Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day/Singles Awareness Day!
Now, let’s have some fun because this love-filled groove of local and legendary entertainment shenanigans to get into in Philly this week is in a Gaga word….quite sick.
Now, grab that disco stick and…go.
Philly Theatre Week What do Bristol Riverside Theatre‘s ‘On Golden Pond,” Bucks County Playhouse‘s ‘Buddy:The Buddy Holly Story,’ Philadelphia Theatre Company‘s “Bridges of Madison County’ and Philly Improv Theatre‘s ‘Thank You, Places’ all have in common? Besides each of them being fabulous shows and incredible local entertainment venues, they’re just a tiny-yet-gigantic part of Philly Theatre Week, which is happening right this very second through this Sunday, Feb 17th! With 81 organizations hosting 100 events and over 315 (!!) performances, this is a can’t miss arts festival for the local arts (support ’em) lover in every single one of us. But perhaps the most splendid part of it all? Tickets for each show and event are all (emphasis on all) specially priced at three very accessible levels of free, $15 or $30! Okay, now we’re all ready. So, to grab as many tickets as you possibly can for this truly spectacular event (plus see the full festival layout!!), check all of this out right here, right now…and then go and get your local theater life on..you’ll certainly be glad you did.
Sing Your Life Karaoke Hey, Philly karaoke 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 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
74 Seconds….To Judgement/Arden Theatre Company There’s shows, and then there’s...this show.. a poignant, powerful 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 as well), it’s a must see for ALL of us in these divided times. It’s taken over The Arden until March 3rd, 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 Baxter, right here!) you won’t be disappointed…go.
That Show! A Comedy Cabaret:Valentine’s Edition/Franky Bradley’s Do you enjoy livin’ and laughin’ your ass off? If you answered f@#k yes to that question (if ya didn’t….electroshock, perhaps?), then the utmost hilarious hosting duo of Christa D’agger and Nick Reeves have just the love squeeze worthy night out for you this Wednesday night! And it’s also because of you that, um, That Show! is back by popular demand, and with a cabaret theme and everything else in between that this thang called love shall bring, not only is it a night starring some of Philly brightest and boldest local entertainers, it’s also a night of feel good vibes and lovin’ it up that you don’t want to miss out on! Now, all you have to do is get those tickets right here and this groovy gang will see you there! (830 pm)
Glitter and Garbage Presents:Love is Easy/L’Etage So, like, love and stuff right? Absolutely. And when it’s all served up in fine, glittery live music form, that feeling is that much more delish. And that feeling (and so much more!!) is just what will be candy hearted out when Shannon Turner, Lili St. Queer, Grampy Knockers and Messapotomia put on a brand spankin’ new Valentine’s Day serving of G & G this Thursday night that’s guaranteed to have all of our fabulous asses squeezed by sexy Cupid. Did we mention there’s going to be tons of glitter going around? Now, get out there and break some local entertainment hearts, you sexy thang, you…yes, you…go. (7 pm)
We Heart Gayborhood DJs While this week and weekend is all about feelin’ the love all over (and always, bitch), it’s also about gettin’ down with some good ol’ fashioned dance music lovin, and what better to way to feel that special tingle other than rubbin’ headphones with a handsome pair of Philly DJs? So, this Valentine’s Friday night, whether you give a shout out to DJ Brando Calrissian in the booth upstairs at Tavern on Camac, or go and get your tribal-and-deep house on next to DJ KRK for a Cupid slay worthy edition of his Underground affair at Voyeur, the time is now to get over your shit and let’s ALL dance! And of course, bring some friends because the more the merrier when it comes to getting lost in the dance music love that’ll be dished out by these dashing Philly DJs for the start of your lovely weekend. (10 pm)
Chromeo/NOTO First, get lost in the scrumptious approved vibes served up by Chromeo‘s funkdafied retelling of Maroon 5’s “Wait.” Then, you better snatch up those tickets to see these two fine-tuned Canadian music gentlemen take over NOTO this Friday night as part of the Philly hot-spot’s two-year anniversary bash, and well, that’s pretty much..all of it. Now, groove. (10 pm)
Also for your……
We’ll Sleep When We’re Dead @L’Etage (go here for more showtimes and venues, 8 pm)……….Monday Night Raw@St. Lazarus Bar(10 pm)……….National Treasure:A Live Reading(!!)@Tattooed Mom(7 pm)……….The Warm Up #28 @The Boom Boom Room(630 pm)………..Pistolera@Kimmel Center(8 pm)…….Girl Germs@Johnny Brenda’s Downstairs(8 pm)
Turn Out Tuesdays@Boxers PHL w/Iris Spectre & Vinchelle(8 pm)……….You Can’t Kill a Poet @Tattooed Mom(730 pm)……..Best of Cocktail Plays @Philadelphia Distilling(7 pm)……..Peter Murphy @Union Transfer(7 pm)………..Andrew Combs@Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm)………Hailey Knox@Boot & Saddle(7 pm)
The Soul Factory Season 2 @TABU(9 pm)……….Real Housewives Trivia @Punchline Comedy Club (7 pm)………Hump Day Hoe Down@Tavern on Camac(8 pm)………Anti Valentine’s Day Art Show @Dive Bar Philly(8 pm)………Summer Salt@The Foundry(8 pm)…….Yung Gravy@TLA(8 pm)……witisfuneral@Voltage Lounge(8 pm)………Sean Rowe@Boot & Saddle(8 pm)
Mimi Imfurst Presents:Hedwig & The Angry Inch:A Valentine’s Day Benefit@Voyeur(8 pm)…………Fab Hearts Club:Drag Bingo@Hard Rock Cafe(6 pm)……….Valentine’s Day w/Kirill Was Here@NOTO(10 pm)…………Metric & Zoe@The Fillmore(7 pm)………Under Pressure Group Show@North Bowl(9 pm)………YNW Melly@TLA(8 pm)………The Devil Makes Three @Union Transfer(8 pm)…..Kim Waters@South Jazz Club(8 pm)…….Del Water Gap@Boot & Saddle(7 pm)……..Of Virtue@The Fire(8 pm)
Beirut/Helado Negro@Tower Theater(8 pm)………Brian McKnight@Ocean Resort Casino(8 pm)……..Blade Runner Dance Party @Underground Arts(9 pm)……….EMO Night Brooklyn @The Foundry(1030 pm)………HAUS Presents:LUVSHAK@TABU(10 pm)……..LP@The Fillmore(830 pm)……..The Rocky Horror Picture Show@Ritz at the Bourse(1130 pm)……..G Jones@TLA(8 pm)……..Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness@The Met…..Owen@Boot & Saddle(730 pm)……….Glorious Sons@Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm)……..
Cover photo courtesy of Woods, Elle