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Memorial Day Weekend Entertainment Groove

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! 

And for the love of all things SPF, please be safe out there….you getting arrested for being stupid is not what this weekend’s about. 

So, with that being said, let’s unofficially kick off summer, shall we? 

Yes. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke  Not only will you have plenty to do in Philly this holiday weekend, but you’ll also have lots of places to go and sing your little heart out thanks to the lovely Ms. Sara Sherr and her always sun-kissed Sing Your Life Karaoke collection. Belt it out this weekend and beyond at any of these fabulous locations listed below.  Fri/9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St.Saturday/9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave Sun/9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues/9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs/9-2 Milkboy South Street/401 South St. 

Delaware River Waterfront It’s official! The Philly Waterfront is now officially open for the season……and we’re all invited. Ready, set, hammocks all summer long. For more details on this summer’s flowing festivities including fun for the kids, fabulous music and where and how you can get your yoga on, you should absolutely check this out right now. 

Mayer Hawthorne It certainly has been “A Long Time,” hasn’t it, Mr. Hawthorne? If you’re looking for what’s sure to be the most vibed out show of your holiday weekend, this is it. Plus, this is also your official Daryl Hall and John Oates presented Hoagie Nation pre-party event! (see below). So, get those tickets because they will sell out before tonight’s show. But first, watch this f@#king epic music video. Tonight/The Fillmore/8 pm/29 East Allen St. 

HoagieNation It’s baaaack! And this year, Philly’s annual hoagie-stravagana is more stuffed than ever. Oh, wait, that’s us when it’s all said and done. Plus, the music of City of Brotherly Love entertainment legends Hall & Oates (plus Train & Fitz and the Tantrums!) helps this spectacular holiday weekend event shine in every way possible. Don’t miss it! Get those tickets here and now!  Saturday/3 pm/Festival Pier/Columbus Blvd & Spring Garden Streets 

Mamma Mia! Since there’s still two grueling months left until the much, much-anticipated Mamma Mia! sequel hits the big screens–that’s like twenty years in Meryl and Cher time–why not go see the acclaimed national production to help pass the seconds along while it’s in Philly this summer? Yes. Just a word to your bell bottoms…tickets are going quick, because as we all know this show is life within itself, so don’t delay and shimmy on over to them right here and right now. Ready, set, “Fernando.”  Tonight-through July 15th/various showtimes/ticket prices/Walnut Street Theater/825 Walnut St. 

8th Annual Philly Tango Fest  You know you’re, like, so tempted to go right here to tango it up for more info on this sure-to-be sizzling holiday weekend event. Plus, the title says it all…and what a Fest it shall be. Tonight-Monday, May 28th/Lithuanian Music Hall/2715 E. Allegheny Avenue 

Festival Pier Whether it was Post Malone and 21 Savage this past Wednesday, Khalid tonight or Down North on Saturday,, Festival Pier has certainly wasted no time in getting the unofficial summer party started. Of course, there’s still much, much more on the way, so check this out right here as it’s your official gateway to all kinds of sun-kissed shenanigans down by the River this summer. Various dates& showtimes/Columbus Blvd & Spring Garden Streets 

Pop Muzik:Memorial Day Staycation Sunday  For those choosing to stay in the city this weekend, there is absolutely no need to fret. Because not only are you making a wise decision (Philly can be so peaceful when there’s no one around), but you’ll be here for a most fabulous dance party presented by the one, the only, DJ Robert Drake. Not only will he be spinning out those classic cuts all night long, but he’ll be getting you even more hype for the Depeche Mode takeover of Wells Fargo Center on June 3rd. Plus, you’ll get to check out the city’s newest hot-spot, Concourse Dance Bar! There’s really nothing left to say but stay…and dance for your life. Sunday/9 pm/Concourse Dance Bar/1635 Market St. 

Sunday Tea:Memorial Day Weekend Edition  Just keep on dancin’ this weekend…..it’s really that simple. Plus if you haven’t stepped a fancy stiletto inside Maison 208 yet, tonight’s the night like Rod to do so. Let’s boogie. Sunday/2 pm-8pm/Maison 208/208 S. 13th St. 

Kenny Loggins Yes, that Kenny Loggins. So, let’s get “Footloose” this holiday weekend, shall we? F@ck yes. Get those tickets. Sunday/8 pm/Borgata Event Center/1 Borgata Way

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

Friday……..

Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s (202 S. 13th St.) all holiday weekend long………DJ Jimmy DePre @Tavern on Camac (Friday & Saturday/10 pm/243 S. Camac St.)……..John Fogerty/ZZ Top @Borgata Event Center(8 pm/1 Borgata Way)……….Lissie@World Cafe Live(8 pm/3025 Walnut St.)……….Suuns @Boot & Saddle(830 pm/1131 S. Broad St.)……..Two Friends@NOTO(10 pm/1209 Vine St.)…………Thank You Scientist@Milkboy Philly(830 pm/1131 Chestnut St.)…………Pkew Pkew Pkew @Kung Fu Necktie (730 pm/1248 N. Front St.)………….The Cobbs @Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm/1201 Frankford Ave)………..DJ Sylo@The Dolphin Tavern(8 pm/1539 S. Broad St.)…………..Plagues@The Barbary (730 pm/951 Frankford Ave)

Saturday……

Hip Hop Since 1987 Mini Festival @Voltage Lounge(12 pm/421 N. 7th St./Sunday, too!)…………..The Kooks @The Trocadero(8 pm/1003 Arch St.)…………..Laura Veirs@Boot&Saddle(8 pm/1131 S. Broad St.)…………Village People @Resorts Atlantic City(8 pm/1133 Boardwalk)…………This Is The Kit@Johnny Brenda’s(915 pm/1201 Frankford Ave)………..Kevin Hart@Boardwalk Hall(7 pm/2301 Boardwalk)……….The Vanish@The Barbary(7 pm/951 Frankford Ave)………Blood Sound@Ortlieb’s(8 pm/847 N. 3rd St.)………Great Time@The Pharmacy(7 pm/1300 S. 18th St.)……….The Baylor Project@South(9 pm, 600 N. Broad St.)………Holy Trinity@The Dolphin Tavern(9 pm/1539 S. Broad St. 

Sunday…….

Sinful Sundays w/The Godess Isis @Tabu(10 pm/200 South 12th St.)…….Carnage@NOTO(10 pm/1209 Vine St.)………….Leikeli47/Shaqeyah@The Foundry(9 pm/1000 Frankford Ave)…………Lost Dog Street Band@(8 pm/951 Frankford Ave)………Knightlife@Ortlieb’s(7 pm/847 N. 3rd St.)……..Brendan Bring’em@Silk City Diner & Lounge(10 pm/435 Spring Garden St.)……..Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac (9 pm/243 S. Camac St.)

Monday….

Mambo Mondays @Vango(830 pm/116 South 8th St.)……………Memorial Day Party @Vesper (11 am/1031 Germantown Ave)………….Serenity/The North Wind @Penn’s Landing Arena(9 pm/301 S. Columbus Blvd.)…………Augustus@The Pharmacy(7 pm/1300 S. 18th St.)……….Brett Andrew/Hunka Junk@Sands Bethlehem Casino Resort(730 pm/77 Sands Blvd).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rewerk Wednesday/Dash Berlin

Whether in their native Netherlands, on dance floors across the globe, or at NOTO this Friday night, tantalizingly trance-d up dance music trio Dash Berlin knows how to give their massive audience the music business on the dance floor. 

Consisting of friends Eelke Kalberg, Sebastiaan Molijn (both producers) and Jeffrey Sutorius (front-runner), the group got their official start in 2006 after Sutorious came up with the concept and name. With all three of these gentlemen being well versed in pretty much every genre of electronic music and influential study of musical instruments, it was no surprise that their debut ditty, “Till the Sky Falls Down,” became a massive success when it hit dance floors a decade (!!) ago.

Boy, time really flies when you’re livin’ it up in those strobe lights, doesn’t it? 

Besides taking the dance charts by storm, Dash’s freshman powerhouse club anthem not only caught the headphones’ attention of fellow DJs across the planet, but also of the legendary Armin van Buuren, who showed the single lots of love during various shows and on his very own personal playlist. This would lead Dash Berlin to hit the touring scene hard (as any DJ should do if they want to get it), and pretty much since they crash landed into our shimmering worlds, they’ve been going non-stop across the world and beyond, which is most likely the reason you’re going to be living for them this weekend.

You know you are.

Of course, you can’t own the scene without a plethora of fresh studio romps to go along with it, and over their pulsating career, Dash Berlin has released a crate full of studio albums and have served up rewerks for The Chainsmokers, Janet Jackson, Justin  Timberlake and Annie Lennox, just to name a few on their esteemed list of slay.

