Pierre Robert

Pierre Robert

Pierre Robert

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 (Freak Show @ The Foundry on Sat), movies to see (A Haunting In Venice, 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 the Philadelphia Fringe Festival), some are totally bizarre (like the My Big Gay Jewish Drag Show), and to be honest, for some of this stuff, I don’t have a clue as to what they are (like the PBJ Dance Party). 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:

    Bubba Bash 2024 – Celebrating Neil Peart: Featuring YYNOT, Mike Portnoy, Jonny Dinklage, Jason Bittner, Frank Bello, John Wesley, Joe Bergamini, Seven Antonopoulos, and additional special guest artists to be announced @ Keswick Theatre 1/6

  • Shows This Weekend:

    Flogging Molly 2023 Tour Hero

    Friday & Saturday

    Mike E Winfield @ Punchline

    Vic DiDitetto @ Helium


    YES @ The Met

    Flogging Molly @ Fillmore

    XPoNential Festival Fri: Old Crow Medicine Show, Nik Greeley and The Operators, Margo Price, Don McCloskey, & more

    Fortunate Youth @ Brooklyn Bowl

    Megan Moroney @ TLA

    Pat Metheny @ Keswick Theatre

    Taper’s Choice @ Kung Fu Necktie

    The Teskey Brothers @ Brooklyn Bowl


    Enter The Haggis @ City Winery

    Just Friends / Bearings / Young Culture / Youth Fountain @ Union Transfer

    Islands @ Johnny Brenda’s

    Dylan @ The Foundry


    Death Grips @ Franklin Music Hall

    XPoNential Festival Sat: Tegan and Sara, The Hold Steady, Sammy Rae & the Friends, Bailen, Wednesday, Wilder Woods, & more

    Movements with Softcult @ The Fillmore

    Macklemore @ The Met

    The Pointer Sisters @ Xcite Center- Parx Casino

    Keke Palmer @ TLA

    Freak Show @ The Foundry

    Old 97’s @ Ardmore Music Hall

    Cam Cole @ The Lounge at World Cafe Live

    French Police / Closed Tear @ Kung Fu Necktie

    Kev Herrera @ City Winery

    SuperBlue: Kurt Elling and Charlie Hunter @ The Music Hall at World Cafe Live

    BabyJake @ Johnny Brenda’s

    You 2 Fest feat. Sun Ra Arkestra @ Underground Arts


    XPoNential Festival Sun: Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band, Allison Russell, Low Cut Connie, & more

    Fantasia with Joe @ TD Pavilion – The Mann

    Lil Yachty @ The Fillmore

    Blue October @ The Queen

    Zach Rushing / Jesse Peyton @ Sellersville Theater

    Nuovo Testamento @ Johnny Brenda’s

    Jack Botts @ MilkBoy

    Fortunate Youth @ Brooklyn Bowl

    Ohgeesy @ The Foundry

    Kany Garcia @ TLA

    Leah Kate @ Underground Arts

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

    Expend4bles ( R ): Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Megan Fox

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

    The Nun II ( R ): Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons, Storm Reid

    Equalizer 3 ( R ): Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning

    A Haunting In Venice ( PG-13 ): Kenneth Branagh, Kelly Reilly, Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey

  • Happening Around Town:

    What’s This? What’s This?” Halloween is coming early to Jeweler’s Row. Swing by Craftsman Row Saloon ( 112 South 8th Street) as they turn into a Nightmare Before Christmas Themed Pop-Up. Enjoy spooky themed decorations, milkshakes, and food from now through All Hallows Eve. You can check out their oogie boogie menu here.  Every Jack and Sally will be wanting to get in, so there might be a slight wait (but it is totally worth it).

    Through September 30

    Pockets of Light:  Race Street Pier, Cherry Street Pier, Washington Avenue Pier and Pier 68 (near Walmart).

    Through October 1

    Philadelphia Marketplace: every Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m., Dilworth Park, west side of City Hall. centercityphila.org

    Pixar Putt:  Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard.

    Through October 8

    Out in the Garden:  PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street, 1438 South Street.

    Through October 10

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

    The Garden Railway: Morris Arboretum, 100 East Northwestern Avenue.

