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What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Oct. 7-13, 2019

Take the opportunity to help your neighbors and give back this week. Events this week benefit everything from Revival Chili to the local diaper bank and SisterFriend.

Here’s what else is coming up for the next seven days.

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Incline events

💛 Wednesday, Oct. 23: Celebrate the 412 love at What’s Next: A Community Celebration, our third birthday bash (Allegheny Center)


Partner events

💃 Thursday, Oct. 10 – Saturday, Oct. 12: Tour Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods, explore an interactive summit, and celebrate at a block party with music, artists, and food during the three-day All for All Summit on immigrant inclusion (East Liberty)

🍽 Oct. 10: Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day early with a one-of-a-kind private five-course dinner and exploration of indigenous cuisine with Colorado-based chef Andrea Murdoch (Hazelwood)

🏥 Oct. 12: Explore wellness like you haven’t seen it before at the one-day Wellness Disruptors conference with keynotes, panels, breakfast/lunch, and a sober happy hour (Hill District

📣 Oct. 19: Celebrate 15 years of sanctuary with a reading from City of Asylum’s former writers-in-residence, including writers from China, El Salvador, Burma, Venezuela, and Iran (North Side)


Other events you’ll love

Monday, Oct. 7

📚 Meet bestselling author Stephen Chbosky (Oakland)

🇷🇸 Eat lunch while you learn with this interdisciplinary arts team from Serbia (Downtown)

Tuesday, Oct. 8

🎷 Groove during the free jazz series JazzLive (Downtown)

💕 Try speed dating for single professionals (North Shore)

🚼 Volunteer with the diaper bank at this Alternative Happy Hour (Hill District)

Wednesday, Oct. 9

🌿 Celebrate two years of Grlpwrpgh (Bloomfield)

🖼️ Meet artists leveraging technology to grow brands (Allegheny West)

Thursday, Oct. 10

🍴 Eat food truck fare in support of Revival Chili (Wilkinsburg)

🍅 Learn about the man behind a food empire, H.J. Heinz (Sharpsburg)

🎶 Celebrate soul on the Hill (Hill District)

🚶 Explore Troy Hill with an audio walk and temporary installation — through Saturday (Troy Hill)

💡 Tear apart products and pitch improvements — also on Oct. 15 (East Liberty)

🗳 Learn about voting barriers and solutions at “We Count: Pennsylvanians with Disabilities and the Right to Vote” (Strip District)

Friday, Oct. 11

🎮 Game all night during a museum sleepover (North Shore)

👯 Support SisterFriend at this In Bed by Ten dance party (Lawrenceville)

👵 Call your golden girls for this puppet parody (Downtown)

👑 Join Queen of the Arcade Schwa de Vivre for a musical viewing party of Chopped (Downtown)

🎭 Wear your finest mask to support the American Cancer Society benefit masquerade ball (North Shore)

Saturday, Oct. 12

🍎 Play games, build-your-own caramel apple, and decorate a pumpkin at Threadbare Cider’s family-friendly fall festival (Spring Garden)

🍔 Sample and judge the city’s best burger and craft cocktail recipes at the Pittsburgher Burger Bash (Homestead)

📜 Explore historic churches and a mansion on this architectural tour (Wilkinsburg)

⚡️ Don your robes and ready your broomsticks for a magical Sharpsmeade Festival (Sharpsburg)

✍️ Join a writers workshop to meet adult queer writers (Bloomfield)

🍲 Sample food from some of Pittsburgh’s best restaurants with Best Bites Pittsburgh Restaurant Crawl (Downtown)

Sunday, Oct. 13

👩‍🍳 Meet award-winning cookbook author Katie Parla and sample Southern Italian cuisine  (Strip District)

🎺 Listen to River City Brass Band at the Maxo Vanka murals at St. Nicholas Croatian Church (Millvale)

🖼 Discover vintage shops, makers, and artists at the Made & Found Festival (East Liberty)

🛍️ Find some gems at the last Neighborhood Flea marketplace of the 2019 season (Strip District)

💰 Score free admission to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History for RADical Days (Oakland)

🍬 Bring the kiddos in their Halloween costumes for Trunk or Treat (North Shore)


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