But since there’s no use in going on and on about all of Dash Berlin‘s accomplishments (see…this) it’s better off to just hear them all, especially when it comes to their most recent L.P., “We Are(Part 2), which features lots of thunder as well as an incredible cover of Roxette’s classic ’90s rock ballad, “Listen to Your Heart,” that you just have to get down to right about…now. 

And then get those tickets to see Dash Berlin take over NOTO this Friday...your dance music life will thank you. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekend Entertainment Groove

Hey there, this weather and the weekend. 

Let’s live it up as if our names are Ja Rule and Case, shall we? 

Yes. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke Now, what could be better to celebrate this weather (!!) than belting out your favorite tune? Absolutely nothing. So, join Sing Your Life Karaoke goddess Sara Sherr all weekend (and week!) at any one of these fabulous Philly locations listed below and sing your little heart out. Sun/9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues/9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs/9-2 Milkboy South Street/401 South St. Fri/9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St. Saturday/9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave

Noises Off! A critically acclaimed show about a dress rehearsal gone awry, this Broadway darling has strutted into Philly for a fabulous spring run! But since this is the one that everyone will be buzzing about as we hop along with spring, get those good seats now and find out why The New York Times hails Noises Off! as a show that “voyages to the outer limits of hilarity!” Go right here for much more fabulous info now!! Tonight through April 29th/Walnut Street Theatre/825 Walnut St.

On Your Feet! What happens when you take the music, moves and legacy of Gloria Estefan, the production prowess of Emilio Estefan, add in some truly stunning choreography and take it all from the Broadway stages? You get this critically loved Tony Award winning musical, which is wrapping up its breathtaking week-long run this weekend! So, you know what that means…there’s only a few chances left to witness it all while it’s here in Philly, so grab those tickets now!  Tonight-Sunday, April 15th/Academy of Music/240 S. Broad St. 

DTF:Daryl & Timaree Fun Hour Are you down to have, like, the best Friday night ever? If you answered “yes” to that question (if you answered no, there just might not be any hope left), then you must giddy on up to Franky Bradley’s tonight. Once you head upstairs, the hilarious Daryl Charles and the always yas Dr. Timaree Leigh will be more than ready to serve up the latest edition of the best sexed up comedy game show on the planet. And if you have anymore questions…just go.  Tonight/830 pm/Franky Bradley’s/1320 Chancellor St. 

P!nk/Beautiful Trauma Tour It’s all going down (or should we say….way, way up?) tonight at the Wells Fargo Center when our beloved pop rock kween rolls into town for her latest tour stop. And if you need a little help in preparing your perfectly P!nk-ed tailgate party, here’s 5 ways to help the entire tri-state area get ready for..it all. Because we must. Go right here for tickets while you still can! Tonight/630 pm/Wells Fargo Center/3601 S. Broad St. 

Shut Up & Dance It’s really that simple. You know what else is really simple? Grabbing those tickets (right here…if you still can) to experience this one-night-only werk-stravaganza that’s all about promoting the best kind of life possible…the dance life, of course. And it’s all brought to you by the incredible MANNA organization, which you can get to know by strutting right here. And then..go…seriously. Saturday/Forrest Theatre/8 pm/1114 Walnut St. 

Sashay:A PGMC Drag Revue In what’s certainly going to be the sickest and fiercest event of the weekend, join a gaggle of some of Philly’s hottest queens including your host, Ms. Bev, as well as Brittany Lynn, Lili St. Queer, Maria Top Catt, and many, many more as they sashay down the Voyeur runway in support of your favorite singing kweens from the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus! Yes, it’s going to be quite a showing of every color of the rainbow—or as Ms. Lynn would say, it’s going to just so gaaaay—so grab those few tickets while you still can (there still might be some left for the balcony) and everyone will see you there, kween!  Saturday/8 pm/Voyeur Nightclub/1220 St. James St. 

DJ LOSH Before you go see this tremendous Philly based DJ own NOTO this Saturday night with his latest fire, “One More Chance” (plus much, much more), get to know him right here in this week’s Rewerk Wednesday spot as this red-hot and rising talent is demanding your headphones attention. Let’s boogie. Saturday/NOTO/10 pm/1209 Vine St. 

DJ Robert Drake at Concourse Dance Bar  Have you been to Philly’s newest dance hot-spot yet? If not, then this Sunday night is the perfect night for you to check it out as the one-and-only Mr. Drake will be taking over and serving you with the hottest ’80s and ’90s grooves this side of the Schuylkill! It’s the party to end all weekend parties, so don’t miss it! Your Monday general well being will thank you. Sunday/Concourse Dance Bar/9pm/1635 Market St. 

