What we’re about
IF YOU WANT TO HOST AN EVENT: MESSAGE FRANK AT firstname.lastname@example.org and I will EMPOWER you to be an Event Organizer on 5 Meetup Groups with a reach in the Pgh Region (SW PA & a lil bit of WV and OH of over 38,000+ people).
FYI: Meetup is a WEB PAGE with a THEME that happens to be an EVENTS CALENDAR AND AN EMAIL LIST. It mostly works because of the emails.
I also send out a MEETUP NEWSLETTER about the Hosted Events Happening on those meetups Once or Twice a Week. Basically anything can be posted but no "Network Marketing" Stuff like essential oils, Amway or anything scammy. Try to make your event less like advertising and more like HEY LETS HANG OUT AND DO COOL STUFF TOGETHER. This Free and Almost Free Meetup has one extra rule Events have to be $5 or Less (aka cheap) to FREE!
If an event says it's hosted by "Not Hosted by Group" then it is an INFORMATIVE EVENT telling you about FREE and Cheap cool things happening in the Burgh. If you want to meetup with people, try to connect with others that are rsvp'd through the comments but don't always expect it to work. HOSTED events have a PERSON hosting and will mention a place to MEET.
If you are a performer, it's okay to say on the meetup: Hey I am doing this comedy show/band/burlesque "come and see me and let me entertain you."
DONATE: It costs me Frank, as the main organizer of this Meetup group, $240 a year to host this group on Meetup.com! Please consider a small donation to help defray this cost.
This Meetup is for EVENTS that have a ticket/cover of $5 or LESS or even FREE!
5-10% of the Events here on FREE & Almost FREE are SOCIAL (Hosted)
90-95% of the Events here are just informing you about cheap/cool/awesome stuff happening in the burgh region (not hosted just informational about FREE AND CHEAP EVENTS IN THE REGION).
So when there is a SOCIAL EVENT on this page with a HOST expect a couple extra emails to help make that meetup WORK and have a decent critical mass of people to make it decently fun!
There are a lot of activities in Pittsburgh that are free, or almost free - free days at museums, free concerts and films, free outdoors festivals, free cultural events ... . In addition to these (can't beat the price!), we'll post "almost free" ones where the cost is low (at most $5) compared to the fun that can be had.
This is an VERY ACTIVE MEETUP, you will get a ton of e-mail, my recommendation is if you have a secondary e-mail address use that for your user id. Or that you go up to "My Profile" on right hand side of page and select E-mail and Notifications. You still will get a bunch of e-mails but it will be more manageable. Meetups WORK because of E-mail, not because people come here to look for things to do. <br> FYI: Social events at places can be posted as long as it is FREE to go there or the cover is $5 or less. People can decide on their own if they are eating and drinking. Example: Lets go see this Band that has no cover charge at this Bar. If YOU want to eat or drink something while you're there that's on YOU.
It's still a FREE or ALMOST FREE event. If they charged more than $5 for cover or had a mandatory food n drink min above $5 then it won't get posted. Or a YOGA class that asks for a $5 donation is okay, $6 is not... This was preventing some social events from happening on this page and we want to encourage social\fun events on the free and almost free group.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Carrick Farmers Market Wednedays! YUM!Carrick Historic Dairy District Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
PITTSBURGH — The City of Pittsburgh has announced the schedule for this year’s farmers markets.
Pittsburghers can head to four different farmers markets to get their fresh-picked fruits and vegetables this summer.
All of the markets have fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese and baked goods. Several locations also sell flowers, gifts and hot prepared foods to go.
Normal hours begin the following Sunday, May 21, and run through mid-November.
Here is the schedule for each location this year:
Sundays in Squirrel HIll from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Beacon/Bartlett parking lot from May 14 through Nov. 19
Mondays in the East End from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Liberty Green Park on Larimer Avenue from May 22 to Nov. 20
Wednesdays in Carrick from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Carrick Dairy District at 1529 Brownsville Road from May 24 to Nov. 15
Fridays on the North Side from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Allegheny Commons Park at East Ohio Street & Cedar Avenue from May 26 to Nov. 17
- Mt Lebanon Lions Club Farmers' MarketMt Lebanon United Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh, PA
For much more info, go to https://mtlebanonfarmersmarket.com/ .
The Original Mt. Lebanon Farmer's Market was started by the Lions Club over 33 years ago. We have been bringing local farm fresh options to our neighborhood, becoming a staple in the region as one of the longest-running markets in the area.
Located at Mt Lebanon United Lutheran Church at 975 Washington Rd in Mt. Lebanon. Our Market Season starts on the first Wednesday of June going until the last Wednesday in October. Every week we start at 4 pm-7 pm, rain or shine.
Throughout the season we will be having special events including music and entertainment for the kids. So if you are coming from school or driving home, come down and see us to get the freshest goodness that our local area can provide.
We appreciate all of the support of our local small farms and businesses.
- Filmmaker Kevin Schreck Screens and Discusses "Persistence of Vision"Penn State Beaver Student Union Building, Monaca, PA
Join independent filmmaker Kevin Schreck for a screening of his film “Persistence of Vision” in the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building Auditorium as part of “The Current,” a Beaver County speaker series hosted by Penn State Beaver and RiverWise. Kevin will be hosting a Q&A after the screening.
The documentary film is about the journey of master animator Richard Williams, the animation director for the film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../the-current-film-screening... This event is free and open to the community.
Kevin is the Fall 2023 Visiting Documentary Filmmaker at Robert Morris University in Moon Township. While on campus, he is responsible for teaching a special topics documentary production class and being an active member of the university community, including participating in activities such as screenings, lectures, jurying student competition work, and engaging with students and faculty.
- Pittsburgh Banjo Club! Every Wed at Northside Elks 20 yr Tradition!Allegheny Elks Lodge #339, Pittsburgh, PA
Wednesday and it’s Pittsburgh Banjo Club, at the Elks on the North Side.
come down it’s a fun nite. Good music and great food.
Doors open at 7:15, band starts at 8:00 till 11:00
please note that it’s all Cash only. Elks does have an ATM machine.
No fee to get in . Hope to see Yinz!
FB page https://www.facebook.com/PittsburghBanjoClub
PS. every wednesday all year long