This Weekend: Sports, Sneakers, A Superhero, Boho Pop, Lobster Rolls, Zendaya and Cheating, Fighting, Porn.

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p>January 13 Thursday Stay Home and Stream anytime. The new series “Peacemaker” begins on HBOmax. It’s based on DC comics. There was a so-so movie called “The Suicide Squad” and Peacemaker was the most popular character. Consider Peacemaker a bumbling superhero, a hilarious dunderhead who somehow shoots his way through adventures. Since he is played by John Cena, from Wrestlemania, there is a built-in fan base. The young’uns have declared it “on fleek,” a term that was popular about 2018. It’s been out for a few years, so it may be in again. It means awesome, dude.

Marc Guehi left for Crystal Palace; Neal Maupay, right for Albion

January 14 Friday Stay Home 3 pm. Hey, it’s “National Dress up your pet day,” for those who are into such things. But we don’t think you are. Instead let us give you the betting trends on futball (you know, soccer) for the English Premier League Soccer Match between bitter rivals Brighton & Hove Albion & Crystal Palace. Showing on the USA channel or online at NBCsports.com. Predicted betting outcome: 49 % Brighton wins. 29 % Crystal Palace wins. 21 % Draw, even though Crystal Palace has won three of the last eight games, Brighton only two. The 21-year-old Marc Guehi, above left, No. 6 in his Crystal Palace home uniform, has scored 2 goals this year; but 26-year-old Neal Maupay from France, right, No. 9, has scored 7 goals for Bright & Hove Albion. If you dare, invite a few well-vaccinated, soccer-loving friends over and put down your money. Staying home doesn’t have to mean living in isolation. As a plus, the Crystal Palace team is based in Croydon, South London. To make things interesting, head to New Hope or to Croydon to stock up on their Neshaminy Creek Croydon beers and ales and pop some popcorn. Partay! (The game will be played in Croydon, a notably rough neighborhood. Not so our Croydon.)

Brianna Nelson

January 14 Friday Go Out. 9 pm. Ok. Don’t you want to see someone who invented their own music style. You know, Elvis: Rock n Roll. One of those Kools in the Bronx who invented Hip Hop, Miles Davis who bent jazz in a new direction with “Witches Brew.” So here comes Brianna Nelson. Brianna, a name that hit its peak baby name popularity in 2000. So you get her age. And she attends the Berklee College of Music in Boston, known for its hit songwriters like Quincy Jones and Melissa Etheridge. Nelson says she has invented a new music style. Wait for it: Boho Pop. You know “Boho,” a throw-back bohemian style for rich people who don’t really mean it. She may be the New Laura Nyro (pronounced NEE-ro; she was born Laura Nigro. And, no, she was not Black.) Now, back to the subject at hand, THIS Friday night, Brianna Nelson is second billing to Josh Howard, who seems to have a lot of tattoos. On a Friday night, if you want to go out, I’d say go to see them at the venerable John & Peters (since 1972). 96 South Main Street, New Hope. 215 862 5981

Jeff Goldblum, left and in “The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Episode 1, with sneakers.


January 15 Saturday Stay Home
After recommending the fifth season of Search Party last week, with Jeff Goldblum’s guest appearance, I began thinking Jeff Goldblum, Jeff Goldblum. And then it occurred to me. Saturday is a perfect day to binge-watch the first season of “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” (12 episodes, the first one being on sneaker collectors) and then the four new episodes of season 2 that arrived in November, all on Disney+. They are PG, so the children can drop in (or, my guess, out, after sneakers). Because a little bit of Jeff Goldblum goes a long way. This is not educational TV. It is wistful, kind of goofy TV. You can do crossword puzzles, read the paper, vacuum, almost anything while you watch. Even take a nap. It is that kind of day.

The lobster roll Connecticut style, with butter and lemon

January 15 Saturday Go Out noon to 8 pm Why, when you have to work, is it in the 40s. And now on a weekend it’s cold again?These are metaphysical questions I cannot answer. However, here is something you can drive to, and when you get there you can raise your cholesterol. The Cousins Maine Lobster Truck will make one of its stops this Saturday at the Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery. The truck sells its delicious lobster roll two ways, with mayo or with butter and lemon, on a fancy roll. And there will be hot soup on the side for another $6, either lobster bisque or New England clam chowder. Kids can get a grilled cheese sandwich or cheese quesadilla. Plus there are things to take home and eat. From 4 pm on there will be live music. We tried for other things, but the accordion and saxophone concert was cancelled and the tribute to songs of the Eagle’s at the Newtown Theater was sold out. So, you get lobster rolls and Mike Chet Beck, who, despite having one too many names sings and plays some mean guitar. We’ll see how he does as the temperatures slide toward 16 degrees. Bishop Estate, 2730 Hilltown Pike, Perkasie.

Zendaya in the second season of “Euphoria

January 16 Sunday Stay Home Sundays are easy. You’ve got your basketball: Big Ten Women’s College Basketball (Ohio State at Michigan State); College Basketball (Santa Clara at Gonzaga; Oregon State at Washington; California at USC; Utah at Arizona; Eastern Kentucky at Belmont; Charleston Southern at Campbell; Colorado at Arizona State; Cincinnati at Memphis; Old Dominion at Western Kentucky). Oh, and there’s Women’s College Basketball: (Notre Dame at Duke; Nebraska at Maryland; Stanford at Oregon; Texas A&M at Kentucky; South Carolina at Missouri). No No No. I didn’t forget NBA Basketball: Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks, followed by the Denver Nuggets at the Golden State Warriors. And then there are the NFL wild card rounds of football: Eagles vs. Buccaneers; 49ers vs Cowboys; Steelers vs Chiefs. If you don’t want to watch basketball or football, I’ve got news for you: HBO’s second season of “Euphoria” begins tonight at 9 pm EST. Zendaya, above, plays a teenager struggling with drug abuse. NPR’s review called the series “a parent’s worst nightmare,” but also “a creative triumph,” and “thrilling, daring, disquieting and compelling – a triumph at a time when truly unique storytelling remains unsettlingly rare.” It comes with a viewer warning. Or you can watch Masterpiece Theater.

January 16 Sunday Go Out 3 pm If you’ve been married. If you haven’t been married. Does that cover everyone? “Love’s a Joke” covers both sides at the Sellersville Theater. Katherine Williams has twice won the Moth StorySlam. Max Cohen and Vicky Kuperman were the founders of the Love’s a Joke comedy tour, so we can guess they are married and the jokes they tell – cheating, fighting, porn and what they fantasize about when the other isn’t looking – are about each other. Steve Leventhal talks about family life and being a dad. The cabaret seating up front goes for $39.50 while the regular theater seating further back is $25. You must show proof of vaccination and a negative test – not one of those home deals. Go to the web site to buy tickets and for all the info. 24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville.

Linda Lee

Linda Lee

A former editor and reporter at The New York Times, Linda Lee has written seven books, and started a magazine about real estate and design in Miami. While her interest lies in Bucks County, her family lives near Harrisburg. She has a Shih Tzu named Yolo.
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