View of Downtown Pittsburgh from the South Side Slopes StepTrek circa 2010.

This Weekend in Pittsburgh: Hockey Night, StepTrek, Doors Open & More

Take the steps in Polish Hill & South Side Slopes, nebby neighbors welcome Downtown, beer in Bellevue and vintage in Verona.

by Lindsay Patross | October 3, 2019

What a weekend to fall in love with Pittsburgh. The weather is finally cooling off. Trade in those tank-tops for sweater weather and step up to explore the city.

Every single Saturday // Our latest video takes you inside the Farmers’ Cooperative of East Liberty. This market has been in continuous operation since 1941.

No longer dry // Until just a few years ago, Bellevue prohibited the sale of alcohol. The borough of Bellevue is no longer dry and now home to Lincoln Avenue Brewing.

Vintage in Verona // Meet Monarch Studios a new vintage shop that has recently opened on Allegheny River Boulevard in Verona.

Throwback Thursday // Our #PGHFinds of the week is a vintage hockey t-shirt from the crew at Monarch Studios. Keep an eye on our Instagram account each Thursday for a new treasure.

Pittsburgh got soul  // Title Town Turns Ten. Pittsburgh monthly soul & fun dance party celebrates 10 years of spinning soul music. The first 50 people in the door get one of these letterpress posters from Triangle Poster Company.

ICYMI // It is a hockey night in Pittsburgh. The Pens take the ice for the first time this season. We caught up with Josh Getzoff, the Pens announcer for a sandwich.

RSVP // Brunch is back! Join us for the next Sunny-Side Up Brunch with Pittsburgh Sandwich Society & 11th Hour Brewing on SATURDAY, October 12.


This weekend in Pittsburgh:

Friday 10/4

[Pop-up Parks]

Steps We Take: Vertical Block Party @ Polish Hill

Bike Pittsburgh has teamed up with the City of Pittsburgh Office of Public Art to create a block party around the Harding Way Steps.

Saturday 10/5

[A Scenic Stairmaster]

South Side Slopes StepTrek @ South Side Park

The 19th annual StepTrek is a self-guided vertical hike up, down and all around the South Side Slopes and raises funds for the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association.

Sunday 10/6

[Be a nebby neighbor]

Doors Open Pittsburgh @ Downtown & North Side

Over 50 buildings, many that are not usually open to the public, will be open for tours on Saturday & Sunday. Many of the specialty tours are sold out, but there are still plenty of tickets left for the self-guided tours. Be sure to stop by Mayor Peduto’s office.


Photo: A view of Pittsburgh from the South Side Slopes. Taken on a StepTrek circa 2010.

Lindsay Patross

Lindsay Patross

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

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