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A Spot of Tea w/ Aunt Mary Pat

If you reside in the tri-state area and haven’t heard of the name, Aunt Mary Pat DiSabatino, well, then, you might not actually live in the tri-state area because just like f@#king Cheers…everybody knows her name. 

The Delco flavored comedic brainchild of uber-talented local gentleman, Troy David Hendrickson (who also slays it as Philly drag goddess, Miss Troy), Aunt Mary Pat has only been on the scene for a short time now–and it’s now a proven fact that we just can’t get rid of her–so we might as well roll with her fierce comedic punches…and that we certainly have.

Whether it’s been on one of her many, many sold out stops on her Downashore & More Tour (she’ll be at Delaware Pride in Dover this weekend, kids and kweens!) or on the dance floors as her delectable ditty, “Doin’ Good,” werks the system (she does it all…keep reading), Aunt Mary Pat has proven herself to be a staple on the local talent scene that by this point, we just can’t liiiiive without. 

She’s also proven to be quite the tea spiller as well as she recently flipped the Philly Mixtape entertainment tea table, where AMP broke all sorts of mugs about what it’s like to be her, what words of inspiration she would say to the kiddies, and of course, just which summer music is complimenting her Fireball shots this summer. 

And just what would she knock ol’ bitties out of the way for if she won a shopping spree to ACME?? 

All you have to do to find out is take a seat at the table because the one, the only….Aunt Mary Pat DiSabatino is about to spill it all just for you.

Okay….let’s break some Lennox mugs from that cabinet Mom told you not to touch as a kid, shall we? First on the table….spill for everyone about the sacred origins of the now seemingly legendary…..Aunt Mary Pat.   [She]  was born as me making fun of my own mother. So, as the asshole son I am, I uploaded the video and it took off. I know refer to AMP as the love letter to my mom, Susan.

Did you ever in a million god damn years think the character of Aunt Mary Pat would blow up 
up like she did? It must be wild for you…. I never thought my joke would turn into this at all! I am floored by the amount of love and support that I’ve been receiving. It truly gets bigger every single day and I am so grateful.

I also took a gander at the dance music charts and I see you also have a fun single, “Doin’ Good,” slaying it! Now, how in the hell did this all come about? I got approached from a wonderful artist and producer named Kendoll King. He wanted to work on a song together. We put together an awesome beat and have been working hard on it ever since March. We finished the track and it was officially released on[July 6th]. The first weekend the song kept climbing and climbing until it peaked at number 12 on the iTunes dance charts. We were both BLOWN away! 

What other music is rockin’ Aunt Mary Pat’s jukebox this summer? AMP is obviously listening to “Doin’ Good.” Also, new music from Ariana Grande, Kacey Musgraves (“High Horse” anyone?) and without a doubt BON JOVI!

What fonts of wisdom would you personally give to any performer out there who right this very god damn second decided to enter this f@#king crazy entertainment business?? You can’t be scared. You’re going to fail sometimes and that’s okay. You gotta shake it off. Try everything, because you never know which idea will take off or resonate with people. Stay humble. If you’re successful, help others! Don’t take things too seriously. And don’t try too hard. Just be you 🙂

Fuck….marry…..kill …..Ariana……Nicki….Liza. Fuck Nicki, Marry Ariana, and Kill LIZZZZZZAAA with a Z.

One last sip….and it’s an important one here……you’ve won a thousand dollar shopping spree to Acme……what are the first three things that you’re throwin’ elbows for right as you burst through those coveted doors? TOUGH ONE. First, I’m grabbing some Keebler’s Rainbow Chips Deluxe, then a bag of their homemade Tortilla Chips and finally a great big jug of the some pulp Simply Orange Juice!

And there you have it, folks!

For much, much more with Aunt Mary Pat, you should get to werk right here, right now. 

Cover photo courtesy of Troy David Hendrickson. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekend Entertainment Groove

Happy dog days of summer!

