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Weekend: CatVideoFest, Leap Year Beer, Artist Talk w/L. Kasimu Harris

Our weekly roundup includes a mix of coffee, beer, cats and a pair of fun pop-ups happening around town.

by Lindsay Patross | February 27, 2020

February stars. Bringing us one extra day of cold and gray is the inevitable Leap Day. Here’s a look at some of the ways we recommend beating cabin fever. From an artist talk with L. Kasimu Harris who was featured in The New York Times this week to the CatVideoFest, there is no excuse to stay home this weekend. Let’s dig in.

PGH PRO TIP: Primanti Bros is giving away free IC Light on Saturday
Get yourself a free 12-oz IC Light at Primanti Bros on Saturday, Feb 29. Here’s the scoop on Primanti’s ‘Leap Year, Free Beer’ campaign.

THE SLAW: Talk to the hand
From a puppet show in City Hall to puppet karaoke, Dave English is the one pulling the strings.

MEOW: Catch all the cat videos in the cinema
Catch the 2020 CatVideoFest – 73 minutes of the best cat videos from across the internet: Feb 28 to Mar 8.

NOW CLOSING: Artist Talk on Vanishing Black Bar & Lounges
This week The New York Times featured the work of photographer L. Kasimu Harris capturing the black bars in New Orleans that are closing. Kilolo Luckett will moderate a talk with Harris, Tunde Wey, and Brentin Mock on Sunday, March 1, at August Wilson Center.

PI(E) DAY: Set Your Calendar for 3.14
Make it a PIE-ority. We’re popping up in Lawrenceville alongside our friends PieBird (pies) and Roundabout (beer) to celebrate Pi day.

NEW BEER: From Scotland to Pittsburgh
BrewDog, the Scotland-based brewery, launches a Pittsburgh outpost in East Liberty on Friday, Feb 28.

SAYING GOODBYE: Last call for Coffee Buddha
Fans and regulars can head to Coffee Buddha for a Grand Finale event. Located on Perry Hwy in Ross Township, the coffee shop’s last day is Saturday, Feb 29. They plan to mark the farewell with food trucks and live music.

SAVE THE DATE: Brunch is back on Sunday, March 15
Sunny-Side Up Brunch returns! We’ll pop-up at 11th Hour Brewing for everyone’s favorite monthly pop-up. Tickets are available here.


This weekend in Pittsburgh:

Friday // February 28

In Bed by Ten Dance Party to benefit the Latino Community Center @ Spirit 

An early bird dance party for a good cause – all of the money from the door is donated to the nonprofit.

Saturday // February 29

Ca Va x Reed & Co x La Prima Pop-Up @ Ruhling Woven 

Lawrenceville vintage shop, Ruhling Woven is celebrating Leap Weekend with coffee from La Prima & snack from Reed & Co. Stop by to browse the collection from Ca Va before it’s gone.

Sunday // March 1

KLVN x Baby Loves Tacos Breakfast Pop-Up @ Klvn Coffee Lab

You will be able to find a breakfast burrito on Sunday morning. Baby Loves Tacos will be setting up at Klvn Coffee from 9 am-noon.


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Lindsay Patross

Lindsay Patross

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

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