What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Aug. 20-26, 2018

Ride with Raymer (and us) on Saturday.

60 cans of spray paint + 60 hours of work = 1 intense mural.

60 cans of spray paint + 60 hours of work = 1 intense mural.

Photo courtesy of Jeremy M. Raymer
Rossilynne Culgan

It’s not technically the last week of summer, but it sure feels like it, so keep it light this week. Write some haiku, eat some icy treats, and show your mettle at a pillow fight.

Also this week: Join us for Ride with Raymer, a bike tour to check out muralist Jeremy Raymer’s work in Pittsburgh.

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Incline events

🥟 11 a.m. Thursday: Make sure your votes are in for the first round of the Ultimate Pittsburgh Pierogi bracket. Vote here.

🎨 2 p.m. Saturday (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.

Partner events

🍺 Now through Saturday (Downtown): Stop by Talia for a New Belgium beer, and a dollar of your purchase will go to Healthy Ride.

Other events you’ll love

Monday, Aug. 20

✏ 6:30 Monday (Friendship): Kick off your week by writing some haiku at this free literary event in Baum Grove.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

🍧 4 p.m. Tuesday (North Side): Cool down with some sweet treats and good fun during Playful Tuesdays at Gus & Yia Yia’s, which includes music, dancing, games, and history talks.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

☁ 8 p.m. Wednesday (Squirrel Hill): BYOP (bring your own pillow) to this “exhaustingly fun” event — the Giant Pillow Fight Schenley Park Flagstaff Hill. Then, stick around for a movie in the park.

Thursday, Aug. 23

📣 6 p.m. Thursday (North Side): Hear stories from Pittsburgh’s transgender community at the ACLU’s In Their Own Words: Stories from the Transgender Community, billed as “an evening of unity with our transgender neighbors.”

Friday, Aug. 24

✨ 8 p.m. Friday (Downtown): Join Schwa de Vivre for a drag comedy show exploring the question “What does it take to be Pretty in Pittsburgh? Is it an asymmetrical bob? A rhinestoned Steelers jersey?” Learn more about the illustrious Schwa de Vivre.

Saturday, Aug. 25

🔎 10 a.m. Saturday (multiple locations in Pittsburgh): Traverse Pittsburgh on a women’s history scavenger hunt.

👗 10 a.m. Saturday (Strip District): Experience the grand opening weekend of Heroes & Sheroes: The Art and Influence of Ruth E. Carter in Black Cinema, presented by FashionAFRICANA at Heinz History Center.

🎶 Noon Saturday (Downtown): Hear live music at the daylong Rock Reggae & Relief with G. Love & Special Sauce, a benefit for Puerto Rico hurricane relief and the local homelessness program “Asking for Change.”

🐔 1 p.m. Saturday (Lawrenceville): Check out the Great Lawrenceville Market Fair, a county fair-themed market featuring eight competitions, a live jam session, fair games, and a grand chicken parade. For real — the event ends with a parade featuring some of Pittsburgh’s finest feathered friends.

🎭 3 p.m. Saturday (Carnegie): Watch Fluidity Theater’s all-female rendition of “Romeo & Juliet.”

🚜 All weekend (Hookstown, as well as Westmoreland, Somerset and Indiana Counties): See animals, eat junk food and enjoy more at four summer fairs this weekend. Check out the list.

Sunday, Aug. 26

🚔 4 p.m. Sunday (Squirrel Hill): Meet the police who patrol your neighborhood at Picnic with the Police, a free event.

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.