5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: May 10-12
Mother’s Day is Sunday. So celebrate the woman who gave you life with one of these events this weekend.
More than a race
The 27th annual Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure begins at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. There is a Kids Dash and a 5K Run and Walk. The race honors and celebrates people whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. It is the organization’s largest fundraiser. Komen Greater Pennsylvania serves 53 counties and has raised nearly $25 million to help fund local breast health education, screening, and treatment initiatives. Organizers expect 18,000 people.
#TBT to our 2000 Pittsburgh Race for the Cure. Share with us what you look forward to the most at the Race?
— Komen Greater PA (@KomenGreaterPA) April 11, 2019
A magical event
Lee Terbosic’s “In Plain Sleight” is an interactive performance of magic, comedy, illusion, sleight of hand, mind reading and story. The 75-minute show takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Liberty Magic, an intimate, speakeasy performance space in Downtown Pittsburgh
The audience becomes part of the show with several opportunities to participate. Terbosic is an internationally touring magician, comedian, daredevil and entertainer from Pittsburgh. He is the co-star of Discover Science Channel’s show “Houdini’s Last Secret’s,” a four-part television series that uncovers incredible secrets about Harry Houdini’s life, family, magic and science behind some of his biggest stunts and escapes.
Had an awesome experience last night seeing @LeeTerbosic in his new show In Plain Sleight at the new #LibertyMagic(@CulturalTrust). One of the most unique and up close music shows I have ever experienced. I highly recommend you catch this show before it leaves Pgh! #Magicians🃏 pic.twitter.com/nzG2XQxC5g
— 𝗗𝗿. 𝗕𝗿𝘆𝗮𝗻 𝗘. 𝗢’𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗸 (@oblackb) April 21, 2019
“Sleeping Beauty with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Orchestra” is Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Benedum Center. Audiences of all ages will revel in a suite of delightful dances by Princess Aurora and Prince Desire, six fairies, and storybook characters like Puss ‘n Boots, White Cat, and the Bluebirds.
More than music, but a lot of music
Pittonkatonk promotes social and environmental justice through a daylong celebration of music, culture and education. The event is from 1 to 11 p.m. on Saturday at the Vietnam Veterans Pavilion in Schenley Park. It was established as a free community event in 2014 by inviting local and national community brass bands, world music performers, and activists to convene. More than a dozen bands will perform throughout the day. Attendees are invited to bring food.
The third annual Millvale Music Festival is Saturday. It’s a community-organized day-long event to support and showcase local musical acts of many genres at venues throughout Millvale. There is an app you can download to search for bands
— Millvale Music Fest (@millvalemusic) May 8, 2019
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .