Summer in the ‘Burgh

What to do this week in Pittsburgh: June 17-23, 2018

It’s *finally* summer.

The dawn of a new season in Pittsburgh.

The dawn of a new season in Pittsburgh.

Courtesy of MichaelWill Photography
Rossilynne Culgan

Updated 3:11 p.m. June 19

It’s felt like summer for a while now, but this week it’s actually honest-to-goodness summer, for real. The summer solstice arrives Thursday, and there are plenty of events to celebrate the sunny season.

Other things this week: It’s World Refugee Day and Juneteenth. There’s a blues concert, a drag comedy show, and plenty of rosé.

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Incline events

🍹 5:30 p.m. June 25 (Allegheny Center): Meet our Who’s Next: Food and Drink class.

🍦 Vote in the championship round of the Ultimate Pittsburgh Frozen Treat bracket by 10 a.m. June 26.

❓ Choose our next Peculiar Pittsburgh story by voting through June 26.

🖥 Submit a nomination for Who’s Next: Technology by July 10.

Sunday, June 17

🏎 3 p.m. Sunday (Robinson): Celebrate Father’s Day at an exotic car show.

Monday, June 18

🥃 6 p.m. Monday (Downtown): Get hands on with old fashioneds at this Wigle class.

Tuesday, June 19

📽 6 p.m. Tuesday (East Liberty): On the eve of World Refugee Day, see the documentary “Something Like Home.”

Wednesday, June 20

📣 11 a.m. Wednesday (Downtown): Witness a citizenship ceremony for 10 immigrants at the World Refugee Day & Immigrant Heritage Month celebration.

🎵 7 p.m. Wednesday (Oakland): Relax mid-week with a free blues concert at Flagstaff Hill.

Thursday, June 21

🍷 All day Thursday (various locations): Toast to summer with #LongestDayOfRose

🌞 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Highland Park): Welcome the season of sun with 108 sun salutations.

💫 8 p.m. Thursday (North Side): Celebrate summer under the stars at SkyWatch.

Friday, June 22

💃 4 p.m. Friday (Wilkinsburg): Dance to advocate for safer streets.

🏡 5 p.m. Friday (North Side): Sip wine while exploring Allegheny West homes.

🌳 5 p.m. Friday (Stanton Heights): Now that it’s officially summer, party with Tree Pittsburgh.

🎭 8 p.m. Friday (Downtown): Attend a drag comedy show with Schwa de Vivre.

Saturday, June 23

👟 10 a.m. Saturday (South Side): Bring your walking shoes to this South Side house tour.

🔎 10 a.m. Saturday (Avella): Take an insider tour of Meadowcroft Rockshelter with an expert.

🍻 11:30 a.m. Saturday (Bethel Park): Try some new brews at the Philadelphia Invades Pittsburgh Beer Fest.

✨ Noon Saturday (Tionesta): Trek to the Pennsylvania wilds for the annual Firefly Festival.

⚖ 3 p.m. Saturday (Downtown): Commemorate Juneteenth at a Justice Forum and a host of other activities.