A holiday party with the Office of Rep. Jake Wheatley to benefit Operation Safety Net, Inclusive Astronomy for blind audiences at the Carnegie Science Center SkyWatch, a full-moon hike in Riverview Park and a Honky-Tonk Christmas celebration at the Allegheny Elks Lodge #339: All of this and more this weekend in the Northside.

Thursday, Dec. 20

Holiday Party with Office of Rep. Jake Wheatley

The Office of Rep. Jake Wheatley is hosting a party on Thursday, Dec. 20, starting at 5:30 p.m. at BJ Event Center, located at 1439 Woods Run Ave. Admission is $10 or two or more donated items, which supports Operation Safety Net. For more information and a list of requested donation items, visit the Facebook event page.

CIGAR NITE by Spring Hill Brewing + Marshall’s Cigar

Last minute holiday pop-up shop from 5 to 10 p.m. presented by Marshall’s Cigar and Perdomo Humidor. Includes a raffle drawing, snacks and bonfire (weather permitting). For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

Friday, Dec. 21

Make Music Winter at The Children’s Museum

Take part in an interactive performance and workshop with the Steel City Ukuleles as part of Make Music Winter. Workshop times are 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. For more information, visit The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh website.

Inclusive Astronomy at the Carnegie Science Center SkyWatch

Science Educator Anna Voelker is this Friday’s SkyWatch guest speaker. Her presentation will focus on the ways in which astronomy can be made more inclusive for blind audiences and more engaging for all. Guests can hold a galaxy in their hands, listen to the sun’s magnetic field, learn about science theater for children on the autism spectrum and experience ways in which space can become more accessible for all. Program is offered at 7 and 9 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Saturday, Dec. 22

Full Moon Hike in Riverview Park

Friends of Riverview Park host a two to three-mile hike under the winter full moon led by Ranger Nancy Schaefer. All ages are welcome. Meet at the Visitor Center and bring a headlamp or flashlight. To R.S.V.P., email riverviewpark.pgh@gmail.com. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

Honky-Tonk Jukebox – Country Christmas at the Allegheny Elks Lodge #339

Celebrate Christmas with the #339 Band at the Honky-Tonk Jukebox’s Good Ole Country Christmas Celebration! Hosted by Jon Bindley and featuring the #339 House band: Jake Hanner, Trish Imrogno, Buck Chutz, Greg Marchetti, Pete Freeman, Daniel Dickison, Rocky Youhon, Chet Vincent, Molly Alphabet and Angela Autumn, plus special guests making their Honky-Tonk debut: Devin Moses, Lindsay Dragan and Bryan McQuaid. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. $10 suggested donation. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Sunday, Dec. 23

Heavenly Soul Live Radio Show

Every Sunday evening from 7 to 10 p.m., tune in online at jukinoldies.com and click “LISTEN LIVE” to live stream the “Johnny Angel Heavenly Soul Show,” which is “dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the music most of us have forgotten.” Check out the website for more information.

Mayfly Market Holiday Celebration

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., join your neighborhood market for a day of holiday cheer featuring seasonal samples, live music and art. Shop small for locally produced foods and other goodies for the dinner table and under the tree. More information available on Facebook.

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