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The Yas, the Ugh and Everything Else in Beat-tween Valentine’s Day Playlist

Love? 

Yes, the title of Ms. Lo‘s album with that not-so-elusive question mark at the end is that word as today marks that day full of Cupid‘s little arrows we call Valentine’s Day.

Indeed for some, today will be full of roses, candy rain and lots of seeing nothing wrong with a little bump-n-grind. And for others, it may be a day where you’re refusing to cry (eleven years…sigh) calling Tyrone to come help get his or her shit, or……you just may be at CVS right this very second buying those press on nails because you have a sudden urge to scratch someone else’s back in hopes that they truly..feel it. 

No matter how you slice it, whether you’re hatin’ on Uncle Joey, living that Teenage Dream life or turning that “Super Bass” all the way up, it’s all in the name of f#$king Cupid

So, let’s all turn up that music that makes us go fucking crazy on Valentine’s Day because that’s truly what this whole little love? game is all about. 

 

 

 

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Weekend of Love Entertainment Mixtape

This weekend and beyond is looking to be busier than Cupid’s arrows, so don’t just stand there, strike a local and legendary entertainment love pose as there’s really nothin;’ to it except this list of fabulous events taking over your weekend right…now.

Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor While there’s indeed lots of hilarious things and thangs going on in this world today, it’s always nice to enjoy comedy when it doesn’t make you want to run to the nearest bomb shelter. Which is why Mr. Simon’s beloved play is the one thing we all need in our lives right now. So, go see it…and laugh like you were meant to. Walnut Street Theatre, now-March 5th, $20-$85, various showtimes, 825 Walnut St.

Sing Your Life Karaoke Because showing your vocal chords a little love outside of the shower is always a good idea, especially when it’s a selection snatched from Sing Your Life Karaoke diva Sara Sherr’s esteemed collection. She’s also making those Valentine’s Day rounds this year, kids, so be sure to show her all the extra love you can because she does it all for your beloved song butchering skills. 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 And for Valentine’s DayTuesday, Feb 14th, join Ms. Sherr along with DJ Robert Drake at the TLA at 7pm for Mozza-oke, and yes, it’s everything you think it will be. They’ll see you there! 

Erykah Badu/Tyrese There’s really no need to argue that the music careers of Mr. Badu and Mr. Tyrese (and his infamous modeling werk) have indeed gone on and on, in which you know their respective sets tonight will be packed with more life than Ms. Erykah’s headwraps. As if that were possible. Tonight, 8 pm, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, 08401 tickets 

A Night for the Cupid Arrow If you’re really looking to spread a little love tonight, go link up with the kids from Truth and Life Empowerment Community Foundation as they will be slingin’ them entertainment arrows all night long for your Cupid pleasure complete with open mic artists, live singing and food and raffle drawings. And since this is being labeled as a Valentine’s affair more fancy than Ms. Azalea, press out those fabulous red duds so you’ll be the aim of everyone’s arrows all night long and then some. Tonight, 7 pm, 401 Lombard St. 

Splintered Sunlight Because nothing says “I love you” more than getting blazed with your significant other and going to see the greatest Grateful Dead cover band of all time. Truly, there’s not anything else to say here except pass those tickets to the right, now. Tonight, 9 pm, Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. 

Philly’s Foxes Tabu Takeover So, who wants to get all sorts of foxed up tonight in honor of Valentine’s Day weekend? Everyone and their drag music mother, of course. Coincidentally, that’s all who’s going to be alongside Iris Spectre, Omyra Lynn, Zsa Zsa St James, Mary D’Knight, Maria Top Cat and your oh, so sly Foxes DJ Chris Urban as they take over Tabu once more to serve you with some fierce werk with their first of two Philly shows this month as on February 26th they’ll be back at their new foxholes at Punchline Comedy Club to take you even further into their foxy truth. And if that’s not enough heat for you, the one-and-only Ms. Poison is coming back to strike at tonight’s Tabu show, so leave that dud of a man or chickenhead behind and go see Philly’s Foxes for all of the love your Valentine’s Day weekend can’t possibly handle. Or can it? There’s only one way to find out…go and slay, trick. 9 pm, Tabu, 200 South 12th St. 

Valentine’s Day with The DIVAS Because you simply can’t spell Valentine’s Day without “Diva,” get ready to sashay along with Tina Montgomery, Joey Josephs and Ms. Donna Ria as they take over Blaze’s 2nd Story Loft Bar for a love/shade filled evening you and your bon bons will never forget. Tonight, 8pm, Blaze’s Second Story Loft Bar, 2372 Orthodox St. 

Back 2 Basics Anniversary Party While a regular Ms. Amber Hikes owned Back 2 Basics party is always everything and more, tonight’s serving is going to be extra real as it will be celebrating four years since we all started living that B2B life. And since there’s nothing basic about this beloved Philly soiree, it’s going to keep those good times rollin’ at its new location at fabulous Club Mousai in time so we can all get on the floor and get right like Ms. Lo. Tonight, 8pm, Club Mousai, 1227 Walnut St. 

