Celebrate Christmas, Eastern European Style at Huszar with a performance by Gypsy Stringz, then get your photo taken with Santa and his penguin helper at the National Aviary and support local artists at the Holiday Bazaar Pop-Up at Sweet Time General Store. All of this and more, this weekend in the Northside.

Thursday, Dec. 13

Fineview & Perry Hilltop Citizens Councils Holiday Party & Volunteer Appreciation

Celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and honor the volunteers who made them possible! Bring a dish to share. Childcare will be provided. If you would like to participate in the gift exchange, bring a gift under $5, labeled appropriately. Starts at 6 p.m. at Community Resource Mall (former McNaugher School), 2610 Maple Ave., 15214. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Gypsy Stringz at Huszar

Christmas, Eastern European Style at Huszar! Food, friends and music create the perfect setting to celebrate the holiday season. Tables are available by reservation, call 412-322-8795 to reserve your spot. Music starts at 7 p.m. Featured musicians are George Batyi, Mikey Dee, Bobby Sestili and Mark Stafura. More information available on Facebook.

Friday, Dec. 14

Walk-in Vaccine Hours at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society

Tuesdays through Fridays from 8 to 10 a.m. The Northside location is located at 1101 Western Ave. Call for more information: 412-321-4625 or visit the website.

Good Friday at the Andy Warhol Museum

Enjoy half-price admission, extended hours and a cash bar every Friday night from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Andy Warhol Museum. More information on The Warhol Museum website and on Facebook.

Saturday, Dec. 15

Photos with Santa and His Penguin Helper

Santa and his penguin helpers are coming to the National Aviary. Saturdays before Christmas, visitors will have the opportunity to take photos with Santa and a penguin! Santa will meet visitors between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Included with price of admission. For more information, visit the Aviary website.

Holiday Bazaar Pop-Up at Sweet Time General Store

Stop by Sweet Time General Store at 501 East Ohio St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 16 to support local artists. Treat yourself or your loved ones to handmade functional art. Jewelry featuring: Maia Leppo, Erika Broas and Drew LaVercombe. Ceramics featuring: Meghan Burke and Dan Tomcik. Mulled cider and treats provided. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Calvary Christmas Party 2018

Calvary United Methodist Church is hosting a gathering with food, crafts, games, presents and a visit from Santa. Lunch will be served at noon. All ages welcome. More information via Facebook.

Sunday, Dec. 16

Ugly Sweater Holiday PAWty at Allegheny City Brewing

A dog-friendly afternoon filled with tail wags, good brews and of course, the ugliest sweaters you’ve ever seen! This is ACB’s first ever Ugly Sweater Holiday PAWty benefiting Pet Match Rescue. A variety of raffle baskets will be available plus a 50/50 drawing. More information available via Facebook.

Fineview Community Carols

Join a band of merry carolers to spread good cheer to neighbors near and far. Meet at the Fineview Overlook at precisely 5:50 p.m. Fire, cocoa and s’mores will close out the night. More details available via Facebook.

Have an event you’d like us to feature online in the Northside Happenings? Every week on our website, we announce free or almost-free events happening in the Northside on Thursdays through Sundays. Email a paragraph detailing the name of the event, location, specifics and a website or contact information to editor@thenorthsidechronicle.com. Deadline is 4 p.m. on the Wednesday before the weekend.