I won't be in Pittsburgh this weekend... but there is a lot of awesome stuff going on. If you're wanting to find a way to take advantage of this amazing weather (seriously wtf is going on), check out some of the events below....
EVENTS HAPPENING IN PITTSBURGH FOR THE WEEKEND OF 9/23/16
CULTURAL DISTRICT GALLERY CRAWL
September 23rd, Downtown, 5:30-10pm
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is ringing in the fall with its first gallery crawl of the season this Friday. The weather looks surprisingly fantastic and there couldn't be a better way to feel cultured on a Friday night. Full list of events here and more information on the Cultural Trust's website.
THRIVAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
September 23rd -September 24th, Carrie Furnace, starts @ 3pm
There is a very under the radar music festival happening in Pittsburgh this weekend. Some pretty large names, including Chainsmokers, Ty Dolla $ign, Daya, and more, are performing at Carrie Furnace in Swissvale. 2 day tickets for the festival are only $69, and, once again, the weather is amazing - if you are interested in the lineup, it seems like a worthwhile event. Additionally, it is an awesome opportunity to check out Carrie Furnace. More information on the website.
I MADE IT MARKET - BAKERY SQ
September 24, Bakery Square, 10am-3pm
The self proclaimed "nomadic indie craft market" is making a stop in a very accessible location on Saturday morning - Bakery Square. Check out a list of the participating artists here! There will also be activities, food trucks, music and more! Markets like this the best place to stock up on gifts for the inevitable situation where I am caught without a gift at the last minute. Don't be me! Check out the I Made It Market this weekend! More information on their website.
MODCLOTH POPUP SHOP
Now until September 27th, 625 Smithfield St. Downtown, I am unclear on the hours I think it closes at 8 maybe
The amazing online clothing provider Modcloth is wrapping up their "IRL tour" (that name, don't you love 2016?) in Pittsburgh! This is the final stop on their nation-wide popup tour, and it is a truly unique shopping experience - just like the website! Because the company typically operates only online, the popup shop gives buyers the chance to try on and browse styles before purchasing. Any purchases will be shipped to the home within 2 days. There are also a lot of local goods for sale, adding a real Pittsburgh flair to the experience. There will also be music, treats, and special guest popups within the popup - check out the website for details of these events.
PENN BREWERY OKTOBERFEST
September 23-25, North Side, I think maybe it starts at 5am?? till midnight Fri/Sat and noon - 10pm on Sunday
If you want to pretend you're a drunk German or college student studying abroad, Penn Brewery is here for you this weekend. They pull together a pretty good imitation Oktoberfest. Details are on the website. A perfect way to see my favorite thing in the world - drunk yinzers.
RENAISSANCE FAIR - final weekend
September 24-25, West Newton (google it),10:30-6:30pm
I think this speaks for itself. This weekend is the FINAL WEEKEND to visit the renaissance fair before you have to wait an entire year to have this experience again. Most importantly, it is Oktoberfest weekend, so the actors should be even more intoxicated than ever! If this ends up being the case, avoid the fire breather - that was painful enough to watch when he was "sober." The renaissance fair is a great time.... I would compare it to watching an episode of Game of Thrones while ripping up a hundred dollar bill. You practically have to pay to breath in the place, but where else can you find people with cockney accents worse than mine? Not in many places folks, don't miss it. Yinzers, you must go at least once. You probably won't regret it. More information on their website.
We are in the midst of farmer's market season. There are dozens across the city... find one near you and shop local this weekend!