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click to enlarge Cat Video Fest - SCREENCAP FROM CAT VIDEO FEST 2019 MOVIE TRAILER
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Cat Video Fest
Wed., March 6 — Film

Critics have long noted the original 1933 King Kong has some pretty overt racist overtones. But confronting America’s problems with racism in pop cultural is actually a pretty important use of your time. AMC Waterfront 22 is screening the classic monster movie film, which has played a monster-size role in influencing modern film. Grab some popcorn. March 6. 7:30 p.m. 300 W. Waterfront Drive, Homestead. $5-7. amctheatres.com

Thu., March 7 - Art

Libraries have always been an important part of communities. In the newest exhibit at the Brew House Gallery, one is a source of inspiration. In This is Not Romantic, three artists, connected through the Braddock Carnegie Library, use photography, multi-media works and sound to explore how their lives have intersected through the library. 2-7 p.m. Thursdays; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and by appointment. Through March 23. 711 S. 21st St., South Side. brewhousearts.org

Fri., March 8 – EVENT

The co-working space Alloy 26 celebrates International Women’s Day by highlighting the projects, businesses, and platforms of local women. The event includes yoga, raffles, and panels, including a discussion on how to run for office featuring various women political candidates and representatives. 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 100 S. Commons, North Side. Free. alloy26.com

Sat., March 9 — Expo

Pittsburgh’s Bleed Black & Gold Tattoo Expo is back for its third year. Over 200 artists gather at Sheraton Station Square for a weekend of tattoos, body piercings, and live entertainment. Ink lovers compete to win best sleeve, tattoo of the day, and more. March 8-10. Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel, 300 W. Station Square Drive, South Side. $25-50. pittsburghtattooexpo.com

Sun., March 10 — Comedy

This annual drag comedy pageant is a preliminary to the national show in Orlando, so expect some serious laughs and serious drag. Miss Steel City Comedy Queen contestants pay a $50-75 entry fee. At There Ultra Lounge, they compete in different categories like Outrageous Evening Gown and Comedic Talent. 9 p.m. 931 Liberty Ave., Downtown. Free. Facebook “There Ultra Lounge”

Mon., March 11 - Film

Is anything more purrfect than sitting on your couch watching cat videos on YouTube? Yes, yes, there is: laughing your tail off at cat videos on the big screen at Row House Cinema. With clips chosen from thousands of submissions, Cat Video Fest is sure to make you meowy happy. Through March 21. Tickets and showtimes to come. 4115 Butler St., Lawrenceville. rowhousecinema.com

Tue., March 12 — Music

Catch drummer Thomas Wendt for a free show at Backstage Bar. A staple of Pittsburgh's jazz scene and Duquesne University and the Afro-American Music Institute of Homewood, Wendt has worked with some of the biggest names in modern jazz. Google him backing up with Mark Strickland on Wes Montgomery's "West Coast Blues" for an intro to his restrained, smart style. 5 p.m. 655 Penn Ave., Downtown. Free. trustarts.org

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