Face/Off, A Live Staged Reading

Theatre Contra is BACK on March 16th, uniting the greatest duo to ever hit the silver screen and switching their faces. It’ll be like watching the movie…only not.

$10 Suggested Donation
All proceeds benefit Theatre Contra’s 2019/20 season
21+ w/ valid ID!

Directed by Jonathan Silver*
Stage Manager: Alex Dittmar*

Featuring:
Adam Howard
Alison Ormsby
Campbell O’Hare
Jenna Kuerzi
Katherine Perry
Mariah Ghant

*Denotes Member of Theatre Contra

Please Note: Seating is limited and is on a first come, first served basis. This is a 21+ event. ID is checked at the door. The reading is, regrettably, not wheelchair accessible.

Enjoy this event with our Meatless Monday specials:
1/2 off our full veggie menu noon-10pm
& half price drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Tire Fire Presents: Sparks, Campbell, & Graham

We’ve got a very special BURGER WEDNESDAY Tire Fire Readings for February, with our dear friends Amber Sparks, Tara Campbell, and Chelsea Graham.

Doors 7 // Reading 8

This month, we’ll be donating our $ to the Women’s Medical Fund, who protects and expands abortion access for low-income folks through direct service and advocacy. “We support those living in poverty who need abortion care today by providing counseling and emergency financial assistance. We support people in the future by working to expand and equalize access to abortion through lifting the insurance bans and eliminating other barriers.”

Accessibility Note: Reading is upstairs and non-bumper car seating is limited, and tends to be first-come, first-serve. If you need assistance or accommodations, please let us know.

Enjoy this event with our Burger Wednesday specials:
$4 Mom’s Beef Burgers & Mom’s Vegan Burgers
$2 Narragansett Lager Tall Boys
a special Burger of the Month
& half price drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Sr. Wink’s Stupid Cupid: An Attic Youth Center Benefit!

BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE

The Philadelphia Sisters / House of Otherly Love is throwing an unValentine’s Day bash, irreverently conceived by Novice Sister Wink Wink Nudge Nudge! (those novices are always making trouble!)

UPSTAIRS // 21+ // FREE
Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Donations accepted at the door—all proceeds benefit The Attic Youth Center!

Join our cast for a wild night celebrating everything we hate about Love Day!

Cast:
Deadboy IX
Icon Ebony Fierce
Mitch “The Wild Thing”
Pyxilation
Rita Brujeria
& Tiffany Uma Mascara

Enjoy this event with our Pierogi Thursday specials:
50¢ vegan potato & onion pierogi from noon-10pm
& half price drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Twilight: New Moon // A Live Reading!

Love. Passion. Werewolves. Vampires. Dakota Fanning. Join us as Theatre Contra brings to life one of the greatest love stories of all (& as Bella struggles to decide between Team Edward and Team Jacob)!

Join Theatre Contra at Tattooed Mom for the sequel to the greatest love story of all time. Proudly part of Philadelphia Theatre Week!

$10 Suggested Donation
All proceeds benefit Theatre Contra’s 2019/20 season
21+ w/ valid ID!

Directed by Ryann Carey*

Featuring:
Alex Dittmar*
Emily Fernandez
Ezra Ali-Dow
Katie Frazer
Mariah Ghant
Tara Bankard*

*Denotes Member of Theatre Contra

Please Note: Seating is limited and is on a first come, first served basis. This is a 21+ event. ID is checked at the door. The reading is, regrettably, not wheelchair accessible.

Enjoy this event with our Taco Tuesday specials:
$1 Tacos
$2.50 Tecate
a special Taco of the Month,
& half price drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your lion & lamb friends!

Tire Fire Presents: Chau, Housley, McShea, & Jefferson

Tire Fire is starting 2020 off right — a few weeks in, amongst friends, with fried potatoes. Join us for readings from Bonnie Chau, Dave Housley, Megan McShea, & Cija A. Jefferson.

Doors 7 // Reading 8

This month, we’ll be raising money for Spiral Q — an organization that “lives at the intersection of arts and social justice. Established in 1996, Spiral Q uses popular arts (parades, print, pageantry, puppets) to build an urban arts democracy rooted in principles of accessibility, inclusion, self-determination, collaboration, sustainability, and life long learning.”

Accessibility Note: Reading is upstairs and non-bumper car seating is limited, and tends to be first-come, first-serve. If you need assistance or accommodations, please let us know.

Enjoy this event with our Pierogi Thursday specials:
50¢ pierogi from noon-10pm
& half off all drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

You Can’t Fail // Winter 2020

The popular art series You Can’t Fail is here to bring us New Year cheer! Join us for an evening of works in progress & new performances brought to you by Chris Davis!

