This week(end) in Pittsburgh: Psychedelic Cumbia & Momosas

Big Balkan brass bands, a drag brunch for Mom, and a second location for a favorite brewery.

by Lindsay Patross | May 9, 2019

MAY DAY: This weekend is the annual Pittonkatonk celebration in Schenley Park. We’ve got the scoop on the psychedelic cumbia band Los Mirlos, who will be kicking off their first-ever U.S. tour and some of the partnerships that Pittonkatonk has forged with Pittsburgh community groups leading up the festival.

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May Day Pittsburgh

DRINK: The old Spaghetti Warehouse is now the CInderlands Warehouse. Take a tour of the massive buildout (Cinderlands Warehouse can seat ~300 people) and plan to spend part of your weekend on the second-floor patio of Pittsburgh’s newest brewery. Our pick: the unfiltered pilsner. Or, as they lovingly call it: Dad Beer.

MOTHER’S DAY: Did you forget about Mom? Not a problem. We’ve put together a list of all the Mother’s Day events. From beer tours to “momosas,” flower arranging, and a special Mother’s Day drag brunch.

But wait, there is more! Here are some of our top picks for the best way to spend your time this week…


Friday // May 10

BIRTHDAY – Bicentennial Community Celebration @ East Liberty Presbyterian Church

Learn more about the history of the congregation and take a tour of this church that was designed by architect Ralph Adams Cram.


Saturday // May 11

PARTY – Pittonkatonk May Day BBQ @ Vietnam Veterans Pavilion

A big, free, festival of brass bands and a big BBQ in the park.


Sunday // May 12

Happy Mother’s Day

SHOP – The Neighborhood Flea Mother’s Day @ 26th & Smallman Street in the Strip

Celebrate mom at this monthly pop-up flea market.


Monday // May 13

DRINK – Lime Zesting Party @ Maggie’s Farm Rum

Sip a cocktail while you help zest limes for Maggies.


Tuesday // May 14

GET INVOLVED – Foster Curious: Foster Care Info Session @ East End Brewing

The founder of East End Brewing, who is also a foster parent, is holding an info session at the brewery. Learn more about how you can help provide care for kids from Auberle.


Wednesday // May 15

BOOKS – “100 Things To Do In Pittsburgh Before You Die” Book Launch Party @ Alloy 26

Make sure you’ve covered all of the best things to do in Pittsburgh by picking up a copy of the newest ‘Burgh bucket list book.


Thursday // May 16

FOOD – Pizza Class @ Enrico Biscotti Co.

Start with a family-style dinner then step into the kitchen and learn to make Neapolitan-style pizza.

Lindsay Patross

Lindsay Patross

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

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