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Memorial Day Weekend Entertainment Groove

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! 

And for the love of all things SPF, please be safe out there….you getting arrested for being stupid is not what this weekend’s about. 

So, with that being said, let’s unofficially kick off summer, shall we? 

Yes. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke  Not only will you have plenty to do in Philly this holiday weekend, but you’ll also have lots of places to go and sing your little heart out thanks to the lovely Ms. Sara Sherr and her always sun-kissed Sing Your Life Karaoke collection. Belt it out this weekend and beyond at any of these fabulous locations listed below.  Fri/9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St.Saturday/9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave Sun/9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues/9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs/9-2 Milkboy South Street/401 South St. 

Delaware River Waterfront It’s official! The Philly Waterfront is now officially open for the season……and we’re all invited. Ready, set, hammocks all summer long. For more details on this summer’s flowing festivities including fun for the kids, fabulous music and where and how you can get your yoga on, you should absolutely check this out right now. 

Mayer Hawthorne It certainly has been “A Long Time,” hasn’t it, Mr. Hawthorne? If you’re looking for what’s sure to be the most vibed out show of your holiday weekend, this is it. Plus, this is also your official Daryl Hall and John Oates presented Hoagie Nation pre-party event! (see below). So, get those tickets because they will sell out before tonight’s show. But first, watch this f@#king epic music video. Tonight/The Fillmore/8 pm/29 East Allen St. 

HoagieNation It’s baaaack! And this year, Philly’s annual hoagie-stravagana is more stuffed than ever. Oh, wait, that’s us when it’s all said and done. Plus, the music of City of Brotherly Love entertainment legends Hall & Oates (plus Train & Fitz and the Tantrums!) helps this spectacular holiday weekend event shine in every way possible. Don’t miss it! Get those tickets here and now!  Saturday/3 pm/Festival Pier/Columbus Blvd & Spring Garden Streets 

Mamma Mia! Since there’s still two grueling months left until the much, much-anticipated Mamma Mia! sequel hits the big screens–that’s like twenty years in Meryl and Cher time–why not go see the acclaimed national production to help pass the seconds along while it’s in Philly this summer? Yes. Just a word to your bell bottoms…tickets are going quick, because as we all know this show is life within itself, so don’t delay and shimmy on over to them right here and right now. Ready, set, “Fernando.”  Tonight-through July 15th/various showtimes/ticket prices/Walnut Street Theater/825 Walnut St. 

8th Annual Philly Tango Fest  You know you’re, like, so tempted to go right here to tango it up for more info on this sure-to-be sizzling holiday weekend event. Plus, the title says it all…and what a Fest it shall be. Tonight-Monday, May 28th/Lithuanian Music Hall/2715 E. Allegheny Avenue 

Festival Pier Whether it was Post Malone and 21 Savage this past Wednesday, Khalid tonight or Down North on Saturday,, Festival Pier has certainly wasted no time in getting the unofficial summer party started. Of course, there’s still much, much more on the way, so check this out right here as it’s your official gateway to all kinds of sun-kissed shenanigans down by the River this summer. Various dates& showtimes/Columbus Blvd & Spring Garden Streets 

Pop Muzik:Memorial Day Staycation Sunday  For those choosing to stay in the city this weekend, there is absolutely no need to fret. Because not only are you making a wise decision (Philly can be so peaceful when there’s no one around), but you’ll be here for a most fabulous dance party presented by the one, the only, DJ Robert Drake. Not only will he be spinning out those classic cuts all night long, but he’ll be getting you even more hype for the Depeche Mode takeover of Wells Fargo Center on June 3rd. Plus, you’ll get to check out the city’s newest hot-spot, Concourse Dance Bar! There’s really nothing left to say but stay…and dance for your life. Sunday/9 pm/Concourse Dance Bar/1635 Market St. 

