What to do this week in Pittsburgh: May 20-26, 2018

Get active this week with tai chi, skateboarding and walking tours.

Three cheers for breakfast beverages.

Three cheers for breakfast beverages.

Courtesy of Kaya, Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grille, and The Commoner
Rossilynne Culgan

Kick off the week with a bloody mary festival, featuring unlimited beverage samples.

After that indulgence, you might want to get active for the rest of the week — and there are plenty of opportunities to do that, from tai chi to skateboarding to walking.

Looking ahead to next weekend: Redding up Garfield, shopping local, and singing along at “Rocky Horror.”

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Sunday

Try unlimited samples at ‘Bloodys & Brunch: A Bloody Mary Festival’

Your $30 general admission includes access to unlimited bloody mary samples (!!!) from bars around the city, spices to personalize your drink and a mimosa bar (perfect for non-bloody mary enthusiasts going along for the ride). Participating bars and restaurants include Black Forge Coffee House, Blue Dust, The Modern Cafe and Fl. 2.

Where: The Stage at Karma at 1713 E Carson St. (South Side)

When: May 20, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How much: $30


Monday

Stoke your skating skills

Whether you're learning to skate or easing back into it, check out this go-at-your-own-pace session. It provides an opportunity to feel out the skatepark without pressure, plus staff will be on-hand if you want some tips.

Where: Switch & Signal Skatepark at 7518 Dickson St. (Swissvale)

When: May 21, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Tuesday

Try out a tai chi class

Try something new on a Tuesday. Explore the health benefits of tai chi practice with the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA.

Where: Ace Hotel at 120 S. Whitfield St. (East Liberty)

When: May 22, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

How much: First session is free


Wednesday

Learn about ‘Women in Politics 2018’

Hear from six panelists about how 2018 may be a watershed in the history of women in politics. The panelists, all women in government leadership, will explore the factors leading to an increase in women running for office, the challenges women face in these roles, and how women are leading through strategies, stories, and social movements. Before the event, catch up on our reporting about how Pennsylvania women did in the 2018 primary — and what that means for November.

Where: Coro Center-Civic Leadership at 26 South 27th St. (South Side)

When: May 23, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

How much: Free


Thursday

Explore East Deutschtown

This happy hour invites "Pittsburgh-loving folks" to discuss shaping the future physical form of Pittsburgh. The Community Alliance of Spring Garden & East Deutschtown will talk about historic preservation, adaptive reuse and neighborhood re-development. The meet-up begins at Penn Brewery before traveling through East Deutschtown and ending at Huszar.

Where: Penn Brewery at 800 Vinial St. (Troy Hill)

When: May 24, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Friday

Pick up some farm-fresh fruits and veggies

A sure sign of summer: Farmer's market season. Do a little grocery shopping on your lunch break at the Mellon Square Farmers Market. Grab some hot prepared lunch items, and take home some fresh fruits and veggies, all while enjoying live music.

Where: Mellon Square Park at 415 Oliver Ave. (Downtown)

When: May 25, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Saturday

Warm up with a walk in Carnegie

Warm up with a moderate hike with Venture Outdoors. The walk will explore Carnegie and one the neighborhood’s coffeehouses, Carnegie Coffee. A cup of coffee is included in the registration fee.

Where: Various locations in Carnegie

When: May 26, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

How much: $16 ($10 for members)


Help ‘Pick up Penn’

Devote your Saturday morning to some public service with the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation's "Pick up Penn" event. Prepare to pick up trash and help with gardening.

Where: Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation at 113 N. Pacific Ave. (Garfield)

When: May 26, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Take an art walk in Homewood

Tour the newest temporary public art piece by the East End Arts Team, completed in collaboration with the Office of Public Art and Neighborhood Allies. Also on this walking tour, visit the Homewood branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and explore the vibrant Art House by artist Vanessa German.

Where: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh — Homewood at 7101 Hamilton Ave. (Homewood)

When: May 26, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

How much: $8


Shop local on a Saturday night

Shop local with the Saturday Night Market and Downtown Sound Series. Peruse the work of some of Pittsburgh’s most creative independent vendors. While you're shopping, listen to an AcoustiCafe performance featuring Kayla Schureman, Chet Vincent, and Zack Keim.

Where: Market Square (Downtown)

When: May 26, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


See ‘Rocky Horror’ on the B-I-G screen

Hang out with Pittsburgh's official Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast, The Junior Chamber of Commerce Players, for this performance and screening of the cult classic film on the Science Center's giant screen.

Where: The Rangos Giant Cinema at Carnegie Science Center at 1 Allegheny Ave. (North Shore)

When: May 26, 2018 from 11:45 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

How much: $9.95 ($7.95 members)