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’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’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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Cover photo courtesy of that weekend feeling.


Philly Weekly Entertainment Groove

Lots to do this weekend as we get ready to say goodbye to September and say hello to October…..check it out. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke w/Ms. Sara Sherr Those end of summer blues got you down? Really, how could they with this heat stroke inducing weather we’re all sweating in? But if they are. first, get the f#$k over it, second, head out to belt out your favorite karaoke jam in which the always in season Ms. Sherr has everything you need for your song butchering pleasure all week & weekend long. Ready, set sing…for your life. Sun, 9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues, 9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs, 10-2 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

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum You must not walk, but run to the box office at the Walnut Street Theatre to grab those tickets to take in Stephen Sondheim’s classic Tony Award-winning Best Musical, which has been described as “a nonstop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a bevy of beautiful showgirls. This unforgettable, hysterical musical comedy will have you laughing all the way to the Forum with “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!” All meaning….go. Walnut St. Theatre/tonight-October 22nd/various prices and showtime

2017 Philly Fall Concert Guide  Katy Perry….Janet Jackson….Bruno Mars….Imagine Dragons….St. Vincent…..Zedd. Those are just some of the many, many amazing music artists that are coming to take over the Philly stages all fall season long. And of you want to dive into the Philly live music groove, check out Philly Mixtape’s official Fall Concert Guide and bag those tickets up.

Full Front Street  If you’re looking for one of the hottest shows in Philly on a Monday night (and every), you must head to Victoria Freehouse where your hostess with the absolute, um, nothing on, Ms. Honeytree Evil Eye, always has her tassels and so much more ready and waiting for you, along with a fresh new roster of talent every week! Go right here for more Full Front Street tea on the daily and then…get ready. Every Monday/9 pm/show at 10/Victoria Freehouse/10 S. Front St. 

Chris Lake  Let’s all dance and be free…’s really that f#$king simple. You know what else is simple? Grabbin’ those tickets to see the legendary Mr. Lake take over Coda Philly with those delicious grooves this Friday night. Friday/Coda/11pm/1712 Walnut St. 

NOTO  Whether you get down to Casqeaux on Friday, DJ Scene on Saturday or get all up in a little Eagles tailgating action on Sunday, NOTO has got everything you need to keep the Philly par-tay hype all weekend long. All weekend/NOTO/1209 Vine St. 

DJ Chris Urban With two chances every weekend to get down to the sizzling sounds of one of Philly’s hardest werque-ing DJs, there’s no reason not to put on those dancing shoes and get on the floor as of you’re Jennifer Lopez. Ready, set, baila todos los dias. L’Etage/Every Saturday/10 pm/624 S. 6th St. Positano Coast/Every Sunday/12pm-4pm/212 Walnut St. 

Car Pizza Pinup Drive for United for Puerto Rico As per this fabulous events Facebook page….. “This Saturday! Come get a personal pie delivered direct to your vehicle’s window by one of Philly’s prettiest pinups [a line up that already includes the equally stunning Liberty Rose & Pizza Wolf] for our Car Pizza Pinup Drive; a benefit for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. All proceeds go towards United for Puerto Rico, a charity organized by the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló. Own a different business and wanna get involved? Your business can be part of the pledge! Just pledge to donate a percentage of your sales from Sunday, October 1st to United for PR and we’ll list you as an official supporting business of our call. If your business or organization would like to be involved in this benefit, please contact us: jawn@ broadstburlesque. com” For much more on this weekend’s fundraiser and how you can help the victims of Hurricane Maria, check this out right here.   Saturday/12pm-5pm/Four Sons Pizzeria/25oo Frankford Ave

The Eric Jaffe Show Get ready to shield your eyes from all of that purple sequins one more time like Britney because the one, the only ukulele God himself, Mr. Eric Jaffe…iz back for another round of his hit Gayborhood show. Of course, one thing that we do know is that he never travels alone, and this time he’s got the talented Dan Callahan, Solomon Thorne, Moses Cyrus and Taylor Plunkett-Clemens by his balloon wearing side for a night of true entertainment you’ll never forget, like, ever. And as cover and Absolut drank specials all night. Ding, ding bish. Saturday/8 pm/Tavern on Camac/243 S. Camac St. 

Kid Cudi   “Day ‘N’ Nite” for life. Grab those tickets.   Saturday/730 pm/Mann Center for Performing Arts/5201 Parkside Avenue 

Drag Queen Story Time Remember that ’90s MTV special where Madonna took over Webster Hall with a pajama party and read to Miss Spider’s Tea Party all of the kiddies? Well, this is just like that. Get ready, kids, queens, guys and gals because Philly Drag Mafia sorceress, Ms. Brittany Lynn, is taking over the Lume Creative Learning Studios once again where she’ll read a fierce selection from her lip-synched library. ‘Fifty Shades of Gaaayyy,’ perhaps? Yas. Saturday/9 pm-11pm/Lume Creative Learning Studios/1916 E. Passyunk Ave 

Honeygasm It’s time for the very first of the Honeygasm of the season, which means you (meaning…you) should waste no time in heading over to Franky Bradley’s this Sunday for a show that’s guaranteed to put the “pumpkin” in your “spice.” Along with your studly host for the night, Mr. Flrt Vonnegut, and house DJ, Lili St. Queer, you’ll be treated to the Burlesque talents of Goldi Fox, Vonka and Fagl Roq. And of course, the always yaaas Honeytree EvilEye will be putting it all on to take it all off for you. Don’t miss it. Sunday/Franky Bradley’s/7 pm/1320 Chancellor St. 

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



Oh Wonder @TheFillmore(830 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)…….Dinosaur Jr.@Union Transfer(830 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)…….Electric Six@Milkboy Philly(830 pm, 1100 Chestnut St.)…………Son Little@Boot&Saddle(830 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.)…..Drezo and Rezz@Electric Factory(830 pm, 421 N.7th St.)……..The Cool Kids@Balcony Bar @The Trocadero(8 pm, 1003 Arch St.)……..Rich Medina@Silk City(10 pm, 435 Spring Garden St.)….Uncle Dan@The Grape Room(8 pm, 105 Grape St.)


Two Door Cinema Club @Electric Factory(6 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)………STS9 @The Fillmore(9 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)………Gareth Emery @District N9ne(830 pm, 460 N. 9th St.)………Wild Cub@The Foundry(9 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)…………..East Forest @TLA(8 pm, 334 South St.)……Jacob Sartorious@Punchline Philly(3 pm, 1004 Canal St.)…..Keith Sweat@Tropicana Showroom(8 pm, Brighton&Boardwalk Ave)……..Son Little@Boot & Saddle (830 pm, 1131 Broad St.)……..Mo Lowda and the Humble@Bourbon & Branch(8 pm, 705 N. 2nd St.) 


Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac(9 pm, 243 S. Camac St.)…….Sinful Sundays w/The Goddess Isis @Tabu (10 pm, 200 S. 12th St.)……Manchester Orchestra@The Fillmore(730 pm, 29 E. Allen St.)……..Little Steven@Electric Factory(830 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)……We Are The Union@Kung Fu Necktie(6 pm, 1248 N. Front St.)…….Ani DiFranco@Keswick Theatre(7 pm, 291 Keswick Avenue………Joon Moon@Boot & Saddle(830 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.)………Group Doueh@Underground Arts(8 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.)