Up This Week: Car Shows, Opera, and More!

Hey Everyone ! Hope you all had a great weekend. We enjoyed having the rare weekend with nothing we HAD to do. Summer always seems to pack our calendar with obligations and other fun, so it was nice to just decide on a whim what we wanted to do- which for us usually means hiking and beers from our absolute favorite, Hitchhiker Brewing . Seriously, I don’t think it gets any better than them.

If you’re looking for some more fun, I think you’ll like the featured events this week. They are a good mix of chill and fun- perfect for a weekday evening!

Monday July 10

PVGP Walnut Street Invitational Car Show

  • Where:Walnut Street- Shadyside
  • When: 5pm-9pm
  • Cost: Free !
  • Head down to Shadyside to check out this invitation only vintage car show. Spend the evening checking out cars and all of the great spots on Walnut Street. I am admittedly not very interested in cars in general, but even I always enjoy walking around a car show- always neat things to see! Walnut Street also has a ton of restaurants, cafes, and shops, so there is something for the whole family.

Tuesday July 11

Opera In the Bar

  • Where: Wallace’s Whiskey Room + Kitchen (in the Hotel Indigo)- East Liberty
  • When: 5pm-7pm
  • Cost: No Cover!
  • So we’ve all have probably heard some happy hour jams at a bar before. But, have you ever heard opera in a bar? Me either. Change that by heading to Wallace’s Tap room for their happy hour event. No cover, happy hour specials, and $6 valet parking. Tuesday is usually pretty awful, but this could make it a little better.

Wednesday July 12

Flight Night with Bahn Mi

  • Where: Bierport- Lawrenceville
  • When: Seatings at 6:30pm and 8pm
  • Cost: $20
  • Bierport is pairing with Bahn Mi & Tito bring you an evening of beer flights and delicious Bahn Mi sliders. Each seating will feature 4 beers paired with 4 specially selected sliders. Bierport also has a vast selection of beers to mix and match to take home. They really have something for everyone so make sure to pick up some for later- you know, for pregaming whatever cool event I tell you about for Friday.

Thursday July 13

Cooking from the Garden

  • Where: Soergel Orchard’s Garden Center- Wexford
  • When: 7pm
  • Cost: $5
  • Did you plant some veggies/herbs this year and have literally no idea what to do with them? Maybe you took part in a CSA and don’t know what to do with all your produce. Or, maybe you just want to pick up some cooking tips and recipes using seasonal produce because you are a responsible consumer like that. Whatever your reasoning, head to Soergel Orchard for their demo on how to cook from the garden. You’ll get tips and recipes to bring into your own home to impress your friends, significant other, or cat, and (BONUS) Arsenal Cider has a satellite location at the orchard so you can sample some amazing hard cider before your class. Win win!

Hope you found something on the list you are considering checking out! I’ll see you back here in the middle of the week to get a jump-start on planning the weekend. I am really excited to bring you this weekend’s posts because I get to share one of my absolute favorite local events with you. You’ll have to check back and see what it is this week! Cheers!



Up This Weekend: Music, Yoga, and More!

Hope everyone had a fun 4th and a quick work week! Shorter work weeks always seem to drag for me for some reason- UGH.

If you’re still looking for some things to do this weekend, check out the list below for some options! Enjoy!


Remember to click on the links for more event information and directions!

Friday July 7

I Made It! Market

  • Where: Southside Works Shopping District
  • When: All Weekend! Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday 12pm-10pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Head to the Southside Works for some music, crafts, food, and fun! All weekend long, local vendors will line the streets of Southside Works with their work. There will be a food truck roundup, as well as live entertainment and adult beverages for purchase! Supporting local artitsts while listening to music and enjoying some beverages–sounds like my kind of weekend.

First Friday

  • Where: Clearview Common- Mount Lebanon
  • When: 7pm-10pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • All through the summer, on the First Friday of each month, Mount Lebanon hosts family friendly concerts in the Clearview Common square. This month they are featuring The Red Beans & Rice Combo.  Head out to hear some New Orleans style jazz and relax to end your week and start the weekend. It doesn’t mention it, but the times that I have gone, there has been beer/snacks to purchase.

    Saturday July 8

Imbibe Northside

  • Where: Mattress Factory Museum- North Side
  • When: 7pm-10pm
  • Cost: $25 or $50 for VIP (early entry)
  • Check out this event hosted by the Mattress Factory for an evening of food, drinks, and installation style exhibits. If you’ve never been to the Mattress Factory, it is definitely  worth the trip. Local wineries, distilleries, and breweries will be on hand to provide your libations while you peruse the the exhibits. Best part? Your ticket gets you FREE DRINKS all night, that is a small price to pay for great drinks and interesting art.

