Holiday shopping on E. Ohio? Square dancing in Spring Hill? Holiday markets at Threadbare? You name it, this weekend has it.

By: NSC Staff


Thursday, December 14

Sweet Shopping Nights in Deutschtown

The weekly event is back. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. residents can enjoy extended hours at a number of Deutschtown vendors on the E. Ohio St. Business District including Bernie’s Photo Shop, Farmer’s Daughter, North Shore Deli, Priory Fine Pastries, and over a dozen others. For more information and upcoming dates, visit the event’s FB page.

Gypsy Stringz at Huszar

The Gypsy Stringz will be back at Huszar in Historic Deutschtown tonight at 7 p.m. The string quartet plays bi-weekly at Huszar every Thursday. For more information visit the event’s FB page.

A Christmas Carol at New Hazlett Theater

Pittsburgh Musical Theater will be performing the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” this weekend. Performances will run Thursday thru Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and an afternoon performance at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the New Hazlett Theater event’s page.

Caroling at AUUC

Looking to get a little more into the holiday spirit? Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church will be hosting a public Christmas caroling session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Songbooks will be available. For more information visit the event’s FB page.


Friday, December 15

Flash-Craft Friday at Mustard & Relics

Looking to enjoy some wine and making some new holiday crafts? The Brighton Heights vintage shop, Mustard & Relics will be hosting Flash-Craft Friday where guests can enjoy some refreshments and learn how to crochet. The event runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., refreshments and materials will be provided. For more information visit the event’s FB page.


Saturday, December 16

Norman Brown at MCG Jazz

Manchester Craftman’s Guild Jazz will be hosting jazz guitarist Norman Brown’s holiday performance “Joyous Christmas with Bobby Caldwell and Marion Meadows.” Two performances will be held, one at 6:30 p.m. and one at 8 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets visit the MCG Jazz event page.

Holiday Market at Threadbare

Need to complete some last minute Christmas shopping? Threadbare Cider and Mead in Spring Garden will be hosting a Holiday Market from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guests can purchase Christmas trees, browse holiday gifts crafted by local artists, partake in a cookie decorating session or just enjoy the live music and mulled cider. The event is free to attend. For more information visit Threadbare’s event page.

Drag Queen Story Hour

The Allegheny Carnegie Library will be hosting Drag Queen Story Hour from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event will showcase a book that promotes diversity, self-acceptance and individuality. For additional information on the event visit the library’s event page.

Christmas Cookie Sale

Where else can you get 60 holiday cookies for $15? Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Spring Garden will be hosting their annual Christmas Cookie Sale where participants can pay $15 for a decorative box and fill it with up to 5 dozen. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For additional information visit the event’s FB page.

Square Dancing at Spring Hill Brewing

Spring Hill Brewing (located at the Workingmen’s Beneficial Union building) will be hosting a Square Dancing night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Music will be provided by Steel City Squares and Haygood Paisleys. The all-ages event is free for kids and $10 for adults. For more information visit the event’s FB page.

Christmas Tree Lighting at Charles St. Valley

Charles Street Council and California- Kirkbride Neighbors will be hosting a Christmas Tree Lighting and holiday party from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Brighton Road and North Charles Street garden (at the intersection). Games, refreshments and presents for children ages 14 and below will be offered. For additional information visit the event’s page.


Sunday, December 17

Christmas Party at Calvary United Methodist Church

The Calvary United Methodist Church will be holding a public Christmas Party from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Games and refreshments will be provided. For more information visit the event’s FB page.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots at Heinz Field

The battle for the AFC’s number one seed might be decided this weekend. Swing down to Stage AE for the Steelers Tailgate. The event is free and doors open at 12:25 p.m. For additional information visit Stage AE’s event page.

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