This weekend in the Northside: An “interactive hip-hop experience” at The III Royale, a full-moon hike in Riverview Park, a Resurrection Celebration at Brown Chapel AME Church, and more.

Thursday, April 18

Annual Tap Takeover at Federal Galley for Pink Boots Society

This is a release of ALL of the collaborations from this year’s International Women’s Day Big Boots Collaboration Brew Day. Federal Galley generously hosts this event each year and donates a portion of the sale from these beers back to the Pink Boots Society. Pack the house, drink to women in craft beer and support your local breweries! Event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. More information available on the Facebook event page.

Cafe Innovation: Customers, Trust and the Bottom Line at Alloy 26

With Big Data comes Big Responsibility. Putting profits before privacy risks the trust of customers, legislators, and investors. Join Innovation Works on April 18 as they discuss ethics in the tech start-up ecosystem. Come away with strategies for how to balance your obligations to shareholders, customers, employees, and society. Presented in partnership with CMU’s CREATE Lab. Event is scheduled from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Register here.

Track Meet at the III Royale (Open Cypher w/Live Band)

Every third Thursday at Young Brothers Bar in the Northside from 7 to 11 p.m. The III Royale is the event space connected to Young Bros. Follow the sound of live music… Track Meet is an interactive hip hop experience that combines freestyle rapping, art, dancing and more into the cypher. $5 / 21 + / Open cypher. More information available via Facebook.

Yoko Suzuki Trio at Alphabet City

An evening of jazz with the Yoko Suzuki Trio! From 7 to 9 p.m. Free to R.S.V.P. Alphabet City is located at 40 W. North Ave., 15212. More information here.

Friday, April 19

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 fry! 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.

Full Moon Hike at Riverview Park

Get out, get some fresh air and enjoy the sights and sounds of Riverview Park at night. Join Park Ranger Nancy Schaefer for a two to three-mile hike under the light of a winter full moon. To participate, send an email to be added to the list and meet at the Visitor’s Center at 5:30 p.m. Wear good footwear and you may bring your head lamp or a flashlight to be used for emergencies. Hike takes place in the natural light, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All ages welcome. The hike will take place if it snows but if it rains, it will be cancelled. RSVP to:

Studio B Comedy Show

Studio B Comedy Show, 900 Middle St., North Side. Doors at 7:30 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. BYOB. Cost is $10. Featuring Pittsburgh’s Finest Comedians Holly Price, Ray Zawodni, Shannon Norman, Stacey Fleurime, Ossia Dwyer, Lorenzo DiSilvio, James J Hamilton, Cassi Bruno, Ian Insect, Anne Casper, James Phelps. Hosted by Vanessa St. Clair. More information available via the Facebook event page.

Saturday, April 20

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.

FutureFest at Buhl Park

Pittsburghers can learn, play and envision a sustainable future at the region’s third “FutureFest” held at Buhl Park in the Northside. Festivities will include music, art, food, vendor market and various interactive activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location is adjacent to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. A new component of the 2019 biennial festival presented by Communitopia will be the integration of Pennsylvania Resources Council’s “ReuseFest” to collect a wide variety of materials for use by local nonprofit organizations. See the Facebook event page for more information.

Sunday, April 21

Easter Sunrise Service at Riverview Park

The 85th annual Easter Sunrise Service will be held at Riverview Park near the Observatory at 6:30 a.m. This is a community-based, inter-denominational service and all are welcome to attend. Bring a chair and wear warm clothes. Click here for more information and the list of participants.

Free Resurrection Celebration at Brown Chapel AME Church

Free Breakfast – 9:00 AM, Free Resurrection Egg Hunt – 9:15 AM, Free Class Presentations by the Heir Force – 9:30 AM, Special Worship Service including: A Mini Concert and a Powerful Message by Rev. Aisha I. Tate, Senior Pastor – 11:00 AM, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides – 1:00 PM – 2 :00 PM -Free!, Performance Art. More information available on Facebook.

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