Documentarian and beloved local celebrity Rick Sebak has made a career out of capturing the cultural and culinary distinctions that make Pittsburgh and other US cities great. Bayardstown Social Club and WQED will pay tribute to his legacy with Sebak to Back, a two-week outdoor retrospective featuring films, trivia, food, music and appearances by the man himself, Rick Sebak. See dates and event details below:
A History of Pittsburgh in 17 Objects looks at 17 artifacts – from an 18th century powder horn to Heinz pickle pins – that define the storied history of the Pittsburgh region. Also showing is A Few Good Pie Places, an hour-long travelogue about the delicious art and business of pie making.
The evening will also include pie tastings and live music by members of The Beagle Brothers and James Hart of the Harlan Twins.
A Hot Dog Program highlights America’s favorite junk food by visiting famous vendors such as Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island, Pink’s in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh’s own Original Hot Dog Shop. Kennywood Memories chronicles the history behind historic West Mifflin theme park, from its turn-of-the-century origins to its modern day appeal.
In keeping with the night’s theme, Bayardstown will provide hot dogs cooked on the grill and a full toppings bar.
Doors for each event open at 6 p.m. Movies begin at dusk. Admission is $5 for Bayardstown members, $10 for non-members.