This weekend, meet the Northside’s new Councilman Bobby Wilson at the North Side/Shore Chamber of Commerce Food lunch-and-learn series, take a yoga class at the Mattress Factory museum, attend the Seventh Annual Food Pantry Brunch Challenge at New Hazlett Theater, and more.

Photo: A look inside last year’s Bollywood-themed Food Pantry Brunch Challenge at New Hazlett Theater by Ashlee Green

Thursday, Jan. 23

Food for Thought with Councilman Wilson

The Northside Chamber’s “Food for Thought” is a lunch-and-learn series. At this session, Bobby Wilson, District 1 Councilman for the City of Pittsburgh will be sharing some of his plans for the district and seeking input from attendees regarding issues and concerns. He will also discuss the new Sick Leave Guidelines that will go into effect in March 2020 and may affect you or your business. Hosted by chamber member Birgo Realty. Price is $15 for chamber members, $25 for non-members. Location: Birgo Realty, 848 W. North Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Register online here.

Successful Contract Negotiations at Nova Place

The Western PA chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel presents a workshop on successful contract negotiations, sponsored by Babst Calland. “Babst Calland shareholders Justine Kasznica and Sara Antol will discuss how to negotiate contracts and will present a “Tool Kit” with sample language. This program is preapproved for one hour of PA substantive cle credit.” For more details, including ticket information, click here.

Pittsburgh Movie Club Film Screening – I AM NOT A WITCH at The Government Center

“FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER… THE GOVERNMENT CENTER IS HAVING A SCREENING! it is free and byob. 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. invite yr movie-long friends! all are welcome!” More information on the screening and the follow-up meeting are available here.

Friday, Jan. 24

Time Out Book Club: For Moms and Caregivers of Young Children at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Woods Run

“Toys, games and books keep the little ones engaged while the adults relax and discuss this month’s selection. January’s book is Circe by Madeline Miller.” Meeting is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Click here for more information.

Factory Squared: Yoga at the Museum

“Join Yoga Factory Pgh at the Mattress Factory for an all-levels flow class, cold beer, and tour of the new Factory Installed 2019 exhibit after hours. Bring a mat and enjoy a night of movement and art! Adults only please!” Event is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. and teacher is Angelica Daniele. Tickets are $28 per person. Click here for more information and to order yours.

Breaking Bad Adult Party at Carnegie Science Center

“There’s been a Heisenberg sighting at Carnegie Science Center! Tread lightly and explore the chemistry of the television series Breaking Bad at Science After Hours: Breaking Bad on Fri., Jan. 24 from 6–10 pm for adults ages 21+ or older. Tickets are $15 in advance at or $20 at the door. For more information, visit or call 412.237.3400.” Click here for the Facebook event page.

Saturday, Jan. 25

Seventh Annual Food Pantry Brunch Challenge at New Hazlett Theater

“Enjoy a delightful brunch and fantastic local entertainment with a Reggae theme. All while helping to support Northside Common Ministries which provides help to the hungry and homeless in Pittsburgh’s North Side.” Starts at 11 a.m. Tickets are $25: Buy yours here.

Rabbit Cafe Benefiting Humane Animal Rescue at Threadbare Cider House

“Meet some adoptable Rabbits at Threadbare on January 25th from 11 AM-2 PM. Rabbits up for adoption will join guests in the Chapman Room from the Humane Animal Rescue! Spend some time with the bunnies, and learn about making one part of your family! The event is free to attend and the Threadbare Tasting Room and Kitchen will be open for lunch, drink and bottle sales. A portion of the bar and bottle sales from this event will benefit Humane Animal Rescue.” Click here for more details and to RSVP.

Digital Storytelling: Building Bridges

“Join Sharing Our Story for the first of two multicultural events this winter. Learn the stories of African and U.S.-born Americans living in Northview Heights in an exciting and engaging format for all ages!” 1-3 p.m. in the Northview Heights Gym. Food will be served. Transportation provided from the High Rise at 533 Mt. Pleasant Rd. at 2:30 p.m.” For more information, contact Sally Rafson at 412.418.1439 or via email:

Sunday, Jan. 26

Mid-Year Congregational Meeting at Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church

“Church leaders will share a “state of the church”, and everybody will have an opportunity to reflect on the life of the church and its future. A light lunch and child care will be provided.” Event is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. Click here for the Facebook event page.

Pittsburgh’s Silent Book Club at California Coffee Bar

“All bibliophiles, readers, lit-lovers welcome! …New to Silent Book Clubs? Want to meet other readers, get lost in the pages, and enjoy good coffee? This is the first meeting of Pittsburgh’s Silent Book Club at California Coffee Co. in the Brighton Heights neighborhood on Pittsburgh’s North Side. Look for the SBC sign and your host, Leah.” Event is from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. More details are available here.

Pittsburgh Songwriters in the Round at City of Asylum

“It all begins with a song. In this acoustic, Nashville-style round, four songwriters will take turns sharing their original songs and the stories behind how they were written. Presented in cooperation with the Pittsburgh, PA Chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International. Featured Musicians: KIM MAVERICK, ADAM FITZ, AJ RAGGS, and ANNE ELIZA.” Click here for more details.

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