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April 2024

Collide Zine Artist Pop-Up & Open Mic with Bring a Blanket Reading Series

TueTue
April 16April 16
6:00 pm10:00 pm

We’re stoked to announce our next open mic and artist pop-up at Tattooed Mom’s again on Tuesday April 16th, from 6-10pm! This mic is special however, because we are collaborating with another fabulous supporter of Philly poetry, @bringablanketreadingseries to promote their first ever printed ZINE and celebrate their ONE YEAR anniversary.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 16TH
6-10PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: EVENTBRITE

 

Created and run by Alexandra Naughton and Josh Dale of Thirty West Publishng Bring A Blanket Reading Series (@bringablanketreadingseries) is Philadelphia’s indoor/outdoor monthly reading series that celebrates locals and travelers alike. They have held events at Washington Square Park, A Novel Idea on East Passyunk, and Lot 49 Books, to name a few.

We’re happy to introduce their community to ours in this joint endeavor to show the mic at Tattooed Mom (530 South St) a heavy dose of poetry, spoken word, and expression!

To further the celebrate the community behind both poetry zines, we’ll have raffles going all night, and an incredible lineup of vendors (sign ups open now in the link below)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdP6t_f19jh8vy0M2lnj_jxXQ_PKS4wAEgBDEWSTX5MQJZLQQ/viewform

To submit and learn more about BAB zine and Collide zine, follow the link in our bio. Submissions to BAB close 4/20.

RSVP on Eventbrite, or just show up. This event is free for all 21+.

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Tuesdays, 4-10pm | The triumphant return of Taco Tuesday is finally here! Y’all better zoom down for $1.50 beef or bean tacos every Tuesday!! And wash it all down with $3 Tecate!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

• Accessibility at TMoms | Due to the construction of our historical building, Tattooed Mom is only partially accessible. Our event space is on the second floor, which is only accessible via a flight of stairs (20 steps, 3 feet wide, railing on the left side only). For more information, please visit our Accessibility page.

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Slutty Poems Night // April 2024 – POSTPONED

WedWed
April 17April 17
6:00 pm9:30 pm

EDIT 4/16: This month’s Slutty Poems Night has been POSTPONED. Please join us for the next reading on Tuesday, June 11th.

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Cat Party! Book Release Party

WedWed
April 17April 17
6:00 pm9:00 pm

Philly writer Katie Haegele has been putting out the beloved Cat Party! zine series for 7 years — and now it’s turned into a book! This diverse, lively anthology, published by Microcosm Publishing, collects every issue of the zine plus brand new contributions made especially for the book. More than 50 artists contributed essays, comics, portraits, song lyrics, and photos, all about the beloved cats in their lives, and the pieces range from heartbreakingly personal to totally whimsical (and everything in between)

Come celebrate the release of this beautiful book! You’ll be able to buy your copy before it’s available in stores, get yourself some cat-themed merch (including records with original music by contributor Joe Carlough!), and hang out while enjoying our catty playlist. It’s gonna be a blast!

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17TH
6-9PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: EVENTBRITE

 

Contributing artists include:

 

Plus these wonderful Philly-area artists: 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Wednesday, 4-10pm | Burger Wednesday is BACK y’all! Come slam some Smash Burgers (classic or vegan) every Wednesday for just $6!! Plus $3 PBR! Recently named one of the top burgers in the city by The Philadelphia Inquirer!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

• Accessibility at TMoms | Due to the construction of our historical building, Tattooed Mom is only partially accessible. Our event space is on the second floor, which is only accessible via a flight of stairs (20 steps, 3 feet wide, railing on the left side only). For more information, please visit our Accessibility page.

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The Happening: A Live Reading

MonMon
April 22April 22
7:00 pm9:00 pm

There appears to be an event occuring.

Join Theatre Contra, just in time for Earth Day, as we perform what is arguably the most logical movie to ever exist: M. Night Shymalan’s The Happening! We’re back at Tattooed Mom, so grab a drink, hop in a bumper car and get ready to yell at some plastic plants.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 22ND
7-9PM
SUGGESTED DONATION $10 | VIP SEATING $15 | NOTAFLOF
RSVP: FB EVENT | VIP TICKETS: TICKETLEAP

 

Directed by Adam Howard

All VIP tickets come with 4 complimentary raffle tickets and a guaranteed optimal view seat.

Featuring:
Adam Howard
Katie Frazer
Jenna Kuerzi
John Patouhas
Natajia Sconiers

VIP Tickets available in advance. General Admission (PWYC) available at the door.

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Mondays, 4-11pm | Prepare yourselves—Meatless Monday is back at Tattooed Mom (with a twist)!!!!!!!!! Every two months we’ll be highlighting a different vegan menu item every Monday. See what’s on special this month!

