Pierre Robert

Pierre’s Weekend Calendar: April 19 – 21, 2024

April 18 - April 21

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 (Judas Priest at the Santander Arena in Reading on Sunday), movies to see (Abigail, 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 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia), some are totally bizarre (like the Philly Roller Derby: Germantown Loose Cannons vs. Passyunk Punks in Springfield), and to be honest, for some of this stuff, I don’t have a clue as to what they are (like Hello Kitty Cafe Truck at the Fashion District). 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).

Shows This Weekend:

Judas Priest 2024 concert poster. Very colorful band logo with a blue, orange and red shield motif.

Friday & Saturday

Troy Bond @ Helium

Phil Hanley @ Punchline

Friday

Bad Bunny @ Wells Fargo Center

Brothers Osbourne @ The Met

Ben Folds and A Piano @ Music Box at the Borgata

Canaan Cox @ The Lounge at World Cafe Live

The Veronicas @ TLA

Allah-Las @ Underground Arts

Arm’s Length @ The Foundry

Gary Puckett / The Union Gap @ Sellersville Theater

Michael Hurley @ Johnny Brenda’s

Fastball @ City Winery

Los Straitjackets @ The Music Hall at World Cafe Live

Saturday

Cypress Hill, Sublime with Rome, & Action Bronson @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena

Ben Folds and A Piano @ Wind Creek Event Center – Bethlehem

The 502s @ The Fillmore

Good Kid @ TLA

The Commission @ Ardmore Music Hall

The Bros. Landreth @ MilkBoy

Night Club / Rosegarden Funeral Party / CD Ghost @ Kung Fu Necktie

Tim Russ @ City Winery

Guachinangos @ The Lounge at World Cafe Live

Quarters of Change @ The Foundry

Metz / Gouge Away / Rid of Me @ Underground Arts

Sunday

Judas Priest @ Santander Arena

Kublai Khan TX @ Union Transfer

Taylor Acorn @ The Foundry

Jorma Kaukonen @ Sellersville Theater

Benny The Butcher @ TLA

Earthless @ Underground Arts

Rentboy / Family Vision @ Johnny Brenda’s

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

Blood for Dust ( R ): Kit Harington, Scoot McNairy, Josh Lucas, Ethan Suplee

Abigail ( R ): Angus Cloud, Alisha Weir, Melissa Barrera

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

Civil War ( R ): Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Cailee Spaeny, Nick Offerman

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare ( R ): Henry Cavill, Alan Ritchson, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Eiza González, Cary Elwes

What’s Happening at MMR?

Tap into Spring Team WMMR ACS Bike-a-thon

Saturday

Join Markus and Team WMMR for the 10th Anniversary of Tap Into Spring — a fun 25-, 30-, or 35-mile bike ride and beef and beer, benefiting the American Cancer Society. Saturday, April 20. Ride starts @ 9am | Beef-N-Beer @ 12noon at Brittingham’s, 640 E Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444. $45 admission – proceeds benefit the ACS.

Jacky Bam Bam will be strutting in The String Band Parade down Haddon Ave on Saturday from 1pm to 3pm. Come down to Haddon Ave in Camden County this weekend for an epic string band parade in a serenade.

Sunday

Join Jacky BamBam for the South Philadelphia String Band 2024 Championship Serenade this Sunday at 1pm at South Philadelphia String Band (2820 W Porter St, Philadelphia).

Jacky BamBam at Gloucester City St. Patrick's Day Parade

Jacky BamBam at Gloucester City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Happening Around Town:

@phillymagicgardens

Our new show “Ritual of Self: Isaiah Zagar’s Self-Portraits on Paper” is up in our galleries through May 12! Come check out these never-before-seen works! #PhiladelphiasMagicGardens #SelfPortrait #MixedMedia #phillyartist🔥

♬ Hey It's Me - Official Sound Studio

Through April 27

Superheroes, Science, and the Environment: Science History Institute, 315 Chestnut Street.

Through May 5

Spring Blooms: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical: Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street.

Through May 12

Ritual of Self: Isaiah Zagar’s Self-Portraits in Paper: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street.

Through August 5

Unhoused: Personal Stories and Public Health: Mütter Museum, 19 South 22nd Street.

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 2

Under the Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest: Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The Art of the Brick: Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street.

Through September 15

Every Leaf & Twig: Andrew Wyeth’s Botanical Imagination:  Brandywine Museum of Art, 1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford.

