Fri., April 26ptownbar.com – Jellyfish helps kicks off Reel Q’s third annual Pittsburgh Underground Film Festival (PUFF) with a free afterparty for the opening night screening of Knife+Heart, a new queer slasher film starring French pop-star Vanessa Paradis (7:30 p.m. 5530 Penn Ave., East Liberty. $7-10. kelly-strayhorn.org). For this event, Jellyfish welcomes Elska Magazine, a bi-monthly photography publication described as "part intellectual queer pin-up mag, and part sexy anthropology journal."
Sat., April 27spiritpgh.com – Join Big Freedia for the TWERKfest Pre-PRIDE Dance Party at Spirit. Hosted by Tru T PGH, the event kicks off this year’s People's Pride event with a celebration presided over by New Orleans’ own Queen of Bounce. For double the fun, check out the NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off with Jonathan Toubin downstairs in the Spirit Lodge ($8 in advance/$10 at the door).
Pop Punk Night: Halfoween Masquerade at The Smiling Moose. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 1306 E. Carson St., South Side. Free. smiling-moose.com - Halloween is six months away, but The Smiling Moose is ready to celebrate now, with its Pop Punk Night: Halfoween Masquerade. Dress up, drink, and dance to all the best emo and pop-punk music from the '90s, '00s, and today. Text requests to 412-398-4019 or tweet to @poppunknight.
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Thu., April 25
Down to Funk at The Goldmark. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Doors at 8 p.m. 4517 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Free. thegoldmark.com
COVEN at Belvederes Ultra-Dive. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 4016 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Free. belvederesultradive.com
Perpetual Propaganda at Scenario. 10 p.m. 1005 East Carson St., South Side. Free. scenariopgh.com
Studio 54 at There Ultra Lounge. 12 a.m. 931 Liberty Ave., Downtown. Free. facebook.com/THEREUltra
Fri., April 26
In Bed By Ten at Spirit. 6-9 p.m. 242 51st St., Lawrenceville. $10. spiritpgh.com
Friday Nights with DJ Midas at The Goldmark. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Doors 6 p.m. 4517 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Free. thegoldmark.com
Diamond Life at Spirit. 9 p.m. 242 51st St., Lawrenceville. $5. spiritpgh.com
80s Night at Belvederes Ultra-Dive. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 4016 Butler St.,
Lawrenceville. $5. belvederesultradive.com
Red Cup Nation’s Faded Fast Tour at Scenario. 9 p.m. 1005 East Carson St., South Side. Free. scenariopgh.com
Union at Brillobox. 10 p.m. 4104 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. $10. brilloboxpgh.com
Sat., April 27
Saturday Nights with DJ Nugget at The Goldmark. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Doors 6 p.m. 4517 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $5 after 10 p.m. thegoldmark.com
Drake Night at Belvederes Ultra-Dive. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 4016 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $5-7. belvederesultradive.com
DJ Endless & DJ Nugget/90s & 00s Party at Scenario. 9 p.m. 1005 East Carson St., South Side. Free/$5 after 11 p.m. scenariopgh.com
Slappers N Bangers at Brillobox. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 4104 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. $5. brilloboxpgh.com
Hot Mass [Cold Cuts] with Jarrett T at Club Pittsburgh. 11:59 p.m.-7 a.m. 1139 Penn Ave, Strip District. $10. clubpittsburgh.com
Mon., April 29
In the Weeds: Industry DJ Night at Ace Hotel. 9 p.m.-12 a.m. 120 South Whitfield St., East Liberty. Free. acehotel.com/Pittsburgh
Tue., April 30
Request Nite with DJ Joanie B at Howlers. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 4509 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. Free. howlerspittsburgh.com
Wed., May 1
First Wednesday Welcome Dance with 412Step at Belvederes Ultra-Dive. 6:30-9 p.m. 4016 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Free. belvederesultradive.com
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