LOCALPittsburgh – Uncovered Weekend – June 21-23

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Art

Re Figuring Our Selves,  Friday, June 21, The Spinning Plate Gallery, 5721 Baum Boulevard, Opening 6 pm  – 9 pm. Explore the work of 11 artists, including paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, video and installation.

Clemente Museum Block Party,3339 Penn Ave, Fri./Sat./Sun, June 21, 22 & 23. Celebrate number “21” and be part of a new mural created by artist Kyle Holbrook of Pirate’s great Roberto Clemente.  Activities include community mural painting, food trucks, Engine 25 wines and live Latin jazz on Friday 3 pm – 8 pm.  and $10 museum tours on Saturday. Then, on Sunday, attendees can help finish painting the mural while munching on bakery items from Lola’s Eatery and coffee by Espresso A Mano for brunch from 10 m – 1 pm.

Music

5th Annual Make Music Pittsburgh, Friday, June 21, Pittsburgh will be one of over 700 cities which will participate in this global day of music started in France in 1982.  Local musicians will be showcased throughout the city to share their talent and inspire others to create music.  Many different music genres will be represented, from hip hop to classical, bluegrass to gospel.  Musicians sign up and businesses and homeowners sign up to host them outside. Check out the map at www.makemusicpittsbirgh.org for a list of performers and locations.  For example, Mellon Square will host Steel Clover 3:15 pm – 5:30 pm, followed by Tjaun Benefactor 6 pm – 7 pm.

Off Minor Jazz Series: Mary Lou Williams, Sunday, June 23, 6 pm- 8pm, City of Asylum,  40 North Avenue, Pittsburgh 15212.  While many may be taking in the Pittsburgh Jazz Fest this weekend, consider this concert celebrating the blues influenced music of Mary Lou Williams and reflect her life as a black woman and a vibrant human spirit.

Community

World Refugee Day, Friday, June 21, 11 am – 2 p.m., Market Square. Experience performers from Africa, Greece, Nepali and sample foods from countries such as Syria, Iraq and Turkey. Listen to the stories of some of the refugees who have added to the cultural richness of our city and celebrate their contributions.

Festivals/Markets

Squirrel Hill Night Market, Saturday, June 22, 6 pm – 10 pm, Murray Avenue between Forbes Avenue and Beacon Street. Check out the first of three summer night markets schedule in Squirrel Hill (others to be held August 24 and September 28) 75+ artisans will display their creations as part of the I Made It! Market. View a list of vendors at www.imadeitmarket.com.  Over 15 food trucks will also be on hand selling grub, thirst quenchers and sweets.   Live music will also fill the streets.

Nature

Riverlife’s Riverfront Refresh Pop-up Party, Saturday, June 22, 11 am – 4 pm, Riverfront Dog Park at 25th and Railroad Street.  Join this non-profit for a day of fun to raise awareness for improving the riverbank and trail portion of The Strip. A D.J., food trucks, lawn games and a free bike valet will all be part of the festivities. Get more info at www.riverlifePGH.org.

Lawrenceville Garden Tour, Sunday, June 23, 11 am – 4 pm.  See what’s blooming in Lawrenceville and  check out urban garden designs at this self-guided, free tour sponsored by the Lawrenceville Hospitality Association.  Maps identifying participating gardens will be available at the entrance to the Allegheny Cemetery (4734 Butler Street) the day of the tour.  www.LHA15201.org