First time performers, seasoned veterans, and everyone in between are welcomed onto the stage to present new works & works in progress including: visual art, photography, theater, dance, performance art, comedy, story-telling, poetry, prose, sculpture, ballet, film, stand-up… ANY and ALL art will be presented in the back room at Tattooed Mom’s (2nd floor).

Doors 6pm // Show 8-10pm
Performances start promptly at 8pm!

This event is FREE!
21+ w/ valid ID only.

Bellisant Corcoran-Mathe
Miryam Coppersmith
Micah Greenleaf
Jeremy DePrisco
Nora Humpage
Mykal Carter-Jackson
Kate Marie Carey
Christina Rosso-Schneider
Sam Kap
Alex Vogelsong
Sean Hanrahan
Makayla
Freddy Brewer
Alyssa Medina
Nathan Holt
Tara Hernon
Ryan Downey
Jean-marie Tomlin
Dixon Speaker
Mohamad Elbanna
Gabriela Sach
Sean Thomas Boyt
Chyanne Kemp
Walter Michael DeForest
Adrian Harbaugh
John Giltner
Shannon DeVaughn

Enjoy this event with our Taco Tuesday specials:
$1 Tacos
$2.50 Tecate
a special Taco of the Month,
& half price drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Tragic: The Gathering Presents: Zefyr Lisowski’s BLOOD BOX Tour

Tragic: the Gathering, an occasional reading series for transgender writers, hosted by Berry Grass, is back for 2020! And we’re celebrating Zefyr Lisowski‘s new book, “Blood Box” (Black Lawrence Press)!

UPSTAIRS // FREE w/ SUGGESTED DONATION // 21+

Doors 7pm // Readings 8pm

Featuring:
Zefyr Lisowski
lii xu
Berry Grass

ACCESSIBILITY NOTE: The event is upstairs at Tattooed Mom, all the way in the back room. This space a full flight of stairs with no elevator, and seating is limited.

Enjoy this event with our Meatless Monday specials:
1/2 off our full veggie menu noon-10pm
& half price drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Bee Movie // A Live Reading!

Ya like jazz?

Theatre Contra kicks off 2020 with the Golden Globe nominated 2007 Jerry Seinfeld CLASSIC, Bee Movie. Join us at Tattooed Mom for a stinging good time and some not so subtle implications of BEEstiality.

$10 Suggested Donation
All proceeds benefit Theatre Contra’s 2019/20 season
21+ w/ valid ID!

Honorary producer: Jonathan Edmondson

Directed by Alex Dittmar

Featuring:
Adam Howard
Andrew Criss
Liz Crino
Mariah Ghant
Michaela Shuchman
Natajia Sconiers

Please Note: Seating is limited and is on a first come, first served basis. This is a 21+ event. ID is checked at the door. The reading is regrettably not wheelchair accessible.

Enjoy this event with our Meatless Monday specials:
1/2 off our full veggie menu noon-10pm
& half price drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your bzzzzzzzbuds!

Crime & Cookies: A Live, True Crime Comedy Show

Get your true crime fix AND your sugar fix.

Gina and Andrea, two local comedians—and tough cookies—host a live interactive comedy show focusing on the survivors of the most notorious true crime stories.

December 3rd, Upstairs at Tattooed Mom
FREE! FUN! 21+
With games, prizes, and a bake sale from Vanessa Ross Cakes to benefit Home of the Sparrow!

Enjoy this event with our Taco Tuesday specials:
$1 Tacos,
$2.50 Tecate,
a special Taco of the Month,
& half price drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your true crime loving pals!

Tire Fire Presents: Austin, Older, Jacobs, & Mendelsohn

The end of 2019 is closing in, but we’ve got one more Tire Fire before the holidays! Join us for readings from Ron Austin, Malka Older, Simon Jacobs, and Tyler Mendelsohn on Thursday, November 21st at Tattooed Mom!

Doors 7 // Reading 8

This month, we’ll be supporting one of our favorite causes, the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, who posts bail for residents of Philadelphia who cannot afford to pay bail and works to bring to light to the inequities of the use of cash bail in Philadelphia and to advocate for the abolition of bail and pretrial detention in our city.

Accessibility Note: Reading is upstairs and non-bumper car seating is limited, and tends to be first-come, first-serve. If you need assistance or accommodations, please let us know.

Enjoy this event with our Pierogi Thursday specials:
50¢ pierogi from noon-10pm
& half off all drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!