Sunday Tea:Memorial Day Weekend Edition  Just keep on dancin’ this weekend…..it’s really that simple. Plus if you haven’t stepped a fancy stiletto inside Maison 208 yet, tonight’s the night like Rod to do so. Let’s boogie. Sunday/2 pm-8pm/Maison 208/208 S. 13th St. 

Kenny Loggins Yes, that Kenny Loggins. So, let’s get “Footloose” this holiday weekend, shall we? F@ck yes. Get those tickets. Sunday/8 pm/Borgata Event Center/1 Borgata Way

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

Friday……..

Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s (202 S. 13th St.) all holiday weekend long………DJ Jimmy DePre @Tavern on Camac (Friday & Saturday/10 pm/243 S. Camac St.)……..John Fogerty/ZZ Top @Borgata Event Center(8 pm/1 Borgata Way)……….Lissie@World Cafe Live(8 pm/3025 Walnut St.)……….Suuns @Boot & Saddle(830 pm/1131 S. Broad St.)……..Two Friends@NOTO(10 pm/1209 Vine St.)…………Thank You Scientist@Milkboy Philly(830 pm/1131 Chestnut St.)…………Pkew Pkew Pkew @Kung Fu Necktie (730 pm/1248 N. Front St.)………….The Cobbs @Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm/1201 Frankford Ave)………..DJ Sylo@The Dolphin Tavern(8 pm/1539 S. Broad St.)…………..Plagues@The Barbary (730 pm/951 Frankford Ave)

Saturday……

Hip Hop Since 1987 Mini Festival @Voltage Lounge(12 pm/421 N. 7th St./Sunday, too!)…………..The Kooks @The Trocadero(8 pm/1003 Arch St.)…………..Laura Veirs@Boot&Saddle(8 pm/1131 S. Broad St.)…………Village People @Resorts Atlantic City(8 pm/1133 Boardwalk)…………This Is The Kit@Johnny Brenda’s(915 pm/1201 Frankford Ave)………..Kevin Hart@Boardwalk Hall(7 pm/2301 Boardwalk)……….The Vanish@The Barbary(7 pm/951 Frankford Ave)………Blood Sound@Ortlieb’s(8 pm/847 N. 3rd St.)………Great Time@The Pharmacy(7 pm/1300 S. 18th St.)……….The Baylor Project@South(9 pm, 600 N. Broad St.)………Holy Trinity@The Dolphin Tavern(9 pm/1539 S. Broad St. 

Sunday…….

Sinful Sundays w/The Godess Isis @Tabu(10 pm/200 South 12th St.)…….Carnage@NOTO(10 pm/1209 Vine St.)………….Leikeli47/Shaqeyah@The Foundry(9 pm/1000 Frankford Ave)…………Lost Dog Street Band@(8 pm/951 Frankford Ave)………Knightlife@Ortlieb’s(7 pm/847 N. 3rd St.)……..Brendan Bring’em@Silk City Diner & Lounge(10 pm/435 Spring Garden St.)……..Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac (9 pm/243 S. Camac St.)

Monday….

Mambo Mondays @Vango(830 pm/116 South 8th St.)……………Memorial Day Party @Vesper (11 am/1031 Germantown Ave)………….Serenity/The North Wind @Penn’s Landing Arena(9 pm/301 S. Columbus Blvd.)…………Augustus@The Pharmacy(7 pm/1300 S. 18th St.)……….Brett Andrew/Hunka Junk@Sands Bethlehem Casino Resort(730 pm/77 Sands Blvd).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Memorial Day Weekend Entertainment Mixtape

Let’s Memorial Day Weekend, shall we? Yes. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke What’s your favorite karaoke song? Chances are the fabulous Sara Sherr has them all on lock in her always scorching Sing Your Life Karaoke collection, which will be serving your vocal chords all weekend long at any one of these fabulous Philly locations listed below. Sun, 9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues, 9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs, 9-2 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

Jerry’s Girls Grab those tickets for a magical evening this holiday weekend that’s guaranteed to be jam-packed with the music of Jerry Herman and some of Broadway’s best musicals, including Hello Dolly!, Mame, Mack and Mabel, Dear World and La Cage Aux Folles. What it all comes down to is….all of these shows for our Broadway lives. Enough said. Now-July 2nd, Walnut Street Theatre, Independence Studio on 3, various showtimes and ticket prices 825 Walnut St.

