Last Friday evening, I went searching for Frank Lenz, one of Pittsburgh’s most notable cyclists. To be fair, Lenz went missing almost 120 years ago, in Erzurum, Turkey, so I really didn’t have much hope of finding anything, but I figured I’d give it a shot.
I headed over to the Brew House Art Gallery on the South Side, where David Herlihy, the author of The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance, was slated to give a talk about Lenz’s journey by bicycle around the world, his disappearance, and the adventures of William… Read the rest
Father’s Day is a tricky nut to crack. What do you get dear old dad? What do you do with an entire day dedicated to him? There can be an overwhelming pressure when it comes to the special day . Or you can just give him a #1 DAD mug and hope for the best. If you’re looking to be the best son or daughter ever, check out these events happening in Pittsburgh for Father’s Day.
Man Up for Prostate Cancer 5/10k Walk/Run
Spend the day walking (or running) with your dad to raise money for Prostate Cancer research. The… Read the rest
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at PGH Arts Fest Friday, June 7
Pittsburgh was treated to some West Coast music flavor the past few days as multiple Los Angeles-based bands made their way through the ‘Burgh. Starting with last Friday night’s 2013 Arts Fest Music featured act Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
The ten-member troupe made their way onto the Dollar Bank Stage at the Point to a roaring crowd. While past Arts Fest shows have been relaxed and inviting for audience members to sit and relax on the lawn, leading up to the Edward Sharpe show the… Read the rest
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The Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park series resumes for the 2013 season this Saturday, June 8 at dusk. The free event, hosted at various local city parks, invites movie-goers to lay back, relax, and enjoy weekly movie screenings.
The series features both kid-friendly G- and PG-rated flicks, such as Finding Nemo and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, as well as popular PG-13 films like The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit, and The Hunger Games.
Guests are asked not to bring alcoholic beverages, but snacks, drinks, and chairs and blankets are encouraged.
Flagstaff Hill also has… Read the rest
So there are a ton of exciting things happening music and concert-wise this weekend through the Three Rivers Arts Festival starting Friday, June 7th as well as the start of the “Weather Permitting” concert series this Sunday, June 9th. Here’s a chronological list of all the bands coming by day and time of performance as well as what stage they will be performing on.
Three Rivers Arts Festival:
Because there are multiple stages, you may find this map to be helpful.
Friday June 7th:
12:00pm-1:00pm Indie pop rock band Jd Eicher and the Goodnights will be playing on the Dollar… Read the rest