Northside Happenings May 23 to 26, 2019
A hiring event at Rivers Casino, Open Studios at Nova Place, and Tunch and Wolf’s Walk for the Homeless: All happening this weekend in the Northside.
Photo by Neil Strebig
Thursday, May 23
Rivers Casino Hiring Event
Immediate openings for full and part-time. Event will take place on the 2nd Floor Event Center from 10AM-6PM. Candidates are encouraged to complete an online application in advance and to bring an updated resume, dress in business attire and bring your best accessories—a smile and a positive attitude. Casino job applicants must be at least 18 years old. More information including Rivers Casino Benefits is available here.
In Your Business: Northside Artist Meet-and-Greet
In collaboration with the Associated Artists Pittsburgh and Allegheny General Hospital, this is an excellent opportunity to network with other Northsiders while meeting 10-12 Northside artists and seeing samples of their work in a temporary exhibit. The artists will be available from 5:30 to 8 p.m. to discuss sale or commission of their work with any interested parties. $15 for chamber members, $20 for non-members. Registration is required online here. Thank you to Allegheny General Hospital for providing the food and soft drinks. Allegheny General Hospital (Magovern Conference Center), 320 E North Ave., 15212.
Northside Land Lab at CoLab18
Spring into the Summer with Grounded’s FREE Land Lab workshop series. So far the discussion has been about: Part 1: How to acquire and adopt a vacant lot in the city of Pittsburgh. Part 2: What is Conservatorship? Part 3: JOIN Thursday 4/18/19 to continue the discussion of Vacant Land and how YOU the community can stay involved in the conversation. Please come! You can’t afford to miss it! Event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More information is available here.
Open Studios – Nova Place
Take a behind-the-scenes look at how and where Pittsburgh artists create: tour their studios, see their processes, ask questions, and buy local art straight from the source! Nova Place artists: Ramon Riley, Meg Dooley, Lisa Ash, Peggi Habets, John Belue, Diego Byrnes DeMicheli, Michael Passafiume, Chelsea Long, Frank Menchaca, Peter Vercilla Kathy Mazur, Jane Graille, Julie Emanuel. FREE EVENT 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
Artist Talk w/ Cara Livorio at AIR
This event is for those who missed the Opening Reception, or for those who’d like to come back and see the B(L)OOM! exhibition. Artist, Cara Livorio, will be on site from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. discussing her inspiration, approach and techniques used to create this series of explosive floral expressions. Located at the Artists Image Resource (AIR), 518 Foreland St., 15212. More information is available here.
Friday, May 24
Class of ’19 Night at PNC Park
Join your fellow graduates on Friday, May 24 for Class of ’19 Night at PNC Park! This special $19 ticket package includes a Home Plate Grandstand ticket and an exclusive Pirates Class of 2019 T-Shirt. Find out more information here.
21+ Night: Prom at Carnegie Science Center
Get those promposals ready… travel back to the glory days at 21+ Night: Prom Night! Whether your favorite look included tulle, shoulder pads, sequins, cummerbunds, ruffle tuxedos, or tailcoats, we’ll crown the royal court based on the best dressed visitors of each generation (1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s)! Admission cost is $15 for tickets purchased by noon on the day of the event. If tickets are still available, they can be purchased for $20 at the door. Tickets will be sold until the event is sold out. More information available here.
Saturday, May 25
Riverview Park Trail Work Day
Have fun, get dirty, and improve the Riverview trails for all the dog walkers and bike riders and trail runners and bird watchers and nature lovers of the Northside from 9 a.m. to noon on the last Saturday every month–with coffee provided by Commonplace! WHAT TO BRING: pants and long sleeves, boots and gloves, and tools if you got ’em. Hosted by Trail Pittsburgh, Friends of Riverview Park, and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. Sponsored by Commonplace Coffee. Meet at the Riverview Park Visitors Center. Questions? Contact Ben Brewer at 814-574-0416 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information available via Facebook.
Tunch and Wolf’s Walk for the Homeless
Tunch and Wolf’s Walk for the Homeless is an annual 10K walk on the North Side, hosted by former Pittsburgh Steelers Tunch Ilkin and Craig Wolfley. Join Tunch and Wolf as they walk Pittsburgh’s historic North Side to raise awareness and financial support for Light of Life Rescue Mission. To learn more about this event, sign up, and more, visit the event website.
Moishe House Pittsburgh Picnic at Randyland
Join Moishe House Pittsburgh from 1 to 4 p.m. at Randyland in the Northside, because Spring and Pittsburgh are beautiful and you should take advantage of both! Moishe House events are intended for young adults age 22 – 32. Moishe House Pittsburgh was founded in 2012. A Moishe House is a place where young adults come together and create vibrant Jewish communities. There are more than 100 communities in over 25 countries around the world. Moishe House Pittsburgh is dedicated to meeting other young adults in Pittsburgh and providing a space for friendships to be made. For more information about the picnic, click here.
Planting Party – Garden Committee
Join Brighton Heights Citizens Federation every Saturday in May to plant the 12 Brighton Heights gardens! THEY CAN NOT DO THIS WITHOUT YOU!!! They have a variety of tasks, something for everyone. So if you have bad knees or allergies don’t let that keep you away. All of the garden events will start at 9 AM, rain or shine (the flowers don’t mind rain and it saves the watering task). Dress appropriately. Continues until noon or 1 PM or until fatigue sets in. Hope to see you there and there and there. More information available here.
Sunday, May 26
Free Association Reading Series at City of Asylum
Join for an intimate evening of readings with exceptional writers co-curated by Pat Hart and Marc Nieson of the Free Association Reading Series. Event is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. More information available here.
Bright Star at The New Hazlett
Presented by Front Porch Theatricals – This Sunday is a 2 PM Matinee. Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s 2016 hit BRIGHT STAR tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. For performance or ticket inquiries please contact Bruce Smith at (412) 551-4027 or Showclix at (888) 718-4253. For information on accessible seating or assistive listening devices please contact Courtney at 412-320-4610 ext. 16 or email@example.com. More information is available here.
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