What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Sept. 3-9, 2018

Here’s how to spend your Labor Day.

Summer has gone to the dogs.

Summer has gone to the dogs.

U.S. Army / flickr
MJ Slaby

There’s an extra day this weekend, and that means more time to head to awesome events across the city from eating to volunteering. In honor of Labor Day, we rounded up a few extra events for you on Monday, plus ideas for the rest of the week.

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Incline events

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

🥟 11 a.m. Thursday: Pick the Final 4 in our Ultimate Pittsburgh Pierogi Bracket. Vote here.

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


Partner events

🍍 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

Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 3)

🚒 10 a.m. Monday (Downtown): Celebrate Labor Day with this annual parade that honors the holiday and its history.

🏅 11 a.m. Monday (Shadyside): Join SHAPE Training for a Labor Day Boxing Bootcamp at Menchies, followed by a reward from Choolaah.

🍴 Noon Monday (North Shore): Eat all the ribs at Rib Fest, the annual event at Heinz Field.

💦 3:45 p.m. Monday (Dormont): Give Fido one last moment of summer at the 10th Annual Dormont Doggie Dip. All proceeds support Humane Animal Rescue and the Dormont Pool.

🐶 4 p.m. Monday (Bethel Park): Let your pup jump in the water while you enjoy the Wish 99.7 Sweet Treat Truck at the third Annual Pooches in the Pool at South Park Pool.

🍤 4 p.m. Monday (Marshall-Shadeland): Round up your friends and head to the Labor Day Louisiana style Crawfish Boil at Stonefront Kitchen for authentic food and conversation. Just don’t forget napkins.

🌳 5:30 p.m. Monday (East Liberty): Make a day off a day on by giving back by volunteering at the Sheridan Orchard. 

Tuesday, Sept. 4

📚 7 p.m. Tuesday (Strip District): Meet Pittsburgh Foundation president and author Maxwell King at Heinz History Center for the launch of his biography of Fred Rogers “The Good Neighbor.”

Wednesday, Sept. 5

🎭 5 p.m. Wednesday (Spring Garden): Audition for your 15 minutes of fame on “Mindhunter” at Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden. No preparation needed. No matter if you are cast or not, there will be food and cocktails.

Thursday, Sept. 6

🎨 7 p.m. Thursday (Oakland): Take time to rejuvenate and renew while being surrounded by works of art at yoga at Carnegie Museum of Art.

Friday, Sept. 7

🚺 8 a.m. Friday (Allegheny Center): Gear up for International Women’s Day at this celebration of halfway to the day that celebrates the achievements of women. The Incline’s Rossilynne Culgan will moderate the discussion.

Saturday, Sept. 8

⛰ 10 a.m. Saturday (Avella): See inside the Meadowcroft Rockshelter with a special tour from archeologist James M. Adovasio. Learn more about the oldest site of human habitation in North America here.

🌱 10 a.m. Saturday (Point Breeze): Tour the city’s urban farms to learn about food grown right here. At this self-guided tour, you’ll also be able to talk with farmers and gardeners.

🇱🇧 All weekend (Carnegie): Head to the Pittsburgh Lebanese Festival to dance to Lebanese songs while you listen to music and eat food.

🇺🇦 All weekend (Carnegie): Fill up on pierogies and halushki at the Ukrainian Food Festival. You’ll be able to take dessert home with you, too.

🛍 All weekend (Squirrel Hill): Listen to music, eat and see art demonstrations while shopping the works of more than 100 artisans from Pittsburgh and across the nation at A Fair in the Park.

Sunday, Sept. 9

🎶 3 p.m. Sunday (Bluff) Hear the sounds of Russia’s famous composers at Moscow on the Bluff. Get there 30 minutes early to chat with performers.


These events were lovingly curated in Pittsburgh by The Incline. 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.