City Steps, Beer in Braddock, Wilkinsburg Celebrates 125th Birthday, Parades, Art Cars and Pierogi Day

Hello Pittsburgh! It’s shaping up to be another perfect weekend in Pittsburgh – there is an activity that is sure to please everyone this weekend!  Here are the links for the events we shared on WDVE this morning – plus even more stuff to do that we didn’t have time to mention on the radio.  Please be sure to leave a comment or send us a tweet with your favorite place for pierogi in Pittsburgh!

Wilkinsburg 125 Annoversay Celebration

  • Friday, October 5 – Free Reception at Hosana House (6-10pm)
  • Saturday, October 6 – Parade (11am)
  • Follow @wilkinsburg125 on Twitter
  • A detailled history of Wilkinsburg is available here.
First Annual Sewickley Octoberfest

  • Friday October 5 (5-11pm) and Saturday October 6 (4-11pm)
  • $5 for Adults, $2 for kids
  • live music, beer and food – what else do you need at an Oktoberfest
Tour De Mon

  • Saturday, October 6, 2012 – starts at 8am
  • Bike the Mon River – rides for every level of cyclist – 5miles to 60 Miles
  • hosted by the Mon Yough Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Read more about the Tour De Mon in the Post-Gazette here.
Fineview Step-a-thon

  • Saturday, October 6, 2012
  • 8:30 am
  • This is a road race but on steps from the website – “As with any trail race, following the course is another part of the challenge.  There are 47 turns on the course.   We don’t have volunteers guiding you at every turn – this ain’t no pansy-ass road race!”
  • Online registration is closed, race day registration is still available
  • Read more about Fineview and the race here.
South Side Slopes StepTrek

  • Saturday, October 6, 2012
  • 11am-4pm
  • A self-guided tour of the city steps in the South Side Slopes – routes available for all levels
  • Register online here.
  • Facebook Event

Southside Slope StepTrek 2012 Poster
Columbus Day Parade

  • Saturday, October 6, 2012
  • Bloomfield
  • Parade starts at 11am
  • Check out BoringPittsburgh’s nice write up with lots of great photos of last weekend’s Little Italy Days here.

Pittsburgh Columbus Day Parade

Pittsburgh Columbus Day Parade (Photo credit: rucky8453)

Vehicular Abstraction – Art Cars on Display in Garfield

  • Saturday, October 6 2012
  • Morning – cars being painted
  • Noon-4 pm – Juried art cars on display
  • Cars will be on display near the Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery 5051 Penn Ave
  • Read more about the event and watch a video with the artists on Bill Peduto’s blog here.
Pop Up Beer Garden Visits Braddock

  • Saturday, October 6, 2012
  • 2-9pm
  • Check out Pittsburgh’s newest Brewery – The Brew Gentleman
  • Food options from Franktuary, PGH Pierogie Truck, Bar Maro, Pig Roast by Kevin Sousa, Fukuda Sushi, and more!
  • Facebook Event Link
Wood Fired Words

  • Saturday, October 6, 2012
  • 7-10pm
  • meet the 2012-13 Braddock writers-in-residence
  • celebrate Braddock Avenue Books, a new press based in Braddock
  • The event will feature East End Book Exchange’s pop-up bookstore, art by Anna E. Mikolay, homemade pizza from the community pizza oven (with special chef appearance by Kevin Sousa)
  • Facebook Event Link
 Free Admission to the Zoo – RAD Days

  • Sunday, October 7, 2012
  • The zoo is open for free – thanks to the RAD tax.
National Pierogi Day – October 8


Pierogi (Photo credit: a.fiedler)


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Lindsay has been writing about Pittsburgh since 2005. She likes pretzels from the Pretzel Shop on Carson St., used book stores, her rollerblades and she hopes to learn to skateboard someday soon.

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