm, 421 N.7th St.)………Yautja@Kung Fu Necktie(7 pm, 1248 N. Front St.)…….Little Strike@The Barbary(8 pm, 951 Frankford Ave)……..Carl Craig @Coda (11 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)

Saturday/11/4 

The Shins@The Fillmore(8 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)…………Flying Lotus @Electric Factory(830 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)…………Tori Amos@Tower Theatre(8 pm, 69th & Ludlow St.)……….The Dears@Boot & Saddle(830 pm, 1131 S.Broad St.)………..The Legwarmers @The Trocadero(9 pm, 1003 Arch St.)……..Big League @The Barbary(830 pm, 951 Frankford Ave)………….foxtrot@Milkboy Philly(830 pm, 1100 Chestnut St.)

Sunday/11/5

Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac(9 pm, 243 S. Camac St.)………..Sinful Sundays w/The Godess Isis@Tabu(10 pm, 200 S. 12th St.)………Josh Ritter@Union Transfer(7 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)………Mister Heavenly@Johnny Brenda‘s(9 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)………Space Captain@Silk City Diner & Lounge(7 pm, 435 Spring Garden St.) 

For much, much more things and thangs to do for your official first weekend of November, check this and this out….now. 

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Philly Weekly Entertainment Groove

From a double dose of Zedd at the Electric Factory to your final chances to take in the Pennsylvania Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty and Stephen Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum from the debut of the Philadelphia Monster Ball prestented by the one-and-only, DJ Robert Drake, there’s lots to do (and so much more!) as we all dive a little bit further into October.

Let’s do it. 

The GLOW 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

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 play! The story of “one man’s struggle to fulfill his dream and ‘make it’ as a comedic actor in New York,” this show has it all, 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! But you better hurry because this show is only here for a few weeks and this is one fab night out you do not want to miss. Meaning….you, so, go and Mr. Zimmerman will see you there! Tonight-Nov 19th/Various dates & showtimes/Penn’s Landing Playhouse/211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Sing Your Life Karaoke w/ Sara Sherr Now that fall has officially (finally!) arrived, there’s no better time to head out to belt out your favorite karaoke groove in which the always colorful Ms. Sherr has everything you need for your song butchering/slaying pleasure all week & weekend long. Ready, set sing…for your yoga pants life. 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

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum You must not walk, but run to the box office at the Walnut Street Theatre to grab those tickets to take in Stephen Sondheim’s classic Tony Award-winning Best Musical, which has been described as “a nonstop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a bevy of beautiful showgirls. This unforgettable, hysterical musical comedy will have you laughing all the way to the Forum with “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!” All meaning….go. Walnut St. Theatre/tonight-October 22nd/various prices and showtimes

Pennsylvania Ballet:The Sleeping Beauty Now, what could be better than seeing this classic fairytale being retold by the talents of the incredible Pennsylvania Ballet? Absolutely nothing. Throw in one of Tchaikovsky’s most exquisite scores and you’ve got yourself one truly enchanted night out. Various dates and showtimes through October 22nd/The Academy of Music/1420 Locust St.

 

Zedd  Although the Friday show for the double dose of Ariana’s “Break Free” buddy at the Electric Factory is sold out, there still might be one or two tickets left to his Thursday spot, so go here now to bag ’em up while you can. And if you need further convincing, listen to his summer smash, “Get Low” co-starring Liam Payne everyday…for the rest of your life. Thursday/8 pm/Friday/830 pm/Electric Factory/421 N. 7th St.

 Cheat Codes Because you’re still totally obsessed with “No Promises” (you betta werk, Ms. Lovato), there’s no reason not to grab your chance to witness this tantalizing L.A. based electronic trio takeover over the Philly stages this Friday night. Let’s dance..because we must. Friday/10 pm/NOTO/1209 Vine St.

Lisa Loeb Yes, that Lisa Loeb. So, put on your cat-eye glasses, do not call your ex and grab those tickets.  Friday/6 pm/Sellersville Theatre/24 W. Temple Avenue 

Philadelphia Monster Ball  It’s that time of year again, kids! Time for the dead to rise, tricks ‘n treats to be had and seeing if we still have those coveted “Thriller” dance moves down to perfection. However, this Halloween season in Philly will be extra “spooky wooky” this year as DJ Robert Drake along with The Striptease Orchestra are about to unleash the debut of this truly one-of-a-kind monster-stravaganza. Get ready to dress up as ANY monster you want (whether classic or from your crazy ass mind) and prepare yourself for a ghoulish Saturday night filled with lots of great music, freakish fun, monstrous fashion and a costume contest that you know you want to win! So, get crackin’ on it all, but first grab those tickets right here before this event flies into the scary night forever. Saturday/8 pm/The Trocadero/1003 Arch St. 

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

 

Friday 10/20 

Vance Joy@Union Transfer(8 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)…………Ben Folds @The Fillmore(9 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)………..Moon Taxi@TLA(9 pm, 334 South St.)………Marco Benevento@Underground Arts(9 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.)……….Bear Grillz @Disctrict N9ne(830 pm, 460 N. 9th St.)……….The High Divers @Milkboy Philly(830 pm, 1100 Chestnut St.)….Justin Martin@Coda(11 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)

Saturday 10/21 

Misterwives @The Fillmore(7 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)…………Lee Brice@Electric Factory(421 N.7th St., 830 pm)…………Judah &The Lion @TLA(8 pm, 334 South St.)……..JJ Grey/Mofro@Union Transfer(1024 Spring Garden St., 8pm)………Party Favor@District N9ne(9 pm, 460 N.9th St.)…….Manhole@Ortlieb‘s(8 pm, 847 N. 3rd St.) 

Sunday 10/22

Sinful Sundays w/The Godess Isis@Tabu (9 pm, 200 S. 12th St.)………Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac(9 pm, 243 S. Camac St.)…….King Krule @Union Transfer(8 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)……..ZZ Top @Tower Theatre(8 pm, 69th & Ludlow Streets)……Lila Downs @Merriam Theater(7 pm, 250 S. Broad St.)……Lawrence Rothman@Johnny Brenda‘s(9 pm, 1201 Frankford Ave)

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