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Steelers, food trucks, beer and the circus in Pittsburgh this weekend

| Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Performing elephants are one of the many attractions of the Shrine Circus which is in town Sept. 14-16 at PPG Paints Arena, in Pittsburgh's Uptown.
Shrine Circus
Performing elephants are one of the many attractions of the Shrine Circus which is in town Sept. 14-16 at PPG Paints Arena, in Pittsburgh's Uptown.
There will be a Steelers pep rally and kick off party at Stage AE on Sept. 14 to prepare fans for the home opener on Sept. 16 at Heinz Field.
There will be a Steelers pep rally and kick off party at Stage AE on Sept. 14 to prepare fans for the home opener on Sept. 16 at Heinz Field.
Good Taste Pittsburgh’s annual Food Truck-a-Palooza is from 2 to 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Rivers Casino on the North Side.
Justin Merriman | Tribune-Review
Good Taste Pittsburgh’s annual Food Truck-a-Palooza is from 2 to 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Rivers Casino on the North Side.
The crowds move and the beer flows at the annual Steel City Big Pour at Construction Junction. This year's event is Sept. 15.
BEN SCHMITT
The crowds move and the beer flows at the annual Steel City Big Pour at Construction Junction. This year's event is Sept. 15.
Co-founders Jason Farahi and Lauren Bradley of Annex PGH, a store that features a curated collection of men's and women's clothing, accessories and household items, will host a German Motor Vehicle Show on Sept. 15 in Deutschtown on Pittsburgh's North Side.
COURTESY ANNEX PGH
Co-founders Jason Farahi and Lauren Bradley of Annex PGH, a store that features a curated collection of men's and women's clothing, accessories and household items, will host a German Motor Vehicle Show on Sept. 15 in Deutschtown on Pittsburgh's North Side.

It's finally that time of the year!

The Steelers play their first home game of the 2018 season at 1 p.m. Sept. 16 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Get ready for the new season at a pep rally and concert Sept. 14 at Stage AE or have a bite at the annual Good Taste Pittsburgh's Food Truck-a-Palooza at Rivers Casino on Sept. 15. Sample a craft beer or two at The Steel City Big Pour Sept. 15 at Construction Junction in North Point Breeze. For those car lovers, check out Annex PGH in Deutschtown on the North Side Sept. 15. This also might be your final chance to see the Syria Shrine Circus.


Home game

The first Steelers home game against the Kansas City Chiefs is Sept. 16 at Heinz Field on the North Side and there is a pep rally and kickoff concert from 6 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 14 at nearby Stage AE, 400 North Shore Drive, to get fans ready. The headliner is Kip Moore, featuring special guests The Wild Feathers and Jameson Rodgers. Moore's hit single "Last Shot" is from his album "Slowheart." Tickets are $37.50.

Details: heinzfield.com


Food truckers

Good Taste Pittsburgh's annual Food Truck-a-Palooza is from 2 to 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Rivers Casino on the North Side. More than 40 of the city's food trucks will be parked on the outdoor space near the gambling facility. Guests will enjoy live music while waiting in line and for those 21 and older will receive $10 in free slot play.Tickets are $10-$30.

Details: Food Truck-a-Palooza


Pour it on

The Steel City Big Pour is at noon Sept. 15 at Construction Junction, a nonprofit warehouse supplying surplus construction materials and appliances at reduced prices located at 214 N. Lexington Ave, in North Point Breeze. Enjoy local craft beers and tasty bites from area restaurants. The event helps raise funds to sustain Construction Junction.

Tickets are $75.

Details: cjreuse.org


All things German

Annex PGH, the new lifestyle and clothing retailer, located at 522 East Ohio St. in Deutschtown on the North Side, is throwing a free motor vehicle show to celebrate its neighborhood's historic German roots from 2 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 15. The first Fahrzeugfest will feature 30 German cars and motorcycles of all makes and eras, including vintage vehicles by Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen and BMW on a closed Foreland Street, between Middle and James streets. There will be live music provided by the Deutschtown Music Festival, with food and drink provided by Allegheny City Brewing and the ASADOwagon Food Truck from Gaucho Parrilla Argentina.

Details: annexpgh.com


Circus time

This might be the final time to see the Syria Shrine Circus in town. It's set for Sept. 14-16 at PPG Paints Arena, Uptown. For almost seven decades, it has been the largest fraternal fundraiser for Syria Shrine — presenting performing elephants, tigers, horses, pigs, monkeys, bears, dogs and horses. The circus is challenging an ordinance brought forth by Pittsburgh City Council president Bruce Kraus which prohibits the use of any USDA-approved tools required for the safe, proper and legal training and display of performing animals. Tickets start at $16.75.

Details: syriashriners.org

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