5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: August 19-21


From racing to tracks to reggae, there’s something for everyone to do this weekend in the Pittsburgh area.

Motorcycle madness

MotoAmerica Superbikes in Pittsburgh is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex at 201 Penndale Road, Wampum, Lawrence County.

MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series established in 2014 that is home to the AMA Superbike Championship.

Three-day general admission tickets are $80, with Friday entry only for $25 and Saturday and Sunday entry only for $60. Veterans and active duty military receive discounts.

For more information and tickets, visit motoamerica.com.

Practical sciences

Dive into a day of hands-on science experiments during MessFest, starting at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday the 8th at the Carnegie Science Center at 1 Allegheny Ave. on the North Shore of Pittsburgh.

Visitors can explore the science of surface tension by making giant bubbles, build a contraption to protect an egg from a 16-foot drop, create Super Soaker graffiti, test hand-eye coordination at the Science Dunk Tank, ride slime, smash strawberries and use chemistry to extract DNA and create an exothermic reaction with the classic elephant toothpaste experiment.

Tickets are $20, $15 for ages 65 and older, or $12 for ages 3 to 12. Advance purchase of tickets online is highly recommended at carnegiesciencecenter.org.


Style Week Pittsburgh will run from August 19-21. Here, models perform a synchronized jump for a pop-up photo shoot at the 2014 event.


Style Week Pittsburgh returns this weekend, after a two-year hiatus, featuring these three events showcasing local fashion and creative talent:

KULTURE Fashion Show, Friday at 7 p.m. at Studio Atelier, 6025 Penn Ave. The event includes a designer showcase, vendors, a Vogue performance and a dance party with the sounds of DJ Cue.

The Style Awards, Saturday at 7 p.m. in Emerald City, 213 Smithfield St. Awards will recognize 26 businesses, creative professionals and organizations for their outstanding achievement and impact on the region.

Business of Fashion Brunch, 1 p.m. Sunday at Emerald City. The program will include information on essential social media marketing and branding tips, how to become a published author, and resources available to support creative entrepreneurs and businesses. The keynote speaker will be author, educator and designer Lesley Ware, founder of “Art to Ware”, a socially responsible pop-up store that sells reworked and unique clothing by independent designers.

For more information and individual event tickets, visit styleweekpittsburgh.com.

roots, rock, reggae

Rock Reggae & Relief 2022 kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Forbes Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh.

The all-day musical slate will culminate with a 7:45 p.m. performance by UB40, followed by the Original Wailers at 9:30 p.m. An after-party at Revel will feature Roots of Creation.

The event is organized annually by the Piatt Family Foundation. Proceeds this year will go to Café Momentum Pittsburgh, an award-winning restaurant and culinary training center that helps young people involved in the juvenile justice system gain skills, education and employment opportunities.

Tickets start at $20. For more information, visit rockreggaerelief.com.

Hartwood gig

Michael Franti & Spearhead will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater at 4070 Middle Road.

The group mixes hip-hop with other musical styles, including reggae, jazz, folk and rock. Also a poet, political and social activist and documentary filmmaker, Franti’s other musical projects include the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.

The concert’s special guest will be Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group Arrested Development.

The free performance is rain or shine as part of the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series. Food and beverages will be available for purchase beginning at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit alleghenycounty.us/special-events/.

Shirley McMarlin is editor of Tribune-Review. You can contact Shirley by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .


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