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August 2019

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Fri., Aug. 9

click to enlarge DJ Samuel Andres
DJ Samuel Andres

Start your Friday night off right at The Warm UP with some deep, funky, and disco-inspired house music from DJ Samuel Andres' personal collection at The Goldmark. 7 p.m. 4517 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Free.

Sat., Aug. 10


Get out to the annual Brookline Breezefest to explore the neighborhood with local vendors, food, music, and community organizations. The festival also coincides with the Brookline Breeze 5k and Fitness Walk. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Brookline Blvd., Brookline.


Vegetarians and vegans, rejoice! Try new meatless foods, adopt a pet from a local shelter, and watch live cooking demonstrations at VegFest. The popular day-long event also features live music and lots of local vendors for eco-friendly shopping. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Allegheny Commons Park, North Park. Free.


FreshFest — the nation’s first Black brew festival — returns to Nova Place with a fantastic line-up of 3,000 craft beer industry veterans, connoisseurs, and novices from across the country. In addition to the beer, festivalgoers can enjoy food trucks and live music. 12 p.m. 100 S. Commons, North Side. $25-150.

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Pancakes & Booze

Tired of stuffy art galleries? Head to the least-pretentious exhibit around. Pancakes & Booze features free all-you-can-eat pancakes, local art, music, and live painting. 8 p.m. Spirit Hall, 242 51st St., Lawrenceville. $10-13. 21+.

Sun., Aug. 11


After over 40 years, Black Flag is still flying. The pioneers of hardcore punk, known for anti-authoritarian messages and that logo popular on college dorm posters, will play Rex Theater with The Linecutters. 7 p.m. 1602 E. Carson St., South Side. $28-30.

Mon., Aug. 12


12 Peers Theater presents Everybody, a modern riff on a 15th-century morality play where no two performances are the same. Be sure to see the production of this unique, Pulitzer Prize-nominated play. 8 p.m. Continues through Sun., Aug. 18. Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. $5.

Tue., Aug. 13


Contemporary Craft and the Brew House Association play host to Fiberart International, an exhibition presenting the best in contemporary fiber art. See works by 55 artists from the U.S. and abroad at two great venues. Continues through Sat., Aug. 24. 2100 Smallman St., Strip District and 711 South 21st St., South Side. Free.

click to enlarge The Raconteurs - PHOTO: BIG HASSLE PR
Photo: Big Hassle PR
The Raconteurs

More fleshed out than The White Stripes but less gnarly than the Dead Weather, The Raconteurs is the Jack White happy medium for the Goldilocks in all of us. Expect straightforward rock pop with a Jack White edge when they play at Stage AE. 6:30 p.m. 400 N. Shore Drive, North Side. $65.

Wed., Aug. 14


Explore the universe and discover new planets with the weeklong Galaxy Girls’ Space Camp. This Assemble camp for kids looking to join their own space crew runs through Fri., Aug. 16, and discounted rates are available for Garfield residents. 9 a.m. 4824 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. $225 per week.

Thu., Aug. 15


Join the MTB ride at Frick Park to hone your biking skills, meet new friends, and have an outlandishly fun time. Each night ends at the Trek bicycle shop in Shadyside, where you'll enjoy free refreshments and the opportunity to discuss bikes, have some maintenance done, and do a little shopping. 6 p.m. 1981 Beechwood Blvd., Point Breeze. Free. "MTB Ride" on Facebook

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