Bowie Week @ A Glance

PhillyLovesBowie Online Auction

Due to demand, we’ve moved our annual silent auction to the web, so that all Bowie fans have a chance to bid dozens of items, each inspired by The Starman in its own way! The PhillyLovesBowie Online Auction will open Friday, January 7 2022 and accept bids until the end of March! Proceeds benefit the Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

https://www.32auctions.com/PhillyLovesBowie

FRIDAY JANUARY 7

Philly Loves Bowie Week WXPN Kick-Off Concert
@ World Cafe Live CANCELLED
3025 Walnut St
Noon / FREE but must advance register below
info: https://xpn.org/events/free-at-noon

For the safety of everyone, this event has been canceled. WXPN will be broadcasting the 2020 Free at Noon performance from Candy Volcano on the radio and live worldwide XPN.org

To officially kick off the 2022 Philly Loves Bowie Week festivities, WXPN-FM has invited Candy Volcano to perform live on stage at World Cafe Live as their first Free at Noon concert for 2022! In advance of their full concert January 8 at the Theatre of Living Arts on South Street! This noontime concert is FREE, but you must register in advance.

Blue Blue Electric Blue!
@ Weckerly’s Ice Cream
Fishtown & West Philly locations
– available Jan 7 while supplies last
info: https://www.weckerlys.com/

To help kick off the 2022 Philly Loves Bowie Week festivities, Weckerly’s Ice Cream will bring back their BLUE BLUE ELECTRIC BLUE ice cream sandwich that they launched in January 2020! Pea Flower Blue Sweet Cream Ice Cream with a Ziggy Stardust cocoa cookie crumble. A layer of Life on MARShmallow, topped with a Thin White sugar cookie, complete with a lightning bolt of red berry jam, and finished with a Black Star cocoa cookie. It’s outta sight! It will be available starting Friday January 7th at both their Fishtown and West Philly scoop shops and 20% of each sold will be donated to the Bowie Fund to benefit the Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! (It sold out within hours back in 2020, so they will have them until they don’t!)

Deconstructing Bowie: Freedom in Eccentricity
Opening Reception RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY MARCH 10
@ National Liberty Museum

321 Chestnut St
5:30-8:30pm / FREE with museum admission
info: https://www.libertymuseum.org/

WHILE THE OPENING RECEPTION IS MOVED TO MARCH,
THE EXHIBIT WILL STILL OPEN JANUARY 7

“I only find freedom in the realms of eccentricity.” – David Bowie

The National Liberty Museum is proud to announce our major winter exhibition Deconstructing Bowie: Freedom in Eccentricity, opening Friday, January 7, 2022, as part of the Fifth Annual Philly Loves Bowie Week, and continuing through March 2022.

Throughout his long career, David Bowie found personal freedom in his unique forms of cultural expression. Through music, art, and fashion, Bowie disrupted and rebelled against societal expectations and norms, introducing new and more critical ways of thinking about race, sex, and gender. This exhibition celebrates David Bowie’s legacy in the creative freedom he inspired in generations of artists that have followed in his wake, artists who have continued to push boundaries and inspire others to do the same.

In Deconstructing Bowie, we celebrate the timeless power of music and art to challenge cultural expectations and drive both personal and societal change.

The artwork on display in Deconstructing Bowie will be for sale, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), in partnership with Philly Loves Bowie Week.

The Bowie Masquerade Ball
@ Underground Arts RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY FEBRUARY 11

1200 Callowhill St
9pm / $ / 21+
info: http://RiotNerdPhilly.com

Riot Nerd and a Black Celebration presents the 4th annual Bowie Masquerade Ball with DJ Baby Berlin & DJ EBGIII plus special guest performances, pop up Polaroid photo-booth, glitter bar, themed drink specials, custom visuals, costume contest ($00 cash prize!) and more! A portion of the proceeds from this event goes directly to the Bowie Fund to benefit the Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

   

SATURDAY JANUARY 8

Candy Volcano presents Ziggy Stardust 50th Anniversary
@ Theatre of Living Arts POSTPONED UNTIL LATER 2022 / TBA

334 South St
8pm / $
info: https://www.candyvolcano.com/

Once again Philly’s own Candy Volcano takes the stage to celebrate both Bowie as only they know how! This year, they are presenting the Bowie Birthday Bash! LET ALL THE CHILDREN BOOGIE! Featured is an album performance of  “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars” in honor of it’s 50th Anniversary!   

This Philadelphia Glam Rock Extravaganza, celebrating its 5th Bowie Birthday Bash! show, features an 8 piece band and 15 vocalists from the Philadelphia area.  10 years running this band takes their love for Bowie to levels beyond imagination…and takes you along for the glorious ride.   

