Don’t miss information sessions at the CCAC – Allegheny Campus offered for all former Art Institute of Pittsburgh students, Dr. Joylette Portlock, executive director of Sustainable Pittsburgh, speaking at Threadbare Cider House and a children’s clowning workshop with Children’s Museum F.I.N.E. Artist O’Ryan ‘the O’Mazing’ Arrowroot! All of this and more, this weekend in the Northside.

Photo by Clifton Loosier

Thursday, March 14

Former Art Institute Student Information Session at CCAC

Two informational sessions will be offered for all former Art Institute of Pittsburgh students at Community College of Allegheny County – Allegheny Campus on Thursday, March 14, on the first floor of Jones Hall, 808 Ridge Ave., 15212. CCAC, in response to the sudden closure of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh on Friday, March 8, is working to accommodate Art Institute students to enable them to complete their educational and career goals. The first session will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will include a free lunch; the second session will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will include a free dinner. Both meals will be provided by CCAC’s Culinary Arts Department. For more information and to R.S.V.P., see the original press release here.  or call the Allegheny Campus Advising office at 412-237-4622.

The Artist Up Close: Devan Shimoyama at The Andy Warhol Museum

This event, from 7 to 8 p.m. serves as a closing dialogue for the exhibition, Devan Shimoyama: Cry, Baby, and offers a chance for the community to respond and meet the artist. For more information, click here.

Brighton Heights Citizens Federation General Membership Meeting

A town hall format open to the public! BHCF committee members, community leaders, and local organizations will share what’s going on in the neighborhood, and there’s always time for public comment. The meeting is located in the auditorium of John Morrow Elementary school, which is accessed through the courtyard on the corner of Fleming and Davis. For more information, see the Facebook event page.

Friday, March 15

CreativeMornings/PGH with Dr. Joylette Portlock at Threadbare Cider House

“If we don’t protect our waters, then what will happen to life?” This month’s #CMwater theme was chosen by CreativeMornings Perth. We’re exploring WATER with 196 other CreativeMornings chapters around the world! This month’s speaker is Dr. Joylette Portlock, Executive Director of Sustainable Pittsburgh. Don’t forget to bring a mug and donate to the mug library! Find more information here.

Fish Fry at Allegheny Elks #339

The Elks Annual Lenten Fish Fry runs every Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. during Lent, including Good Friday. Each meal of hand-breaded Atlantic cod on a Breadworks roll comes with two homemade sides (choose from fries, mac & cheese, stewed tomatoes, and coleslaw). More details available here.

Mock Execution, EEL, Peace Talks & Heavy Discipline at AIR: Artists Image Resource

Come out to a night of hardcore punk music at AIR, located at 518 Foreland St., 15212. ALL AGES. Starts at 8 p.m. Cover charge is $8. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday, March 16

FINE Art Residency Workshop: The Art of Clowning at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Come explore ideas of identity, culture, and humor through the art theatrical clowning with F.I.N.E. Artist, O’Ryan ‘the O’Mazing’ Arrowroot! Prop play, visual art, and character acting all come together in this workshop to give us an understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. Whether it is a balloon, a scarf, or a red nose, we take the tools of the common clown and explore their possibilities and their meaning to us. To be the fool, we must embrace and laugh at our differences, our commonalities, and the beautiful mistakes that make us human. This FREE workshop is designed for ages 8-10. Limited spaces. Registration required. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

St. Patrick’s at Scratch with Devilish Merry

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Devilish Merry, Pittsburgh’s premier Irish folk fusioneers, featuring Sue Powers, Jeff Berman and Kip Ruefle firing up an eclectically sham rockin’ ensemble of vocals, dulcimer, banjo, bodhran, percussion, and more — joined by original member and Irish tinwhistle virtuoso L.E. McCullough. Scratch will be serving up classic Irish fare and drinks to boot! More information here.

Riverview Park Owl Prowl

Winter is the best time to look for the owls that live year round in Riverview Park. Join Sierra Club and Pittsburgh Park Rangers for a hike to seek them out! Event from 5 to 7 p.m. Registration is required: Register here. More information available via Facebook.

Sunday, March 17

Captain Marvel 2D – Sensory Sensitive Screening at The Rangos Giant Cinema

Enjoy a sensory sensitive screening of Captain Marvel at noon. The film will be shown in 2D, with the theater’s lighting and volume adjusted to accommodate visitors with sensory sensitivities. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Triple Double at City of Asylum

Tomas Fujiwara’s Triple Double is an exploratory jazz sextet that features a powerhouse team of forward-thinking musicians. This concert celebrates the vinyl release of Triple Double’s eponymous debut album, which was included on over 20 Best-of-2017 Lists including NPR, The Village Voice, and All All About Jazz. Find more information via Facebook. To R.S.V.P. for free, click here.

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