May 2019 | Summer Guide | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

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Thu., May 30

click to enlarge Adam Ehrlich Sachs
Adam Ehrlich Sachs
[Talk]

Listen to author Adam Ehrlich Sachs talk about his new critically acclaimed novel The Organs of Sense, which humorously chronicles the tale of blind astronomy in 1666 Europe. 6 p.m. Carnegie Library Main, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Free with registration. pittsburghlectures.org


[Music]

Women Who Rock features soul singer Lindsey Smith and a cappella group Sounds of Pittsburgh Chorus. Legendary percussionist Sheila E. headlines the benefit concert for women’s health, with proceeds going to Magee-Womens Research Institute. 6:30 p.m. Stage AE, 400 N. Shore Drive, North Side. $55-125. womenwhorockpgh.com


[Music]

Vocalist Anqwenique Wingfield brings her project Sirens and Queens to East Liberty's Wallace’s Whiskey Room and Kitchen to celebrate the works and lives of Black women composers. All get are welcome at the Chamber Music Pittsburgh and BOOM Concepts event. 7 p.m. Hotel Indigo, 123 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty. Pay what you wish, $15 suggested. chambermusicpittsburgh.org


[Stage]

City Theatre stages burnbabyburn, a Pittsburgh tale by former Young Playwrights Festival winner, a.k. payne. Set in Homewood, the play is described as weaving a tale of two women “bound by legacy, history, and a search for their own voice.” 7 p.m. 1300 Bingham St., South Side. Free. RSVP required. citytheatre.culturaldistrict.org


[Comedy]

Sometimes the world can feel so dark, you don’t know whether to laugh or throw your money at charity. You can do both at the Laughs for Liberty comedy show at Arcade Comedy. Proceeds benefit the ACLU of Pennsylvania. 8 p.m. 943 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $25. 16+. arcadecomedytheater.com


Fri., May 31

[Music]

The New Respects, a Nashville-based, female-fronted band consisting of four young family members, brings its soulful, pop-infused rock sound to the Smiling Moose. 6:30 p.m. 1306 E. Carson St., South Side. $13-15. smiling-moose.com


click to enlarge Chef Sean Sherman - PHOTO: HEIDI EHALT PHOTOGRAPHY
Photo: Heidi Ehalt Photography
Chef Sean Sherman
[Food]

Get back to the roots of American cuisine with a talk from Chef Sean Sherman at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. Sherman is from the Pine Ridge reservation and the founder of The Sioux Chef. He emphasizes using indigenous foods to redefine North American cuisine. 7 p.m. 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $38.75. aacc-awc.org


[Stage]

The Dust People, a new play from Catherine Trieschmann, explores the world of traditional farming clashing with renewable energy in a rural town. Everything gets more dramatic when a murder occurs. 7 p.m. Lester Hamburg Studio, 1300 Bingham St., South Side. Free (RSVP required). citytheatre.culturaldistrict.org


click to enlarge Liss Victory of The Girlie Show - PHOTO: ERIN MCCANDLESS
Photo: Erin McCandless
Liss Victory of The Girlie Show
[Music]

Like the one on 30 Rock with Jenna Maroney and Liz Lemon, but musical and not fictional, The Girlie Show is a series founded by, booked for, and featuring women musicians. At Hambone's, the lineup includes Liss Victory, Liz Berlin, Tai Chirovsky, and Amy Mmhmm. 8 p.m. 4207 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $10. hambonespgh.com


click to enlarge Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah
[Comedy]

Now settled into his gig as host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah has managed the impressive balancing act of keeping the show on track without relying too much on old tricks. Catch Noah in his original comfort zone, when he brings his standup tour Loud & Clear to Petersen Events Center. 8 p.m. 3719 Terrace St., Oakland. $46. peterseneventscenter.com

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