Social Events in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania This Week

Let’s explore social events in Pittsburgh, PA happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Are you looking to take a break from your regular ventures, build friendships or develop emotional intelligence? Social events could just be just the thing you are missing. As they always say, one’s company, two’s a crowd, three’s a party. In these events, you will get to meet a whole new range of people, engage other cultures and understand different perspectives. You get opportunities to expand your circle through the interactions and conversations elicited. Whether you are looking to improve your social or work connections, this is it for you.

There are many events held across Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Events range from backyard outings, outdoor activity events, singles events, professional networking, meaningful discussions, and more. They are all varied and interesting covering your lifestyle and preference. If you find it hard to make connections or socialize in these events, here are a few tips to save your situation.

Local Groups’ Events in Pittsburgh

Canvas painting at the Crafty Shack

Canvas painting at the Crafty Shack

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: The Crafty Shack

Let’s get together and do a canvas painting. We need to call ahead and reserve spots so I need to know by Friday if you’re interested you can pay when you get there or you can call them and pay over the phone. It’s $30 and if you’re not quite done in three hours, trust me it’ll last a little longer if you need it.(…)

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Prototyping: Taking Ideas into Physical Reality

Prototyping: Taking Ideas into Physical Reality

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: 6901 Lynn Way

ProductTank Pittsburgh: Are you ready to take your prototyping skills to the next level? Moving on from low-fidelity prototyping, it’s time to witness how those initial ideas can be transformed into tangible realities.

Join us for Part 2 of our prototyping series at Tronix3D on May 14, where the virtual meets the physical in the exciting realm of additive manufacturing. Don’t worry if you didn’t (…)

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Guided Hike ~ Grandview Ave ~ Presented by Pittsburgh Park Rangers FREE

Guided Hike ~ Grandview Ave ~ Presented by Pittsburgh Park Rangers FREE

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Monongahela Incline

Phot and description taken from event listing.

**Grandview Ave Hike**
Your Pittsburgh Park Rangers will be your guides as you enjoy a casual hike along the **Grand View Scenic Byway**! This event is the perfect opportunity to explore the world-class views of Pittsburgh. We will meet outside the **Monongahela Incline Upper Station** and embark on a memorable journey. Get ready to immerse yourself (…)

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None of This is True: A Novel by Lisa Jewell @ Lawrence Hall on Butler St.

None of This is True: A Novel by Lisa Jewell @ Lawrence Hall on Butler St.

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Lawrence Hall

Meeting upstairs at Lawrence Hall in Lawrenceville, PA on Butler St.

Book Description:
**Lisa Jewell returns with a scintillating new psychological thriller about a woman who finds herself the subject of her own popular true crime podcast.**

Celebrating her forty-fifth birthday at her local pub, popular podcaster Alix Summers crosses paths with an unassuming woman called Josie Fair. Josie, it tu(…)

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PyCon US 2024

PyCon US 2024

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center

[PyCon US](https://us.pycon.org/) is the largest and longest-running annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language. PyCon US 2024 and 2025 will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

**You must register on the [PyCon US](https://pycon.us) website to attend.** We’re (unofficially) cross-posting the conference to PyData Pittsburgh to help spread t(…)

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Bridgerton S3 Watch Party

Bridgerton S3 Watch Party

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Marylee’s house

For those who have been anxiously awaiting the return of Bridgerton and Polin’s (Penelope + Colin) love story, it is final time. So, let’s celebrate, come over to my house and watch an episode or two! Bring whatever snacks and drinks delight you!(…)

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🚶‍♀️Walk North Shore to Point State Park/Southern Tier Brewery🍔🍺🥗

🚶‍♀️Walk North Shore to Point State Park/Southern Tier Brewery🍔🍺🥗

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Rivers Casino

Let’s celebrate the first day of Spring by going to Pittsburgh! **THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 20 — MEMBERS ONLY – Due to STB Reservation for lunch.**

We will meet inside of the River’s Casino in front of the Security Guard Area – you can park in their garage for free. We’ll then take a walk for about an hour or so. We will start along the paved trail, then cross over the bridge to Point State Park,(…)

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Intermediate Wednesday Night Volleyball – $8 @ GT

Intermediate Wednesday Night Volleyball - $8 @ GT

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: GreenTree SportsPlex and Fitness Center

This is regular intermediate level volleyball. We play pass, set, spike. It is expected that players know ALL volleyball rules and can consistently serve the ball over the net, pass to the setter, know how to accurately set etc. *This is not a meetup for beginners. If you are not aware of regular volleyball rules such as rotating, attacking serves, stepping on service line, back row attacks, this (…)

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Board game night at Spirit

Board game night at Spirit

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Spirit

Next City of Play Board Game night at Spirit. Free to attend. Come out play some games and meet new people!

https://www.facebook.com/CityofPlay/events

This is a group for young professionals 21-35 who are into gaming.(…)

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Allusion Brewing

Allusion Brewing

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Allusion Brewing Company

Join us for a few beers at new Allusion Brewing Company location in Allision Park.

You can find their current tap list here: https://www.allusionbrewing.com/beer-on-tap/

They usually have a food truck on Tuesday nights, but they haven’t announced it yet. There’s also a Chinese Restaurant next door.

