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Weekday Entertainment Groove

Holy…..Schitt’s Creek

Yaaaaaaas, the cast of one of T.V’s best comedies in decades is just days away from owning our “Ew David” lives with a take over of The Met this Wednesday night, and in the name of Moira Roses‘s incredible wig collection……we just can’t f@#king wait. 

Oh, yeah, there’s also lots of other fabulous ways to dive straight into the local and legendary truth that’s about to take a hold of Philly this week (right, Matt Nathanson, The Knocks, Philadelphia Funk Authority and Dillon Francis?), which means it’s time to jump off the plan making diving board right about…..now. 

Schitts’s Creek:Up Close & Personal/The Met Two Moira Rose filled evenings from tonight…no further statements. Who’s ready for the hilarious, lovable, legendary, incredibly talented, genius cast of Schitt’s Creek to take over Philly this week? Everyone. Which means the the time is right now to stop acting like a disgruntled pelican and grab those tickets. In the name of one of the best comedies on television, what are you waiting for? Go. (8 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

The Knocks/TLA Do you desire to live your best music life, like, right now? First, listen to anything and everything from Ben “B-Roc” Rutner and James “JPatt” Patterson–aka NYC’s The Knocks–including their latest fire, New York Narcotic. Then, get lost in their dreamy clip for “Dreaming” and try not to be smitten with the chilled out vibes you feel inside as you knock on those keys to get those tickets to see this most fine-tuned music pairing bang on the TLA stage this Wednesday night. Enjoy..because you most certainly will when it comes to these groovy guys. (8 pm

Allison Wonderland/Dillon Francis/Liacouras Center If you’re ready to pump some fists and build some beats (really, who isn’t at all times, right, Mom?), then this groove filled gathering served up by two of dance music‘s most fiery acts is just what you’re glow stick livin’ and lovin’ self will be all sorts of ready for. Hit the floor for those tickets right here and then prepare to bring all of that energy over to the Liacouras Center this Thursday night…you’re gonna need it. (8 pm

Philadelphia Funk Authority w/ Rachel Kline/World Cafe Live So, there’s this show on Friday night that we all must show our love and support to for a couple of incredible reasons. First, gettin’ down to the vibes that will be indefinitely served up by PFA is always a grand idea for the start of your weekend. Second, you’ll be magnificently introduced to their incredible lead singer, Ms. Rachel Kline. Not only does this red-hot and rising local vocal superstar contain the beauty of Ariana-meets-Camila(so not kidding), but she’s got a voice that is that voice….and it will take over your entire music soul. And while you click on those keys to get those tickets to the show, check out Ms. Kline’s Instagram for a mountain moving clip or five and witness her slay your life. And if you have a string of pearls, it’s best to put them on now because they will be clutched when it comes to everything this talented and gorgeous Philly gal has to offer all of us. Don’t miss any of it!! (8 pm

Bev Beats:A RuPaul’s Drag Race Party/Toasted Walnut Calling every Philly RPDR phan (ahem, the entire Gayborhood) this Friday night, you betta chantay, sashay and just fucking strut on over to Toasted Walnut where the most fabulous and hilarious Ms. Bev will be spinnin’ out them classic Drag Race performances and jams that you can’t liiiiiive without. On the slay will be death drop worthy sets from Willam, Manilla, Adore and a big ol’ tuck’s worth of others fabulous Ru approved gals! Plus, how many times will we get to witness BEV the DJ? Once in a gay lifetime. (10 pm

Underground w/DJ KRK/Voyeur Speaking of Philly DJs, if there’s one local beat master out there who knows how to inch us closer to tank top rockin’ status thanks to his certified caliente collection of tribal beats and treats, it’s DJ KRK, who’s no doubt going to make all of us work it like Missy downstairs on the floor at Voyeur this Friday with another fiery round of his monthly Underground slay. It’s a feel good soiree for the dancing daddy, king and queen in all of us that’s not to be missed..so don’t! (Every Friday/10 pm

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

Monday/February 18th 

A Story of Tenors@Walnut Street Theatre(through March 15th)……The Bridges of Madison County@Philadelphia Theatre Company(through March 3rd)……Disturbed@Wells Fargo Center(730 pm)…….Adult Mom @PhilaMOCA(7 pm)………Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind@Balcony Bar @The Trocadero(8 pm)……Monday Night Raw@St. Lazarus Bar(10 pm)…..Tigerbeats:Indie Dance Party@The Barbary (10 pm

Tuesday/February 19th

Vince Staples@The Fillmore(8 pm)……Marty Friedman@Voltage Lounge(8 pm)………Superbody@Everybody Hits(9 pm)…..IBA WiB Networking Reception @SPiN(530 pm)……Club United@The Barbary(10 pm)…….Drag Bingo @Southhouse(8 pm)…….Chiddy Bang@The Foundry(8 pm)

Wednesday/February 20th 

The Everything Show Finale @L’Etage(8 pm)………February QOTA@Garage(6 pm)……..SlayHer:Philly’s Only All Metal Drag Show@Tattooed Mom(8 pm)……..The Soul Factory Season 2 @TABU(930 pm)……Switchfoot@The Fillmore(7 pm)……….Julia Holter@Underground Arts(9 pm)……..Jacob Banks@Union Transfer(8 pm)…….Empress Of@Boot & Saddle(7 pm)……Warhawks@Ortlieb‘s(8 pm)

Thursday/February 21st   

Quinn XCII @The Fillmore(8 pm)……Alan Walker@TLA(10 pm)……..Houndmouth@Union Transfer(730 pm)………Parcels@Boot&Saddle(8 pm)…….Karl Blau@Kung Fu Necktie(8 pm)………Donna Missal@Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm)………Marielle Kraft@World Cafe Live(8 pm)…….Mark Lanky@Ortlieb’s(8 pm)….Mark McDermott@The Locks@Sona(8 pm)…….

Friday/February 22nd 

Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s, Tavern on Camac, X Bar & Tabu(10 pm, Gayborhood)……..Guys & Dolls@L’Etage(8 pm)…..Death Becomes Her Screening @South Street Cinema(8 pm)……..Matt Nathanson@TLA(8 pm)……….James Blake@The Fillmore(830 pm)……Excision @The Met(8 pm)……..Madeintoyo@The Foundry(8 pm)…….Gang of Four@Underground Arts(9 pm)……..Paul van Dyk@Ocean Resort Casino(10 pm)………Ummet Ozcan@NOTO(10 pm)…..Mad World:New Wave Dance Party@The Barbary(10 pm)

For much more fun stuff like this and tons more, point those headphones over to Philly Mixtape right here and here

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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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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)

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