Things to do this weekend, from drive-in movies to the City of Steel Virtual Walk/Run – NEXTpittsburgh

Here are the events you need to know about this weekend in Pittsburgh: July 31-August 2. Know of a good event taking place soon?Email us here.

Friday, July 31: Lit Fridays with the August Wilson African American Cultural Center6 p.m.Take a virtual visit to the studio of artist Dominic Chambers as he talks with Visual Arts Curator Kilolo Luckett and Literary Curator Jessica Lanay. In September, dont miss Chambers first solo exhibition, Like the Shapes of Clouds on Water, which will showcase his work referencing narratives cited in novels, mythologies and African-American history.

Friday, July 31: Virtual Pride Celebration7 p.m.Show your pride with The Westmoreland Museum of Art. The museums Virtual Pride Celebration Week culminates with a musical performance and live Q&A featuring Bryce Bowyn, who will captivate audiences with his catchy melodies and high-octane dance-pop.

Artist Dominic Chambers. Photo courtesy of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center.

Friday, July 31: Allegheny County Parks Unplugged7 p.m.Leave the stress of the week behind and enjoy upbeat electronic pop music by Tupelo Donovan. Broadcast via the Allegheny County Parks Facebook page and YouTube channel, this free new series features virtual acoustic performances by local artists in natural park environments.

Friday, July 31: White State | Black Mind7 p.m.Dont miss this night of culture with Nigerian American performance artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko and the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Streamed via City of Asylums The Show Must Go On(line) channel, the pay what makes you happy event includes a documentary chronicling the making of Kosokos performance, #negrophobia, a poetry reading and a discussion.

Friday, July 31 & Saturday, August 1: A Taste of Picklesburgh in Downtown PittsburghVarious timesYouve got two more days to savor all of the briney goodness (and get your free Heinz pickle pin) at dozens of Downtown establishments. If pickle pizza, pierogies and fudge, spicy pickle cocktails and fried tempura pickles make your mouth water, then you should run not walk to Downtown.

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko. Photo courtesy of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2: City of Steel Virtual Walk/Run 5K/10KVarious timesIts the last weekend to join this virtual event benefiting BikePGH and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Run, walk or stroll in your own neighborhood anytime by the end of July, and youll help provide 25 meals for families in need and support safer city streets. Plus youll snag a really cool bandana.

Saturday, August 1 & Sunday, August 2: Antique Skyscrapers Rooftops & Views TourVarious timesAscend local landmarks to get a birds eye view of the Burgh and hear remarkable stories about our citys iconic skyscrapers and the tycoons who commissioned them. From high above Downtown, youll enjoy dazzling skyline views and snap cool selfies. Tickets are going fast so buy yours now.

Saturday, August 1: MeadowcroftRockshelterand Historic Village10 a.m.-4 p.m.August rocks, because kids 17 and underwill receive free admission all month long at this National Historic Landmark in Avella. Get the kiddos out the house towatch a blacksmith forge red-hot ironin a 19th-century village,usea prehistoricspear-thrower in a MonongahelaIndian village,and explore North Americas oldest site of human habitation.

Saturday, August 1: Kayaking Discovery Course at North Park Lake11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Glide into August as you set out in a kayak on a guided tour of North Park Lake. Experience the freedom of skimming across the water, and learn about the ecosystem and history of the area. The class meets at the L.L. Bean Trailer at the corner of Babcock Blvd. and Pearce Mill Rd.

Saturday, August 1: Laser Queen with Carnegie Science Centers Buhl Planetarium2:30 p.m.Turn that stay-at-home movie date into a jubilant dance party. Freddie Mercury lives on in this glowing, pulsing playlist pairing favorite Queen anthems like Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Another One Bites the Dust and Bohemian Rhapsody with eye-popping lasers.

Photo courtesy of BikePGH.

Saturday, August 1: Picturing My World Photography Class with Carnegie Museum of Art Various timesDuring this on-demand virtual class, teaching artist Joke Slagle will teach students in grades 6 through 8 to alter pictures in imaginative ways, experiment with lighting techniques and combine images to make a three-part display.

Saturday, August 1: Drive-in Movies at Hartwood Acres7 p.m.The Hartwood Acres Amphitheater has been transformed into a free drive-in movie venue for the summer. This weekends feature is the action-adventure comedy, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Ekernally Yours Popcorn will be on hand selling popcorn, candy and more.

Sunday, July 26: Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6KVarious times

Celebrate the new Pens season by joining this years virtual race benefiting the Mario Lemieux Foundation and Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. To receive a race packet, shirt and medal, make sure to upload your time by August 15. The event includes a Bench to 6.6K program with weekly training activities.

Photo courtesy of the Mario Lemieux Foundation.

Sunday, August 2: Archery Discovery Course in North Park11 a.m-12:30 p.m.Channel your inner Robin Hood during this introductory archery session led by the pros at L.L. Bean. Youll master proper techniques for holding a bow and releasing an arrow, and learn tips for accuracy, precision and safety.

Sunday, August 2: Watch the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series on Pittsburghs CW7 p.m.The Allegheny County Summer Concert Series has moved the music from South Park and Hartwood Acres to Pittsburghs CW channel. Tonight the series welcomes the Funky Fly Project, a sophisticated ensemble featuring saxophone, keyboards, bass and drums. Follow the funk and jazz sounds via the Allegheny County Parks Facebook page and YouTube channel.

For more events,go here. Know about an interesting event taking place this summer? Email us here.

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