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Weekday Entertainment Mixtape

When it comes to this week in Philly entertainment….just do everything on this list. It’s that simple. Now, get to it. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke What’s your favorite karaoke song? Chances are the fabulous Sara Sherr has them all in her always in season Sing Your Life Karaoke collection, which will be serving your vocal chords all weekend long at any one of these fabulous Philly locations listed below. Sun, 9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues, 9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs, 9-2 W/N W/N 931 Spring Garden, Fri, 9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St. Saturday, 9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave

Jerry’s Girls Grab those tickets for a magical evening jam-packed with the music of Jerry Herman and some of Broadway’s best musicals, including Hello Dolly!, Mame, Mack and Mabel, Dear World and La Cage Aux Folles. What it all comes down to is….all of these shows for life. Enough said. Now-July 2nd, Walnut Street Theatre, Independence Studio on 3, various showtimes and ticket prices 825 Walnut St.

Dirty Dancing:The Musical Whether you still live for the soundtrack, you’re a certified master of the infamous “Lift,” belt out all of the words to the dearly departed Patrick Swayze’s “She’s Like the Wind” in the shower or because nobody puts Baby or you in the corner, for that matter, the classic movie, “Dirty Dancing,” certainly has something for everybody. Even more so this year more than ever as the beloved film is celebrating thirty years of giving us the time of our lives. So to celebrate the national tour of the critically acclaimed musical version of the film is taking over Philly for a special weeklong engagement at the Merriam Theater….meaning grab those tickets for what’s sure to be a truly spectacular Swayze-stravaganza. Really, it’s Dirty Dancing we’re talking about here…how could it not be?  Kimmel Center, Merriam Theater, 300 S. Broad Street, May 16th-May 21st, various prices and showtimes 

Saturday Night Fever:The Musical Pretty much the same thing can be said for Saturday Night Fever, the smash musical based off of the John Travota disco game changer, which will coincide with the fortieth (!!!) anniversary of the classically funkdafied ’70s dance flick. Of course, in order to truly prepare for this bedazzled spectacle, play, like, every Bee-Gee’s record ever as you grab those tickets right here, right now. Walnut Street Theatre, MainStage, May 16 – July 16th, $20 – $95, 810 Walnut Street 

Meat Puppets Because you still rock your trademark MP t-shirt (you know the one) and you still belt out “Backwater” at every karaoke night. So, get those tickets and live it up like it’s 1994 all over again. Because you must, of course.  Tonight, 730 pm, Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. 

The Hype! Presents:Take On Me:An ’80s Tribute Show So, what happens when close to a dozen of Philly’s brightest and best singers get together and put on an Aqua Net worthy ’80s tribute show? You’re about to find out as Keely Siblia, Emily Mineo, Bone, BoyWonder and many, many more are about to take you on a Rubix Cube-d journey of our Debbie Gibson dreams. Let’s break dance it out at The Tusk tomorrow night. Tonight, No cover, The Tusk, 8 pm, 430 South St. 

So Far Gone:Drake Night Although you know you’re more than woke for Dreezy night at The Fillmore this week, but secretly you’re more than ready to let it all go to “Too Good” with RiRi because it’s just that underrated groove. Don’t argue the truth and just let it go and then..dance. Wednesday, 9pm, The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E Allen St.

The #Weirdzos Talent Show Join Travis Tea, Turnpyke, and Paul Severe along with your host, the Amazing Brettzo as they get together and judge (and that you will be) Philly’s most weirdest and hottest new talent ranging from, well, who the f#$k knows, you just have to head to Tabu this hump day evening to see all of the weirdness go down. And there’s also an Open Call Pre-Show hosted by Ms Mae Rose, so get your weird ass over there, gurl. Wednesday, 9 pm, Tabu, 200 South 12th St. 

