Riot Nerd Presents: Rebel Rebel Craft Bazaar

Celebrating 70’s glam rock, retro sci-fi, and the three day theatrical re-release of Labyrinth!

Riot Nerd returns to Tattooed Mom with the spirit of the Star Man in tow. Put your space face close to ours with over a dozen local vendors selling inspired handmade items. Don’t miss this one-time-only Space Oddity.

FREE ADMISSION!
VENDORS TBA!

Hang around after the event to enjoy half priced drafts 5-7pm.

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

 

May The Force Feed You: A Star Wars Art Show

Join us May 4 from 6-11pm for May The Force Feed You, a Star Wars inspired art show at Tattooed Moms! This show features a collection of various Star Wars inspired paintings and fine art from Star Wars influenced Philadelphia artists. We will be having a raffle to benefit Philabundance, a Philadelphia organization fighting to end hunger!

Make a donation in exchange for the chance to win some incredible prizes!
Celebrate a galaxy far, far away with half off drafts from 5-7pm and 10-11pm.

Featured Artist Include:
Nathan Hurst
Radnines
Henry Jones
Kyle Confehr
Zach Fogleman
Jess Craine
Zach Woomer
Matt Westbrook
Margo Hurst
Leah Sabatelli
Jenna Polascak
Lee Thompson
Brian Oliveira
Katie Krueger
Michael Sweater
Benji Nate

If you would like to submit piece of art for this show from a galaxy far far away or donate a prize for the raffle, please email Nathan at [email protected].

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your fellow Padawans and Jedi.

Tattooed Momedy: April

Tattooed Momedy is a free monthly comedy showcase featuring hilarious comedy performers of all types and genres from Philadelphia and across the U.S!

Headliner: Carolyn Busa
Featuring: Miguel Dalmau
Megan Goetz
Tan Hoang
Nicole Phoenix
Sean Mulholland (Sylis P.)

Hosted by: Michael Kelly & Molly Hanulec

Doors at 8pm. Be sure to get here early to snag that comfy armchair or bumper car…this event fills up QUICKLY!

NO COVER! 21+
$1 tacos! $2.50 Tecates!
Half off all drafts 5-7 & 10-11pm

Check out the April Taco of the Month: The Oblina
Spicy Nashville hot fried chicken + house made black eyed pea salsa + lemon pepper crema.

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

PMA Bike Ride: First Live Promo Showing (A Benefit for the Hungry)

PMA BIKE RIDE is back with another benefit event to help feed those in need, and this time they will be premiering their brand new promo made by Chris Baker Evens, featuring music by An Albatross! The promo will be shown every half hour after the event starts at 6pm.

This event has everything:
PIZZA GAMES!
A 50/50 RAFFLE!
HALF OFF DRAFTS 5-7pm!
& PIZZA THEMED PRIZES TO BUY AND WIN

Please consider sponsoring a ride by becoming a monthly donor for PMA BIKE RIDE on Patreon.

Join the Facebook Event and help spread the word.

Philly Vegan Pop Flea – Mother Earth Market

It’s your friendly neighborhood vegan pop-up market! Celebrate Earth Day with Philly Vegan Pop Flea and local vegan & veg-friendly vendors on the 2nd floor of Tattooed Mom!

Vendors include:
Earth Kandy,
Fili Kale,
Green Mountain Energy Company,
HeartSeed Creations,
Jewelry With Me,
Melmos Dog Treats,
Rays of Hope,
Teeminder,
Up in the Stars Art,
V Marks the Shop,
and more to be named!

FREE ADMISSION, OPEN TO ALL AGES

Join the Facebook Event and invite your friends!

Trivia Night! A Benefit for the Pennsylvania SPCA

Trivia Jam meets a great cause! Join us at Tattooed Mom for fun animal-themed quizzo! Bring your friends and compete for fun prizes. We’ll also have a specialty bourbon cocktail called the Boozehound benefiting the Pennsylvania SPCA, as well as our regular Pierogi Thursdays special (50¢ pierogi from noon-10pm) and half off all drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm.

Boozehound – $5.00 – Bulleit Bourbon – Blue Curacao – Sprite – Sour – Lemon/Cherry

20% of proceeds from the evening’s bar sales will benefit the PSPCA’s life-saving mission!

Join the Facebook Event and invite your pals!

Philly For Change – Special 2nd April Meetup

PHILLY FOR CHANGE is back for a special second meeting this month!  PFC is a monthly opportunity to meet and engage candidates for local office, ask questions, and get involved with grass roots activism, and they’re back AGAIN to discuss and accommodate the fight for change (just in time for the primaries)!

This special meetup will include many South Philly candidates, including Dan Muroff and Rich Lazer from the new 5th Congressional District, #PA05Elizabeth Fielder for State Representative District 184, #PA184, and Joe Hohenstein for State Representative District 177, #PA177.

Click here for more from Dan Muroff.
Click here for more from Rich Lazer.
Click here for more from Elizabeth Fielder.
Click here for more from Joe Hohenstein.

Philly For Change is every FIRST Wednesday of the month, and we meet a variety of local politicians, candidates & activists.  Get invested in YOUR community! All politics are local.  Change starts with us!

Enjoy our regular Burger Wednesday’s Specials:
$4 Mom’s Burgers and Mom’s Vegan Burgers, 12pm-12am
Half off all drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm
and check out April’s Burger of the Month, Get Crazy: all beef or veggie burger, zatar spiced fried pita strips, spicy red pepper hummus, and mediterranean cucumber salad.

