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Weekend Entertainment Groove

There’s really only one thing to say here…..Hi, Mom!!

Happy Mother’s Day Weekend! 

Now, show her how much she’s loved by taking her to do everything on this weekend’s most fabulous list. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke Now, what could be a better way to celebrate Mom this weekend other than taking her to belt out her favorite karaoke tune? Perhaps a little duet of  “Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart?” Or perhaps a little “Bang Bang” where you both get to be Nicki? No matter what you’re in the mood for to sing it all out to, there ‘s simply no denying that Sing Your Life Karaoke goddess Sara Sherr has got you covered all weekend (and week!) 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 Milkboy South Street/401 South St. Fri/9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St. Saturday/9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave

Welcome Summer:Opening Weekend of 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 weekend’s heavenly festivities, you and the whole family should absolutely check this out right now.  All weekend/Delaware River Waterfront

DTF:Darryl and Timaree Fun Hour 5th Anniversary  Hard to believe that it’s already been five years since the “greatest sex ed/comedy/game show in the known universe” took over Philly! In that short time, real life sex educator, Dr. Timaree Leigh, and real life comedian Darryl Charles (and lots of fabulous guests along the way…some of whom will be back tonight!) have kept it real with their most entertaining and educated takes on sex, love and all of that other shit that strides along with it. But what it really comes down to is that this party is just getting started, so if you’re one of the few who haven’t experienced this f@#king show yet, tonight is it, gurl. Tonight/8 pm/Franky Bradley’s/1320 Chancellor St.

Party at the Pen:The Masquerade  Do you think you can survive a fabulous night behind the walls at the Eastern State Penitentiary? The answer would be yes as it’s one of the many, many reasons this two-day soiree is back by popular demand. Grab those costumes and then go right here to get your tickets…that is…if you dare.  Friday&Saturday/Eastern State Penitentary/22nd & Fairmount 

DJ Jimmy DePre  He’s back from San Fran and ready to slay those beats for all of you phabulous Philly dancing queens out there. Any questions? Good…and may you forever respect the DJ and the bartender. Tonight & Saturday night/Tavern on Camac/10 pm/243 S. Camac St. 

Geographer With his laid-back vibes and silky smooth voice, it’s no wonder that this rising indie-pop star is straight up owning every tour stop he rolls through. Listen to his latest romp, “So Low,” and you’ll know why. But first, grab those tickets if you’re lookin’ to get down with a laid back Friday night. Really, who isn’t? Tonight/730 pm/Boot & Saddle/1131 South Broad St. 

Philadelphia Taco Festival Pass all of the Zyrtec…now. Burp it up right here for more info on what’s looking to be quite a deliciously spectacular two-day Philly phiesta over at the Sugarhouse Casino this weekend.  Saturday & Sunday/1 pm/Sugarhouse Casino/1001 N. Delaware Ave 

Storybook Weekend Looking for something to take the kids to this weekend? Look no further than right here for all of the magical details……plus there’s brunch!! Plus, there’s guaranteed to be something all around this cherished fantasy world for the big kid in all of us….because Mother Goose said so. Saturday & Sunday/Sister Cities Park/18th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway 

Back 2 Basics:Throwback Jawn Because throwbacks are life and because the hottest dance party may just be right here. Oh, wait…it is. Get your momma on the dance floor, kween.  Saturday/10 pm/Tabu/200 South 12th St. 

MASQ  Now, what could be better than a bunch of sexy boys rockin’ mysterious masks, harnesses and jocks…oh, my. Get ready for a night of Boys of Summer truth as this is guaranteed to be one sizzlin’ and oh, so scandalous event. And of course, lots and lots of fabulous beats will be provided by DJ KRK who’ll get you more right than J.Lo. Yas. Saturday/10 pm/The Bike Stop/204 South Quince Street 

Maxwell/Vivian Green/Gladys Knight  Three’s certainly not a crowd when it comes to this dynamic company, so grab those tickets for what’s sure to be a rockin’ baby makin’ time down at the Jersey Shore this weekend. Saturday/Boardwalk Hall/7 pm/2301 Boardwalk 

Yanni Yes, that Yanni is coming to the Mann Center this weekend to give you and your Mom the show of a lifetime as we all celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of his breakthrough album, Acropolis. Trust his music, she’ll love you forever. Get those tickets. Saturday/8 pm/Mann Center for Performing Arts/5201 Parkside Avenue 

Marshmello  Let’s f@#king dance…it’s really that simple. Know what else is really, really simple? Getting those tickets to see the “Wolves” maestro take over Festival Pier on Saturday…and he’s from Philly so you know there’s going to be one hell of a dance par-tay down by the river. Saturday/5 pm/601 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Sinful Sundays w The Godess Isis If you really, really want to impress Mom this weekend, you’ll take her to the Gayborhood’s longest running drag show starring the one, the only…Goddess Isis. If not, may you forever burn in hell for all of your sins. Just sayin.’   Every Sunday/10 pm/Tabu/200 South 12th St. 

