Pierre's Weekend Calendar
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Foo Fighters 2nd Show @ Susquehanna Bank Center; July 13
Friday at 10am
Mötley Crüe: The Final Tour with Alice Cooper @ Wells Fargo Center; Aug 14
SLIPKNOT: Prepare for Hell Tour @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain; May 13
Clutch & Mastodon @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center; May 15
Interpol @ Festival Pier; Sat, Jul 25
Bob's Burgers Live @ Tower Theatre; March 26
Brandi Carlile @ Borgata Music Box; March 7
Friday at Noon
The Sonics @ TLA; April 12
Walk The Moon @ TLA; April 13
Saturday at 10am
Train @ Hersheypark Stadium; June 11
Saturday at Noon
Boys of Zummer Tour with Fall Out Boy & Wiz Khalifa @ Susquehanna Bank Center; June 10 also @ GIANT Center July 3,
@ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain; July 4
Shows This Weekend
Marilyn Manson @ Electric Factory
Brian Fitzy @ Milkboy
Etc! Etc! & Heroes X Villains @ Starlight Ballroom
Four Year Strong, Comeback Kid, Expire, Handguns & Heart To Heart @ Union Transfer
Israel Nash @ Johnny Brenda's
The Space Merchants @ Boot & Saddle
John Oates @ Stephen J. Buck Memorial Theatre (New Hope)
John Oliver @ Tower Theatre
Lorna Shore @ Crocodile Rock Cafe (Allentown)
Matt McAndrew @ World Cafe LiveThe Reverend Horton Heat @ Underground Arts
Steve Forbert @ Havana New Hope
The Whigs, You Won't and The Nocturnal Jocks @ North Star Bar
Dave Mason @ The Miller Center For The Arts (Reading)
Downfall of Gaia @ Kung Fu Necktie1250 N. Front St.
Friday and Saturday
Damon Wayans @ Helium Comedy Club
Shows This Weekend
10,000 Maniacs @ Scottish Rite Auditorium
Ben Howard @ Union Transfer
Billy Gardell @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Billy Idol with Broncho @ Tower Theatre
Dikki Du & The Zydeco Krewe @ Allons Danser (Norristown)
KC & The Sunshine Band @ Valley Forge Casino
Lebon Lebon, Lushlife, Tropical Nasty and Los Festingos @ North Star Bar
Less Than Jake w/ Reel Big Fish and Authority Zero @ Electric Factory
Sha Na Na @ Sellersville Theater
The Smithereens @ World Cafe Live
Steve Forbert @ World Cafe Live @ The Queen (Wilmington)
Trophy Lungs @ Oddity Bar (Wilmington)
The Weeklings @ Tin Angel
David Cassidy @ Tropicana Casino & Resort
Fleetwood Mac @ AC Boardwalk Hall
Americas Hottest Party Band: Almost Angels @ Sugar House Casino
The Besnard Lakes @ Underground Arts
Chippendales @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
The Iguanas @ World Cafe Live - Upstairs
Seamus Kennedy and Toby Walker @ Sellersville Theater
What's Going on in the Movies?
Mortdecai (R) Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, Jeff Goldblum, Paul Bettany
The Boy Next Door (R) Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, John Corbett, Ian Nelson, Kristin Chenoweth
Strange Magic (PG) Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph
Cake (R) Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Britt Robertson, Lucy Punch
Capital Games Free at 7pm Tonight at Tavern On Camac 243 South Camac Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Still in Theaters
American Sniper (R) Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman, Luke Grimes, Navid Negahban, Keir O'Donnell
Blackhat (R) Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Tang Wei, Wang Leehom
The Wedding Ringer (R) Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco, Affion Crockett
Still Alice (PG13) Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth
Taken 3 (PG-13) Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Forest Whitaker, Dougray Scott
Selma (PG-13) David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Andre Holland, Omar J. Dorsey, Tessa Thompson
Unbroken (PG-13) Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Finn Wittrock, John Magaro, Alex Russell
The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies (PG-13) Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Elijah Wood
Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb (PG) Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Rebel Wilson,Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais
What's Going on at MMR?
Marisa will be at Ashburner Inn (8400 Torresdale Ave.) in NE Philly from 5-7pm for a Calendar Raid w/ Miss May Keirstin, and Miss November Tasha.