Let’s Dance! A Bowie Blitz Dance Party
@ Broad Hall / The Divine Lorraine

Broad and Fairmount Sts
9pm / $ / 21+
info: https://www.facebook.com/PhillySexDwarf/

Sex Dwarf is Philly’s long-running Rock of the 80s dance party, now in its 19th year and hosted by DJ Robert Drake. At this special dance party in the historic Divine Lorraine building on Broad Street at Fairmount, Drake will celebrate David loud and proud –  so be sure to put on your red shoes and dance the blues! Join us for the 5th annual dance party designed to truly showcase The Man and his Music!  Partial proceeds from the door benefit our cause in David Bowie’s memory.

Starman: The Bowie Tribute
@ City Winery Philadelphia

990 Filbert St
6pm doors / 8pm show / $
info: http://citywinery.com/philadelphia

Together since 2014. Starman: The Bowie Tribute features an ensemble of New Jersey’s top musicians who perform David Bowie’s catalogue with care, humorous reverence and impeccable attention to detail. STARMAN is deeply dedicated to presenting David Bowie’s music and stage show authentically, both sound and vision. This includes multiple mid-set costume changes – executed flawlessly – which cover all styles and periods as his music and characters changed and evolved through the years.

STARMAN’S extensive song list gives them the flexibility to change up their sets at every show – rotating the unexpected, jaw dropping cuts, while still keeping the best known hits. No Starman show is ever the same!

SUNDAY JANUARY 9

The 5th Philly Loves Bowie Brunch
@ Chatayee Thai Philadelphia POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING TBA

1227 Walnut St
11am-3pm
info: https://chatayeethai.com/

Join us and raise a glass to celebrate the Starman! Once again our friend DJ Gareth Bird (from Manchester, England) will spin wall-to-wall Bowie while we take advantage of a unique Thai brunch menu and Philly’s legendary Chatayee Thai restaurant – complete with special Stardust cocktails, benefiting the Cancer Center at CHOP, in David Bowie’s memory

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays Music of David Bowie for Kids
@ Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia POSTPONED UNTIL LATER 2022 / TBA

1009 Canal St
11am doors – Noon start / $
info: https://www.brooklynbowl.com/events/detail/music-of-david-bowie-for-kids-more-11543055

The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a family concert series hosted at historic music venues across the country, allows kids to “move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon” (NY Times). Performing songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse band offers its core audience of families with children age ten and under games, movement, stories and an opportunity to rock out in an effort to educate children and explore their creativity. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is an early and often first introduction to a child’s lifelong journey with live music and rock and roll.

MONDAY JANUARY 10

Peter and the Wolf – narrated by David Bowie
@ Kids Corner / WXPN-FM

7pm / FREE

Be sure to listen to Kids Corner on WXPN Monday night (January 10) at 7pm Eastern as we broadcast the story of Peter And The Wolf – performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra and narrated by David Bowie. This 1978 recording is truly unique and showcases just how much David cared about children. 

Listen on the radio or live worldwide XPN.org

TUESDAY JANUARY 11

The BowNut Returns!
The Bowie Benefit Donut
@ Federal Donuts / all locations – now avail on Wednesday instead
https://www.federaldonuts.com/

DUE TO A DELAY IN SHIPPING OF THE EDIBLE GLITTER, FEDERAL DONUTS WILL OFFER THE VELVET GOLDMINE DONUT ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12 INSTEAD.

The tradition continues as Philly’s own Federal Donuts brings back their annual creation celebrating the Starman and helping raise monies for the Bowie Fund, benefiting the Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This year they offer a Velvet Goldmine Bownut! It’s a classic spiced cake donut with white chocolate glaze, blue sanding sugar, red sprinkles and an edible gold flake stripe.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 12

Sing Your Life Karaoke presents BOWIEOKE!
@ Johnny Brendas POSTPONED TO FUTURE DATE TBA

1201 Frankford Ave
8pm /FREE / 21+
info: https://johnnybrendas.com/event/sing-your-life-presents-bowieoke/

DJ Sara Sherr of Sing Your Life Karaoke returns to present another very special Bowie edition of her amazing night of karaoke .. it’s BOWIEOKE and thanks to the fine folks at Johnny Brenda’s, the event is FREE to attend and sing your heart out! This event gets to capacity – so get there early and pick your song – and follow all the rules Sara dishes out! (21+)

Martha Graham Cracker Celebrates Bowie
@ Franky Bradley’s

1320 Chancellor St
8pm /$ / 21+
info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-martha-graham-cracker-cabaret-philly-loves-bowie-week-tickets-226651339257

Martha Graham Cracker kicks off 2022 in grand style with a special Philly Loves Bowie Week show. This means songs by David Bowie, songs by artists David Bowie covered, songs inspired by David Bowie, and just some tunes that we think David Bowie would have liked.

