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!

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!

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!

Tire Fire Presents: Barton, Brown, & Valente

OCTOBER TIRE FIRE! OCTOBER TIRE FIRE! OCTOBER TIRE FIRE! Tyler Gof Barton! Joanna C. Valente! Thea Brown! OCTOBER TIRE FIRE!

Doors 7 // Reading 8

This month, Tire Fire is raising money for The Attic Youth Center, “the only organization in Philadelphia exclusively serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Attic’s goal is to reduce the isolation felt by LGBTQ youth by providing a sense of community and developing programs and services to counteract the prejudice and oppression that LGBTQ youth often face. All Attic programming is based on a youth development model and aims to build community, reduce isolation, combat homophobia, promote knowledge and life skills, and develop future leaders.”

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!

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!

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!

LIVE with Artblog!

On June 20th, 7-10 PM, Artblog presents: LIVE with Artblog at Tattooed Mom!

Join us for a night of performance art, stand-up comedy, and readings by Alex Smith, Candy Alexandra González, Jacob Chris Hammes, Levi Bentley, and Michael Delgado, followed by a live podcast recording of Artblog Radio with Artblog’s own Wit López speaking with Conrad Benner of Streets Dept!

Suggested donation of $5 per person, which includes one free 50/50 raffle ticket!
Make sure you bring some extra cash for other raffles, like our Artblog “artist swag bag” raffle. We will also be accepting donations towards Artblog and our lovely performers!

Performances 8PM // Live podcast 9PM
MCs for the event are Wit López and Matt Kalasky.

DISCLAIMER: This space is not wheelchair accessible. This event is 21+.

Enjoy this event with Tattooed Mom’s 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!

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!

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!

You Can’t Kill A Poet: November 2018

You Can’t Kill A Poet is back & bringing you more readings from queer and/or trans poets and writers! Their last event at Tattooed Mom was their 4 year anniversary celebration, so let’s keep the party going! You will actually laugh & cry while smothering dollar tacos in hot sauce, so join your community in celebrating the voices of queer and trans artists!

Doors 7:30pm // Reading 8pm
Free & 21+

Reader’s List:
Briyana D. Clarel
Dani Patrascu
Sunday Mourning
JuJu Bey
Quinn Rodriguez
Virgo Angel
Ari Temple

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!