backyard and 8th and penn

The Backyard is a brand-new summer-long destination in the Cultural District that showcases local musicians, artists, and performers in a laid-back, family-friendly environment. Stop by the Backyard during all open hours a chance to relax with a thirst-quenching beverage from Pittsburgh Mobile Bars. Guests can expect classic outdoor patio furniture, new landscaping featuring EcoGrass, and a variety of artistic installations—all setting the scene for laid-back, comfortable gatherings with neighbors, friends, and family.

BNY Mellon presents JazzLive

JazzLive is moving to a new home in fall and winter of 2022 — the esteemed Liberty Magic speakeasy theater. Nestled in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, this unique venue boasts décor and character that delights and enchants, making it the perfect new home for JazzLive! Join the region's finest jazz musicians every Tuesday, October 4 – December 27, 2022 at 811 Liberty Avenue.

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a large inflatable pyramid made of yellow spheres


Pyramid XL Sphere by Cyril Lancelin

Cyril Lancelin describes his inflatable sculpture, Pyramid XL Sphere, as a monumental work dedicated to contemplation and exploration. As if emerging from ancient history, the art installation’s stacked, yellow-colored spheres (a nod to the shade of Pittsburgh’s three iconic golden-colored ‘sister’ bridges that span the Allegheny River) create the geometric pyramid shape. Pyramid XL Sphere soars through infinite space. Inside the immersive, geometric sculpture visitors are welcome to experience and discover unknown spaces, being small in the middle of the art, and yet feel totally comfortable in either getting lost or finding their way.

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