Looking for a little variety over Valentine’s weekend? Here’s a list of three Philadelphia venues offering Valentine’s shows ranging from stand-up comedy, to burlesque, to cabaret:
Comedy Cabaret at the Ramada Northeast
(11580 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19116)
Pat O’Donnell & Funny Friends Show
Friday, February 11th, 2011 at 9 p.m.
Veteran Comedian Patrick O’Donnell is a master impersonator and one of the hottest comics on the scene today. He is a writer for Jay Leno, has been seen on Showtime and Comedy Central, and is featured regularly at venues in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Other featured comics will include Comedy Competition champions Steve Balbier and Simply Dee, plus Jeff Madanick and Cynthia Haskins.
Romont Harris & Friends
Saturday, February 12th, 2011 at 9 p.m.
Comedy Competition champion, Romont Harris has been seen on BET, “Showtime at the Apollo,” and Howard TV. Other featured comics will include Roger Weaver, Cynthia Haskins, Phil Porter, and host Perry Rohrer.
To reserve tickets, click here.
World Cafe Live!
(3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104)
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Philly presents
Breakups & Blowups with Scooter Pie
Saturday, February 12th, 2011 at 2 p.m.
“An anti-valentine’s day tribute to jilted lovers, brides left at the altar, and ex’s getting revenge” –Dr. Sketchy’s Philly show is the official cabaret/art school hybrid. Expect to hear great music, watch sexy models, partake in odd-ball competitions, and drink tasty drinks. Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School was founded in Brooklyn in 2005 by artist Molly Crabapple and has spread worldwide since then. To purchase tickets, click here.
Peek-A- Boo Revue Valentine’s Show
with special guest Dr. Lucky
Sunday, February 13th, 2011 at 5:15 p.m. and 9 p.m.
The award-winning neo-burlesque troupe Peek-A-Boo Revue presents a new show each month and has done so for the past 11 years. Each revue features a combination of dance, comedy, singing, and strip tease. Peek-A-Boo has been named “the best troupe in the world” by Philadelphia Magazine. To purchase tickets, click here.
More Than Just Ice Cream
(1119 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107)
‘Broken Hearts Brunch’ with Karen Gross
Sunday, February 13th, 2011 at 1 p.m.
Admission $32 (includes 3 course brunch)
‘Sexy Feast’ with Karen Gross
Monday, February 14th, 2011 at 8 p.m.
Admission $48 (includes 3 course dinner)
No need for a Valentine at these parties! Gather your friends for the “Broken Hearts Brunch” and “Sexy Feast” hosted by Karen Gross, known for her hit comedic cabaret show “Sex & the Single Singer” and recently featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer and on XPN radio. On both Valentine’s eve and day, Karen will perform a fabulous mix of music inspired by the ups and downs of the dating game — from 80s power ballads to jazz classics to original tunes– all served with a side of sassy humor. Charming neighborhood favorite More Than Just Ice Cream, located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, will be transformed into an intimate and festive cabaret club for these special events. While enjoying the music, savor a Valentine’s-themed, 3-course brunch/dinner (appetizer, entree and dessert)! The restaurant is BYOB. For the brunch show, mixers will be available for mimosas and Bloody Marys so feel free to bring your own bubbly and vodka. For the dinner show, a complimentary glass of champagne will be served. Feel free to bring your own favorite wine! Limited tickets are available so reserve as soon as possible (Note: tickets will not be sold through the restaurant. Ticket sales end at 10 am on February 13.) To reserve tickets, click here.