Welcome to The Weekender: Your guide to the going’s-on in Pittsburgh entertainment for August 15th to 19th, ranging from music to comedy and everything in between.

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Wednesday, August 15

The 2nd Annual Pittsburgh Presidential Salute Your Troops Gala
With Jim Krenn Meet & Greet
Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall at the Priory
6:30pm to 10:00pm
Related Story: Jim Krenn Meet & Greet at The 2nd Annual Pittsburgh Presidential Salute Your Troops Gala

Dr Zoot
Heritage Port Amphitheatre (Wheeling, WV)
7:30pm

The Igniters
Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
8:00pm

Tesla
Stage AE
6:30pm Doors

Static X with Prong, Davey Suicide, 9 Electric, Long Time Divided
Mr. Smalls Theatre
6:30pm

Thursday, August 16

Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest Celebration Gala
Hosted by Amber Nicotra of WTAE Channel 4 Action News & Frank Murgia of talent network, inc.
The Grand Ballroom of the Omni William Penn Hotel

7:00pm
Related Story: 2012′s Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest Celebrate August 16 at Omni William Penn

Hackensaw Boys
Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
8:00pm

Ray Lanich with Derrick Davila
Club Café
7:00pm Doors, 8:00pm Show

Silverstein with Such Gold, Lions Lions, Daytrader, Mace Ballard
Mr. Smalls Theatre
7:30pm

Friday, August 17

WICKED
Bulldogs Sports Bar and Grill - Latrobe, PA
9:00pm

Zoot Island
Frankie & George’s (Squirrel Hill, PA)
9:00pm

Variety Band
Rivers Casino – Levels
8:00pm to Midnight

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

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

Walk of Shame
Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
9:00pm

Hot Chelle Rae: Whatever Tour 2012
Stage AE
7:00pm Doors

Steve Lemme & Kevin Heffernan
Improv Comedy Club Pittsburgh
8:00pm and 10:00pm

Dan Getkin and the Masters of American Music with New Victorians
Club Café
6:00pm Doors, 7:00pm Show

Jon Towers Book Release Party for ‘The Nonstandard Assembly: Brigade’
With Wings of Armor, Elizabeth Couteau, Joe Pac
Hosted by Pittsburgh Steelman
Club Café
10:00pm Doors, 10:30pm Show

Saturday, August 18

Jam on Walnut
Featuring Radio Tokyo & Donora
Shadyside
7:00pm to 11:00pm

Bon Journey
All Ohio Balloon Fest (Marysville, Ohio)

Terrance Vaughn
Rivers Casino – Levels
9:00pm to 1:00am

Billy the Kid
Rivers Casino – Wheelhouse
9:00pm to 1:00am

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

Velveeta
Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
9:00pm

The Nied’s Hotel Band
Nied’s Hotel – Outdoor Show

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Jimbo & the Soupbones
Meadows Racetrack & Casino – Silks Lounge
8:00pm

Steve Lemme & Kevin Heffernan
Improv Comedy Club Pittsburgh
7:00pm and 9:00pm

Bill Deasy – Live By Request Show
Club Café
6:00pm Doors, 7:00pm Show

The Spring Standards with Sephus Lee, Household Stories
Club Café
10:00pm Doors, 10:30pm Show

MC Chris with Powerglove, Richie Branson
Mr. Smalls Theatre
8:00pm

Sunday, August 19

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