Bad news first: Pittsburgh isn't in the direct path of the upcoming total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Now the good news: You'll still be able to see a partial eclipse with about 80 percent of the sun covered by the moon, per Pitt researchers. Plus, you can watch a livestream of the direct eclipse path from NASA. Teams across the country are collecting video including one from Pitt. On Friday, they did their last test launch before the big day.
Heavy rain caused damage on the grounds of Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Fallingwater home in Fayette County, TribLive reported. Water knocked down a tree, which appeared to have dislodged a statue, the work of Jacques Lipchitz, situated near the home.
On the Calendar
Check out unique cars and watch car races at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. It's the largest vintage race event in the U.S. and the only one run on actual city streets.
Where: Schenley Park at Schenley Drive and Darlington Road (Squirrel Hill)
When: July 15, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. to July 16, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Check out the work of more than 30 artists selling handmade creations at the 10th annual Polish Hill Arts Festival. The Gotobeds, Truth and Rites, Jayke Orvis and more will provide the soundtrack for the event.
Where: Intersection of Dobson and Brereton streets (Polish Hill)
When: July 16, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Take on a DIY project, and create your own terrarium. Pop Craft will provide all the materials — containers, succulents, decorative trinkets and expert guidance — and Hough's will offer drink specials.
Where: Hough's at 563 Greenfield Ave. (Greenfield)
When: July 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $42
Pittsburgh Dad is hosting a premiere screening of the new film "Street Light Stories," based on the popular "Pittsburgh Dad" show. The 12-minute film is a 1987-based portrait of a family's summer night. Screenings will be held at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.; a Q&A session with the show's creators will follow each screening.
Where: Century Square Luxury Cinemas at 2001 Mountain View Drive (West Mifflin)
When: July 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Relax after work with Harris Grill's "Frosé All Day (or at least for Happy Hour)" event. This "Winey Wednesday" evening at the bar's Downtown location will feature rosé freeze pops, rosé cocktails and straight rosé, plus complimentary samples and rosé specials.
Where: Harris Grill at 245 4th Ave. (Downtown)
When: July 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
DJ's Butcher Block will serve up hand pies for this screening of "Life of Pi." Each ticket includes entry to the movie and two hand pies (one meat, one veggie).
Where: Row House Cinema at 4115 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: July 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much: $15
The Bakery Square Urban Beach party features food trucks, craft beer, margaritas, music and a 65-foot sand beach. Beach gear — leis, Hawaiian shirts and flip flops — are encouraged.
Where: Bakery Square at 6425 Penn Ave. (Larimer)
When: July 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.