Urban Garden Party: Galactic Get Down
Tell Siri to mark the date: June 15. VIP party: 6-7:30 p.m.; general admission 7:30-11 p.m. at the Mattress Factory, North Side.
#BlastOff: Known for its outrageous themes and eclectic mix of partygoers, the Urban Garden Party is not to be missed. Put on your space suit or party dress and join the fun!
Tickets: VIP party: $360/$310 for MF members; general admission: $95/$75 for MF members (www.mattress.org/content/urban-garden-party)
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
Black Tie & Tailpipes Gala
Circle the date: 6:30 p.m. July 6 at the Fox Chapel Golf Club.
#StartYourEngines: The Vintage Grand Prix knows how to throw a party (several in fact!). This elegant black-tie event supports the PVGP charities, which help people with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Sip fine wines, admire rare and fabulous cars while enjoying a beautiful night in one of Pittsburgh’s prettiest green spaces.
Tickets: $275 at www.pvgp.org/gala/.
Passport to Elegance Jet Center Party
Doors open: 6 p.m. July 12 in the Voyager Jet Center at Allegheny County Airport.
#ComeFlyWithPVGP: The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is about more than great cars. Throw in some vintage aircraft and you have one unforgettable night! Whet your palate with international cuisine and wine pairings while enjoying live entertainment with Brazilian jazz vocalist Kenia.
Save your seat: $375 at www.showclix.com.
Pittsburgh VegFest 2018
Animal-friendly fun: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 4 at Allegheny Commons Park East, North Side.
#VegHeadsUnite: Free admission but bring cash and a big appetite to browse dozens of vegan food vendors. More than 6,000 people came last year. This year, the fourth annual, enjoy an obstacle course with a bouncy house, face painting, storytelling, arts and crafts, and a climbing wall. Also live music, animal welfare groups, raffle prizes and a free bag giveaways to the first 200 people.
Don’t miss out: https://pittsburghvegfest.org.