5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: May 3-5
It’s Pittsburgh Marathon weekend but, if you aren’t a runner, there are other things happening.
Stay on course
The Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon is Sunday. More than 40,000 runners are expected for this race, organized by P3R, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, according to the marathon’s website. The 26.2-mile run takes participants through a tour of Pittsburgh. Other options include a half marathon, a relay, and a 5K. On Saturday, there is a 1-mile kid’s marathon on the North Shore and, in Point State Park, there will be a toddler trot and pet walk.
Be sure to download the P3R Mobile App presented by @sports_pgh and turn on push notifications to stay up-to-date with the latest race weekend information, alerts and more!
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— P3R Events (@P3Revents) April 30, 2019
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will conduct its second annual “Cultured Cocktails” event on Saturday at the Benedum Center, Downtown. Guests can imbibe as they walk through time, exploring the histories behind their favorite drinks and spirits. Local bartenders will craft signature cocktails. Drink samples will be paired with food selections prepared by Pittsburgh restaurants, including Braddock’s Rebellion, Bridges & Bourbon, Burn by Rock Patel, The Commoner, Con Alma, Eddie Merlot’s, Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, Or, The Whale, Scratch F & B, The Warren and Yuzu Kitchen. Pittsburgh native Mia Z will provide live music throughout the night.
What do you get when you combine signature cocktails and bites from restaurants in Pittsburgh? The second annual Cultured Cocktails event presented by the @CulturalTrust. There’s a story behind every drink, and you’ll want to savor each one.https://t.co/NyzwAnxdQP pic.twitter.com/TQs5LyAn6G
— MadeInPGH (@madeinPGH) April 24, 2019
Use your head
The 21st annual PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon is from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. It’s the first time the event will be held at Allegheny Commons Park on Pittsburgh’s North Side, according to a news release. The soiree attracts as many as 700 guests. Proceeds benefit Pittsburgh’s park system. The luncheon is an opportunity for guests to feature their headwear style. You will see everything from designer hats to homemade headpieces, the news release says. This is the first year the event is not held at one of the City’s five regional parks.
Hanging out at the Spring Hat Luncheon supporting the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy pic.twitter.com/JX7pIFfh2j
— Charlie Batch (@CharlieBatch16) May 7, 2016
Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the final days to see “Street Photography to Surrealism: The Golden Age of Photography in France, 1900-1945 at the Frick Pittsburgh in Point Breeze. Featuring 16 photographers working in and around France before 1945, the exhibit includes key artists like Eugène Atget, Ilse Bing, Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Man Ray, who were foundational in spurring the rise of photography between the two world wars, according to the museum.
— The Frick Pittsburgh (@TheFrickPgh) April 30, 2019
Country singer Eric Church is performing two consecutive shows Friday and Saturday at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. The first performance will be on his 42nd birthday.
Church is known for hits including “Desperate Man,” “Springsteen” and “Drink in My Hand.” He is performing back-to-back shows in numerous cities on his Double Down tour, which kicked off in Omaha in January. Church, a North Carolina native who calls his fan club the Church Choir, is known for unconventional, surprise-filled concerts playing three-hour sets with no opener and changing his setlist from show to show. People attending the Friday and Saturday concerts aren’t expected to see the exact same shows.
Are you and your date country music fans? On May 3rd and 4th at the PPG Paints Arena , country music star @ericchurch is having two shows that are sure to make you and your date have a blast! Be sure to grab your tickets now. 😉 #ericchurch #Pittsburgh https://t.co/fKsNiNf535
— Modern Matchmaker (@pghmatchmaker) May 2, 2019
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .