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Tuesday, Nov. 5

Matt Wertz with Elenowen 

Club Cafe

56 S. 12th St., South Side 

7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show

Tickets: $22

This event was moved from Mr. Small’s. Matt Wertz, a charming, reflective singer-songwriter who wears his heart on his sleeve, will honor all tickets purchased for the Mr. Small’s show.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra featuring Anna Singer and Nick Stamatakis

Bellefield Hall Auditorium

8 p.m.

Admission: Free

Enjoy music by Jules Massenet, Richard Wagner and Edvard Grieg featuring soprano Anna Singer and pianist Nick Stamatakis.

Thursday, Nov. 7

City of Asylum Presents Ivo Victoria and Roman Antopolsky

City of Asylum

330 Sampsonia Way, North Side

7 p.m.

Admission: Free — reservations required

Listen to a free salon reading by the winners of City of Asylum’s 2013 Pittsburgh Prize, Belgian artist Ivo Victoria and Roman Antopolsky. 

Pittsburgh Harvest II

Brillobox

4104 Penn Ave., Bloomfield

doors open 8 p.m.

Admission: $5

21+

The New Yinzer presents Pittsburgh Harvest II, featuring bands Low Man, The Lopez, Dumplings and Love Letters.

And So I Watch You From Afar with This Town Needs Guns

Garfield Artworks

4931 Penn Ave., Garfield

7 p.m. doors

Tickets: $12 at the door and $10 beforehand — tickets can be purchased at Sound Cat Records, Caliban Books and Dave’s Music Mine.

And So I Watch You From Afar is a post-rock, energy-infused, effect-laden ensemble from Belfast, Northern Ireland, that incorporates a variety of sounds and music styles to create a unique experience that doesn’t really seem to make sense — but in a good way. Supporting the band will be This Town Needs Guns, an English band whose guitar work will put you in a state of awe. 

Friday, Nov. 8

Three Rivers Film Festival

Through Nov. 23

Locations and showtimes vary

Admission: $9 for regular films

The region’s oldest film festival opens again this year with venues across the city. Boasting 80 films, the festival has movies that will appeal to cinema-goers of all kinds.

Saturday, Nov. 9

An Evening of Improvised Comedy: The LuPones, Midseason Replacement and Hipsterpotamus

Steel City Improv Theater

Greenbriar Way and Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside

7 p.m

Admission: $5 for each show

Three improvisational comedy groups provide an evening of laughs and audience participation. Offerings vary from spontaneous musicals to ironic perceptions of modern trends.

Sunday, Nov. 10

“Alien” (1979)

Manor Theatre

1729 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill

Midnight

Admission: $8

Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi thriller, which features his quintessential “Alien” character terrorizing the crew of the Nostromo, will be playing Saturday night at the Manor Theatre in Squirrel Hill.

Monday, Nov. 11

Built to Spill

Mr. Small’s Theatre

400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale

7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show

Tickets: $22 in advance, $25 at the door

Four years after the release of their last album, There Is No Enemy, the ’90s heroes of Built to Spill bring their guitar-driven brand of indie rock back to Pittsburgh.  

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