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 BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

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 of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.