There are lots of fun, quirky and tasty events happening in Pittsburgh in November, from beer festivals to a chocolate extravaganza.
Friday, November 4: FEAST: Oiticia’s Brazil at Carnegie Museum of Art
The Carnegie Museum of Art’s FEAST series celebrates art through culinary adventure, and features full menus, paired with exhibitions at the museum. For this event, chef Ana Luiza Trajano of São Paulo’s Brasil a Gosto will be paired with the museum’s Helio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium exhibit. For more information, and to make a reservation, visit the event page.
Saturday, November 5: Trash Your Popcorn at Row House Cinema
Row House Cinema isn’t worried about leftover Halloween candy… they’re using it to “trash” popcorn and create a one-of-a-kind treat. On November 5, join them for a family-friendly morning of Looney Tunes cartoons and Charlie Chaplin shorts while enjoying popcorn and their candy bar, with chocolate, gummies and more. Tickets are $9, and can be purchased online.
Saturday, November 5: Farm to Table Harvest Tasting
Farm to Table Pittsburgh’s fifth annual Harvest Tasting is happening on Saturday, November 5 at the Produce Terminal in the Strip District. Enjoy tasty bites and samples from food and beverage vendors, plus conversation with farmers and purveyors. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Find out more information online.
Saturday, November 5: Winter Warmer Beer Festival at Carrie Furnace
Bad news first: General admission and ‘super’ VIP tickets are sold out to this all-day drinking festival, featuring about 40 breweries. The good news? VIP tickets (which give you early access, and all the beer samples you can drink) are still available for $59 per person. If you want to go, we suggest getting ‘em now.
Sunday, November 6: Brewtal Beer Fest at Spirit
Combine a heavy metal music festival with a ton of beer and what do you have? The Brewtal Beer Fest at Spirit. Breweries like Spoonwood, East End, Costar, Full Pint and Grist House will be serving drafts while bands, like Child Bite, Natural Causes and Vermithrax provide the entertainment. Tickets start at $36 and are available online.
Monday, November 7: The History of Tiki Culture at Hidden Harbor
Find out how World War II and the rise of tiki culture are related at a special event with Wigle Whiskey and the Heinz History Center at Hidden Harbor. Tickets are $45 and include tropical drinks, food, music and storytelling from historians. Find more information here.
Thursday, November 10: Girl Scout Cookie Flight Night at Bierport
Bierport says that it’s the “ultimate food & beer pairing”… and who are we to disagree? Each $15 ticket entitles you to a flight of four 5oz. craft beers, each paired with a different Girl Scout cookie. Plus, a beer expert will walk you through why each pairing is perfectly matched. Find out more here.
Saturday, November 12: The Chocolate Bar at the Benedum Center
Chocoholics, rejoice. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is hosting a chocolate event, featuring samples of candy, desserts and milkshakes from 1519 Chocolate, Enrico Biscotti, Grandview Bakery, Sarris Candies and more. General admission tickets are $35 and includes all chocolate samples, a cocktail and a one-year membership to the Cultural Trust. For more information, visit their event page.
Saturday, November 12: Chili Cook-Off at Wigle Whiskey
Do you make the best chili ever? Wigle Whiskey is giving you a chance to prove it at their Chili Cook-Off at the Barrelhouse. Winners will receive some great prizes, including Wigle spirits, tour tickets, and swag. Sign up and find out more online.
Sunday, November 13: Wigle Whiskey’s Homebrewers Competition
Wigle Whiskey is having a busy weeked! Their chili cookoff is on Saturday, and on Sunday, they’ll be hosting their third annual Homebrewers Competition at the Barrelhouse, featuring a selection of homebrew beer samples, a Wigle snifter and a barrel-aged cocktail. Plus, you can vote in the People’s Choice competition, and find out what brew the judges think is best. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.
Tuesday, November 15: Whirl Magazine’s Chef’s Best Dish 2016 at The Circuit Center & Ballroom
Whirl Magazine has invited more than 30 Pittsburgh chefs – including Ling Robingson of Asiatique Thai Bistro, Les Murphy of Bigham Tavern, Jason Shaffer from Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie and Jeff Iovino of Café io – to share their best dishes at this annual event. Tickets are $35 per person, and include bites from all participating restaurants. Visit their event page for more information.
Saturday, November 19: Grape Stomp at Pittsburgh Winery
Help Pittsburgh Winery celebrate their birthday by taking off your shoes, and stomping some grapes the old-fashioned way. Tickets are $25 per person, and include wine-making fun, live music, food and wine. Find out more and register online.
Sunday, November 20: Pittsburgh VegFEAST at Spirit
The folks who brought you Pittsburgh VegFest are hosting a vegetable-based Thanksgiving dinner, with dishes from Onion Maiden, Chip & Kale, Amazing Café, Allegro Hearth Bakery, Whole Foods and Red Lotus. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for kids, and proceeds benefit ARL Wildlife Center and Justice for Animals. For more information, visit their event page.
Sunday, November 20: Beer Belly Yoga at East End Brewing Company
Namaste… and cheers. East End Brewing Company is hosting a 45-minute Beer Belly Yoga class in their taproom on November 20, taught by a teacher from Squirrel Hill’s I Am Yoga. After class, enjoy a free beer, and take the glass home for free. Seats are limited and $25 per person. Find out more online.