What to do that week in Pittsburgh, from Historical past Uncorked to the Indigo Ladies: June 21-27

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Monday, June 21: Make Music Pittsburgh
Various times
Help the longest day of the year be the most musical day of the year. Lend your voice, song or instruments to this international solstice celebration animating the city — from sidewalks and storefronts, to porches and parks. Pop-up concerts will be performed by groups or individuals and enjoyed by all for free. Events include live music and an instrument donation drive at Community Forge, piano and yoga sessions at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and much more. View a schedule.

Eli Naragon and Joe Wigenfeld performing for Make Music Pittsburgh.

Monday, June 21 through Sunday, June 27: Juneteenth Black Music Fest at Point State Park
Various times
A region-wide Juneteenth celebration is underway with two weeks of in-person and virtual events. Don’t miss the ongoing Pittsburgh Black Music Fest at Point State Park with Roy Ayers, Klymaxx, Gerald Albright and many others. View a schedule.

Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers. © 2015 by Carsten Wäßerling.

Tuesday, June 22: Riverfront Trail Rides with Venture Outdoors
6-8 p.m.
Experience the city’s riverfront trails on two wheels. During the 15-mile ride, expert guides will show you how to connect the Southside to Point State Park and the North Shore while traversing our three mighty rivers. Buy tickets.

Venture Outdoors

Photo courtesy of Venture Outdoors.

Thursday, June 24 through Saturday, June 26: Grand Opening Celebration at Allegheny Overlook Park
5 p.m.
Pittsburgh’s newest outdoor amenity opens with a splash during this three-day celebration along Fort Duquesne Blvd. The festivities will feature music by Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors, Bindley Hardware Co., Jordan Montgomery and others, a Brew Gentlemen beer garden, made-to-order grub and more.

Thursday, June 24: House Wine: An At-Home Wine Tasting
6:30 p.m.
Quaffing and congeniality will blend for this interactive wine experience hosted by vino expert Deb Mortillaro of Dreadnought Wines. Tickets include three bottles of wine and proceeds will benefit the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust as it reopens Downtown venues.

Thursday, June 24: Virtual Talk by Gregg Behr & Ryan Rydzewski
7 p.m.
No matter our age, we can all learn from, and be inspired by, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Add “When You Wonder, You’re Learning: Mister Rogers’ Enduring Lessons for Raising Creative, Curious, Caring Kids” to your summer reading list and don’t miss this online talk by co-authors Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. Buy tickets.

Thursday, June 24: Women and Girls Foundation Drive-In Fundraiser at at the Carrie Furnaces
7-10 p.m.
Watch the inspiring Oscar-nominated film “Hidden Figures” and support the GirlGov Summer Internship program during the foundation’s first in-person event since 2020. Emceed by “Movie Scene Queen” Merecedes Howze, the event includes takeout fare and libations from The Tipsy Gypsy cocktail truck. Buy tickets.

Friday, June 25: Traveling Beer Market at the Pittsburgh Glass Center
4-8 p.m.
While we await the return of the Beers of the Burgh festival, we can get our brew fix at this new nomadic market. Setting up shop in Garfield, the free event will showcase Butler Brew Works, Conny Creek Brewing, Full Pint, Hitchhiker and Eleventh Hour — along with the Bridge City Brinery food truck.

Friday, June 25: A Field Guide to Society of 23
5-6:30 p.m.
Join Mattress Factory artist in residence Jeffrey Augustine Songco for this one-of-a-kind virtual happy hour. Go “behind the black and gold curtain to explore Songco’s secret brotherhood of 23 mysterious men” and participate in a hands-on art-making workshop. Buy tickets.

Jeffrey Augustine Songco

A Field Guide to Society of 23, Jeffrey Augustine Songco. Photo courtesy of the Mattress Factory.

Friday, June 25: History Uncorked at Heinz History Center
6-11 p.m.
Pittsburgh’s premier young professionals soirée is back for in-person fun! Choose from three “Night at the Museum” experiences: Uncorked To-Go, a Scavenger Hunt throughout the museum’s six floors or a glam VIP party. Buy tickets.

Friday, June 25: Virtual Summer Fridays at The Frick
6:30 p.m.
Experience the Frick family’s Gilded Age mansion like never before. Pianist, composer and historian Tom Roberts will tickle the ivories performing toe-tapping tunes from Clayton’s heyday, while movement artist and “theatrical prankster” Dan Kamin will wow viewers with sleight-of-hand magic. Step into the virtual parlor and register for free.

Friday, June 25 through Sunday, June 27: FestivalAFRICANA: Rwanda
Various times
Fashion lovers across the U.S., France and Africa will connect during this dynamic lineup of in-person and online events spotlighting Black creatives and celebrating design, culture and social justice. Events include an online global celebration, VIP kickoff party at The Frick Pittsburgh, film screenings, online boutiques and more. View a schedule.

