Pierre Robert

Pierre’s Weekend Calendar: April 12 -14, 2024

April 11 - April 14

Pierre’s Weekend Calendar: April 12 -14, 2024

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 (Marco Benevento & Ghost Funk Orchestra at the Ardmore Music Hall Saturday), movies to see (The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare , 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 Cherry Blossom Festival), some are totally bizarre (like the Marie Curie’s Radiant Ball), and to be honest, for some of this stuff, I don’t have a clue as to what they are (like Philly Otaku Fest). 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:

Win tickets to see the Struts at the Fillmore concert poster art for the band's 2024 show featuring a photo of the band.

The Struts with Barns Courtney @ The Fillmore 8/2

Deep Purple with YES @ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion 8/30

Aerosmith Peace Out Farewell Tour with special guests The Black Crowes @ Wells Fargo Center 9/23

peace out aerosmith tour graphic 2024

Shows This Weekend:

All Weekend

Dave Attell @ Helium

TK Kirkland @ Punchline

Friday & Saturday

Atlantic City Beer & Music Fest @ The Atlantic City Convention Center : Fri – Hot Mulligan, Sat – Saves The Day & Goldfinger

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest @ The Fillmore: Fri: Biohazard, Crowbar Crowbar, Odd Fellows Rest, Jesus Piece, Internal Bleeding, Enforced, Terminal Nation     Sat: Deicide Deicide, Legion, Once Upon the Cross, Dying Fetus, Tomb Mold, 200 Stab Wounds, Will Haven, Lamp of Murmuur,


Caroline Rose @ Union Transfer

JJ Grey  & Mofro@ Keswick Theatre

The Ben Vaughn Quintet @ The Music Hall at World Cafe Live

Alejandro Escovedo @ Sellersville Theater

Sanguisugabogg @ Brooklyn Bowl

Kanii @ The Foundry

Joi Carter @ City Winery

Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Scott @ Kimmel Center

Free Form Funky Freqs featuring Vernon Reid (of Living Colour) @ The Living Room


Giant Rooks @ Underground Arts

Jhariah @ MilkBoy

SWANS @ Union Transfer

Los Lobos @ Scottish Rite Auditorium

Rosali @ Johnny Brenda’s

Connor Price @ TLA

Elle Varner @ City Winery

Marco Benevento & Ghost Funk Orchestra @ Ardmore Music Hall

Sanzu @ The Foundry

Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies @ Miller Theater


Dylan @ The Foundry

Shawn Colvin / KT Tunstall @ Scottish Rite Auditorium

Steven B @ City Winery

Agriculture @ MilkBoy

Benson Boone @ The Fillmore

Scary Pockets @ Brooklyn Bowl

DUKES @ Johnny Brenda’s

Ruen Brothers / Ric Robertson @ Sellersville Theater

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

Civil War ( R ): Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Cailee Spaeny, Nick Offerman

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare ( R ): Henry Cavill, Alan Ritchson, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Eiza González, Cary Elwes

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

Monkey Man ( R ): Dev Patel, Sobhita Dhulipala, Sikandar Kher

The First Omen ( R ): Nell Tiger Free, Sônia Braga, Bill Nighy, Ralph Ineson

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (PG-13): Kaylee Hottle, Rebecca Hall, Nicola Crisa

What’s Happening at MMR?


All Weekend

Featured MM-aRtist Weeknd: Offspring: Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Offspring’s Smash with MMR. Plus, we’re sweetening the pot. We’re giving away tickets to see The Offspring this fall. Each time one of our MMR Weekend Warriors plays an Offspring song, be caller #10 and win a pair of tickets to join us at the MMRBQ.


Hang with Caseyboy  at the Grand Opening of Southampton Hot Tub (725 County Line Road, Southampton, PA) from Noon – 2pm. Southampton Hot Tub is a family-owned, full-service hot tub repair center and Bullfrog Spas, Strong Spas, and Sundance Spas dealership. Challenge Casey to a game of giant Connect 4 and enter to win MMRBQ tickets.


Spin the Black Circle with Nick McIlwain, for a Pearl Jam Dark Matter listening party Sunday at The Record Shop in Phoenixville, PA (110 Bridge St, Phoenixville) from 3pm-5pm. Hear the entire album before it’s released. You can pre-order Dark Matter at your local store.

Happening Around Town:

Through April 27

Superheroes, Science, and the Environment: Science History Institute, 315 Chestnut Street. sciencehistory.org

Through May 5

Spring Blooms: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical: Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street.

