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5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: July 12-14

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
National Aviary
The National Aviary’s 17th annual "Night in the Tropics" is July 13 at the aviary on the North Side.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Summer Gallery Crawl is July 12 throughout the Pittsburgh Cultural District.
Summer Pittsburgh Beerfest
The Summer Pittsburgh Beerfest is July 12-13 at Stage AE on the North Shore.
The band Memphis Hill from Squirrel Hill kicks off the main stage as people gather for the annual Deutschtown Music Festival on the North Side Saturday, July 9, 2016. This year’s event is July 12-13.
Lori Eve Marinacci, a native of Bridgeville will play Wendy in “Peter Pan” at the Benedum Center in Downtown, Pittsburgh.

Temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid-80s, so get out and enjoy this weekend. There’s plenty to do.


The Pittsburgh Summer Beerfest is Friday and Saturday at Stage AE on the North Shore. Guests will enjoy an unlimited sampling of hundreds of craft beers. Selections include pale ales, stouts, lagers, IPAs, and ciders. The event helps raise money for Animal Rescue Partners, an organization dedicated to supporting numerous animal rescues, pet adoption groups and community spay/neuter programs.

Details: http://pittsburghbeerfest.com/

Music, music, music

The annual Deutschtown Music Festival is Friday and Saturday. The festival showcases more than 300 bands and 30-some venues. The seventh annual event, which is free, takes place all over the North Side’s Deutschtown neighborhood — both inside and outside. Three main stages are featured: One in Allegheny Commons Park, the second on a closed-off block of Foreland Street, and the third is the Skyline Stage, right outside the Sue Murray pool with an amazing view of Downtown. There will be a beer garden in a closed-off portion of the city-owned parking lot next to the main stage and Foreland Street.

The festival also will include a Sunday gospel brunch as well as more than 25 food trucks, an art market and family-friendly activities.

Details: http://deutschtownmusicfestival.com/

It’s tropical

The 17th annual “Night in the Tropics: Rio” is on Saturday at the National Aviary on the North Side. The evening includes rare birds not regularly seen. The menu will include items from more than 30 Pittsburgh restaurants and bakeries. Wine, beer and specialty drinks will be available. Entertainment will feature a mix of musical acts.

The aviary’s habitats will be open, including the newest one, “Living Dinosaurs.” Guests will meet the two Toco toucans. Proceeds benefit the aviary’s local and international education, avian medicine and conservation programs.

Details: https://www.aviary.org/

Take a summer walk

The “Summer Gallery Crawl” is Friday. Sponsored by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the evening features stops at indoor galleries and outdoor public art displays. There is also a “Crawl After Dark,” which begins at 10 p.m. Friday and features salsa dancing at the Greer Cabaret Theater and “Footwork After Dark” at nearby Pierce Studio. The night is a chance to experience Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

Details: https://www.trustarts.org/event/2522-2011/gallery-crawl-in-the-cultural-district

A classic

The Pittsburgh CLO presents “Peter Pan,” which opens Friday at the Benedum Center in Downtown. Tony-award nominated actress Jenn Colella will play Peter Pan and Charles Shaughnessy is Captain Hook. The show features Pittsburgh’s own Lori Eve Marinacci as Wendy Darling. Songs include “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” and “Never Never Land.”

Details: http://pittsburghclo.org

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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