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Weekend Entertainment Groove

Happy first weekend of summer!

Now, let’s make it a good one, shall we? And then do it all….again. Ready, set, SPF. 

Aladdin If you’re curious to witness what all of the high-flying buzz is about (really, how could you not be when it comes to this show??), there’s still some time left to catch the magnificent traveling production of everyone’s favorite Disney fairy tale before it flies out of town…so don’t be a Jafar and grab those tickets now! And of course, Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie and the rest of this truly incredible cast will see you there! But first, jump right here for all of the action and make those three wishes come true. Tonight-July 1st/Academy of Music /check showtimes/$44-$188/240 S. Broad St. 

You Can Never Go Down The Drain If you’re looking for a truly side-splitting night out over the next weeks, look no further than this entertaining spectacle right here. Fresh off the official Facebook page…..”Mr. Rogers always said: no matter how bad things are, “You can never go down the drain.” Using and abusing iconic songs from the program, Philadelphia’s Bearded Ladies Cabaret puts this idea to the test. In this performance, expect a goldfish funeral, gay romps into the land of make-believe, and some earnest questions about irony. ” Bottom line? Don’t miss it and go right here for those tickets….now. Tonight-July 1st/Wilma Theater/various dates & showtimes/265 S. Broad St. 

Mamma Mia! Since there’s still quite some time until the gayest movie sequel ever made descends into our worlds (now until July 20th is, like, forever in Cher and Meryl time) why not go see the critically acclaimed national production of the original to help pass the grueling 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.

Sing Your Life Karaoke  What better way to kick off the first weekend of summer other than to go sing your little heart out courtesy of the fabulous Ms. Sara Sherr and her always sun-kissed Sing Your Life Karaoke collection, which will be serving Philly all summer long at all of these fabulous locations listed below. Fri/9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St.Sat/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.

Miss Amateur Drag Attack Pageant Now that summer has officially arrived, the time has come for you to perfect that walk, gurl. So, tonight head to Tabu for the biggest amateur drag syravaganza this side of SPF as The Cuntessa, Alexianna, and Miss Tabu 2018 herself, The Lady E, will be teaming up to judge an array of fierce queens…for their lip synched lives. Of course, only one queen can snatch the crown…so don’t miss any of it! For more info, sashay it on up right here. Tonight/9 pm/Tabu/200 South 12th St. 

Bang the Drum Philly w/Jihad Muhammed   Looking to dance your f@#king ass off this weekend? Try…all of this.  Tonight/10 pm/Club Mousai/1227 Walnut St. 

Foreigner/Whitesnake “I Want to Know What Love Is” and Tawny Kitaen for life. Get those tickets.  Saturday/BB & T Pavilion/7 pm/1 Harbour Blvd Camden, NJ 

Paramore   Hayley Williams and “Airplanes” for life.  Grab those tickets.  Sunday/530 pm/Festival Pier/Spring Garden St. & Columbus Blvd

John Fogerty/ZZ Top  Yeah, it’s that kind of a concert weekend. Because the ladies go crazy for a sharp dressed man, you should absolutely impress your lady and own those tickets. Sunday/BB & T Pavilion/7 pm/1 Harbour Blvd. 

Also on the local and legendary for your first Friday of summer……..

Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s (202 S 13th St.) all weekend long……..DJ Jimmy DePre @Tavern on Camac (Friday & Saturslay/10 pm/243 S. Camac St.)………Black Caviar @NOTO(10 pm/1209 Vine St.)………….Ray LaMontagne @Festival Pier (730 pm)………..The English Beat @Underground Arts(9 pm/1200 Callowhill St.)……..Ghastly@Coda(11 pm/1712 Walnut St.)………..Eric Nam @TLA(8 pm/334 South St.)……….Yeek@Kung Fu Necktie(8 pm/1248 N. Front St.)……….Steve Cole@South(8 pm/600 N. Broad St.)………….Hit Bargain@The Barbary(830 pm/951 Frankford Ave)……………James Pace Band@The Grape Room(8 pm/105 Grape St.)……….

