What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Aug. 27-Sept. 2, 2018

Dancing, dining, and dragon slaying

Summertime sunset.

Summertime sunset.

Flickr / Jason Pratt
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Update: 11:55 a.m. Aug 27

If you’re suffering from weeklong Sunday Scaries, ditch all thoughts of work with dancing, dining, and dragon slaying. And remember — a holiday weekend is in view.

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Incline events

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

🥟 11 a.m. Thursday: Make sure your votes are in for the Sweet Sixteen of the Ultimate Pittsburgh Pierogi Bracket. Vote here.

🖌 5 p.m. Sept. 4: Nominate under-40 Pittsburghers for our inaugural Who’s Next: Art class. Tell us here. 

🍾 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20: Celebrate The Incline’s 2nd birthday with us. Get your tickets here.


Partner events

🏰 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Allegheny Center): MAKEnight 21+: Medieval is back at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh for a 21+ event where you can make a flower crown, battle a dragon pinata, and search for the Holy Grail.

🍍 9 a.m. Sept. 29 (Hampton Township): Challenge yourself to the Pineapple 5K Classic, a Hawaiian-themed obstacle course race, which raises money for blood cancer research and care. Incline readers get 10 percent off with code: theincline5k


Other events you’ll love

Monday, Aug. 27

✨ 11:30 a.m. Monday (Wilkinsburg): Learn about essential oils at this free “Natural Health and Vibrancy” workshop.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

💃 7 p.m. Tuesday (Downtown): Dance the salsa on the rooftop of Distrikt Hotel for a very swanky night.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

🖼 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (Millvale): Take an hour-long tour of the Maxo Vanka murals, then take your Save Maxo Vanka Pint Glass to a local Millvale watering hole.

Thursday, Aug. 30

🍴 Noon Thursday (North Shore): Eat all the ribs at Rib Fest, the weekend-long event at Heinz Field.

Friday, Aug. 31

🔎 8 p.m. Friday (Downtown): At Taking Liberty, Pittsburgh’s Red Light District Tour, traverse Penn and Liberty, as well as a back alley or two, in search of a seedier history and a better appreciation for the striking transformation that Pittsburgh has undergone.

Saturday, Sept. 1

🚜 Saturday (Indiana County): See animals, eat junk food and enjoy the final fair fun of the year during the last day of the Indiana County fair.

🥕 9 a.m. Saturday (Bloomfield): Shop for local produce at the Bloomfield Saturday Market, one part farmer’s market, one part community festival.

🖨 Noon Saturday (North Oakland): Learn how to use a vinyl cutter to create stickers and T-shirt decals in this hands-on workshop at Prototype PGH.

🐱 1:30 p.m. Saturday (Oakland): Bring your feline friend for an afternoon of cat-napping and socializing at First Caturday, “an unofficial social gathering, organized only by cats.”

⚓ 5:30 p.m. Saturday (North Side): Set sail on East End Boating, a twilight cruise featuring light bites from Cure and Morcilla, along with beers from East End Brewing.

Sunday, Sept. 2

🥃 1 p.m. Sunday (Strip District): Sample Wigle’s hopped whiskeys, and give your feedback at Taste Lab.

Correction: An event was excluded from “Partner events” and has been moved there from “Other events you’ll love.”


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