5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: August 5-7

There is still plenty of summer to enjoy. Here are five things to do around the Pittsburgh area this weekend.

Now you can watch it…

Liberty Magic spotlights ‘Burgh’ this weekend, with three shows featuring masterful magicians calling home in Pittsburgh.

Messado, Michael Misko, Bill Averman, and Eric Meredith, all masters of prestige, will join this special with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets range from $45-$75 at 412-456-6666 or trustarts.org.

Turner’s 50th Anniversary “ParTea”

ParTea is set to be Turner’s 50th Anniversary from 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Rivers of Steel Carrie Blast Furnaces, 801 Carrie Furnace Blvd. , Swissvale.

Turner Dairy Farms, described as “the second most important tea party in history,” will celebrate the golden anniversary of the iconic drink with a tanker truck of Turner Premium Iced Tea.

Badamo’s Pizza, Blue Sparrow, and Streets on the Fly foodie will be on site, along with Creative Drink and Iron City Beer cocktails. Entertainment will include live music by Clara Kent.

A $5 general admission ticket, including unlimited iced tea, limited edition Quart Jug and Eat ‘n Park Smiley Cookies, can be booked at eventbrite.com. Furnace tours will be available for purchase during the event.

hand made

The Handmade Arcade will host the Moonrise Makers Market from 5-10 p.m. Saturday at Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh.

Over 30 local makers, artists, and artisans will attend, offering handmade products such as artwork, candles, ceramics, home décor, apparel, accessories, and bath and body products.

The market, rainy or shiny, will also offer music by local DJs and free hands-on activities.

For information, visit handmadearcade.org.

Dragon boat date night

Rowing group Steel City Dragons has moved the free “date night with the dragon (boat)”, which was originally scheduled for 7-9 p.m. August 6, to the same time on August 13 at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club, 1366 Old Freeport Road.

Participants will learn the basics of dragon boating while kayaking to romantic music on the Allegheny River. The team’s boats are 46 feet long with a sculpted dragon head and tail that resemble traditional Chinese boats dating back more than 2,000 years. The boat is propelled by a crew of 20 surfers who follow the beat of the drum.

After the session, chocolate and champagne (or non-alcoholic beverages) will be served in the team’s training room.

Donations will be accepted to support group outreach and breast cancer survivor programs. Participants must be 18 years or older; Online registration is required at steelcitydragons.org.


Courtesy of MCG Jazz

The Allegheny County Summer Concert Series will present world-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli on August 7 at Hartwood Acres.

jazz evening

The Allegheny County Summer Concert Series will host world-renowned jazz musician and singer John Pizzarelli at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Hartwood Acres Amphitheater, 4070 Middle Road, Allison Park. The special guest will be Mike Tomaro Seibet.

Pizzarelli is considered one of the main contemporary translators of the great American songwriters, and also plays the music of Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and the Beatles.

Known in Pittsburgh and abroad as a saxophonist, composer, arranger, and teacher, Tomaru leads his own small groups and has played with Joe Negri, the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, River City Brass Band, and others.

Food trucks, Black Dog Winery, and Hop Farm Brewing Co. will be. On site starting at 6pm. Free admission.

For information, visit alleghenycounty.us.

Shirley McMarlin is a writer for the Tribune Review. You can contact Shirley via email [email protected] or via Twitter .

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