February- Here and Gone

Welcome to the last full week of February- we’re one step closer to spring! Woot woot!

The events for this week lean heavily toward live music (my favorite). There’s a good mix of genres, so I think there will be something for everyone. Remember to click on the titles for more detailed information about each event. Enjoy!

Monday February 22

Rain- A Tribute to the Beatles

  • Where: The Benedum Center- Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District
  • When: 8:00pm
  • Cost: Tickets starting at $32.35
  • Enjoy an evening dedicated to one of the most influential bands of all time. The set list will include tons of tried and true favorites. A pretty great way to spend a Monday night!

Tuesday February 23

Heather Maloney ft. Morgan Erina

  • Where: The Pittsburgh Winery- Strip District
  • When: 7:00pm
  • Cost: $10
  • Heather Maloney is currently on tour to promote her new EP, Making Me Break. She’s a singer-songwriter with a folk rock/ indie sound. With her is Morgan Erina, who is currently calling Pittsburgh home. If you want to hear great music coupled with meaningful lyrics- this show is definitely for you. For the record, it is worth checking out any show you can at The Pittsburgh Winery – it is a stellar venue .

Wednesday February 24

Pittsburgh Banjo Club

  • Where: Elks Lodge #339- North Side
  • When: 8:00pm-11:00pm
  • Cost: FREE! But reservations are suggested
  • Head to the Elks Lodge to sit in on a rehearsal of the Pittsburgh Banjo Club, one of the few places where locals of all ages (20s-100s) come together to enjoy the music! Cheap beer, hot food, good music-what isn’t too love?

Thursday February 25

Scotch Tasting

  • Where: BLVD Pub and Kitchen- Canonsburg
  • When:  7:00pm
  • Cost: $22.09
  • In the words of the great Ron Burgundy, “I love scotch…scotchy scotch scotch. Here it goes, down into my belly.”  Your event ticket includes scotch tasting with a side of education. Come early and stay late as a great weekend kickoff.

 

Sadly, I did not make it to see the baby sloth on Friday. We have been going pretty much nonstop since the holidays, so we decided to tone it down a bit this weekend. Instead, we stayed close to home and enjoyed a few of our favorite spots in Mt. Lebanon.

Friday night, we took our bottle of wine and walked to Thai Touch. I love a good BYOB place. I was a little too adventurous with the spice level of Pad Thai this time, but it was still delicious. There are only about 5 tables in the whole place, but we’ve never had a problem grabbing a seat. Their prices are really reasonable, too. Mt. Lebanon is full of great restaurants, and this one is a definite must try.

Thai Touch

The weather was so fantastic on Saturday, obviously we had to sit outside for some beers. We walked to Hitchhiker Brewing – literally 1 minute from our house, it is a blessing and a curse- and grabbed a prime seat at the open garage door. I had Trial By Fire, their Farmhouse Saison, and Matt had a new American Stout on tap, Dark Passenger. I usually go for the Stouts and Porters, but the weather made me try something new. The Farmhouse Saison did not disappoint- it was a little sour and seriously refreshing. If you’re ever in the South Hills area, you need to make a stop at Hitchhiker. It is a laid back spot with super friendly bartenders- and if you’re lucky, a super friendly doggy patron.

Hitchhiker Brewing

Hope everyone has a productive week- work hard play hard! I’ll see you back here on Wednesday to start planning the weekend! Cheers!

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