Pierre Robert

Pierre’s Weekend Calendar: October 27 – 29, 2023

October 272023 - October 292023

Good Day, Good Citizens! Each Friday after the Presidents arrive with their decaf coffee and Dave Edmunds serenades us with “Here Comes The Weekend”, the weekend can officially start. With the weekend ahead you might need something to do. I, Pierre Robert, run down an extensive list of things happening in and around the Philadelphia area. I call it Pierre’s Weekend Calendar. Everything from concerts to go to (Parliament Funkadelic feat. George Clinton  at the Parx Casino Xcite Center Fri), movies to see (Five Nights at Freddy’s, rated PG-13), events (small and large) to partake in, and always what is going on here at WMMR.


Some things are fairly standard (like the South Street Pumpkinfest), some are totally bizarre (like Dracula’s Ball), and to be honest, for some of this stuff, I don’t have a clue as to what they are (like The Nightmare Before Tinsel). Hopefully, this guide of, some of what is going on in a fine village near you, will help keep you busy this weekend. Who knows, maybe you’ll even catch me at one or two of these events this weekend (please stop and say hi if you do).

On Sale Friday:

Tom Papa @ Keswick Theatre 2/16

Nate Bargatze @ Wells Fargo Center 3/7

Blink-182 w/ Pierce The Veil @ Wells Fargo Center 7/26

Shows This Weekend:

All Weekend

Shuler King @ Helium

Friday & Saturday

Rich Vos @ Punchline

My Morning Jacket @ The Met

Foreigner @ Hard Rock – Etess Arena


Parliament Funkadelic feat. George Clinton  @ Xcite Center- Parx Casino

Polyphia @ Franklin Music Hall

Vagabon @ Underground Arts

Willy Porter @ The Lounge at World Cafe Live

Action Bronson @ Union Transfer

The Cat Empire @ TLA

Cosmic Guilt @ Johnny Brenda’s

Melvin Seals @ Brooklyn Bowl

The Harry Chapin Band @ Sellersville Theater

Stoop Kids / Fever Dolls @ Kung Fu Necktie

Michael Lenoci @ City Winery

Iam Tongi @ Ardmore Music Hall


GODSMACK with Extreme (hosted by Brent Porche) @ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion * At the show- there will be Pit ticket upgrades and VIP opportunities for best Halloween costumes*

Joe Pug @ Johnny Brenda’s

The Elovaters @ Ardmore Music Hall

Space Bacon @ MilkBoy

The California Honeydrops @ The Music Hall at World Cafe Live

Slayyyter @ TLA

Big Gigantic @ The Fillmore


Jessie Murph @ Franklin Music Hall

The Zombies @ Keswick Theatre

Windser @ MilkBoy

Mudhoney @ Underground Arts

Sam Bush @ Sellersville Theater

The Damned @ Brooklyn Bowl

Ricky Hil @ Kung Fu Necktie

Wolves of Glendale @ City Winery

J Roddy Walston @ City Winery

What’s Going on in the Movies? New This Week:

Five Nights at Freddy’s ( PG-13 ): Josh Hutcherson, Matthew Lillard, Elizabeth Lail

What’s Going on in the Movies? Still In Theatres:

Killers of the Flower Moon ( R ): Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Robert De Niro, Brendan Fraser

The Exorcist: Believer ( R ): Ellen Burstyn, Olivia O’Neill, Lidya Jewett, Leslie Odom Jr.

Saw X ( R ): Shawnee Smith, Synnøve Macody Lund, Renata Vaca, Steven Brand

What’s Happening at MMR?

Halloween ‘I Got A Rock’ Weekend: This weekend on MMR: Listen for Rock Tricks, and Treats. For the tricks, we’ll play blocks and double shots… and the treats will feature deep cuts and live tracks from the MM-aRchives. (you could call it all ‘Ear Candy’ for your Halloween Weekend)


King Dracula Spelled Backwards Himself, Jacky Bam Bam  with Miss Brittany will be your Horror Circus ring leaders at the 2023 Alloway Halloween Parade, Saturday starting at 7pm. The parade starts and ends at the Alloway Municipal Building. The Judges stand is half a block from the building.

