Pierre Robert

Pierre’s Weekend Calendar: October 13 – 15, 2023

October 132023 - October 152023

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 (Bullet For My Valentine & Of Mice & Men at the Franklin Music Hall on Sunday), movies to see (Saw X, rated R), events (small and large) to partake in, and always what is going on here at WMMR (Rolling Stones Weekend).

Some things are fairly standard (like the AIDS Walk Philly), some are totally bizarre (like the Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy), and to be honest, for some of this stuff, I don’t have a clue as to what they are (like GOAToberFest). 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:

Zakk Sabbath concert poster for show at Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia - purple and black swirl design with some stage equipment/Marshall Amp stacks and band name is in red.

Zakk Sabbath (Zakk Wylde) @ Brooklyn Bowl 1/7

Bert Kreischer @ The Santander Arena, Reading, PA  4/27

Shows This Weekend:

Philly Music Fest 2023 - Hero

Friday & Saturday

Maz Jobrani @ Punchline

Duncan Trussell @ Helium


Little Feat @ Scottish Rite Auditorium

Philly Music Fest feat. Mo Lowda & The Humble @ Milkboy

This Is The Kit @ Johnny Brenda’s

Vacations / Last Dinosaurs @ Union Transfer

The Aces @ Brooklyn Bowl

Peter McPoland @ TLA

Bre Kennedy @ The Lounge at World Cafe Live

Tom Rush with Seth Glier @ Sellersville Theater

Raye Zaragoza @ City Winery

Worriers / Talking Kind @Kung Fu Necktie

The Mission / Chameleons @ Ardmore Music Hall


Tommy James & The Shondells @ Scottish Rite Auditorium

Agent Orange @ Kung Fu Necktie

Gregory Alan Isakov @ Franklin Music Hall

Philly Music Fest: Algernon Cadwallader @ Underground Arts

Muscadine Bloodline @ TLA

Chappell Roan @ The Fillmore

Jenny Owen Youngs @ Johnny Brenda’s

Maude Latour @ Brooklyn Bowl

Yeule @ Union Transfer

The Red Clay Strays @ MilkBoy

Coco Montoya @ Sellersville Theater


Bullet For My Valentine / Of Mice & Men @ Franklin Music Hall

A Giant Dog @ Johnny Brenda’s

Jeremie Albino @ MilkBoy

Kitchen Dwellers @ Ardmore Music Hall

Stephen Marley @ Keswick Theatre

SPELLING @ Underground Arts

Veeze @ The Foundry

TesseracT / Intervals @ TLA

The 5th Dimension @ Sellersville Theater

Tioga / Faze Wave @ Kung Fu Necktie

Acoustic Alchemy @ City Winery

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

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (PG-13): Taylor Swift

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

The Burial ( R ): Jamie Foxx, Tommy Lee Jones, Jurnee Smollett

The Exorcist: Believer ( R ): Ellen Burstyn, Olivia O’Neill, Lidya Jewett, Leslie Odom Jr.

Saw X ( R ): Shawnee Smith, Synnøve Macody Lund, Renata Vaca, Steven Brand

What’s Happening at MMR?

Ronnie Woods, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones’s “No Filter” tour ran from 2017-2019 and in 2021 following a break due to the coronavirus pandemic. It included 58 shows and sold 2.9 million tickets. It’s the sixth highest-grossing tour of all time.

Saturday & Sunday

The Rolling Stones / special weekend – You can’t always get what you want, but sometimes you get the new Stones album for free. This weekend’s featured MM-aRtist: The Rolling Stones. Listen this weekend for your chance to win their new album, Hackney Diamonds, on vinyl. Each time we play a block of the Stones is your chance to call in to win.


King Dracula spelled backwards himself, Jacky Bam Bam will out of his coffin on Sunday from Noon – 2pm at the Famous Monsters Fest  at the Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 1st Avenue, King of Prussia).

Happening Around Town:

Through October 17

Night of Lights: 6:45pm-9pm. Germantown Avenue between Highland and Willow Grove avenues.

Through October 21

CityPickle : 10am-7pm. Dilworth Park, on the west side of City Hall.

Through October 22

Cirque Du Soleil: Bazzar: Times vary per day. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks.

Through October 24

Cookbooks & Convos:  multiple locations and times, check them out here.

Through October 29

Franklin Fright:  weekends through October 29th, Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street.

Scarecrows in the Village: Peddler’s Village, 2400 Street Road, New Hope.

PA Renaissance Faire:  Saturdays & Sunday. 11AM-8PM. 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim PA.

Froehlich’s Farm Fall Festival: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Froehlich’s Farm & Garden, 3143 York Road, Furlong. froehlichsfarm.com

Through October 30

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

Through October 31

Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Pop-up Experience: Craftsman Row Saloon, 112 South 8th Street.

Spooky Mini Golf : 6-9 p.m., Franklin Square, 200 North 6th Street.

Fright Factory: 7-10:30 p.m., September 29th-October 31st, Fright Factory, 2200 South Swanson Street. frightfactoryphilly.com/

No Hope After Dark: New Hope Train Station, Stockton Avenue, New Hope.

The Southeast Asian Market: Saturdays & Sundays. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, 1500 Pattison Avenue.

