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Weekday Entertainment Groove

From Estelle to Green Velvet to Herbie Hancock……from Mandolin Orange to 74 Seconds..To Judgement…..to the Chippendales(!!) to the buffet of handsome DJs who’ll no doubt serve us with all kinds of dance floor lovin’ as we set sail into Valentine’s weekend number one….

…..it’s that kind of entertaining week to go with this gorgeous weather we’re all experiencing at this very moment in February time. So, let’s all get out there and do it…all. 

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 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

74 Seconds….To Judgement/Arden Theatre Company  There’s shows, and then there’s...this show.. a poignant, powerful 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, it’s a must see for ALL of us in these  divided times. It’s taken over The Arden until March 3rd, and now it’s undoubtedly to let this gripping show take over our lives..now. Seriously..go see it…you won’t be disappointed. 

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 (last week!!) 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)

Estelle/The Foundry  Because we’re still absolutely freaks every day of every week, and because we still try really, really hard to remember drunken karaoke nights slaying Kanye’s part in “American Boy.” Because of course, we will get those tickets to see the sauce-y “Ain’t Yo Bitch” diva all sorts of up-close-and-personal this upcoming Thursday (Feb 7th) evening. We will. So, go right here…now

Green Velvet/NOTO If a few throbs of this overseas DJ legend’s refire of Madonna’s Confessions single, “Sorry,” isn’t enough to get you to go witness him take over NOTO this Thursday, then play it again until it does…because it will. Get those tix…if you’re a big ol’ fan of partyin,’ this is the show for you. (10 pm

Craig Stickland/World Cafe Live If you’re in the mood to simply have a rockin’ good live music time this Friday night, then this red-hot and oh, so handsome crooner is just the guy and certainly the show for you. First, try not jammin’ it out to his hot-to-headphones new single, “Burn it Down,” then get those tickets to witness him justify World Cafe Live this week. Seriously…go…your life lovin’ (and swooning!) soul will be just so happy with your entertainment choice for the evening. Rock on, Mr. Stickland. (8 pm

Herbie Hancock/Xcite Center @Parx Casino  In just 5(!!) ultra-robotic days, the “Rockit” icon himself is going to have all of us throwin’ down our cardboard and get to breakin’ like it’s nobody business when he takes over Parx this Friday night. And if you want to live like you’re still tryin’ to figure out that damn Rubix Cube, don’t waste another break dancin’ in second to think about it and get those tickets now. (8 pm)

Yo, DJs…Give Us Those Tracks…now Whether ridin’ the groove love train with DJ Mike Shaffer @Tabu (8 pm) for a sexy Valentine’s serving of LiP Smackers……rockin’ it out upstairs at Tavern on Camac (10 pm) alongside DJ Chris Urban………or steppin’ down to the Underground @Voyeur to get your tribal freak on with DJ KRK, (10 pm) these handsome local DJ Daddys will get you more than ready to liiiive ya damn lives on the floor……and be good to them, please…because they do it all for you…yes, you….now, dance. (Friday/Gayborhood

Also owning our local and legendary entertainment lives this week…..

Tuesday/February 5th 

Cass McCombs@World Cafe Live(8 pm)………Dean Lewis@The Foundry(8 pm)………Born of Osiris@TLA(7 pm)………Smile Empty Soul@Voltage Lounge(7 pm)………Oginalli@Milkboy Philly(8 pm)……Harry Potter Quizzo@Bainbridge Street Barrel(8 pm)…….Turn Out Tuesdays w/Iris Spectre & Vinchelle @Boxers PHL 

Wednesday/February 6th 

Mandolin Orange @Union Transfer(7 pm)………..El Ten Eleven @The Foundry(8 pm)……….RKCB@Voltage Lounge(8 pm)………..Warhawks@Ortlieb’s(8 pm)……..Hashland@Kung Fu Necktie(9 pm)……..Now That’s All I Call ’90s @Franky Bradley’s(9 pm)…..The Everything Show@L’Etage(10 pm)……

Thursday/February 7th 

Terminally Chill@The Barbary(10 pm)……….RIPE@TLA(8 pm)……..Paula’s Drag Kitchen@L’Etage(8 pm)………Sharon Van Etten@Union Transfer(730 pm)……..As It Is@Voltage Lounge(630 pm)………Keiko Matsui@South Jazz Club(9 pm)………Enter the Haggis@World Cafe Live…..SRSQ@Boot&Saddle(8 pm)

Friday/February 8th 

Drag Wars@Voyeur(830 pm)…….Chippendales:Let’s Misbehave @TLA(9 pm)……..Pokemon:Lets Go Philadelphia @Tabu(8 pm)……….Galactic @The Fillmore(8 pm)………Maceo Plex@Warehouse on Watts(9 pm)…….Elephante@NOTO(11 pm)………Like a Storm@The Foundry(6 pm)………Spafford@Union Transfer(8 pm)……..Cool Company@Kung Fu Necktie(8 pm).

