Photo by Greg Sciulli.

May 20
Noon4 p.m.

Wilkinsburg is using a chance to improve traffic flow and increase access to local businesses as a community-wide cause for celebration.

Saturday’s first annual Wilkinsburg Two-Way Street Fest will showcase the community’s assets and amenities, including small businesses, independent artists and access to transit.

Free for all ages, the inaugural event will span Wood Street between Penn and Franklin Avenues. The event marks the borough’s plans to change Wood St. from one-way to two-way this summer.

Swing by the Skate Jam for workshops and demos, participate in Xpogo activities, and enjoy live music by Timbeleza, Yamoussa, Camara Drum & Dance, and DJ Dave Zak.

Test your strength at the climbing wall, pop into the bounce castle, and perfect your moves during dance workshops.

Grab lunch from food vendors and trucks, such as Salud, Leona’s Ice Cream Sandwiches, Biddle’s Escape and Independent Brewing.

Attendees can also peruse 50 vendors representing a wide spectrum of businesses, arts organizations and nonprofits, including Flower House Collective, Nine Mile Run Watershed, Bike Pittsburgh, and Wilkinsburg Historical Society.

While in Wilkinsburg, be sure to also visit the Sanctuary Project Block Party for Peace event at South Avenue United Methodist Church.

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.