Welcome to The Weekender: Your guide to the going’s-on in Pittsburgh entertainment for April 18th to April 22nd, ranging from music to comedy and everything in between.

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Wednesday, April 18th

Pasta Night in Pittsburgh
With Magician David Lawrence
The Spaghetti Warehouse
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Mystic Knights with Gil Synder
Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
8:00pm

Reel stories: Urban Forest Film Festival
Melwood Screening Room
7:00pm

Mark Lowry
The Palace Theatre
2:00pm and 8:00pm

Will Eisner’s New York at ToonSeum
Through Friday, April 27th
The ToonSeum
10:00am and 3:00pm

Third Eye Blind
Stage AE
7:00pm Doors

Pearl and the Beard, Faithful Sinners
Thunderbird Café
8:00pm

Thursday, April 19th

Paul Gertner
The Wooden Nickel
6:30pm
Related Story: A Night of Magic, Mindreading and More in Pittsburgh with Paul Gertner

Terrance Vaughn Trio
Cioppino
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Double Time
Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
8:00pm

Cocktails & Cartoons
Playboy art star Doug Sneyd
The ToonSeum
7:00pm

Glam for the Cure
The Lounge Upstairs at Olive or Twist
6:00pm

Whirl Shop Talk
Larrimor’s
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Donnell Rawlings
Improv Comedy Club Pittsburgh
8:00pm

Kevin Hart Spring Break Comedy Explosion
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
6:30pm

Pittsburgh Improv Jam
The Cabaret at Theater Square
10:00pm

Everclear’s Art Alexakis – Live Acoustic Performance
Hard Rock Café Pittsburgh
8:30pm

Anthony Raneri of Bayside, Steve Soboslai of Punchline
Altar Bar
7:00pm Doors, 8:00pm Show

Good Old War
With The Belle Brigade, Family of the Year
Mr. Smalls Theatre
7:30pm

Attaloss, Call To Attraction, Before You
The Smiling Moose
6:00pm Doors, 6:30pm Show

Molassas Barge, Across Tundras, Carousel
The Smiling Moose
9:00pm Doors, 9:30pm Show

The Daryl Fleming Tax Day Show
Thunderbird Café
10:00pm

Friday, April 20th

Scott Blasey
Leo and Son’s Grille 31 (Mt. Pleasant, PA)
(724) 542-4330 for more
9:00pm

Brewer’s Ball 2012
Benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
I.B.E.W. #5, in the Circuit Center Ballroom
7:00pm to 10:30pm
Related Story: Pittsburgh’s Brewer’s Ball 2012 Benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

No Bad Ju Ju
Baja Bar & Grill @ The Fox Chapel Yacht Club
9:00pm

Velveeta
The Saloon
10:30pm to Close

Neon Swing Experience
Rivers Casino – Levels
8:00pm to Midnight

Tres Lads
Rivers Casino – Wheelhouse
9:00pm to 1:00am

DJ Bill Bara
Rivers Casino – Drum Bar
9:30pm to 1:30am

Bastard Bearded Irishmen with Special Guest
Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
8:00pm

The Nilesh Show; Post Crisis
Steel City Improv
8:00pm; 9:30pm

Donnell Rawlings
Improv Comedy Club Pittsburgh
8:00pm and 10:00pm

Young the Giant
Stage AE
7:00pm Doors

Texas In July
Like Moths to Flames, The Air I Breathe, Hundredth
Altar Bar
4:30pm Doors, 5:00pm Show

Comic Strips
Altar Bar
10:30pm Show

Creative.Life.Support Revival Show
Featuring Ancient Bloom, Lucky Me, Homicide Black, Zilch, Skell
Mr. Smalls Theatre
8:00pm

Sister Spit
The Andy Warhol Museum
8:00pm

Nicholas Froehlich , Hereyesindisguises, Shooting Ghost, Charlie Slum, Semi Super Villians
The Smiling Moose
5:30pm Doors, 6:00pm Show

