National Treasure: A Live Reading

We’re gonna steal the Declaration of Independence.

Following their sold out reading of DIE HARDTheatre Contra is returning to Tattooed Mom for a live reading of National Treasure–the truest love story of all…how Nicolas Cage fell in love with the Declaration of Independence.

FREE ($10 Suggested Donation)
All proceeds benefit Theatre Contra’s 2018/19 season
This is a 21+ event. Must Present ID.

Please Note: Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis!

Directed by Christine Freije*

Featuring:
Adam Howard
Alanna Shaffer
Alison Ormsby
Emily Fernandez
Leslie Miller
Minou Pourshariati
Tara Bankard*
Jonathan Silver*

*Denotes Member of Theatre Contra

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

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

You Can’t Fail

Start off strong in 2019 with You Can’t Fail, an evening of new works in progress & 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 8pm
Arrive at any time!

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

Featuring:
Walter ‘Van Gogh’
Rachel O’Hanlon Rodriguez
Benjamin Kunkle
Nathan Holt
Jeff Cunningham
Taylor Cole
Tenara Calem
Mykal Carter-Jackson
Nicole Mancuso
Frederic Brewer
Christina Rosso of A Novel Idea on Passyunk
& MANY MORE!

If you’d like to request a slot, please email the coordinator Chris Davis at [email protected] with ‘You Can’t Fail’ in the subject line!

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

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

FUSION: New Year!

It’s the New Year, and FUSION is finally back!

Philly’s wildest variety show for queer empowerment returns to Tattooed Mom on January 14th featuring some of the best of the best of Philly’s underground, including drag, spoken word, and performance art!

No cover, but donations will be collected for the Attic Youth Center.
Doors 8pm // Show 9pm
21+ w/ valid ID

Hosted by Samantha Genesis

Featuring:
Onyx Ondyx
Mercury
Josh Hitchens
Zephyra Rivers
Pretty Girl
Hum’n’bards Theater Troupe
Plexie Glass
deadb0y
Leo Mayari
CJ Higgins
Danté Alexander
Icon Ebony Fierce
Khaki Capri
Rastaboi Punany
And your newly crowned Jenny Henny!

Runway Host: Icon Ebony Fierce

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

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Accidental Player: Acker, Johnson-Valenzuela, Oka, Matthews, Frohman

Join us for the final Accidental Player of 2018 with an absolutely STACKED bill, featuring Camille Acker, Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Airea D. Matthews, and Denice Frohman.

Doors 7pm // Readings 7:30pm

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!

Die Hard: A Very Special Christmas Time Reading

Welcome to the party, pal. Join Theatre Contra at Tattooed Mom for a very special Christmas Time reading of Die Hard. Because it is definitely a Christmas movie.

FREE ($10 Suggested Donation)
All proceeds benefit Theatre Contra’s 2018/19 season
This is a 21+ event. Must Present ID.

Please Note: Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis!

Directed by Kaitlyn Ide*

Featuring:
Jonathan Silver*
Patrick Romano
Kimie Muroya
Brennen Malone
Sarah Heddins
Eliana Fabiyi*
Tara Bankard*

*Denotes Member of Theatre Contra

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

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Turn Up the Trans*mission // November 2018!

Combining trans* advocacy with live performance, Turn Up the Trans*mission is a variety show with no equal. Including burlesque, drag, live-singing, spoken word, and other performance styles, this varied collection of artists has a purpose. Community building and visibility are two main goals of the show, and as such, all donations to this show go directly to the performers/cast/crew.

This programming aims to create a space for trans* identified performers to express their art without fear of prejudice. We are here to create awareness and share our experiences to break down barriers of bigotry. Turn Up the Trans*mission has featured local and visiting transgender and/or non-binary and/or gender non-conforming artists, and strives to introduce new performers to their lineup every show.

****************************************
ERROR_VALID_FUNCTION:TurnUptheTrans*mission
Update: 11.29.18
****************************************

Cast:
Virtex.exe
Theydy Bedbug
Stepdad
Sa’Mantha SayTen
moon baby
Mitch “The Wild Thing”
Jeep
Gamma Rae
Babe Ruthless

Host/Producer: Vyvyan Sassafrass
Producer: deadb0y IX
****************************************

$5-15 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds!
Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Get there early to reserve a seat, and grab some dinner from TMOMs’ kitchen (with plentiful vegan options)!
21+ w/ valid ID

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

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Tire Fire Presents: Jackson, Steinberg, Orr, & Coleman

TireFire Readings fall season is flying past. For their last reading of 2018, they’ve got Jeff JacksonNicole SteinbergNiela Orr, and Tyrese Coleman.

Doors 7 // Reading 8

This month, we’ll be sending our donations to the Trans Equity Project, who “seek to Co-power Trans identified individuals and gender minorities through peer-based counseling and mentoring, education, advocacy, and community activism, employing sex positive and harm-reduction strategies, to improve quality of life, provide safer alternatives to risky behavior, and keep our clients healthy and well.”

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!

The Witching Hour

Taylor, Mistress of the Night, and her sidekick, Fallible, will be taking over the 2nd floor of TMOMs to bring you the spookiest, silliest talk show on this side of hell. Mix two parts music, three parts nonsense and a dash of insanity, we bring you a spectacle you cannot ignore. Gather round or else there may never be another show again!

Doors at 8:30pm // Show at 9pm

*PAY WHAT YOU CAN*
Tipping throughout the show is appreciated 🙂

THE COVEN:
Alexis Howland
Genevieve Marie
Honeytree EvilEye & Flrt Vonnegut

Featuring Bandleader Travis Fischbach

And Your Hosts:
Taylor Plunkett-Clements & Libby Reindl

*This show is 21+ and may contain content relating to sex, kink, witchcraft, and food porn. Viewer discretion is advised*

Enjoy this event with our Taco Tuesday specials:
$1 Tacos
$2.50 Tecate
& half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Tire Fire Presents: Dunn, Sogumi, Longmire, & Lawrence

Fall is here & we’re celebrating with another reading from Tire Fire!

This month we have readings from Steven DunnOki SogumiWarren C. Longmire, & Quinton Lawrence.

Doors 7 // Reading 8

They’ll also be raising money for our good friends at Juntos, “a Latino immigrant community led organization in Philadelphia fighting for our human rights as workers, parents, youth, and immigrants.”

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: Fall 2018

The popular art series is returning this October and it’s FREE!

You Can’t Fail is an evening of new works including: visual art, photography, theater, dance, performance art, comedy, story-telling, poetry, prose, sculpture, ballet, film, stand-up, and many more. ANY and ALL art will be presented!

Featuring new works by:
Ben Kunkle
Eppchez!
Kay Bee
Alex Vogelsong
Rachel O’Hanlon Rodriguez
Christina Rosso
Tim Lynch
Michael Weigand
Jean Marie-Tomlin
Andy Futuro
Nicole Maria-Mancuso
Mykal Carter-Jackson
Steve Course
Jean Marie-Tomlin
Jeff Cunningham
Bethanne Frazer
Qori Moorehaul

Enjoy this event with our Burger Wednesday specials:
$4 Mom’s Beef Burgers & Mom’s Vegan Burgers
$2 Narragansett Lager Tall Boys
Half off all drafts 5-7 and 10-11pm
& check out October’s Burger of the Month (TBA)

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!