Pierre Robert

Pierre’s Weekend Calendar: December 15 – 17, 2023

December 152023 - December 182023

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 (Pigeons Playing Pingpong at the Brooklyn Bowl Friday & Saturday), movies to see (Wonka , rated PG-13), events (small and large) to partake in, and always what is going on here at WMMR.

Some things are fairly standard (Art Star’s Holiday Procrastinator Market), some are totally bizarre (like TUBAChristmas), and to be honest, for some of this stuff, I don’t have a clue as to what they are (like Philthfest 2023). 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:

Def Leppard & Journey 2023 (3)

Corey Taylor @ The Fillmore 2/7

“Bongwalk Empire” With Cypress Hill, Sublime With Rome & Action Bronson @ The Hard Rock AC 4/20

Mötley Crüe @ The Hard Rock AC 5/3 & 5/4

Social Distortion and Bad Religion @ The Fillmore 5/5

Eric D’Alessandro @ The Keswick 5/18

Lynyrd Skynyrd @ Ocean Casino AC 6/28

Def Leppard, Journey, & Steve Miller Band @ Citizens Bank Park 7/23

Shows This Weekend:


Karina Rykman @ MilkBoy

The Bouncing Souls @ The Fillmore

MORE! @ Ardmore Music Hall

The Levin Brothers @ Sellersville Theater

Marsha Ambrosius @ City Winery

Michael Carbonaro @ Xcite Center at Parx Casino

Friday & Saturday

David Lucas @ Punchline

D.L. Hughley@ Helium

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong @ Brooklyn Bowl


Dan Soder @ The Fillmore

Annie Haslam & Friends @ Sellersville Theater

Ellis Paul @ The Lounge at World Cafe Live

Strand Of Oaks @ Johnny Brenda’s

High Time / Kensington Clearwater Revival @ Kung Fu Necktie

York Street Hustle / Tanqueray Hayward @ The Music Hall at World Cafe Live

Marah @ Underground Arts

Kitty Rotten / The Galaxy Has Eyes @ The Queen

Martina McBride @ Xcite Center at Parx Casino

T3 @ City Winery

Orrin Evans @ City Winery


Trans-Siberian Orchestra @ Wells Fargo Center Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone @ Sellersville Theater

Urban Guerilla Orchestra @ Ardmore Music Hall

Jon McLaughlin @ City Winery


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

Wonka ( PG-13 ): Timothée Chalamet, Hugh Grant, Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins

American Fiction ( R ): Jeffrey Wright, Sterling K. Brown, Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross

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

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

Silent Night ( R ): Joel Kinnaman

 What’s Happening at MMR?

Preston & Steve’s Christmas Miracle 2023 Miller Lite Preparty : Stop by MaGerks Fort Washington (582 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington PA 19034) on Sunday from 4pm to 6pm to join Marisa Magnatta for your chance to win a seat at Preston & Steve’s Christmas Miracle Miller Lite Ugly Sweater Edition.

Happening Around Town:

Through December 23

A Very Philly Christmas: The No Name Pops Orchestra: December 1st-December 23rd, 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: multiple locations in Chestnut Hill.

Through December 27

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol:  Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake, 302 South Hicks Street.

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.

Santa’s North Pole Express / Santa’s Steam Train Ride:  New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, 32 West Bridge Street, New Hope.

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.

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

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.

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

Through January 1

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

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

Through January 2

Gingerbread Lane:  Reading Terminal Market, 51 North 12th Street.

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.

Through March

Winterfest: Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 South Columbus Boulevard.

Through April 7

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

Through August 

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: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Boulevard.

Things Happening This Weekend


Punk Rock Flea Market:  December 15th-17th, 23rd Street Armory, 22 South 23rd Street.

Free Museum Days:  Arch Street Meeting House on December 15th; Woodford Mansion, Ormiston Mansion, Historic Strawberry Mansion and Laurel Hill Mansion on December 16th; and Elfreth’s Alley Association on December 17th. multiple locations.

Jurassic Empire:  December 14th-17th, 230 Montgomery Mall, North Wales.

What’s Happening at Franklin Square: the Electrical Spectacle Light ShowChilly Philly Mini Golf (through January 7th), Street Curling (through February 25th) . Franklin Square, 200 North 6th Street.

Winter at Dilworth Park: Ice Skating @ Rothman Rink —  Dilworth Plaza, along the Western face of City Hall.  continues through February 25th. Wintergarden —through March 26th. Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market — continues through January 1st. Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street.

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

FRIDAY December 15

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

Winter Wonderland:  6-9 p.m., Nor-View Farm, 670 North Henderson Road, King of Prussia.

Bill of Rights Day:  10 a.m.-5 p.m., National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street.

Smith Memorial Playground Winter Wonderland:  4-7 p.m., Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, 3500 Reservoir Drive.

Meateater Live: 8 p.m., Keswick Theatre, 291 North Keswick Avenue, Glenside.

Philthfest 2023:  4:30 p.m., Ukie Club, 847 North Franklin Street.

Andy Chan Holiday Block Party:  4-9 p.m., Second Street between Chestnut & Market streets.

A John Waters Christmas:  8 p.m., Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street.


Manayunk Jolly Trolley: through December 23rd, Thursdays & Fridays, 5-9 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 p.m.; Main Street, Manayunk. manayunk.com

The Philadelphia Orchestra:  December 14th-16th, 7 p.m., Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler:  The Met, 858 North Broad Street.


The Crossing @ Christmas: December 15th, 6 & 8:30 p.m., Iron Gate Theatre, 3700 Chestnut Street;  December 17th, 5 p.m., Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Avenue. pennlivearts.org

SATURDAY December 16

A Twisted Christmas:  6-10 p.m., Lincoln Mill Haunted House, 4100 Main Street.

Festively Fly Holiday Market:  noon-8 p.m., Location215, 990 Spring Garden Street.

Winterfest & Winterfest After Dark: Winterfest, 2-5 p.m.; Winterfest After Dark, 5-7 p.m.; The King of Prussia Town Center, 155 Village Drive #100, King of Prussia.

A Merry Laurel Hill Christmas: 1-3 p.m., Laurel Hill East Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue.

South Philly Book Crawl:  noon, meet at Head House Market, 2nd & Lombard streets.

All Eyes on Tomorrow: 7:30 p.m., Maas Building, 1320 North 5th Street.

The Roots Art Show:  4-8 p.m., Braid Mills, 441 High Street.


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

Holidays in the Park at Lemon Hill: December 16th & 17th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lemon Hill Mansion, 1 Lemon Hill Drive.

Art Star’s Holiday Procrastinator Market: December 16th & 17th, Philadelphia Visitor Center, 599 Market Street.

SUNDAY December 17

Profs & Pints: What Awaits the Naughty: 4-6 p.m., Black Squirrel Club, 1049 Sarah Street.

Tubachristmas:  1:30 p.m., Cherry Street Pier, 121 North Columbus Boulevard.

Sports Up!


SIXERS are Home vs Detroit Pistons at 7pm


WINGS  have their HOME OPENER vs Albany Firewolves at 1pm

FLYERS are Home vs Detroit Red Wings at 7pm  and it can be heard on WMMR!

SIXERS are Away vs Charlotte Hornets at 7pm

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