This Weekend: SCORE some beers, Steel City Kitties & Bacon Roses

This weekend is all about beer, small-batch coffee, and bacon. Also, we’ve got the details on the Steel City Kitties cat show and the André Costello laser show.

by Lindsay Patross
February 6, 2020

This is one of those weekends where there is something for everyone in Pittsburgh. From cat shows to laser shows and new coffee shops to flea market finds, we’ve got info for you. Fact or fiction? Be sure to check out the latest episode of our podcast (yes, we have a very Pittsburgh podcast) for our interview with Professor Buzzkill.

SCORE: Find your dream beer on Saturday
Join us on Saturday afternoon for a retro game show to test your beer knowledge. We’re bringing beer from five other local breweries to the Hitchhiker pop-up in Allentown. The event is free so bring a friend and try a new-to-you brew.

BUZZKILL: How High was Dock Ellis?
We chopped it up with Professor Buzzkill to debunk some Pittsburgh myths. Like, are there REALLY dead bodies encased into the George Westinghouse bridge? Was Dock Ellis high on LSD when he threw the no-hitter? His answers may surprise you.

MEOW!: A purr-fect weekend for a cat show
The only CFA (Cat Fancier Association) recognized cat show in Pittsburgh takes place this weekend. Take a tour of last year’s Steel City Kitties cat show in our video.

BEAN JUICE: KLVN Coffee Lab is now open
Head to Hamilton Avenue in Larimer for Pittsburgh’s newest coffee shop. Open as of this past Monday is KLVN Coffee Lab.

BACON ALERT: This is not a drill
Harris Grill and Shiloh Grill will make you a dozen bacon roses for Valentine’s Day. Here’s what it costs and how to sign up.

THROWBACK: Edgar Snyder has us feeling nostalgic
ICYMI, Edgar Snyder dropped a Super Bowl ad last week that is SO (1980s) Pittsburgh.

FINDS: Secondhand gems
A gigantic indoor flea market has popped-up in Oakland. Here’s how long you have to browse the deals.

BEER FEST: An all-new festival debuts on March 14
FueledFest412 is bringing together local, regional and international breweries next month for a beer festival at Spirit. Tickets are still available.

SAVE THE DATE: Brunch is back
Our next Sunny Side Up Brunch is one February 22. Grab your ticket here.


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This weekend in Pittsburgh:

Friday // February 7

Learn to Crochet @ Commonplace Coffee in the Mexican War Streets

Cozy up with a craft night. $15 includes instruction and all supplies.

Saturday // February 8

André Costello LIVE @ Buhl Planetarium

André Costello and the Cool Minors, a Pittsburgh band that blends folk and rock, will perform two shows in the planetarium. The music is choreographed to the laser show.

Sunday // February 9

High Priestess Market @ Black Forge II

The Black Forge Coffee Shop in McKees Rock is hosting its second High Priestess Marketplace which features women-owned small businesses. [ICYMI we talked with the owner of Black Forge about the High Priestess Market in Episode 11 of our podcast, The Slaw: Staying on Top of Pittsburgh.]


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

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