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Weekday Entertainment Groove

Whether you’re in the mood to support local drag (as you should..hey, Ms. Martha Graham Cracker), catch some Citizen Cope vibes, dance your ass off to the grooves dished out by some fiery DJs, or get your Mariah Carey-oke on, this (and every) week’s list of entertaining Philly activities has a little something for the local and legendary entertainment lover in all of us

Meaning you, so in a word…go. 

Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret/L’Etage Tonight is certainly that night where Philly entertainment legend Martha Graham Cracker is going to make all of us feel alright well into the week ahead and beyond as she dishes out another dose of her delightfully cray shenanigans! So, if you’re looking for something to do this evening that slays “thank u, next” to those Monday night doldrums, plus witness a spectacular spectacle that you’ll definitely tell all of your friends about, this is the night out for you. Don’t miss any of it! Ms. Martha is waiting just for you..and may ALL of us forever respect a hard-working queen. Tickets are $20 right here, $30 at the door, show steps off at 7 pm!

74 Seconds….To Judgement/Arden Theatre Company There’s shows, and then there’s...this show.. a poignant, raw, real story about a jury of 6 who have been in pure deadlock for a week straight as they undoubtably struggle to decide what is ‘justifiable homicide’ in a headline grabbing murder trial. As relevant as it is pure pearl clutching (and big shout out to red-hot Philly playwright Kash Goins for this story as well), it’s a must see for ALL of us in these divided times. It’s taken over The Arden tonight until Sunday, March 10th, and now it’s undoubtedly time to let this gripping show take over your life…right now. Seriously..go see it (and meet one of the show’s leading ladies, Ms. Kala Moses Baxterright here!) you won’t be disappointed. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke Hey, Philly karaoke friends and lovers…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 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

Wanda Sykes/Punchline Philly Although her soon-to-be side-splitting affairs in Philly this Tuesday and hump day evening have been sold out for quite some time now (doors open at 730 pm for those blessed ones with tickets), there’s no reason why we can’t watch this hilarious clip from one of Ms. Sykes’ legendary comedy specials…..and wonder why she received no awards love for her supporting turn in Monster-in-Law Law alongside Ms. Fonda and Ms. Lo. Seriously..just watch and try not to die laughing. Love you, boo! 

Citizen Cope/Franklin Music Hall Since there’s no denying that the forever chill and laid back music vibes by perhaps one of the greatest indie music acts of all time will always get us from “Z” back to “A” at any given moment in this bonkers life, you should absolutely de-stress from your week by going to this show to completely ebb and flow into a most zen-filled March. “Let the Drummer Kick,” anyone? Always. Get those tickets. (830 pm

Morgan Page/NOTO Because no matter what we go through in life, you just have to keep putting that mind, soul, spirit and body to work as it’s the only way to get shit done, right? Yes. First, get down with this insanely motivating Tegan & Sara owned remix of “Body Work” below, then get those tickets to see globally renowned DJ Morgan Page take over NOTO this Friday for your first weekend of March pulsating pleasure. Let’s get physical on the dance floor. (10 pm

Cabaret Sauvignon/Franky Bradley’s Is there anything she magnificently can’t do? Of course, that magnificent she we’re reading tea leaves about here is fabulous local drag connoisseur, Ms. Lili St. Queer. When she’s not DJ’ing, tickin’ those keys as if her name is Alicia, or snatching all of the parts and wigs in another slaying round of her one-woman cabaret show this Friday night, she’s just an all around groovy gal who deserves all of your attention and love..right now. And you can begin by getting those tickets to her soon-to-be spectacular spectacle right here. Don’t miss it! (7 pm

That Local DJ Love, Though…Whether you sashay up the stairs to get your funkdafied freak on alongside DJ Chris Urban at Franky Bradley’s……or strut downstairs at Voyeur to get your Underground life on thanks to DJ KRK and his weekly dance floor gay-thering, both of these handsome ditty daddys will have you thinkin’ spring in no time thanks to the ignited fires they’ll be backdrafting out this Friday night in the Gayborhood. Ya ready? Yes. And remember…shade is never allowed on the dance floor, so leave all of the drama at home before you head out cut a rug..as it’s the only way to be under the strobes. Let’s fucking dance. (10 pm

