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August 2019

Thu., Aug. 1


ReplayFX might be the only place in the world where you can see and play over 1,000 pinball machines and arcade games. Held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, it's a gathering for casual play and competition with all kinds of games, including esports. Continues through Sun., Aug. 4. 100 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Downtown. $20-100.


Things don’t always go exactly as planned in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, a musical romp through Rome featuring love, schemes, and unexpected twists at every turn. 7:30 p.m. Continues through Sun., Aug. 4. Apple Hill Playhouse, 275 Manor Road, Delmont. $15.

Fri., Aug. 2

click to enlarge Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - PHOTO: ©2002 WARNER BROS. HARRY POTTER PUBLISHING RIGHTS © J.K.R.
Photo: ©2002 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Relive the magic of author J.K. Rowling’s creation when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra plays music from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Watch the second entry in the film franchise as PSO provides live musical accompaniment of John Williams’ score. 7 p.m. Continues through Sun., Aug. 4. Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. $25-105.

Sat., Aug. 3


August is peak pink wine season, and what better way to celebrate than drinking it all day? Sip on a glass at Rosé All Day, Pittsburgh’s first rosé festival with over 20 wineries, cocktails, beer, and cider. 1-5 p.m. Nova Place, 100 S. Commons, North Side. $45-89.

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Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers

Get ready for pickin’ and grinnin’ at Chatham University’s Bluegrass Night at Eden Hall Campus. The Shameless Hex and Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers bring a range of knee-slappin’ tunes, from traditional bluegrass to swingin’ rockabilly. 6:30 p.m. Willis Amphitheater, Eden Hall Campus, 6035 Ridge Road, Gibsonia. $10.50.

Sun., Aug. 4

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CP photo: Krista Johnson
EQT Three Rivers Regatta

Pretend you’re at the beach with a staycation at Point State Park for the EQT Three Rivers Regatta. Whether you like watching speed boats or stuffing your face while people-watching on the lawn, the popular festival has something for everyone. Along the Allegheny River at Point State Park, Downtown, and North Side.

Mon., Aug. 5

click to enlarge Spamilton - PHOTO: ROGER MASTROIANNI
Photo: Roger Mastroianni

Ever feel like mocking Lin-Manuel Miranda? No, because you are not a loose cannon like Gerard Alessandrini, the creator of Spamilton. Come see Hamilton and a host of other musicals get roasted in this musical parody at Greer Cabaret Theater. 7:30 p.m. Continues through Sun., Aug. 25. 655 Penn Ave., Downtown. $31-59.75.

Tue., Aug. 6

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Photo: courtesy of Big Hassle Media
Violent Femmes

Make sure to grab some SPF 50 so you don’t blister in the sun for this Stage AE outdoor banger, as Ben Folds and Violent Femmes take the stage to finally give representation to awkward white guys. 6:30 p.m. 400 N. Shore Drive, North Side. $35.

Wed., Aug 7


Expert curator Marcie Reaven will delve into how and why she created the Vietnam War exhibit now on display at the Heinz History Center. The exhibit spans the entire history of the decades-long war that cost millions of lives. 7-9 p.m. 1212 Smallman St., Strip District. $20.

Thu., Aug. 8

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Photo: Minnesota Children’s Museum
Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!

Grab a big yellow hat and your little one and head to Pittsburgh Children’s Museum for Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! STEM-based adventures help kids learn while having fun helping the adorable monkey navigate his way through scenes from the popular PBS TV series. 10 Children’s Way, North Side. $14-16.

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