Omnimax Movie Marathon

  • Where: Carnegie Science Center- North Shore
  • When: Saturday 10am-Sunday 5pm
  • Cost: $10 for nonmembers $5 for members
  • Guys, did you know they are getting rid of the Omnimax? Sad. To go out with a bang, Carnegie Science Center is hosting a 31 hour movie marathon event. Starting at 10am on Saturday until 5pm on Sunday, the museum will be OPEN and showing movies in the theater. Your entry is good for the entire time. Want to see the movie they are showing at 10am, go to the casino, then come back for a movie at 5pm? Cool. Want to stop in at 5am to catch the show? Great…but also, why are you awake? On top of the movies, the floors of the museum PLUS Highmark Sportsworks, live food demos, and the planetarium will be open for the duration of the marathon. There will also be food and a cash bar. It will be like your elementary school field trip–but way better. Check out the museum’s page for a full listing of movies, times, and other events happening throughout the day.

Sunday July 9

Yoga at the Ranch

  • Where: Cadillac Ranch- Robinson
  • When: 8am-11:30am
  • Cost: $30
  • So, you want to be healthy on a Sunday morning, but you also kind of want some cocktails and french toast(story of my life)? Great. Cadillac Ranch has you covered. Your ticket to the event includes a 75 minute all levels flow class on their patio from the ladies at Pure Power Yoga. After the class, enjoy your brunch and a cocktail of your choice (included with the price). Don’t forget your mat!

Bach Beethoven & Brunch

  • Where: Mellon Park- Shadyside
  • When: 10:30am -12pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Bring your blanket to sit on, some brunch to snack on, and relax on the grass while listening to some classical music in the park. The Bagel Factory will be on site with food, but you are also encouraged to bring your own picnic basket -just no alcohol or glass please! This Sunday features classical music from the Pine Creek Community Band.

It doesn’t matter if you want free, family friendly, or everything in between- there is something for everyone in Pittsburgh!

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend. I’ll see you back here Sunday night to plan for the week! I’m also working on the first Local Business Spotlight post, so keep an eye out for that next week- Cheers!


Up This Week: British Invasion, Buti Yoga, and More!

Hey all! Welcome back !

Things got a little hectic- we all know how life goes- and I put this on the back burner for awhile, but now its definitely time to get back to bringing you tons of local event options to help add some fun to your weeks!

Along with the weekly and weekend event posts, I’ll also be sharing some local business spotlights from some of my favorite spots around the city- restaurants, coffee shops, breweries (personal fav), fitness/wellness centers, etc. Matt and I love supporting local businesses, and Pittsburgh has so many amazing options, so there will be no shortage of places to highlight.

As much as I love the ‘Burgh, I also love to travel and plan trips. In that regard, I want to share with you some trips we’ve taken and some tips on how I find some amazing places to stay for great prices. So keep an eye out for those posts, too.

Lastly, we adopted our dog baby Luther last year and have been scouting out some great pet friendly places around the city. I know there are tons of pet lovers in Pittsburgh, so I also want to share some the establishments we’ve found !

Enough with all of that- lets get down to what you’re really here for: events! There is usually no shortage of things to do at any given time in our city, and this week is no different. So if you don’t have a ton of picnics to attend, or you are looking for something to keep your 4th of July fun rolling, I’ve got plenty of options for ya!


Just a reminder, clicking on the title of each event will lead you to the event listing with even more information than I have provided here, and clicking on the link for “where” will bring up a map of the location. Definitely click to those pages to find out more or buy tickets when necessary. Enjoy!

Monday July 3

Beatlemania Magic

  • Where: Rivers Casino- North Shore
  • When: 7pm-10pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Enjoy an evening outside listening to some Beatles cover tunes! Hopefully you have Tuesday off, so this is a great way to kick it off. Blankets and umbrellas are allowed at the amphitheater, but coolers and outside food/beverages are not. Grab a drink and relax. After the music is over, head inside and try your luck to make a night of it. My personal favorite is the Kitty Glitter slot machine. Give it a go.

Tuesday July 4

Red, White, and Buti

  • Where: Sterling Yoga- Mount Lebanon area
  • When: 9am-10:15am
  • Cost: $10 cash or PayPal- Sterling Yoga passes are also valid for the event
  • So, what the heck is Buti Yoga? Think part yoga and part tribal dance class combined with some amazing music to lead your practice. It’s a great way to shake it loose while reconnecting with yourself. All levels are welcome to come to the event. Start your 4th off with some self care before all the fun of the day-I’m planning on being there, too! Check out this video that gives more explanation of this class style!

Wednesday July 5

Disney Trivia Night

  • Where: The Claddagh- SouthSide Works area
  • When: 7pm-9pm
  • Cost: Free
  • It is really the combination of all your childhood dreams. Disney trivia and drinks. A more perfect couple doesn’t exist. This is the last one that will be happening (for now), so you better get down and show off that useless Disney knowledge that’s taking up valuable brain space.

Thursday July 6

Coraline Pajama Party

  • Where: Row House Cinema- Lawrenceville
  • When: 9:30pm-11:20pm
  • Cost: $7/person
  • You were already going to be on the couch in your pajamas anyway (Stop. Don’t lie.) Instead, head down to Row House and catch a movie with a whole group in your pajamas. Grab a beer from and some snacks from the concession stand (everyone in PJs gets $1 off their food), and watch Coraline discover her creepy alternate universe.

That’s all for now! I’ll be back on Wednesday night to bring you some ideas for the weekend.

I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable 4th of July!


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