Save all the dates! Every event in Pittsburgh in May you need to know about.
Wednesday // May 1
DRINK – Runner of Steel Bourbon Release @ Wigle Whiskey
Wigle Whiskey has created a bourbon to celebrate all of the runners who are participating in the marathon. Celebrate the release of the Runner of Steel Bourbon with a party at Wigle Whiskey.
Thursday // May 2
PARKS – Northeast Fountain Grand Reopening @ Allegheny Commons Park
Celebrate the return of the historic fountain at the corner of Cedar Ave and East North Ave.
Friday // May 3
NEIGHBORHOOD – Garfield Night Market @ Unblurred on Penn Ave
This monthly night market returns for the warmer weather. Stop by the marketplace for food and shopping on the first Friday of every month.
Saturday // May 4
VINTAGE – Tollgate Revival Grand Re-opening @ Braddock
Vintage/antique shop Tollgate Revival has moved from Lawrenceville to Braddock. Stop by to shop the new location and ship some beers.
HIKE – South Side Urban Hike @ Big Dog Coffee
Free guided walk around the South Side Neighborhood.
Sunday // May 5
FOOD – Rockaway Pizzeria Kickoff @ Spring Hill Brewing
Based in White Oak, Rockaway Pizza will be popping up each Sunday at Spring Hill Brewing.
Monday // May 6
FOOD – Cakes & Shakes: A Fundraiser for the Millvale Community Library @ Pamela’s P & G Diner
Have pancakes and a milkshake for dinner to support the free lunch program at the library this summer
Tuesday // May 7
BEER – Strip District Grand Opening @ Cinderlands Beer Co.
The much loved Lawrenceville brewery/restaurant is opening a new space in the Strip District.
Wednesday // May 8
FOOD – 58th Annual Greek Food Festival @ St. Nicholas Cathedral
This annual festival runs from May 5 until May 11. It is delicious and you will want to go more than once.
Thursday // May 9
LEARN – Schell Games Spring Open House @ Schell Games
Learn more about how video games are developed here in Pittsburgh. Schell Games will be opening the doors of its Station Square offices for an informal open house.
Friday // May 10
BIRTHDAY – Bicentennial Community Celebration @ East Liberty Presbyterian Church
Learn more about the history of the congregation and take a tour of this church that was designed by architect Ralph Adams Cram.
Saturday // May 11
PARTY – Pittonkatonk May Day BBQ @ Vietnam Veterans Pavilion
A big, free, festival of brass bands and a big BBQ in the park.
Sunday // May 12
Happy Mother’s Day
SHOP – The Neighborhood Flea Mother’s Day @ 26th & Smallman Street in the Strip
Celebrate mom at this monthly pop-up flea market.
Monday // May 13
DRINK – Lime Zesting Pary @ Maggie’s Farm Rum
Sip a cocktail while you help zest limes for Maggie’s falernum liqueur.
Tuesday // May 14
GET INVOLVED – Foster Curious: Foster Care Info Session @ East End Brewing
The founder of East End Brewing, who is also a foster parent, is holding an info session at the brewery. Learn more about how you can help provide care for kids from Auberle.
Wednesday // May 15
BOOKS – “100 Things To Do In Pittsburgh Before You Die” Book Launch Party @ Alloy 26
Make sure you’ve covered all of the best things to do in Pittsburgh by picking up a copy of the newest ‘Burgh bucket list book.
Thursday // May 16
FOOD – Pizza Class @ Enrico Biscotti Co.
Start with a family-style dinner then step into the kitchen and learn to make Neapolitan style pizza.
Friday // May 17
Happy Bike to Work Day
BEER – Fresh Fest For The Culture 2.0 Can Release and Silent Disco @ Ace Hotel
Celebrate the can release of the beer collaboration from Black Brew Culture & East End Brewing with a silent disco dance party at Ace Hotel.
Saturday // May 18
THEATER – Steel City Shakespeare Presents Richard III @ Fineview Overlook
An outdoor presentation of Richard III. Tickets are a suggested a donation of $15.
Sunday // May 19
BRUNCH – Very Local’s Sunny Side Up Brunch @ PGH Sandwich Society Side Lot
Fries and shine! We’re hosting a special brunch event at Pittsburgh Sandwich Society’s brand new outdoor space in Lawrenceville. Tickets are just $10 and that includes a drinky drink.
Monday // May 20
FILM – Mighty Movie Mondays @ Waterworks Cinema
Tickets to all movies are $6.25 all day on Mondays.
Tuesday // May 21
VOTE – Primary Election Day @ Your Polling Location
Wednesday // May 22
MUSIC – The Pittsburgh Banjo Club @ The Allegheny Elks #339
Every Wednesday night from 8 pm to 11 pm, you can see The Pittsburgh Banjo Club perform at the Allegheny Elks Club on the Northside.
Thursday // May 23
COFFEE – Pittsburgh Latte Art Throwdown #2 @ Artisan Cafe
Watch the best baristas in the ‘Burgh compete for fame and money. Free to attend, $10 to compete.
Friday // May 24
DANCE – 21+ Night: Prom @ Carnegie Science Center
Relive your high school dreams, but this time you can drink legally and learn some science stuff.
Saturday // May 25
BIKE – Open Streets Pittsburgh @ East End
The first Open Streets of 2019 is a look through Larimer, East Liberty, Shadyside and North Point Breeze. Keep an eye out for the Very Local team.
Sunday // May 26
PARTY – Kayafest @ Kaya
Kaya in the Strip District hosts a big island-themed block party in the Strip District. Street food, drinks, live music and more.
Monday // May 27
MEMORIAL DAY – Free Memorial Day Celebration @ Soldier & Sailors Hall
This annual Memorial Day celebration offers family-friendly activities and includes a performance by The Brass Roots.
Tuesday // May 28
COMEDY – Eddie Izzard | Wunderbar @ Byham Theater
British comedian/TV/movie star, Eddie Izzard brings his newest world tour to Pittsburgh.
Wednesday // May 29
FILM – Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘N Roll @ South Side Works Cinemas
A documentary about the history of riots and rock ‘n roll in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Thursday // May 30
BIKE – Pittsburgh Underwear Ride – May @ Belvederes
Join a few dozen other folks and go for a bike ride around the city in your underwear. This ride is about promoting a positive self body image. While clothes are not required, helmets and lights are for those who plan to ride.
Friday // May 31
COMEDY – Trevor Noah: Loud & Clear Tour @ Petersen Events Center
The host of Comedy Central’s much loved “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah brings his first arena tour to Pittsburgh.