June 10 - 14: The Lemonheads, Summer lovin', Seth Meyers and much more hit town this week | Summer Guide | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

June 10 - 14: The Lemonheads, Summer lovin', Seth Meyers and much more hit town this week

Mon., June 10

  • Photo: Quitterie de Fommervault-Bernard
  • Edward Gauvin


Ever wondered how onomatopoeias get translated into other languages? Find out at Comics in Translation, a talk at Alphabet City featuring Edward Gauvin, translator of over 300 French graphic novels. 7 p.m. 40 W. North Ave., North Side. alphabetcity.org

Tue., June 11


It's hard to be in a bad mood when the Three Rivers Arts Festival descends on Downtown, bringing out locals and visitors alike for ten days of food, music, and art. If crowds aren't your thing, a Tuesday stroll to Point State Park might be your best option. All day. Downtown. Free. traf.trustarts.org

  • Photo: Matt Polk
  • Grease


Summer loving is in full swing when Grease takes the stage at the Benedum Center. Hear all your favorite song-and-dance numbers from the live production of the movie musical about teen romance in the 1950s. 7:30 p.m. Seventh St. and Penn Ave., Downtown. $26.25-76.25. pittsburghclo.culturaldistrict.org

Wed., June 12

  • Lemonheads


Revisit ’90s grunge when The Lemonheads play at Mr. Smalls Theatre. The act is joined by former bassist for The Replacements, Tommy Stinson. 7 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. $25. mrsmalls.com

Thu., June 13


Celebrate the 140th birthday of groundbreaking filmmaker and North Side native Lois Weber at the Heinz History Center with Lois Weber: Film Pioneer, featuring TCM host Illeana Douglas and film historian Dr. Shelley Stamp. 7 p.m. 1212 Smallman St., Strip District. $20. heinzhistorycenter.org


No more waiting in vain for legendary reggae to come to McKees Rocks. The Wailers, featuring a number of the original members, are at the newly opened Roxian Theater. 7 p.m. 425 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks. $23-30. roxianlive.com


One of Pittsburgh’s most highly regarded poetry events, the Cave Canem Poets at Alphabet City is a must-see. This year will feature acclaimed poets Cornelius Eady, Ruth Ellen Kocher, and Matthew Shenoda. 7:30. 40 W. North Ave., North Side. Free with RSVP. alphabetcity.org

Fri., June 14

  • Photo: Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York
  • Sir Drone


Follow along as Los Angeles teenagers try to start a punk band in 1989’s low-budget film Sir Drone. Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, who selected the film as part of her exhibition Lo-Fi Glamour, calls it “epic.” 6:30 p.m. The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side. Free. warhol.org

Tank and the Bangas - PHOTO: ALEX MARKS
  • Photo: Alex Marks
  • Tank and the Bangas


New Orleans group Tank and the Bangas brings its soul, hip-hop, R&B, and jazz-infused sound to the Dollar Bank Main Stage at Point State Park for the Three Rivers Arts Festival. 7:30 p.m. Point State Park. 101 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. Free. traf.trustarts.org


The film adaption of Gone with the Wind is so storied that it has inspired new works just based on its creation. Moonlight and Magnolias, a play loosely based on the chaotic behind-the-scenes making of the film, will run at Apple Hill Playhouse. 7:30 p.m. Continues through Sun., June 16. 275 Manor Road, Delmont. $15-20. applehillplayhouse.org


The legacy of solo Paul McCartney (Wings, The Fireman) is too much to appreciate in a single event, so the organizers are getting the band back together for another iteration of Pittsburgh Plays: Sir Paul McCartney, featuring some of the sharpest musicians and most entertaining performers in town. 8 p.m. Jergel's, 103 Slade Lane, Warrendale. $21. pittsburghplays.com

  • Photo: Lloyd Bishop
  • Seth Meyers


Seth Meyers may be a New Hampshire native (fun fact: Adam Sandler and Sarah Silverman are also from the same town), but the Late Night host has deep Pittsburgh ties and serious love for the Pens, Pirates, and Penguins. Expect that to come up when Meyers performs at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall. 8:45 p.m. 510 E. 10th Ave., Munhall. $39.50-59.50. librarymusichall.com

Sat., June 15

Sesame Street's Nina helps Big Bird, Elmo, and Abby Cadabby plan their cross-country road trip. - PHOTO: SESAME WORKSHOP/RICHARD TERMINE
  • Photo: Sesame Workshop/Richard Termine
  • Sesame Street's Nina helps Big Bird, Elmo, and Abby Cadabby plan their cross-country road trip.


Even Big Bird needs a vacation sometimes. Join your favorite characters for the Sesame Street Road Trip at Flagstaff Hill for a stage show, milk and cookies, a treasure hunt, and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Schenley Park, Oakland. sesamestreet.org

John Frederick Herring Sr. (English, 1795 - 1865), The Final Lengths of the Race for the Doncaster Gold Cup - IMAGE: VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
  • Image: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • John Frederick Herring Sr. (English, 1795 - 1865), The Final Lengths of the Race for the Doncaster Gold Cup


"Sporting art" is more than just paintings of horses, though there are a lot of those, and the Frick Art Museum has some of the premier works of the genre on display through September 8. If you're into bucolic pastures populated with animals, well-dressed English people (and horses), don't miss A Sporting Vision. 10 a.m. 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze. $15. thefrickpittsburgh.org

  • Photo: Christopher Sprowls
  • TEDxPittsburgh


Come out, open your ears, and learn a thing or two as TEDxPittsburghwelcomes some of the city's finest thinkers and talkers to share their ideas. Speakers include an artificial intelligence technologist, a space entrepreneur, and a baker. 11:30 a.m. Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown. $35. tedxpittsburgh.org


See a reading and short talk by author Mark Craven during a release for his new book Karyeator at the Waterfront Barnes and Noble. This is the first fiction work for the Pittsburgh native, whose previous four books all focus on self-improvement. 7-10 p.m. 100 West Bridge St., Homestead. $12. iammarkcraven.com


Daughters' 2003 debut Canada Songs is a blistering 11 minutes of relentless hardcore perfection (not to mention really good song titles like "Pants, Meet Shit" and "I Slept with the Daughters and All I Got Was This Lousy Song Written About Me"). They've gone on to expand their horizons a bit, but the intensity hasn't wavered. Check in with Daughters at the Rex Theater. 8 p.m. 1602 E. Carson St., South Side. $20. rextheater.net


A project that began with letter writing, A Letter Compiled From All Letterscontemporary dance work merges live performance and video projection to comment on the evolution of communication. 8 p.m. New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. $15-20. newhazletttheater.org

Sun., June 16


Kennywood joins forces with Steel City Con for a special Father’s Day event. Head to the Kennywood Comic-Con, where, in addition to the usual rides and fun treats, you can interact with comic book creators and browse merchandise fit for any fatherly fan. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 4800 Kennywood Blvd., West Mifflin. $27. kennywood.com


Nothing better to share with pops than brisket and birds. The National Aviaryis hosting Father’s Day BBQ Brunch in the Rose Garden. Birds of prey will pay you a visit, so guard your meat. Two separate seatings. 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. 700 Arch St., North Side. $19.50-44. aviary.org


This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh’s annual 10-day fest of art and music. Catch the festival’s last act of 2019, the wildly energetic rock band J. Roddy Walston and the Business. 12 p.m. Point State Park, 601 Commonwealth Pl., Downtown. Free. traf.trustarts.org

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