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

 

 

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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.

The Mummy: A Live Reading

You are a catastrophe.

And, honestly, so are we! Theatre Contra is BACK to celebrate St. Patty’s Day weekend the only way we know how – with a LIVE reading of Oscar Winner (we hope) Brendan Fraser’s Action Horror classic: The Mummy!

Don’t get caught in a creepy human shaped sandstorm on your way to Tattooed Mom – and don’t forget your  valid ID because this event is 21+. So grab your drink, avoid the flesh eating scarabs, and join us at Tattooed Mom!

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 19TH
7-9PM
$10 SUGGESTED DONATION | VIP SEATING ONLINE ONLY | NOTAFLOF
RSVP: FB EVENT | VIP TICKETS: BROWN PAPER TICKETS

 

Directed by Bryant Edwards

Featuring:
Mariah Ghant (she/her)
Adam Howard (he/him)
Kimie Muroya (she/her)
Leslie Mille (she/her)
Liz Crino (she/her)
Jenna Kuerzi (she/her)
Sarah Heddins (she/her)

 

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What’s Up at TMoms:

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! Sundays, All Day Long.

• 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.

“Summonings” Launch Party

Join local poet Raena Shirali and friends to celebrate the launch of summonings with a night of poetry and art at Tattooed Mom, presented by Black Lawrence Press!

summonings investigates the ongoing practice of witch (“daayan”) hunting in India. These poems explore how antiquated and existing norms surrounding female mysticism in India and America inform each culture’s treatment of women, concepts that will be in conversation with the rest of the work from this incredible lineup of compelling Philadelphia poets.

In addition to readings from this collection and the work of Emma Brown Sanders, Cindy Arrieu-King, Kathy Fagan, Kim Gek Lin Short, and Alina Pleskova, the night will feature paintings by Brooklyn based artist Meera Dugal. All together, it will be a night of delicious drinks, tasty bites, and riveting art at a Philadelphia institution.

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH
6-9PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

Lineup:
Raena Shirali
Ebs Brown Sanders
Kim Gek Lin Short
Cindy Arrieu-King
Alina Pleskova

With artwork by Meera Dugal

 

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.

Hocus Pocus: A Very Spooky Live Reading

SISTAAAHHHSSS. Join us on October 30th at 3pm and 7pm for not one, but TWO showings of a very spooky live reading of everyone’s favorite witchy movie: Hocus Pocus~~

A critical bomb that turned into a cult classic, you better be ready for one hell of a spell.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30TH
TWO PERFORMANCES: 3PM & 7PM
NO COVER // FREE FUN
RSVP: FB EVENT

 

Directed by Bryant Edwards

Featuring:
Mariah Ghant
Brennen Malone
Katie Frazer
Leslie Miller
Adam Howard
Liz Crino
and more!

 

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.