Hey, Northsiders: This weekend, check out Picklesburgh on the Roberto Clemente Bridge, Sommerfest at Teutonia Mannerchor, Healthy Family Day at the Children’s Museum, and more.

Photo of Teutonia Mannerchor by Alexander Oh

Thursday, July 25

Book Club at Spring Hill Brewing

Bring a friend, a snack, a suggestion for next month, or all of the above! There will be guided discussion followed by not only voting on the next book, but general fun times! We’ll meet every last Thursday of the month, from 7-9PM. This month we will discuss “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. Who will cry first? Only time will tell. What comes next is up to you! Free, and open to the public. Click here for the Facebook event page.

Kingsland Holler at Scratch Food & Beverage

Kingsland Holler is a traditional country/honky tonk band specializing in the song of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams and more! They band is back again for their monthly performance. Come enjoy the renowned food and drink menus, with some music to suit. Scratch F&B is located at 1720 Lowrie St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 in Troy Hill. Event is from 8 to 10 p.m. Facebook event is here.

Friday, July 26

Sommerfest at Teutonia Mannerchor

Sommerfest at Teutonia Mannerchor will be held July 26 and 27 under the giant tent to be erected in the lower parking lots. It will have a similar feel to the 150th anniversary, but this weekend is all about the celebrating the summer! And it is open to the PUBLIC! 5:00pm – Tent Opens; 6:00pm to 11pm Music by The Barons; 11:00 pm Tent Closes. Tours of Teutonia clubhouse will be given at convenient intervals throughout the fest. These tours are a great way to show your friends and family “your club”. Cost will be $5.00 entrance per person for one day, which includes a souvenir beer mug! Typical German food and beverage (and of course BEER) will be available all fest long from specially erected food stalls on the fest grounds! This is not to be missed! Bring the whole family and enjoy the sights and sounds (and food and drink) of a REAL German Sommerfest! Parking is, as you know, limited, so please park on both sides of Phineas Street (including towards Penn Brewery) as well as back on Peralta and Suismon streets, paying attention to any regulations. For more information, visit the Teutonia Mannerchor website.

Post Rock Post Punk Post Hip Hop Night At Get Hip Records

Post-Rock! Post-Punk! Post-Hip-Hop? Whatever. Come hang out with Sikes and The New Violence for a night of diverse sounds featuring special guests The Shadow Event and amplifiers.! BUY $6.66 ADVANCE TICKETS ONLINE. Pre-Sale Tickets available through Facebook via Eventbrite.  $10 AT THE DOOR. 8PM. ALL AGES! Located at 1800 Columbus Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233. All show attendees will receive 10% OFF their purchase at the Get Hip Record Store during the event!

Central Northside Beer Release at Commonplace Coffee – Mexican War Streets

Releasing the next in the YOU ARE HERE Neighborhood beer series, a Czech Pilsner that’s light & drinkable at just 5% ABV. Come to the Northside at Commonplace Coffee’s Mexican War Streets (MWS) location; plus come hungry for some great food from Baby Loves Tacos, plus a special guest to pick the next neighborhood! Event is from 5 to 7 p.m. Commonplace Coffee MWS is located at 1501 Buena Vista St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. More information available via Facebook.

Saturday, July 27

Healthy Family Day at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

A healthy dose of kindness goes a long way. Showing kindness toward neighbors, families, and friends—and even ourselves—is one step toward building a healthy and thriving community. Join UPMC Health Plan 10:00am to 5:00pm to share in a day of fun activities that celebrate this idea. More information is available on the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh website.

Pistons in the Park

The Pittsburgh Car Scene and the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events have teamed up to bring you a Saturday afternoon cruise-in in Allegheny Commons Park West. Dash plaques and goodie bags for the first 100 cars. Vendors, food, raffles, and more! Noon to 4 p.m. on West Ohio Street. Sponsored in part by: Pittsburgh Car Scene. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Spring Hill Yard Sale

Spring Hill is selling stuff! Come shop around and then stop by Spring Hill Brewing for a cold beer! Open noon to 8 p.m. More information available via Facebook.

Sunday, July 28

Aquatic Jamboree at The Pittsburgh Project

Bring your group, friends and family to a casual, summertime, fun, social event at the pool with Coach Mark at 2 pm on the weekends. Get some fitness, swim tips, and play well with others in a non-contact, competitive, aquatic disk game. Events are slated for 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting, on the Northisde at the outdoor pool of The Pittsburgh Project, located at the corner of North Charles Street & Wilson Ave., at Fowler Park. Remaining dates: July 27, 28, and Aug 3, 4. Play SKWIM with Coach Mark and others. Equipment provided with the support of a grant from Pittsburgh Play Collaborative. Cost is $3 at the gate, or free with your 2019 Citiparks Pool Pass. All ages and abilities welcome. Play happens in the shallow water. Pool hours: 1 to 7 pm to August 8, 2019. Questions? Contact? Coach Mark Rauterkus at 412-298-3432. Visit
https://4Rs.org and https://SKWIM.us for more information.

Final Day of Picklesburgh

Picklesburgh takes place all weekend and today is the last day, from noon to 6 p.m. It’s is a “…culinary celebration that goes beyond the dill pickle to include international dishes, prepared foods and artisan cocktails that feature pickled ingredients; an embrace of the farm-to-table movement and the rising popularity of canning; a selection of handcrafted foods and artisan cocktails from local restaurants; Pittsburgh Pickle Co. pickle juice drinking contests; informative how-to demos and author talks at our demo area; and merchandise such as pickled goods, books and DIY products. Picklesburgh is brought to you by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Heinz, KDKA-TV | CBS Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh’s CW, Q92.9 FM, and 96.9 Bob FM.” Event information available via Facebook.

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