Heads up, Pittsburgh: Anthrocon's closing ceremony happens at 5:30 today. Brush up on these etiquette tips if you're heading Downtown to bid the furries farewell, or rewatch their Saturday parade. “No other city partners with their convention the way that Pittsburgh partners with Anthrocon. It’s a special feeling.”
We surprised Hott Dawgz — aka the Ultimate Pittsburgh Food Truck — this week with their trophy. And a few days later, we caught up with them to chat about what it was like to win and where they're keeping their crown. (On the order window, of course.) If you want one of their award-winning hot dogs, look for the truck outside of today's Pirates game.
On the Calendar
The Independence Day celebration starts Sunday in Lawrenceville with food, games, a farmer's market, face painting and, of course, fireworks. The celebration has been a neighborhood tradition for more than 70 years.
Where: Arsenal Park (Lawrenceville)
When: July 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Here's a special chance to try Pie for Breakfast before it opens. Pie for Breakfast will host a takeover at Butterjoint serving select dishes at 5 p.m. until supplies last.
Where: Butterjoint at 214 N Craig St. (North Oakland)
When: July 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Heinz History Center will host a flag ceremony on Independence Day. Veterans and museum visitors can help to unfurl a giant 36-foot American flag, sing the National Anthem and participate in a moment of silence for those who have served.
Where: Heinz History Center at 1212 Smallman Street (Strip District)
When: July 4, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
There's a trivia night made for Disney fans. At this trivia night, test your knowledge and compete for prizes. The event wraps up before your magic carriage turns into a pumpkin.
Where: Claddagh Irish Pub at 407 Cinema Drive (South Side)
When: July 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Try out an easy-to-follow cardio dance fitness class with BaM Choreography. Then, treat yourself to a wine tasting after class. Enginehouse 25 Wines will provide one free glass of red or white wine.
Where: Engine House 25 Wines at 3339 Penn Ave. (Lawrenceville)
When: July 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $15
Stroll Penn Avenue between the 4800 and 5500 blocks to meet artists, shop, enjoy live music and create your own art.
Where: Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District at Penn Avenue from Mathilda Street to Negley Avenue (Garfield)
When: July 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.