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Trust Us: Gogol Bordello, a Pirate Fest and ‘Vagina Monologues’

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Gogol Bordello is headed to Brooklyn Bowl for four shows.

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Gogol Bordello Eugene Hütz and his “Start Wearing Purple” band of gypsies are back in town—not for one red-eye show, but four. Now’s the time to dig out those periwinkle shorts. April 25 & 26, May 2 & 3, midnight, $30, Brooklyn Bowl.

Joel Gion & The Primary Colours If you’ve seen Dig!, you’ll remember Gion as The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s resident tambourine-shaking jokester. Listening to recent cuts “Yes” and “Overthrow,” it sounds like the guy’s got some singing and songwriting chops, too. With Trevor and the Joneses, The Astaires; April 28, 9 p.m., $5, Beauty Bar.

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Blackboard Jungle Artist Anthony Freda returns with a witty collection of mixed-media works and paintings that tap into pop culture, current events and politics, past and present. Through April 25, Trifecta Gallery.

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Pirate Fest LV Don’t let the name fool you. This fest is also about faeries and steampunk, and a regatta with boats made of cardboard! And while the beer garden is nice, we’re more into the Mead Wagon. Arrrr! April 25-27, noon-7:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, $8-$12 single day; $15-$20 weekend pass; Lorenzi Park.

The Vagina Monologues Ever since Eve Ensler debuted her off-Broadway play in 1996, the Monologues have celebrated female strength and sexuality with a focus on ending violence against women and girls. This year’s Inspire Theater presentation continues that tradition by benefiting the Shade Tree and ends with a black and white gala. April 24 & 25, 7:30 p.m., $10-$15; April 26, 6 p.m., $25-$35.

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Prime rib challenge National Prime Rib Day is April 27, the perfect day for Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop to launch its Prime Rib Eating Challenge. If you can finish a 48-ounce slab with all the trimmings and a banana split in 45 minutes, you don’t have to pay. Otherwise, it’s $41.89. Jerry’s Nugget Casino, 1821 Las Vegas Blvd. N.

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