This weekend in Pittsburgh: The Spirit of Lawrenceville is pro wrestling

From open data to a (newly) opened brewery, we’re sharing our pro tips for the weekend and yes, we have a pro wrestling preview you don’t want to miss.

by Lindsay Patross
February 20, 2020

It’s about to get ROWDY and nerdy. We’ve got a new video about local pro wrestling in Lawrenceville and our podcast shares the details on open data in Pittsburgh. We’ve got details on a new microbrewery in Glenshaw and some rad food (and beverage) events popping up around town.

STEP INTO THE RING: 20 Years of Wrestling with KSWA
We worked alongside local YouTube sensation Dean Bog to go behind the scenes (and into the ring) with the wrestlers of the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance. Better known as the KSWA, the independent wrestling group is celebrating 20 years with an event at Spirit in Lawrenceville.

DEMOCRATIZING DATA: Hear from one of Pittsburgh’s rising stars
This week’s podcast episode features Tara Matthews, a Pittsburgh magazine 40 Under 40 award winner and open data guru. She walks through how to unlock the open data on everything from snow removal to potholes to traffic congestion. You can listen to our podcast on iTunes & Spotify.

NEW BREW: Acrospire opens in Glenshaw
Head to Glenshaw on Saturday and fill a growler from Pittsburgh’s newest brewery. Acrospire Brewing is focused on brewing traditional ales in an industrial space. The facility is truly a microbrewery — no taproom or food here. Stop in for a beer sample or buy something for carry-out.

OUR “SANDWICH WITH” SERIES: Eating local, Talking local
As part of a series we call “Sandwich With” – Very Local sits down for conversations with our neighbors over a tasty (local) sandwich. Here are five Pittsburghers we’ve had a sandwich with.

🥪A Sandwich With Rick Sebak (at Emil’s)

🥪A Sandwich With Pastry Chef Casey Renee (at Duncan Street Sandwich Shop)

🥪A Sandwich With Mayor Bill Peduto (at Tootie’s Famous Italian Beef)

🥪A Sandwich With Penguins Broadcaster Josh Getzoff (at Banh Mi + Ti)

🥪A Sandwich With Author Damon Young (at Bier’s Pub)


This weekend in Pittsburgh:

Friday // February 21

Tubman @ August Wilson Center

Lacresha Berry brings her one-woman show to Pittsburgh. This 90-minute performance places Harriet Tubman as a young woman in Harlem today. Tickets are $18.25 ($13.75 + $4.50 tax/fee).

Saturday // February 22

Fundraiser for the Old Stone Tavern @ American Legion Langley Post #496.

Located in the West End, the Old Stone Tavern is the oldest bar in the ‘burgh. Stop by the American Legion Langley Post #496 for live music from Boat Nectar, Braden Mills, and Moosetracks. $10 cover goes to support efforts to preserve the Old Stone Tavern.

Sunday // February 23

Relish Doughnut Pop-up @ Cafe D’Amore

Relish is a vegan bakery that specializes in doughnuts. Stop by Cafe D’Amore on Sunday for doughnuts and biscuits.

Monday // February 24

Public Meeting for the Northside Bike(+) Master Plan @ Arnold’s Tea

The Pittsburgh Department of Mobility & Infrastructure is hosting a week of neighborhood meetings about the Bike(+) Plan. Stop by Arnold’s to learn more and provide your input on the plan.

Tuesday // February 25

Pączki Day @ Bierport

There is no better way to celebrate Fat Tuesday in Pittsburgh. Select beers will be served with pączki (a type of polish doughnut)


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Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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