Northside Mardi Gras continues this week with Shop and Sip at Annex PGH and a Bicycle Booze Cruze hosted by Bear Dog Bicycles. Also happening: a Calligraphy craft night at Commonplace Coffee in the Mexican War Streets and yoga in Riverview Park. 

Photo by Neil Strebig

Thursday, Feb. 28

Shop and Sip at Annex PGH

Join Annex PGH as we celebrate Pittsburgh’s only neighborhood-wide, 13-day Mardi Gras celebration with a happy hour at the store from 5 to 8 p.m. Store-wide sales and adult beverages to enjoy while you shop. Free to the public! For more information, click here.

Action-Movement-Revolution Reception at MCG Youth & Arts

Please join us for the reception featuring the work of artists Kenneth Neely, Martha Rial and sarah huny young. Students will lead a panel discussion with the three artists, then a reception will follow where you can meet and talk with the artists. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

Three Women, One Mic at Scratch

Raw, comedic expression delivered by three Pittsburgh-based comediennes. Upon arrival, audience members are asked to submit a topic, any topic. One, two, or all three of the ladies will deliver a short stand-up set per topic for as long as time permits. Totally improvised, it’s never the same show twice. Starts at 9 p.m. For more information, click here.

Friday, March 1

Sound Series: Princess at The Andy Warhol Museum

Simultaneously gay, straight, queer, masculine and feminine performance duo, Princess, comprised of Alexis Gideon and Michael O’Neill (JD Samson & MEN) use music as the backbone of a multi-disciplinary practice that often explores issues of queerness and the concept of masculinity. Princess embodies the fluidity and coherence between the seemingly contradictory. Tickets are $12. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For event details, click here.

Craft Night at Commonplace Coffee (Mexican War Streets)

Crafts nights at the Mexican War Streets (MWS) location are on the first Friday of every month. A cozy evening of meeting new people, learning a new skill, and snacking and sipping, from 7 to 9 p.m. March’s theme is Calligraphy. All craft nights are $5 at the door to join, which includes craft supplies, instructions, and snacks. Some craft nights will have additional costs for supplies such as succulents. The evening is now BYOB so you can enjoy your favorite choice of beverage if you’d like. If you would like to order a drink from the coffee bar, please try to come before 7 to help out our baristas. Must pre-register to join. For more information, click here.

Saturday, March 2

McNaugher Alumni Reunion & Reminiscent Tour

Attention McNaugher Mustangs! Come and see your old school, share stories, see former classmates, jam to music from your era, eat and drink with the Allegheny City Historic Gallery (ACHG.) The event will take place inside McNaugher School starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 11 p.m. Visit the ACHG”s newest location in the building to see yearbooks and more! Click here for event information.

PGHRecordNight at The Park House

Your favorite vinyl party takes place the first Saturday of every month at The Park House. Bring down your favorite half-hour set and sign up to entertain the masses! Due to a growing cast of guest djs, early arrival is highly recommended if you wish to dj. Sign up sheets go out at 8:30 p.m. No Cover, 21+. More information available via Facebook.

Sunday, March 3

Northside Mardi Gras Bicycle Booze Cruze

A bar/brewery tour hosted by Bear Dog Bicycles through the Northside, ending at Allegheny City Brewing in Historic Deutschtown. Decorate your bike to celebrate the festivities ’cause the person with the best decor will win a free tune up! Get to the shop at 11 a.m. Ride starts at 11:30 a.m. and will last 1-2 hours, depending on weather. Party pace, no drops, have fun. For more information, click here.

Yoga in Riverview Park

Registered yoga teacher & Northsider Jenny has offered to lead Yoga in the Park and you are invited to join FREE of charge. Meet at the Riverview Park Visitor’s Center and bring your mat. Weather permitting, yoga will be outside! If weather is bad, we will move into the Visitor’s Center. Beginners are especially welcome. RSVP required: – More information available here.

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