10am - Noon - Special Olympics 7th Annual Eastern Polar Plunge at Neshaminy Creek. Matt Cord and Nick McIlwain will be there to cheer you on as you enter the icy cold waters of the Delaware River! Join Team WMMR and help us raise funds for nearly 20,000 Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes! Individuals from all walks of life have committed to raise $50 or more to Plunge their hearts out for thousands of Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes! A Team should consist of a minimum of 10 people. All teams must be pre-registered prior to the event. If you register the day of, you will have to do so as an individual.THE PLUNGE IS RAIN OR SHINE! FOOTWEAR IS REQUIRED TO PLUNGE. For more info visit:
WMMR's Foo Fighters Weekend
Tune in all this weekend to hear new Foo Fighters tracks from Sonic Highways along with their biggest hits & covers.
PLUS listen for your chance to win tickets to see the Foo Fighters with Royal Blood on Monday, July 13th at Susquehanna Bank Center! The first show (July 6th) is sold out, but fear not! - tickets for their 2nd show (July 13th) are on sale now at TicketMaster.com.
What's Going on around Philadelphia?
PIG IRON'S ANNUAL BENEFIT CABARET: PIGONOMETRYat The Trocadero Theater. Doors at 6:30pm, show at 8pm.
Pig Iron welcomes you to a night of angles and curves, featuring Martha Graham Cracker and a roster of precocious and sassy performers testing their intellectual, musical and acrobatic skills including;
MAGDA and CHELSEA,
JOHNNY SHOWCASE and his Lefty Lucy Cabaret,
UNIDOS da FILADELPHIA,
and of course, MS. MARTHA GRAHAM-CRACKER with your host, QUINN “Pedagogy” BAURIEDEL
Tickets: $25 in advance/ $35 at the door
and reserved is seating : $125/$75
What's Going on around Philadelphia?
There’s nothing quite like a bargain. Shops in Downtown Haddonfield (along Kings Highway in Haddonfield) will be holding its annual sidewalk sale — indoors and outdoors from 10am to 8pm on Friday, 10am to 6 pm on Saturday, and noon to 5pm on Sunday.
The Philadelphia Home Show returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St.) for the second weekend, featuring vendors and exhibitors giving tips and selling products to help you transform your home and garden. Get renovation-inspired from 10am to 9pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 6pm on Sunday.
Start your engines. The PPB Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show revs into the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (100 Station Ave., Oaks) with chances to check out cars, talk with racers, seminars, antique car displays, exhibitors and more. The show runs from 2 to 10pm Friday, 11am to 9pm Saturday, and 11am to 4pm Sunday. For more info visit: AARN.com
Take on the weekend with a beer in your hand at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest’s (101 S. Columbus Blvd.) first annual brewfest. Throughout the weekend, local breweries like Sly Fox and Weyerbacher will be handing out samples from 5pm to 9pm on Friday, Yuengling and Twin Lakes from Noon to 4pm on Saturday, and Evil Genius and Cape May Brewing to follow from 4pm to 8pm, and Hauser Estate Winery and Dock Street from 1pm to 4pm on Sunday. In addition to the sips, there’ll also be brewer talks and quizzo on Friday, live music and a homebrew demo on Sunday. For info visit: DelawareRiverWaterfront.com/Places/Blue-Cross-RiverRink
What's Going on around Philadelphia?
Friday and Saturday
Get your last taste of “Chocolate: The Exhibition” at the Academy of Natural Sciences (1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway) before it closes on Saturday, Jan. 24. Tracing the delicacy from its ancient beginnings to modern-day deliciousness, the exhibit is open from 10 am to 4:30pm on Friday and 10am to 5pm on Saturday. For more info visit: ANSP.org
Friday and Sunday
Center City District Restaurant Week returns January 18-23 & 25-30! Enjoy special three-course, prix-fixe meals at participating restaurants.
Participating restaurants offer three-course dinners for only $35 per person. In addition, many participating restaurants will also offer a three-course lunch for $20. Use m.CenterCityPhila.org to search participating restaurants, check menus and make reservations on your phone!
Reservation links for most restaurants are available at OpenTable.com.
Brian Sanders’ dance-theater company JUNK will transform the Trocadero Theatre (1003 Arch St.) into a whiteout winter location for their “The Fifth Element”-inspired snowball. Awards will be given out for the most intergalactic/futuristic “The Fifth Element”-themed attire, raffles, open bar, a performance by JUNK featuring singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins. Doors to the fundraiser open at 8pm on Saturday.
