... that they wanted a bunch of people to dress like Shrek to greet Smash Mouth when the band played a concert in Pittsburgh. A handful of people complied at Saturday's free Three Rivers Regatta performance, where Smash Mouth played a one-hour set that included an "All Star" sing-a-long. Earlier in the day, 37 teams competed in Red Bull's Flugtag competition. None of the flying contraptions made it very far off the platform, as the Post-Gazette reported, but they did display a lot of Pittsburgh love before nose-diving into the river.
Pittsburghers are wishing Andy Warhol a happy 89th birthday with a graveside bash. The party starts at 5 p.m. today with music, performances, art and birthday cake at Warhol's grave, located at St. John Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, 1066 Connor Road (Bethel Park), TribLive reported. If you can't make it in-person, you can watch the celebration via EarthCam.
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Enjoy the music of Allegheny Brass Band at an outdoor concert series. Guests are invited to bring along a brunch — and even to compete in a best brunch competition.
Where: Mellon Park at Fifth and Shady Avenues (Point Breeze/Squirrel Hill)
When: August 6, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Come to this Café Sci event to hear from Uber engineer Brian Zajac's thoughts on "The Future of Urban Mobility and Autonomous Vehicles." Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
Where: Carnegie Science Center at 1 Allegheny Ave. (North Shore)
When: August 7, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free, but parking is $5
To celebrate "Pittsburgh's rich piano history," more than two dozen musicians will perform. Pittsburgh Steinway is traveling the city for a day of free outdoor live music at various locations including Market Square, Heinz Hall and Grandview Park.
Where: Various locations
When: August 8, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Free
If you learned anything from Monica and Rachel: Do not bet the apartment at this trivia match. In preparation, binge watch "Friends," prepare your "steady hand" and get ready for any "lightning rounds" before this trivia showdown.
Where: Claddagh Irish Pub at 407 Cinema Drive (South Side)
When: August 9, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Printers will be ready for smashing at Row House Cinema, offering a chance to act out "Office Space's" iconic scene. Each participant gets a few hits until printers run out. Guests who bring their own printer get a free small popcorn (but will not get their printers back, obviously). After all of that, which begins at 6 p.m., the movie starts at 7:10 p.m.
Where: Row House Cinema at 4115 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: August 10, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $7
Code & Supply and Uber are pairing for a presentation with Uber software engineers followed by a Q&A. The event starts with networking, food and drinks. The presentation is at 6 p.m. Self-driving vehicle ride alongs are sold out. General admission tickets are available to the public, but registration is required.
Where: Uber ATG at 50 33rd St. (Strip District)
When: August 11, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free