National Treasure: Book of Secrets // A Live Reading!

We stole the declaration. We found the treasure. Now, we clear the family name.

Theatre Contra is back for the 2019/20 Season with their first LIVE READING of the year—National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets!

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

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

Directed by Christine Freije*

Featuring:
Adam Howard
Alison Ormsby
Kelly McCaughan
Leslie Miller
Minou Pourshariati
Natajia Sconiers

*Denotes member of Theatre Contra

Enjoy this event with our Meatless Mondays 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 Nicolas Cage-lovin’ pals!

Queef! An O P E N Letter to Madonna // Free Fringe Philly

Performer Fay Florence-Steddum is bringing Queef! An O P E N Letter to Madonna to Tattooed Mom as part of Free Fringe Philly!

9:30pm Show // FREE // 21+

At the threshold of the apocalypse, an aberration appears! She is bold, boisterous and impelled by the witness of her glory, Madonna. Call her a Goddess? Call her a Queen? Call her Mama, if you dare! With fullness, she arrives, gooch first, to shed skid marks, free asses and spread the good pubes to all Americans: the time has come to release our inners and QUEEF in the face of despair!

Join us Wednesday, September 18, 9:30PM at Tattooed Mom (21+) for the first showing of this new participatory ritual in development! Created by Chicago Theatre Artist, Fay Florence-Steddum.

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

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Uncomfortable: A Stand Up Storytelling Show // Free Fringe Philly

Uncomfortable is a stand up and storytelling show where performers are invited to explore the humor in all things awkward, difficult, taboo, painful or otherwise uncomfortable to talk about. Some of the material may be very light and some of it will be heavier, but it is all guaranteed to be unique. Come spend a night with some amazing comedians as they entertain you, make you think, and bare their souls.

21+ // FREE // UPSTAIRS
This show is part of Free Fringe Philly! Check out more Free Fringe Philly shows here.

Comedians include:
Hannah Trav
Marrianne Beltle
Katonya Mosely
& MORE!

Hosted By Sammie James

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!

You, Me, and Astrology // Free Fringe Philly

Performer Nikki Hartung is bringing her show You, Me, and Astrology to Tattooed Mom as part of Free Fringe Philly!

8:30pm Show // FREE // 21+

Sometimes life events happen that make you want to understand yourself and the world around you on a deeper level… to make sense of the chaos that flows around us and within us… and sometimes, we just want to be entertained. Western horoscopes can be just that; Guidance, explanation & gosh darn fun. In this work in progress show, Nikki explores the 12 zodiac signs through characters, personal essay and song in the hopes of –like many 20 something, city-living millennials– understanding more of the world around her and herself. Mixed as well with some dance, real horoscopes and — a face mask?! #taurusbaby”

**Please note this show is a work in progress. Like our lives… so be kind :)**

Check out more Free Fringe Philly shows here.

Enjoy half price drafts before & during the event from 5-7pm and 10-11pm,
plus half price tots & $2.50 Miller High Life 7pm til midnight!

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Tire Fire Presents: Etter, Grass, Garcia, & Gonzalez

FRIENDS, IT’S TIME. (Or well, it will be.) TIRE FIRE IS BACK!

It is our GREAT HONOR to celebrate Sarah Rose Etter‘s THE BOOK OF X, and Berry Grass‘s HALL OF WATERS, with the help of P.E. Garcia and Chris Gonzalez. Bask in the glory from a bumper car!

Doors 7 // Reading 8

This month, they’ll be raising funds for 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 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!

IN PASTA // Free Fringe Philly

In Pasta is coming to Tattooed Mom as part of Free Fringe Philly!

10:30pm Show // FREE // 21+

Have you ever achieved something you don’t think you deserved? Do you have big dreams that are incompatible with your small sense of self? Are you terrified that everyone you’ve tricked into thinking highly of you will one day see you who you really are? Do you eat your feelings?

Let’s slurp down those bad thoughts together! Get lost in the sauce as we explore imposter syndrome — the inability to accept how awesome you are– in the most al dente way possible. Mamma Mia, I’m a spicy meatball!