The Colonial Theatre (227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville) will play a collection of Looney Tunes cartoons including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Speedy Gonzales, Tweety Bird & Sylvester Pussycat, Henery Hawk, Foghorn Leghorn, George P. "Barnyard Dawg" Dog, Pepe Le Pew & Penelope Pussycat, Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner. at 2pm for 60 minutes. See more at: TheColonialTheatre.com
Academy of Music 158th Anniversary Concert & Ball with the Philadelphia Orchestra (Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor) Al Pacino, special guest 18 year old Simone Porter, violin at 7:30pm. Join us for Philadelphia's premier annual white-tie gala to celebrate the Academy of Music's 158th birthday. The Concert and Ball is the building's only fundraising event that keeps our cultural icon running and supports ongoing preservation and conservation efforts for the Academy, including much needed capital improvements. There are no other means of support for the preservation of this National Historic Landmark, except for the Concert and Ball and the Restoration Fund.
To learn more about the Academy of Music's 158th Concert and Ball and purchase tickets visit: KimmelCenter.org
The Garces Foundation will host the community health day for the uninsured and underinsured from 9am to 3pm at Garces Dental Group, (212 Race St.) Attendees will receive free blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol screenings, dental evaluations, physicals, flu shots, breast cancer health education, HIV screenings and other healthcare resources free by appointment. Participants receive free educational documents and a kit of oral care supplies. Appointments are required. GarcesGroup.com or (215) 923-1233
Jerry Blavat's Early Days of Rock & Roll at Kimmel Center Verizon Hall at 8pm Before there was Motown…there were the Early Days of Rock and Roll. The Geator returns with an all-star lineup including Lloyd Price ('Personality'), Gene Chandler ('Duke of Earl'), Chuck Jackson ('Any Day Now'), Jimmy Clanton ('Venus in Blue Jeans'), Maxine Brown ('Oh No Not My Baby'), and making his Philly debut, Mel Carter ('Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me)—all backed by a 30-piece orchestra live onstage. These are the stars that paved the way for the Motown sound. Don't miss dancing in Commonwealth Plaza before and after the show! For info visit KimmelCenter.org
Blue Suede Shoes The Annual Elvis Birthday Bash! starring Mike Albert & Scot Bruce at the Keswick Theater at 2pm. Calling all Elvis super fans! This show will have you out of your seat and “All Shook Up”! Join Scot Bruce as the young Elvis and Mike Albert as Las Vegas Elvis as they offer a rockin’ birthday party celebration of America’s first rock ‘n’ roll icon. Mega-hit after mega-hit – the music and artist that changed the landscape of American pop culture! Tickets are $34.50 & $39.50 and available at KeswickTheatre.com
Saturday and Sunday
Unique vintage, antique and handmade buys galore wait for eager shoppers — like you, duh — at this weekend’s Clover Market, held indoors at the 23rd St. Armory (22 S. 23rd St.) from 10am to 5pm both Saturday and Sunday. Over 60 local and national vendors will bring their utility, cutesy and beautiful items for the annual event.
We get that a bicycle is used as a mode of transportation, but the PA Performing Arts for Young Audiences presents a show from Toronto performer Evalyn Parry that explores its significance as a muse, musical instrument and impetus for social change. Utilizing guitar, electronics and everyday items (water bottles, bicycles) to create music, Parry crafts songs and poetry in “Spin” at the Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine St.) for four performances: 1 and 5pm on Saturday and noon and 4pm on Sunday.
Philadelphia's Largest Same Sex Marriage Equality Wedding Expo. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from noon to 4pm. Admission is free but a reservation is required Dozens of wedding businesses will be displaying at the event. Every imaginable wedding good and service will be represented including: Hotels, Caterers, Reception Sites, Tented Weddings and many different locations to hold a wedding, plus unlimited options with off premise caterers. Entertainment from bands and dj's to juke boxes, Photographers, Videographers, Hotels, Off Premise Catering, Florists, Invitation Designers, Honeymoon Experts, Museums, Officiants, Luxury Limousines, Bridal Registries, Event Designers, Bakeries, New Homes, Mortgages, and Financial Services, Hair and Make Up Artists, Formalwear, Lingerie, Jewelry, Photo Favor Booths and so many more. For more info visit: MarriageEqualityExpo.com
Returning to Philly for the first time in over 10 years is WWE’s Royal Rumble, a 30-man elimination match featuring superstars like John Cena, Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, Seth Collins and more. It all goes down at the Wells Fargo Cente at 7:30pm.
76ers HOME vs Toronto Raptors; 7pm
76ers AWAY at Memphis Grizzlies; 8pm