Join Nick McIlwain and Team Luke for the LLS Light the Night Walk on Saturday from 5pm-7pm at Eakins Oval (right by the Art Museum steps). Nick will be hosting as well. Help fight to cure blood cancers by participating in Light the Night. Your participation and contributions will make a difference in funding therapies and treatments to save lives.

Happening Around Town:

Through November 4

Lincoln Mill Haunted House: Lincoln Mill Haunted House, 4100 Main Street.

Through November 5

Pumpkinland: Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Road, Media.

Through November 11

Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary: Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue.

Through November 12

Wildest Dreams by Zeinab Diomande: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street.

Chrysanthemum Festival: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square.

Through November 26

Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia:Museum of the American Revolution, 101 South Third Street.

U-2 Spy Planes & Aerial Archaeology:  Penn Museum, 3260 South Street.

Through December 30

Electrified: 50 Years Of Electric Factory: Wednesday – Friday 1pm – 7pm, Saturday 12pm – 5pm. Paul Peck Alumni Center Gallery and Bossone Research Center – southeast corner of 32nd and Market Streets, Philadelphia.

Through December 31

Dinosaur Train: The Exhibit: Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic.

The First Amendment:  National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street. constitutioncenter.org

The Future Will Follow the Past: Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East.

Through January 14

Never Broken: Visualizing Lenape Histories:  Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown.

Through January 21

Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University – 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia,

Through August 2024

BOLD: Color from Test Tube to Textile:  Science History Institute, 315 Chestnut Street.

Through May 2025

At the Water’s Edge: Working and living along the Delaware River: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Boulevard.


Things Happening This Weekend


The Nightmare Before Tinsel:  October 13th-31st, 116 South 12th Street.

Franklin Fright:  weekends through October, Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street. fi.edu/

Scarecrows in the Village:  Peddler’s Village, 2400 Street Road, New Hope. peddlersvillage.com

Froehlich’s Farm Fall Festival: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., runs September 30th-October 29th, Froehlich’s Farm & Garden, 3143 York Road, Furlong.

Data Nation: Democracy in the Age of A.I.:  National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut Street.

Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Pop-up Experience: Craftsman Row Saloon, 112 South 8th Street.

Fright Factory: 7-10:30 p.m., September 29th-October 31st, Fright Factory, 2200 South Swanson Street.

No Hope After Dark:  New Hope Train Station, Stockton Avenue, New Hope.

Halloween House Philadelphia:  continues through November 1st, Andorra Shopping Center, 701 Cathedral Road.

Fall Festival at Snipes Farm:Snipes Farm & Education Center, 890 West Bridge Street, Morrisville.

Philadelphia Film Festival:  A few from Closing weekend:

Art Dealers – Roy Power and Adam Weiner (Low Cut Connie) direct this  documentary about arguably Philly’s Low Cut Connie, followed by a Q&A and a live performance. October 27th, 9:45 p.m., Philadelphia Film Center, 1412 Chestnut Street.

Bad Things Happen in Philadelphia –  October 28th, 6:45 p.m., Philadelphia Film Center, 1412 Chestnut Street.

Late Night with the Devil – October 28th, 10 p.m., PFS East, 125 South Second Street.

I Used To Be Funny – October 29th, 5:15 p.m., PFS East, 125 South Second Street.

Otherworld Philly:  Fridays & Saturdays: 10AM – 10PM, Sundays: 10AM – 6PM, 2500 Grant Avenue, number 1.

FRIDAY October 27

Cherry Street Pier Birthday Bash:  5-8 p.m., Cherry Street Pier, 121 North Columbus Boulevard.

Wedding Crashers’ Ball:  Proceeds benefit Glen Foerd Mansion.  7 p.m., Glen Foerd Mansion, 5001 Grant Avenue.

An Autumn Night in Germantown: 6-9 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5421 Germantown Avenue.

Ghouls Night Out: 7 p.m.-midnight, Love City Brewing, 1023 Hamilton Street.

