Tales From Letterboxd – A Movie Quizzo Fundraiser

THIS MOVIE SUCKS!

Theatre Contra is hosting their first fundraiser! Join the team behind your favorite irreverent movie readings at your favorite sticker covered bar for an evening of movie trivia, performances, prizes, and more!

In between each round of trivia, we’ll be doing a live reading of some of the weirdest, and wildest movie trailers that have ever existed.

All proceeds go towards producing our upcoming show DARE NIGHT: NATIONAL TREASURE and supporting our work over 2024! This reading of a Nic Cage classic takes our live readings to a new level! Higher production value, bigger space, and YOU are in control – throughout the night you’ll have the opportunity to dare us to do whatever the hell you want.

Over 2024, we are producing 8 live readings and two productions – all of this is not possible without YOUR support. Thank you for joining us!

 

MONDAY, MARCH 11TH
7-9PM
TIKCETS $20
>> NOTAFLOF <<
RSVP: FB EVENT | TICKETLEAP

 

More Information:

  • Must reserve tickets to guarantee a spot.
  • Max team size of 4.
  • Buy 4 tickets, get 20% off!
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams!

Learn more about what we do at theatrecontra.com or on instagram at @theatrecontra

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Mondays, 4-11pm | Prepare yourselves—Meatless Monday is back at Tattooed Mom (with a twist)!!!!!!!!! Every two months we’ll be highlighting a different vegan menu item every Monday. See what’s on special this month!

Mondays, Upstairs 6-11pm | We see free 🎱 in your future! Introducing Free Pool Mondays upstairs at TMoms!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

• Accessibility at TMoms | Due to the construction of our historical building, Tattooed Mom is only partially accessible. Our event space is on the second floor, which is only accessible via a flight of stairs (20 steps, 3 feet wide, railing on the left side only). For more information, please visit our Accessibility page.

Scribes On South // February 2024

SCRIBES ON SOUTH is a poetry reading and open mic. The reading begins with a 20-minute featured reader and then moves through the open mic list for the rest of the night. Open mic readers have 5 minutes. There will be a space for poets to sell books.

SCRIBES ON SOUTH seeks to create community through poetry. Show out, share, and meet some new friends by sharing your work!

This reading’s featured reader is Parker Sera.

Read poems. Kick ass.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH
6-9PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN

 

Parker Sera is a queer, midwestern actor, poet, theatre maker, multidisciplinary artist, and horse girl. Her poems have appeared in bedfellows magazine, knack magazine, the rising phoenix review, and various other corners of the Internet. She’s also been featured on wxpn radio with Kelly Writer’s House, and at readings in various corners of Philadelphia. More at parkersera.com or on insta @parker.sera .

 

Follow @scribesonsouth on Instagram.

 

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Sundays, All Day Long | Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

• Accessibility at TMoms | Due to the construction of our historical building, Tattooed Mom is only partially accessible. Our event space is on the second floor, which is only accessible via a flight of stairs (20 steps, 3 feet wide, railing on the left side only). For more information, please visit our Accessibility page.

Batman and Robin: A Live Reading

We hate to disappoint you…but our rubber lips are immune to your charms.
This February, join us for an evening of superheroes, sidekicks, ice guns, pheromones, and superfluous nipples! Theatre Contra is taking the script of Batman and Robin (you know…the nipple one), and performing it live!
Directed by John Patouhas
All VIP tickets come with 4 complimentary raffle tickets and a guaranteed optimal view seat. Limited PWYC Tickets available at the door.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH
7-9PM
SUGGESTED DONATION $10 | VIP SEATING $15 | NOTAFLOF
RSVP: FB EVENT | TICKETLEAP

 

Featuring:
Adam Howard
Brennen Malone
Jo Vito Ramirez
Mariah Ghant
Natajia Sconiers
Zachary Valdez

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Sundays, All Day Long | Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

• Accessibility at TMoms | Due to the construction of our historical building, Tattooed Mom is only partially accessible. Our event space is on the second floor, which is only accessible via a flight of stairs (20 steps, 3 feet wide, railing on the left side only). For more information, please visit our Accessibility page.

Scribes On South // January 2024

SCRIBES ON SOUTH is a poetry reading and open mic. The reading begins with a 20-minute featured reader and then moves through the open mic list for the rest of the night. Open mic readers have 5 minutes. There will be a space for poets to sell books.

SCRIBES ON SOUTH seeks to create community through poetry. Show out, share, and meet some new friends by sharing your work!

This reading’s featured readers are Corey Qureshi and Kat Giordano.

Read poems. Kick ass.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28TH
6-9PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN

 

Corey Qureshi is a writer and musician based in Philadelphia. He wrote and published 3 chapbooks of poetry. He edits and physically produces BOXX Press.

 

Kat Giordano was born in philadelphia and it’s been downhill ever since. their third poetry collection, THUMBSUCKER, is available for preorder from malarkey books. they are also the author of two other poetry collections, a novel, and several embarrassing internet meltdowns. kat is very cool. you like them.

 

Follow @scribesonsouth on Instagram.

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Sundays, All Day Long | Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

Scribes on South // December 2023

SCRIBES ON SOUTH is a poetry reading and open mic. The reading begins with a 20-minute featured reader and then moves through the open mic list for the rest of the night. Open mic readers have 5 minutes. There will be a space for poets to sell books.

SCRIBES ON SOUTH seeks to create community through poetry. Show out, share, and meet some new friends by sharing your work!

