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Weekday Entertainment Groove

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……

Monday/Feb 11th 

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) 

Tuesday/February 12th 

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) 

Wednesday/February 13th 

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)

Thursday/February 14th    

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) 

Friday/February 15th

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)……..

For much more local and legendary lovin‘ this week and beyond, point your arrows right here and here with Philly Mixtape 

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Weekend Entertainment Groove

Before we plop down all of our money tomorrow night on a bet to see how many Grammys Cardi B will snatch from her respective four nominations (all of them?), there’s…..all of this to do…right now. 

So, let’s do it….

…….and happy Philly Theatre Week! Go. 

61st Annual Grammy Awards Cardi B and Kendrick L for…it all. Actually, no further statements because that’s most likely what’s going to happen when music’s biggest night takes over the Staples Center tomorrow night at 8 pm. Oh, and hey Ms. Alicia “A” Keys as your host with performances on the way from Ms. B, Dua Lipa, St. Vincent, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Diana Ross, Travis Scott, Jennifer Lopez, Smokey Robinson, Ne-Yo and Dolly Parton(!!!) We’re, like, so ready. 

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 next 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. 

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? Today’s the last day of shows! Go. (Tonight-February 9th

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, 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…you won’t be disappointed.

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

DJ Chris Urban First, spill some tea with this superstar Philly DJ right here, then dance the night away alongside of him at L’Etage tonight(10 pm), and for your hangover pleasure on Sunday at Positano Coast(12 pm). Ready? Because Mr. Urban will be. Now, dance. 

Gin Blossoms/Xcite Center @Parx Casino Because “Hey Jealousy,” “Found Out About You” and “Until I Fall Away” for the rest of our mid ’90s lives. And if you want to relive your Gin Blossoms’ owned New Miserable Experience all over again, grab those tickets to see them take a hold of Parx Casino tonight. Let’s light rock. (7 pm

Amateur Drag Night/L’Etage  Do you have what it takes to be Philly’s next aspiring drag superstar?? Well, you may not, but the lovely queens who’ll be sashaying all over the L’Etage stage this weekend will certainly be werkin’ it for that title and a $100 cash prize! Tomorrow night, Join your host, the hilarious Bev, as she, along with guest judges Zsa Zsa St. James and Emily Valentine, will slay together to judge the ladies on lewks, lip synchs, and of course, who’ll put the most love into our local drag lives! While you may not be the winner of this fierce competition, there’s no reason not to go support and see just what kind of drag shenanigans will be taking place. For more info (and to meet the gals!!), check this out right here and then check ya damn life at L’Etage on Sunday night...and may you always and respect a hard-working queen..and each other. (7 pm

Glitter High, Drag Out/Tattooed Mom  From fabulous drag queens to fabulous drag kings…the time has come to support them all. Tomorrow night, join your esteemed hosts Baked Pizza (aka Leaf Crunington) and Philly drag king Nile Raven as they dish out Tattooed Mom‘s first ever drag king show! And with a handsomely talented cast that includes Buster V. Giner, Lola Strange, Major Curl, Frankie Magnum and Henio Bullfrog, this is one show you will not want to miss for the close of your weekend and start of your werk week……and may you always and respect a hard-working king….and each other. (8 pm

Also for your……

Saturday/February 9th 

Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s, Tavern on Camac, X Bar and Voyeur (Gayborhood, 10 pm)……….John Maus@Union Transfer (730 pm)……..Space Jesus@The Fillmore(8 pm)…………Jimmy Gnecco@Milkboy Philly(730 pm)……..Keiko Matsui@South Jazz Club(9 pm)……..Welles@Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm)………Warbly Jets@Kung Fu Necktie(8 pm)……..DJ Scene@NOTO(10 pm)………Dark Dirty Techno@Ruba Club(11 pm)………DJ Deejay@Silk City Lounge(10 pm)………Galentine’s Brunch @City Tap House Logan Square(11 am-3 pm)…….

Sunday/February 10th 

Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac(9 pm)……..Pink Floyd’s The Wall Live Extravagnaza@The Fillmore(8 pm)………..Rasputina@Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm)……..Spear of Destiny@Kung Fu Necktie(9 pm)……Eyelids@Boot & Saddle(8 pm)……Mega Mongo@The Trocadero(7 pm)…….Rebecca Zimmerman@The Fire(7 pm)

For many more local and legendary entertainment happenings every weekend (and week, too!), put your Philly Mixtape freakum dress on right here and here and let’s hit the town! 

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Weekday Entertainment Groove

From Estelle to Green Velvet to Herbie Hancock……from Mandolin Orange to 74 Seconds..To Judgement…..to the Chippendales(!!) to the buffet of handsome DJs who’ll no doubt serve us with all kinds of dance floor lovin’ as we set sail into Valentine’s weekend number one….

