What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2019

The leaves are starting to get that crispy end-of-August look, but it’s still summer, and there’s lots to do outside this week. Relax with some outdoor jazz, stock your fridge at a farmer’s market, ride your bike in your undies, and eat lots of brisket.

Here’s what’s on tap for the next seven days.

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Incline events

🍴 By Aug. 26: Nominate the up-and-comers in Pittsburgh’s food and drink scene for The Incline’s Who’s Next: Food & Beverage award before the 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26 deadline

🔌 Aug. 28: Celebrate the up-and-comers in Pittsburgh’s environment and energy scene (McCandless)

Partner events

🇺🇸 Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day): Celebrate Poet Laureates from around the country and learn about the important civic role Poet Laureates play at City of Asylum. (North Side)

📣 Saturday, Sept. 7: Celebrate the freedom to create at City of Asylum’s forum on free expression, featuring Iranian singer and human rights advocate Mahsa Vahdat, in conversation with Iranian-American poet Sholeh Wolpé (North Side)

Other events you’ll love

Monday, Aug. 26

🙏 Meditate with a monk at this all-levels practice (East Liberty)

💬 Make some new friends at this meet-up for 40+ trans and nonbinary folks (Lawrenceville)

🔬 Hear “Professor Buzzkill” talk about climate science (Shadyside)

🌿 Share your opinions on the Phipps Garden Center renovations (Point Breeze)

Tuesday, Aug. 27

💜 Honor survivors and revivers on International Overdose Awareness Day (Downtown)

🎷 Groove to the sounds of live jazz outdoors (Downtown)

🍎 Grab some fresh produce at this farmer’s market (Lawrenceville)

🥁 Forget your worries with Song Circle for the People (South Side Slopes)

🎃 Drink pumpkin beers (even though it’s still summer) at the Pumking Family Reunion (North Shore)

Wednesday, Aug. 28

😎 Soak up the last days of summer at the Grlpwrpgh Pool Party + BBQ (South Side Flats)

🎤 Hear readings from local authors with a focus on positive images of queer and trans youth, parents, and families (East Liberty)

🤝 Make some new friends at the Better the Burgh Meetup (North Shore)

Thursday, Aug. 29

🖌 Paint while listening to rap, trap, and r&b (Garfield)

🚲 Strip down and get ready for another underwear bike ride (Lawrenceville, South Side, Downtown

💬 Tell a story or just listen at We Are The Weirdos: Live Stories, Told by Women (South Side Flats)

🤤 Eat all the ribs and brisket at the Heinz Field Rib Fest and Kickoff — through Monday (North Shore)

Friday, Aug. 30

⚖️ Explore the theme of justice with State Rep. Summer Lee at Creative Mornings (North Side)

🍋 Pucker up for a lemon festival at Wigle Barrelhouse (Spring Garden)

🤣 Laugh out loud at this comedy night headlined by Ed Bailey (Mount Washington)

🌈 Listen up at The Queerpunk Slamjunk, a queer youth-focused open mic (Bloomfield)

🎭 Watch dozens of performances at the Pittsburgh Performance Art Festival — through Saturday (Multiple locations)

Saturday, Aug. 31

💄 Spice up your life with Spice Girls music, Spice World screenings, and a drag show — through Sunday (Lawrenceville

✏️ Help SisterFriend create kits for the school year (Polish Hill)

🗺 Learn how the British mapped America before the American Revolution (Downtown)

📚 Hear from local authors about “Building Community Through Literary Arts” (Downtown)

💃 Celebrate women and femme musicians at Yass Queen’s third anniversary (Lawrenceville)

Sunday, Sept. 1

🍴 Eat some soul food at this food fest (Downtown)

🍺 Pretend like you’re in college at this pong tourney (South Side Flats)

🎶 Grab a spot in the grass for Reservoir of Jazz (Highland Park)

🐱 Pet cute cats while celebrating one year of Black Cat Market (Lawrenceville)

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