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5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: June 7-9

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
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The Pittsburgh Pride Colorguard make their way down Fifth Avenue during the Pittsburgh Pride Equality March in Downtown, Sunday, June 12, 2016. More than 130 groups and organizations participated in the parade.
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India.Arie is one of the featured performers at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival June 7-16 at Point State Park, Gateway Center and Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.
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Joshua Dun, drummer of the duo Twenty One Pilots performs during the Emotional Roadshow World Tour in Pittsburgh, Friday January 27 at PPG Paints Arena.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and a cast of soloists in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, “Ode to Joy” Friday through Sunday at Heinz Hall, Downtown.
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Jeremy Piven will be in town for "An Evening of Stand-up Comedy with Jeremy Piven" Friday and Saturday at the Improv Pittsburgh, Homestead.

It’s Art Festival and Pride weekend. There is plenty do at those two annual events as well as other options of how to spend your time this weekend.

Take pride

Pittsburgh Pride, organized by the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh is this weekend. Pride Rocks PGH is Friday, Pittsburgh PrideFest is Saturday and the official closing dance party is Sunday. Walk the Moon will perform Friday and Toni Braxton on Saturday – both on the Pennsylvania Lottery Stage at 9th St. and Fort Duquesne Blvd. PrideFest on Saturday will feature over 175 vendors, food booths, crafts and attractions on the Andy Warhol Bridge and Fort Duquesne Blvd.

Details: https://www.pittsburghpride.org/

Festival time

The 60th anniversary of the Dollar Bank Three Rives Arts Festival opens Friday, throughout the Cultural District, Point State Park, and Gateway Center, Downtown. There will be multi-disciplinary performing and visual arts attractions as well as performances by award-winning artists, and the ever-popular Artist Market. India.Arie is one of the featured performers.

Details: https://traf.trustarts.org/


Twenty One Pilots bring their “Bandito Tour” to PPG Paints Arena on Friday. The Grammy-award winning duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun will perform songs from their new album, “Trench.”

Details: http://ppgpaintsarena.com

Musical notes

Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and a cast of soloists in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, “Ode to Joy” Friday through Sunday at Heinz Hall, Downtown. The concert begins with a world premiere performance of leading American composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s “Double Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon,” featuring the talents of our own principal clarinet Michael Rusinek and principal bassoon Nancy Goeres.

Details: https://www.pittsburghsymphony.org/

Laugh out loud

Actor Jeremy Piven, who played Ari Gold in the hit HBO series “Entourage,” will perform on Friday and Saturday at Pittsburgh Improv Comedy Club in Homestead. This will be his first time in Pittsburgh. A lot of the material he uses comes from his life experiences. He said there are many brilliant comics he looks up to, including Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Dave Chappelle and Richard Pryor as well as talented females who have emerged such as Iliza Shlesinger, Ali Wong and Sarah Silverman. Piven will visit Tree of Life in Squirrel Hill on Saturday morning. He was invited by Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers to do an Aliyah, a segment of a reading from the Torah, and will have lunch with the congregation.

Details: https://improv.com/pittsburgh/

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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