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The Frick Pittsburgh
Fridays through September 2
5 — 9 p.m.

From belly dancing and rap music, to a teen fashion show and contemporary circus arts, there is truly something for every visitor this summer at The Frick Pittsburgh.

Courtesy of the Frick Pittsburgh.
Courtesy of the Frick Pittsburgh.

Whether you want to unwind at an al fresco wine bar or rock out to a local band, the Frick’s newly expanded Summer Fridays series provides many reasons to keep going back. Every Friday from June 17 to September 2, the Point Breeze destination is hosting a diverse and rotating lineup of entertainment, musical and dance performances and family-friendly programming. A full slate of dining options accompanies all events—from dinner at the elegant farm-to-table Café at the Frick and casual bites from local food trucks, to the opportunity to picnic on the Frick’s lush grounds.

Don’t miss the Summer Fridays kickoff on June 17th featuring a pairing of local indie rock trio Meeting of Important People and art rock group, Working Breed. Attendees can grab dinner from the Franktuary and South Side BBQ Company food trucks, and shop for contemporary and retro threads at the Style Truck and Vintage Valet fashion trucks.

Courtesy of the Frick Pittsburgh.
Courtesy of the Frick Pittsburgh.

On July 22, don’t miss a night of electro belly dancing and Middle Eastern music led by Amethyst, Morgiana and The Thieving Magpies, which will feature storytelling, dance lessons and a drum circle for kids and adults alike.

Additional highlights include performances and entertainment by Bodiography Contemporary Ballet, Josh & Gab, Zany Umbrella Circus, In Bed by Ten, Cut & Sew Studio, and others.

The series wraps up on September 2nd with live music by Trio+, who perform a hybrid of hip-hop, R&B, pop, and theme music classics. For their Frick performance, Trio+ will be joined by Wilkinsburg-based rapper Shad Ali. The culminating Friday will also feature interactive and imaginative games led by City of Play.

During each Summer Friday evening, the public can also view the fab new footwear exhibition, Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, tour the Frick family’s historic Clayton home, mingle at the terrace wine bar, and shop for unique gifts at the Frick Museum Store and Killer Heels Pop-Up Shop. Reservations to dine at The Café at the Frick can be made from 5:30 to 8 p.m. If DIY dinner is your cup of tea, be sure to bring your own basket, blanket and beverages for creating a cozy picnic on the Frick’s scenic East End grounds.

View a complete Summer Fridays schedule.

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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.