Pierre Robert

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

January 19 - January 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 (like Deep Sea Peach Tree and Sleep House at Kung Fu Necktie on Sunday), movies to see (Founders Day, 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 Dilworth Park Ice Festival ), some are totally bizarre (like Boozy Ben’s Birthday “Bengo”), and to be honest, for some of this stuff, I don’t have a clue as to what they are (like Dry Vibes Event). 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:

Bush concert poster. Band logo/name in black against hot pink background and support acts Jerry Cantrell and Candlebox

Sum 41 w/ The Interrupters @ The Mann (Skyline Stage) 5/18

Hardy w/ Kip Moore @ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion 6/27

Indigo Girls & Melissa Etheridge @ The Mann (TD Pavilion) 8/22

Bush – Loaded: The Greatest Hits Tour w/ Jerry Cantrell and Candlebox @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena AC 8/23

Shows This Weekend:

Joe Gatto holding a microphone pointing to the left


Tony Roberts @ Helium

Friday & Saturday

Sam Jay @ Punchline


Creed Bratton @ City Winery

Craig Ferguson @ Live! Casino

Stephen Pearcy of Ratt /Frankenstein 3000 @ Keswick Theatre

Joe Gatto’s Night of Comedy @ The Met

The Teeth @ Johnny Brenda’s

The Charlatans UK @ Union Transfer

Reverie Road @ The Lounge at World Cafe Live

The Smithereens w/ Robin Wilson @ The Music Hall at World Cafe Live

Bobby Brown @ Xcite Center at Parx Casino


Allie Dunn @ City Winery

Ghost-Note @ Ardmore Music Hall

Groove Merchants / Featherbird @ Kung Fu Necktie


Magic City Hippies @ Brooklyn Bowl

G Jones @ The Fillmore

Vir Das @ Miller Theater

The Natvral @ The Lounge at World Cafe Live

Rick Springfield & Richard Marx @ Xcite Center at Parx Casino

Gladie / Radiator Hospital @ Johnny Brenda’s

Sedona / Scarlet Rae @ Kung Fu Necktie

CityWide / Echo Kid @ MilkBoy

Velvet Rouge / Pink Blush  @ The Queen

Heading East Fest: The Color Fred, Steady Hands, Mighty Tortuga, Oceans in the Sky @ Underground Arts

Oliver Tree @ The Met


Glenn Bryan & Friends @ The Music Hall at World Cafe Live

Jill Barber @ City Winery

Kevin Drew @ Underground Arts

Ruby The Hatchet / Royal Thunder @ MilkBoy

Deep Sea Peach Tree / Sleep House @ Kung Fu Necktie

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

Cult Killer ( R ): Alice Eve, Antonio Banderas

Founders Day ( R ): Erik Bloomquist, Emilia McCarthy, Devin Druid

I.S.S. ( R ): Ariana DeBose, Masha Mashkova, Chris Messina, Costa Ronin

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

The Beekeeper ( R ): Jason Statham, Josh Hutcherson

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

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

What’s Happening at MMR?

Featured MM-aRtist Weekend: Green Day: Listen to MMR all weekend for blocks of Green Day with your chance to call in to pick the final song in the block.  If we use your request, you’ll get a copy of Saviors on CD and qualify for the Grand Prize: a pair of Pit Tickets for the band’s show on August 9th at Citizens Bank Park.

Happening Around Town:

Through January 27

Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show:  5-9 p.m., register ahead of time, through January 27th, Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley.

Through January 28

Art Ability: Raises funds for Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital. Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, 414 Paoli Pike, Malvern.

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.

Through April 7

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

Through April 8

Amplified: Art, Music, Power:  National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut Street.

Through April 27

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

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

Otherworld Philly:  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


Philadelphia Auto Show: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street.

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.

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

Electrical Spectacle Light Show: 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.

FRIDAY January 19

Fonthill Castle: 5 p.m., Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown.

Profs & Pints: A History of India’s Magic:  4-6 p.m., Black Squirrel Club, 1049 Sarah Street.

Ben Franklin’s Birthday Celebration:  10 a.m., American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut Street.

The Bald and the Beautiful: 8 p.m., Miller Theater, 250 South Broad Street.

SATURDAY January 20

Dilworth Park Ice Festival: 3-7 p.m. Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street.

Boozy Ben’s Birthday “Bengo”: Franklin Square, 200 North 6th Street. historicphiladelphia.org

Winter Salsa Night:  8-11:59 p.m., Bok Bar, 800 Mifflin Street.

Mean Girls Drag Brunch:  Dock Street Brewery South, 2118 Washington Avenue.

Simply Streisand GayBINGO!:  6 p.m., Rodeph Shalom, 615 North Broad Street.

Dry Vibes: noon-7 p.m., Location 215, 990 Spring Garden Street.

The Rock & Roll Playhouse presents Music of Tom Petty for Kids: 11:45 a.m., Ardmore Music Hall, 23 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore.

Founders & Foundations Opening Reception:  2-5 p.m.; continues through March 31st; Clay Studio, 1425 North American Street.

Heading East Fest: 6:30 p.m., Underground Arts, 200 Callowhill Street.


Winter Wonder: Timed tickets required, January 20th-March 24th, Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square.

SUNDAY January 21

Sacred Soundscapes: Musical Traditions from the Ottoman Empire: 2 p.m., Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East.

Center City District Restaurant Week: January 21st-February 3, multiple locations.

Sports Up!


SIXERS AWAY vs Orlando Magic @ 7pm


FLYERS HOME vs Colorado Avalanche @ 1pm

SIXERS AWAY vs Charlotte Hornets @ 7pm


FLYERS HOME vs Ottawa Senators @ 1pm






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