July 2019 | Summer Guide | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

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Mon., July 22

[Event]

Come and flex that green thumb with a variety of volunteer opportunities through Grow Pittsburgh. Check out urban farming at Shiloh Farm or help out the kiddies with the School Garden Program. Times vary. 6587 Hamilton Avenue #2W. East Liberty. growpittsburgh.org/comevisitus/


Tue., July 23

[Exhibit]

Are you a fledgling genius inventor with no money or supporters? Commiserate at Carnegie Science Center's Da Vinci the Exhibition, featuring sketches and notes of inventions that were too complicated or too expensive to make happen in real life. 10 a.m. Continues through Mon., Sept. 2. $19.95. carnegiesciencecenter.org


Wed., July 24

click to enlarge _ _ _ _ _ - IMAGE: BRETT YASKO
Image: Brett Yasko
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[Art]

Brett Yasko at SPACE. Pittsburgh artist Brett Yasko invited 87 local artists to take photographs for his current avant-garde exhibit “_ _ _ _ _ _ .” The catch? Everyone had to return the rolls of film to him undeveloped, and not even they will see what they captured until they’re hanging in the gallery. 11 a.m. Continues through Sun., Aug. 4. SPACE Gallery, 812 Liberty Ave., Downtown. Free. spacepittsburgh.org


Thu., July 25

click to enlarge Scapino - PHOTO: GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE
Photo: Gulfshore Playhouse
Scapino
[Stage]

Kinetic Theatre calls its newest performance of Scapino "a Godfather twist" on playwright Molière’s famous comedy. Expect laughs as the mafia convenes in Naples. Naples, Florida, that is. 8 p.m. Through July 28. $20-45. Henry Heymann Theatre, 4301 Forbes Ave., Oakland. kinetictheatre.org


Fri., July 26

[Music]

Pittsburgh country-folk singer Molly Alphabet performs with Cello Fury and Bindley Hardware Co. as part of her Broken Record album release party at Thunderbird Café & Music Hall. 7 p.m. 4053 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $10. thunderbirdcafe.net


[Kids]

Nerf guns cause mayhem when used in the house, which is why they should be used in a bouncy house. Safari Camp at Planet Bounce North includes a safari wildlife Nerf battle, basic survival skill training, and of course, bouncing. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 4025 Alpha Drive, Allison Park. $85. planetbouncepgh.com


click to enlarge Picklesburgh - CP PHOTO: KRISTA JOHNSON
CP photo: Krista Johnson
Picklesburgh
[Event]

If you want to earn your hardcore street cred, you have to be In on the Dill Maker. Ok, that joke was a less than kosher. You see where we’re going with this? Picklesburgh is a culinary celebration that goes beyond the dill pickle to include international dishes, prepared foods, and artisan cocktails. 12 p.m. Roberto Clemente Bridge, Downtown/North Side. Free. picklesburgh.com


[Comedy]

Laugh, maybe cry (we don’t know your life) when Opus One Comedy presents Pittsburgh’s Finest at Club Cafe. James J. Hamilton, Holly Price, T-Robe, and James Phelps take the stage at this 21 and over late-night comedy show. 10 p.m. 56 S. 12th St., South Side. $10. clubcafelive.com


Sat., July 27

[Event]

Wham! Boom! Kapow! Embrace your inner wizard at Wizard World when comics, sci-fi, movies, gaming, and the like collide for a one-of-a-kind comic convention environment. 10 a.m. David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Downtown. $50-100. wizardworld.com/comiccon/Pittsburgh


[Kids]

What does a crawfish say about water health? Find out as you wade through the creeks at Wingfield Pines, rain or shine. 10 a.m. 1560 Mayview Road, Upper St. Clair. $5. alleghenylandtrust.org


[Kids]

Treat your kid (or your kid at heart) to a day at the movies. The Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival is taking over Row House Cinema with new, old, and unseen family-friendly films. Various times. Continues through Thu., Aug. 1. 4115 Butler St., Lawrenceville. cffpgh.org


Sun., July 28

click to enlarge Snail Mail - PHOTO: MATADOR RECORDS
Photo: Matador Records
Snail Mail
[Music]

Fans of Now, Now, clean guitar, and smart melancholic pop should not miss Snail Mail at Rex Theater. If this is the first you're hearing that name, start with "Heat Wave" from 2018's Lush. 8 p.m. 1602 E. Carson St., South Side. $18. rextheater.net


[Stage]

Attention dancing queens: Grab your bell bottoms and get ready to sing along to hits by ABBA at Mamma Mia! The “jukebox musical” pairs a story about a young woman’s search for her birth father with songs from the Swedish pop stars. 2 p.m. Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie. stage62.org



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