This reading’s featured readers are Juliet Gelfman-Randazzo and Olga Mikolaivna.

Read poems. Kick ass.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17TH
6-9PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN

 

 

Follow @scribesonsouth on Instagram.

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Sundays, All Day Long | Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

Scribes on South // November 2023

SCRIBES ON SOUTH is a poetry reading and open mic. The reading begins with a 20-minute featured reader and then moves through the open mic list for the rest of the night. Open mic readers have 5 minutes. There will be a space for poets to sell books.

SCRIBES ON SOUTH seeks to create community through poetry. Show out, share, and meet some new friends by sharing your work!

This reading’s featured readers are Olivia Zarzycki and Sophie Peters.

Read poems. Kick ass.

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH
6-9PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN

 

Follow @scribesonsouth on Instagram.

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Sundays, All Day Long | Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

No Spare People: Book Party & Poetry Showcase

Card-carrying Philiterati, fellow poets and poetesses, bookish types, and imaginative people who like fun, come through Tattooed Moms for a night of readings to celebrate No Spare People, the new poetry collection by Erin Hoover.

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH
7-9PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

As part of a special Black Lawrence Press poetry showcase, Hoover will read from No Spare People alongside her press mates local and near to Philly: Claudia Cortese (Wasp Queen), Nancy Reddy (Acadiana), and Raena Shirali (summonings). 

No Spare People’s poems explore the agency and autonomy of queer motherhood while documenting life on the margins in the South. About the book, Jessica Jacobs wrote, “[These] poems do not give up, continually questioning the constraints of an American South in which “some days, I’m the pioneer wife, / keeper of the homestead, but others / I’m absurdly educated for a uterus.” 

Hoover is native to Pennsylvania but visiting now from Tennessee, where she lives.

Friend-of-the-press Keith Kopka will host, and the night will feature a specially created custom cocktail, the Black Lawrence Manhattan. Feed your heads, hearts, and tummies at a Philadelphia institution.

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Tuesdays, 4-11pm | The triumphant return of Taco Tuesday is finally here! Y’all better zoom down for $1.50 beef or bean tacos every Tuesday!! And wash it all down with $3 Tecate!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

Scream // A Live Reading

What’s your favorite scary movie?
Or…scary live reading? Theatre Contra celebrates spooky season by bringing to life one of the greatest meta horror films to grace our screens: SCREAM! Will Drew Barrymore scream? What about Neve Campbell? Rose McGowan or Matthew Lillard?? We bet they’ll all scream at least once. The only way to find out is to join us on October 25th at Tattooed Mom!

Directed by Natajia Sconiers

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25TH
7-9PM
SUGGESTED DONATION $10 | NOTAFLOF
RSVP: FB EVENT | TICKETLEAP

 

Featuring:
Brennen Malone
Bryant Edwards
Jo Vito Ramirez
John Patouhas
Leslie Miller
Rachel O’Hanlon Rodriguez
Sarah Heddins

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Wednesday, 4-11pm | Burger Wednesday is BACK y’all! Come slam some Smash Burgers (classic or vegan) every Wednesday for just $6!! Plus $3 PBR! Recently named one of the top burgers in the city by The Philadelphia Inquirer!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

Scribes On South // October 2023

SCRIBES ON SOUTH is a poetry reading and open mic. The reading begins with a 20-minute featured reader and then moves through the open mic list for the rest of the night. Open mic readers have 5 minutes. There will be a space for poets to sell books.

SCRIBES ON SOUTH seeks to create community through poetry. Show out, share, and meet some new friends by sharing your work!

This reading’s featured reader is Alejandro Santana. 

Read poems. Kick ass.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22ND
6-9PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN

 

Alejandro Santana. A nobody looking for something who has done it all just to feel alive, because it is better to feel something than nothing at all. Alejandro was born in the Dominican Republic but has been living in Philadelphia for the past eight years, always following the American dream while looking for a taste of real life. Alejandro’s first book A Pastime From Yesterday is out now.

 

Follow @scribesonsouth on Instagram.

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What’s Up at TMoms:

Sundays, All Day Long | Craft Sundays at TMoms? BACK. Googly eyes? BACK. Coloring pages? BACK? Your creative spirit? BACK. Come thru every Sunday for FREE arts & crafts upstairs and downstairs at Tattooed Mom!

Daily Happy Hour | All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

Daily Menu | Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.

The Princess Bride: A Live Reading

As you wish…

By popular demand and many fairytale wishes, Theatre Contra presents The Princess Bride: A Live Reading!
Join us on May 22 at your favorite neighborhood bar, Tattooed Mom, for a night of swashbuckling, storytelling, giants, kings, and impressive clergymen!

 

MONDAY, MAY 22ND
7-9PM
$10 SUGGESTED DONATION | VIP SEATING ONLINE ONLY | NOTAFLOF
RSVP: FB EVENT | VIP TICKETS: BROWN PAPER TICKETS

 

Directed by Bryant Edwards (he/him)

Featuring:
Adam Howard (he/him)
Ciera Gardner (they/them)
David Hutchison (he/him)
Jo Vito Ramirez (they/them)
John Patouhas (he/him)
Leslie Miller (she/her)
Natajia Sconiers (she/her)

Follow Theatre Contra on Instagram!

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

• Enjoy our new happy hour! All drafts are just $4 every day from 4-6pm!

• Tattooed Mom will also be serving tasty eats and ice cold drinks all evening.

• Upstairs dining, bar access, and event entry is 21+ w/ valid ID.