Through May 12

Ritual of Self: Isaiah Zagar’s Self-Portraits in Paper: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South 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. sciencehistory.org

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

Otherworld Philly: ongoing, 2500 Grant Avenue.

Through September 2

Under the Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest: Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The Art of the Brick: Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street.

Through September 15

Every Leaf & Twig: Andrew Wyeth’s Botanical Imagination:  Brandywine Museum of Art, 1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford.

Through September 29

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

Through November 8

Andalusia Historic House, Gardens & Arboretum:  Andalusia Historic House & Gardens, 1237 State Road, Andalusia.

Through January 5

Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent: Museum of the American Revolution, 101 South Third 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


PHS Pop-Up Gardens: PHS Pop-Up Garden at Manayunk, 106 Jamestown Avenue; PHS Pop-Up Garden at South Street, 1438 South Street.

SpringFest @ Film Society: Philadelphia Film Center, 1412 Chestnut Street.

Punk Rock Flea Market: Street Armory, 22 South 23rd Street.

The Chef Conference: The Chef Conference, 20 South 33rd Street.

Philly Otaku Fest: Cherry Street Pier, 121 North Columbus Boulevard.

Philly Theatre Week: multiple locations around Philadelphia.

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

Flip Circus: Burlington Coat Factory parking lot Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting.

Their Portraits: Philadelphia Artists Honor October 7 Hostages: Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East.

Trolls: Save the Humans: Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 West Girard Avenue.

FRIDAY April 12

L3GENDARY hosted by Allen Iverson: 10 p.m., NOTO, 1209 Vine Street.

Dare Night: National Treasure: 7 p.m., CSz Philadelphia, 2030 Sansom Street.

Marie Curie’s Radiant Ball:  7-10 p.m., Mütter Museum, 19 South 22nd Street.

Women in Spirits: 6:30 p.m., Twisted Tail, South 2nd Street.

The Purple Tour:  6-9 p.m., Dilworth Plaza, 15th and Markets Streets.

Philadelphia Black History: The People’s Stories: Philadelphia City Hall, Broad & Market streets, 2nd, 4th & 5th floors, northeast corner.


2024 Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival:  Session 1: Fri 8pm-12mid featuring Hot Mulligan, Session 2: Sat, 12n-4pm featuring Saves The Day, Session 3: Sat, 6pm-10pm featuring Goldfinger. Atlantic City Convention Center -1 Convention Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ.

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Fillmore Philly, 29 East Allen Street.

Dine Latino Restaurant Week:  April 7th-13th, multiple locations.

Media Restaurant Week: April 7th-13th, multiple locations in Media.


Furry Friends of Frankford Pet Festival: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Philadelphia Brewing Company, 2440 Frankford Avenue.

GayBINGO: DivaPalooza: 6 p.m., Rodeph Shalom, 615 North Broad Street.

East Passyunk Community Center Craft Fair:  10 a.m.-3 p.m., 1025 Mifflin Street.

Arabian Eid Party:  8:30 p.m., Alamodak Restaurant, 161 Cecil B. Moore Avenue.


Best of the Nest: Birdhouse Competition & Display at  Peddler’s Village: April 13th-May 19th. Peddler’s Village, 2400 Street Road, New Hope. peddlersvillage.com

Cherry Blossom Festival: Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne & Horticultural drives.

SUNDAY April 14

Cultural Collision: A House and Ball Event: Reception to follow. 5 p.m., Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.

Ready, Set, Bloom: Now & Then Marketplace:  11 a.m.-4 p.m. & 5-9 p.m., Star|Bolt, 1936 North Front Street.

Acting Without Boundaries Theater Showcase: 2 p.m., Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.

Clover Market: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown Chestnut Hill.

Sisterhood Sit-In Trolley Tour: Sundays through April 27th, starting and ending at Harriett’s Bookshop, 258 East Girard Avenue

Sports Up!

All Weekend

PHILLIES are home  vs Pittsburgh Pirates: Friday at 6:40pm, Saturday at 4:05pm, and Sunday at 1:35pm


WINGS are away vs Colorado Mammoth at 4pm

SIXERS are home vs Orlando Magic at 7pm


FLYERS are home vs New Jersey Devils at 5pm


SIXERS are home vs Brooklyn Nets at 1pm

UNION are away vs Atlanta United at 2:30pm

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