5 issues to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: Aug 4-6 June June

Grab your sunscreen. It’s going to be a summer weekend with temperatures in the 80s. Here are a few ways to spend it.

Are proud of it

The Pittsburgh Pride Group will host virtual and in-person events this weekend.

The “Pittsburgh Pride Revolution March” begins on Saturday at 12 noon in front of the City-County Building on Grant Street, Downtown.

Participants are allowed to bring signs, banners and flags and play music. You must wear face masks.

The route ends on the North Side at Allegheny Commons West Park on the first day of the mini-festival, which lasts until 6 p.m. There are food trucks and musical performances.

On Sunday, the second day of the Mini-Festival, the events will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in front of Trace Brewing on Main Street in Bloomfield. There will be entertainment, food and makeup.

Details: lgbtqpittsburgh.com

Arts festival

Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts is returning with some in-person events from Friday through next weekend after a virtual event in 2020.

With the outdoor capacity restrictions lifted, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, which hosts the event, said it will be on par with previous festivals.

The main stage will be in Point State Park, as will the grocery vendors. The Artist Market, where more than 150 independent artists sell a range of handcrafted items, are located in Point State Park, Benedum Lot, Trust Oasis, and Allegheny Overlook Pop-Up Park.

Dance and music performances take place on one of several stages throughout the day of the festival.

Details: met.trustarts.org

Go green

Pittsburgh Earth Day celebrates World Environment Day with “Go Green: A Free, Outdoor Concert and Community Festival” on Market Square in downtown.

Pittsburgh Earth Day is an organization that educates people about sustainability.

The free concerts take place on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

There will be live music, activities and companies sharing information about sustainable living.

The Bindley Hardware Company is the headliner on Friday at 6 p.m. The Clinton Clegg Trio will hit the headlines on Saturday at 6 p.m.

The line-up includes Tres Lads, Nina Sainato, DJ Jess, Pastor Deryck Tines and the Lemington Gospel Choir, Scott Blasey and Jeff Jimerson

On Saturday, Royal Haunts opens the day, followed by Pablito Uri, The Wurms, Zoob and The Nox Boys.

Details: pittsburghearthday.org

Courtesy of Pittsburgh Earth Day

Pittsburgh Earth Day is hosting free concerts in downtown Market Square on June 4th and 5th.

Picnic in your park

The second annual “Picnic in Your Park”, the annual Spring Hat Luncheon in a new interpretation, takes place on Sundays from 11 am to 2 pm in Schenley Park. The event will benefit the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

People are invited to bring a picnic basket into the park.

There are strolling entertainers, acrobats, a one-man band, goodies and flowers to take away.

Guests are asked to wear a hat as a nod to the annual Spring Hat Luncheon, which has not been held for the past two years due to the pandemic.

Details: pittsburghparks.org

The moment you’ve been waiting for, our number one picnic spot – Schenley Park! You know, we couldn’t forget it, especially since it is the location for our # PicnicInYourPark2021! We look forward to seeing you next week! https://t.co/WgvFGUsB74 pic.twitter.com/XHJJqi8Yat

– Pittsburgh Parks (@pittsburghparks) June 1, 2021

Laugh out loud

The Pittsburgh Improv in Homestead returns on Friday and Saturday with Dan Soder.

The New York-based comedian and actor is best known as Mafee from the hit series “Billions” on Showtime. His first HBO comedy special, “Son of a Gary” premiered in December 2019, and “The Standups” premiered on Netflix in 2017. He has appeared on Comedy Central, Conan, Inside Amy Schumer, and @midnight. Soder is hosting “The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson” by Sirius XM Monday through Thursday.

Details: improv.com

Oh how did we wait for it! 🎉 Live comedy is back at the Pittsburgh IMPROV Thursday night and @DanSoder is here to do it this weekend! 🤣🎙️You don’t want to miss this, get it 🎟️ at https://t.co/Wdsrx27mdG pic.twitter.com/yo8dVhgytJ

– Pittsburgh Improv (@PghImprov) June 1, 2021

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a contributor to Tribune Review. You can contact JoAnne at 724-853-5062, jharrop@triblive.com, or on Twitter.

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