♥ FUN at mom's ♣
Everyday's a holiday at Tattooed Mom and Sunday Arts & Crafts today & every Sunday in December celebrates the season in festive style. New crafts every week! Customize your own ornament or snowman, decorate a stocking or holiday coloring book page and add your personal touch to the holiday cheer here or take it with you to spread the love. Enjoy our seasonal Royal Tannenbaum cocktail for liquid inspiration. Get winter wonderful with FREE holiday FUN every Sunday at Mom's!
All are welcome to the December edition of Philly #QUEERSPACE. Some of the best acts from last time are returning and even more are on the way. Come see Philly's most diverse, bizarre and honest variety show in action. Support charity (cause TBA) and local artists. 20% of all food & drink sales during the event will be donated! Think outside the Gayborhood & join us for #queerspace!
Get crafty, raise a pint, and help us raise funds to support the our friends at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens at a special Arts & Drafts Crafting Happy Hour! Create FREE craft projects, including felt pennants, hand puppets & scratch art.
Enjoy half priced drafts from 5:00-7:00 PM, half priced veggie menu till 10:00 PM & a specially created Magic Gardens cocktail.
We will be donating 25% of all sales to Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ education initiatives, so come out, grab some food, and get your art on!
Join us as our flagship literary series TireFire closes out the year with a night of comfort & community, $1 tacos, and readings from:
D. FOY is the author of the novels Made to Break and Patricide. His work has appeared in Guernica, Salon, Hazlitt, Post Road, Electric Literature, BOMB, The Literary Review, Midnight Breakfast, The Scofield, and The Georgia Review, among others, and has been included in the books Laundromat, Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, and A Moment’s Notice.
TOBIAS CARROLL is the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn. He is the author of the novel Reel (Rare Bird Books) and the short story collection Transitory (Civil Coping Mechanisms). His writing has been published by Tin House, Rolling Stone, Hazlitt, Men's Journal, and elsewhere.
HILARY PLUM is the author of the work of nonfiction Watchfires and the novel They Dragged Them Through the Streets. With Zach Savich she edits Rescue Press's Open Prose Series. She lives in Philadelphia.
GABRIEL OJEDA-SAGUE is Miami <-> Philly, child of Cuban exiles and Puerto Ricans. His first book Oil and Candle (Timeless, Infinite Light 2016) is a set of poems on Santería and the precarity of Latino-American lives. He is also the author of the chapbooks JOGS (2013), Nite [Chickadee]'s (Gauss PDF 2015), Where Everything is in Halves (Be About It 2015), and "Yo" Quiere Decir Sunburn" (2016). He has just finished a new manuscript on Jazzercise.
All donations from our December reading will go to the Mazzoni Center, a local LGBTQ health provider. We raised $300 at our November reading.
Doors at 7, readings at 8.
Wooden Shoe Books and Records first opened in December 1976. 40 years and two different locations later, the Shoe is one of the oldest radical bookstores in the country and continues to be run by a dedicated, all-volunteer collective.
On Wednesday December 7th, they are having a birthday party! They are inviting all staffers from the past, present, and future, along with customers and supporters to come out and commemorate this milestone.
In this political moment of increasing authoritarianism, spaces like the Wooden Shoe are more vital than ever. Come have a drink or snack with them at TMom's and help them continue well beyond our 40th year!
A percentage of the upstair bar sales will go directly to the Shoe. And they'll have a playlist spinning for your listening enjoyment.
Come celebrate Wurds N Soundz with Lyricist, Song-bird and mover Jai T. Lynne.
The night will include words and sounds by Jai T. Lynne (not including covers) and will feature songstress, mover and poet Lena.
The journey will begin with "I am" and move throught the chukkrah masked by pain and solaric juxtaposition. By the end of this divisive piece you will have laughed, cried and/or resorted to a whooping "I know thats right".
FREE & open to everyone we can fit in the back room. Don't miss this powerhouse of beautiful energy!
Our friends at Atomic City Comics are proud to present the highly anticapated 2nd Annual Star Wars Art Show & Costume Party! Celebrate the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with fans and friends.
In Celebration of successfully stealing the Empires secret Death Star plans, we the rebel alliance will be having a huge party at our secret #rebelbase.
Star Wars Pop-Up Art Gallery featuring the #atomiccityallstars art collecitve prints and more.
Star Wars Costume Cosplay Contest with cool prizes!
Raffle drawing winner take all Star Wars Prize Bag!!! $100 Value from local vendors.
Come meet real life R2D2 droid
Custom Photo Booth
Death Star Pinata Disco Ball
And much more!
PHILLY VEGAN POP FLEA returns to South Philly with its second MINI flea at Tattooed Mom
Did you miss Philly Vegan Pop Flea Holiday Market? DON'T WORRY! Here's your second chance to shop vegan in one location.
Join V Marks The Shop on Sunday, December 11th, for a festive fun afternoon with a select group of local vegan-friendly vendors! Wind down your holiday shopping with eats, treats and gifts for you and your loved ones!
OPEN TO ALL AGES
UGLY HOLIDAY SWEATERS & COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED!
The Funny Gals, a brand new comedy series, is BACK at Tattooed Mom now on Tuesday December 13th!! This month's host is Miss Northeast Comedy Queen 2016, Bev!! Featuring Astala Vista, Sutton Fearce, and VinChelle!
Doors: 7:30pm Show: 8pm
The TV Rots Your Brains pop-up shop is back!
Curated by Nicole K. of Rainbow Alternative, this holiday edition is the perfect fix for your last minute gift shopping needs. Check out the list of vendors below & come out on Dec. 18th!
*Children are welcome (with an adult) any time before 7pm
*TMoms will be open for top-notch food & delicious drinks
*Shop local. Shop small business. Eat, drink & be merry!
- Rainbow Alternative
- Night Owl Designs
- The Patchriarchy
- The Wicked Cottage
- Vintage Sweets
- Squeak Wells
- Julie Salas
- Jess Salas
- The Machine Shop
Drunk Lion FINAL SHOW!!!
Written & performed by Chris Davis
Directed by Mary Tuomanen
Drunk Lion follows an alcoholic Lion who spends his days drinking into oblivion in a cantina, until he meets Chris, a young foreigner learning how to speak Spanish. The unlikely pair forge an intoxicated bond over life, love, and alcohol.
Reserve a guaranteed bumper car seat by purchasing in advance! $10 suggested donation
"...imaginative, free-flowing story-telling of very high quality."
★★★★★ - TV Bomb
"...an excellent and thought-provoking show which makes a metaphor come alive."
★★★★ - Three Weeks
"...a potent success."
★★★★ - Broadway Baby
"...humorous as it is tragic, poignant as it is absurd..."
- New Orleans Defender
The fine folks over at You Can't Kill A Poet are hosting an Open Mic Story Slam. They want to try to get personal and political with this open mic poetry event. Come tell a story, read a poem, sing a song - Anything you want!
They just want to hear your stories. Art is resistance and we need a whole lot of that right now. So that's the theme. Resistance. Tell the stories of your resistance. Tell how you plan to live a life of resistance as a queer and/or trans identified person in America.
Time limits of 8 minutes. There will be a sign up list at the beginning, but not everyone will be able to read! So get there on time if you want to participate!
Free to all
Come out to support the senior class Photography students at UArts as they raise money for their Senior Show. Student art will be on display as well a a selection of prints that will be available to buy. Help the senior class put on a spectacular senior show while you enjoy the very best that UArts has to offer!
A portion of the bar during the event will be donated to the Senior Show fund, so bring your friends and have fun for a great cause!