Pierre Robert

Pierre’s Weekend Calendar: December 1 – 3, 2023

December 12023 - December 32023

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 (Thumpasaurus / Guerilla Toss at the Underground Arts Fri), movies to see (How the Gringo Stole Christmas, rated PG-13), events (small and large) to partake in, and always what is going on here at WMMR.

Some things are fairly standard (like Kennett Square Holiday Village Market), some are totally bizarre (like Philly Record Freak Out), and to be honest, for some of this stuff, I don’t have a clue as to what they are (like South Fellini Hoagiewave). 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:

The Rolling Stones - June 2024 (1)

Godsmack: an Intimate Evening of Music and Untold Stories @ Hershey Theatre 5/1

The Rolling Stones @ Lincoln Financial Field 6/11

Sebastian Maniscalco @ Wells Fargo Center 9/27

Shows This Weekend:

Don McCloskey and The Band's concert poster for Dec 2023 show at Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia. Art features the band's photo on a stage.


Flatbrush Zombies @ The Fillmore

Jerry Seinfeld @ Borgata – Event Center

Lil Tjay @ The Met

Darlingside @ Ardmore Music Hall

Baroness / Sheer Mag / Uniform @ Union Transfer

Martin Sexton @ The Music Hall at World Cafe Live

Joan Osborne @ Sellersville Theater

Jazmin Bean @ The Foundry

Thumpasaurus / Guerilla Toss @ Underground Arts

 Friday & Saturday

Dina Hashem @ Punchline

Christopher Titus@ Helium


Preston & Steve Present: Don Mccloskey & Band @ Brooklyn Bowl

Ed Bassmaster @ City Winery

David Spade @ Miller Theater

Mayday Parade @ The Fillmore

Pat McGann @ Keswick Theatre

The Mountain Goats @ The Queen

Roy Woods @ TLA

Orphan Donor / Desperate Living @ Kung Fu Necktie

Work Drugs @ The Lounge at World Cafe Live

Koser / Sug Daniels @MilkBoy


The Temptations & Four Tops @ Keswick Theatre

Pussy Riot / THICK @ Ardmore Music Hall

Kallias @ MilkBoy

milk. @ The Foundry

Devil Master @ Underground Arts

Lindsay Reamer @ Johnny Brenda’s

Broken By Light / Spirit Furnace @ Kung Fu Necktie

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

Godzilla Minus One ( PG-13 ): Minami Hamabe, Kamiki Ryunosuke

Candy Cane Lane ( PG ): Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell

Silent Night ( R ): Joel Kinnaman

How the Gringo Stole Christmas ( PG-13): Emily Tosta, George Lopez, Mariana Treviño

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

Napoleon ( PG-13 ): Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby

Wish ( PG ): Ariana DeBose, Chris Pine, Alan Tudyk, Evan Peters

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes ( PG-13 ): Rachel Zegler, Hunter Schafer, Tom Blyth, Peter Dinklage, Viola Davis

The Holdovers ( R ):Paul Giamatti, Dominic Sessa, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Brady Hepner

 What’s Happening at MMR?

WMMR’s 13 Days of The Rolling Stones: The Rolling Stones are returning to South Philly! Next summer, The Rolling Stones will play Lincoln Financial Field on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. Your favorite WMMR DJs will play a certain Stones Song Of The Day every day at a different time of day. When you hear that song, be the 25th caller and you’ll win a pair of tickets. The cheat sheet HERE has the setlist of songs and the times that they are scheduled to play.

Happening Around Town:


Waddle through a winter waterland during Christmas Underwater, NOW - Dec. 24! See Scuba Santa, experience indoor flurries, and gathe rround the World’s Tallest Underwater Christmas Tree. #ScubaSanta #christmasunderwater

♬ Christmas Is Coming - DM Production

Through December 9

Silent Sky:  Stagecrafters Theater, 8130-34 Germantown Avenue.

Through December 23

A Very Philly Christmas: The No Name Pops Orchestra: Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.

Through December 24

Christmas Village in Philadelphia:  noon-8 p.m., LOVE Park and Dilworth Park, in the neighborhood of 15th and JFK.

A Christmas Carol Comedy:  Hedgerow Theatre Company, 64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley.

Christmas Underwater: Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden.

Through December 25

Holidays on the Hill: Stag & Doe Nights (on Wednesdays), the Chestnut Hill Holiday Parade (December 2nd). through December 25th, multiple locations in Chestnut Hill.

