Red Beans & Rice Combo

Mt. Lebanon
August 4
7—10 p.m.

There are plenty of terrific ways to explore Pittsburgh on the first Fridays of each month during summer, including Mt. Lebanon’s First Fridays, which runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Spanning Washington Rd., the series features live music, all-ages activities and the chance to visit the business district’s many independent restaurants, boutiques and galleries.

Head there Friday for live music by the rockin’ Red Beans & Rice Combo. Free to all ages, the concert takes place in Central Square, offering a tranquil grassy area for relaxing, space for the kids to dance and convenient access to the T and surrounding shops.

Featuring Lebo-based illustrators Wayne and Dave Klug—along with acclaimed pianist Tom Roberts, the suave and witty combo will delight crowds with its danceable blend of Nola R&B, barroom ballads and Tin Pan Alley jazz.

Head to Commonwealth Press for a rain-or-shine pop-up shop featuring children’s products by 2468 KIDS, sweet and salty popcorn snacks and more.

Mark your calendars now for Mt. Lebanon’s upcoming First Friday event on August 4 featuring The Grateful Dead tribute band Fungus, along with the Uptown Block Party featuring Radio Tokyo on September 16.

For more events, go here.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...