This weekend in Pittsburgh’s Northside, don’t miss Black History Month Bingo at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny Branch, Keep This Coupon at Artists Image Resource, and more.

Photo: Artists’ work displayed on the second floor of Artists Image Resource (AIR) in Historic Deutschtown. By Ashlee Green

Thursday, Feb. 27

Let’s Play: Black History Month Bingo at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny Branch

“Get creative! Children will explore a variety of materials with their hands, minds and imaginations. Working with art supplies helps children develop fine motor coordination, listening skills and the ability to follow directions while expressing their creativity. Recommended for children grades K-5.” CLP – Allegheny is located at 1230 Federal St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Contact information: Phone: 412-237-1890; Email:

In Your Business with The North Side/Shore Chamber of Commerce

This is a happy-hour networking event! Come to chamber member Refucilo Wine for some delicious food and drinks and fun company. $15 for chamber members, $25 for non-members. Location: Refucilo Wine, 907 Western Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Time is 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Click here to register.

Blockchain In The Burgh Meetup at CoLab 18

“Blockchain In The Burgh Meetup is a community of blockchain/cryptocurrency enthusiasts, educators, and early adopters. The goal of the Meetup is to educate Pittsburgh and the surrounding regions about the fascinating world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. The Meetup is geared toward all skill levels of those who would like to share their knowledge, and foster the local development, investment, usage, and adoption of blockchain technologies. You are invited to attend the next Meetup, which will take place today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at CoLab 18 inside Nova Place, located at 100 South Commons. The featured guest speaker this month is Rich Sanders, a blockchain forensics expert and cryptocurrency cybercrime investigator that co-founded CipherBlade, the only firm that provides dedicated cybercrime investigations and other solutions. Rich works closely with cryptocurrency exchanges, regulators, and law enforcement to clean up the space while advocating for privacy and advancement of blockchain technology. For more information, or to register for this free event, visit the Blockchain In The Burgh Meetup event page here.

Mexican War Streets Society General Membership Meeting

“You are invited to join the Mexican War Streets Society and your neighbors at the first General Membership Meeting of 2020! Meet all of the MWSS Board Members and learn about the planned action items for the year, the proposed new “Good Neighbor” Grant Program, the Progressive Dinner, and a few other items concerning happenings in the neighborhood! The MWSS General Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 27 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Fabled Table, located at 1400 Buena Vista Street. For more information, and to confirm your spot, visit the Mexican War Streets Society’s 1st General Membership Meeting of 2020 event page. Are you interested in becoming a Mexican War Streets Society member? The annual membership fee of $15 contributes to the MWSS mission of preservation and restoration of the neighborhood and also helps put on events throughout the year. Dues can be paid at the general membership meeting, or can be paid online. If you have questions, email”

Friday, Feb. 28

Science After Hours: True Crime at Carnegie Science Center

“Whodunnit?! Put your sleuthing skills to the test as secrets and motives are exposed. It’s a night of law, order, and science for the wannabe crime-solving experts as forensic science is explored.” Event is from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Carnegie Science Center on the North Shore. Click here for more information.

Passport to Paradise (21+ Event) at the National Aviary

“Who says romance has to end on February 14th? Take a ‘staycation’ with your loved one at Passport to Paradise, a nighttime 21+ Event at the National Aviary!” Presale tickets are $30. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Saturday, Feb. 29

Chad Sweeney and Joy Katz at City Books

“Please join on Saturday, February 29 at 7 PM when we welcome poets Chad Sweeney and Joy Katz to City Books. The event is free. Refreshments will be served. Chad Sweeney has published six books of poetry, including Little Million Doors (Nightboat Books, winner of the Nigthboat Books Prize, nominated for Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award), Parable of Hide and Seek (Alice James) and Wolf’s Milk (bilingual Spanish/English, Forklift Books)—as well as two books of translation, most recently Pablo Neruda’s final book, The Call to Destroy Nixon and to Advance the Chilean Revolution (Marick, 2019). Joy Katz’s poetry and essays cover whiteness, baby poetics, tennis, sentimentality, and other things.” For more information, click here.

Keep This Coupon at Artists Image Resource

“‘Keep this Coupon’ is a series of encounters that will connect presentations of current projects by working artists with exhibitions of related content from the Artists Image Resource print archive. These small events will be complimented by actions that will include hands-on making activities that further inform the work on display. The first 2020 Action is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 29 and will include work from AIR’s Golden Cage Portfolio Project. The portfolio includes work by artists Robert Hodge (HOU), Robert Williams (NYC), Maritza Mosquera (PGH), Darrell Kinsel (PGH), Quaishawn Whitlock (PGH) and Bekezela Mguni (PGH). Work from the AIR archive will be curated by artists Mark Franchino and Jeremy Boyle and curator Vicky A. Clark. Hands-on printing and demonstrations will be led by artists Jesse Caggiano, Matt George, Quaishawn Whitlock. Each of these events will be open to the public with a required RSVP to effectively organize activities throughout the studio (space is limited). If you are interested, please send an email to with the subject line GOLDEN CAGE CONVERSATION.”

Sunday, March 1

Scientists Like Me: Women in STEM at Carnegie Science Center

“Meet scientists from a variety of backgrounds at Carnegie Science Center. [Carnegie Science Center believes] science is for all and representation of all genders, races, and abilities is an important factor in encouraging individuals to pursue STEM careers. Scientists include: Rana Zakerzadeh – Engineering and Bio-mechanics (cardiovascular modeling), Carly Cardello – Microbiology (in relation to cancer), Pranjali Rathi – Software Engineering, Oralia Dominic – Medical Policy, Jen Koehl – Microbiology, Hannah Guzolik – Biochemistry and biology (genetics).” Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Spring Hill Civic League March General Meeting

“Please join us for the SHCL General Meeting. Bring a neighbor – the more community members in attendance the better!” 6-8 p.m. at Spring Hill Elementary School, 1351 Damas St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Click here for more information.

Pittsburgh Movie Club Film Screening – Soufra at The Government Center

A screening of the documentary SOUFRA. Free and BYOB. Per the Facebook event page: “there is NO seating (but there is carpet on the floor), so please feel free to bring a pillow to sit on or even a lawn chair if you’re feelin it. this is optional and you are still welcome to come to the meeting without attending the screening! the meeting will be on sunday, march 8th. more info here. invite yr movie-long friends! all are welcome!”

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