The Peek-A-Boo Revue presents Teasers and Tormenters Peek-A-Boo…the cast of Philadelphia’s longest running burlesque show is absolutely looking forward to seeing you in what they’re labeling as bringing in “one big badass spectacle to Punchline Philly,” If you’re looking for an evening laced with crowd-pleasing production werk and sensual solo acts by The Boo’s dazzling dancing ladies as well as troupe members Joey Martini and Count Scotchula who’ll be bringing all of their modern-day-Vaudeville sketches front-and-center and then some (as they usually do), then this is the show you need to book for your Sunday Funday evening. Plus, The Striptease Orchestra is also on deck to stop by and deliver some treats, so you know your Monday is going to be on point like a pencil. Sunday, 7pm, Punchline Comedy Club @ The Fillmore 

Drag Your Ass to Brunch Just when you thought Northern Liberties and your Valentine’s Day well being were safe, here comes Ms. Brittany Lynn and her Philly Drag Mafia crew to scramble your Sunday Funday eggs in a way you never thought possible. Although the show is certified standing room only, when it comes to all of the talent and the shenanigans that will indeed be served up, it’s time to take a seat and the buffet of fierce take over. Bourbon & Branch, Sunday, 11 am, 705 N, 2nd Street 

O-Town Because we’re still having all sorts of “Liquid Dreams” for O-Town in their post Ashley Parker Angel world and whenever we here “All Or Nothing” we’re still reminded on how it will always carry a small piece of our Making the Band hearts with it where ever it goes..so get those tickets. Sunday, 630, The Foundry, 230 East Allen St. 

Red Hot Chili Peppers “Give it away, give it away, give it away now.” Well, except for when it comes to these tickets because you’ll want to savor not one, but two nights of the iconic rock truth that’s about to be served up by Mr. Kiedis and his RHCP gang. By the way, what up, Mr. Flea? Sunday & Monday, 730 pm, Wells Fargo Center

Rick Springfield Whether Astley or Springfield, it’s all fine servings of ’80s Rick truth in which attention and very bad dancing moves must be owned to the man who tried to steal “Jessie’s Girl.” 7 pm, Sunday, Scottish Right Audotorium, 315 White Horse Pike, NJ 

Babyface The live music soundtrack to makin’ dem babies this Valentine’s Day weekend is right here with Mr. Face’s Philly stop. “Whip Appeal” for life. Sunday, 7 pm, Sands Bethlehem Entertainment Center, 77 Sands Blvd 

47th Annual Grammy Awards With performances on the slay from Gaga, Metallica, Beyonce and Katy Perry, no further details are needed because we’ll all be watching. Plus, we’ll get learn how to throw proper political shade through the power of music, and perhaps that’s the best part of it all. Oh, who are we kidding, it’s Adele vs. Beyonce for everything, and we simply can’t wait to see which diva will be that Grammy diva. Stay tuned! Sunday, 8pm, CBS 

Skate-Pride-Love LGBTQ Party What happens when you take lots of ice, a hint of shade, add a buffet of rainbow werk and mix the sass/Nancy Kerrigan vibes of Ms. Brittany Lynn to pour it all on top of those beats provided by DJ Carl Michaels? Well, Ms. Harding, please bore someone else with your questions because this is one of those times you just have to lace up those skates and go witness the fierce love that’s guaranteed to be skating around Rothman Ice Rink for your pre-Valentine’s Day pleasure. Ready, set, skate bish and get those tickets. Monday, 6 pm-10pm 

Listen to Music/All the Time For anyone that’s freaking out about not having a Valentine’s Day date this year, there’s really no need as that dear sweet music always makes a perfect companion to everything. Like this Outkast joint.

Happy Valentine’s Werk! 

 

 

 

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Weekend Music Video Real/Angsty ’90s Divas Edition

Valentine’s Day–it’s not for everybody. For every happy couple that out there that will be out there gettin’ theirs this weekend, there’s a dozen single folks out there who will be watching the clock and waiting for it all to be over. Luckily for all of us (pass the Bon Bons, please), a handful of angsty ’90s divas crafted the perfect anthems to help get us through all the Valentine’s Day moods. If you think you’re having a rough time, just think what Alanis Morissette, Courtney Love and Sinead O’Connor had to go through to write these tracks. Enough said. 

Alanis Morissette/”You Oughta Know” For anyone out there who has an Uncle Joey in their lives this Valentine’s Day, let Ms. Alanis’ trademark tune be your official angst ridden anthem. 

Garbage/”Vow” “Like Joan of Arc coming back for more.” Pretty much sums it all up. 

The Murmurs/”You Suck” A sad acoustic number, but even more sad in the fact that you wonder what the f#$k happened to The Murmurs? 

Hole/”Miss World” Things will get better next year. 

Lisa Loeb/”Stay” Not as angsty as the other tracks, but still just as crazy. Go on, Ms. Loeb. 

Sinead O’Connor/”Nothing Compares 2 U” If you’re looking for the perfect song to listen to as you count down the days since your last Valentine’s date while ripping up pictures of your ex, Ms. O’Connor’s got you covered. 

Divynls/”I Touch Myself” This one’s for those who have designs on someone else’s man right now. Hey, it happens. 

Whitney Houston/”It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay” Sigh…

Mariah Carey/”Someday” Because sometimes you just have to do the “running man” and let it all go.