This week(end) in Pittsburgh: Prohibition Pop-Up, Rugby & Record Store Day

The mother of all pottery sales, carousel opening day & a guide to all of the Pittsburgh neighborhood yard sales

by Lindsay Patross
April 10, 2019

Last week we shared the story about the Fussfungle, a popular Prohibition-era cocktail that was born in McKeesport. This week we are giving you a chance to try the Fussfungle for yourself. Join us Thursday in the Strip District for a prohibition-themed event.

Prohibition Pop-Up @ East End Brewing

Thursday, April 11, from 6 pm to 8 pm

Just $9 gets you a sample of the Fussfungle, a flight of beers (that’s three 6 oz. pours) and a hand pie from Prohibition Pastries. That’s a cost so low, it’s almost illegal.

Details and tickets here:

Spring cleaning

Guide to Pittsburgh Neighborhood Yard Sales – The good news about the Marie Kondo craze is that there will be lots more people selling stuff at yard sales. We’ve compiled a list of all of the neighborhood yard sales for the season.

A few good excuses to explore Pittsburgh this weekend

Our top picks for what to do in the 412 this weekend:


SIP – Fizz-Elegant: Champagne Stroll & Easter Egg Hunt @ Artifacts

This Easter egg hunt is not for kids. Sip champagne while you browse antiques at Artifacts, a massive antique store in the West End neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Tickets are $35.


MOVE – Big FREE Yoga @ Ascend Climbing Gym

Ascend Climbing Gym opens the doors for a free yoga class.

SPORTS – Pittsburgh Forge Rugby Home Opener @ Phillip Murray Playground
Don’t know much about rugby? Neither do we. But stay tuned because we’re going to find out more. The Pittsburgh Forge has both men’s and women’s teams. Games are free, family-friendly and BYOB. You can even bring your dog. Pittsburgh Forge Rugby Home Opener.

SHOP – Dogfish Head/Record Store Day Party @ Cousins Lounge

Located just down the block from Attic Records, stop by Cousins Lounge before or after your Record Store Day shopping trip.


SHOP – Mother of All Pottery Sales @ Union Project

Find all the best ceramic artists in town, all in one convenient space.


SPIN – Carousel Opening Day @ Schenley Plaza

For only $2, both kids and the young at heart can ride the Schenley Plaza carousel on its opening day of the season. Did you know there is also a season pass for the merry-go-round? For $45, two adults and two kids can ride all summer long.


WATCH – The Breakfast Club @ Row House Cinema

Row House Cinema host Growing Up Sucks week with favorites such as Reality Bites, The Breakfast Club, Napoleon Dynamite, and the more recent release, Eighth Grade.

Photo credit: Poster for Fizz-Elegant

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

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