Mondays, Upstairs 6-11pm | We see free 🎱 in your future! Introducing Free Pool Mondays upstairs at TMoms!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

• Accessibility at TMoms | Due to the construction of our historical building, Tattooed Mom is only partially accessible. Our event space is on the second floor, which is only accessible via a flight of stairs (20 steps, 3 feet wide, railing on the left side only). For more information, please visit our Accessibility page.

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Scribes On South // April 2024

SunSun
April 28April 28
6:00 pm9:00 pm

SCRIBES ON SOUTH is a poetry reading and open mic. The reading begins with a 20-minute featured reader and then moves through the open mic list for the rest of the night. Open mic readers have 5 minutes. There will be a space for poets to sell books.

SCRIBES ON SOUTH seeks to create community through poetry. Show out, share, and meet some new friends by sharing your work!

This reading’s featured reader is Carson Jordan.

Read poems. Kick ass.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 28TH
DOORS @ 6PM + SHOW @ 7PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN

 

Carson Jordan is a poet living in Queens. She is the teacher of Sexy Unique Poetry, a workshop that makes poems better through the power of gossip. Her forthcoming full length book,  NO MORE BUT I MUST, will be out this summer with Bullshit Lit. She loves finding god in the mundane, free parking, and her crystal candy dish.

 

Follow @scribesonsouth on Instagram.

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Sundays, All Day Long | Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

• Accessibility at TMoms | Due to the construction of our historical building, Tattooed Mom is only partially accessible. Our event space is on the second floor, which is only accessible via a flight of stairs (20 steps, 3 feet wide, railing on the left side only). For more information, please visit our Accessibility page.

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May 2024

You Can’t Kill A Poet // May 2024

TueTue
May 14May 14
8:00 pm10:00 pm

We’re back at it again in 2024! We’ll be at Tattooed Mom on Wednesday, March 20th for some gayyyy poems. Doors at 7:30pm, reading at 8pm. Come hang out in our joyous and boisterous room full of queerness and listen to some amazing poets share their work.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14TH
DOORS @ 7:30PM + SHOW @ 8PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

Featured Readers:
Julia Gwiazdowski
Leila El Manfaa
Adam Cusock
Sara Guiang
Malachi Lily
Lindsey Scott

 

Follow You Can’t Kill A Poet on Instagram.

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Wednesday, 4-10pm | Burger Wednesday is BACK y’all! Come slam some Smash Burgers (classic or vegan) every Wednesday for just $6!! Plus $3 PBR! Recently named one of the top burgers in the city by The Philadelphia Inquirer!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

• Accessibility at TMoms | Due to the construction of our historical building, Tattooed Mom is only partially accessible. Our event space is on the second floor, which is only accessible via a flight of stairs (20 steps, 3 feet wide, railing on the left side only). For more information, please visit our Accessibility page.

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Scooby Doo: A Live Reading

WedWed
May 15May 15
7:00 pm9:00 pm

Now who’s the damsel in distress?

Hop in your mystery machine, grab your scooby snacks, and join Theatre Contra, as we solve the mystery of Spooky Island and perform 2002’s Scooby Doo LIVE! We’re back at Tattooed Mom, so grab a drink, hop in a bumper car, and get ready to fight off some monsters and hormones!

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15th
7-9PM
SUGGESTED DONATION $10 | VIP SEATING $15 | NOTAFLOF
RSVP: FB EVENT | VIP TICKETS: TICKETLEAP

 

Directed by Abby Weissman

All VIP tickets come with 4 complimentary raffle tickets and a guaranteed optimal view seat.

Featuring:
TBA

VIP Tickets available in advance. General Admission (PWYC) available at the door.

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Wednesday, 4-10pm | Burger Wednesday is BACK y’all! Come slam some Smash Burgers (classic or vegan) every Wednesday for just $6!! Plus $3 PBR! Recently named one of the top burgers in the city by The Philadelphia Inquirer!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

• Accessibility at TMoms | Due to the construction of our historical building, Tattooed Mom is only partially accessible. Our event space is on the second floor, which is only accessible via a flight of stairs (20 steps, 3 feet wide, railing on the left side only). For more information, please visit our Accessibility page.

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Scribes On South // May 2024

SunSun
May 26May 26
7:00 pm10:00 pm

SCRIBES ON SOUTH is a poetry reading and open mic. The reading begins with a 20-minute featured reader and then moves through the open mic list for the rest of the night. Open mic readers have 5 minutes. There will be a space for poets to sell books.

SCRIBES ON SOUTH seeks to create community through poetry. Show out, share, and meet some new friends by sharing your work!

This reading’s featured readers are Mac Chandler and Kate Carey.

Read poems. Kick ass.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 26TH
DOORS @ 6PM + SHOW @ 7PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN

 

Mac Chandler is a graduate of The University of the Arts and is a happy West Philly resident. She has been published in some places and not in others. This August she will begin curating and hosting a new series for Moonstone Arts, titled Premonitions. She writes mainly about mental health and enjoying a good shower beer.
Kate Carey (she/her) is a fat queer polyamorous slut who sometimes spends whole days in bed crying because feelings are hard. Through deeply personal poetry and creative nonfiction, she touches on issues relating to trauma, fat liberation, mental illness and sexuality. December 2022’s Hot Poet in the Bullshit Lit x Olney magazine Hot Poets calendar and producer of Philadelphia’s Slutty Poems Night, you can find more about her & her work at https://www.katemcarey.com/ and on instagram @oldbaefries

 

Follow @scribesonsouth on Instagram.

