In today’s f@cking bat shit crazy world, there’s no better time to live and get lost in as much as local and legendary entertainment shenanigans as possible. In other words….go and be god damn kind to one other for f@ck’s sake.
Sing Your Life Karaoke w/Ms. Sara Sherr Those end of summer blues got you down? Well, get the f#$k over it and head out to belt out your favorite Sing Your Life Karaoke groove at any one of these fabulous locations listed below. Of course, it’s all while you show your love to the always lovely and gracious, Ms. Sara Sherr, whose got you covered like a banana hammock with all of your song butchering needs. Now, sang. 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
Wicked If you’re one of the very few left in the city who hasn’t experienced Wicked at The Academy of Music yet, fly to the box office because like summer itself, this award snatching show will be zipping off before you know it. Go right here to spend your green and prepare to get lost in all of those dazzling green-lit Broadway memories that’ll be headed your way when you experience this show. Various dates & showtimes through August 27th/Academy of Music/1420 Locust St.
Full Front Street If you (yes, you) haven’t gotten lost in all of the tassels worthy talent that takes over the fabulous Victoria Freehouse every Monday, then the time is…now. Meaning, head over there tonight to join your ever so yaaas hostess, Ms. Honeytree Evil Eye, along with Lezzie McGuire, Vonka and Sara Soda who’ll be serving so much Philly Burlesque truth that it’ll be sort of ridiculous. Go. Every Monday/9 pm/The Victoria Freehouse/10 S. Front St.
Mister E’s Shock-Show Gong Show Get ready, kids, because the always delightfully cray Philly entertainment trip, Dead Flowers, will be hosting the Gayborhood’s only TV’s “Gong Show” inspired competition show! Join the DF crew for an incredibly fun night of stupid human tricks and unpredictable weirdness as competitors (for the full list, go here) compete for the title of most shocking and a healthy $150 cash prize…..and yas, kween, there will be a gong and it may (definitely will be) used. Tuesday/9 pm/Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar/200 South 12th St.
Cloud Nine Shimmy on over to the Gayborhood this Thursday night and join your esteemed local DJs–Brando Calrissian and JCLEF–who’ll be joining forces at Tavern on Camac’s Ascend Lounge to serve you a wildly fabulous mix of deep house, club hits, rewerks, throwbacks and lots, lots more, all while your Gayborhood bartending bestie, Michael Rasmussen, will be serving up them dranks to make you dance, bish. Because you will. Wednesday/9pm/The Ascend Lounge at Tavern on Camac/243 South Camac St.
Sheila E./Dave Koz/Larry Graham While we could easily go on and on about the impeccable live music artists of all of these artists (seriously…you might not want to miss this one), we just have to press play on Ms. E’s “The Glamorous Life” over and over and over again. No further statements. Thursday/Dell Music Center/7 pm/33rd/Ridge Dauphin Streets
Jimmy Buffet “Margaritaville” for life. Get those tickets. Thursday/8 pm/BB&T Pavilion/1 Harbour Blvd.
Lionel Richie w/Very Special Guest Mariah Carey There’s really nothing to say here except that the entire tri-state area has been waiting five long months for this rescheduled show from March so it better be damn good. However, lucky for us, word on the live music street is that it quite simply is. In other words, get those tickets while you still can while we prepare our “Dancing on the Ceiling” and “Shoo do do do do” lives for this Thursday night. 7 pm/Wells Fargo Center
Nitty Gritty:Beach Boys Meet the Lost Girls-A ’60s Dance Party If you like gettin’ down the classic sound of such legendary old school music artists like The Crystals, The Rosettes, Beach Boys, The Sunrays (really…who doesn’t??) and many, many, many more, then you must head over to The Dolphin this Thursday night where the esteemed DJ, Mr. David Atlas, will have it all ready for you and all of your doo-wop needs. They just don’t make ’em like this anymore, kids, and this Thursday night you’ll hear exactly why. Thursday/8 pm/The Dolphin Tavern/1539 S. Broad St.
Also on the local and legendary entertainment decks for your Monday……………..The Funeral Portrait @Voltage Lounge (530 pm, 421 N. 7th St.)…….Most Selfless Cheerleader @Johnny Brenda‘s (8 pm, 1201 Frankford Avenue)……The Phonies @Kung Fu Necktie (8 pm, 1248 N. Front St.)……..UhF @Blacony Bar @The Troc (8 pm, 1003 Arch St.)…………Tuesday………..Playboi Carty and Young Nudy @TLA (8 pm, 334 South St.)……….West Philadelphia Orchestra @Franky Bradley‘s (9 pm, 1320 Chancellor St.)……..Zeshan B @Boot & Saddle (830 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.)……….Flowercrown @The Barbary (8 pm, 951 Frankford Avenue)………Wednesday……In the Valley Below @Boot & Saddle (830 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.)………. Kari Faux @The Barbary (9 pm, 951 Frankford Avenue)…….. Lizdelise @Ortlieb’s (8 pm, 847 N. 3rd St.)……… TWEN @Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Avenue)……..Thursday…… Mark Lanegan Band @Underground Arts (9 pm, 1200 Callowhill St.)…….Hoots & Hellmouth @Boot & Saddle (830 pm, 1131 S. Broad St.)…….. Jesse Hale Moore @Spruce Street Harbour Promenade (5 pm, Columbus Blvd @Spruce Street)……. Subtronics @Coda (9 pm, 1712 Walnut St.)