SpinCycle Band Plays Mastic Trail, Pittsburgh Symphony in Concert at South Park; Independence vs. Riverhounds (Sat., 7/3/21)

Two parrots clink beer glasses on Mastic Trail’s logo, emblazoned on a glass of Hazy Jones IPA.

Two parrots clink beer glasses on Mastic Trail’s logo, emblazoned on a glass of Hazy Jones IPA. (photo: Christopher Maggio)

1) A former Moose Lodge is now one of the best new restaurants/bars in Pittsburgh. Mastic Trail Brewing, a Caribbean-themed brewpub, opened in July 2019 in Glenshaw at the former Moose Lodge 46. Its name refers to a trail on the Grand Cayman Island, part of the larger Cayman Islands, which are beloved by founder and owner Ben Williams. The menu includes craft beer, tropical cocktails, and Caribbean food, such as succulent roasted jerk chicken and the hefty Cubano sandwich. The decor is also tropical, particularly the Ocean Room, with its maritime floor and pool tables. Entertainment includes live music most Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. Past acts include the Flow Band and the Juan Vasquez Project. Follow the Mastic Trail. Bring your family. Bring your dogs (if sitting outside). Most importantly, bring your appetite, and perhaps get a crowler to go. The SpinCycle Band performs this evening from 8 to 11 p.m. 1044 Saxonburg Blvd., Glenshaw. (CM)

Sweet potato fries are one of two sides that can accompany sandwiches, like the Cubano.

Sweet potato fries are one of two sides that can accompany sandwiches, like the Cubano. (photo: Christopher Maggio)

2) The world-renowned Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will dazzle the crowds this month with back-to-back outdoor shows at South Park (July 3) and Hartwood Acres (July 4)  as part of the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series. The music program for this free concert has not been announced yet, but past ones have included music by Rossini, Sousa, and Tchaikovsky. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy a night of classical music under the stars. 8:15 p.m. 3700 Farmshow Drive, South Park Township and 200 Hartwood Acres, Hampton and Indiana townships. (R.H.)

A Riverhounds forward takes a shot on goal as a defender closes fast. Photo: Chris Cowger.

A Riverhounds forward takes a shot on goal as a defender closes fast. Photo: Chris Cowger.

3) One of Pittsburgh’s hottest sports teams takes the field tonight—The Riverhounds. The squad takes on the Charlotte Independence at 7 p.m. at Highmark stadium. See some great soccer action up close and in person. 510 W. Station Square Dr., Station Square.