Party with a view: Downtown Rooftop Shindig

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Theater Square Garage Roof

August 13
6 – 11 p.m.

Pittsburgh is known around the globe for its captivating topography, dramatic vistas and iconic architecture.

Now you can party with a stunning view at the first-of-its-kind Downtown Rooftop Shindig. The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and Pittsburgh Filmmakers are teaming up to host the inaugural Shindig, which will transform the top level of the 10-story Theater Square Garage (667 Penn Avenue) into a summer party destination boasting games, entertainment, food and cocktails.

Main attractions for the first installment of The Shindig include a concert by local indie rock band Grand Piano at 7 p.m., followed by a screening of the cult fave flick, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, at 9 p.m. Directed by Tim Burton, the 1985 classic adventure comedy stars Paul Reubens as the inimitable Pee-wee Herman, who embarks on a nationwide search for his stolen bicycle. Hundreds of bicyclists are in fact expected to show up for the film, as part of Bike Fest 2014, which runs through August 24th.

Offering handcrafted food for sale at The Shindig will be Sonoma Grille, Perlé, Woodfired Flatbreads and Dream Cream. Perlé will also serve specialty cocktails, wine and beer.

Launching this summer with two events, the new Downtown Rooftop Shindig is expected to return during the summer of 2015 with expanded programming dates. The Shindig environs will be outfitted with colorful summery amenities such as beach chairs, café tables and inflatable furniture that will also be available for sale during the event.

Next up for the Downtown Rooftop Shindig on Wednesday, September 10th, will be live music from Jimbo and The Soupbones and a screening of The Big Lebowski (read: White Russians).

The event is free and open to the public.