June 2019 | Summer Guide | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

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Mon., June 10

click to enlarge Edward Gauvin - PHOTO: QUITTERIE DE FOMMERVAULT-BERNARD
Photo: Quitterie de Fommervault-Bernard
Edward Gauvin
[Talk]

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

[Event]   

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


click to enlarge Grease - PHOTO: MATT POLK
Photo: Matt Polk
Grease
[Stage]

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

[Music]

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

[Film]

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


[Music]

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


[Art]

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

click to enlarge Sir Drone - PHOTO: ELECTRONIC ARTS INTERMIX (EAI), NEW YORK
Photo: Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York
Sir Drone
[Film]

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


click to enlarge Tank and the Bangas - PHOTO: ALEX MARKS
Photo: Alex Marks
Tank and the Bangas
[Music]

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


[Stage]

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


[Music]

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


click to enlarge Seth Meyers - PHOTO: LLOYD BISHOP
Photo: Lloyd Bishop
Seth Meyers
[Comedy]

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



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