Now, let’s first weekend of August, shall we? 

Yes. So, don’t just stand there….let’s all get to it. 

Cirque Du Soleil Volta  Where do we begin when it comes to this dazzling summer entertainment spectacle? How about with the fact that it’s fun for everyone? Or, that it’s literally under the Big Top??? So, you see, we can go on and on about how this is a must see for your summer pleasure, but it’s better you just go right here to check it all out…and prepare to be amazed. Oh, and we must mention that tickets start as low as $49 and the show’s been extended through the last week of August! Ready? Various dates&showtimes/Greater Philadelphia Expo Center/100 Station Ave/Oaks, PA, 19456

Sing Your Life Karaoke  What better way to glide through summer other than to go sing your little heart out courtesy of the fabulous Ms. Sara Sherr and her always scorching Sing Your Life Karaoke collection, which is serving Philly for the rest of your summer 2018 lives at all of these red-hot 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.

Keith Urban   While the weather outside tonight is looking a tad bit frightful, Nicole Kidman‘s hubby along with special guest Kelsea Ballerini are looking to make it delightful across the river for the start of your weekend. Giddy on up right here for those tix and so much more BB & T shenanigans this summer. Tonight/730 pm/BB & T Pavilion 

FREAQ:A Boys of Summer Adventure   Speedos, tan lines and daddies, oh….yaaaas. And of course, there’ll be boys, boys, all types of boys as far as the werk can see to make the 15th(!!) annual Boys of Summer bash an adventure you’ll never forget. Did we mention this year’s theme will feature lots of kink, fetish and S&M fantasies? So, before these boys put you in a trance (don’t forget about the Gear party at Bike Stop tonight…like you will), go right here for more Boys of Summer info and get ready to let your inhibitions run free as f@#k this weekend. Saturday/10 pm/Voyeur Nightclub 

Yanni  Yes, that Yanni. Need we say more? Absolutely not. Get those tickets. Friday & Saturday/8 pm/Borgata Event Center 

Boy George & Culture Club    First Yanni and now Boy George?? Plus, you’ve also got Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper taking over Boardwalk Hall! Yep, it’s that kind of entertainment weekend down at the Jersey Shore. Shake your “Karma Chameleon” thing right here for access to it all. Saturday/8 pm/Tropicana Showroom/Tropicana Hotel & Casino 

Keyshia Cole/702/Next/Musiq Soulchild/Ginuwine   “Let it Go,” “Steelo,” “Too Close,” “Buddy” and “Pony” are just a few of the classic baby makin’ bangers that’ll be taking over the Mann this Saturday night. Got tickets?  Saturday/8 pm/Mann Center for Performing Arts 

Sex Dwarf 15th Anniversary Party!  As if dealing with the fact that Madonna is going to be 60(!!) this month isn’t enough to blast our headphones, we now have to accept that esteemed Philly DJ Robert Drake’s fantastic Sex Dwarf soirees are celebrating 15 years of owning our music throwback lives. But you know what they say, time flies when you’re feelin’ fabulous on the dance floor, and that’s just how Mr. Drake is going to feel as he’ll no doubt be putting his heart and soul into everything he serves up at Club Mousai this Saturday night. Since this is truly a coveted celebration, head to the event’s official Facebook page to hear from the man himself as he spills about Sex Dwarf’s humble beginnings, what this event has meant to him and what you (yes, you) should expect this weekend. There’s really nothing left to say here except..let’s dance.   Saturday/10 pm/Club Mousai 

2018 Eagles Training Camp  They’re almost baaaack!! Who’s ready? God damn everyone.  Sunday/7 pm/Lincoln Financial Field 

Us the Duo  There still might be one or two tickets left to see this straight up America’s Got Talent owning husband-and-wife act take over the TLA this Sunday, so go right here and get yours now. By the way, do we call them Us the Trio now that they’re is expecting? Either way, we’re ready. Sunday/8 pm/TLA Philly 