October Twilight in the Gardens: 7-10 p.m., Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street.

’80s & ’90s Halloween Dance Party: 10 p.m.-2 a.m., The 700, 700 North 2nd Street.

Barely Scary Halloween Bash: 4-7 p.m., Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, 3500 Reservoir Drive.

Dinos After Dark: Halloween Edition:  4-9 p.m., Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Friday & Saturday

Spooky Twilight Tours:  Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street.

Universal Monster Mash VII:  6-11:30 p.m., October 27th-28th, the Mahoning Drive-In Theater, 635 Seneca Road, Lehighton.

Haunted Circus: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, 6452 Greene Street.

Golden Girls — The Laughs Continue:  October 27th & 28th, Miller Theater, 250 South Broad Street.

The Rocky Horror Show: Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope.

SATURDAY October 28

Trick-or-Treat Street at Franklin Square:  noon-2 p.m. Franklin Square, 200 North 6th Street.

The No Name Pops: 3 & 8 p.m., Academy of Music, 240 South Broad Street.

Dracula’s Ball:  8 p.m., Underground Arts, 200 Callowhill Street.

East Passyunk Fall Fest: 11 a.m-4 p.m., East Passyunk Avenue.

Morris ArBOOretum & Gardens:  Morris Arboretum, 100 East Northwestern Avenue.

Hound-O-Ween Fall Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 700 block of 2nd Street.

A Night of Boos and Booze:  8-11:55 p.m., Liberty Point, 211 South Columbus Boulevard.

MNYK Trick-or-Treating:  Trick or Treat Trolley on Main Street, trick-or-treating on Main Street (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) the Costume Parade in Pretzel Park (10:30 a.m.), Pet-Friendly’s Howl-O-Ween Fashion Show & Contest (2-3 p.m.), Full Moon Bike Party (7 p.m.) and lots more. Pretzel Park, 4300 Silverwood Street.

Ghosts in the Hood:  5 p.m., The Hood Cemetery, 4901 Germantown Avenue.

GayBINGO: Vampire Vixens:  6 p.m., Rodeph Shalom, 615 North Broad Street.

Twisted Tail’s Haunted Barbie Halloween Party:  8 p.m.-1 a.m., Twisted Tail, 509 South 2nd Street.

South Street Pumpkinfest: noon-4 p.m., Headhouse Shambles, Second and Pine streets.


PA Renaissance Faire:  Saturdays & Sunday. 11AM-8PM. 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim PA.

The Southeast Asian Market:  Saturdays & Sundays. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, 1500 Pattison Avenue.

Boo at the Zoo:  Saturdays and Sundays, Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 West Girard Avenue.

Monster Mash Bloody Mary Challenge: various locations in Northern Liberties.

Occupied Philadelphia:  Museum of the American Revolution, 101 South 3rd Street; Carpenters’ Hall, 320 Chestnut Street.

SUNDAY October 29

Nosferatu:  5 p.m., Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street. kimmelculturalcampus.org

Dark Velvet — A Halloween Celebration: 9 p.m., Velvet Whip Philadelphia, near 11th & Vine streets.

PopUpPlay’s Halloween Party at Cherry Street Pier: 2-5 p.m., 121 North Columbus Boulevard.

1989 (Taylor’s Version) Drag Brunch:  2p.m., Helium, 2031 Sansom Street.

Halloween Bash at the Kimmel:  2:30-4:30 p.m., Commonwealth Plaza, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.

PAFA’s Family Halloween Extravaganza:  1-3 p.m., Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 118-128 North Broad Street.

Sports Up!


The FLYERS are home vs the Anaheim Ducks at 1pm

The UNION are home vs the New England Revolution at 5pm

The SIXERS are away vs the Toronto Raptors at 7:30pm

Saturday & Sunday

Head of the Schuylkill Regatta: Rowers in a multitude of categories along the Schuylkill River/Kelly Drive.


The EAGLES  are away vs the Washington Commanders  at 1pm

The SIXERS are home vs the Portland Trailblazers at 7:30pm

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