Saturday, July 17, 2021
It's not just the heat...

It's not the humidity either—according to the Farmers' Almanac, the Dog Days of Summer has more to do with the constellation Canis Major rising and setting with the sun during this time of year. That said, it has been hot and it has been humid, so let's keep you busy doing something fun—there are at least a dozen different things to do with Rivers of Steel in the next two weeks!

The Alloy Pittsburgh exhibition will return to the Carrie Blast Furnaces next month. Check out what some of this year's artists have been doing as part of their residencies. Learn about three opportunities to meet up with them at community events next weekend.

Next weekend is also the Carrie Carpool Cinema featuring Mad Max: Fury Road and Wayne's World. Friday night offers up a special treat with the addition of cosplayers! Find out the details and how you can get involved.

And we're excited to announce that we're official partners of Pittsburgh Taco Takeover, a food truck festival at the Carrie Blast Furnaces on August 1—tickets available now.

If you haven't yet had the chance to check our our new Uniquely Pittsburgh Sightseeing Tour, now is a great time. The first few weeks included many sold out events, but the initial rush has subsided—so you'll be comfortable inside the air-conditioned cabins or outside on the promenade. And don't forget about Industrial Tours of the Carrie Furnaces or Guided Machine Shop Tours.

Of course, we also have a few workshop options on the event calendar: The Doodle Bowl Experience is this Sunday and next Saturday is a Graffiti and Style-writing Workshop.

And if you are looking for something to do this afternoon, stop by the Manchester (Re)United Block Party where we will be hosting a Hot Metal Happening!

Stay cool out there!
Lori Hepner, an Alloy Pittsburgh artist, demonstrates how to use the light wand at Doors Open's Homestead Event.
Alloy Pittsburgh: Out & About
Despite challenges presented by the pandemic, Alloy Pittsburgh 2021 artists have started their summer residencies. This article highlights three of the six artists and shares ways you can get involved in their processes as they create artworks to install at Carrie.
J Potosky as Immortan Joe, a character from Mad Max: Fury Road. Image by Jeff Zoet Visuals.
Cosplayers at the Carrie Carpool Cinema
The Pittsburgh Area Costumers will bring Mad Max: Fury Road to life next Friday night at the Carrie Carpool Cinema. The Carrie Blast Furnaces set the scene for this post-apocalyptic event!
Pittsburgh Taco Takeover
Sunday, August 1 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Get ready for the return of Pittsburgh's Taco Takeover in partnership with Party Wolf Events! Twenty of Pittsburgh’s premier food trucks will be offering their best takes on tacos, with everything from the most traditional to the wildly unexpected. This family-friendly event offers mountains of tacos... along with live music, beer, tequila, margaritas, blast furnace tours, and more! 
Rivers of Steel Tours
Discover the artistry and innovation of southwestern Pennsylvania's rich heritage on a Rivers of Steel tour. Regular offerings include riverboat tours, blast furnace tours, and tours of the W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop.
Rivers of Steel Workshops
For the creative and the curious, Rivers of Steel’s workshops are designed to foster new perspectives while providing opportunities to build skills, network with peers, and connect with southwestern Pennsylvania’s cultural and industrial heritage.
Manchester (Re)United
Saturday, July 17, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The North Side neighborhoods of Manchester and Chateau are thinking about reuniting. Stop by to share your thoughts. Enjoy food trucks, games, music—and Hot Metal Happening by Rivers of Steel.
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