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

Friday……

Pennsylvania Ballet:Jewels @Academy of Music (all weekend//get tickets here)…………Lot of fabulous dancing at Woody‘s (202 S. 13th St.) all weekend long…….Jazz at The Library Bar(930 pm/210 W Rittenhouse Sq.)………..Shakey Graves @Union Transfer(830 pm/1024 Spring Garden St.)…………..Breathe Carolina @NOTO(10 pm/1209 Vine St.)………..Jorja Smith @The Foundry(1000 Frankford Ave/9 pm)…………Emmure@TLA(730 pm/334 South St.)…………..Fu Manchu@Underground Arts(9 pm/1200 Callowhill St.)……..Broncho@Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm/1201 Frankford Avenue)……….Slick Shoota@Kung Fu Necktie(10 pm/1248 N. Front St.)………Berdmajik@The Barbary(745 pm/951 Frankford Ave)………Erica Corbo @Sound Space Performing Arts Center (9 pm/2511 West Girard Ave)……….

Saturday…..

DJ Chris Urban @L’Etage(10 pm/624 South 6th St.)………..Rob Paine/Willyum @The Barbary(10 pm/951 Frankford Ave)……..DJ Deejay @Silk City(10 pm/435 Spring Garden St.)…………Moon Boots @The Trocadero(8 pm/1003 Arch St.)………..Brklyn@Premier AC(10 pm/1 Borgata Way)………Dorothy@Electric Factory(830 pm/421 N. 7th St.)………..G Herbo @TLA(7 pm/334 South St.)……..The Feelies @ World Cafe Live(830 pm/3025 Walnut St.)…………Mo Lowda &the Humble/Medalia @The Foundry(9 pm/1000 Frankford Ave)………Luke Winslow-King@Kung Fu Necktie(730 pm/1248 N. Front St.)…….Chachi@NOTO(10 pm/1209 Vine St.)………

Sunday…..Happy Mother’s Day!! 

Brand X &Project @TLA(8 pm/334 South St.)…………DJ Chris Urban@Positano Coast(12pm-4 pm/212 Walnut St.)) NO FX/Bad Religion@Festival Pier(1 pm/Columbus Blvd. & Spring Garden St.)……..Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac(9 pm/243 S. Camac St.)………….Frankie Cosmos @Union Transfer (8 pm/1024 Spring Garden St.)…………Josh Rouse@World Cafe Live (8 pm/3025 Walnut St.)………..Tiara Thomas @Underground Arts(8 pm/1200 Callowhill St.)………….Fara@Bourbon & Branch(2 pm/705 N. 2nd St.)…………..MO70/B. Aquaruis@Voltage Lounge(530 pm/421 N. 7th St.)

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10 Essential Mother’s Day Grooves

Oh, Mom….

Really, what can we truly say about the woman who gave us the precious gift of life and puts up with our sh#t on a regular basis? (right, Mom? Love you!!) But what we can do is show her how much we mean it, which is what we’ll be doing this Sunday (although it should be everyday…because she’s Mom) when we come together to celebrate Mother’s Day. 

A day that will be filled with brunch, beautiful cards, tasteful bouquets and lots of love, which is all the more reason to have the perfect soundtrack to go along with all of your, um, mother lovin’ activities. Lucky for us, there have been many tracks over the years that always have us clutching our Mother’s Day pearls, thanks to the likes of Philly’s very own Boyz 11 Men, as well as Carrie Underwood, Backstreet Boys, L.L. Cool J, Xtina (sigh), and the dearly departed 2pac, whose “Dear Mama” still hits Mom’s heart as the ultimate Mother’s Day jam. 

Since there’s no greater gift than the gift of music, why not show your Mom how much she’s appreciated by playing her any one of these essential Mother’s Day grooves…she’ll forever be grateful just as much we’re forever grateful that she keeps us in check on the road of this thing we call…..life. 

 

2pac/”Dear Mama” Earlier this week, the world lost the inspiration behind the dearly departed Shakur’s rap ballad, when his mother, Afeni passed away at the age of 69, which is all the more reason to get lost in this ultimate Mother’s Day jam and let yours know that she is very much appreciated. 

Spice Girls/”Mama” Dear Mom, I’m sorry for everything I’ve ever done…this soul destroying Spice Girls number is the reason why. 

Boyz 11 Men/”A Song for Mama” For all of you out there who may have lost their mothers along the road, this one’s for you. 

The Shirelles/”Mama Said” Because Mom always said there will be days like this, that and the other thing. 

L.L. Cool J/”Mama Said Knock You Out” While Mom’s should never condone violence, she will whoop that ass if you don’t remember to get her a card for Mother’s Day. 

Backstreet Boys/”The Perfect Fan” Because when all else fails, you know she’s got your back and is not only your biggest fan, but the perfect one. 

Christina Aguilera/”Oh Mother” Sigh….damn you, Xtina…..

Carrie Underwood/”Mama’s Song” Dear Mom, if I wasn’t sorry for it all during the Spice Girls, I’m truly sorry for it all now. 

Lonely Island/”Motherlover” Because no Mother’s Day is complete without this groove. 

Crystal Waters/”Momma Told Me:’ Since she’s the one who gave you life, why not take Mom onto the dance floor of life courtesy of Ms. Crystal Waters. 

For more grooves to show Mom how much you care, get down below to your official Mother’s Day playlist. Love you, Mom!