June 2019 | Summer Guide | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

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Thu., June 6


AIDS Free Pittsburgh kicks off the Pittsburgh PrideFest at Ace Hotel with Hotter Than July. Hosted by drag performer moon baby, the street party features rapper Leikeli47, DJ collective New World Dysorder, HUNY, and a vogue battle by True T Entertainment. 6-11 p.m. 120 S. Whitfield St., East Liberty. Free. acehotel.com/pittsburgh

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Photo: Tim Carpenter
Fellowship 19

Photographers Tim Carpenter and Rebecca Arthur are bringing their works to the Silver Eye Center as winners of its Fellowship 19 exhibit, an international juried photography competition chosen from more than 200 submissions. 7 p.m. 4808 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. Free. silvereye.org

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Ben Blazer in Marjorie Prime

Part-Black Mirror Domhnall Gleeson episode, part-Blade Runner, Marjorie Prime is a futuristic story in which beings known as "primes" are designed to "look, sound, and smile" like our deceased loved ones. Orange is the New Black writer Jordan Harrison's play comes to Pittsburgh Public Theater. 8 p.m. O'Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown. $30. ppt.org

Fri., June 7


DIY vendors at the Punk Rock Flea Market 666 include SKULL Records, Blasphemy Clothing, Nicole Morrow, and Cobra Cakes. 6 p.m. The Rock Room, 1054 Heron Ave., Polish Hill. Free. Search "Pittsburgh Punk Rock Flea Market 666" on Facebook


Help your LGBTQ+ community and grab some food truck snacks, refreshments, and enjoy a selection of DJs at a fundraiser for Proud Haven. Oh, and there is a wig dance party! 6 p.m. Workshop PGH DIY, 5135 Penn Ave., Garfield. Free Admission. proudhaven.org


Music and technology collide at the Phillter International Music Fest when bands, live loopers, and solo innovators – any artist that fuses live music and tech – come together for education and outreach. 7 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe, 230 W. Station Square Drive, Station Square. $15-200. fest.phillter.com

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Photo: The Rangos Giant Cinema
Purple Rain

Prince and his music were larger than life. Now, in his passing they’ve become giants —– literally! Come celebrate Prince’s b-day at The Rangos Giant Cinema in the Carnegie Science center, where they will screen the iconic film Purple Rain. 7:30 p.m. One Allegheny Ave., North Side. $9.95. carnegiesciencecenter.org


The legendary funk master George Clinton is making his last stop in Pittsburgh at Rivers Casino, as part of his farewell One Nation Under a Groove Tour. Fishbone and Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf will also perform. 8 p.m. 777 Casino Drive, North Side. $50-225. riverscasino.com/Pittsburgh

Sat., June 8


Pittsburghers come together for Pridefest 2019 — for the first time at its new location on the Andy Warhol Bridge. As always, expect vendors, food, and entertainment on a number of stages. The theme is #WeAreOne. 12 p.m. Fort Duquesne Blvd. and Seventh St., Downtown. Free. pittsburghpride.org

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CP photo: Jared Wickerham
Brittney Chantele

Social justice activist, artist, and poet Brittney Chantele has yet another title on her impressive repertoire of talents: pop artist. See Pittsburgh’s own perform her emotional hits on Three Rivers Arts Festival’s main stage. 4 p.m. Point State Park, Downtown. traf.trustarts.org

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Photo: Kino Lorber
Patrick Riester as Peter Bishton in Computer Chess

"If all computers can do is calculate, then what is artificial intelligence?" That's one of the core ideas at play in Andrew Bujaski's fictional film Computer Chess, about a competition between programmers to see whose software can call check-mate first. Features Wiley Wiggins of Dazed and Confused and Waking Life fame. 7 p.m. Rangos Giant Cinema, 1 Allegheny Ave., North Side. $9.95. carnegiesciencecenter.org

Sun., June 9


WHAMglobal highlights pregnancy and motherhood for Birthing a Movement, a pop-up art exhibit at the William Pitt Union featuring some of Pittsburgh’s leading women artists. On this day, WHAMglobal sets up at Carnegie Library’s Reading Extravaganza with an interactive family-focused art project. 12-5 p.m. William Pitt Union. 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Free. whamglobal.org


Rapper and star Big Freedia, aka The Queen of Bounce, headlines the People’s Pride 2k19. This year’s celebration, presented by SisTers Pgh and True T Pittsburgh, is taking a step back in time. It’s a Pride of the Ages! 12 p.m. Freedom Corner, Crawford St., Hill District. sisterspgh.org

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Photo: Arcade Comedy Theater
Golden Girls Live

Arcade Comedy Theater thanks you for being a friend with Golden Girls Live, a drag tribute to the popular sitcom about four older women living the single life in Miami. Join Sophia, Rose, Blanche, and Dorothy for a show about sex, cheesecake, and friendship. 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. 943 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $15. arcadecomedytheater.com

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