Welcome to The Weekender: Your guide to the going’s-on in Pittsburgh entertainment for August 8th to August 12th, ranging from music to comedy and everything in between.

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Wednesday, August 8

Dr Zoot
Guyasuta Festival (Sharpsburg, PA)
7:00pm

Duke Robillard with special guest
Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
8:00pm

The Black Angels with special guests The Night Beats
Mr. Smalls Theatre
8:00pm

Addams Family
Through Sunday, August 12
Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
7:30pm

Jackson Browne
The Palace Theatre
7:00pm

STRATA
Wednesdays through Sundays – continues through Sept. 1.
Downtown
7:00pm and 2:00pm

Thursday, August 9

Team USA Olympic Party: Gold Medals for a Cure
Carson City Saloon
7:00pm to 11:00pm

Cabana for a Cure
The Cabana Bar at the Oxford Club
7:00pm to 11:00pm

Tailgate Party to benefit Cystic Fibrosis
Buffalo Blues Shadyside
7:00pm

Velveeta
Tussey Mountain – Wing Challenge
7:00pm to 9:30pm

An evening with The Machine (Pink Floyd Tribute)
Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
8:00pm

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Kickoff Party
Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Aries Spears
Improv Comedy Club Pittsburgh
8:00pm

Scream It Like You Mean It Tour
Stage AE – Outdoor Show
2:15pm Gates

The Sparrows
Pittsburgh’s Original Bike Night
Hard Rock Café Station Square
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Nevin James & Friends
Club Cafe
7:00pm Doors, 8:00pm Show

Abba – The Concert
Carnegie Library Music Hall
7:30pm

Friday, August 10

Jim Krenn & Gene Collier Comedy Night
Benefits the Wounded Warrior Project
Morningside Vfw
8:00pm Doors, 9:00pm Show
Related Story: Comedy Night with Pittsburgh’s Gene Collier and Jim Krenn | Benefiting The Morningside Mile

U.S. KIDS
City of Weirton Concert Series
Old Cove School Amphitheater
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Slim Forsythe with The Neon Swing X-Perience
Nied’s Hotel – Indoor Show
7:00pm

Velveeta
The Saloon
10:30pm to Close

Zoot Island
Mountaineer Resort (Chester, WV)
5:00pm

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

Bobby V
Rivers Casino – Levels
8:00pm to Midnight

One Sweet Burgh
Rivers Casino – Wheelhouse
9:00pm to 1:00am

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

Fathertime
Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
9:00pm

Walk of Shame
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino – Silks Lounge
8:00pm

Band of Skulls with The Beauregards
Mr. Smalls Theatre
8:00pm

BOSTON
Stage AE – Outdoor Show
6:30pm Gates

The Joe Zelek Band
Club Café
6:00pm Doors, 7:00pm Show

John Lefler (of Dashboard Confessional) with Pete Bush and the Hoi Polloi
Club Café
10:00pm Doors, 10:30pm Show

City Dwelling Nature Seekers CD release party
Thunderbird Café
9:00pm

Aries Spears
Improv Comedy Club Pittsburgh
8:00pm and 10:00pm

PCA unveils Artists of the Year
Opening Reception
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Saturday, August 11

Night Life
Fox Chapel Yacht Club
8:00pm to Midnight

Bon Journey
Meadows Racetrack & Casino – Silks Lounge
9:00pm

U.S. KIDS
Club Yes? (inside of the Hermitage Quality inn)
9:30pm

Dr Zoot – Trio
Lounge at LeMont (Mt. Washington, PA)
8:00pm

Radio Tokyo
4D’s Lounge (Altoona, PA)

Scott Blasey of The Clarks – Acoustic
Carnegie Science Center
2:00pm

Mondo! An Improvised Comedy Clatter
Featuring Aaron Kleiber
The Cabaret at Theater Square
10:30pm

Neon Swing Experience
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

Steeltown
Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
9:00pm

Aries Spears
Improv Comedy Club Pittsburgh
7:00pm and 9:00pm

RANT 2012
First Annual Rock All Night Tour
Various Venues in Lawrenceville
Noon to 2:00am

Rebecca Dharma with ElectroBelly Dance Troupe
Club Café
6:00pm Doors, 7:00pm Show

Donora, TeamMate
Club Café
10:00pm Doors, 10:30pm Show

An Evening with Aaron Freeman
Mr. Smalls Theatre
9:00pm

Chuck Negron
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino
8:00pm

Sunday, August 12

8th Street Rox
Tall Trees Amphitheater at the Monroeville Park
6:30pm to 9:30pm

Free Fallin for Cystic Fibrosis
12:00pm

DJ Bill Bara & DJ Digital Dave (Service Industry Night)
Rivers Casino – Drum Bar
9:30pm to 1:30am

Joey Cheetah’s Game Show Junkies
Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
8:00pm

Aries Spears
Improv Comedy Club Pittsburgh
7:00pm

Old Crow Medicine Show with the Lumineers
Stage AE
6:30pm Doors

Ghostland Observatory with James Gyre
Mr. Smalls Theatre
8:00pm