The xx If there’s one music act out there whose glorious vibes will help calm anyone down in these wtf times, it’s certainly English Breakfast Tea sipping trio, The xx, who’ll be bringing all sort if it at The Mann Center this Wednesday night while blowing us away with live servings of the tracks from their shining new album, I See You. Get those tickets.  Wednesday, 630 pm, The Mann Center for Performing Arts, West Fairmount Park, 5201 Parkside Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131

An Evening of Leonard Cohen Because we’re all still feeling the loss of beloved “Hallelujah” scribe, Leonard Cohen, head over to The Gershman Y on Thursday night for what’s sure to be an incredible evening paying tribute to the late music great. The night will get started with a Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival screening of the film Ladies and Gentlemen…Mr. Leonard Cohen, which will be followed with a fabulous reception and lots and lots of tea spilling about the essence of everything Mr. Cohen had to offer. Which of course is life within its damn self, so don’t miss out and head over to the event’s official Facebook page, right here, right now to grab those tickets.  Thursday, 7 pm, $45, The Gershman, 401 S Broad St. 

La Maison Rose Presents:KONG:The Beauties that Killed the Beast Burlesque, Beats, Beauties and Beasts…oh, yaaaas.  So, get to Franky Bradley’s this Thursday night and let your insatiable hostess, La Maison Rose, as well as Renée Rebelle, Lil’ Steph, Lelu Lenore and many more lead the way as we’ll get to see what happens when all of this comes to larger than jungle life in the coveted spotlights of the second story stage. Thursday, 9 pm, Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St. 

Also on deck this week…….Wavves @The Foundry (tonight, 1000 Frankford, 8 pm)…..Chord Overstreet (!!) @ Milkboy Philly (tonight, 7 pm, 1000 Chestnut Street)……Chris Cotton @The Barbary (Wednesday, 8 pm, 951 Frankford Avenue)…...Non @World Cafe Live (Wednesday, 7 pm, 3025 Walnut St.)……Perfume Genius @Underground Arts (Thursday,  830 pm, 1024 Spring Garden St.)…..Pegboard Nerds @The Foundry (Thursday, 9 pm, 1000 Frankford Avenue) 

Cover photo courtesy of Visit Philly  

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Mother’s Day Weekend Entertainment Mixtape

Lots of rain tomorrow and lots of “I Love You, Mom’s” on Sunday. 

Let’s Mother’s Day Weekend and make those plans full of love for Mom. 

BB & T Pavilion From tonight’s Future:Nobody’s Safe tour stop to this weekend’s Radio 104.5 Lawn Jawn (day two is sold out) starring Bastille, Empire of the Sun, The 1975, Kings of Leon and many, many more, BB & T Pavilion is up and running and ready to take all of your hard earned coin in exchange for lots and lots of concert tickets over the next few months. To see who’s on live music deck this year, get to steppin’ right here. Oh, and fifteen dollar beers for life, of course. Various showtimes, 1 Harbour Blvd  Camden, NJ 08103

Sing Your Life Karaoke  What’s your favorite karaoke song? Chances are the fabulous Sara Sherr has them all in her always in season Sing Your Life Karaoke collection, which will be serving your vocal chords all weekend long at any one of these fabulous Philly locations listed below. Sun, 9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues, 9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs, 9-2 W/N W/N 931 Spring Garden, Fri, 9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St. Saturday, 9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave

Jerry’s Girls  Earn some fab extra points with Mom this weekend (Dirty Dancing and Saturday Night Fever are also on their gleeful way next week for those who may not be able to see Mom this weekend) and grab those tickets for a magical evening/after brunch party jam-packed with the music of Jerry Herman and some of Broadway’s best musicals, including Hello Dolly!, Mame, Mack and Mabel, Dear World and La Cage Aux Folles. What it all comes down to is….all of these shows for life. Enough said. Now-July 2nd, Walnut Street Theatre, Independence Studio on 3, various showtimes and ticket prices 825 Walnut St.

DTF:Darryl & Timaree Fun Hour Philly’s most fabulous comedic duo–real life sex educator, Dr. Timaree Leigh, and real-life comedian, Mr. Darryl Charles–are back to bring the universe’s one-and-only sex ed/comedy/game show! And for this romp, they’re bringing in Bearlesque’s Connor Michalchuk, Home of Comedy Sportz’s Dave Jadico with delightful improv by Smoke & Fire. And then afterwards, we dance like we’re makin’ love.  Tonight, 830 pm, Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St. 

Pennsylvania Ballet Re/Action No words, just four days of stunning technique, pulsating performance and classical music by Tchaikovsky, Bohuslav Martinu, Leo Delibes and many, many more. For ticket prices, showtimes and much, much more info on what’s sure to be an incredible series, dance it on over right here. Tonight-Sunday, May 14th, Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.

