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LOCAL CONCERTS TO SEE THIS WEEK AT THREE RIVERS ART FESTIVAL BY JORDAN SNOWDEN JSNOWDEN@PGHCITYPAPER.COM

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Brittney Chantele

With so many great musicians and artists performing at Three Rivers Art Festival, how can you choose whom to see? With a little help from a friend.

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^ Thu., June 6: Punk Rock Karaoke Collective

jewelry, art, and more. Vendors include Blasphemy Clothing, Chronic Chain, Skull Records, and more. There will be plenty of patches, chains, and even a hairdresser “dishing out mohawks and other sick cuts.” 6 p.m.-12 a.m. 1054 Herron Ave., Polish Hill.

sing, and do impersonations. She won’t eat the candy bars, though, since she’s “really not much of a sweet eater.” 8 p.m. 460 Melwood Ave., Oakland. $5-10. theglitterboxtheater.com

COMEDY Local LGBTQ comedians take the stage for Queer Folks Telling Jokes. Presented as part of Arcade Comedy Theater’s 2019 Pride Celebration, the stand-up showcase includes sets by Chrissy Costa, Kayleigh Dumass, Paige Polesnak, Peggy Walkush, Helen Wildy, and more. Hosted by musical guest Chloe Wiecz, the production aims to shine a spotlight on all of the amazing queer artists in Pittsburgh’s comedy community. 9-10:30 p.m. 943 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $12. arcadecomedytheater.com

ART Depictions of the future are rife with collapsed societies, robotic uprisings, and roving gangs battling over depleted resources. But what if there was something better? LIKELIKE, a self-described neo-arcade and playful arts gallery, presents Other Futures: videogames beyond dystopia, a new show featuring video games with more hopeful ideas of what awaits us. Includes work by Hyphen-Labs, Space Backyard, Colestia, Porpentine and Rook, Molleindustria, and Pixel Pushers Union 512. On view during the Unblurred gallery crawl, the event promises “eco utopias, afro-futurist visions, cyberqueer adventures, joyful insurrections, and fully automated communisms.” 7-11 p.m. 205 N. Evaline St., Garfield. Free. likelike.org

POETRY Local legend Rachel Ann Bovier is bringing 15 candy bars to her variety show performance at The Glitter Box Theater. The name of each candy bar, she says, tells

ANDRÉ COSTELLO AND THE COOL MINORS

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^ Fri., June 7: Rachel Ann Bovier is Back

her life story. Which candy bar sums up her claim to fame from her years as the weekly poet in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s classifieds section? Or the years she spent overlooking traffic on Bigelow Boulevard from the iconic billboard baring her smiling face and her inspirational messages? Find out at Rachel Ann Bovier is Back, where the local legend will talk candy, read poetry,

Somewhere in between indie rock and folk 2 P.M. SAT., JUNE 8 Dollar Bank Main Stage

BRITTNEY CHANTELE Social justice meets pop and hip hop 4 P.M. SAT., JUNE 8 Dollar Bank Main Stage

LILY HARVEY Tender and heartful singer/songwriter 2 P.M. SUN., JUNE 9 Acoustic Stage

GARTER SHAKE Rock band with riot grrrl and pop sensibilities 3 P.M. SUN., JUNE 9 Stanwix Stage

SATURDAY JUNE 8 PRIDE

PM MIRROR Acoustic instruments and electronic flourishes under smooth vocals 4 P.M. SUN., JUNE 9 Dollar Bank Main Stage

People’s Pride, organized by SisTers PGH, is a celebration by and for the LGBTQ community that seeks to “liberate our LGBTQIA+ community through all intersections with celebration and inclusion,” with a parade beginning at Freedom Corner in the Hill District

More info at traf.trustarts.org

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June 5, 2019 - Pittsburgh City Paper  

Pittsburgh's leading arts and entertainment newsweekly, focusing on Pittsburgh's PRIDE.