What to do in Pittsburgh this week, from the Underwear Bike Trip to the Blues & Roots Competition: July 26th to August 1stA

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Monday July 26th and Tuesday July 27th: Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project at the Tull Family Theater
6:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Some films take decades to make, but could you make one in 48 hours? See how ambitious and aspiring filmmakers mastered this Herculean challenge during the world premier of 40 locally produced films. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this fast-paced global event, the participating teams only had two days to shoot an entire thought-provoking film. Be there when the curtain goes up. Buy tickets.

Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project.

Tuesday, July 27th: JazzLive at Allegheny Overlook
5-7 p.m.
The native Brazilian Kenya will heat up Downtown’s coolest new outdoor location during the BNY Mellon Presents JazzLive series. With a mixture of Brazilian pop, samba, bossa nova and choro, the spirited singer will perform upbeat rhythms, lush ballads and classic jazz. The free event is led by Bob Studebaker and features a beer garden by Brew Gentlemen, games and food trucks.

Tuesday July 27th: Meadow meditation and yoga at Hartwood Acres
Find serenity now! Start with a guided walk to a serene wildflower meadow, where you’ll learn the art of mindful meditation, including gentle yoga poses, stretching and movement, and subtle breath work as you reconnect with yourself and nature. Buy tickets.

Wednesday, July 28th: ​​Summer Institute for Climate Education
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
With forest fires, floods and tropical storms and soaring temperatures around the world, there is no better time to tackle climate change. Faculty are invited to participate with partners across North America in a three-day virtual institute that includes networking, workshops led by climate change experts, keynote lectures, knowledge sessions and more. The day focuses on the effects of climate change, solutions and relationships between regions. Join Now.

Wednesday July 28th: ​​Futuro Beach Screening
19 o’clock
Let yourself be carried away to Brazil’s breathtaking (but dangerous) Praia do Futuro beach during this online regional premiere hosted by ReelQ. Karim Ainouz’s film, described as “partly gay romance, partly curious self-journey”, was about a drowning man, a new love and more. Register for free.

Wednesday July 28th: ​​Movies on Monday at SouthSide Works
19 o’clock
What better place to watch Tom Hanks take off as Fred Rogers than down on Mon? Among the Burgh stars, you’ll be inspired by Marielle Heller’s 2019 biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, hear live music from Danny Rectenwald and enjoy Bevies from PA Libations.

Wednesday July 28th: ​​Art in Context: Reconstruction of Monuments
13 o’clock
Join this up-to-date virtual discussion with artists, academics and community members discussing the role of public memorials in the context of current political and societal issues. Panelists include Kambui Olujimi, Tereneh Idia, Bekezela Mguni, Patricia Eunji Kim, and Alaina E. Roberts. Register for free.

Thursday July 29th: Inside Out at the Carnegie Museum of Art
4-8 p.m.
One of Pittsburgh’s most popular nightclubs is turning the CMOA’s courtyard into a summer dance party. The free happy hour will feature DJs from Hot Mass along with food trucks and a bar created by Café Carnegie with bespoke snacks, kid-friendly treats, delicious wines and local beers.

Thursday July 29th: Christmas in July at Inner Groove Brewing
5 pm-10pm
Experience Santa’s dog days in picturesque Verona. Dust off your favorite Christmas album and spin it on the brewery’s turntable, donate a toy to the Lower Valley Athletic Foundation, and snap a selfie with St. Nick. Don’t forget to dress appropriately for the ugly sweater (or tie, since it’s so hot). More events for Christmas in July can be found here.

Photo courtesy of the Carrick Community Pavilion.

Thursday July 29th: Big Renaming Celebration at the Carrick Community Pavilion
7 pm-9pm
Carrick’s new community meeting point is getting a new name and you are cordially invited to celebrate. The major renaming celebrations will include performances by the Pittsburgh Circus Arts Collaborative, DJs, and bites from Pgh Smokehouse and Steve and Benny’s Chicken Shack. The former Dairy District Pavilion is home to community programs presented by 25 Carrick Ave Project / Tech25, the Carrick Community Council, and Hearcorp. Register for free.

Thursday July 29th: Pittsburgh Underwear Bike Ride
20: 00-12: 00
Hop on two wheels to promote body positivity and explore the city at dusk. The Pittsburgh Underwear Bike Ride is an experience that should be on everyone’s wish list – and summer is the perfect time to partake in this community phenomenon. The free-spirited fun continues at the after-party in Spirit.

Friday, July 30th: In Bed by Ten 80s Night at Allegheny Overlook
6 pm-9pm
Pittsburgh’s favorite early bird dance party makes a triumphant return and goes on a summer tour. The outdoor series starts the newest meeting point in downtown, where IBBT founder and DJ Matthew Buchholz is accompanied by 80s DJ EZ Lou. The free event includes food trucks, a beer garden for brew gentlemen and the proceeds will support 412 Food Rescue.

Allegheny Overlook Pop-up Park.

Friday July 30th: Music on the Mon ay SouthSide Works
7-10 p.m.
Get to know the artists from Misra Records on this live riverside music show. The free event includes lawn games, food trucks, and the PA Libations Bar Car (aka a Vintage Airstream) – as well as bespoke merch from Commonwealth Press.

Friday July 30: Allegheny County Summer Concert Series
19:30 o’clock
Throw it back to the 1980s with Berlin when the LA New Wave band rocked the South Park Amphitheater. And yes, original singer Terri Nunn will be there. The free concert series includes craft beer from Hop Farm Brewing and local food trucks.

Friday July 30th and Saturday July 31st: Summer with the Symphony at Hartwood Acres
8:15 pm
Let yourself be carried away by the dramatic music of Brahms among the constellations. With violinist Marta Krechkovsky and conductor Earl Lee, the free concert will play two movements from Brahms’ lyrical masterpiece, Symphony No. 1. Buy tickets.

Saturday July 31: Inside Out at the Carnegie Museum of Art
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
DJ Femi and Afro Yaqui Music provide the courtyard soundtrack for a perfect Saturday adventure. The free event includes a drop-in for family-friendly art activities, food trucks, and a bar created by the museum’s Carnegie Café with bespoke snacks, kid-friendly treats, delicious wines, and local beers.

Saturday, July 31: Juniteenth concert (relocated) in Frick Park
1pm – 1pm
The rain is gone and it’s time to bring a picnic and blanket and celebrate on the lawn of the Frick environmental center. The Juneteenth celebration features live music by Najj Andrea, Jrouz3 and Diarra Imani on ZeroFossil’s renewable solar powered stage. The family-friendly event includes educational activities and tours of the From Slavery to Freedom Garden. Register for free.

Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival.

Saturday July 31st and Sunday August 1st: Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival at the Pittsburgh Shrine Center
12 o’clock
Cheswick is rocking for a cause to raise funds for Band Together Pittsburgh and The Autism Society of Pittsburgh. Featured artists at the two day festival include Soulful Femme, Jim Donovan & The Sun King Warriors, Chet Vincent, Joanna Connor, Blue Spectrum Band and many others.

Sunday August 1: Allegheny County Summer Concert Series
19:30 o’clock
After 50 years of performing, Average White Band will bring funk – and R&B, soul and disco – to the Hartwood Acres stage. The free concert series includes an opening set by the Pittsburgh-based sextet Slam Band And Sam, plus craft beer from Hop Farm and Food Trucks.

You can find more events here.

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