Meet Pittsburgh’s other sax man, a best bakers & run all the 5K races

A look at all the other things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend.

by Lindsay Patross
June 6, 2019

The annual Three Rivers Arts Festival starts this weekend. That means it will likely rain for some of the next 10 days. It almost always rains during the Arts Festival. Rain or shine, the show must go on.

Pittsburgh’s Other Sax Man

Meet Roger Romero, aka Feralcat, A Pittsburgh saxophonist who is bringing the sax to a rock’n’roll band. We caught up with Feralcat and talked with him about the collaborative music scene in Pittsburgh.

From Momofuku to the Whitfield

We sat down with pastry chef Casey Renee to find out how she ended up in the kitchen and what it was like to be a participant on the Food Network’s “America’s Best Baker”.

Running through the Neighborhoods

If running 26.2 miles isn’t your thing, we understand. There is no need to run through 13 neighborhoods in one day when you can check out a different neighborhood each weekend. We’ve put together a guide to all of the neighborhood 5K races.

A few other things to do around town if it is too wet to head to the Arts Festival….

 

Friday // June 7

6 pm – Unblurred – First Fridays on Penn Ave Gallery Crawl

This neighborhood gallery crawl takes place on the first Friday of every month. Also rain or shine.

 

Saturday // June 8

11 am – Mister Rogers Family Day 2019

Looking for more neighborly inspiration, check out our post on all of the ways to follow Mister Rogers on social media.

 

Sunday // June 9

9 am – Aspinwall’s Town Wide Yard Sale

Looking for more treasures? Check out our guide to Pittsburgh yard sales.

 

Monday // June 10

8 pm – Silent Sukhasana @ Belvederes Ultra-Drive

Every Monday night, head to Belvedere’s for a silent disco-style yoga class.

 

Tuesday // June 11

4 pm – Lawrenceville Farmers Market

Can’t make it to Bloomfield for the Saturday Market, stop in Lawrenceville after work on Tuesdays.

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

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