5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: June 7-9
It’s Art Festival and Pride weekend. There is plenty do at those two annual events as well as other options of how to spend your time this weekend.
Pittsburgh Pride, organized by the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh is this weekend. Pride Rocks PGH is Friday, Pittsburgh PrideFest is Saturday and the official closing dance party is Sunday. Walk the Moon will perform Friday and Toni Braxton on Saturday – both on the Pennsylvania Lottery Stage at 9th St. and Fort Duquesne Blvd. PrideFest on Saturday will feature over 175 vendors, food booths, crafts and attractions on the Andy Warhol Bridge and Fort Duquesne Blvd.
Coming to Pittsburgh this weekend June 7-9 is Pittsburgh Pride, a festival to celebrate the region's LGBTQ community. The celebration has moved to a new downtown location on Ft. Duquesne Blvd. (between 7-9th Street) and the Andy Warhol Bridge. https://t.co/33wsRknXDf pic.twitter.com/pWTJdkjL2w
— Downtown CDC (@DowntownCDC) June 6, 2019
The 60th anniversary of the Dollar Bank Three Rives Arts Festival opens Friday, throughout the Cultural District, Point State Park, and Gateway Center, Downtown. There will be multi-disciplinary performing and visual arts attractions as well as performances by award-winning artists, and the ever-popular Artist Market. India.Arie is one of the featured performers.
— Vibrant Pittsburgh (@VibrantBurgh) June 6, 2019
Twenty One Pilots bring their “Bandito Tour” to PPG Paints Arena on Friday. The Grammy-award winning duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun will perform songs from their new album, “Trench.”
Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and a cast of soloists in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, “Ode to Joy” Friday through Sunday at Heinz Hall, Downtown. The concert begins with a world premiere performance of leading American composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s “Double Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon,” featuring the talents of our own principal clarinet Michael Rusinek and principal bassoon Nancy Goeres.
The Grammy recording team is back this weekend for Beethoven's Ninth! The NYT's David Allen said our last Beethoven recording "[showed] off the orchestra’s spectacular playing, which marries deft refinement to forceful physicality.”
— Pittsburgh Symphony (@pghsymphony) June 5, 2019
Laugh out loud
Actor Jeremy Piven, who played Ari Gold in the hit HBO series “Entourage,” will perform on Friday and Saturday at Pittsburgh Improv Comedy Club in Homestead. This will be his first time in Pittsburgh. A lot of the material he uses comes from his life experiences. He said there are many brilliant comics he looks up to, including Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Dave Chappelle and Richard Pryor as well as talented females who have emerged such as Iliza Shlesinger, Ali Wong and Sarah Silverman. Piven will visit Tree of Life in Squirrel Hill on Saturday morning. He was invited by Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers to do an Aliyah, a segment of a reading from the Torah, and will have lunch with the congregation.
Anyone who knows me understands the love I have for Joyce Piven. She’s dedicated her life to the arts and nurturing creative spirits… here’s to her and all the strong women not just this day yet everyday pic.twitter.com/6rGrzVfrXk
— Jeremy Piven (@jeremypiven) May 12, 2019
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .