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clit city tour: a poet lady gang supergroup reading

Come out for the Philly stop of LA-based poet Elizabeth Hall's tour in support of her utterly magnificent & striking essay/memoir, I Have Devoted My Life to the Clitoris -- newly out from Taurpalin Sky in July 2016.

"The unfolding of relationships between, among many other details, Freud, terra cotta cunts, hyenas, anatomists, and Acker, mixed with a certain slant of light on a windowsill and a leg thrown open invite us into this intricately structured catalogue of clit. “I started with a question: what does the body want? And ended with: it wants.” The investigation does not stop there. Elizabeth Hall’s prose builds quietly into a denouement that is as cerebral and corporeal as it is bawdy and beautiful".
— Wendy C. Ortiz

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Joining Elizabeth to create this (one night only) poet lady gang supergroup are three Philly favorites: Gina Myers, Cynthia Dewi Oka, & Nicole Steinberg!

About the readers:

♦ Elizabeth Hall lives and loves in Los Angeles. She is the author of the book I HAVE DEVOTED MY LIFE TO THE CLITORIS (Tarpaulin Sky Press) and plays bass in the band Pine Family. She is currently working on a collection of essays about cults, California, and family. You can read more of her work on her tumblr: preciouslittlelambpit.tumblr.com.

♢ Gina Myers is the author of two full-length poetry collections, A Model Year (Coconut Books, 2009) and Hold It Down (Coconut Books, 2013), as well as numerous chapbooks. Recent poems and reviews have appeared at the Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, Bedfellows, The Rumpus, and Fanzine. Originally from Saginaw, MI, she currently lives in Philadelphia where she works in higher ed communications.

♦ Cynthia Dewi Oka is a poet and author of Nomad of Salt and Hard Water. A Pushcart Prize Nominee, her poems have or will soon appear in Guernica, The Massachusetts Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Bedfellows, Black Renaissance Noire, The Wide Shore, As Us Journal, Apogee, Terrain.organd other publications. She is a proud VONA alum and has received the Fifth Wednesday Editor's Prize in Poetry and an artist grant from the Vermont Studio Center. Look out for her second book of poems in 2017 from Northwestern University Press. 

♢ Nicole Steinberg is the author of Glass Actress (forthcoming from Furniture Press Books) and Getting Lucky (Spooky Girlfriend Press, 2013), as well as three chapbooks, most recently Clever Little Gang, winner of the 4X4 Furniture Press Chapbook Award. Her work has been featured or reviewed in the New York Times, Newsweek, Flavorwire, Bitch, Hyperallergic, and elsewhere. She's the founder of New York's EARSHOT reading series and she lives in Philadelphia.

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w/ hosting/spiritual guidance/lengthy gushing provided by Alina Pleskova, plus $4 burgers & vegan burgers / $2 Narragansett Lagers.

See you there!

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The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Give Back Happy Hour

You know what’s awesome? Happy hour. Even more awesome? Happy hour with food specials. Awesomer? Both those things alongside fellow Philly cyclists, Bicycle Coalition members, and staff.

With this awesomeness in mind, we're honored to be able to share good times and give back to the good folks of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. And there's no better day for such an affair than Pierogi Thursday with 50¢ pierogis and half priced drafts. Bonus fun: anyone who shows up gets entered to win a cool grip of bike gear from Nathan's Sports! To top things off, we'll be donating 20 percent of all sales during happy hour to help support the good work of the bike coaliton. City advocates, supporters and staff members of the Bicycle Coalition will be there to hang out and answer any questions you have about our efforts to make Philadelphia a better place for cycling.


P.S. Don't forget we have large bike corral out front for open and safe bike parking.

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drunk lion

Chris Davis brings Drunk Lion, his trippy one man show to Mom's for a night of fantastical performance you do not want to miss.

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. 

"...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

Thursday - October 27 - 8pm

Thursday - November 15 - 8pm

Suggested Donation - $10

Reservations (incl. guaranteed bumper car seat)


All are welcome

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tattooed mom's sticky art machine volume 4 release party

Sticker vending machine in a bar? Check! The legendary Bob Will Reign is the mastermind and curator of our very own sticker art series here at Mom's. And we're kicking off the 4th release in our Sticky Art Machine with a free party celebrating the art of this volume's heavy hitters: the half bird man half sticky bandit favorite Air Rat and Chicago 3ES family Mr. Switch. 

There'll be two new, limited edition designs stocked in the machine from each of these super talented artists plus random bonus stickers for your collection. We'll have exclusive coloring book pages created for this party for you to customize. And you lucky sticker hounds will have a chance to win raffle prizes from Junobo, & TMoms & more. Plus a possible sneak peek from our upoming Characters Welcome International Sticker Art Show. Good times & good vibes at Philly's home of sticker art. 

