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July 2019

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Mon., July 8


What do birds, bees, and spiders have in common? Let your young nature-lover find out at Allegheny Land Trust’s Pre-K camp, Animal Architects: Using Nature's Builders to Teach STEAM. 10 a.m. Continues through Fri., July 12. Audubon Greenway, 160 Magee Road, Sewickley. $18. alleghenylandtrust.org

Tue., July 9

click to enlarge Hop Along - PHOTO: MATT ALLEN/OCTFEST
Photo: Matt Allen/OctFest
Hop Along

Philadelphia rock band Hop Along stand out for the singularly sharp and piercing voice of lead singer Frances Quinlan. Catch them at Rex Theater along with indie pop from Kississippi. 8 p.m. 1602 E. Carson St., South Side. 21+. $18.50. rextheater.net

Wed., July 10


707 Gallery presents the exhibit Darkest Dark by artist Oreen Cohen, a series of large-scale charcoal works on paper made through aggressive automatic drawing while thrashing to heavy metal music. Continues through July 14. 707 Gallery. 707 Penn Ave., Downtown. Free. trustarts.org

Thu., July 11


Any event that comes with a “strong sexual content and profanity” disclaimer is our kind of show. The Vaudevillians, “a vintage cabaret with a twist of drag,” stars RuPaul’s Drag Race veteran Jinkx Monsoon and Richard Andreissen. Expect a night of raunchy comedy, a bizarre plot, and fun tunes. 8 p.m. Continues through Sat., July 13. O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown. $30-60.  ppt.org

Fri., July 12


The monthly Downtown Gallery Crawl returns with new exhibitions and other exciting happenings at businesses and Cultural Trust art galleries, including Wood Street Galleries, SPACE, 707 Penn Gallery, and 937 Liberty. 5:30-10 p.m. Cultural District, Downtown. Free. trustarts.org/crawl


Everyone should race to the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix for 11 days of car-related fun. Touted as one of the nation’s largest vintage street races, the event includes classic car shows, parties, parades, and motorsport events. Continues through Sun., July 21. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Schenley Park, 3898 Boulevard Of The Allies, Oakland. Free or suggested donation. pvgp.org


Head to Glitter Box Theater for a night of performance art entitled Not ur Average Bitch, featuring “female identifying creatures presenting their abstract works deemed to proactive for the general public.” 7:05 p.m. 460 Melwood Ave., Oakland. theglitterboxtheater.com

click to enlarge SouthSide Works Exposed - PHOTO: BRYAN “BEEZ” GLOVER
Photo: Bryan “Beez” Glover
SouthSide Works Exposed

It’s back! For the 15th year, SouthSide Works Exposed brings three days of local art, food, music, and fun. And this year, Sidney Street, along with 27th, will be closed from 27th to 28th to allow for a seamless vendor area. 5 p.m. SouthSide Works, S. 27th St., South Side. Free. southsideworks.com

Sat., July 13

click to enlarge Deutschtown Music Fest - PHOTO: WHITNEY LERCH
Photo: Whitney Lerch
Deutschtown Music Fest

The North Side becomes a music destination when over 350 bands play at more than 30 indoor and outdoor stages at the annual Deutschtown Music Festival. There are also tons of food trucks and all-ages activities for the entire family. Various times. Various locations, North Side. Free. deutschtownmusicfestival.com


Nothing is better than B&B — bass and barbeque — in the sun. Get ready for The Bassburgh BBQ, a beats-filled day at Enix Brewing and its fresh outdoor stage and dance area. After the sun goes does, the party continues upstairs in the bowling alley. 5 p.m. 337 E. Eighth Ave., Homestead. enix.beer

click to enlarge Johanna K. W. Hailman, Jones and Laughlin Mill, Pittsburgh (detail) - IMAGE: CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART
Image: Carnegie Museum of Art
Johanna K. W. Hailman, Jones and Laughlin Mill, Pittsburgh (detail)

Inhale, exhale. There, isn’t breathing nice? Breathe Better Day, a collaboration between Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Breathe Project, explores how the rise of industry has affected works of art. Plus, learn about local environmental advocacy. 12 p.m. Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Free with admission. cmoa.org

click to enlarge Summer Beerfest 2018 - PHOTO: LIZ CAPUANO
Photo: Liz Capuano
Summer Beerfest 2018

125 breweries come together at Stage AE for the Pittsburgh Summer Beerfest, the city’s two-night craft beer extravaganza. Get your pretzel necklaces ready! Various times. 400 N. Shore Drive, North Side. $20-65. pittsburghbeerfest.com

Sun., July 14


Patton Oswalt is making his return to Pittsburgh at the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall. The veteran comedian has been booed off a San Francisco stage for being anti-hippie and also booed off a Pittsburgh stage for an unfavorable bit on George W. Bush. 6 p.m. 510 E. 10th Ave., Munhall. $55.75-65.75. librarymusichall.com

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