Join the Facebook Event and start working towards positive change.

21st Anniversary Artist Edition Tee: NTEL

We’ve invited some of the talented folks who make Mom’s & the city of Philadelphia beautiful to help celebrate our 21st year with specially commissioned tee shirt designs. The fourth edition in our Anniversary Artist Series tees is by NTEL of the internationally famous AIDS Crew. The world is lucky to have received the Ab5trACT NT3Ligents of his intergalactic transmissions through art, design, graffiti & (sub)culture.

We’re stoked beyond words to be able to share this new piece of his wearable art with you.

 

We sent smoke signals to ask NTEL how his design was inspired by his vision of Tattooed Mom:

*signal detected

Dear Mom,

I hope this letter finds you well.  I am good, but the Battle rages on.  It has been raining for 3 Weeks, and I fear the worst for our Captain.  We fight on despite.  My thoughts of you keep me Strong, and the distraction of drawing up the Artwork for you was very welcome and refreshing.  I hope you received the package, in order.

Speaking of, I remember one of the first times ever being in your place, Tattooed Mom’s.  It was almost 20 years ago.  I was underage, and fresh to the States from Europe with very little companionship or guidance.  T-Mom’s had a reputation that preceded herself, and you always told me to stay away.  She had long been an establishment known for Food, Music, Culture, and Art, before I moved to America, so it was one of the first places I visited on one of my first trips to Philadelphia, despite your warnings of course.  The feeling was deep, and overwhelming, and one could get a sense of her History and long-beating pulse.  I was glad I took the risk to sneak in, because it was humbling and eye-opening.  Sometimes Mother’s don’t know best, huh?

Now, almost 20 years later, I am equally humbled and honoured that you asked me to create one of Tattooed Mom’s Limited Edition Artist Series 21th Anniversary T-Shirts.  My, how crazy Life is.  Upon approaching the concept, I wanted to show you how much I love you, Mom, and pay homage to Tattooed Mom’s History, while showing tribute to classic Black + White Rock n’ Roll style Streetwear, but also maintaining some Modern Graffiti influenced funk.  I think we achieved those goals.

Before I say bye and return to my post, Mom, I would like to ask you to give special thank you and hugs to Robert, my good friend Noah, and the rest of Mom’s Children and Family…. and though we have not seen each other since I was born… Thank you too, Tattooed Mom.  I love you.  I hope we did ya proud!

– Love, NTEL

*end transmission

 

The NTEL x TMoms 21st Anniversary tee shirt will be released on April 9th. Available in a white design on a black tee in a full range of sizes. Limited edition run, so don’t sleep!

 

Model: K’Triqa • Photography: Elijah Snyder-Vidmar.

 

We’re excited to share more of these special designs with you. These shirts have been such a success that we are continuing the Mom’s Artist Edition Series into our 21st year. Stay tuned for details on the next Mom’s Artist Edition tee shirt.

 

Tire Fire Presents: McAllister, Brady, Perch, & Captan

Our flagship literary reading series Tire Fire is back with another stellar line up of writers to kick off the spring season at Mom’s. This month’s line up includes:
TOM MCALLISTER is the author of the novels How to Be Safe and The Young Widower’s Handbook. He co-hosts the Book Fight! podcast and works as non-fiction editor for Barrelhouse. He lives in New Jersey and teaches at Temple University.DAN BRADY is the author of the poetry collection Strange Children, forthcoming from Publishing Genius in 2018, and two chapbooks, Cabin Fever / Fossil Record (Flying Guillotine Press) and Leroy Sequences (Horse Less Press). He is the poetry editor of Barrelhouse and lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and two kids.

JULIA PERCH is a queer and femme-identified editor, essayist, and poet living and working in West Philly. Her work has appeared in Philadelphia Stories, bedfellows, Word Riot, Shape Magazine, Prick of the Spindle, and others. She runs a low-key poetry vlog and deciphers dreams on Instagram, and tweets about The Bachelor franchise from a feminist lens.

MARYAN NAGY CAPTAN is an Egyptian-American poet, educator, and performer. She is the former art director at APIARY Magazine and teaches experimental writing with The Head & The Hand Press. She is the author of copy/body (Empty Set Press) and is an alumni of The Disquiet International Literary Program. Her work can be found in Mad House, AJAR, APIARY Magazine, Boneless/Skinless, and Sundog Lit.

Your generous donations this month will go to help support the good work of  The Philadelphia Student Union, a youth-led organization that exists to build the power of young people to demand a high quality education in the Philadelphia public school system. Through leadership development, media making, organizer training and political education the Philadelphia Student Union gives young people the tools and support they need to be leaders in their schools and communities. We are proud to match every donation dollar for dollar!

Upstairs opens at 6PM, but our “doors” open at 7, and the reading starts around 8.

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.

Can You See Me? A Trans & Non-Binary Group Art Show

March 31st is Trans Day of Visibility! We are proud to be the host for this group show of over a dozen trans and non binary identifying artists. Curated by Ms. Written Art & featuring art from all over the U.S.  Now more than ever before voices of diversity need to be seen and heard. There is power in art, there is strength in creativity. It is truly the greatest way to express our humanity. Join us for an afternoon of art & community. All are welcome.