Norah Jones rocks Heinz Hall, Kyle Holbrook paints mural on the side of the Clemente Museum, and much more to see, hear and do this week | Summer Guide | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

Norah Jones rocks Heinz Hall, Kyle Holbrook paints mural on the side of the Clemente Museum, and much more to see, hear and do this week

Mon., June 17

Neal Stephenson - PHOTO: BRADY HALL
  • Photo: Brady Hall
  • Neal Stephenson


New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson brings his dramatic sci-fi chops to Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. Admission includes a hardcover copy of the writer’s newest thriller, Fall; or, Dodge in Hell, which you can get signed following the lecture. 7 p.m. Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. $40.

Tue., June 18

Milk Carton Kids - PHOTO: ANTI-
  • Photo: ANTI-
  • Milk Carton Kids


Though there's no shortage of harmonizing folk duos with acoustic guitars, few pack the punch of melancholic, sharp songwriting of Milk Carton Kids. Start with "Snake Eyes" from their debut and move on from there. 8 p.m. Mr. Smalls Theatre, 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. $20.

Norah Jones
  • Norah Jones


Don’t miss this diamond in the rough. Norah Jones’ Come Away with Me has sold over 27 million copies (diamond certified). And she’s coming to Heinz Hall (the rough?) to jam out her one-of-a-kind jazz fusion, country, pop smorgasbord. 8 p.m. 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. $60.25-80.25.

Wed., June 19


The Magic Mike XXL Tribute Show might not star Channing Tatum, but these male dancers will charm and woo you all the same. 9 p.m. The Linden Grove, 1100 Grove Road, Castle Shannon. $25-50. Search “Magic Mike XXL” on Eventbrite

Thu., June 20

  • Photo: Rocky Raco/Kinetic Theatre
  • The Speckled Band


Treat yourself to one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's lesser known Sherlock Holmes stories when Kinetic Theatre stages The Speckled Band. It's a locked-room mystery, featuring Pittsburgh favorites David Whalen as Holmes and Sam Tsoutsouvas as a "dastardly stepfather." 8 p.m. Charity Randall Theatre, 4301 Forbes Ave., Oakland. $42.

  • Photo: David-Marques
  • Makaya McCraven


The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival kicks off with a can't-miss performance from percussionist/composer Makaya McCraven at August Wilson African American Cultural Center. If you're new to McCraven, start with the irresistible "Gnawa" from 2016's In The Moment. 8 p.m. 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $13.75.

Fri., June 21

Clemente Museum - PHOTO: ROB LARSON
  • Photo: Rob Larson
  • Clemente Museum


Area youth are invited to join MLK community mural project founder Kyle Holbrook as he paints a larger-than life mural of Roberto Clemente on the side of the Clemente Museum. Adults can help later in the day, when the painting event turns into a party with food trucks, booze, and live music. 10 a.m. kids; 3 p.m. adults. 3339 Penn Ave., Strip District. Free.


The Jewish Family and Community Services center of Pittsburgh wants to make refugees feel welcome in the Steel City, so it's holding a celebration on World Refugee Day to do just that. Food, crafts, and performances will highlight the talents of Pittsburgh’s refugee community. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 1 Market Square, Downtown. Free.

Urban Garden Party: Solstice - PHOTO: ANNIE O’NEILL PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Photo: Annie O’Neill Photography
  • Urban Garden Party: Solstice


Spend the longest day of the year dancing with visions of fairies, druids, centaurs, and all things mystical at the Mattress Factory’s Urban Garden Party: Solstice. This isn’t a midsummer’s night dream; it’s a midsummer’s night reality! 7:30 p.m. Fri., June 21. Mattress Factory, 505 Jacksonia St., North Side. $75-360.

Sat., June 22


The ultimate Shadyside block party returns with Jam on Walnut. Join cover band Dancing Queen on a blocked-off Walnut Street for a concert to benefit the Humane Animal Rescue. Get there early to visit local bars and restaurants. 6 p.m. Walnut St., Shadyside.


The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival presents a special performance by TV and stage star Tamara Tunie at the August Wilson Center African American Cultural Center. Tunie will be followed by the Paul Jost Quartet. 9 p.m. 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $28.75.

Sun., June 23


Get to know your Mayor on wheels! Grab a Healthy Ride bike and join Wilkinsburg Mayor Marita Garrett on a trip from Homewood to Wilkinsburg. 10 a.m. Everyday Cafe, 532 North Homewood Ave., Homewood. Free. Search “Ridin’ with the Mayor” on Eventbrite.

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