On Friday, Pittsburghers gathered outside the City-County Building for an afternoon of prayer and peace. And today, the "Black Brilliance Collective: March and Gathering" starts at 1 p.m. in Homewood South to "guard and celebrate black communities," the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Though the "far right" rally at Google originally scheduled for today was postponed, there's still some concern "hatemongers" may show up, per the PG.
Pittsburghers who fought Nazis 70 years ago respond to seeing Nazi flags and salutes on U.S. streets
More than 70 years after liberating a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, Joe Capone of Wilkins said he's disturbed by the presence of neo-Nazi groups in the U.S., a feeling further reinforced by last weekend's events in Charlottesville. "It’s awful. It’s terrible. And, of course, bigotry feeds on bigotry,” he said. The Incline talked to three World War II veterans about what it feels like to see Nazi symbols and flags being marched down American streets. In their answers, they touched on the personal toll of the war, the price of freedom and their fears for a restive country.
On the Calendar
Thriftique Pittsburgh is commemorating National Thrift Shop Day with its fifth annual celebration of all things thrift. The event will include raffles, sales and thrift shop bingo (whatever that is, it sounds delightful).
Where: Thriftique Pittsburgh at 125 51st St. (Lawrenceville)
When: August 19, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: Free admission
More than a dozen vendors are expected at the Shadyside Farmer's Market. It's a great opportunity to do your weekly grocery shopping and pick up fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat and flowers.
Where: Liberty School lot at 635 Filbert St. (Shadyside)
When: August 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Kick off the weekend with an outdoor meditation practice. The one-hour Heartful Meditation session is open to all ages, and registration is not required.
Where: Schenley Plaza at 4100 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: August 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
How much: Free
At this multi-day festival, eat Italian foods, play bocce, see a pizza stretching demonstration, and watch (or participate in) Italian Idol. Dubbed as the region’s largest heritage festival, Little Italy Days has been a Pittsburgh tradition for more than a decade. The festivities run from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Liberty Avenue (Bloomfield)
When: August 19, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to August 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
How much: Free admission
Four Pittsburgh women will tell their stories through the arts at an open reception for the Story Tellers exhibition. Each artist wrote a statement and a story to connect viewers to their work.
Where: Percolate : Art Space, Gallery, Creative Laboratory at 317 S. Trenton Ave. (Wilkinsburg)
When: August 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.