Here are the events you need to know about this week in Pittsburgh.
Monday, June 1: Landscape Construction Course with Phipps
Staring at that crumbling wall, rotting deck or neglected garden while spending so much time at home? Become a DIY landscape designer as Joshua Beblo and Bob Vukich teach you techniques for building sustainable walls, walks and steps, patios and paving systems, garden structures and more.
Tuesday, June 2: Uncovering Pittsburgh Stories: Women Activists
Part of the Heinz History Center’s celebration of the 19th Amendment’s 100th anniversary, this free YouTube Live discussion will explore two of our region’s trailblazing activists — Jane Grey Swisshelm and Daisy Lampkin.
Tuesday, June 2: Mindfulness and Wellness with Yoga Factory and The Frick Pittsburgh
Ease into summer with The Frick Pittsburgh’s new mindfulness and wellness series. Yoga Factory instructors will lead three Vinyasa sessions open to all-levels focused on moving intentionally with breath.
Tuesday, June 2: Lawrenceville Farmers Market
One of the Pittsburgh’s favorite farmers’ markets opens today in Arsenal Park with 23 vendors peddling fresh fruits and vegetables, dry goods and specialty items. Run by Lawrenceville United, the market is also working to offer delivery and pre-order pickup services. Read the NEXTpittsburgh guide to local farmers’ markets.
Tuesday, June 2: Tuesday Tour: Artists at Home
Throughout history, artists have thrived while working in isolation. Join Carnegie Museum of Art for this online tour exploring how renowned artists have been inspired by solitude, loneliness and home — and then write your very own Haiku poem.
Tuesday, June 2: Bellydancing with Sterling Yoga
Admit it, you’ve always wanted to bellydance. There’s never been a better time to take up a new hobby and Leah Nightingale of Sterling Yoga is a pro at leading this fun and challenging bellydance workout emphasizing conditioning, technique and movement.
Wednesday, June 3: Venture Outdoors TriAnglers
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Have a reel good time while trying your luck at catching (and releasing) fish when Venture Outdoors kicks off this summer series at Kayak Pittsburgh’s North Shore location. With Downtown’s beautiful skyline as your backdrop, you’ll learn about the incredible diversity of fish species in southwestern PA and enjoy tranquil time along the river.
Wednesday, June 3: Attack Theatre’s Cello Diary
When the stay-at-home order started in March, Attack Theatre began creating a five-episode series of dance films focused on new inspirations each week. Join Attack’s co-founders Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza and composer Dave Eggar to watch select episodes and participate a conversation about what it’s like to create group artwork when physical contact is not an option.
Thursday, June 4: Coffee with the Community featuring Gisele Fetterman and Kristen Michaels
Have your morning cuppa joe with the Second Lady of Pennsylvania. Gisele Fetterman will be joined by her For Good PGH co-founder Kristen Michaels to talk about their community leadership and inspire citizens during this conversation hosted by The Salon.
Thursday June 4: Urban Wildlife Monitoring with Phipps
Have a budding zoologist at home? Enroll the kiddos in this Virtual Explorers Academy class led by Phipps Science Education Coordinator Jennifer Torrance. Young naturalists will explore wildlife in urban environments, track our animal neighbors and experiment with research tools used by scientists.
Thursday, June 4: UPstander Day of Action
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Join the JCC’s Center For Loving Kindness to lend a helping hand in Wilkinsburg. Volunteers can choose from a variety of neighborhood improvement projects, including creating a victory garden, painting accessibility ramps, sorting donations and more. Register here.
Thursday, June 4: Clown Vs Puppet 2020
What if a clown and a puppet ran for president? No, really. Find out during this “socially distant, cognitively dissonant” show presented by clown O’Ryan The O’Mazing and puppeteer Dave English. At the end of the free event, you get to vote for the “least worst option.”
Looking for things to do with kids? Read Pittsburgh parents, keep the kids engaged with these online activities from local groups.