Pierre Robert

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

April 5 - April 7

Pierre’s Weekend Calendar for April 5th through 7th of 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 (Liquid Stranger  at The Fillmore Fri), movies to see (Monkey Man, 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 Philly Theatre Week), some are totally bizarre (like Rex Manning Day), and to be honest, for some of this stuff, I don’t have a clue as to what they are (like The Ugly Duckling). 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:

Roger Daltrey at The Keswick concert poster art, featuring a photo of Roger playing guitar at a microphone and his name above in white lettering.

Roger Daltrey @ The Keswick Theatre 6/10

Jeff Lynne’s ELO 2nd Show Added @ Wells Fargo Center 9/21 (Show 1 on 9/20)

The Hives @ The Fillmore 9/29

The Black Keys – International Players Tour @ Wells Fargo Center 10/21

The Black Keys at Wells Fargo Center concert poster art featuring the two band members dressed with bow ties and sunglasses and a black and yellow graphic motif.

Shows This Weekend:

Primus, Puscifer, and A Perfect Circle concert poster art with the tour name: SESSANTA at the top in red on yellow background and a cartoon image of 3 frightening characters

Friday & Saturday

Francis Ellis @ Helium

Ralph Barbosa @ Punchline

Ali Wong @ The Met

Saturday & Sunday

Melvin Seals & JGB feat. John Kadlecrik @ Ardmore Music Hall


Colin Hay @ Keswick Theatre

Black Violin @ The Music Hall at World Cafe Live

Buddy Guy @ Xcite Center at Parx Casino

The Samples / The Fractals @ Ardmore Music Hall

The Vices @ MilkBoy

Charlotte Sands @ The Foundry

Liquid Stranger / Ravenscoon @ The Fillmore

Graham Parker @ Sellersville Theater

Local Honeymoon @ Kung Fu Necktie

Larry Fleet @ Brooklyn Bowl

Westside Gunn @ TLA


Primus, Puscifer, and A Perfect Circle @ Hard Rock AC

Seth Meyers @ Miller Theater

Nick Swardson @ Parx Casino

Young Fathers @ Underground Arts

Jeffrey Martin @ The Lounge at World Cafe Live

CMAT @ Johnny Brenda’s

Tiny Habits @ TLA

Joe Pug @ The Queen

A Thousand Horses @ The Foundry

Koffin Kats / The Queers @ Kung Fu Necktie

Lady Alma @ The Music Hall at World Cafe Live


VIO-LENCE / Exhorder / Deceased / Mortal Wound @ Underground Arts

Sarah and the Sundays @ The Foundry

Busta Rhymes @ The Fillmore

Terence Blanchard @ Verizon Hall at Kimmel Cultural Campus

Intervals / Hail the Sun @ Brooklyn Bowl

Swami & The Bed of Nails @ Johnny Brenda’s

Katt Williams @ The Liacouras Center

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

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

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

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

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (PG-13): Mckenna Grace, Emily Alyn Lind, Bill Murray, Finn Wolfhard, Paul Rudd, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd

Late Night with the Devil ( R ): David Dastmalchian, Ingrid Torelli, Laura Gordon, Georgina Haig

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

What’s Happening at MMR?

Wresling Weekend at Live Casino with Brent graphic


Join Brent Porche for a Wrestling Weekend Watch Party at Center Bar inside LIVE! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia! Saturday, 6 PM – 8 PM. Celebrate the return of WrestleMania to Philadelphia after 25 years with a free event featuring former WWE Superstars, CJ Perry (FKA Lana) and Danielle Moinet (FKA Summer Rae).


Join Brent Porche for a Wrestling Weekend Watch Party at Center Bar inside LIVE! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia! Sunday,  3 PM – 5 PM. Celebrate the return of WrestleMania to Philadelphia after 25 years with a free event. Hang Brent and former WWE, TNA, and ECW Heavyweight champion Rob Van Dam.

Happening Around Town:

Through April 12

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

Through April 14

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

Through April 15

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

Through April 23

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

Through April 27

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

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: Science History Institute, 315 Chestnut Street.

