Seven‌ ‌Days‌ ‌in‌ ‌Pittsburgh:‌ June 24-30 | Pittsburgh City Paper

Seven‌ ‌Days‌ ‌in‌ ‌Pittsburgh:‌ June 24-30

This‌ ‌week’s‌ ‌must-see‌ ‌arts‌ ‌and‌ ‌cultural‌ ‌events‌ ‌

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Photo: BikePGH
Women & Non-binary bike summit — see Sat., June 26
Thu., June 24

Maude’s Paperwing Gallery presents a virtual screening of the 1999 film But I’m a Cheerleader. As a part of their North Pittsburgh Pride series, the shop chooses a weekly film to screen on Zoom that falls under one of four categories: a film that is “cute/fun/magical,” “LGBTQIA+ themed,” “WILDCARD,” or a documentary. All mics and cameras will be turned off during the event, but the chat feature will be available so you can quietly discuss the film with other viewers. 8 p.m. Free.

Become part of the performance during The Birth of Paper with RealTime Interventions at Post Theatrical. Pittsburgh partners Handmade Arcade, City of Asylum, and Scribe Fine Papers will help locals connect with people in Beirut, the “Paris of the Middle East,” through paper, ink, and the postal service in a celebration of global connection. Participants will receive a handmade item to open as part of the show, during which they will also get to see participants in Beirut open packages of items created by Pittsburgh makers. 5 p.m. Continues through Tue., June 29. $30-59 for corresponders, $60+ for gift givers.

Fri., June 25

Leading up to the opening of his work Society of 23's Trophy Game Room at the Mattress Factory, artist Jeffrey Augustine Songco told Pittsburgh City Paper that the frat-inspired installation serves many roles, the main one being as a way to grapple with his identity. For the Zoom event A Field Guide to Society of 23, Songco shows guests how to create their own Society of 23 “secret brotherhood,” where viewers can invent fellow frat members, narratives, and more. 5-6:30 p.m. $23. $17 for students and members. Registration required.

The weather is getting hotter and so is Pittsburgh’s nightlife. A number of dance nights and parties are returning over a year after the onset of the pandemic, including DIAMOND LIFE, the popular eclectic dance night at Spirit. This will be their first official dance party since February 2020, and will feature DJs Jesley Snipes and DZ Party Time. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 242 51st St., Lawrenceville. Free.

Sat., June 26

Dollar Bank and BikePGH presents the eighth annual Women & Non-Binary Bike Summit. This year’s summit will be held virtually with numerous events taking place throughout the day, including livestreamed talks, workshops, and afternoon activities. On top of the various events, all participants can receive free gifts, including an e-book version of Bike Girl Magic, and a swag bag filled with bike accessories, a WMNBikePGH water bottle, the eighth edition of the Pittsburgh Bike Map, and more. 9 a.m. Pay-what-you-can.

Sun., June 27

Raised in the fellow Rust Belt city of Detroit, aka Motown, recording artist Dwele has spent the last two decades bringing his vintage soul-inspired sound to audiences all over the world. He takes the stage at the WPA Juneteenth & Black Music Festival at Point State Park during a day of performances that also includes DJ Kid Capri, the B.B. King Experience, and others. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 601 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. Free.
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Symphony Splendor Garden Tour, presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Stroll through 12 local urban gardens in the Symphony Splendor Garden Tour, presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The gardens will feature a variety of flora and even fish, and several gardens will have members of the PSO playing soothing melodies as people peruse the botanical beauties. The garden tour will go on rain or shine, but the musical performances will occur weather permitting. People will have the option to take an air-conditioned bus with a guide or to go on a self-guided tour of the gardens. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 5105 Fifth Ave., Shadyside. $50-60 for the self-guided tour, $95 for the guided bus tour.

Mon., June 28

The University of Pittsburgh’s Pitt Sustainability hosts Clutter for a Cause, a donation event to help divert items from landfills. Students and non-students can donate textiles, kitchen items, non-perishable foods, hygiene products, books and textbooks, apartment essentials, and electronics. Oversized items can be picked up with a completion of a form found on the website. Items such as mattress toppers, mattresses, couches, and rugs will not be accepted for donation due to health and safety concerns. 9 a.m. Also takes place on Aug. 8. 3401 Boulevard of the Allies, Oakland. Free.

Tue., June 29

Steel City Slam presents Open Mic & Hang, an event for poets and writers of all levels to perform. The evening will be split into two rounds with breaks in between. Poets may read poems on any subject in any style. When readings are complete, stick around for the “hang” part and talk with the performers. Donations will be accepted on behalf of the Pittsburgh Poetry Collective. 7:45-10 p.m. $5 suggested donation.

Wed., June 30

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh partners with several other libraries from throughout the state to present How is Mass Incarceration Impacting My Community?, part of its Hear Me Out series. The virtual, 90-minute discussion will feature formerly incarcerated individuals discussing their personal experiences, touching on how mass incarceration affects local communities. The discussion will also delve into topics surrounding race, poverty, and punishment. 5:30 p.m. Free with registration.