This weekend, things to do in Pittsburgh’s Northside include: trivia at Spring Hill Brewing, storytime for children up to 36 months and their caregivers at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny, and a workout at the Tequila Cowboy’s “Biceps & Brunch.” 

Photo*: The listening room for this weekend’s “Circles: Til Infinity” event for Mac Miller’s new posthumous album release, located at 900 Middle St. By Ashlee Green

Thursday, Jan. 16

Trivia Nite at Spring Hill Brewing

“Trivia Nite at Spring Hill Brewing returns! Host Aaron DeLeo has been recognized by the City Paper and Pittsburgh Magazine as one of the city’s top trivia writers — so the brainwaves (and the taps) will certainly be flowing hard! Reach into the far recesses of your memory and see who teases out the most knowledge! Teams up to four. Prizes for the top two teams. Badamo’s Pizza baked in-house, too! Don’t miss out!” Click here for the Facebook event page.

Shelter Meal at Northside Common Ministries

“Volunteers will prepare and serve the evening meal at Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter, just a few blocks from the church. Contact Chris McKeever at if you would like to participate. This meal happens monthly on the third Thursday.” The Facebook event page is here.

Friday, Jan. 17

Storytime: Baby and Toddler Snugglebugs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny

“It’s never too early to start learning! Explore interactive rhymes, songs and stories. Recommended for children birth-36 months and their caregivers.” Starts at 10:30 a.m. Click here for more information.

Kingsland Holler @ The Park House

“Traditional Country and Honkey Tonk brought to you by Kingsland Holler, a five- piece band with incredible pedal steel and fiddle leads. Kingsland Holler is a traditional country/honky tonk band specializing in the song of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams and more. Awesome food and drinks at The Park House!” Click here for the Facebook event page.

Circles: Til Infinity

“An immersive listening experience and multimedia exhibition marking the release of Mac Miller’s album, Circles.” Event is from noon to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 18. Gallery is located at 424 Suismon St., and listening room, at 900 Middle St. Click here for more information and listening session times.

Saturday, Jan. 18

Rivers Casino Job Fair

“Join on Saturday, January 18th 10AM-6PM in the Event Center for the Rivers Casino Job Fair! Looking to hire full-time and part-time positions. Visit to apply! Gambling Problem? Call 1800Gambler.” More details are available here.

Author Reading at City Books

Head to City Books at 7 PM to welcome authors Doug Rice & Craig Paulenich. Refreshments will be served. For additional details, click here.

Jazz at Refucilo Wine

“Come to Refucilo Wine to treat yourself to a cozy night of beautiful wine and warm jazz. Refucilo will be welcoming Pittsburgh’s prominent jazz bassist, Dwayne Dolphin, for an intimate evening of song and drink. A brief discussion of Dolphin’s early influences from some of Pittsburgh’s greatest jazz bassists of all time will launch the performance. More info. is available here.”  Event is from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Refucilo Wine, 907 Western Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233.

Sweet Atmosphere at Bier’s Pub

“We’ll brighten the dark season with some Django Reinhardt inspired Gypsy Jazz/Swing and you’ll leave with a smile and a sun in your heart !!” From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. More information is available here.

Sunday, Jan. 19

Biceps & Brunch: Boxing Edition featuring SHAPE Training at Tequila Cowboy

“Get your crunch on then get your brunch on. Will work(out) for food. Biceps & Brunch is a monthly event that bring two of your favorite things together: a good workout and an even better brunch! Each month different LOCAL gyms come to Tequila Cowboy to help you get your sweat on! This is the first event of the year, Biceps & Brunch: Boxing Edition. SHAPE Training is excited for you to experience an hour long, full-body workout that will focus on basic boxing skills and techniques designed to increase muscular strength and cardio endurance. No gloves or wraps required, just athletic shoes. Grab some post-workout brunch at Tequila Cowboy. And don’t forget the mimosa or bloody mary – they’ll buy your first round!” Click here for more information. Register for free here.

Lunar New Year Celebration at MuseumLab

“Kick off the Lunar year 4718, the year of the rat, at MuseumLab! – Try Chinese calligraphy with Ming Rui – Enjoy live performances by Yan Lai Dance Academy, Purple Bamboo Chinese Ensemble, and Steel Dragon Lion Dance Team. – Stop by MAKESHOP to explore Kumihimo, a Japanese form of braid-making. Kumi himo is Japanese for “gathered threads”. The technique involves using different types of looms to create countless kinds of braids! – Taste some of our favorite fruits and learn about the Vietnamese Five Fruit Tray tradition. – Visit the University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center to learn about Korean traditions and games. – Discover a new art work in Tech Lab by Artist Jordan Wong.” Event is schedueld from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more information.

Free Association Reading Series hosted by City of Asylum

“It’s the season return of intimate readings with exceptional writers co-curated by Pat Hart and Marc Nieson of the Free Association Reading Series. This month’s readers are: Chiwan Choi, Michael W. Cox, Clare Beams, and Leia Penina Wilson.” 5 to 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

*The featured photo has been updated to reflect an event taking place this weekend. We regret the previous error. 1/17/2020

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