What to do this week in Pittsburgh: May 20-26, 2019

Dance the salsa, rock out at KayaFest, and ask a date to adult Prom.

Up, up, and away.

Up, up, and away.

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Rossilynne Culgan

From meditation to Manhattans, comedy to a cruise, there’s a little something for everybody this week in Pittsburgh. Plus, don’t miss salsa dancing night, a Caribbean party, Open Streets, grown-up Prom, and a pride pageant.

Here’s what’s going on in Pittsburgh for the next seven days.

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Incline event

๐Ÿฆ Join us on May 30ย to celebrate our first-ever Who’s Next: Animal Advocates class if you love animals (who doesn’t?!) and want to be more involved in helping those who help animals. This pet-friendly event will offer snacks for both humans and dogs, along with a chance to make some new friends (both humans and dogs).


Partner event

๐Ÿ’ผ Thursday: Looking for a fulfilling job? Learn about open positions, such as service coordinators and case managers, at Pittsburgh Mercy’s career fair. (South Side)


Other events you’ll love

Monday, May 20

๐Ÿ™ Meditate in salt cave (East Liberty)

๐Ÿธ Learn to make the perfect Manhattan, you classy person, you (Downtown)

๐ŸŽž Be awed by the documentary “Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders” (Allegheny Center)

๐Ÿ”ฌ Pick up a pint of beer and a pint of science (Squirrel Hill)

Tuesday, May 21

โš™๏ธ Learn about aluminum casting with Rivers of Steel (Swissvale)

๐Ÿคฃ Laugh out loud at Comedy Sauce, featuring new and veteran comedians (Bloomfield)

๐Ÿ“ƒ Listen to the work of local poets at Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series (Oakland)

Wednesday, May 22

๐Ÿ‰ Put your GoT knowledge to the test at this themed trivia night (Lawrenceville)

๐Ÿ’ƒ Dance it out with spirits and salsa (Strip District)

๐Ÿ–ผ Tour the Golden Triangle’s public art on this bike tour (Downtown)

๐ŸŽต Share your poetry, songs, or stories with accompaniment from a live band (Mt. Oliver)

Thursday, May 23

๐Ÿ’ซ Peek into a “Laboratory for Other Worlds,” the opening of the Mattress Factory’s latest installation (North Side)

๐Ÿ‘• Pick up some basic sewing skills in this intro workshop (Larimer)

๐Ÿ–Œ Paint while listening to rap, trap, and R&B at BOOM Concepts (Garfield)

๐Ÿฅ Laugh and cry while learning about the adorably sad lives of baby animals (Bloomfield)

Friday, May 24

๐Ÿคฃ LOL at Arcade Comedy’s Sketch Festival (Downtown)

๐Ÿšข Cruise the three rivers while learning about history, eating great food, and sipping drinks (North Shore)

๐Ÿ‘— Break out your old prom dress or tux for Carnegie Science Center’s 21+ Prom (North Shore)

๐Ÿ”ฎ Explore the history of tarot and make your own oracle deck (Garfield)

Saturday, May 25

๐Ÿšฒ Get outside for Open Streets — the longest-ever route (Homewood, Larimer, East Liberty, Shadyside, and North Point Breeze)

๐Ÿฆ€ Learn how to cook hard-shell crabs from the experts at Wholey’s (Strip District)

๐Ÿ‘‘ Cheer on the contestants at the Mr. Pgh Pride Drag King and Ms. Pride Femme Fatale Pgh pageants (Downtown)

๐Ÿ‘œ Shop local for art, jewelry, and more at the Saturday Night Market (Downtown)

๐Ÿ’ƒ At this DanceCRUSH party, support Mental Health Awareness Month (Lawrenceville)

Sunday, May 26

๐Ÿ’ฌ Talk about mental health, write, and then practice yoga at this workshop with “Listen, Lucy” (South Side)

๐ŸŽ‰ Party at KayaFest, which promises “Caribbean-inspired food and great vibes” (Strip District)

๐Ÿฅƒ Try a mystery taste test at Wigle —ย if you dare (Strip District)

๐Ÿ› Score some vintage finds and oddities at the PGH Flea (Lawrenceville)


“Other Events You’ll Love” are curated by The Incline’s editorial staff.ย To have your event considered, send an event link to [email protected]ย — subject line: Event listing — at least two weeks in advance.

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