Amateur Drag Night  Every fabulous queen has to begin their chantay somewhere, and this fierce competition is just the place to do it. So, this Sunday night, strut to L’Etage and join your esteemed host, Ms, Bev (and a slew of guest judges and performers), while she introduces a fine array of local amatuer drag acts as they compete for a cash prize of $100. And who knows? Maybe laced within these lovely ladies is the Gayborhood’s next drag superstar. There’s always one way to find out…go, kween. Sunday/8 pm/L’Etage 


Honeygasm 3 Year Splooshaversary! Hard to believe, but it’s already been three years since the always slaying Honeytree Evil Eye began serving up this truly one-of-a-kind sploosh-stravaganza upstairs at Franky Bradley‘s, otherwise known as the wildest, wettest (literally) and most sensational Burlesque show this side of the Ben Franklin Bridge. And with guest stars Erica Gabrielle, Sophian Moore and the always sensational, Zsa Zsa St. James, on hand to lend their tassels and talents this Sunday night, you know you’re certainly going to be in for it all. Don’t miss it!  Sunday/7 pm/Franky Bradley’s 

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

Friday…..

MATOMA @ Premier AC(11 pm/Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)…………DVBBS@Hq2 Beachclub(11 pm/Ocean Resort Casino)…………Yung Bae @Johnny Brenda’s(915 pm/1201 Frankford Ave)………….JFA/Castlecomer@Kung Fu Necktie(730 pm/1248 N Front St.)…………Dzeko@NOTO(10 pm/1209 Vine St.)…………..J.D Wilkes/Legendary Shackshakers (830 pm/1100 Chestnut St.)……….Cindy Bradley@South Jazz Club(8 pm/600 N. Broad St.)……….Johnny Popcorn@Underground Arts(8 pm/1200 Callowhill St.)……….Stereo League@Boot & Saddle(830 pm/1131 S. Broad St.)

Saturday……

Rise Against @ Festival Pier (7 pm/Columbus Blvd & Spring Garden St,)…………….Beres Hammond @ Electric Factory(9 pm/421 N. 7th St.)…………Dada Life & Chris Lake @Ocean Resort Casino(9 pm/500 Boardwalk)…………..Felix Cartal/Delta Heavy@Moshulu Boat (8 pm/401 S. Columbus Blvd.)…………Erol Alkan@The Dolphin Tavern(9 pm/1539 S. Broad St.)……….The Family Crest @Boot & Saddle(830 pm/1131 S. Broad St.)………..Metal@Underground Arts(8 pm/1200 Callowhill St.)………..Remember Sports@Johnny Brenda’s(9 pm/1201 Frankford Ave)………….DJ Whoo Kid@Haven Nightclub(10 pm)

Sunday…….

Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac (9 pm/243 S. Camac St.)………….Sinful Sundays w/The Godess Isis@Tabu(9 pm/200 South 12th St.)………..Psychostick@Voltage Lounge(6 pm/421 N. 7th St.)…………Stu Larsen@Milkboy Philly(7 pm/1100 Chestnut St.)………..The Martinez Brothers @Hq2 Beachclub@Ocean Resort Casino(9 pm/500 Boardwalk)………Watch the Duck@Everybody Hits(7 pm/529 West Girard Ave)………….Joey DeFrancesco@South Jazz Night Club(9 pm/600 N. Broad St.)…………Cruzko@Kung Fu Necktie(7 pm/1248 N. Front St.)

Since we’re all in this music and entertainment life together, be sure to also check out Uwishunu and Visit Philly to see what other kind of weekend shenaigans you can get into for your official first weekend of August. 

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Weekend Entertainment Groove

Hey, weekend…..we see you…..

…..and we can’t wait to do it all. Let’s go. 

