Groove of the Day/Bill Medley/Jennifer Warnes/”I’ve Had the Time of My Life”

Dirty Dancing…

The title of the 1987 box office busting film not only sparks nostalgia in all of us (you know it does), but its also blessed with an incredible soundtrack that’s seemingly intertwined with oh, so fond memories of its male lead, the dearly departed, Patrick Swayze

And of course, Ms. Jennifer Grey you still betta werk. 

Luckily for the city of Philadelphia, all of that Dirty nostalgia is about to come rushing back and then some all week long (tonight-May 21st) when the national tour of the Broadway musical based from the film takes over the Merriam Theater at the Kimmel Center for a show that’s guaranteed to give you the time of your Mr. Swayze lovin’ life. 

To make things even more fabulous, the tour is coinciding with the thirtieth anniversary of the movie, as well is the ABC helmed rewiring, which will be dancing into television sets on Wednesday, May 24th. 

But really, what it all comes down to is, you can try to escape the Dirty Dancing fever that’s about take over our lives again, or you can just get those tickets and prepare your “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” lift right about…now. 

Let’s dance. 

Oh, and that time Blanche took the gals to a Dirty Dancing class on a very special episode of the Golden Girls? Priceless. 

Are you an entertainer, promoter or event planner who’s doing delicious things in Philadelphia? Then Philly Mixtape wants to hear from you! For questions, comments and everything else in beat-tween (everyone’s welcome here, so don’t ever be shy), become a fan on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and/or email Patrick DeMarco at and let’s promote it ALL up proper!

Cover photo courtesy of Ticket Philadelphia 



Groove of the Day/Katy Perry/Migos/”Bon Appétit”

Following in the Chef Boyardee’d footsteps with the release of the music video for her double entendre/Migos laced new single, “Bon Appétit,” Ms. Katy Perry has finally served us with the title and release date for her much. much anticipated fifth studio album….

……it’s called Witness and it will be hitting headphones everywhere on June 9th.

Along with this now sacred date for Katy Kats across the globe, the delicious diva also dropped the big D’s for her upcoming Witness World Tour, which will kick off its five month run in Columbus, wrap, up in Vancouver with stops in between including L.A., Chicago, Brooklyn and of course, Philly, Philly, which will see the “California Gurls” songstress sharpening her chef’s knives on stage at the Wells Fargo Center on Sept 18th. 

But in the meantime….let’s “Bon Appétit,” because…this video, though. 

Enough said. 

Are you an entertainer, promoter or event planner who’s doing delicious things in Philadelphia? Then Philly Mixtape wants to hear from you! For questions, comments and everything else in beat-tween (everyone’s welcome here, so don’t ever be shy), become a fan on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and/or email Patrick DeMarco at and let’s promote it ALL up proper!

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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!