Slick Rick, Rakim, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Big Daddy Kane, Das EFX, and Positive K at Stage AE: OpenStreetsPGH (Sun., 5/29/22)

  1. For rap aficionados Stage AE has The Citizen Science Lab presenting Flying Beyond Intergalactic Boundaries Through STEM! The concert features Slick Rick, Rakim, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Big Daddy Kane, Das EFX, and Positive K. Slick Rick got his start in the mid-1980s with Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew. He then became the third rapper to be signed to Def Jam records. His music has been heavily sampled by other rappers including Snoop Dog. Rakim, a highly respected and influential rapper and record producer was one half of the hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim. DJ Jazzy Jeff teamed up with the Fresh Prince, Will Smith, for a hot hip hop duo outta West Philadelphia. The partnership produced hits like “Summertime” and “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” Doors open at 3 p.m. 400 North Shore Ave., North Shore.

OpenStreetsPGH — Various dates and locations.

The Strip District was crowded with bikes, walkers, and shoppers during Open Streets PGH.

The Strip District was crowded with bikes, walkers, and shoppers during OpenStreetsPGH. (photo: Heather McCracken)

2) OpenStreetsPGH is a fun event during which neighborhood streets are closed to auto traffic in certain parts of the city, so people can roll on through, whether biking, walking, or skateboarding. The first OpenStreetsPGH will occur on Sunday, May 29 with a route between Downtown and South Side. For the June 26 OpenStreetsPGH, participants will roll through parts of Downtown, the Strip District, and Lawrenceville. Businesses and civic organizations along the route often have special programs and offers. The July 30 event travels through the East End. The 4.4 mile loop connects Homewood, Larimer, East Liberty, Shadyside, and North Point Breeze. There will be plenty of fun activities in each neighborhood. For more info, check out the OpenStreetsPGH website. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (RH)