Poetry Slams, Charlie Chaplin nights and the return of the Pirates Home Run Race highlight this weekend’s festivities.

 

By: NSC Staff

 

Thursday, April 12

Northern Spy release at Threadbare Cider and Mead

The grand opening of Threadbare Cider and Mead’s outdoor space will launch with the release of their first-ever single varietal cider, “Northern Spy” in addition to offerings of s’mores pizza from the Threadbare kitchen. The event is free to attend and starts at 5 p.m. For more information, visit Threadbare’s event page.

Ultimate Instagram Influencer Workshop at Nova Place

Alloy 26 in Nova Place will be hosting a social media workshop with Keep Pittsburgh Dope’s Chancellor Humphrey, successful Instagramers Nicole DiMarco and Erin Bachman. The three each have established brand names for themselves online and will be sharing marketing and branding tips during a panel. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Steel City Slam

Alphabet City will be hosting the Steel City Poetry Slam from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. 13 poets will compete for 4 spots as Pittsburgh’s team at the National Poetry Slam Contest in Chicago on August 13 through 18. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Alphabet City’s event page.

 

Friday, April 13

Two Scientists Walk into a Bar

The intellectual happy hour returns with 32 scientists at 16 Pittsburgh locations. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. visit any of locations for a chance to ask two scientists a question specific to their specialized field of study. There are 8 participating locations on the Northside including Allegheny City Brewing, Bier’s Pub, The Foundry, Penn Brewery, Rivertowne, The Park House, Southern Tier Brewing Co., and Threadbare Cider and Mead. For a complete list of locations and discussion topics, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Totally 80s at Drum Bar

Need an injection of Duran Duran or Bon Jovi in your weekend? Visit the Drum Bar in the Rivers Casino for their 80s Night from 9 p.m. to midnight. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Theater Industry Mixer at New Hazlett Theater

New Hazlett Theater is hosting a free networking event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for theater industry professionals. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

An Evening with Charlie Chaplin at Bier’s Pub

Bier’s Pub will host special screenings of 3 Charlie Chaplin classics, “The Rink,” “The Pawn Shop” and “One A.M.” The original scores will be composed by Tom Roberts and performed by clarinetist Mary Beth Malek of the Pittsburgh Opera and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. A $5 cover will apply. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

 

Saturday, April 14

Todd Snyder at City Books

Todd Snyder author of, “12 Rounds in Lo’s Gym: Boxing and Manhood in Appalachia,” will be at City Books from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a special reading and signing. Snyder’s book focuses on a social narrative surrounding West Virginia coal country, masculinity and his father Mike “Lo” Snyder. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Laser Floyd Night at Carnegie Science Center

Pink Floyd and a laser light show, does life get any sweeter? The Carnegie Science Center will be hosting three shows inspired by the music of Pink Floyd. A 10 p.m. show will feature music from 4 albums including “Wish You Were Here” and “Dark Side of the Moon.” An 11 p.m. show will feature just the “Dark Side of the Moon” album and a midnight show will feature just “The Wall” album. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Pirates Home Run 5K/10K Race

The annual Home Run Race is back. Participants can enjoy the 5K run/walk competition or challenge themselves with a 10K across the North Shore and downtown Pittsburgh. Registration is still open. Both races start at 7:20 a.m. For more information, visit the race’s website.

Anime Club & Cooking Matters Course at Woods Run Library

The Woods Run Library will be hosting an introductory culinary class, “Cooking Matters” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will learn about nutrition, meal plans and basic culinary skills. In addition, the library will be hosting a Teen Anime Club from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit the library’s event page.

 

Sunday, April 15

Wagsburgh Grooming Session

Bring your canine companions in for a basic grooming session from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Karen Streb from Doggone Delightful Grooming will be conducting the session. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Sahaja Meditation at Allegheny Library

The weekly class is back from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit the library’s event page.