Cirque Du Soleil Volta  Where do we begin when it comes to this dazzling summer entertainment spectacle? How about with the fact that it’s fun for the entire family? Or, that it’s literally under the Big Top??? So, you see, we can go on and on about how this is a must see for your summer pleasure, but it’s better you just go right here to check it all out…and prepare to be amazed. Oh, and we must mention that tickets start as low as $49 and the show’s been extended through the last week of August. Just go. Various dates&showtimes/Greater Philadelphia Expo Center/100 Station Ave/Oaks, PA, 19456

Sing Your Life Karaoke  What better way to glide through summer other than to go sing your little heart out courtesy of the fabulous Ms. Sara Sherr and her always scorching Sing Your Life Karaoke collection, which is 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.

Britney Spears  There still may be one or two tickets left to see the legendary Princess of Pop dominate Atlantic City this weekend, so if you want ’em, you better work, bitch, right here…now. And while you’re at it, we’re celebrating two decades since Britney’s debut ditty, “…Baby One More Time:,” entered our TRL lovin’ lives, so squeeze into those Catholic School Girl uniforms and backflip it up right here get this truly epic party started. Oh, baby, baby indeed. Friday&Saturday/Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa/1 Borgata Way/Atlantic City, NJ, 08401 

BB & T Pavilion  Zac Brown Band tonight and Weezer tomorrow night…..take your pick or how about both? “Buddy Holly” it up right here for more info.   Check ticket pricing & showtimes/1 Harbour Blvd, Camden, NJ 08103 

Biz Markie    “Just a friend” for life. Grab those tickets while you still can.  Tonight/9 pm/TLA/334 South St. 

Throwbacks @ The Dolphin Tavern  Biggie, Tupac, Biz, Nas, Lauryn Hill and every throwback you could ever want all night long taking over your Friday night dance experience. Now, what could be better than that? Absolutely nothing. Let’s f@#king dance….because DJ Ed Christof says so.  Tonight/The Dolphin Tavern/10 pm/1539 S. Broad St.   

Do Both:Lightning Talks & Burlesque  What happens when some of Philly’s hottest Burlesque performers including Isa Ardiente, Honey Tangerine, Miso Honey and Anna Bellini not only educate their audience on cultural topics, but intertwine the lesson with a red-hot performance? You get one of the most empowering–and sexiest–shows in the city this weekend and perhaps…ever. And the fact that it’s hosted by the always ready Honeytree Evil Eye makes this one certainly not to be missed, kids! Go. Tonight/Ruba Club/9 pm/416 Green St. 

Rescue Pet Supply Drive  Since hanging out with lots of adorable puppies is always pure entertainment, you’ll want to put your paws straight up to this weekend event. Okay, so, PAWS (they’re wonderful, check this out) needs certain supplies to keep making adoption dreams come true! So, tomorrow, check this list out right here, see what you have around and bring it all over to the address listed below and, well, that’s it! Oh, you’ll also be left with a wonderful feeling not just from playing with puppies, but from knowing you truly made a difference in making sure PAWS stays on top of their game in being Philly’s top pet adoption source. Now, you should go right here for more info and everyone will see you there tomorrow!  Saturday/10 am-1230 pm/2424 E. York St.

Big Gay Boat Party:Christmas in July  Christmas in July has officially arrived, and this year it’s full of fabulous vibes, a plethora of Santa inspired go go dancers and DJ Lili St, Queer at the groove helm, all making The Deck the only place you’ll want to be this Saturday night this side of the South, err, North Pole. And did someone say “All I Want for Christmas is You” on repeat all night long? Yas. Get those tickets. Saturday/10 pm/The Deck/401 S. Columbus Blvd. 

The Eric Jaffe Show:4 Year Anniversary  Hard to believe that it’s been four years since the fabulous Mr. Jaffe and his many, many talented friends began owning the Tavern on Camac stage! But you know what they say..time flies when you’re decked out in extravagant balloon costumes. So, just what will Mr. be poppin’ out in tomorrow night? (props to his man Greg for all of it) You’ll just have to be there to find out. Oh, and Julia Young, Mark Jackson, Mary Kate McMullen and AJ Jackson will also be stopping by to lend their immaculate talents and partake in throwin’ down the best damn fourth anniversary bash the Gayborhood has ever seen. Ding, bish, ding. Saturday/8 pm/Tavern on Camac/243 S. Camac St. 

