1) After weekend indulgences, get out on the South Side Riverfront trails for a hike or bike trek. Extra nice sections of the trail are from around Tenth street up to Station Square and the Gateway Clipper Fleet. You can even see the trains rumbling by or look up at the incline and beautiful greenery of Mount Washington. Before, after or during (the trail actually runs through Station Square) you can stop at Station Square’s promenade for a bite to eat or a cool,
1) It is often said that all good things must end and so it is with the 2012 Three Rivers Arts Festival. Ah, the music, the art, the food. Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers close out the Arts Fest. Hornsby and the Noisemakers play a lively brand of music drawing from many different genres including: rock, jam, folk, and bluegrass. Hornsby played over 100 shows with the Grateful Dead from 1988 until Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995. Come hear their
1) Girl Talk is not just good conversation, it is the name of a rapping, mash-up unit originally from Pittsburgh. At Stage AE you can hear Girl Talk in an outdoor show with two opening acts. Gates open at 7:00pm.
2) Grammy-award winning artist, Melissa Etheridge, is the Pride in the Street headliner for Pittsburgh Pride Fest. She will perform on a closed section of Liberty avenue, Downtown, the scene of a large block party celebrating gay pride. Show starts at 8:45 pm.
3) The Smiling
Here’s the problem with August Wilson plays. Too many people consider the act of seeing them to be a civic or cultural duty.
After all, August Wilson is the most prominent playwright ever to come out of Pittsburgh, and he wrote plays that are set in Pittsburgh, and until
1) The Squonk Opera presents their new production, Go Roadshow, at The Three Rivers Arts Festival tonight. If you’ve never seen a Squonk Opera production, you owe it to yourself to view one. It’s a beautiful spectacle of original music and theater with lights, humor and interesting set pieces. Squonk Opera describes their latest production as a “free street spectacle aboard a 34 foot long monster truck…retrofitted with a truck horn calliope, wall made of rotors and a spinning grand piano.” A colorful
1) The hidden musical gem of the Three Rivers Arts Festival might be L.P. a crystalline-voiced, singer-songwriter from L.A. Her sound features a power pop/rock band with great guitars, drums and vocals. One of her songs is interestingly titled, “Suburban Sprawl & Alcohol.” L.P. has written and co-written songs for Pittsburgh native Christina Aguilera, Rihanna and the Backstreet Boys. Show starts at 8:10 pm. All outdoor festival shows are free.
2) Local favorite , Jimbo & The Soupbones, play their popular brand of funk, rock and soul at the Festival’s
1) Take a drive out to the country (unless you already live in the country) for the Saint Vincent College Summer Theatre production of Forever Plaid. Play starts at 8:10 pm.
2) View the winners of the Three Rivers Arts Festival juried art competition. The winners exhibit is on display at the Trust Arts Educational Center on Liberty Avenue Downtown.
3) Also at the Arts Festival the CLO Mini Stars put on a song and dance routine for your lunch hour on
It’s a Tuesday and one of the most happening places in town continues to be Point State Park and The Three Rivers Arts Festival. One especially great aspect of the festival is the waste receptacles. Artists using reclaimed materials have transformed ordinary waste cans into works of art! 3Rs: the Art of Reuse, Recycle and Repurpose is the name of the exhibit. The artistic receptacles can be enjoyed throughout the festival and in the Cultural District. The festival diverts over
1) With the possibility of rain today, it’s a great time to catch the new Marvel Avengers flick. It’s the #1 box office opening movie of all time according to the Marvel site. (At least until Pittsburgh–filmed, The Dark Knight Rises debuts on July 20th).
2) Popular local groove band the Boogie Hustlers take the stage at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in a free outdoor concert at 8pm.
3) Another cool, free Festival show is J.D. Eicher & The Goodnights, 5:00 pm at the Gateway Center stage.
4) Open Stage night, starts at 9:30, at
1) Some things just go together beautifully – like a good hot dog with Heinz ketchup. A lovely combination is happening in Pittsburgh today, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is performing at the Three Rivers Arts Festival. The free concert starts in Point State Park at 6:30 pm.
2) Another great combination today, Joan Osborne + Hartwood Acres = Big Fun. The free show starts at 7:30 pm.
3) Stage AE presents, British rockers, The Cult in an indoor show tonight with Against Me! and the Icarus Line. Doors open