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.

Wild Lights @ Elmwood Park Zoo: 5-9 p.m., Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown.

A Dickens of a Murder: Red Rum Theater, 601 Walnut Street.

Through December 31

A Christmas Carol:  People’s Light, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern.

Dinosaur Train: The Exhibit: Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic.

Between Horizons: Korean Ceramic Artists in America: Runs through December 31st, Clay Studio, 1425 North American Street.

Yuletide at Devon: Devon Horse Show and Country Fairgrounds: 23 Dorset Road, Devon.

Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas: Corbit-Sharp House, Historic Odessa Foundation, 201 Main Street, Odessa.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope.

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

The Future Will Follow the Past: extended through 2023, Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East.

LumiNature @ the Zoo: Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 West Girard Avenue.

Macy’s Christmas Light Show and Dickens Village: Monday-Saturday: 10:30 a.m., noon 2, 4, and 6 p.m.; Sunday: noon, 2 and 4 p.m., Macy’s, 1300 Market Street.

Through January 1

Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular @ FDR Park:  FDR Park, 1500 Pattison Avenue & South Broad Street.

The Comcast Holiday Spectacular @ Comcast Center: Runs at the top of every hour through New Year’s Day (daily at the top of every hour, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; sensory-friendly show daily at 2:30 p.m.), Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Boulevard.

Through January 7

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.

Through January 8

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

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

Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University – 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.

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. historicphiladelphia.org

Through March

Winterfest:  until March, Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 South Columbus Boulevard.

Through April 7

Night Forms:  November 24th-April 7th, Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township.

Through August 2024

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

Wondrous Space: Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th 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


Winter at Franklin Square: the Electrical Spectacle Light ShowChilly Philly Mini Golf (through January 7th) and Street Curling (through February 25th) Franklin Square, 200 North 6th Street. historicphiladelphia.org

A Very Philly Christmas with The No Name Pops Orchestra: December 1st-December 23rd, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.

Winter at Dilworth Park: Ice Skating @ Rothman Rink – through February 25th, Wintergarden — through March 26th, Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market — continues through January 1st. Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street.

Pax Unplugged: December 1st-3rd, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street. unplugged.paxsite.com/

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

UniverSoul Circus: through December 3rd, Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue. ticketmaster.com

FRIDAY December 1

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

Late Night Snacks: Leftovers:  8 p.m., FringeArts, 140 North Columbus Boulevard.

WinterfestHoliday Tree Lighting : 6 to 9 p.m. Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 South Columbus Boulevard.

SATURDAY December 2

South Street Tree Lighting:  noon-4:30 p.m., Headhouse Shambles, Second and Pine Streets.

Handmade Holidays:  11 a.m.-4 p.m., Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Boulevard.

Philly Record Freak Out:  10 a.m.-4 p.m., PhilaMOCA, 531 North 12th Street.

Awbury Arboretum’s Holiday Farm Party and Greens Sale: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Francis Cope House, 1 Awbury Road.

Philly Zine Fest: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mitten Hall at Temple University, 1913 North Broad Street.

South Fellini Hoagiewave:  8 p.m. (sold out) and 10 p.m., 48 Record Bar, 48 South 2nd Street.

Philadelphia Holiday Parade in Center City: 5 p.m., stars at 2nd and Market streets, proceeds up Market Street and ending at City Hall.


Lucia & Christmas Market:  December 2nd & 3rd; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Avenue.

Kennett Square Holiday Village Market: December 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th, The Creamery, 401 Birch Street, Kennett Square.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol:  December 2nd-27th, Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake, 302 South Hicks Street.

Holidays @ Fonthill Castle: Saturdays and Sundays, Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown.

SUNDAY December 3

Code Red:  6 p.m., Brooklyn Bowl Philly, 1009 Canal Street.

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

Boombox Logic:  6-9 p.m., The Living Room, 104 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore.

Sports Up!


SIXERS are Away vs Boston Celtics at 7:30pm.


The Big 5 Classic: three college basketball games back to back to back: La Salle vs. St. Joe’s, Temple vs. Penn, Drexel vs. Villanova. starting at 2 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center.

FLYERS  are Away vs Pittsburgh Penguins at 7pm.


EAGLES are Home vs San Francisco 49ers at 4:25pm.

Don’t Forget to Check Out Kathy Romano’s Holiday Activities 2023

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