Pierre Robert

Pierre’s Weekend Calendar: January 5 – 7, 2024

January 5 - January 7

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 (Bonginator / Frog Mallet / Body Farm at Kung Fu Necktie Friday), movies to see (The Iron Claw, 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 Area Gaming Expo), some are totally bizarre (like the Christmas Tree-Cycle with Philly Goat Project), and to be honest, for some of this stuff, I don’t have a clue as to what they are. 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:

Mark Tremonti Sings Frank Sinatra concert poster for January 5th show at Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ. Black and white photo of Mark singing into a microphone.


Mark Tremonti Sings Frank Sinatra @ Borgata

Ian Karmel @ City Winery

Froggy @ Creep Records in Port Richmond

Bonginator / Frog Mallet / Body Farm @ Kung Fu Necktie

 Friday & Saturday

Pete Lee @ Helium

Ian Fidance @ Punchline


Bubba Bash 2024 – Celebrating Neil Peart: Featuring YYNOT, Mike Portnoy, Jonny Dinklage, Jason Bittner, Frank Bello, John Wesley, Joe Bergamini, Seven Antonopoulos, and more @ Keswick Theatre

Breakwater @ The Music Hall at World Cafe Live

Candy Volcano @ Ardmore Music Hall

Hot Club of Philadelphia @ The Lounge at World Cafe Live


Zakk Sabbath @ Brooklyn Bowl (SOLD OUT)

Story of the Year / We the Kings @ Union Transfer

Pipo Romero @ Sellersville Theater

Flat Mary Road / The Tisburys @ Johnny Brenda’s

Noah Pierre Band @ City Winery

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

The Bricklayer ( R ): Nina Dobrev, Aaron Eckhart

Night Swim ( R ): Amélie Hoeferle, Wyatt Russell

He Went That Way ( R ): Jacob Elordi, Zachary Quinto

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

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

Anyone But You ( R ): Sydney Sweeney, Glen Powell

Migration (PG): Awkwafina, Elizabeth Banks, Kumail Nanjiani, Danny DeVito

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

What’s Happening at MMR?

Join Caseyboy Saturday from 11am to 2pm at the Men’s Warehouse on City Ave in Bala Cynwyd for their  Grand Opening. You can enter for a chance to win a Men’s Warehouse gift card.

Happening Around Town:

Through January 13

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

Through January 14

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

Through January 15

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

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 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:  Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, 414 Paoli Pike, Malvern.

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.

Through April 7

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

Through August

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

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

Through September 29

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

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


Christmas Tree-Cycle starts tomorrow (Saturday, January 6th) at 11:30am! 🎄🐐 See our pinned post on Instagram for details. #goat #goats #goatsoftiktok #philly #christmastree

♬ The Party Has Begun - Freestyle


Philly Loves Bowie Week:  Bowie Bash Amplified event at the National Liberty Museum on Friday, Candy Volcano at Ardmore Music Hall on Saturday night. Also on Friday night, the annual Bowie Masquerade at Johnny Brenda’s. January 5th-13th, multiple locations.

Philadelphia Area Gaming Expo: January 5th-7th, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks.

Philadelphia Orchestra: January 5th-7th, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.

A Longwood Christmas @ Longwood Gardens: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square.

A Very Furry Christmas Celebration @ Sesame Place: Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne.

Holiday Light Show @ Shady Brook Farm:  5-9 p.m., through January 8th, Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley.

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

Mini-Golf & Curling at Franklin Square: Chilly Philly Mini Golf (through January 7th) and Street Curling (through February 25th) this winter. Franklin Square, 200 North 6th Street.

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

FRIDAY January 5

The Late(ish) Poetry Show:  8:30 p.m., PhilaMOCA, 531 North 12th Street.

The Gardens After Dark:  5:30-8:30 p.m., Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street.

SATURDAY January 6

NCA All Star Cheer Competition:  7 a.m., Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks.

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

Three Kings Day Celebration:  3 p.m., Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.


BalletX:  Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.

SUNDAY January 7

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Moments That Matter: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Taylor, Olivia, & Sabrina Drag Brunch:  noon, City Winery, 990 Filbert Street.

Sports Up!


SIXERS are home vs New York Knicks at 7:30pm


FLYERS are home vs Calgary Flames at 1pm

SIXERS are home vs Utah Jazz at 7:30pm


WINGS are home vs New York Riptide at 3pm

EAGLES are away vs New York Giants @4:25pm

Kathy Romano’s  Last Holiday Activities for 2023: 

Peddler’s Village Fire & Frost: from 4 to 6pm on Friday and Saturday evenings: January 5 and 6, and January 12 and 13 at Peddler’s Village – Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska, Bucks County, PA.

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