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Weekend Entertainment Groove

Let the madness of doing as many locally entertaining things as possible this Philly holiday season begin right about…….now. 

Happy December! 

Sing Your Life Karaoke  Whether during the hustle-and-bustle of your week or the slay of your weekend, the always lovely Ms. Sara Sherr (treat her right this holiday season, kids) has got your vocal chords covered like a light snow on the ground thanks to her always on-point Sing Your Life Karaoke collection. And as always, it’ll be rightfully serving Philly at each of these fabulous locations listed below all holiday season long. Ready, set, sang and be merry! 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   

Charlotte’s Web Now, what could be better than a talented cast of teens taking the stage for a fabulous adaptation of everyone’s favorite children’s book? Maybe if puppies and kittens were doing it, but since we know that can’t happen (maybe?), this is the absolute next greatest thing. So, get those tickets and head on over to The Arden Theatre Company (right in the glory of Old City) to get your holiday season started off in the most spectacular way possible. Plus, wait until you see Ms. Charlotte (the amazing, Anaya Strutz) in all of her Cirque-inspired action. The show runs through January 27th and tickets are going fast, but don’t panic because you can get them right here, right now! 

A Philly Pops Christmas/Verizon Hall @Kimmel Center Get ready….because the Pops are back! And without a doubt, it’s the one thing you must do this season before any festivities begin as its a beloved tradition that just exemplifies the true meaning of the holidays…incredible music! So, waste no time in getting those tickets, plus the Pops will be joined this season by Hamilton:An American Musical‘s star Mandy Gonzalez, so you already know this year’s holiday-stravaganza is going to be extra merry and bright. Shows start…today and run through Sat, Dec 22nd…get those tickets! 

The Color Purple/Theatre Horizon While we could easily spill Broadway tea all day (we really could) about everything this award owning/life-changing show has to offer, you just have to revel in it for yourself as its rightfully taken over the Theatre Horizon all the way through Sunday, December 23rd! Plus, when you get those tickets (some dates are already sold out…so you better hurry!!), you’ll get to see what other critically acclaimed productions are headed to the Theatre’s esteemed way, like, well…just breeze it on over right here to get lost in it all! Tickets start as low as $45, too!!  

Erika Jayne/Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa While one may truly never know just how “XXXPens$ve” it is to be Mizz Erika Jayne, what we do know is that she’s about to make it reign on stage at the Music Box inside the Borgata……tonight. Yaaaas, kween. So, get those one or two last tickets while you still can. And for those who of you out there who’re torturing yourselves in counting down to see your beloved “RHOBH” scene stealer (dear January…get here…now) own that spotlight tonight, here’s a feast of EJ treats courtesy of GetOutMag and its lovely author, Mr. Michael Cook. to get you more than warmed up. Slay, Ms. Jayne, slay.  

Glitter& Garbage/L’Etage  What better way to kick off the month other than an action-packed full of everything you could want from a Philly cabaret show. Join your salty hostess with the mostest, Ms. Shannon Turner, along with her extraordinary friends and co-stars including Silent Screen Goddess, Ms. Lili St. Queer, and simply known as That Kween, Mizz Icon Ebony Fierce. But what it really comes down to is….press pause on Mariah for a couple of hours…and go. Doors at 7, show at 8, $12 at the door. 

Drag Brunch @ Tabu Fierce local Drag queens and wigs and a breakfast buffet…oh, yas, Sunday Funday kween. Tomorrow, drag your hungover ass out of bed and sashay over to Tabu where Philly Drag Mafia sorceress, Ms. Brittany Lynn, along with her gaggle of gal pals including Ms. Ty and Navaya Shay will be all painted up and ready to werk for you. There still may be one or two tables left, so go right here to get yours now, gurrl…..and may you always tip and respect a hard-working queen…no matter what.  The fun begins this Sunday at 11:30, kids! 

Honeygasm Sunday/Franky Bradley’s Oh, it’s the most…..stickiest time of year. Of course, we mean that in the best way possible as Philly Burlesque Superstar’s, Honeytree Evil Eye and Flrt Vonnegut, will be rightfully serving up the final 2018 round of their smash monthly show upstairs at FB’s this Sunday. It also doesn’t hurt (well, maybe just a lil’ bit) that dance phenom Alexa Marie and Boylesque Babe/’90s Pop Music Sensation, Turn Pyke, will be adding their flair to the final Sploosh Fest of the year…yes. Doors at 7, Show at 8, Tickets are $10 right here, $15 at the door. 

And of course, the Philly Christmas Village is back with a giant gift….literally. This year, the beloved Philly tradition returns to a newly renovated LOVE Park (and a big ol’, lit up present right in the middle-of-it-all!) for its 11th season to put us all in the mood for the upcoming delightful madness of the holiday season….yes. Today through Monday, December 24th, be on the the lookout for all of the usual holiday sights, sounds, creations, treats, and of course, lots of eats! Happy holidaze, Philly! Go right here for much more Philly holiday tea.….and don’t forget about the ice skating in front of City Hall!! 

Oh, yes, there’s just one more glistening thing we must mention…..and as usual, it’s superb for all of us kids one-to-ninety-two…..the Macy’s Christmas Light Show has also made its grand return! All you and the phamily have to do is show up at the Grand Court atrium at Macy’s Center City (look for the big ol’ Wannamaker Organ) kicking off at 10 a.m. every two hours until 8 pm through Monday, December 31st! It’s just that easy to get lost in the lights and the magic of the 2018 holiday season. For much more hot and piping Macy’s tea (wait until you see this year’s third floor theme)check your bags right here. 

Also on the local and legendary entertainment radar for your first weekend of December…….

Saturday/Dec 1st     

Mannheim Steamroler @Academy of Music(8 pm)…………Travis Scott @Wells Fargo Center(730 pm) Shreck Wes@NOTO(10 pm)………..Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s, Tavern on Camac, Voyeur& Franky Bradley’s (10 pm, Gayborhood)……..Steven Universe Drag Show@Victoria Freehouse(10 pm)……..Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus Presents:Rejoice@Prince Theater(2 pm)………..Jazz @The Liberty Bar @Rittenhouse Hotel(930 pm)…………Man Overboard@TLA(8 pm)………Jeffrey Osbourne@SugarHouse Casino(8 pm)………..The Garden @First Unitarian Church(730 pm)………..Flint Eastwood@Kung Fu Necktie(7 pm)………..Toubab Krewe@Milkboy Philly(830 pm)……….Dana Gould@Helium Comedy Club(730 pm, 1030 pm)…….Saved by the ’90s@The Trocadero(9 pm) 

Sunday/Dec 2nd 

Glow by Amberella:Exhibition Opening @Mission Taqueria (5 pm)………..Queer Sundays @The Saint(10 pm)………..Tree Lighting @South Street Headhouse(4 pm)……..Sunday Sauce @The Barbary(10 pm)………..Puppa Yoga (awwwe!) @Sweat Fitness(930 am)…………Corey Halcomb @Hibachi Japanese Steakhouse(7 pm)………Cults @Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm)………..Broadside@The Foundry(7 pm)………Bruse Wane @Kung Fu Necktie

Cover photo courtesy of that mean ol’ Mr. Grinch