This weekend, take an evening run with the Steel City Road Runners, then treat yourself to some live music: options include psychedelic rock at Max’s Allegheny Tavern’s Rathskeller, rhythm and jazz at Bier’s Pub, indie pop at The Government Center, trip-hop at The Park House, and jazz at Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

Photo: Runners gather for the 2020 Marathon Kickoff Training Run hosted by P3R and Steel City Road Runners on Jan. 4 at P3R Headquarters on River Avenue. Courtesy of P3R and Steel City Road Runners

Thursday, Jan. 9

Visual S.M.A.R.T. Goal Party at Nova Place

“Join to create create visual S.M.A.R.T goals that will lead you to your purpose and passion.” S.M.A.R.T. stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. Tickets are $15. Register via the Facebook event here.

Steel City Road Runners Thursday Night Group Run

“Join Steel City Road Runners for a Thursday night group run.” Meet at the SCRR Garage, 810 River Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Three and five-mile options. Check-in is at 6:15 p.m.; run starts at 6:30 p.m. Register for free by clicking here.

Industry Night at Mike’s Beer Bar

“Every Thursday evening after work, get an early start on the weekend with half-off a number of draft beers and the same for any appetizers. It’s open to all, so bring along your friends!” 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. More information is available here.

Friday, Jan. 10

Live Music: Psych Night at The Rathskeller

“If you are into psychedelic rock and would like to check out some local talent, be sure to come to Max’s Allegheny Tavern’s Rathskeller for a night of fun! The lineup for the evening will be: JAKEtheHAWK (Heavy Psych), Different Places in Space (Neo-Psychedelia/Indie-Funk), and Dearmad (formerly known as QUIET – Industrial Blues Psych). There will be an open jam session after the last band plays. And if the music keeps going, so will the bar!” Note: If you haven’t been to Max’s before, the Rathskeller is in the basement of the restaurant. Look for the stained glass sign to the right of the end of the bar. More information is available here.

The Red Beans & Rice Combo at Bier’s Pub

The band’s first gig of 2020 at one of their favorite venues. Join them at Bier’s for “gourmet pub food, a full bar (including beers from War Streets Brewery), and of course, plenty of rockin’ rhythm & jazz. Admission is free (but gratuities are welcomed).” Click here for more information.

Saturday, Jan. 11

The Red Door Thrift Shop at Grace Lutheran Church

Red Door Thrift Shop in Troy Hill is open for the new year. They are open every first through fourth Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Come and see the new selections that were donated over Christmas break! Women, men, children, juniors and plus size clothing is available. Clothing is 50 cents. Coats range from $2 to $5. Hats, scarves and gloves for the upcoming winter weather are also available. Find great buys on shoes, purses, jewelry, and unique household items. They also take donations of clothing and household items. Located at Grace Lutheran Church of Troy Hill, 1701 Hatteras St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Phone number is 412-742-4636.

Vireo / Candy Isle (ROC) / Tom Maroon / Shay Park at The Government Center

“Warm up on a cold winter night with us at the Government Center! Candy Isle is all the way from Rochester, NY! Lineup: your new fave bedroom indie pop goddess: Shay Park, back from Boston, kinda indie, kinda dream pop, kinda punky, 100% fun: Tom Maroon, indie pop harmony-focused trio, in town from the tundra: Candy Isle, experimental indie folk closing out the night: Vireo – Doors at 7, tunes at 8!! $5 suggested donation!! BYOB!!! Get 2 the gig kids!!!!” Click here for more information.

DOWN/tempo with dj.william at The Park House

“NOTICE: DOWN/tempo is now on SECOND SATURDAYS for 2020! Coming in HOT right off of last month, DOWN/tempo jump starts yr new year with the absolute best vinyl only cuts of: Trip-Hop, Instrumental Hip-Hop, Chillwave, Ethereal, House, Techno, Drum N Bass, Reggae, and more! dj.william has some fresh cuts in the crates ready to bring the heat on a cold winter’s night. Come on out and get into the groove. All Vinyl, No Cover, 9 p.m.” Good Music | Good Drinks | Good F***ing Times/” Click here for more information.

Sunday, Jan. 12

Jazz at Emmanuel Episcopal Church

“This is where the spirited and the spiritual join together in a new kind of celebration!� Jazz Vespers incorporates a series of finger-snapping jazz meditations and stirring poetic or interpretive readings that celebrate everyone as beloved human beings before a benevolent and wondrous creator. A scriptural message and passing of the peace round out the celebration of the theme of the day. This not-to-be-missed, unique worship experience is one everyone will want to see and hear for themselves. Directed by Dr. James Johnson Jr. of the Afro-American Music Institute on piano, the Jazz ensemble includes guest bassists, Lou Schreiber on reeds, James Johnson III on drums, and Pamela Johnson on vocals, as well as occasional guest musicians. Always the 2nd Sunday at 5:00 pm, September through May.” Emmanuel Episcopal Church is located at 957 West North Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Click here for more information.

Editorial Masterclass with [PANK]’s Jessica Fischoff at City of Asylum

“Join Jessica Fischoff of [PANK] for a Master Class on Publishing! Learn all about publishing your writing in literary journals and presses! Space is limited, but open to all community members of all levels. Bring your own writing supplies.” Click here for more information.  Register here.

Nail Trimming & Ear Cleaning at Wagsburgh

“Have your pup’s nails trimmed or ears cleaned by Doggone Delightful’s Karen Streb. Karen is amazing with taking her time and making your pup feel comfortable. She’s been known to even sing to calm the furkids while she does her magic. Nail trimming is $10 and ear cleaning is $8. Walk-ins are welcome. No appointment necessary.” More information is available here.

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