Femi Kuti & The Positive Force Closes Out TRAF; Living Dead Weekend; Deutschtown at Hartwood (Sun., 6/12/22)
1) The 10-day Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is Pittsburgh’s largest and grandest summer celebration. The ever-popular Artist Market features handmade arts, crafts, and wearables on sale in over 150 booths. Performing arts are headlined by six Mainstage Concerts in the Cultural District, at Penn Avenue and 9th street. Last but not least, a juried visual arts exhibition will be displayed at Space Gallery in the Cultural District. Tonight’s main stage headliner is Femi Kuti & The Positive Force. Kuti is from Lagos, Nigeria and uses his Afro-pop music for positive effect for social and political uplift. 7:30 p.m. Festival is open from noon to 8 p.m. Last day. (M.V., R.H.)
2) Get your undead on at the Living Dead Weekend. As you probably know, George Romero, legendary director of the landmark horror film Night of the Living Dead, shot the film in Evans City and its first sequel, Dawn of the Dead, at Monroeville Mall. This makes Pittsburgh the zombie film capital of the world. Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, and Land of the Dead are featured this year with many events and reunions. Highlights include celebrity appearances, movie location tours, official merchandise collectibles, art exhibits and panels, along with photo opportunities. Scheduled to appear are Tom Savini, Patricia Tallman, Tony Todd, Bill Mosely, Heather Mazur plus many more. This promises to be a fun weekend, and remember, “They’re coming to get you, Barbara.” Last day. (R.H.)
3) Tonight’s free concerts under the stars at Hartwood Acres for the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series is Deutschtown Goes to Hartwood featuring The Bill Henry Band,
Working Breed, and NASH.V.ILL. 7:30 p.m. 200 Hartwood Acres dr. Hampton and Indiana Twp.