Pierre Robert

Pierre’s Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Calendar: January 12 – 15, 2024

January 12 - January 15

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 (Aunt Dracula at Johnny Brenda’s on Sunday), movies to see (The Beekeeper, rated R), events (small and large) to partake in, and always what is going on here at WMMR.


Some things are fairly standard (like the Philadelphia Auto Show ), some are totally bizarre (like the Canna World Fair Show), and to be honest, for some of this stuff, I don’t have a clue as to what they are (like Up Late With the Sphinx). 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:

Breaking Benjamin, w/ Daughtry and Catch Your Breath @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena in AC 3/22

Third Eye Blind w/ Yellowcard and A R I Z O N A @ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion 7/12

Third Eye Blind with Yellowcard and ARIZONA Tour Poster art featuring a mermaid with a guitar and a crab.

Shows This Weekend:

A Night of Stardust 2024


Robert Glasper @ City Winery

Michael Colyar @ Helium

Sam Morril @ Punchline


The Teeth @ Johnny Brenda’s

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage @ Sellersville Theater

Gorod @ MilkBoy

Lez Zeppelin @ Ardmore Music Hall


DYAD @ The Queen

The Dead Pockets @ Kung Fu Necktie

Lavonne Nichols @ The Lounge at World Cafe Live

A Night Of Stardust @ Union Transfer

Grunge-A-Palooza @ Underground Arts


Crack the Sky @ Ardmore Music Hall

Don’t Panic @ MilkBoy

Peabo Bryson @ Keswick Theatre

Aunt Dracula / Sparrow Steeple @ Johnny Brenda’s

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

The Beekeeper ( R ): Jason Statham, Josh Hutcherson

Mean Girls (PG-13): Reneé Rapp, Angourie Rice, Christopher Briney, Tina Fey, Jenna Fischer

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

Ferrari ( R ): Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, Patrick Dempsey, Shailene Woodley

Night Swim ( R ): Amélie Hoeferle, Wyatt Russell

The Iron Claw ( R ): Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson, Maura Tierney, Holt McCallany

Happening Around Town:

Through January 21

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations:  Academy of Music, 240 South Broad Street.

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

Through January 28

Art Ability: Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, 414 Paoli Pike, Malvern. mainlinehealth.org

Through February 25

Electrical Spectacle Light Show @ Franklin Square:  5-9 p.m., Franklin Square, 200 North Sixth Street.

Through March 18

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

Through March

Winterfest:  Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 South Columbus Boulevard. delawareriverwaterfront.com

Through April 7

Night Forms:  Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township.

Through August

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

Wondrous Space: Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street.

Otherworld Philly: ongoing, 2500 Grant Avenue.

Through September 29

Life Onto Land: The Devonian: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University – 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia,

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


Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend at Museum of the American Revolution: Museum of the American Revolution, 101 South Third Street.

MLK Weekend at the African American Museum:  10 a.m.-5 p.m., African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street.

Philadelphia Auto Show: ( Friday’s Black Tie Gala.) January 13th-21st, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street.

Unhoused: Personal Stories and Public Health:  January 13th-August 5th, Mütter Museum, 19 South 22nd Street.

LuminoCity Holiday Lights Festival @ Expo Center:  Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks.

Mini-Golf & Curling at Franklin Square:  Franklin Square, 200 North 6th Street.

Electrical Spectacle Light Show: through February 25th, 5-9 p.m., Franklin Square, 200 North Sixth Street.

Winter at Dilworth Park: Ice Skating @ Rothman Rink –  continues through February 25th. Wintergarden —  through March 26th. Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street.


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

FRIDAY January 12

Sound And Vision Happy Hour – David Bowie Happy Hour: Friday from 6-9pm. The Trestle Inn – 339 North 11th St.

Rocky Horror Picture Show with an opening tribute to David Bowie: Friday at 9:30pm. The Ritz Five – 214 Walnut St.


Gingerbread Competition & Display @ Peddler’s Village: Peddler’s Village, 2400 Street Road, New Hope.

Greenberg’s Train and Toy Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks.

SATURDAY January 13

Christmas Tree-Cycle with Philly Goat Project #2: noon-3 p.m., Awbury Arboretum, 6336 Ardleigh Street.

Ardmore Winter Beer Fest:  12:30 p.m., Ardmore Music Hall, 23 East Lancaster Avenue.

Up Late With the Sphinx:  5-10 p.m., Penn Museum, 3260 South Street.

A Night of Stardust – Philly Loves Bowie Week: Saturday at 7pm. Union Transfer – 1026 Spring Garden St.


Canna World Fair Show:  Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks.

Sports Up!


SIXERS are HOME vs Sacramento Kings at 7:30pm

FLYERS are AWAY vs Minnesota Wild at 8pm (Can be heard on WMMR)


FLYERS are AWAY vs Winnipeg Jets at 7pm

WINGS are HOME vs Saskatchewan Rush at 7pm


SIXERS  are HOME vs Houston Rockets at 1pm

FLYERS are AWAY vs St. Louis Blues at 8pm

EAGLES  are AWAY vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL Wild Card Round at 8pm

Kathy Romano’s Final Holiday Activity of 2023Peddler’s Village Fire & Frost – 4 to 8pm on Friday and Saturday. Peddler’s Village –2400 Street Road
New Hope, PA

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