On the Tahn: dance parties and live music at Roxian, Government Center and more (May 5-8) | Art + entertainment | Pittsburgh

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Japanese breakfast

Thu, 5 May

Japanese breakfast
Roxian Theater
7 p.m.

Japanese Breakfast, an experimental pop act directed by Korean-American musician, director and author Michelle Sauner, recently received two Grammy nominations for the album Anniversary. See why Forks called Sauner “a true blue rock star hardened in the waters of Shugeiz, Pacific Northwest Rock and Twi, creating music that naturally bridges the gap between dream pop and electropop” when she plays Roxian with Great Time. 425 Charters Ave., McKeese Rocks. $ 37.50. 18 and over. roxiantheatre.com

Mad Bar
9 pm – 1 am

Control which genre sounds at Mad Bar this Thursday. Special drinks too. 736 Bellefonte St., Shadyside. $ 5. 21 and over. madbarpgh.com

Fri, May 6

Moses Borges
Casa Brasil
8 p.m.

Moisés Borges is a guitarist and vocalist from Cleveland who was born in Bahia, Brazil. He performs using rhythms such as bolero, baião, xote, afoxeé frevo, forró, and especially Samba and Bossa Nova. This Friday he will play Casa Brasil on their Buteco stage. 5904 Bryant Street, Highland Park. $ 10. All ages. casa-brasil.com

Ultra-dive Belvedere
21: 00-02: 00

This dance party, inspired by Y2k, will feature all the hits from the start, including Missy, Britney, Usher, Doja, Lil Nas X and others. 4016 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $ 7. 21 and over. belvederesultradive.com

JET Party Services
21: 00-02: 00

JET Party Services welcomes Rebecca Goldberg, a producer, DJ, live performer and designer from Detroit who sometimes plays music under her pseudonym Acid Queen. She will be joined by Jwan Allen, Eric Justin and Thomas Cox of JET. 242 51st St., Lawrenceville. $ 10. 21 and over. spiritpgh.com

Material Girls
21: 00-02: 00

Rejoice! Cattivo has officially returned with its inclusive dance parties, including this one highlighting the wonders of the decade. Expect Don Summer, Cardi B, Beyonce, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Kylie Minogue and others. 146 44th St., Lawrenceville. $ 5. 21 and over. cattivopgh.com

click to enlarge High Pulp in the government center - PHOTO: VIL MATSUDA

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High Pulp in the government center

Sat, May 7

21: 00-02: 00

At this popular disco and funk party, all your favorite retro banners return until the early hours. 242 51st St., Lawrenceville. $ 7 before 10 p.m., $ 10 after. 21 and over. spiritpgh.com

Ultra-dive Belvedere
21: 00-02: 00

Come dance with the best in pop punk and emo during this popular night at Belvedere’s. 4016 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $ 7 before 10 p.m., $ 10 after. 21 and over. belvederesultradive.com

10 pm – 2 nights

This most beautiful residence in Cobra begins with a cod, or, so to speak, a bite. Venom supplies music for dance halls, so be prepared to sweat. 4305 Main St., Bloomfield. $ 10. 21 and over. cobrapgh.com

Hot Mass
Hot Mass
11 pm – late

It’s a Cobra party after the party, so come ready for bed. Ticket prices will go to support the Queer Fam Foundation. 1139 Penn Ave., Strip District. $ 20-40. 21 and over. hotmasspgh.com

Sun, May 8th

High pulp
Government Center

Seattle’s High Pulp, which describes its sound as an experimental jazz mix of bebop, punk rock, shoemaking, hip-hop and electronic music, joined Jared Matson and Dan Kossuth this weekend at the Government Center. 715 East St., North Side. $ 12-15. All ages. thegovernmentcenter.com


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