5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: Nov. 8-10
This Veterans Day weekend includes the 100th anniversary of the city’s parade as well as other happenings.
Veterans Day Parade
The 100th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Veterans Day Parade is Saturday in Downtown. The event kicks off at Liberty Avenue and 10th Streets. Vietnam Veteran and Purple Heart recipient Jack Wagner will emcee.
The 911th Airlift Wing, a U.S. Air Force Reserve unit based in Moon, will lead the parade.
All branches of the military, along with World War II veterans, high school bands and veteran service organizations, will be featured.
Col. Gregory Buchanan will serve as the Grand Marshall followed by the Plum High School band, which will play the National Anthem.
Celebrate the 100th annual Pittsburgh Veterans Day Parade this Saturday starting at 10:30 a.m.
— Downtown Pittsburgh (@DowntownPitt) November 7, 2019
Three Rivers Film Festival
The Three Rivers Film Festival opens Friday. The roster includes several remastered favorites, salutes to theaters of old and a Pittsburgh filmmaker’s premiere. This 37th edition of the festival runs through Nov. 23 at a variety of venues and offers independent, foreign, local and experimental films.
Opening weekend films include “Ms. Purple,” “Mickey and the Bear” and “Mr. Jones.”
Theaters include the Regent Square Theater, the Rangos Cinema at the Carnegie Science Center on the North Shore, and the Harris Theater on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.
It's almost here! The 37th annual Three Rivers Film Festival opens this Friday, November 8th and runs through Saturday, November 23rd.
Take a look at what's playing this year and get your tickets at https://t.co/b0j8pWykmo pic.twitter.com/AVmB7zjkO5
— Three Rivers Film Festival (@3riversfilmfest) November 5, 2019
The 14th annual PGH Vintage Mixer will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Nova Place on the North Side. The authentic vintage fair showcases local and regional sellers of fashion, home goods, décor, vintage vinyl, toys and games. It brings local collectors and small vintage businesses together in one spot. It has expanded this year to include twice as many vendors. The 2017 event was filmed as part of WQED’s Rick Sebak’s “Nebby” documentary series. Sebak is a former vendor at the event.
The mixer started on the North Side at the New Hazlett Theater, then moved to the Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District and then to Lawrenceville at the Teamsters Local 249 Hall and Spirit. Nova Place is a space that will allow for more vendors.
The event has attracted 2,000 attendees in the past.
— PGH Vintage Mixer (@PGHVintageMixer) November 7, 2019
The Pittsburgh Vegan Expo and Convention is Saturday at the Monroeville Convention Center.
The Expo features vegan food, desserts, products, cultural entertainment, and wellness activities. Dean Caliguire, who was an offensive lineman at the University of Pittsburgh and with the Pittsburgh Steelers, is scheduled as one of the speakers at the event. He also played for the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots.
Other speakers include Sally Lipsky, talking about her book “Beyond Cancer: The Powerful Effect of Plant-Based Eating,” and Joel Holc, an energy awareness coach and author of “The Eggshell Effect.” Professional fighter Khama Worthy will discuss his studio, The Academy: Pittsburgh MMA and Fitness, and his training and career in mixed martial arts.
Come Sail Away with Styx
The jig is up. The news is out. Multi-platinum rock band Styx will perform Friday at The Event Center inside Rivers Casino Pittsburgh on the North Shore. In addition to the now-iconic Steelers Nation anthem “Renegade,” the band’s many hits include “Come Sail Away,” “Blue Collar Man,” “Mr. Roboto” and “Too Much Time On My Hands.”
Renegades! We're excited to announce new tour dates for 2020. Leave a comment and tag a friend if you are coming along! Official on-sale coming soon. pic.twitter.com/6LA5IgVvXH
— Styx (@STYXtheBand) September 23, 2019
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 724-853-5062, [email protected] or via Twitter .