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5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: May 3-5

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Eric Church performs during his Double Down tour at the Allstate Arena on Saturday, Mar 23, 2019, in Rosemont, Ill. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP) He will be in Pittsburgh Friday and Saturday at PPG Paints Arena, Uptown.
The Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon is Sunday.
Dianna and Catherine Loevner, Spring Hat Luncheon - Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Schenley Park, Oakland. May 6, 2017. This year’s event is May 4 at Allegheny Commons Park on Pittsburgh’s North Side. This year’s event is Saturday at Allegheny Commons Park on Pittsburgh’s North Side.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will host its second “Cultured Cocktails” event at the Benedum Center on Saturday.
Image credit: Ilse Bing (German, 1899-1998), Self-Portrait with Leica, 1931. Gelatin silver print. Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg. Exhibition organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the final day to see “Street Photography to Surrealism: The Golden Age of Photography in France, 1900-1945” at the Frick Pittsburgh in Point Breeze.

It’s Pittsburgh Marathon weekend but, if you aren’t a runner, there are other things happening.

Stay on course

The Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon is Sunday. More than 40,000 runners are expected for this race, organized by P3R, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, according to the marathon’s website. The 26.2-mile run takes participants through a tour of Pittsburgh. Other options include a half marathon, a relay, and a 5K. On Saturday, there is a 1-mile kid’s marathon on the North Shore and, in Point State Park, there will be a toddler trot and pet walk.

Details: https://thepittsburghmarathon.com/


The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will conduct its second annual “Cultured Cocktails” event on Saturday at the Benedum Center, Downtown. Guests can imbibe as they walk through time, exploring the histories behind their favorite drinks and spirits. Local bartenders will craft signature cocktails. Drink samples will be paired with food selections prepared by Pittsburgh restaurants, including Braddock’s Rebellion, Bridges & Bourbon, Burn by Rock Patel, The Commoner, Con Alma, Eddie Merlot’s, Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, Or, The Whale, Scratch F & B, The Warren and Yuzu Kitchen. Pittsburgh native Mia Z will provide live music throughout the night.

Details: http://trustarts.org/culturedcocktails

Use your head

The 21st annual PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon is from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. It’s the first time the event will be held at Allegheny Commons Park on Pittsburgh’s North Side, according to a news release. The soiree attracts as many as 700 guests. Proceeds benefit Pittsburgh’s park system. The luncheon is an opportunity for guests to feature their headwear style. You will see everything from designer hats to homemade headpieces, the news release says. This is the first year the event is not held at one of the City’s five regional parks.

Details: http://www.pittsburghparks.org/events

Say cheese

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the final days to see “Street Photography to Surrealism: The Golden Age of Photography in France, 1900-1945 at the Frick Pittsburgh in Point Breeze. Featuring 16 photographers working in and around France before 1945, the exhibit includes key artists like Eugène Atget, Ilse Bing, Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Man Ray, who were foundational in spurring the rise of photography between the two world wars, according to the museum.

Details: http://thefrickpittsburgh.org

Seeing double

Country singer Eric Church is performing two consecutive shows Friday and Saturday at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. The first performance will be on his 42nd birthday.

Church is known for hits including “Desperate Man,” “Springsteen” and “Drink in My Hand.” He is performing back-to-back shows in numerous cities on his Double Down tour, which kicked off in Omaha in January. Church, a North Carolina native who calls his fan club the Church Choir, is known for unconventional, surprise-filled concerts playing three-hour sets with no opener and changing his setlist from show to show. People attending the Friday and Saturday concerts aren’t expected to see the exact same shows.

Details: http://ppgpaintsarena.com

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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