Standard Tap Hosting Morrissey Karaoke Tonight

Last week I was on vacation in Puerto Rico. Morrissey followed me around from restaurant soundtrack to bar jukebox. I returned and couldn’t shake the Moz. He was playing at the bars here, in the shops on 13th Street. He was omnipresent. And what did the email bring? More Morrissey. This time it’s a Morrissey karaoke contest at Standard Tap set for tonight.

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Weekend Roundup

Friday, August 3

GayFest kicks off with Misters and Sisters (courtesy of Quince Productions)

The Phreak ‘N Queer Festival continues through Sunday. Click here for a full list of events.

Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Art After 5 features Siren Baroque, an all-women’s chamber ensemble from New York (5 p.m.).

Wiz Khalifa plays the Susquehanna Bank Center (5:30 p.m.).

The Bang Group kicks off GayFest (7 p.m.) with Misters and Sisters at Plays and Players Theatre with an after-party to follow at Quig’s Pub.

The Philly Dyke March is calling all same-sex couples to the Chick-fil-A on Columbus Blvd. for a kiss-in (8 p.m.) to protest the chain’s opposition to gay rights and marriage equality.

BlackStar Film Festival presents Restless City (8 p.m.) at the International House. The film tells the story of a young man struggling on the fringes of New York City.

Sex Dwarf celebrates its ninth anniversary (9 p.m.) at Fluid Nightclub with non-stop New Wave. Guests are encouraged to wear red and black for a chance to win free tickets to a screening of Mommie Dearest on Aug. 11.

Thank Goddess It’s OMG! (9 p.m.) is at Tabu featuring The Goddess Isis, Anita Manhattan, Lil’ Steph and Stella D’Oro.

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Weekend Roundup

Friday, May 25

The Arden Theatre is hosting an open bar party (6 p.m.) for Tulipomania, a musical set in a seedy hash bar in Amsterdam about love, sex, obsession, money – and tulips.

Register for the Liberty Bell Classic (7 p.m.) at Stir in time for the kickoff on Saturday.

Drama is in the air during a party with reality TV divas at Parx Casino (7 p.m.). Meet Ramona from the Real Housewives of New York, Tracy from Jerseylicious and Drita from Mob Wives.

Kelli Dunham and R. Eric Thomas present Normal at Nite: Good Times & Family Matters with Perfect Strangers (7:30 p.m.) at the William Way. The show is inspired by the duo’s love of sitcoms – and how they relate to their own childhood. Click here for an exclusive interview with Thomas – and find out which Huxtable he would be.

It’s FriGay at Sumo Lounge at RAW with DJ Reenie Kane spinning classics in the courtyard.

It’s Phat ‘N All That (10 p.m.) at Tabu where Daina Dane presents 80s and 90s videos and a free old-school hip-hop mix CD giveaway.

Sandy Beach hosts Smashed (11 p.m.) with special guests Salotta Tea, Vanessa Sterling and HrH Mortimer at Venture Inn. We hear Sandy will be singing a ballad or two – a first for the campy cabaret series.

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Weekend Roundup

Friday, March 9

It’s Bear Weekend at Rainbow Mountain Resort in East Stroudsburg.

Mission Grill hosts its first-ever gay party (9 p.m.) with a $30 open bar and Salotta Tea.

Camp Tabu is searching for the next comedy co-host (9 p.m.). Carolyn Busa, Jim Grammond, Val Temple, T.J. Hurley and Mollie Sperdito compete to become the Kelly to Alejandro Morales’ Regis.

Saturday, March 10

It’s March Second Saturday (6 p.m.) on East Passyunk Avenue.

One Shot Coffee will be serving up espresso drinks at the Bourbon and Chocolate Pop Up Bar (7 p.m.) celebrating the launch of Philly’s own Vivo Raw Chocolate in NoLibs.

The Brotherly Love Choral Ensemble performs at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County (7:30 p.m.) to benefit the Prysm LGBT Youth Center of Delaware County.

Sisters hosts a benefit for HRC (9 p.m.) in anticipation of the official HRC Dinner on March 24 at the Ritz-Carlton.

It’s open mic Karaoke Blvd. on the main floor at Voyeur (9 p.m.) with cash prizes. Like it on Facebook for reduced admission.

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Quick Bites: Rapper’s Delight, Serafina Opening & Perrier’s Donation

Mayor Michael Nutter thrilled Karaoke participants at McGillin’s last night with his now classic rendition of Rapper’s Delight. No teleprompter was needed.

Serafina is opening next week. The official “pasta cutting” is Tuesday and the opening to the general public will follow.

University City Dining Days are from July 14th to 28th. Biba Wine Bar, JG Domestic and Baby Blues BBQ highlight the newcomers. Participating restaurants will offer a pre-fixe three-course dinner special for $15, $25 or $30. []

Sweet Elizabeth’s has opened on Main Street in Manayunk. The bakeshop seerves up everything from cupcakes to wedding cakes. [Meal Ticket]

Marshall Green of Cafe Estelle is the latest chef to plant his own garden. The 5×25 foot garden goes in next to the kitchen next week. [City Paper]

Georges Perrier donates $75,000 to West Catholic for their culinary program. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

2nd Try At Yakitori Boy

Quail Eggs Wrapped In Bacon - Photo by

Philadining takes a second trip to Yakitori Boy in Chinatown and reports the kitchen is finding its groove.

Bacon and Eggs, well, Quail Eggs Wrapped in Bacon were very tasty. How could they not be? We were very amused when at the end of the meal, as plates were being cleared, one of our servers noticed a lone remaining egg, and jokingly scolded us: “don’t waste bacon!” I’m thinking of getting a tattoo that says that…

Yakitori Boy Update [The Philadining Blog]

Karaoke Bar Coming To Chinatown

Yakitori BoyMichael Klein gets a tour of Yakitori Boy, a new karaoke bar in Chinatown.

The owner showed me around, but declined my request to photograph. The first floor has a 90-seat dining room and what appears to be two sushi bars, in addition to a drinkin’ bar. In fact, there’s one sushi bar and a yakitori bar, at which cooks will prepare chicken meat on a stick over grills. The word “japas” on their stationery is a pun on “Japanese tapas.”

Warm up your pipes for Yakitori Boy [Food & Drinq]

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