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Tire Fire Presents: Kalfus / Tarry / Popkin / Milligan / Baumer

Thee mighty Tire Fire is back for one last hoorah before their summer break. Join us for 50¢ pierogies, drink specials and readings from:

KEN KALFUS is the author of three collections of short stories and three novels. These include Pu-239 and Other Russian Fantasies, which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and A Disorder Peculiar to the Country, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. His latest collection, Coup de Foudre: A Novella and Stories, was just published in paperback. 

CHRIS TARRY is the author of the story collection, How To Carry Bigfoot Home (Red Hen Press, March 2015), and holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia. His fiction, nonfiction, and various screenplays have appeared in publications such as MAD Magazine, Funny or Die, The Literary Review, On Spec, The GW Review, and PANK. His work has been anthologized in the collections How to Expect What You’re Not Expecting, Outside In Literary & Travel Magazine, and Invaders, 22 Tales from the Outer Limits of Literature, alongside Juno Diaz, Jonathan Lethem, Steven Millhauser, and George Saunders. In 2012, his story “Here Be Dragons” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Chris is also a four-time Juno Award winner, and one of New York’s most sought-after bass players.

NATHANIEL POPKIN, writer-in-residence at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, is a literary writer, editor, historian, journalist, and the author of three books, including the 2013 novel Lion and Leopard. Popkin is the fiction review editor of Cleaver Magazine, an editor-at-large at the Head and the Hand Press, and the founding co-editor of the Hidden City Daily, a web magazine that covers architecture, design, planning, and preservation.

RACHEL MILLIGAN is a poet in Philadelphia. She is the author of Queen Carrion, chosen by Mary Ruefle as a finalist in the BOAAT Press 2015 Summer Chapbook Competition, forthcoming in July 2016. She graduated from Temple University, the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and the US Department of State Critical Language Program in Chinese. Her work can be found in The Iowa Review, BOAAT, smoking glue gun, and elsewhere.

MARK BAUMER lives in Providence Rhode Island. He works in a library. His website is:thebaumer.com

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Scratch Art Craft Sunday

Scratch and sketch your way to magical fun EVERY Sunday in May. As you scratch away the black coating with a stylus on a variety of shapes supplied watch your designs bloom in all the colors of the rainbow. Scratch your creative itch while sampling our tasty brunch menu. FREE FUN for the whole family. Half priced drafts from 5-7 & 10-11pm, $2 PBR pounders & 1/2 price tater tots all night.

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coloring book arts & crafts sunday

This month let's hear it for the classic arts & crafts coloring book. Or our weird & wacky take on it anyway. Each week in June we'll feature selections from a bunch of fun coloring books that catch our eye. From the Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book to Hello Kitty, from Lisa Frank to Gangsta Rap, from Punk Rock Classics to My Little Pony, we'll be bringing you the best and brightest pages to color, customize and embellish with all the crafty bling you can muster. Look for new coloring pages each week!

Color outside the lines while trying our tasty brunch menu and half price draft happy hour from 5-7pm every Sunday in June. And our night crafters enjoy half price tater tots & $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon pounder cans & a late night half price drafts happy hour from 10-11pm.

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Lisa Needs Braces: A Simpsons Quizzo Night

Start off the summer of 4'2" with the smartest Lil' lady around, Lisa SimpsonCreatures of the Night is back at TMoms with another edition of Simpsons Quizzo & Sunday Crafts FUN!

The good times starts at 9pm with live Simpsons episode Quizzo. Get a team ready and you could win some sweet Simpsons finery).

If you're that extra special kind of Simpsons geek, bring out your go-to Simpsons costume. Prizes for the best costume. The more obscure the Simpson's reference, the better. And look out for a very special drag performance by thee Lisa Simpson herself!

Every Sunday night at Tattooed Mom is Arts & Crafts night so get ready to color special Simpsons pages while enjoying half priced drafts from 10-11pm (Homer no function beer well without).

Plus the special Creatures Cocktail "Lil Lisa's Slurry," a special Simpsons vegan burger, $2 PBRs & half priced tater tots. Close out your Wizard World weekend celebrating the legendary Simpsons!

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Curate This presents a Drunkscussion

Join Curate This, Philadelphia’s leading artist-curated publication, for a night of slurry art talk and drinking games at the legendary Tattooed Mom. What’s a drunkscussion? It’s everything you have ever wanted from a critical conversation with prominent local artists! Meet Curate This co-founders Amanda V. Wagner and Julius Ferraro, Indy Hall resident artist Sean Martorana, Mural Arts teaching artist and muralist Jared Wood, and independent director/choreographer/producer Sam Tower for a promising, and potentially dangerous, evening of discussion, drinking, and some post-drunkscussion dancing.

Come thirsty and ready to have a good time. RSVP here. 

21+ // FREE ADMISSION // Doors open at 7PM // Panel starts at 8PM

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