Bowie Bowling Night
@ Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia

1009 Canal St
6pm /$ / 21+
info: http://brooklynbowl.com/philadelphia

Put on your bowling shoes and dance the blues at Bowie Bowling Night! As part of Philly Loves Bowie Week, Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia will be celebrating David Bowie by spinning The Starman and related tracks, accompanied by concert footage!  Half-priced bowling and drink specials all night! 

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THURSDAY JANUARY 13

Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie
@ World Café Live
CANCELED
3025 Walnut St
8pm / $
info: https://wl.seetickets.us/event/Raquel-Cions-Me-and-Mr-Jones/456991?afflky=WorldCafeLive

Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie explores the lifelong “soul love” that Brooklyn-based performer Raquel Cion has for David Bowie’s artistry and David Jones’s humanity. Cion’s personal stories and the deep cuts of Bowie’s diverse catalog rocket us through the inner space of this “half witch, half cabaret performer” (The New York Times): growing up as an outsider, navigating the celestial realms of love, mid-life crisis, loss, and creatively moving through cancer.

haZy cosmic jive (David Bowie tribute)
@ 118 North

118 North Wayne Ave, Wayne PA
8pm / $
info: https://wl.seetickets.us/event/haZy-cosmicjiveDavidBowieTribute/451663?afflky=118North

118 North is a restaurant, bar & live music club located in Wayne, PA, on Philadelphia’s Main Line featuring innovative Americana cuisine, high quality cocktails & brews & world class music on stage. Tonight they welcome haZy cosmic jive to spread the celebration of Philly Loves Bowie Week outside the city limits!

FRIDAY JANUARY 14

Sound & Vision Happy Hour
@ The Trestle Inn

339 North 11th St
6-9pm / FREE / 21+
info: http://thetrestleinn.com/

With DJ Billa spinning Bowie on vinyl and Go Go by Trestle Special Vera Marrona – plusclassic David Bowie Videos, Craft Draft Beer Specials and Young Americans Sour. Portion of every Young Americans Sour donated the Cancer Center at CHOP, in David Bowie’s memory. Happy Hour Specials til 8PM. No Cover.

SATURDAY JANUARY 15

A Night of Stardust
@ Union Transfer POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY, APRIL 30

1026 Spring Garden St
7pm doors – 8pm show / $
info: https://utphilly.com/events/a-night-of-stardust-2/

A Night of Stardust returns to Union Transfer in 2022 once again as the grand finale of Philly Loves Bowie Week. The event has sold out four years in a row, Wilmington in 2016, World Cafe Live in Philly in 2017, and at Union Transfer in 2018, 2019 and 2020! It is returning with an amazing lineup … for details visit: https://www.facebook.com/nightofstardust

We all know David Bowie’s death sent a ripple effect to people all over the world. The music legend is easily one of the most influential musicians and creative innovators of all time. His impact on music, fashion, movies, art and style is almost impossible to measure. His courage to be different helped change the lives of millions, and helped shape the true artists of today.

A Night of Stardust will be a chance to celebrate his life with one of the biggest Bowie devoted shows YOU WILL EVER SEE. Tickets sell out very fast for this event – please do not wait!

From the vision of Gregory Shelton, and music direction of Dan Kauffman and Lance Davis, we’re excited to bring you ”A Night of Stardust.” A concert truly dedicated to one of the most important artists of our time and presented by some of the best musicians and artists in the DE/Philly/NYC/Baltimore/Chicago area.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW – THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT!

https://utphilly.com/events/a-night-of-stardust

SUNDAY JANUARY 16

Let’s Dance!
@ Upstairs at the Victoria Freehouse
10 S Front St

5-9pm / $ / 21+
info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-dance-a-bowie-dance-party-for-philly-loves-bowie-week-tickets-227377069937

As the 2022 Philly Loves Bowie Week comes to an end, here’s one more chance to put on your Red Shoes and dance! It’s Rebel Rebel Salon‘s 4th annual Philly Loves Bowie benefit event for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This 21+ party features Bar & Bowie themed cocktails along with non-stop Bowie tunes by DJ Dave Mass. Tickets must be pre purchased on EventBrite link above as there will be no ticket sales at the door. They are also limiting the number of tickets to allow everyone space to dance safely and comfortably!