DJ Jimmy DePre  Although you should absolutely never, ever ask the DJ anything, snaps to the fabulous dancing queen who requests this fucking incredible Oliver Nelson remix of our dearly departed Ms. Whitney’s “How Will I Know.” Other than that…nothing as Mr. DePre will be oh, so busy checkin your dance music life on both Friday and Saturday night at Tavern on Camac. 10 pm, 243 South Camac St. 

DJ Chris Urban  Whether at City Tap House Logan Sq. (10pm-2am, 1801 18th St.) tonight, owning his L’Etage (10 pm, 624 South 6th St.) residency tomorrow night or owning your Mother’s Day bubbly brunch life on Sunday at Positano Coast (12-4, 212 Walnut St.), Mr. Urban has got your dance music needs covered like a brown paper bag on an elementary school textbook all weekend long. Now, dance. 

The Golden Gurlz Live  Although Brittany Lynn (Dorothy), Pissi Myles (Blanche), Connor Michalchuk (Ma) and Bella Cane (Rose) won’t be joining the Stonewall Sports Boyz on the kick-those-balls fields this weekend (although…dreams), they will be putting on a special show at Tabu tonight honoring Philly’s fabulous sports league, so don’t be a Stan and miss out, kickball kween. Tickets available at the door and right here. Tonight, 1030 pm, Tabu, 200 South 12th St. 

The Sex Dwarf ’80s Prom  Now, what could be better than a New Wave kissed Sex Dwarf ’80s prom helmed by iconic Philly DJ Robert Drake as we head into Mother’s Day weekend? Absolutely god damn nothing. So, with that being said…pass all of the Jelly bracelets and shoes, shoulder pads, Rubix Cubes and repeat viewings of Desperately Seeking Susan right this way, please. Plus, this coveted event is back after a loooong four year hiatus…get that Aqua Net ready, kids. Tonight, 10pm-2am, Club Mousai, 1227 Walnut St. 

Metallica Because you still can’t figure out the guitar chords to “Enter Sandman” but you’re more than ready to see the legendary rock gods take over Lincoln Financial Field tonight. Grab those tickets.  Lincoln Financial Field, Tonight, 6 pm 

Le Youth/Rumor  When Cassie and deep house collide, you head straight to Rumor tonight and pay your dance music respects to the DJ. Tonight, 10 pm, Rumor Philly, 1500 Sansom St. 

Morgan Page  Since it’s pretty much time to put that summer body to work, head down to AC where Mr. Page will be waiting just for your fine ass as he serves up those fucking delicious grooves and rewerks…like this one. Tonight, 10 pm, Premier Nightclub, 1 Borgata Way 

Trey Songz Because it’s the weekend and it’s time to get krunk. And Mr. Songz and all that “Bottoms Up” truth will certainly help us get all the way there. Saturday, 7 pm, Electric Factory, 421 North 7th St. 

The Barbary If you’re looking for the perfect show to take Mom to for Mother’s Day this Sunday, this is it as four extraordinarily talented local ladies–Tara Hendricks, Lauren Scott, Amélie Swann and Lynsay Salera–take the stage at The Barbary for a night of incredible live music provided by their pulsating diva pipes. Go. Sunday, The Barbary, 7pm-10pm, 951 Frankford Avenue

For much more Philly entertainment goings on, check back for updates on Philly Mixtape all weekend long and check this out, too. 

Happy weekend! 

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Weekday Entertainment Mixtape

The trick is not to focus on the weather forecast, but focus on lots of things to do in Philly all week long. 

So, do them and be happy. 

Jerry’s Girls Keep some delightful Philly theater vibes going all May and beyond (Dirty Dancing and Saturday Night Fever are also on their gleeful way) and grab those tickets for a magical evening jam-packed with the music of Jerry Herman and some of Broadway’s best musicals, including Hello Dolly!, Mame, Mack and Mabel, Dear World and La Cage Aux Folles. What it all comes down to is….all of these shows for life. Enough said. Now-July 2nd, Walnut Street Theatre, Independence Studio on 3, various showtimes and ticket prices 825 Walnut St.

