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Seven‌ ‌Days‌ ‌in‌ ‌Pittsburgh:‌ ‌May‌ 27-June 2 ‌

This‌ ‌week’s‌ ‌must-see‌ ‌arts‌ ‌and‌ ‌cultural‌ ‌events‌ ‌

click to enlarge Croatian Mother Raises Her Son for War (Maxo Vanka 1937) in Saint Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church - PHOTO: AMY FISHER/PAWSBURGH PHOTOGRAPHY
Photo: Amy Fisher/Pawsburgh Photography
Croatian Mother Raises Her Son for War (Maxo Vanka 1937) in Saint Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church
Thu., May 27
ART • VIRTUAL

Maksimilijan Vanka, a Croatian-American artist, is best known for his murals in St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church. Join assistant professor of art and art history Dr. Heidi Cook, along with Dr. Barbara McCloskey, for Vanka Murals Table Talk: Vanka’s Our Mothers and the First World War to learn about one of Vanka’s earlier paintings, “Our Mothers.” The painting, completed between 1914 and 1918 in Zagreb, Croatia, would later inform his mural, “Croatian Mothers Raise Their Sons for War,” in Millvale. The event will take place over Zoom. 6:30 p.m. Free with registration. vankamurals.org/get-involved

click to enlarge Assemble presents Future Correspondence, by Pittsburgh-based artist Khadijat Yussuf - PHOTO: COURTESY OF ASSEMBLE
Photo: Courtesy of Assemble
Assemble presents Future Correspondence, by Pittsburgh-based artist Khadijat Yussuf
Fri., May 28
ART • IRL
Assemble presents Future Correspondence, a new exhibit by Pittsburgh-based artist Khadijat Yussuf, described as an exploration on how anti-Blackness has affected the artist personally. Yussuf is a Yoruba-American artist from the Bronx who specializes in textile and audiovisual art. Their work is described as vibrant and tactile, appealing to the senses through “a mix of traditional and digital media.” Those interested can schedule 30-minute timed gallery visits, limited to four visitors, on the Assemble website. 7-9 p.m. 4824 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. Free. assemblepgh.org

Sat., May 29
MARKET • IRL

Made and Found is back with its summer kickoff Rooftop Market at Arsenal Motors, with different vendors Saturday and Sunday. Creatives Drink will serve drinks both days to sip while exploring more than a dozen vendors selling stained glass, candles, jewelry, clothing, ceramics, and more. Masks are required for both vendors and shoppers. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues Sun., May 30. 3706 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Free. facebook.com/madeandfoundpgh
click to enlarge Shirley Valentine at Little Lake Theatre - PHOTO: CARINA IANNARELLI
Photo: Carina Iannarelli
Shirley Valentine at Little Lake Theatre
THEATER • IRL
See the final performance of Little Lake Theatre’s production of the comedy Shirley Valentine. Actor Helga Terre stars in this one-person play about a desperately bored Liverpool wife and mother who finds a new lust for life during a trip to Greece. Presented in Little Lake’s new on-site Open Air Performance venue. Face masks are mandatory in many public areas. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 500 Lakeside Drive South, Canonsburg. $16-22. littlelake.org/shirleyvalentine

Sun., May 30
COMEDY • IRL
Arcade Comedy Theater
is bringing more live comedy and entertainment to Pittsburgh for its run of outdoor, live performances in the month of May. These in-person shows are fun and safe for adults, especially Musical Mayhem. Led by singer, actor, and comedian Missy Moreno, Musical Mayhem is sure to be a night of fun. Moreno has gotten a lot of press for being a comedy star here in Pittsburgh, so you’ll be in good hands with her at the helm. 7 p.m. 133 Seventh St., Downtown. $15. arcadecomedytheater.com/outside


SPORTS • IRL
A casual yard game no more, cornhole has transformed into a serious competition for many. The game where teams try to throw bean bags into a small hole has spawned professional leagues and legitimate competitions. At the inaugural Steel City Throwdown, players can compete in a tournament for a cash prize to determine the best cornhole team in Pittsburgh. Benefits the Iota Phi Foundation, the charity arm of two Black fraternities. 2-7 p.m. 1612 Manhattan St., North Side. $50 entry fee per team. Donation suggested for spectators. steelcitythrowdown.com

Mon., May 31
ZOO • IRL

Join the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium for its first socially distanced Opening Season Parade. Attendees will see princesses, mascots, dancers from the Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance, and more. The parade, presented by Busy Beaver, makes its way from Forest Passage through the African Savanna and up Bear Hill, along the walking path past Water’s Edge, and ends at the Kids Kingdom patio. 11 a.m. 7370 Baker St., Highland Park. Free with general zoo admission. pittsburghzoo.org/parade
click to enlarge Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents Bill Cowher - PHOTO: MARY KOUW
Photo: Mary Kouw
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents Bill Cowher
Tue., June 1
LIT • VIRTUAL
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
welcomes legendary Yinzer and former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher for a discussion of his memoir Heart and Steel with local sports broadcaster Bob Pompeani. Cowher recounts his life, from growing up in Crafton to playing college football aint North Carolina, and on to his big coaching break in Cleveland to finally helming Pittsburgh’s beloved football team. This virtual talk goes beyond football, as Cowher also reflects on personal grief, resilience, and the importance of family. Pre-recorded. Watch anytime on or after June 1. $40. Tickets come with a signed copy of Cowher’s book. pittsburghlectures.org

Wed., June 2
ART • IRL
Border Cantos | Sonic Border
 is described on the Westmoreland Museum of Art website as a “unique collaboration” between American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican-American sculptor and composer Guillermo Galindo. The bodies of work by both artists create a conversation around the Mexican-American border region, a site of much debate. Misrach’s Border Cantos takes large-scale portraits of the various landscapes around the border, while Galindo’s Sonic Border is an original score composed of eight instruments, all created from discarded objects found at the border. Continues through Sept. 5. 221 N. Main St., Greensburg. Free. thewestmoreland.org
UPDATE: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, originally scheduled for Fri., May 28 has been posted due to the weather. It will now be shown at Hazelwood Green on Fri., July 9. Click here for more details: eventbrite.com/e/free-movie-night-spider-man-into-the-spider-verse-tickets-157117323143

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