For your Saturday……

Dr. Dog @ Festival Pier (8 pm/Colymbus Blvd. & Spring Garden St.)…………..Finch @Voltage Lounge (9 pm/421 N. 7th St.)………..Tim Atlas & Gibbz@The Barbary(7 pm/951 Frankford Ave)……….Jeremy Enigk@Union Transfer(830 pm/1024 Spring Garden St.)……….Matt McAndrew@Bourbon & Branch(7 pm/705 N. 2nd St.)…………MINKA@The Foundry(9 pm/1000 Frankford Ave)………….Josiaj Johnson@Milkboy Philly(830 pm/1100 Chestnut St.)……….Holy Trinity@The Dolphin Tavern(9 pm/1539 S. Broad St.)…………DJ Spade@NOTO(10 pm/1209 Vine St.)……..Tia Fuller@South(9 pm/600 N. Broad St.)………

For your Sunday…..

Showtunes Sundays @ Tavern on Camac (9 pm/243 S. Camac St.)………..Sinful Sundays w/ The Godess Isis @Tabu (10 pm/200 South 12th St.)……..White Denim @Johnny Brenda’s (8 pm/1201 Frankford Ave)…………Magic Sword @The Foundry(8 pm/29 E. Allen St.)……………WOLF @Milkboy Philly(7 pm/1100 Chestnut St.)……………Tia Fuller @ South(9 pm/600 N. Broad St.)…………Jody YoBro@Bourbon & Branch(7 pm/705 N. 2nd St.)………..Not Fur Longs@Ortlieb’s(2 pm/847 N. 3rd St.) 

And for much, much more first weekend of summer shenanigans…check this and this out. 

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Weekend Entertainment Groove

There’s really only one thing to say here…..Hi, Mom!!

Happy Mother’s Day Weekend! 

Now, show her how much she’s loved by taking her to do everything on this weekend’s most fabulous list. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke Now, what could be a better way to celebrate Mom this weekend other than taking her to belt out her favorite karaoke tune? Perhaps a little duet of  “Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart?” Or perhaps a little “Bang Bang” where you both get to be Nicki? No matter what you’re in the mood for to sing it all out to, there ‘s simply no denying that Sing Your Life Karaoke goddess Sara Sherr has got you covered all weekend (and week!) 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 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

Welcome Summer:Opening Weekend of 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 weekend’s heavenly festivities, you and the whole family should absolutely check this out right now.  All weekend/Delaware River Waterfront

DTF:Darryl and Timaree Fun Hour 5th Anniversary  Hard to believe that it’s already been five years since the “greatest sex ed/comedy/game show in the known universe” took over Philly! In that short time, real life sex educator, Dr. Timaree Leigh, and real life comedian Darryl Charles (and lots of fabulous guests along the way…some of whom will be back tonight!) have kept it real with their most entertaining and educated takes on sex, love and all of that other shit that strides along with it. But what it really comes down to is that this party is just getting started, so if you’re one of the few who haven’t experienced this f@#king show yet, tonight is it, gurl. Tonight/8 pm/Franky Bradley’s/1320 Chancellor St.

Party at the Pen:The Masquerade  Do you think you can survive a fabulous night behind the walls at the Eastern State Penitentiary? The answer would be yes as it’s one of the many, many reasons this two-day soiree is back by popular demand. Grab those costumes and then go right here to get your tickets…that is…if you dare.  Friday&Saturday/Eastern State Penitentary/22nd & Fairmount 

DJ Jimmy DePre  He’s back from San Fran and ready to slay those beats for all of you phabulous Philly dancing queens out there. Any questions? Good…and may you forever respect the DJ and the bartender. Tonight & Saturday night/Tavern on Camac/10 pm/243 S. Camac St. 

Geographer With his laid-back vibes and silky smooth voice, it’s no wonder that this rising indie-pop star is straight up owning every tour stop he rolls through. Listen to his latest romp, “So Low,” and you’ll know why. But first, grab those tickets if you’re lookin’ to get down with a laid back Friday night. Really, who isn’t? Tonight/730 pm/Boot & Saddle/1131 South Broad St. 

Philadelphia Taco Festival Pass all of the Zyrtec…now. Burp it up right here for more info on what’s looking to be quite a deliciously spectacular two-day Philly phiesta over at the Sugarhouse Casino this weekend.  Saturday & Sunday/1 pm/Sugarhouse Casino/1001 N. Delaware Ave 

Storybook Weekend Looking for something to take the kids to this weekend? Look no further than right here for all of the magical details……plus there’s brunch!! Plus, there’s guaranteed to be something all around this cherished fantasy world for the big kid in all of us….because Mother Goose said so. Saturday & Sunday/Sister Cities Park/18th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway 

Back 2 Basics:Throwback Jawn Because throwbacks are life and because the hottest dance party may just be right here. Oh, wait…it is. Get your momma on the dance floor, kween.  Saturday/10 pm/Tabu/200 South 12th St. 

