What to do this week, from the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival to the Remake Learning Days


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Monday May 3: YMCA of Healthy Kids Week in Greater Pittsburgh
Different times
Kids can play pre-game with free fun at five local YMCA locations all week long throughout the summer. There is something every child is active in, with yoga, basketball, hula hooping, crafts, cooking classes, storytelling, and much more.

Photo courtesy of YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh.

Monday May 3rd: Monday Night Magic
Live online
8 p.m.
Celebrate Asia-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with off-Broadway’s longest magic show. On the virtual stage are Ryan Hayashi, who combines magic, mentalism and martial arts, and Tam Vo, who cut his teeth in Hollywood’s legendary Magic Castle. Buy tickets.

Tuesday May 4th: Virtual talk by Heather McGhee
19 o’clock
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures welcomes political commentator and strategist Heather McGhee to its next New & Noted event. McGhee, author of The Sum Of Us: What Racism All Costs, And How We Can Thrive Together, will speak to William Generett Jr., Senior Vice President of Civic Engagement at Duquesne University, about economics and racism. Buy tickets.

Tuesday, May 4th: Collector’s talk with Vicente Wolf
19 o’clock
Take a virtual behind-the-scenes look at The Frick Pittsburgh’s new Frida Kahlo exhibition with the renowned interior designer and collector who loaned the photos on display. Wolf will share his personal connections with Kahlo and discuss the Intimate Portrait exhibition. Buy tickets.

Tuesday May 4th: Aria412’s Bootleg Opera
19 o’clock
The arias and the ghosts will flow during this virtual concert highlighting music from the Roaring Twenties. The free show by Kip Soteres offers a mix of opera, cabaret and musical theater.

Bicycle heaven

Photo courtesy Bicycle Heaven.

Wednesday May 5th: Beginners biking to bike heaven
5-7 p.m.
Hop on two wheels and hike to the largest transport museum in the world that deals with bicycles. Designed for beginners, the leisurely 10 miles (10 km) drive takes the Three Rivers Heritage Trail from Millvale to Manchester. Buy tickets.

Wednesday May 5th: Yoga in the downtown square
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Downtown Pittsburgh’s favorite yoga series is back with one “Happy Hour De-Stress Edition” directed by Emily Balawejder from Inhale Yoga Together. Reserve your seat now as these sessions often sell out.

Wednesday, May 5th: The price for everything Screening & Conversation
19 o’clock
What role does art play in today’s money-driven, consumer-oriented society? Watch Nathaniel Kahn’s documentary about a world where anything can be bought and sold, then chat with local art professionals about the themes of the film. Register for free.

Wednesday May 5th: Spring birdwatching in Highland Park
7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
When spring is in full swing, millions of birds migrate overhead on their annual migration to their breeding grounds. Take a morning hike with Stephen Bucklin of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy to find and learn about these amazing birds. Register for free.

Thursday May 6th: Remake Learning Days
Different times
Where can children build robots, make films, conduct science experiments, write original music and use 3D printers – all in one place? This sprawling education open day is filled with 150 virtual and in-person events in Southwest PA. For 11 days, children, young people, families, carers and educators will explore innovative and creative learning that takes place in our region. Show schedule.

Thursday May 6th: Pittsburgh Ballet Theater digital spotlight
Different times
PBT is taking the drama from the stage to the screen for its next digital performance, which will be filmed at WQED’s Fred Rogers Studio. This month’s production features Sasha Janes’ “Lascia la Spina”, excerpts from the comic ballet “Coppelia” and “Carmina Terra”, choreographed by Susan Jaffe, artistic director of PBT. Buy tickets.


Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. Photo by Kelly Perkovich.

Thursday May 6th: SOULFusion at Hartwood Acres Pavilion
6-7 p.m.
Your new favorite workout is here. Head to Heartwood and try this mix of yoga-inspired flows, short cardio bursts, balance sequences, and weighted strength training exercises with upbeat music. Buy tickets.

Thursday May 6th: Appointment with an instructor at the Carnegie Museum of Art
6 p.m., 6.30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Make an appointment with an art expert. Led by knowledgeable instructors, these new, physically distant, individual and small-group mini-tours offer visitors a detailed and personal look at the museum’s collections, exhibits, and architecture. Buy tickets.

Thursday May 6th: Orchestrating Change with Pittsburgh Chamber Music
19 o’clock
Today is the last day you can see the remarkable story of the world’s only orchestra created by and for people with mental illness (it can be streamed for free from May 3rd to May 6th). The inspiring documentary film records the Me2 / Orchestra, co-founded by Ronald Braunstein, as it prepares for a concert. Don’t miss today’s online panel discussion with the filmmakers. Join for free.

Pittsburgh Fringe Festival

Wild women of the planet Wongo. Photo by Not Too Fancy Productions courtesy of the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival.

Thursday May 6th: Pittsburgh Fringe Festival
Different times
Experience art on the edge with 53 different shows (many free and all affordable) coming straight to your screen from around the world. From a freak folk musical to an apocalyptic beach to a binge-watching marathon and haiku ninja collective – you don’t want to miss this freeform, cutting edge, grassroots festival. Over four bold days, you’ll meet musical clowns, play pets, a Las Vegas lounge legend, a genderqueer comic, and artistic endeavors only the imagination can conjure up. Buy tickets.

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