Happy Mental Health Month. And happy Bike to Work Week. There are lots of ways to mark both occasions this week in Pittsburgh.
Plus, there’s a poetry slam, a farmers market, a ’90s party, a gardening class, and a book launch with yours truly (it me).
Here’s what’s going on in Pittsburgh for the next seven days.
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✏️ Now through May 20: Nominate under-40 up-and-comers for our 2019 Who’s Next: Education class by 10 a.m. on Monday, May 20.
Other events you’ll love
Monday, May 13
💬 Discuss “radical mental health” with Inside Our Minds (Garfield)
📕 Hear Akwaeke Emezi’s musings on the autobiographical novel “Freshwater” (North Side)
💭 Meditate with a monk (East Liberty)
Tuesday, May 14
📖 Read a poem or just listen at Steel City Slam (Lawrenceville)
🍻 Taste six hard-to-find beers straight from Rhinegeist Brewery in this Flight School class (Lawrenceville)
🛁 Learn some soap-making skills (Point Breeze)
Wednesday, May 15
🚲 Get a check-up for your bike in honor of National Bike to Work Week (Downtown)
💛 Plan your Pittsburgh adventure at the launch party for the book “100 Things to Do in Pittsburgh Before You Die” written by The Incline’s very own director (Allegheny Center)
🤖 Watch a live pitch contest at the Hardware Cup International Finals (Highland Park)
📷 Explore “The Loving Kindness of Fred Rogers” in this new photo exhibit (Squirrel Hill)
Thursday, May 16
🍑 Pick up some fresh local produce at the debut of the Market Square Farmers Market (Downtown)
💿 Rewind to 1990 at the Children’s Museum’s 21+ MAKEnight: 90’s night (Allegheny Center)
✏️ Hear from cartoonist Jayla Patton at BOOM Concepts’ Comic Salon (Garfield)
Friday, May 17
🍷 Sip wine and learn from an expert at Palate Partners’ Casual Fridays (Lawrenceville)
🍺 Dance it out at Fresh Fest’s silent disco and can release (East Liberty)
🖌 Make something at Queer Pittsburgh Crafters’ Queer Community Arts and Crafts Night (Lawrenceville)
📜 Explore the history of Pittsburgh’s smallest neighborhood at the Allegheny West Historic Timeline Exhibition (Allegheny West)
💃 Dance through the decades at Flashback Friday, benefitting Lending Hearts (Lawrenceville)
Saturday, May 18
🎭 See Shakespeare’s “Richard III” with the skyline as the backdrop (Fineview)
🖼 Admire art, listen to music, and support local businesses at this Art Crawl (Lawrenceville)
🔍 Sip tea while studying Sherlock Holmes (Downtown)
💭 Learn something new at Steel Smiling’s Mental Health Awareness Day (East Liberty)
🎉 Celebrate Wilkinsburg at the Two-Way Street Fest (Wilkinsburg)
Sunday, May 19
💪 Work up a sweat for Pilates Day (Strip District)
🏁 Cheer on the drivers at Fast Track, an autocross fundraiser (Hampton Township)
👑 Eat brunch while cheering for the performers at the Ladies Who Drag Brunch (Shadyside)
🌱 Get a green thumb at this container gardening class (Point Breeze)
🎀 Make your own bowtie with help from Knotzland (Lawrenceville)
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