Oh No! The Afterlife, Tallest Buildings in Norway, Sykosis, Mettal Maffia, Lost Chapters
The Smiling Moose
9:30pm Doors, 10:00pm Show

Jimmie’s Chicken Shack
With Patron Saint, Sister Charles, Casino Bulldogs
Hard Rock Café Pittsburgh
9:30pm Doors, 10:00pm Show

Dark Matter Spring Tour
Thunderbird Café
10:00pm

Paging Mr. Herman, The Redlines, Walker And The Rebellion
Howler’s Coyote Café
9:00pm

Kenny Rogers
Convocation Center, California University of Pennsylvania
7:30pm

1964…The Tribute
Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
8:00pm

The Romance of Classical Music
Through Sunday, April 22nd
Heinz Hall
8:00pm

Saturday, April 21st

No Bad Ju Ju
TJ’s Hideaway
9:00pm

8th Street Rox
Frankie and Georgie’s
10:00pm

Radio Tokyo
Cancun Cantina West (Hagerstown, MD)
10:00pm to 2:00am

Velveeta
The Meadows – Silks Lounge
8:00pm to Midnight

Michael Christopher (CD Release Party)
Rivers Casino – Levels
9:00pm to 1:00am

UFC
Rivers Casino – Wheelhouse
9:00pm to 1:00am

DJ Scottro
Rivers Casino – Drum Bar
9:30pm to 1:30am

The In Transit Band
Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
8:00pm

PGH Photo Fair
And Sunday, April 22nd
120 South Whitfield St., East Liberty
11:00am to 6:00pm

Passion Pit – CMU Spring Carnival
CFA Lawn, Carnegie Mellon
7:30pm

Record Store Day
Gooski’s, Sound Cat Records
Various Times

Donnell Rawlings
Improv Comedy Club Pittsburgh
7:00pm and 9:00pm

Blue Stocking Babes; The Temps
Steel City Improv
8:00pm; 9:30pm

Bassdrop Featuring The Speak Up Tour with Laidback Luke
Stage AE
8:00pm Doors

Distant Signals – A Tribute to Rush
Hard Rock Café Pittsburgh
10:00pm Doors, 10:30pm Show

Lez Zeppelin
Altar Bar
8:00pm Doors, 9:00pm Show

Red Hot Rebellion, Trash Magnet, Atomic Drops
Howlers Coyote Cafe
9:00pm

Tony Cenname, Bailey Park
The Smiling Moose
6:00pm Doors, 6:30pm Show

BlackJack Flannigan, Secret Society Entertainment
The Smiling Moose
9:30pm Doors, 10:00pm Show

OLD E ALLSTARS
Thunderbird Café
10:00pm

The Rainbow Gala
Hosted by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund
Westin Convention Center
6:30pm

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Spring Concert
August Wilson Center for African American Culture
8:00pm

Imagination Movers in Concert! Rock-O-Matic 2012
Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
3:00pm and 6:00pm

Sunday, April 22nd

Stump! Trivia (Team Trivia)
Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
8:00pm

Donnell Rawlings
Improv Comedy Club Pittsburgh
7:00pm

Jill Barber with TheFIVE6, Melinda
Hard Rock Café Pittsburgh
7:30pm Doors, 8:00pm Show

Soulfly
With Incite, Lody Kong, Stinkpalm Death, Storm King
Altar Bar
6:00pm Doors, 6:30pm Show

Superchrist, Abysme, Lady Beast
Howlers Coyote Cafe
9:00pm

Kottonmouth Kings with Twiztid
With Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Big B
Stage AE
7:00pm Doors

Weedeater, ASG, Racebannon, Cough
The Smiling Moose
7:00pm Doors, 7:30pm Show

Stepping Into Spring: Fashion Show, Luncheon
Duquesne University Union Ballroom
Noon

National Geographic Live: A Camera, Two Kids And A Camel
Byham Theater
7:00pm

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