MASQ  Now, what could be better than a bunch of sexy boys rockin’ mysterious masks, harnesses and jocks…oh, my. Get ready for a night of Boys of Summer truth as this is guaranteed to be one sizzlin’ and oh, so scandalous event. And of course, lots and lots of fabulous beats will be provided by DJ KRK who’ll get you more right than J.Lo. Yas. Saturday/10 pm/The Bike Stop/204 South Quince Street 

Maxwell/Vivian Green/Gladys Knight  Three’s certainly not a crowd when it comes to this dynamic company, so grab those tickets for what’s sure to be a rockin’ baby makin’ time down at the Jersey Shore this weekend. Saturday/Boardwalk Hall/7 pm/2301 Boardwalk 

Yanni Yes, that Yanni is coming to the Mann Center this weekend to give you and your Mom the show of a lifetime as we all celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of his breakthrough album, Acropolis. Trust his music, she’ll love you forever. Get those tickets. Saturday/8 pm/Mann Center for Performing Arts/5201 Parkside Avenue 

Marshmello  Let’s f@#king dance…it’s really that simple. Know what else is really, really simple? Getting those tickets to see the “Wolves” maestro take over Festival Pier on Saturday…and he’s from Philly so you know there’s going to be one hell of a dance par-tay down by the river. Saturday/5 pm/601 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Sinful Sundays w The Godess Isis If you really, really want to impress Mom this weekend, you’ll take her to the Gayborhood’s longest running drag show starring the one, the only…Goddess Isis. If not, may you forever burn in hell for all of your sins. Just sayin.’   Every Sunday/10 pm/Tabu/200 South 12th St. 

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

Friday……

Pennsylvania Ballet:Jewels @Academy of Music (all weekend//get tickets here)…………Lot of fabulous dancing at Woody‘s (202 S. 13th St.) all weekend long…….Jazz at The Library Bar(930 pm/210 W Rittenhouse Sq.)………..Shakey Graves @Union Transfer(830 pm/1024 Spring Garden St.)…………..Breathe Carolina @NOTO(10 pm/1209 Vine St.)………..Jorja Smith @The Foundry(1000 Frankford Ave/9 pm)…………Emmure@TLA(730 pm/334 South St.)…………..Fu Manchu@Underground Arts(9 pm/1200 Callowhill St.)……..Broncho@Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm/1201 Frankford Avenue)……….Slick Shoota@Kung Fu Necktie(10 pm/1248 N. Front St.)………Berdmajik@The Barbary(745 pm/951 Frankford Ave)………Erica Corbo @Sound Space Performing Arts Center (9 pm/2511 West Girard Ave)……….

Saturday…..

DJ Chris Urban @L’Etage(10 pm/624 South 6th St.)………..Rob Paine/Willyum @The Barbary(10 pm/951 Frankford Ave)……..DJ Deejay @Silk City(10 pm/435 Spring Garden St.)…………Moon Boots @The Trocadero(8 pm/1003 Arch St.)………..Brklyn@Premier AC(10 pm/1 Borgata Way)………Dorothy@Electric Factory(830 pm/421 N. 7th St.)………..G Herbo @TLA(7 pm/334 South St.)……..The Feelies @ World Cafe Live(830 pm/3025 Walnut St.)…………Mo Lowda &the Humble/Medalia @The Foundry(9 pm/1000 Frankford Ave)………Luke Winslow-King@Kung Fu Necktie(730 pm/1248 N. Front St.)…….Chachi@NOTO(10 pm/1209 Vine St.)………

Sunday…..Happy Mother’s Day!! 

Brand X &Project @TLA(8 pm/334 South St.)…………DJ Chris Urban@Positano Coast(12pm-4 pm/212 Walnut St.)) NO FX/Bad Religion@Festival Pier(1 pm/Columbus Blvd. & Spring Garden St.)……..Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac(9 pm/243 S. Camac St.)………….Frankie Cosmos @Union Transfer (8 pm/1024 Spring Garden St.)…………Josh Rouse@World Cafe Live (8 pm/3025 Walnut St.)………..Tiara Thomas @Underground Arts(8 pm/1200 Callowhill St.)………….Fara@Bourbon & Branch(2 pm/705 N. 2nd St.)…………..MO70/B. Aquaruis@Voltage Lounge(530 pm/421 N. 7th St.)

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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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