This weekend in Pittsburgh: October 11 – 14

Project Amelia, RADical Days, Smoketoberfest, Motown Monday, Squish IPA, brunch mac & a donut chicken sandwich. 

by Lindsay Patross
October 10, 2019

In Pittsburgh, there is something for everyone, every weekend.

Flemish Gothic Revival // We take a look at the significance of the old Allegheny County Health Department building (aka the Croatian Fraternal Union building) on Forbes Avenue in Oakland.

Immerse yourself in the show // Project Amelia is the newest and largest immersive theater production from Bricolage. We’ve got a preview of the show and an explainer on how this is not a performance where you sit in your seats.

Donut chicken sandwich // Our Sunny Side Up brunch is back – regardless of the weather forecast. Presales have ended but walkups are available. Join us Saturday and don’t snooze on a menu that includes our better-than-KFC donut chicken sandwich made with Just Good Donuts and a new collaboration: Brunch Mac featuring a mac & cheese base thanks to our friends at the Mac & Gold food truck.

Behind the window // ICYMI we made a little video about the Pittsburgh Sandwich Society and the Burrito Bus.

Every day is pierogi day // Did you miss National Pierogi Day this week? Not to worry! We’ve got a list of all the places to procure pierogi in Pittsburgh. Let us know if there is a pierogi purveyor that we missed.

#PGHProTip // RADical Days are here. Visit the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History for FREE on Sunday, October 13. RAD stands for Regional Asset District. There is a 1% sales tax in Allegheny County. One half of that tax is distributed by RAD in the form of grants to local cultural organizations.

ABV // Fun to drink and fun to say, our beer pick of the week is the Squish pale ale on tap at both Cinderlands locations.

Save the Date // The Pittsburgh Zine Fair is happening on Sunday, October 27. We’ve got a preview of some of the artists who will be selling zines for the fair.

Now Hiring // We’re looking for the next member of the Very Local Pittsburgh team! Know someone who would be the perfect sales strategist? Send them our way.


The Steelers take on the Chargers in Los Angeles for Sunday Night Football. Kickoff is at 8:20 pm.


This weekend in Pittsburgh:

Friday 10/11

The Moth GrandSLAM @ Carnegie Library of Homestead

Tickets are still available for this showdown of storytelling. For the GrandSLAM, the Moth is moving to a bigger space at the Carnegie Library of Homestead.

Saturday 10/12

All for All Block Party @ Kelly Strayhorn Theater

All are welcome to attend this free community party to celebrate the 3rd annual All for All Summit. Live music will be provided by Ram (Haiti), Cumbia River Band (New York City) and Mourning [A] BLKstar (Cleveland).

Sunday 10/13

Smoketoberfest VI @ Roundabout Brewing’s Pop-Up Beer Garden

Your ticket to this event gets you a glass, your first beer and small bites from some of the best BBQ and pizza in town. Live music will be provided by Vertigogo, The Beagle Brothers and Mickey and the Snakeoil Boys.

The Roundabout Pop-Up is NOT near the Roundabout Brewery. We’ve got a guide to help you find their spot over on the Ohio River. It is a very easy bike ride and located right on the trail.

Monday 10/14

Motown Monday Nights @ Wightman Community Center

Motown themed dance party every Monday night at Wightman School Community Center in Squirrel Hill.

Tuesday 10/15

Clown v Puppet 2020 @ Brillobox

It’s a debate double-header. The Brillobox will be showing the Democratic presidential debates on the first floor. On the second floor, the clown vs puppet show will be providing another flavor of entertainment.

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

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