January 5 – 14, 2018
FRIDAY JANUARY 5
⚡️Hey Babe, Your Hair’s Alright: Bowie Blowout Benefit
@ Rebel Rebel Salon
2952 Richmond Street
3-7pm / $
Start off #PhillyLovesBowie Week like the hot tramp we know you are at Rebel Rebel Salon $25 for an organic/vegan/cruelty free hair bath and blowout style (all proceeds go towards the Philly Loves Bowie/CHOP fund), complimentary Bowie tunes, Starman face painting, selfie station, cocktails, snacks & fun – let’s dance! Appointments REQUIRED! Each appointment slot is 1 hour long. Call or text Rebel Rebel to book your spot: 267-858-0964.
⚡️Exclusive Tasting of Bowie-Inspired Beer
@ Doobies Bar, 2201 Lombard Street
4pm / FREE / $ menu
Last year, inspired by the spirit of the Starman, Round Guys Brewing Company and Pub created Loving The Alien, a BlackStar Saison (6.3%). Join us and help kick off Philly Loves Bowie week 2018 at the ultimate Bowie clubhouse, Doobies! Owner Patti Brett worked with Round Guys to make this creation a reality and we all can’t wait for you to give it a taste!
@ Moo Tattoo, 513 South Street
by appointment during #PhillyLovesBowie week
Moo Tattoo is supporting Philly Loves Bowie week with Bowie-themed tattoos starting at just $40, from January 5-14th! An appointment must be made at Moo Tattoo. They have many designs ready to go or you may get your idea pre-approved. They also have VIP designs for just $160. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Bowie Fund to benefit the Cancer Center at CHOP. For details, images and to make an appointment, visit http://mootattoo.com/bowie-tattoo-week.html
⚡️Oh! You Pretty Things: A Bowie Inspired Art Show
@ Ruckus Gallery, 27 North 2nd Street
6-10pm / FREE
Regional artists inspired by David Bowie, will once again showcase their creations in this special one-week only installation at Ruckus Gallery in Old City. Many of the pieces will be available for sale. This pop-up art show will be on display throughout Philly Loves Bowie Week (Gallery is closed Monday/Tuesday).
If you are interested in having your Bowie related art included in the show, contact Patti at email@example.com – if you contact any other way, it might get overlooked and WE WANT YOUR ART! Reach out ASAP!
⚡️The Man Who Fell To Earth
@ South Street Cinema, 327 South Street
8pm / $
South Street Cinema is a new neighborhood pop-up cinema house that showcases classic films, cult favorite and campy cinema to Philadelphia’s boulevard of avant-garde entertainment, South Street! Join us as we screen the 1976 big screen debut of the Thin White Duke as The Man Who Fell To Earth. South Street Cinema (located across from the TLA) is made possible with support from the South Street Headhouse District, Triad Realty and Society Hill Playhouse. (be sure to pick up your tickets to the TLA show [see below] while you’re across the street!)
SATURDAY JANUARY 6
⚡️Candy Volcano presents Bowie Forever
@ TLA, 334 South Street
8pm / $17
Once again Philly’s own Candy Volcano takes the TLA stage to celebrate both Bowie as only they know how! Their offering to the Volcano of Love, you and Philly Loves Bowie Week: January 5-14, 2018 are live performances of the glam era Bowie cuts and their interpretation of – “David Live – Live at The Tower Theater”, LIVE at the TLA!
SUNDAY JANUARY 7
⚡️The 2nd Annual Philly Loves Bowie Brunch
@ Cibo, 1227 Walnut Street
11am-3pm / FREE / $ menu
Join us as we 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 Bowie-inspired brunch menu, complete with special Stardust cocktails.
Holy Holy Happy Hour
@ Cinder Copper & Lace, 1500 Locust Street
5-7pm / FREE / $ menu
UPDATE: Cinder Copper & Lace’s heating system failed and cannot be repaired until Monday, January 8. Due to a lack of heat they are unable to open for business today and regret that they cannot host their # happy hour.
⚡️The Philly Loves Bowie Quizzo Night
@ Doobies, 2201 Lombard Street
9pm / FREE / $ menu
Care to test your Bowie knowledge among friends? This is the place to be as Patti Brett, Doobies‘ owner and one of the Sigma Kids, creates and issues a list of Bowie-themed questions … you might just pick up some sweet prizes! (21+)
MONDAY JANUARY 8
⚡️It’s Bowie’s Birthday!
@ Federal Donuts
If we can SPARKLE, he may land tonight… with an intergalactic, dark chocolate glazed STARDUST fancy donut for #PhillyLovesBowie week. Available in all four Federal Donuts stores, today only, with proceeds benefiting the Cancer Center at CHOP in David Bowie’s memory. Come early as once they sell out, they are sold out!
⚡️Movie Mondays @ The Troc
@ The Trocadero, 1003 Arch Street
6:30pm doors – 8pm screening / $3
TUESDAY JANUARY 9
⚡️Sing Your Life Karaoke presents BowieOke!
@ Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Avenue
8pm / FREE / $ menu
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10
⚡️The 2nd Annual Philly Loves Bowie Memorial
@ Doobies, 2201 Lombard Street
2pm-2am / FREE / $ menu
Gather Bowie fans as we salute the man who meant so much to so many. Weather permitting, we’ll be creating a huge temporary chalk memorial outside of Doobies – we’ll have plenty of chalk, all you need to do is bring your creativity. Chalking begins at 2pm and goes ’til last call. Additionally, there will be Bowie arts and craft projects inside as well as Bowie music and video throughout the night.