South Street Pop Up Beer Garden   You betta…cue the Jaws theme because Shark Week is about to terrorize us once again, kids and kweens! And to help kick off this annual momentous occasion, DJ Robert Drake and Philly Drag Mafia Mother, Ms. Brittany Lynn, will be joining funkdafied diva forces and throwing the best party that’s ever owned South Street! And with the city’s only mechanical shark ready to ride, oceans of Ommegang beer specials and a Mermaid Costume Contest all poised to take a bite out of this Sunday’s shark-stravaganza, it’s bound to be a scary good time that you don’t want to miss! Plus, it’s free! See you there!! Sunday/12 pm/4 pm/1438 South St. 

Lyfe Jennings/Ne Yo  It’s going to be that kind of Sunday…..the best kind. Get those ticketsSunday/Dell Music Center/7 pm/2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive 

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

Friday……

Stars Wars:A New Hope by The Philadelphia Orchestra @Mann Center(730 pm/5201 Parkside Avenue)…………DJ Jimmy DePre @Tavern on Camac (Friday & Saturday/10 pm/243 S. Camac St.)………..Lots of fabulous dancing @Woody’s (Friday&Saturday/10 pm/202 S. 13th St.)…………..Jeremy Piven @Punch Line Philly@Punch Line Philly(730 pm/33 E Laurel St.)……Beck @Festival Pier (8 pm/Columbus Blvd & Spring Garden St.)………..Bane’s World @Everybody Hits(9 pm/529 West Girard Ave)………The Magic Numbers@Johnny Brenda’s (915/1201 Frankford Ave)………….FaUST@Underground Arts(7 pm/1200 Callowhill St.)…………Drezo@NOTO(10 pm/1209 Vine St.)…………Dan Layus@Kung Fu Necktie(530 pm/1131 S. Broad St.)…….Totally ’90s Party @The Barbary(10 pm/951 Frankford Ave)……….

Saturday…….  

Harry Potter Drag Show @ Victoria Freehouse (10 pm/10 S. Front St.)……….Clairo@The Foundry(8 pm/1000 Frankford Ave)……..Drag Diva Brunch @Punchline Philly(1130 am/33 E. Laurel St.)……..DJ Excel @NOTO(10 pm/1209 Vine St.)……….Cedric the Entertainer @Sugarhouse Casino(8 pm/1001 N. Deleware Ave)…………DJ Ghost @Vesper(9 pm/223 S. Sydenham St.)……….Free Neighborhood Chamber Concert by The Philadelphia Orchestra @Penn Treaty Park (1 pm/1199 Deleware Ave)…………Lee Brice@Parx Casino(7 pm/3001 Street Road)……….Vista@Connie’s Ric Rac(8 pm/1132 S. 9th St.)………Zac Clark@Boot & Saddle(830 pm/1131 S. Broad St.) 

Sunday……..

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus @ Voltage Lounge (6 pm/421 N. 7th St.)………………Fat Joe @ Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City (10 pm/1000 Boardwalk)…………..Deafheaven@Union Transfer(8 pm/1024 Spring Garden St.)………….Erick Morillo @Ocean Resort (11 pm/500 Boardwalk)………….Sinful Sundays w/The Godess Isis@Tabu(10 pm/200 South 12th St.)…………..Reigning Sound@Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm/1201 Frankford Ave)…………Morgan Saint@Xfinity Live!11 pm/1100 Patinson Ave)…….Showtunes Sundays@Tavern on Camac(9 pm/243 S. Camac St.)……….Vanessa Rubin@South(9 pm/600 N. Broad St.)

For much, much more weekend shenanigans, check this and this out. 

Cover photo courtesy of Kitty Purry