• 11 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend (4/26-4/28)


    PITTSBURGH - Looking for something to do this weekend in western Pennsylvania? We've got 11 ideas for you right here!

    Pedal Pale Ale Keg Ride

    Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – East End Brewing (Larimer)

    Start your Saturday with a nice bike ride through Pittsburgh, probably. East End Brewing’s annual Pedal Pale Ale Keg Ride will take several hundred riders along a bike course to a secret destination. The ride is a fundraiser for Auberle Foster Care, a ride close to brewery owner Scott Smith’s heart. The course is kept easy for beginners, and because no one wants shaken up beer at the end.


    Our Pedal Pale Ale Keg Ride is this Saturday and it combines three of our favorite things: Bikes, Beer, and Contributing to a Great Cause (okay, we couldn't think of a good way to work a "B" into that but you get it). Meet us at the Brewery in Larimer starting at 9:30am to check in, and then join us on an easy ride (seriously easy, if you can ride, you can do the KegRide!) through Pittsburgh on the way to our SECRET DESTINATION. Once we get there, you'll get a free fresh pint of our Pedal Pale Ale, a KegRide glass to call your own, and the knowledge that you've helped raise money for Auberle Foster Care Foundation, a great local charity that works to help foster kids and families throughout the region. Most importantly, ticket sales are ending soon... on FRIDAY AT NOON, to be exact. So if you've been on the fence or haven't bought them yet, now is the time! There are no day-of ticket sales for this event. The link is in our bio for tickets! While we're talking about it, if you're interested in learning more about Auberle and Foster care, we just scheduled a special foster care informational session at the Brewpub on Tuesday, May 14. Check our website for more info! Ok, now go pump up your tires, and we'll see you on Saturday morning!

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    Steelers Draft Party

    Saturday, noon – Heinz Field

    Football season is still pretty far off, but this is a big week for fans and teams as the NFL draft gets underway on Thursday. But the real party doesn’t start until Saturday afternoon when fans get a chance to meet this year’s draft picks, along with current and future players. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out all six of the Steelers’ Super Bowl trophies and even visit the locker room! Tickets cost $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

    Paws Across Pittsburgh Cash Bash

    Saturday, 7 p.m. – Harrison City Fire Hall

    Do you like winning money? If so, this is your chance to try your luck and help some of our furry friends. In the three years Paws Across Pittsburgh has existed, it has rescued more than 1,000 dogs and 300 cats. There are cash giveaways, auction baskets, 50/50 drawings and more. Much of the money will go to help the Lifetime of Veterinary support program, which helps the special needs dogs and cats that Paws Across Pittsburgh adopts.

    High school musicals

    Woodland Hills students are putting on their version of the Broadway hit “Mamma Mia” and several other schools have their own productions of other shows.

    The Wonderful Music of Oz

    Various Times – Heinz Hall

    There’s no place like home, or in this case the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s home at Heinz Hall. Take a trip over the rainbow and follow the yellow brick road on a musical journey that explores all things Oz. Three vocalists join the PSO and conductor Lawrence Loh for the weekend of performances. Tickets range from $22 to $99 and can be purchased online.

    The Pittsburgh Opera presents Don Pasquale

    Saturday, 8 p.m. – The Benedum Center

    The Pittsburgh Opera will end its 80th season on a high note with a performance of the comic opera “Don Pasquale." This opera and 1950's Hollywood production has never been performed in Pittsburgh. It’s the story of an old wealthy bachelor, Don, who is trying to arrange a "proper" marriage for his nephew, Ernesto, who is in love with someone else. Needless to say, highjinks ensue.

    Elle King

    Saturday, 7 p.m. – Stage AE

    Riding the wave of some Grammy, Billboard, and CMT award nominations, country rock singer songwriter Elle King will be dropping by to perform as part of her Shake the Spirit Tour. You may know her from her recent collaboration with Dierks Bentley on the hit song “Different For Girls" or her 2016 CMA win  for the album "Love Stuff.” If that's not enough, English singer songwriter Barns Courtney will be kicking things off as the opening act. Tickets are $27 in advance or $30 at the door.  


    Friday, 7 p.m. – Meadows Racetrack and Casino

    Rewind to the late 90s when Everclear comes to Washington County for a night of nostalgia and new music. The band’s 1997 album “So Much for the Afterglow” went double platinum, and the following year they were named the Modern Rock Artist of the year by Billboard Magazine. Some of the bands hit songs include “Everything to Everyone,” “I Will Buy You a New Life,” “Father of Mine” and “Wonderful.”

    Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs Nashville SC

    Saturday, 7 p.m. – Highmark Stadium

    The Riverhounds are looking to continue their five-game unbeaten streak this weekend when Nashville SC comes to town. Kidsburgh PGH presents “Be the Kind Kid Night” which includes $1 beers for the 90 minutes before kickoff and an autograph session after the match. This is the last game to get two tickets for 20 bucks by using the code "twenty" on Ticketmaster.

    Spring Pittsburgh Wedding Flea Market

    Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Monroeville Convention Center

    If you still need to pick up wedding day decor before saying “I do” then head down to the Monroeville Convention Center to find items that will come in under budget. There will be people selling some of their extra or lightly used decorations. And if you’re on the other side you can sign up as a seller as well. Tickets are on sale in advance, but you can get them at the door.

    Seven Springs Home and Garden Show

    All Weekend – Seven Springs Resort

    If you're ready to get some summer home projects underway but aren't sure where to start, then Seven Springs has you covered with their first ever Home and Garden Show. The weekend features exhibits and seminars, plus Seven Springs is the perfect place to learn about home improvement, gardening, and landscaping while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the mountain resort. After the show, you can head over to the 18th annual Brewski Festival in the Foggy Goggle on Friday and Saturday nights. There will be more than 50 breweries on hand to help you relax after thinking about all that house work.

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