IT’S FINALLY MAYYYYY! This mon­th is a mon­th of leaves on trees, peo­ple run­ning bil­lions of miles (26.2) in one go, mini golf, piz­za par­ties, and more! Read on to see all of the things we’re cel­e­brat­ing this mon­th: that three day week­end includ­ed.

May is Get Caught Read­ing Mon­th! No mat­ter where you are or what you’re doing, get caught read­ing. On a plane? Yes. On the toi­let? Yes. At work? Yes. In bed in the mid­dle of the night under the cov­ers? Yes. Dri­ving a car? May­be not so much. But you get the idea.


This week, da na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na BAT MAN DAY! Plus, it’s May Day and Moth­er Goose Day. We love nurs­ery rhymes! All hap­pen­ing on May 1. It’s also Teacher Appre­ci­a­tion Week (1–5) and Children’s Book Week (1–7). Send a note of thanks to your favorite teacher, and tell us your favorite children’s book! May 3 is Nation­al Word­smith Day, Nation­al Pub­lic Radio Day, and Para­nor­mal Day. Writ­ing to WESA about ghosts rec­om­mend­ed. On the 4, be rea­son­able, use the force, and cel­e­brate that white priv­i­lege with Nation­al Day of Rea­son, May the Fourth, and Cin­co de Cua­tro. May 5 brings tons of fun! Cel­e­brate Mexico’s vic­to­ry over France with­out your pants, and think about adding a space hel­met and tuba into the mix (Cin­co de Mayo, No Pants Day, Inter­na­tion­al Space Day, and Inter­na­tion­al Tuba Day). On the 6, get your food truck on, plant those plants while you’re butt nekkid, and then change into your ridicu­lous hat and cheer for some hors­es run­ning in big cir­cles (Food-Truck-a-Palooza, World Naked Gar­den­ing Day, and the Ken­tucky Der­by). On the 7, grab a chair and watch the Pitts­burgh marathon­ers make their way through the city. God­speed, yinz. God­speed.

Birth­days this week: Joseph Heller (1), Alice in Won­der­land (4), Leo Lion­ni (5), and Sig­mund Freud (6)

Did some­one say wine? No? Oh well. May 9 is Mosca­to Day and GIVE US ALL THE MASCATO! Fol­low that up on the 11 with Nation­al Eat What You Want Day. Cheat day, any­one? On the 12, fin­ish this lim­er­ick, “There once was a man from Nan­tuck­et…” because it’s Lim­er­ick Day! May 13 is Nation­al Minia­ture Golf Day, fol­lowed by Mother’s Day and Nation­al Dance Like a Chick­en Day on the 14. We know how you’re spend­ing this Mother’s Day!

Birth­days this week: Kat­niss Everdeen, Peter Bench­ley, and Thomas Pyn­chon (8), J.M. Bar­rie, Ker­mit the Frog, and Lisa Simp­son (9), Daph­ne du Mau­ri­er, Stephen Col­bert, and Robert Pat­tin­son (13), George Lucas (14)

Do cook­ies and beer go togeth­er? There’s only one way to find out, because this week is not only Nation­al Choco­late Chip Cook­ie Day (15) but it coin­cides with Amer­i­can Craft Beer Week (15–21). Beer not your thing? That’s okay. The 16 is Mimosa Day and Nation­al Sea Mon­key Day. You think you can grow sea monkies in a mimosa? We’re not drunk yet, we swear. Treat yo co-work­ers on the 19, because it’s Nation­al Piz­za Par­ty Day! Let your car lady flag fly on the 20, because it’s the Lawrenceville Cat Crawl! What a time to be alive.

Birth­days this week: L. Frank Baum (15), Tina Fey (18), Eliza Doolit­tle Day (20)

May 25 is two days of the same erm, feath­er. It’s Geek Pride Day and  Tow­el Day! Do you know where your tow­el is? On May 27 we have ANOTHER PITTSBURGH FOOD TRUCK EVENT THIS IS NOT A DRILL, and Dinosaurs are at the Pitts­burgh Zoo & PPG Aquar­i­um. DINOSAURS! This mon­th ends with a glo­ri­ous three day week­end to cel­e­brate Memo­ri­al Day and remem­ber every­one who died serv­ing this nation (29).

Birth­days this week: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (22), Scott O’Dell (23), Cook­ie Mon­ster (25), Dashiell Ham­mett (27), Ian Flem­ing (28), Mel Blanc (30)

So, what do you think?