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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