Join us for a FREE Friday Happy Hour and everything else you need to know for Easter Weekend

Sour plum beer, Cruel Intentions: The Musical, the return of the Gobblerito and the art of Easter eggs

by Lindsay Patross
April 19, 2019

TL:DR — We’re hosting a FREE happy hour at the Commonwealth Press warehouse today. Free beer and screenprinting. Hope to see you there. More details below.

Happy Easter weekend to all who are celebrating this weekend. Even if you aren’t celebrating Easter, you might be interested to learn more about pysanky, the elegant art of Easter egg decorating.

Video killed the Instagram star:

We’ve debuted not one but two new videos about Pittsburgh. Go into the kitchen with the crew from the Blue Sparrow Food Truck and meet some of Pittsburgh’s crossing guards.

Beer of the week:

My Name is Prunus is a sour plum tart beer now on tap at Allegheny City Brewing.

Q&A:

Meet Quelcy Kogel, author of the brand new cookbook “The Gluten-Free Grains Cookbook” – we catch up with her about her favorite places in Pittsburgh.

BONUS: We are giving away two tickets to The Gluten-Free Grains Cookbook Launch Party @ Gather on April 26. Head over to the Very Local Pgh Instagram page for details.

 

If you are looking for a way to avoid, well, entertain your out of town guests, here are our top picks for what to do in Pittsburgh this weekend.

 

Friday, April 19

PARTY – Pre-Beer Barge Happy Hour

We’re partnering with our friends at Commonwealth Press for a little Friday night shindig. Stop by the Commonwealth Press Warehouse in the Allentown neighborhood to check out our new Bridge Bench and screen print your favorite area code on to a T-shirt for free. This is a BYOS event (bring your own shirt).

 

Saturday, April 20

MUSIC – Keystoned @ Club Cafe

Get your supergroup fix with Keystoned – a one-night-only event hosted by Paul Luc featuring special guests André Costello, Liz Berlin, Jenn Wertz, Randy Baumann, Zoob + more.

MORE MUSIC – Honky-Tonk Jukebox @ Allegheny Elks

Or maybe you’d rather check out one of the other Pittsburgh supergroup shows, Honky-Tonk Jukebox hosted by Jon Bindley of Bindley Hardware Co., every month at the Elks Lodge in the Northside.

MUSICAL – Cruel Intentions: The Musical @ The Byham

The fun way to deal with your family who is visiting for the Easter holiday is to take them to see a musical about a dysfunctional family.

 

Sunday, April 21

SHOP – Made & Found Spring Market @ the Ace Hotel

25+ Vintage vendors in the gym at the Ace Hotel.

 

Monday, April 22

EARTH DAY – Volunteer with REI @ South Side Riverfront Park

REI is looking for a few good volunteers to help with some Earth Day projects in partnership with Allegheny Cleanways and Friends of the Riverfront.

!! Last day to register to vote before the May primary election !!

 

Tuesday, April 23

THANKSGIVING – Gobblerito Day @ Mad Mex

The much loved Thanksgiving dinner-in-a-burrito returns for one day only.

BOOKS – Sloane Crosley @ Carnegie Library Lecture Hall

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents acclaimed essayist Sloane Crosley, author of “I Was Told There’d Be Cake” and “How Did You Get This Number,” as well as the latest “Look Alive Out There.” Crosley is known for her humor and wit; you might laugh until you cry. Tickets are $22 and include a paperback copy of her new book.

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

More Local Stories

Eat Play Stay Orlando: Sanford

On this episode of Eat Play Stay Orlando explore what’s new in the Northern part of town. Sanford has a plethora of breweries, bars, and delicious dining options to choose from.

Hometown Tragedy: The Pike County Massacre

On this episode of Hometown Tragedy: Missing in Milwaukee, we’ll explore what happened to Jerica Banks, her children, and how it impacted their community.

Six New Orleans parks that are perfect locations to celebrate 4th of July

Head to one of these six New Orleans parks to celebrate Independence Day in the city.

Cheap Date Orlando: Punk Rock & Pooches

Two Orlando couples shop vintage, search for the perfect slice, visit a post-apocalyptic saloon, and take the stage on blind dates in Orlando.

Fit and Fab: Free summer workouts in Boston

Cover photo courtesy Getty Images Looking to get fit for the summer? Still wary of COVID-19 or just looking for some sunshine while you sweat? Here are some Boston free summer workouts across the city so you can keep moving all season long! Seaport Sweat May 2 to Sept. 29 Boston’s biggest free workout series…

What’s On the Menu?: Farm-to-table

The farm-to-table movement brings locally grown foods to your plate. Not only will enjoying farm-to-table meals allow you to indulge in fresh, nutritional, seasonal dishes, but farm-to-table dining helps the environment and supports the local economy.  Check out these delicious farm-to-table restaurants in Greenville, South Carolina on the latest episode of What’s On the Menu?. …

A guide to some of the best Black-owned brunch spots in NOLA

Gather the crew together, make those reservations, and celebrate all things Black at brunch. 

A guide to Pittsburgh’s summer events must-do list

Check out our roundup below for the can’t-miss events happening in the city over the next few months.

Eat Play Stay Orlando: Tarpon Springs

In this episode of Eat Play Stay Orlando you’ll be transported to a thriving Greek community nestled on Florida’s gulf coast. From sponge diving to flaming cheese to a Greek bakery that supplies a ginormous amount of baklava to the entire country, you’re sure to fall in love with Greek culture in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Dorchester doughnuts that pack a paczki

These traditional Polish pastries are the real deal.

new orleans parks

Six New Orleans parks that are perfect locations to celebrate 4th of July

Head to one of these six New Orleans parks to celebrate Independence Day in the city.

A guide to Pittsburgh’s summer events must-do list

Check out our roundup below for the can’t-miss events happening in the city over the next few months.

Exploring the history of Pittsburgh’s Chinatown

At one time, there was even an informal Chinatown mayor to act as a community liaison.

Painting My Way Through Life: Pittsburgh (And Beyond) Through The Eyes of Artist Ron Donoughe

Ron Donoughe has spent over 30 years painting the Pennsylvania landscape, especially Pittsburgh. When you don’t find him capturing the spirit of his paintings on location, you’ll likely find him in his Lawrenceville studio – where he’s watched the neighborhood transform through his windows.

With a potential sale of his building looming in 2022, we chatted with Donoughe about his artistic journey thus far, what might come next, and Pittsburgh through his eyes.