August 2019 | Summer Guide | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

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Fri., Aug. 16

[Stage]

The New Hazlett Theater presents Fun Home, the groundbreaking coming-of-age musical based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. The show follows the author through three stages of her life, as she discovers her sexuality and explores the mysteries surrounding her deceased father. 8 p.m. Continues through Sat., Aug. 24. Allegheny Square East, North Side.  $12-35. newhazletttheater.org


Sat., Aug 17

[Event]

Spotting birds is difficult in the wild, so the National Aviary wants to take you on a Riverboat Birding trip to make it easier. Watch birds from open vistas of the rivers, with expert help from ornithologist Robert Mulvihill. Includes brunch. 8 a.m. Near the Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Ave., North Side. $65-75. aviary.org


click to enlarge The UpHill 5k - PHOTO: CITY OF PITTSBURGH OFFICE OF SPECIAL EVENTS
Photo: City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events
The UpHill 5k
[Event]

Created to increase the health and well-being of Black Pittsburghers, as well as to bring awareness to disparities that exist in the Hill District and beyond, The UpHill 5k takes participants along Centre Avenue. 8:30 a.m. Hill District. $20-25. hww19th.com


[Music]

Sure, you could tune that old acoustic of yours to drop-D and belt out some "Everlong," but why not leave it to the pros? No, not Foo Fighters, we're talking My So Called 90s Band, Pittsburgh's premier cover band dedicated to one of the top-ten decades of all time. Check them out at Jam on Walnut. 7 p.m. Walnut St., Shadyside. Free. mysocalled90sband.com


click to enlarge Iron Maiden - PHOTO: JOHN MCMURTRIE
Photo: John McMurtrie
Iron Maiden
[Music]

You’ll run to the hills when Iron Maiden makes Pittsburgh a stop during its Legacy Of The Beast tour. Experience the legendary metal band live at the PPG Paints Arena. 7:30 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Downtown. Tickets start at $47. ppgpaintsarena.com


Sun., Aug 18

[Event]

Shutting down almost all of Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield, the Little Italy Days festival has dozens of food vendors and tons of music. But the best thing is the old-timers playing bocce. 12-6 p.m. Liberty Avenue, Bloomfield. Free. littleitalydays.com


Mon., Aug. 19

[Event]

Save the hassle of parking on the North Side by biking to the Pirates game. With the Bike to the Ballgame Tour, peruse the best parts of the city before enjoying the beautiful view at PNC Park. Plus, everyone 21+ receives a free beer. 3 p.m. Bike the Burgh Tours, 1049 Penn Ave., Downtown. $20-29. biketheburgh.com


Tue., Aug. 20

[Art]

See another side of Kim Gordon with Lo-Fi Glamour at The Warhol, the first solo art exhibition from the musician most noted for her time with Sonic Youth. Includes painting, sculpture, figure drawings, and a commissioned score for Andy Warhol’s 1963–64 silent film Kiss. Continues through Sun., Sept. 1. 117 Sandusky St., North Side. $10-20. warhol.org


Wed., Aug. 21

[Art]

Westmoreland Museum of American Art presents Era of Cool, a selection of album covers, poster designs, drawings, mural designs, photography, and paintings by multidisciplinary pop artist, John Van Hamersveld. Continues through Sun., Oct. 20. 221 N. Main St., Greensburg. Free. thewestmoreland.org


Thu., Aug. 22

[Art]

You won’t believe your eyes when magician and America’s Got Talent finalist, Eric Jones, returns to Liberty Magic with his show, Impossible. This show has previously sold out, so get your tickets before they disappear. Continues through Sun., Sept. 8. 7:30 p.m. 811 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $40-65. trustarts.org

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