[FESTIVUS FOR THE REST OF US] + THU., DEC. 21
What’s better than Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa combined? A made-up holiday derived from Seinfeld revolving around an aluminum pole. Howlers will host its annual Festivus 13, billed as the “longest-running celebration of Sein-Culture in the ’Burgh.” This year’s musical lineup features bright-eyed punk from Endless Mike and the Beagle Club, the industrial sound of Rein[Forced], moody indie-rock from Emily Rodgers, and a Seinfeld-themed set from punk-comedy duo Lorenzo’s Oil. There will also be a trivia contest, feats of strength and, of course, the airing of grievances (which could last days, after the year we’ve had).
4509 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield.
$5. 21 and older.
412-682-0320 or www.howlerspittsburgh.com