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MONDAY JUNE 10 ART Pride continues at the Persad Center for TransPride Pittsburgh Art Night. Presented by TransPride Pittsburgh, a movement created to ensure that the trans community is recognized during Pittsburgh Pride Month, the event invites people 18 and older to show off their creative side in a welcoming, safe environment. Bring your own project or start something new with supplies provided on site. Participants are also welcome to bring snacks to enjoy and share. 6 p.m. 5301 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Free. persadcenter.org
TUESDAY JUNE 11
LITERATURE Educator and writer Frances Bartkowski will present her novel An Afterlife at City of Asylum’s Alphabet City, held in partnership with the CMU Humanities Festival. Bartkowski has taught in both the English and Women and Gender Studies programs at Rutgers University-Newark and Columbia University. An Afterlife is her debut novel and takes place in the days just following World War II. The two main characters survived a concentration camp and make their way from their small Bavarian hometown to northern New Jersey. 7-8:30 p.m. 40 W. North Ave., North Side. Free. alphabetcity.org
COMEDY The Capitol Steps is a comedy group specializing in the art of satire through music — specifically, satire of the United States government and politics. The group has been around since 1981 and has recorded over 35 albums, and also performs weekly in its hometown of Washington D.C. The Capitol Steps will headline the annual Art of Aging event at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, hosted by the Jewish Association of Aging. Proceeds from the performance benefit JAA’s Free Care Fund, which offers free care and services to seniors in the Pittsburgh community. 6:30-9 p.m. 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown. Tickets start at $180. jaapgh.org
WEDNESDAY JUNE 12 KARAOKE Sing along to songs by the Circle Jerks, Bad Religion, and The Dickies with members of Circle Jerks, Bad Religion, and The Dickies at Hard Rock Cafe. Punk Rock Karaoke (different from the Punk Rock Karaoke Collective mentioned earlier) brings together veterans of the punk scene to provide the backing band for a wilder, live-band version of karaoke than you’re used to. Pittsburgh’s Cumplete Basturds open. 7:30 p.m. 230 W. Station Square Drive, Station Square. $14-16. 21+. druskyentertainment.com • PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER JUNE 5-12, 2019
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