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Sundays, All Day Long | Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

• Accessibility at TMoms | Due to the construction of our historical building, Tattooed Mom is only partially accessible. Our event space is on the second floor, which is only accessible via a flight of stairs (20 steps, 3 feet wide, railing on the left side only). For more information, please visit our Accessibility page.

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June 2024

Breaking the Curse Book Launch

WedWed
June 5June 5
7:00 pm9:00 pm

Come join Philly faves Alexandra Naughton, Sawyer Lovett, and Daniel DiFranco for the release of Alex DiFrancesco’s new book, Breaking the Curse: A Memoir about Trauma, Healing, and Italian Witchcraft. Readers will each be on stage for 15 minutes followed by a book signing. But! There’s more! Tarot readings! Spell jars! We could even play “light as a feather, stiff as a board,” if you’re into it! But there will definitely be tarot readings and spell jars.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5th
DOORS @ 6PM + SHOW @ 7PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT 

 

Alex DiFrancesco is the author of Psychopomps, All City, Transmutaion, and Breaking the Curse. Their work has appeared in New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Tin House, Brevity, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and more. They are the first transgender awards finalist in over 80 years of the Ohioana Book Awards, and the winner of the 2022 Ohio Arts Councli’s Individual Excellence Award. They are the human companion of two rescues, Roxy Music, Dog of Doom (a Westhighland Terrier), and Janglin’ Jack (some kind of cat).

Sawyer Lovett is a trans writer living just outside of Philadelphia by way of Tazewell, VA. He’s a graduate of the Rosemont College MFA program and the human parent to two chaotic rescue dogs. He is an accomplished balloon twister, a pretty good barista, and an occasional bookseller.

Alexandra Naughton is the author of ten poetry collections. Her first novel, American Mary, won the 2015 Mainline contest by Civil Coping Mechanisms and was published in 2016. Her work has been featured in Dusie, Sporklet, sin cesar, Maudlin House, carte blanche, and elsewhere. She writes Talk About It on Substack, and organizes the Bring A Blanket reading series in Philadelphia. Find her on instagram: @alexandranaughton

Daniel DiFranco is a writer/musician/teacher from Philadelphia. He is the author of two novels, Panic Years (Tailwinds Press, 2018) and Devil On My Trail (Unsolicited Press, 2024). His short stories can be found in Smokelong Quarterly, Monkeybicycle, Fractured Lit, and others. Full list of pubs and miscellany can be found at danieldifranco.com.

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Wednesday, 4-10pm | Burger Wednesday is BACK y’all! Come slam some Smash Burgers (classic or vegan) every Wednesday for just $6!! Plus $3 PBR! Recently named one of the top burgers in the city by The Philadelphia Inquirer!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

• Accessibility at TMoms | Due to the construction of our historical building, Tattooed Mom is only partially accessible. Our event space is on the second floor, which is only accessible via a flight of stairs (20 steps, 3 feet wide, railing on the left side only). For more information, please visit our Accessibility page.

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Slutty Poems Night // June 2024

TueTue
June 11June 11
7:00 pm10:00 pm

With words hotter than the summer sun, we are bringing back fan favorites, Enjoli Maya  as feature poets for June 11th slutty poems night!!

Celebrate a night full of salacious sex and sexuality themed words. This is a free event but donations are being collected for Homies Helping Homies.

Bring your hoe shit for the open mic hosted by Kate. If you’re too shy to share, feel free to shove something into our (anonymous confessions) box.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 11TH
DOORS @ 6PM + SHOW @ 7PM
SUGGESTED DONATION | NOTAFLOF

 

This is a sex positive space that is not tolerant of any racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, fat shaming, slut shaming, or any general bigoted fuckery. 21+ w/ valid ID.

Doors @ 6 pm, show @ 7 pm.

Accessibility Note: We welcome mask wearing and if you are not feeling well, please stay home. Event is upstairs- Stairs are a bit steep. Seating is limited. Contact Kate through DM if accommodations are needed.

Poster by Meg

Follow @sluttypoemsnight on Instagram for updates

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Tuesdays, 4-10pm | The triumphant return of Taco Tuesday is finally here! Y’all better zoom down for $1.50 beef or bean tacos every Tuesday!! And wash it all down with $3 Tecate!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

• Accessibility at TMoms | Due to the construction of our historical building, Tattooed Mom is only partially accessible. Our event space is on the second floor, which is only accessible via a flight of stairs (20 steps, 3 feet wide, railing on the left side only). For more information, please visit our Accessibility page.

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