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Pittsburgh's top events: April 20-26

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Rip, Repair, Repeat at Brew House Gallery

Thu., April 20

ART • SOUTH SIDE
Rip, Repair, Repeat: Opening Reception. 6-8:30 p.m. Continues through June 17. Brew House Gallery. 711 S. 21st St., South Side. Free. brewhousearts.org

MUSIC/LIT • MUNHALL
Jazz and Working-Class Experience: Book Talk, Poetry, Live Music. 7-9 p.m. The Pump House. 880 E. Waterfront Drive, Munhall. Free. Registration required. battleofhomestead.org

THEATER • NORTH SIDE
Morning Reckoning. 8 p.m. Continues through Fri., April 21. New Hazlett Theater. Six Allegheny Square East, North Side. $20-30. newhazletttheater.org

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Karaoke, part of the JFilm Festival

FILM • MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
The JFilm Festival marks its 30th year with big premieres, global films, special events, and more. The festival opens with the Israeli comedy Matchmaking and continues with screenings at AMC Waterfront, Oaks Theater, and McConomy Auditorium at Carnegie Mellon University. Included in the lineup is documentary The Cure for Hate and the Pittsburgh premiere of Finding Light, described as a “multifaceted film that uses dance to explore the need for human rights protections against bigotry and hate.” 7 p.m. Continues through Sun., April 30. Multiple locations. Ticket prices vary. filmpittsburgh.org

Fri., April 21

FILM • HOMESTEAD
Pittsburgh Sound + Image presents Maya Deren on 16mm. 8-9:30 p.m. Eberle Studios. 229 East Ninth Ave., Homestead. $10. pghsoundandimage.com

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Steel City Duck Derby

Sat., April 22

ZOO • HIGHLAND PARK
Wild Earth Day. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. 7370 Baker St., Highland Park. Included with regular admission. pittsburghzoo.org

FAMILY • NORTH SIDE
Waddle your way to Allegheny Commons Park for the Steel City Duck Derby, a day of live music, games, food, and more. Presented by Partners For Quality, the event encourages people to adopt and race rubber duckies for a chance to win cash prizes and gift cards. The duckie adoption fees benefit Partners For Quality’s efforts to aid those with “intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges.” Be there when 7,500 duckies are set loose on Lake Elizabeth and float to the finish line. 11 a.m. West North Ave., North Side. Free to attend. duckrace.com/pittsburgh

KIDS • DOWNTOWN
Penny Arcade: Interactive Kids Comedy Show. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Arcade Comedy Theater. 943 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $12. All ages. arcadecomedytheater.com

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Penny Arcade: Interactive Kids Comedy Show at Arcade Comedy Theater

FAMILY • WEST MIFFLIN
Celebrate more than a century of thrills at the season-opening 125th Celebration Weekends event at Kennywood. Revisit classic rides like the Thunderbolt and check out the park’s new additions, including the first-ever amusement park Primanti Bros. (Though you might want to hold off on the coleslaw until after the coasters.) For this weekend, first responders will receive free admission at the gate, as well as discounted admission for up to four friends or family members. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Continues every weekend until Memorial Day Weekend. 4800 Kennywood Blvd., West Mifflin. Included with regular admission. kennywood.com

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125th Celebration Weekends at Kennywood

MARKET • SOUTH SIDE
Vintage: For the Home. 12-6 p.m. Highway Robbery Vintage. 2010/2012 East Carson St., South Side. Free. pghvintagemixer.com

FESTIVAL • BLOOMFIELD
Bloomfield Skate Fest. 1-9 p.m. Bloomfield Park (under the Bloomfield Bridge), Bloomfield. Free. All ages. tracebloomfield.com/skatefest-23

BURLESQUE • SOUTH SIDE
The Switchblades: A Nefarious Collective. 8 p.m. Doors at 7 p.m., Club Cafe. 56 S. 12th St., South Side. $25. 21 and over. instagram.com/swop_pgh

Sun., April 23

SWAP • McKEES ROCKS
Spring Clothing Swap. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Radiant Hall Studios. 734 Thompson Ave., McKees Rocks. Donation suggested. radianthall.org/calendar

Mon., April 24

MUSIC • NORTH SIDE
Intercultural Music Collaboration with HarmoniZing. 7-8:30 p.m. City of Asylum. 40 W. North Ave., North Side. Free. Registration required. Livestream available. cityofasylum.org

Tue., April 25

LIT • MONROEVILLE
Author Talk: Lori Rader-Day & Ann Cleeves. 6:30-8 p.m. Monroeville Public Library. 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd., Monroeville. Free. mysterylovers.com/event

MUSIC • McKEES ROCKS
Sunny Day Real Estate. 8 p.m. Doors at 7 p.m. Roxian Theatre. 425 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks. $33-93. roxianlive.com

Wed., April 26

THEATER • BLOOMFIELD/GARFIELD
See a range of unconventional productions by local puppeteers, opera singers, spoken word poets, and others during the tenth-annual Pittsburgh Fringe Fest. The four-day festival will take place in venues across Bloomfield and Garfield, with certain events allowing guests to tune in virtually. Check out shows such as Rats’ Feast, a ballet puppet comedy with original music. Want to see everything? Purchase a day or weekend pass giving you access to multiple shows. 6-11 p.m. Multiple locations. Free-$15. Continues through April 30. pittsburghfringe.org

THEATER • DOWNTOWN
Potted Potter. 7 p.m. Byham Theater. 101 6th St., Downtown. $36-51. trustarts.org

MUSIC • MILLVALE
Shadow of Intent, Brand of Sacrifice, Bodysnatcher, and Boundaries. 7 p.m. Doors at 6 p.m. Mr. Smalls Theatre. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. $22. mrsmalls.com

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