90.5 WESA Weekend Watch 8/10 & 8/11
Lawrenceville is set to take a heavy dose of rock and roll with the second annual Rock All Night Tour. Dubbed R.A.N.T., this expansive music festival is taking over 20 indoor and outdoor venues while presenting a wide assortment of musical stylings. Featuring everything from classic American bluegrass to modern heavy metal, 50 bands and 20 solo artists will play throughout the day on Saturday and pushing into the early hours on Sunday. The event begins with the Morning Breakfast Tour from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dozen Bake Shop, Embody Juice Bar, and Wild Purveyors Market. Events continue throughout the day at various venues in Lawrenceville, finishing off at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.
A different interpretation of the iconic lothario will be presented by the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theater with “Don Juan Comes Back from the War.” Upon his return from the Great War, Don Juan is shell-shocked and repentant. His old life of debauchery will not stay repressed, however, and Don Juan finds himself struggling to resist the man he used to be. Featuring David Whalen in the title roll, PICT presents the U.S. premiere of the new English version of Odon von Horvath’s play. “Don Juan Comes Back from the War” opens this weekend, with showings this Saturday at 8 p.m. and this Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Henry Heymann Theater in Oakland. Look for performances to continue from Wednesday to Sunday throughout the month of August.
Hive Pittsburgh is hosting a Maker Party this Saturday in Bakery Square. Celebrate the end of the summer with a day of music, food, and hands-on fun for teens and their families. Enjoy live music, a free BBQ, and hands-on maker activities while learning about technology and earning a chance to win some great prizes. The Hive Pittsburgh Maker Party runs Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the TechShop in East Liberty’s Bakery Square.
BikePGH invites you to show your pride, get on your bike and ride at this year’s BikeFest. The annual fundraiser and celebration of all things biking will run for 17 days this year with various events and rides happening throughout the month. Highlights for this weekend include: the Lots of Green Bike and Bus Tour, with routes going through several community greening projects; the Bubbles on Bikes Jamboree ride, a slow to intermediate-paced bubble-themed children’s ride; and Bikes and Bluegrass, a family-friendly backyard concert. Lots of Green Bike and Bus Tour begins on Saturday with tours running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an after party running from noon until 5 p.m. The Bubbles on Bikes Jamboree begins Sunday at the Highland Park fountain at 4 p.m. Weather Permitting’s Bikes and Bluegrass runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Look for events to run throughout the month of August, and you can find a full schedule of events this weekend and throughout the month at bikepgh.org.