Through September 29

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

Through November 8

Andalusia Historic House, Gardens & Arboretum: Andalusia Historic House & Gardens, 1237 State Road, Andalusia.

Through January 5

Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent:  Museum of the American Revolution, 101 South Third Street.

Through May 2025

At the Water’s Edge: Working and living along the Delaware River: continues through May 2025, Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Boulevard.

Things Happening This Weekend

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY

PHS Pop-Up Gardens: Friday: 4pm-10pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12pm-10pm.  Azalea Garden in East Fairmount Park, Aquarium Drive.

Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia: Through Saturday, April 27. Fairmount Park Horticulture Center – 100 N. Horticultural Drive, Philadelphia.

CoComelon Party Time at the Sonesta Hotel: Timed tickets are required. 10am, 12pm, 3pm, & 5pm. All three days. Sonesta Hotel, 1800 Market Street.

Jurassic Quest at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center:  Friday 12p-8p, Saturday 9a-8p, Sunday 9a-7p. The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks.

Opening Weekend for the Season: Independence Beer Garden:  Independence Beer Garden, 100 S. Independence Mall West.

FRIDAY April 19

Opening for the Season: Rothman Orthopedics Roller Rink:  Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m. – 8:45 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Through June 30. Rothman Orthopedics Roller Rink, 1 S. 15th Street.

SATURDAY April 20

Record Store Day 2024:  Go to RecordStoreDay.com to find out what special edition records & record deals are available, as well as where your local record store is.

Festival of Colors: 12pm. Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 West Girard Avenue.

Toxicity: A Nu-Metal Dance Party at Khyber Pass Pub: 10 p.m. Khyber Pass Pub, 56 S. 2nd Street.

Philly Roller Derby: Germantown Loose Cannons vs. Passyunk Punks in Springfield:  6:30 p.m. The Hockey Dek, 1440 Wallingford Road, Springfield.

Ether at AKA University City’s Level 28: 5:44 p.m. AKA University City, 2929 Walnut Street.

Block Party and Beer Release at Evil Genius Beer Company: Noon-6 p.m. 1700 Block of N. Front Street.

Ardmore Spring Fest: Noon-6 p.m. Municipal parking lot behind John Henry’s Pub, 98 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore.

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck at the Fashion District: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Market & South 9th streets.

Spring Fest at Bartram’s Garden: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Boulevard.

Fee-Free Day: Free Admission at the Benjamin Franklin Museum: 9am-5pm. Benjamin Franklin Museum, 317 Chestnut Street.

World Circus Day at Philadelphia School of Circus Arts:  Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, 6452 Greene Street.

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck on Instagram: "Hello #Philadelphia! The #HelloKittyCafeTruck is returning to @FashionDistrictPHL on Saturday, 4/20! Find us at the Events Plaza on the corner of Market and 9th Street from 10am-7pm, while supplies last! See you soon! #HelloKittyCafe"

1,858 likes, 41 comments - hellokittycafetruck on April 15, 2024: "Hello #Philadelphia! The #HelloKittyCafeTruck is returning to @FashionDistrictPHL on Saturday, 4/20! Find us at the Events Plaza on the c...".

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Best of the Nest: Birdhouse Competition & Display Peddler’s Village will be filled with birdhouses — funny ones, cute ones, weird ones starting Saturday. April 13th-May 19th. Peddler’s Village, 2400 Street Road, New Hope.

George R. Anthonisen: Meditations on the Human Condition at James A. Michener Art Museum: Opens Saturday and runs through October 13th. James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown.

Earth Weekend Celebration at Franklin Square: All events are free to attend, but registration is required for Sunday. Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street.

SUNDAY April 21

Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival:  11 am. Historic Main Street Manayunk.

Philadelphia Maker Faire at Cherry Street Pier: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Christopher Columbus Boulevard.

Sisterhood Sit-In Trolley Tour: Sundays through April 27th, starting and ending at Harriett’s Bookshop, 258 East Girard Avenue

Sports Up!

All Weekend

PHILLIES HOME vs Chicago White Sox: Fri 6:40pm, Sat 6:05pm, Sun 1:35pm

Saturday

SIXERS AWAY vs New York Knicks @ 6pm

Sunday

WINGS AWAY vs Rochester Knighthawks @ 3pm

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