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 Weekend: Sci-Fi Night, Pup Walk, and More!

Almost the weekend!

I usually have a hard time narrowing down my list of weekend events- there is just too much. This weekend was even more difficult. With Pittsburgh Craft Beer week starting the amount of noteworthy activities was almost endless. Not to worry, though, I came up with a decent solution, and there is definitely something for everyone this weekend.

Friday April 15

21+ Night: Sci-Fi

  • Where: Carnegie Science Center- North Shore
  • When: 6pm-10pm
  • Cost: $10/$9 for members
  • Check out classic Sci-Fi movies, explore technology, and have some ghoslty conversations with the Steel City Ghostbusters. You can do all of this and so much more at the next installment of the museum’s 21+ up night. Not to mention, you can make and take your own slime. If the slime alone doesn’t sound like a Friday night party–well, I’m not sure what else you want from me.

The Funhouse at Mr.Smalls & AcoustiCafe Grand Opening Party

  • Where: Mr. Smalls- Millvale
  • When: Doors at 8pm/Show at 9pm
  • Cost: NO COVER
  • The venue is celebrating the grand opening of the Funhouse and the new home of AcoustiCafe with a big old party. Some of Pittsburgh’s finest will be there to perform: The Commonheart, Wreck Loose, Morgan Erina, Liz Berlin, and Mikey DeLuca. After the performances, there will be an open stage. Get there early to sign up if you want to perform!

Saturday April 16

Shadyside Pup Walk

  • Where: Liberty School Lot- Shadyside (Corner of Ellsworth/Ivy)
  • When: 9am-2pm
  • Cost: $15 per dog in advance/$20 day of
  • Since I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of our pup (one week until he is home!), I have been on the lookout for pet friendly events. This even is the pup walk/neighborhood yard sale all rolled into one. The 1-mile walk begins at 10am, and all registered pups get a goody bag and a snazzy bandana! The vendors will stick around until 2pm, so check them out after the walk. Follow the link for sign up instructions for the walk or to be a vendor.

Art for Autism 

  • Where: James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy- Northside
  • When: 7pm
  • Cost: $15
  • James Street has been having some great events lately, and this one is no different. The tag for the event is “Good Beer, Live Music, Great Cause”–that pretty much sums it up. Josh Verbanats, Andre Costello and the Cool Minors, and more will be performing. The event benefits the Arts for Autism Foundation of Pittsburgh & Joey Travolta Film Camp.

Sunday April 17

Sunday Funday at the Summit

  • Where: The Summit- Mt. Washington
  • When: 11am-3pm
  • Cost: Cost of food/drinks
  • Brunch for a good cause again this Sunday with 50% of the sales benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The 50% includes food AND drinks so why not have and extra Bloody Mary…or 3.

Silents, Please!

  • Where: The Hollywood Theater- Dormont
  • When: 3pm
  • Cost: $8
  • The next installment of the theater’s Silents, Please! series will feature 2 Charlie Chaplin films: The Pilgrim and A Dog’s Life. The films will be accompanied by world renowned silent file accompanist Dennis James on the organ.



If any of these events don’t do it for you, head over to the Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week site to view a very extensive list of events. Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week runs April 15-24, and events are held at various locations all over Pittsburgh. The events include special craft releases, tap takeovers, collaborations between local breweries, and so much more. Find something that suits your style and support the great craft scene we have happening in Pittsburgh ! Cheers!

Whatever you end up doing this weekend- make it worth it!

Cheers to the Weekend

Hey everyone! Time to start planning for the weekend!

Now, overall, this is a pretty big weekend in Pittsburgh. The St.Patrick’s Day Parade is Saturday, so that typically means festivities all day long. If you are partaking, you probably already have a game plan, so I’ll leave you to it.

But, If you are looking for something more low key –I’ve got you covered.


Friday March 11

21+ Night: Food Science w. Wigle Whiskey

  • Where: Carnegie Science Center- North Shore
  • When: 6:00pm-10:00pm
  • Cost: $11
  • Join the Carnegie Science Center and Wigle Whiskey for a night devoted to food science. Explore how your genes can impact your taste, mess around with liquid nitrogen (hello frozen marshmallows), and determine if you are a “super taster”. Enjoy samples from Wigle at the various experiments, and if you get there early enough, you can grab $15 slot play for Rivers Casino.

Saturday March 12

Noir Night Out

  • Where: Hollywood Theater- Dormont
  • When: 7:30pm
  • Cost: $12
  • Head to Hollywood Theater for some chili, beer, and film noir. Your $12 ticket gets you a seat to view Out of The Past, a bowl of chili, and 2 drink tickets (choice of stout or dark ale). A great way to chill out on a Saturday- maybe that pun was intended.

The Calm Before the Storm

  • Where: Club Cafe- South Side
  • When: Doors at 7:00pm/Show at 8:00pm
  • Cost: $15
  • To really get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit, join Mark Dingam and Friends for a night of traditional Irish music. This is one of my favorite music genres, and I think it would be worth braving the crowds in South Side this coming Saturday to experience it.

Sunday March 13

First Sabbath at Blackforge Coffee

  • Where: Blackforge Coffee- Allentown (1206 Arlington Ave.)
  • When: 9:00am
  • Cost: Free
  • Celebrate the first of many Sunday openings at this amazing coffee shop. They will have coffee (obviously), but later in the day there will be beer samples from Hitchhiker Brewing and Spoonwood, discussions on sustainable brewing practictes, and a live podcast from The Drinking Partners w. Rick Sebak as a guest. This is worth getting out of bed on a Sunday!

Enter the Hagis

  • Where: Pittsburgh Winery- Strip District
  • When: Doors at 6:00pm/ Show at 7:00pm
  • Cost: $20 in advance or $25 at the door
  • Another of my favorite genres of music is folk (as my mom-I was quite the free spirit). Combine Celtic rock with some folk and I am sold. This is another chance for you to get your Irish music on this weekend, so head to Pittsburgh Winery and check out this critically acclaimed band.



Have a safe and fun weekend! See you back here on Sunday for some options to make the week less weak.