Summer in the ‘Burgh

What to do this week in Pittsburgh: April 29-May 5

A little something for everybody, from foodies to music lovers to VR fans.

Goat yoga? GOAT.

Goat yoga? GOAT.

Rossilynne Culgan / The Incline
MJ Slaby

There’s a little something for everyone this week.

First, start off by sprucing up your wardrobe in an eco-friendly way at a clothing swap. Really embrace #WaybackWednesday with a singalong to a childhood fave — “Beauty and the Beast.” Later this week, try goat yoga, which we can attest is truly, GOAT.

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Sunday

Swap some unwanted clothes for some new ones

At this public clothing swap hosted by Rebekah Joy, Aubree Petronelli and Lindsey Waltonbaugh, bring your reusable tote bag full of gently worn clothing in good condition to swap out for a new wardrobe. There will be an optional $10 donation benefitting the East End Cooperative Ministry’s Sew Forward.

Where: Ace Hotel - Second-floor ballroom at 120 S. Whitfield St. (East Liberty)

When: April 29, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How much: $10 suggested donation


Monday

Hear about Lidia’s American dream and her Italian cooking

Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, cookbook author and host of "Lidia's Kitchen," is coming to speak about her new memoir, "My American Dream." The book tells the story of her close-knit family and their journey to the U.S., as well as her passion for food. Stay for a book signing after the lecture. Tickets include a copy of the book.

Where: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (main) at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)

When: April 30, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

How much: $34


Tuesday

Learn what makes a community racially responsive

Hear from speakers about what makes a community racially responsive — especially when it comes to the impact on children and schools. Speakers for this P.R.I.D.E Program speaker series event include Valerie Kinloch, dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, and Julia Williams, director of the Leading Teacher PreK-4 program at Duquesne University.

Where: David Lawrence Hall, room 120 at 3942 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)

When: May 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

How much: Free


Wednesday

Sing like you’re watching ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at a slumber party

Wish you could have a slumber party singalong with your musical-loving pals? Granted. The Pajama Jammy Jam means you can come to the movie theater in your PJs and sing with the rest of the crowd to Disney's live action "Beauty and the Beast." Snacks/brews/soda are $1 off for those wearing pajamas.

Where: Row House Cinema at 4115 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)

When: May 2, 2018 at 9:30 p.m.

How much: $9


Thursday

Pair the past with the future through architecture and VR

CMU architecture students will present their work as part of the experimental exhibition Copy + Paste at the Carnegie Museum of Art. The students will discuss how architecture, virtual reality and robotics can work together, especially when it comes to learning from the past.

Where: Carnegie Museum of Art at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)

When: May 3, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

How much: Free


Friday

Celebrate the duo that created ‘West Side Story’

A three-part celebration, "UPMC Presents West Side Story Suite + In the Night + Fancy Free with the PBT Orchestra" by the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre includes works by collaborators Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein to celebrate their 100th birthdays. The performance includes iconic songs and award-winning choreography from West Side Story, as well as performances from "Fancy Free" and "In the Night." There are also additional performances at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Benedum Center at 237 7th St. (Downtown)

When: May 4, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

How much: $28 and up


Saturday

Stretch out and do yoga with goats

Whether you're an experienced yogi or a yoga rookie, goat yoga is for you — as long as you don't mind getting hay all over. Yoga with Goats is a one hour yoga class with goats wandering around, plus 30 minutes to hang out with the goats or tour Penn Forest Natural Burial Park. Make sure to register to snag your spot. P.S. Still wondering about goat yoga? We tried it.

Where: Penn Forest Natural Burial Park at 121 Colorado St. (Verona)

When: May 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

How much: $15


Sample Millvale’s best recipes

Try the top dishes from Millvale residents at Taste of Millvale, part of the borough's May Day celebrations. Sample food made from recipes submitted by residents for free, and a corresponding recipe book will be available. Plus, there will be entertainment and kids' activities.

Where: Grant Avenue Pocket park at 518 Grant Ave. (Millvale)

When: May 5, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Step back in time at the 50th opening of Meadowcroft Rockshelter

It's opening weekend and the start of the 50th season at Meadowcroft Rockshelter, aka the oldest site of human habitation in North America. Step inside a wigwam, use a prehistoric atlatl to throw a spear, then go forward in time to watch a blacksmith work. Learn more about Meadowcroft's 16,000-year history.

Where: Meadowcroft Rockshelter And Historic Village at 401 Meadowcroft Road (Avella)

When: May 5, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How much: $15


Come together to celebrate music and creativity at Pittonkatonk

Think of it as a house show for the whole city mixed with an outdoor family reunion. Pittonkatonk advocates for creativity and critical thought through music and participatory events. The annual brass BBQ includes a potluck, traveling musicians and more. This year's all-ages event includes 18 bands from Pittsburgh and around the world.

Where: Schenley Park Vietnam Veterans Pavilion at off Overlook Drive in Schenley Park (Oakland)

When: May 5, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

How much: Free


Listen to a local lineup to support Prevention Point Pittsburgh

Listen to a lineup of local musicians playing a mix of originals and your favorite songs from the 1960s to today. Proceeds go to Prevention Point Pittsburgh, a nonprofit that provides health empowerment services to injection drug users. Doors open at 7.

Where: Cattivo at 146 44th St. (Lawrenceville)

When: May 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

How much: $10 in advance | $15 day of


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