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Frick Art & Historical Center adds Summer Fridays

| Thursday, April 30, 2015, 8:55 p.m.

Summer Fridays have joined First Fridays as weekend-beginning events at the Frick Art & Historical Center in Point Breeze.

In addition to the First Fridays at the Frick, which offers concerts once a month June through September, Summer Fridays will have the whole Frick site open May 15 through Aug. 7 on Friday evenings. That series is being offered during the run of the special exhibition “Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape.”

First Friday concerts, which are held on the lawn behind Clayton, the mansion of Henry Clay Frick, will feature:

• June 5: Old Man Luedecke, a Canadian songwriter and banjo player, who has twice won a Juno, the Canadian Grammy

• July 3: Carpe Diem, a quartet that blends jazz, gypsy music, tango, folk and rock

• Aug. 7: Eleanor Friedberger, a one-time half of the Fiery Furnaces who now is on her own indie-rock path

• Sept. 4: Opek Plays Strayhorn, the forward-looking jazz ensemble will offer its look at the music of Billy Strayhorn, the famous Pittsburgh composer whose 100th anniversary is this year.

Music begins at 7 p.m. and gates open at 5 p.m. Concertgoers can picnic on the lawn, or The Cafe is open and begins serving at 5:30 p.m. Concerts are free, but a $5-per-adult donation is suggested.

On Summer Fridays, the entire site will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. The Cafe will have two dinner seatings at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. There also will be a wine bar, yard games, food trucks, special events and lectures.

Tours of Clayton will be offered in the evenings on Summer Fridays but not on concert nights.

Admission to the exhibit is $10; the abbreviated Clayton tour is $7; a combined ticket is $15.

Details: 412-371-0600 or thefrickpittsburgh.org

Bob Karlovits is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7852 or bkarlovits@tribweb.com

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