Welcome to The Weekender: Your guide to the going’s-on in Pittsburgh entertainment for the first weekend of August 2012, ranging from music to comedy and everything in between.

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Wednesday, August 1

Pink For a Purpose
La Cucina Flegrea Regional Italian Cuisine in Market Square
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Hewlett/Anderson
Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
8:00pm

The Tallest Man On Earth
New Hazlett Theater
8:00pm

The Head And The Heart, Lost in the Trees
Mr. Smalls Theater
8:00pm

Meiko with Buddy and Eric Oliver
Club Café
7:00pm Doors, 8:00pm Show

Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World
Through Sept. 30
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The Addams Family
Through August 12
Benedum Center
7:30pm

Jazz Dance World Festival
Through August 4
Byham Theater
8:00pm

Strata Pittsburgh
Bricolage Production
Through September 1
Downtown Pittsburgh
7:00pm

Thursday, August 2

Date Me, Do Me, Dump Me
Through August 5
Rex Theater
8:00pm
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Tres Lads
Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
8:00pm

The Bouncing Souls, The Menzingers, Luther
Mr. Smalls Theater
8:00pm

M83, Big Black Delta
Carnegie Library Of Homestead Music Hall
8:00pm

Chicago and the Doobie Brothers
First Niagara Pavilion
8:00pm

NomaD
Hard Rock Cafe Station Square
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Patrick Varine, The Grifters
Club Café
7:00pm Doors, 8:00pm Show

Girls Only – The Secret Comedy of Women
Through September 2
Cabaret at Theatre Square
7:30pm

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

Chris Porter
Improv Comedy Club Pittsburgh
8:00pm

Friday, August 3

Velveeta
Baja Bar & Grill
8:00pm to Midnight

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Mike Filosemi of 8th Street Rox – Solo Acoustic
Steel City Steakhouse
9:00pm

Dancing Queen
The Rochester Inn

Bryan Cole
Rivers Casino – Levels
9:00pm to 1:00am

Night Life
Rivers Casino – Wheelhouse
9:00pm to 1:00am

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

No Bad JuJu
Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
9:00pm

Big D and The Kids Table
With The Hang Lows, Simply Chillin’, The Trabajabas
Mr. Smalls Theatre
8:00pm

Ben Hackett
Club Café
6:00pm Doors, 7:00pm Show

Two Cow Garage with Homeless Gospel Choir, Chris Stowe
Club Café
10:00pm Doors, 10:15pm Show

Chris Porter
Improv Comedy Club Pittsburgh
8:00pm and 10:00pm

The Golden Dragon
Through August 26
Lake Carnegie
8:00pm

Unblurred
Penn Avenue Arts District

6:00pm

Flood City Music Festival
Through August 5
Peoples Natural Gas Park (Johnstown, PA)
Various Times

Wicked
Ramada Hotel and Conference Center – Greensburg
9:30pm

Saturday, August 4

Clemente for a Cure
Roberto Clemente Museum
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Velveeta
Lebo UltraParty (Mt. Lebanon, PA)
8:30pm to 11:30pm

Gene Collier
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort – the Marquis Ballroom
9:00pm
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Bon Journey
Quaker Steak and Lube (Sharon, PA)
10:00pm

Dr Zoot
Rivers Casino – Wheelhouse
9:00pm to 1:00am

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

Billy Ocean
Rivers Casino
Live on the Rivers – Free Summer Concert Series
8:00pm

Pat McGee with Sarah Miles
Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
9:00pm

Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller
First Niagara Pavilion
5:30pm

Brian Price of 102.5 WDVE and Rick Witkowski of BE Taylor GroupAcoustic
Carnegie Science Center
2:00pm

Zack Simmen with Johnny Miller
Club Café
6:00pm Doors, 6:30pm Show

Wizard Bomb with Big Gypsy
Club Café
10:00pm Doors, 10:30pm Show

Chris Porter
Improv Comedy Club Pittsburgh
7:00pm and 9:00pm

Rufus Wainwright
Carnegie Library Music Hall
8:00pm

Print party: AIR exhibit & garage sale
Artists Image Resource
2:00pm to 8:00pm

Sunday, August 5

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

Chris Porter
Improv Comedy Club Pittsburgh
7:00pm