This weekend in Pittsburgh’s Northside, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are underway, plus a free guided walking tour of MuseumLab and more.

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Thursday, March 12

Adagio Health Power-Up presents Cooking Around the World at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny Branch

“Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for a tasty trip as we visit Cuba, Eastern Europe, Spain, Italy, Ethiopia and Japan to learn about their local food and culture. It will certainly charge up your taste buds.” Event starts at 4 p.m. For more information, click here.

Charles Street Area Council Community Meeting

You’re invited to a community meeting today from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Propel Schools-Northside, located at 1805 Buena Vista St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, click here.

Credit Builder Loan Announcement + Kiva PGH Celebration

“Hear from Juan Garrett of Riverside Center for Innovation, Emily Keebler of Kiva Pittsburgh, and Michelle Chenn of Axiom Advancement Corporation, as well as guest speaker Diamonte Walker, Deputy Director of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, as they explain the new Credit Builder Loan Program for small businesses. Then, celebrate how Kiva Pittsburgh launched in 2014 and has since helped to fund over $1,500,000 in interest-free Kiva loans in our region! Network with business owners that have received Kiva loans and enjoy refreshments provided by Kiva-funded food businesses.” 6-8 p.m. More information and registration link here.

Friday, March 13

Karaoke Night at Spring Hill Brewing

Event lasts from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Click here for the Facebook event.

Art of Pittsburgh 2020 at Threadbare Cider House

“This event is planned for the Cider Cellar of the Threadbare Cider House on March 13, and now, most of the art is offered for online bidding!! Bidding is open now at the link below. Winning bidders can pick up their artwork at Threadbare on March 13, or Threadbare will find a way to get the art to you. Offering an abundance of Pittsburgh-themed art in a fundraiser to benefit Pittsburgh-area people who have Multiple Sclerosis. The art ranges from photographs to abstract paintings. Several of the pieces were created specifically for this event, and there are original paintings. All of the art except Gondolas and Water Running on Rocks can be viewed CURIOcool Gallery in Zelienople. Visit CURIOcool for a preview and an opportunity to choose your favorite piece, while helping people who have MS!” Click here for more information.

Saturday, March 14

Free Guided Walking Tour of MuseumLab

“This walking tour is intended for adults who have memories of visiting the former Allegheny Regional Library and are eager to see its transformation into MuseumLab, a museum for older youth created by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.This free guided walking tour does not include admission to MuseumLab, and participants will not have time to explore the exhibits. Event is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and advance reservations are required.” Visit this link for more information.

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities at Allegheny City Brewing

“Make the Northside your Patty’s Day destination! Opening early, at 10 am. A drink special or two, festive music, some games, decorations, and more to be announced. The one and only Pittsburgh Taco Truck will be set up early as well, and is making a special, festive dish.” Click here for more information.

Community XR with PCTV at CoLab18

“Pittsburgh Community Television, in partnership with XRconnectED, presents this fun and informational event. Try out VR experiences, get information about creation tools, and learn about education and careers related to working with this technology. Community XR is a family-friendly event.” For more information, contact Karen Alexander: Karen@XRconnectED; 732-318-2045 Click here to register for free.

Sunday, March 15

Nail Trimming & Ear Cleaning at Wagsburgh

“Have your pups 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 – $10, Ear cleaning – $8. Walk-ins welcomed. No appointment necessary. Due to the potential for inclement weather, we may need to reschedule when Karen visits. So call or stay connected to confirm.” Click here for more information.

2020 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at MuseumLab

“MuseumLab is proud to be a regional host for the 2020 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. Come see the machines that six local Apprentice level teams (ages 8-11) & Division 1 (ages 11-14) created to fulfill this year’s Rube Goldberg task: Turn off a light! See the teams’ machines in action from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on the Second Floor of MuseumLab.” Click here for more information.

Have an event you’d like us to feature online in the Northside Happenings? Every week on our website, we announce free or almost-free events happening in the Northside, Thursday through Sunday. Fill out our Google Form or email a paragraph detailing the name of the event, location, specifics and a website or contact information to editor@thenorthsidechronicle.com. Deadline is 4 p.m. on the Wednesday before the weekend.