Pittsburgh Happenings: August 15-21

Two rooftop parties, an Italian festival, outdoor music events aplenty… the dog days of summer are in full swing. Here’s what’s happening in Pittsburgh this week to take full advantage of the season.

Photo courtesy of Biergarten @ Hotel Monaco

Biergarten Beach Party
Hotel Monaco, August 16
Our three rivers may not be ocean, but you can pretend during Biergarten’s Beach Party. At the Hotel Monaco in partnership with Maggie’s Rum Farm, the event will feature beachy cocktails, games, live entertainment, and summer menu offerings from Executive Chef Dave Racicot. Oh, and did we mention it’s National Rum Day?

A white hand wearing a clear glove makes cannolis
Photo courtesy of Little Italy Days Facebook

Little Italy Days
Bloomfield, August 17-20
“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore!”

Sound Series: Soy Sos with PVKVSV: Dub Corridor
The Andy Warhol Museum, August 17
This sound series event invites Soy Sos (aka Herman Pearl) and collaborator PVKVSV (aka Hussein Pwono) for an evening celebrating the reggae electronic offshoot, dub. Taking place in the Warhol’s outdoor alley space, the duo will place with the area’s acoustics for a relaxing, musical-filled evening. Alternatively, the Carnegie Museum of Art closes out the summer season with its final Inside Out Night on August 19, where STAYCEE PEARL’s dance project and Soy Sos transform the Sculpture Court into a dubstep disco.

A man in a tall hat jump with a guitar in front of a stadium crowd.
Photo courtesy of Guns N Roses Facebook

Guns N’ Roses
PNC Park, August 18
“Sweet Child O’ Mine,” ’80s hard rockers Guns N’ Roses is bringing their grit and metal to the North Shore. Pregame with our cocktail inspired by the band, Appetite for Destruction.

A black woman holds a blue gem up to her eye and looks directly at the camera.
Photo by Rose Colored Creative

Riverlife’s Party at the Pier
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, August 18
New theme, new location, same magical summer fundraiser. Suggested attire includes glittering cocktail outfits and jewel tones galore.

See what other events we’re excited about for the month of August.

Story by Jordan Snowden / Send your events tips to jordan@tablemagazine.com

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