What to do this week, from the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix to OpenStreetsPGH: July 19-25

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Monday July 19: Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Invitational Car Show at Shadyside
5 pm-9pm
Start and end your week with the fastest action in town. Start on Monday along charming Walnut Street, where you’ll get lost in front of rare, classic, and exotic cars during this free showcase. Additional The highlights of the PVGP this week include countryside tour, waterfront car cruise and tune-up evening.

Tuesday July 13: JazzLive at the Allegheny Overlook
5-7 p.m.
Brighten up your week at the coolest outdoor gathering place in the city center. Hosted by Bob Studebaker, the free concert features music from Pittsburgh’s own David Throckmorton Quartet, as well as a beer garden Brew Gentlemen, giant games and food trucks.

Wednesday July 21: Startup Drinks Pittsburgh at Allegheny Overlook
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
One of Burgh’s hottest happy hours is back to spark conversations at AO. Bring in your brightest ideas – and burning questions – and meet the leading founders, developers, designers, innovators and investors of Pittsburgh’s thriving entrepreneurial community. Free registration.

Thursday July 22: Summer at the Square Block Party in Mellon Square
5 pm-8pm
Head to Mellon Square – the country’s first modern garden plaza built over a parking lot – for a free neighborhood party with music by Craig Davis and Bill Holt, giant games and special food and drinks from Talia.


Byron Stripling. Photo courtesy of the PSO.

Friday July 23: Summer with the Symphony at Hartwood Acres
5:30 p.m.
Don’t miss the kickoff of PSO’s first-ever summer musical series in Hartwood, where Pops Principal Conductor Byron Stripling will lead an evening of lush melodies and catchy beats from America’s most important popular songs and more influential and jazz standards. You can’t beat the $ 10 ticket price.

Friday July 23: Pittsburgh CLO 75th Anniversary Gala at Heinz Field
5:30 p.m.
Forget Hollywood, Heinz Field is the perfect location for this enchanting evening celebrating the OCOL milestone. The gala includes cocktails and dinner, a star-studded performance with national artists, and a presentation of the CLOE award for community service. To buy tickets.

Friday July 23: The ornamental ecstasy of Maria Caruso with The Frick Pittsburgh
6.30 p.m.
Cars and choreography converge for the Frick Pittsburgh virtual film Summer Fridays Event. Watch Bodiography’s world premiere dance film, “Ornamental Ecstasy,” see dancers move through exquisite hood ornaments at the Car and Carriage Museum, and participate in a question-and-answer session. Free registration.

Greyhound Hood Ornament, Gorham Silversmiths for Lincoln Motor Company, 1931. Photo by Benjamin Matthews courtesy of The Frick Pittsburgh.

Friday July 23: Fleet Feet Liberty Mile Downtown
7:00 p.m.
Forget virtual stats, take your IRL seat at the start line of Pittsburgh’s only night road race. From Penn Ave. in the heart of the cultural district, runners will follow a certified U-shaped course that will take a quick lap on Liberty for the exhilarating final stretch. register here.

Friday July 23: Music Monday at SouthSide Works
7-10 p.m.
Head to The North Lot for a night of riverside rock, grooves and beats from Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomers, Byron Nash and Buscrates. the free event includes lawn games, food trucks and the PA Libations Bar Car – aka a vintage Airstream.

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Race

Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Race.

Saturday July 24 and Sunday July 25: Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Race Weekend at Schenley Park
8:30 am-5pm
Nothing like the spectacle of speed during the only vintage race in the country organized in the streets of the city, so be sure to find your favorite point of view. Experience the thrill of racing when one of the city’s most beloved summer events returns to town. Adrenaline-filled festivities include auto shows, exhibits, a food court and more.


Saturday July 24: H2Oh! River Weekend at Carnegie Science Center
10 am-5pm
Explore the science behind Pittsburgh’s Three Mighty Rivers during this two-day event. Learn how river water becomes potable water, create a cloud in a bottle, and take part in a river-themed bingo scavenger hunt. To buy tickets.

Carnegie Science Center

Photo courtesy of the Carnegie Science Center.

Saturday July 24: Inside Out at the Carnegie Museum of Art
12 pm-5pm
the the Oakland courtyard of the museum is your free playground for the summer. Listen to music by DJ Shoe and performances by Jasmine Hearn Dances, take part in walk-in art activities, and savor snacks and releases from Café Carnegie.

Saturday July 24: Cyril at the Heinz History Center
3 p.m.
Join the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company for the world premiere of Cyril. Directed by Andrew Paul, Mark Clayton Southers’ film Play stars Cyril Wecht. A chat and reception with Wecht, Southers and the creative team will follow the production. To buy tickets.

Saturday July 24: Music Monday at SouthSide Works
7-10 p.m.
The Squonkers are back to perform for the first time since October 2019 and are releasing a new live CD. Don’t miss their immersive “Hand to Hand” show followed by a behind-the-scenes tour. the free event features a David English Puppet Co. show as well as lawn games, food trucks and the PA Libations Bar Car.

Saturday July 24: Full Moon Kayak Tour at North Park
7-10 p.m.
Paddle through tranquil waters by the glow of the summer moon. Led by LL Bean, the session will include a paddling demonstration and a guided tour exploring the history and scenery of the area. To buy tickets.

Sunday July 25: OpenStreetsPGH in Hazelwood
10 am-2pm
Walk, run, bike, skate, dance and commune with the open road through 2 miles of city streets within Hazelwood Green. Reorganized into a “mini-route”, free event will transform one of the city’s biggest new developments into a car-free entertainment zone. Slip into fitness classes, have lunch on food trucks and discover the Bikes, BBQ & Blues Fest.

Sunday July 25: Pittsburgh Pickers Vintage Market at Spirit
12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Look for fabulous retro finds at this market showcasing the vintage community of Pittsburgh. Shop from over 20 local vendors, including dealers, collectors, physical stores, online marketplaces and more.

Sunday July 25: Wilkinsburg Gardens Tour
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Get to know the green side of Wilkinsburg on this self-guided tour showcasing 11 unique gardens. Learn about the design of each site, chat with local gardeners, and receive free seed packets. The free event includes refreshments, a Squonk performance, kids’ activities, and vendor booths. Free registration.

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