What to do this week, from the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix to OpenStreetsPGH: July 19-25
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Monday July 19: Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Invitational Car Show at Shadyside
Start and end your week with the fastest action in town. Board Monday along charming Walnut Street, where you’ll get lost in front of rare, classic, and exotic cars at this free showcase. Other PVGP highlights this week include the countryside tour, the waterfront car cruise, and tune-up night.
Tuesday July 13: JazzLive at the Allegheny Overlook
Brighten up your week at the coolest outdoor gathering place in the city center. Hosted by Bob Studebaker, the free concert features music from Pittsburgh’s David Throckmorton Quartet, as well as a beer garden Brew Gentlemen, giant games and food trucks.
Wednesday July 21: Startup Drinks Pittsburgh at Allegheny Overlook
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
One of Burgh’s hottest happy hours is back to spark conversations at AO. Bring your brightest ideas – and your burning questions – and meet the leading founders, developers, designers, innovators and investors of Pittsburgh’s thriving entrepreneurial community. Free registration.
Thursday July 22: 412 Food Rescue Impact Event at The Residency
Twenty million pounds of recovered food and six years of remarkable service. Join 412 Food Rescue Co-Founder and CEO Leah Lizarondo in celebrating the impact the organization has had on regional food insecurity and waste since 2019. The event will celebrate the release of Love is #FREE, a “Humans of New York” style book. featuring 100 photo portraits of 412 Food Rescue volunteers by Chancellor Humphrey, as well as illustrations by Baron Batch and poetry by Veronica Corpuz. Free registration.
Thursday July 22: Summer at the Square Block Party in Mellon Square
Head to Mellon Square – the country’s first modern garden plaza built over a parking lot – for a free block party with music from Craig Davis and Bill Holt, oversized games, and specialty food and drinks from Talia .
Thursday July 22: Screening of the film at the mattress factory
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Yayoi Kusama is one of the most important artists represented in the permanent collection of Mattress Factory (not to mention an Instagram star). Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the revolutionary life and career of the 92-year-old Japanese artist through the documentary “Yayoi Kusama in situ: A screening of Kusama: Infinity”. The event includes tours of Kusama’s facilities and refreshments. To buy tickets.
Friday July 23: Summer with the Symphony at Hartwood Acres
Don’t miss the kick-off of PSO’s first-ever summer musical series in Hartwood, where Pops Principal Conductor Byron Stripling will lead an evening of lush melodies and catchy beats from America’s most important popular songs and more influential and jazz standards. You can’t beat the price of the $ 10 ticket.
Friday July 23: Pittsburgh CLO 75th Anniversary Gala at Heinz Field
Forget Hollywood, Heinz Field is the perfect location for this enchanting evening celebrating the OCOL milestone. The gala includes cocktails and dinner, a star-studded performance with national artists, and a presentation of the CLOE award for community service. To buy tickets.
Friday July 23: Student and member exhibit at the Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
PCA & M has redesigned the lobby of its historic education building, which will feature new work from 45 students and members. Don’t miss the opening reception featuring everything from ceramics, painting and metalwork to printmaking, photography and the fiber arts.
Friday July 23: The ornamental ecstasy of Maria Caruso with The Frick Pittsburgh
Cars and choreography converge for The Frick Pittsburgh’s Summer Fridays virtual event. Watch Bodiography’s world premiere dance film, “Ornamental Ecstasy,” see dancers move through exquisite hood ornaments at the Car and Carriage Museum, and participate in a question-and-answer session. Free registration.
Friday July 23: Fleet Feet Liberty Mile Downtown
Forget virtual stats, take your IRL seat at the start line of Pittsburgh’s only night road race. From Penn Ave. in the heart of the cultural district, runners will follow a certified U-shaped course that will take a quick lap on Liberty for the exhilarating final stretch. Register here.
Friday July 23: Music Monday at SouthSide Works
Head to The North Lot for a night of riverside rock, grooves and beats by Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomers, Byron Nash and Buscrates. The free event features lawn games, food trucks and the PA Libations Bar Car – aka a vintage Airstream.
Friday July 23 and Saturday July 24: Heavy Metal Menagerie at Carrie Carpool Cinema
Calling all metalheads and moviegoers for on and off screen adventures. Travel to an apocalyptic wilderness with “Mad Max: Fury Road” on Friday, then explore the chaos of cable TV with “Wayne’s World” on Saturday. During this dual title movie weekend, you can also sculpt your own mold to be cast in hot metal and participate in cosplay activities. To buy tickets.
