‘at the water’s edge’ Book Launch

Come out to Tattooed Mom to support and help launch the new release from local Rhythm & Bones Press author Nadia Gerassimenko!

FREE // 21+ // UPSTAIRS

Nadia will be reading from her second chapbook ‘at the water’s edge‘, a collection of poems about trauma and all the ways it can manifest in the body – be it emotional, medical, sexual – and also about forgiveness, finding the strength to forgive others and yourself. Featuring special guest readers Sarah Nichols and R&B founder/editor-in-chief Tianna G. Hansen.

Enjoy this event with TMOMs’ tasty food & drink menu,
pus half price drafts after the event from 5-7pm & 10-11pm.

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You Can’t Kill a Poet: Autumnal Equinox Edition

You Can’t Kill a Poet is back from summer hiatus to bring you a line-up of totally badass queer and trans poets. Let’s celebrate being back in the swing of things & experience another evening of queer joy and authentic writing together at TMOMs!

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

Madelynn Nieves
Tie
amber auslander
Nora Hikari Shao
June Gehringer
K. Johnson
Boston Gordon

Enjoy this event with our Pierogi Thursday specials:
50¢ vegan potato & onion pierogi from noon-10pm
& half price drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

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The Mason Jar Press: Novella Tour Kick-Off!

The Mason Jar Press Novella series is coming out Tuesday, July 16th, and we’re celebrating their release with a tour kick-off at Tattooed Mom!

Celebrate the release of three novellas from three amazing writers: The Couples by Nicole Callihan, Manhunt by Jaime Fountaine (host of the popular TMOMs literary series Tire Fire), and All Friends are Necessary by Tomas Moniz (all Mason Jar Press, 2019). Chosen during an open submission period out of hundreds of submissions, these thematically linked pieces speak to one another while containing a strength and style all their own.
THE COUPLES, by Nicole Callihan, finds the protagonist at a crossroads in her marriage and her family life, remembering and reexperiencing her first relationship and all the damage her youth imparted upon her.

Tomas Moniz’s ALL FRIENDS ARE NECESSARY follows a young man in San Francisco as he navigates love, addiction, and the struggles of early adulthood on his way to maturity and independence.

In Jaime Fountaine’s MANHUNT, a girl spends the summer she’s thirteen negotiating a place for herself in her body, her neighborhood, her family, and the world.

You can purchase these titles from Mason Jar Press.

Mason Jar Press is an independent press based out of beautiful Baltimore, MD. They specialize in full-length publications and handmade, limited edition chapbooks by established as well as emerging writers. If you enjoy strong, straight-forward poetry and prose that’s just a little off, then they’ve got something for you.

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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

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Now Booking Summer & Fall 2019 Events!

‘Tis the season of shorts (and jorts), beer koozies, & long summer nights at Tattooed Mom!

We’ve got art shows! Drag performances! Pop-up shops! Readings! Workshops! Sticker Swaps! Live podcasts! Comedy revues! Fundraisers! And we also want YOU!

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Do you have an event that’s looking for a home? Are you itching to create something new? Do you want to show off your weird, wonderful, unique ideas? Are you working with creatives and building artistic communities? Do you want to host a fun & fantastic event at Tattooed Mom?!

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Our calendar is now open for 2019 summer & fall events, and we’re looking to work with artists, creators, writers, thespians, filmmakers, performers, activists, and other folks from the vast artistic unknown! Our goal is to foster & produce events that bring artists closer to the local community, while also providing a space for uninhibited expression & creativity!

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Send us an email at [email protected]! Tell us all about your marvelous, stunning & super fun event ideas! We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Art by darkmeal for TMoms @ 22.

 

Note: Unfortunately we cannot accommodate live music or DJs of any kind.

Tire Fire Presents: Washuta, Mathieu, Shirali, & Stone

Guess what guess what guess what guess what? TireFire Readings is going big before we break for the summer with readings from Elissa Washuta, Irène Mathieu, Raena Shirali, & Nomi Stone.

Doors 7 // Reading 8

This month, all donations will go to PA Adapt, “a grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

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!

Continental Breakfast: A Reading

A night of literature, comedy, smartassery, carousal, and other sundry mischief. Celebrating the release of his debut collection Continental Breakfast, unapologetically Midwestern poet Danny Caine will make his Philadelphia debut alongside luminaries Kaitlyn Andrews-Rice and Mike Ingram.

Topics covered could include but certainly aren’t limited to:

  • Guy Fieri
  • Beer commercials
  • Passover
  • Olive Garden
  • Bono
  • What happened in the parking lot of the Colorado Springs Hampton Inn
  • Automatic Faucets

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!

Tire Fire Presents: Butler, Sanders, Carle, & Holguin

Our February reading was so great that we had to take March off, but we’re back in April with readings from Halle Butler, Justin Sanders, K.B. Carle, and Lauren Holguin.

Doors 7 // Reading 8

This month, we’re collecting donations for Prevention Point Philadelphia, a private nonprofit organization providing harm reduction services to Philadelphia and the surrounding area. For over 20 years they have been the City of Philadelphia’s only legal syringe exchange program, but their work also includes HIV/HCV testing, case management, free medical clinics, HCV confirmatories, and referrals to inpatient, outpatient and detox programs, food, clothing and shelter and identification.

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: Wilkinson, Flick, doaks, & Edwards

February is a drag, so we’re giving you something to look forward to: readings from Lauren Wilkinson, Sherrie Flick, celeste doaks, & Tafisha A. Edwards.

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!

You Can’t Kill a Poet // February 2019

You Can’t Kill a Poet is back in 2019 with more queer and/or trans writers sharing their work and their stories. Come cheer them on and enjoy Taco Tuesday specials as we party it up at TMOMs!

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

Reader’s List:
Fiorella Flowers
Maggie Mueller
Haidabo
Prakash Mishra
Quinn Rodriguez
Sarah Barasch
Levi Bentley

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!