90.5 WESA Weekend Watch 8/3 & 8/4
Enjoy a little Sunday diversion while supporting local artisans and businesses at the Rivers of Steel Heritage Market. The market is open to the public and offers a chance to explore the historic Pump House. Live music and entertainment will be offered alongside food trucks and locally made crafts. Vendors include Oh My Grill, Missy Steele Pottery and Satorious Designs. The Rivers of Steel Heritage Market opens this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pump House on the Waterfront, and look for the market to reopen on the first and third Sundays of the month through September.
The Carnegie Science Center will teach visitors how to vacation without a vehicle with Pedaling the Planet. Featuring a model campsite and a fully-loaded touring bicycle, the exhibit will offer a crash course and a celebration of bicycle touring. As part of the BIKES: Science on Two Wheels series, hear about the economic benefits of this alternative mode of transportation, and see a photo show highlighting this fun alternative to the classic road trip. The show runs from noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday at the Carnegie Science Center on the North Shore.
After a year-long hiatus, the Manchester House is once again open for tours and is kicking off its return with a funky twist on an old tour. The Manchester House & Garden Tour features an afternoon of exploration as tour-goers receive a treasure map to guide them through several rehabilitated homes. A sorbet garden tasting will be offered along the way, as well as a tour of the Sipes Mansion and a stop at the new La Prima Roasting facility on Chateau. Tours will happen throughout Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Page Street in Manchester.
Denver native Leslie Minnis revisits her origins as a fine artist with her new show at the Gallery 4, “Ghost Feeding Arena.” After over a decade in the video game industry, Minnis returns to showcase her mythological work in a solo show. Featuring detail rich paintings, props, furniture, costumes, and sculptures, Minnis’s show strives to add a personal, accessible voice to the surreal. “Ghost Feeding Arena” opens this Saturday and runs throughout the month of August, with the opening reception — featuring refreshments and hors d’oeurvres — taking place from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Gallery 4 in Shadyside.
The Frick Art and Historical Society is hosting a family-fun day this Saturday. “Blocks, Bricks and Boulevards” features entertainment for all ages. Bring your busy hands and big ideas as you help design and decorate a city on the lawn. Create a monument on the lawn, or make a small scale cityscape to bring back home as a souvenir. The events runs this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with family tours of Clayton will be offered at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Join the party at the Frick Art and Historical Center in Point Breeze.