This weekend in Pittsburgh: Braddock & Bubble Boy The Musical

Join us at the Brew Gentlemen on Saturday for a very local sandwich inspired by Braddock. Check out Bubble Boy on the big stage and burger night at OTB North Park.

by Lindsay Patross
September 5, 2019

A Braddock meal deal // This Saturday we are bringing you a very good deal on a very delicious dinner. Join us in Braddock for our latest event: Local x Global Braddock. Blue Sparrow is cooking up a special Braddock Sandwich. Blue Sparrow is preparing a Braddock-inspired sandwich for the occasion. If you buy your tickets ahead of time, you can get a sandwich and a beer from Brew Gentlemen for just $12. [Not familiar with Blue Sparrow’s cuisine? Take a tour of Blue Sparrow’s restored Greyhound bus.]

urSol the Chanter // If you are a fan of Jim Henson’s work or if you have been binge-watching “The Dark Crystal” prequel on Netflix, you will be interested to learn that urSol the Chanter from the 1982 film The Dark Crystal lives under the staircase at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. We reached out to Henson’s team to find out how urSol made it to Pittsburgh.

Beer here // Since we’re headed to Brew Gentlemen on Saturday, our beer pick of the week is Mexican Coffee, a stout that is only available at their location in Braddock.

Gameday details // The Steelers officially start the 2019 season this Sunday in Boston when they take on the Patriots.

Where to watch: You can watch the big game on NBC for Sunday Night Football
Not a fan? Not a problem. Why not head over to the Carnegie Science Center to see “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in the Omnimax theater.

Save the date // We’re looking forward to The LOOKOUT, a Sunday afternoon dance party that will be taking over Mount Washington on Sunday, September 22, 2019.

Things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend


FRI 9.6

Bubble Boy The Musical @ Arcade Comedy Theater

Arcade Comedy Theater is bringing the bubble boy to the big stage.


SAT 9.7

Local x Global Braddock @ Brew Gentlemen

Very Local is partnering with Blue Sparrow to bring you a very Braddock Sandwich.


SUN 9.8

Pizza Night @ Gluten-Free Goat

Our gluten-free and vegan friends have been raving about this pizza night. Head over to Gluten-Free Goat on Sundays for pizza for everyone.


MON 9.9

Burger Night @ OTB North Park

One of the best-kept secrets in town. On Monday nights, OTB at North Park offers all of their specialty burgers for just $6. OTB’s North Park location has one of the best patios in town. Enjoy your burger outdoors while you still can.


TUE 9.10

Margaret Atwood Live in Cinema @ South Side Works Cinema

Celebrate the debut of “The Testaments,” the sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” with this live video event.

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

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