Pierre Robert

Pierre’s Weekend Calendar: January 26 – 28, 2024

January 26 - January 29

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 (Eye Flys, Reapers Gong, and Dark Thoughts at the Kung Fu Necktie on Friday), movies to see (Cold Copy, rated R), events (small and large) to partake in, and always what is going on here at WMMR.

Some things are fairly standard (like Center City District Restaurant Week), some are totally bizarre (like the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention), and to be honest, for some of this stuff, I don’t have a clue as to what they are (like Snakes on a Plane: A Live Reading). 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:

WMMR Presents: The Black Crowes @ The Met 5/7

Pixies & Modest Mouse with Cat Power @ TD Pavilion at The Mann 6/12

The Doobie Brothers with Steve Winwood@ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion 8/3

Shows This Weekend:


Atsuko Okatsuka @ Punchline

 Friday & Saturday

Dustin Nickerson @ Helium

G Love & Special Sauce @ City Winery

Hasan Minhaj @ Miller Theatre

One More: The Show For Steve:  Friday: Alex G with Hop Along and Saintseneca.    Saturday: Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start with Hop Along and A Great Big Pile Of Leaves @ Union Transfer


Brett Goldstein @ The Met

Chris Jacobs Band @ Sellersville Theater

Brendan Abernathy @ The Lounge at World Cafe Live

Grace Potter @ The Fillmore

Sawyer Brown @ Xcite Center at Parx Casino

Fireside Collective @ MilkBoy

The Last Generation on Film / Plastic Parents @ Johnny Brenda’s

Yam Yam / Muskrat Flats @ Ardmore Music Hall

Eye Flys / Reapers Gong / Dark Thoughts @ Kung Fu Necktie

Riverboat Gamblers @ Underground Arts


Juliana Hatfield @ Sellersville Theater

Discotopia @ The Music Hall at World Cafe Live

Kate Ferencz @ Johnny Brenda’s


Pete Davidson @ Helium

Big Richard @ MilkBoy

Bobby Rush @ Sellersville Theater

The Marshall Tucker Band / The Outlaws @ Keswick Theatre

.gif from god / Wounded Touch @ Kung Fu Necktie

Hot Rod Circuit / Punchline @ The Foundry

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

Cold Copy( R ): Tracee Ellis Ross, Jacob Tremblay

Miller’s Girl ( R ): Jenna Ortega, Martin Freeman

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

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

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

What’s Happening at MMR?

Listen ALL THIS WEEKEND for more chances to win tickets to The Black Crowes Happiness Bastards Tour ’24 at the Met 5/7 (hint- each time we play their new song “Wanting and Waiting” will be your chance to call in to win!).

Happening Around Town:

Through February 25

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

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

Through March 18

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

Through March 24

Winter Wonder:  Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square.

Through March

Winterfest:  Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 South Columbus Boulevard.

Through April 7

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

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: 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: continues through May 2025, Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Boulevard.

Things Happening This Weekend


Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention:  January 26th-28th, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street.

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

The Philadelphia Orchestra:  Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.

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

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

FRIDAY January 26

Dinos After Dark:  4-8 p.m., Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Experiment and Pop: 5 p.m., Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.


Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show: 5-9 p.m., Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley.

SATURDAY January 27

Ice Princess Night at Franklin Square:  5-7 p.m. Franklin Square, 200 North 6th Street.

CultureFest! Lunar New Year: 10 a.m-4 p.m., Penn Museum, 3260 South Street.

Mean Girls Drag Brunch: 11 a.m., Dock Street Brewery South, 2118 Washington Avenue.

Sad and Boujee:  9 p.m., Underground Arts, 200 Callowhill Street
Snakes on a Plane: A Live Reading:  7-9 p.m., Meyers Brewing Company, 436 East Girard Avenue.

Titanic the Musical: 1 p.m., Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr.


Art Star Crap Bazaar:  January 27th & 28th, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., the Independence Visitor Center, 599 Market Street.

SUNDAY January 28

Cirque Mechanics: 3 p.m., Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut Street.

Sports Up!


Flyers Alumni Game vs The Boston Bruins Alumni @ 7 pm @ Wells Fargo Center


FLYERS HOME vs Boston Bruins @ 12:30pm

SIXERS AWAY vs Denver Nuggets @ 5:30pm

WINGS HOME vs San Diego Seals @7:30pm

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