What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Aug. 13-19, 2018

Get out your stretchy pants for beer, pasta and spanakopita.

A hallmark of Little Italy Days: Very competitive bocce tournaments.

A hallmark of Little Italy Days: Very competitive bocce tournaments.

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Rossilynne Culgan

‘Tis the season for food festivals. Look for a Greek food festival this weekend and Little Italy Days, a celebration of Italian cuisine.

Also this week: Meet an urban planner, attend a live pitch competition, and go on a thrifting adventure.

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Incline events

🎨 2 p.m. Aug. 25 (Lawrenceville, Strip District, Downtown): Explore Pittsburgh’s street art at Ride with Raymer, a mural tour with The Incline & Healthy Ride.

🤖 5:30 p.m. Aug. 29 (East Liberty): Celebrate the rising stars in Pittsburgh’s technology scene at our Who’s Next: Tech happy hour.

Other events you’ll love

Monday, Aug. 13

🚲 5:30 Monday (Oakland): Get moving with a free cycling class in Market Square.

Tuesday, Aug. 14

🌃 6 p.m. Tuesday (Highland Park): “Pittsburgh-loving folks” are invited to join Craig Toocheck, a local urban designer and planner, for a happy hour focused on what makes Pittsburgh special, including its historic transit connections.

Wednesday, Aug. 15

🌟 5 p.m. Wednesday (East Liberty): Check out a community marketplace and attend a pitch competition, all while supporting local students involved in Startable Pittsburgh.

Thursday, Aug. 16

🍫 6 p.m. Thursday (Mt. Oliver Borough): Penn Brewery beer + TBSP sweet treats = a match made in heaven. Here’s more about TSBP, btw, Pittsburgh’s first bakery incubator.

Friday, Aug. 17

🍻 6 p.m. Friday (North Shore): Sample beers while learning about the science behind the beverage at Carnegie Science Center’s 21+ Beer night.

Saturday, Aug. 18

🇬🇷 11 a.m. Saturday (East Pittsburgh): Eat all the Greek delicacies (Moussaka! Spanakopita!) at the weekend-long East Pittsburgh Greek Festival.

🇮🇹 Noon Saturday (Bloomfield): Show your skills at a pasta-eating contest, listen to live music, see a pizza-stretching demonstration, and eat lots of Italian treats all weekend long at Little Italy Days.

👻 Noon Saturday (Point Breeze): In honor of the Homewood Cemetery’s 140th anniversary, check out the Founder’s Day celebration, featuring a genealogy booth, a ukulele sing-a-long, a Victorian horse-drawn hearse, Shakespeare performances, and food trucks.

🗻 5 p.m. Saturday (South Side): Attend a climbing session at ASCEND: Pittsburgh, then watch the movie “No Man’s Land Film Festival,” an all-female adventure film festival based out of the Rocky Mountains.

🛍 7 p.m. Saturday (Garfield): Go on a thrifting adventure while helping out the Thrifty podcast. (Into Pittsburgh podcasts? Here you go.)

Sunday, Aug. 19

💃 7:30 p.m. Sunday (Hampton Township): Enjoy a free outdoor dance performance at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Ballet Under the Stars at Hartwood Acres.

These events were lovingly curated in Pittsburgh by Rossilynne. To have your event considered for future listings, send a link to your event to [email protected] — subject line: Event listing — at least two weeks in advance.