The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

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SouthSide Works Exposed is a weekendlong festival with live music, the I Made It! Market for indie crafts, sidewalk sales and activities.

Supplying the food will be SouthSide Works restaurants and local food trucks including BRGR, Franktuary, PGH Pierogi Truck, Lomito, Bella Christies and PGH Crepes and more. Sunday is Family Fun Day with balloon artists, face painters, contortionists, spin art and life-size chess park.

Here is the performance schedule:

Friday: Highway 4 (5-8 p.m.); No Bad JuJu (8:30-11 p.m.).

Saturday: Joel Lindsey & Blvd of Allies (11 a.m.-2 p.m.); Lava Game (2-4 p.m.); Lindsey Smith & Soul Distribution (4:30-7 p.m.); Divas of Drag (8-8:30 p.m.); Radio Tokyo (8:30-11 p.m.).

Sunday: David the Magician (noon); Kelsey Friday & The Rest of the Week Band (1 and 3 p.m.); Wild World of Animals (2 p.m.); Zumbatomic (4 p.m.).

Festival hours are 5-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.


Vintage Cars

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix racers don't hit the track in Schenley Park until next weekend, but there are few events now to rev the engines.

Here is a sample:

Saturday-Sunday: The 11th annual PVGP Historic Race Weekend at the International Race Complex near Wampum presents vintage (pre-1960) and historic (after 1960) racing on the Kart track, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 per day or $25 for the weekend, kids under 12 are free. Proceeds benefit Grand Prix charities. Saturday night features the Flashlight Drag Races.

Monday: Invitational Car Show on Walnut Street 5-9 p.m.

Tuesday: Waterfront Car Cruise: See more than 500 cars of all marques, 5-9 p.m.; $5 donation.

Wednesday: Downtown Parade & Car Display with 100 race and show cars riding through Downtown on their way to car displays at the U.S. Steel Tower, PPG Place, Market Square and Point State Park, 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.


Opera SummerFest

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh's SummerFest at the Twentieth Century Club in Oakland opens in full force with a recital by mezzo-soprano Marianne Cornetti, a Pittsburgh native, tonight at 7:30.

The festivities continue all weekend with Lehar's "The Merry Widow" (7:30 p.m. Friday), Lukas Foss' children's opera "The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" (11 a.m. Saturday), Schmidt's "The Fantasticks" with dancers from Attack Theatre (7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday), a recital by countertenor Andrey Nemzer (6:30 p.m. Sunday), and post-performance cabarets (10:30 p.m. Friday, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Sunday).

Ticket prices vary by event; more at or 412-326-9687.


Crawling Downtown

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's summer Gallery Crawl takes place Friday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. in the Cultural District with art openings, live bands, DJs, dance, comedy, film and more.

Highlights include "La Cour des Miracles," a robotic exhibition at Wood Street Galleries; group show "Cataloguing Pattern" at SPACE with DJ Edgar Um; "Niche Inheritance," a window installation by Dakotah Konicek and the Triptych Piano Trio at Future Tenant; singer-songwriter Brad Yoder at Amazing Books; reggae band The Pressure at Katz Plaza; Reggie Watkins at Backstage Bar; and tango band Aqui Tango at the Renaissance Hotel.

The Crawl After Dark includes the Consol Energy Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh, with music, open bar, comedy, art, activities and more at the August Wilson Center (7 p.m. VIP admission, 9 p.m. general admission; tickets: $25-$125); thriller "Fateful Findings" at the Harris Theater; Spanky Wilson at the Fairmont Hotel (8 p.m.); Andre Costello and the Cool Miners at SPACE (10 p.m.); and Electric Slidez: PowerPoint Karaoke Throwdown at Arcade Comedy Theater (10:15 p.m., $5).

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Fans of the Zac Brown Band are still waiting for the country-jam group from Georgia to follow up the 2012 album "Uncaged."

In the meantime, the shows go on with the virtuosic band serving up such favorites as "Chicken Fried," "Toes," "Whatever It Is" and "The Wind." Covers on this tour have ranged from John Mayer to Metallica.

The group returns to the First Niagara Pavilion at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $31-$65;


Under the Sun

Sugar Ray returns to Stage AE with another round of the Under the Sun Tour, a '90s nostalgia package, this time with Blues Traveler ("Run-Around," "The Hook"), Smash Mouth ("Walkin' on the Sun," "All Star") and Uncle Kracker ("Drift Away").

The tour is fueled by Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath, who co-stars in Syfy's "Sharknado 2: The Second One" (premiering July 30).

Doors are at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25;


• The free Citiparks Cinema in the Parks series continues with the animated hit comedy "Despicable Me 2" tonight at Brookline Memorial Park, Friday at Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville. Saturday at Grandview Park, Mount Washington, and Sunday at Flagstaff Hill, Schenley Park. "Thor: The Dark World" screens in Riverview Park, Observatory Hill, Saturday. All screenings are at dusk.

• Indie rock band Ha Ha Tonka performs with Townsppl at South Park Amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

• Hartwood Acres features BNY Mellon Jazz Presents Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra with Paquito D'Rivera at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Dwayne Fulton plays the Citiparks Stars at Riverview Jazz Series at Observatory Hill, Riverview Park, at 7 p.m. Saturday.

• Citiparks' Bach, Beethoven and Brunch Concert Series continues in Mellon Park, Fifth and Shady avenues, from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday with the stride pianist Tom Roberts.

• Countrified New York band Hollis Brown plays the SummerSounds series in Greensburg's St. Clair Park at 7 p.m. Friday.

The Marshall Tucker Band plays the Station Square Summer Jam Friday at 6:30 p.m. with Sick Sense.


• Paws for awwws: The Pittsburgh Pup Crawl benefiting Animal Friends, Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center and Western Pennsylvania Humane Society brings vendors, raffles and games to the Roberto Clemente Bridge at PNC Park, where on-site registration ($35) opens at 7:45 p.m. Friday. Or register in advance for $25 at

• Comedian Pablo Francisco, a cast member from "Mad TV," appears at the Pittsburgh Improv, Waterfront, Homestead, at 8 tonight; 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday; 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $25; or 412-462-5233.

• Rage of the Stage Players presents James Michael Shoberg's "Oliver Twisted," a version of the Charles Dickens story that's strictly for adults. Curtain is up at McKeesport Little Theater at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday through July 19. Tickets are $15 at the door, or reserve seats at 724-292-TICS (8427) or

• Apple Hill Playhouse in Delmont returns to flower power and "The Summer of Love," a '‍60s jukebox musical opening Thursday and running through July 26. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. July 20 and 27. Tickets are $20; Thrifty Thursdays, $16. More at or 724-468-5050.

Brand New plays a sold-out show at Stage AE tonight (doors at 6:30 p.m.), followed on Friday by The Neighbourhood, the LA pop-rock band that produced the single "Sweater Weather" (7 p.m. doors; $25;

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