This Week(end): Public Art Walk for Pups, Urban Hike for Humans, Thrift Store Day 

What to drink (You Are Here: East Liberty), where to eat (Fet Fisk, Farmer x Baker) and all the things you need to know (Duquesne Incline Museum, Flea-tique, Puppet Slam) to get you through the next week(end) in Pittsburgh. 

by Lindsay Patross
August 15, 2019

Saturday is National Thrift Store Day, we checked in with a few Pittsburghers who share their thrift scores on Instagram about their favorite Pittsburgh thrift stores. Looking to celebrate Thrift Store Day? Head over to Thriftique on Saturday for deals and surprises. If you are looking for antiques, Sunday is the monthly Flea-tique at the Tour-Ed mines in Tarentum, PA.

WATCH our latest video. Meet the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh and learn more about the community of puppeteers. Want to learn more? The Puppetry Guild is hosting their summer puppetry slam this Saturday.

VISIT a hidden local museum: You probably know about the Duquesne Incline, but have you made a visit to the Duquesne Incline Museum? This working museum is located under the upper station and admission is only $0.50.

DRINK a very local beer. Our beer pick of the week is the latest neighborhood beer from East End Brewing. Learn more about “You Are Here: East Liberty” in our latest beer recap.

RSVP for brunch. Tickets are now available for our next Sunny Side Up Brunch with Pittsburgh Sandwich Society on Sunday, August 25.

ICYMI Fresh Fest. Fresh Fest, America’s first festival that celebrates Black brewers and Black-owned breweries was held in Pittsburgh last week. We’ve got an interview with the founders, Day Bracey & Mike Potter, about the origins of the festival.


What to do in Pittsburgh this week(end)


Thursday 8/15

Fresh Fest Tap Takeover @ Carson Street Deli

Another chance to try eight exclusive Fresh Fest collaboration beers.


Friday 8/16

South Side Riverfront Public Art Dog Walk

The Pittsburgh Office of Public Art is leading a Fido friendly art walk around the South Side. Tickets for humans are $8, dogs are free, but you must register in advance.


Saturday 8/17

Adil Mansoor :: Amm(i)gone @ Kelly Strayhorne Theater

Amm(i)gone is an adaptation of “Antigonie” as an apology to and from a mother. Tickets are pay what makes you happy.


Sunday 8/18

Urban Hike visits Aspinwall

Grab your walking shoes and join the Urban Hike volunteers for a free walking tour around Aspinwall. If you’ve not yet been to Aspinwall Riverfront Park, this is a great chance to meet the park and the neighborhood.

Bonus: We’ve heard great things about the new restaurant built in an old shipping container, Farmer x Baker, that just opened in the park.


Monday 8/19

Fet Fisk is back! 

This secret pop-up dinner party features Nordic cuisine. Learn more about the pop-up dinner and how to make a reservation in our story.


Tuesday 8/20

Spaceballs @ Row House Cinema

May the Schwartz be with you. Relive this classic film on the big screen.

Photo: A view of the Allegheny River from Aspinwall Riverfront Park

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

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