Bradley’s Bucks present Up in the Air In case you missed Wednesday’s night’s showing of this spectacular high-flying spectacle brought you by the fine gentlemen of Philly’s only all-male dance troupe, then you must go for the close of your weekend. Not only will you get one hell of a show, but it’s all for a fabulous cause as proceeds will be going to benefit Family Support Line, which is taking incredible measures to prevent and treat victims of child sexual abuse. Let’s do it and make a change for the kids, kids..because we must. Sunday/730 pm/Franky Bradley’s/1320 Chancellor St. 

Queens in the Sky   Look up in the sky….it’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s just Philly Drag Mafia sorceress’ Brittany Lynn’s wig 50 floors up in the air a top the entire city of Philadelphia. Which means, the time has come…..to get ready for another fierce serving of Queens in the Sky, which is guaranteed to put the slay in your Sunday Funday. Also joining Ms. Lynn, you’ll be treated to the tremendous talents of Lady Poison, Morgan Wells, Georgia Versace Couture and Dusty Relix, all while DJ Carl Michaels sets the mood with those grooves. For much, much tea on this truly spectacular drag-stravaganza, spill it on over at the official Sky Philadelphia page…now. Sunday/Sky Philadelphia/11 am-4 pm/1717 Arch St. 

Andy Grammer Although the “Fresh Eyes” crooner’s Philly tour stop is sold out, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t swoon over his latest, well-received set, ‘The Good Parts,‘ and then patiently wait for your next chance to see him up close and oh, so personal. Sunday/TLA/8 pm/334 South St. 

Also for your dancin’ and prancin’ pleasure this weekend…..

Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s/9 pm/Friday&Saturday/202 S. 13th St.

DJ Jimmy DePre @Tavern on Camac/Fri&Sat/9 pm/243 S. Camac St.      

Hardwell@Premier Nightclub Atlantic City/Friday10 pm/1 Borgata Way 

DJ Chris Urban@L’Etage on Saturday/10pm/624 South 6th St & Positano Coast on Sunday/12pm-4 pm/212 Walnut St. 

4B@Noto/Friday//10 pm1209 Vine St.            

Mikey Lion@Coda/10 pm/1712 Walnut St.   

TWRK@Premier Nightclub Atlantic City/10 pm/Saturday/1 Borgata Way       

R3hab @Haven Nightclub Atlantic City/1 Castle Blvd. 

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

Bodega/Franz Ferdinand @The Fillmore/8 pm/29 East Allen St.     

Chief Keef/Bok Nero@Electric Factory/8 pm/421 N. 7th St. 

Skizzy Mars @TLA/9 pm/334 South St.              

Frenship @The Foundry/9 pm/1000 Frankford Ave    

Lotus@Union Transfer/8 pm/1024 Spring Garden St.               

L7@The Trocadero/8 pm/1003 Arch St. 

Fortunate Youth @Underground Arts/8 pm/1200 Callowhill St.         

Maxo Cream @Voltage Lounge/8 pm/421 N. 7th St. 

Dead Horses @Boot & Saddle/8 pm/1131 S. Broad St.           

3 Men @ Bourbon & Branch/8 pm/705 N. 2nd St. 

Saturday……

John Prine/Kurt Vile @Merriam Theater/8 pm/250 S. Broad St.    

Titus Andronicus@Underground Arts/9 pm/1200 Callowhill St. 

Sean Kingston@The Bourbon Room/10 pm/801 Boardwalk       

YFN Lucci@Coda/830 pm/1712 Walnut St 

U.S. Girls @Johnny Brenda’s/9 pm/1201 Frankford Ave      

Charlotte Cardin @Boot & Saddle/830 pm/1131 South Broad St. 

Andy Frasco & The U.N. @Milkboy Philly/830 pm/1100 Chestnut St.         

Jackie Venson @Connie’s Ric Rac/8 pm/1132 S. Broad St. 

Sunday…….

Showtunes Sundays @Tavern on Camac/9 pm/243 S. Camac St.        

Sinful Sundays w/The Godess Isis @Tabu/9 pm/200 S. 12th St. 

Ty Segall @The Trocadero/730 pm/10003 Arch St.           

James TW @TLA/730 pm/334 South St.             

Guerilla Toss @ Everybody Hits               

King Woman @Union Transfer               

Ramble Tamble @Johnny Brenda’s Downstairs     

Marc Berger @World Cafe Live/830 pm/3025 Walnut St. 

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