The Return of L Word Quizzo!

The L Word Quizzo is back & gayer than ever!

Doors 7 // Quizzo 7:30
This event is free and open to all! (21+)
We will be collecting donations for the Trans Women of Color Collective during the event!

There will be 6 rounds with 6 questions each, with a maximum of 6 people per team. Prepare for questions about all six seasons AND relevant L Word-adjacent content (study up on that cast and that era)! The winning team will rewarded a TBD prize that Bette would surely frown upon just as she would a community art show!

⇒ RSVP Here ⇐
(RSVP opens on Wednesday, September 5th at 11am EST)
**Due to the popularity of this event, seating is first-come-first-serve with an RSVP, and an RSVP does not guarantee entrance to the event. This event is in high demand & seats fill up fast, so make sure you arrive on time!**

Enjoy this event with our Burger Wednesday specials:
$4 Mom’s Beef Burgers & Mom’s Vegan Burgers
$2 Narragansett Lager Tall Boys
& half off all drafts 5-7 and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Sticky Art Machine Release Party: El Toro & Faithsfunnn

Come out to this one night pop up art show & meet the artists behind the latest Tmom’s Sticky Art Machine sticker collection!  The sixth edition of our Sticky Art series features five new exclusive, limited run stickers by the legendary El Toro & Faithsfunnn.

Be the first to get these new designs as they are SURE to sell out! Meet the artist and check out a special one night pop up art show by Faith, Bear 215 & Ghost Writer. Join other sticker artists for a back room drink & draw / sticker swap for our upcoming Characters Welcome 7 International Sticker Art show.

Curated by the legendary street artist Bob Will Reign, the series highlights one of kind designs by some of our all time sticker art heroes. All designs are limited to a run of 100 and available ONLY at Tattooed Mom.  Previous editions include work by Robots Will KillThe London PoliceArrex SkullsOld BroadsKid HazoBob Will ReignMuskAir Rat,  Mr. SwitchPerro & MCA.

Collect them all!

1/2 priced tots
$2 PBR pounders
1/2 off drafts from 5-7pm & 10-11pm

TMOM’s 4th of July Celebration

Honor the birth of a nation by letting your freak flag fly at TMOMs! Let’s make America WEIRD again by celebrating the creative spirit of the unsung underground, the freaky resistance of the true patriot, & the beautifully rich diversity of our incredible community.

Toast to 242 years with our Burger Wednesday specials:
$4 Mom’s Classic Burgers & Vegan Burgers noon – midnight
$2 tall boys of New England’s finest Narragansett Lager all day & night
& catch the debut appearance of July’s Burger of the Month: Crimewave: Your choice of Mom’s Classic Burger or Mom’s Vegan Burger + crispy Fritos corn chips + house made black bean chili + fried jalapeños & cilantro lime crema.

All this & more holiday shenanigans in air conditioned all-American comfort, only at your true blue Tattooed Mom!

A Canvas for a Community: An Opaque Philly Film

We’re honored to be featured in the latest installment of Opaque Philly’s series of videos highlighting our city’s creators. Opaque’s passionate talent & vision for this project captured the heart and soul Tattooed Mom. Their support of the local creative community and focus on celebrating self expression in it’s many forms comes through in every frame. We’re excited to share “A Canvas for a Community” with you and hope you’ll take a few minutes to see and hear what TMoms founder Robert & featured artist Bear 215 have to share about their love for Tattooed Mom & the worldwide family we’re so lucky to be with on this journey.

 

 

 

South Street Spring Festival

Spring is FINALLY here, and that means it’s time for the 6th annual South Street Spring Festival!  Enjoy a beautiful spring afternoon as South Street transforms into 8 blocks of delicious food, local artists and crafts, 3 stages worth of music and entertainment & fun all day long both inside & out of Tattooed Mom!

Check out our Big Top Tent of Art right outside of Mom’s featuring one of a kind art & special Spring Fest exclusive drops from some of our favorite Philly artists. This year we’ll be featuring the very talented crew of creators & makers who work at Mom’s. Meet &  pick up hand crafted art from these fine folks:


Bear
AntiDye
Raw Eyes
Nathan Hurst
Don’t Be A Prick
NAME
Kayla Connors
& more!

And be sure to pop into TMoms for our house made Spring Fest Big Top Punch cocktail!
Made with Peruvian Pisco, coconut water, mango & lime juices for a celebration of tropical spring flavors.

 

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your spring-loving pals! We can’t wait to see you for an afternoon of art, cocktails, food & free fun for the whole crew!

Spring Festival Mural ​Photo Booth ​curated ​by YOWIE x Tattooed Mom

 

About The Project – Mural Photo Booth is a collaborative project between beloved ​South Street ​bar Tattooed Mom and new Fabric Row ​home and life shop YOWIE. They chose two artists that speak to the fun, quirky​,​ and creative vibe of South Street and ​wanted to create a fun, Spring Fest inspired installation that begs to be interacted with.

 

About The Artists: 

Emilia Brintnall is a visual artist based in Philadelphia. Emilia primary works in paper mache sculpture, video and installation. Emilia creates work based on animals, plants, landscapes and everyday objects that are lumpy playful versions of their real forms. Often her sculptures and drawings transform into fantasy hybrid creatures or piles of characters.

 

James Dream is a multidisciplinary visionary artist. His current work involves creating spaces conducive to moving emotions, sparking imagination, and most importantly, play.

 

Be sure to stop by the mural photo booth installations on the 200 block of South Street during the Spring Festival on Saturday May 5 from 11am – 8pm. Feel free to take selfies, pics of your kids, family & besties & tag the artists (@emiliabrintnall & @flesh_prince) and #SouthStFest. Enjoy this fun life sized sidewalk photo booth.

 

This project was created with the generous support of Paradigm Gallery + Studio and the South Street Headhouse District.

 

Girl Crime Group Art Show

Girl Crime Organization is coming back to Mom’s for an “Original and Interesting” art show!

Branching out from their Crime on South Street Pop-Up, this show will feature new & old artists. Past shows have included: AllyCatJVLiETTia UugghShittyStyleAutumn VeggiemonJaz MaloneYasminMechanicalPencilGirl, &
Kelly Campanile.

Stop by to get your fill of crime (& our Burger Wednesdays specials):
$4 Mom’s Burgers and Mom’s Vegan Burgers
Half off all drafts 10-11pm
+ LAST CHANCE for the April Burger of the Month, “Get Crazy

Keech Kills Cancer: A Benefit Art Show

Help support the legendary artist Keech at this epic group show! Featuring work from scores of heavy hitters from the Philadelphia street art & graffiti communities and beyond. Amazing art for sale, rad custom pieces for silent auction & incredible prize packs for raffle. We are proud to host this gathering of the community that Keech has supported in countless ways over the years & will be donating 20% of all food and drink to the cause. If you can’t make it out that night you can donate directly HERE or check out the Kill Kancer & World Of Street Art instagrams for online auction items and more info. Community is Everything & Keech has been at the heart of the Philly community. Let’s show him Philly LOVE!

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.