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This week in summer activities includes Riverboat Birding and The Raconteurs

Mon., Aug. 12


12 Peers Theater presents Everybody, a modern riff on a 15th-century morality play where no two performances are the same. Be sure to see the production of this unique, Pulitzer Prize-nominated play. 8 p.m. Continues through Sun., Aug. 18. Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. $5.

Tue., Aug. 13


Contemporary Craft and the Brew House Association play host to Fiberart International, an exhibition presenting the best in contemporary fiber art. See works by 55 artists from the U.S. and abroad at two great venues. Continues through Sat., Aug. 24. 2100 Smallman St., Strip District and 711 South 21st St., South Side. Free.

The Raconteurs - PHOTO: BIG HASSLE PR
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  • The Raconteurs

More fleshed out than The White Stripes but less gnarly than the Dead Weather, The Raconteurs is the Jack White happy medium for the Goldilocks in all of us. Expect straightforward rock pop with a Jack White edge when they play at Stage AE. 6:30 p.m. 400 N. Shore Drive, North Side. $65.

Wed., Aug. 14


Explore the universe and discover new planets with the weeklong Galaxy Girls’ Space Camp. This Assemble camp for kids looking to join their own space crew runs through Fri., Aug. 16, and discounted rates are available for Garfield residents. 9 a.m. 4824 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. $225 per week.

Thu., Aug. 15


Join the MTB ride at Frick Park to hone your biking skills, meet new friends, and have an outlandishly fun time. Each night ends at the Trek bicycle shop in Shadyside, where you'll enjoy free refreshments and the opportunity to discuss bikes, have some maintenance done, and do a little shopping. 6 p.m. 1981 Beechwood Blvd., Point Breeze. Free. "MTB Ride" on Facebook

Fri., Aug. 16


The New Hazlett Theater presents Fun Home, the groundbreaking coming-of-age musical based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. The show follows the author through three stages of her life, as she discovers her sexuality and explores the mysteries surrounding her deceased father. 8 p.m. Continues through Sat., Aug. 24. Allegheny Square East, North Side.  $12-35.

Sat., Aug 17


Spotting birds is difficult in the wild, so the National Aviary wants to take you on a Riverboat Birding trip to make it easier. Watch birds from open vistas of the rivers, with expert help from ornithologist Robert Mulvihill. Includes brunch. 8 a.m. Near the Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Ave., North Side. $65-75.

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  • The UpHill 5k

Created to increase the health and well-being of Black Pittsburghers, as well as to bring awareness to disparities that exist in the Hill District and beyond, The UpHill 5k takes participants along Centre Avenue. 8:30 a.m. Hill District. $20-25.


Sure, you could tune that old acoustic of yours to drop-D and belt out some "Everlong," but why not leave it to the pros? No, not Foo Fighters, we're talking My So Called 90s Band, Pittsburgh's premier cover band dedicated to one of the top-ten decades of all time. Check them out at Jam on Walnut. 7 p.m. Walnut St., Shadyside. Free.

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  • Iron Maiden

You’ll run to the hills when Iron Maiden makes Pittsburgh a stop during its Legacy Of The Beast tour. Experience the legendary metal band live at the PPG Paints Arena. 7:30 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Downtown. Tickets start at $47.

Sun., Aug 18


Shutting down almost all of Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield, the Little Italy Daysfestival has dozens of food vendors and tons of music. But the best thing is the old-timers playing bocce. 12-6 p.m. Liberty Avenue, Bloomfield. Free.

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