What to do this week in Pittsburgh: July 2-July 8, 2018

Happy Fourth of July week.

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Rossilynne Culgan

How is it July already?!

But, alas, it is July already. In fact, 2018 is more than half-way over, and maybe you have some positive or negative feelings about that. Either way, vow to make the rest of the year the best it can be — starting now.

This week, sing like nobody’s listening, tell a story that matters to you, meet a furry, and dance it out. Also, remember to celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday — and do so safely.

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Monday, July 2

🎤 8 p.m. Monday (Shadyside): Belt out your favorite show tunes at this celebration of musical theater.

Tuesday, July 3

🎶 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Station Square): Don’t throw away your shot: Rock out to the music of Hamilton, just in time for Independence Day.

Wednesday, July 4

🍻 11 a.m. Wednesday (Downtown): Learn about western Pennsylvania’s role in the American Revolution, listen to the Yinzer Singers perform the National Anthem, and try out a scavenger hunt in the Fort Pitt Museum.

🇺🇸 Noon Wednesday (Strip District): Celebrate July 4 with a flag folding ceremony at Heinz History Center.

🎇 Noon Wednesday (Downtown): Check out the Celebrate America festival, which includes live music, food vendors, patriotic crafts, and stilt-walking Uncle Sam. It’s free to attend.

🥁 2 p.m. Wednesday (North Shore): Hear live music, pose for a photo with Steely McBeam, and hear the Pittsburgh Steeline Drumline at the Heinz Field Fourth of July celebration, a free event.

🎆 9:35 p.m. Wednesday (Downtown): It wouldn’t be a holiday in Pittsburgh without fireworks. The EQT Flashes of Freedom show starts just after dusk.

Thursday, July 5

♀ 8 p.m. Thursday (Millvale): Hear (or tell) a story at “We Are The Weirdos: Live Stories, Told by Women” billed as an uncensored, unapologetic and unbreakable evening.

Friday, July 6

🎨 6 p.m. Friday (Downtown): Stroll Downtown’s arts district at a gallery crawl featuring visual arts, music, and comedy.

Saturday, July 7

🦊 2 p.m. Saturday (Downtown): Cheer on the furries at the annual Anthrocon Fursuit Parade.

🎭 4 p.m. Saturday (Carrick): Experience a rendition of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.”

🥃 5 p.m. Saturday (Spring Garden): Drink bourbon. Eat biscuits.

☔ 7 p.m. Saturday (Lawrenceville): At the Purple Rain Dance & Movie Party, see rare Prince artwork, sip Prince-inspired cocktails, and snack on purple raspberry chocolates.

🎸 8 p.m. Saturday (Station Square): Party like it’s the year 2000 at an O-Town concert.

Sunday, July 8

📚 1 p.m. Sunday (Oakland): Take a history tour through Carnegie Library.