(21+ to enter – all ages to create art outside)
THURSDAY JANUARY 11
⚡️Fascination: Inside Sigma Sound
@ World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
5-7pm / FREE
This creative FREE happy hour event in the Upstairs Cafe hopes to showcase just how powerful David Bowie was as local fans will share their heartfelt published stories – yep, published in the new book My Bowie Story, in which sixty storytellers look back on more than four decades of memories featuring David Bowie. Filled with stories and photographs, the fans describe how Bowie’s music, personas, and creativity changed their lives. The eighty five stories also offer a glimpse of Bowie’s kindness as he interacted with his admirers while relating the impact his message had on the sexuality, education, and the lifelong achievements of multiple generations. Additionally, we’ll be chatting about Bowie’s time in Philadelphia at Sigma Sound Studios – when he created Young Americans.
Copies of My Bowie Story will be on sale – with 100% of the proceeds going to the BOWIE/CHOP fund.
This event will be immediately followed by the world premiere rough-cut screening of The Sigma Kids, a new documentary from local filmmaker Anthony Crupi.
⚡️The World Premiere of SIGMA KIDS
@ World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
8-10pm / FREE
Inspired in part by the inaugural edition of Philly Loves Bowie Week, local filmmaker Anthony Crupi has been feverishly working to produce Sigma Kids– a documentary exploring the story of David Bowie’s time in Philadelphia recording his timeless album “Young Americans” which sealed both his own unique bond with the city and the lifelong friendships between his biggest fans – The Sigma Kids.
While the documentary is not fully complete, Anthony has agreed to screen an exclusive rough cut for us in the Upstairs Cafe at World Cafe Live, complete with a Bowie-inspired menu – and following our Fascination: Inside Sigma Sound happy hour.
⚡️Baby Can Dance:
A Bowie Burlesque & Cabaret
@ Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor Street
8pm doors – 9pm show / $
From burlesque to buskers – a night of live local performances to celebrate our Starman. Presented by Lady Baphomae and happening in the heart of the Gayborhood at Franky Bradley’s. The evening will feature performances from Shannon Turner, Farrah Thorne, Masokiss, Genome Kelly, and more! DJ Lili St. Queer. Tickets $10/ VIP $15 (includes an event poster signed by the cast). Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the BOWIE Fund for CHOP. (21+)
FRIDAY JANUARY 12
⚡️Sound & Vision Happy Hour
@ The Trestle Inn, 339 North 11th Street
6-9pm / FREE
TSOT DJ Argo will spin Bowie exclusively on vinyl while we offer go-go by Trestle Special Lola Gold, along with classic David Bowie videos and $4 Round Guys Buddha of Suburbia Foreign Extra Stout and $7 Young Americans Sour with $1 from every Young Americans Sour donated to the Cancer Center at CHOP.
⚡️Let’s Dance! Sex Dwarf Spotlights David Bowie
@ Club Mousai in the Cibo Building, 1227 Walnut Street
10pm / $5
Sex Dwarf is Philly’s long-running Rock of the 80s dance party, now in its 15th year and hosted by DJ Robert Drake. Put on your red shoes and dance the blues! Join us for the 2nd annual dance party designed to truly showcase The Man and his Music! $5 (21+)
SATURDAY JANUARY 13
⚡️A Snowy Bowie Skate
@ Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, Penn’s Landing
1-4pm Family Skate & 5-11pm General Skate / FREE (fee to skate)
Blue Cross RiverRink is now in its 24th year as an outdoor ice skating rink and fifth season as Winterfest. Join them for All Bowie All Day! From 1-4pm, family friendly activities including ice skating to Bowie music, Labyrinth will play on the screens inside
The Lodge and there will be Stardust face painting! Starting 5pm the adults have their fun with more Bowie music, concert footage inside The Lodge, themed drink specials too! If you’ve never been to Winterfest – this is a perfect time to check it out!
⚡️Scary Monsters & Super Queens
@ The Ruba Club, 416 Green Street
8pm / $10-$15
David Bowie embraced androgyny and what better way to celebrate than with four amazing drag performers! Join Sutton Fierce, Lili St. Queer, Onyx Ondyx, Mimi Imfurst and Ron Binary for some genderfluid fun at Philly’s most-unique private club, The Ruba Club – right behind Silk City Diner!
SUNDAY JANUARY 14
⚡️A Night of Stardust
@ Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street
6:30pm doors – 7:30pm show / $20 general (advance)
After last year’s sold out night at World Cafe Live – we once again close out #PhillyLovesBowie week with A Night of Stardust – capping off a week of love and celebration for David Bowie! Last year we sold out World Cafe Live (600+) so this year we’ve moved to Union Transfer where we can double the space for attendance! Net proceeds from the concert will benefit the Cancer Center at CHOP.
Just like last year, the cast for A Night of Stardust is amazing, featuring local vocal performances by some of your favorites – and music and vocal direction by Dan Kauffman and Lance Davis.
Main Light is sponsoring the event with amazing light show fit for a true Bowie experience. Gregory Shelton and Gable Music Ventures are extremely excited to bring this event to Philadelphia. Doors open at 6:30pm – show begins at 7:30pm – be sure to arrive early as we will be hosting a silent auction in the Union Transfer lobby and get a Bowie Bolt painted on your face, body – wherever! 100% of the proceeds from the silent auction and face painting will also go to the BOWIE/CHOP fund!
⚡️Serious Moonlight – The After Party
@ PhillyMOCA, 531 North 12th Street
10pm / $5 (free with A Night of Stardust ticket stub)
Join the Philly Loves Bowie crew as we call it a wrap – just steps away from Union Transfer at PhillyMOCA. A sweet Bowie mix will fill the air as we raise a glass to a wonderful ten days of Bowie!