What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Sept. 17-23, 2018

It’s our birthday party, and you’re invited.

Throwback to our first birthday party.

Throwback to our first birthday party.

James Knox Photography / For The Incline
Rossilynne Culgan

The biggest event of the week — nay, the biggest event of the year — is on Thursday.

It’s our second birthday bash, and you’re gonna want to be there. It’s going to have all the good stuff, like drinks from Wigle Whiskey, food from Casbah, music from DJ Sameul Andres, and an Instagram-worthy photobooth. All of that, plus your ticket supports local journalism, so we can keep bringing you articles like this one. Get your tickets here now.

Also this week: Powerful stories at The Moth, dancing lessons at Dancing in the Park, and Fire and Flannels at Trax Farms.

P.S. You can Sign up for our daily newsletter to have awesome event listings like these delivered straight to your inbox each morning.

Incline events

🍾 6:30 p.m. Thursday (North Point Breeze): Celebrate The Incline’s 2nd birthday with us. Get your tickets here.

🥟 11 a.m. Friday: Pick the winner in our Ultimate Pittsburgh Pierogi Bracket. Vote here.

🏆 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 (West Mifflin): Eat all the pierogies and meet the winner of our Ultimate Pittsburgh Pierogi Bracket at the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival.

Partner events

🏭 10 a.m. Tuesday (Washington, Pa.): Talk with policymakers, public officials, business owners, and residents about the “Potential Regional Economic Impacts of the Beaver County Ethane Cracker Plant” at this symposium presented by the Washington & Jefferson College Center for Energy Policy and Management, in partnership with the Local Government Academy.

🎭 7:30 p.m. now-Oct. 28 (Downtown): Experience “Chatterton,” Quantum Theatre’s newest immersive play. Audiences journey through a dozen spaces in Trinity Cathedral as simultaneous plots and a mystery spanning three centuries unfolds. All performances include a full intermission dinner. Use code INCLINE10 for 10 percent off tickets through September.

Other events you’ll love

Monday, Sept. 17

🎙 7:30 p.m. Monday (Downtown): Hear true personal stories told live without notes at The Moth Mainstage.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

🎼 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (Allentown): Jam with fellow musicians at the one-year anniversary of Tune It Tuesdays, a community-oriented, intergenerational, musical jam session hosted by Phat Man Dee.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

💃 7 p.m. Wednesday (Oakland): Learn to square dance at Dancing in the Park.

Thursday, Sept. 20

🍎 10 a.m. Thursday (Downtown): On your lunch break, pick up some fresh fruits and veggies at the Market Square Farmer’s Market.

Friday, Sept. 21

🤣 10 p.m. Friday (Downtown): Prepare to laugh at Arcade Comedy Theater’s first full-length theatrical production, a rendition of the absurdist cult-classic “SEX a.k.a Wieners and Boobs.”

Saturday, Sept. 22

👗 1 p.m. Saturday (Strip District): Take a guided tour of Heinz History Center’s “Heroes & Sheroes” exhibit, which explores the work of costume designer Ruth E. Carter in films such as “Black Panther,” “Roots,” and “Selma.”

🍂 3 p.m. Saturday (Finleyville): Don your fall apparel for Fire and Flannels at Trax Farms to kick-off the season.

🎨 5 p.m. Saturday (Downtown): At BOOM Concepts’ #CoolLikeDat3, enjoy free performances from Jacquea Mae (a Who’s Next: Music honoree), The Krunk Movement, F.R.H, and DJ Spillz. Plus, pick up some art from BOOM Concept artists.

🔑 7 p.m. Saturday (North Side): Explore “Stories of Home,” an art exhibition by photographer Maranie Staab, which captures the emotion and struggle of purchasing a first home.

🎸 7 p.m. Saturday (Shadyside): Hang out in the heart of Shadyside while listening to the music of Good Guys Acoustic Duo & Band and No Bad Juju at Jam on Walnut.

Sunday, Sept. 23

🏡 11 a.m. Sunday (Friendship): Embrace your nebbiness while exploring vintage homes during the Friendship House & Architecture Tour.

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.