The Frick Pittsburgh

Fridays during summer

5 – 9 p.m.

There are now a lot more reasons to visit the Frick Art & Historical Center this summer.

Courtesy of The Frick Pittsburgh.

Courtesy of The Frick Pittsburgh.

The Point Breeze destination is upping its summer game by—for the first time ever—keeping its doors open longer for extended hours on Fridays. Through August 7, The Frick Pittsburgh will remain open until 9 p.m. on Friday evenings, offering many terrific ways to enjoy the Center’s numerous amenities, including its stunning light-filled new orientation center, expanded gift shop, award-winning Café and sprawling scenic grounds.

Each Summer Friday boasts something different, with themed activities and events, special programming and added attractions. Visitors can roam the green grounds, view the museum’s current special exhibition, Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape, dine at the Café, grab grub from local food trucks, sip wine on the art museum terrace, tour the historic Clayton mansion or relax with a picnic on the lawn.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

On Friday, July 10, don’t miss “Steampunk Night at the Frick,” a unique mashup of Victorian and contemporary culture. Celebrate the birthday of one of history’s original DIY pioneers—the Serbian American inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943)—and participate in a variety of engaging free activities. Design your own wearable art at a DIY brooch making station, enjoy locally produced fare from Pittsburgh’s own Pop Stop and Nakama food trucks and snap a keepsake selfie in front of the ultimate steampunk artifact—the Frick’s vintage 19th-century orchestrion housed at Clayton.

First Fridays at the Frick.

First Fridays at the Frick.

Mark your calendars now for summer’s upcoming First Fridays concerts. On August 7, don’t miss sing-songwriter Eleanor Friedberger, who is one half of the indie rock duo she formed with her brother, The Fiery Furnaces, and one of the musicians recently selected to participate in The Andy Warhol Museum’s new Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films project. Friedberger’s second solo album, Personal Record, was released in 2013 on Merge Records.

Jazz fans will want to catch the series’ culminating concert on September 4 featuring Opek Plays Strayhorn. Led by local jazz saxophonist Ben Opie, the musical ensemble will perform a tribute to the music of Pittsburgh native, pianist and longtime Duke Ellington collaborator Billy Strayhorn.

View a complete schedule of First Fridays and Summer Fridays events at The Frick.