What to do in Pittsburgh this week

This weekend: Startup Weekend, speakeasy sneak peek, surfing in Pgh

A new Pittsburgh podcast, Hitchhiker pop-ups in Allentown, the oldest farmers market in town & surfing in Pittsburgh

A very Pittsburgh podcast // Say hello to our podcast. The first episode of The Slaw: Staying on Top of Pittsburgh debuted on Tuesday. We interviewed DJ Arie Cole about his journey from office job to full-time DJ. You can also subscribe to The Slaw in iTunes.

Brunch is back (and indoors) // Now that snow is in the forecast, we’re moving our monthly brunch series indoors. The next Sunny Side Up Brunch is on Sunday, November 17 at Roundabout Brewery in Lawrenceville. Grab your ticket here.

No storefront, no address // We’ve got a sneak peek inside the new speakeasy that is opening later this month in East Liberty.

NOMAD popup // Hitchhiker Brewing is opening a winter taproom in the Allentown neighborhood of Pittsburgh. We’ve got a look at the space the beer list for opening weekend.

Farmer’s market season never ends // The Farmers Co-op of East Liberty has been open every Saturday, year-round, since 1941. Meet the third-generation families that are still involved in the market.

Coffee congratulations // Both Espresso a Mano & Commonplace Coffee are on Food & Wine Magazine’s list of the best coffee shops on America.

Shop local this holiday season // We’ve put together a guide to every Holiday Market in Pittsburgh. Here is where to shop local this weekend:

🎄Saturday @ Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s Club 11th Annual Holiday Market

🌲Sunday @ The Brew House Holiday Bazaar

 

This weekend in Pittsburgh:

Friday // November 8

Startup Weekend Pittsburgh @ Beauty Shoppe, Pitt Building

Join a team and spend the weekend building a startup. Spend Saturday researching your idea and build a prototype. On Sunday teams will present their ideas to a panel of judges for fame and prizes. Not ready to participate? Not a problem. It’s free to attend the Friday night kickoff and the Sunday night presentations.

Saturday // November 9

Designer Days @ Thriftique

Head to Thriftique in Lawrenceville for this yearly event. They save the good stuff for Designer Days. #PGHProTip everything is half-off on Sunday. All proceeds benefit the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women.

Sunday // November 10

Pittsburgh Polish Fest 2019 @ Cathedral of Learning

Polish cooking, crafts, dancing, music and pierogies, of course. The event is free to attend and open to everyone.

Monday // November 11

Surfers in Pittsburgh @ Patagonia Pittsburgh

Yes! You can surf in Pittsburgh. Ian Smith, founder of First Waves – a local nonprofit that puts kids on surfboards, will talk about inland surfing. This is a BYOC event. Bring your own cup for some Threadbare cider.

 

Header photo credit: Tom O’Connor