5 issues to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: June 25-27

It’s the final weekend of June. Here are some ideas on how to spend it.

Carrie Blast Drive-in

Carrie Carpool Cinema at the Carrie Blast Furnaces will host baseball films this weekend. “A League of Their Own” about women’s professional baseball is being shown at 9:30 p.m. on Friday and “The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings” plays at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. It’s a story of the Negro baseball league. Mini-tours of the Carrie Blast Furnaces on the Swissvale/Rankin border are available before the shows.

Details: riversofsteel.com

History Uncorked

The Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District will host “History Uncorked” from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday. The 23rd annual event for young professionals offers both in-person and virtual choices. This year’s theme is a “Night at the Museum.”

Details: heinzhistorycenter.org

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— Heinz History Center (@HistoryCenter) June 21, 2021

Concert Mr. Smalls

A benefit concert to help Mr. Smalls Theatre in Millvale will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday. The show will feature local, regional and national performers, some from their homes and studios, and some from the stage at Mr. Smalls. The theatre has been closed for more than a year because of the pandemic.

Details: mrsmalls.com


The stage area at Mr. Smalls Theatre in Millvale


Allegheny Overlook

The grand opening of the Allegheny Overlook, Downtown began Thursday and continues Friday and Saturday evenings. The pop-up park located on Fort Duquesne Blvd. will host free live music. On Friday, Bindley Hardware Co., a “Rust-Belt Americana” band will perform. Opening for the group will be West Virginia singer-songwriter William Matheny.

Pittsburgh hip hop artist Jordan Montgomery and Sierra Sellers will take the stage on Saturday.

There will be food and beverages for sale.

Details: downtownpittsburgh.com

Fashion Africana

“FestivalAFRICANA: Rwanda,” a celebration of Black beauty through fashion, culture and social justice will be held with an in-person event Friday and online programming Saturday and Sunday.

The series is produced by Pittsburgh-based FashionAFRICANA with MoonLook from France and Illume Creative Studio from Rwanda. The virtual celebration begins at 2:30 p.m. on Friday. A kickoff in-person event is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Grable Visitor Center at The Frick Pittsburgh.

A film will be shown virtually on the FestivalAFRICANA website from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday showcasing Rwanda through fashion designers, artists, arts producers as well as a performance but a Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist.

Programming will be re-broadcast from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The event series premiered in 2020 with an online spotlight on Ghana.

Details: festivalafricana.com

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 724-853-5062, jharrop@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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