What to do this week in Pittsburgh: May 13-19

Test your Pittsburgh knowledge with our trivia night this week.

Girls Just Want to Drink Beer.

Girls Just Want to Drink Beer.

theNerdPatrol / flickr
Rossilynne Culgan

Kick off the week with some boozy events — truffles plus whiskey, then beers. Then, slow it down on Tuesday with a free yoga class.

On Thursday, come hang out with us for Third Thursday trivia in the Strip District and see if you can beat the Pittsburgh-themed trivia questions we created.

Weekend forecast: Artsy with a side of history and a sprinkling of lols.

If you’re always looking for the next fun event, sign up for our daily newsletter to have event listings delivered straight to your inbox each morning.

Sunday

Decorate truffles and drink whiskey with Mom

Moms put up with a lot. So much, in fact, that perhaps they could use a drink and some chocolate. Treat her to both with this event at Wigle that offers a chance to decorate three truffles with local chocolate company A519 chocolates and sip an Irish Coffee made with coffee from De Fer. (Btw, still need some last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas? We got you.)

Where: Wigle Whiskey at 2401 Smallman St. (Strip District)

When: May 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

How much: $10


Monday

Sip and study at ‘Girls Just Want to Drink Beer’

As the 1980s classic declares, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," and this event combines fun with beer. "Girls Just Want to Drink Beer" will present a beer class — by women, for women. Admission includes a flight of four beers, along with a discussion with women in the local beer industry covering topics from tasting notes to common misconceptions about beer.

Where: Federal Galley at 200 Children's Way (North Side)

When: May 14, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

How much: $10


Tuesday

Tackle a Tuesday night free yoga class

Clear your mind at this all-levels, all-ages yoga class. The practice will focus on building strength in the basic yoga postures and creating mobility in the joints. BYOM (bring your own mat).

Where: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty at 130 S. Whitfield St. (East Liberty)

When: May 15, 2018 from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

How much: Free


Wednesday

Learn to dress for less

Whether you're starting a new job or just want to reinvigorate your closet, pick up some pro tips from Patrice McKenzie, founder of Thrift Out Loud. She'll share her guidance for how to dress fashionably and professionally on a budget. In addition to helping with the wallet, thrifting is also good for the Earth (we wrote more about that here).

Where: Dress for Less: Work Wardrobe at 125 51st St. (Lawrenceville)

When: May 16, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

How much: $10 suggested donation


Thursday

Play Third Thursday Trivia with The Incline

Thank you for being a friend! (Of The Incline.) To celebrate the launch of our membership program, we're hosting awesome trivia nights with Buzz Worthy Pub Trivia. Bring a team of up to four people for five rounds of trivia — including a music round and two all-Pittsburgh rounds written by your friends at The Incline. The top three teams will win prizes. Members play for free. Not a member? $5 to play if you're not ready to commit just yet, or join today!  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Trivia at 6. See you there!

Where: East End Brewery Tap Room at 102 19th St. (Strip District)

When: May 17, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

How much: Free for Incline members | $5 non-members


Friday

Belt it out at karaoke

Top off your week by singing your favorite song at the top of your lungs. Looking for some more karaoke venues in Pittsburgh? Here's our full list.

Where: Bob's Garage at 1372 Freeport Road (O'Hara Township)

When: May 18, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. to May 19, 2018 at 1:30 a.m.


Saturday

Wear your PJs while watching the royals in their finery

This party includes fancy beverages but no fancy dress code. Guests are welcome to roll out of bed in their PJs for this royal wedding viewing party. Each ticket includes hot tea, two frozen mimosas, fancy pastries and tea sandwiches.

Where: Harris Grill at 5747 Ellsworth Ave. (Shadyside)

When: May 19, 2018 from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

How much: $27.03


Stroll along the Lawrenceville Art Crawl

Meander along Butler Street (and beyond) while experiencing the work of 150 visual artists and 15 bands at more than 25 venues. Expect to see mimes, pop-up shops, tarot card reading and dance performances. The Art Crawl is designed to bring art and music to non-traditional event spaces.

Where: Various locations in Lawrenceville

When: May 19, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

How much: Free


Learn about the life of the Shawnee

Learn about the Shawnee people who once lived in Western Pennsylvania’s hills and forests. A visiting Shawnee family will demonstrate the daily life skills crucial to their 18th-century ancestors.

Where: Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village at 401 Meadowcroft Road (Avella)

When: May 19, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How much: $15 | Free for History Center members


Peek inside artists’ studios

Take a free behind-the-scenes look at how and where Pittsburgh artists create. Ask questions, see their processes and tour their studios. Explore University of Pittsburgh Manufacturing Assistance Center, Thread, Urban Tree LLC, Alba Art Conservation, Foulke Fine Art Conversation, Trade Institute of Pittsburgh and Stak Ceramics — everything from painting to carpentry to quilting.

Where: Susquehanna at 7800 Susquehanna St. (Homewood)

When: May 19, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How much: Free


Enjoy some LOLs while supporting a good cause

Have some laughs at this comedy show while benefitting Girls Write Pittsburgh. Girls Write Pittsburgh partners with local outlets to provide a safe and supportive environment for teen girls to express their individuality through writing including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, songwriting, playwriting, screen writing, blogging, journalism, and more.

Where: Parkway Theater at 644 Broadway Ave. (McKees Rocks)

When: May 19, 2018 at 9:00 p.m.

How much: $10


We love you, Pittsburgh.

Looks like you’re the type of person who reads to the end of articles.

Because you love learning about Pittsburgh, you need our free morning newsletter, full of useful news, can’t-miss events, and everything else you need to know about our city.

It feels like we know each other.

It’s nice seeing you here, because we can’t do this without you.

Make our relevant, original, and actionable journalism possible by contributing now.

Let’s make it official.

Your support allows us to do great work like the article you just read, and we can’t do it without you.

Will you become a member today to help us for the long haul?

You’re the best.

Members often ask us how they can go the extra mile to help us. Your financial support makes this possible. Bringing your friends makes it fun.

Get your loved ones to sign up for our daily newsletter today.