Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Weekend Happenings in the 'Burgh

Saturday, August 25th
Saturday is a great day to visit Carnegie Science Center! Carnegie Science Center is offering free parking (while spaces last!) to visitors entering the parking lot between 9:30 am and 4 pm, on Saturday, Aug. 25, courtesy of Giant Eagle! The Science Center is open 10 am – 7 pm, plus evening movies and laser shows.
August 25, 2012
Schenley Plaza
Shows at 4pm & 8pm
GO Roadshow is “a musical street spectacle on wheels”. This show-making machine is a 34-foot long monster truck retrofitted with truck-horn calliope, a wall made of rotors and a spinning grand piano that is played while it wheels around! Each show starts with a shameless parade of peacock trumpets, spinning drums, accordion, sousaphone and glockenspiel. GO is a music and art-mobile – a rolling ruckus that opens up like a mechanical blossom to make the street a vibrant place where people can share a community of the imagination. Night shows include video projected on a rotor screen made of movement itself, and on a blimp that has a mouth that opens in a call to celebration. We are drawing from the great American history of traveling circuses, Shriner and holiday parades, medicine shows, and used car lot events that vitalized the heartland of this country.
 Presented by Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and sponsored by EQT Corporation.
Sunday, August 26
 Venture Outdoors:
Sunday, August 26th.
1pm - 5pm
Location: Allegheny Commons
This festival will have free beginner-friendly activities for the whole family. Try scaling a climbing wall, paddling a kayak on Lake Elizabeth, using a GPS unit to find secret treasures, or biking around the park. Food, music and dancing will be offered throughout the event.
Red, Ripe & Roasted: Tomato & Garlic Festival
 Sunday August 26
 11am - 5pm
Bring a produce item or canned good to donate to the greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and receive FREE admission to the festival and to Phipps Conservatory’s Summer Flower Show: Fountains of Youth during event hours. The festival itself will include a farmers market, garlic roasting, live chef demonstrations, tomato & garlic tastings and kids activities. There will also be a seed swap for gardeners!

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