Top Pittsburgh Events: August 25-31 | This week’s top events | Pittsburgh

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Photo: Hank Malone for Hazelwood Local

Summer sounds at Hazelwood Green Plaza

Thursday, August 25

PARTY • IRL
Get out before the cold with the Summer on the Square block party at Mellon Square. Provided by the Pittsburgh Parks ConservancyThe outdoor event includes live music by local artists, specialty food from Talia’s Italian restaurant, adult beverages, and great lawn games, all in a city park. of Downtown built on a parking lot. 5:30-7:30 pm 540 Smithfield St., Downtown. Freedom. pittsburghparks.org

Friday, August 26

WORK • IRL
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel moves from the shelf to the stage during Carnegie Region show his creation of The great gatsby. Nick Caraway will be your gateway into the big lives of his cousin Daisy Buchanan, Jay Gatsby, and others in this Jazz Age drama. Go on a wild ride without leaving your seat. Continues 7 pm through Saturday, August 27. 25 W. Main St., Carnegie. $15-20. carnegiestage.com

MUSIC • IRL
Bassist and songwriter Thunderstorm increased significantly with his third album drunk, described by Pitchfork as a 23-track “opus” that plays like the “aural equivalent of late-night channel surfing.” In addition to his indescribable work, he has worked with the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Pittsburgh’s own Wiz Khalifa, among others. See this one of a kind talent play live on Level AE. 7 pm 400 North Shore Drive, North Side. $32.50-85. promotewestlive.com/pittsburgh/stage-ae

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Four smiling black women in bicycle helmets standing near cars

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Members of Black Girls Cycling

WORK • IRL
Hi Black Girl Act for his National Assembly and a different car. Black Girls Do Bike is a community of women of color who share their love for cycling. Start with lunch and a drink at the Sherwood Museum where you can find giveaways, entertainment, and more. The weekend will take people on a 20-mile ride through the city, starting at the Westin Hotel on Saturday, eat Pedal PghPennsylvania’s largest bike ride, on Sunday. 2-6 pm Continues through Sun, August 28. Various locations. $20 for lunch and pool party, free to ride. blackgirlsdobike.org

Saturday, August 27

ART • IRL
Looking for a new piece to add to your art collection? It is defined by the Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media as “half a yard sale, half a picture,” the yART Sales is a marketplace for artists to clear out their studio by selling art, supplies, or other items they no longer use or need. Support local artists in finding some real resources in the process. 10 am-4 pm 1047 Shady Ave., Point Breeze. Freedom. pghartsmedia.org/yart

PARTY • IRL
Work Tables a The Dreamz of Music Network invite the community to Block Up Level page, a day full of live music and dancing, vendors, food trucks, DJs, and more. The Rhythm of the Night fusion band, DoeBoy$, and Tyree Drake, is just the tip of the iceberg as more than 30 acts take the stage at what’s called “Pittsburgh’s strategic playground.” Start outside and move inside as the sun goes down to enjoy some indoor fun. 12 pm-12 am 4836 Penn Ave., Garfield. Freedom. Registration is required. facebook.com/DreamzofMusic

Sun., Aug. 28

MUSIC • IRL
Summer soundsis a free event series presented by Hazelwood Local a Weather permittingback to Hazelwood Green Plaza with plenty to enjoy. If the weather holds, Pittsburghers can join the Grammy-nominated musician Check Hamala Diabetes. While you’re watching the music, your kids will be spending time in the photo booth, touring the Fusion Mini-Museum, or checking out the Water Blaster station. Also, everyone can satisfy their mood and desire by buying food and pictures from vendors. 5 pm Lytle and Eliza streets, Hazelwood. Freedom. facebook.com/HazelwoodLocal

ADVERTISING • IRL
The Comedy Central series His story American cities are covered with the help of drunken hosts. Arcade Comedy Theatre puts a spin on that idea by looking at Pittsburgh’s history as a city defined by its relationship with alcohol. of the Comedy Walking Tour: Pittsburgh’s Drunken History introduces visitors to the many natural creatures that, over the centuries, have given this fame during the 45-minute journey of the Penn Avenue corridor. Tours at 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm 943 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $20, free for children under 5. All ages. arcadecomedytheater.com/events

Monday, August 29

LIT • IRL
History class doesn’t teach you everything about Pittsburgh. Ed Simonwriter of Another Pittsburgh Story, is here to change that. Did you know about the assassination attempt on Henry Clay Frick? What about the stories of Joe Magarac? Join Simon at Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall while he was telling one of those stories that had never been heard before. 7-8 pm 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie. Freedom. Registered. carnegiecarnegie.org/upcoming-events

Tuesday, August 30

FILE • IRL
Bad Movie Bingo compare your fear of snakes and bad CGI with the look of Anaconda at Laughing moose. The event combines BINGO with Video Neo trash riffing on the 1997 horror film about a group of naturalists who encounter a giant snake in the Amazon rainforest. The star cast, including Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, and Owen Wilson, may want to forget about wearing this pet. 8 pm 1306 E. Carson St., South Side. Freedom. 21 and older. facebook.com/NeoTrashVideo

LIT • HYBRID
Maud Newton a Geeta Kothari they both have novels about family life. However, each takes a different path. Newton The problem of ancestors dive into his fascinating family history, sometimes. Kothari’s I record for the Moose and other stories watch immigrants struggle with the sacrifices and realities of the American dream. Find out about these authors and their work over time City of Asylum show the event Writing for Family. 7-8:30 pm 40 W. North Ave., North Side. Freedom. Registration is required. cityofasylum.org

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Twenty One Pilots

Wednesday, August 31

MUSIC • IRL
Twenty One Pilots – or twenty øne piløts, depending on who you read – to celebrate the release of their 2021 album Scaled and Icy at PPG Paints Arena. The Windy Journey brings the duo to the stage for a night dedicated to their alt hip-hop, electronic music. Find out why this Ohio band is a Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum, music legend. There is also work by Peter McPoland. 8 pm 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. $37-123. ppgpaintsarena.com

LIT • HYBRID
White Stripes welcome editor and writer WITH O’Brien for the launch of his new book Everything for Everyone: An Oral History of New York City 2052-2072. Co-authored with Eman Abdelhadi, O’Brien’s latest work, whose text is said to cover the “formation of trans-communist conflicts,” is described as “a window into the future and is a powerful counter to current forms of anti-utopianism. , depression, nostalgia, and capitalist-realism. The collaboration with O’Brien Alex Colstonis an independent editor and director of The Psychosocial Foundation. 7-8 pm 4754 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. Freedom. Registration is required. Livestream available. whitewhalebookstore.com/events

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