    Through October 15

    Illuminating Birds Exhibition: Drawing as a Way of Knowing: Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

    Through October 21

    CityPickle:  Dilworth Park, on the west side of City Hall. city-pickle.com

    Through October 29

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

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

    Through October 30

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

    Through October 31

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

    Through November 5

    Pumpkinland:  Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Road, Media. linvilla.com

    Through November 26

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

    Through November

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

    Through December 2023

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

    Through December 31

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

    Through 2023

    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:  The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University – 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

    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

    Charlie, Dennis, Mac, and Megan Ganz come to the Mann Center (5201 Parkside Avenue) Saturday to record a live version of The Always Sunny Podcast. The podcast breaks down episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia as well as the gang tells behind the scene stories of the making of. Don Mcloskey (who performed at the MMRBQ last weekend) is set to open up the show.  Also be sure to look for Jacky Bam Bam as he will be there strutting with the Uptown String Band. Some tickets are still available here. It may be Always Sunny  in Philadelphia but this event is rain or shine…


    Arts Montco Week & Jazz Festival:  multiple locations in Montgomery County.

    Festival of Fountains: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square.

    Summerfest: 101 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard.

    Center City District Restaurant Week: multiple locations in Center City.

    Philadelphia Fringe Festival:  Through September 24th, multiple locations.

    Parks on Tap: Dickinson Square Park:  Dickinson Square, 1600 East Moyamensing Avenue. Friday 4pm – 10pm, Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 10pm.

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

    Out in the Garden:  through October 8th, PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street, 1438 South Street.

    The Women’s Film Festival: September 21st-October 1st, multiple venues.

    Philly Fashion Week: September 20th-24th, multiple locations.

    FRIDAY September 22

    My Big Gay Jewish Drag Show: 8 p.m., Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor Street.

    PBJ Dance Party at Underground Arts:  9 p.m., Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street.

    GAD Block Party: Germantown Arts District hosts this Friday night market with shopping and food, plus live music and dance performances. 5-10 p.m., 5400 Germantown Avenue.

    Friday & Saturday

    Walk Around Philadelphia: Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia.

    Center City District Restaurant Week: multiple locations in Center City.

    Terror-Thon: September 22nd & 23rd, Hiway Theater, 212 Old York Road, Jenkintown. hiwaytheater.org

    Dine Latino Restaurant Week:  multiple locations. philahispanicchamber.org

    SATURDAY September 23

    The Always Sunny Podcast Live!: 8 p.m., Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue.

    Oktoberfest at Frankford Hall:  noon-2 a.m., Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Avenue.

    Sigma Sound: The Sound Heard ‘Round the World:  6:30 p.m., Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.

    Fishtown Fall Feastivale:  noon-8 p.m., Frankford Avenue, from Girard Avenue to Palmer Street. fishtownfeastivale.com/

    GayBINGO:  This Saturday’s theme: MTV Rewind. 6 p.m., Rodeph Shalom, 615 North Broad Street.

    Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest at the Kimmel Center:  11 a.m., Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.


    Philadelphia Marketplace: Saturdays and Sundays, September 2nd-October 1st, noon-6 p.m., Dilworth Park, west side of City Hall.

    Mural Mile Center City Walking Tour: Saturdays 11am and Sundays 2pm, ongoing, meet at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 128 North Broad Street.

    Hunter Derby @ The Vineyard:  10 a.m.-6 p.m., Penns Woods Winery, 124 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford.

    SUNDAY September 24

    Downingtown Fall Fest: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Green Street and East Pennsylvania Avenue, down in downtown Downingtown.

    Glen Foerd Arts Fest: BYO blankets and chairs. 1-4 p.m., Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Avenue.

    Puerto Rican Day Parade:  noon-3 p.m., Eakins Oval, 25th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

    South Street Smorgasbord: September 24th-October 1st, multiple locations in the South Street/Headhouse district.


  • Sports Up!

    All Weekend

    The PHILLIES are HOME vs  the New York Mets on Friday at 7:05pm, Saturday at 4:05pm, and on Sunday at 1:05pm.


    The UNION are HOME vs LAFC  at 7:30pm

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