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

Monday/February 25th 

Open Mic Night w/The Goddess Isis@The Fire(8 pm)……..A Comedy of Tenors @Walnut Street Theatre(through March 15th, get tickets here)……….Lennon Stella@TLA(Sold out, 730 pm)……..Shing02@Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm)……….Jabair@Kung Fu Necktie(10 pm)………A Space Odyssey@The Balcony Bar@The Trocadero(8 pm) 

Tuesday/February 26th 

Jacquees@TLA(sold out, 8 pm)……….Tattooed Momedy@Tattooed Mom(8 pm)……..Ty Segall/White Fence@Union Transfer(730 pm)………Tedeschi Trucks Band@The Met(730 pm)………Gaby Moreno@World Cafe Live(8 pm)………Ed Schrader’s Music Beat@Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm)

Wednesday/February 27th   

Our Night Out Philly @Toasted Walnut(6 pm)………Soul Factory Season 2 @TABU(9 pm)……..Drake Night@The Filmore(9 pm)…….Agitated!@Franky Bradley‘s(8 pm)………Chelsea Cutler@TLA(sold out, 8 pm)……Watsky@Union Transfer(730 pm)……..Yemen Blues@World Cafe Live(8 pm)…….Melissa Laveaux@Kung Fu Necktie(9 pm)……..Twen @Boot & Saddle(7 pm) 

Thursday/Feb 28th

2019 Mouthful Monologue Festival@Philadelphia Young Playwrights(through March 9th…check this out)……..Women’s Film Festival @Positano Coast(6 pm)…….Wet & Kilo Kish@Underground Arts(8 pm)…….Deerhoof/Soul Glo @Union Transfer(730 pm)………Aaaron Watson/Pat Greene@TLA(8 pm)…….Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience @World Cafe Live(8 pm)…….Rebecca Loebe@The Locks at Sona(630 pm)………Marlo@NOTO(10 pm)

Friday/March 1st 

Lots of fabulous dancing @Tabu, Voyeur, X Bar, Woody‘s & Franky Bradley‘s(10 pm, Gayborhood)………ClymaXXX:Onyx Invasion@Boxers PHL(10 pm)…….Gender Queery:Trans and Nonbinary Drag Show @Stir Lounge(8 pm)……Deerhunter @Union Transfer(8 pm)…….The Cat Empire@TLA(8 pm)………Within Temptation@The Fillmore(7 pm)……..EMO Night w/DJ Deejay@Kung Fu Necktie(10 pm)……Swing Gala @The Moshulu Ballroom(8 pm)…….The Prince & Michael Jackson Experience @Voltage Lounge(930 pm)……….Cold Cave @Underground Arts(9 pm)

For many more wig snatching activities around the town this week and beyond, get that Philly Mixtape lewk right here and here 

Cover photo courtesy of NOTO Philadelphia 

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Super Bowl Weekend Entertainment Groove

Are you ready for some……sixty degree temps?  

No, you’re not hallucinating…..well, maybe a little bit because it is February. Although most of us found polar bears digging through our trash all week-long, indeed those above average temps are on the way and things are about to warm up…finally. 

Know what else warm things all the way up? A hearty to do list of things and thangs to do for your Saturday night and Super Bowl Sunday pleasure. 

Happy weekend! And may Mizz Brady and the New England Patriots get smacked down for the championship title for the second year in a row. 

Super Bowl LIII How many Philadelphians are going to be watching the moment our beloved Philadelphia Eagles turned Tom Brady into a little bitch, errr, won their very first Super Bowl Championship last year? Everyone. In case anyone cares, there’s a football game on, 45 Go Daddy commercials on the way, some fabulous movie trailers and a Maroon 5 sized halftime show. Hey, as long as it’s not Justin Timberlake…those halftime performances are a bish, aren’t they. JT? Check your football-ed life right here for more Super Bowl festivities around the town tomorrow. Play sports!! 

G.Love & Special Sauce/The Fillmore   We’re just a few phenomenal Philly hours away from the  City of Brotherly Love‘s very own Mr. G. Love’s takeover of The Fillmore…..and now begs the question…..did you snatch up one or all of those remaining tickets yet?? And who can believe it’s been 25 years already? No one because that dear, sweet local rock music keeps us ALL young and sauced up. Get ’em. (Tonight/8 pm

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

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 is wrapping up its run……tomorrow. So, don’t waste any time in you and the whole family grabbing the rest of those tickets! Plus, you’ll be able to see what else the Arden has in store for 2019 (Hear about 74 Seconds to Judgement? You should), and it’s a guarantee that it’s a whole lot of everything and more that you’ll absolutely love. Enjoy the shows! 

