Written by Christine Wells
Deutchtown Music Festival, Friday & Saturday, July 12-13, in and around East Ohio Street, Northside. The ‘Burgh’s biggest music festival hits the stages (30 + of them!) this weekend with 300+ bands, a busking stage, ice carving, kids’ activities, as well as 25 food trucks and Redfishbowl’s Artist Village with over 100 vendors. Beat the heat and hit the streets with tunes, food and festivities. A full schedule of this “Jam” packed festival’s musical performers, stage locations, vendors and food trucks is available at www.deutchtownmusicfestival.com.
Taste of Lawrenceville, Sunday, July 14, 12 pm – 5 pm, Bay 41, 4107 Willow Street. Nibble on some of the best that Lawrenceville has to offer at this one day, outdoor event, with local Lawrenceville eateries and a live music backdrop for a Sunday Funday!
Yelp’s 2nd Annual Ice Cream Festival, Saturday, July 13, 4 pm – 6 pm, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children’s Way. Complimentary samples of cool, creamy goodness from 14 frozen dessert vendors, such as Millie’s, Klavon’s, Churn, Stickler’s Ice Pops and a new vegan favorite, Sugar Spell Scoops,are included in the suggested $10 donation, which benefits the Children’s Museum. Lawn games, balloon art, face painting, photo booth and more add to this opportunity to chill out on a hot, summer Sunday afternoon.
Southside Works Exposed, Friday (5 pm – 11 pm), Saturday (12 pm – 11 pm) and Sunday (12 pm – 5 pm), July 12 – 14, Southside Works, Southside. Find something cool for that blank wall or a unique gift for a fav friend. The Second Shift Crafters Artist Market will present the works of 50+ artists/makers. Live music and street performers will also provide entertainment.
Pittsburgh Riverhounds Soccer Club v. Tampa Bay Rowdies, Saturday, July 13, 7 pm, Highmark Stadium, 510 W. Station Square Drive, Southside. If the U.S. Women’s World Cup win gotcha craving more soccer excitement, show the ‘Burgh’s very own Riverhounds a little love this weekend. The first 1,000 fans will receive a free rally towel courtesy of Image 360. Tickets range from $10 to $18.50.
Patton Oswalt, Sunday, July 14, 7 pm, Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall, 510 East 10th Avenue, Homestead. Want to trade in the outdoor heat for something cool and comedic? Comedian Patton Oswalt of “The King of Queens” Spence Olchin character fame and as a writer for MadTV can fill the bill. Tickets range from $55,75 – $65.75.
“Be Careful”, Friday, July 12, 6 pm – 9 pm, Unsmoked Systems Artspace, 1137 Braddock Avenue, Braddock. In this Nicholas Volpe solo exhibit of sculptural furniture-objects and sculptural objects he explores how people interact with, perceive and react to art. In this exhibit Volpe, a local artist and IUP graduate, focuses on “Value” which he defines as “an individual attitude and subjective worth assigned to art.” The opening is free and open to the public.