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Week Two

Wed., Sept. 19

11. ART — Handwork: Kim Fox. Using the found art style, Kim Fox showcases patterns and landscapes of Pennsylvania with a selection of tin quilts. This salvaging and reclaiming materials narrative is similar to Pittsburgh’s own narrative of renewal. Continues through Jan. 5, 2019. Contemporary Craft’s BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery, 500 Grant St., Downtown. Free. contemporarycraft.org

Thu., Sept. 20

12. MUSIC — Chicano Batman. This warm, funky, psychedelic L.A. house band has opened for Jack White and Alabama Shakes and is now traveling the states on its first national headline tour. Newcomers should start with “Freedom is Free,” an uplifting, rollicking track from this year’s album of the same name. 8 p.m. The Rex Theater, 1602 E. Carson St., South Side. $17-23. rextheater.net

Fri., Sept. 21

13. ART — Object + Body. For one night only, Carnegie Mellon University sculpture students will take over Future Tenant and transform the gallery into a workshop featuring a handful of artistic disciplines. The result: a radical exploration of the relationships between the body and everyday life. 6-10 p.m. Future Tenant, 819 Penn Ave., Downtown. Free. futuretenant.org

Fri., Sept. 21

14. MUSIC - Cello Fury Album Release. The most memorable takeaway from a Cello Fury show is an unmistakable image of three eponymous furious cellists’ head-banging long hair — and it’s not something any Pittsburgher should miss. Celebrate the release of X, the third full-length from this string trio with a drummer. 8:30 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe, 230 W. Station Square Drive, Station Square. $10-15. hardrock.com/cafes/pittsburgh

Fri., Sept. 21

15. COMEDY — Amy Schumer. For her 2018 tour, Amy Schumer ditches the leather jumpsuit. Instead, she brings a new set and friends — Rachel Feinstein, Bridget Everett, and Mia Jackson. Laugh hard enough to forget winter’s coming. 7:30 p.m. Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. $34.25-130.25. pittsburghsymphony.org 

Fri., Sept. 21

16. MUSIC — Mars Jackson at Thrival Festival. Mars Jackson’s Good Days Never Last Forever was the first hip-hop album released on local indie label Misra Records. This immensely talented Pittsburgh artist likely has plenty more firsts. He’ll play Thrival Festival along with DJ Dillon Francis, indie-pop duo Matt and Kim, plus a handful of other exciting local artists. Highmark Stadium, 510 W. Station Square Drive, Station Square. $30-99. thrivalfestival.com

Sat., Sept. 22

17. LIT — Henry Rollins' “Slide Show.” Though best known as the lead singer of Black Flag, Henry Rollins is a true multi-hyphenate with albums, books, stand-up comedy, movies, and radio credits to his name. Speaking event Slide Show covers his personal travels across the globe. 8-10 p.m. Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. $25-150. warhol.org

Sat. Sept. 22

18. GAME — Ghost Hunt at Pittsburgh’s REAL Haunted Mansion. Become a real-life ghostbuster. Explore Anderson Manor, a mansion built before the Civil War (with spirits lurking in every corner). Team with a professional paranormal investigator and discover your sixth sense. 7-11 p.m. Anderson Manor, 1423 Liverpool St., North Side. $45. ghostsnat.com 

Sun., Sept. 23

19. HOLIDAY — Diwali Mela. The “festival of lights” celebrates Hindu religion and Pittsburgh’s Indian community. Diwali in the South Hills promises a wide variety of Indian food tastings, artisan shopping, energetic dancing, raffles, and giveaways. The party lasts all day. 11 a.m-8 p.m. Fairview Park, 129 Greenwood Drive, South Fayette. Free. 

Sun., Sept. 23

20. STAGE — The Pirate Queen. This original, interactive musical is a comedy that kicks off Gemini Theater’s Classic Children’s Season. The cast is a mix of adults and children (ages 10-17), all working under the direction of Jacob Wadsworth. If a high-energy singalong is your thing, this won’t disappoint. Continues through Oct. 7. Times vary. Gemini Children’s Theater, 420 Charters Ave., McKees Rocks. $12. geminitheater.org

Sun., Sept. 23

21. FOOD — Pittsburgh Pierogi Fest. Pittsburghers are honoring their love of pierogis with a festival dedicated to the holy trinity of dough, potatoes, and cheese. Hop onto Kennywood’s best rides between culinary adventures. Pierogi burger, pierogi waffle, pierogi ice cream — you name it, it's here. 1-6 p.m. Kennywood Park. 4800 Kennywood Blvd., West Mifflin. $9.99-28. pittsburghpierogifestival.com

Mon., Sept. 24

22. LIT — Joyce Carol Oates. Fall in love with storytelling as the recipient of the National Book Award and five-time Pulitzer finalist Joyce Carol Oates shares stories from her latest work, Beautiful Days. This book is a collection of 13 stories, and a signing follows her talk. 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. $15-35.  pittsburghlectures.org

Tue., Sept. 25

23. FILM — Silk Screen film festival. Since 2005, Pittsburgh has showcased the many talents of Asian and Asian-American filmmakers. That tradition continues with films exploring LGBTQ culture in Asian communities and coming-of-age journeys. More than two dozen movies are being screened. Prices vary. Continues through Sun., Sept. 30. Various locations. silkscreenfestival.org 



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