Welcome to the unofficial start of summer — Memorial Day weekend. The holiday is a time to honor those who died while serving in the U.S. military. And the weekend is also the kickoff to a slate of outdoor summer events where you get some exercise, shop and enjoy the weather over food and drinks. Here are 10 can't-miss-events for your three-day weekend.
After a two-week-long battle, 16 victors emerged in the quest for the title of Ultimate Pittsburgh Frozen Treat. We learned a few things in Round 1 — like yinz are nostalgic. Here's who made it to the Sweet 16 (and a very sweet Sweet 16 it is). Now, head out to these frozen treat shops this weekend for Very Important Bracket Research Purposes and then cast your vote.
With a primary election this month, politics took center stage (btw, The Incline's own MJ Slaby and Colin Deppen talked about the biggest stories on WESA's The Confluence yesterday). But if you're tired of politics, fear not. We also wrote about Pittsburgh history, a super adorable dog, and a very famous dumpster. This weekend, catch up on sleep, catch up with friends, and catch up on the news.
🚺 First, for the politics. Women won big this month — including two local women, Sara Innamorato and Summer Lee, who toppled the Costa cousins. Here's what their wins mean for Democratic Socialists and Democrats.
💪 Braddock Mayor John Fetterman won the primary nod for lieutenant governor, but what happens to Braddock if he wins the state seat?
🍫 It's finally ice cream season. We bit into the Pittsburgh history of the Klondike bar.
🍟 Driving this weekend? You're going to want to bookmark this guide to the best (and worst) food along the Turnpike.
🛣 Speaking of traversing Pennsylvania's roads, the trek used to be very different — like navigate-using-a-series-of-tombstone-shaped-stones different.
🌭 In advance of your cookout this weekend, join in on the debate of whether a hot dog is a sandwich.
🐶 Charleston Chew, the dog whose howls swept the Internet, is a Pittsburgh pup. Here's his story that will make you 😭.
🌧 It rained a lot, propelling a rogue Rt. 51 dumpster into a world of internet fame.
On the Calendar
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)
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.
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 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.
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)