This time around our weekend post will focus heavily on the *Three Rivers Art Festival (it is the ending weekend after all) featuring the happenings we are most excited for or deserve and overall shout-out!!
THURSDAY, JUNE 7th
presented by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
Stylish designs created by AI students with materials from Habitat’s ReStore retail outlet for a recycled material fashion show. The lucky designers will be judged by local fashion guru’s, special guests include WTAE’s Wendy Bell and Kiss FM’s Tall Cathy. Festivities also include a silent auction, photo booth, DJ & live music, CASH BAR, & LIVE PAINTER.
6:30pm VIP Cocktail Hour // $50 (21 & over)
7:30pm Fashion Show // $10 students, $20 gen admission
All proceeds donated to Habitat’s Veterans Housing Initiative program!!
FRIDAY, JUNE 8th
The Big Idea Book Store
In anticipation of Ryan George’s new play planned to open in Pittsburgh, 2013 the author will be reading and performing from his eccentric collection “Wilde Amphigories with Reggie Fox”. Expect a mixture of literary styles and bold declarations used to caricature mainstream culture.
Penn Avenue Extension near Stanwix
How to describe this unique delight… mix together performers – both artists and musicians - larger than life self-operating machines, set-design and you have this one of a kind experience. They have played all over the world, although started in Pittsburgh, and received rave and wacky reviews from some of the world’s top publications. Guaranteed you won’t want to miss the premier of GO Roadshow
9:45pm // They also play Saturday and Sunday, click here for times // FREE
SATURDAY, JUNE 9th
Giant Eagle Creativity Zone at Point State Park near the Fort Pitt Museum
Music from the Andean mountain regions of Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. If you are looking for something unique this performance will give you the chance to experience wind, percussion and string instruments. It’s sure to be a colorful 45 minutes!
2-2:45pm // FREE
4523 Liberty Avenue, Bloomfield/Lawrenceville/Friendship – you tell me!? ***
Group exhibition & celebration for Josh’ 40th birthday****************
5-8pm // FREE // Staudt House Brewing craft brown ale
Dollar Bank Stage at Point State Park just off of Commonwealth Place
GRAMMY Award winner, 5-decade established bluegrass headman with more to share. At one time he jammed with Jerry Garcia in Old & In the Way so undoubtedly he has the groove to give!
6:30-7:30pm // FREE
21 works by 21 women to tell the story of how female artists create in this region but also develop and support each other in the process. Work exhibited from artists ranging from their 20’s to their 70’s.
7-9pm // FREE
Dollar Bank Stage (main stage) at Point State Park just off of Commonwealth Place
Bluegrass with old school roots and contemporary presence. Followers include both authentic Bluegrass junkies and those who just like to groove.
8-9:30pm // FREE
Dubstep dance tunes and visuals
10pm // FREE // liquid nourishments served
SUNDAY, JUNE 10th
Sunday Brunch Buffet
Enjoy a brunch buffet while nursing your hangover and enjoying the wonderful spirit of Mt. Washington and its very own Shiloh Grill (supposedly haunted so clean your beer goggles for optimum ghost hunting).
10:01am-2pm // Cost of brunch buffet (includes one frozen mimosa or Hair of the Dog Bloody Mary) + you liquor tab
*Juried Visual Art Exhibition
Stop by for your last chance to see the work of those talented enough (and from our greater Pittsburgh region) to be selected to show in this annual exhibition. 61 works from 46 artists and many wonderful judges including CMoA’s Linda Benedict-Jones and MF’s Michael Olijnyk as well at Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Murray Horne.
12-6pm // FREE
As always let us know if you head out to any of the crafty events above and share your experience with us!
And please feel free to email us if there is a noteworthy event you would like posted in the future.