This week(end) in Pittsburgh: Brookline Breeze, the last Bach, Beethoven & Brunch for the summer, Beer and Books in East Liberty

Learn more about Fresh Fest beer collaborations, take a tour of Pittsburgh’s feminist makerspace, Prototype PGH and learn how to ride one of those Scoobi scooters around town.

by Lindsay Patross
August 8, 2019

Oh summer where did you go? This is the last weekend for Bach, Beethoven and Brunch (see our pick for Sunday below) and we’ve got the guide to get you started with a Scoobi scooter so you can scoot around town to all the summer events.

WATCH: Pittsburgh’s feminist makerspace, Prototype PGH exists at the intersection of empowerment and the maker community. Take a tour of their North Oakland workshop and learn more about how you can get involved.

SCOOT: Have you seen the Scoobi scooters around town? Want to take one for a spin? We’ve got put together a beginner’s guide to renting a Scoobi scooter with everything you need to know to hit the road and cruise through the end of summer.

#FRESHER: The 2nd annual Fresh Fest takes place in Pittsburgh this weekend. Fresh Fest is the first black beer festival. How do you host a black beer festival in a city with no black-owned breweries? The organizers of Fresh Fest have coordinated dozens of collaboration beers between local breweries and black artists and business owners. We’ve got a preview of some of the Fresh Fest collaboration beers.

SAVE THE DATE: Tickets are now available for our next Sunny Side Up Brunch with Pittsburgh Sandwich Society on Sunday, August 25.


More things to do in Pittsburgh this week(end)

Friday 8/9

Real Pittsburgh Stories – “Yinzers At Work” @ Arcade Comedy Theater

Storytelling with humor about Pittsburghers at work. How could it not be funny? Tickets are $12.

Saturday 8/10

Brookline Breeze & Brookline Breezefest

Brookline Breeze is a 1-mile and 5k race on Brookline Boulevard. Plan to spend the day exploring the Brookline neighborhood at Breezefest. After the road race, stop by to see the vendors along the boulevard.

Sunday 8/11

Bach, Beethoven & Brunch @ Mellon Park 

This is the last weekend for the free Sunday morning concert series. This Sunday, pack a picnic and head to Mellon Park to hear the East Winds Symphonic Band perform a Sunday morning show.

Monday 8/12

Free screening of “Love & Bananas; An Elephant Story” @ Carnegie Library East Liberty Branch

Celebrate World Elephant Day with a free screening of this documentary about elephant rescue in Thailand.

Tuesday 8/13

East Liberty Beer Release & Damon Young Book Signing @ Repair the World

East End Brewing continues their neighborhood beer series with weekly beer releases around the city. Stop by the Repair the World office on Broad Street to try the latest beer and to meet Pittsburgh author Damon Young.


[Photo: Chardae Jones, interim mayor of Braddock (center) working alongside the Brew Gentlemen team on their collaboration beer that will debut at Fresh Fest on Aug. 10. Photo: Brian Conway.]

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

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