August 2019 | Summer Guide | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

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Fri., Aug. 23

[Comedy]

What do Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler have in common? They got their comedic start at The Second City improv theater. Witness the next generation of comedy superstars put a spin on classic sketches when they visit the O'Reilly Theater. 8 p.m. Continues through Sat., Aug. 24. 621 Penn Ave., Downtown. $35-60. ppt.org


[Music]

Get swept away by one of music’s greatest voices when Heinz Hall presents An Evening With Gladys Knight. Hear some of the singer’s biggest hits spanning pop, gospel, R&B, and adult contemporary. 8 p.m. 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. $49-189. trustarts.org


Sat., Aug. 24

click to enlarge I Made It! Market at Squirrel Hill Night Market - PHOTO: ZOSXAVIUS PHOTOGRAPHY
Photo: zosxavius photography
I Made It! Market at Squirrel Hill Night Market
[Event]

More than 60 artists will sell their wares when I Made It! Market comes to the Squirrel Hill Night Market. Food trucks and live music join the fun to make it an all-out block party. 6 p.m. Murray Avenue, between Forbes Avenue and Beacon Street. Free. imadeitmarket.com


[Music]

Things kick off at noon and run until 2 a.m. at Spirit's fourth annual Summer Recess, so there's no excuse to miss this one. Carve out a couple of hours and head down for DJs and dancing, mural painting, skating, screen printing, and, more than likely, some pizza. 12 p.m. 242 51st St., Lawrenceville. Free. spiritpgh.com


click to enlarge Michael Franti performs at Rock, Reggae & Relief
Michael Franti performs at Rock, Reggae & Relief
[Event]

Celebrate Caribbean music and culture in Pittsburgh with Rock, Reggae & Relief, a two-day music festival benefiting ovarian cancer research. Headliners at the festival in Market Square include Gavin DeGraw and Michael Franti & Spearhead. Continues through Sun., Aug. 25. 4-10 p.m. $39-290. rockreggaerelief.com


Sun., Aug. 25

[Event]

Grab your bike, some friends, and your love of exploring Pittsburgh for Pedal PGH’s annual ride. Haven’t ridden in a while? No problem. There are four different routes to choose from (10, 25, 40, and 62 miles), and it is not a race. Pedal PGH is billed as a casual ride for people of all fitness levels and ages. 7 a.m. 1 S. 18th St., South Side. $50-140. pedalpgh.org


[Event]

Shadyside is the go-to place for shopping in the city, but the Art Festival on Walnut Street opens up the neighborhood to a more eclectic variety beyond the traditional clothing and boutique stores that normally fill shopping bags. Meet painters, jewelry makers, photographers, and more. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 739 Bellefonte St., Shadyside. Free. artsfestival.com


Mon., Aug. 26

[Event]

Relax and reconnect at the Millvale House during Monday Mindfulness Mediation, a weekly session led by Michael Hartigan, a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism and Siddha Mahayoga with over 20 years of meditation experience. 6 p.m. 22 Butler St., Millvale. $5 suggested donation. themillvalehouse.com


Tue., Aug. 27

[Art]

Take back “us" at An Atlas of Commoning. This project aims to take back the words “community,” “sharing,” and “us” and strip them down to their original meanings, which promotes a positive social agenda. Head to Miller ICA at CMU if you “like” what you hear. 6 - 8 p.m. 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Free. miller-ica.cmu.edu


Wed., Aug. 28

[Event]

Pittsburgh’s favorite free yoga series, Yoga in the Square, is back and bringing two free one-hour yoga classes to Market Square with some of the city’s best yoga instructors. 5:30–6:30 p.m. Downtown. Free. downtownpittsburgh.com


Thu., Aug. 29

[Food]

Pack your appetites and plenty of napkins. The Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Festival brings the best ribs in the country and family-friendly entertainment to Art Rooney Avenue and surrounding streets. 12 p.m. North Side. Free. heinzfield.com/ribfest


Fri., Aug. 30

[Event]

Leave the baking soda and vinegar at home – this Science Fair goes beyond children's volcanoes. Glitter Box Theater hosts the judged event, featuring "smoking beverages" (whatever that may mean). Also, if you want to make a volcano, go for it! Who are we to judge? 8 p.m. 460 Melwood Ave., Oakland. Free. theglitterboxtheater.com

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