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Sugar Skull Sunday Arts & Crafts

Sunday Arts & Crafts take a turn for the sweet and spooky this fall with Sugar Skull arts & crafts. In celebration of the coming Dia de los Muertos we'll be making traditional sugar skulls for you to decorate & customize. Or make your mark on one of our sugar skull coloring book pages. Try our tasty brunch menu & Mañana de los Muertos cocktail specials. Look out for special sugar skull temporary tattoos & toy treats. Free fun this and EVERY Sunday in October at Tattooed Mom!

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Philly Vegan Pop Mini Spooktacular Flea

Shop with V Marks the Shop & friends at Philly Vegan Pop Mini SPOOKTACULAR Flea!

This Halloween market will be full of eating, shopping & trick-o-treating fun with local vendors:

Baby Bat Beauty
Batter & Crumbs
Grape Cat
Indraloka Animal Sanctuary
Paradeo Jewelry

While shopping, be sure to try our beermosa cocktail
 special & our vegan-friendly menu items including our new vegan Pickled Fried Chickn sandwich. 

AND it's an SUNDAY ARTS & CRAFTS DAY here at Tmoms. So get ready to make some ghoulishly delightful creations!


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Atomic City Comics presents A Halloween Cosplay Party Drink & Draw

Cosplayers, freaks, geeks and lovers of good times, come party with the Atomic City Crew at our Mischief Night Halloween party & drink & draw. Come in your coolest cosplay & enter our costume contest for a special winner take all Grand Prize courtesy of Atomic City Comics,Tattooed MomRedcap's Corner and Blick Art Materials

We're teaming up with The Xion Network for this special edition, where we will have model Eris Vayle cosplay for a live artist sketch drawing.

Comic book coloring pages (from Atomic City Comics) & art supplies (provided by Blick Art Materials) will be available.

Creative fuel & liquid inspiration with 1/2 priced tots and $2 dollar PBRs plus a special Tmoms Halloween themed cocktail!



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hand turkey arts & crafts

The feathers (and glitter and pom poms and googly eyes) will be flying for Sunday Arts & Crafts during November. Hands (and paws) of all ages and sizes welcome for Hand Turkey Arts & Crafts. FREE Fun every Sunday at Mom's.

An extra SPECIAL treat for the month of Hand Turkey Crafts: turkey or veggie corn dogs are just $2 every Sunday in November!

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Tattooed Mom is proud to present Characters Welcome, an international show of sticker art. An open call show with a tremendous response from all over the world, Characters Welcome 5 will feature both printed and hand drawn / painted sticker art. 

From first time artists to long time favorites, the 5th annual edition of this show includes a fantastic range of sticker art. As submissions come in watch this space for a list of participating artists or follow our specail instagram feed for the show at @characterswelcome5.

Collaged boards as well as mixed sticker packs & special one of a kind artist raffle prizes will be sold with 100% of the proceeds going towards local youth arts programs.

Show dates and times:

Friday November 11 at Tattooed Mom 530 South Street • 7pm - 2am • strictly 21+ only with ID

Saturday November 12 at Tattooed Mom South Street  • 1- 5pm • ALL AGES + FREE PIZZA!

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Accidental Player: Quint / Languell / Ojeda-Sague / Chevalier

We're celebrating the release of two new books tonight: Arlo Quint's Wires and Light and Krystal Languell's Gray Market! The two NYC poets will be joined by Philadelphia's own Gabriel Ojeda-Sague and Faye Chevalier. Doors at 7pm, readings at 8pm. Plus 50 cent pierogies! 

Arlo Quint is the author of Wires and Lights (Rust Buckle, 2016), Death to Explosions (Skysill, 2013), and Drawn In (Fewer & Further, 2010). He collaborated with Charles Wolski on Check Out My Lifestyle (Well Greased, 2012).

Krystal Languell was born in South Bend, Indiana. Her most recent book is Gray Market (1913 Press, 2016). She published Archive Theft, a collection of interviews with women poets, with Essay Press in 2015. She is the reci
pient of a Poetry Project Emerge-Surface­Be fellowship (2013­2014) and a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council workspace residency (2014­2015). Development Director for Belladonna* Collaborative and publisher of the feminist poetry journal Bone Bouquet, Languell also works as a freelance bookkeeper for small presses and teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

Gabriel Ojeda-Sague is a Latino queer Leo living in Philadelphia, PA. His first collection, Oil and Candle (Timeless Infinite Light, March 2016), is a set of writings on Santeria, war, and the precarity of Latino-American lives. He is also the author of the chapbooks JOGS (2013), a re-writing of the Joy of Gay Sex, Nite [Chickadee]’s (GaussPDF, 2015), a collection of Cher’s tweets on systematic racism and violence, and Where Everything is in Halves (Be About It, 2015), poems against death through The Legend of Zelda. His work can be found at 

Faye Chevalier is the assistant web editor at APIARY Magazine. Her poetry and essays have been featured in the Horse Less Review, OCHO Magazine, Voicemail Poems, Alien Mouth, and elsewhere. She currently lives in Philadelphia. Follow her on twitter at @bratcore.

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