Jagged Edge/112/Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City In the mood to make some babies down at the Jersey Shore this weekend? Then this is absolutely the show for you. Now, get those tickets, lock the bedroom and get bus-ay just like it’s 1995 all over again..yes. 

DJ Chris Urban First, spill some tea with this superstar Philly DJ right here, then dance the night away alongside of him at L’Etage tonight(10 pm), and for your hangover pleasure on Sunday at Positano Coast(12 pm)…and he shall see you on the floor like J.Lo. 

The Fun Dolls Present:Candy Shop/L’Etage Who’s ready for a gorgeous gaggle of some of the flyest and oh, so most loveliest dancing dolls you’ve ever hit the Philly floor with? If you answered yaaaas to that question (really, who wouldn’t??) head over L’Etage tonight where the always slaying, Ms, Natalie Flynn, will be serving the city with a fierce crop of dancing divas who are more than ready to make you werk for your Willy Wonka Gobstoppers. Shimmy it up right here for more info, and then you betta…go and may you always support local dance artists…always. (7 pm) 

FEUD:The Drag Show/TABU  If you thought Bette & Joan’s FEUD was catty as f@ck, wait until the claws are sharpened for this one, kids and kweens. Tonight, 4 of Philly’s most slaying queens–Bev, Iris Spectre, Ariel Versace and Miss Troy–will trade places (and maybe faces??) to perform each other’s biggest numbers….and without a doubt there’ll be more shade thrown than the mighty oak can dish out. Of course, it will be an evening full of splendid local drag, big ass wigs and plenty of spilled tea all over the place! And may you always tip a feudin’ queen, bitch. Werk, ladies. (9 pm

Honeygasm/Franky Bradley’s Who’s ready to have that ass squeezed by sexy Cupid….aka Flrt Vonnegut…..just in time for Valentine’s Day? Tomorrow night, sploosh it on over to Franky Bradley’s where your tassels twirlin’ hosts, Honeytree Evil Eye and of course, Mr. Flrt, as they serve up some Burlesque variety lovin’ that you may not be able to handle…and that’s the best part of it all.  And with a cast that includes bellydance babe Challes L’ozile, boylesque babe Bear Trap, and Nerdlesque winner, June Bug, this is a can’t miss for all of the entertainment lovahs out there. Tickets are right here...go. (7 pm

Sarah Brightman/The Met  The Hymn goddess is about to descend upon Philly this Sunday night ….slap on a halo right here and get the rest of those tickets…now. (7 pm

Also spinning on the local and legendary entertainment turntables for your……

Saturday/February 2nd

A Comedy of Tenors @Walnut Street Theatre(through March 3rd)………..Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s, Tavern on Camac, X Bar and Voyeur (Gayborhood, 10 pm)……Bruce Bruce@Punchline Philly(10 pm)……..Philadelphia Auto Show@Convention Center(and Sunday, too)…….Steven Universe Drag Show @The Victoria Freehouse(10 pm)………..Brasstracks@Johnny Brenda’s(7 pm)……..Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle@Keswick Theatre(7 pm)………Cautious Clay @The Foundry(9 pm)……..Steve Gunn@Union Transfer(7 pm)……..3LAU @Hard Rock & Casino Atlantic City (10 pm)…………6 Underground:’90s Alternative Dance Party @Kung Fu Necktie(1030 pm)………Carter Cruise@NOTO(10 pm) 

Super Bowl Sunday/February 3rd    

Showtunes Sundays @Tavern on Camac (9 pm)………. QT Noir Arts Festival @The Rotunda(12 pm)……..’60s Sunshine Pop w/DJ Jay Scwatrz @Johnny Brenda’s(12 noon)…….2019 Chinese New Year Festival@Cottman Avenue & Frankford Avenue(1230 pm)……..Emarosa@Voltage Lounge(6 pm)…….Jai Blizz@Hard Rock Cafe Philly(8 pm)……..

For many, many more super sized shenanigans coming this your way this year and beyond, own the field with Philly Mixtape right here and here

Ridiculously adorable cover photo courtesy of 6abc Philadelphia 

 

 

 

 

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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)……..

Cover photo courtesy of Visit Philly 

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