#NYO10 Weekly Events List | 06.03.16
Layer Cake Music Fest
Fri. 6.3 ~ Sat. 6.4.16 | @ multiple locations | $15-$40 | 21+*
Cattivo, James St. Gastropub, Mr. Smalls, Spirit
Last fall, talents collided at Pgh’s first installment of Layer Cake Music Fest, an immersive gathering of local artists and musicians in the 412. This year’s edition will be held at multiple venues with acts spanning across the realm of genres–from raunchy, reckless garage punk, to wavy indie pop sounds, and melodic rock. Be sure to catch live painting sets that’ll compliment music performances from the talented lineup of artists on board. More info on the venues, set times, tickets and free shuttle service can be found on the Layer Cake website!
*shows happening at James St. are ALL Ages.
Three Rivers Arts Fest
Fri. 6.3 ~ Sun. 6.12.16 | @ multiple locations
TRAF returns to the ‘Burgh this summer for 10 full days of music and art happening citywide. This year’s highlights include heavy hitters Michael Franti & Spearhead headlining the Dollar Bank Stage; the Juried Visual Art Exhibition at the Trust Arts Center; CREATE Fest’s 2016 Featured Artist Jesse Best, who’ll be displaying her Multiverse Wall project on Gateway Lawn, and much more! Those planning to attend can check out the full schedule and venue locations online.
Opening Reception of New Order: Collage Now
Friday 6.3.16 | 6PM @ Future Tenant | FREE
819 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
This summer, local Pittsburgh artists will explore a diverse range of topics through a common medium – the collage – in the coming exhibition, “New Order: Collage Now.” This Friday, check out the opening reception of Future Tenant‘s month-long exhibit which features eight local artists, many of whose works are influenced and inspired by Pittsburgh culture. Each artist takes on his own perspective, uniting under the medium of the collage to shatter conventions, layer textures, and combine jarring ideas to tell new stories.
Tiny Little Pricks
Friday 6.3.16 | 7PM @ Workshop PGH DIY School | FREE admission
5122 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Join Workshop PGH to kick off your weekend with Tiny Little Pricks–an art show featuring all things plant. This special monthly First Friday party includes interactive DIY art with terrarium making and watercolor painting of cactuses and succulents. Guests can also stick around afterwards to enjoy herb based cocktails and refreshments in the garage with a few awesome vendors and future teachers selling handmade and vintage wares. Tickets for Workshop’s Sweet Peaches/DIY brunch on Saturday will also be up for grabs!
CURED @ Remedy
Friday 6.3.16 | 10PM @ Remedy | $3-$5 | 21+
5122 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Enjoy deep disco, house, funk, pork tacos, and your favorite resident DJs, Jarrett Tebbets and Nancy Steadle at the next edition of CURED. Pittsburgh staple Jose “Ham” will put down this month’s guest mix alongside the CURED Crew. 3 bucks before 10; $5, after!
Brunch with Onion Maiden
Saturday 6.4.16 | 10AM @ Black Forge Coffee House
1206 Arlington Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15210
Stop into Black Forge this Saturday for a healthy dose of vegan cuisines ranging from sweet strawberry waffles, to jalapeno cornbread waffles, to tofu scramble tacos, and more. The Onion Maiden crew promises brunch will “never, ever be more metal than this,” so kick your tastebuds into gear for delicious eats and a kickass time.
Full Bloom Benefit Bash
Saturday 6.4.16 | 7PM @ Kelly Strayhorn Theater | donation based*
5941 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206
KST celebrates their annual benefit bash and celebration of summer in PGH this Saturday night. East Liberty will heat up as crowds from all over converge to watch live performances; enjoy food and drinks from the East End’s top notch bars and restaurants; and dance the night away amongst the movers, shakers, doers and makers from the city we call home. Peep the full lineup of performances, activities, VIP party info, and more on the event website!
*Admission is pay-what-you want; and all donations will go towards art with the power to change our world, and shaping the future of this Pittsburgh neighborhood. (VIP Reception tickets start at $125.)
YOU/U Opening Reception
Saturday 6.4.16 | 6PM @ UnSmoke Systems | FREE
1137 Braddock Ave., Braddock, PA 15104
An exploration of the human condition in the new millennium, YOU/U is a group show of installations that incorporate sculpture, sound, and digital technologies to create interactive experiences in a gallery setting. Curated by mixed media artist Ben Quint-Glick and papercutting sculptor Gianna Paniagua, YOU/U questions the ways that emerging technologies are incorporated into our environment–either by will or necessity–and the effects they have on our identity. The exhibition will run until June 26 at UnSmoke.
Hot Mass pres. Same Bitches
Saturday 6.4.16 | 11:59PM @ Hot Mass | $15 | 21+
1139 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
DJs Alex Cliche and Handmade (Same Bitches, Tresor/OHM) will make their debut afterhours appearance in Pittsburgh this weekend. Hailing from Berlin, the “SAME BITCHES” party crew brings forth a frivolous blend of killer beats, intimate club vibes, and freedom unhinged–all concepts that parallel what we love so much about Hot Mass. Bounce back from Detroit weekend and get ready to do it all over again at home base on Saturday night!
Pittsburgh Pedal Swap III
Sunday 6.5.16 | 12PM @ Spirit | $3
242 51st St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Stop by Spirit to shop, sell and swap various types of effects pedals and handmade gear–including synths, amps and cables–at the third edition of Pittsburgh Pedal Swap. Vendors and builders are encouraged to rent a table to sell or demonstrate their wares; and those planning to trade up their gear can bring a pedal or two to the Swap area during the event. Pizza and refreshments will be available in the downstairs portion of Spirit, and all ages are welcome.