There’s literally so much going on local and legendary entertainment wise this week in Philly that we all just need to get to it right….now.
Go do it all.
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 has been extended through Sunday, February 3rd! But since we’re (somehow) careening towards 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 (like the just started 74 Seconds to Judgement) 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) is coming to Philly beginning tomorrow night to steal 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.(Tuesday, January 22nd-Sunday, January 27th)
Sing Your Life Karaoke/Everywhere New year, new you? Well, take your newly reinvented self over to any of these phabulous Philly locations listed below where the always lovely Sara Sherr will be waiting for you with her always warming Sing Your Life Karaoke collection. There’s really nothing left to do now but sing, sing, saaang it out all year long! C’mon, you know you want to. Sun/9-2 @Bob and Barbara’s….Tues/9-2 @12 Steps Down…..Thurs/9-2 @ Milkboy South Street.…..Fri/9-1@Southhouse……Saturday/9-1:45/@Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap
DVLF Presents:Our Night Out Philly/Tradesman’s The time has come….for the first ONO of the year!! This Wednesday night, strut your business casual self on over to Tradesman‘s on Chestnut to mix, mingle and rub elbows in pure 2019 style! Plus a couple of cocktails, a few new Gayborhood acquaintances and lots of BBQ’ lovin are all kinds of grand ideas in the middle of our werk week. All that’s left to say is…see you there! Oh, and click it all on up right here for much more fabulous info on this long-running monthly networking event…meaning..go. (6 pm)
Wu Tang Clan/Franklin Music Hall Does this one really need an explanation? And two Wu shows (Thursday & Friday!!) means double your “C.R.E.A.M.” pleasure, so get those tickets and of course….Rest in Peace, Mr. ODB…you’ll always have our all of our money and all of our old school rap hearts. (830 pm)
Do Both:Lighting Talks & Burlesque/RUBA Club There’s no doubt that this is the year for those who can man and woman up to do it all, so if you’re also looking for that kind of ambitious entertainment, than look no further than right…here. This Friday night, join your always yas host, Flrt Vonnegut, as he and local Burlesque performers including Kosha Killawat, Queen of Hearts and Honeytree Evil Eye give you an evening full of it all. Featuring a night of informative TEDx style lectures about life and stuff along with a buffet of some of the most stunning Burlesque performances you’ve ever witnessed. These stunning performers will not only be dishing out a night of tremendous entertainment this side of the East Coast, but serving up truth to the fact that women can be fiercely both sexy and competent adults. And you…need to be there. Peep this right here for ticket info and then werk it on over to the Ruba this Friday night…you won’t be sorry. (9 pm)
Guys & Dolls/L’Etage What you’ve read in US Weekly is absolutely true….the G&D fierceness is coming back in 2019! This Thursday night, get your damn selves over to L’Etage where your host, Ms. Emily Valentine, along with your slaying local drag performers VinChelle, A-Dick Shun and Big Red serve out a show that will indeed get you more right than Ms. J as we set sail into the weekend. Now all you have to do is…go. (8 pm)
Underground w/DJ KRK/Voyeur Since pretty much the whole entire Gayborhood will be at this Friday night’s Drag Wars 10 (!!) opening slay-off at Voyeur you should stay and sashay your way down those stairs where the always ready DJ KRK will be waiting for you with all of his Underground beats and business. Because when it comes to the launch of his new weekend kickoff bash, the volume on that dear, sweet music is only going to go all the way up all f@#king year long…..and you won’t want to miss any part of it. Oh, and if you dance it on over to his official website and Soundcloud pages, you’re slip-and-slide on the floor with a couple more of this superstar Philly DJ‘s treats and beats. (Every Friday/10 pm)
Bell Bov DeVoe/Xcite Center @Parx Casino While this Friday night’s BBD show has been sold out for quite some time now, there’s no problem in throwing some cardboard down and doin a little break dancin’ like your “Poison” life depends on it…because it most certainly does. And of course, may all of us never trust any guy or gal with a big butt and a smile. (8 pm)
Also on the local and legendary entertainment decks for your……
Miss-Cast 8 @Mauckingbird Theatre(7 pm,click here for more info)…….Swing @The Kimmel Center(through February 24th, click here for info and showtimes)…..Open Mic @Punchline Philly(8 pm)…..Tiger Oil @Silk City Bar & Lounge (8 pm)…………The Snakes @Kung Fu Necktie (8 pm)……..Los Acosta Nuevos Exitos @District N9ne(7 pm)……….Karaoke Takeover @Infusion Lounge(9pm)……
Turn Out Tuesdays@Boxers PHL (730 pm)……Taggart @World Cafe Live:Upstairs(8 pm)……….Camel Bones@The Fire(8 pm)…….Chris Bullock @Bourbon & Branch(8 pm)…….Idle Kyle @Milkboy Philly(730 pm)……….Drag Bingo @Southhouse(8 pm)…..Pat Brennan Quartet@Chris’ Jazz Cafe(7 pm)……
Still Woozy @Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm)…….Crystal Lake@Voltage Lounge(8 pm)……..Open for Business@The Dolphin Tavern(10 pm)…….So Far Gone:Drake Night@The Fillmore(9 pm)…….The Everything Show @L’Etage(10 pm)……..Wednesday Showtunes@Tavern on Camac(9 pm)…….Heavy Metal Karaoke@Kung Fu Necktie (8 pm)
No Standing Room:Dancing Zone Only @Warehouse on Watts(10 pm)……….Four Year Strong @The Foundry(7 pm)…….Mick Jenkins@TLA(8 pm)…….Thursday Night Fever:A Disco Party @The Barbary(10 pm)……Kicking Sunrise@Milkboy Philly(8 pm)………WonderLust W/Sean Thomas @Liason Room @Front Street Cafe …….Alex Cameron @Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm)……..Huckleberry Funk @Bourbon & Branch (9 pm)
Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s, Voyeur, Tabu, X Bar, Tavern on Camac and Franky Bradley’s all weekend long(Gayborhood, 10 pm)……Two Year Anniversary Party @Toasted Walnut(6 pm)…….Philadelphia House & Ballroom Exhibition @Philadelphia Museum of Art(5 pm)………Gryffin @TLA(8 pm)……..KC & The Sunshine Band @Hard Rock Hotel Casino & Spa(8 pm)………Brothers Osborne@The Fillmore(8 pm)………Lotus@Union Transfer(8 pm)……..Dirty South @NOTO(10 pm)……..Liz Longley@World Cafe Live(8 pm)……..Justin Jay @Warehouse on Watts(9 pm)……Polyesno@Kung Fu Necktie(9 pm)……..