Don’t miss a “night of blistering garage and mind melting psych rock” with Mr. Airplane Man and The Garment District at Get Hip, plus egg hunt adventures at the Allison Park Church Northside Campus and Belleau Basketball Court. All of this and more, this weekend in the Northside.
Photo courtesy of The Garment District
Thursday, April 11
Mr. Airplane Man and The Garment District at Get Hip
Get Hip Recordings and Beast Records are teaming up to present a night of blistering garage and mind-melting psych rock, featuring legendary two-woman garage duo Mr. Airplane Man! The Boston duo will be joined by The Garment District (f/ Jennifer Baron of Merge Records‘ The Ladybug Transistor) and Pittsburgh psych rockers Astrology Now. Admission to this all ages event is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Presale tickets are available now on Eventbrite. All show attendees will receive 10% OFF their purchase at the Get Hip Record Store during the event! Sponsored by Rock Bottom Brewery. Rock Bottom beer will be available for purchase throughout the evening. For more information, visit www.gethip.com.
Community Meeting on the Future of Jefferson Recreation Center
You’re invited to discuss the redevelopment of the Jefferson Recreation Center. Bring your ideas about how the center can better serve neighborhood youth. Scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Letter Carriers Union, 841 California Ave. For more information, visit the Allegheny City Central Association Facebook page.
In Memory Of… Remembrance and Dedication at Alphabet City
Join musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for In Memory Of… Remembrance and Dedication, a program celebrating life, death, memory, family and friends. In Memory Of… Remembrance and Dedication is an exploration of Sr. Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Leonard Slatkin’s Kinah, musical pieces that were composed in dedication to their family and friends respectively. Writers Brittany Hailer and S. Brook Corfman will read from works reflective of the program’s theme. This program will feature a post-concert screening of The Art of Fugue: A Polyphonic Instrumental Video Featuring Five Women Working in Trades by Emilie Crewe. Alphabet City is located at 40 W North Ave., 15212. More information available here.
Friday, April 12
Fish Fry & More at Riverview Church
Stop by from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. for lunch or dinner at the Riverview Church’s almost famous fish frys! Menu items include: hand-battered haddock, fresh cut french fries, shrimp, mac & cheese, haluski, pierogies, spicy hot cheese balls, clam chowder, cole slaw, baked goods and beverages. Major credit cards accepted. Eat in or take out. Riverview Church is located at 3505 Perrysville Ave.
12th Annual Reds, Whites, & Brews at Rivers Casino
Enjoy an exciting evening of great wines and craft beers, amazing auction items, and delicious food, all while supporting the Allegheny YMCA’s community-based programming for children, adults, and families. Benefits the Allegheny YMCA’s financial assistance and community outreach programs through their 2019 annual campaign. For more information, or to purchase your tickets, see the Facebook event page. If you have questions, email Bill Pricener, or call 412-321-8594.
Mayfly Chilean Happy Hour with the Innovation Bridge Program
Mayfly is happy to host participants in the Innovation Bridge Program for a happy hour from 6 to 8 p.m., and the invitation is extended to neighbors to stop by to welcome the group to Pittsburgh! Chilean wines and snacks will be served. The Innovation Bridge Program brings young Chilean innovators and professionals to Pittsburgh for two weeks where they have the opportunity to work with the team at Idea Foundry to pursue collaborative partnerships, business ventures, and projects. More information available here.
Saturday, April 13
Mario’s Egg Hunt Adventure at the Allison Park Church Northside Campus
This free, Mario-inspired event is open to the community and includes a live show, interactive games and an egg hunt designed for kindergarten up to 5th grade. Kids will look for gold stars in the eggs to win large prizes. Each kid will take home candy and prizes. Starts at 4 p.m. today. For more information, visit mariosegghunt.com. Find out more about Allison Park Church at www.allisonparkchurch.com.
Light of Life Rescue Mission Open House
See the space used to share the staff’s lives with others and meet people who have been impacted by their programs. Tours start every 15 minutes between the hours of 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. You will have an opportunity to take a tour of the Mission and Women & Children’s programming space with the tours led by clients or graduates. You will also see the development and administration space as well as get a tour of the donation storage center on Ridge Avenue. If you plan to take a tour of all three buildings, please allow an hour and a half in your schedule. If you cannot stay the full amount of time, tours can be accommodated for the building you would most like to see. A new tour is scheduled to begin every 15 minutes. For your convenience, there will be a van that shuttles you to the three locations. Have questions? Contact Doug at [email protected] or 412-803-4161. For more information and to register, click here.
Storytelling with Len Cabral at Alphabet City
Join for an afternoon of family-friendly storytelling with Len Cabral. Len Cabral is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning storyteller and author who has been engaging and entertaining audiences with his storytelling performances for over 30 years. A great grandson of a Cape Verdean whaler whose grandparents immigrated to America from the islands off the coast of West Africa, Len’s strong Cape Verdean ancestry comes alive in his exuberant retelling of African, Cape Verdean, and Caribbean folktales as well as original stories and tales from around the world! Alphabet City is located at 40 W North Ave., 15212. More information available here.
Gus & Yia Yia’s Ice Ball Stand in West Park
Gus & Yia Yia’s Ice Ball Stand is back in business for the spring. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy roasted peanuts, popcorn, and ice balls. It’s located near the tennis courts on West Ohio Stree in Allegheny Commons’ West Park. For more information, visit the Facebook page.
Eggstravaganza at Belleau Basketball Court
Join your neighbors from 1 to 4 p.m. for a fun-filled day with egg hunts, races, raffles, prizes, food & snacks, and more games. Families are encouraged to invite other neighbors and families. Contact to RSVP by April 4: Jehosha Wright at 412-301-3621 or Carla Arnold at 724-201-9371. More information available here.
Angels in the Garden Neighborhood Clean Up on Spring Garden Avenue
Meet at 9 a.m. on the corner of 931 Venial St. and Spring Garden Avenue to help Northside neighbors paint, power wash, and cement approximately two and a half miles of Spring Garden Avenue. If you want to volunteer or donate call Paul at 412-901-3006 or Joe at 412-657-8813.
Sunday, April 14
Mario’s Egg Hunt Adventure at the Allison Park Church Northside Campus
This free, Mario-inspired event is open to the community at 9:30 a.m. and again at 11:30 a.m. and includes a live show, interactive games and an egg hunt designed for kindergarten up to 5th grade. Kids will look for gold stars in the eggs to win large prizes. Each kid will take home candy and prizes. For more information, visit mariosegghunt.com. Find out more about Allison Park Church at www.allisonparkchurch.com.
Humane Animal Rescue’s North Vaccine Clinic
Free microchipping and vaccinations is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to residents who live in Northview Heights, Beltzhoover, Sheradan, and McKees Rocks. Patrons must provide proof that they live in one of the following ZIP codes to receive free services: 15212, 15214, 15210, 15204, or 15136. This limited service is offered thanks to a generous gift from one of their donors. Regular clinic services will also be available at regular prices for those who do not live in the listed ZIP codes. Clinic is located at 1101 Western Ave.
Free Association Series at Alphabet City
Join for an intimate evening of readings with exceptional writers co-curated by Pat Hart and Marc Nieson of the Free Association Reading Series. More information here.
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