Through November 1

Halloween House Philadelphia: Tickets are timed. Andorra Shopping Center, 701 Cathedral Road.

Through November 4

Lincoln Mill Haunted House: 6pm-10pm. Lincoln Mill Haunted House, 4100 Main Street.

Through November 5

Pumpkinland: *buy your timed ticket ahead of time* Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Road, Media.

Through November 11

Chrysanthemum Festival: 10am–6pm Sunday, Monday & Wednesday, 10am–9pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Closed Tuesdays. Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square.

Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary: 6:30pm-11pm. Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue.

Through November 26

Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia: Museum of the American Revolution, 101 South Third Street.

U-2 Spy Planes & Aerial Archaeology:  Penn Museum, 3260 South Street. penn.museum/

Through December 30

Electrified: 50 Years Of Electric Factory: Wednesday – Friday 1pm – 7pm, Saturday 12pm – 5pm. Paul Peck Alumni Center Gallery and Bossone Research Center – southeast corner of 32nd and Market Streets, Philadelphia.

Through December 31

Dinosaur Train: The Exhibit : Mondays & Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic.

The First Amendment:  National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street. constitutioncenter.org

The Future Will Follow the Past:  Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East.

Through January 14

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

Through January 21

Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity: Wednesday-Friday: 10 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University – 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

Through August 2024

BOLD: Color from Test Tube to Textile: Wednesday: 10am-5pm, Thursday: 10am-5pm, Friday: 10am-5pm, Saturday: 10am-5pm. Science History Institute, 315 Chestnut Street.

Through May 2025

At the Water’s Edge: Working and living along the Delaware River : Monday – Friday: 10am -5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 5pm. Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Boulevard.

Things Happening This Weekend


Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Show: 11am – 6pm. Rittenhouse Square, 18th & Walnut streets.

Famous Monsters Fest: Friday (6pm-11pm), Saturday (11am-7pm), Sunday (11am-5pm). Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 1st Avenue, King of Prussia.

The Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy: Craft Hall, 901 North Delaware Avenue.

Otherworld Philly: Fridays & Saturdays: 10AM – 10PM, Sundays: 10AM – 6PM, 2500 Grant Avenue, number 1.

Halloween-A-Thon: sun down, the Mahoning Drive-In Theater, 635 Seneca Road, Lehighton.

Navy Week:  multiple locations around Philly.

FRIDAY October 13

Science After Hours: Fright @ Night: 7:30-11:30 p.m., Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street.

Friday the 13th Art Market:  7-11PM. Tattooed Mom – 530 South Street, Philadelphia.

Friday & Saturday

Armory Oktoberfest:  Three sessions: Friday night, Saturday day, and Saturday night.  23rd Street Armory, 22 South 23rd Street.

SATURDAY October 14

Whose Live Anyway?:  8 p.m., Keswick Theatre, 291 North Keswick Avenue, Glenside.

Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt at Sister Cities Park:  11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sister Cities Park, 210 North 18th Street.

Family Halloween Concert: Music of Superheroes:  11:30 a.m., Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.

Latin American Book Fair:  11 a.m.-5 p.m., Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 North 5th Street.

Philly Bike Ride: 7:30 a.m., starts at Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Curio Prom:  7:30-11 p.m., the Calvary Center for Culture and Community, 4740 Baltimore Avenue.

Haddonfield Music Festival:  1-6 p.m., downtown Haddonfield, 200 Kings Highway, Haddonfield. downtownhaddonfield.com

Skeletor Karaoke Halloween Show: 9 p.m., World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street.

Haverford First Music Festival: noon-9 p.m., 50 East Eagle Road, Havertown.

Philly Music Fest: Inside Hustle Pannel: Featuring our very own SARA. Noon-3:00pm. REC PHILLY – 901 Market St Suite #2120, Philadelphia.


Philadelphia Open Studio Tours: East of Broad: October 14th & 15th; West of Broad: 21st & 22nd; noon-6 p.m.; multiple locations. cfeva.org/philaopenstudios

Brickfest Live: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks. brickfestlive.com

Boo at the Zoo:  Saturdays and Sundays, Through October 29th, Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 West Girard Avenue.

SUNDAY October 15

GOAToberFest: 4-6 p.m., Laurel Hill West Conservatory, 215 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd.

¡CineMÁS! Movie + Mercado: 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m., FDR Park Boathouse, 1500 Pattison Avenue.

WMMR proudly supports the 5th Annual Market Street Run for Blue:  8am race begins. Start in the historic Old City section of Philadelphia at Front and Dock Streets and run/walk all of Market Street to near 30th Street Station. It will end with a Street Festival at 2nd and Market (with roads closed for food, fun and awards).

AIDS WALK Philly 2023: Pierre Robert will be your host and “singing the National Anthem”. Sunday at 8:30am. Start at Eakins Oval (In front of the Philadelphia Art Museum) and the route winds along the scenic Martin Luther King Drive for a nice easy 5k. AidsWalkPhilly.org

Sports Up!

Travis Konecny, Philadelphia Flyers


FLYERS AWAY vs Ottawa Senators @ 1pm (Can be heard on WMMR)


EAGLES AWAY vs New York Jets @ 4:25pm

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