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

Otherworld Philly: 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.

WrestleMania Events Happening This Weekend

All Weekend

WWE World at WrestleMania:  April 4th-8th, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street.

WrestleCon:  April 4th-7th, Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, 201 North 17th Street.


AEW Ring Of Honor: Supercard Of Honor:  7 p.m., The Liacouras Center, 1776 North Broad Street.

Battleground Championship Wrestling: Two matches – 1 & 7:30 p.m., 2300 Arena, 2300 South Swanson Street.

Friday Night Smackdown & 2024 WWE Hall of Fame  Inductees: 7:45 p.m., Wells Fargo Center, 3601 South Broad Street.

AWFUL Wrestling: MocaMania 4: 8 p.m., PhilaMOCA, 531 North 12th Street.


SuplexMania Block Party:  11 a.m.-6 p.m., 628 South Street.

NXT Stand & Deliver:  11:30 a.m., Wells Fargo Center, 3601 South Broad Street.

Saturday & Sunday

WrestleMania 40: April 6th and 7th at 7pm. Lincoln Financial Field, 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way, Philadelphia.

Things Happening This Weekend


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

Philly Theatre Week: continues April 4th-14th. Locations and Details at available here. Some shows include: Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile at the Ritz in Haddon Township, April 5th-April 12th, Dare Night: National Treasure by Theatre Contra, April 5th-April 12th, Class Clowns Comedy Festival by Crossroads Comedy, April 3rd-6th, Acting Without Boundaries by Time Frame, April 14th, The Last Yiddish Speaker, InterAct Theatre Company, through April 21st.

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

Disney’s Frozen:  Academy of Music, 240 South Broad Street.

Amplified: Art, Music, Power:  National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut Street.

Battleship New Jersey — Dry Docked:  Battleship New Jersey, Philadelphia Navy Yard, 5195 South 19th Street.

Flip Circus: April 5th-16th, Burlington Coat Factory parking lot Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting. tickets.

FRIDAY April 5

Artist and Artisans Market: First Fridays, 4-9 p.m., Cherry Street Pier, 121 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard.

Philly History Pop-Up:  6-7 p.m., Claudia Mills Handwoven Rugs Showroom, 133 North 3rd Street.

Philly Photo Day:  Everybody in Philly takes a photo of whatever they want on Friday, April 5th. Send it by April 14th to the TILT Institute. A public exhibition starting with an opening reception on May 18th called InVISION, and continuing through June 1st.

The Ugly Duckling:  9 a.m., 11 am & 7:30 p.m., Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope.

Neon Moon Rodeo: 9 p.m., Brooklyn Bowl, 1009 Canal Street.

A Black Celebration: 9 p.m., Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 North Frankford Avenue.


Rex Manning Day: noon-7 p.m., South Street Art Mart, 530 South 4th Street.

Black-Tie GayBINGO: 6:30 p.m., Regency Ballroom, the Loews Hotel, 1200 Market Street.

Play-A-Palooza: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, 3500 Reservoir Drive.

Vivaldi Arts and Crafts Fun: 10 a.m., Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.

Wheaton Springs: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wheaton Arts, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville.

Secret Cinema: From Philadelphia with Love 2024:  8 p.m., Bok Building, 800 Mifflin Street.

SUNDAY April 7

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

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

Philadelphia Greek Parade: 2 p.m., Benjamin Franklin Parkway, starts at 22nd and the Parkway; reviewing stand at 18th and the Parkway.

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 AWAY vs Washington Nationals: Fri 6:45pm, Sat 4:05pm, Sun 1:35pm


FLYERS AWAY vs Buffalo Sabers @ 7pm


FLYERS AWAY vs Columbus Blue Jackets @ 7pm (Can be Heard on WMMR)

SIXERS AWAY vs Memphis Grizzlies @ 8pm

UNION AWAY vs Nashville SC @ 8:30pm


WINGS AWAY vs Panther City Lacrosse Club @ 4pm

SIXERS AWAY vs San Antonio Spurs @ 7pm


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