You Can’t Fail // Fall 2022

The popular art series You Can’t Fail is headed back to Tattooed Mom! Join us for an evening of works in progress & new performances brought to you by Chris Davis!

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26TH
DOORS 7PM + SHOW 8-10PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

An evening of new works including: visual art, photography, theater, dance, performance art, comedy, story-telling, poetry, prose, sculpture, ballet, film, stand-up, anything and everything will be presented in the back room on the 2nd floor of Tattooed Moms!

 

Featuring:
Makayla Maddison
Bellisant
Nate Holt
Sean Hanrahan
Kate Carey
Ben Kunkle
Mykal
Christina Rosso
The Foxy Doxies
Dixon Speaker
Bethanne Frazer
Faith Benamy
Tara Hernon
Michael Weigand
Billie King
Lindsay Hargrave
Tim Lynch
Betty Smithsonian

 

Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

Tire Fire Presents: Difrancesco, Longmire, & VandeZande

WE ARE HAVING ANOTHER TIRE FIRE! We know, we know, it’s been too long since you plopped down in a bumper car at Tattooed Mom and ate tots at one of your favorite writers. Why not remedy that by joining us on a rare Monday night for readings from local treasure WARREN C. LONGMIRE, visiting favorite ZACH VANDEZANDE, and, brand new to Philly, the great ALEX DIFRANCESCO!

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24TH
DOORS @ 6:30PM + SHOW @ 7PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

Bring It On: A Live Reading

Brrr….It’s cold in here. There must be some Contra in the atmosphere.
That’s right, we’re ready to BRING IT ON. Hope you’re ready too.
Join us on Sunday, August 21 at 7:00pm for a very special reading of the 2000 award winning cheer battle royale, Bring it On!

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21ST
7-9PM
$10 SUGGESTED DONATION // NOTAFLOF
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

Directed by Natajia Sconiers and Mariah Ghant

Featuring:
Mariah Ghant
Natajia Sconiers
Lauryn Morgan Thomas
Ciera Gardner
John Patouhas
Adam Howard
Anna Lieberman

 

 

Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

You Can’t Fail // Spring 2022

The popular art series You Can’t Fail is headed back to Tattooed Mom! Join us for an evening of works in progress & new performances brought to you by Chris Davis!

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25TH
DOORS 7PM + SHOW 8-10PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

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).

 

Featuring:
Nate Holt
Ben Kunkle
Bellisant
Christina Rosso
Sean Hanrahan
Doug Williams
Mary McCool
Julia Brandenberger
Kelly McCaughan
Sina Tafazoli
Alex Vogelsong
Kate Carey
Mike Weigand
Nick Perilli
Jamie Grace-Duff
Chyanna Kemp
Megan Carey
Jack Tobin-Gross

 

Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

The Illibuck Reading: AWP Offsite Event

Please join us for the first-ever Illibuck Reading at the 2022 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Philadelphia, PA!

 

The Illibuck Reading takes its name from the trophy awarded to the winner of the Fighting Illini and the Ohio State Buckeyes football rivalry game. While we won’t have any turtle-shaped trophies, we are proud to be able to feature talented writers from both MFA programs.

 

This lively reading will feature six poets and fiction writers from the Ohio State University and the University of Illinois.

 

Friday, March 25th
6-7:30pm
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

Tattooed Mom will be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.
Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.
Note: At this time, proof of vaccination is also required for entry.

 

READERS:

Drew Buxton‘s work has been featured in Joyland, Hobart, Vice, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn among other publications. He was awarded Best Short Script at both the Independent Horror Movie Awards and the Peephole Filmfest. He’s from Texas. Find him at drewbuxton.com and on Instagram @doastories and Twitter @doastories.

 

Liz Harms is an MFA Poetry Candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she currently serves as the Assistant Poetry Editor for Ninth Letter. Her poems appear in Three Elements Review, Noble / Gas Qtrly, and Duende.

 

Sahalie Martin is an Oregon-born writer currently residing in Columbus, OH. She received her BFA in Writing from Emerson College and is a current MFA in Fiction candidate at Ohio State University. She has work in or upcoming from Cleaver Magazine, Hobart After Dark, No Contact, and Writer’s Digest. She blogs about living with chronic illness at sahalieangellmartin.com.

 

Aline Mello is a Brazilian writer and editor. She is an Undocupoet fellow and a poetry student at The Ohio State University MFA. Her debut collection More Salt Than Diamond comes out on March 15th, 2022 from Andrews McMeel. Find her on Instagram @thealinemello and Twitter @thealinemello.

 

Chris Vanjonack is an M.F.A. candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an
editorial assistant for Ninth Letter, and a former language arts teacher from Fort Collins, Colorado. He is a recipient of the 2020 AWP Intro Journals Award, and his fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in One Story, Barrelhouse, The Rumpus, CRAFT Literary, Diagram, and elsewhere. Find him on Instagram @chris_vanjonack, Twitter @chrisvanjonack and read his work at chrisvanjonack.com.

 

Isaac Willis is a poet from downstate Illinois. An MFA candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he serves as Assistant Poetry Editor for Ninth Letter. His own poems can be found in The Cresset, Spoon River Poetry Review, and in Tania Runyan’s How to Write a Form Poem.

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!