Saturday July 24 and Sunday July 25: Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Race Weekend at Schenley Park
There is nothing quite like the speed show at the country’s only vintage race that takes place through the city streets, so be sure to find your favorite vantage point. Experience the thrill of racing when one of the city’s most beloved summer events returns to town. Adrenaline-filled festivities include auto shows, exhibits, a food court and more.
Saturday July 24: H2Oh! River Weekend at Carnegie Science Center
Explore the science behind Pittsburgh’s Three Mighty Rivers during this two-day event. Learn how river water becomes potable water, create a cloud in a bottle, and take part in a river-themed bingo scavenger hunt. To buy tickets.
Saturday July 24: Inside Out at the Carnegie Museum of Art
The Museum’s Oakland Yard is your free summer playground. Listen to music from DJ Shoe and performances by Jasmine Hearn Dances, take part in walk-in art activities, and savor snacks and releases from Café Carnegie.
Saturday July 24: Cyril at the Heinz History Center
Join the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company for the world premiere of Cyril. Directed by Andrew Paul, Mark Clayton Southers’ film Play stars Cyril Wecht. A chat and reception with Wecht, Southers and the creative team will follow the production. To buy tickets.
Saturday July 24: Jam on Walnut in Shadyside
Take a walk through Shadyside to shop, drink, relax and help the animals. The block party will feature live music from Walk of Shame and Dancing Queen, with proceeds going to Animal Friends and the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation.
Saturday July 24: Assemble MakerDate at 5050 Liberty Avenue
Ditch Netflix – Go Creative. Manufacturers, creators, artisans, technologists and agents of social change will come together at the Bloomfield Saturday Market site for the association’s biannual fundraiser. Be smart and collaborative while supporting Assemble’s programs serving more than 2,500 students. The auction-style evening features live, silent auctions of creative experiences, hands-on activities and performances. To buy tickets.
Saturday July 24: they taught themselves at Double Dog studios
Artist Dave Klug and marketing consultant Pat Klug are opening the doors to their new gallery located in the former rectory of St. Joseph’s German Catholic Church in Carnegie. The inaugural showcase explores art brut and “the passion that animates its expression”. Curated by PJ McArdle, the dynamic exhibition features 75 works by 13 self-taught artists – including paintings, drawings, sculptures and 3D objects – with selected works for sale. Don’t miss the opening reception where selected works will be on sale.
Saturday July 24: Music Monday at SouthSide Works
The Squonkers are back to perform for the first time since October 2019 and are releasing a new live CD. Don’t miss their immersive “Hand to Hand” show followed by a behind-the-scenes tour. The free event features a David English Puppet Co. show as well as lawn games, food trucks and the PA Libations Bar Car.
Saturday July 24: Full Moon Kayak Tour at North Park
Paddle through tranquil waters by the glow of the summer moon. Led by LL Bean, the session will include a paddling demonstration and a guided tour exploring the history and scenery of the area. To buy tickets.
Sunday July 25: OpenStreetsPGH in Hazelwood
Walk, run, bike, skate, dance and commune with the open road through 2 miles of city streets within Hazelwood Green. Revamped as a ‘mini-route’, the free event will transform one of the city’s biggest new developments into a car-free entertainment zone. Slip into fitness classes, have lunch on food trucks and discover the Bikes, BBQ & Blues Fest.
Sunday July 25: Pittsburgh Pickers Vintage Market at Spirit
12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Search for great retro finds in this marketplace featuring Pittsburgh’s vintage community. Shop from over 20 local vendors, including dealers, collectors, physical stores, online marketplaces and more.
Sunday July 25: Wilkinsburg Gardens Tour
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Get to know the green side of Wilkinsburg on this self-guided tour showcasing 11 unique gardens. Learn about the design of each site, chat with local gardeners, and receive free seed packets. The free event includes refreshments, a Squonk performance, kids’ activities, and vendor booths. Free registration.
Sunday July 25: Rock the River Concert Series at Allegheny RiverTrail Park
Aspinwall Riverfront Park has a shiny new name, so go for a free celebration by the water and under the stars. Arrive early to watch the sunset and stay to listen to live tracks from The Untouchables.
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