A Fair In The Park, Friday (1 pm-7 pm), Saturday (10 am – 7 pm) and Sunday (10 am – 5 pm), September 6, 7 & 8, Mellon Park, 1047 Shady Avenue, Shadyside. Over 100 local, regional and national artists will sell their creations at this annual event celebrating it’s 50th year, presented by The Craftman’s Guide of Pittsburgh. The free event also hosts live music throughout the weekend, from a variety of musical styles, including folk, jazz and acoustic performers. Food trucks and vendors will also be available if all that shopping makes you work up an appetite.
Pittsburgh Irish Festival, Friday, (4 pm – 11 pm) Saturday (11 am – 11 pm) & Sunday (9 am – 5 pm), September 6, 7 & 8, The Lots at Sandcastle, 100 Sandcastle Drive, West Homestead. Tickets $12 – $15. It’s an entire weekend to show your Celtic pride, whether you’re Irish or not. Taste Irish cuisine, shop the Marketplace for unique items, sip some liquid refreshments (can you say “pour me a pint?”), as well as an abundance of musical performances, including Corned Beef and Curry, pictured here .
Pour at the Park, Friday, September 6, 5:30 pm – 8:30pm, North Park Lodge. In addition to local brewskis and some yummy bites from food trucks, there will also be live music from Bryana Appley and The Beagle Brothers. It’s a perfect blend to start off the weekend and support he Allegheny County Parks Foundation. Tickets are $55 in advance, $60 at the door and include a tasting cup, designated drivers are $20.
50th Annual Mexican War Streets House Tour, Sunday, September 8, 11 am – 5 pm, Tickets $18 – $20. Twelve renovated homes and two gardens will open their doors/garden gates to self-guided tour-goers. A ticket booth with maps will be located at the intersection of West North Avenue and Monterey Street in this historic North Side neighborhood.
Freedom to Create: Mahsa Vahdat, Saturday (3 pm – 4 pm) September 7, City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, 40 W. North Avenue, North Side. Part of an on-going series, award winning, Iranian singer and activist Mahsa Vahdat will bring her music and voice to the North Side venue, along with Iranian- American Poet Sholeh Wolfe and harpist Bridget Kibbey.
ReelAbilities Pittsburgh Film Festival, Weds. – Weds., September 4 – 11, Southside Works Cinema, 425 Cinema Drive, Southside. The stories and artistic expressions of people with disabilities are showcased at this annual film festival to help promote awareness and appreciation. Friday at 7:30 pm the film “Gurrumul”, an Australian documentary about a blind, indigenous music phenomenon, will be screened. “Princess of the Row”, the story of a runaway foster child and her determination to help her father who suffers from a traumatic brain injury sustained while in combat in Iraq, will be shown Saturday at 7:30 pm.
Silver Eye Center for Photography: Continuum: Aspen Mays + Dionne Lee, September 5 – October 6, 4808 Penn Avenue, Garfield. As part of a continuing series, this exhibit explores the creative influences between teacher (May, an Associate Professor of Photography at the California College of the Arts) and former student ( Lee, former graduate student of Professor Mays).