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July 2019

Mon., July 1


The Big Butler Fair has everything: truck pulls, rabbit showmanship, free concerts, and anything battered and fried you could possibly want. Don’t miss Western PA’s biggest fair! Continues through Sun., July 7. 1127 New Castle Road, Prospect. $8-20. bigbutlerfair.com


Everyone's seen the famous photo of Fred Rogers flipping two birds with a big smile on his face, but there are far more candid behind-the-scenes shots that you should know. Dig in with Pittsburgh photographer Jim Judkis' trove of Rogers at work with The Loving Kindness of Fred Rogers. Continues through Tue., July 30. American Jewish Museum at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. Free. jccpgh.org

Tue., July 2

click to enlarge Peter Frampton - PHOTO: AUSTIN LORD
Photo: Austin Lord
Peter Frampton

Frampton came alive in 1976, and, now, he’s going away. Retirement we assume. Come see Peter Frampton and his talking guitar say farewell to fans at the Benedum Center during his final tour. All of our guitars are gently weeping. 7:30 p.m. 237 Seventh St., Downtown. Starting at $49.50. trustarts.org

Wed., July 3


Head to Black Forge Coffee House for an evening of art, poetry, and spoken word at Strange Enchantments: A Night of Poetry and Spoken Word. The coffees won’t be the only servings that are enchanted, dark, and marvelous. 7 a.m. 1206 Arlington Ave., Allentown. Free. blackforgecoffee.com

Thu., July 4


Pittsburghers love their fireworks, and there is no better time to enjoy them then at Flashes of Freedom firework show at Point State Park. An all-day celebration event starts at 12 p.m. and then fireworks cap off the night. 9:30 p.m. 601 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. Free. celebrateamericapgh.com

Fri., July 5


Mrs. Stancliffe has a successful bed and breakfast. She also has an elderly neighbor they call “Bud the Stud.” There are rumors why her female guests keep returning. Throw in some experimental sex-drive pills, and you got yourself the wickedly funny Sex Please, We’re Sixty. 7:30 p.m. 275 Manor Road, Delmont. applehillplayhouse.org

Sat., July 6

click to enlarge Anthrocon - CP PHOTO: MIKE SCHWARTZ
CP photo: Mike Schwartz

It’s prime people-watching season Downtown as thousands of furries return for Anthrocon, the annual convention for folks who like to dress up as animals. The fursuit parade is not to be missed, and many furries are happy to pose for pics — just make sure you ask first. Consent also applies to those in costumes. Continues through Sun., July 7. David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Downtown. anthrocon.org

Sun., July 7


Pittsburgh's finest Caribbean restaurants come together to pay homage to Jamaica's favorite marinade: jerk sauce. Sample jerk dishes of meat and shellfish from Mama Rose, Linton's, Leon's, 3 Sisters, Richie's and Keisha's as DJs, and live reggae from The Flow Band serenade you at Jerk Fess. 10:30 a.m. Rhododendron Shelter, Lake Drive., Highland Park. Free. "Pittsburgh Jerk Fess" on Facebook


The hand-holding is optional, but a friendly, welcoming attitude is mandatory at the Peaceful Gathering of Hands at Schenley Park. Bring some food for the potluck, join a drum circle, or just hang back and enjoy a nice day at the park. Wear your red jumpsuit and get tethered! 12 p.m. Schenley Park Skating Rink, 10341 Overlook Drive, Oakland. Free. "Peaceful Gathering of Hands" on Facebook

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