Philly Loves Bowie Week

January 62023 - January 142023

CALLING ALL BOWIE FANS: Don’t Miss These Philly Loves Bowie Week Events

From January 6th to 14th, Philly will be celebrating the iconic rockstar and his connection to the city. The celebration pays tribute to the Starman with art, concerts, food specials and more. 

The week encompasses both David Bowie’s birthday, January 8, 1947 and the date of his passing, January 10, 2016. 

A portion of the proceeds from the week’s events — as well as auction items from a special pop-up art exhibit — help benefit cancer research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

Here are few highlights (in date order, for your convenience) that caught our attention: 

  • Pierre Robert's Bowie Workforce Block Kickoff

    Join Pierre Friday at noon on 93.3 WMMR, for a celebration of Bowie songs and stories to kick off the week of festivities. (Word is that he’ll do a bonus block on Tuesday, 1/10).

  • Blue Blue Electric Blue!

    Weckerly’s Ice Cream steeped pea flowers in their sweet cream base, which we learned is a completely natural way to make the ice cream Bowie blue. Cocoa Cookie Crumbles were added to create an out-of-this world blue Kook-ies & Cream center. A Thin White Sugar Cookie embraces the ice cream and is adorned with an iconic lightning bolt cutout that receives a pop of color as well as some homemade strawberry jam. ⁠

    20% of proceeds benefit the Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

    January 6th, 3pm – until sellout!  |  Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Fishtown location only

  • Let’s Dance! A Bowie Blitz Dance Party (21+)

    Put on your red shoes, and dance the blues as DJ Robert Drake celebrates David loud and proud at this special dance party!   Partial proceeds from the door fee of $21 will benefit their cause in David Bowie’s memory.   

    January 7th, 9pm | Broad Hall / The Divine Lorraine, Broad & Fairmount

  • The Rock & Roll Playhouse Plays present Music of David Bowie for Kids

    Bring the kids and move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock Starman at The Rock and Roll Playhouse.  This family concert series allows the little ones to enjoy songs created by one of the most iconic musicians in rock history giving them an opportunity to rock out to Ziggy Stardust while exploring their creativity.  

    $15 general admission, tickets available online!  

    January 7th, 11am | Ardmore Music Hall, 23 East Lancaster Ave Ardmore, PA  

  • BOWIECHURCH: Scenes of a Rock n’ Roll Life

    Scenes of a Rock n’ Roll Life is a new, original one-man show by singer, guitarist & world traveler ERIC13.  This show explores the phenomenon of how David Bowie has been present alongside some of ERIC’s most memorable life experiences. Performances of both classic Bowie & new original songs are interlaced into one tall tale you have to hear to believe. The crazy part is they are all true stories!  

    $20 general admission, tickets online!  

    January 8th, 5pm | Gloria Dei Old Swedes Church, Columbus & Christian Sts

  • Bowie on Video (21+)

    At Doobies Bar, you can enjoy a screening of both Bowie movies and concert videos to celebrate the Starman while relaxing with a Bowie inspired beer!   

    This is a FREE event but a portion of each sale of Bowie Beer (Loving the Alien Saison & Young Americans Cranberry Sour both in 16oz cans or a Never Get Old Session IPA on draft) will benefit the Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia!  

    January 9th and 10th, 5-11pm | Doobies Bar, 22nd & Lombard Sts

  • Bowie Quizzo (21+)

    An all Bowie Quizzo! This is a must if you think you’re on top of your game with regard to Bowie trivia!    

    Enjoy this FREE event, then use the money you saved to purchase a Bowie Beer (Loving the Alien Saison & Young Americans Cranberry Sour both in 16oz cans or a Never Get Old Session IPA on draft) where a portion of the cost will then in turn benefit the Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia!  

    January 11th, 5-11pm | Doobies Bar, 22nd & Lombard Sts

  • Sing Your Life Karaoke presents BOWIEOKE! (21+)

    DJ Sara Sherr of Sing Your Life Karaoke is offering up a very special Bowie edition of karaoke affectionately referred to as BOWIEOKE! This event is known to bring a crowd, so be sure to get there early to pick your song and guarantee your fun! 

    This is a FREE event!  

    January 12th, 8pm | Johnny Brendas, 1201 Frankford Ave  

  • The BowNut Returns!

    The tradition continues as Philly’s own Federal Donuts brings back their annual creation celebrating the Starman.   This year’s confection is named the Velvet Goldmine Bownut! It’s a classic spiced cake donut with Vanilla Cream glaze, blue sanding sugar, red sprinkles and an edible gold flake stripe.   Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Bowie Fund, benefiting the Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  

    January 13th, all day | All Federal Donuts Locations  

  • Sound & Vision Happy Hour

    If you are looking to kick back and have some fun, The Trestle Inn is celebrating the White Duke with their annual Philly Loves Bowie Week Vinyl and Go Go Dance Party.  A portion of every Young Americans Sour will be donated to the Cancer Center at CHOP, in David Bowie’s memory. This event features Happy Hour Specials until 8PM, and NO Cover!  

    This event is FREE!  

    January 13th, 6-9pm | The Trestle Inn, 339 North 11th St

  • A Night of Stardust

    The big conclusion to the week! The finale of Philly Loves Bowie Week in Philadelphia. This night features an epic lineup. 


    January 14th, 7pm | Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St 

    This is happening Saturday Jan 14th at Union Transfer in Philadelphia!Get your tickets now:

    Posted by A Night of Stardust on Wednesday, January 4, 2023

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