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Wed., June 19

[Event]

The Magic Mike XXL Tribute Show might not star Channing Tatum, but these male dancers will charm and woo you all the same. 9 p.m. The Linden Grove, 1100 Grove Road, Castle Shannon. $25-50. Search “Magic Mike XXL” on Eventbrite


Thu., June 20

click to enlarge The Speckled Band - PHOTO: ROCKY RACO/KINETIC THEATRE
Photo: Rocky Raco/Kinetic Theatre
The Speckled Band
[Stage]

Treat yourself to one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's lesser known Sherlock Holmes stories when Kinetic Theatre stages The Speckled Band. It's a locked-room mystery, featuring Pittsburgh favorites David Whalen as Holmes and Sam Tsoutsouvas as a "dastardly stepfather." 8 p.m. Charity Randall Theatre, 4301 Forbes Ave., Oakland. $42. kinetictheatre.org


click to enlarge Makaya McCraven - PHOTO: DAVID-MARQUES
Photo: David-Marques
Makaya McCraven
[Music]

The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival kicks off with a can't-miss performance from percussionist/composer Makaya McCraven at August Wilson African American Cultural Center. If you're new to McCraven, start with the irresistible "Gnawa" from 2016's In The Moment. 8 p.m. 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $13.75. aacc-awc.culturaldistrict.org


Fri., June 21

click to enlarge Clemente Museum - PHOTO: ROB LARSON
Photo: Rob Larson
Clemente Museum
[Art]

Area youth are invited to join MLK community mural project founder Kyle Holbrook as he paints a larger-than life mural of Roberto Clemente on the side of the Clemente Museum. Adults can help later in the day, when the painting event turns into a party with food trucks, booze, and live music. 10 a.m. kids; 3 p.m. adults. 3339 Penn Ave., Strip District. Free. clementemuseum.com


[Event]

The Jewish Family and Community Services center of Pittsburgh wants to make refugees feel welcome in the Steel City, so it's holding a celebration on World Refugee Day to do just that. Food, crafts, and performances will highlight the talents of Pittsburgh’s refugee community. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 1 Market Square, Downtown. Free. jfcspgh.org


click to enlarge Urban Garden Party: Solstice - PHOTO: ANNIE O’NEILL PHOTOGRAPHY
Photo: Annie O’Neill Photography
Urban Garden Party: Solstice
[Dance]

Spend the longest day of the year dancing with visions of fairies, druids, centaurs, and all things mystical at the Mattress Factory’s Urban Garden Party: Solstice. This isn’t a midsummer’s night dream; it’s a midsummer’s night reality! 7:30 p.m. Fri., June 21. Mattress Factory, 505 Jacksonia St., North Side. $75-360. mattress.org


Sat., June 22

[Event]

The ultimate Shadyside block party returns with Jam on Walnut. Join cover band Dancing Queen on a blocked-off Walnut Street for a concert to benefit the Humane Animal Rescue. Get there early to visit local bars and restaurants. 6 p.m. Walnut St., Shadyside. thinkshadyside.com


[Music]

The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival presents a special performance by TV and stage star Tamara Tunie at the August Wilson Center African American Cultural Center. Tunie will be followed by the Paul Jost Quartet. 9 p.m. 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $28.75. trustarts.org



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