Photo courtesy of FestivalAFRICANA.

Friday, June 25: Pittsburgh CLO Ambassadors’ Wine Tasting at Heinz Field
7:30 p.m.
Power off that laptop and slip into some fab cocktail attire for the CLO’s flagship fundraiser. Gala-goers will be treated to fine wine and delectable hors d’oeuvres and will bid on exclusive CLO packages in a silent auction inside the stadium’s FedEx Great Hall. Buy tickets.

Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26: Carrie Carpool Cinema: America’s Pastime
8 p.m.
Slide into summer with a weekend of heartwarming baseball flicks at the city’s coolest drive-in. First up to bat on Friday is “A League of Their Own” about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Hit a homer by returning Saturday for “The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings” about players from the Negro Leagues. There are also pre-event activities, mini-tours and food trucks. Buy tickets.

Friday, June 25: Quantum Theatre’s The Current War (Digital)
Various times
If you weren’t able to snag tickets to see Quantum’s first in-person production since November 2019, you can now see a digital recording through June 27. Based on Michael Mitnick’s script for the 2017 film starring Benedict Cumberbatch, the electrifying world premiere chronicles the legendary rivalry between Thomas Edison and Pittsburgh’s own George Westinghouse. Buy tickets.

Saturday, June 26: Women & Non-Binary Bike Summit
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
If you’re empowered to hop on a bike, but also feel excluded from cycling culture, then don’t miss this BikePGH summit. V
irtual sessions will explore breaking down gender barriers, bike advocacy, size inclusivity and more. Learn skill-building activities to boost your biking confidence, discover how cycling can drive change and improve transportation infrastructure, join the in-person ice cream social group ride and so much more. Buy tickets.

Saturday, June 26: Door Open’s Homestead Neighborhood Tour
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Labor history, landmark architecture and neighborhood revitalization will converge during this self-guided tour of Homestead. Along the Mon, you’ll step into reimagined historic buildings, explore the 1892 Homestead Strike and learn about the construction of The Waterfront Mall as you stroll through this eclectic community. Buy tickets.

Saturday, June 26: The Black Market in the Hill District
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Celebrate Juneteenth and support local Black-owned businesses, who will set up shop at the Robert E. Williams Park. Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the Black Environmental Collective are teaming up to present the pop-up market.

Saturday, June 26: Inside Out at Carnegie Museum of Art
12-5 p.m.
CMOA’s outdoor courtyard is the place to be with music by DJ Soy Sos and performances by STAYCEE PEARL dance project — along with art activities, food trucks and beverage purveyors. It’s also opening day for the new Fabricated Landscape exhibition showcasing projects from 10 architectural practices from around the globe. Buy tickets.


Photo courtesy of BodyRock.

Sunday, June 27: BodyRock at the Terminal Building
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Pittsburgh’s top boutique fitness event is back and taking over the Strip. Get set to sweat with 15 in-person classes — from Cycletique to Cosmic Roots — taught by leading health, wellness, fitness, fashion and beauty experts. Afterward, decompress in the Athletic Recovery Lounge. Buy tickets.

Sunday, June 27: Weather Permitting at Hazelwood Green Plaza
5-9 p.m.
After planting seeds at cozy Shadyside Nursery, Weather Permitting is putting down roots at Pittsburgh’s newest public plaza. On the spot of the former LTV steel complex, attendees will unwind near a tranquil water feature while listening to music by the Afro Yaqui Music Collective and Livefromthecity. The concert will also feature artisanal pop-ups, The Steer & Wheel and Pure Grub and Small Mall vendors. Register for free. 

Afro Yaqui Music Collective

Afro Yaqui Music Collective. Photo courtesy of Weather Permitting.

Sunday, June 27: Rock the River Free Summer Concert Series at Aspinwall Riverfront Park
6-9 p.m.
New outdoor music venues are popping up all over the Burgh. This summer, spread out on a blanket and enjoy live music under the stars on the park’s aptly named Octave Hill. The series kicks off with Good Brother Earl. View a schedule.

Sunday, June 27: Indigo Girls at Hartwood Acres
7:30 p.m.
Indigo Girls fans let out a collective exclamation of glee when the announcement was made that the dynamic duo would be performing at the in-person Allegheny County Summer Music Series. It’s guaranteed to be a special night when acclaimed folk rockers Amy Ray and Emily Saliers serenade Pittsbughers under the stars. View a schedule.

For more events, read Top 10 June events in Pittsburgh — and they’re all in person and 11 can’t-miss June events for kids in Pittsburgh.

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