What to do this week in Pittsburgh: July 8-14, 2019

We’re officially in the second half of 2019 (editor’s note: HOW?!), so take some time this week to look back and ahead.

Looking back, there’s a seminar about the Vietnam War, a lecture on the Cliftonville Mine Riot, and a chance to learn about Pittsburgh’s air quality history. 

Gazing into the future, be inspired by self-made leaders, weigh in on the Garden Theater Block developments, and experience the transcendence of nature.

Here’s what else is on tap for the next seven days.

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Events you’ll love

Monday, July 8

🖼 Consider historical memory through art with Círculo de Lectores (Downtown)

💬 Hear from Vietnam War veteran and Pittsburgh Steelers legend Rocky Bleier at the History Center (Strip District

💥 Be inspired by Pittsburgh’s self-made leaders (East Liberty)

Tuesday, July 9

🎶 Listen to Mister Rogers-themed music with Aria412 (East Liberty)

📝 Create a visual representation of your writing, whether it’s a journal entry, poetry, prose, or notes to self (Homewood South)

🍷 Paint a wine glass while drinking wine at this workshop (West Homestead)

⚓️ Design your own nautical wood sign (Station Square)

Wednesday, July 10

🐱 Meet some adoptable cats and enjoy pizza and cider at Threadbare’s pop-up cat cafe (Spring Garden)

💪 Feel empowered, make new friends, and sip drinks at grlpwrpgh’s monthly happy hour (Bloomfield)

🐦 Scare yourself at a showing of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” (West Homestead)

Thursday, July 11

🎵 Experience “a life-changing night of music and inclusion” at the Notes From the Heart Music Concert (Downtown)

💬 Share your opinions about the Garden Theater Block design (Allegheny Center)

🐶 Bring the kids to read to a therapy dog (Millvale)

🌳 Enjoy the sounds of Gypsy Stringz, a quartet specializing in Eastern European music while eating pizza and supporting Tree Pittsburgh (Stanton Heights)

🖼 See the debut of Sharif Bey’s Intuitions, Fault Lines, and Musings exhibit at Concept Art Gallery (Regent Square)

Friday, July 12

👗 Find some new looks at this pop-up Fashion Market (Downtown)

🎸 Rock out all weekend at the Deutschtown Music Festival (North Side)

👑 Be dazzled by the Queen of the Arcade at this drag comedy show (Downtown)

🎬 Watch the premiere of the new Netflix show Blown Away at the Pittsburgh Glass Center (Friendship)

🎨 Crawl (gallery crawl, that is) through the Cultural District (Downtown)

Saturday, July 13

🌿 Peek into unique green spaces at the Swissvale Edible Garden Tour (Swissvale)

🌬 Learn about air quality, how artists interpret industry, and how to get involved at Carnegie Museum of Art’s Breathe Better Day (Oakland)

🔮 Meet healers and readers while supporting Transpride (Lawrenceville)

🍦 Sample sweets from more than a dozen ice cream shops and support the Children’s Museum (Allegheny Center)

📖 Learn about the Cliftonville Mine Riot at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village (Avella)

Sunday, July 14

🙏 Wind down your weekend with Yoga in the Square (Market Square)

🎼 Listen to some live classical music — it’s BYOB (bring your own brunch) (Point Breeze)

👜 Treasure hunt at the Neighborhood Flea (Strip District)

🌻 Enjoy plants, bands, food trucks, and brews at Weather Permitting (Shadyside)

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