…..it’s that kind of entertaining week to go with this gorgeous weather we’re all experiencing at this very moment in February time. So, let’s all get out there and do it…all. 

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 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, 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 to let this gripping show take over our lives..now. Seriously..go see it…you won’t be disappointed. 

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 (last week!!) 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)

Estelle/The Foundry  Because we’re still absolutely freaks every day of every week, and because we still try really, really hard to remember drunken karaoke nights slaying Kanye’s part in “American Boy.” Because of course, we will get those tickets to see the sauce-y “Ain’t Yo Bitch” diva all sorts of up-close-and-personal this upcoming Thursday (Feb 7th) evening. We will. So, go right here…now

Green Velvet/NOTO If a few throbs of this overseas DJ legend’s refire of Madonna’s Confessions single, “Sorry,” isn’t enough to get you to go witness him take over NOTO this Thursday, then play it again until it does…because it will. Get those tix…if you’re a big ol’ fan of partyin,’ this is the show for you. (10 pm

Craig Stickland/World Cafe Live If you’re in the mood to simply have a rockin’ good live music time this Friday night, then this red-hot and oh, so handsome crooner is just the guy and certainly the show for you. First, try not jammin’ it out to his hot-to-headphones new single, “Burn it Down,” then get those tickets to witness him justify World Cafe Live this week. Seriously…go…your life lovin’ (and swooning!) soul will be just so happy with your entertainment choice for the evening. Rock on, Mr. Stickland. (8 pm

Herbie Hancock/Xcite Center @Parx Casino  In just 5(!!) ultra-robotic days, the “Rockit” icon himself is going to have all of us throwin’ down our cardboard and get to breakin’ like it’s nobody business when he takes over Parx this Friday night. And if you want to live like you’re still tryin’ to figure out that damn Rubix Cube, don’t waste another break dancin’ in second to think about it and get those tickets now. (8 pm)

Yo, DJs…Give Us Those Tracks…now Whether ridin’ the groove love train with DJ Mike Shaffer @Tabu (8 pm) for a sexy Valentine’s serving of LiP Smackers……rockin’ it out upstairs at Tavern on Camac (10 pm) alongside DJ Chris Urban………or steppin’ down to the Underground @Voyeur to get your tribal freak on with DJ KRK, (10 pm) these handsome local DJ Daddys will get you more than ready to liiiive ya damn lives on the floor……and be good to them, please…because they do it all for you…yes, you….now, dance. (Friday/Gayborhood

Also owning our local and legendary entertainment lives this week…..

Tuesday/February 5th 

Cass McCombs@World Cafe Live(8 pm)………Dean Lewis@The Foundry(8 pm)………Born of Osiris@TLA(7 pm)………Smile Empty Soul@Voltage Lounge(7 pm)………Oginalli@Milkboy Philly(8 pm)……Harry Potter Quizzo@Bainbridge Street Barrel(8 pm)…….Turn Out Tuesdays w/Iris Spectre & Vinchelle @Boxers PHL 

Wednesday/February 6th 

Mandolin Orange @Union Transfer(7 pm)………..El Ten Eleven @The Foundry(8 pm)……….RKCB@Voltage Lounge(8 pm)………..Warhawks@Ortlieb’s(8 pm)……..Hashland@Kung Fu Necktie(9 pm)……..Now That’s All I Call ’90s @Franky Bradley’s(9 pm)…..The Everything Show@L’Etage(10 pm)……

Thursday/February 7th 

Terminally Chill@The Barbary(10 pm)……….RIPE@TLA(8 pm)……..Paula’s Drag Kitchen@L’Etage(8 pm)………Sharon Van Etten@Union Transfer(730 pm)……..As It Is@Voltage Lounge(630 pm)………Keiko Matsui@South Jazz Club(9 pm)………Enter the Haggis@World Cafe Live…..SRSQ@Boot&Saddle(8 pm)

Friday/February 8th 

Drag Wars@Voyeur(830 pm)…….Chippendales:Let’s Misbehave @TLA(9 pm)……..Pokemon:Lets Go Philadelphia @Tabu(8 pm)……….Galactic @The Fillmore(8 pm)………Maceo Plex@Warehouse on Watts(9 pm)…….Elephante@NOTO(11 pm)………Like a Storm@The Foundry(6 pm)………Spafford@Union Transfer(8 pm)……..Cool Company@Kung Fu Necktie(8 pm).

For much more spilling of the local and legendary entertainment tea, smash your mug against the wall with Philly Mixtape right here and here

Cover photo courtesy of Hotel Palomar