For much more spilling of the local and legendary entertainment tea, smash your mug against the wall with Philly Mixtape right here and here

Cover photo courtesy of Hotel Palomar 

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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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Weekend Entertainment Groove

Happy weekend groovin’! 

Let’s live it up like it’s the last weekend of January, oh, wait, ’tis….go. 

Thweeney Todd/The Flaming Barber of Fleet Street/Franky Bradley’s Just when you thought world ukulele champion and phine Philly entertainer Eric Jaffe couldn’t do it again, he’s about to um, do it again with his oh, so gay and yas-worthy retelling of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical, Sweeney Todd. And with an all-star cast of stand-out local actors and actresses that includes Brittany Marie, Sapphira Cristal and many, many others, there’s no reason why you should miss out on this about to be extraordinarily fabulous show. Another reason you shouldn’t miss out? Tickets for tonight’s show have officially sold out! So, if you want one of those (literally) last few remaining tickets for Sunday…go here right f@#king now....it’s just that serious when it comes to Thweeney Todd. Don’t miss it!  (Saturday:Doors:630pmShow:7 pm Sharp….Sunday:7 pm&10pm)

Non-Stop Exotic Cabaret/FOTO Club Get ready, because there’s a new disco-licious Saturday night dance party about to arrive in the city tonight…and superstar Philly DJ Robert Drake is going to make sure we know ALL about it. Tonight, join him and hit the floor as he kicks off a shimmering new way for Philly to own the weekend with his eclectic mix of ’80s dance, disco grooves, new wave, and of course, a hearty serving beat loads of lovely vibes that we could certainly use more of in our life lovin’ lives right now. Now, there’s really nothing left to say but let’s dance, dance, dance like Chic in ’77..Mr. Drake is waiting–and more than ready–for you..yes, you..go. (10 pm-330am) 

The Birth of Twerk:VJ Pumpdabeat History Lesson Vol 1./Tabu   With the fact that you’re most likely already intrigued just by seeing the word “twerk” in the title, there’s really no need to get into a further explanation……but we must because booty poppin’ school is in session beginning right now, kids. Tonight, werk it  on over to Tabu where VJ Pumpdabeat and stroproductionz will be joining forces to serve Philly with the phiercest twerk competition (with a $100 cash prize!) this side of that booty. While we could go on and on here, you just have to witness it all to believe. So, again….tonight….Tabu…lots of twerkin’….be there. (9pm-2am

DJ Chris Urban  Whether at L’Etage tonight (10 pm) or Positano Coast (12-4) tomorrow for your hungover pleasure, Philly‘s hardesrt working beat maestro is no doubt ready to serve it all out all weekend long. But perhaps the best part is that he does it all for you like Ms. Janet. 5,4, 3, 2, 1…dance. 

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 already at 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 (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! 

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) has officially taken over Philly and stolen 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 before it flies out-of-town tomorrow! (Tonight-Sunday, January 27th

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

Also spinnin’ around the local and legendary turntables for your…..

Saturday/January 26th 

A Comedy of Tenors @Walnut Street Theatre(through March 3rd)……..Dancing with the Stars Live! @The Met(8 pm)………Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s, Voyeur, Tavern on Camac and X Bar (Gayborhood, 10 pm)……and don’t forget about Long Jawn @Bike Stop(upstairs, 9 pm)……..Lotus @Union Transfer(8 pm)……Mid Winter Metal Meltdown @The Fire(8 pm)………Philadelphia Orchestra 162 Anniversary Concert & Ball wYannick Nézet-Séguin and Dame Helen Mirren(!!!!) @Kimmel Center(get tickets here, 6 pm)……….Lil’ Baby @The Fillmore(8 pm)…..DJ Baby Berlin @The Barbary(8 pm)……LAST Holy Trinity @The Dolphin Tavern(10 pm)……Chantel Jeffries@NOTO(10 pm)……..

Sunday/January 27th 

Miss Gay Philadelphia Pageant 2019 @Voyeur (5pm)……….Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac(9 pm)…..My Gay Agenda Live! @Tattooed Mom(1 pm)………Show Punk Movie Night:Trainspotting@The Century(7 pm)…….Show Us Your Tunes!@TABU(9 pm)……..Radar State@Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm)…….copley woods@The Pharmacy (8 pm)…….. Love? Said the Commander @World Cafe Live(5 pm)

For many more local and legendary entertainment grooves like this all year long and beyond, party up with Philly Mixtape right here and here

Cover photo courtesy of that weekend feeling.