Created and performed by Eibhleann Clyne
Stage Management by Julie Rigano
Lighting Design by Molly Jo
Sound Design by AJ Klein
Puppets by Kelso Blazasaurus
Music by Ailís Clyne
Dramaturgy by Nick Ware

Photo by Kylie Westerbeck
Logo by Jessica Berg

Check out more Free Fringe Philly shows here.

Enjoy this event with our Meatless Mondays 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!

Drunk Lion // Free Fringe Philly

Drunk Lion is returning to Tattooed Mom as part of Free Fringe Philly!

8pm Show // FREE // 21+

Drunk Lion follows an alcoholic Lion who spends his days drinking into oblivion in a cantina, until he meets Chris, a young foreigner learning how to speak Spanish. The unlikely pair forge an intoxicated bond over life, love, and alcohol.

“…imaginative, free-flowing story-telling of very high quality.”
– Wee Review ★★★★★

“…an excellent and thought-provoking show which makes a metaphor come alive.”
– Three Weeks ★★★★

“…a potent success.”
– Broadway Baby ★★★★

“…humorous as it is tragic, poignant as it is absurd…”
– New Orleans Defender

Written & performed by Chris Davis.
Directed by Mary Tuomanen.

Check out more Free Fringe Philly shows here.

Enjoy this event with our Meatless Mondays 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!

Lez Belly Dance // Free Fringe Philly

How many lesbian couples do you know that belly dance together?

Lez Belly Dance is a lesbian couple & belly dance duo combining traditional belly dance, tribal fusion, contemporary belly dance, and Bollywood styles together. Join them for a short performance on the evening of September 9th at 7:30pm as part of Free Fringe Philly!

FREE // UPSTAIRS // 21+

Check out more Free Fringe Philly shows here.

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

Free Fringe Philly at Tattooed Mom: September 2019

It’s showtime at Tattooed Mom & Free Fringe Philly is taking the stage!

Free Fringe Philly is a new festival that runs parallel to Fringe Festival, with the specific intention of fostering free, fun, and accessible performances across the city! Stay up to date with the festival here & check out the following Free Fringe Philly events at Tattooed Mom!

Please note that all events are 21+ and upstairs at Tattooed Mom.
All Free Fringe Philly shows are FREE, but donations to the artists are greatly appreciated.

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Monday, September 9th
7:00pm Lez Belly Dance: A short performance by lesbian couple & belly dance duo!
8:00pm Drunk Lion: The story of an unlikely bond between an alcoholic lion and a man named Chris.
9:30pm In Pasta: An exploration of imposter syndrome (plus a kiddie pool full of spaghetti).

Sunday, September 15th
8:30pm You, Me, and Astrology: BYO birth chart for this one woman WIP show about horoscopes & self care!

Wednesday, September 18th
7:00pm Uncomfortable: A Stand Up Storytelling Show: A comedic exploration of the awkward, difficult, taboo, painful, an uncomfortable parts of life.
9:30pm Queef! An O P E N Letter to Madonna: Goddess energy & vagina positivity.

Sunday, September 22nd
7:00pm Dr. Jawn’s Comedy Variety Hour: An improv showcase with Dr. Jawn!

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Enjoy all these events with Tattooed Mom’s TWO daily happy hours (5-7pm & 10-11pm), as well as our weekly specials & full food and drink menu!

Thirty West Presents #30, ft. Chevalier, Cannarella, Kota, Lynch, Torres

Thirty West Publishing hosted their very first reading at Tattooed Mom back in 2017, and we’re thrilled to welcome them back to celebrate their 30th reading!

Join us for Thirty West Presents #30, a performance & open mic poetry event created by Thirty West Publishing House! Come out for food & drink specials, and a plethora of fantastic authors, writers, and poets! Poetry comes alive at night, and there’s no better place to experience it than Tattooed Mom!

FREE // 21+ // UPSTAIRS

Featuring Ryan Torres, Sean Lynch, Richelle Kota, Jane-Rebecca Cannarella, and Faye Chevalier.

Features will have up to 15 mins to read. Open mic readers will have up to 3 mins.

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 poetry pals!