If this is your first time joining us then look for our giant Kermit the Frog Pez Dispenser. He s(…)

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Join me at the Grist House Brewery / Millvale Music Festival on 5/18.

Join me at the Grist House Brewery / Millvale Music Festival on 5/18.

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Grist House Craft Brewery

Please join me for dinner at Grist House Craft Brewery and then the Millvale Music Festival on 5/18.

I haven’t been to either yet, but I have always wanted to go to them, so I’m not sure what to expect, so be prepared for an unorganized mess, but even those, can be fun, when you’re with the right people, so I’m sure we will have a great time.

Parking wise, for the festival, I haven’t been able t(…)

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Pittsburgh City East Chapter Meeting

Pittsburgh City East Chapter Meeting

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Parisi Cafe

Join our group of women business professionals for breakfast on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month! Each meeting includes your opportunity to present a 60 second commercial about your business, a 10 minute business presentation from a member, and a table topic discussion on subjects of interest to women.
All women are welcome to attend for free to learn more about WBN! RSVP to Berni Bishop Piro(…)

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Free Trivia Tuesday at Dave & Busters!

Free Trivia Tuesday at Dave & Busters!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Dave & Buster’s Pittsburgh – Homestead

Who doesn’t like being asked a bunch of obscure questions with a group of people you’ve never met before? I know I do, and if this is right up your alley too, come join us on Tuesday, May 14th for free trivia at Dave & Busters in Homestead!

We will meet at 7pm to get organized, acquainted and plan our attack strategy. The event starts at 7:30, so don’t be late because I may not have the brain pow(…)

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SOUTH HILLS GARDEN OF BOOKS… BOOK CLUB

SOUTH HILLS GARDEN OF BOOKS... BOOK CLUB

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Al’s Cafe

IT WILL BE OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOOK CLUB!!

MAY BOOK: THE HUNTING WIVES. mary cobb

JUNE BOOK: SOMETIMES I LIE. alice feeney

Drawing for Gift Bag!

Dessert to take home… made by Anita!

If you cannot make it… please change your notice to NOT GOING. Ty so much!(…)

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Bollywood Dance Night!!!

Bollywood Dance Night!!!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Level Up Studios

Drop in at level up studios to dance to the tune of latest Bollywood beats!!!

Go ahead and book your class tonight- https://www.leveluppgh.com/booking-calendar/bollywood?referral=service_list_widget(…)

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Exchange Travel Stories, Suggestions and Advice at PIns Mechnical Company

Exchange Travel Stories, Suggestions and Advice at PIns Mechnical Company

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Pins Mechanical Co.

Join us at PiNS Mechnical Company as we exchange travel stories, suggestions, and advice. This group welcomes those with all levels of travel experience, from those that have been all around the world and want to share their knowledge and experience, to those who are just planning their first trip outside of Pittsburgh and are looking for advice.

PiNS Mechnical Company has pinball games, arcade g(…)

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Millvale Music Festival

Millvale Music Festival

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Mr. Smalls Theatre

Join me at the Millvale Music Festival for a day of live music, food, drinks and fun. [Click here to view the latest updates](https://www.millvalemusic.org/). I will add a meeting location when the day gets closer because I am volunteering and am not sure when my shift will end. I put Mr. Smalls as the location, but all of the stages are in and around Millvale. Feel free to share the information a(…)

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Wednesday After Work GAP Trail Ride

Wednesday After Work GAP Trail Ride

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Rivers of Steel: Pump House & Water Tower

Spring is the time for riding renewal. Please join us for this weekly Tuesday evening rides. Depending on conditions, I’m thinking on 15 – 20 miles in length, and since we’ll be on a single trail, some can drop as needed.

Remember: **Helmets are mandatory** on my rides.

‘(…)

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Lunch/Brunch at Famous Cafe

Lunch/Brunch at Famous Cafe

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Famous Cafe

Let’s enjoy a lunch/brunch at **Famous Cafe** in Regent Square! It is a cute café and all of it’s dishes are named after famous people. It is less crowded after 12:30, which is why I made it later, but you can always get breakfast or lunch. They have tasty eggs benedicts, french toasts, omlettes, sandwiches, and salads! [https://www.famouscafepgh.com/](https://www.famouscafepgh.com/)
\- Parking on(…)

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Third Thursdays : Games at Whole Foods!

Third Thursdays : Games at Whole Foods!

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Whole Foods Market

Every third Thursday!
Come play board games at a place with plenty of food in case you get hungry.
Feel free to bring some of your favorite games and let’s play!
Michael will be your host.(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Pittsburgh, you can try out Visitpittsburgh.com, Downtownpittsburgh.com, or Popularpittsburgh.com.

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InterNations Pittsburgh Official May Spring Event

InterNations Pittsburgh Official May Spring Event

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: City Kitchen at Bakery Square

Spring is here and we are all ready to enjoy. Our meeting spot is City Kitchen nested in the heart of the Pittsburgh East End’s Bakery Square. It’s the perfect place to spend our evening. There are four restaurants inside and a full bar under one roof. Alta Via Pizzeria is located in the adjacent building. Order there if you wish and come join us. Our specialty drink set up for us to enjoy fo

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