This Weekend… 10.16

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This Weekend… 10.16

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Thursday, Oct. 16

Anthony Jeselnik

Byham Theater

101 6th St.

Time: 8 p.m.

Admission: $28.25

Anthony Jeselnik, Pittsburgh’s homegrown dark king of comedy, comes back for his first local set since his Comedy Central show “The Jeselnik Offensive” was cancelled. Since he’s been out of the spotlight for a little while, it’s anyone’s guess what the new material will cover. But if his past live albums, Shakespeare and Caligula, are any indication, AIDS, family tragedies and rape jokes should be expected.

Friday, Oct. 17

The Gaslight Anthem with Against Me!

Stage AE

400 North Shore Drive

Time: 7 p.m.

Admission: $23 advance, $25 day of show

The Gaslight Anthem amped up the melodramatic ’80s pastiche on this year’s tepidly received Get Hurt, and frontman Brian Fallon turned in some of his most personal songs to date. The band played Mr. Smalls last fall but graduates to the big stage with one of the most urgent current punk acts, Against Me! 

Saturday, Oct. 18


Mr. Smalls Theater

400 Lincoln Ave.

Time: 9 p.m.

Admission: $18

TUnE-yArDs’ second LP, 2011’s w h o k i l l, was a gloriously jam-packed effort of extroversion. Except for “Powa” and “Wooly Wooly Gang,” these songs were constantly in-your-face, with detailed eccentricities and Merrill Garbus’ highly assertive voice. For the follow-up, this year’s Nikki Nack, Garbus and company didn’t pull back — it featured hookier pop songs, but they still bursted at the seams with wacky, cotton-candy quirks. Saturday will be the group’s first Pittsburgh show since 2012.

Saturday, Oct. 18 (until Nov. 9)

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Fall Flower Show

1 Schenley Drive

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: $11-15 (exhibit included with daily rate)

Phipps’ annual exhibit kicks off this weekend, showcasing vibrant colors of the fall season along with numerous model train displays lining the conservatory. Chrysanthemums are the centerpiece this year — as they have been since 1893 — and Phipps grows them using a wide array of techniques and blossom results.

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