1) Enjoy a melodious revival at the Rivers Casino Outdoor Amphitheater as critically acclaimed Pittsburgh oldies group Pure Gold showcase their harmonies and diverse set list from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. Because of their refined musical sensibilities and widespread appeal, Pure Gold has performed for the National Football League, the National Hockey League, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Heinz USA. In addition, the eight-piece a capella group has been channeled into over 30 million homes in PBS Specials, including “Doo Wop 50,” “Doo Wop 51,” Rock, Rhythm & Doo Wop,” “Soul Spectacular,” “Rhythm Love & Soul,” “Red, White & Rock,” and “Rock & Roll 50.” 7 p.m. Free. 777 Casino Dr., North Shore.
2) Find inner peace and tranquility at the One WHIRL Yoga Fest and Healthy Lifestyle Expo. Presented by Whirl Magazine. This event features yoga classes, workshops, demonstrations, and vendors, ensuring an all-day escape for the casual yoga practitioner and the healthy lifestyle fanatic. Healthful foods will be on hand, so bring a doggy bag and expect to load up on delicious and nutritious snacks. 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. 101 Commonwealth Place, Point State Park.
3) The city’s best block party returns for the 2013 Jam on Walnut, featuring live music from local favorites Radio Tokyo and Donora. Drinks and food will be sold on the street and in the many bars and restaurants of the Walnut Street area. A fantastic atmosphere for an even better cause, the Jam benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, ensuring that every dollar spent and every ounce of energy exerted goes toward a worthwhile cause. Good music, friendly company, and a charitable cause—the Jam on Walnut provides it all. Dancing in the street is encouraged! 6 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. Walnut Street, Shadyside.
4) Craving something new? Take a trip to the Arcade Comedy Theater where Jethro and Kristy Nolen guide a twisting comedic journey fueled by their unique brand of long-form improv comedy. Billed as Dinner with the Nolens, this event invites attendees to witness a one-of-a-kind dinner party the likes of which they won’t soon forget. 16 and over. 8 p.m. 811 Liberty Ave., Cultural District.
5) Stimulate your cultural receptors at the Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Historic Village, where nationally renowned culinary historian Michael W. Twitty presents “Beyond the Big House: A Culinary History of American Slavery.” This two-hour program details how African-American slaves utilized different crops and cooking methods to provide for themselves and their families. Using the same utensils and methods as slaves some 150 years ago, Twitty will prepare meals and explain the historical and cultural significance of various techniques and resources discovered by slaves in America. 11 a.m. 401 Meadowcroft Rd., Avella.