Sing Your Life Karaoke Although the weather is still looking to be a tad bit frightful this week, the many, many selections in Ms. Sara Sherr’s always sunny Sing Your Life Karaoke collection are guaranteed to make you (yes, you) feel so delightful, so get out there and sing like Reese Witherspoon at any one of these fabulous Philly locations listed below. Sun, 9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues, 9-2 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs, 9-2 W/N W/N 931 Spring Garden, Fri, 9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St. Saturday, 9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave

Queens & Quizzo Besides the fabulous drag thrupl-ing of Navaya Shay, Crystal Electra and resident Philly Mixtape drag tea table (read this) tosser, Ms. Brittany Lynn all being in one fabulous place every Monday night, the lovely ladies put their wigs, pads and faces together to serve up a Quizzo that’s like no other god damn Quizzo night taking place in Philly right now. All meaning…anything f#$king goes. But you probably already knew that when you saw the name Brittany Lynn. Plus, there’s a chance to win a $500 grand prize! So, go, kween. Every Monday, 7pm-9pm, Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd St.

Shut Up & Sing! Because a night of karaoke and carrying on at Woody’s alongside Philly drag divas Ms. Vinchelle and Ms. Sutton Fearce is just what you need at the start of your werk week. Every Monday, Woody’s, 202 S. 13th St. 7-9

Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders Final Auditions Show  Good luck, ladies!  Monday, Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. 

Full Front Street  As if the incredible Burlesque styles and sass served up every Monday night aren’t already more than enough to get you woke for your work week ahead, tomorrow get ready for a Philadelphia Burlesque Battle Royale reunion starring Honeytree Evil Eye, Zsu Zsu Zantana,Fae Tantra and your esteemed 2017 winner, Penny Praline, all of whom are more than ready to rumble for your tassels lives. Be there. Every Monday, Victoria Freehouse, 9 pm, 10 S. Front St. 

Levitation Jones Let’s vibe and levitate, man…because we must. Tuesday, 8pm, Coda, 1712 Walnut St. 

The Fillmore & The Foundry   Whether it’s Coheed and Cambria on Wednesday or Billy Curriungton (sigh..) on Thursday, both at The Fillmore, or Ugly God on Tuesday or You Me at Six on Wednesday, both at adjacent upstairs lounge, The Foundry, the address of 29 East Allen St. has you and pretty much all of Philly more than covered for…it all. 

Time for Three Yes, it is. And then see Thursday night at World Cafe Live for your Philadelphia Chamber Orchestrated plans all week long. Tuesday, The Kimmel Center, 8 pm, 300 South Broad St. 

T.I./Let’s raise ’em up for Mr. “Rubber Bad Man” Philly style. Which is the freshest and best type of style, of course. Bag those tickets up. Wednesday, TLA Philly, 8 pm, 334 South Street 

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia If you haven’t experienced the laid back, yet powerful live music vibes (plus, the food’s really good, too) of World Cafe Live yet, put it at the top of your list as we head into summer. No further questions, especially since the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia is about to give Philly the delightful live music ride of its life this week. Grab those tickets and also click right here for everything WCL has to offer for your live music needs.  7 pm, Thursday, 3025 Walnut St. 

Brian McKnight  Excuse us for crying as we get these tickets, but “Anytime” just came on and ya know….life. Thursday, 8 pm, Sands Bethlehem Entertainment Center, 77 Sands Boulevard, 18015 

Kelly Price/Christopher Williams   Yes, that Ms. Price and that Mr. Williams and those voices are coming to Philly this week for a pre Mother’s Day show that’s guaranteed to lift anybody’s spirits when they need it most..which is right now, So, go. Thursday, TLA Philly  334 South Street 

Pennsylvania Ballet Re/Action  No words, just four days of stunning technique, pulsating performance and classical music by Tchaikovsky, Bohuslav Martinu, Leo Delibes and many, many more. For ticket prices, showtimes and much, much more info on what’s sure to be an incredible series, dance it on over right here.  Thursday, May 11th-Sunday, May 14th, Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St. 

For more Philly events at Union Transfer, Underground Arts, Ortlieb’s, Rumor Philly, Johnny Brenda’s and many, many more…check this out.