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Current Events: A list of things to do from June 26-July 1

By June 25, 2018 June 30th, 2018 No Comments

From Magic Men to a Goodfellas-inspired dinner, here are all the events you shouldn’t miss this week

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (Photo courtesy of Michael DiPleco)

By Amanda Reed

PC Staff Writer

The Can’t Miss

Get dinner and a show on Wednesday, June 28 at Row House Cinema. DiAnoia’s Eatery in the South Side and Row House Cinema team up to present “Goodfellas & Prison Dinner,” combining a screening of the classic 1990 Martin Scorsese crime drama with a delicious, Italian meal.

Goodfellas tells the true story of Henry Hill, a young Italian/Irish-American boy (played by Ray Liotta) w

ho starts working for the mob in his teens, hooks up with friends Jimmy (Robert De Niro) and Tommy (Joe Pesci), to steal and kill their way up the ladder of the mafia.

Hurry, though, tickets are only available until July 26. For Dinner, you’ll choose between meatballs with polenta or eggplant parmesan. It’s a tough choice, but easier than trying to choose a favorite quote from the movie, from the movie. 6:30 p.m. Row House Cinemas, 4115 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $28 ($7 for standalone movie). 412-904-3225 or www.rowhousecinema.com

 

For the Kids

Discover new notes and rhythms with your little one today with Mini Music Makers in the nursery at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Instruments like rain sticks, tambourines and African drums will be available for children to strike and strum. Recommended for children under the age of five. 1-2 p.m. 10 Children’s Way, Allegheny Center. Free with museum admission. 412-322-5058 or www.pittsburghkids.org

Tuesday, June 26

Farmers Market

Visit the Sheraden location of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh today for Green Grocer, a mobile farmers market selling fresh food that won’t break the bank. From produce to frozen meat, eggs, rice, pasta and beans, this week’s meal is right at your fingertips. Cash, credit card and SNAP/EBT are accepted. 1:30-2:30 p.m.720 Sherwood Ave., Sheraden. Free. 412-331-1135 or www.carnegielibrary.org

Wednesday, June 27

ART

Tonight is your last chance to learn about the history of Japanese art forms with Crash Course: The Arts and Culture of Japan tonight at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Learn about harmony and nature in Japanese art, China’s early influence on Japanese aesthetics and style and the West’s impact in the 19th century to celebrate Hiroshige’s Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road, now showing at the museum. 6 p.m. 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. $88 ($72 for members; $48 for students). 412-622-3131 or www.cmoa.org

 

Dance

Do you think a fun night out should involve buff men dancing on a stage and ripping their shirts off? If so, you’re in luck, because the Magic Men perform tonight at the Byham Theater. Expect a high-energy, interactive and immersive show inspired by the popular film franchise. From cowboys in flannel to faux firefighters, the show fulfills a fantasy for everyone. 7-10 p.m. 101 6th St., Downtown. $24.24-$79.24.  412-456-6666 or www.culturaltrust.org

 

Thursday, June 28

Comedy

Shameless self-promotion alert! The Pittsburgh Current hosts a Night of Comedy tonight at the Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh as a fundraiser for the independent news startup. Current editor, founder and WWE enthusiast Charlie Deitch is joined by funny people like Day Brace, Tyler Ray Kendrick, Samantha Bentley, Lorenzo Disilvio and Current columnist Mike Wysocki for a night of history making and laughs. 7:30 p.m. 230 West Station Square Drive., South Shore. $10. tinyurl.com/currentparty

 

A Carnegie Museum of Art docent conducts An In the Moment tour. (Photo courtesy of Bryan Conley)

Lecture

Dr. John Zeisel speaks at the Carnegie Lecture Hall tonight as part of a lecture titled, “I’m Still Here: Alzheimer’s and Art.” Zeisel’s work with people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia has led to programs pairing art and memory care. During the lecture, Zeisel will discuss how art programs create meaningful, healing experiences for those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia. 7-8 p.m. 4440 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Free. 412-622-3131 or www.cmoa.org

Friday, June 29

Rabbit Yoga

Practice your rabbit pose with real rabbits tonight at the Animal Friends animal shelter. Animals and yoga are scientifically proven to calm you down, so this night is zen times 1,000 and supports the rabbits at Animal Friends who are looking for their forever homes. Supplies are limited, so bring your own yoga mat and water bottle if you have one. 6 p.m. 562 Camp Horne Rd., Ohio Township. $10. 412.847.7000 or www.thinkingoutsidethecage.org

Art

Andy Warhol left Pittsburgh and settled in New York City in 1949, where he balanced being a commercial illustrator while chasing his dreams. That struggle inspires Art in Context: The Hustle, tonight at the Andy Warhol Museum. Wonder how artists pay bills in 2018? Learn about this and other challenges facing working artists and creatives in Pittsburgh today.  7 p.m. 117 Sandusky St., North Shore. Free. 412-237-8300 or www.warhol.org

 

Saturday, June 30

Drink

When life gives you lemons, drink limoncello, which you can do at Vallozzi’s tonight as part of its second annual Festa di Limoncello, celebrating the popular Italian lemon liqueur. The lounge, sidewalk patio and Downtown alley of Vallozzi’s transform into the Amalfi Coast with house-made limoncello tastings and cocktails, sparkling wines, Italian street food and Vallozzi’s pizza. Wear your best beach chic to celebrate this citrus drinks. 1-4 p.m. 220 Fifth Ave., Downtown. $75. 412-394-3400. tinyurl.com/limoncellofest

Arts and Crafts

Throw it back to your childhood while throwing back some drinks at PULSE 21+ Workshop Series: Shrinky Dinks, sponsored by Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience. During this workshop, attendees learn how to turn Shrinky Dinks — an activity kit that consists of sheets of polystyrene which shrinks into a charm in the oven. Pittsburgh-based ESL teacher, immigrant and refugee inclusion advocate and shrink plastic artisan Trisha Powell leads the workshop. 7 p.m. Assemble. 4824 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. Free. 412-661-6111 or tinyurl.com/shrinkdink

Sunday, July 1

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix returns for the 36th year in a row beginning today with its Kick-Off Rallye, where you can race your car for fun and delicious food while supporting charity. What once began as a singly-day race in Schenley Park is now a 10-day celebration celebrating vintage racing cars. Catch vintage car racing, car shows and more throughout the week. The event raises money for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School. 11 a.m. Through July 15. Various locations. $60 for Kick-Off Rallye team. www.pvgp.org

 

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