Dear spring. How you doin?
Hey, so, we’re all ready for you over here. What do you say you get a move on it already. Because there are a bunch of things we’d like to do this March in Pittsburgh. We’re especially pumped about this epic food truck rally, a gallery crawl, and the Night Market. All of which would be way better if it wasn’t freezing cold outside. We’d really appreciate it if you could swap the snow for some sunshine. Thanks, you’re the best.
The Fleet Awakens Food Truck Rally
Putting 20 Pittsburgh food trucks in one place at the the same time is an awesome idea. But if you round them up outside Voodoo Brewing in Homestead you’re really on to something. Well that’s exactly what’s happening at this epic food truck rally. There will be plenty to eat and drink, so come hungry (and thirsty). March 19.
Yoga, Beer, and Brunch
We’re teaming up with the Brew Gentlemen and some of our favorite local food trucks to offer Yoga, Beer, and Brunch as part of the annual Farm to Table Conference. Sign up, then prepare to sweat, sip, and snack as you enjoy the Farm to Table VIP experience – including full access to both days of the conference, a private food tasting, and Yoga, Beer, and Brunch. By the way, we’re driving the food trucks right into the Convention Center. So there’s that. March 18-19.
Gallery Crawl + Night Market
Check out everything the Pittsburgh Cultural District has to offer by going gallery-to-gallery as part of this art-inspired tour. Then pop over to the pop-up market and one-night festival that is Night Market – featuring a wide variety of vendors selling everything from food to jewelry. It’s all part of Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial Celebration. So round up your friends and family and head downtown to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Steel City. March 18.
Clothing Swap @ TechShop Pittsburgh
Sooner or later, spring will arrive. And we all know what that means, right? Yeah, spring cleaning. Well, thanks to the TechShop you’ll have something to do with all the clothes you’d rather do without. Grab your bag of gently used wears and head to this spot in Bakery Square for an afternoon of clothes swapping. March 6.
TEDx University of Pittsburgh
As a platform for “ideas worth spreading” TED talks have become a source of knowledge and inspiration of millions who have attended the talks or watched them online. And this month, local ideas and speakers take the stage as part of TEDx University of Pittsburgh. This year’s theme is “MOVE!” and will explore how we move, what moves us, and how Pittsburgh is moving forward. FYI – Pitt students get first dibs on tickets. March 26.
Sewickley Soup Crawl
Explore the Village of Sewickley while shopping and sampling dozens of delicious soups prepared by neighborhood restaurants, then served at participating retailers. It’s your chance to escape the city for an evening to see what’s happening right down route 65 in Sewickley. Shop some of the local boutiques, scope out the surrounding neighborhood, and snag dinner before heading back to the Burgh. March 19.
Apparently knitting festivals are a thing, because there’s one taking place in Pittsburgh the first weekend in March. Of course if you already knew knitting festivals existed, you’ve had this date marked on your calendar for months. You’ve been anxiously this amazing day of yarn manipulation and the unwanted gifts it produces. We’re kidding (kind of). But hey, to each their own. Here’s hoping the skein doesn’t run out. March 4-6.
Startup Weekend Women’s Edition
Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about tech, innovation, and startups in Pittsburgh (say hello to our new neighbors – Facebook, Uber, and Apple). And events like Startup Weekend play a big role in rallying the troops. But the organizers of this event noticed attendance by female participants was low. So they created a Women’s Edition to encourage more female entrepreneurs to come out and try to create a startup in a 54-hour sprint. Guys, you can come too. But ladies, this one’s for you. March 18.
There’s a lot to laugh about this month in Pittsburgh. Make that a lot to laugh at. Mainly Trevor Noah, Frank Caliendo, and Jay Leno. The host of the Daily Show, the imitation artists, and the former host of the Tonight Show will be passing through Pittsburgh during the month of March. Trevor Noah will be at the Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland on March 4. Catch Frank Caliendo takes the stage at the same venue on March 5. And Jay Leno hits Heinz Hall on March 5.
Music in March
Like the comedy acts coming through, this month’s musical lineup is unreal. Catch HONEYHONEY at Club Cafe on March 5. Pittsburgh-native Daya plays Stage AE on March 9. That’s also where Vance Joy will be on March 23. Then, on March 25, G. Love & Special Sauce is at Mr. Smalls with The Bones of JR Jones. Last, but not least, Citizen Cope closes out the month with an acoustic set at the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on March 3.