Saturday Night Fever:The Musical Since you know you’ve got that “Staying Alive” strut more than mastered, there’s reason why you shouldn’t boogie oogie oogie over to the box office at the Walnut Street Theatre and grab those tickets for Saturday Night Fever, the smash musical based off of the John Travota disco game changer, which will coincide with the fortieth (!!!) anniversary of the classically funkdafied ’70s dance flick. Of course, in order to truly prepare for this bedazzled spectacle, play, like, every Bee-Gee’s record ever as you grab those tickets right here, right now. Walnut Street Theatre, MainStage, May 16 – July 16th, $20 – $95, 810 Walnut Street 

Hoagie Nation Festival  Hall & Oates…Tears For Fears….G.Love & Special Sauce…Vivian Green….Son Little…and lots and lots of hoagie lovin.’ Grab those tickets to what’s sure to be one of the most appetizing events of the holiday weekend. Today, 3 pm, Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Blvd & Spring Garden St 

Three Way:A Benefit for The Womens Medical Fund  Join your hosts with the mosts and then some as Turnpyke and Tiel thruple up with the L’Etage stage for an evening of pure entertainment starring a buffet of Philly’s phinest drag queens, kings, singers and burlesquers, all while raising coin for wonderful local organization, The Women’s Medical Fund, which you can read more about right here. And then…go. Tonight, 7 pm, L’Etage, 624 S. 6th St.

DJ Chris Urban And then after you’ve had your Three-Way fill, stick around at L’Etage (624 S. 6th St.) as esteemed DJ Chris Urban is set to take over your Memorial Day Weekend dance floor lives for his weekly Saturday night residency…where you can then follow him to Positano Coast (12pm-4, 212 Walnut St.)on Sunday for your Memorial Day Weekend hangovers. 

R3hab   If this hot-to-headhones rewiring of Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” doesn’t convince you to head down to AC to check yourself into R3hab’s world, keep on listening until you’re on your way.   Tonight, 8 pm, Haven Nightclub 

Urban Cone/Nightly  Get ready for a two-for-one swoon because the young, but woke vibes of Urban Cone and Nightly are taking over The Foundry for a laid back evening during your holiday weekend that you’ll never forget. Get lost in a little Nightly below to listen why and then bag those tickets up like groceries. The Foundry, Tonight, 9 pm, 1000 Frankford Ave

Steve Aoki Just fucking dance, bish…it’s the god damn holiday weekend. Ain’t nothin’ to it. So, get those tickets and get ready to pay your dance music respects to one of the hottest DJs on the planet.  Sunday, NOTO Philadelphia, 10 pm, 1210 Vine St. 

DJ Robert Drake Join Philly’s busiest and most esteemed DJ, the one-and-only, Mr. Robert Drake, as he gets ready to serve you once more with that Pop Muzik life you’ve been paternity waiting for. While no one knows exactly just what he will do to us on the dance floor, chances are that it’s going to be the best thing to happen to our Memorial Day Sunday dance floor lives and beyond….and the best part is that one-hundred stunning percent of the proceeds will go to benefit the tremendous ACLU of Pennsylvania, which you can read more about right here. But in a word….go. Sunday, 8 pm, The Dolphin Tavern, 1539 S. Broad St. 

Showtunes Sundays Where every Philly kween that didn’t go to Rehomo for the holiday weekend will be. Enough said. Sunday, 9 pm, Tavern on Camac, 243 S. Camac St. 

Full Front Street Because nothing says Memorial Day lovin’ like some fabulous tassels in your face, especially when they’re served up by Philly Burlesque Beauties Honeytree Evil Eye, Bugulu Boogie, Aki Lavalatti and Jaeda. Don’t miss it. Monday, 9 pm, Victoria Freehouse, 10 S. Front St. 

Future Islands Those FI vibes, though…. Is there really anything else to say here except that your Memorial Day Weekend won’t be complete without them? Grab those tickets. The Fillmore, Monday, 29 East Allen St. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also on the beach deck for your MDW Saturday….   Maxo Kream @Balcony Bar at the Trocadero (8pm, 1003 Arch St)…….Alex Bugnon @ SOUTH :Kitchen and Jazz Parlor (9 pm, 600 North Broad Street)………The Building @ Johnny Brenda’s (8 pm, 1201 Frankford Avenue)……..Kyle Bent @ Borbon & Branch  (7 pm, 705 N 2nd St.)……Suburban Living @Orliebs (8 pm, 847 N. Third St.)….

Sunday….. City & Colour @ Electric Factory (8 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)……….Miles Mosley @World Cafe Live (8 pm, 3025 Walnut St.)…….Elisa Janelle Velveteen @ The Barbary (8 pm, 951 Frankford Avenue)…….April Henry @World Cafe Live (8 pm, 1113 Market St.)…..Daylife Beach Club Memorial Day Weekend Krewella @The Pool After Dark Harrah’s Casino, AC 777 Harrah’s Blvd) 

And for your Memorial Day Monday…. Laughs on Philly @ Ortliebs ( 7 pm, 847 N. 3rd St)……..Disaster Strikes @ Connie’s Ric Rac (7 pm, 1132 S. 9th St.)…….Ten Ton Hammer @ Kung Fu Necktie (1 pm, 1248 N. Front St.) 

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Jam of the Weekend/DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince/”Summertime”

I guess all that’s really left to say is….

“Here it is the groove slightly transformed
Just a bit of a break from the norm
Just a little somethin’ to break the monotony
Of all that hardcore dance that has gotten to be
A little bit out of control it’s cool to dance
But what about the groove that soothes that moves romance
Give me a soft subtle mix
And if ain’t broke then don’t try to fix it
And think of the summers of the past
Adjust the base and let the alpine blast
Pop in my CD and let me run a rhyme
And put your car on cruise and lay back cause this is summertime

Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind

School is out and it’s a sort of a buzz
A back then I didn’t really know what it was
But now I see what have of this
The way that people respond to summer madness
The weather is hot and girls are dressing less
And checking out the fellas to tell ’em who’s best
Riding around in your jeep or your benzos
Or in your Nissan stting on lorenzos
Back in Philly we be ou in the park
A place called the plateau is where everybody goes
Guys out hunting and girls doing likewise
Honking at the honey in front of you with the light eyes
She turn around to see what you beeping at
It’s like the summers a natural afradesiac
And with a pen and pad I compose this rhyme
To hit you and get you equipped for the summer time

Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind

It’s late in the day and I ain’t been on the court yet
Hustle to the mall to get me a short set
Yeah I got on sneaks but I need a new pair
‘Cause basketball courts in the summer got girls there
The temperature’s about 88
Hop in the water plug just for old times sake
Break to ya crib change your clothes once more
‘Cause you’re invited to a barbeque that’s starting at 4
Sitting with your friends cause y’all remincise
About the days growing up and the first person you kiss
And as I think back makes me wonder how
The smell from a grill could spark up nostalgia
All the kids playing out front
Little boys messin’ round with the girls playing double-dutch
While the DJ’s spinning a tune as the old folks dance at your family reunion
Then six o’clock rolls around
You just finished wiping your car down
It’s time to cruise so you head to the summertime hangout
It looks like a car show
Everybody come lookin’ real fine
Fresh from the barber shop or fly from the beauty salon
Every moment frontin’ and maxin’
Chillin’ in the car they spent all day waxin’
Leanin’ to the side but you can’t spead through
Two miles an hour so everybody sees you
There’s an air of love and of happiness
And this is the Fresh Prince’s new defintion’ of summer madness

Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind”

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Now Play ‘N Slay On….