Celebrate David Bowie with these ‘Philly Loves Bowie Week’ Events!

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“I’m an instant star. Just add water and stir.”

The late, David Bowie, is a global icon! I’m sure it’s safe to say that everyone has their favorite David Bowie moment. (Mine, is his performance as Nikola Tesla in The Prestige.) Philly is celebrating the man from the stars with Philly Loves Bowie Week! Philly Loves Bowie Week is ten days, January 4-13, of Bowie themed events, to remind you of the babe. Not only will they be honoring the legend but these events will help raise funds for the Cancer Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Here are some events that I think you geeks will enjoy! Remember you can see a full list on their Facebook Page. 

January 4: Bowie Masquerade Ball
Ruba Club | 10:00p.m.-2:00a.m.| $10 online $12 at the door
A Black Celebration and Riot Nerd have collaborated to bring you an evening of magic and music. Live out your Labyrinth fantasies at this masquerade ball. There will be free snacks, a glitter bar, and DJ Baby Berlin playing new wave, punk, and glam. Come dressed to impress and you could win the costume contest. Must be 21+ to attend.

January 5: Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie
Franky Bradley’s |6:00-9:00p.m.|$20
Brooklyn-based performer Raquel Cion shares her love and personal stories about David Bowie. The half-witch/half- cabaret performer will rocket the audience to space and beyond during this electrifying cabaret show! Must be 21+ to attend

January 6: The 3rd Annual Philly Loves Bowie Brunch
Chatayee Thai|11:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
Raise a glass to celebrate the Starman!  DJ Gareth Bird (from Manchester, England) will spin wall-to-wall Bowie while guests take advantage of a unique Thai brunch menu, complete with special Stardust cocktails, benefiting the Cancer Center at CHOP, in David Bowie’s memory.

January 8: The Bowie Birthday Benefit Donut
Federal Donut| 7:00a.m-5:00p.m.
If we can SPARKLE, he may land tonight… with an intergalactic, dark chocolate glazed STARDUST fancy donut for #PhillyLovesBowie week.  This exclusive donut will be available in all Federal Donuts stores on David’s Birthday – January 8 – with proceeds benefiting the Cancer Center at CHOP in David Bowie’s memory. Come early as once they sell out, they are sold out!

January 9: Special Screening of The Sigma Kids
Roxy Theater|6:30-8:30p.m.|$3-$8*
The Philadelphia Film Society joins Philly Loves Bowie Week by screening local filmmaker Anthony Crupi’s sincere postcard showcasing Philly’s love for Bowie in his new film 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.

January 13: A Snowy Bowie Skate
Blue Cross RiverRink|12:00-6:00p.m.
Bring the family down to the waterfront during the afternoon for Bowie-themed festivities including Ice skating to a Bowie-themed soundtrack, Bowie Bolt face painting & games, Watch the Jim Henson directed Labyrinth and Bowie concert footage on the screens in The Lodge Winterfest along with themed drinks & cocktails!


Feature Image via PhillyLovesBowie.com

Yali Perez

Yali Perez

I'm your typical nerd; with a passion for writing. I got my start at Geekadelphia. I've written for Riot-Nerd and Citywide Stories. I've also been a guest host for Podcast; Historical Hotties. I hope to share my colorful view as a nerd, Latina, millennial and as a mother.
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